Mickey Tussler's life has taken another turn. He's been given the chance to play for the Boston Braves, and he's determined to give things his best shMickey Tussler's life has taken another turn. He's been given the chance to play for the Boston Braves, and he's determined to give things his best shot. Baseball fills he's every moment, and he won't have things any other way. In his mind, he's got it made despite the fact that he encounters new challenges every step of the way.
While I've come into this series via this third book, I must say that Welcome To The Show was a delightful read. Frank has taken elements of the past and blended them in such a way that it piques the reader's interest from start to finish. Granted, he takes liberties with certain historical details, but that's what makes the story so good.
Frank gives us a glimpse of what it's like to live life as this autistic pitcher back in the 50s. The ups and downs, the uncertainties, and the hopes and dreams, we see it all and then some. It's truly eyeopening to see how different things were back then versus how they are now. The world has come a long way since then, though some things haven't changed as much.
We find ourselves immersed in Mickey's life as he heads to Boston. This is a character who gives his all to everything he does and it shows with every turn of the page. Full of thought-provoking moments, this book makes you want to know more about the world Frank has created around Mickey and the rest of the characters. You can't help but feel everything they do—the happiness, disappointments, anger, you name it. A truly inspiring read, I definitely recommend this series....more
Full of diverse characters, The Double Life Of Tutweiler Buckhead takes you on a little ride from start to finish. Slow to start, the story offers youFull of diverse characters, The Double Life Of Tutweiler Buckhead takes you on a little ride from start to finish. Slow to start, the story offers you a view into the intertwined lives of Mayor Boggs, Thomas, Talitha Johnson, Skilleas, and several others. The chaos that surrounds them never ends, allowing them to join forces against those who seek to do them harm.
There's danger afoot in Indianapolis, and it's up this uncanny group of characters to come to each others aid. Things continue down their slippery slope, forcing the mayor to take matters into his own hands. It's then he realizes he can't do things on his own.
Miriam has given this book a little of a superhero edge. Each character serves a purpose, allowing the reader to delve deeper into the character's lives and the circumstances that bring each of them to where they are now. They're forced to take their actions into account before acting on what they believe is right or wrong.
Overall, The Double Life Of Tutweiler Buckhead is an intriguing read. The author gives us a crime story full of paranormal elements. Who wouldn't want to fight crime utilizing magic and gadgets, all while having the world at your fingertips?...more
Dreams of the Titanic and its unfortunate sinking plague Jamie Collins at every turn. Though he does his best to understand what is lurking deep withiDreams of the Titanic and its unfortunate sinking plague Jamie Collins at every turn. Though he does his best to understand what is lurking deep within his psyche, his mind often refuses to make sense of what he sees. Determined to get to the bottom of things, he dives head-first into the secrets of his past, never once realizing that he's tied to the Titanic in more ways than one.
A delightful, yet thrilling read, Michael J. Bowler delivers a story that leaves the reader immersed in the book from start to finish. Utilizing the events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic, he's given history a supernatural edge. Though this is fiction, it's lovely to see history written in a way not many have thought to write it.
The character, Jamie, must take matters into his own hands. If he's to save himself, he must also save the Titanic. The question is, should he? Often, when we're plagued by such questions and situations, we have to take everything we do into account. Sometimes, however, it's best to leave things alone.
I like the fact that Michael has done all he can to retain historical accuracy. Yes, most of what surrounds his character is fiction, but it's still based on the past. He's created a suspenseful and romantic story that entices the reader to turn the next page. Definitely recommend it....more
I confess that when I first received this book, I thought it would be a fictional account of Emily Dickinson's life. Mind you, that wasn't the case. II confess that when I first received this book, I thought it would be a fictional account of Emily Dickinson's life. Mind you, that wasn't the case. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a biography based on Emily's letters and poetry to various people along the way.
Via these letters and poems, Jerome introduces the reader to a different side of Emily. We see her vulnerabilities, uncertainties, and desires come through with every turn of the page. Growing up, I always thought of Emily as a lonely spinster who never surrounded herself with that many people. Reading through these letters, poems, and various accounts from the people Emily once knew, I was able to see to that what I previously thought of her was not the case.
Jerome shows us a woman who knew exactly what she was doing back in the day. A woman, though quiet, at times, who was not afraid of speaking her mind. She was not afraid of being who she was with her family and the world around her. Granted, she kept to herself, more often than not, but she did so in a way that prevented others from exploiting her privacy.
A Loaded Gun definitely captures the reader's interest and keeps it with every turn of the page. We're able to glean more of the woman Emily Dickinson became. Emily was never afraid of experimenting with the world around her. She gave as good as she got. A thought-provoking read, this is a book I recommend for those who'd love to get more insight on all things Emily....more
When the world fell apart, Rhona Long never imagined how much her life would change. Never once did she give thought to becoming the leader of the resWhen the world fell apart, Rhona Long never imagined how much her life would change. Never once did she give thought to becoming the leader of the resistance against the machines. Though the possibility of dying always hangs on the horizon, she's put measures in place to make sure the fight against the machines continues on.
Hayley Stone has written a wonderful debut novel about the world's demise due to its carelessness with machines. Whoever thought the world would end because humans placed so much trust in something that should have been beneficial? Rhona and those she surrounds herself with certainly didn't.
I love the way the author has crafted this story. In certain portions, some of what she wrote made me think of the Terminator. That's how good the story is, mind you. She's utilized everything she knows about science fiction, robots, and the world around us to create a world that's lost and floundering because of the consequences behind its governments actions.
While this is just a story, it does make you wonder if such a thing could ever happen in our world. What if machines were to turn against us? How would we protect ourselves and those we love? Would we be able to overcome the uncertainties and the chaos caused by the machines?
A world full of what if's and can we's, Machinations draws us in from the moment we open the book to its first page. Rhona's vulnerabilities and determination, as well as that of those around her, show us that no matter what happens, they're willing to do whatever is necessary to survive. I can't wait to see what Hayley brings us next with these wonderful characters. ...more
Though Kaitlin Mayer may often refuse to think about the life she's led, she can't help but to do so whenever the opportunity arises. She now has a soThough Kaitlin Mayer may often refuse to think about the life she's led, she can't help but to do so whenever the opportunity arises. She now has a son she needs to take care of. One she'll do anything to protect. When her life takes an unexpected turn, she soon realizes that not everything is as it seems. To make matters worse, she has no choice but to trust the one man her heart tells her not to--the notorious Matthew Blair. Little does she know, appearances can always be deceiving.
Christine has done it again! Writing another standalone novel that takes place in the same world that surrounds her Cassie Scot series, she pulls the reader in from the moment he/she flips that first page. In this novel, we learn more about Kaitlin's plight and the secrets that surround her. I love the fact that Christine has wound Kaitlin's story around the events that previously took place within the lives of the town's residents, as well as Cassie herself.
While this novel delves deeper into the background that surrounds Kaitlin and Jason, we also get to learn a little more about several others characters along the way. I'm so not spoiling that for you, by the way. If you want to know what I'm talking about, you'll need to read the book. And you're going to want to, trust me. If you've read the previous books taking place in this wonderful universe, Kaitlin's Tale will definitely pique your interest.
I honestly love this world Christine has created. I do wonder if she'll give us more to read about Kaitlin and Matthew, as well as Scott and Madison. It would be awesome to know what they're up to in the future, as well as what happens next with Alexander. Who knows? Maybe we'll have more stories to read someday soon. Thank you for an awesome read, Christine!...more
Despite her recent heartache, Arianna's mission hasn't changed. She'll continue to do everything possible to ensure her mother's survival. Though sheDespite her recent heartache, Arianna's mission hasn't changed. She'll continue to do everything possible to ensure her mother's survival. Though she has gained a little traction in the dominion that is Hell, she still has a lot to learn. The princes--some of them, anyway--resent her for what she represents, and are not quite ready to give her the benefit of a doubt. In their eyes, she presents a bit of a conundrum. One that will change their entire worlds as they know them.
Karpov Kinrade have written a wonderful sequel to the Vampire Girl. We get to learn more of Arianna's plight, as well as what happens to the princes because of her current actions. Though quite a few twists and turns are thrown into the mix, they do not detract from the beautiful storytelling this writing duo has put together. They've branched out the worlds belonging to each prince, telling a story that sucks the reader in and leaves him/her wanting more.
I love the fact that Karpov Kinrade aren't afraid of pulling punches. They've taken the lore surrounding Lucifer and Hell, bending it in such a way that you truly can't help to wonder what happens next to these characters. Though Arianna and the others are pulled into different directions, they aren't afraid of fighting for what they believe in. Can't wait to see what happens next for each of these characters....more
Ella has done her best to remember as much about her past as possible. Sadly, her mind refuses to give her the luxury of remembering what she doesn'tElla has done her best to remember as much about her past as possible. Sadly, her mind refuses to give her the luxury of remembering what she doesn't know. Though pieces of her life come at her in small snippets, there's a lot she doesn't know. Deep inside, she wishes she could make sense of what she sees. It would make everything she's been dealing with so much easier.
Demand takes up where Denial left off. Here, we see Ella struggling to make sense of her current predicament. She's grateful of the fact that Kayden's by her side, doing his best to help her remember. His chaotic life, however, clashes with her own.
Lisa has given the reader more fuel for thought. We get to learn more about the circumstances surrounding Ella's plight. We also get to see more of her vulnerability. Granted, she tries to keep a tight rein on it, but there are moments when her emotions get in the way.
Branching out more of the world she's created around these characters, Lisa has shown us just how Ella's story ties into her Inside Out series. If you haven't started reading that series yet--or started, but didn't finish--you're going to want to catch up. It's delightful to see so many threads from books in that series come together in this one.
While Ella is still in danger, she's definitely making progress. I so can't wait to see what Lisa has in store for her, Kayden, and the others once it's time for her to release book three of this series....more
From the moment she woke up in Italy, Ella has had no memory of who she is or why she's there in the first place. To make matters worse, she now has tFrom the moment she woke up in Italy, Ella has had no memory of who she is or why she's there in the first place. To make matters worse, she now has to contend with a man intent on protecting her every move. While that does appeal to her, it also makes her afraid. She has no idea who this man is, or why he came to her rescue in the first place. Still, he's the only one she can trust for the time being. At least until she regains her memory.
I love Lisa's stories, and Denial is no exception. If you've read her Inside Out series, then you're already familiar with who Ella is. In this series, however, we get to explore the reasons behind Ella's disappearance. We get to find out what's happened to her and how she overcomes the adversities popping up along the way.
This is a wonderful and refreshing series. Not only do the characters get new problems to contend with, but we're also given some closure to events that take place throughout the Inside Out series. It's nice to see Lisa tie up those lose threads. Granted, we're now left with several new threads that eventually must be answered and closed. Will Ella be able to find a bit of closure to the chaos that surrounds her, I wonder? Definitely looking forward to what book 2 has in store for us soon. ...more