February Book Reviews! @BeemWeeks @Virgilante @riverrmann @MaeClair1

Strange Hwy

by Beem Weeks

“Strange Hwy” is another amazing collection of short stories by an author I’m already a fan of, Mr. Weeks. Each story has a unique flavor, but they all tugged a bit at my heart. Although I’m not going to choose which is my favorite because I enjoyed them all, I’m still thinking about Alzheimer, justice and a family reunited after finishing the book. This is a highly recommended read that is not only well-written but filled with beautiful descriptive passages and insight.

Voyage of the Lanternfish

by C.S. Boyack

I’ve read other stories and books by this author and have always been impressed by them. When I saw Mr. Boyack had a new book with pirates and magic, I couldn’t wait to read it. I was not disappointed. It’s full of adventure, magic, excitement, friendship, love, family and the best part the root monsters. The Lanternfish is a ship I’d want to sail on and carries people I’d like to get to know. I loved the pirates, the monsters and their relationships, but the captain’s quest to save the woman he loved had me hooked. This is a world I’d like to visit where I could meet root monsters.  I highly recommend this high-seas fantasy.


Into Summer: Dawn of a New Age (Four Seasons Series Book 4)

by Larry Landgraf

This is the fourth book in the Four-Seasons Series and conclusion of the grid collapse. Robbie and Ronnie nobly set out to bring a united government back to the people of southern Texas. Both leave behind women and family they love, while they meet with new people from other areas /towns. I love the idea of trying to bring everyone together, instead of working against each other. One of the brothers is forced to carry this quest on alone. This part was truly heartbreaking, but also courageous, too. Relationships are tested, new ones forged, and signs of civilization emerge. Although it was sad to say goodbye to the people of Pleasant Valley, I found this an engaging read that made me wonder what if all the comforts were removed from my life and what would that future look like? Mr. Landgraf offered a very realistic view of that future. I recommend this series for those who enjoy an end of world scenarios, romance, family, survival skills and human nature.

End of Day(Hode’s Hill #2)

by Mae Clair

Having read and loved “Cusp of Night” I’ve been waiting for the second book of the Hode Hill series. I enjoyed this book as much, if not more than the first one. The budding relationship between Jillian, a reclusive empath, and Dante, the wealthy artist who does seances, was the perfect fit. Several stories were going on and told from two different timelines. It was an ideal balance between now and then. Learning about Gabriel in 1799 and how it affects Jillian and the town now, made it hard to put the book down. As sweet as some of the relationships were, many parts were terrifying. Ms. Clair gave the reader a close-up look at human fear, greed, and cruelty. This beautifully-written paranormal thriller has it all including a powerful emerald, deadly church bells, murder, therapy dogs, grave robbing, monsters, relationships, love, and truth. I highly recommend this book and author!


  1. I’m excited to announce that “Just Her Poetry” is available for pre-order on Amazon:   AMAZON LINK

  2. I’M LOOKING FOR A FEW BLOGS TO HELP HOST THE RELEASE OF  “JUST HER POETRY” FROM 3-19 to 3-29. Email me if you are interested and what date you’d like at: d.l.finn.author@gmail.com. As always much appreciated:)

  3. I talk more about the release in this month’s newsletter: Click here

  4. I’m pleased to share that The Button is a 2018 New Apple Annual Book Awards  ‘Official Selection‘ in the E-Book General Fiction Category!

  5. “The Button” is on tour  February 25 – March 6, 2019. Check it out if you get the    chance: Link to Current Events


Embrace your inner child by reading a book! D.L. Finn


29 thoughts on “February Book Reviews! @BeemWeeks @Virgilante @riverrmann @MaeClair1”

  1. Wow, Denise! You have been a busy girl. I am chomping at the bit to read Mae’s new book. I have started a book, but it isn’t holding my interest. 🙁 Maybe I need to put it down and try it again later. Another book by Larry Landgraf I highly recommend is “Tales from the Riverside!” It will make your hair stand on end. 🙂 I would be honored to help launch your new poetry book on my blog! How about March 20th for me? Congrats on The Button!! I loved that story!

    1. Thanks, Jan…I’ve had a bit of a dry spell so I’m happy to be back at it. Mae’s book was so good and I was even more hooked after reading it.
      I know I’ve ran into a couple of books, I had a really hard time reading or even finishing. The good thing is I don’t run into that often with RRBC books–or maybe I avoid ones with bad reviews, but that doesn’t always indicate if its good or not. I think sometimes we just aren’t in the mood for certain stories either, so maybe you are right to set it down and go back to it later.
      I got “Tales from the Riverside” for my son for Christmas and I plan on reading it soon. I’m very intrigued by it. March 20th is perfect. Hugs xo

  2. Great reviews, Denise. Congrats on the new release, my friend. I’d be delighted to host on any date except for 3/15. I’m looking forward to hosting a leg of your “The Button” tour on 2/27.

    1. Thank you Soooz:) I’ll send you an emal! I can’t believe The Button tour already starts! This month flew by. Thanks for hosting that a leg of that.

  3. You are so busy, Denise!

    First, many thanks for sharing your review of End of Day among the other exceptional books you read. I am honored to be among them and honored that you enjoyed my tale of supernatural suspense!

    Congrats on the upcoming release of Just Her Poetry. I have pre-ordered my copy and would LOVE to host you. I will be out of town several of the available dates, but I’ll email you so we can work something out. I’m doing a happy dance for you, my friend!

    1. Your book deserves to be with other exceptional books, because it is, too! I can’t wait for the next book:)

      Thanks for the happy dance Mae and for your offer to host. Yay!

      I sent you an email.

      1. Got your email and am looking forward to hosting!
        And thanks so much for your kind words about my books. I’m breaking into a sloppy grin 😀

  4. Yes! Of course! Fellow poet! March 18 th is my birthday so we’ll have a birthday week of celebrating books. You can send something to me please with the dates you want.

    1. Thank you Lynda. I love the idea of the blog being posted on your travels. Happy early birthday. I will send you an email!

  5. You’ve got two of my favorite authors on here, Denise. And my favorites of their work. Mae Clair always hits it out of the park. And C.S. Boyack? Among the most creative authors I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. (Three cheers for the root monsters! I I I I!)

    1. Mae does always hit it out of the park, a bit further each time. I thought The Hat was my favorite until the pirates and those amazing root monsters:) It was a great reading month for me!

    1. I’m glad the reviews can be of help Mary. I know when I see a good review of a book on my list it helps moves it up to the top quickly. I’ve been enjoying all the books and hope to keep up this pace:)

  6. Wow! This are amazing reviews to share, Denise. Bravo to Craig, Beem, Mae, and Larry! 🙂
    I’m so far behind on my reading. I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll ever catch up. Cheers to you for making it happen.
    Congratulations on your blog tour, too. That’s awesome! 🙂

    1. Thanks Natalie:) My TBR list is so long I always feel like I will never catch up…lol. Thank you I’m enjoying the tour!

  7. So honored to be included with these talented authors. I’ve been under the weather, so I’m just now finding this. I don’t have a lot of poetry followers, but you’re welcome to borrow my blog space any time you like.

    1. Glad you are feeling better and thanks for the generous offer. I appreicate it! My blog is always available to you as well!

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