Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

Untraceable by S. R. Johannes leads readers on a long but thrilling hunt to trap a killer. A tom-boy heroine, woodsy setting, and two cute boys make this wilderness thriller an exciting read. Grace has always been a daddy’s girl. But not the kind that likes to go out shopping using daddy’s credit card…she’s more … Continue reading

Shatter by Elizabeth C. Mock

Shatter, a self-published young adult fantasy novel, starts off slow and never really gets going. The characters, plot, and world have plenty of potential, but a good restructuring and major editing overhaul would have done this book wonders. Faela Durante is on the run from her husband, the father of her infant son, Sammi. She’s racked with … Continue reading

Bone Dressing by Michelle Brooks

Bone Dressng was one of the worst books I’ve tried to read in a long time. It’s basically narrated by the most annoying teen in the world, Sydney Roberdeau. In real life, I’m pretty sure Syd would be be an up-talker. Now, I didn’t finish this book. I got roughly half way through it and … Continue reading

Silver Shark (Kinsmen Series) by Ilona Andrews

A Review of Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews

Blast through the pages of Silver Shark, a sci-fi romance novella by Ilona Andrews. Super short. Super fast. Super sexy. Claire Shannon is a Class A Psycher, which basically means she’s been trained since the age of 14 to kill people with her mind. She’s powerful. For her, killing takes but a thought: “She seared … Continue reading

Variant by Robison Wells

Set in the private school from hell, Variant by Robison Wells has some great plot twists and a killer of a cliffhanger ending, but none of the characters really stick with you after you put the book down. Benson Fisher has moved from foster home to foster home, switching families and changing schools as often … Continue reading

The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking puts a glamourus twist on the earthy troll mythology in her Trylle trilogy (Switched, Torn, Ascend). The interesting world, foxy men, and fast-paced plot will keep you up late as you race to finish this great series. Wendy has never felt like she fit in. Wendy’s mother didn’t think so either, and attacked … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: Worries and The End (Part V)

eBook piracy

While social media, digital books, and self-publishing have opened new doors for writers, a few things do leave them concerned about the future of the publishing industry. Stacey O’Neale love Amazon, since they give the reader more power over what they want to read and when. But sometimes readers abuse that power. “I think their … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: The Power of the Readers and Social Media (part IV)

(Part I, Part II, Part III) There has been a shift in attitudes and power in the publishing industry since the advent of the Kindle and social media. Where once publishers had the power to decide what people should be reading, and what constituted a good book, now readers have the power. “For decades they’ve … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: Part III

interactive ebooks

(Haven’t read Part I or Part II?) The biggest thing the publishing industry needs to do is follow the pattern of integration. If people want to read books on their phones, lap tops, iPad, Kindles, or Nooks, make sure to have a system in place that can pump those formats out. And not just new … Continue reading

Writers Taking on 2011: Part II

Self-Publishing eBooks

(Haven’t Read Part I yet? Click here!) Claire LeGrande, an aspiring author and recent Library Science graduate, also feels that independent publishing is the new way to go. “The rise of the indie/self-publishing movement could very well encourage authors to write more freely, to write what they want to write without having to worry about … Continue reading

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