About this blog

From small beginnings ...

I have always loved to read. Basically this blog is a medium to share my love of a good book and positive book reviews, as such this is a dedicated book review website. I don't trash books or publish cover reveals. If I don't have something positive to say about a book I won't feature it here. This is a young blog but growing rapidly now I have started using social media promotion.

I have been writing reviews for a few years but previously only posted to AmazonUK, this year I expanded to GoodReads, NetGalley and this blog. I particularly enjoy participating in blog tours and helping authors get the word out. Several of my reviews have even been featured by the author on their website or via twitter which always makes me smile.

I read a lot of books. The books featured on this blog are the ones I choose to share

With the exception of "Book Blasts" and "Book Tour" commitments I cannot guarantee that I will review your book but I will give you notice if this is the case. For example, if I am unable to finish a book, I may choose not to review it.

Book reviews are posted here to my blog, Goodreads and Amazon. If you would like me to post a review elsewhere then this can be done on request.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Julie,

    I couldn't find a contact email address, so I'll post this request here.

    I'd greatly appreciate it if you would consider reading and reviewing Dead Down East, the first of three novels in a mystery/humor series. If you will have a quick "look inside" at: Amazon Listing, Dead Down East, and read the short prologue, in a couple of minutes you will have a good idea of the humorous, tongue-in-cheek quality of the novel. But don't let that fool you. The plot is carefully crafted and well executed. It's a genuine page-turner.

    A Blurb has been provided at the bottom of this message.

    If you decide that you'd like to read the book, I'll be happy to provide you with an eBook (.mobi, .pdf, or .doc file) or a paperback.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Kind regards,

    Carl Schmidt


    Dead Down East, a fictional murder mystery, is both detective noir and smart screwball comedy rolled into one. Jesse Thorpe, a young private investigator operating out of Augusta, Maine, receives a mysterious phone call from a former client, Cynthia Dumais. She begs to be rescued from an island south of Brunswick, within a mile of where William Lavoilette, the governor or Maine, was assassinated the night before. She insists that her life is in danger, but is unwilling to provide any further information. Reluctantly, Jesse goes to fetch her.

    Within a week, Jesse has three separate clients, each with his, or her, own desperate need to have the murder solved. He assembles a motley team of compadres, including rock band members, a tie-dye psychic and his rousing girlfriend, Angele Boucher, to help him with the case. While the FBI and the Maine State Police investigate political motives, Jesse looks for the woman—Cherchez la Femme—as the trail draws him through the lives, and DNA, of the governor’s former mistresses.

    Fresh, witty and loaded with eccentric characters, this first novel in the Jesse Thorpe Mystery Series is both clever and stylish. It’s an old-school private eye tale with inventive twists and local charm. If you enjoy a well-crafted and zesty narrative, lively banter, or take pleasure in the company of Mainers, you’ll love Dead Down East.