‘Becoming Superman’ Requires Facing Off With Real Life Villains [REVIEW]

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Comic books taught J. Michael Straczynski to triumph over adversity. (Photo by Mark Grambau, Flickr)

Through his writing, one man has transported us to new worlds and parallel universes, introduced us to mythical characters with superhuman powers, and ultimately challenged us to transcend our circumstances and seize our dreams. But his own life was not always as inspiring as his work. In a dazzling new memoir from one of Hollywood’s greatest minds, discover how J. Michael Straczynski triumphed over adversity and forged the life he wanted in Becoming SupermanRead more of this post

Small Town Mayhem Makes ‘Forgotten Bones’ A Compelling Read [REVIEW]

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A car accident leads to the discovery of a young boy’s body in Vivian Barz’s Forgotten Bones. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A young cop. A schizophrenic professor. The grave of a small boy. When these three elements intersect, it leads to a string of clues and a bigger mystery than anyone ever suspects. But will they be able to solve the case before an old malice catches up with them? Find out in Vivian Barz’s addictive new novel, Forgotten Bones.  Read more of this post

‘Summer On Moonlight Bay’ Makes Us Believe in Love and New Beginnings [REVIEW]

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Two animal lovers meet in the small town of Magnolia Harbor. But will love keep them there? (Photo by Canva)

He’s a veterinarian who couldn’t wait to escape small town life. She’s a Navy veteran who wants to put down roots. When an injured puppy brings them together, will they be able to overcome their doubts and make a life together in picturesque Magnolia Harbor? Find out in Hope Ramsay’s heartwarming new novel, Summer on Moonlight Bay. Read more of this post

‘When We Believed in Mermaids’ Examines the Innocence of Childhood Through the Lens of a Kaleidoscope [REVIEW]

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Long-buried secrets come to light when two sisters reunite. (Photo by Canva)

Diamond Review BannerThey were as close as two sisters could possibly be. Then the unthinkable happens and one of them is killed in an act of terror. Or was she? What happens when everything you think you know is a lie? Find out in When We Believed in Mermaids, Barbara O’Neal’s powerful new novel about siblings, secrets, and second chances.
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‘The Undertaker’s Assistant’: Five Questions for Amanda Skenandore [INTERVIEW]

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Amanda Skenandore (Photo courtesy the author, Facebook)

If you’ve been reading along with us for a while, you have probably realized a few things. First, we really enjoy historical fiction that is well written. Second, we love characters that have a unique voice, particularly if they teach us important lessons or help us see life from a different perspective. And finally, New Orleans is one of our favorite places on the planet. In Amanda Skenandore’s latest novel, The Undertaker’s Assistant, she blends all these elements into an unforgettable story about a woman who returns home to build her future, but first she must confront her past. Enjoy!   —J&H Read more of this post