24 February 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Guest Post by GVR Corcillo, Author of She Likes It Rough

How did you come up with your book’s title? The first title for my novel She Likes It Rough was Between a Rock and a Hard Place, but as I wrote, the book became less and less about a dilemma. Then the title became Into the Wild, but I learned that a very different book […]

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13 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Tessa Ditner, Author of Charlie and the Latex Factory

How on earth did you decide to write about London’s fetish scene? Are you mad? This book started as my Masters dissertation. I wanted to write about controversial British artists, like Damien Hirst (pickled sharks and diamond skulls), when my tutor set us some homework. We had to interview someone in an unusual place. I […]

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06 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Gayle Trent, Author of Claus of Death: A Myrtle Crumb Mystery (Myrtle Crumb Mystery Series)

What is a typical writing day like for you? I generally write while my children are at school. I try to get in a chapter a day. When you’re writing, who’s in control, you or the characters? I try to be, but it seems they’re always doing something I hadn’t anticipated! I think when you […]

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01 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities (Quirky Essays for Quirky People) by Barbara Venkataraman

The author sent me this book for review and while browsing for something light after a major surgery, I picked this one. Short stories are absolutely wonderful when you’re on medications that affect your ability to focus because you don’t have to try to remember the entire story to get the gist of that “chapter”. […]

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25 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

New Coastal Times by Donna Callea

Was this a humor book or a dark post-apocalyptic novel? That’s what I was left wondering when I finished this book. And then I realized that it was… both. There’s a lot of destruction in this book, the usual level you’re used to getting when reading a good book about a dark and dreary future, […]

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01 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Living Backwards by Tracy Sweeney

Who wants to redo their high school years? Anyone? Anyone? Yeah, okay. Me either. But this book takes the main character right back there, via a bump on the head. Welcome to high school, folks. Hang on tight! This is one of those genres that’s hard to pin down, it’s a bit of chick lit […]

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29 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Tea Party Fairy Tales by James Finn Garner

This was a bookclub book that someone chose. I have a very weird sense of humor and I thought this work of satire was just about as genius as it gets. Yes, it’s a little ridiculous. Yes, it goes over the top at times – but that’s kind of the point, right? The most interesting […]

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06 March 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Made for TV by Kate Rosin

I can totally suspend belief. When the author sent me this book, it was right up my alley, women’s fiction, a little quirky – and hey, 80s stuff! That’s all me, baby! It even starts out really well and I can forgive the work stuff (which was a little over-the-top). But the back story was… […]

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03 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Flying Double by Brent Purvis

A friend of mine mentioned to me that her husband wrote a book – which sent me searching for it. I did tell her that if I read it, I would review it and wouldn’t be nice just because I knew them. *laughing* So, I bought it… and finished it in just a few days. […]

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14 December 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Doing Max Vinyl (Annie Ogden Mystery) by Frederick Lee Brooke

The author sent me this book about 18 months ago for review and it kind of fell off of my radar until recently when I was looking for a good quirky mystery. Something different to shake it up. This book fit the bill completely. The author does a great job of not only developing the […]

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