Owen Matthews Reveals ‘An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent’ in Riveting New Book [REVIEW]

Richard Sorge

Richard Sorge: (left) His official Comintern identity photograph, Moscow, 1924; (right) his police photograph after his arrest. (Photo on left courtesy Owen Matthews/Photo on right by SPUTNIK Alamy Stock Photo)

Formidable. Fleckless. Brilliant. Richard Sorge is the kind of spy who could make James Bond jealous. The information he provided to his masters was spot on, his escapades legendary. Now it is your turn to discover one of the Soviet Union’s most revered operatives in Owen Matthews’ fascinating book, An Impeccable Spy. Read more of this post

‘Beyond the Moon’: Six Questions for Catherine Taylor [INTERVIEW]

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The only thing that separates lovers First Lieutenant Robert Lovett and medical student Louisa Casson is a century of time. (Photo courtesy Canva)

From the moment I started reading Beyond the Moon, I could not put it down! This is the kind of novel that combines romance, drama, and fantasy seamlessly, and as a result it keeps readers like me suspending disbelief and buying the time-travel plot hook, line, and sinker. Now enjoy this exclusive interview with the author, Catherine Taylor! —J&H Read more of this post

‘Royal Beauty Bright’: Seven Questions with Ryan Byrnes [INTERVIEW]

Ryan Byrnes

Ryan Byrnes wrote his debut novel, Royal Beauty Bright, while he was in high school! (Photo courtesy Ryan Byrnes)

When I finished reading Ryan Byrnes’ new historical novel, Royal Beauty Bright, I was speechless. For such a young writer (he wrote this book in high school), he has penned a story that is by turns heartbreaking, humorous, inspiring, and compelling. As you know, we read a lot of fiction set around World War I, but we seldom encounter characters we enjoy meeting as well as those found here. They make for a brilliant, heartfelt tale that is truly a joy to read. Thus we’re thrilled that he stops by to chat with us about his book, and what comes next. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H
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Gill Paul Serves Up A Slice of Alternate History in ‘The Lost Daughter’ [REVIEW]

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna Romanova

What ever became of Tsar Nicholas II’s daughter, Grand Duchess Maria Romanova? (Photo  Public Domain)

A deathbed confession. A shocking secret. One of the world’s greatest mysteries. When a woman starts digging into her father’s past, his hidden history leads to startling revelations in Gill Paul’s hypnotic new novel, The Lost Daughter.  Read more of this post

Find Danger and Mystery in Luxurious ‘Cocoa Beach’ [REVIEW]

Cocoa Beach

Along the Florida coast, a young widow learns to stand firm in the face of adversity in Beatriz Williams’ Cocoa Beach. (Photo courtesy Justin Henry, Flickr)

When a young mother suddenly becomes a widow, she is left as the sole beneficiary of her husband’s Florida estate. As she learns to navigate a corporation she knows nothing about, she must also raise her daughter and deal with greedy relatives in a tropical boomtown she’s never visited in Beatriz Williams’ gripping novel, Cocoa Beach.  Read more of this post