‘The Stranger Game’ Is Familiar and Terrifying [REVIEW]

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Following others isn’t something people are just doing online anymore in Peter Gadol’s The Stranger Game. (Photo by Parth Patel, Flickr)

When a woman’s boyfriend vanishes, she starts looking for clues to his whereabouts in the most peculiar of places as she gets caught up in a voyeuristic new pastime in Peter Gadol’s The Stranger Game, an eerie new novel that will have you looking over your shoulder from now on.
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Delores Fossen’s New Novel Shines A Light On Foster Care Heroes [REVIEW]

Delores Fossen's LONE STAR CHRISTMAS

Can a hardened cowboy learn to overcome his past and find love after growing up in foster care? Find out in Delores Fossen’s new novel. (Picture courtesy HQN)

A cowboy who has tried to forget his past receives an invitation to a wedding he doesn’t want to attend. But the one girl who could always melt his butter lures him back to the very place he has refused to go. Will they find lasting love in one another’s arms? Find out in Delores Fossen’s latest
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Southwest Cheeseburger Soup [RECIPE]

Southwest Cheeseburger Soup

What’s better than a bowl of cheesy goodness? Not much! Our Southwest Cheeseburger Soup is the bomb (if we do say so ourselves)! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

With the arrival of autumn, my thoughts turn to soup. I love hearty, tummy filling, warm bowls of the stuff. This recipe for cheeseburger soup is one of our new favorites. Filled with hearty veggies, ground meat and loads of cheese, it is bound to please even the pickiest of eaters.  Read more of this post

Fantasy and Reality Collide in ‘The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons’ [REVIEW]

The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons

A boy’s father dies in a freak accident. Or did he? When Ian learns the truth about his dad’s demise, he is forced to confront the unexpected truth in Dan Elish’s The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons. (Illustration by Sam Shearon)

Having tutored fifth grade students in the past, I am always on the lookout for stories which will captivate the imaginations of young readers. When Dan Elish’s The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons crossed my desk, I knew this would be a great title to add to my arsenal of middle grade fiction as soon as I started to read it.  Read more of this post

Family Gets Trapped in the Midst of the French Indian War in Paul Bennett’s ‘Clash of Empires’ [BOOK BLAST]

Paul Bennett's CLASH OF EMPIRES Book Blast

Eager for a new beginning, one family heads West to forge their own chapter in history. But their new venture lands them in the midst of a battle they are not prepared to fight. How will they endure this unexpected trial? And what will become of their clan and the nation? Find out in the first volume of Paul Bennett’s riveting Mallory saga, Clash of Empires. Read more of this post