Silver Tongued Short Stories

Hello! It’s been a minute—it’s funny how a more active social life means (slightly) less time to read. Plus, when you work at a uni like I do, the spring semester is hectic, to say the least. But it feels so good to be back, let’s dive in. As y’all know, I love getting book [...]

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One Secretive Cabin

I'm the kind of person who reads the Wikipedia synopsis of a scary movie instead of watching the film because I don't like scary stuff. Somewhat surprisingly, I do like ghosts--that's actually the only kind of "reality" tv I'll watch. Brenda Lyne's upcoming book The Thirteenth Cabin (aka. TTC; to be released Sept. 13) isn't [...]

Gifted Secrets

Imagine this--your kid is about to graduate and go off to "the real world," your favorite great-aunt-in-law dies, your spouse dies, and some historian writes you (it's present day, and as much as I love snail mail, it's not that common, let's be honest) about putting on an exhibition about your great-aunt. Well that's exactly [...]

Rose Gold

Y'all. Jessica Olson's upcoming book A Forgery of Roses (coming out next month) is DELIGHTFUL. It's funny, it's dramatic, it's romantic, it's magical... I cannot tell you how much I liked it! (and here's a link to my vlog so you can hear me fangirl too) This is a complex book--it's fantasy, it's romance, it's [...]

Provencal Mysteries

Y'all. I did it, I started a series on the first book! Also--move to make a new subgenre of murder mystery, I think it should be called something like "umbrella-drink-vaction-murder-mystery" books. Serena Kent's Death in Provence is witty, engaging, and not at all overwhelming. There are forensic elements that are so juicy and the character [...]

Art Re-tail

I always enjoy partnering with Inkberry Books in Niwot, Colorado because I'm always recommended such interesting titles. This week, I had the pleasure to review Bruce McDougall's novel, The Lizards of Palm Beach. This is a tale about two brothers, a gold-digging teen, a flamboyant art dealer, a Jeffrey Epstein-like art collector, and other people [...]

Dark Secrets

I keep getting variations of crime/thriller novels and I am eating them up! (Though a computer-battery fiasco held up my reading for a few days, much to my dismay) So here are my thoughts on Nik Grybaski's novel Black Danube: A Leo Katz Mystery. By the way; here's a link to my vlog! This is [...]