Category Archives: ARCs

Bluff by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

image_processing20181227-12-3y108zBluff is definitely one of those “un-put-downable” books, especially for crime fans. Usually, we see the main role of a character from a male’s perspective, and that is what sets this novel apart from others of its kind. The true hero, or should we say “heroine,” of this story goes beyond what we have come to expect as far as enjoyment of characters goes. The writing for this novel was intricately woven, and even at some of the spotty bits–every book has them–it still kept me entertained. The characters were some that I could feel for, really relate to (in a fictional sense, even if by only my imagination), and wanted to see their story to the end of the book. This has the perfect amount of twists and entertainment, giving a new enjoyment to the crime fiction genre.

Release Date: TODAY*

 

*release date for today, 4/2/19, is for the ebook version. paperback will be available 4/7/2020 unless otherwise stated.

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Paul Tremblay has a new release for July 2019!!

Ok, y’all. I just squealed because THIS BEAUTY came up in my ARC list, and I am SO ready to dive into this, y’all just don’t even know. I get excited about a lot of ARCs, but I had NO IDEA he was coming out with a new book until I was browsing around and just happened to find this one.

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I can’t wait, and it’s a story collection. Y’all know those are my favorite. I’m a little swamped with school right now (my untalented tail is having to write AND illustrate a children’s book and I can barely manage to draw stick people without it looking like a toddler did it. However, this made my day a little better and my weekend brighter, and if I don’t get to it before then, I WILL be devouring this during Christmas break!!

Murder Mile by Lynda La Plante

display-a785585dc884488f3ada15bd0809fc4d.jpgAh, another book by Lynda La Plante. She is such a talented author that I know, no matter what I read of hers, it’s going to be good, interesting, gripping, and will leave me by the seat of my pants until I flip the last page. My first book of hers was Widows, and let me tell you, it set high bars as far as writing is concerned, and she does not disappoint.

Follow Jane Tennison on her journey to hunt down and discover the identity of a serial killer wreaking havoc and murder on the wintry town. Tennison is a likable and relatable character, who you root for from beginning to end.

This book weaves in and out of events seamlessly, never leaving you without suspense and always leaving you with wanting more.

Laurentian Divide by Sarah Stonich

display-ab410c96008c1ed8891b5bc5d76b756aI am seeing a pattern here, where most of the readers did not know it was the second book in a series – or trilogy, rather. I am so glad that I’m not alone! Usually, I catch these things right off the bat, but this time it totally went by me and I didn’t even tell until I was already at the end.

That being said, that’s a good thing! I think that this book would have had more of an impact on me if I had read the first book in the series. Silly me for not completely reading a description. What can I say, I like surprises sometimes.

This book is perfect for those that live in small towns and those that long to live in them (I’m the former). The characters and story told certainly resonates with the small town mindset and this is a wonderful story told beautifully.

RELEASE DATE: TOMORROW, SEPT. 18TH, 2018

The Byline Bible by Susan Shapiro

display-5813de1fceae32dc759cc478766ce9d9.jpgThis is a great book that will no doubt help a lot of people. This will be best used and kept as a reference book and is certainly a good book to have in your arsenal, whether or not you’re in the entertainment field or looking to go into it.

As someone who is currently most of the way through earning a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, this is definitely a useful book. I am pleased to have this as not only a reference guide, but to also have in my arsenal.

While this book may not give you every single thing you need to know on how to get published, it will certainly be handy for your journey into publishing and certainly can’t hurt. I’d suggest going out there and grabbing this one, no matter where you are on your journey.

Release Date: TODAY August 21, 2018

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

display-d39b6c6f4b4a74c4fc87915004a25977.jpgI LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. The writing, first and foremost, was captivating and thrilling, well put together, flowed extremely well, and made me not want to miss one second of reading this book.

I am a big fan of psychological thrillers and this one certainly falls within my ‘Top 20’ list for gripping thrillers. A man, getting married, loves his wife. His mother, however, isn’t prepared to let him go. As irritating as this sounds, it is a REALITY, though only partly, because Pammie (a.k.a. mother) is a piece of work, I tell you. I’m sure you’ve known someone like her in your life. The closeness of reality and the thrilling addition of being a work of fiction is what made this book enjoyable, it was a quick read, and it engulfed me.

Release Date: TODAY August 21, 2018

The Darkest Lecgacy by Alexandra Bracken

display-1d859f37f4e132734125e8231555be96.jpgSo, I jumped right into this book as it’s been a while since I have been in the Darkest Minds world, but nevertheless, I loved every page of this!! I love Alexandra Bracken’s writing from the Darkest Minds books and it still carries on in The Darkest legacy. I am super hyped for the movie, releasing this Friday – August 3 – and I love these characters so much. I was glad to see Suzume in a better light and her journey in this book is certainly one of intrigue and interest as she tries to clear her name. I love this series so much, and since reading this, I’ve picked up a copy of the Darkest Minds to sort of re-read, since it’s been years, so I can fully appreciate this book later on, even though it was amazing this first read around!

Release Date: TODAY