Review: I SPIDER by Anthony Lance

“…think Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ meets ‘The Birds’ with flashes of humor.” I have a rather compulsive habit of downloading books to my e-reader, so it was no surprise when I SPIDER joined the masses on my kindle after I read a few excerpts (Hanging on to sanity by a thread, Take care, there’s a caretaker, Caught yellow…

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Review: A Dog’s Purpose

A couple of weeks ago I went into my local Barnes & Noble and walked past the giant table full of best-sellers. My intent was to pick up a few things in the technology section, but a light blue book with a sweet-faced, large black dog (lab?) on the front cover caught my eye. I…

Review: STIRRING UP TROUBLE by Julie Alexander

“… a delightfully witchy YA romance…” Did you ever wonder why witches are ugly, green and have warts?  Well…  It’s not their wickedness showing through.  It’s their punishment from Zeus for using their powers for self-serving purposes. Which leaves nerdy 15-year-old Zoe Miller, who is a witchwiz at STIRRING UP TROUBLE trying to resolve more than…

Review: “Drawn In Blood” by N.P. Statham

I tend to stay away from police related mystery novels. I read them like chocolate before I became an officer/detective but now they leave me frustrated. Drawn in Blood did just the opposite. This book was a pleasure to read and I wasn’t screaming, “No, they don’t do it that way.” Instead I asked the…

Review: “Beat The Reaper” by Josh Bazell

Want something a bit unusual? Something funny and unexpected? I’m not interested in supposedly funny books about “life in the suburbs,” or books about “aren’t we all really just stupid,” or particularly those about “aren’t we all just awkward” or something “existential-ly humorous.” What about the nuttiness of the people who work in hospitals? What…

Review: “Storm Surge” by Tamara Ward

For a compelling environmental mystery and a spunky heroine in the best tradition of women’s fiction, look no farther than Tamara Ward’s debut novel – Storm Surge.   Jonie Waters is the prodigal daughter forced to return to her home town of Wilmington, North Carolina after more than a decade away.  Wearing her independence on…