Category Archives: blog tour

Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (August 26, 2008) ISBN-10: 0440240999 Source: Publisher In the second of Moning’s Mackayla Lane series, Mackayla (Mac) is settling down into her new life in Dublin. She now works for Barron’s bookstore by day, and by night continues her hunt to avenge her sister’s death by […]

Review: Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon

  Paperback: 422 pages Publisher: Harper ISBN: 978-0-06-168934-5 Source: Publisher   Four young friends from Sexton College in Vermont formed a group called the Compassionate Dismantlers.  The motto of the Dismantlers was: ” To understand the nature of a thing, it must be taken apart.”  The leader of the group is Suz, whose main motivation […]

Review & Giveaway: Home is Where the Wine Is by Laurie Perry

Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: HCI; Original edition (February 1, 2010) ISBN-10: 075731368X Source: Publisher In her debut, Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair, Laurie Perry gave people an inside look at her quirky life as a recently divorced woman.  Now in Home Is Where the Wine Is, it’s the beginning of a new year […]

Review: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

  Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Amistad (January 5, 2010) ISBN-10: 006170654X Source: Author Wenchis set in the mid-19th century South.  It chronicles the tales of four slave women: Lizzy, Reenie, Sweet and Mawu, who all spend their summers with their masters Tawana house,  a free-state resort in Ohio. All four women share the same fate, a […]

Book Spotlight: Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Situated in the free state of Ohio, Tawawa House offers respite from the summer heat. A beautiful, inviting house surrounded by a dozen private cottages, the resort is favored by wealthy Southern white men who vacation there, accompanied by their enslaved mistresses. Regular visitors Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet have forged an enduring friendship. They look […]

Review & Blog Tour: Too Many Visitors for One Little House by Susan Chodakiewitz

  Paperback: 40 pages Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 11, 2009) ISBN-10: 1419654705 Source: Publisher     The people of El Camino Street enjoy the peace and quiet.  They don’t like kids, people with big families, or pets. They enjoy spending their time enjoying the peaceful things in life. A new family moves in, a new family […]

Review and Blog Tour: Angel Lane by Sheila Roberts

  Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (September 29, 2009) ISBN-10: 0312384823 Source: Publisher   Heart Lake is a small, quiet lake-side town.  It seems to be experiencing a bit of growing-pains, however.  Citizens are no longer courteous to one another and it’s beginning to loose its Mayberry feeling. The three main characters (Jaime, […]

Book Review & Blog Tour: Thirteen Days of Halloween by Carol Greene

  Reading level: Ages 4-8 Hardcover: 32 pages Publisher: Sourcebooks ISBN-10: 0816769656 Source: Publisher     Halloween is a popular holiday in our household, so when I was approached by Sourcebooks about reviewing a children’s Halloween book I jumped at the opportunity! Everyone is familiar with the Twelve Days of Christmas, right?  What about the […]

Review & Blog Tour: Laced with Magic by Barbara Bretton

Chloe Hobbs is a half human, half scorceress living in the quaint town of Sugar Maple Vermont.  She’s the de facto mayor of Sugar Maple and owns the town’s knit shop, Sticks and Strings. On the surface, Sugar Maple looks like the typical quiet little Vermont town.  Out-of-towners who visit the town don’t realize that […]

Review & Blog Tour: The Promised World by Lisa Tucker

Thirty-something Lila Cole is a successful professor of English. She is happily married to Patrick.  Her life seems virtually perfect.  Until her twin brother, Billy, the man she puts before all others (including her husband), dies as a result of suicide-by-cop.  Lila learns that her “perfect” brother was actually estranged from his wife and accused […]