Interview with Tam May, Author of ‘Gnarled Bones and Other Stories’

Gnarled Bones and Other Stories is a collection of five short stories where strange and spooky events affect people’s lives in ways they could not have anticipated. A newly divorced woman goes back to school to begin a new chapter of her life only to find herself circling back to where she started. A mailroom secretary and her friends spend a day at the circus where childhood nostalgia mingles brutal fear. A lonely woman ventures Read More …

#BookReview: THE FIFTH PETAL by Brunonia Barry

Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of THE LACE READER with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder. When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, Read More …

Psychological Thriller Spotlight: MY ABIGAIL by David Kummer

Abigail had a secret She was different… but I loved her. But after it ended, there were no words to describe her. No way to make sense of it all. Something so sweet, so loving, so gentle… in the end, it was all terrible. In this gripping, psychological thriller, Caleb meets the girl of his dreams. Abigail is pretty, funny, and she cares about him like nobody ever has. But underneath her appearance is a Read More …

#BookReview – RISE: How A House Built A Family by Cara Brookins

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the Read More …

#BookReview – YOU’RE SAYING IT WRONG by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras

For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse. With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready anecdotes. Entries reveal how to pronounce boatswain like an old salt on the deck of a ship, trompe l’oeil like Read More …

Spotlight on THE EMPTY ROOM by Sarah J. Clemens

Genre: Mystery / Romance Date Published: July 23, 2016 Rain soaked and dreary, it was a 1901 abandoned Victorian that Dean and Elizabeth hoped would fulfill their dreams, even if the town of Eastbrook, Maine was trapped under a blanket of fog. The first neighbor they meet in town dashes those dreams when he raises a bizarre question: what happened to the last person who lived in their house? Under mounting pressure from the residents Read More …

#BookReview – THE NOWHERE MAN: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz

Spoken about only in whispers, the Nowhere Man can only be reached by the truly desperate, he can —He will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man. Taken from a group home at twelve, Evan was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets—i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and Read More …

Spotlight and Excerpt: THE DRAGON IN THE GARDEN by Erika Gardner

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Date Published: Eformats 2/19/16, Print 10/21/16 Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing There is magic beneath the mundane and in The Dragon in the Garden, Siobhan Orsini witnesses it all. No lie can fool her, no glamour or illusion can cloud her Sight. She sees through them all and wishes she could close her eyes. Returning to face her past, Siobhan inherits her grandparents’ house in California’s wine country. She encounters a talking dragon, a Read More …

#BookReview: THE GIRL BEFORE by J.P. Delaney

In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception. Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. EMMA Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Read More …

Spotlight on FINAL MEND by Angela Smith – Excerpt and Giveaway!

Genre: Romantic Suspense Date Published: June 23, 2014 Publisher: Crimson Romance A recovering alcoholic, Jake Inman has found a new, healthier addiction: training for his successful triathlon career. But when his manager is murdered and beloved goddaughter kidnapped, another obsession takes hold: doing whatever it takes to find Brandon’s killer and keep Amy safe. Jake turns to a private investigator for help in solving the case, and though he finds temptation in her whiskey-colored eyes, Read More …