Book Reviews and Interviews

Book Reviews

So many books, so little time! I am an avid reader and love to share recommendations with fellow readers. My choice in books tend to vary by my mood but some of my favorites are mystery, suspense, thriller, and humor. Get my reviews direct to your inbox every Wednesday and check back here for monthly features.

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[Book Review] Celestial Persuasion by Mirta Ines Trupp

By Mirta Ines Trupp Abigail Issacs is a gifted astronomer. But the loss of her father places her in a perilious situation that requries help from her brother, who has been away at sea. When she receives a tragic reply, Abigail finds herself in the charge of Lieutenant Raphael Gabay and pursuing a different ambition […]

[Book Review] Under His Spell by Luv Lubker

By Luv Lubker Book one in The Rival Court series, Under His Spell is a historical romance novel following the love story of Prince Fritz of Prussia and Princess Vicky, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria. The young couple aspires to unite Germany into a peaceful kingdom but Fritz’s uncle Karl has other aspirations. This story […]

[Book Review] The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

By Sarah Penner Nella is an apothecary in 18th century London like her mother before her. But when a lover’s deception brings tragedy to her doorstep, Nella begins dispensing tinctures, powders, and the like to women desperate to be free of men in their lives. Each customer, and her intended victim, is recorded in the […]

[Book Review] A Contrary Journey with Velvel Zbarzher, Bard by Jill Culiner

By Jill Culiner In her latest work, Jill Culiner takes her reader on a journey through 19th century eastern Europe as she searches for a rebel and contrarian, Velvel Zbarzher. Zbarzher spoke in favor of Jewish Enlightenment at a time when communities were ruled by the Hasidic rebbes and Jewish law controlled all aspects of […]

[Book Review] URGE to ROME: My Quest to Become Sexy, Sultry & Migraine-Free by Kyra Robinov

By Kyra Robinov When her husband’s work in food opens up the opportunity for their family to spend a year living abroad, they make the decision to spend a year in Rome. Kyra Robinov’s latest memoir recounts their year of new experiences, challenges, and personal growth as she and her husband, along with their two […]

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Interviews

Working with fellow authors is a great pleasure. Take a little time to peruse my interviews here. Are you an author with a project you would like to be interviewed about? Complete the form and I’ll follow up within 48 hours.

An Interview with Author PD Alleva

PD Alleva is an alternative fiction author. His novels cross genres, blending mystery, conspiracy, psychology, and action with horror and dystopian science fiction. Alternative fiction is PD’s attempt at describing what readers uncover in any one of his books, a new discovery towards mainstream storytelling. He’s been writing since childhood, creating and developing stories with […]

An Interview with Author Miriam Drori

Born and raised in London, Miriam Drori has spent most of her life in Jerusalem, where she married and raised three children. She has worked in computer programming and technical writing, and now spends her time writing fiction, reading, hiking, dancing and touring. No bio of Miriam is complete without mention of her passion to […]

An Interview with Author Sean Valiente

Raised in Maine, Sean Valiente grew up loving all things geek. He now spends his days as a financial professional for a tech company, and his nights dreaming up fantasy worlds. Q: Can you sum up The Lightning Knight in 20 words or less? A magical adventure with a fun twist on the classic hero’s […]

An Interview with Author Nathan Timmel

Not as serious as Plato, but lighter than Socrates. Not as edgy as Clinton, but livelier than Nixon. Not as heavy as GWAR, but deeper than Culture Club. Nathan has been writing since he could hold a crayon. He has written 3 works of nonfiction; We Are 100 is his first work of fiction. He lives […]

An Interview with Ruth Rotkowitz, Author of The Whale Surfaces

Ruth Rotkowitz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949 to Jewish Holocaust survivors who fled Vienna, Austria when Hitler came to power. This legacy has informed her research and her writing.Ruth earned a B.A. and M.A. in English and has taught on both the college and high school levels, in New York and New […]

An Interview with Author Madilynn Dale

Madilynn Dale is a mixed genre writer based out of Oklahoma US. She is married and has one little boy who is three. Madilynn has a group of rescue pets and she enjoys being outdoors. And is an avid reader and enjoys reading in her downtime.   Q: Can you sum up Releasing Her Power Within in […]

An Interview with Author Issac Kal

Isaac KalBorn in 1958, he is married and has 4 daughters. Isaac is an international businessman who lives in Toronto Canada.Isaac used to work over 20 years for the Israeli Prime Minister office. In the midst of the Covid-19 closure, the author had plenty of time to go through the photos and documents of his […]

An Interview with Author Rose Ross

Rose Ross was the first child born in the Neustadt, Germany displaced persons camp (1946). “Growing up in the Bronx, the only child of Holocaust survivors, affected me deeply, filling up my mind and the very air I breathed, ” says Ross. “Their story, and the stories of other survivors, and the second generation of […]

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