Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. IWSG was formed by Ninja
Captain Alex Cavanaugh. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss
struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
The awesome co-hosts for the November 3 posting
of the IWSG are Kim Lajevardi, Victoria Marie
Lees, Joylene Nowell
Butler, Erika Beebe, and Lee Lowery!
This month’s optional question:
What’s harder to do, coming up with your book
title or writing the blurb?
Another good question. Probably the
blurb. Occasionally, I think of a title I like then write a story around it.😊
October/November reviews in no particular order.
* Disclaimer. If I run into an
occasional typo, I ignore it and don't factor it into my review.
LEATHAL WHITE by Robert Galbraith
I have finally read a J. K
Rowling’s book. Not exactly Harry Potter but very well written.
is a one-legged ex-vet that is now a famous PI. Robin Ellacott is his junior
partner, who he previously fired and has now hired back. Their latest case
takes them into both parliament and an eerie manor house, with all kinds of
twists and turns. This is the 4th
in the series and it definitely lives up to the
I grabbed it because the HH read it, now I’m going back and
reading the 1st of the series.
MAGGIE ON THE BOUNTY by Kate
This is the third in the
Magical Tracker Series about wisecracking, hard-hitting Maggie Mackay, who
tracks down bad guys of the magical variety. In this book, Maggie and her new
partner Killian, the elf, accept a job to find out why ghosts are disappearing
from a haunted cruise ship.
If you don’t mind a heroine
with a bit of a potty mouth, it’s a fun, easy, well-written read and good for some
WORD WEAVING #1: A Word
Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse by Colleen M. Chesebro
What a lovely
collection of verse by diverse, talented authors. This grouping holds several
different syllabic offerings, all
uniquely expressed. There were so many delights included in this book. I
especially liked D. L. Finn’s Moon’s Magic, a haibun Idyll that begins with ‘A
lone black cat sits on the edge of our world, under the harvest moon. Her green
eyes reflect the celestial beams, and her fur absorbs the stars’ and D Wallace
'Moonlight stitches lace
Frosty hems on scarlet leaves
Glints of fallen stars'
creativity from gifted writers offering us autumnal pleasures.
Available on Amazon
CASE OF THE BYGONE BROTHER by
What a fun cozy.
CASE OF THE BYGONE BROTHER
is the second book I’ve read by Ms. Burton and I’ve found both delightful. This
whodunit centers around a young female PI out to prove herself and get her
business solvent. A case lands in her lap that will get her back on her feet,
though there’s questions a plenty about her client. Add in her old high school flame that waltzes
back into her life and is as mysterious as her client. Stir them together and
you’ve got the ingredients for a mystery with just the right amount of romance,
humor and suspense.
Available at Amazon
THE STORM CROW and THE CROW
RIDER by Kayln Josephson
I read this series in two
nights. At first, I was a little put off by the idea of riding giant crows, but
I quickly moved past it and tumbled into the story.
Thia and her sister are
trying to take back the kingdom from the evil Queen Razel who swooped in and
destroyed the crows leaving the kingdom defenseless. Her sister thinks the only
way to save the kingdom is to marry Thia to the prince. Then Thia finds an
unhatched crow egg and the adventure begins.
I highly recommend these
books to anyone who loves YA fantasy. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
THE MELDING OF AERIS by D.
Another edge of your seat
fantasy by a master storyteller.
This is a fascinating
dystopian tale of a society that grafts the skins and parts of any creature
they desire to adorn their body. Unfortunately,
their children are born with the skin, or scales, and features of whatever animal
or reptile their parents indulged themselves in, making man’s the most sought-after
skin of all.
Aeris has been born to
wealthy parents who have indulged often in grafts and their son, while pure of
heart, is born reptilian-looking and hideous. He is thrilled when his parents give
him a graft of human skin for his birthday. It’s only after the grafting he finds
out murder was involved in his transfiguration.
Available at Amazon
MISTLETOE INN By Jacqui
A heartwarming tale for the
Hoping for a new start, Molly
McCarty, a divorcee with a young son, invests in a bed and breakfast in
Christmas town. Anxious to leave her old life behind and start anew, she leaves
home in bad weather, ends up in the middle of a snowstorm and runs off the
road, only to find herself rescued by her new partner.
Noah Kincaid has lost everyone
he cares about. With scars marring his face and his heart he has closed himself
off, afraid to love anyone. But Noah’s about to find that Christmas truly is a
magic time of year, filled with love, hope and new beginnings.
MISTLETOE INN is a well-written
delight. Grab your hot chocolate and prepare to lose yourself in this feel-good
story of holiday and happiness.
Available at Amazon