Monday, August 15, 2022

Sophia Rose Reviews The Cherokee Trail by Louis L'Amour

Today Sophia Rose is on the blog reviewing an audio by one of her favorite western fiction authors, The Cherokee Trail by Louis L'Amour

The Cherokee Trail by Louis L’Amour, narrator Carrington MacDuffie

Western Fiction

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 6.28.22

Time:  6 hours 13 minutes

Rating: 4 stars

Narrator: 5 stars

Speed: 1.25x

Format: audio

Source: Penguin Random House Audio

Sellers: Amazon

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GoodReads Blurb:

A woman ahead of her time, Mary Breydon knew how to get things done. Raised on a Virginia plantation, she learned how to care for livestock, respect her workers, and keep good books. But after her husband is killed, Mary must provide for her young daughter by running a stage coach station on the Cherokee Trail. With the help of an Irish maid and a mysterious stranger, Mary faces challenges that even the men eagerly anticipating her failure would have a difficult time overcoming. After firing the previous station manager with the aid of a bullwhip, she must track down stolen horses, care for a wayward boy, and defend against Indians. If that wasn't enough, she also has to protect herself from the man who murdered her husband--and is coming for Mary next.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Sophia Rose Reviews Solar System Reference for Teens by Dr. Bruce Betts

Today Sophia Rose is back reviewing a nonfiction guide to our solar system for ages 12 to 16.

Solar System Reference for Teens by Bruce Betts, PhD

Non-Fiction, Young Adult

Publisher:  Rockridge Press

Published:  6/7/22

Page: 227

Rating: 5 stars

Format: eARC

Source:  Callisto Publishing Group

Sellers: Amazon

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Amazon Blurb:

Take a tour of our solar system with this guide for teens ages 12 to 16

From the moons of Jupiter to the surface of Mars, our solar system is home to a multitude of wild, weird worlds. Crack open this solar system book and embark on a journey through space as you meet key figures in history, explore careers in astronomy, uncover some of the solar system’s biggest mysteries, and more.

  • Tons of images—Bring celestial objects into focus through more than 160 images, illustrations, and diagrams that provide a close-up look into our solar system and how it works.
  • Fascinating facts—Did you know the Moon gets farther from Earth each year at about the same rate that your fingernails grow? Discover all sorts of awe-inspiring facts about our solar system’s planets, moons, and more.
  • Exciting exploration—Learn about important historical achievements and technological developments—including missions to different parts of the solar system—and get tips for your own stargazing sessions.

Explore all the cool stuff in our solar system with this accessible reference guide for teens.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

#MacmillanAudio review of Stay Awake by Megan Goldin

Megan Goldin has become a go-to thriller author for me and this psychological thriller has a good chance of being #1 on my best of list. Read on and see why I loved this so much.

ISBN-13: 9781250854773
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Release Date: 08-09-2022
Length: 10 hours-59 minutes
Source: Publisher for review
Buy It: Audible/Chirpbooks



A murder she doesn’t remember committing. A killer she doesn’t remember meeting. Megan Goldin’s Stay Awake is an electrifying novel that proves memory can be deadly.

Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she’s dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers―a stranger who claims to live in her apartment. She reaches for her phone to call for help, only to discover it’s missing. In its place is a bloodstained knife. Her hands are covered in scribbled messages, like graffiti on her skin: STAY AWAKE.

Two years ago, Liv was thriving as a successful writer for a trendy magazine. Now, she’s lost and disoriented in a New York City that looks nothing like what she remembers. Catching a glimpse of the local news, she’s horrified to see reports of a crime scene where the victim’s blood has been used to scrawl a message across a window, similar to the message that’s inked on her hands. What did she do last night? And why does she remember nothing from the past two years? Liv finds herself on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing. But there’s someone who does know exactly what she did, and they’ll do anything to make her forget―permanently.

A complex thriller that unfolds at a breakneck speed, Stay Awake will keep you up all night.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Cover Reveal - Grimm Consequences by Kate SeRine Transplanted Tales 1.5

Today it's my pleasure to be a part of Kate Serine's Grimm Consequences cover reveal, read all about it then enter to win the #Giveaway to celebrate 10 years of Kate's Transplanted Tales series. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Showcase: Bend Toward The Sun by Jen Devon

Today I'm excited to bring you a St. Martin's Griffin brand new release and a debut by author Jen Devon, Bend Toward The Sun. I know once you read more about this novel you'll want a copy for yourself.

ISBN-13: 9781250822000
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 08-09-2022
Length: 384pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/ IndieBound



Jen Devon's Bend Toward the Sun is a gorgeous, emotional love story about taking unexpected paths, accepting loss, and finding strength in the transformative power of love.

Two imperfect people. One year under the sun. A love story you won't ever forget.

Rowan McKinnon doesn’t believe in love. With a botany PhD, two best friends who embrace her social quirkiness, and some occasional no-strings sex, she has everything she needs. But she hides deep wounds from the past—from an emotionally negligent mother, and a fiancĂ© who treated her like a pawn in a game. When an academic setback leads Rowan to take on the restoration of a winery's abandoned vineyard, she relishes the opportunity to restore the grapes to their former glory.

She does not expect to meet a man like Harrison Brady.

An obstetrician profoundly struggling after losing a patient, Harry no longer believes he is capable of keeping people safe. Reeling, Harry leaves Los Angeles to emotionally recover at his parents’ new vineyard in Pennsylvania.

He does not expect to meet a woman like Rowan McKinnon.

As their combative banter gives way to a simmering tension, sunlight begins to crack through the darkness smothering Harry’s soul. He’s compelled to explore the undeniable pull between them. And after a lifetime of protecting herself from feeling anything, for anyone, Rowan tries to keep things casual.

But even she can’t ignore their explosive connection.

Monday, August 8, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Showcase: Depths of Deceit by Laura Oles a Partners in Crime virtual tour

Today is my stop on the Depths of Deceit by Laura Oles blog tour, book 2 in her Jami Rush mysteries. Be sure and visit all the stops and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway at the end of the post sponsored by Partners In Crime tours.

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Depths of Deceit

by Laura Oles

July 25 - August 19, 2022 Virtual Book Tour


Depths of Deceit by Laura Oles

Two sisters.

One deadly secret.

No time to lose.

PI Jamie Rush has her hands full with small-time skip-tracing and surveillance jobs in Port Alene, Texas. The work is steady, though she still struggles to make ends meet. But when her partner, Cookie, brings in a low-paying and potentially time-consuming case, Jamie takes it on out of loyalty.

Cookie’s childhood friend, Renata, needs to find her younger sister, Leah. As Jamie digs into Leah’s past, it becomes clear that the missing woman’s life was shrouded in secrets, the kind that could jeopardize those involved in the case.

To complicate matters, PI Alastair Finn has returned, and he’s willing to reclaim his town by any means necessary. Jamie has never been one to retreat, and Alastair enjoys a good fight. Sparks will fly.

A missing woman. Felonies. Finn’s return. Every twist reminds Jamie that she’s still an outsider in this town. Jamie must prove herself all over again, and the stakes have never been higher.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery, Female PI
Published by: Red Adept Publishing
Publication Date: May 31, 2022
Number of Pages: 292
Series: A Jamie Rush Mystery, #2
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads