The Sound of Violet by Allen Wolf

I’m shouting it out today for a new book that published this week and will soon be made into a motion picture!


Desperate to find a soulmate, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he encounters the alluring Violet. He starts dating her, but his autism keeps him from realizing that she’s actually a prostitute. Shawn thinks he’s found a potential wife while Violet thinks she’s found her ticket to a brand new life. This funny and dramatic award-winning story has been adapted into a major motion picture.

Here’s a bit about author Allen Wolf:

About the Author

Allen Wolf has won multiple awards for his storytelling as a feature film writer, director and producer. He wrote, directed, and produced The Sound of Violet the movie, based on this novel. His first feature film, In My Sleep, was released worldwide and won multiple film festival awards. He is also a multiple award-winning game creator. Allen’s games – You’re Pulling My Leg!, Slap Wacky, JabberJot, You’re Pulling My Leg! Junior, and Pet Detectives – have brought smiles to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. See more about them at Allen graduated from New York University’s film school where his senior thesis film, Harlem Grace, won multiple festival honors and was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. He married his Persian princess and they are raising their daughter and son in Los Angeles. He enjoys traveling around the world and hearing other people’s life stories. Allen also cherishes reading to his kids, spending time with his family, tasting chocolate, and visiting Disneyland. Connect with Allen at

Mr. Allen’s publicist told me that if you order the book, you can get a sneak peek at the trailer! Visit Allen’s website ( for sample chapters and more info!

COLD WIND by Paige Shelton


Second in a new series set in Alaska from beloved cozy author Paige Shelton, Cold Wind will chill your bones.

Beth Rivers is still in Alaska. The unidentified man who kidnapped her in her home of St. Louis hasn’t been found yet, so she’s not ready to go back.

But as October comes to a close, Benedict is feeling more and more like her new home. Beth has been working on herself: She’s managed to get back to writing, and she’s enjoying these beautiful months between summer and winter in Alaska.

Then, everything in Benedict changes after a mudslide exposes a world that had been hidden for years. Two mud-covered, silent girls appear, and a secret trapper’s house is found in the woods. The biggest surprise, though, is a dead and frozen woman’s body in the trapper’s shed. No one knows who she is, but the man who runs the mercantile, Randy, seems to be in the middle of all the mysteries.

Unable to escape her journalistic roots, Beth is determined to answer the questions that keep arising: Are the mysterious girls and the frozen body connected? Can Randy possibly be involved? And—most importantly—can she solve this mystery before the cold wind sweeping over the town and the townspeople descends for good?

This one was stuck in my TBR pile, but I’m SO glad that I rediscovered it! What a fast-paced and well-written mystery! I loved the main character, Beth, who has fled to Alaska to escape a dangerous man. I want to go back and read the first installment in this series, but please know that this one is a stand-alone as well.

I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska (been to 49 states – that’s my 50th!) and this novel did a great job of describing it and evoking the solitary nature of living in the isolated Alaskan wilderness where this story takes place.

Thank you for my e-galley! I look forward to reading more in this series!

Harper-Collins Blog Tour for THIS IS WHY WE LIE by Gabriella LaPore

If you know me, you know I love a good prep school murder. This was a fast-paced thriller that kept me guessing. I would have loved this book when I was a teen (I loved it now! lol). I’m sharing today as part of the Harper-Collins/Inkyard Press YA Blog Tour. Thanks for my e-galley to review!

Here’s the scoop:

This Is Why We Lie  

Gabriella Lepore

On Sale Date: September 21, 2021



$18.99 USD

Ages 13 And Up

320 pages


Riverdale meets One of Us Is Lying in This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore, a standalone thriller following two teens who discover a body off the coast of their seaside town. As they search for the killer, they will learn the students of both the local prep school and the nearby reform school will do anything to protect their secrets.

Everyone in Gardiners Bay has a secret.

When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O’Dell’s body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is shaken. But even more shocking is the fact that her drowning was no accident.

Once Jenna’s best friend becomes a key suspect, Jenna starts to look for answers on her own. As she uncovers scandals inside Preston Prep School leading back to Rookwood reform school, she knows she needs Adam on her side.

As a student at Rookwood, Adam is used to getting judgmental looks, but now his friends are being investigated by the police. Adam will do whatever he can to keep them safe, even if that means trusting Jenna.

As lies unravel, the truth starts to blur. Only one thing is certain: somebody must take the fall.


Gabriella Lepore is a YA author from South Wales in the United Kingdom. She lives in the countryside with her husband James and daughter Sophia. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found exploring the coastline. She enjoys cups of tea, bookstore coffee shops, stormy beaches, and autumn days.

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“Taut, clever, compelling, and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.” —Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water

From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal—soon to be a Netflix series—a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.

You think you know her…but look a little closer.

She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.

Then one moment changes everything.

Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.

With Sarah Vaughan’s signature “clever and compelling” (Claire Douglas, author of Last Seen Alive) prose, Little Disasters is a tightly-wound and evocative page-turner that will haunt you long after you finish the last page.

This was one that I’ve had for a while and I finally got to read. What a story! It kept me on the edge of my seat. The main character, Jess, has some postpartum mental health challenges that are similar to what a friend of mine had. I think it’s so important that people are aware of how people can experience the postpartum period in different ways, and how important it is to get help when needed (or help those who need it get help).

This was a good story and I’m glad I finally elevate it out of the tbr pile!

Thank you for my e-galley!