Showing posts from November, 2008

The Sunday Salon

I want to thank Rai Aren for sending me Secret of the Sands to review.

Alexandra "Alex" and Mitch are both archaeologists.They have been on many dig sites but none of them have been as exciting as this latest dig at never the Great Sphinx at Giza in Egypt. Alex and Mitch discover a chest. Hidden inside of the chest are some cylinders. One of the cylinders contained a book filled with paintings and writing in as well as many other artifacts, dating as far back as 12,000 B.C. This is a great discovery for Alex and Mitch but there is just only small problem...these artifacts should even exist, so what does this mean? Strange things have started happening. Alex's dreams are filled with people, she doesn't know, living in another world. Alex and Mitch try to figure out how these artifacts came to be here as well as what Alex's dreams are trying to tell her. These are the types of questions Alex and Mitch will try to answer in Secret of the Sands.

Authors Rai Aren &…

The Scoundrel Days of Hobo Highbrow

I want to thank Annette with Schwindt-PR for sending me this book to review.

Hobo Highbrow lives by himself. He is a writer. He keeps pretty much to himself works except for occasionally going out with friends like Helle. She was the girl of his dreams. The one thing you can always count on with Hobo is that he is consistent. You could set your watch by him. So you could imagine what happens when Hobo’s life gets shook upside down and things start unraveling. Hobo turns to the one thing that can help him cope with this ordeal and that is...listening to a-ha music.

Mr. Jon Buscall's translation from Norwegian to English is pretty good. Hobo Highbrow seemed a little narcissistic to me in the way that he had to have everything looking, sitting, feeling, acting a certain way. For Hobo this worked for him as he always had a reason for his madness, which is why I found him to be so interesting. I found this book interesting. For me as I was reading it, I felt l…

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

Here is another book that releases January 2009.

By the time Truly was born, she had already been big news. Truly’s mother died giving born to Truly that it was speculated that Truly killed her mother. Dr. Morgan said Truly’s size was a new record. Truly and her older sister, Serena Jane are complete opposites. Truly is a big gal, that when she was growing up she had to wear boy’s clothing; where as her sister, Serena Jane looked like a china doll with her blond hair and petite frame. Truly turned out to be the star of Aberdeen but not the kind of star anyone wants to be. While Truly tries to get by day by day; her sister Serena Jane has caught the attention of Dr. Morgan’s son, Robert. Robert thinks Serena Jane s the most beautiful woman he has ever seen and he wants her for his own. He will do anything to keep her.

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County is a charming, endearing read. In my opinion Truly was the prettier of the two sisters. Truly is beautiful both on the inside as well as…

Can you Beat the Reaper

First I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day and if you don't celebrate, I hope you have a great rest of the week.

My treat to you is a brand new book that you will want to add to your wish list to get when it releases in January 2009.

Peter Brown is not your normal Manhattan ER doctor. When it comes to skeletons in the closest, he has tons. One of those skeletons he forced him to enter into the Witness Protection Program. Peter has been fighting with his demons for years. Peter was ready to start his day out like any other morning…with a walk in the park but there he gets mugged, than he receives an invite by a sexy pharmaceutical nurse for some TLC, and finally as if Peter’s day couldn’t get any worse, he new patient has tie ins with the Mob and is someone who happens to know who Peter Brown really is from his prior life. Now Peter his to keep his new patient from dying or pay the consequences.

Josh Bazell is one of the freshest new authors I have read. Beat the Reaper s…

2009 Suspense & Thriller Challenge

J. Kaye is hosting this book challenge again. Seeing as to how I love to reading this genre and I learned about this challenge too late this year. I am glad to see J. Kaye hosting it again.

I am signing up for this challenge. You should too. LOL. It will be fun! Click this link to sign up

Rules of this challenge:

* Read TWELVE (12) different sub-genres of thrillers in 2009. * You do NOT need to select your books ahead of time. Also, you may change as you go. * Your books can crossover into other challenges. * You don't need a blog to join in this challenge. For those who do, this is important. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, list the direct link to your post where your S/T books will be listed. If you list just your blog’s URL, it will be removed.

This is the list of sub-genres of thrillers we've discovered so far:

Action thrillers - often feature a race against the clock, contains lots of violenc…

Where is Justice?

John Carr otherwise known as Oliver Stone and the rest of the Camel Club are back in David Baldacci’s latest book Divine Justice.

John is on the run after his recent assassinations have pissed off some people, particularly Macklin Hayes with the CIA. Now John is American’s most wanted man. John makes his way to the small town of Divine, Virginia. A town where the biggest attractions are its mine and Dead Rock State prison. John figures no one will find him in Divine. To John’s misfortune he becomes the town’s hero. He saves two young men. In the process of saving one of the young men, Danny, John starts forming a close relationship bond to Danny’s mother Abby. John was not planning on staying in Divine, Virginia but now he doesn’t want to leave just yet. It seems this small town has a secret of its own. Some people feel John has worn his welcome out and it is now time for him to leave. Plus the CIA is closing in on John.

John Carr has seen and done it all so dealing with some small town…

Child 44

Leo Stepanovich Demidov is a member of the MGB, the State Security Force for the Soviet Union and one of MGB’s top investigative detectives. When it comes to loyalty, Leo is the most loyalists of men. He serves his country well and for that he is rewarded handsomely. In a country where any talk of disloyalty whether it be from reading a book or talk of being a traitor, can be punishment by death.

Suddenly Leo finds himself in a moral situation. He is put in charge of investigating his wife, Raisa. Accusations have been made against Raisa saying she is a traitor to her country. Leo now has to make a choice whether he turns his wife in like a good agent or stand up for him and his wife. The choice is obvious. Leo gets demoted to the lowest of lows when he is sent away to be part of the militia. His duties now consist of him cleaning prisoner’s cells. When the body of a fourteen year old girl is found with her mouth filled with dirt and her intestines ripped out, Leo believes this was no…

Simon the ColdHeart

I want to thank Danielle with for sending me this book to review.

Simon of Beauvallet otherwise as known as Simon the Cold Heart for a good reason, quickly rises from barely being anyone to someone of great importance and close friend to King Henry. Simon may seem quiet and soft spoken but he didn’t talk just to be the center of attention. When Simon spoke it was because he had something important to communicate and you better listen. Because of this fact, Simon earned the respect of everyone he managed under him, though it might seem harsh or even cold hearted at times and thus the name Simon the Cold Heart came into play. After the Battle of Agincourt, Simon is ordered to take control over the city of Belremy. There Simon meets the lovely Lady Margaret. Lady Margaret is not easily persuaded by Simon’s advances towards her. So than a game begins to see if Simon can woe the Lady Margaret over with his…heart.

I found Simon the Cold Heart to be a very interest…

The Sunday Salon

I want to thank Ryan with for sending me this book to review.

When Qanta A. Ahmed, MD. was a little girl, her and her family moved to England. Her family is Muslim. While growing up Qanta was free to live and dress how she wanted, although her mother did wear the traditional abbayah. Qanta attended the University of Nottingham Medical School where she earned her medical degree. To Qanta’s surprise the government will not extend Qanta’s visa to stay any longer. So she heads back to her homeland, where she experiences a culture shock.

First there are the women covered from head to toe, women should not go anywhere alone as this is just asking for trouble, and the men are in charge of everything. For Qanta she was not used to this, so everything was a new experience for her, even though she was Muslim. Qanta kind of expected that when she returned to her homeland that she would be accepted right away and that was not the case.

Qanta shares her journey as well as…

Soul and Shadow

I want to thank Susan McLeod for sending me her book to review.

Lily Evans is an artist, who specializes in ancient Egyptian portraits. Maybe that’s why Dame Ursula Allingham approached her for Lily’s help. Ursula is a famous archeologist who unearthed Amisihathor. Lily will never forget the day that Ursula told her these words “I have a story to tell you”. Mrs. Allingham wants Lily to solve the true story about what happened between Amisihathor and Kahotep, her lover. Lily agrees. As Lily starts reading up on Amisihathor, something magical happens and it’s like Lily has gone back in time to another century.

At just one hundred and twenty-four pages, Soul and Shadow is a quick but fun read. You can read Soul and Shadow when you are needing a break from your everyday activities. Susan McLeod mixes mystery and romance into this book. I thought the way she intertwined Lily and Amisihathor paths together was interesting. I felt like I was right there with Lily every step of the way. Susan m…

Angel of Mercy

I want to thank J. Kaye for sending me this book to review.

For Mercy Hollings, who is a hypnotherapist having an extraordinary talent of helping people get over their problems comes in handy. The only people that know about
Mercy’s special power is her best friend Sukey and boyfriend Sam. Mercy has a problem and that is she cares too much for people that when something bad happens to them, Mercy loses control and all I have to say is that the bad guys better watch out as she is coming after them. Mercy may have taken on her toughest case yet, when a little girl by the name of Grace requires Mercy’s help. Mercy discovers that something very terrible has happened to Grace. Now Mercy is on the prowl to bring justice for Grace.

Angel of Mercy is the second book to feature Mercy Hollings. Beg for Mercy is the first. The only thing both books have in common is that they both have Mercy as the main character but that is where the similarities end as Angel of Mercy can be read as a stand alone…

The Death List

I want to thank J. Kaye for sending me this book to review.

Mystery author, Matt Wells was in a bit of a stump. His books weren’t best sellers anymore and he was receiving rejections for his new ones. Matt seems to have maintained one faithful fan. This fan corresponds with Matt by email at least three times a week. At first the emails were innocent enough but recently they have started getting more personal. All Matt knows is that this fan calls himself The White Devil. The White Devil seems to be holding all the cards in the deck by teasing Matt. The White Devil starts killing everyone that has ever scorned Matt Wells. The police’s number one suspect is none other than Matt. Matt decides to take action but will it be too late?

The Death List plays on something that you have to admit you probably wished would come true at least once or twice and that is…making your own death list made up of all the people you didn’t like and won’t feel bad if something bad happened to them. Think of T…

Immortal Warrior

Two hundred years ago, Ivar Graycloak, a warrior with the Vikings was cursed by a sorceress to live a life as an eagle by day and a man by night. Ivar has lived alone, which is fine with him till the king commands Ivar to marry. Ivar thought he would have a hard time finding someone to settle down with but that was before he laid eyes on Lady Alaida.

When Lady Alaida first met Ivar, she despised him and never wanted to see him in her presence again. In fact Alaida hated Ivar so much; she was planning on running away to keep from marrying him. There was just something in Ivar’s eye that convinced Lady Alaida to change her mind and give Ivar a second chance. Second chances really do count when you know how to make the best of them. Ivar did just that in the bedroom on his and Lady Alaida’s wedding night. How long through can Ivar keep up his charade before Lady Alaida grows weary of it.

Immortal Warrior is the first book in a new series by Lisa Hendrix. At first I thought Ivar’s character…

You want to play a game?

I want to thank J. Kaye with for sending me this book to review.

FBI agent Nicole and Private investigator Griffin thought when they ended the Beauty Queen killer that the nightmares would end but they were wrong…dead wrong. Nicole Baxter and Griffin Powell team up once again to stop a serial killer only this time it wasn’t by choice. They both received a personal invite by the killer himself. Nicole and Griffin will do everything in their powers to put a final stop to the madness.

The killer or as he likes to call himself “the hunter” is glad that both Griffin and Nicole have accepted his challenge. He was ready for a new and worthy opponent to hunt and he has just the perfect prey in FBI agent Baxter. The hunter likes to play with his victims first by letting the women experience temporary freedom and then hunting them down for the ultimate kill. Also this killer scalps the women for trophies. Agent Baxter’s scalp will be his pride and glory.

The M…

What do you get when a mystery author decides to turn jewel thief?

I want to thank Caitlin with for sending me this book to review.

Jewelle Dawson knows all about secret identities as she has been living in the Witness Protection Program for many years. She was put into the program as she maintains some very personal knowledge of the Gambrelini mob. Jewlle appreciates everything her handler, John Murray has done for her but Jewelle has grown weary and wants to life again. She tells John that she is taking a trip to Barcelona, Spain on a cruise ship. John tries to talk Jewelle out of the trip as the mob is still looking for her. Jewelle is aware of this fact but still proceeds to make her plans.

Aboard the Emerald of the Sea are some very interesting characters. There are mystery and eccentric author, Frances Wakefield and her husband, Randy and her mother, Sarah Picco, Kenny Scott, a Vietnam veteran, as well as Max Caldwell, a wealthy, handsome playboy and gambler and Paul Rosini, a widower and airline pilot.

The last thin…

Contest Winners

Sorry I am late posting winners. I had two book contests end yesterday and they were for 5 copies each of Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips and Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst.

Lost and Found Winners are:

S. Krishna
Shooting Star Mag

Gods Behaving Badly Winners are:

Gwendolyn B.
A Real Librarian

100+ Book Challenge

J. Kaye is hosting this challenge. Since I read tons of books this challenge seems like it will be easy! LOL

Here are the guidelines:

1) You can join anytime as long as you don’t start reading your books prior to 2009.

2) This challenge is for 2009 only. The last day to have all your books read is December 31, 2009.

3) You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2009.

4) If you don’t have a blog, please join our Yahoo Groups.

5) When you sign up under Mr. Linky, list the direct link to your post where your 100+ books will be listed. If you list just your blog’s URL, it will be removed.

6) All books count: children’s, YA, adults, fiction, non-fiction, how-tos, etc.

7) Feel free to post in the comment section or on Yahoo Groups your monthly progress as well as your favorite books that month.

8) If you have any questions, feel free to ask below or email me at Comments usually get a quicker response. ***Update: You do not have to decided on your books ahead of time. Yo…

Romance Reading Challenge 2009

My Friend Naida from The Bookworm is hosting again the Romance Reading Challenge. Since I do read these types of books and the rules sound simple I am joining.

Here's the rules:

1. Now, "Romance" isn't limited to steamy Harlequin novels. There is a huge selection of books in this category such as contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance to name a few. As long as the story has romantic love between the two main characters your selection will fit this challenge. The novels do not need to have a happy ending either, there can also be unrequited love.

2. Choose at least 5 novels read them between Jan 1st though Dec 31st 2009. You can change your choices at any time. Crossovers between other challenges are fine.

3. Read them at your own pace in 2009 then come here and post the link to your review(s).

4. Link your "RRC" choices here with any of these graphics.

5. Ready? Sign up here…

The Sunday Salon

I want to give a big thank you to Mr. O'Brien for sending me Final Breath to review. It does not release till December 30, 2008. You are in for a trick because Watch Them Die also re-releases in December.

Sydney Jordan is a newswoman for a weekly television show called Movers & Shakers. It is a show about normal people who have done heroic acts of kindness for others. It seems that someone does not appreciate all these different people getting their fifteen minutes of fame. In fact this person knows just how everyone should be rewarded for their acts. You know how you make someone laugh so hard they can’t stop. Some times that person will say “Stop it you are killing me”, well that’s exactly what the killer has in mind but this situation won’t be no laughing matter.

Someone is killing off one by one everyone that has ever been interviewed by Sydney for Movers & Shakers. Each time someone dies, that just means the killer is one step closer to killing his ultimate victim Sydne…

To My Senses

I want to thank Alexandrea Weis for sending me a copy of her book to review.

Nicci Beauvoir is a debutante. She is not your typical society girl, which is hard to find in The Big Easy, New Orleans. Just because Nicci attends all the galas does not mean she likes going. The only good thing Nicci has to say about going to all the different parties is that she never gets bored; watching all the snobs making mockeries of them selves. Plus attending the galas helps Nicci keep track of who is dating whom. While attending one of the many galas, Nicci meets the most intriguing man by the name of David Alexander. Mr. Alexander has many talents as both a painter and part-time gigolo. David and Nicci soon become lovers but this budding romance may end before it’s even begun if certain people have anything to say about this relationship.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I shouldn’t be surprised as the characters were great and the storyline was seamless. Nicci turned out to be a good female lea…

My Wicked Enemy

I want to thank Renee with for sending me this book to review.

Carson Phillips is a witch. She has served a famous mage by the name of Alvaro Magellan for years. Carson has just learned of Alvaro’s true nature and his plans for her. Carson escapes, taking with her a very powerful stone talisman. Alvaro sends some of his men after Carson. He wants the talisman and he doesn’t care how it comes back to him, which means Carson may live or die.

Nikodemuis is a demon warlord. He has an assignment…to take down Alvaro and his army including Carson. From all the things Nikodemuis has learned about Alvaro and Carson, he believes this will be one of the easiest tasks he will complete. Carson ends up running right into Nikodemuis arms. You know what happens when a witch and a warlord experience feelings for each other…the end product is My Wicked Enemy.

My Wicked Enemy is a great novel by Ms. Jewel’s. I can’t believe I haven't read a book by Ms. Jewel’s before, as she has …

Wife in the North

I want to thank Julie with for sending me this book to review.

Wife in the North is Judith O’Reilly’s journey. Come along as Judith and her children are taken hostage to the North-Eastern part of England, especially Northumberland. Ok, so maybe Judith wasn’t really taken hostage for real but it felt like it to her. Who in their right mind would want to move from the city of London to the North? The answer is no one, that’s exactly what Judith is going to blame it on when she agreed to move…her mind. She blames it on her hormones due to the fact that she was pregnant with her and her husband’s third child. Now Judith has to learn to adapt to farm life, mud, horses, and worst of all no friends.

This has got to be one of the funniest books I have enjoyed reading in a long time. The way Mrs. O’Reilly would describe things and events that took place were priceless. Each situation in the book had a title. These titles were one of the things that made this book so…

The Lady Flees Her Lord

I want to thank Danielle with for sending me this book to review.

Lady Lucinda Denbigh is stuck in an awful marriage that contains a husband who both physically and emotionally abuses her. Lucinda can’t tolerate it anymore. She runs away. Along the way she meets Lord Hugo Wanstead, a dashing man on the outside but a bear on the inside. With the death of his wife haunting Wanstead; he has become bitter. Plus it’s been way too long since he felt the touch of a woman. When Wanstead invited Lucinda into his home, he wasn’t prepared for the attraction he would feel towards Lucinda. The first time Lucinda met Hugo he was seemed unapproachable but after spending time with Hugo and living at his home, Lucinda has come to realize that under Hugo’s tough persona that he just might have a heart of gold. The only thing left between these two is…who is going to make the first move.

Historical romances will hold a dear place in my heart. I used to read them all the time,…

Join the Fun

Yesterday you saw my review, well now read my interview with author, Cyndia Depre.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

Now that you have written a couple of books, do you find that you don’t need to stick to a schedule as much?Absolutely. If I don’t feel like writing, I don’t write. That could also be a function of enjoying having ‘me’ time after so many years working for others. If anything is forced, it’s not fun. The same is true of writing. I’m afraid if I forced it, I wouldn’t love it as much as I do.

What drew you so much to writing that made you close your business that you had been running for ten years?I’d always wanted to write, but knew the chances of making a living at it were small. So I became an accountant. Finally, when I was in my mid-forties, it hit me. Exactly when was I planning on writing a book? When would I begin to live my dream? I remember that day so clearly. It was the 4th of July and I was sitting in the gazebo with my dog, watching my husban…

Are you Oblivious

Olivia Chatham has moved back home after she finds her husband, Sam getting it on with the exercise trainer. Now at thirty-years old, Olivia I finding her life may have hit rock bottom, especially with her living at home with her parents. Don’t count Olivia out just yet. Things are starting to shape up now that Olivia has met the sexy, Tucker Monroe. Professor Cheryl Mecklenberg body has been discovered and Tucker ends up becoming the number one murder suspect. Whether Olivia wants to or not, she will be dragged into this case, as she is part of Tucker’s alibi. Oh what’s a girl to do?

I really enjoyed reading Oblivious. This book was such a fun, quirky, comedic read. You know the saying “Always a bride’s maid, never the bride”. Well that saying was like Olivia, she was always the side kick till now. This story gave Olivia her chance to shine. She is a star. Olivia is the rich, spoiled girl with a heart of gold. That is why I fell in love with Olivia was because she was so nice and not …

The Sunday Salon

I want to thank Mr. Cory for sending me a copy of his book to review.

Rob Jackson and his brother William”Bill” have not had the closest of relationships with each other. In fact they have not spoken to each other in five years. To Rob five years is still not long enough. So you can imagine when the phone rang that Rob had plenty to say but what he didn’t expect was to hear a female’s voice on the other line crying. Janet, Bill’s widow calls Rob to tell him that his brother Bill is dead. Rob hops on the first plane out. Bill’s death brings bad a flood of memories both good and bad of times that Rob and Bill spent with each other. Rob can also remember the first time he met Janet and took her out on a date. Janet was the love of Rob’s life. Then something happened that would change Rob, Janet and Bill’s lives forever.

At first the story started out a little slow and it didn’t really flow for me but once I got father into the book, I was greatly surprised to find myself getting into a g…

Book Challenge

I discovered this new challenge over at J. Kaye's blog. It sounds like fun. I signed up, will you?

New Author Challenge

Here are the guidelines:

The challenge will run from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.

Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges.

I want this to be an easy challenge, so you state how many new authors you want to try this year and then that’s your challenge.

For me, I’m trying another 50 new authors. If you want a number given to you, try for either 25 or 50.

Add your name to the Mr. Linky below. If you do not have your own blog, you can join the group blog here.

Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome

When you read a new author, write your review (either at your site or the group blog) and then come back here and post a link to your review.

So head on over to Literary Escapism to sign up now

Contest Winners

I want to thank everyone for entering to win a copy of To Seduce a Sinner by Elizabeth Hoyt.

I have choosen my 6 winners and they are...


Dead Ringer

I want to thank Joan with Publishing & Media Consulting for sending me a copy of Dead Ringer to review.

There is a serial psychopath on the loose. He is killing off women one by one but this killer loves his women. Each body is found with a necklace engraved with the names of Ruth, Martha and Judith. There’s just one small thing…each of the women have a strong similarity to Channel 10 news anchorwoman Kendall Shaw. Kendall loves to cover the top stories but she never thought she would end up becoming one herself.

Kendall has always been the picture of a successful, independent woman but she has a secret…a secret so terrible that she keeps having nightmares. It seems this psychopath wants to dig out all of Kendall’s skeletons in the closet for the public to see. Police detective, Jacob Warwick is on the case and he will go to great lengths to protect Kendall. However Warwick was planning on shielding Kendall I don’t think death came into the picture, because Warwick just might need t…

The Bible

I want to thank Lisa with for sending me this book to review.

Bible Illuminated is one of those books that you want to put on display for all to see and read. It is written in such an easy text that anyone can read it with no problems. The pictures shown throughout this book are so breathtaking, they are like art. They are so crystal clear you can stop even the smallest of details not to mention that the pictures just jump off the page at you.

Every time I pick up this book I discover something new. It is like Christmas every day…you never know what you are going to get but when you open your present you are delighted. Mr. Forlaget did a good job with Bible Illuminated considering the subject matter. He could have injected his beliefs and thoughts into this book but instead he kept it pretty true to the original but just with some modernization. Which I felt did not hurt or hinder this book in any way. Pick up a copy of this book and read what every one else…

She is the Talk of the Town

Daily Mail’s it gossip guru, Rebecca Covington has never been more on top of her game till now. After a scandalous incident with a senator, Rebecca is now finding herself in a position she never thought she would be in. When the new CEO, David Sumner arrives, he has demoted Rebecca to food columnist. David’s motto is “Out with the old and in with the new”. New, younger, fresh, hip; those are all the things David is looking for in his new it girl. Now Rebecca will do everything in her powers to climb her way back to the top. There’s just one small problem…Rebecca has found herself falling for her boss, David. Now what’s a girl to do?

The comments that Rebecca would make in her columns on food analogies and how they related to real life had me smiling and laughing the whole time. I have to admit that even though David was supposed to be the bad guy, I still liked him. Talk of the Town was such a tasty delight that I wanted seconds, and thirds. This was a fun, up-beat, romantic comedy. If…

Beware of Gods Behaving Badly

I want to thank Miriam with Hachette for sending me this book to review. Read my review below and if this book sounds of interest to you then enter to win a copy now. I am giving away 5 copies.

As the times change and we move forward into the twenty-first century, you have to wonder now what will the gods do? Well you don’t have to worry anymore as the mystery has been solved in Gods Behaving Badly. Come join Artemis; goddess of hunting, who is now a professional dog walker, Aphrodite; goddess of beauty and telephone sex operator, Apollo; god of the sun and television’s psychic guru and the rest of the twelve Greek gods and goddess as they learn to adapt to modern times; while living with each other in one household. It will be one of the craziest as well as funniest times to be had by all.

I have been wanting to read this book ever since I first heard about it. I have to admit that Gods Behaving Badly was so much better then I thought it would be. It was pure gold. I haven’t had this m…

Just Playing Dead

Claire O’Brien knows all about liars. Her father, Tom is still lying even after being convicted fifteen years ago of murdering her mom and her mom’s lover. Claire is now all grown up. Claire has only one regret and that is testifying against her father. Maybe that’s why Claire wants so bad to believe her father is innocent, especially when Claire learns her father has escaped prison but is Claire setting herself up for a big heartache putting faith in her father. FBI agent, Mitch Bianchi has been following the O’Brien case for a long time, so when he sees his chance to get close to Claire he seizes the opportunity.

Unfortunately the more time Mitch spends with Claire, the harder it is for him to keep his secrets from her. All of Claire’s digging makes her the prime target for a serial psychopath that will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden.

Playing Dead is the third and final book in Allison Brennan’sPrison Break trilogy. I have enjoyed reading this trilogy, though I have to say n…

Come inside a Thug's Life

I am pleasured to present author, Darrell King. He is going to share what motivatd him to write.

THUG LIFE" by Author Darrell King (Mo'Dirty:Still Stuntin')

I first began my interest in writing street literature during the late 80's and early 90's when I was in my early twenties. 2Pac, Biggie and N.W.A. were in constant rotation in the cassette deck of my old 1981 Toyota Corolla. I especially liked "All eyez on me"(2Pac),"NotoriousThugz"(Bone,Thugz, & Harmoney Feat. The Notorious BIG) and "Boyz in thehood"(N.W.A.) These gangsta classics blend well with my environment that I lived in at the time.

I resided in Landover, Maryland's hostile” Dodge Park" apartment complex. A most turbulent area where nightly shootouts over drug turf, violent domestic squabbles and armed robbery was the order of the day. It was 1990, and back then the novels of ChesterHimes, Iceberg Slim, and Donald Goines littered the top of my mattress and hardw…

The Sunday Salon

I want to thank Mrs. Cohen for sending me this book to read and review. It releases on Election day, so while everyone else is waiting to see who will be the next president, you don't have to worry as you can make the right choice and pick up a copy of Killer Knots!

Marla Shore is ready for some fun, sun and getting to spend quality time with her fiancé, police detective, Dalton Vail and his fourteen years old daughter, Brianna aboard a cruise ship. What Marla didn’t realize was that Dalton had other ideas about how to spend their quality time together and it involved Marla getting to know her soon to be future in-laws! It seems though that Marla won’t be spending much time with anyone. She already has a new case just calling her name in the form of a personal note addressed to her…ok so maybe the first name was made out to Martha and not Marla but still…Marla can’t stop herself from getting involved.

Marla discovers that art and cruise ships don’t mix. Marla meets a group of museum…

Book Contest

A suburban mom, her troubled daughter, divorced brothers, former child stars, born-again Christians, and some young millionaires have all been selected to compete on LOST AND FOUND, a daring new reality show. In pairs of two, they will race across the world to compete for a million-dollar prize. The only question is not only who will capture the big jackpot, but at what price.

Thanks again to Hachette I am giving away 5 copies of this book as well.

You know the drill. Open to US and Canada only and No PO Boxes. Thanks

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I will choose the winners November 15th.

Contest Winners

Good Morning. I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. Two of my contests ended yesterday and I have chosen the winners. They are...

Winners of autographed sets of both of Mr. Rye James's books


Winners of Jodi Thomas's latest release Tall, Dark and Texan with some fun goodies.


Book Contest

Being a Greek god is not all it once was. Yes, the twelve gods of Olympus are alive and well in the twenty-first century, but they are crammed together in a London townhouse-and none too happy about it. And they've had to get day jobs: Artemis as a dog-walker, Apollo as a TV psychic, Aphrodite as a phone sex operator, Dionysus as a DJ.

Even more disturbingly, their powers are waning, and even turning mortals into trees-a favorite pastime of Apollo's-is sapping their vital reserves of strength.Soon, what begins as a minor squabble between Aphrodite and Apollo escalates into an epic battle of wills. Two perplexed humans, Alice and Neil, who are caught in the crossfire, must fear not only for their own lives, but for the survival of humankind. Nothing less than a true act of heroism is needed-but can these two decidedly ordinary people replicate the feats of the mythical heroes and save the world?

Does this sound like a book you would like to read? Well thanks to Hachette I am giv…

Hey..Did you know "Your Roots Are Showing"

I want to thank Miriam with Hachette for sending me this book to review.

Lizzie Buckley didn’t have the perfect life but she did live a happy one with her husband James and her twin children. One thing Lizzie never imagined she would experience is depression…postpartum depression to be specific. Before Lizzie can even say one… two… three, she finds herself moving to the country with her children and living in a run down cottage. James has left Lizzie and it’s all her fault. Lizzie accidentally sent an email to James. Some of the items written in the email were really hurtful. Do you know just how hard it is to take care of two children, deal with your marriage; all while trying to put yourself back together? That is the million dollar question that Lizzie will try to find an answer to.

I thought Your Roots Are Showing was a simple but sweet book about love, sadness, joy, freedom and cherishment. This book just goes to show you that writing what you know can produce great results. Though…