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

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, 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

Action, Paranormal, Romance

A Bargain in Silver by Josie Jaffrey

I really enjoy storylines that are very different and unique. So, right up front I’m going to let you know this one is about vampires. Usually vampires don’t hold my attention, what with all the blood drinking and stuff going on, but this is not the typical vampire tale. (Still drinking blood, just a little… Continue reading A Bargain in Silver by Josie Jaffrey

Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

This book came highly recommended by many people and when I read the blurb I was intrigued. What followed was horror disguised as romance. Maybe I’m special - or have seen and experienced real life - and that is why I can see the dark truth hidden in this story geared towards young adults who… Continue reading Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Fantasy, Review, Romance

Dark Wine at Midnight by Jenna Barwin

The beings referred to as the Lux are not actually human and very few know they even exist. Their goal is to protect the human population from war and extinction by an equally hidden vampire population. Although the vampires try hard to prevent overpopulation since their food source, humans, would be depleted, there is a… Continue reading Dark Wine at Midnight by Jenna Barwin

Review, Romance

Mended: A Sweet Home Dixie Novel by Kayla Marie

Ashley Thomas is a beautiful, emotionally traumatized widow with an equally traumatized son, Emmett. By the time he is thirteen, he has decided that school and family have nothing left to offer him. He's been in trouble more than once, sent to juvie, and is on probation. At her wit's end, Ashley decides they need… Continue reading Mended: A Sweet Home Dixie Novel by Kayla Marie

Action, Review, Romance, Suspense

Forbidden: Better Wear Your Flak Jacket by F. Stone

October 2047. Eliza Ramsey is a paramedic, and although she has never been to the Republic of Islamic Provinces and Territories (RIPT), she is excited when she is asked to accompany a group of Americans traveling for Habitat for Humanity. At first, she doesn't feel comfortable waiting at Samarra's International Airport for the others to… Continue reading Forbidden: Better Wear Your Flak Jacket by F. Stone

Humor, Review, Romance

The Lucky One by Sylvie Stewart

The premise of this romance is one that all romance readers have encountered before. While the basis of it is not particularly original, the writing is witty and hilarious, making it definitely worth the read. It may not have any surprises, but the delivery is a wonderful surprise of its own. It begins with the… Continue reading The Lucky One by Sylvie Stewart

Review, Romance

Unchained Melody by Cynthia Roberts

Unchained Melody is a short, sweet book about two people who seem destined to communicate no better than teenagers. They have an instant attraction when they meet in a restaurant. Immediately, he is called away and she watches as his car is involved in a horrific accident. Unable to stop herself, she rescues him, putting herself in… Continue reading Unchained Melody by Cynthia Roberts