Wednesday, February 29, 2012

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker

On the Fringe

Author: Courtney King Walker

Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing

Published: 2011

Paperback: 272 pages

IBSN: 978-0-9825005-5-2

FTC FYI: I received a free copy which did not affect my review

Reviewed by Mindy

Goodreads summary: Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death."

Right when Claire and Daniel are starting to realize they like each other, Daniel is killed in shooting. They have known each other for years, and Claire is best friends with Daniel's sister, Addie. While Daniel is best friends with Matthew, Claire's brother. In the beginning of the book, you get to know the characters and be with them for some of their escapades.

I love the way this book is written. It is told in Claire's and Daniel's perspective, and a bit in flashback form. Very clever, and written well. This book was so enjoyable and the characters were engaging. My favorite was Daniel. I felt myself cheering for Claire and Daniel even though... oops, I can't tell you all that. You will have to read this entertaining book to find out all the fun secrets. It was very intense in some scenes, and spooky too. There is someone out there on the fringe who wants to hurt Claire, and they need to find out why.

4 out of 5 stars. Find out more about the author here. Follow Courtney on Twitter on Facebook.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What I Want to Read

Tuesdays are a great day. It usually means new books are coming out. Today is the day that Partials by Dan Wells is released.
If this book is like anything else I've read from him, I know it will be brilliant.
I admit I was very scared to read his
I am Not a Serial Killer series. They were scary yes, but amazing.

Goodreads Summary: Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with partials--engineered organic beings identical to humans--has decimated the world’s population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. The threat of the partials is still imminent, but, worse, no baby has been born immune to the disease in over a decade. Humanity’s time is running out.

When sixteen-year-old Kira learns of her best friend’s pregnancy, she’s determined to find a solution. Then one rash decision forces Kira to flee her community with the unlikeliest of allies. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that the survival of both humans and partials rests in her attempts to answer questions of the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.

Partials is available now!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


I'm so excited to announce that I have started my own review blog. I am still a part of LDS Women's Book Review ( and will continue to post every Wednesday. I'm excited for this new adventure!
More to come...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Authorpalooza! Feb. 4. 2012

Me, Sheralyn Pratt, Sheila Staley

Sheila, me, Jenni James, Shannen Camp

Sheila, me, Heather Frost, Cindy Bennett

Sheila, me, Courtney King Walker, Sydney Salter

Me, Sheila, Lisa Mangum, Gale Sears

Author events are up there with Disneyland in my eyes. I love seeing my author friends, and meeting new authors. The best part of the day was introducing my daughter to authors.

Launch of OLIVIA by Julie Wright

Julie Wright, Josi Kilpack, and me at the launch for Julie Wright's book OLIVIA.

Heather Moore, Julie Wright, Sheila Staley, Josi Kilpack, and me at OLIVIA launch

Josi's Shrine!