Monday, June 30, 2014


Read it, read it now!  Kimberley Cameron herself says, "I LOVE this book and want everyone to read it -- one of the best!"  And you better do what your agent tells you, right?, an awesome digital bookstore, has featured this novel on its homepage and is offering the eBook at a discount price (so, you have no excuse not to read it is what I'm saying).

About the Book: 

Beneath the Weight of Sadness is a novel about Truman Engroff, a gay, seventeen-year-old boy, living in an affluent, New Jersey town, Persia, who is brutally murdered one early Sunday morning. The murder becomes sensational not only for the fact that Truman is gay, but because the town is peopled with mostly wealthy conservatives who view anomalous lifestyles as a disruption to their strict view of how the world should function. The death of Truman's brief life is told in four separate narratives, by: his father, his mother, the detective investigating the case, and his best friend growing up, Carly Rodenbaugh. All four of these people are devastated by Truman's death, and the story of his death unfolds as the characters tell the story of his life.

For more on the author and his writing, visit his personal blog and follow him on twitter.

Monday, June 23, 2014

METHOD 15/33 by Shannon Kirk

About the Book:

Imagine a helpless, pregnant 16-year-old who’s just been yanked from the serenity of her home and shoved in a dirty van. Kidnapped. Alone. Terrified.
Now forget her.
Picture instead a pregnant, 16-year-old, manipulative prodigy. She is shoved in a dirty van and, from the first moment of her kidnapping, feels a calm desire for two things: to save her unborn son and to exact merciless revenge.
She is methodical. She is calculating, scientific in her plotting. She might be a clinical sociopath. Method 15/33 is what happens when the victim is just as cold as the captors.
Method 15/33 is due out May 2015 but has already seen publicity as a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition and now with it's own trailer.
For more information on the author and her work check out her personal website  and follow her on twitter.
Posted by Intern Stacy Briscoe (@SLBriscoe)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Holly West's MISTRESS OF LIES (MOL)  cover.
MOL is published by Carina Press and 
available for pre-order on
I'm very excited to share my author Holly West's cover for her second book MISTRESS OF LIES (MOL). MOL is due out in late September through Carina Press, a digital-first imprint of Harlequin. Holly's first book in the series is titled MISTRESS OF FORTUNE. 

To read more about Holly West, click here.

To pre-order MISTRESS OF LIES, click here.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


The Midwest Bookwatch Review is a monthly online book review publication showcasing reviews and commentaries from both staff and contributing editors and reviewers.  In the June edition, Klausner's Bookshelf featured a sweet review for our very own Janet Hubbard's Bourdeax: The Bitter Finish:
American wine critic Ellen Jordan asks NYPD Detective Maxine Maguire to act as her bodyguard while she visits Bordeaux, France. Once in country Ellen asks French speaking (from her mom) Max also to protect one of the four wine magnums valued at over $30,000 each by auctioneer Paula Goodwin though the American believes these are worthless frauds.
At the annual regional wine tasting gala in Lussac, experts test the contested wines for authenticity. However, Ellen dies from asphyxiation in her hotel room and the magnum Max left in the hotel safe has vanished. Max believes her client was murdered so she persuades her former lover French magistrate Olivier Chaumont and Commissaire Abdel Zeroual to allow her in on the investigation.
With a nod to Ellen Crosby's Wine Country Mysteries (though in France rather than Virginia) the second Vengeance in the Vineyard Mystery (see Champagne: The Farewell) is a super whodunit as suspects straddle both sides of the Atlantic. Fast-paced from the moment Max learns Ellen died, readers will enjoy this solid whodunit as questioning those with motives seems to disprove Vino Veritas.

Cheers -- I'll drink to that!

For more information about Janet, her books, and her wine visit her official website and follow her on twitter.

Posted By Book-nerd/Wine-snob Intern Stacy Briscoe

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Prose & Cons Multi-Author Blog

My author Peter Hogenkamp recently wrangled my other authors (and me) to contribute on a regular basis to a multi-author blog called "Prose & Cons." Prose & Cons is making some waves. A recent blog post by my author Garrett Calcaterra, titled "Fantasy Rocks: 8 Rock Songs Inspired by Fantasy Novels," went viral on social-media website and was picked up by as well as SF Gate.

To take a look at Garrett's article "Fantasy Rocks,"and check out the my other authors on the Prose & Cons blog, click here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference 2014

The 21st annual Mystery Writers Conference is on for this July 24th through the 27th in Corte Madera, California.

Interested in attending?  Writers of all levels are welcome to learn clues from those whodunit before -- editors, agents, and publishers specializing in the mystery genre, including our very own Kimberley Cameron.  Check out the official website for details.
Posted by Intern Stacy Briscoe