Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine

Chicachiflada Books

This book tossed and turned me upside down, gripped my attention like an obsession due to the writing style and amazing cliffhangers.

I didn’t suspect many things which turned out in the end. The atrocities or the level of crime is quite substantial, so I would only recommend it to those who are used to the genre.

The characters sem to be in a continuous flow of action at both physical and psychological level. They are so well depicted and the relationships so intertwined that it may boggle the mind.

I’m going to check the sequel for sure, and very soon. I am so curious what will happen next with the Royals.


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Reborn (Frankenstein: Book 1) – Dean C. Moore

Bookshine And Readbows

*I received a free ARC of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.*

Blurb:  Soren is finding the saving-the-world gig a bit trying these days. Someone is opening portals that allow entities to come through that the most powerful wizards on the planet are struggling to dispatch. Syracuse, New York, a city barely worth pointing to on the map, has suddenly become a hotspot of paranormal activity.

Before each encounter with these increasingly superpowered nasties, Soren is being forced to raise his game to the next level, taking his transhuman upgrades and extending them further. He has become both Dr. Frankenstein and the Frankenstein monster in one as he continues to experiment on himself with nanotech.

35924130All the same, the man of science realizes he will have to team up with a supernaturally-powered wunderkind to have a chance in hell of lasting much longer.

Enter the love interest.


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See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Lindsay's Book Reviews


See What I Have Done is a totally creepy account of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders. I give it 4 out of 5 stars and it is the perfect read for the fall season!

I wasn’t sure what I would make of this book, being interested in the Lizzie Borden story but unsure how it would be in novel format.  I was happily surprised with this dark and ominous account of the murders. Lizzie Borden’s parents were found hacked to death in their home in 1892 Massachusetts. While the investigation ensues, Lizzie is eventually tried for the murders but is acquitted. The case eventually goes cold and is still unsolved.

See What I Have Done has turned this horrible tragedy into an intense psychological journey.  Each chapter is told from the point of view of one of the people who were in or around the home on the days before…

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The Gallery of Unfinished Girls Review

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I recently attended a book launch in Atlanta for Lauren Karcz’s (pronounced “cars”) debut novel, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls. I remember speaking with her at Becky Albertalli’s launch panel, but didn’t think she would remember me. I recall feeling very frazzled the other night, particularly because my friend and I got there a bit late (we couldn’t find the building for a while, and I basically drove around in circles until we spotted the sign). Lauren was in the midst of a Q&A session, to which I asked if she would be attending the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend, and other events later this year. To my delight, the answer was yes!

She also remembered my face at least, when I finally got to get my copy signed. It was like every signing I’d been to previously; small, intimate, and just the right amount of crowded. There were…

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On The Shelf Reviews: Blog Tour; Before I Left by Daisy White.

On The Shelf Reviews

Genre: Mystery/thriller.



Nineteen-year-old runaway Ruby Baker and pregnant best friend Mary escape domestic violence in London to find a new home in Brighton. They join a glitzy set of party girls, who are hell-bent on enjoying themselves in the new freedom of the 1960s.

But their new life soon comes under threat. Someone is watching Ruby. A tall stranger who Ruby keeps spotting in the shadows.  This man may have followed them from London. And Ruby fears her dark secret will be exposed.

Then a murder at a local beauty spot brings danger for the party-loving set, and the first murder is followed by a second. Rumours of occult sacrifices spread across town

In a breathtaking conclusion, Ruby faces a race against time to save someone very close to her, and her…

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Indy Author Spotlight: Robert Southworth

Today I am spotlighting a random author.

Here is an author I came across while searching for Indy Authors.

The Indy Author: that not so rare breed of author who has the gumption to not give up in the face of invisibility and go it alone without big brother, aka the “big publisher”.


Robert Southworth.

What do we know about Robert? I know nothing.  But Google quickly shared links for some of his pages (below) and that he is the author of The Reaper’s Breath.


About The Reaper’s Breath (quoted from Goodreads):

“Mary Kelly lies dead upon her bed… Her sorrowful eyes capture the agony of her fate. Anger, and fear walk side by side as the populace of London demand justice for the slain. William Harkness is a former officer of the 66th Regiment of Foot and he has entered the hunt. He will not bring a mad man to court, he is not tied by the laws of the land. William Harkness is the killer of killers, assassin of the evil…”

Review: Fear the Darkness by Becky Masterman @mastermanbecky


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Release date: January 20, 2015

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


Ex-FBI Agent Brigid Quinn thinks she has a second chance at life. After too many years spent in the company of evil, she’s quit the Feds and is working out what normal is meant to feel like. She’s swapped serial killers, stakeouts and interrogation for a husband, friends and free time. But when you’ve walked in darkness for so long, can you stand the light? When a local teenager dies in a tragic drowning accident, the community thinks Brigid might be able to help comfort the family. But when she does so, something doesn’t add up. And it’s no easier at home: after a bereavement in the family, Brigid has reluctantly taken in her niece to give her a break before she starts college. Brigid’s ever-patient husband Carlo tells her they must go…

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