Thursday, May 26, 2011

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros


Good morning everyone! I figured it was time for another review. Yesterday I took the kidlets to the library and of course while there I had to pick up a couple of books myself. Not that my TBR pile isn't big enough. As I was looking at the Just In shelf I found a book I have been planning to read since the beginning of the . year. Goodight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros.  I really do enjoy the stories that Teresa puts on the page, plus the fact that she is pretty much a local author (give or take 60, though I have yet to make a book signing. One of these days I will. Anyway on to the review.

Goodnight Tweetheart is a book about a relationship that starts and develops on twitter. Most of the book is written almost entirely in tweets. Abby is an author who's first book sky rocketed to the best selling list and is now stuck trying to write her second book, 3 years after the first one she is still only on chapter 5. Her agent suggests she log on to Twitter to "connect" with her fans. So she does and meets MarkBaynard who gives her a quick Twitter 101 lesson and they take off from there, chatting daily. witty banter back and forth in 140 characters or less. The relationship develops over time and Addy finds herself falling for Mark as he travels the world. She also becomes unblocked in her writing. Then Mark drops a bomb on her, he's not what/who he made himself out to be. Can Addy forgive him, will her love overcome the obstacle that is thrown in her path? I will let you be the one to find that out.

I truly enjoyed this book. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. The kidlets almost went hungry last night, I had to force myself to put it down long enough to fix them dinner. That's always a sign of a good book to me. I started and finished this book yesterday and am glad I picked it up. Teresa never seems to let us down. Each book I read of hers is well written, a great love story and some wonderful wittiness to it. I also love that she put both of her cats in the book, Buffy the Mouseslayer and Willow Tum Tum have had their 15 minutes of fame. I wonder if that has changed their demeanor at home Great read in my book, one to add to your TBR pile if you are a romantic at heart like me.

Have a great day, and let me know what Your Need To Read is right now. #sharewithus

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Peak into what Scott Nicholson Needs To Read

Today we welcome the wonderful Scott Nicholson to the blog. I am so happy to have him join us and share with us what his current Need To Read is. So I will let Scott take it away :)

My recent read is Bentley Little’s The Disappearance. I’ve probably read more of Bentley’s books than anyone besides King and Koontz. He was one of the very few publishing as a “horror writer” when I was trying to break in as a writer in the 1990s. I enjoyed his well-written, straightforward storytelling that usually resulted in something bizarre and threatening bubbling away beneath the surface of everyday lives.
When I had my first story collection scheduled to come out, I wrote him a note asking him for a cover blurb—I can’t remember how I got his address, since he’s fairly reclusive. He wrote me back and said he would blurb since, like him, I “had a beard and worked as a journalist.”
We correspond fairly regularly and exchange books, so I get signed copies of all his new releases. That makes me an unreliable reviewer, since I would clearly show favoritism, but I still find his storytelling strangely affecting, especially because he grounds his suspense in real lives.
The Disappearance is much more a suspense and mystery thriller instead of supernatural, though it definitely has lots of creepy overtones. When Gary, his girlfriend Joan, and some friends go to the desert for a festival, Joan mysteriously disappears, triggering Gary’s search for clues to a group known only as the Outsiders. And a conspiracy unfolds the deeper he goes, and as he moves closer to the truth, his own life and beliefs are at risk. I am barreling toward the ending as I write this, and it’s shaping up like classic Bentley Little—the order challenged, and regular people struggling to restore order.
Bentley. He doesn’t waste your time.

---- Scott Nicholson is author of the new mystery thriller Liquid Fear—available for 99 cents at Amazon,, and Smashwords—as well as The Skull Ring, The Red Church, Disintegration, Speed Dating with the Dead, and 20 other books. He resides at

Thank you for stopping by Scott and everyone stay tuned for our next guest poster next Monday.