Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

the conflicts their disparate pasts bring - Gybe by Kristi M. Turner

"The author's writing style is easy to follow and makes the story a fairly easy read, but there were times when I could certainly tell that this was a debut novel. Every writer has one, of course, and that's their starting point. They build from there and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. This is a solid start and a good story. I think there are great things in this author's future!" - Bobbie, Goodreads

Monday, July 24, 2017

They say to keep your friends close and... Elemental Trials series by Ronelle Antoinette

"Hang on to your seat,
Suffice it to say, it drugs me along on a roller-coaster ride
Love magic and how it works. I think the one spell could have rebounded harsher, but it's not my rules. You will enjoy this book." - Anna, Amazon

love against revenge - A Burning in The Darkness by A P McGrath

"I will say this. There are many twists and turns at times it seems like a kitten had fun with the yarn and it is all a jumble of string and you cannot see your way through the mess...but it will not stay this way. Enjoy and try to set a time limit if it is during a work week or you will be losing sleep. Just sayin'." - Leah, Goodreads

Earth’s greatest defensive weapon - Amethyst Chronicles series by KG Stutts

Amethyst is a secret team of genetically enhanced humans which is Earth’s greatest defensive weapon. Leading the team of super soldiers is Ember Wilson, a tough woman with a huge chip on her shoulder. The team gets their name from the after effect of the Genesis Project which turned their eyes and even their blood purple.

two simple but strange conditions - The Last Gambi by Om Swami

"Inspiring! Motivating! Enthralling!It's been a long time I have read anything fictional.I got this book directly from Swamiji's Ashram with Swamiji's personalized signature. :)
This book takes your grip right from the first page as the mystery begins there. You cannot put this book down once you start reading." - Girish, Goodreads

a moral compass? - Chasing Shadows by Bernadette Marie

" Excelent. This book has a plot twist that’s bound to shock readers. Strongly recommended for any avid reader with a keen eye for detail. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this book, and was fully immersed in the chase to find the murderer."- leonie, Goodreads

the horror is not over... yet - Closer Than Yesterday (Land's End #3) by S.W. Frontz

"Closer Than Yesterday is a story that shows the human spirit can triumph over darkness. Each book in the Land's End series is more addictive than the last. I love these characters and the setting. I can't wait to see what happens next." - Rosemary, Goodreads

the exception - Dark Experiments (Forever and a Night #2) by Lana Campbell

"I read forever and a night first and had to follow up. It's gripping and a true romantic tale of love and forgivness. Christian is a very formed character that became like a friend to me. It's the type of book I could easily see as a TV movie or series, they have so much to offer." - Mark, Goodreads

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Search & Recover - A Necessary Lie (Search and Recover) by Lucy Farago

The Investigative Collection Unit is one of the world’s most renowned agencies, solving cases with—or without—the law on its side. And the Unit’s men are special agents in more ways than one, with secrets that can make or break them—and the hearts of those who fall for them...

Love is in bloom . . .- Love on the Vine (Bound by Design #2) by Roxanne Smith

Oliver not only has a personal stake in the investigation, his entire career in law enforcement is on the line. Stubborn, sensible Kay is a distraction he can’t afford, but as they dig deeper into the case, they discover a chemistry that’s too heated to deny.

to take the bitter with the sweet... Lucky Charmed (Charmed in Texas #2) by Sharla Lovelace

"There's a lot of angst and emotion to this story, but there are also lots of light-hearted moments. I loved the fact that the entire town is built around honey and Carmen hates the food. There's also a seriously poignant moment that I loved with a diner cook in the West. Just a great book. I highly recommend and cannot wait for the next book in the series." - Christi, Goodreads

Friday, July 21, 2017

Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Adventures of Arabella Ashby #2) by David D. Levine

“Debut of the Month. Embedded in the chaos of clockwork and space adventure, Arabella is a delightful heroine with more than enough fortitude to traverse the solar system. … A fanciful romp through a cosmic 1812, Hugo Award–winning Levine’s first novel is a treat for steampunk fantasy fans.”— Library Journal, starred review

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Brandon Fisher FBI Series by Carolyn Arnold

"If you are on the lookout for a new series to get stuck into and the cool thing is that you don't have to read the books in order as I can assume from Blue Baby - which can be easily read as a stand-alone novel."-

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

the first of her kind - Rebel Queen (Dragonkin Chronicles #1) by David Temrick

"This was a wonderful read --- at first I had a hard time keeping track of the characters as their names changed when they changed into humans or dragon but, was easy to figure out! [...]
A GREAT read! Plus I pretty much read it in a day! Will look for more in the series!" - Lynn, Goodreads

he Outer Darkness - The Nightlord Series by Garon Whited

"SWEET BLOODY FUCKING HELL! This book is just a little above breathtakingly amazing. The blurb of this book makes this sound like a modern Anne Rice novel but really vampirism seems like such a small part of the story." - Mark, Goodreads

Sometimes love and luck collide... To Win Her Smile (Players #5) by Mackenzie Crowne

"Mackenzie Crowne has nailed two hearts with the precision of Cupid, separated them with the barbed wire of doubt, not to mention a rather large ocean, doing so with some heartwarming moments and some cold-hearted interference, all while holding me captive to every word! Take the bittersweet plunge into one of her best stories yet as the scoreboard ticks down the final seconds for love." - Dianne, Goodreads

This wasn’t in the travel brochure…Vacation is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #2) by Carolyn Arnold

“There’s action and romance… The story line is quick and light—perfect for beach reading! It was my first introduction to her work, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Sean and Sara continue in the next phase of their life… It’s definitely a book for those who love the cozy mystery set. I’ll be reading more!”  - Stephanie, Goodreads

Time is running out - The Caging at Deadwater Manor by Sandie Will

"A fantastic debut novel. I liked the fact that author did not go the "sensational" route and instead gives just enough information for minds to fill in their own blanks. Mental illness has been treated so horribly for so long, perhaps because no one really knows why it happens. KUDOS! " - Cindy, Goodreads

a new look - I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

"Oh man...THIS BOOK!!!It does so many things startlingly well -- so well that the author makes them look easy. As a writer, I can assure you they are not. I'm not going to list all of them here because this review would turn into a tome of praise, but I want to talk about at least a few." - Erin, Goodreads

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sins of the past - A Desolate Hour (Point Pleasant #3) by Mae Clair

"I am so sad to be leaving Point Pleasant and the marvelous characters and adventure I have had, but I do not despair. I know Mae Clair has another marvelous story up her sleeve and I aim to get my hands on it.If you are a creature feature lover, if you crave reading about myths and legends, if you like to be scared and surprised, run and soar through the air, this is one series you don’t want to miss." - Sherry, Goodreads

what if? - Resistance Series by Tracy Lawson

"This is a series I need to read. So, I have purchased the prequel, Spark, and the other three books. I've added them all to my TBR list. That's a long list, so who knows when I'll get to them, but get to them I will. I strongly suggest you get to them as well." - Judi, Goodreads

a labyrinth of leads - Crime and Catnip (Nick and Nora Mysteries #3) by T.C. LoTempio

"I love this series and each new story quickly becomes my favorite. There is a cliffhanger at the end that leaves me so excited for the next story to be released. Should be out in November or December of 2017. A whole year…I don’t like it but I can make it because I know good things come to those who wait." - Lori, Goodreads

Surviving the Fatherland: A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany by Annette Oppenlander

An IWIC Hall of Fame Novel Winner
2017 National Indie Excellence Award
"This book needs to join the ranks of the classic survivor stories of WWII such as "Diary of Anne Frank" and "Man's Search for Meaning". It is truly that amazing!" InD'taleMagazine

He's not giving up - Rebel in a Small Town (Slippery Rock #2) by Kristina Knight

"This book has history, love, friendship, humanity and sexual chemistry. The small Town of Slippery Rock is being rebuilt by everyone that once loved it. You don't want to miss this sweet heart warming story about a Rebel coming home!"

Monday, July 17, 2017

never easy - Sin Eater (The Aria Knight Chronicles #1) by Alesha Escobar, Samantha LaFantasie

"Wow. Just wow. [...]
The characters are imaginative and super dimensional. Each has a complex back story that I believe haven't even been fully developed. But hey, it is the first book in the series! 
Overall, as a first read by these authors, I fell in love. I can't wait to read more from each."- Ksandra, Goodreads

the perfect time to fall under suspicion - Seeds of Malice (Psychic Visions #11) by Dale Mayer

"Eep! I Freaking love this series and this book is another fantastic example of why! Seriously kept me in suspense throughout until almost the very end but with so many twists and turns full of surprises I never had it exactly right! That thrills me! " - Angela, Goodreads

a deadly game - Erinland by Kathryn Berryman

"Fantasy and virtual reality and time travel, with a little twist of history and mythology, Kath Berryman’s novel, “Erinland”, is a compelling narrative of ninth century Norway and Ireland. The lush depiction of the Irish landscape and the detailed accounts of the powerful mythological beliefs that dominated the lives of the Irish and the Vikings, thread their own mysterious web of compassion, fear and riveting suspense." - Emily, Goodreads

a city in turmoil - This Is a Bust (Detective Robert Chow #1) by Ed Lin

"This Is a Bust is at once a murder mystery, a noir homage and a devastating, uniquely nuanced portrait of a neighborhood in flux, stuck between old rivalries and youthful idealism."[...]
This Is a Bust is anything but a bust. It's first-rate. Check it out. "

Death, Grief, Bereavement - Nowhere Is Home ... Since You Left by Madeleine Zeldin

When her beloved soul friend husband, Gerald, passed away a few years ago, and her friends and sons moved to distant cities, she found herself alone for the first time in her life.

Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy #1) by Claudette Melanson

2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Winner for YA Mystery
2015 RONE Award Finalist for YA Paranormal
2015 New Apple Top Medalist for Young Adult Ebook
Chosen as one of 400 for the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for 2014!!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

unconditional love and redemption - Snow Blood: Season 5 by Carol McKibben

"I love the Snow Blood series! It's a wonderful storyline, with unique (a vampire dog!!!), intriguing characters. This is the final book in the series, with a major struggle ending in a surprise finale." - Jane, Goodreads

dark, gritty and too disturbing to put down - Escape (Lake of Sins #1) by L.S. O'Dea

“A dark, fantasy series with an OMG plot twist that you don’t see coming.” J. Urbanczyk

Friday, July 14, 2017

Another golden morning - Killing Is My Business (Ray Electromatic Mysteries #2) by Adam Christopher

"Hits hard, spins your head around, and leaves you stunned. The Ray Electromatic mysteries are so freakin’ perfect you’d think robot hitmen and retro supercomputers had always been part of noir fiction.”—Peter Clines, author of Paradox Bound and The Fold

messy situations - Dead Storage (A Maggie McDonald Mystery #3) by Mary Feliz

"This book is well written, with great character development and the story flows smoothly at a steady pace, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Ms. Feliz is talented in creating suspense and tension with her written words." 
- Ro G'ma, Goodreads

Don't Give a Witch (Bless Your Witch #6) by Amy Boyles

When the Magical Abilities contest is announced, Dylan couldn't give a flip about entering. But when she discovers the prize is the coveted Never Forget, a spell that makes you immune to mind erasing, she's all in.

The world is in trouble. - Luna by Garon Whited

"I don't understand why more people aren't familiar with this book. A few years ago I came across an excerpt of Whited's writing and was immediately enchanted; this week I finally tracked down a copy of Luna, and I was extremely glad that I did! This story is, in one word, spectacular."- A.R., Goodreads

no room in her world for heroes - Harrison's Heart (Heroes for Hire #7) by Dale Mayer

"I have loved every single one of the Heroes for Hire books but this one is my favorite so far. [...]
A great great story with action, mystery, some suspense, lust/love and the main reason I really really enjoy these books is because there isn't any extra drama between the couples and this one is no exception." Di, Goodreads

Home to Stay (San Diego K-9 Unit #4) by Kate James

Launch - Note from the Author
This promises to be a fun-packed tour with lots of stops along the way. Heartfelt thanks to all the bloggers who signed up for this tour. I put together a special prize-pack to recognize the terrific response. I’m looking forward to all the stops, and I hope to see you along the way! — Kate

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Is it too late to say sorry? - The Brightest Star by B. Cranford

"A fabulous debut novel! I’d never knew a brand new author could do this to me, me she fed me from her palms and I just couldn’t put the book down. I loved the humor, and I just simply loved the fact it was deeper, too. Why, the perfect harmony." - Becca, Goodreads

is going to be a... KILLER PARTY by Lynn Cahoon

"This long running series is a favorite of mine and this one did not disappoint. Great friction, mystery and compelling relationships in this cozy mystery. [...]
This town gets more interesting by the book!" - Karen, Goodreads

Wouldn’t it be nice... The Toilet Papers: Places to Go, While you Go by Jaimie Engle

"I can’t even begin to express how much I enjoyed this book. I was horrified during parts, laughing during other and a strange combination of the two during even other parts of the book." - Jolie, Goodreads

the shocking, ugly mystery of Oremanta - Nostalgic Rain: Galaxies Away by A.S. Altabtabai

"This book took me on a wonderful journey to another dimension, it was an emotional rollercoaster! [...] I'm impressed by the creativity and how smart this book was written. I can't recommend this to a specific group of people because honestly, anyone can enjoy this! The pace and development of the story was on point with perfect timing, I didn't feel bored reading this, it kept me at the edge of my seat. " - Shaikha, Goodreads

on the run - Surrender (Surrender Series #1) by J.G. Sumner

"Kept me on the edge of my seat!
I loved this suspense romance. I am not a very big fan of stories narrated in third person. But this one got my attention from the very beginning and kept it all through the end. " - Viridiana, Goodreads

The color of devotion. - Blue (Love in Color #2) by S.M. West

18+ "Wow! [...] I already loved Carys from Red and the little we got to know about Van (Evan) and her history had me intrigued. This is the kind of action packed story where you are trying to read faster to find out what happens next. I don't usually read mafia books but this one definitely held my attention." - Michelle, Goodreads

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Review - The Hooligans of Kandahar by Joseph J Kassabian

During the peak years of the Afghanistan War, a group of soldiers is dropped by helicopter into the remote mountains outside of Kandahar City. Mismanaged and overlooked by command, how they survive is largely up to them.

a good choice - Fiery Passion (The Forbidden Darkness Chronicles #3) by Alec John Belle

"I was thrilled to get my hands on a early copy. I've been a big fan of this series and having waited awhile before this installment, I was excited to say the least. Once I cracked it open all of my old friends came back to life. [...] I recommend this series and this book to anyone who loves a fast paced, supernatural, with romantic twists and bloody scenes. It is different sort of series that focuses on real life issues with a paranormal twist. It is easy to relate to at least one of the main characters if not several. I just love this series and can't get enough of it." - Kimberly, Goodreads

to save themselves and their country - Rebel Song (#1) by Amanda J. Clay

"Rebel Song is suspenseful and gripping the whole way through as Elyra and Rogan's desire for each other is constantly thrown into tension with their duties [...]. The characters are complex, intriguing and easy to love and hate. [...] There's action and romance mixed in with a bit of a political thrill ride [...]." - Charlotte, Goodreads

The Marquess Searches for Love: The Belles of Bath by Katy Walters

USA TODAY Best Selling Author. Katy Walters writes from sweet to steamy to sizzling hot where her heroes go after the evildoers and the girls have a mind of their own. 
This novel is steamier than her other series

the job really bites... Dragonhunters by Garon Whited

"A great read. Witty dialogue, an exciting plot, and interesting characters. An adventure novel with a refreshing twist."
Daniel, Goodreads

Uncovering the truth - Hanging Tobacco by Linda S. Browning

"Very cool mystery! I liked this book. Olivia is an investigative reporter, and she keeps getting caught up in looking into mysterious deaths. [...] Suspenseful and sometimes funny, I recommend this book. I plan on keeping on reading this author, Linda S. Browning."- Lee, Goodreads

Princess Amelia is dead... Royal Replicas by Michael Pierce

"Royal Replicas by Michael Pierce is a great dystopian story about clones. Pierce really gives us a story that keeps you interested from the beginning. The characters and story were well thought out. Victoria is a very lovable character that you care about immensely by the end of the story. The ending was very unexpected and very fitting to this story. I loved every minute of it." - Nina, Goodreads