REVIEW: Maybe A Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee

SYNOPSIS Sylvie and Jules. Jules and Sylvie. Jules adores her older-by-one-year sister, Sylvie. Sylvie: beautiful like their mother. Sylvie: supreme maker of tiny snow families. Sylvie: faster than fast. Sylvie: gone. Into thin air, Sylvie goes missing, and as Jules stumbles in grief, a fox cub is born. A shadow fox, spirit and animal in…

REVIEW: The Ganga Shift by Mary Bernsen

SYNOPSIS Life hasn’t been easy for Isabella. She spent most of her childhood in the foster care system, and now at twenty-two she has landed herself in prison on drug charges. Her troubled past is what makes her a perfect candidate for the government’s latest scientific endeavor, Operation Gene Re-sequencing. No one will miss her….

REVIEW: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

SYNOPSIS In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift. Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she…

REVIEW: Best Seller by Susan May

SYNOPSIS A girl with power over luck. An obsessed author consumed by envy. Two nemeses drawn down a path from which only one will return. After witnessing her mother’s brutal murder, ten-year-old Nem’s life seems destined for tragedy. Then she discovers an old journal which holds an incredible secret. Nem now possesses the ability to…

REVIEW: Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davies

–Cute photo courtesy of J.C. Davies– SYNOPSIS Sixteen-year-old Delaney Delgado knows miracles aren’t real—if they were, her kid sister wouldn’t be dead. So when the image of baby Jesus appears on a Babybel cheese wheel, she’s not buying the idea that God’s got a dairy obsession. Soon, religious signs begin turning up all over Del’s…

Hearts on Summerlypse with Bacon Pie

To celebrate the successful launch of BACON PIE by Candace Robinson and your humble server, two of our novels are temporarily free! As in $0.00, or nada, or nothing. Get your YA contemporary fix! Perfect Spring and Summer readings for YA lovers. Go! Click, get, and enjoy reading!! Viva la love Let’s kick-off with a…

EXTRA, EXTRA! BACON PIE RELEASE DAY AND BOOK BLITZ!

BREAKING NEWS Hot off the presses—April 13th, 2018 Scientists have spotted strange, bacon-covered pies on web pages across the world. They predict these IFPs (Identified Flying Pies) will flood the Internet by the end of the day. WARNING Hitting your browser’s Refresh button will only cause bacon to erupt from the pies. BACON PIE Happy book…

MOVIE: Ladies and Gentleman, in the silver corner, The Titan

One clarification: This post is NOT about wrestling. It’s about a movie I had the pleasure to stream on Netflix: THE TITAN The trailer popped up in my screen, so I said, “Why not?” I mean, Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson? Good actors. No brainer, right? So, I let it roll. The Titan starts pretty good…

REVIEW: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

SYNOPSIS Attack. Not isolated. Fate of Americans: unknown. Amy is watching TV when the world is attacked by Them. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to survive—and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler she finds in an abandoned supermarket. Then, after years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope,…

SERIES: LOVE no longer floats in Netflix

 SYNOPSIS A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid. THOUGHTS I don’t know why I love binge-watching LOVE on Netflix (pun intended). I’m lying. I know why I love it: Clever writing. I mean, read the synopsis–not very appealing,…

Co-authoring: Bacon Pie is NOT a cookbook

A lot of people have asked me why and how co-writing a novel happens. Here’s my bullet-list answer. Once upon a last-year, I met an author online, the talented, multi-published Candace Robinson. Once upon a last-year, we talked and talked about co-authoring a book. Once upon a last-year, we agreed to co-write a quirky YA…

REVIEW: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

SYNOPSIS Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the…