Trailers | April 30th, 2014

Trailer: Catnapped



Bestselling author Elaine Viets narrates the trailer for Catnapped!, her latest Dead-End Job mystery centering on the world of show cats!

Book Buzz | April 29th, 2014

A Father’s Near-Death Leads to the Birth of a Book by Shelley Coriell

The Broken Story ideas come from everywhere. Snippets of conversation.  Dreams. The hunky guy at the office supply store with eyes the color of faded denim. The Broken, the first book in my new romantic suspense series, The Apostles, was born and bred as I sat at the bedside of my dying father.

Book Buzz | April 28th, 2014

New Releases 4.29.14

This week’s new releases are intense—from a chilling search for a killer to a troubled marriage to a man who thinks he can defy fate—and unputdownable.

The Broken

The Broken by Shelley Coriell

Reporter Kate Johnson barely survived the brutal attack by a killer known as the Broadcast Butcher. And now she lives in fear that he will return to finish the job.

Snapped | April 28th, 2014

2014 Sirenland Writers Conference by Jennifer Brody

Jennifer and Gina Fattore, another attendee, in front of the view.

Jennifer and Gina Fattore, another attendee, in front of the view.

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”

John Steinbeck recorded his impression of Positano, Italy—a town perched on a vertical cliffside on the Amalfi Coast overlooking the sea. Could you imagine a more breathtaking location for a writers conference?

Nightstand | April 28th, 2014 | 3 responses

Cathy Bramley’s Nightstand

Cathy Bramley's Nightstand

I’m delighted to feature in Shelf Pleasure’s ‘Nightstand’ section, not least because I’ve never heard the word before. In Britain, we usually refer to the ‘thing’ next to our bed as a bedside table! So anyway I thought I’d show you mine.

But before we get to the books, focus your attention on the headboard. You can tell that the person who owns this bed likes to sit up and read and be very comfortable doing it!

Book Buzz | April 24th, 2014

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning – That Means Your Bookshelf Too! by Carlene Moore

Carlene Moore

Spring is upon us! The flowers are blooming, the winds are hinting at warmer days and the house is looking dirty. Yep, every year around this time we start noticing the untamed drawers, the dust layered shelves and the junk filled closets; hence the spring-cleaning phenomena. Often when we spring clean, we’re tempted to ignore seemingly organized areas, such as our bookshelves, but really, when’s the last time that you went through your collection? If you’re like me and it’s been a while, be sure to follow this guide to cleaning out your books…

Book Buzz | June 25th, 2013 | 39 responses

Warning: This Book Will Change Your Life by Kelly Watts

Kelly Watts

I am beginning to think that books should carry warning labels, like cigarettes and alcohol. Several years ago, I bought a seemingly benign book for my depressed husband and after he read it, he announced that we should quit our jobs and sail around the world. Now that book – Tania Aebi’s Maiden Voyage – should come with a “Reader Beware” sticker. And if books need warnings, perhaps life should come with flashing lights and a siren because we actually did it. We quit our jobs, sold our house and set sail – but we weren’t sailors.

Rants/Raves | September 22nd, 2013 | 38 responses

Too Bad Romantic Suspense is Dead By Dana Marton

Dana Marton

In a recent interview, I was asked how I felt about romantic suspense being dead. This was new to me, since I published six romantic suspense novels in 2012 and will be publishing six again in 2013. In fact, I have a new book out every month from August to December.

But yes, if someone really looked at the last couple of years, the star of romantic suspense appears to be waning. After the genre became a huge trend a few years ago, publishers decided that the market was now glutted and did not sign new romantic suspense authors. This meant, if you looked on review sites or in review magazines like Romantic Times Book Review, you saw the romantic suspense reviews page shrink, then disappear.

Rants/Raves | April 5th, 2013 | 36 responses

What Is A Good Read Worth? by Laurie Stevens

Laurie Stevens

I’m primarily an author, but I enjoy working in business, too. My husband and I buy closeouts from major U.S. manufacturers and resell them to discount stores.

Book Buzz | November 14th, 2012 | 27 responses

Fall is a Great Time for a Lowcountry Boil

Lowcountry BoilSusan M. Boyer’s Lowcountry Boil is the first in a delicious new mystery series featuring private eye and modern Southern Belle Liz Talbot. When Liz’s beloved grandmother is murdered, she hightails it back to South Carolina to find the killer – and things get even more complicated when her long dead best friend pops up. Liz took a break from detecting to pop by Shelf Pleasure and share her recipe for a true Lowcountry Boil. 


Book Buzz | March 27th, 2014 | 20 responses

Newport, Rhode Island – a Love Story! by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at the Breakers

The first book in Alyssa Maxwell’s Gilded Mystery Series, Murder at the Breakers, features 21-year old Emma Cross who is reporting on a grand ball at the Vanderbilts’ summer home for the society page of the Newport Observer. But that takes a backseat when she witnesses a murder and her black sheep brother is framed as the killer. Emma must find out what really happened no matter what the cost. The author fills us in on her love for Newport, the setting for this fabulous and fun new series.

Nightstand | October 25th, 2012 | 19 responses

Toby Neal’s Picks


I’m a mystery/suspense writer and diagnostic mental health therapist, and I began my “profiling” of people very early—as an 11-year-old babysitter.