Showing posts from September, 2014

What's Left Behind Review

What's Left Behind by Lorrie Thomson
Publication date: August 26, 2014 by Kensington Books
Source: Author/publisher for an honest review
Description: When the person you’ve built your whole life around is gone, what do you do? It’s not the first time Abby Stone has faced the question. At eighteen, she envisioned a future with her childhood sweetheart, Charlie, only to have him go off to school and leave a pregnant Abby behind. But that pales beside a second loss, when her eighteen-year-old son, Luke, falls to his death from his third-floor dorm.
Abby throws herself into running her thriving B&B on the coast of Maine. With the help of Rob, a local landscape architect, she plans a backyard labyrinth as a memorial to Luke—a place to find peace and solace. Even as Charlie begins hanging around again, looking for a chance to do right by her, Abby resolves to look forward, not back. And then Luke’s girlfriend arrives on Abby’s doorstep—pregnant, as alone as Abby once was—bri…

Treasure Coast Excerpt

Treasure Coast by Tom Kakonis Publication date: September, 2014 by Brash Books
Treasure Coast is one of the first releases from the new publishing company, Brash Books.      Bestselling authors Lee Goldbergand Joel Goldmancreated Brash to publish “the best crime novels in existence.”

Description: Treasure Coast is the wild new thriller from Tom Kakonis, the acclaimed author of Criss Cross and Michigan Roll.

A compulsive gambler goes to his sister's funeral on Florida's Treasure Coast and gets saddled with her loser-son, who is deep in debt to a vicious loan shark who sends a pair of sociopathic thugs to collect on the loan. But things go horribly awry...and soon the gambler finds himself in the center of an outrageous kidnapping plot involving a conman selling mail-order tombstones, a psychic who channels the dead and the erotically super-charged wife of a wealthy businessman. As if that wasn't bad enough, a killer hurricane is looming...

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Feature & Follow Friday #1 (Starting over)

Feature & Follow Friday -- I haven't done one of these in so long I may have forgotten how. Just kidding. This is the fun blog hop hosted byParajunkee & Allison Can Read and each one features a different blog. Be sure to check out their blogs and follow them.
Here are the rules:

(Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}(Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers: Perusing Bookshelves and Worn Out Pages.Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts. (Links can be found at Parujunkee & Alison Can Read above.)Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followedFollow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as…

Color Song Book Blast and Giveaway


Publication Date: September 16, 2014  Skyscape (Amazon Children’s Publishing)  Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover Genre: YA Historical

By the author of the acclaimed Passion Blue, a Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2012 and “a rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion,” comes a fascinating companion novel. Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed – or cursed – with a spirit’s gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors she creates in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilità. It’s here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness, and rekindled her passion to become a painter – an impossible dream for any woman in 15th century Italy. But when a dying Humilità bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession – the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue – Giulia realizes she’s in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color for themselves. Faced with the prospect…