Sea Rose Lane : A Hope Harbor Novel by Irene Hannon (review)


searoselane_hannon_revellAbout the Book (from the publisher’s website):

Two people starting over . . . in a town known for second chances

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to Hope Harbor–only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed and breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he’s constantly distracted by noise, chaos–and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect who’s invaded the house with her motley crew. As for BJ, her client’s son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn’t high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces for to help Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

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Annabel Lee: A Coffey & Hill Novel by Mike Nappa (review)

annabellee_nappa_revellFourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden.
The secret’s name is Annabel Lee.

She doesn’t know why her enigmatic uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He’s left her with a few German words, a barely controlled guard dog, and a single command: “Don’t open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me.”

Miles away in Atlanta, private investigator Trudi Coffey is visited by a mysterious older man calling himself Dr. Smith. He’s been trailing a man for a decade–a man she met through her ex-partner Samuel Hill–and the trail has led him to her office. The last thing Trudi wants to do is to contact Samuel. But it will take both of them to unravel this mystery–before it’s too late. (from the publisher’s website) Continue reading

Storm Siren by Mary Weber (review)





A slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, but her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth. Meaning, she shouldn’t exist. At her fifteenth sell Nym’s storm-summoning killing curse is revealed. She is purchased by a court advisor and given a choice: become a weapon to win the war or be killed. (from the publisher’s website)

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The Intimidating TBR Tag

I was tagged to do the “Intimidating TBR” tag by Shruti of This Is Lit (go here to see her responses to this tag, then check out her other posts!).  My TBR is huge if you include all of the books on my virtual TBR shelves, and it is overwhelming to consider all of them.  I’ve started mentally categorizing them as “must read,” “want to read,” and “read someday.”

To make completing this tag easier, I’ve  based these answers on books physically on my shelves or, in one case, on my e-reader: Continue reading

A Peculiar Tote Giveaway – #5PeculiarYears Celebration

missp_paperback_72_1It’s been 5 years since Quirk Books first published Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This story wrapped around odd and sometimes creepy vintage photographs has become quite a sensation, with a movie now about to be released.

As part of their celebration, Quirk provided a tote for this giveaway!  See below for how to enter and for a link to their fan art and fan-made photo giveaway.


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The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter (review)


About the book: Dr. Kate has it all-a radio talk show, a nationally-syndicated column, and a publisher who is paying for a lavish wedding to coincide with the release of her first book, Finding Mr. Right-For-You. But when her fiance jilts her the morning of the wedding, her life begins to crash around her. Who, after all, would want a relationship book by a counselor who can’t even hold her own engagement together?

When Lucas Wright realizes what has happened, he offers to marry Kate and save her public image. Kate’s heart-and her pride-have been deeply wounded. Are Lucas’s handsome smile and utter devotion enough to convince her that her marriage is more than she had ever expected?

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix (review)

mybestfriendsexorcism_hendrix_quirkAbout the book:

Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act . . . different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

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