REVIEW: “Local Girl Missing” by Claire Douglas

"Local Girl Missing" has all the makings of a good psychological thriller.

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Review: “And Then There Was Me” by Sadeqa Johnson

"And Then There Was Me" by Sadeqa Johnson 304 pages, Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press Published April 11, 2017 ISBN: 1250074169 Bea is a surrogate mother, carrying more than her husband's cousin's child. She's also carrying devastating secrets. She is bulimic*, and her charismatic, handsome husband Lonnie is extremely unfaithful. When Bea's closest friend Awilda betrays her, … Continue reading Review: “And Then There Was Me” by Sadeqa Johnson

BLOG TOUR: “The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1) by Mariah Stewart – Review

I am delighted to be participating in a blog tour for the very first time. This blog tour is hosted by Simon and Schuster's Gallery Books, the publisher of "The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1)" by Mariah Stewart. Many thanks to Melissa Gramstad, publicity manager for Simon & Schuster/Gallery, for inviting me to participate! … Continue reading BLOG TOUR: “The Last Chance Matinee (Hudson Sisters #1) by Mariah Stewart – Review

Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)

"The Typewriter's Tale" by Michiel Heyns 288 pages (Kindle edition), St. Martin's Press Published Feb. 28, 2017 (originally published in 2005 by Jonathan Ball Publishers) ISBN13: 9781250119001 “Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to.” This is the maxim of celebrated author Henry James and one which his typist Frieda Wroth tries to live … Continue reading Review: “The Typewriter’s Tale” by Michiel Heyns (DNF)

Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”

Yesterday afternoon, I traveled with three fellow Book Swap pals to Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, where we attended a reading and signing by "Everything You Want Me to Be" author Mindy Mejia. First off, I wanna say that Mindy is hilarious. She told us how, while making breakfast for her two young children … Continue reading Author Mindy Mejia demonstrates new dance move, discusses “grip-lit”