When I was looking for novels to review for Black History Month, I saw the publisher’s notes about The Healing by Jonathan Odell and it sounded like a perfect choice. Maybe because this novel is based on oral histories of the period, it wasn’t until I finished The Healing that I learned Jonathan Odell is white (see the quote below). I feel this story really needed to be told. I believe sometimes the most unlikely stories come to the very people who are meant to tell…Continue
Anne Rice became famous for her gothic novels featuring New Orleans vampires that readers fell in love with. For many of us, she took vampires to a whole level; one that had us craving more. Then she pulled back from the gothic world for while. I was thrilled to find she’s returned with her newest novel, The Wolf Gift. As usual, she’s taken classic paranormal beings and made them live for us in a whole new way. Read the rest of my review at…Continue
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You know by now that I’m a sucker for a beautiful book cover and this one was no exception. There’s just so much potential in that gorgeous sky. When I read the publisher’s description for Rust by award-winning author Julie Mars, it touched something in me and knew I wanted to read Rust whether I reviewed it or not. Although I could have reviewed it closer to its release date, I knew it would be the perfect novel to share with you for…Continue
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When I read the publisher’s short description for Accidents of Providence by Stacia M. Brown, I knew I had to get my hands on an advance readers’ copy. This historical novel sounded perfect for a review around Valentine’s Day. It’s a historical novel that combines romance with a bit of mystery, politics and 17th century British courtroom drama.
Stacia M. Brown’s idea for Accidents of Providence came to her while…Continue
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This is another book cover that intrigued me. My family is very musical, which is probably one of the reasons I was drawn to it. I really knew nothing else about A Good American by Alex George when I received an advance readers’ copy from the publisher. As I read the inside cover blurb, I realized I had other connections to this novel’s subject matter through my ex-husband’s family. That made this a much more personal read for me.
In A Good…Continue
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A.S. Byatt is an English author who is internationally renowned for her novels, poems, and short stories. She has won too many awards to mention; however, the one that stands out for me is the Booker prize for her novel Possession. I’ve always been interested in how myths shape and reflect our lives, so when I saw the publisher’s blurb for her new novel, Ragnarok: The End of the Gods, I had to give it a try.
Do you like fantasy? All…Continue
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