Lost in Literature

No two persons ever read the same book.

Edmund Wilson

It Lives in The Basement

It Lives in The Basement - Sahara Foley Creepy! Made me afraid to go in my basement!

Phantom Bigfoot & The Haunted House (Phantom Bigfoot Series, #3)

Phantom Bigfoot & The Haunted House (Phantom Bigfoot Series, #3) - Simon Okill For lovers of the Phantom Bigfoot series comes another wacky Duane adventure! This time around, he must save the town of Big Beaver from the ghosts of the town's founders. As always, Okill delights with his playful writing style and off-color humor. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun, easy read!

Britt

Britt - Alan  Hardy On the surface, Britt appears to be another book of WWI historical fiction. However, it doesn't take long to discover that this novel is about so much more. Hardy gives us a rare glimpse into the lives of Wriggles and Britt, who could have easily been mistaken for just two more soldiers in the war against the 'Huns.' Instead, their lives are woven into a tender and thought provoking love story. Along the way, there are voluptuous German spies, murder and lots of aerial action sequences which help to round out the plot. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a quirky, easy-to-read romance.

Spilt Milk: A Collection of Stories

Spilt Milk: A Collection of Stories - D.K. Cassidy Quick read. Loved the way the author approached each topic. Made me think. Highly recommend.

Arielle Immortal Quickening

Arielle Immortal Quickening - Lilian Roberts After the cliffhanger at the end of the third book, the fourth installment begins with the news of a tragic car accident which quickly turns into a mystery when none of the victims can remember what happened to cause the crash. New immortals and a strange group of professors add to Arielle’s growing sense of unease. With the origin of her protective amulet in question and Annabel on the loose, Arielle Immortal Quickening is the another installment in the immortal series you won't want to miss. And oh yeah... there's another amazing cliffhanger!

Dwellers of Ahwahnee (The Beyond Collection)

Dwellers of Ahwahnee (The Beyond Collection) - Sheryl Seal Beautifully written series. A great tribute to the Native American culture.

Circle of Five

Circle of Five - Jan Raymond Five students: the jock, the jerk, the princess, the scholar, and the autistic little brother set the cast for this fast-paced story. Brought together a la "The Breakfast Club" in detention, an "electrical storm" strikes during their punishment causing strange and mysterious side effects, from the ability to read minds to unparalleled strength. They must work together to figure out what is happening to them and why. Raymond keeps the reader guessing and I found myself unable to stop reading. Most interesting to me was how the author portrayed typical teenage struggles in the mist of the mystical circumstances they were placed. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a well-crafted plot!

Hammers in the Wind

Hammers in the Wind - Christian Warren Freed Hammers in the Wind was a pleasant surprise for me. Each time I read fantasy, I can't help but compare the story to the complexity and vividness of Tolkien... Freed did not disappoint. All my favorite elements were there... heroic king, damsel in distress, wizard, mercenary, and of course LOVE! There were well developed story lines and characters to support the action. I especially appreciated how well written the battle scenes were as I felt as if I was actually in the story. Recommend to anyone who enjoys a good period war piece in the age of kings.

Heart of Oak

Heart of Oak - David        Cook Beautifully written historical fiction. Bravo!

The Guardian of Secrets and Her Deathly Pact

The Guardian of Secrets: And Her Deathly Pact - Jana Petken Heartbreaking and well-written historical fiction. Celia's story will move you. This story is long so make sure you have time to dedicate to it because once you start you will need to finish. Highly recommend.

Arielle Immortal Awakening (Immortal Rapture #1)

Arielle Immortal Awakening (Immortal Rapture #1) - Lilian Roberts Arielle Immortal Awakenings is a quick, fun beach (or blizzard!) read. Great story line and interesting characters. More than a romance, I was happy to discover a touch of paranormal with a splash of thriller thrown in for good measure. I finished this book in two days because I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen between Arielle and Sebastian. Will they finally sleep together?!?!? Of course, the author left me hanging at the end, not knowing exactly what’s in store for the star crossed lovers. Guess I’m off to pick up the second book in the series! Well played Mrs. Roberts. Well played. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon!

Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center

Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center - Judith Townsend  Rocchiccioli Timely read with regard to healthcare and catastrophic events. Well-developed plot that held my interest. Recommend!

The Master's Plan

The Master's Plan - Stephany Tullis For any Christian who has ever questioned your path in life, this book is for you. Beautifully yet accessibly written, The Master's Plan traces Selena on her journey to fulfilling what she believes to be her life's calling. But when politics and religion collide, chaos ensues and Selena must pick up the pieces. I was particularly drawn to how connected I felt to the characters as the author's faith shines through in this absolute gem. Bravo Ms Tullis! Highly recommend!

Daimones

Daimones - Massimo Marino More than just an apocalyptic tale, Diamones is a superbly crafted novel which explores the importance of relationships, especially with regard to the moral and ethical choices we make. Reading Dan's story reminded me of the truth of what it means to be human. I felt what he felt and struggled as he struggled. Amazing character development. Bravo to Marino for crafting such a fantastic read. Highly recommend.

Beyond Oria Falls (Dwellers of Ahwahnee)

Beyond Oria Falls (Dwellers of Ahwahnee) - Sheryl Seal Oria, the Golden Queen of her tribe, leads a life full of visions and magic from which she is always trying to learn. When mysterious cave drawings and a strange necklace appear, Oria is taken by White Bear to the land of the dead. Told from multiple perspectives, each of the people in Oria’s life tries to figure out what has happened to her and how to bring her back. They travel to Oria Falls to search for her while she is tasked with the mission of helping free the trapped souls of her people, including the soul of her mother. A fast-paced, enjoyable read, fantasy fans will enjoy Seal's imaginative world Beyond Oria Falls. Highly recommend!

Tsunami Connection

Tsunami Connection - Michael James Gallagher What a fantastic read! There was so much to love about Tsunami Connection that I felt compelled to review. First was the author's choice to make his military protagonist a WOMAN! Kudos to Gallagher for allowing a woman to take center stage in his story. Second, it was clear that he has either visited many of the locals within the novel or did some spectacular research because throughout the book, I felt as if I was actually there with the characters thanks to the delicious setting descriptions. The plot wove back and forth in time, giving us glimpses of Kefira's history without info dumping it all at one time as some authors are prone to doing. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me interested in what would happen next, but the best part was how emotionally invested I became in the outcome for Kefira. I felt her anxiety, pain and excitement right along with her. My only disappointment is having to wait to find out what comes next! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good spy thriller!!