The Boxcar Baby (Steel Roots #1) by J.L. Mulvihill BLOG TOUR

The Box Car Baby introduces the character of AB’Gale Steel who was born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia, according to what her papa told her. Bishop Steel, a mechanical engineer for the Southern Railroad, found his adopted daughter snuggled in a basket of cotton on an otherwise empty boxcar in the…

Last Days: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates

Long established in the front rank of contemporary American authors, Joyce Carol Oates is virtually unrivalled in the breadth and diversity of her achievements. The present volume, Last Days, reaffirms her continuing commitment to the short story, the form which first brought her to prominence in the early 1960s and which she has practiced since…

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories

From Bram Stoker Award-nominated publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and the editing duo who brought you the best-selling and critically acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian horror anthology Shadows over Main Street, comes Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories—a disturbing journey into the beauty that rests inside the very heart of darkness. Awe meets ache. Terror becomes transcendence. Regret gives way…

Leviathan by Paul Auster

When his closest friend, Benjamin Sachs, accidentally blows himself up on a Wisconsin road, Peter Aaron attempts to piece together the life that led to Sach’s tragic demise and determine the reason for his death. *** (Audible Modern Vanguard, audiobook, 9 hours 40 minutes, narrated by Peter Ganim, Audible) *** [Six days ago, a man…

My Last Confession by Helen Fitzgerald

When she starts her new job as a parole officer, Krissie is happy and in love. Then she meets convicted murderer Jeremy, and begins to believe he may be innocent. Her growing obsession with his case threatens to jeopardise everything – her job, her relationship and her life. *** [Tips for parole officers: 1 Don’t…

I Will Never Leave You by S.M. Thayer

Banking heiress Trish and her husband, James, seem to have it all, from a lavish lifestyle to a historic mansion in the nation’s capital. The only thing that’s missing to make their family complete is a baby, so when Trish holds Anne Elise in her arms for the first time, it’s no surprise that she…

The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri

Four old school friends have a pact: to meet up every year in the small town in Puglia they grew up in. Art, the charismatic leader of the group and creator of the pact, insists that the agreement must remain unshakable and enduring. But this year, he never shows up. A visit to his house…

The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer

In the ancient moors of Scotland, the king of Calidon lies on his deathbed, cursed by a ring that cannot be removed from his finger. When a mysterious fey stranger appears to save the king, he also carries a secret that could tear the royal family apart. The kingdom’s only hope will lie with two…

July 2018 On The Book Lover’s Boudoir

I read 37 books in July:                                      My book of the month: July factoids: 9,009 pages read 5 library books borrowed 3 review copies 7 NetGalley titles 4 books counting towards the 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge 4 borrowed from the National Poetry Library 9 borrowed from Prime Reading July genres: 1 children’s fiction 3 fantasy…