Category Archives: Book Review/ Recommendation

Review: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Review: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris   In the twelfth book of the very popular book series that gave birth to a popular HBO series, Charlaine Harris once again takes us south to the fictional Louisiana hamlet of Bon Temps and … Continue reading

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A Glance Back at Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series

One for the Money Janet Evanovich The first book of the Stephanie Plum series grabs a person’s interest right from the beginning. One For the Money explains how the wise-cracking, ex-lingerie buyer, Stephanie Plum became a bounty hunter.  Surrounded by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Prepare yourself for a tantalizing mixture of romance, the world of the supernatural and Italian food. Yes, I said Italian food.  Smith was so enamored with Bram Stoker’s Dracula that she recreated his Texan Quincey P. Morris. Her Quincie is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love and Other Delusions by Larry Baker

  Deconstructing a relationship is a tricky thing. You have differing points of view, resulting in different versions of reality. Not to mention, the memory can be a tricky thing- keeping what it wants and discarding what it would rather … Continue reading

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Mary Burton Book Giveaway!

Great Big Book Giveaway WIN SIGNED COPIES OF MARY BURTON’S SENSELESS AND                                        MERCILESS !! Many of you may remember our reviews of … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures Author Event ~ Raven A. Nuckols

Simple Pleasures Books & Gifts is pleased to announce our first Author Event of 2012! This event will take place  on Sat., March 10, 2012 for Raven A. Nuckols author of the historical novel Had the Queen Lived- An Alternative … Continue reading

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Review: The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

  Book Review: The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak Imagine yourself in the Imperial Court of 18th century Russia. You are a young girl, the daughter of a tradesman- a gifted tradesman, who has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves

Book Review: Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves Using the real-life Jack the Ripper case as the premise for a novel isn’t a new idea. It has, in fact, been done many times. However, Amy Carol Reeves novel, Ripper takes that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard

Review: Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard In Voices of the Dead, Peter Leonard has created a gripping story of mystery and intrigue built on a framework of fate, coincidence and sheer happenstance. The incredible story of Harry Levin, … Continue reading

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Review: We’ve Got a Job… by Cynthia Levinson

Review: We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson   We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March is a book directed to young people, about young people. Although it chronicles an event that happened … Continue reading

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