Blue Dreamer-Paradigm Shift by Farren B. Ifield – Review

Blue Dreamer-Paradigm ShiftBlue Dreamer-Paradigm Shift by Farren B. Ifield

Throughout childhood, in a realm built with slavery, upper-class privileges felt more like shackles of hypocrisy to Madeleine. With a special talent for ostracizing herself from social circles for speaking out publicly against injustice, most of her days were spent alone, writing controversial articles for brave journals and, together with being unmarried in her twenties in such expectant times, the future sought to leave her feeling misunderstood, alone, and powerless to encourage change. That is, until the day she happened upon a slave in a cage and did something desperate which would lead to a future she could never have imagined, not in the wildest of her ominous dreams. Continue reading

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – Review

The Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryThe Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 

In the early 1900s, a young woman searches for her place in the world and the mystery behind a magical door in this captivating debut.

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Continue reading

Smitten by the Brit: Sometimes in Love #2 by Melonie Johnson – Review

Smitten by the Brit (Sometimes in Love, #2)Smitten by the Brit (Sometimes in Love #2)
by Melonie Johnson

DEFINITELY, MAYBE…OR LOVE, ACTUALLY?

English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene—and quickens Bonnie’s heart. Continue reading

The Earl Next Door: First Comes Love #1 by Amelia Grey – Review

The Earl Next Door (First Comes Love, #1)The Earl Next Door (First Comes Love #1) 
by Amelia Grey

What does a Wickedly Wonderful Widow really want? One noble suitor is about to find out. . .

Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, is all on her own after her husband’s sudden death. The good news? Losing him allowed her to find herself. Finally, Adeline is free to do, go, and be as she pleases. She cherishes her newfound independence and is not looking for another man to wed. But seeking out a new lover? Well, that is a whole ’nother story. . . Continue reading

Scripted Unscripted by Kristina Miranda – Review

Scripted UnscriptedScripted Unscripted by Kristina Miranda

Ellie Quinn has spent most of her sixteen years behind the scenes, helping her father manage a crew of four-legged movie stars. Although she longs to be acknowledged as an animal trainer in her own right, she often gets stuck babysitting actors’ personal pets and is known around the studio as “the dog sitter for the stars.” When teen megastar Kate Montgomery’s sidekick gets fired while filming a pilot, Ellie is forced to temporarily fill-in. The producers seem to be enamored with Ellie–and so do Kate’s two love interests on the show, “it boy” Logan Canfield and brand-new actor Cam Alvarez–causing trouble on and off the set. Continue reading

The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup – Review

The Chestnut ManThe Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

The heart-pounding debut from the creator of the hit Scandinavian television show The Killing.

If you find one, he’s already found you. A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago. A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted? To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues. Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe. Continue reading

BRIGHT BURNING STARS by A.K. Small – Review

Bright Burning StarsBRIGHT BURNING STARS by A.K. Small

As a young ballerina in Paris, young adult novelist A. K. Small studied at the famous Académie Chaptal and later danced with companies across the US. Inspired by the dancers from her childhood, Small weaves a vivid story of a fiercely competitive female friendship in her dazzling debut, Bright Burning Stars (Publication Date: May 21, 2019; $17.95). Following two teens fighting for center stage and a spot in the Opera’s prestigious corps de ballet, this page-turning novel explores the lengths it takes to turn talent into a career. A gifted new writer, Small brings the reader into the passionate world of ballet all while telling an engrossing story of female friendship. Continue reading