Category Archives: fiction

Review: The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

Categories: 3 butterflies, contemporary, Diane Chamberlain, drama, fiction, literary, netgalley, RBR, review
The Good Fatherby Diane ChamberlainEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished April 24th 2012 by MiraSource: netgalleyA beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back.Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, Read more [...]

Review: The Uninnocent: Stories by Bradford Morrow

Categories: 4 butterflies, Bradford Morrow, fiction, netgalley, RBR, review, short story collection
   The Uninnocent: StoriesBradford Morrow; Hardcover, 272 pages / Kindle EditionPublished December 15th 2011 by Pegasus BooksSource: egalley from NetGalleyBradford Morrow’s stories have garnered him awards such as the O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes and have given him a devoted following. Now gathered here for the first time is a collection of his finest, gothic tales.A young man whose childhood hobby of collecting sea shells and birds’ nests takes a sinister turn when he becomes obsessed with acquiring his brother’s girlfriend, in “The Read more [...]

Review: Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave by Sibel Hodge

Categories: 4 butterflies, drama, fiction, memoir, RBR, review, Sibel Hodge
           Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex SlaveSibel Hodge; Kindle EditionPublished August 6th 2011My name is Elena and I used to be a human being. Now I am a sex slave.If you are reading this diary then I am either dead or I have managed to escape…****Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims’ accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld.It is estimated that 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year – 80% of these are women Read more [...]

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: A Kingdom’s Cost by J.R. Tomlin

Categories: 4 butterflies, fiction, historical, J.R.Tomlin, RBR, review
    A Kingdom's CostJ.R. Tomlin; Kindle EditionPublished April 28th 2011Eighteen-year-old James Douglas can only watch, helpless, as the Scottish freedom fighter, William Wallace, is hanged, drawn, and quartered. Even under the heel of a brutal English conqueror, James's blood-drenched homeland may still have one hope for freedom, the rightful king of the Scots, Robert the Bruce. James swears fealty to the man he believes can lead the fight against English tyranny.The Bruce is soon a fugitive, king in name and nothing more. Scotland is occupied, Read more [...]

Review: Youth and Other Fictions by Jonathan Cook

Categories: 4 butterflies, book tour, drama, fiction, Jonathan Cook, RBR, review
    Youth and Other FictionsJonathan Cook; Kindle EditionPublished September 23rd 2011Jonathan Cook's debut novel looks at the horrors of a school shooting and its psychological effects on those involved. Told from two perspectives--one a student's and one a teacher's--the story reveals the inner concerns leading up to the moment when the world falls apart and the anxieties of coping with the broken pieces afterwards.- GoodreadsWow...you know, I sometimes wonder why it is that we're so often fascinated with killers, and twisted minds, and despicable Read more [...]