#MondayBlogs: The Trouble With Difference

The Trouble With Difference Guest Post by Julie Elizabeth Powell   I’m not sure why people are so afraid of difference, which leads to discrimination – either themselves being different from the supposed norm or seeing it in others; whatever it may be. In my book, Gone (a fantasy) I begin by exposing ‘normal’: ‘Normal.  She despised the word.  And what did it actually mean?  The dictionary told her, ‘conforming to a standard’, but where Read More …

#BookReview – THE INKBLOTS: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing

The captivating, untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who Read More …

Spotlight on Sunset Reads: DAMIAN & LAYLA by D.C. Triana

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Suspense Date Published: 12/26/2016 One year. It’s been one year since Agent Damian Trent left for Washington without a word. One year since he’s seen her beautiful face. One year since he’s heard his name on her lips. He’s been recently called back to New York City on assignment, to catch a criminal who’s trying to infiltrate Sunset Reads. The last thing he expects is to work side by side with the woman Read More …

Spotlight on LETTING GO by Maria Thompson Corley

Louise Caiola, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Making of Nebraska Brown, called LETTING GO “a smart and sexy story that captures the raw essence of love. Heartfelt, haunting, tender, tough and true.” Even though she lives hundreds of miles away, when Langston, who dreams of being a chef, meets Cecile, a Juilliard-trained pianist, he is sure that his history of being a sidekick, instead of a love interest, is finally over. Their connection is Read More …

Spotlight on GAMES OF MIND by Dennis Quiles

Political Thriller/Suspense When former naval intelligence officer Jack Steele opens a letter from his aunt, he makes an immediate decision to head to Nome, Alaska. Although he hasn’t seen Marie in twenty years, he’s concerned when she tells him her husband, Uncle Jimmy, is in trouble. From the moment Jack picks up that envelope, he knows he’s about to enter a situation better left alone. But loyalty to family is stronger than a gut feeling. Read More …

#BookReview: The Woman Who Knew Too Much by Tom Savage

Nora Baron is back! When the CIA helps a defecting Russian actress in Venice, the op turns deadly in this white-knuckle thriller from the bestselling author of Mrs. John Doe—proving once again that, in the words of James Patterson, “Tom Savage knows the mystery novel inside and out.” Galina Rostova, the hot new star of Moscow’s theater scene—and mistress to a powerful Russian general—has reached out to the CIA. In exchange for information vital to Read More …

Contemporary Fiction Spotlight: THE HELPER by M. N. SNow

The Helper combines contemporary, magical realism/speculative fiction with an ambiguous spirituality.  Two parts Stephen King and Dean Koontz, one part Dennis Lehane/Mystic River, the story explores relationships between lovers, friends, families, and what Powers of Good there may be.  The novel travels from the gritty Lake Superior port-cities and Indian Reservations of northern Wisconsin to the Jewish neighborhoods of North Miami Beach, Florida—from Parris Island to the war zones of Kuwait and Afghanistan. The Helper Read More …

#MondayBlogs: Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange Guest Post by Joe Schwartz   In a sense, I feel very sorry for the middle class today. For the first time in quite a long time, they actually think they have the right to be indignant. Trump has forced their hand, exposing them for the sleeping giant they are in the form of protests and remarkably eloquent Facebook diatribes. However, I am not buying it. I appreciate the fact that Read More …

99 Cent Sale! Nor The Battle To The Strong by Mary D. Brooks

Genre: Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, Mystery Date Published: January 21, 2017 On sale for $.99 March 12-17 Normally $3.99 Will Justice For One Have Life Threatening Repercussions For Many? Eva and Zoe return in the sixth novel of the award winning historical lesbian romance series imbued with urban fantasy and mystery. On the night of November 9, 1938 in Berlin, Germany a teenager’s life was forever changed. Sent to the village of Aiden at the Read More …

#BookReview – LOLA by Melissa Scrivner Love – A Crime Novel

An astonishing debut crime thriller about an unforgettable woman who combines the genius and ferocity of Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia . . . but what no one has figured out Read More …