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  • The Dragon Hunters by James Russell

    Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When Coco, the dog, is let outside to go play, the two boys see a dragon snap him up.  When they tell their mother, she says, "Oh, sure."  Then it's time for them to go to bed...Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 1st.Flynn and Paddy get up early the next morning, pack themselves a lunch and head out to find the dragon.  Their mother assumes they are going after the dog.  She has that half right.You can access a live map and use an app to see Read More
  • The Bounty Hunters (The Bounty Hunter Series Book 1) by Martyn C Marais

    Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    He was only planning a short visit to town until he found out there were two men there that had wanted posters on them.  When he was checking out the town, he finds a man he knows in the bar.  He's another bounty hunter.  But he's not after the men he is.  So who is he here for?Pioneering Press sent a copy of this ebook to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.You don't last as a bounty hunter if you're not smart and or if you're slow with your gun.  Read More
  • Murder at the Fortune Teller's Table by Janet Finsilver

    Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Kelly manages the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast.  She loves her job and the town she lives in and she participates in all their events.  When a woman asks her to help her find and contact some people she knew in the past, she agrees.  The Silver Sentinels are always looking for something to do.  What she didn't know was that it would lead to murder...Kensington Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.They find the couple Summer was looking for.  She writes to them and no one Read More
  • As Dark As My Fur by Clea Simon

    Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She found Blackie almost drowned and brought him back home to nurse him to wellness.  Her mentor had just died and she was lonely, a cat would help.  What she doesn't know is that the soul of her mentor is in the black cat...Severn House Publishers and Net Galley allowed me to read this story for review (thank you).  It will be published April 1st.When she gets a notice she will be evicted for nonpayment of rent, she's desperate and desolated.  How can she pay that when she has no money?  When an old man asks for her aid, she Read More
  • Wild Animals of the South by Dieter Braun

    Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    This is a magnificently illustrated book that shouts out animal pride and wonder.  The illustrations alone are worth the price of book.Flying Eye Books sent me a copy of this to read for review (thank you).  It is being published today.This is an oversized picture book that offers large graphics of all the animals in the southern hemisphere with facts about the majority of them.  It's a great way to visit other countries and admire their animals.I'm quite impressed with this book.  I had not heard of Dieter Braun prior to this and I have been missing out.  Why not Read More
  • In This Grave Hour (Maisie Dobbs #13) by Jacqueline Winspear

    Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Maisie Dobbs is back again and this time she's on a murder case.  A woman double agent she knows and has worked with before asks her to investigate a death that police are blowing off.  War has just been declared and the police have a lot to do.  They aren't investigating the case but they aren't closing it either.  They're just ignoring it...Harper sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.Maisie is good at getting information out of people and based on how the man was murdered, she doesn't Read More
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

    Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Tea knew there was something different about her when she refused to let her brother go after his death.  They were burying him and she lost control and raised him from the dead.  After that, she was taken away from her family and she's trained to be an asha.  It's just as well.  No one wanted to be around her or her dark magic.  Her brother comes with her.  They tell her he's her familiar.Sourcebooks Fire and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 7th.This was a fascinating tale Read More
  • Journey by Stephen H. Foreman

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    He's a Mexican that has been raised by the Comanches.  He lives alone, hunts and leads a quiet life.  When he finds a woman in bad condition who is having a baby, he assists her.  She dies before the baby is born.  What's he going to do with a newborn?Skyhorse Publishing and Edelweiss gave the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 28th.It takes a bit for the pieces to fall into place here.  You meet a young boy in London who is good at being a thief.  When he gets in trouble, Read More
  • Camp So-and-So by McCoy, Mary

    Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Twenty-five campers, five cabins.  Not all of them will come back alive...CarolRhoda Lab and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1st.This is an odd story.  It has an unusual plot.  The students are picked after they have been looked over to see that they would be a good fit for the camp.  They think they are coming to learn about the theater and how to present themselves.  What they don't know is that as soon as they arrive, they become part of the act.  There are stage hands, Read More
  • The Painted Gun by Bradley Spinelli

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    He needs some work.  What he chose to do after being fired as a journalist paid good for a while but then the internet took off and anyone with a computer could look up information that he used to get through connections.  Now his debts were past due and he takes on a case he's not sure he wants to because he needs the money.  He'll be sorry...Akashic Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published March 7th.He knew the guy that referred the case to him but they weren't Read More
  • When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner, David Catrow (Illustrations)

    Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    This book introduces God to your child.  It's an easy way to let them know they are not alone in the world.  Besides you, there is someone else who watches over them.Waterbrook sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published the 28th of February.To show the beauty of the book, visit this trailer. I like the fact that they point out how we are all unique and each have our own talents.  This little girl is very good at artistic endeavors and the illustrations show the lovely colors and her creations.  Read More
  • A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    He was adopted by the King but the advisors don't recognize him as a prince.  They treat him as a puppet and won't give him anything to do or any responsibility.  He hates that so he decides he'll go on a quest to win a wish.  He needs a partner, though.St. Martin's Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 28th.Wishes are tricky things.  You have to be careful how you ask and just what exactly you ask for.  As he and the imprisoned princess who would be Queen Read More
  • The Executioner Weeps by Frédéric Dard

    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    He felt like she threw herself in front of his car.  He was driving back to his room late at night and she jumped in front of him just like a deer would.  He couldn't stop.  When he turns her over, he finds that she is still alive...Pushkin Vertigo and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 28th.He takes her back to the place he's staying and they get a doctor for her.  The doctor says she wasn't hurt badly and should be fine but she can't remember anything.  She Read More
  • Miss Ellicott's School for the Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    It's a school to teach them magic but they are also taught deportment.  They learn to be submissive, hold their tongues, and do what they are told.  Well, most do.  Chantel is not one of them...Katherine Tegan Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 21st.I like all of Ms. Blackwood's books.  She writes a good story with plenty of challenges for her characters and they're fun to read.  This one was also very enjoyable and a great read.Chantel does well with the magic lessons but doesn't always curtsy and sit Read More
  • Lady Mechanika V.1 Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse by Joe Benitez

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    She has mechanical limbs but doesn't know why.  When she finally finds someone like her, she gets captured.  Even when she escapes, she still doesn't know where the other mechanical came from.  But she has an idea.Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this graphic book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.The artwork in this series is lovely.  She may have red eyes and strange looking hands and legs but glasses or contacts hide the eyes and gloves and clothing and shoes cover the rest.  She looks good Read More
  • Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure (Fablehaven #6) by Brandon Mull

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    The dragons are tired of being contained in their sanctuaries and want to roam the world again.  Dragons are not kind to humans or animals.  There's a reason they are confined in a safe place.  But there's a revolt growing...Shadow Mountain Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.This is high adventure with lots of excitement and escapades.  You have dragons, wizards, a dragon slayer and a shadow catcher and even a griffin, and that gives you all the ingredients of a great tale.Kendra and Seth were looking forward to Read More
  • The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    The men are off to war so the church choir is shutting down.  The women protest but the choir leader tells them they need the men's voices to make it sound good.  Then another woman offers to teach them to sing and says that she will lead the choir.  Sounds simple, doesn't it?  But you don't know the Chilbury women...I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.  It has been published and you can find a copy now.We learn the story of these women through letters, diaries, and journals.  Secret thoughts are shared in them.  Every woman Read More
  • A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    When no one comes to Gillian's father's funeral, she begins to realize something is wrong.  When she tries to find out what, no one will tell her anything.  Finally another cop alludes to the fact that he was accused of wrong doing, from thievery to prostitution.  She's sure he wouldn't do that.  Her mama died long ago but her father was a good cop and a good man.  Wasn't he?Howard Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 21st.One of Gillian's first duties is to visit the house Read More
  • Cruel Winter: A County Cork Mystery by Sheila Connolly

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Maura was from Boston.  When the locals start warning her about the snow storm coming, she's not real concerned. After all they had snow all the time at home.  But home in Boston her house wasn't on top of a steep hill.  She decides to get a few supplies in and then wait to see what happens.  She sure never expected what would actually happen...Crooked Lane Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.  Maura and her work crew are all on duty.  Billy, an old man who had a Read More
  • Argyle Fox by Marie Letourneau

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Argyle Fox wants to play outside but his mother warns him it's a windy day.  He takes his cards out anyway, makes a card tower, and watches the wind carry away his cards.Tanglewood Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.Argyle tries three or four more games outside, but the wind ruins all of them.  He comes in disgruntled but his mother tells him to use his head and figure out how to play with the wind.This is a sweet children's picture book.  It surprised me to see Read More
  • For Whom the Bread Rolls: A Pancake House Mystery by Sarah Fox

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    The pancake house is doing well.  Now if she could just get Ida to leave her alone, she'd be happy.  Ida blames her for her nephew being in jail.  So she spray paints her shop and calls and calls and calls with no message, not even saying a thing.  When Marley checks on the call and finds it's Ida's number, she decides to go see her and ask her to stop.  She doubts it will do any good but she has to do something.  She finds Ida in the shed in back.  She's dead and the murder weapon is a Read More
  • Murder on Location by Cathy Pegau

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Charlotte is a journalist in Alaska.  She's independent, determined and stubborn.  It makes interesting articles in the paper but in this story it almost kills her...Kensington Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 28th.There's a film crew in town that is going to shoot scenes in the Alaska wilds for their movie.  Her boss has a broken foot, so she gets assigned to go along with them and post articles about the coming film, the stars, and anything other that might be noteworthy.  She didn't expect to find Read More
  • Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    I never wanted to be a princess but after reading this book I know for sure that's true.  She has nice friends and magical powers and a will to do good but she has to make some awful sacrifices on the way.  I think I'd draw line at kissing frogs...Scholastic Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 28th. Anya just wishes people would leave her alone so she could read in the library.  (I can relate.)  Her step-step-father is evil.  He intends to get rid of both her and her Read More
  • Murder on the Serpentine by Anne Perry

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Charlotte and Thomas Pitt are back and this is their toughest case yet.  Thomas is in a new position and reports directly to the queen.  He can't tell Charlotte about his cases anymore.  She's discrete but it's forbidden.  That causes a bit of conflict at home because Charlotte wants to help.  She sees him struggle and she worries about the danger he's in.  This case may make or break him...Ballantine Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 21st.The queen has lost a dear friend to her.  She Read More
  • Draw or Die by Alan David

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Dane dropped into town on his way to visit Frank McSween.  He visits the bar and asks for directions.  Instead of directions, six cowboys face him and tell him to draw or die.  They are from the other ranch, Reed's, and they are feuding with the McSweens.  They think he's a hired gunman.  The only thing that keeps him alive is the fact that the hired gunman is in the saloon, too.  Between them, they down the cowboys.  And now Dane is involved in a range war...Pioneering Press sent me a copy of this book to read and review (thank Read More
  • Where the Lost Girls Go: A Laura Mori Mystery by R.J. Noonan

    Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    She's a new cop and she responds to the accident call with her older cop mentor.  It's a nasty accident.  The car has gone off the road, hit a tree and caught on fire.  By the time they get the body out, it's burnt and not much left.  When they realize the car belongs to the famous author on the hill, they go to visit them and see what they can find out.  They're hoping the burned body is not his daughter's...Crooked Lane Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It is being Read More
  • The Devil's Country by Harry Hunsicker

    Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    He just got off the bus because the town's name was interesting and he thought he'd snoop around for a bit and then catch one the next day.  Drinking a beer at the local bar shouldn't cause any trouble.  But it did...Thomas and Mercer and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 11th.This is a tale of a man who had nothing to lose.  He's traveling because his whole family was murdered by dirty cops.  It was his father-in-law's fault but it was his fault, too.  He didn't intend to Read More
  • Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay

    Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Right before her mother leaves for a week at a conference, Zoey makes a fantastic discovery!  When she looks at picture her mother has on her desk, she sees her mom with a strange looking frog.  Her mom's secret:  She helps injured magical animals get well...Innovation Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.Her mother shows her the area in their barn she has for the animal hospital.  She tells her she gets her ideas for cures by reading books about animals in our world that are Read More
  • Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks

    Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Star and Nene are orphans.  Nene has healing skills and uses her talents to keep them alive.  Star crushes the leaves and makes the pastes that Nene uses.  They are on their way to a new town to get more supplies and help more people.  However, their trip is cut short by a storm and they have to go with the caravan to an alternate location.  That's just the beginning of their troubles.Talos and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 7th. This story is set in a dystopian future.  Read More
  • Fight or Die by Christopher Kenworthy

    Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    He's carrying Army dispatches and trying to avoid the Indians.  The Apaches didn't like anybody and he didn't want to one of their victims.  When he stops in town for food and some rest, he meets some of the members of a wagon train.  They are planning to travel the same route he did.  He warns them about the Indians and asks them to wait for his return.  Then he will guide them on the trail and help them avoid the Indians.Pioneering Press let me read a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and Read More
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