Dog-Eared Review: Super Jax — The Case of the Slimy Scientist


By Melanie Tighe – Introducing a new style of superhero — meet Super Jax! Our new hero is a local gal, just like her creator, Tina Swayzee McCright, best known for her Euphoria Lane, H.O.A. mysteries. In this new cozy mystery, Super Jax — The Case of the Slimy Scientist, we are treated to Jax’s zany origin story, […]

Dog-Eared Review: Keys to Success From a Completely Unsuccessful Person


By Melanie Tighe – Usually, self-help books do fairly well in book sales.  Today, for example, the number one best-seller on Amazon is Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. This review is NOT about that book. Review? No — please allow these words to function more as a warning — A VERY LOUD WARNING. I’m begging you, […]

Dog-Eared Review — Semper Avanti: Always Forward


By Melanie Tighe – Without a doubt, Semper Avanti: Always Forward is this year’s must have book for any World War II history buff. Award-winning Arizona author Kris Tualla has teamed up with Colonel Thomas Duhs (Retired) and brought to life the fictionalized account of Jack Franklin, one of the white-uniformed ski heroes of the US Army’s newly formed 10th […]

Dog-Eared Review: Gilded Splendor


By Melanie Tighe – For those of you missing the scoundrel, rogue and rascal-filled tales of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Bertrice Smalls, I urge you to pick up a copy of one of Elizabeth Parker’s romances. Gilded Splendor by Arizona’s own Parker delivers as only a good-ole bodice ripper can! With all the vampires, werewolves and […]

Dog-Eared Review: A Deep Thing


By Melanie Tighe – Arizona author A.K. Smith’s debut novel, A Deep Thing, is an exciting page-turning tale. Part conspiracy, part love story, and all adventure, A Deep Thing is most of all, a fun read. This armchair traveler may never have the chance — nor the courage — to dive into the amazing blue […]

Dog-Eared Review: Night Hush


By Melanie Tighe – Whew — what a ride! I found this military thriller with a touch of romance to be the perfect read for the Fourth of July. From the very first page, Arizona author Leslie Jones held nothing back in Night Hush, the first book in her Duty & Honor series. The opening scene is so […]

Dog-Eared Review: WISDOM


By Melanie Tighe – Arizona’s own Patrick Tylee takes sci-fi to another realm in this first book of his Wisdom series. His choice of the first person point of view from a clone is perfect for what has to be one of the most unique science fiction stories ever written. Filled with characters as alien […]

Dog-Eared Review: An American Princess


By Melanie Tighe Whew – talk about a whirlwind! An American Princess by Arizona author Kelly Depp sweeps a reader up into its fairy-tale story with nothing more than a titillating calling card left on Emily Wilde’s door, leading to a series of surprises too bold and daring for most young women to even dream of. Just […]

Dog-Eared Review: Nyla’s Curse


By Melanie Tighe –   Nyla’s Curse, the first book in award-winning, Arizona author Michele Venne’s new Roanoak series, is a must-read for fantasy lovers, especially those of us who enjoy a bit of romance. Take one scorned witch, and add seven uniquely powerful brothers, who must find the Others – now. The Others – seven women, […]

Dog-Eared Review: 2035: An Elephant in the Room


By Melanie Tighe – Meet Barth; a free-wheeling, party-hardy, heavy drinkin’ ad man fed up with humanity. Now, join Barth as he finally decides to clean up his act – just in time for the apocalypse. Author J. Franklin Green admits to a bit of autobiographical shenanigans and pleads guilty to overuse of imagination in […]