#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 …

#BookReview: THE CUTAWAY by Christina Kovac

The Cutaway draws you into the tangled world of corruption and cover-up as a young television producer investigates the disappearance of a beautiful Georgetown lawyer in this stunning psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn. When brilliant TV news producer Virginia Knightly receives a disturbing “MISSING” notice on her desk related to the disappearance of a beautiful young attorney, she can’t seem to shake the image from her head. Despite skepticism Read More …

Spotlight on REALMS OF EDENOCHT by DS Johnson

Genre: Fantasy Date Published: July 2016 Shazmpt has been prepared his whole life to complete the prophecy; however until recently, he was unaware of his true identity as a powerful war wizard. Hidden on an island in a time realm not his own, he must now search for ancient relics in order to stop the growing evil in the world. All he wanted was to hunt in his beloved forest, but is thrown into a Read More …

#MondayBlogs: What Is That Thing Called Romance?

WHAT IS THAT THING CALLED ROMANCE? Guest Post by Joe Prentis   As a writer, I often spend time on Internet sites where people gather together to express their innermost feelings. Even if I don’t agree with the conversations, I still want to know what others think. A few days ago I ran across a post where a writer in her early twenties said: “I saw a romance novel and judging from the picture on Read More …

Psychological Thriller Spotlight: THE TWILIGHT TSUNAMI by Shelby Londyn-Heath

Genre: Psychological Thriller Date Published: October 28, 2016 Publisher: Harvard Square Editions Grey and his co-workers find themselves in dangerous situations every day at work. Their social services jobs require them to confront irate parents who are on drugs or who are mentally unbalanced. Grey is a long-time social worker, one who is not afraid to snatch newborn babies from glazed-eyed mothers or grab abused children out of classrooms, to place them in foster care. Read More …

#FridayReads – MARIETTA’S CATS – A Short Story

Marietta’s Cats Short Story from Quiet Fury: An Anthology of Suspense   Twenty-seven cats roamed freely through Marietta’s home. Two had only three legs, one was missing an ear, and another had a jagged scar where one green eye had been. All twenty-seven were in good health and well taken care of. Marietta loved her cats. She despised people. Ralph hopped up on the window seat and meowed a greeting. Marietta ran a slim hand Read More …