Romance

Fallen Crest High by Tijan

What started out as a strong teen story about a broken girl with a good dose of indifference and angst that I really enjoyed, morphed into Gossip Girl meets One Tree Hill meets Dawson’s Creek meets all those other high school tales that are predictable yet reach a certain type of audience who gobble it… Continue reading Fallen Crest High by Tijan

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Fantasy, Young Adult

Fire and Ice by Jessica Victoria Fisette

This is the story of Allie, a silver-eyed high school senior, who is in love with Phoenix. Silver-eyed Phoenix is just as in love with her, and has asked her to marry him. Having no concerns about the future, she accepts his proposal. Not only are they crazy in love, they are both able to… Continue reading Fire and Ice by Jessica Victoria Fisette

Mystery

Ice Blue by Emma Jameson

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth baron of Wellegrave and Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, thinks DS Kate Wakefield is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. When her superior, Superintendent Jackson, drunkenly approaches her in a bar one night, it marks the beginning of an ugly situation between the two, and it is only the… Continue reading Ice Blue by Emma Jameson

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk

Rustkiller by Dean F. Wilson

Well, this is different. The Coilhunter, also known as Nox, is a bounty hunter, who lives and hunts in the Wild North. There is the wastelands, an empty stretch of land, or Rust Valley, where the sun is blotted out by towering scrapyard walls built of wrecked vehicles. Inside these walls live the clockwork constructs… Continue reading Rustkiller by Dean F. Wilson

Contemporary, Romance

One Man’s Opus – A Survival & Preparedness Story by Boyd Craven III

This book is written in first-person, which usually means it takes me a while to get into it, but my interest was caught immediately. The writing is so smooth it is easy to feel like you are wrapped up in Rick Carpenter’s thoughts, which, of course, you are, but this story did an excellent job… Continue reading One Man’s Opus – A Survival & Preparedness Story by Boyd Craven III

Contemporary

Love’s First Fall by Julie Sanford

I went into this one blind, and guessed from the title that it is a romance. The first few pages made me think, “Yet another erotica,” and I buckled down for a rough ride. I could not have been more wrong. This story is about love and loss, but more importantly about loving and accepting… Continue reading Love’s First Fall by Julie Sanford

Contemporary, Romance

Pen and Zander by Laekan Zea Kemp

This is not a romance. It is a love story. Pen is eighteen and works in her father’s Mexican restaurant. She loves the work and baking - improving recipes and delicious desserts. She lives for that restaurant, but her parents want her to become a nurse, like her mother. The thought leaves her cold; she… Continue reading Pen and Zander by Laekan Zea Kemp

Adventure, Apocalyptic

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

The first time she needs a name, she uses Karen. After all, she has a friend named Karen. Well, she used to. All her friends are gone, co-workers, Jack - all gone. Alone, but for how long? The epidemic has basically killed the world. Few men survive, fewer women and no children. Karen fears that… Continue reading The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison

Action, Apocalyptic

The Dead Walk the Earth by Luke Duffy

Yes, I have another zombie review, although I don’t think the word “zombie” is mentioned. This is the story of a team of British military men who are unacknowledged by their government nor anyone else. While they are quite handy for off-the-books operations, that means they are on their own when the job goes wrong.… Continue reading The Dead Walk the Earth by Luke Duffy