Stories should take you to another place. Not necessarily
foreign or mythical, but out of your own conscious world or
comfort zone so to speak. Can't think of another author
that does that as well as Jude Deveraux. Her list of
engaging novels speaks to her innate talent. Her Read more...
Let me begin by saying that BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ORIGAMI by
Pasquale D'Auria is by far the best choice of a gift for
any occasion. This is an exquisite story book that
encourages the reader to participate with a collection of
wonderfully constructed origami characters and structures
that Read more...
Hot, sexy cowboys infused with charm and muscles. Well that
just about covers RUGGED TEXAS COWBOY by Lora Leigh that
manages to heat up the pages with take-no-prisoners sex
between two, albeit at times reluctant, consenting adults.
It's almost as if these characters need to let off Read more...
If hot and steamy is to your liking, then grab a copy of
BEAUTIFUL LAWMAN by Sophie Jordan but only if you have time
to read -- uninterrupted. Yep. BEAUTIFUL LAWMAN is one of
those stories that need to be read in one setting -- or
close to it. Characters are eclectic Read more...
MORNINGS ON MAIN is about connecting with people and the
symbolism of the story is awe inspiring. My granddaughter
taught me that awesome means big. So I am going to use
awesome as the best descriptive word I can think of for
MORNINGS ON MAIN by Jodi Thomas.
People are Read more...
Kelly Rimmer has absolutely outdone herself in her newest
groundbreaking story -- strongly worded, cautionary and
honest to a fault. BEFORE I LET YOU GO is raw and
unerringly truthful. Do not expect to put this book down
until you get to the very last page. BEFORE I LET YOU GO Read more...
Once again Susan Mallery tackles the age-old problem of
children at odds with their parents. In the case of YOU SAY
IT FIRST it's apparent that it doesn't really matter how
old you are, your life is still under the influence of your
parents. If they are Read more...
SURRENDER is an action packed drama that actually showcases
more than one story, each wondrously linked and well
written as is to be expected by Joan Johnston. Before we
even begin to talk about SURRENDER make sure to look for
all books in this Read more...
Love is such a mysterious phenomenon that it defies logic
when trying to describe or define it. For some authors it
seems linked with lust and hot dreams. For others it is
deeper and truly lovelier, no pun intended. Lori Wilde in
CUPID TEXAS: HOW THE COWBOY WAS WON has Read more...
BJ Daniels brings us back to Montana and the Cahill
family. We've known that the Cahill son and brother Tucker
has been missing from the picture for twenty years and now
in HERO'S RETURN we get the scoop Read more...
Iris Johansen has created some truly awesome and memorable
characters and she very skillfully integrates some of them,
her favorites perhaps in many books. Eve Duncan, forensic
sculptor, is one of my favorites Iris Johansen characters
and I proudly admit to not missing any of her stories.
At first, I Read more...
If ever there was a stubborn character, Glory Ann Day would
have to be the most perfect example. She is in parts
and other parts loving, especially to her family. Glory is, in
short, a very hard working young woman with the weight of
the world on her shoulders Read more...
You know there are times when you don't know whether to
laugh or cry. Well be prepared to do both reading SPRING
FORWARD -- the latest -- number four in the Mystic
Creek series by Catherine Anderson. Catherine Anderson
has a Read more...
Just what the heck is Special Ops! They are definitely
military at least in organization, training, and structure.
But, then again they are not military in that they are
behind the curtain -- working in the fog -- trained men and
women. For the most part it reminds me of Mission
Impossible Read more...
When you are a book reviewer it is an uneasy decision to
delve into a series. There are many obstacles to consider
including what part of the story will be missing if all the
the series are not read or perhaps read out of order. Well
that's Read more...
Holy cow, my head is still reeling after reading this
powerful story by Lisa Gardner. Now just for transparency
sake, I had a feeling I would like Gardner's new book RIGHT
BEHIND YOU. However like is just not a strong enough
assessment. RIGHT BEHIND YOU generates a lot of Read more...
"Have you met my good friend Maria -- the craziest girl on
the block, you know her the minute you see her -- she's the
one who's in an advanced stage of shock" excerpted from West
Side Story I Feel Pretty -- for those that don't recognize
I Read more...
The greatest enemy to a public figure seems to be the media.
We all know stories about the invasive techniques of the
paparazzi. What they will do to get that photo, well the
tales are legendary and at times tragic. News writers,
journalists are perhaps just as guilty in their Read more...
ROUGH RIDER is the third and final entry that takes place in
Montana with an intriguing cast of characters
compliments of B.J. Daniels. Daniels obviously had a great
deal of fun with this series. ROUGH RIDER brings a Read more...
Sometimes an event that knocks you on your butt, off your
feet or in this case ice skates, can turn into an
enlightening time. A time to take stock of your life and
perhaps offer an uninvited, unexpected look into your
future. I like to call this your new normal Read more...
An avid reader for all my life and
reading is one of my passions. I’ve
been an independent reviewer for
several years now and have covered just
about every genre from a vast number of
publishers and authors. Another perk of
reviewing is getting a first glimpse of
new and upcoming works from talented
authors. As a reviewer I have had the
fortune to meet new authors and become
reacquainted with some tried and true
ones. One of the most rewarding aspects
of reviewing is having your work
acknowledged by authors and/or
publishers. The inclusion of one of my
reviews on a book jacket or on an
author’s website is a supreme
compliment and always appreciated.
With the advent and broad adoption of
the e-reader the scope of available
works to be reviewed has increased
exponentially making the job of the
reviewer ever more challenging as the
selection of works becomes vast beyond
My goal is simple – to deliver a fair
and honest review. I take this very
seriously as I respect my readers and
they can depend on my appraisal of
fiction as well as various crafts and
cooking. My main focus is fiction but
occasionally something from another
genre catches my eye.