Category Archives: contemporary

Review: Fall of the Birds by Bradford Morrow

Categories: 5 butterflies, Bradford Morrow, contemporary, fiction, netgalley, RBR, review, short story
   Fall of the BirdsBradford Morrow; Kindle Edition, 35 pagesPublished October 30th 2011 by Open Road Integrated MediaA new novella by acclaimed author Bradford Morrow about a man who tracks an inexplicable plague of bird deaths, and the mystery’s profound effect on his familyHundreds of red-winged blackbirds are discovered scattered, lifeless, around a greenhouse in Warwick, New York. Heaps of common grackles litter the fields of a farm upstate near Stone Ridge. And in Manhattan, a Washington Square restaurant is forced to close its doors Read more [...]

Review: Delayed Flight by John J. Smith

Categories: 3 butterflies, book tour, contemporary, John J. Smith, RBR, review, romance
    Delayed FlightJohn J. Smith; Kindle Edition, 300 pagesPublished December 21st 2009 by DRP (first published 2009)Veronica, a widower from an abusive marriage, is all set to have a wonderful visit with her daughter, Jeri. It had been a year since Jeri moved away to college and Veronica cannot think of anywhere else she would rather be, but to spend a quiet and peaceful Christmas with Jeri.Jared had thought his day had gone bad enough when his proposal to hire his consultants were put on hold, but then he is stranded in a blizzard when he discovers Read more [...]

Review: Cage Life by Karin Cox

Categories: 4 butterflies, contemporary, fiction, Karin Cox, RBR, review, short story collection
      Cage LifeKarin Cox; Kindle EditionPublished July 18th 2011 (first published July 17th 2011)What happens when life doesn't turn out as planned? This collection of two evocative stories (each with a surprising twist) explores the choices and compromises we make in life and in love, and how they can trap or liberate us, depending on our mindset. Each story comes with an unexpected twist that makes reading all the way to the end imperative.In "Cage Life," first published by [untitled] in 2010 as "Still Life", a young mum feels like a prisoner Read more [...]

Review: Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak @Lisa_Nowak

Categories: 4 butterflies, action, bildungsroman, contemporary, RBR, review, ya
    Running Wide OpenLisa Nowak; Kindle EditionPublished June 5th 2011 by Webfoot Publishing (first published January 5th 2011)Cody Everett has a temper as hot as the flashpoint of racing fuel, and it's landed him at his uncle's trailer, a last-chance home before military school. But how can he take the guy seriously when he calls himself Race, eats Twinkies for breakfast, and pals around with rednecks who drive in circles every Saturday night?What Cody doesn't expect is for the arrangement to work. Or for Race to become the friend and mentor Read more [...]

Review: Heart of Glass by Christy Hayes

Categories: 5 butterflies, Christy Hayes, contemporary, RBR, review, romance
     Heart of GlassChristy Hayes; Kindle EditionPublished June 2nd 2011 by Christy HayesWhen magazine writer Kate Donovan is assigned to profile the building and architectural firm of her first and only love, she heads back to the South Carolina Low Country to face the demons she left behind. Nothing about Danny Flannery's life is what Kate thought it would be, and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over.Danny's made a success of his building firm but is hesitant to participate in a flashy magazine spread. He's dead-set against Read more [...]

Review: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Categories: 5 butterflies, chick-lit, contemporary, review, romance, ROMR, Sarah Dessen, ya
   This LullabySarah Dessen; Penguin USA, Inc. 2009“When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn’t mess around. After all, she’s learned all there is to know from her mother, who’s currently working on husband number five. But there’s something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy’s rules. He certainly doesn’t seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can’t seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy’s starting to understand what those love songs are all about?” - Goodreads on This LullabyHere we have it Read more [...]