AWRW Book Review: REDEMPTION, by Author N.F. Steiner #Giveaway

 Christina willingly gave up her successful career as the star of the New York Ballet Company in order to marry Adam. Now a happy wife and mother living in the small city of Lockville, she longs to tap into her creative life once again and introduce her new community to big-city culture. As the founding […]

AWRW Book Review 🎉 🏀 Cheerleading Can Be Murder: Horror High Series 1 🎉 🏀 by Author Carissa Ann Lynch @CarissaAnnLynch @LimitlessBooks

Who will make the team and who will… die? Getting on the cheerleading squad is hard enough without a psycho on the loose… For Harrow High freshman Dakota Densford, life should be easy. All she has to worry about is talking to cute boys and remembering her locker combination. But when cheerleading tryouts draw near, […]

AWRW Book Review: Splintered, by Author Kelly Miller @MillerMystery

Life turns from barely tolerable to complete hell when Maddy Eastin’s impulsive plan to win back the attention of her absentee father backfires. Word of her scheme spreads through her high school, but when mockery escalates to cyberbullying, Maddy and her failed stunt become headline news. But the worst is yet to come… A disturbed […]

AWRW Book Review 🔪 Dying For Danish 🔪 by Author Leighann Dobbs #CozyMystery

When Lexy Baker lands a high paying catering job that allows her to buy some much needed kitchen equipment, she’s excited that things are going so well … until she stumbles over the body of the bride-to-be. Suddenly Lexy finds herself in a race against time to find the killer. Aided by four iPad toting […]

AWRW Book Review ★ The Lost Woman ★ by Author Gill Stewart @AccentPress @GillStewart2

How much do you know about your family? Feisty, hard-working Catherine McDonald knows what’s best for everyone and tries to make it happen. To keep her aristocratic family’s heads above water, she’s turned their Scottish Highland home, Annat House, into a hotel, but she’s struggling to establish her business. And things don’t improve when a […]

AWRW Book Review: Paper Towns by John Green

Who is the real Margo? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q […]

AWRW Book Review ★ Braineater Jones ★ by Author Stephen Kozeniewski @OutFortune @RAPublishing

Brains, Babes, and Booze…  Braineater Jones wakes up face down in a swimming pool with no memory of his former life, how he died, or why he’s now a zombie. With a smart-aleck severed head as a partner, Jones descends into the undead ghetto to solve his own murder. But Jones’s investigation is complicated by […]

★ AWRW Book Review ★ The Trinity, by Author K.P Ambroziak @KPAmbroziak

Published December 12th 2015, by K.P. Ambroziak 288 Pages Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Mystery Goodreads Synopsis When Jacob’s mentor, Father Stephen Brentwood, the man for whom he joined the priesthood, is killed, he realizes he is embroiled in a plot far more sacrilegious than he originally thought. As he uncovers the mystery of Stephen’s past, […]

AWRW Book Review: House Of The Lost Girls, (Flocksdale Files Book 2), by Author Carissa Ann Lynch @CarissaAnnLynch @LimitlessBooks

Is evil ever truly defeated—or is it just waiting for another chance? Seventeen year old Marianna Bertagnoli is miserable… Not only did her father abandon her five years ago, now she’s being uprooted and forced to move with her mother and new stepdad to a creepy Victorian house they inherited in the even creepier town […]

AWRW Book Review: The Jesus Gene, by Author Anne Kelleher @AKelleherAuthor

  All his life, Jack Chance has been plagued by dreams and the sense that he used to be someone else – or maybe many someone else’s. Raised in a Brooklyn ghetto by parents Jack knows aren’t really his, nothing has prepared him for the beautiful ghost that suddenly appears in his taxi, claiming she’s […]

AWRW Book Review: The Night Sister by Author Jennifer McMahon @JenniferMcMahon @DoubledayPub @PenguinRandom

The latest novel from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer McMahon is an atmospheric, gripping, and suspenseful tale that probes the bond between sisters and the peril of keeping secrets. Once the thriving attraction of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, alive only in the memories of Amy, Piper, and Piper’s kid […]

AWRW Book Review: Sick, a Novella by Author Christa Wojciechowski @ChristaWojo

Susan Branch’s life revolves around the care of her charming and inscrutable husband John, a man born into wealth and prestige who lost his family’s fortune when his mysterious chronic illnesses left him bedridden. Together they live a decrepit existence beholden to the current owners of his family’s former estate. After years of devoting herself to John’s care, […]

AWRW Book Review: Have You Seen This Girl? By Carissa Ann Lynch @CarissaAnnLynch

Wendi Wise is a troubled young woman who snorts her breakfast through a straw and spends more time in rehab than in the real world… Her life is seemingly out of control. But now she has a plan. That plan involves a sharp set of butcher knives. She’s going back to where all of her troubles […]

New Release: Mistress of Purity, by Author Faye Hall #BookBlast @RedSagePublish @FayeHall79

Prue had seen something the night her father was murdered, something that would forever change her life… She had seen something that would continue to haunt her and follow her wherever she went. When she had married the Earl of Malloy, Prue had hoped to be able to hide under his name and at his […]

AWRW Book Review: How Much Do You Love Me? By Author Paul Mark Tag @Thriller_Writer PLUS #GIVEAWAY!

Lovers James and Keiko marry quickly before James goes to World War II and Keiko to an internment camp. Sixty years later their daughter Kazuko, born in the camps, uncovers a secret that could overwhelm the family. Discover the very definition of human love and self-sacrifice in this saga of war, mystery, and romance. Paperback, […]

AWRW Way Back Wednesday: Book Review of Six Seconds, by Rick Mofina

Way Back Wednesday is a Meme that I created with the aim to write mini book reviews on books I have read in the past, that left an impression on me. You know what kind of books I am talking about…. The ones that you have read multiple times, and they still bring you nostalgia. […]

Crimes Inspired By Fiction: Do Horror and Mystery Writers have a Moral Obligation to their Readers?

  Is it possible that someone who was already intent on committing a crime could learn tips and tricks from a novel to aide them in said crime? If so, do horror and mystery writers have a moral responsibility to their readers, to NOT provide an accurate textbook, if you will, on how to kill […]

Happy Easter! The Chocolate Book Tag

Happy Easter everyone! In keeping with the Easter spirit, I found a chocolate book meme created by Well Done Books that I of course MUST participate in! The idea is to compare your favorite books with different types of chocolate. Check it out! 1.) Dark Chocolate: A Book with a Dark theme/content. This book, Such a […]

Stacking The Shelves Saturday

Welcome all! I began my week with Mailbox Monday, but wasn’t able to locate the creator of the Meme. But don’t fret, I have found another meme that is remarkably similar titled ‘Stacking The Shelves Saturday’, created by Team Tynga’s Reviews. So in order to give credit where credit is due, I will be using this […]

A Well Read Woman Presents: Freebie Friday!

  Welcome all! This Freebie Friday I have found some great FREE Kindle titles on Amazon for you to download and enjoy! Check these deals out!  CALL ME CAT (Contains mature content. Mystery/Romance) “Make me forget about everything except you.”Catelyn Travis is a good girl who gets good grades in law school, doesn’t date and […]

Book Review: In Retrospect, by Ellen Larson

“You have to be willing to die to change history…” It’s the 24th century, and Merit Rafi, a forensic Retrospecter, has been given the task to identify the murderer of Zane, a worthy general/hero, by going back in time. She came to Rasaka to strengthen the bonds between the Oku’s and the Raskan’s, through education […]

Book Review: A Witch Before Dying, by Heather Blake

“When there’s a witch, there’s a way…” Darcy, a witch with the power of granting wishes, is hired by Elodie Keaton to clean up her missing mother’s home. What Darcy wasn’t expecting to find was the body of Elodie’s dead mother, under a pile of rubbish. Fortunately for Elodie, Darcy does possess a certain ability […]

Book Review: Cursed Hearts (A Crossroads Novel) Book I, by Light & Lowell

“I love you too,” she declared. “More than I can handle. More than I know what to do with. For the first time in my life, I don’t have to wonder why I was put on this earth. I know now. I was put here for you. All this time, I’ve just been waiting for […]

Blog Tour! Book Review & Excerpt: American Specter, by Rasheedah Prioleau

This book is one of a kind! Rasheedah Prioleau really breathed life into the paranormal romance genre. Not that it is strictly a paranormal romance, because there are so many layers to this story. It is part paranormal, part romance, and part murder mystery. Specter Georgia is a high class American ghost town… literally. The […]

Guess who’s stopping by? Blog Tour with Rasheedah Prioleau!

Review and book excerpt, (provided by author), to be published February 3rd! Welcome Rasheedah Prioleau to A Well Read Woman Blog!

Book Review: Sprinkle With Murder, by Jenn McKinlay

“Cupcake? She knew as a female entrepreneur, she shouldn’t let him get away with calling her such a frivolous nickname. But darn it, it made her feel breathless the way he said it in his low voice accompanied by his slow grin. And she liked it.” Mel and Angie, co-workers and best friends, own The […]

Book Review: Death, Snow, and Mistletoe

I never do this but I read other reader’s reviews before writing my own. What I read from other readers didn’t surprise me, and I’m glad I’m not the only person who was utterly confused by this story. I borrowed Death, Snow, and Mistletoe from my local library to get in the Christmas spirit. This […]

April’s Christmas Reading Challenge

April’s Christmas Reading Challenge!       I have challenged myself to read & review these three Christmas reads on top of my solicited book reviews! 🙂  Wish me luck!       1.) Review for Gabriel’s Angel: https://aprillwood.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/book-review-gabriels-angel-by-nora-roberts/       2.) Review for Death, Snow, and Mistletoe https://aprillwood.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/book-review-death-snow-and-mistletoe/    3.) Review for There’s Something About Christmas: […]

Book Review: Charlie All Night, by Jennifer Crusie

***That moment when you realize what the title of the book means…*** Radio producer Allie has been dumped by her boyfriend, and demoted to the 10 pm – 2 am spot on the radio. When temporary DJ Charlie comes in, he awakens in her this go-getter attitude of making him famous, (and boosting her career […]

Book Review: Turkey Day Murder, by Leslie Meier

Resident amateur sleuth Lucy Stone has a lot on her plate this Thanksgiving… Besides fixing dinner for 12, having to come up with something suitable for two vegan college kids to eat, write for the pennysaver, and deal with her chauvinistic boss, she also has a murder to solve! Curt Nolan and his chicken murderer […]

Book Review: Red Velvet Cupcake Murder, by Joanne Fluke

All Hannah Swenson wants to do is bake and deliver red velvet cupcakes for the grand opening of a refurbished hotel. However, Hannah gets herself embroiled into yet another mystery when one of the party-goers, (the sheriff’s secretary), is either pushed/or jumps from the rooftop of the hotel. To make things even worse, Hannah’s long […]

Book Review: Cinnamon Roll Murder, by Joanne Fluke

Cinnamon Roll Murder, by Joanne Fluke is listed as a “Culinary Mystery”. However, I didn’t realize that it would be more of a cookbook than a mystery… (22 recipes in total). This didn’t make me dislike it, it just surprised me is all. Hannah Swenson busies herself by running The Cookie Jar bakery, and putting […]

Book Review: Family Patterns, By Kristin Eckhardt

Family Patterns is a fictitious mystery novel about a vintage quilt restorer named Sarah, with a knack for not only piecing together quilts, but family mysteries also. Sarah’s son Jason moves his family into Sarah’s late grandfather’s Victorian house. A shroud of mystery surrounds Sarah’s grandparents. Her grandmother went missing 90 years ago, and her […]