Book Blast: Santa Barbara Suspense

What She Gave Away Revenge is anything but sweet in this twisty thriller about two women with very different lives locked in the same deadly game. Imagining the best way to destroy a person’s happiness is Crystal Love’s favorite game. Devious and unpolished, the plus-sized loan analyst couldn’t be more out of place in her... Continue Reading →

A-to-Z Authors of International Women’s Day

With today being International Women's Day, and my focus being on fiction that is female-led, fronted, dominant, or authored, it seems like today is an excellent day to pay tribute to the women of my shelves. These are authors who have inspired, intrigued, excited, entertained, educated, and challenged me over the years. Some are old... Continue Reading →

Best of 2019 and the Year in Review

This was a year of significant change for me. I took a break from blogging back in the Spring/Summer to deal with some family illnesses, career changes, and other 'life' events that demanded my focus, and I honestly wondered if I was simply just done. Fortunately, reading from my shelves, without the pressure of release... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

The Grace of Kings is, in a word, stunning. Normally I try to avoid making comparisons with my reviews, but here it's fitting. Ken Liu's debut possesses all the epic grandeur, intelligence, and dignity of a Guy Gavriel Kay novel, accented by the complexities, intricacies, and smirking humor of Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen. It's a huge,... Continue Reading →

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