Book Review #78: High Strung

Author: Janice Peacock Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction Language: English  Series, if any: Glass Bead Mystery series, Book 1 Publisher: Booktrope Date of publication: 31 August 2015 No. of pages: 196 Synopsis: Jax O’Connell was tired of her life in Miami when fortunate literally hit her on the face with a inheritance. Now she is living the high life in Seattle as a glass beadmaker and jwelery designer. Funny acronyms aside, Jax finally gets an opportunity to showcase her talent in a beads workshop. But when talent ends in a deadly crime, she has to extend her flowinng creative juices to … Continue reading Book Review #78: High Strung

Book Review #77: Wedding Cake Murder

Author: Joanne Fluke Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Fiction Language: English Series, if any: Hannah Swensen seies, Book 19 Publisher: Kensington Books Date of publication: 23 February 2016 No. of pages: 367 Synopsis: Desserts can be described in two words – sinful and delicious. What happens when an overdose of sinful delicacy ends up in murder? Review: Same publisher. Same genre. Two different authors. Two different reactions. While the book #76 was a total turn off, this one kept me engaged till the very end. The plot has been built ona solid foundation and the elements of murder and mystery complimented it well. The … Continue reading Book Review #77: Wedding Cake Murder

Book Review #76: Shards of Murder

Author: Cheryl Hollon Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction Language: English  Series, if any: Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series, Book 2 Publisher: Kensington Books Date of publication: 23 February 2016 No. of pages: 304 Synopsis: What happens when a glass making competition results into a murder of a talented winner and the main judge of the event becomes a suspect due to circumstantial evidences? Review: If there is one genre of the book that I am always on a lookout for, it would be Mystery and Thrillers. I blame it completely on my Mom and her Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys collections. I … Continue reading Book Review #76: Shards of Murder

Book Review #75: Above the Noise: Creating Trust, Value and Reputation Online using Basic Digital PR

Author: Carrie Morgan Genre: Non- fiction (Adult), Business and Investing Language: English  Publisher: Motivational Press Date of publication: 27 January 2016 No. of pages: 137 Synopsis: With the colorful and resourceful world of Internet that currently exists and the rat race that is prevalent to ensure brand visibility, it is quite difficult for a newcomer or an old timer to create their own presence felt amongst the audience. This book is based on digital public relations tactics to grow your internet marketing skills, resulting in more online visibility with the right audience while building trust and influence that will reinforce their decision.  … Continue reading Book Review #75: Above the Noise: Creating Trust, Value and Reputation Online using Basic Digital PR

Book Review #74: The Longest Night

Author: Andria Williams Genre: General Fiction (Adult) Language: English Publisher: Random House publishing Date of publication: January 12, 2016 No. of pages: 341 Synopsis: Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident that has ever happened in America, The Longest Night is a fictional account exploring the story of Nat Collier, army wife of Paul who got relocated with their two girls to the remote military town called Idaho Falls where Paul was given the responsibility of overseeing the installment of the country’s first nuclear reactor. Review: This has been a long overdue review, but I am glad that I was finally able … Continue reading Book Review #74: The Longest Night

Book Review #73: Murder on the Half Shell

  Author: Shawn Shelly Simmons Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers Language: English Series, if any: A Red Carpet Catering Mystery, Book 2 Publisher: Henery Press Date of publication: 23 February, 2016 No. Of pages: 181 Synopsis:  Being a part of the catering group for a film production group, Penelope Sutherland of Red Carpet Catering was challenged enough with a difficult director, unpredictable shootings and gruff behaviour of the locals. But nothing is more challenging than kidnapping and murder. Can Penelope uncover the right clues in a sunny paradise before a wrong person is punished for a crime he didn’t do? … Continue reading Book Review #73: Murder on the Half Shell

Book Review #72: Behind Closed Doors 2: Dana’s story

  Author: A.L. Smith Genre: General fiction (adult) Language: English Series, if any: Behind Closed Doors series, Book 2 Publisher: Breaking the Line Books Date of publication: January 8, 2016 No. Of pages: 217 Synopsis:  Born and raised on the streets of East St. Louis, Dana Toussaint never realized how harsh and cruel life can be until her mother brokers a deal to make her the ultimate sacrifice. Review:  Human trafficking is often seen as an international incident. I think all of us has read numerous instances and watched numerous movies depicting this horrifying subject. But often the abuse taking … Continue reading Book Review #72: Behind Closed Doors 2: Dana’s story

Book Review #71: Dreaming with a Broken Heart

Author: Mary J. Williams Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Romantic Intrigue Language: English Series, if any: Hollywood Legends series, Book 1 Publisher: Brook Publications Date of publication: January 28, 2016 No. of pages: 301 Synopsis:  Hollywood is a cutthroat town. And, the Landis brothers are the reigning princes. Can a romance be built amidst the glitter, glam and lies of Hollywood. Garrett Landis may be the Hollywood’s golden boy. But he finally sees life outside the realm of cameras and movies when he meets Jade Marlow. Can a romance built in shadows outshine in this world? Review: A well written romance always helps when your week is … Continue reading Book Review #71: Dreaming with a Broken Heart

Book Review #70: Cutter Boy

  Author: Cristy Watson Genre: Teens and Young Adult, Fiction Language: English Publisher: Jamers Lori we & Company Date of publication: September 1, 2016 No. Of pages: 93 Synopsis:  All Travis wants is a slice of life. Troubled by his home scenario and bullied at school, Travis has found a way to get the best out of life: controlling pain. When he becomes friend Chyvonne, a new girl at school, he finally discovers a greater purpose in life. Review:  Well the description was so intriguing that I was expecting a dark, twisted story with a happy ending. Well at least … Continue reading Book Review #70: Cutter Boy

Book Review #69: The Book of Shade

  Author: K.C. Finn Genre: Sci Fic and Fantasy, Teenage and Young Adults Language: English Series, if any: Shadeborn, Book 1 Publisher: Starstorm Date of publishing: March 21, 2015 No. Of pages: 522 Synopsis:  Lily Coltrane wants a normal life, and the new university is going to do just that. The town of Piketon seems to fit the bill. Monthly visit to the mysterious theatre Imaginique as a new member of The Illustrious Minds Literary Society proves to be a source of everything but entertainment. And only one person can answer all her questions. The enigmatic proprietor Lemarick Novel. Review:  I … Continue reading Book Review #69: The Book of Shade