‘The Secret Life of Mrs. London’ Shines a Light on One of History’s Most Enigmatic Women [REVIEW]

Charmian Kittredge London

Author Jack London’s success was due in large part to his wife, Charmian Kittredge London. (Photo by James E. Purdy)

Wife. Editor. Writer. Lover. She had a career. She had a husband. She had a decision to make. Meet Charmian, a woman ahead of her time, in Rebecca Rosenberg’s debut novel, The Secret Life of Mrs. London.  Read more of this post

A.B. Michaels Makes Surprising Discovery While Researching ‘The Price of Compassion’ [GUEST POST]

San Francisco Fire Sacramento Street 1906

The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 left the city in chaos as fire spread from one building to another. (Photo by Arnold Genthe – Library of Congress from early 20th Century lantern slide, Public Domain)

When a historical fiction author pens a new book, we always have loads of questions for them. But in the case of A.B. Michaels and her latest novel, The Price of Compassion, we just had one burning question that we wanted to ask. In this case, we asked her to tell us about the most challenging part of researching the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and whether or not any heroic stories from that time period inspired her during the writing process. We hope you enjoy her answer in today’s guest post.  —Jathan & Heather Read more of this post

Get Lost in A.B. Michaels’ ‘The Price of Compassion’ [EXCERPT]

A.B. Michaels THE PRICE OF COMPASSION Blog TourWe love a meaty historical saga that can transport us back in time so we can walk the very streets the characters do. That’s why we love A.B. Michaels’ “The Golden City” series! Thoroughly researched and deftly drawn, these books take us back to the early days of “the city by the bay” that crooner Tony Bennett always sings about, San Francisco. In the fourth volume in the series, The Price of Compassion, Michaels constructs her story around the 1906 earthquake that devastated the city, an event which has always been intriguing to us since our family has a personal connection to the event. (One of my ancestors was reportedly a fireman who risked his life to help put out the fire!) Now you can explore this event yourself. To get you started, read this excerpt from the book. Enjoy! —Jathan & Heather Read more of this post

Beware of the Deadly ‘Huntress Moon’ [REVIEW]

Crescent moon over Golden Gate Bridge

There’s a killer on the loose in San Francisco… and she’s no lady. Discover her true identity in Alexandra Sokoloff’s Huntress Moon. (Photo by Christian Arballo, Flickr)

There’s no forgetting her. She’s alluring, riveting, and elusive. But just like a poisonous blossom for which there’s no antidote, she’s also beautiful and deadly. Join the pursuit to capture this mysterious woman in Alexandra Sokoloff’s addictive thriller, Huntress Moon.  Read more of this post

A Young Journalist Chronicles His Odyssey Toward Enlightenment in ‘All Our Waves Are Water’ [REVIEW]

Jaimal Yogis with surfboard

In his new memoir, All Our Waves Are Water, Jaimal Yogis takes us on his journey to understand the divine.
(Photo courtesy Jaimal Yogis, Facebook)

At 16, Jaimal Yogis sought enlightenment through surfing, longing to connect to the universe on a spiritual level. In All Our Waves Are Water, he’s in his 20s, still trying to fill the void in his life. His quest takes us on a globetrotting journey to India and beyond, where he learns about friendship, understanding, and how to heal his heart Read more of this post