Just Like Home
Author: Sarah Gailey
Published: July 19, 2022
Audiobook: 10 hours
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Listened To: October 25-31, 2022
Jessica’s Rating: 2 stars
“Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she’s come back to the home of a serial killer. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there.
Coming home is hard enough for Vera, and to make things worse, she and her mother aren’t alone. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back, and is slowly stripping Vera’s childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn’t the one leaving notes around the house in her father’s handwriting… but who else could it possibly be?
There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them, and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.
Warning: This one goes in a supernatural direction! And I was not looking for that, there was no sign at all about this. I wanted a good old horror novel!
I was excited to finally get this one the week of Halloween: I was ready for a good, scary story dealing with the past of a serial killer father, but heed my warning above, this novel ended up being not for me! If I had known it was going to go in a supernatural direction, I would have skipped it.
This one is a slow burner that got going closer to the end when the supernatural elements came into play. It just didn’t work for me. This one was a big disappointment after I really enjoyed The Echo Wife last year.
The Modern Prometheus: An Existential Body Horror Novel
Author: Jayson Robert Ducharme
Published: April 24, 2022
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 5 stars
Peter Murphy, a college professor and family man, has lost everything. Following a tragic series of events, he awakens to discover that parts of his body have been replaced with parts from corpses, and his creator is not giving him all the answers he needs. With little to lose, Peter begins an odyssey to reclaim his old life and come to terms with his new one. Finding a world that has long since moved on without him, he descends into destructive madness, leaving blood and death wherever he goes.
THE MODERN PROMETHEUS is a 300 page “existential body horror” novel about a man reanimated from death, who discovers horrific truths about the nature of his death that will bring about a crescendo of violence and catastrophe.
Ooh…. This was a good one! Starting with the cover: Fabulous. Honestly, the cover was the whole reason I bought the book in the first place. Then I started reading, and I was hooked! This story had me going till the very end! I’ll admit that I’ve never read Frankenstein, though I do know the story. Obviously there are some similarities, but I liked that I wasn’t constantly comparing them. I really liked all the characters too. Peter was relatable and I got very emotionally invested. His growth as a character, whichever direction he grew, was well done and believable. And his poor family! So many times, I started misting. The story wasn’t super complicated, but boy was it a roller coaster! While it was perfect for spooky season, it’s a great book to read anytime!! I really liked it a lot! Definitely one of my Top Ten for the year![Top]
Today I am helping in the cover reveal for the upcoming novel My Spanish Romance by Olivia Spring. The publication date for this one is January 19, 2023 (OMG!) and will be here before you know it!
My Spanish Romance: Falling For My Brother’s Best Friend…
Dating her brother’s best friend is against the rules.
But some rules are meant to be broken…
After discovering her cheating ex’s plans to move into her building, accountant Lily jets off on a sabbatical to Marbella.
When she unexpectedly bumps into her brother’s best friend, hot Spanish DJ Carlos—the guy she’s had a crush on since forever—sparks fly.
But Carlos promised Lily’s brother he’d never mess with his little sister. Breaking the bro code would end their friendship.
Lily knows that Casanova Carlos doesn’t do relationships, so all he could offer is a steamy holiday fling. And after wanting him for so long, if they spent the night together, Lily’s heart and body might never recover.
She tries to suppress her feelings, but when Carlos takes Lily to his favourite places in Spain, the attraction becomes harder to resist. With her brother hundreds of miles away, what he doesn’t know won’t hurt, right?
Should Lily throw caution to the wind and risk heartbreak by enjoying a sizzling Spanish romance? And if she does, will it lead to long-term love?
Order this fun, steamy, brother’s-best-friend, forbidden love romcom now and join Lily in Spain to find out!
This can be read as a standalone novel or as part of the My Ten-Year Crush series.
Now….. What does the cover look like?????? Keep scrolling to find out!!
Here it is:
About the Author:
Olivia Spring is a British, London-based writer of contemporary women’s fiction, sexy chick lit and romantic comedy. Her uplifting debut novel The Middle-Aged Virgin, which was released in 2018, deals with being newly single in your thirties and beyond, dating, relationships, love, sex and living life to the full.
In addition to The Middle-Aged Virgin, Olivia has published The Middle-Aged Virgin in Italy, Love Offline, Losing My Inhibitions, Only When It’s Love and the sequel When’s The Wedding?
My Ten-Year Crush, Olivia’s seventh novel, marked the start of a new series in 2021. My Lucky Night and My Paris Romance followed soon afterwards and book four, My Spanish Romance will be published in January 2023.
When she’s not writing, Olivia can be found enjoying cupcakes and cocktails and of course, seeking inspiration for her next book![Top]