Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words: Best Book Covers of September 2015

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Best Book Covers of September 2015 That blank book cover above doesn’t look very appealing does it? Would you buy a book with a cover like that? A great book cover should draw your attention to it, make you want to pick it up (or buy it), tell you a… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words: Best Book Covers of September 2015

ScatteredThoughts May Summary of Reviews and Best Covers of the Month

May 2014 Book Review Summary for ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords     *Key: S seriesC contemporary F-fantasy SF-science fiction PN-paranormal SP-supernatural H-historical HR-horror N-Nonfiction YA-young adult Rating Scale: 1 to 5, 5 stars is outstanding What an incredible month. May was chock full of fantastic stories and outstanding covers.  Oh, that every month was as full of riches… Continue reading ScatteredThoughts May Summary of Reviews and Best Covers of the Month

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Best Covers of 2013

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Best Book Covers of 2013 What is a book without its cover? That’s a question that gets asked more frequently in this age of eBooks and ePublishing.  For myself and, I think, many others, book covers are still the marquee for an author’s story, the path to a book and… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Best Covers of 2013

Scattered Thoughts Best Book Covers of 2012

Once again its time to talk book covers and book cover design.  I have talked previously about my favorite covers from childhood and how the mere sight of a great cover in the window of a bookstore would draw me in like the scent of cheese to a mouse.  If the cover is the magnet… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts Best Book Covers of 2012

Favorite Series Covers and Cover Artists!

Book covers have always fascinated me.  Some repel me, others draw me in immediately.  Think “ooh, shiny, pretty…” lol.  Others intrigue me by their content or graphic design, while others leave me “meh” or confused. When I think of series covers that are successful, all they have some of the same elements incorporated into their… Continue reading Favorite Series Covers and Cover Artists!

Seizing It by Chris T. Kat

Rating: 3 stars Kit Hall, veterinary assistant, leads a life of strict routine that his epilepsy and physician requires of him. Kit has also isolated himself by choice from others with the exception of his sister and the veterinarian he works for.  A victim of domestic abuse from his ex, Kit finds himself unwilling to… Continue reading Seizing It by Chris T. Kat

Review of Acrobat by Mary Calmes

Rating: 4.5 stars Nathan Qells has a pretty great life.  He loves being an English professor.  He has a son who has grown into a wonderful young man.  An ex-wife he adores along with her husband.  He loves his condo and takes care of Michael, the young boy who lives across the hallway with his… Continue reading Review of Acrobat by Mary Calmes

Review of Infected: Shift by Andrea Speed

Rating: 5 stars Shift is the fifth book in Andrea Speed’s Infected series.  This is a tightly linked series and the books should be read in order.  This review may have some spoilers for previous books in the series. It’s a typical day for Roan McKitchan in that there was nothing typical about it.  His… Continue reading Review of Infected: Shift by Andrea Speed