Evolve like a Butterfly: A Metamorphic Approach to Leadership

Book Review Evolve like a Butterfly: A Metamorphic Approach to Leadership Leaders are made, not born – you don’t carry your leadership ability from your mother’s womb. However, some people indeed do naturally have traits that make them suitable for leadership, but there is no reason others cannot be trained to achieve the same results. […]

Author Interview with Leslie Soule / The Fallenwood Chronicles

Author Interview with Leslie Soule / The Fallenwood Chronicles   Today we get it sit down and sip some coffee while we are chatting with Fantasy / Sci-Fi Author Leslie Soul from Sacramento, CA. Leslie has an M.A. in English and is currently working on the final book in the AMAZING fantasy series, The Fallenwood Chronicles. […]

Book Review Fortitude: A Quest Through Fear and Doubt

Book Review of Fortitude: A Quest Through Fear and Doubt by Gayle Lee Fortitude is a 122-page memoir, Author Gayle Lee walks readers through 4 years of her life, her journey and inner struggles.    Fortitude A Quest Through Fear & Doubt could not be a better title for this book, for me, the book was an […]

2011 FINALIST WINNER Jennelle White Author Interview

Author Interview with Jennelle L. White Jennelle is a Children’s Author and Personal Finance Author What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? Ans. => I t was not so much with my writing but my whimsical pictures in my book.  What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Ans. => walking in […]

Boone Audiobook Review – John Isaac Jones

Book Review (Audio Version) purchased via Audible I just finished “Boone”, this was my first book by John Isaac Jones.  I was looking for a book to listen to while driving, I knew my drive was an hour so Boone at 50 minutes was a good choice. Boone was a touching and eerie story of a […]

Author Interview with Techno Thriller Authors Breakfield & Burkey

Author Interview with Techno Thriller Authors Breakfield & Burkey Author Q & A – In the Words of a Writer Charles V. Breakfield What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? Ans. => It is a delightful experience that allows us to have fun with technology. We like taking complex concepts and turn them into […]

Lonna Enox  Author Interview | Author Q & A

Lonna Enox  Author Interview | Author Q & A Connect with Lonna on Facebook Visit Lonna’s Website What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? Ans. = I’m not sure I have an interesting writing quirk unless you’re referring to getting up at 2 am and write with 3 cats piled on/around. What do you […]

Author Interview with Mystery and Suspense Author Edward & Anne Charles

Author Interview with Mystery and Suspense Author Edward & Anne Charles Author Q&A Name   Edward & Anne Charles As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? Anne: Be a child.  I’m still growing up. Edward:  I’m seventy and still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. […]

Book Review Living Under a “Rock”: “The Red House”

Book Review Living Under a “Rock”: “The Red House” Emotions, Emotions, Emotions…. Living Under a Rock is a Memoir of the Author Shannon Hannan’s childhood that took place in “The Red House”.  Shannon was able to keep my engaged in the book, at moments it felt like I was part of the childhood.  The book […]

Book Review A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything Book Review Alex Sheshunoff NAILED IT!A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise was hilarious, witty, funny, engaging, literate memoir/travel adventure in two days. Each chapter is well written and short.  It makes it easy for people to read the book in bits or on lunch breaks, […]

Book Review SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient–Powered by the Science of Games

Book Review SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient Thank you Penguin for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of ‘SuperBetter’ by Jane McGonigal SuperBetter is a self-help book with it’s gamification approach.   Super Better encourages change with every turn of the page.  Using the seven ways we […]

Come Rain or Come Shine Book Review

Come Rain or Come Shine Book Review #1 New York Times-bestselling author Jan Karon returns–with the Mitford wedding readers have been waiting for. Thank you Penguin for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Come Rain or Come Shine.  As the saga comes to an end we all get the wedding we have been […]

Tales from Christmas Wood – Book Review

Tales from Christmas Wood – Book Review 32 pages long this book will help kids discover the real meaning of Christmas.  Tales from Christmas Wood is six stories in one. The story is about the town of Christmas Wood and the animals who reside. Each of the stories tell about how the animals come to […]

Vino Business: The Cloudy World of French Wine – Book Review

Vino Business: The Cloudy World of French Wine – Book Review I’m a wine lover, let’s start with that.  This was very informative possibly a little gossipy, but its the Vino Business.  We all know Wine is big money but it was interesting to learn about the influence of the international and celebrity investors on […]

Postcards from a War – Book Review

Postcards from a War – Book Review I would like to thank Vanita Books for allowing me an ARC of this book via Netgalley for an open and honest review. As we all know War is a hard subject for young and old.  When my husband deployed I tried to find books that would help […]

Food, Genes, and Culture – Book Review

Food, Genes, and Culture – Book Review Vegan, low fat, low carb, slow carb: Every diet seems to promise a one-size-fits-all solution to health. But they ignore the diversity of human genes and how they interact with what we eat. I would like to thank Island Press for allowing me an ARC of this book […]

2016 Winners & Finalists William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

2016 Winners & Finalists William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Inc. is pleased to announce the winners, runners-up,  short lists, other finalists, and semi-finalists in all categories: Novel, Narrative Non-Fiction, Novella, Short Story, Novel-in-progress, Essay, Poetry, and Short Story by a High School Student.  The complete results of […]

In The Tao of Book Publicity, publicist Paula Margulies outlines the basics of book promotion and explains how the business of publicizing a book works

The Tao of Book Publicity: A Beginner’s Guide to Book Promotion by Paula Margulies Paula Margulies is the owner of Paula Margulies Communications, a public relations firm for authors and artists. She has received numerous awards for her essays and books, including her nonfiction handbook, The Tao of Book Publicity, her historical novel, Favorite Daughter, […]

Horror and dark fantasy author Frank Cavallo’s

Eye of the Storm is a new Dark Fantasy / Sword & Sorcery novel by Frank Cavallo It is recommended for fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Karl Edward Wagner and Robert E. Howard. “It’s a story about two people from Earth trapped in a parallel world that is sort of a “Land of the Lost” […]

Dixon Hearne Author Interview

Author Interview | Author Q & A with Dixon Hearne Q: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? A:I had a wonderful elementary school experience, which left me with a desire to become a teacher. I did just that — teaching K-12 and later as an academic at California […]

A New Song (Mitford Years) Author – Jan Karon Book Review

A New Song (Mitford Years) Author – Jan Karon The fifth novel in the Mitford series, by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and Somebody Safe with Somebody Good  In A New Song, Mitford’s longtime Episcopal priest, Father Tim, retires. However, new challenges and adventures await when he agrees to serve as interim minister of a […]

The Mystery & Mayhem Official Finalist List for 2015 by Chanticleer Book Reviews

The Mystery & Mayhem Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mysteries and Classic Mysteries. The M&M Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Novel Writing Competitions. More than $30,000.00 dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews 2015 writing competition winners! The […]

New noir crime thriller The Gay Detective

The Gay Detective: Nick and Norm in Chicago “ winning debut novel” -Kirkus Reviews Key West, FL – Author, actor and TV producer Kenneth D. Michaels releases his noir crime thriller, The Gay Detective. When Nick Scott premiers his TV talk show, The Gay Detective, he is anxious about its success. His first guest, a […]

David Berko releases his new sci-fi political thriller for review: Zero Hour, Shifting Power

David Berko Releases His New Sci-fi Political Thriller: Zero Hour, Shifting Power Valparaiso, IN – Author David Berko releases book one in the Before The End Series entitled, Zero Hour, Shifting Power. This novel is an intellectual, high-speed pursuit of science fiction, politics, and speculation. What would happen if America allowed a progressive socialist experiment […]

Author Carole P. Roman New Book If You Were Me and Lived in … Italy.

Children’s book author introduces Italy to young learners Carole P. Roman adds the country of Italy to her series of children’s cultural education books in If You Were Me and Lived in … Italy. Bethpage, NY – Exploring the world has never easier—or more fun!—than with Carole P. Roman’s award-winning If You Were Me and […]

Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture

“Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture” “Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture”, a guide that seeks to redefine how our culture views sex and topics of sexual nature in today’s modern society. It covers and challenges what would traditionally be called “normal” while inspiring self-discovery […]

The Acupuncture Points Functions Colouring Book

“The Acupuncture Points Functions Colouring Book” For students or those curious about acupuncture, “The Acupuncture Points Functions Colouring Book” simplifies the study while adding a simple and fun layer of interaction in the forms of doodling and coloring. The book teaches the effects of certain points, terminology and more through visual representations as the reader […]

The Blood & Roses Series Box Set Review

“The Blood & Roses Series Box Set” Author Caris Roane – Book review A must-read for all paranormal romance lovers… “The Blood & Roses Series Box Set” encompasses the entire “Blood and Roses” series in one box set. Without spoiling anything, the series dives into the fiendish crime scene of Seattle where everything from guns […]

Book Review Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim

“Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas” written by Natasha Yim and illustrated by Grace Zong I love this picture book! Natasha Yim introduces the Chinese New Year to young readers by retelling a classic for children “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. This is a MUST HAVE for teachers,  teaching readers about Chinese New Year, and […]

Book Review Just As Special by 3Evoke

Powerful Message, Great Book that give good life lessons and can even make you realize that your Just As Special. Boy is sad because his dad is not around, asking his mom “Why don’t I have a dad to play with like Nathaniel does?”  His mom helps him understand that he has great people watch […]

The Legend of Bob Wire by Sam Skinner – Book Review

Texas history, Oil Field Hijinks, Mystery and Hearsay… This is such a fun picture book, it’s a must have for every Texas home, and every oil field / oil rig roughnecks.  Your kids will love the story and the illustrations, they will go on an adventure taming the oil field, solving problems by riding a […]

Starring Shapes! by Tania Howells Book Review

This is a must have educational book for kids on shapes. A few things that I loved about this book was the name of the Elementary School and the name of the play Hansel and Gretel. From a teaching stand point I LOVED how the author showed the shape and then showed the shape in […]

Worms by Bernard Friot

This is a quick and funny story about a little boy up to no good. This mischievous boy decided to mix thing up and add some flavor to his father’s fancy dinner party. This book will be one to easily entertain children, it will become a repeat read and you just might want to check […]

Bug in a Vacuum by Melanie Watt

Bug in a Vacuum by Melanie Watt I loved this story, what a great way to explain grief to a child.  Using the perspective of a fly (bug) and a dog, each dealing with process of grieving with the five stages of grief (the Kübler-Ross model) The illustrations were amazing such and attention to detail, […]

Book Review Visions in Death by JD Robb

First let me say I love JD Robb she is an AMAZING author! Visions In Death: 19 might be my favorite so far. I hit every emotion, granted I stayed up all night to listen to the book but when (Spoiler Alert) Peabody went down the water works turned on. Book Review Visions in Death […]

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Book Review for Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Strange how some books just pop out at you, STIFF jumped out to me as if it had come alive. I normally do not enjoy reading about the dead and death, I’m more of a murder and find the criminal type reader. However the cover […]

The Last Long Night by Ginny Dye – Book Review

The Last Long Night Author – Ginny Dye Publisher – A Voice In The World Publishing Copyright – 2013 ISBN – 1507886225 Paperback – 532 Pages Genre – Historical Novel Ginny Dye, author of The Last Long Night, is the developer and builder of A Voice In The World Organization. The organization was founded in […]

Golden Choices by Dionne Bell – Book Review

Golden Choices by Dionne Bell – Book Review Book Review Coming soon… Regina had spent much of her life searching for love and acceptance. Her search ended when she met and married Kevin Golden. Kevin’s passion for his work at the Golden Choices center for troubled youth was initially admired by Regina, but that admiration […]

Confessions of a Domestically-Challenged Homemaker & Other Tall Tales Book Review

Since reluctantly accepting the fact that she’s not getting any younger, Rose Mula has been trying to put a positive spin on aging. When a radio interviewer diplomatically described her as “seasoned” instead of old, she retorted, “You mean hot and spicy, right?” Her eclectic career included stints as an executive assistant to the president […]

Personal Management with Purpose & Wisdom – Book Review

Personal Management with Purpose & Wisdom is a way of thinking for self-management and personal fulfillment. It explores basic and intuitive concepts which can be applied to all aspects of a person’s life. Through the study and application of the book’s “core concepts”, you can become able to address the barriers that block you from […]

Book Review The Legend of Bob Wire

The Legend of Bob Wire The beginning…who is this guy? What makes him a legend? What’s the deal with the thunderbolt? What’s with the hands? I don’t get it!! Review coming soon   Read Sam Skinners Author Interview

A Winter Wonderland – Book Review

A Winter Wonderland Authors – Fern Michaels, Holly Chamberlin, Leslie Meier, and Kristina McMorris Publisher – Kensington Publishing Corp. Copyright – 2012 ISBN – 978-1-62090-510-4 Hardback – 471 Pages Fern Michaels is a US today and New York Times bestselling author. Holly Chamberlin is also the author of Living Single and Last Summer. Leslie Meier […]

Ireland -By Frank Delaney Book Review

Ireland Author – Frank Delaney Publisher – Harper Copyright – 2005 ISBN – 0-06-056348-6  Paperback – 559 Pages Frank Delaney, author of Ireland, had a long career at BBC Broadcasting. He currently is a full time writer. Some of the other novels Delaney has written are James Joyce’s Odyssey, A Walk […]