The Push

They scream. They bite. They push. They cry. They throw things. No, I’m not talking about your spouse or your significant other. I’m talking about the bad side of your kids. Have you ever sat there pulling your hair out and thought, “I really am at my wits end with this kid!” Your patience testedContinue reading “The Push”

The Ladies of the Secret Circus

This is a sweeping saga of old family secrets, love and loss, sacrifice, beauty, magic and revenge that blends a family generational mystery with the supernatural which results in a mesmerizing tale of romance and the macabre. And in the center ring. . . a magical, demonic circus from Hell. Our journey to Hell includesContinue reading “The Ladies of the Secret Circus”

This Is How It Always Is

This was a 5 out of 5 stars read for me!   “This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.” Don’t we all? Aren’t we all looking for that fairy tale ending? But thisContinue reading “This Is How It Always Is”

The Breakdown

Cass seems to have it all—a loving husband, a great job (go ahead girl, a plus in this day and age), and good friends. One night in the middle of a rainstorm, she takes a shortcut home through the woods (I am seeing Little Red Riding Hood here) despite her husband’s warnings not to. WhenContinue reading “The Breakdown”

The Stars Are Fire

I must say that one of the best experiences when reading a book is the sensory aspects. The quiet promise in the bookstore. The smell of a new book. The graphic artistry on the cover. The feel of the page as it turns in your hand. This book has AMAZING artistry on the cover andContinue reading “The Stars Are Fire”

The Silent Corner

This Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz, is the start of a new thriller series – featuring Jane Hawk- and is an interesting departure from his typical horror/supernatural genre. This was a 4 out of 5 stars read for me. Jane Hawk is a strong female character, and Koontz outdid himself in her character. Staying trueContinue reading “The Silent Corner”

Before We Were Yours

Avery Foster has grown up in a life of wealth and privilege. Her father is a senator and she is an accomplished attorney. As her father (a well respected Senator) is set to go through chemotherapy, she leaves her job as a U.S. District Attorney to work alongside him while he goes through treatment. WhileContinue reading “Before We Were Yours”

Mormama

I rated this between a 2.5 and 3 stars out of 5. Mormama, by Kit Reed, is a Southern Gothic haunting set in Jacksonville, Florida. This tale starts out with Dale, (who knows what his real name is, as he has just chosen one when he can’t remember his own), a down on his luckContinue reading “Mormama”

Tomorrow’s Friday!

Hey! Have you heard? The weekend’s almost here! Tired from a long, hard week? Are you just ready to say goodbye to this week? Well, fear not! Call everyone you know and tell them it’s almost the weekend! You have almost made it! Just one more day! You can do it! Hang in there!  Then you’llContinue reading “Tomorrow’s Friday!”

American War

  American War by Omar El Akkad is the painful journey that reveals how a curious girl evolves into a pitiless fighter. It is the story of yet another civil war in the United States in the late 21st century that has fractured it once again into North versus South. It is the story of a youngContinue reading “American War”