Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Time Keeper (Timeways Book 1) by Barbara Bartholomew

Book Blurb:
Lost on the stepping stones through time, could Jeanette and her friends ever find home again?

The glowing stones seemed to throb with some unknown power. What were these stones and why were they here in this hidden cavern? All fifteen-year-old Jeanette Lacy and her younger brother Neil knew was that the stones were calling to them... and they couldn't resist!

But their first steps on this weird pathway took them whirling through time to Texas - one hundered and thirty years ago in another past. Texas, where two moons hung in the sky, where unicorns were only too real, and where a boy named Jesse became an unexpected ally in their quest to return home. Then, instead of home, the stones sent them off to a frightening future where travelling in time was the worst crime of all...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Reading Room by Ruth Hamilton

Book Blurb:
Leanne Chalmers has made a career for herself presenting her own style of home decorating and design on the nation's screens. That was her past life, at least. For now Leanne has been forced to start again as Lily, leaving her name, job, and marriage behind. No one in the Lancashire village of Eagleton has a clue about Lily, save that she's come up from the South West with her best friend and a small child. But it’s hard to lead a solitary existence in a small place, and Lily and Babs are swiftly embraced by some of the local characters: Mike, the Catholic priest, who the girls can't help noticing is easy on the eye; Eve, a Liverpudlian, who has a big mouth but a heart of gold; the

Friday, July 13, 2012

Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond

Book Blurb: 
Tony Hooper stands in shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster's release. Seventeen years after Mitchell Norton, "the devil," terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the butcher from psychiatric prison.

Tony longs to charge across the street to destroy Norton—no remorse—as if stepping on a cockroach. Only sheer force of will prevents his doing so.

"The devil" walks the world again. What shall Tony do about it? Aye, what indeed.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Z Word (Apocalypse Babes) by Bella Street

Book Blurb:
The Z Word follows Seffy Carter and her longtime friends Gareth, Addison and Lani. The four besties share a past dysfunctional and dark enough to keep them bound together under do-over identities. But rends develop in their relationships from the flesh-eating pressures of ending up in 1980, in a Montana desert, surrounded by zombies wearing dated disco duds.

My review:
This is basically Zombie light. It is a lovely diversionary bit of Zombie fun. Nothing too gruesome. Nothing too scary. Seffy and friends somehow seem to have traveled back in time to 1980 Montana, but it is a very different Montana than you might expect. For one thing, there are Zombies and lots of 'em. Zombies who seem to like disco music.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Turtle Boy by Kealan Patrick Burke

Book Blurb:
School is out and summer has begun. For eleven year old Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete Marshall, the dreary town of Delaware Ohio becomes a place of magic, hidden treasure and discovery. But on the day they encounter a strange young boy sitting on the bank of Myers Pond a pond playground rumor says may hide turtles the size of Buicks everything changes. For it soon becomes apparent that dark secrets abound in the little community, secrets which come cupped in the hands of the dead, and in a heartbeat, Timmy and Pete's summer of wonder becomes a season of terror, betrayal and murder.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Guest Post by author David M. Brown

G'day readers! As a part of the Discover Fantasy Tour, I am proud to offer you today a Guest Post by my friend David M. Brown, author of A World Apart and  Fezariu's Epiphany. As part of this blog tour you can enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and more! Just go here. Now read on for what David has to say about Elenchera.

Future of Elenchera?
Elenchera has been a part of me since 1999. Like a typical marriage, we’ve had our ups and downs have Elenchera and I but we’ve stayed together through it all, though I suspect I feel more aged than Elenchera does. After a decade of building my fantasy world alone, I finally opened the gates to tourists in late 2008 when I met my wife, Donna. She was the first to read the history and despite being a fierce critic her response was generally positive. 10 years of world building had not been a waste of time, after all.