December 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to December!

Random question to open the newsletter – does anyone have any book related tattoos or had any thoughts about getting any? Would love to see them or hear the ideas. Send them over by hitting reply. Might feature them on the site in the future.

Also if you ever have any ideas or suggestions for the newsletter, be sure to send them in. Always happy to hear new ideas or try something out.

October was a bad reading month for me. I mentioned it in last months newsletter – I was only able to read two books. I thought November was going to be the same way – a 1/3 of the month had went by and I hadn’t even picked up a book.

Then I decided to start the latest Jack Reacher novel released just a few days prior.

And it reinvigorated my reading – because it was one of the best Jack Reacher novels I’ve ever read. (more…)


Reader Mailbag: Busiest/Most Distracting Places You’ve Read

In November 2018 we asked the readers of our newsletter where the busiest or most distracting places they’ve read in and been so absorbed in a book that they didn’t notice their surroundings.

Here are their responses: (more…)


Order of DCI Ryan Books

DCI Ryan is the protagonist in a series of crime thriller/romantic suspense novels by English novelist L.J. Ross. The series mixes crime with romance and humour. It is not only set in the author’s home county of Northumberland, but also County Durham and Newcastle. (more…)


Order of L.J. Ross Books

L.J. Ross is an English author of crime thriller/romantic suspense novels. She writes the DCI Ryan series. L.J., whose first name is Louise, grew up in Northumberland. She earned undergraduate and postgraduate Law degrees from King’s College London, and continued to studied in Paris and Florence. Louise worked as a lawyer in the City of London, but eventually she was looking for a change. Following the birth of her son, she began writing what became Holy Island. After it was successful, Louise began writing full-time. (more…)


Order of Emma Frost Books

Emma Frost is a series of books by the bestselling author Willow Rose. The books follow Emma after she inherits a house from her grandmother on Fanoe Island. She decides to move their with her daughter and she soon finds that the island is wrapped up in dark secrets, secrets that she will attempt to untangle and solve the island’s mysteries. (more…)


Order of Spencer Kope Books

Spencer Kope is an American author of mystery/thriller novels. He writes the Special Tracking Unit series. Spencer works as the Crime Analyst for the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. He is assigned to Detectives Division, where he provides case support to detectives and deputies, and is particularly good at identifying suspects. He lives in Washington State. (more…)


Order of Emma Viskic Books

Emma Viskic is the award-winning author of the bestselling Caleb Zelic series of books. She won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction for Resurrection Bay, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards. The book was also selected as iBooks Australia’s Crime Novel of the Year. (more…)


Order of David Wolf Books

David Wolf is the protagonist in a series of mystery/thriller novels by American novelist Jeff Carson. David Wolf works as a deputy sergeant for the local sheriff’s department, looking to become Sheriff of Sluice County just like his father. The series is set in Rocky Points, Colorado. (more…)


Order of Jeff Carson Books

Jeff Carson is an American author of mystery/thriller novels. He writes the David Wolf series. Having an Italian wife, Jeff had an epiphany on a trip to Italy, deciding he needed to give writing a shot. He said he’d write publish ten stories, and only after that point would he consider calling it quits. During this time, he came up with the David Wolf series. Jeff lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons. (more…)


Order of Isabelle Ronin Books

Isabelle Ronin is a Filipino Canadian author of the popular Chasing Red books. Her first book, Chasing Red, was posted on Wattpad and has over 190 million reads, making it one of the most read stories in 2016. That book’s success on the medium allowed her to connect with publishers and she is now a fully published author with her book being published in multiple languages. (more…)