Review: Pruning the Dead

        Synopsis: Post-retirement aches and pains can't prevent sixty-five-year-old Lilly Jayne from keeping the most manicured garden in Goosebush, Massachusetts. But as a murder mystery blooms in the sleepy New England town, can a green thumb weed out a killer? With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, meticulous Lilly Jayne hasn't... Continue Reading →

Review: Jagdlied by Dolly Gray Landon

        Synopsis: This musically and graphically enriched chamber novel is an over-the-top black and blue comic extravaganza about the conspiratorial undoing of a teenage entitlement princess. The story throbs throughout with an undercurrent of apocalyptic motifs related to the extinction of art, fall of empire, and coming of the Antichrist. It is... Continue Reading →

Review: Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine

        Synopsis: To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Timesbestselling series. The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and... Continue Reading →

Review: White Wine and Medical Marijuana

Synopsis: White Wine & Medical Marijuana is a book of poetry that explores themes such as femininity, sexuality, weakness, strength, addiction, power, and profanity. It analyzes these themes, while keeping the language casual, simple, and accessible to all readers. Enjoy the power struggle between self criticism and self love, the raw life observations, and the... Continue Reading →

Review: Beyond Our Degrees of Separation 

Synopsis: A narrative weave of testimonial non-fiction by Judith Ravin and Muhammad Hassan Miraj, Beyond Our Degrees of Separation evokes points of intersection between the United States and Pakistan. Hailing from oxymoronic bureaucracies, the co-authors transcend their respective realms of diplomacy and the military to reaffirm commonalities beyond differences. The alternating narratives trace their real-life... Continue Reading →

Review: The Mist

Synopsis: Things looked bad when Lizzie Rush finally found hard evidence that her boss, thrill-seeking billionaire Norman Estabrook, heads an international criminal network. But when he escapes police custody after a deadly Boston bombing, the worst is yet to come. From nowhere arrives the mysterious Brit, Will Davenport. Lizzie isn't sure which side he's on,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Invisible Library 

Synopsis: Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author.   One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction...   Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all... Continue Reading →

Review: Before I Fall

Synopsis: With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.... Continue Reading →

Review: Acanemia 

Synopsis: An irreverent appraisal of America's higher education players--administrators, faculty, and students--offered by an emeritus professor at a university established in the 1960s. Rating: 5-stars Review: Acanemia is a fascinating memoir. It took me on a journey to learning about higher education failures. I also got a sneak peak to a liberal instructor's point of... Continue Reading →

Review: Disinheritance (collection of poems)

Synopsis:  A lyrical, philosophical, and tender exploration of the various voices of grief, including those of the broken, the healing, the son-become-father, and the dead, Disinheritance acknowledges loss while celebrating the uncertainty of a world in constant revision. From the concrete consequences of each human gesture to soulful interrogations into "this amalgam of real /... Continue Reading →

Review: The Cat Factory & Other Stories

  Synopsis: From a 100,000-year-war, in space to the everyday horrors of loss and aging, the new collection by Tim Newton Anderson will spark your imagination and touch your heart as his characters meet horror with humanity. You will meet:  An artist who crafts miniature solar systems  Three youngsters in a children’s home... Continue Reading →

Review: Adult Coloring Book (Butterfly Designs)

  Synopsis: Explore your artistic side with 32 beautiful butterfly designs. Each design is printed single-sided and vary in complexity for beginning and advanced colorists. The butterflies in this book include more stylized designs as well as a few realistic ones. It's the perfect activity for unwinding and relaxing. Rating: 5 stars Review: This adult... Continue Reading →

Review: Eo

  Synopsis: "Eo" latin for "go, walk, ride, sail, pass, travel" is N.J native Jennifer Renson's second book of published poetry. Leave your world behind and go on a journey through time and place. In "Eo", we return to post-apocalyptic Georgia where we follow a father and his thoughts about his son while an odd... Continue Reading →

Review: The Reluctant Soldier

  Synopsis: The Reluctant Soldier spotlights the "forgotten war" - Korea, in hundreds of letters written by Neil Mellblom, an Army combat reporter with the Pacific Stars & Stripes and the Third Division's Public Information Office, the United Nations sanctioned police action comes, to life. Neil received the Bronze Starr for "aggressive reporting" which made... Continue Reading →

Review: Success Is Your Birthright

  Synopsis: Life resembles a roller coaster. It has suspense, intrigue, smooth moments, hairpin turns, sudden twists, plummets, loopty loops, near misses, excitement, and anticipation. Life consists of countless moments. Moments that make us smile, experience tingling sensations, laugh until we can hardly breathe, and leave us speechless with wonder and admiration. As beautiful as... Continue Reading →

Book Review: So..This is Awkward by Timothy Tuttlesmith

So..This is Awkward by Timothy Tuttlesmith is truly an outstanding memoir that leads readers on a journey of discovery. A path that Timothy Tuttlesmith engages his readers with turns out to be funny, hot, delightfully entertaining. Here the man moves to New York where he decides to take on online dating explores things such as... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Hath No Fury by Hal Rappaport

Hath No Fury is unlike any other novel within its genre. A captivating paranormal romance that intrigues readers all the way to the end. Powerful, realistic, and exciting, Hal Rappaport has created a masterpiece that will always be remembered. His characters are unique they live in a world with those who practice magic and don't... Continue Reading →

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