Monday, August 29, 2011

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today (Stacy Juba)

Overall: 3.4
  • Plot: 2.5/5
  • Originality: 4/5
  • Language: 4.2/5
  • Believability: 2.7/5
Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba

Should we dig for the truth when Pandora's Box is a coffin of buried secrets? For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana's sexy nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself.
Genre: Mystery,
Women's Fiction
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Kris Langley, an editorial assistant, stumbles across an unsolved murder while researching old editions of the Fremont Daily News. Drawn in by the similarities to a personal tragedy, she launches her own investigation, hoping for a featured article and the opportunity to bring closure to a grieving family. Even twenty-five years after the fact.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dreamwalk (Sarah McManus)

Overall: 3.5
  • Plot: 4/5
  • Originality: 5/5
  • Language: 3/5
  • Believability: 3/5
Dreamwalk by Sarah McManus

After the death of her mother, eighteen year old Chloe Hawthorn is haunted by terrifying nighttime hallucinations. Determined to take control of her dream journeys, she uses them to find Shane Anderson, a charming and troubled musician whose online videos have been holding her in thrall. She finds him in the Dreamtime, sweating out heroin detox in a run-down rehab center.

Chloe sets out to find Shane in the waking world and discovers her dreams have been taking her into the past. Horrified, Chloe realizes Shane doesn't survive his addictions. In order to save him, Chloe must master her Australian mother's legacy — the secret of walking the Dreaming through time. But what price will Chloe pay for this Dreamwalk and will she save Shane only to lose him forever?
Genre: Fantasy
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Dreams of falling are a common enough occurrence, but for Chloe Hawthorn, the experience is far more vivid than the physical sensation upon waking: for years, her dream self has fallen from skyscrapers, planes, and the like. With her move to New York City, however, these imaginings take a decidedly strange twist as she finds herself befriending another lost soul as she sleeps. What follows is a quest, borne of teenage love, to discover what happened to Shane and, ultimately, to save him.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Author Interview: Tara Woolpy

Releasing Gillian's Wolves

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Bats in the Boathouse Press
Giveaway: Releasing Gillian's Wolves (ends 31 Aug 2011)

A Brief Apology

Hello, faithful followers! I just wanted to post a formal apology for the lack of updates recently. For the past few weeks, I've been occupied with passing licensing exams and job hunting, the latter activity continuing to be an unfortunate preoccupation. Apparently there aren't as many pharmacist positions open as there used to be.

In any case, I will endeavor to resume my previous pace in terms of book reviews and the like. An interview with Tara Woolpy will be up shortly, and in the spirit of rewarding your continued support, I am extending the giveaway for Releasing Gillian's Wolves through the end of the month.

Thank you for putting up with my dereliction of duty. Updates are a-comin'.


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