Blog Tour Review and Giveaway – June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Family secrets, great personal sacrifices, powerful friendships, dangerous enemies, and old world Hollywood encroaching on small town Ohio make up June, a novel told in dual timelines. Hopping back and forth between 2015 and 1955, June tells the story of Cassie Danvers as she mourns the loss of her very private grandmother–the only family that […]

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Blog Tour and Giveaway – We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman

  Some books are chock full of my sense of humor—sarcastic wit, jokes bagging on pop culture from the 80s and 90s, and a glass-half-empty protagonist who thinks that things are never going to get better, so why should he try? We’re All Damaged has all of these things and more, and it really hit […]

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Review and Giveaway – Where We Fall by Rochelle B. Weinstein

I really love books where you get different characters’ points of views, slowly gleaning the truth out of them all one by one–and this book does just that. In Rochelle B. Weinstein’s WHERE WE FALL, a marriage that is hanging by a thread due to a wife’s long term bouts of depression and the husband’s […]

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The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie – Blog Tour and Review

I really liked and enjoyed Sally Christie’s fictional telling of France’s King Louis XV’s first mistresses, the Nesle sisters Louise, then Pauline followed by Marie-Anne, then briefly Diane, in The Sisters of Versailles (my review here). The intrigues of French court and how easily this King could be manipulated and lead by women to do […]

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Blog Tour and Review – Beneath Still Waters by Cynthia A. Graham

  Beneath Still Waters was a book where I felt immediately right at home–with the ease of the simpler times of small town life in the mid-twentieth century, with the sights and sounds of a suffocatingly hot summer. I went into this book expecting a historical novel steeped in mystery, and I definitely got that…but I […]

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Review and Giveaway – Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

  The psychological thriller Beside Myself takes a good look at many things like nature vs. nurture, mental illness and how it affects families, the repercussions of suicide, and sibling rivalry. Twins Helen and Ellie have a unique but tenuous relationship when they’re young, mainly based on the strain after their artist father’s suicide and […]

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Review and Giveaway – Night Hawk by Lindsay McKenna

  Night Hawk is the tenth installment in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming series featuring former military members in a western setting. Although this is the first book that I’ve read in this series and by this author, I didn’t have a problem jumping right in since the books are written as stand alones–featuring a new […]

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The Christmas Bridge by Elyse Douglas – Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

Since this is the Christmas season, I’m in the mood to read a few books where Christmas figures into the plot or the story takes place around that time period. The Christmas Bridge by husband and wife writing team Elyse Douglas fits that bill nicely, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I connected with […]

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Blog Tour Review and Giveaway – The Captive Condition by Kevin P. Keating

  This has been my “Summer of Horror,” and to mark the end of the season and a lot of wonderfully dark and twisted books, Kevin P. Keating’s The Captive Condition was my end cap. I’d like to say that this novel lived up to my expectations, but maybe a chocked-full summer of great horror […]

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Review and Giveaway Blog Tour – Bleedovers by William Todd Rose

William Todd Rose struck me as a horror author to not miss with his novella Crossfades (my review) that came out earlier this year. It was in this work that we first met Chuck, whose job it is to astral travel into the in-between areas called Crossfades and help stuck souls cross over into the light. […]

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