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This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers and is reprinted here with permission.
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Guest Book Review: FIEND by Peter Stenson

July 11, 2013 – 9:27 pm | 3 Comments
Guest Book Review: FIEND by Peter Stenson

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

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 |
Winner of Meg Gardiner’s THE SHADOW TRACER

The randomly selected winner is:

Luanne

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
Nerdy Special List July 2013

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
Book Review + Giveaway: THE SHADOW TRACER by Meg Gardiner

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
Book Review: LOST by S. J. Bolton

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
My Favorite Superhero Movies

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

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
Sixty-Second Book Review with 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 …

Nerdy Special List June 2013

June 2, 2013 – 9:41 pm | 3 Comments
Nerdy Special List June 2013

Summer will begin officially later this month, so maybe that’s why there’s a truckload of good June releases (several this week alone!). Overwhelmed by choices and don’t know what to read first? Perhaps my blogger friends …

Book Review: ANGEL BABY by Richard Lange

May 30, 2013 – 11:34 pm | One Comment
Book Review: ANGEL BABY by Richard Lange

This review originally appeared in Shelf Awareness for Readers, and is reprinted here with permission.
Richard Lange’s Angel Baby starts with Luz literally busting out of the hellish life she has in Mexico with her abusive …

Favorite TV Theme Songs Ever

May 23, 2013 – 10:50 pm | 40 Comments
Favorite TV Theme Songs Ever

Yesterday, I heard that actor Steve Forrest had passed away on May 18 at the age of 87. Even though he appeared in many TV series, to me he’s best remembered for the mid-seventies show S.W.A.T., …

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