Six Questions for Vanessa Kelly [INTERVIEW]

Vanessa Kelly

Vanessa Kelly visits with Jathan and Heather about her new Regency romance. (Photo courtesy Vanessa Kelly, Facebook)

Vanessa Kelly may have studied British literature in graduate school, but today she spends her time writing bestselling, award-winning historical romances of her own, including the popular Clan Kendrick series which takes place in the heart of the Scottish highlands. What does it take to write stories that Booklist praises as “completely charming?” Find out in our exclusive interview with the author herself. Enjoy!—J&H Read more of this post

‘An Equal Justice’: Six Questions for Chad Zunker [INTERVIEW]

Chad Zunker

Author Chad Zunker is passionate about thwarting homelessness. (Photo courtesy the author)

When we first read Chad Zunker’s An Equal Justice, we were blown away by his knack for delving deep into his characters lives even as he built pulse-pounding suspense. Most of all, however, we were impressed by the phenomenal job he does of laying his heart on the line and exposing the very things that matter most to him, including the growing plight of the homeless in Texas. That’s why we were delighted to get the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his work, on the page and behind the scenes. We hope you enjoy this insightful interview! —J&H Read more of this post

‘An Equal Justice’ Is Reminiscent of Grisham’s Best [REVIEW]

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A newly-minted lawyer suits up to tackle a dangerous case in Chad Zunker’s An Equal Justice. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A prestigious law firm. A rookie lawyer. A dark maze of lies and violence. When a young graduate scores his dream job, it could be the answer to a longtime prayer—or the first step toward a dangerous end—in Chad Zucker’s new legal thriller, An Equal JusticeRead more of this post

‘The Art of Escapism Cooking’ is a Guidebook for Adventurous Souls Everywhere [REVIEW]

Freezer Dumpling Ravioli

Mandy Lee says her Freezer Dumpling Ravioli is “an upgrade from my public school offering.” (Photo by Mandy Lee, Lady and Pups)

When life takes you to another part of the globe against your will, you’ve got to do something to preserve your sanity! For Mandy Lee, that dilemma got her cooking, churning out one recipe after another and sharing them on her blog, Lady and Pups. Now she’s collected the best of her culinary creations into one beautiful volume, The Art of Escapism Cooking.  Read more of this post

Old Friends Reunite for ‘A Bitter Feast’ in Deborah Crombie’s Latest [REVIEW]

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Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James are ready for a relaxing weekend in Deborah Crombie’s A Bitter Feast. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Wealthy friends, a charming village, and tasty eats come together in Deborah Crombie’s addictive new cozy mystery, A Bitter Feast. Here a fluke accident and possible murder mar what should be a thoroughly enchanting getaway for two of England’s best crime solvers and their family.  Read more of this post