Month: June 2014

Guest Review: The City by Dean Koontz

*Guest Review by Kelsey Plot Summary: The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again. Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano… Read more »

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Curse Us All

by Armada Volya Overview (from B&N.com):  The doctor, knowing that he would fail, ran through the small streets, hoping against all hope that he might be able to at least save the two siblings. This time he was going to do the right thing, even if he failed, even if he was killed for it. He refused to stand by and let more people die, refused to be haunted by their dead faces in his sleep. Robert Finch reached the… Read more »

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Guest Review: The Major’s Daughter by J.P. Francis

*Guest Review by Kelsey Plot Summary: Like Snow Falling on Cedars, a stirring tale of wartime love April, 1944.  The quiet rural village of Stark, New Hampshire is irrevocably changed by the arrival of 150 German prisoners of war.  And one family, unexpectedly divided, must choose between love and country. Camp Stark is under the command of Major John Brennan, whose beautiful daughter, Collie, will serve as translator. Educated at Smith and devoted to her widowed father, Collie is immediately drawn to… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books on My Summer TBR (To Be Read) List

It’s that time again!  The Top Ten Tuesday is once again hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. So this week’s topic is a pretty good one, in my humble opinion.  I love the lists for books to be read.  It helps me set more of a concrete goal to accomplish.  And a summer to be read list has the potential to get done.  Reading by the ocean, lake, pool or wherever is one of the most relaxing things to… Read more »

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Guest Review: The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

Guest Review by Ali from No Money 4 Books Today is the first installment of our Round Robin Guest Posts! Krystal from Books Are My Thing, Ali from No Money 4 Books, and I are each going to review a book for a guest post on each other’s blogs. We are going to do this twice so we each post on each other’s blogs once. For this first round, we chose the theme of “Stephen King Books” and each chose a book by Mr…. Read more »

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My Date From Hell

by Tellulah Darling Overview (from B&N.com):  Sophie Bloom’s junior year has been a bit of a train wreck. After the world’s greatest kiss re-awakened Sophie’s true identity as Persephone (Goddess of Spring and Savior of Humanity), she fought her dragon-lady guidance counselor to the death, navigated mean girl Bethany’s bitchy troublemaking, and dealt with the betrayal of her backstabbing ex, Kai (sexy Prince of Darkness). You’d think a girl could catch a break. Yeah, right. With Zeus stepping things up,… Read more »

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Best Man with Benefits

by Samanthe Beck Overview (from B&N.com):  A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint… How far can one favor go… Logan McCade arrives at his best friend’s wedding overworked and in desperate need of a vacation, only to discover his best man duties have been…expanded. He must coax Sophie, Colton’s little sister, out of her shell or risk her hiding in her room all week. Logan figures he can handle one shy bridesmaid, but he’s not expecting how much he… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I’ve Read So Far This Year

This Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. So this week’s post is supposed to be the Top Books I’ve Read So Far this Year.  That’s a tough one.  I don’t really know if I can narrow it down to just the 10 best.  Or who knows, once I start I may decide I haven’t even read 10 that I want to put on this list.  As most of you know, I simply love to read. … Read more »

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An Emerging Threat

by Mark E. Lein Overview (from B&N.com):  An evil stirs, casting a shadow across the Islands. Two men begin quests to find the source of the darkness. One is a young scholar, given no choice but to follow the path ahead. Tragedy shapes him, nearly driving him to despair; an inner struggle pervades his journey. The other is a warrior forced to the task through a sense of responsibility. His royal blood and his knighthood drive his course. Their searches,… Read more »

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Guest Review: The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport

*Guest Review by Kelsey Plot Summary: They were the Princess Dianas of their day—perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses—Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov—were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of… Read more »

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