I have read the first two books in this series and while I enjoyed them, I see a difference in this book. Whether it is the seasoning of the author or just that I enjoy the character Thom more than his brother or Kitty, this book was a step above the first two. This series/author … Continue reading A Promise of Return (The Outlands Pentalogy Book 3) By Rebecca Crunden
The other day I tweeted that a 15-minute reading break turned into an hour with this book. I had started it a few days earlier and was reading it slowly. This author pleasantly surprised and entertained me with his first book, stories about people. And then there was silence for over 2 years until this … Continue reading Relative Velocity by Cameron Harrie
In another addition to this “anything but Ordinary” series, Mr. Kiefer continues to weave a family saga. He has entwined Hispanic Folklore, the LGBT community, and generations of family life. Once again, he pulls the reader into a world, that even if foreign, the reader can easily relate to the characters and intense emotions contained … Continue reading The Ordinary Sin by Mario Kiefer
It’s been a while since I read a book that transported me fully into a story. I saw this author accept the Indie Author Project Best YA Book for the State of Texas and speak with such genuine appreciation for her reading audience that I could not wait to start the book. Let's start with … Continue reading Manufactured Witches by Michelle Rene – Texas Author Project YA Award Winner!
I heard this author speak at the Indie Book Fest (now Orlando Reads Book Group). I go with my gut when I hear authors speak and I found this articulate person very engaging. She writes a wide variety of genres and I was trying to figure out which one I would like to read when … Continue reading Dear Lorna: A Love Story by L. E. Perez
While packing my books for vacation, I came across the Advanced Reader Copy of The Editor that I had received at the Texas Library Conference in April. What an appropriate book for this Indie Editor to take on a car trip to the Indie Book Fest in Orlando! Because of commitments and driving, I was … Continue reading The Editor by Steven Rowley
This novella is the perfect combination of story, characters and history. It is a male/male romance and has a few steamy scenes that enhance but not detract from the mystery in this small Texas town in the 1920’s. The book opens to the hanging of the local doctor and the sheriff is left without a … Continue reading A Little Sin by Sionnach Wintergreen