Memoir Mixes Food, Illness, and Recovery

Memoir Mixes Food, Illness, and Recovery

Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica Fechtor collapses while running on a treadmill. She learns that she is the victim of a brain aneurysm that will require surgery to repair. In Stir (June 2015), Fechtor chronicles the details of her illness along with the serious complications that further necessitate more surgeries and treatments in order to save her life. […]

Debut MMA Romance’s Bad Boy Hits All the Marks

Debut MMA Romance’s Bad Boy Hits All the Marks

Camilla Sisco’s Submission Moves (April 2015) takes fighting for love to a whole new level. After reading the synopsis, I was absolutely certain I’d love this book and I wasn’t wrong. There was one thing in particular, however, that just about drove me to drink. All in all, it had everything a gal is looking […]

UNDER YOUR SKIN: Psychological Thriller Now Available in Paperback

UNDER YOUR SKIN: Psychological Thriller Now Available in Paperback

Gaby Mortimer is the co-host of a popular daytime television talk show. She lives with her business-obsessed and oft traveling husband and young daughter in a posh neighborhood. Her lavish home is staffed with a live-in nanny whom Gaby appears to be ridiculously intimidated by but who does seem to care well for her child. One […]

The Onion Anthem

The Onion Anthem

It was a sudden death marked by the words, “Baby, everything does not have to have a damn onion in it!” My heart dropped. My meals have always been about flavor and the onion played a huge role. It’s the sidekick of my dishes. I’m all about flavor and, while the onion wasn’t the only […]

Blog Tour: Authors Celebrate Fathers in Special Essay Collection

Blog Tour: Authors Celebrate Fathers in Special Essay Collection

Margaret McMullan is the author of six award-winning novels including Aftermath Lounge, In My Mother’s House, Sources of Light, How I Found the Strong, and When I Crossed No-Bob. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, Southern Accents, TriQuarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Sun, among several other journals and anthologies. […]

Jones’ US Debut is a Powerful Piece of Literature

Jones’ US Debut is a Powerful Piece of Literature

Welsh-born Cynan Jones’ The Dig (April 2015) is a lean, powerful look at how two starkly different men are bound to a patch of rural farmland. Daniel, the only named character, is a gentle sheep farmer in mourning. The other character is undeserving of a name, referred to only as the big man, and is […]

Contemporary Romance Hits All the Right Marks

Contemporary Romance Hits All the Right Marks

Janice Combes has spent the better part of her life loving sexy-as-sin cowboy Dirk Knowlton. Who could blame her? Dirk is the hardcore cowboy type that most women find appealing but he only has eyes for the rodeo queen. Or so Janice thinks. Victoria Vane’s Rough Rider (February 2015) is the second installment of the […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Riveting Short Story Collection

Book Review and Giveaway: Riveting Short Story Collection

“Layla swigged the entire bottle of cleaning fluid because she knew it had been watered down. The COs measured the fluid before kids used it to clean, then measured it again after chores were done. A drop less than expected was cause for reprimand: an hour in the “quiet room,” the evening without privileges (chaperoned […]