April 2014 Summary of Reviews and Best Covers


april_month_with_umbrella_text    ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords April 2014 Reviews




Review KeyApril small calendar *Key:
S series
C contemporary
SF-science fiction
YA-young adult
Rating Scale: 1 to 5, 5 stars is outstanding

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* 5 Star Rating:
Blown Kisses (Whispering Winds #2) by Havan Fellows (PF2014) C
Every Time I Think Of You by Jim Provenzano C,
Message of Love by Jim Provenzano C, sequel
Queens of the Apocalypse by Rob Rosen, SN
When All The World Sleeps by Lisa Henry and JA Rock C
With Pride by Megan Derr F, S

4 to 4.75 Star Rating:
A Reason To Stay by RJ Scott (4.5) C, S
Bound To Be A Groom by Megan Mulry (4), H,
Cold Comfort by Lee Brazil (4.75) (PF2014) C, S
In Distress by Katey Hawthorne (4.25) SN, S
It’s Complicated by L.A. Witt (4), C, S
Poster Boy by Anne Tenino (4.5) C, S
The Calm Before by Neena Jaydon (4.5) F
The Forester II: Lost and Found by Blaine D. Arden (4) F, S
To The Other Side by S.J. Frost (4.5) F, S
Vampire Prince by S.J. Frost (4.5) SN

3 to 3.75 Star Rating:
Angel’s Truth (Angel #2) by Liz Borino (3) C, S
Floodgates by Mary Calmes (3) C
Haunted Halls by M Raiya (3.5) SN

2 to 2.75 Star Rating: None


Best Covers of April 2014

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Floodgates, cover art by Reese Dante
Haunted Halls, cover art by Aisha Akeju
In Distress, cover art by PL Nunn
Pulp Friction 2014 covers by Laura Harner
Queens of the Apocalypse, cover art by Wilde City Press 
The Forester I and
The Forester II: Lost and Found covers by Nathie Block
When All the World Sleeps, cover art LC Chase

Your Best Books That Most Readers Never Read and the Week Ahead in Reviews



ScatteredThoughts Call For Favorite Books Most Have Never Read!


Have you ever finished a book, loved it, and then wondered why you have never heard of it before?  Or see a book released to kudos only to vanish shortly after?  I have seen both happen and I bet you have too.  Or perhaps it’s a book you love but somehow it never found a larger audience and  you can’t figure out why? Maybe it’s the title that throws people off or even a blurb that doesn’t reflect the story within. What ever the reason…these stories never really found an audience that you hoped they would find or think they deserved.  And you wish you could change that.

So I was thinking, why not add a page to the website of books you love but no one has really heard of.  Give these great stories and their authors another chance with readers who might have passed them by.  I have been making a short list but I know you have books to add.

So look through your libraries and books you want to rec, check them twice for stories and authors that you think others may not have heard of.  And then pass them on to me.  Let’s compile a list together, all genres, for others to explore and discover whether they can new stories, old stories, no matter.  And perhaps include a comment or two about what makes them so special.  And we will keep adding to it.  So spread the word.  We need those recs of little known or barely known books and authors and why you love them so.  I can’t wait to see what you all send me.

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Now here is the week ahead.  I have two author book tours, both with sequels to their new series.  S.J. Frost is here on Monday talking about Knight of Fire, her sequel to To the Other Side, her Terra series.  And Shira Anthony is here on Tuesday talking about her inspiration for her Mermen of Ea series and the release of Into The Wind, sequel to Stealing the Wind.  Both have brought books to giveaway and Shira Anthony has an over the top book tour mega contest as well to offer.  I will be reviewing those stories as well as books by David Pratt and Kimber Vale.

It’s going to be a outstanding week in books so don’t miss a day of it.  It’s the first week of May, let’s hope it’s a merry one!  Have a great week and happy rreading.

  • Sunday, May 4:            April 2014 Review Summary/Best Covers of April
  •  Monday, May 5:          Spotlight on S.J. Frost and  her Knight of Fire release (contest)
  • Tuesday, May 6:          Go Into the Wind with Shira Anthony and her Mermen of Ea’s lastest story and 2 contests to enter
  • Wed., May 7:                 Into the Wind by Shira Anthony
  • Thursday, May 8:       Knight of Fire by SJ Frost
  • Friday, May 9:              SE Jakes Daylight Again Book Tour
  • Sat., May 10:                  Forever Is Now by Kimber Vale
  •                                              Looking After Joey by David Pratt

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