REVIEW: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

SYNOPSIS The wealthy Glass family lost its patriarch, Benjamin Glass, sooner than expected. Benjamin’s widow, Olivia, and her 5 sons each react to his death in their own way while preparing for the reading of his will. Olivia receives a very unexpected confession from her late husband about one of their sons that could shatter…

REVIEW: To Dream Is To Die (Dead Dreamer #1) by Sarah Lampkin

SYNOPSIS Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering college as a freshman and starting to meet new people, but she hides a dark secret. Because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the Fade whenever she falls asleep. It’s something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone…

REVIEW: Scream All Night by Derek Milman

SYNOPSIS A darkly hilarious contemporary realistic young adult novel about growing up and finding your place in the world, perfect for fans of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Running With Scissors. Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to…

REVIEWS: Bad Girls Academy & Bad Girls Rivalry by Bailey Cruz

SYNOPSIS A Broken Girl. A Deadly Secret. And A Mission That Will Change Her Forever. Henley Greene used to have the sort of life you see in the movies. A loving father, a stable homelife, and a future she was looking forward to. One horrible, tragedy-filled night changed all of that forever. Now, after having…

Letters to the Lost (Letters to the Lost #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

SYNOPSIS Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying…

REVIEW: The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

SYNOPSIS The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it—unless desperate measures can be taken. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready…

Screenshot by Donna Cooner

SYNOPSIS Skye’s social media game is always on point. Until her best friend, Asha, films an embarrassing video of Skye at a sleepover and posts it online. But Asha quickly deletes the post, so everything’s okay. Right? Then Skye gets an anonymous message. Someone has texted her a screenshot from the video. This person threatens…

#WriteMentor

So excited to announce I’m a #WriteMentor 2019 mentor. I was fortunate enough to be picked as a ninja one last year, which turned out to be lot of fun. My 2018 mentee also had fun. At least, I think she did? Gerardo caught brainstorming his next novel. Gerardo’s Writing in Numbers ELEVEN years writing experience. THREE YA…

REVIEW: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

SYNOPSIS A summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream. Summer in Sand Lake isn’t complete without a trip to Meade Creamery—the local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the…