INCENTIVE by Pam Godwin

After reading Deliver and Vanquish in one sitting, I became a bonafide Pam Godwin fan. Dark romance is the perfect blend of romance with a shocking, edgy twist. (Deliver, for example, is not for the faint of heart!) Incentive was no different. What a premise and what a page turner! Godwin always pushes the boundaries and gives the…

A Romance Review of Above All by Rebecca Brooks

After reading the synopsis of Above All, I knew I had to check it out. I love the idea of escaping a painful past in a dramatic fashion. And Casey does just this. The vast majority of this story takes place at a campground in the Adirondacks. This was my first time reading a romance…

The Marriage Pact: A Review

My two favorite genres are romance and crime. And you wouldn’t believe how often these two intersect. I’ve written about how some of my favorite love stories are buried within crime novels, but this tale takes this concept to a whole new level. The Marriage Pact starts off strong with Jake’s narration. And even though it’s a…

The Power of Historical Young Adult Fiction

Spoilers! The future unrolled before her like a ribbon: sleeping with a chair hooked under the doorknob every night, beating carpets on the back steps, cooking the boarders’ breakfast, scrubbing the toilets, changing the linens, pouring fresh water in the basins, haggling with vendors at the Viktualienmarkt, fighting the nightmares about Papa, imagining his bloody…

2016 Book Releases

I previously talked about slipping into a writing lull.  I think writing apathy was an easy state to revert to, because 1) Writing is hard and 2) I have a gigantic ‘to-be-read’ pile to distract me. So, when I wasn’t writing, I was reading.  Drifting off into another world, instead of creating my own, was…