Breakout Novel Explores Marriage and Life

Breakout Novel Explores Marriage and Life

A marriage gone off the rails takes center stage in Summerlong (June 2015), a thoroughly entertaining novel about whom we choose to love and why and the endless ways we toil to tear it all down. Claire and Don have reached the precipice of forty. They have two young kids, the eldest not quite yet […]

August Indie Next List Featured Debut

August Indie Next List Featured Debut

If you like your prose punchy and ironic and your heroines spunky as Pippi Longstocking, if Pippi had grown up to be the proprietor of the toughest restaurant reservation in the world with a nearly superhuman tolerance for hot peppers, then J. Ryan Stradal’s Kitchens of the Great Midwest (July 2015) is the book for […]

Don’t Miss this Dazzling Five-Star Debut

Don’t Miss this Dazzling Five-Star Debut

The opening chapter in The Book of Speculation (June 2015) really grabs the reader and does a nice job setting up the story. It is in this first chapter that we meet the main character, Simon Watson, and learn of his family’s roots as well as his, unfortunate, relationship with tragedy. His mother, a woman […]

Rising Romance Author Pens Sexy Novellas

Rising Romance Author Pens Sexy Novellas

Jacee Macguire first surfaced in the romance scene earlier this year and has become quite a prolific writer of novellas and short stories. One of her latest literary offerings, My Russian Hero (May 2015), landed in my review queue and I couldn’t have been happier. Caroline Douglas has been terrorized by a stalker for a […]

BLACKOUT: A Memoir of Excessive Drinking

BLACKOUT: A Memoir of Excessive Drinking

Seemingly immune to humiliation, Sarah Hepola recounts in Blackout (June 2015), a memoir of excessive drinking and gross lack of judgment, her journey through the rigors of alcohol abuse. The Paris incident was positively chilling in how far her disconnection extended in that state. Hepola defines herself as a blackout drunk, offering up a definition and […]

Don’t Miss this Bestselling Author’s Suspenseful Mystery Novel

Don’t Miss this Bestselling Author’s Suspenseful Mystery Novel

Hankins is the author of several mystery/thriller novels, the latest of which is Shady Cross (February 2015). As stated on the author’s website, his aim is to write books that make the reader want to read just one more page…and then another…and another, before turning out the light. He succeeds in Shady Cross! In the first […]

Mystery and Mayhem on the Florida Bayou

Mystery and Mayhem on the Florida Bayou

The Evidence Room (June 2015) opens in the summer of 1989. We meet Dr. James Mason, the medical examiner at the Cooper County morgue, who is busy at work when a detective arrives unannounced in the early morning hours with a little girl. He’s brought her to the morgue for protection, away from anyone who […]

Unforgettable Memoir Offers Something for Everyone

Unforgettable Memoir Offers Something for Everyone

If nothing lasts forever, what kind of foundation must reside within each one of us to weather that storm? Christina McDowell lost an entire childhood to a lie, one that was perpetuated by the father she worshiped. When her material world came crashing down, she was devastated to learn that so did the idyllic family […]