Novels

This is a category where I take the time to talk about my favorite books and review them.

  • The Drive Home
    Novels

    The Drive Home

    The Drive Home  The Drive Home: A Tale of Bromance and Horror from author Sean Kelly is the latest novel to finally be checked off my to be read list. This is one I’ve owned and given away multiple copies before I had a chance to actually sit down and read it myself. Needless to say, I’m excited to have finally read it!  This post contains affiliate links Have you read The Drive Home? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About The Drive Home  For the first time since he was fourteen, Benjamin Keller is unemployed, relatively happy and ready to pursue his new path as…

  • Tapestry of My Mother's Life
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    Tapestry of My Mother’s Life

    Tapestry of My Mother’s Life  Tapestry of My Mother’s Life is the latest novel to be checked off my to be read list, that never seems to stop growing. I must admit that I always feel accomplished every time I finish a book, even if I’ve replaced it with three more on the list. Anyone else had this happen, or is it just me?  “Christa’s silence, in part typical for her generation, was also intrinsic to her personality. Throughout her life, Christa was unwilling to talk about anything that she could not manage in her own mind. She was the master of suppression and denial- in particular in matters where…

  • The Death of Rock and Roll
    Novels,  Repeat Authors

    The Death of Rock and Roll

    The Death of Rock and Roll  The Death of Rock and Roll from author Ryan Hyatt is the latest novel to be checked off my to be read list, which never seems to stop growing. Anyone else have that problem? That list always seems to grow faster than I can keep up with.  Bob’s baritone sax sounded like a B1-Bomber passing overhead. Newt pounded out death on the drums. Dick twiddled on his bass like a wigged out gutter-punk ushered in on a stretcher, drowned out by the horn and the rhythms. In the final analysis, Paradise was a harsh breed of music far too insensitive for a relatively square…

  • Aftermath
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    Aftermath

    Aftermath  Aftermath is a memoir from first-time author Anthony S. Giarratano that captured my attention from the moment I read his story, and I knew it needed to be at the top of my to be read list.  “There are so many petty rules that we have to follow every single day in here, all day, that I often feel like I’m a child. We get treated like children but are expected to return to society as mature, ready-to-contribute adults.”  Anthony S. Giarratano, Aftermath This post contains affiliate links Have you read Aftermath? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About Aftermath  “It’s a courageous story of…

  • Murder on Oregon's Coast Highway
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    Murder on Oregon’s Coast Highway

    Murder on Oregon’s Coast Highway  Murder on Oregon’s Coast Highway from author Joe R. Blakely is my latest read. I am a big fan of finding local authors, such as Dustin Taylor, the author of Catalyst, and Joe R. Blakely, among others that I’m catching up on reading.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read Murder on Oregon’s Coast Highway? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About Murder on Oregon’s Coast Highway  Charley Norman, a reporter for Portland’s Oregonian newspaper, is determined to expose the major prostitution operation that’s operating in the city. Now the crooks and pimps are calling with death threats. His editor…

  • Entranced Beloved
    Novels,  Repeat Authors,  Series

    Entranced Beloved

    Entranced Beloved  Entranced Beloved from author Ann Marie Ruby is the fifth book in the Kasteel Vrederic series, and I just finished reading it.  “Time passes by without any notice yet it leaves behind memories. Those memories written within the pages of a diary become immortal even beyond human lives which are sadly mortal.”  Ann Marie Ruby, Entranced Beloved This has been a series I have enjoyed immensely, and one that drew me in quickly. There is a sixth book being released soon, and I’m looking very forward to it.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read Entranced Beloved from Ann Marie Ruby? Come on in and let me…

  • Double Down
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    Double Down

    Double Down  Double Down from author CJ Axlerod is the latest novel to be checked off my to be read list. I must say that Double Down is a very fitting title to this story.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read Double Down from CJ Axelrod? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About Double Down  Alex Cole was the King of Hollywood. He had it all. Good looks, fame, fortune and the power that comes with being one of the most famous actors in the world. Alex was adored by audiences worldwide, and despite losing his parents in a horrific plane crash when he…

  • In the Back of My Head
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    In the Back of My Head

    In the Back of My Head  In the Back of My Head is the debut novel from up and coming author I.Y. Maslow, and once I heard about it, it was catapulted to the top of my to be read list.  “The truth about Cole Torsney is one that often confuses me. It’s a complex truth. One I’m not sure even he understands. One I barely understand myself.”  I.Y. Maslow, In the Back of My Head There is something really special about a debut novel, and I felt the same excitement when I picked up Catalyst to read it.  This post contains affiliate links “It was just a nightmare. The…

  • Emma's Tapestry
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    Emma’s Tapestry

    Emma’s Tapestry  Emma’s Tapestry is the latest novel to be checked off my always growing to be read list. Historical fiction is always something that interests me, so I was very excited to start reading this and see where it took me.  This post contains affiliate links Have you read Emma’s Tapestry from author Isobel Blackthorn? Come on in and let me tell you about it!  About Emma’s Tapestry  At the dawn of World War Two, German-born nurse Emma Taylor sits by the bedside of a Jewish heiress in London as she reminisces over her dear friend, Oscar Wilde. As the story of Wilde unravels, so does Emma’s past. What…

  • Heart Beats Your Name
    Novels,  Repeat Authors,  Series

    Heart Beats Your Name

    Heart Beats Your Name  Heart Beats Your Name: Vows From The Beyond from author Ann Marie Ruby is my latest read. This is the fourth book in the Kasteel Vrederic series.  “This is your destiny. Do not fear your destiny as you too are a son of this blessed family. Remember if you try to avoid this destiny in fear then you will not know what love is. For it is sometimes getting acquainted with death that teaches you the meaning of life and true love.”  Ann Marie Ruby, Heart Beats Your Name This post contains affiliate links Have you read Heart Beats Your Name? Come on in and let…

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