INTERVIEW WITH MAISEY YATES

Cowboy to the Core and Lone Wolf Cowboy by Maisey Yates are the latest in the “Gold Valley series.”  What these novels have in common, a Yates specialty, is showing how individuals make their own choices and can choose love over being broken. Both books delve into the lives of the Dalton brothers and how their father’s imperfection affected them regarding relationships. Jamie Dodge is the heroine in Cowboy to the Core. She is the only girl in a male dominated life. During delivery, her mother dies leaving Jamie, her brothers, and father to be without a mother and wife. No one ever made her feel that it was her fault but she is guilt ridden....

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE REUNION by GUILLAUME MUSSO Aug09

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE REUNION by GUILLAU...

THE REUNION by Guillaume Musso  “Immensely satisfying.”–Harlan Coben”One of the most sheerly suspenseful novels I’ve read in years.”–A.J. Finn An elite prep school frozen in the snow.Three friends linked by a tragic secret.One girl taken by the night. The French Riviera – 25 years ago One freezing night, as her campus is paralyzed by a snowstorm, 19-year-old Vinca Rockwell, the most beautiful and glamorous girl at her prep school, runs away with her philosophy teacher, with whom she has been conducting a secret affair. She will never be seen again. The French Riviera – present...

INTERVIEW WITH JOSHILYN JACKSON

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson is an entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love. Although the story starts out a bit slowly, after the third chapter it takes off and soars, never descending.  With secrets, lies, betrayals, and the sins of someone’s youth, Jackson pits two women against each other.  It begins when a new neighbor, Angelica Roux, invites herself to a book club. She takes over the book club and shifts the focus to playing a scandalous version of “Never Have I Ever,” a game of spilling secrets after drinking too much. Some think the game is fun, some refuse to play and leave, while...

INTERVIEW WITH JACK CARR

True Believer by Jack Carr begins where the first in the series, The Terminal List, left off. Former Navy SEAL James Reece still has his skills, cunningness, and unfortunately his brain tumor. The question throughout the first half of the book, what is he going to do with his life, while the last half is where the action ratchets up. While sailing across the Atlantic, Reece undergoes an introspection of his life. He reflects on how he is now America’s most wanted domestic terrorist because he sought revenge on those in the US government who cost him everything he loved and cared about: his wife, their daughter, his teammates, and his...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE ESCAPE ROOM by MEGAN GOLDIN Aug02

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE ESCAPE ROOM by MEG...

THE ESCAPE ROOM by Megan Goldin  “One of my favorite books of the year.” —Lee Child “Cancel all your plans and call in sick; once you start reading, you’ll be caught in your own escape room—the only key to freedom is turning the last page!” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) “A sleek, well-crafted ride.” —The New York Times In Megan Goldin’s unforgettable debut, The Escape Room, four young Wall Street rising stars discover the price of ambition when an escape room challenge turns into a lethal game of revenge. Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive. In the lucrative world of finance,...

GOLDIN’S GOLDENS

Sometimes, when I terrify myself writing murder scenes in my dark, creaking house in the middle of the night, I have to give the lab puppy by my side a little pat. I’ve adored labs and their golden retriever cousins since I puppy-raised Jiny, a Golden Retrieve/Labrador cross. Jiny was bred to be a guide dog for the blind. I puppy raised Jiny from the time that she was 8 weeks old. I am still recovering! As anyone who has ever had a Labrador puppy knows, they eat everything. And I do mean everything. I couldn’t leave books lying around the house as Jiny would eat them. Quite literally. I’d leave a book on the sofa or on a...

BOOK REVIEW OF SMOKE SCREEN BY IRIS JOHANSEN

Smoke Screen (Eve Duncan Book 26) Iris Johansen Grand Central Publishing 7/30/19 Smoke Screen by Iris Johansen brings to life a realistic page-turner. Readers will be reminded of the genocide in Rwanda through some of the descriptions in this plot. Women empowerment are always a part of the stories that Johansen writes.  “I like writing strong women.  In this one I had a bunch of them.  They showed the world what they could do.  One quality they all had in common was independence.  They are talented and bad ass.  I think they complement each other and their male counterparts.” The plot begins with Journalist...

BEHIND THE BOOK WITH MARY ANNA EVANS Jul27

BEHIND THE BOOK WITH MARY ANNA EVANS

The How, Where and Why of CATACOMBS: A Faye Longchamp Mystery by Mary Anna Evans Since the publication of Artifacts, the first novel in your series about Faye Longchamp, an archeologist who is also a sleuth, your work has drawn the attention of mystery fans who enjoy a historical theme to go with murder most foul. Has there been one Faye book in particular that elicited the most responses from your readers? MAE: I frequently get emails from people who want to know if a particular person or place that I’ve included in a historical backstory is real. If I had to say which book got the most questions about the backstory, I’d have...