“Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix Series Book 9” by Ted Tayler

                  Don’t tell author Ted Tayler, I am having a virtual affair with his character, Phoenix. Like a hungry lover, I wait for each new book in his series, eager to learn what my vigilante hero is up to. Even his relationship with the beautiful Athena has not put me off. In the latest book, Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix … Continue reading “Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix Series Book 9” by Ted Tayler

“Dead Cold” by Claire Stibbe

I was excited to see author Claire Stibbe had added a new crime thriller with Detectives Temeke and Malin Santiago to her impressive series. The title, Dead Cold, and the cover of the book assured me this would be another gripping story. Stibbe is skilled at making the reader feel like he is right there, at the scene of the crime, in the office as … Continue reading “Dead Cold” by Claire Stibbe

“Gwendy’s Button Box” by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

  Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take the reader back to the town of Castle Rock, Maine where the unlikely is always likely to happen. In Gwendy’s Button Box, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson breaks a child’s cardinal rule; she talks to a stranger. When a stranger calls her over for a “palaver” she hesitantly joins him on a bench. In a King thriller, a stranger is … Continue reading “Gwendy’s Button Box” by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels By: Joe Hill

  I have a new favorite author. Oddly enough, he’s the son of my former favorite author. Joe Hill, son of Stephen King, has surpassed his father in the brilliant writer department. Make no mistake, Hill’s genre is also horror/thriller/suspense. He attacks his stories with fresh eyes and contemporary views, drawing on the present-day world to engage his readers.   Strange Weather: Four Short Novels, … Continue reading Strange Weather: Four Short Novels By: Joe Hill

“Perfect Match” by Alexis Alvarez

            It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Alexis Alvarez. I’ve read almost every book and short story she’s written; so, it was with delight I accepted an advance copy of Perfect Match in exchange for an honest review. From the first page of this sexy, romantic book I was hooked. Alvarez jumps right in to developing … Continue reading “Perfect Match” by Alexis Alvarez

“Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen King & Owen King

  I confess I was skeptical when I saw my favorite author, Stephen King, had paired up with his son, Owen King, to write a book. I wondered if their writing would be similar, would they complement one another? I wasn’t prepared for the compelling story they provided; part fantasy, part science fiction, all thriller. As with many of the elder King’s books, there is … Continue reading “Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen King & Owen King

“The Little Blue Book for Authors: 53 Dos & Don’ts Nobody Is Telling You” by Gisela Hausmann

  As a rule I am not a great fan of self-help or advice books. That being said, there is one author I will go to every time I am looking for indie author advice: Gisela Hausmann, a top Amazon reviewer. Every one of her books that I have read has provided me without invaluable suggestions on how to be a successful writer. Note, she … Continue reading “The Little Blue Book for Authors: 53 Dos & Don’ts Nobody Is Telling You” by Gisela Hausmann

“Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia” by Peter Maeck

As the adult child of a parent who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I was eager to read Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia by author Peter Maeck. I was pleased to find a book of photographs, poetry, and prose that explored the experiences of Maeck and his father as they traveled the road of dementia. In the beginning of the book Maeck admits … Continue reading “Remembrance of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia” by Peter Maeck

“Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)

I’ve eagerly awaited the fourth book in the Troubadours series, and it was well worth waiting for. Song Hereafter by award-winning author Jean Gill continues the story of Dragonetz los Pros and Estela de Matin. Capturing the flavor of the twelfth century, politically and culturally, Gill leads the reader along the path of history.   Gill’s ability to breathe life into her characters is stunning. … Continue reading “Song Hereafter” (The Troubadours Quartet, #4) By Jean Gill (ARC)