Wednesday, August 29, 2018

“In America” by Nina Romano – The Great Depression of Dreams

In America by Nina Romano (book cover)

Nina Romano has taken us travelling through the tunnels of time and love in the first two books of her Wayfarer Trilogy, and with the third one titled In America, the time has come to conclude the series.

We are taken to 1920s Brooklyn where Marcella Scimenti, daughter of Giacomo, chases her dream of being a singer in Hollywood, all while growing out of her shell and butting heads with love in the most unexpected ways. Supported by her big Italian family, the headstrong Marcella is about to learn what real life is all about.

Monday, August 20, 2018

“Dreaming At the Top of My Lungs” by Israel Finn – Brief Pictures of Horror

Dreaming At the Top of My Lungs by Israel Finn (Book cover)
Israel Finn has won the 80th Annual Writer's Digest Short Story Competition with his collection titled Dreaming At the Top of My Lungs, containing within twelve dark short stories.

Ranging from a woman being on trial in a world where telling the truth is a crime to a man who finds himself in a surreal nightmare after losing his son, these stories aim to prod the human soul from all possible directions and take us on a journey in the profound recesses of human nature.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

“Lemon Blossoms” by Nina Romano – Nothing More Precious than Family

Lemon Blossoms by Nina Romano (Book cover)
Nina Romano has begun the Wayfarer Trilogy with her first book touching on the subject of star-crossed lovers and cultural differences.

In this second chapter of the series, titled Lemon Blossoms, we are presented with a girl by the name of Angelica Domenico whose early life is characterized by her faith-based upbringing.

As she confines herself within the arms of seclusion and dedication to her religion, a certain Italian man by the name of Giacomo Scimenti enters her family shop and changes her life forever.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

“The Woman in the Woods” by John Connolly – From the Belly of the Beast

The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly (Book cover)
John Connolly never ceases to deliver thrills and chills in his wide range of mysteries and detective stories, returning to helm his ship the best way he knows with his new novel The Woman in the Woods.

The sixteenth book in the Charlie Parker series, it follows the private investigator as he is hired to shadow a police investigation into the recently-discovered, half-preserved body of a woman in the woods, bearing all signs of having given birth shortly before her demise.

Though the child doesn't know it, all sorts of parties are out looking for him... even a dead woman.