The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Release Date: June 27,2017 The fourth monkey killer has spent over five years terrorizing the City of  Chicago with his seemingly random murders. Detective Sam Porter has been working this case since the beginning and has not made much progress in identifying a suspect. No matter what leads are presented, the killer always seems to be one step ahead. Finally there seems to a break … Continue reading The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

Release Date: August 15,2017 On Ruby’s thirteenth birthday her parents inform her that she was adopted. For most people this would be devastating news but for Ruby it’s a relief since she has no affection for her parents. Her father Mick is physically and verbally  abusive and her mother Barbara turns a blind eye to his transgressions. Neither parent has provided love or emotional support. … Continue reading The Doll Funeral by Kate Hamer

The Salt House by Lisa Duffy

Release Date: June 13,2017 Hope and Jack Kelly’s marriage has hit a speed bump. Hope has been depressed since the tragic death of their youngest daughter.  She cannot move forward from her grief and is unable to continue her work as a writer. The family is struggling to pay their bills due to renovations on their second home named ,  “The Salt House”. They can’t … Continue reading The Salt House by Lisa Duffy

Guest Review: Leah DeCesare, Author of “Fork, Knives and Spoons”, reviews “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

Guest review by Leah DeCesare

About the book: (Back of book copy)
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
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Book Tour Spotlight: The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart

11th in The Chesapeake Diaries series Pocket Books August 29, 2017 ISBN 9781501154355 $7.99 New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart returns to the cherished Maryland shores of St. Dennis with THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE, the charming story of a jaded architect who meets the one man who could finally melt her heart—if she’s willing to let him in. About The Book: Cassidy Logan has sworn … Continue reading Book Tour Spotlight: The Chesapeake Bride by Mariah Stewart

Afterlife by Marcus Sakey

Release Date: July 18, 2017 FBI agent Will Brody is hunting down a sniper who is terrorizing the city of Chicago. Eighteen lives have been lost and there is widespread panic in the city. Claire McCoy is leading the task force and is romantically involved with Will.  After this assignment they look forward to formalizing their lives together. While investigating a tip on the sniper, … Continue reading Afterlife by Marcus Sakey

This Was Not The Plan by Cristina Alger

Release Date: February 2, 2016 Charlie Goldwyn was happily married and living in Manhattan while working at a prestigious law firm. Two years ago everything changed when he lost his wife in a plane crash. Following her death, he became immersed in his professional life.  Charlie blocked all of his personal relationships including the one with his five year old son, Caleb.  While pursuing a … Continue reading This Was Not The Plan by Cristina Alger

Ascension Of Larks by Rachel Linden

Release Date: June 20, 2017 Maggie Henry is a successful photographer but less accomplished at relationships. She is single and travels the world taking pictures in remote parts of the world. Maggie has not had time to develop friends due to her hectic schedule but remains in contact with her married college friends, Lena and Marco. Deep down she has repressed a longtime crush on … Continue reading Ascension Of Larks by Rachel Linden