Author: Tammy

Read Me! THE WOLF GIFT by Anne Rice

Read Me! THE WOLF GIFT by Anne Rice
Posted February 14, 2012 by Tammy in Just Released / 0 Comments

I have been a fan of Anne Rice since I discovered Interview With the Vampire back in 1976.  In fact I still have the original paperback copy, torn and dog-eared and practically in tatters from many readings.  If you have also read this wonderful book, try to remember how it felt to read it before […]

Read Me! THE MIRAGE by Matt Ruff

Read Me! THE MIRAGE by Matt Ruff
Posted February 7, 2012 by Tammy in Just Released / 4 Comments

Hitting bookshelves and digital reading devices today is Matt Ruff’s latest, The Mirage, a mind-bending alternate history tale of “what if:”  What if the events of 9/11 were reversed, and America attacked Iraq instead of the other way around?  Here’s the description from Amazon: 11/9/2001: Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the […]

CURBCHEK by Zach Fortier – Review

CURBCHEK by Zach Fortier – Review
Posted February 5, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received a review copy of Curbchek from the author, and was immediately struck by the intriguing cover.  Curbchek describes the gritty, day-to-day working life of a cop on the city streets, and that cop’s name is Zach Fortier, just like the author.  Now, I’ve actually read quite a few books where the author decides […]

THE FUTURE OF US – Or How Two Writers From Opposite Ends of the Country Wrote a Book Together

THE FUTURE OF US – Or How Two Writers From Opposite Ends of the Country Wrote a Book Together
Posted January 26, 2012 by Tammy in Book Event, Reviews / 0 Comments

Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler both had published books under their belts before they got together to write The Future of Us, their new collaboration that came out at the end of 2011.  Jay Asher is known for the bestselling Thirteen Reasons Why, and Carolyn Mackler has published five other young adult novels, including The […]

VENTURE UNTAMED by R.H. Russell – Review

VENTURE UNTAMED by R.H. Russell – Review
Posted January 25, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

I am happy to introduce R.H. Russell, author of Venture Untamed, which I am reviewing today, and its sequel Venture Unleashed.  Russell has eighteen years of training in judo and other martial arts, and that experience really shows in the fighting scenes. Venture Untamed is marketed as YA fantasy, probably because of Venture’s age (twelve […]

Read Me! THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey

Read Me! THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey
Posted January 23, 2012 by Tammy in Just Released / 0 Comments

Hitting bookshelves and libraries tomorrow is Margot Livesey’s latest, The Flight of Gemma Hardy.  I am sad to say I’ve never read her before, but that will change because I really want to read this book!  Here’s the description from Amazon: When her widower father drowns at sea, Gemma Hardy is taken from her native […]

BBC America’s THE FADES

BBC America’s THE FADES
Posted January 22, 2012 by Tammy in TV/Film / 0 Comments

If you’re like me and mourning the absence of American Horror Story, you should check out The Fades, a new BBC America series that premiered last week.  Here’s a short description of the story from the BBC website: THE FADES, the coming-of-age fantasy drama from writer Jack Thorne (This is England ’86, Skins, Shameless), earned […]