RaeAnne Thayne – Woodrose Mountain (Hope’s Crossing #2)

Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Reviewer: Nikki
Publisher: HQN Books (An imprint of Harlequin Enterprises, LLC)
Genre:  M/F Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9780373776375

 

 

If you are a sap like me you may need a couple of tissues.  There are some really tear jerking spots in the book.  Nothing horrifying, I promise.  The book is well written, you get a good feel of the characters.  Well rounded characters I guess you could say.

The plot has three main characters.  Evie, currently a beading jewelry artist.  However, two … Continue reading

Daniel Stashower – The Dime Museum Murders (The Harry Houdini Mysteries #2)

Author: Daniel Stashower
Reviewer: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: M/F  Mystery
ISBN 13: 9780380800568

 

Daniel Stashower is an accomplished author who has written prolifically on the 19th and early 20th century eras. A magician himself, it is perhaps natural that he writes of Harry Houdini, the acclaimed stage magician and escapist of the early 20th century. Houdini is perhaps best known for his promise to his wife Bess that he would if at all possible send her a sign after his demise. Bess was … Continue reading

Rick Mofina – The Burning Edge

Author: Rick Mofina
Reviewer: Mallory
Publisher: Mira Books
Genre: M/F Mystery-Thriller
ISBN 13: 9780778313014

 

A novel by Rick Mofina is a joy to behold, and this one is no exception. Opening like a runaway train, the excitement never stops; and this accomplished, prolific author manages to weave in so many levels that all the characters are fully three-dimensional, realistic, and if not always likable, at least comprehensible. His plotting takes in contemporary society, recent history, and even suspicions of terrorism. Mr. Mofina always manages … Continue reading

Colleen Coover – Home Port

Author: Colleen Coover
Reviewer: Sean
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: N/A

 

I actually enjoyed this short story a lot. It was probably a bit too short for me, but it did give me a satisfying ending. The opening did get me confused when I thought this certain person was a love interest for the main character but wasn’t. As soon as I found out who the secondary character really was, I understood. It was a good military’s coming home version story. I … Continue reading

Jerry W. McKinney – In Extremis

Author: Jerry W. McKinney
Reviewer: Sean
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Horror
ISBN 13: N/A

 

Wow, what an interesting zombie book. It was different from any other zombie stories I’ve read in the past. I’m giving it 3.5 out of 5 because it needed to be longer. Jerry McKinney still finds a way to make me feel spooked while reading it, especially the ending, it was so strange. It left me million questions. Still a good recommendation for zombie fan who wants a short and quick … Continue reading

Lori R. Lopez – Heartbeat

Author: Lori R. Lopez
Reviewer: Sean
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: YA Horror/Humor
ISBN 13: N/A

 

The best zombie story I’ve read so far. I love how the author wrote the main character’s voice. He was fun to read. He is a zombie protector with a group of his friends. Something has happened to his mother’s boyfriend and he was left with two choices: kill zombies or protect his mother. It was a wild and fun read. It was a quick read too. Highly recommended to … Continue reading

Jerry McKinney – Death Bonds

Author: Jerry McKinney
Reviewer: Sean
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Horror
ISBN 13: 2940012273369

 

Well, for a short horror story, this certainly gave me a spook. The author really did it well to make me feel sorry for the characters in the book. It easily got me hooked to the book from the first page to the last page. It still left me many questions because I want to know what really happens in future.  The story tells of a lovely married couple that are tight … Continue reading

Daniel Stashower – The Floating Lady Murder (The Harry Houdini Mysteries #3)


Author
: Daniel Stashower
Reviewer: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre:  M/F Mystery
ISBN 13: 9780380800575

 

Daniel Stashower’s Harry Houdini Mysteries are delightful cozies for readers who enjoy quiet but fast-paced mystery, delectable period detail, and excellent prose from an author who is deeply versed in the historical period he chooses. Mr. Stashower sets actual historic individuals into a setting of his own invention, rendering the locale, events, and persons as realistically as if they themselves stepped forward off the pages of history just … Continue reading

Red Haircrow – The Angel of Berlin

Author: Red Haircrow
Reviewer: Sean
Publisher: Flying With Red Haircrow
Genre: Gay Fiction
ISBN 13: 9781452441665

 

I wanted to like this story but I didn’t. I couldn’t stand the all too frequent exclamation points during the dialogue. Well, it was all Robin who did the talking in the story. It made it more difficult for me to connect to the story when Robin sounded like he was yelling or being hyper. At times I couldn’t tell the difference. It made me lose the sense … Continue reading

Ellie Heller – Ginny’s Capture


Author: Ellie Heller
Reviewer: Sean
Publisher: Noble Romance
Genre: Lesbian Horror/Romance
ISBN 13: 9781605922362

 

Another Lesbian vs. Zombie short story I’ve enjoyed. Dee found out Ginny is in trouble and she wants to save her from the zombies. She has to go back to the University she once swears she wouldn’t ever go back two years ago. Like a common reason, love conquers it all. The opening actually took me a while to figure out what was going on. I wished the author … Continue reading