This week’s #fbf review is a 2-for-1 to showcase one of my favorite authors, Beverly Jenkins, whom I discovered through her Bring on the Blessings series, about an all black town in Kansas and the lives of its inhabitants. I have a thing for historical fiction, especially historical romance. What I love about Jenkins is … Continue reading #fbf In More Ways than One
In which 80 Books Blog discusses and debates hot topics in publishing. This week, we talk bloggers, reviews, and the strained relationship with authors. “Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.” –Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire … Continue reading Should Authors Take Bad Reviews Seriously?
When Eve Elliot is murdered, Melody Pieterson can’t ignore the startling similarities between Eve’s death and her own attack six years previous when she was left for dead, and someone she trusted was convicted of the crime. Melody has been living a pale imitation of the life she used to have, but the new investigation … Continue reading REVIEW: The Life I Left Behind, by Colette McBeth
(May 20th 2014 by Little, Brown and Company) Let’s just start by saying this book is very inconspicuous. It’s received mixed reviews on Goodreads, has an ominous cover, and a pretty strange synopsis: four simultaneous plane crashes happen around the world and there are three child survivors. I can promise, however, this book is … Continue reading The Backlist: The Three by Sarah Lotz
As you’ll see below, I received this book from Penguin’s First to Read program, having forgotten that I already had a ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from BookExpo. Took the pressure off reading it in the time period Penguin allows before the digital copy disappears from my numerous devices. It was also a great reminder that … Continue reading #fbf To Not Remembering That Part of the Old Testament…