Upcoming Book News and Cover Reveal

It’s been a hot minute since I had a new book out, so this is very exciting. Allow me to introduce you to The Note: A Historical Mystery. The ebook is now available for pre-order at a reduced price and will be released August 2, 2022! The paperback won’t be far behind. Here’s the official…

Dreams of Justice Has an Amazing Review!

Still on the fence about reading Dreams of Justice: A Paranormal Mystery? Check out Colleen Chesebro’s review! This is my favorite part: I began this novel one evening and could not put it down, reading far into the wee hours. The next thing I knew, the storyline infiltrated my own dreams! Read the rest of…

Are You A Dirty Genre Hopper?

When you’re choosing a new book to read, what genres do you find yourself exploring? Do you stick primarily to one, or do you branch out? I encountered the titled question in the newsletter of my friend and fellow author, Al Macy, and my first thought was I hadn’t considered genre hopping “dirty” before. I do…

The A-Z Bookbag: Z is for Zoo City

Hey, look at that! It’s Day Z, the last day of the A-Z challenge. I hope the past month has offered some interesting titles to add to your list. Our final Bookbag title, Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, is a unique way to end the series. It features Zinzi, a young lady living in a…

The A-Z Bookbag: Y is for Yesterday’s Thief

Today’s Bookbag title is a sci-fi thriller that combines time travel, mind reading, and good doses of humor. Yesterday’s Thief by Al Macy is the first part of a series, all featuring a private investigator named Eric Beckman. This book is set in 2020, when self-driving cars, medical technology that allows for super-fast recovery, and…

The A-Z Bookbag: X is for Extracted

I know, Extracted by R.R. Haywood doesn’t technically start with X, but considering the number of books that do start with X is basically none, I adopted Goodreads’s guideline for its alphabetical reading challenge lists. You only need an X in the title. And I wanted to read one I would probably enjoy. Side note…

The A-Z Bookbag: W is for Wretched Writing

We’re taking a step back from fiction today and into a different world, one that pokes fun at the bad writing we’re all guilty of from time to time. Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras is a collection of writing snippets from various authors (though a…

The A-Z Bookbag: V is for The Vampire Lestat

Today’s title is a super crazy popular one that I picked more because I didn’t have any other V titles than because I thought it could use the exposure. Because it doesn’t. If Anne Rice’s Vampire books aren’t iconic yet, they’re pretty damn close. The Vampire Lestat is the follow-up to Interview with a Vampire,…

The A-Z Bookbag: U is for Union (IA Book 3)

Today’s Bookbag title is the third part of a trilogy. I loved all three parts of the IA series, and I could have written about any or all of them, but since I and B were occupied with other books, IA: Union by John Darryl Winston gets the honors. Set in an urban area called…

The A-Z Bookbag: T is for This Present Darkness

Today’s Bookbag book is one I read a looooong time ago–so long ago I bought the ebook so I could refresh my memory. The good news is I probably could have written this post without the refresher, which makes me feel good about my brain. This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti takes place in a…