The Offset

In The Offset, population is strictly controlled due to the Earth’s extreme pollution. If a couple have a child, that child at eighteen must pick one of her parents to die (offsetting their birth). Miri must decide between the mother she loves and the workaholic mother she hates. Does theContinue Reading

Campaigns & Companions

If you love your pets and you know what D&D stands for, you are in for an uproarious read with the fully illustrated Campaigns & Companions. “GM: The sorceress carefully places the glowing bottle on the workbench next to her. ‘Take heed, brave adventurers,’ she intones, ‘for contained within thisContinue Reading

Healthy Easy Mexican

Mexican food is so delicious! And here, in California, it is plentiful. However, everyone should try to eat healthier. In a restaurant, you may be eating foods fried in lard. If you create the same dish at home, you can control the fat and calories. So, how does the HealthyContinue Reading

The Night She Disappeared

A teen mom and her baby’s daddy go missing. Two years later, a hint is found to what happened The Night She Disappeared. The handwritten sign ominously said, “Dig here.” Usually, this author’s books are exciting and pulse-pounding reads. Unfortunately, I found The Night She Disappeared disappointing. The main charactersContinue Reading

Undead Unluck Vol 3

Nine more episodes from this action-filled series await you in Undead Unluck Vol 3. Fuuko Izumi, nicknamed Unluck, has the power of unluck. Anyone who touches her skin-to-skin dies. She meets and teams up with the immortal Undead who she nicknames Andy. In the last volume Andy was possessed byContinue Reading

Weird Women Vol 2

With sixteen paranormal tales, Weird Women Vol 2 is sure to contain something that will enthrall you. Famous female writers, like Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, Edith Wharton, and Zora Neale Hurston are included among the forgotten female authors. The tales vary in length from eight to forty-four pages. TheContinue Reading

Never Saw Me Coming

The elevator pitch for Never Saw Me Coming is sensational. Seven psychopaths get a full college scholarship if they agree to participate in a psychological study and wear a smart watch. Chloe, the main protagonist, has another agenda. Kill her childhood abuser. Unfortunately, the characters are not differentiated well. TheyContinue Reading

Rock Paper Scissors

A raging snowstorm. An ancient chapel in the Scottish Highlands. A menacing face in a window. Amelia and Adam have different reasons for spending their anniversary in such a bleak setting. Neither are happy. It’s Rock Paper Scissors to determine who will achieve their ultimate holiday goal. This book hasContinue Reading

The Chuckling Fingers

In The Chuckling Fingers, increasingly hostile pranks are played on a rich Michigan family. All eyes turn to the new bride, Jacqueline. Level-headed Ann comes to the family’s compound to clear her cousin’s name by unmasking the real perpetrator. Whenever I read one of these golden age mysteries it isContinue Reading

Travel Hacks

I was a bit skeptical. Are there any Travel Hacks out there that I haven’t already heard? But this book promises 651 hacks so I figured that at least a few would be new to me. And I was correct. Here are a few of my favorites. “Prices for flightsContinue Reading

Muddle School

It’s that time of year when shy or “different” children dread going back to school. No one dreads it more than David. David is a quiet artistic kid who was constantly bullied at his old school. Hopefully, this year will be different at his new school, Muddle School, in thisContinue Reading