REVIEW by @Fidget78 : Shock Wave by John Sandford

The superstore chain PyeMart has its sights set on a Minnesota river town, but two very angry groups want to stop it: local merchants, fearing for their businesses, and environmentalists, predicting ecological disaster. The protests don’t seem to be slowing the project, though, until someone decides to take matters into his own hands. The first …

Review by @Fidget78 : 18 Seconds by George D. Shuman

Sherry Moore, a beautiful, blind psychic, has the extraordinary ability to ‘see’ the last eighteen seconds of a murder victim’s life by touching the corpse. She uses her gift to help others solve mysteries only she can tap into. Serial killer Earl Sykes never got caught for his vicious murders. Instead, it was a deadly …

REVIEW by @BunnyBethA : Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb

  Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating The Icove Agenda, a film based on one of her famous cases. It’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_ : Catch of a Lifetime by LuAnn McLane (@WriterLu)

Desperately missing baseball, retired superstar Ty (Triple Threat) McKenna jumps at the chance to coach the Cricket Creek Cougars. After years on the road he’s charmed by small town life and wants to settle down. He sets his sights on Chicago transplant chef Jessica Robinson owner of the upscale Wine and Diner.  But Jessica remembers …

REVIEW by @BunnyBethA : Old Loves Die Hard by Lauren Carr

Old Loves Die Hard…and in the worst places. In Old Loves Die Hard, Lauren Carr continues the rags-to-riches story of Mac Faraday, an underpaid homicide detective who inherits two-hundred-and-seventy million dollars and an estate on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, from his birth mother on the day his divorce becomes final. Mac is settling nicely into …

REVIEW by @Fidget78: The Job Offer by Edmond Barrett

Situation vacant: Operative Required, post includes full training, international travel and slight to moderate chance of death. No allergies to animals preferred.  Jennifer Graham has a dead-end job, a grotty apartment and a boyfriend who was last seen skipping town with every cent she owned. An ordinary life, until the night a tall dark stranger …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_ : The Quick and the Thread by Amanda Lee

When Marcy Singer opens an embroidery specialty shop in quaint Tallulah Falls, Oregon, she throws a soiree and a Stitch-In. Soon, Marcy’s sign- up sheet for embroidery classes fills up and everyone in town seems willing to raise a glass-or a needle-to support the newly-opened Seven Year Stitch.  Then Marcy finds the shop’s previous tenant …

REVIEW by @GinnyLurcock: World Burns Through by Vicki Keire (@vickikeire)

Chloe Burke has nightmares of a world burned to ash and the strange boy who saves them both.  Underneath the dreams lurks a deeply buried reality; Chloe and a handful of others are survivors of a decade old apocalypse that burned their home world to the ground.  Now their ancient enemies hunt them again. To keep their adopted world …

REVIEW by @GinnyLurcock: Black Winged Tuesday by Alicia Ryan (@ryanalicia)

Unlucky in life, twice as unlucky in the after-life? When Tuesday dies and becomes a guardian angel, he’s sure his luck has turned. Little does he know he’ll have to face were-beavers, old sweethearts, archangels, and even Lucifer himself. Nevertheless, Tuesday’s death may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_ : I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I’ve lost it. The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day. Do not hyperventilate Poppy. Stay positive!!  Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She …

REVIEW by @BunnyBethA: The Eden Prophecy by Graham Brown

The wisdom of faith. The power of science. The evil of man. In the U.N. building in New York City, a U.S. Ambassador contracts an unknown virus after opening a threatening letter. In a slum near Paris, a rogue geneticist is found dead, tortured and defiled. His last message, a desperate plea for help, was …

REVIEW by @Fidget78: The WitchLight Trilogy by Debora Geary

I’ve done the review on the first three books in A Modern Witch by Ms Geary and now am reading the the WitchLight Trilogy which (no pun intended) focuses on the journey of two witches and their mentors.  I’ve read the first two of the spin off and am actually finding myself a bit more …

REVIEW: Frostbite (Vampire Academy Book 2) by Richelle Mead (@RichelleMead)

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose… It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if handto- hand …

INTERVIEW by @kendrybird: Emily White, Author of Elemental

Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn’t mean she should. But she wants to. For ten years, since she was a small child, Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she’s escaped, she needs answers. Elemental, Emily White’s taut YA sci-fi thriller debut (Spencer Hill Press, May 2012) confronts …

REVIEW: Silas Robb: Of Saints and Sinners by Erik Lynd (@ErikLynd)

“I am a demon summoned from hell and she is a Saint returned from the outskirts of heaven. We work for the Holy Roman Inquisition and are humanity’s greatest and perhaps only hope for survival as we approach the coming apocalypse. Our primary job is protecting humans from supernatural entities that grow stronger by the …

REVIEW by @_Shoe-Girl_ : The Doorknob Society by MJ Fletcher

Chloe Masters’s world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob.    Illusions are part of Chloe’s everyday life, her father being a renowned magician, but how do you make sense of traveling through dimensions with the touch of a doorknob? There’s much for her to learn at the Paladin Academy, …

GUEST POST: The Doorknob Society and a Brain Tumor by MJ Fletcher

“It’s a brain tumor.” You might be wondering what that sentence has to do with creating the Doorknob Society, everything really. The idea for DS came about a few years ago when I was annoyed with the choices I had for my daughter regarding female characters in books. I wanted her to have someone she …

REVIEW by @GinnyLurcock: The Last Night by Nico Rosso (@Nico_Rosso)

After a chain of earthquakes ravaged the globe, long-dormant viruses were released into the air, turning many humans into creatures with an appetite for human ashes. Erica and a group of survivors are barricaded in a half-destroyed hotel, and every day brings them closer to being devoured by the seemingly unstoppable ashers. Even though Erica …

REVIEW by @Fidget78: Private by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

The police can’t help you Former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. It is where you go when you need maximum force and maximum discretion. The secrets of the most influential men and women on the planet come to Jack daily–and his staff of investigators …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_ : A Town Called Valentine by Emily Cane

Welcome to Valentine Valley–where broken hearts come home to mend, and true love may lie just across the range . . .   Emily Murphy never thought she’d return to her mom’s rustic hometown in the Colorado Mountains. But after her marriage in San Francisco falls apart, leaving her penniless and heartsick, she returns to …

REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: Ascension by Caris Roane (@CarisRoane)

Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. Born with supernatural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals  a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on mighty wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist—even as he tells her: “I have come for …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_: Lover's Leap by Emily March (@EmilyMarchBooks)

Twenty years ago the town bad boy, Cam Murphy, left Eternity Springs in handcuffs, riding in the back of a sheriff’s van . . . and breaking young Sarah Reese’s heart. The defiant teenager vowed never to return.   In Australia, Cam makes a new beginning. He builds a successful business and suffers few regrets …

REVIEW by @BunnyBethA: Buried Prey by John Sandford

A house demolition provides an unpleasant surprise for Minneapolis-the bodies of two girls, wrapped in plastic. It looks like they’ve been there a long time. Lucas Davenport knows exactly how long. In 1985, Davenport was a young cop with a reputation for recklessness, and the girls’ disappearance was a big deal. His bosses ultimately declared …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_: Last Chance Beauty Queen by Hope Ramsay (

Dear Reader,  Gracious me, my beautiful daughter Rocky sure could use my help. I always knew she wasn’t much interested in the local boys – but who’d have thought she’d come home with English royalty?  Trouble is, Hugh wants to buy some of our folks’ land. We don’t want to sell, but Rocky’s job depends …

REVIEW: Outside The Lines by Amy Hatvany (@AmyHatvany)

When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life.   Twenty years later, Eden runs a successful catering company and dreams of opening a restaurant. Since childhood, she has heard from her …

REVIEW by @Fidget78: Warrior's Rise by LJ DeLeon (@LJ_DeLeon)

For Fae-human half-breed Deva Morgan life as she knows it changes on her thirtieth birthday. One moment she’s a barkeep, the next she is a warrior fated to save Earth from the Dark Lord and his demon horde. Shunned by both her races, she faces a danger-filled quest with few allies. Too bad her powers …

REVIEW by @GinnyLurcock: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (@LadyHawkins)

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on …

REVIEW by @GinnyLurock: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (@LadyHawkins)

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father�an elusive European warlock�only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who …

EREADER REVIEW: The Kindle Fire (@AmazonKindle)

Well, I’ve been talking about it for, like, forever and I finally did it.  I bought myself a Kindle Fire!  I know, I know.  It’s about damn time.  I feel the same way.  I was having a very hard time justifying the need for a tablet.  I have my Kindle 3rd Generation (with the keyboard), …

FANFICTION REVIEW: Put Me First by AlphaEN (@AlphaEN)

Put Me First is written by one of my favorite FanFic authors (and now a good friend) AlphaEN.  She’s got a great site on WordPress called ‘There’s More To It Than Just Blood, Sex and Vampires…’  Check it out, follow and read!  The site is dedicated to fanfic and already has an unbelievable following.  Put …

REVIEW: Torment (Fallen #2) by Lauren Kate (@LaurenKateBooks)

Hell on earth. That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, …

REVIEW by @GinnyLurcock: Legend by Marie Lu (@Marie_Lu)

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is …

REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: The Demon's Apprentice by Ben Reeder

When 15 year old Chance Fortunato, suddenly finds himself living with his long lost mother and new found little sister Deirdre, it’s like living in a dream he doesn’t want to wake up from. What is all-too-real to him is the 8 years he’s just spent enslaved to the demon Count his father traded him …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_: Coming Home by Mariah Stewart

In the wake of his wife’s murder, agent Grady Shields turned his back on the FBI—and everything else—to retreat into the vast solitude of Montana, grieve for his lost love, and forget the world. But after years in seclusion, his sister’s wedding draws him to St. Dennis, a peaceful town on the Chesapeake Bay. Though …

REVIEW: Serpent’s Storm by Amber Benson (@Amber_Benson)

Calliope just wants to make it big in the Big Apple like any other working girl. But Callie is also Death’s Daughter, no matter how much she tries to stay out of the family business. And now her older sister has made a deal with the Devil himself to engage in a hostile takeover of …

REVIEW by @BunnyBethA: Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden’s faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the territory when you’re the only professional wizard in the Chicago area phone book.   But in all Harry’s years of supernatural sleuthing, he’s never faced anything like this: the spirit world’s gone postal. All over …

REVIEW by @Fidget78: Shades of Desire by L.M. Pruitt (@lmpruitt)

All I wanted was a little peace and quiet. Instead, I’ve got dead Covenant members and a steady stream of letters from the new guy in town. His beverage of choice? A 2002 Merlot, with a shot or two of powerful virgin blood. On top of that, I’m breaking in a new police liaison, failing …

REVIEW by @UrbanFantasyRev: First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones (@Darynda)

Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_: Switched by Amanda Hocking (@amanda_hocking)

When Wendy Everly was just six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her.  Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.  She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel–all because of Finn Holmes.   Finn is a …

REVIEW by @GinnyLurcock: In A Strange City by Laura Lippman

As a P.I., Tess Monaghan has done some unusual things. But nothing tops this latest request from a very strange man. On January 19th, Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, he wants her to stake out the writer’s grave to catch the anonymous visitor who leaves three red roses and brandy in tribute each year. Though no …

REVIEW by @Fidget78: Hidden by Kelley Armstrong (@KelleyArmstrong)

Hiking through the snow, holiday baking and playing board games by the fire–what’s not to love about an old-fashioned family Christmas? Werewolves Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers want to give their four-year-old twins, Kate and Logan, something their parents never had: a nice, normal holiday. No Pack responsibilities, no homicidal half-demons or power-hungry sorcerers to …

REVIEW by @_Shoe_Girl_: Driftwood Cottage by Sherryl Woods

Single mom Heather Donovan’s dreams of home and family are tantalizingly within reach when she settles in Chesapeake Shores. The welcoming arms of the boisterous, loving O’Brien clan embrace her and her son. But accepting their support seems to further alienate her son’s father, Connor O’Brien. His parents’ divorce and his career as a high-powered …