Sloate, Susan & Finn, Kevin: Forward to Camelot
Book Review / December 2, 2013

DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF FORWARD TO CAMELOT, OUR VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR HAS BEEN EXTENDED. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS EXTENDED TOUR!   Forward to Camelot by Susan Sloate and Kevin Finn   BLURB: WHERE WERE YOU THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SAVED? On the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination comes a new edition of the extraordinary time-travel thriller first published in 2003 with a new Afterword from the authors. On November 22, 1963, just hours after President Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One using JFK’s own Bible. Immediately afterward, the Bible disappeared. It has never been recovered. Today, its value would be beyond price. In the year 2000, actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to return to 1963 for this Bible—while also discovering why her father disappeared in the same city, on the same tragic day. Finding frightening links between them will lead Cady to a far more perilous mission: to somehow prevent the President’s murder, with one unlikely ally: an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald. Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition brings together an unlikely trio: a gallant president, the young patriot who risks his own life to save him, and the woman who…

Clark, Carlyle: The Black Song Inside
Book Review , Book Tour / November 18, 2013

Atticus Wynn and Rosemary Sanchez, newly engaged private investigators, have seen the dark and violent side of life. Nothing, though, has prepared them for an explosive murder investigation that threatens to tear their relationship apart as they struggle to solve a case that could leave them in prison or dead. Atticus’s manipulative ex-girlfriend bursts back into their lives wielding a secret about Rosemary’s family that she exploits to force the couple into investigating the execution-style slaying of her lover. The case thrusts Atticus and Rosemary headlong into the world of human trafficking and drug smuggling, while rendering them pawns in Tijuana Cartel captain Armando Villanueva’s bloody bid to take over the cartel. The Black Song Inside is a vivid crime thriller rife with murder and madness, melded with gallows humor and the heroism of two flawed and compelling protagonists who, if they can save themselves, may learn the nature of redemption and the ability to forgive.   EXCERPT: PROLOGUE  BARTOLO AGUILAR SQUATTED beside a rutted dirt road in the Anza-Borrego Desert, two hours east of San Diego, and savored the emotional and spiritual insanity of the woman who was watching the dying girl spasming in the sand, gurgling and frothing,…

Cresswell, Kim: Lethal Journey
Book Review , Featured Author / November 17, 2013

Synopsis:  A killer lurks in the shadows of Hyde Park, New York . . . waiting. Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York’s most influential crime syndicate. For three decades, Gino Valdina led New York’s Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadership of the family is in turmoil and appalled by the death of one of their own, Gino’s wife, Madelina. Without the support of the family behind him, Valdina will do anything to save himself.  But Lauren soon discovers, things aren’t always as they seem when she’s tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target . . . and anyone she’s ever loved. Review: The cops. The mob. The district attorney. Lethal Journey is an intricate and suspenseful thriller that offers an action packed thrill-ride with stunning revelations and a nail-biting conclusion!   I wasn’t very far into the story when I became so totally engrossed in my reading. I became absolutely riveted and couldn’t put it down! It was a process of…

Parker, Morgan: non Friction
Book Review , Featured Author / November 16, 2013

non Friction Morgan Parker’s first novel, Non Friction, tells the story of a man whose wife just walked out on him. Faced with an empty house and emotional turmoil, he turns to writing a novella, which introduces him to the fast and furious lifestyle of indie literature stardom… and Emma, a woman who comes on a little strong but turns out to be the one sliver of sunshine in his otherwise dark and devastating life. Now that he has enjoyed a bit success and attention, his wife (Jennifer) comes back and suddenly decides that they should pursue marriage counseling. Eager to win her back, the main character agrees to anything and the counselor asks them to create something beautiful for each other. Our main character decides on Our Story, a love story that will not only win his wife back, but can also double as his next novel. Over the course of writing Our Story, the main character realizes that winning Jennifer back might not be the smartest thing for his heart. In fact, he starts to appreciate the true meaning of the word love, which he finds in Emma.   Blurb: After 12 years, 4 months and 1 and…

Cox, Chloe: Lie to Me, Redemption #1
Blog Tour , Book Review / November 12, 2013

LIE TO ME BLOG TOUR November 11 – 22, 2013    Title – LIE TO ME, Redemption #1 Author – Chloe Cox Genre – NA/Adult Contemporary Romance Release Date – November 7, 2013 SYNOPSIS: The man who saved her is also the man who destroyed her… or is he? Seven years ago, I decided I wanted to be a fighter. Marcus Roma showed me how. Six years ago, my parents died in a car accident. Marcus Roma picked me up off the ground and held me until I could stand on my own two feet. Five years ago, I fell in love with him. And then Marcus Roma disappeared. No warning. No explanation. Just gone. Yesterday, he came back. And now I have to decide who’s telling the truth, and who’s lying. Who wants something from me, and who wants… Me. If I guess wrong, I could lose everything. I need to think clearly. But Marcus makes that impossible. Marcus makes me weak. Marcus makes me want, in a way I’ve never felt before. Marcus Roma will make me fall. The only question is—will he be there to catch me this time? **LIE TO ME is a new adult /…

Salter, Aimee L.: Breakable
Blog Tour , Book Review / November 10, 2013

BREAKABLE by Aimee L. Salter Released Monday, November 4th! Breakable, by Aimee L. Salter, is the unique and compelling story of a young woman learning to value herself when no one else does. Oh, and she can talk to her future self…   If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?   When seventeen-year-old Stacy looks in the mirror she can see and talk to her future self. “Older Me” has been Stacy’s secret support through the ongoing battle with their neurotic mother, relentless bullying at school, and dealing with her hopeless love for her best friend, Mark.   Then Stacy discovers Older Me is a liar.   Still reeling from that betrayal, Stacy is targeted again by her most persistent tormentor. Only this time, he’s used her own artwork to humiliate her – and threaten her last chance with Mark.   She’s reached breaking point.   Literally.   “Original. Authentic. Heart-breaking. BREAKABLE has officially become one of my favorites!” -New York Times Bestselling Author, Cora Carmack   “…I wish every single high schooler (and their parents!) could read this book.” – Jen Strand, Reviewer, Fictitious Delicious   Read the opening chapters at Goodreads.   Author Bio and Links:…

Whitney, Mary: Disclosure of the Heart (Beside Your Heart #2)
Book Review , Book Tour / November 6, 2013

  Title:   Disclosure of the Heart (Beside Your Heart #2) Author:  Mary Whitney Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date:  November 5, 2013 Publisher:  OmniFic Publishing Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc. Synopsis Sixteen years is a long time to wait for your true love to reappear, and, anyway, Nicki Johnson couldn’t wait for the impossible to happen. Hard life lessons have taught her that fairy tales are children’s stories, and fate is cruel. Burying her hopes, she’s spent the last sixteen years focused and driven toward her career, and it’s landed her with a job at the White House with a gem of a boyfriend. But when her high school love, Adam Kincaid, walks into the White House as a BBC reporter, Nicki’s world is thrown into turmoil as she relives their past. Adam has come back for her, but has he arrived too late? Add to Goodreads Purchase Link   Review Let me begin by admitting that I have not read the first book in this series, Beside Your Heart, and I regret not doing it before reading Disclosure of the Heart. We all wonder what it would be like if only. . . There is someone in the…

Cresswell, Kim: Reflection
Book Review / November 1, 2013

Title: Reflection Author: Kim Cresswell Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Romance Publisher:  MuseItUp Publishing (January 23, 2013) Blurb: Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story. She found it. Now it may kill her. After Whitney receives a lead pointing to the world’s first cloned human, now a small child, she vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder. When Whitney is nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away. Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago… Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late? Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story. **WARNING: This book contains graphic language, sexual situations, and…

Kaufman, Andrew E.: Darkness & Shadows
Author Interview , Book Review , New Release / October 22, 2013

Title: Darkness & Shadows Author: Andrew E. Kaufman Genre: Psychological Thriller   Review by ~Patricia, Room With Books~   Andrew E. Kaufman, incredible author of the psychological thrillers, has written another blockbuster, Darkness & Shadows. ***** Emotionally damaged by a childhood filled with the abuse and indifference of his mother, Patrick Bannister is further devastated when the only woman he ever loved dies in a fire, as he watches on helplessly.   Plagued by loss and guilt, Patrick hits bottom when he loses his job as a crime reporter for News World, but the reporter in him refuses to quit. The question is…will Patrick survive after a deeper look into his past, his own mind and the murder of his dead girlfriend? ***** The intrigue kept me turning the pages. The suspense kept me from putting Darkness & Shadows down. The fast pace kept me on edge. The trail of evidence kept me guessing right to the end!   A great continuation of Patrick Bannister’s story from The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted or as a stand-alone novel, I promise you won’t be disappointed.    Andrew E. Kaufman provided another well-written novel that will keep his readers crying out for more! SYNOPSIS: The only…

Larsen, Annette K.: Just Ella
Blog Tour , Book Review / October 17, 2013

Tour Schedule Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen Book Summary: A Proper Romance Ariella was only looking for a distraction, something to break up the monotony of palace life. What she found was a young man willing to overlook her title and show her a new and vibrant way of life. But when her growing feelings for Gavin spiral out of control and clash with the expectations of her station, she will discover that the consequences of her curiosity are far more severe than she’d imagined. I watched in helpless horror as two guards hauled Gavin to his feet and dragged him from the room. My voice was frozen, unable to protest as another guard took hold of my arm, leading me upstairs. From the confines of my room, I stared into the darkness beyond my window, hoping to catch one more glimpse of Gavin. He was gone, and I wondered if he would have been better off if he had never met me. REVIEW: FIVE STARS I seldom review a book I so thoroughly enjoy! In an age of open sexuality, paranormalism and dystopia, Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen is a wonderful breath of fresh air. Just Ella,…