Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla’s Mystery Monday #4: THIN AIR

★★★★ Summary Private Investigator Jessica Shaw is an expert at finding lost people. Then one day she gets an anonymous email featuring a photo of a three-year-old kidnapping victim from 25 years ago. For this special case, however, Jessica doesn't need to find the girl in the photo because the girl in the photo is… Continue reading Kayla’s Mystery Monday #4: THIN AIR

Fiction, Lists

Kayla’s August Wrap-up

August 2020 may not have been a good altogether, but it's been a great month for reading! I didn't have to go back to work until about week two, so I was able to get six books read and (almost) reviewed. Being a full-time mom, full-time teacher, and part time theatre director, I'm lucky to… Continue reading Kayla’s August Wrap-up

Fiction, Horror

Kayla’s Freaky Friday: Why CARMILLA is Better than Dracula

So, if you follow this blog, you know I hold a fair share of unpopular opinions, so I thought I'd bring this one out in the sunlight to burn in the warm golden glow: I think that J. Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla is better than Bram Stoker's Dracula. But first I should probably tell you… Continue reading Kayla’s Freaky Friday: Why CARMILLA is Better than Dracula

Horror, Magical Realism, Mystery/Thriller

Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: THE DROWNING KIND

After reading McMahon's Promise Not to Tell and (my personal favorite) Don't Breathe a Word, I just had to request a copy of her newest book from #netgalley, and to my great surprise, I was approved! McMahon has a way of writing that is hauntingly beautiful. She can take a story of pain and triumph,… Continue reading Kayla’s Tantalizing Thursday: THE DROWNING KIND

Fiction

Becky’s Tantalizing Thursday: JUDGE’S GIRLS

I’m caught! I want to read the remainder of the Judge’s Girls. I love contemporary women’s fiction. Maya is a strong female character and the complicated relationship with the other family female characters after a devastating loss makes for good reading. It will be released on October 27, 2020. Put it on your TBR list!

Words of Wisdom

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom with Becky #2

Here's another great quote from Andy Andrew's The Noticer. In case you missed last week's words of wisdom post, we are big fans of this author and his wise and interesting character, Jones. His new book, Just Jones, will be coming out September 8, and you can pre-order your copy here. "Everybody wants to be… Continue reading Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom with Becky #2

Tuesday Talks

Kayla’s Tuesday Talk: why Hollywood Should Stop Casting Robert Pattinson

https://observer.com/2020/03/the-batman-info-details-everything-we-know-robert-pattinson/ This was not what I was planning to write about today. Nope. Not at all. I was all set to write about mystery tropes that I love, but then The Batman trailer came out and my feelings started bubbling up uncontrollably. Necessary Background Information Here's the thing, you probably realize from a previous post… Continue reading Kayla’s Tuesday Talk: why Hollywood Should Stop Casting Robert Pattinson