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I expected to be a lot further along on my TBR pile this summer, but I can see that this list of great new releases will only make my stack bigger.  Must. Read. Faster. . m Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis (Grand Central Publishing Mass Market) Power Play by Tiffany Snow (Forever Mass … [Read More...]


The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak

The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak . Read by Heather . Maisey Lazarow grew up in the small town of Fairham, North Carolina. She is the daughter of the wealthy family in town, but her life was not as glamorous as most people thought. The death of her father, and a strained relationship with her mother made … [Read More...]


RWA to Live Stream Rita and Golden Heart Awards

Ever wonder what really goes on at the Romance Writers of America conferences?  Well, there are meetings, workshops, luncheons, panels, gigantic booksigning and lots of parties.  But the biggest event is held on that Saturday night. . Authors dress in their finest with plenty of bling and shoes that seem to … [Read More...]


joysann’s Pick of the Week: Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones

Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones Listened to by joysann . Charley and Reyes have taken up residency for the last eight months on the blessed grounds of an old abandoned convent to protect themselves from the twelve hellhounds sent to destroy them. Though their precious baby is due any day, Charley is … [Read More...]

Hot New Releases

I've been in a weird reading mood lately.  I've got 6 books going at one time.  All different genres.  While I'm enjoying them all, none have grabbed me and held me to the end.  I read a few chapters and move on to the next one.  This may not be the fault of the author, but of the reader.  I'm restless and indecisive.  … [Read More...]


Hard Landing by Marliss Melton

Hard Landing by Marliss Melton e-book read by Heidi Navy Seal “Bronco” Adams knows that something is wrong with Rebecca McDougal. He can feel it. He can also feel the growing attraction to her. But she is off limits because she is his Commander Max McDougal’s wife. Mad Max demands respect and so much more. Bronco … [Read More...]

A Good Killing by Allison Leotta

// A Good Killing by Allison Leotta Read by Joan . Anna Curtis is a Washington, D.C. prosecutor with a wonderful life that has just taken a turn into a nightmare. Having just broken her engagement with the love of her life, she receives a phone call from her hometown in Michigan. She is told that … [Read More...]

Chris Colfer

In Search of the Elusive Autograph

I'm in kind of a conundrum this morning.  I caught an article online about Chris Colfer (of Glee fame) coming to Anderson's Bookshops in Naperville, Illinois to sign his YA book, The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms.  Now my granddaughter is a huge fan of the books and especially of Chris's.  She lives in St. … [Read More...]


Unforgettable by Heather Ashby with Maj. Christopher Bergeron, USMC (ret)

Unforgettable (Love in the Fleet #4) by Heather Ashby with Maj. Christopher Bergeron, USMC (ret) Read by Heather This was like three books all in one, and it follows some of the residents aboard the USS New York. First, are the spirits from the tragedy of 9/11. In order to move on to Heaven, each spirit must … [Read More...]

Hot New Releases

Andrew and I were part of the mass audience that went to see Jurassic World this weekend.  I have to admit that the main reason I wanted to see it was because Chris Pratt was in it and I'm a total fan girl when it comes to him.  It was surprising to know that he made this movie before Guardians of the Galaxy (which has … [Read More...]


Make Me Lose Control By Christie Ridgway

Make Me Lose Control by Christie Ridgway , Read by Heidi . Shay Walker has been tutoring London for quite a while. Her 15 year old student is smart but lonely. London’s mother is dead and her father is absent. But Jace Jennings has returned to get to know his daughter before she leaves for boarding school. Not only … [Read More...]

joysann’s Pick of the Week: Prudence by Gail Carriger

  joysann here and since this is Audio Book Month, I wanted to share the latest book I've been listening too.  Audio books are my passion and I listen to them all the time.  They are great for multitasking. // Prudence - The Custard Protocol, Book 1 by Gail Carriger  Listened to by … [Read More...]

joysann & Kym Lucas

Lori Foster’s Reader & Author Get Together 2015

Hi! joysann here. . . . . . . . . This past weekend my friend Kym Lucas and I drove down to West Chester (Cincinnati) Ohio to attend Lori Foster's 11th Annual Reader & Author Get Together 2015 (#RAGT15). I've been to the last 7 or 8 of the 11, maybe, and I can tell you … [Read More...]

Checkered Thief by Tonya Kappes

Checkered Thief by Tonya Kappes Read by Heather Laurel London loves her small town of Walnut Grove, Kentucky, but she always seems to find herself in some pretty crazy situations. The new casino in town has brought all kinds of new people, and even more trouble. This time around, there is a casino heist and a … [Read More...]

Hot New Releases

Over the years, I've seen a constant flow of emails announcing books by celebrities, models, fashion editors, politicians and reality stars.  Most are nonfiction and basically to me, just look boring.  The idea of buying a book based on the author is nothing new.  It's been done for years, but the thing that always … [Read More...]

joysann’s Pick of the Week – Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Listened to by joysann , The Others still keep blood prophet Meg Corbyn safe in the Lakeside city's Courtyard, but her disturbing visions distress all the native life forms and Elementals in the western world. The problems come from the increasingly destructive propagandizing … [Read More...]