Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King: Book Review & Multi-Book Giveaway

Crime Story
Dreaming Spies

I am a long-time fan of bestselling author Laurie R. King and have read every novel she’s written. When I learn she has a new novel of any kind coming out, I get really excited. Her fun historical Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, however, is quite special for a number of reasons. I jumped […]

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Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural

As often is the case, the book cover for Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm drew me in. How could I resist that mysterious face? Who was this person and why the dots? I thought the publisher’s brief description of the concept sounded really interesting, and that was that for me. Unbecoming is a suspense novel that […]

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The Jaguar’s Children by John Vaillant: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
The Jaguar's Children

John Vaillant is a bestselling and award-winning non-fiction author who I’m pleased to say has finally turned his sights toward fiction. His interests include stories that explore collisions between human ambition and the natural world, and that is definitely part of the story he brings us in The Jaguar’s Children. The subtitles for his non-fiction […]

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When by Victoria Laurie: What If You Knew When Everyone Would Die?


I hadn’t read a YA novel in a while when I saw When by bestselling author Victoria Laurie, so I chose it much more blindly than I normally choose a novel. I naively thought it might be a fun departure from the dark novels I’d been reading last Fall. Well the joke was on me […]

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Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker: Meet a Cursed Family in a Small Mill Town

Mercy Snow

Sometimes it’s hard to know what drew me to a novel first or why I chose it, and sometimes that isn’t important anyway. I found the book cover design for Mercy Snow by bestselling author Tiffany Baker interesting but, in this case, it was the publisher’s description that sold me. I grew up in a […]

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A Pleasure And A Calling by Phil Hogan: Thriller Review & Giveaway

A Pleasure And A Calling

I knew A Pleasure And A Calling by English author Phil Hogan was a thriller when I agreed to read it, and possibly a bit creepy based on the publisher’s description. What I didn’t realize was just how unsettlingly diabolical and creepy it would become. By the time I discovered that, I was completely hooked […]

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