Hard Prediction for a Memoir: MY GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE SHOT ME

Hard Prediction for a Memoir: MY GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE SHOT ME

Most stories surrounding adoption usually involve a child searching for their parent or just simply the truth to a fatigued question: Why was I put up for adoption?  It’s a question that haunts from childhood to adulthood. Where it doesn’t haunt, it’s resides in the back of the mind swaying like a branch in the […]

THE MEMORY PAINTER: Tightly Knit, Genre-Bending Debut

THE MEMORY PAINTER: Tightly Knit, Genre-Bending Debut

At first glance, The Memory Painter (May 2015) by Gwendolyn Womack is a boy-meets-girl pseudo-historical romance. But with a complex plot line centered around the concept of reincarnation, the hallucinatory effects of dreams, and the intricate nuances of the human memory, it is also a thriller/adventure/mystery that spans the courses of time as Bryan Pierce, […]

Romance Fans: Baxter is an Author to Watch

Romance Fans: Baxter is an Author to Watch

In the first installment of Mandy Baxter’s U.S. Marshals series, Harper and Galen heated up the pages with their intense chemistry, making for a powerfully emotional romance. I couldn’t help but be stuck full-on in their world. Everything from the character development, pacing, and plot were phenomenal. Sadly, in book two, One Kiss More (February […]

A Thriller Turned Love Story

A Thriller Turned Love Story

Normal (March 2015) opens with a very gruesome murder scene. The unnamed main character kills a woman and then takes her friend Erica hostage. In the beginning, this novel has all the elements one would expect from the thriller genre—murder, mayhem, and mystery. However, this thriller steps outside the lines of its genre and soon […]

The First in a New Series from Nina Crespo

The First in a New Series from Nina Crespo

Thane’s Redemption (March 2015), the first installment in Nina Crespo’s Song series, is a powerful and heated start to what I expect will be a much loved series. The tag line in the summary says it all, “The one night she’ll want to remember, she’ll be forced to forget.” It’s both a sad thought and […]

Roe’s Debut Explores Miracles and the Power of Faith

Roe’s Debut Explores Miracles and the Power of Faith

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a miracle as “…an extraordinary event attributed to some supernatural agency; any remarkable occurrence or specimen”. Whether one does believe in miracles and the power of religion and faith in our lives are resounding themes of The Miracle Girl (April 2015) by Andrew Roe. Closely following a seemingly true ABC […]