THE LAST KING: Seven Questions for M.J. Porter [INTERVIEW]

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They may have been violent, but M.J. Porter shows that the Vikings weren’t what you may expect. (Photo courtesy Canva)

I love a great historical novel, particularly if it is equally immersive and winds up teaching me something new. M.J. Porter’s The Last King does just that. It transports us back to a part of early English history you may not be that familiar with, when Viking violence spread throughout the land. And while reading this story fueled my imagination, it also brought up some burning questions. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview with the author. —J&H

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‘The Batter’s Box’: Five Questions for Andy Kutler [INTERVIEW]

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Andy Kutler (Photo courtesy Andy Kutler, Facebook)

Author Andy Kutler swings for the fences and hits a home run with The Batter’s Box, his heartfelt tale about a baseball hero turned soldier who must navigate his reentry into life stateside in the years following the war. The result is a tale that is impassioned, sobering, and smart. We hope you enjoy our insightful chat with this award-winning writer!— J&H Read more of this post

Explore the Hidden Fears that Make Us Human in ‘Beautiful Bad’ [REVIEW]

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How could the perfect marriage go so horribly wrong? (Photo by Vee, Flickr)

There are so many things that make Maddie afraid. And yet, that isn’t the face she shows to the public. Most people look at her husband and child and think she has the perfect life. Yet perfection is usually only in the eye of the beholder. After all, even the most precious gems are liable to crack under the right amount of pressure. Find out what makes Maddie go off the rails in Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad.  Read more of this post

Man Teeters on Verge of Extinction in James Rollins’ ‘The Demon Crown’ [REVIEW]

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Even science isn’t ready for the horrors that wait off the coast of Brazil in James Rollins’ latest thrill ride, The Demon Crown. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

When a team of scientists sets out to explore an island off the coast of Brazil, they are horrified by what they find. But someone doesn’t want their discovery to be made public, and soon they are imperiled themselves. Now only Sigma Force can stop the attrocities from wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting public. But will they be able to do so in time? Find out in James Rollins’ breathtaking rollercoaster ride of a novel, The Demon Crown.  Read more of this post

‘My Sister’s Bones’ Is Mystifying and Insightful [REVIEW]

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A reporter suspects something sinister is going on in the house next door in Nuala Ellwood’s My Sister’s Bones.
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When a war reporter returns to her childhood home after her mother’s death, she soon suspects that something is seriously wrong in the house next door. But are the things she’s seeing real or is her mind playing tricks on her? Find out in Nuala Ellwood’s debut novel, My Sister’s Bones.  Read more of this post