Posts Categorized: Book Spotlight

May 20
Spotlight: Dee DeTarsio’s All My Restless Life to Live

Spotlight: Dee DeTarsio’s All My Restless Life to Live

Any soap opera fans? If you’re one, you need to put Dee DeTarsio’s book on your TBR list! Title: All My Restless Life to Live Author: Dee DeTarsio Genre: Women’s Fiction Publication Date: June 04, 2013 Synopsis: Life is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who writes for one. (Ellen dropped the “n” in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her recently deceased dad’s computer and gets way more than she bargained for. Elle unravels mysterious communications from his computer, while her mom decides to give Internet dating a try. As Elle tries to save her career at I’d Rather Be Loved with a storyline featuring a trip through Atlantis, she takes a trip to the Emmys, and… Read more »

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May 08
Spotlight: Allison Aushby’s The Heiresses + Giveaway

Spotlight: Allison Aushby’s The Heiresses + Giveaway

Title: The Heiresses Author: Allison Rushby Genre: New Adult Historical Publication Date: May 07, 2013 Publisher: St Martin’s Press Synopsis: In Allison Rushby’s Heiresses, three triplets–estranged since birth–are thrust together in glittering 1926 London to fight for their inheritance, only to learn they can’t trust anyone–least of all each other. When three teenage girls, Thalia, Erato and Clio, are summoned to the excitement of fast-paced London–a frivolous, heady city full of bright young things–by Hestia, an aunt they never knew they had, they are shocked to learn they are triplets and the rightful heiresses to their deceased mother’s fortune. All they need to do is find a way to claim the fortune from their greedy half-brother, Charles. But with the odds stacked against them, coming together as sisters may be… Read more »

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Apr 29
Spotlight:Gretchen Archer’s Double Whammy

Spotlight:Gretchen Archer’s Double Whammy

If you’re a mystery fan, be sure to check out Gretchen Archer’s Double Whammy. It sounds like a great read! Title: Double Whammy Author: Gretchen Archer Genre: Mystery Publication Date: May 14, 2013 Publisher: Henery Press Synopsis: Davis Way thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she lands a job as the fifth wheel on an elite security team at the fabulous Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But once there, she runs straight into her ex-ex husband, a rigged slot machine, her evil twin, and a trail of dead bodies. Davis learns the truth and it does not set her free—in fact, it lands her in the pokey. Buried under a mistaken identity, unable to seek help from her family, her hot streak runs cold until her landlord Bradley… Read more »

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Apr 17
Spotlight: Kendel Lynn’s Board Stiff

Spotlight: Kendel Lynn’s Board Stiff

Title: Board Stiff Author: Kendel Lynn Genre: Mystery Publication Date: April 30, 2013 Publisher: Henery Press Synopsis: As director of the Ballantyne Foundation on Sea Pine Island, SC, Elliott Lisbon scratches her detective itch by performing discreet inquiries for Foundation donors. Usually nothing more serious than retrieving a pilfered Pomeranian. Until Jane Hatting, Ballantyne board chair, is accused of murder. The Ballantyne’s reputation tanks, Jane’s headed to a jail cell, and Elliott’s sexy ex is the new lieutenant in town. Armed with moxie and her Mini Coop, Elliott uncovers a trail of blackmail schemes, gambling debts, illicit affairs, and investment scams. But the deeper she digs to clear Jane’s name, the guiltier Jane looks. The closer she gets to the truth, the more treacherous her investigation becomes: a brutal attack… Read more »

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Apr 11
Spotlight: Mike Romeling’s The Tale of the Taconic Mountains

Spotlight: Mike Romeling’s The Tale of the Taconic Mountains

Title: The Tale of the Taconic Mountains Author: Mike Romeling Genre: Suspense / Occult Synopsis: Everyone had an agenda and it just seemed like coincidence—and of little consequence—that they happened to end up in the small town of Cedar Falls nestled at the base of Bakers Mountain, deep in the ancient Taconic Mountain range. Completely involved, even obsessed, with their own pursuits, it was hardly surprising the visitors would be unaware of older agendas both within the dying town and up in the forests and ridges of the mountain looming above. There was the discontented novelist fleeing his job and his family, hoping to regain his mojo with a young girlfriend and a new book; a mother in search of her long-estranged daughter, but finding first an unlikely romance with… Read more »

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Apr 08
Spotlight: Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return

Spotlight: Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return

Attention: Time travel fans! This book sounds like it will be a great adventure! Title: The River of No Return Author: Bee Ridgway Genre: Historical Fiction / Time Travel (Science Fiction) Publication Date: April 23, 2013 Publisher: Dutton Adult Synopsis: “You are now a member of the Guild. There is no return.” Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott, soldier and aristocrat, wakes up in a hospital bed in modern London. The Guild, an entity that controls time travel, showers him with life’s advantages. But Nick yearns for home and for one brown-eyed girl, lost now down the centuries. Then the Guild asks him to break its own rule. It needs Nick to go back to 1815 to fight the Guild’s enemies… Read more »

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Mar 28
Spotlight: Tanya J Peterson’s Leave of Absence

Spotlight: Tanya J Peterson’s Leave of Absence

Title: Leave of Absence Author: Tanya J. Peterson Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: April 01, 2013 Publisher: Inkwater Press Synopsis: “Each substance of a grief has twenty shadows.” — William Shakespeare Hollywood has stereotyped the schizophrenic. Prepare for your perceptions to be shattered. Penelope Baker grapples with schizophrenia. She has suffered losses, and her grief has deep and numerous shadows. Oliver Graham, utterly bereft, wrestles with guilt. He has suffered losses, and his grief has deep and numerous shadows. Leave of Absence unveils the complexity—and the humanity—underlying psychological struggles. When Oliver Graham’s suicide attempt fails, he is admitted to Airhaven Behavioral Health Center. Unable to cope with the traumatic loss of his beloved wife and son, he finds a single thread of attachment to life in Penelope, a fellow patient… Read more »

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Mar 27
Spotlight: The Ashford Affair

Spotlight: The Ashford Affair

Any historical fiction fans? I really like Lauren Willig’s writing and am looking forward to reading this one! Title: The Ashford Affair Author: Lauren Willig Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: April 09, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Synopsis: As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she’s been working towards—but now she’s not sure it’s enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement and, suddenly single at thirty-four, she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother Addie’s ninety-ninth birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret, leading Clemmie on a journey into the past that could change everything. . . . What follows is a… Read more »

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Mar 12
Spotlight: The Photo Traveler

Spotlight: The Photo Traveler

Title: The Photo Traveler Author: Arthur J. Gonzalez Genre: YA / Science Fiction Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Gavin Hillstone is resigned to being miserable for the rest of his life. Left alone in the world after his parents died in a fire when he was four, he was placed in foster care, which for him meant ending up in an abusive home with an alcoholic adoptive father. Gavin’s only escape is in taking and creating images. His camera is his refuge from the unending torture and isolation of daily life in his “family.” Until he learns by accident that he isn’t alone in the world after all. His father’s parents are still alive and living in Washington DC. When he takes the plunge and travels 3,000 miles to find his grandparents, he… Read more »

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Feb 18
Spotlight: Melissa R Smith’s Sanguine Series

Spotlight: Melissa R Smith’s Sanguine Series

I’m happy to introduce to you all to the Sanguine world created by Melissa R Smith! I’ve had a lot of fun reading this series and I hope you it will interest you. Six Hours to Sunrise After being told by her unconventional preacher father that she has to marry a man she’s never met, Madeline Stevens checks herself into a hotel room, determined to end her suffering. Little did she know, a glance at an ad in the hotel’s phone book would lead her to a mysterious man named Reece and the beginning of six hours she would never forget. There is one problem. Reece Summerall is no ordinary man. A Sanguine who’s existed for over a hundred years, he never thought it was possible to find a companion… Read more »

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