Summer Reading, 2019. Win a FREE Dragonfly Book! — Dragonfly Books

Every summer, lists come out recommending great books for summer reading. We’ve put together links to some of the sites with these lists. What’s the number one book on your summer reading list? What will you take to the beach or lounge by the pool reading? We’d love to know what book you would recommend […] via Summer Reading, 2019. Win a FREE Dragonfly Book! — … Continue reading Summer Reading, 2019. Win a FREE Dragonfly Book! — Dragonfly Books

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“The Secret Mother: A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked” by Shalini Boland

I usually avoid books with titles followed by a “hook”. However, after a peek inside, I decided to give The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland a try. It was a good choice.         Boland starts off with excellent descriptive paragraphs which set the tone for the tale. Told in the first person, (something I like), the story follows Tessa Markham as she … Continue reading “The Secret Mother: A gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked” by Shalini Boland

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“The Lost Angel” by Adam C. Mitchell

I’ve read some of Adam Mitchell’s short stories and was eager to read a longer length novella. The Lost Angel did not disappoint. Mitchell captures the flavor of 1940’s noir and distributes throughout the book, never losing a beat from start to finish. Eddie Kovakx is a down on his luck thief. One night he runs into an old adversary, Tony Santeeni, drunk and rowdy … Continue reading “The Lost Angel” by Adam C. Mitchell

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” by Casey Cep

I fell in love with Harper Lee when I first read To Kill a Mockingbird when I was about ten years old. I was immediately drawn to this book by the title; Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep is unique in that it’s a book about a murder trial in Alabama as well as a brief and … Continue reading Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” by Casey Cep

“The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” By Hallie Rubenhold

As an avid reader of anything connected to Jack the Ripper and his victims, I was drawn to this book by Hallie Rubenhold. “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” covers the histories of the five canonical victims whose murders were never solved. The killings in Whitechapel, a poor section of Victorian England, were attributed to a serial killer … Continue reading “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper” By Hallie Rubenhold

“Here’s looking at you kid”

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It was like the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman scene from Casablanca. We were standing on the tarmac saying our last goodbyes and musing over lost possibilities. She was to fly away. Disappear over the far horizon to chase the sun and her dreams. I was to remain here and… and spend countless evenings listening to the sad… Continue reading “Here’s looking at you kid”

“North to Maynard: An Electric Eclectic book” by Paul White

I have read many books by author Paul White and have enjoyed his style. Dark yet humorous, White delivers a twisted tale with a grin in his novelette “North to Maynard: An Electric Eclectic Book”. Told in the first person, Simon and his girlfriend Libby are headed north to Maynard. What starts out as a casual journey takes a bizarre turn when the Sat-Nav (or … Continue reading “North to Maynard: An Electric Eclectic book” by Paul White

“A Glutton For Punishment: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Michael J Elliott

I’d read an earlier Electric Eclectic Novelette by Michael J. Elliott (“Final Harvest”), so when I saw he had a new release I couldn’t wait to read it. This author is fast becoming one of my favorite go-to reads. His writing is crisp, his imagination terrifying, and his sense of humor delightfully irreverent. “A Glutton for Punishment” is a darkly dystopian tale where obese people … Continue reading “A Glutton For Punishment: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Michael J Elliott

“Queen of the Warrior Bees: One misfit girl and 50,000 bees” (Natural Forces Book 1) By Jean Gill

Author Jean Gill has been one of my favorite authors since I read her brilliant historical series The Troubadours Quartet. When she offered an advance copy of “Queen of the Warrior Bees” in return for an honest review I was thrilled. I had no idea what to expect; what I didn’t expect was a book I would fall in love with from the first page. … Continue reading “Queen of the Warrior Bees: One misfit girl and 50,000 bees” (Natural Forces Book 1) By Jean Gill

“Kept by the Zandian (Zandian Brides)” By Renee Rose and Rebel West”

When Taina escapes from the Ocretions by stowing away on a Zandian ship her adventures are only beginning. Kept by the Zandian by Renee Rose and Rebel West starts off with action and never loses steam. In fact, this book gets steamier as the pages turn. This is the second Zandian romantic science fiction adventure I’ve read, and I already have two more lined up … Continue reading “Kept by the Zandian (Zandian Brides)” By Renee Rose and Rebel West”

“One Small Sacrifice” (Shadows of New York Book 1) by Hilary Davidson

  The blurb of this book described the main character, Alex Traynor, who was suffering from PTSD, as getting away with murder. At least that’s what New York Police Detective Sheryn Sterling believes. A year later Traynor’s fiancée Emily disappears, Sterling is determined to prove he has killed again. In One Small Sacrifice (Shadows of New York Book 1), author Hilary Davidson tackles the controversial … Continue reading “One Small Sacrifice” (Shadows of New York Book 1) by Hilary Davidson

“The Girl in the Glass: A McCabe and Savage Thriller” (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 4) James Hayman

As a fan of James Hayman’s McCabe and Savage series, I was curious to see how he would handle ‘Two identical women. Two identical murders. Two lives brutally cut short108 years apart’. It sounded like a daunting task, but the author comes through in The Girl in the Glass. Beginning in 1904 with the beautiful wife of a rich and powerful man discovered on a … Continue reading “The Girl in the Glass: A McCabe and Savage Thriller” (McCabe and Savage Thrillers Book 4) James Hayman