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Book Review: LOYALTY by Ingrid Thoft

July 17, 2013 – 9:43 pm | 3 Comments

This originally appeared as a starred review in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission. 
Fina Ludlow is a private investigator for her family’s law firm, but the case she gets assigned in …

Winner of Luanne Rice’s THE LEMON ORCHARD + Tote Bag

July 17, 2013 – 9:32 pm | No Comment

The randomly selected winner was:
Kim Roberts
Congrats! Kim, please use this contact form to let me know where the publisher should send your prizes. Thanks so much for entering, and letting me know what you still …

Review of THE CUCKOO’S CALLING by “Robert Galbraith”

July 14, 2013 – 10:28 pm | 2 Comments

Since the news broke over the weekend that J. K. Rowling published a crime novel this past April called The Cuckoo’s Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, I’ve seen lots of people on social media …

Guest Book Review: FIEND by Peter Stenson

July 11, 2013 – 9:27 pm | 3 Comments

When I received Peter Stenson’s debut novel, Fiend, in the mail, I thought the description sounded twisted good, but I was too scared to read it. It has zombies and is described as ultra violent. 
So I …

Giveaway: Luanne Rice’s THE LEMON ORCHARD Book + Tote Bag

July 8, 2013 – 10:10 pm | 9 Comments

I’m excited to announce this giveaway, thanks to Pamela Dorman Books, of Luanne Rice‘s latest novel, plus a tote bag featuring the cover art. The description from the author’s website:
In the five years since Julia …

Winner of Meg Gardiner’s THE SHADOW TRACER

July 8, 2013 – 10:09 pm | No Comment

The randomly selected winner is:


Congrats! Luanne, please use this contact form to let me know where the publisher should send it.
If you didn’t win this time, I have another giveaway going on you might want …

Nerdy Special List July 2013

July 1, 2013 – 11:00 pm | 2 Comments
fire witness

Happy short week and holiday weekend! While you’re enjoying your days off to celebrate our nation’s birthday, you’ll need good books to read, right?
Here’s what my blogger pals and I recommend among the new releases …

Book Review + Giveaway: THE SHADOW TRACER by Meg Gardiner

June 30, 2013 – 8:13 pm | 17 Comments

The following appeared as a starred review in Shelf Awareness for Readers last week. I’m reposting it here with permission, and adding a giveaway! See rules below the review.
Skip tracer Sarah Keller, the protagonist of …

Book Review: LOST by S. J. Bolton

June 25, 2013 – 7:40 pm | 11 Comments
lost bolton cover

Wait, what? Could this be…a new blog post? Gasp!
In case you were wondering where I disappeared to, I’m still here, just up to my front teeth in deadlines for various projects. I’ve been editing as …

My Favorite Superhero Movies

June 12, 2013 – 8:11 pm | 4 Comments
superman 1978

If you’ve seen the eleventy-four hundred thousand trailers and advertisements out there, you know a new Superman movie is coming out this Friday, the 14th. I’m just excited as any fanboy out there, if not …

Book Review: A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH by Jussi Adler-Olsen

June 9, 2013 – 10:58 pm | 3 Comments
conspiracy of faith cover

This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
Danish detective Carl Mørck and his Syrian assistant Assad are back with their third Department Q case in Jussi Adler-Olsen’s A …

Sixty-Second Book Review with Eric Beetner

June 5, 2013 – 9:08 pm | 3 Comments
eric beetner

I’ve been meaning to put this up for a couple of weeks now, because I think y’all should have a little Eric Beetner in your lives. He’s a gifted writer, funny man, and winner of last …