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Review – A Necessary Act by Tony Wirt

The question that author, Tony Wirt, asks on the cover of his book, A Necessary Act is “Can you stop a serial killer before it starts?”  It’s the same thing you’ll be asking yourself until even the last page of the book – perhaps even scratching your head. The entire community of Lake Mills knew there was something amiss with… Read more »

Today is the beginning of MTW – Schedule of Events

As promised, it’s Mystery Thriller Week Today (Feb 12th) through the 23rd February Please see below for our schedule of events,  But don’t forget to visit MTW for A schedule of the entire week’s events.       2/12/17 Guest Post – Michael Smoremburg – How Fiction Built/Builds Our World Part 1 2/13/17 Guest Post – Kelley Kaye – Guest… Read more »

Heart of Mystery by Mark Laporta

When an unlikely intergalactic alliance comes to light, Ixdahan Daharek (AKA Derek) and his human best friend, Lena Gabrilowicz, must save not only the Earth this time, but the very fabric of space itself. Between their search for alien cookware, stopping a clone army, and calming down a moody robot, Ixdahan and Lena must also figure out their feelings for… Read more »

5-FLY Book Review – Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg

  Followed by Frost is a Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance. I have read Charlie’s Paper Magician Series, as well as several of her other books, and completely enjoyed each of them. Followed by Frost, is no exception. Charlie’s story line and character development, in all of her books, is outstanding but, she outdoes herself in Followed by Frost. The story… Read more »

5-fly Book Review – Accidently Married (The Married Series Book 1) by Victorine E. Lieske

  Accidently Married is a romantic comedy and is the first book in a four-book series. I found Accidently Married to be a cute, fun, easy read that had me laughing out loud on almost every page. I enjoyed it so much that I just finished book 3 and have started book 4. The story is quite simple and centers… Read more »

5-Fly Book Review – The Abandoned Girl by Diane Winger

The Abandoned Girl is a women’s fiction, coming of age, story. In fact, it is two coming of age stories: The first, of ten-year-old Robin and the second, of sixteen-year-old, Katharine. Ten-year-old Robin has been taking care of her sister, five-year-old Annie, for quite some time. With only occasional phone calls, and next to no support from their father, their… Read more »

Book Review – Tonic by Staci Hart

  Tonic is a cute and unusual romance story. It is listed as a romantic comedy but, I must have missed the comedy part. The reason it’s unusual is because Staci Hart wisely based her story on two main characters that you would be least likely to find in a love story. Actually, two main characters that you probably will… Read more »

Book Review – Succubus by Brandon Varnell

Christian has repaid the Catholic church for their protection with his work as an Executioner, a killing machine charged with the extermination of supernatural threats to humanity. Vampires, werewolves, ghouls, Christian can handle it all. But when the church sends him to destroy a succubus, he quickly discovers that he’s over his head. Nothing about Lilith, his target, adds up…. Read more »

Review – Reluctantly Married (The Married Series Book 2) by Victorine E. Lieske

  Reluctantly Married is a romantic comedy and is the second book in a four-book series. Like book one (Accidently Married), Reluctantly Married is a cute, fun, easy read that had me laughing out loud on almost every page. I enjoyed both books so much that I just finished book 3 and have started book 4. Once again, the story… Read more »

Book Review – A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner

A Love Letter to Whiskey is a wonderfully unique New Adult Romance Story. Unique is several ways. First in its’ complexity. If you’re looking for your run of the mill, cookie cutter romance, this is not it. A Love Letter to Whiskey has a complex plot, complex characters and an up and down love affair that will have you ripping… Read more »

Book Review – Sisters One, Two, Three by Nancy Star

  Sisters One, Two, Three is a Contemporary Fiction story about (obviously) three sisters and their family. It’s not often that I don’t finish a book but, this is one of them. Because of that, I added a half star to what would have been a two-and-a-half-star rating, assuming if I had finished it, it would have gotten better. I… Read more »

Book Review – Struck by Clarissa Johal

  Struck is listed under horror, dark fantasy but I think paranormal fantasy might be a better description since it’s not terribly dark. The stories main character is Gwen, who during a storm, is struck by lightning. She survives the strike and remembers very little about it until she’s visited by Julian: A ghostly vestige of the devil (?) who… Read more »

Book Review – Bad Bloods by Shannon A. Thompson

Bad Bloods is a solid work of dystopian YA that will delight any fan of the genre. It also includes an angle that is too often overlooked by other authors in the category. Serena was born a bad blood–a person with strange unique powers. In the city of Vendona, that’s an automatic death sentence. Before Serena can be executed, a prison… Read more »

Book Review – Venom & Vanilla by Shannon Mayer

  Venom & Vanilla is a paranormal urban fantasy and is the first book in the Venom Trilogy. I have to admit that paranormal fantasy is not a genre I normally read and Venom & Vanilla, while well written in some ways, did not change my mind. The basic plot finds Alena, owner of a bakery in Seattle, and many… Read more »

Book Review – Class of ’59 by John Heldt

Mary Beth McIntire just wants a quiet summer in 2017. Mark Ryan wants to know what’s hidden in the basement of the same house in 1959. When Mark discovers a key and a few mysterious crystals, he gets his answer and Mary Beth’s quiet summer is ruined thanks to his appearance. The summer vacation that follows was more than Mary… Read more »