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.

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