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Comment by Mk - on July 1, 2014 at 10:15am

The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs: Sonoma Wine Country Secrets

Looking for a fun romantic read this summer? Check out our review of The Beekeeper’s Ball by bestselling author Susan Wiggs at It takes place in Sonoma County!

Comment by Lori on January 19, 2014 at 4:44pm

Stop by Psychotic State Book Reviews to read my review of Caitlin Rother's "I'll Take Care of You", an account of a cold case in Orange County, California that was solved after 15 years, as well as an interview with Ms. Rother. 

Comment by david stuart ryan on November 1, 2013 at 2:09pm

Announcing the publication of what will come to be seen as the definitive portrayal of the amazing year that was 1967, ‘the summer of love’

Free ebook in exchange for a review.

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 '1967' plots the course of a momentous year.

The year when pop turned into progressive rock and masterpieces from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones provided the soundtrack to what were revolutionary times. The novel by David Stuart Ryan, author of the bestselling 'John Lennon's Secret’, describes the events as they happen month by month, through the non-stop kaleidoscope of the life of Paul Dane, an advertising copywriter, and his circle of friends. If you thought the world of ‘Mad Men’ was strange, the adventures in this volume will only confirm all your wildest suspicions. You live out the exhilarating, unpredictable but always totally engaging events, music and experimentation that stamped themselves on a year, and produced the legendary 'summer of love'.

There has probably never been a time when the women were so willing, the mood music so congenial, the artificial aids to expanded consciousness so freely available. You start to realize as you progress through the heady months of 1967 that everything is evolving at a fantastic speed, a whole year's evolution appears to take place in a month, or less, as the young suddenly and inexplicably begin to seek out their dreams and fantasies, aided and abetted by some of the best music every produced, the tracks that have become an intimate part of our lives and which continue to haunt and fascinate in equal measure.

'1967' takes you behind the scenes to give you an understanding of just what it was like to experience this tsunami of change, of hope and ultimately of changes with profound revolutionary implications that are even today working themselves out as the old ways are rejected, as a counter-revolution runs out of steam and the visions that beguiled a whole generation move into the mainstream.

And yes there is a lot of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. This is 1967. It is more 50 shades of psychedelic colour than the grey of a postwar world. What a trip you are about to embark upon.

Comment by Lori on October 29, 2013 at 3:58pm

Please drop by Psychotic State Book Reviews to read about and discuss Victorian mourning etiquette and mentality with guest blogger, author Stephanie Carroll!

Comment by Stacey Donaldson on August 6, 2013 at 12:59pm
Comment by Frugal Plus Jill on May 23, 2013 at 12:18pm


Newest Read - Status Quo by Mark Rosendorf #Sci-Fi #Giveaway!

It’s a conspiracy that leaves these lost souls stranded in a strange galaxy with a damaged ship surrounded by threats both human and alien. Even if this group worked together and managed to survive, could they – would they – return to the uncaring world that sent them to space to die? With the alternative looking exceedingly grim, the journey of Status Quo seems doomed. Or is it?

Enter to #Win a Copy Here! Ends 6/6/13

Comment by Frugal Plus Jill on May 15, 2013 at 1:58pm

Comment by Rachel Marks on April 19, 2013 at 2:54pm

I am organziing a release day blitz on April 22nd for The Hypothesis of Giants Book One: The Assumption.  If you are interested in participating please fill out this form.

Book Description:

For the past fifteen years no one questioned the Sacred Hour in the town of Candlewick. Until one night a mysterious conch shell sounds throughout the Sacred Hour, only to be heard by two young teenagers. Aurora Alvarez is a misfit amongst her peers, desperately trying to fit in but failing to live up to the expectations of her parents and society.

She unexpectedly discovers she is fated to ally herself with none other than rebellious Boreas Stockington, who allegedly escaped from the impenetrable Candlewick Prison. These two young teenagers must embark on a perilous adventure where they need to help Otus, a thirty-foot giant, prevent a cataclysmic event from occurring—the Geometric Storm.

The journey will take them far from the safety of Wishbone Avenue and into the depths of the unknown and the secrets of the past. However, nothing could prepare these unlikely heroes for facing their own inner demons and the realization that Aurora and Boreas are on this quest together, whether they want to be or not.

Comment by Valerie Estelle Frankel on March 24, 2013 at 2:49pm

An Unexpected Parody: The Unauthorized Spoof of The Hobbit Movie—free this week!

From now through March 31, this new parody ebook will be available absolutely free in the format of your choice at  Reviews are highly appreciated. There’s also a paperback giveaway at


Return to the film with mayhem, mirth, and magic missiles—or at least, crumpled newspaper missiles. Torn Teepeeshield, the Hot Prince of the Dwarves, puts aside his developing stardom in dwarf cabaret to quest to the Lame Old Mountain and destroy the dragon Erpolushun, or in the common tongue, Smog. It's up to Bumble Baglunch to save the day with his knowledge of pop culture. Together with Bobbin, Noggin, Rover, Clover, Sloppy, Ploppy, Frappe, Hottie, Spottie, Quaff, Sloth, and Ezekiel the dwarves, they journey across Renfair Earth to revive their franchise. Destiny may be a word writers use to pave over plotholes, but Bumble is determined to triumph nonetheless and play as good a game of goblin golf as his ancestors. for more info.

Comment by Stacey Donaldson on March 23, 2013 at 8:28pm

When I connect with a book on an emotional level, that's when I know that it's good. When I have to close it up just so that I can contemplate the characters thoughts and ideas and how they relate to mine, that's when you know it's more than good. The Unfinished Life of Elizabeth D. is more than good! Read my full review here:


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