Blog Tour: The Child by Fiona

Title: The Child Author: Fiona Barton Published: June 29, 2017 Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group Pages: 368 Genre: Murder, mystery, thriller Review: ebook provided by NetGalley Buy links: Amazon, 

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby?
As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss.
But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn—house by house—into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected s…

Cover Reveal: 19 Marigold Lane by R.M. Gilmore

19 Marigold Lane Prudence Penderhaus #2  Author: R.M. Gilmore Release Date: TBA

New foes and old come together in this second episode of Prudence Penderhaus's wild ride called life. Cassius, Bonnie, Heego, Mom, and the douche bags of Flintlock are back to tie up loose ends and dig up more than they ever bargained for. 

Consciousness was a fleeting thing. In and out. In and out. Without Cassius and Bonnie to keep me motivated, the exhaustion from healing mixed with the pain meds and swept me quickly into dreamless sleep. It wasn’t real sleep. Not that deep, restful sleep that comes naturally when the sun goes down and your body has had its fill of humaning. It was shallow and in the end really only perpetuated my exhaustion. I did snore, however. Apparently. “You snore loudly, Prudence.” My eyes were hardly open and my brain still foggy from sleep refused to comprehend what I was looking at. I jarred awake, startled, shoving myself away from the thing beside me, and yelped both from …

Review: How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Title: How It Went Down Author: Kekla Magoon Published: Oct. 21, 2014 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Pages: 326 Genre: YA Review: Library Book Buy Links: Amazon, 

A 2015 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.
In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.
Tariq's friends, family, and community struggle to make sense of the tragedy, and to cope with the hole left behind when a life is cut short. In their own words, they grapple for a way to say with certainty: This is how it went down.
This title has Common Core connections.

NetGalley Review: You Will Pay by Lisa Jackson

Title: You Will Pay Author: Lisa Jackson Published: May 30, 2017 Publisher: Kensington Pages: 416 Genre: Murder, Mystery Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher Buy Links: Amazon, 

It starts as a prank—a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O’Neal a little….or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. What could go wrong?
Twenty years later, Lucas Dalton, a senior detective with the sheriff’s department, is investigating the discovery of human remains in a cavern at what used to be Camp Horseshoe. Lucas knows the spot well. His father, a preacher, ran the camp, and Lucas worked there that infamous summer when two girls went missing. One is believed to have been killed by a convict on the loose. Monica O’Neal is thought to have drowned and been washed out to sea.
Lucas k…

NetGalley Review: Dark Screams: Volume Six by Brian James Freeman, Richard Chizmar, Stephen King

Title: Dark Screams Volume 6 Authors: Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Norman Prentiss, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim Curran Published: April 25, 2017 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group-Hydra Pages: 161 Genre: Horror, Fantasy Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher Buy Links: Amazon, 

Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Norman Prentiss, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tim Curran plunge readers into the dark side in this deeply unsettling short-story collection curated by legendary horror editors Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.
Richard Drogan has been spooked ever since he came back from Nam, but he’s no head case, dig? He just knows the old dude needs to die.
Even though she made her name revealing the private lives of the rich and famous, Sara Peck has no idea how deep their secrets really go . . . or the price they’ll pay to get what they desire.

Cover Reveal: Bama Girl by Gracen Miller

It was supposed to be one night of passion… Winston “Keys” Cornell is the guitarist for Hot Wired, the hottest band around. With hard work and dedication his band has become a household name. He’s no stranger to a high profile life. Being the heir to a New York fortune meant he was nurtured beneath the scrutiny of the public eye. The paparazzi have been kind, dubbing him the gentleman rocker, a man that plucks the heart strings of women everywhere.
…an agreement between friends, nothing more. Nessa Hayes is a woman on a mission. She’s outspoken, foul-mouthed, and has her life mapped out. Determined no one will sidetrack her dreams, she’s surprised by her attraction to her childhood friend, Keys. Engaging in an affair with no-strings seemed like a great idea at the time, but falling in love might be the least of her heartache.
But scandals never sleep and… When their different worlds collide, can they overcome their diversity for a chance at romance? Or will they be broken hearted, left…

Controlling Magic: An Urban Fantasy Novel (The Wildes Chronicles Book 2) by Dominika Waclawiak

Title: Controlling Magic (The Wildes Chronicles Book 2) Author: Dominika Waclawiak Published: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Dupin Press Pages: 152 Genre: Magic, Paranormal Review: ARC provided by author Buy Links: Amazon,

Mabry Wildes is in way over her head, again.

If she’s going to survive this new trial, she needs to control her Fae powers and not the other way around. To make matters worse, the call of Underhill gets stronger each day she stays away. The Summer Queen has called her to court but Mabry first must find the elusive Regina.
When Queen Lucretia of the West Hollywood Vampire Coven goes missing along with Henry and Chance, Mabry and Damian change course to find their friends instead. Their path leads them directly into a political nightmare and brings the FBI down on them. No longer working under the mask of anonymity, Mabry and Damian risk their lives to uncover what is happening to the people around them, human and magical folk.

Controlling Magic is the second book i…