Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review for Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon

Don't Turn Around
Genre: YA Thriller

Getting inside the minds of teenage hackers—what more can you ask for? 

Believable characters and a plot that keeps you on your toes, this YA novel is not just for young adults.

Author Michelle Gagnon did a great job at weaving in lots of suspense in her YA debut thriller. 

The dual POV (point of view) was icing on the cake and the very end summed it all up quite nice, leaving it open for a sequel.

Just the beginning of a great series.

To buy on Amazon click HERE
To learn more about the author click HERE

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review for 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

52 Reasons to Hate My Father
Genre: YA

Three words: Fun! Fun! Fun!

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody is by far one of the funest stories I've ever read. 

Fast-paced, full of charm and wit, I couldn't wait to turn each page. When I got to the end I was disappointed I had come to the end of the book. I wanted more! And such a great ending it was. I already miss all the characters.

Eighteen-year-old Lexington Larrabee is the heiress to the multibillion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And man, does she have a lot to learn. She has never had to work a day in her life, that is until her father comes up with a bright idea of having her complete 52 jobs, one for every week for the next year. If she doesn't, she won't gain access to her trust fund. If she does, well, I'll leave it up to you to learn about her awesome journey.

And don't let the title scare you. It's not a hate book. A lot goes behind that title and when you reach the end, you will see why you mustn't judge a book by its cover (or title). HIGHLY recommended YA read! Two big thumbs up.

Author Jessica Brody always delivers. Always. Can't wait for her next release.

And can't wait to see it on the big screen! 

To buy on Amazon click HERE
To learn more about the author click HERE To learn more about 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, click HERE

 Cool video making of the book trailer:


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review for WILD HORSES by D'Ann Lindun

Wild Horses
Genre: Romance

With lots of great twists and suspense, author D'Ann Lindun delivers an enjoyable romance with strong characters and enough mystery to keep the pages turning. An adventurous journey full of danger and great tension!

To buy Wild Horses at Amazon click HERE
To learn more about the author click HERE

Review for REMEDY MAKER by Sheri Fredricks

Remedy Maker
Mythic Romance

Remedy Maker is like no other fantasy romance I'd ever read. Its characters are original and the storyline intriguing. I found myself rooting for Patience and Rhycious and couldn't wait to see what happened next. This amazing debut definitely put a new spin on Greek mythology. Watch out romance enthusiasts. You're in for a treat.

Congrats to the author for delivering a fantastic debut! 

To buy Remedy Maker on Amazon click HERE
To learn more about the author click HERE

Friday, July 20, 2012

Review for PROOF by Jordyn Redwood

Genre: Medical Thriller
Knowing Jordyn Redwood specializes in critical care and emergency nursing, I was eager to read her debut medical thriller PROOF.

Talk about leaving an everlasting impression. Every chapter ended with a hook, and every hook ended with the need to know more. Add a unique plot, brilliant suspense, twists that never stop and setting details that place you directly into the storyline and you've got yourself a masterpiece.

I couldn't put Proof down and I found myself thinking of the protagonist Lily Reeves often. Looking forward to reading the Bloodline trilogy.

A highly recommended amazing debut! 

To buy Proof on Amazon click HERE 
To learn more about the author click HERE 
Click HERE to visit Jordyn's awesome blog, Medical Edge

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I can't recommend THE EMOTION THESAURUS enough!  

I am a huge fan of The Bookshelf Muse. So when Angela and Becca announced they were coming out with an actual book in print, I was thrilled, to say the least.

I've used their site every day throughout the years and am forever grateful they have taken the time to come up with fresh entries on body language and visceral responses (and much more!). Every writer who studies the craft knows these are very important tools that bring the story to life.    

Whether editing or starting that first draft, THE EMOTION THESAURUS is a must have for every writer. An extremely helpful brainstorming resource!

Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are the creators of the award winning online resource for writers, The Bookshelf Muse. Members of SCBWI, both authors write in the Middle Grade and Young Adult genres.

Buy HERE on Amazon
To learn more about the authors click HERE
Click HERE for more info on The Emotion Thesaurus