BOOK REVIEW: Eleanor: The Unseen by Johnny Worthen

Eleanor: The Unseen by Johnny Worthen is a solid tale. The characters have the depth of real people, so the challenges they face become the reader’s fights, but more than that, the story ambushes you in just a few pages. It’s the kind of book that permeates your mind. Click the image for the Amazon…

BOOK REVIEW: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman

Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman is a combination of Regency-period romanticism (with lots of lords and ladies, and minuets and arranged marriages) with modern day action, with a little steampunk chucked in for good measure. In essence: Between Two Thorns Follow the trail of Cathy, a fae-touched member of one of the Great Families…

BOOK REVIEW: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig is one helluva yarn, and the first in the Miriam Black trilogy. If you want to conjure a miasma of human vileness with shots of blacklight humour, this is the book for you. In essence: Blackbirds This book is a death-fest, in a highly entertaining, twisty-turny format that keeps you slavering…

On The Edge by J.B. Christopher

BOOK REVIEW: On The Edge by J.B. Christopher

On The Edge by J.B. Christopher is a gritty, seedy, and well-imagined police procedural of the classic noir type. In Essence: On The Edge On The Edge is a dark tale of a gambling den that thought itself above the law. It opens with the reveal of a bomb-extortion plot; a bomb inside a landmark casino in…

When is a Writer like a Pop Diva? Jessica McHugh talks to The Book Bird

Meet Jessica McHugh. Creator of “sometimes disgusting characters”, author of bizarro sci-fi novels, erotic thrillers, and now: young adult, coming-of-age, Judy-Blume-eat-your-heart-out drama. She’s young, fresh, comfortable with vulgarity and fiercely intelligent. With fourteen of her novels published in the last six years, just waxing a bunch of clichés about her prowess and early success would…