The Improbable Darkness

October 31, 2016

Review of The Gathering Darkness by Lisa Collicutt

by Anita Lock       Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars      

A great read for paranormal enthusiasts who enjoy a little bit of everything, especially romance.


Review of THE IMPROBABLE RISE OF PACO JONES by Dominic Carrillo – 4.5 Stars

by Candi Sary       Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars      

The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones is for readers who enjoy coming-of-age novels where the outcast rises up against all odds. Biracial teens should especially identify with this book. Carrillo even dedicates the book to them: “To the bicultural or biracial kids out there who have gone through the pain and confusion—along with the curiosity and beauty—of navigating the world and their identities without ever fitting neatly into one category.” In truth, all teens, no matter what their identity may be, will find valuable lessons in Carrillo’s charming little novel.


Interview with Dominic Carrillo

by Candi Sary      

Dominic is the author of our 4.5-star book, THE IMPROBABLE RISE OF PACO JONES. He is an 8th grade Endligh teacher who writes about identity, class, and relationship issues through his fiction. He talks about his journey in self-publishing and his upcoming novel.



Ask Me About My Genre Agenda

by Steve Wetherell      

And yet, and yet, they spit on us still, those high fallutin’ types. Those snobs who snatch only the best of what we love, and call us sad for having loved it. Those trend watchers who invented the YA genre so they wouldn’t have to admit they liked kid’s books. Those phonies who’ll shun the time traveller, but gush over The Time Traveller’s Wife.




This Week’s Sales and Giveaways

There are a total of 21 sales and giveaways going on this week, including an Amazon raffle of the recently reviewed book by JR Wirth, IN PASSING: “Lizzy escapes the abuse, but finds another kind of terror!”



Pitch Perfect Pick Winner

Over the last month, our top submissions were put to a vote. This one came out on top.


An Enlightening Quiche

Votes: 37

An heirloom quiche recipe and baking rivalry turn up the heat in northern Rhode Island’s French-Canadian mill town of Beauchemins, rife with secrets and scandals, fractured friendships, dysfunctional families, romantic rifts, misdeeds and mishaps.



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