Cover Reveal: How To Disappear

It’s always fun to be asked to do a cover reveal and join in with many other bloggers, doing this at the same time, to help an author get word out about their latest release. These being tough times at the moment, every little thing we can do to help, and to show our support,… Continue reading

Cover Reveal: The Life We Almost Had

I am absolutely delighted to be a part of those helping do the cover reveal for THE LIFE WE ALMOST HAD, the most romantic love story you will read this year, by Amelia Henley. Those interested in finding out more can follow the links provided below, and also, find Amelia on twitter at: @MsAmeliaHenley. And,… Continue reading

Book Review: The Breach

Title: THE BREACH Author: M. T. Hill Publisher: Titan Books ISBN: 9781789090031 Genre: Science Fiction BACK COVER BLURB Freya Medlock, a reporter at her local paper, is down on her luck and chasing a break. When she’s assigned to cover the death of a young climber named Stephen, she might just have the story she… Continue reading

New Releases

V.I. Warshawski Fans Rejoice! Sara Paretsky has not one but two books coming out this year. LOVE & OTHER CRIMES In this spellbinding collection, Paretsky showcases her extraordinary talents with fourteen short stories, eight of which feature the indomitable detective—and a new V.I. story. For longtime fans of V.I. Warshawski, new readers discovering her for… Continue reading

DNF: We Were Killers Once

We Were Killers Once: Becky Masterman After struggling for a number of weeks, I’ve given up. Given up trying to finish this one, even though it’s by an author who—up till now—I’ve enjoyed reading. I don’t know what it is about it other than the utterly glacial pacing and rather uninspired characters. There’s something else… Continue reading

Book Mail: The Breach

A huge thank you goes out to the PR Crew at Penguin Random House for another super book that has me excited, THE BREACH, from Philip K. Dick Award-nominated author M. T. Hill. The Breach is a unique science fiction mystery set in the dangerous underground world of the urban exploration scene. “Freya Medlock, a reporter… Continue reading

Guest Post: Gail Z. Martin

The How and Why of Magic Magic without rules is a mess. Without rules, costs, and constraints, magic becomes a giant cheat, a way to get a character out of any and all trouble, the ultimate deus ex machina. But within a framework of laws, physical and psychic (and sometimes spiritual) penalties and a character’s… Continue reading

Short Hiatus

Dear All, Due to health concerns, I will be taking a short hiatus from blogging but hope to be back soon. The one thing downtime for health reasons does is guarantee I have more time to read. Thanks for your patience and see you all back here, soon!

Book Review: Thirteen

Title: THIRTEEN [Eddie Flynn #4] Author: Steve Cavanagh Publisher: Orion Books ISBN: 9781409170662 Genre: Legal Thriller BACK COVER BLURB They were Hollywood’s hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife. This is… Continue reading

Top 5 Tuesday: Bookish Habits

Top 5 Tuesday, as anyone who reads this blog regularly will know, is hosted by Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is habits, specifically, bookish habits. At first I was like, what does she mean, bookish habits and then it clicked. It’s true we don’t always notice our own personal habits… Continue reading

Book Review: Fear The Darkness

Title: FEAR THE DARKNESS [Brigid Quinn #2] Author: Becky Masterman Publisher: Penguin ISBN: 9780143182696 Genre: Mystery | Crime BACK COVER BLURB Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn has seen more than her share of psychopaths. She is ready to put all that behind her, building a new life in Tucson with a husband, friends, and some nice… Continue reading

You have Book Mail: In The Dark Spaces

This week is turning out to be the best week ever, for book mail. Two books in two days, and I couldn’t be happier, or blessed. Today’s book mail comes all the way from the land of Oz, the land down under, IN THE DARK SPACES, is YA speculative fiction from the wonderful imaginative Cally… Continue reading

Book Mail: The Dragon Lady

I got Book Mail yesterday afternoon, THE DRAGON LADY by Louisa Treger, and honestly, this … THIS is what makes a book blogger’s day! That an author you just met online trusts you with her baby, a hardback at that, getting their publisher—Thank you Bloomsbury—to send you a review copy, is why I review in… Continue reading

Book Review: Tatiana

Title: TATIANA (Arkady Renko #8) Author: Martin Cruz Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781439140215 Genre: Thriller BACK COVER BLURB The reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow the same week that a mob billionaire is shot and buried with the trappings due a lord. The trail leads to… Continue reading