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  • Halloween Carnival Volume 1 by Robert Mccammon, Kevin Lucia, John Little, Lisa Morton

    Sun, 10 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is an anthology of short stories that focus on Halloween.  They are light horror and read up easily and fast.  Especially in the daytime.  I'd suggest reading them in the daytime...Hydra and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.Here's the list of stories:STRANGE CANDY by Robert McCammon Chocolate bars and sour suckers are trick-or-treat staples, but beware the odd sweet at the bottom of your bag. You never know who it’s from—or what it might do to you. THE RAGE OF ACHILLES by Kevin Lucia Father Ward should Read More
  • Fixing to Die by Miranda James

    Sat, 09 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    The Ducote sisters are visiting an old house where a ghost or ghosts might be hanging around.  Mary and her husband are running a bed and breakfast and strange things are happening.  They get ready and take along their young man and their two pets.  Once they arrive, they do notice some things.Berkley and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.An'gel discovers the French Room she occupies has someone who moves things she puts in place.  Her nightgown goes under her pillow but it was on the foot on Read More
  • Jak Barley Private Inquisitor and the Case of the Annoying Assassins (Jak Barley #5) by Dan Ehl

    Sat, 09 Sep 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Jak is back and he's just as bad as he always was.  Bad puns, interesting curses, and ready to step where other people would not tread.  It's a good thing he has friends.  Without Lorenzo and his witch girlfriend and her mother, he probably wouldn't make it through these odd adventures he jumps into.The author sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can grab a copy now.This one is the best one yet.  It starts a hunt for bank robbers and identifying corrupt CIA (Clandestine Information Authority) agents.  Read More
  • The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

    Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's the dragon killer.  She was burned by one early in her life and now she hunts them down and kills them.  That's her job and she's good at it.  But she's been lied to.  Her goal and drive in life is headed in the wrong direction...Harper Teen and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.Asha believes she is the Iskari, the destroyer and the death bringer.  Her father has marriage in mind for her and has picked her mate.  She feels no love for him.  The only out she's Read More
  • Ghost on the Case by Carolyn Hart

    Thu, 07 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Heaven is a nice place to live but Bailey likes her earth visits, too.  Playing detective can be fun.  She's sent to comfort a sister who is worried about her younger sister.  She never came home the night before and she has been contacted by a kidnapper.Berkley and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.This is a cozy mystery about a very rich man that is murdered.  The sister gets framed by the murderer.  Now Bailey has to find the killer and prove it was not the older sister.  Read More
  • Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy by Laurel Snyder, Emily Hughes

    Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Charlie and Mouse are surprised by a visit from their grandfather.  He's fun to have around and they call him Grumpy.Chronicle Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.This is simple book for young readers.  It's done as a chapter book.  The boys have a great time with Grumpy.  My favorite story is when they get up in the morning and plan to pounce on him in bed when they get downstairs.  Unfortunately, he's already awake and drinking coffee.  But he takes a nap in his chair later...With easy-to-read Read More
  • The Dead Shall be Raised and The Murder of a Quack by George Bellairs, Martin Edwards

    Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    These are two old tales featuring Detective Inspector Littlejohn.  It begins with the discovery of a body that was buried twenty years ago...Poisoned Pen Press and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).   It will be published October 3rd.Two men had a fight in the bar and were removed from the premises by the owner.  They found one shot dead the next day.  The other never came around again.  They assumed he'd left the area, maybe joined the war effort, or just moved on.  When the body is identified as his, that theory goes up in Read More
  • Middle Bear by Susanna Isern, Manon Gauthier

    Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Do you have a middle child?  How about one that's middlin' good at everything?Kids Can Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.He's not the oldest, he's not the youngest, he's the middle bear.  He's not sure he likes that.  After all, he's nothing special.  But when his parents need the children's help, he finds out that being the size he is has an advantage.  Being in the middle can be good!The text is repetitive and the illustrations are sparse which makes the story stand out more.  What size is Read More
  • A Conspiracy in Belgravia (Lady Sherlock #2) by Sherry Thomas

    Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Charlotte gets a very interesting case.  The wife of the man she loves comes to her office and states that a man she first loved, who was illegitimate and poor, had been coming to a certain spot in the city once a year so they could see each other again.  They didn't talk.  It could stop at any time.  But when it stopped with no word from him on why, the lady thinks he might be ill or dead and she wants to find out.  The interesting thing is that his name is the name of Charlotte's half-brother...Berkley sent me Read More
  • The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall, Pascal Campion

    Tue, 05 Sep 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    When her brother comes home with a runt the pig farmer was going to let die, Josie adopts it.  She loves the little pink porker and while she's been told she's responsible for Hamlet her family does help her a bit.  But she keeps growing...HarperCollins and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.Josie's family is big and there's nowhere in the house to hide out and be alone.  They start with a home in the stairwell.  The larger the pig gets, the harder it is to keep her Read More
  • Snowspelled: Volume I of The Harwood Spellbook by Stephanie Burgis

    Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's lost her magic (and almost killed herself in the process) and she cancelled her wedding.  She's been hiding out, almost in mourning, for months.  But a big celebration is coming up and she needs to attend with the rest of her family.  She just didn't know how dangerous it would be to go...The author shared this story with me as an early reader (thank you).  It is being published today.I love this author's work.  It doesn't matter what she picks for a theme, she writes a good story, makes you laugh here and there and keeps your attention.  This Read More
  • Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford

    Sun, 03 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Milo is home for the Christmas holidays and he wishes his ghost friend was around.  It's too quiet and a bit boring without her.  They do have a guest but he's an artist and not much company for Milo.  Soon Milo will long for the quiet days he had...Clarion Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.A caroling group comes to visit and sings Christmas songs to them.  They're a bit odd and scared Milo the last visit they made but he's handling it fine this year.  Even Read More
  • How to Catch a Dino Thief by Will Dare, Mariano Epelbaum

    Sun, 03 Sep 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Have you ever wanted to ride a dinosaur?  If so, this book is for you.  Even if you NEVER wanted to ride one, this is a very fun story to read!Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.Josh has his own dinosaur ride named Charge.  He's sleeping one night when a lot of noise wakes him up.  It's a twister coming in and he races out to find the animals and get them away from the barn.  He finds his mom and dad hanging onto the Read More
  • On the Free by Coert Voorhees

    Sat, 02 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Santi only agreed to go on this hiking-camping trip to get out of Juvie early.  He ran with a guy that left him holding the bag when he crashed the car they'd stolen.  He'd rather be back to nature instead of being in his holding tank.  The others all had problems, too.  Together they were going to share their experiences and talk about what they learned from them and how to change.  At least, that was the plan.Carolrhoda Lab and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 1st.What no Read More
  • The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

    Sat, 02 Sep 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Skye likes the woods.  They smell good, offer shade and protection against the wind and rain, and they have pretty flowers and mushrooms in them.  They have something else hidden in them, too...Central Avenue Publishing and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 1st.Skye and her sister occupy the family home.  Mom has moved to Portland to be near her boyfriend.  Skye is a barista and an artist and is hoping to get her artwork on display somewhere beyond the cafe she works in.  No one has mentioned the goblins in Read More
  • An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

    Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    She has an agreement with the fae folk.  She will paint them portraits and trade them for favors.  Things like hens laying eggs daily, fire wood always cut, piled, and ready to burn, things like that.  But when she hears the Prince of the Faeries is coming to get one done, she's fearful.  Faeries can't lie but they can shadow the truth.  They're also very devious and can figure out how to turn requests for favors into something awful.  She'll have to be very careful around him...Margaret K. McElderry Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book Read More
  • Just Another Viscount in Love (Season's Original #3.5) by Vivienne Lorret

    Thu, 31 Aug 2017 03:00:00 Permalink
    She's been shamed out of society many times now due to her father's bad reputation.  He's a conman and a thief and his name is not honored by anyone.  Too bad that's her last name, too.  Her aunt takes her out to the country to be able to travel in peace and get away from scorn.  She certainly didn't intend to have her meet the Viscount of a certain estate while she was cooling her feet in the pond on his property, but she's not unhappy about it...Goddess Fish Blog Tours and the author allowed me to read this book Read More
  • Embers of Destruction by J. Scott Savage

    Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is the third and final book in the Mysteries of Cove series.  After seeing what happened in Seattle, a group of six young explorers are flying their mechanical dragons to San Francisco with hopes of finding Kallista's missing father and any other Seattleites that might have survived.  What they find is beyond their worst nightmares...Shadow Mountain Publishing and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 26th.  That gives you time to read the first two books in the series if you haven't already.They are trying to kill the dragons that Read More
  • The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti

    Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    She's different from the other students.  She has almost white hair, wears a Goth look in black clothing, and she really doesn't fit in anywhere.  She tries, half-heartedly, but she gets rejected by everyone she thought was kind.  It's no wonder things worked out like they did.  No one understood her...Atria Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 26th.Her family has fallen apart.  Her mother left, then her father left, her brother uses drugs and is abusive, so she stays in the old paper mill.  She has an affinity Read More
  • 99 Red Balloons by Elisabeth Carpenter

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Grace was coming home from school with her friends.  They stopped at the sweet shop for a treat.  Grace went in and came out but she never made it back home...Avon Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 26th.The tale of the present missing girl is very similar to another case that happened twenty-five years ago.  Another family lost a little girl who was kidnapped.  While it seems impossible, these two cases are related to each other.There's no end of trauma and heartbreak involved in this case.  Read More
  • Blood and Stars: Legend of Rhyme Series Volume 1 Book 5 by Jaime Lee Mann

    Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Ariana awakens at home but she finds her twin missing.  She really wants to find him but the queen of their land is in a coma and may not recover.  She's next in line for queen, so she has to stay home and out of trouble.  At least that was how it was supposed to work out...Blue Moon Publishers and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 12th.This series is all fantasy.  There are sprites, fairies, mermaids, octopuses, and more mixed in the magical people's world.  One mermaid is trying to Read More
  • Sugar Pine Trail by RaeAnne Thayne

    Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Julia is the local librarian.  She's living in the family home now.  Both her parents are dead.  Her life is steady, quiet and almost boring.  She decides she should change that.  But she never envisioned a renter that would shake up her life and two boys who would change her life...HQN and Edelweiss let me read a copy of this book for review (thank you).   It will be published September 26th.When her friend suggests she rent out the upstairs apartment, she thinks that would be a good idea.  She could use the money to pay off her new furnace.  What Read More
  • The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd

    Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Her father has been called back to war.  Her brothers are still going to school in England and will have to do their service time, too.  She's sixteen but has been running the household and working with her father.  She even has had some good ideas for plantation improvements.  He puts her in charge of his three plantations in South Carolina and heads off on the next boat.  She has challenges ahead of her.Blackstone Publishing and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 26th.This is a fictional story based Read More
  • Miss Seeton Quilts the Village (Miss Seeton #23) by Hamilton Crane, Heron Carvic

    Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Miss Seeton returns from vacation to find the policemen have been looking for her.  They need her help again...Farrago sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published September 7th.I love Miss Seeton.  She's not your typical detective but somehow she sees more than what is shown.  She instinctively picks up on the nuances:  Things felt but not seen.  And doing that has helped the Oracle solve several cases.  His current case seems almost like he's being set up to fail, so he hopes she can help him escape that trap.  For Read More
  • Invictus by Ryan Graudin

    Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    His whole life's goal was to become a certified time traveler.  He's excelled at everything.  He just has his final exam to ace to achieve it.  But someone has sabotaged his sim and he fails.  He can't fail but he did.  Now he has no hope of being a legal time traveler.  But he gets a note about a second chance...Little, Brown Books for Young Readers sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published September 26th.His second chance is to become a time traveler in the black market trade. You travel Read More
  • The Alchemical Detective by Kirsten Weiss

    Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    Riga has lost her magic powers so she's staying at Lake Tahoe and is trying to find them again.  She's not having any luck.  When she starts reading about another form of magic, the cops show up at her door.  Somehow she's become a murder suspect...The author shared a free copy of her book with me for a review (thank you).  It has been published and you can pick up a copy now.It seems there is a killer in the midst of Tahoe.  If that wasn't enough to keep Riga busy (they are killing everyone who has magic talents and Read More
  • The Long Trail by Onias Bondo

    Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    Buffalo is on the trail of the man who killed his wife.  He loved her, she was pregnant with his baby, and he still grieves for her.  When he checks with the sheriff in the next town he comes into, he finds out the man he's searching for robbed the bank there.  The sheriff suggests he become his new deputy because they killed his other two deputies.  He's going after the same man, why not work together?  Buffalo declines.  But before he can get out of the office, a fiery Mexican gal comes in yells at the sheriff.  He invites Read More
  • H.A.L.F.: ORIGINS (H.A.L.F. #3) by Natalie Wright

    Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    What would you do if aliens came to earth and spread a virus across the land?  The politicians decide to lie and call it a terrorist attack.  Not that that's better but at least it won't cause world panic.  However, it's time for the world to panic.  Life as we know may be over if someone doesn't stop them...The author shared a copy of this book with me for review (thank you).  It is being published today.  If you haven't read the others in this series, you should.  It will explain some references in the story.Everyone is still on the Read More
  • The Devil's Triangle (A Brit in the FBI #4) by Catherine Coulter, J.T. Ellison

    Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:30:00 Permalink
    FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine are in a new position now.  They are good partners and they head the Covert Eyes division.  They're discrete, stay under cover, and take care of difficult situations.  They do what it takes to stop criminals in their tracks.  When they get a call from a thief they've met before, they get permission to help.  She's the best thief around and she has stolen an important artifact from a place that was totally secure.  Her customers take the artifact and then try to kill her...Gallery Books sent me a copy of this Read More
  • Thornhill by Pam Smy

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 Permalink
    This is a different story.  It has a ghost from the past and a little girl who's almost a ghost in the present.  The author does a great job of drawing you into the story.  The illustrations are done in black and white and they make you feel ghostly.  It's an abandoned house next door that abuts the garden below that draws Ella in...Roaring Book Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 29th.Ella can see Mary and she wants to make friends with her.  Mary is shy and Read More
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