Book Buzz

Current picks, all-time favorites, what’s coming soon, and other books that get readers excited.

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Current picks, all-time favorites, what’s coming soon, and other books that get readers excited.

Book Buzz | April 21st, 2014

New Releases 4.22.14

A pulse pounding mystery, a regency romance and a saucy tale of suburbanites cutting loose (with some sexy results!) are our picks of the best books of the week.

Ruin Falls

Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman

The Daniels family sets out on a road trip to a remote farm in western New York so that their eight-year-old son Reid and six-year-old daughter Ally can spend time with their paternal grandparents. En route, they stop to spend the night at a hotel…and the next morning they wake to their worst nightmare.

Book Buzz | April 21st, 2014 | 4 responses

Will Travel For Words: Signings & Stories by Karen A. Chase

Barbara Albright and Karen

Barbara Albright, blogger of, and Karen

I traveled to Portland, Oregon this month to see family and visit an old friend. When I knew we were going to visit, I decided to combine it with a book-signing event–a great way to combine a bit of business with a pleasure trip.

A charming boutique, Oblation Papers & Press, has been carrying my travel memoir among their French-inspired items. They are the first store on the west coast to carry Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log and the owner, Jennifer Rich, wholeheartedly agreed to host a Bonjour Paris Affair event. They included 20% discounts on all things French and I threw in a free French macaron from the local Pearl Bakery with each book. I even bought a new hat in Portland’s Bonnet Boutique for the occasion.

Book Buzz | April 15th, 2014

Slow Start, Fabulous Finish by Carlene Moore

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Some books hook you with the first line, the first paragraph, or the first page. Other books, however, need more time to gain momentum. Although it can be tempting to put a book down if it doesn’t ignite your interest quickly, these books are worth sticking with…

Book Buzz | April 14th, 2014

New Releases 4.15.14

It’s heating up outside and between the pages—these are the hot new releases we’ll be checking out this week!

Blood Always Tells

Blood Always Tells by Hilary Davidson

When it turns out Dominique’s boyfriend is married—and to a spoiled socialite—she devises the perfect plan to get even…until her attempted blackmail lands her in serious trouble.

Book Buzz | April 11th, 2014

Jackie Kimmel on Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run

Born to Run

I just finished a book that makes me want to strip naked and run barefoot through the mountains, intentionally.

Let me be clear, I am not a runner. The last two years I have taken up running only to prep for the Bolder Boulder 10K.  This year I needed some motivation so I picked up Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run assuming it was a self-help runner’s bible.

Book Buzz | April 7th, 2014

New Releases 4.8.14

Mystery and romance collide in our picks for the best new releases of the week!

Night Diver

Night Diver by Elizabeth Lowell

For most people, the Caribbean conjures up images of white sandy beaches, palm trees and relaxation. For Kate Donnelly, it’s the scene of tragedy and nightmares, a place she never wants to return.