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 […]

Dog-Eared Review: Bittersweet Resort

By Melanie Tighe – “Hey, honey. Let’s quit this corporate gig and open up our own business!” When that bug bites you, it’s over. You’re done for, as Dick and Thelma Rea learned the hard way when they purchased a fixer-upper, nine-cabin lakeside resort back in the Ozarks in the 1970’s. Thelma Rea’s Bittersweet Resort […]

Dog-Eared Review: Enemy in the Heartland

By Melanie Tighe – Unlike most authors, Arizona author Stephen Schwertley waited until after he had a stroke to begin his career as a writer. Schwertley’s first novel, Enemy in the Heartland, is a must-read for Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn fans. A strong cast of characters, both good and evil, keep the pages turning as a horrifying terrorist […]