A generally well-written YA supernatural romance with a pleasantly imperfect heroine. Zippy plot toward the end.
Wrecking Balls holds nothing back as it affirms that the life of a comedian is all material; every heartache, every embarrassing detail, and raw wound becomes a topic with a punchline for the stage. Joe Giambrone has crafted a compelling read that’s better than being seated at a live show. Of course, the best comedians make sure their jokes have context, but this book is a deeper look behind the stories these characters told onstage.
Melody Delgado 2
A sweet, mildly inspirational romance featuring a spunky and unique main character with a love interest that is a true match for her. Since it is a novella, it made for a quick read, but sparks few quickly, in many directions and in many ways, making for a true page turner.
Kate Ashley 1
Despite its slow pace and a cast of characters you might not feel emotionally connected to, this is a novel worth checking out for its amazing world-building and its exploration on what makes up truth in the digital age—unsettlingly, something the world is experiencing right this moment.
Nada Qamber 1
A vivid, sexy, page-turner about an aspiring writer and book nerd meets billionaire mogul. A good book always adds it’s touch from the first chapter, and a mention of a Story Brothel got me hooked.
Chantelle Atkins 2
A fast-paced crime thriller which should appeal to fans of the genre, and anyone who likes double-crossing, gun-fights, betrayal, murder and just a little bit of romance. Great dialogue, plenty of twists and turns and enough action and drama to keep you hooked.
Amy R. Biddle 1
If you’re looking for a book that will make you squirm as you read, look no further. MONSTROUS is haunting and suspenseful; equal parts gore and heart. With a foul-mouthed heroine who has more of a conscience than she would like to admit, and a cast of dubiously moral characters, MONSTROUS is not for the faint of heart or the easily spooked. And beware: once you start reading you will be cast under the author’s spell, and will likely find yourself possessed with the need to continue the series.
Bill Kieffer 1
Here’s the great thing about SuperGuy… the premise smells like KickAss and the Greatest American Hero combined, but it’s neither. It comes out as something better. The slapstick and violence are actually tastefully minimized. The superhero cliches are handled well with perfectly selected, coordinated lampshades. I can’t stress how well the internal logic of the superhero and government relationships are handled, but then all the relationships are handled super well. Every human interaction is funny but without cost to the internal logic of this universe’s rules. You can believe in everyone in this story.
Katie French 1
“Scholar. Slave. Warrior. Wizard.” Vic is the youngest log keeper in generations. This means that she memorizes the last recordings of the spaceship Elesendar, a craft from Earth that was stranded on her planet thousands of years ago. The people of this planet have descended from those left on the surface. What survives is a diverse culture spread across the surface of Knownearth. But when Vic is captured and sold into sex slavery, things take a drastic turn.
Jennifer Ellis 1
Inside Moves: A Wainwright Mystery was a gripping and poignant read with bad guys, good guys and take-charge women for readers seeking a crime novel with an Ocean’s Eleven sort of feel.