The Fall of Lisa Bellow: A Novel One day 13-year-old Meredith runs into her arch-rival at the deli–only instead of cutting each other dead, both girls find themselves lying next to each other on the floor as the deli is robbed at gunpoint. What follows is Meredith’s attempts to make sense of what happened, and […]Read more "“The Fall of Lisa Bellow” by Susan Perabo"
Of Our Own Device Cold Warriors rejoice! A major fix for your addiction has arrived! Okay, I’m being tongue in cheek, but “Of Our Own Device” has pretty much everything readers longing for a hit of classic Cold War spy fiction could want. Plus a bunch more. It’s a big, sprawling book covering the Gorbachev […]Read more "“Of Our Own Device” by M.K. South"
Hi All! Today we’re doing something a little bit different. I have a guest post from Carolynn Carey on Christmas in the Jane Austen era, as part of the Romancing the Smokies event (links for the author and the event are at the bottom of the page). I am a HUGE Austenophile, so I jumped […]Read more "“Researching Christmas in the Jane Austen Era” by Carolynn Carey"
Prisoner “Do you still love me, babe?” Adams asks in the opening track to his latest release, “Prisoner.” The answer, as the album unfolds, is a resounding “No.” The result is a breakup album for grownups. Musically, the sound is an homage to ’80s classic rock, with a side of country. This is nothing particularly […]Read more "“Prisoner” by Ryan Adams"
The Bone Witch “The Bone Witch” manages to be both standard YA fare and gorgeously different. Tea lives in a world where everyone has a magical heartsglass that expresses their abilities and their mood. The younger sister of two low-level witches, Tea expects to become one herself. But everything changes when her heartsglass turns silver […]Read more "“The Bone Witch” by Rin Chupeco"
Beyond Sanctuary (Sacred Band of Stepsons: Beyond Trilogy Book 1) “Beyond Sanctuary” is a fascinating, powerful, infuriating, intoxicating, confusing mess. Or something like that. A week after reading it I still can’t decide whether I loved it or hated it. Probably both. It’s certainly sui generis and a fascinating entry into the genre of sword […]Read more "“Beyond Sanctuary” by Janet Morris"
Looking for something to do today? Wanting to meet new authors, play games, and win prizes (including free books!!!!)? Come by the Author Assist Showcase on Facebook today between 12 and 10pm EST for a special multi-genre takeover event! We’ll be kicking it off with ME at 12pm, and then a host of other fine […]Read more "Author Takeover on Facebook Today!"
Divide (Deluxe Version) Okay, I admit it. I’m a huge Ed Sheeran fan. It took me a while, but “Divide” (why did he have to use a symbol that isn’t on my keyboard?!) has totally cemented my fandom. For those who enjoyed Sheeran’s previous two albums, “Divide” builds on his strengths while also being different […]Read more "“Divide (Deluxe)” by Ed Sheeran"