Why I Don’t Review Unsolicited Books


                My book reviews began several years ago when a Publishing client asked me to review books. I found I enjoyed reading new material and creating my impressions of the work. Since then, I've read and reviewed hundreds of books in many genres. At first, I offered 'i'll … Continue reading Why I Don’t Review Unsolicited Books

Brick ONeil Book Review: Finding Him: Gay For You Romance


Finding Him: Gay For You Romance (The Law of Men Book 1) Kindle Edition by Chad Lane Book Description: When sexy, cynical divorce lawyer, Tobias Sheffield, is mugged, beaten, and left for dead behind a restaurant alley, it's struggling office temp, Ben Giles, who comes to his rescue. A charming, even-tempered, Midwesterner at heart, Ben … Continue reading Brick ONeil Book Review: Finding Him: Gay For You Romance

Brick ONeil Book Review: Fires of Alexandria


Fires of Alexandria (Alexandrian Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition by Thomas K. Carpenter Book Description: The greatest mystery of the ancient world remains the identity of who set fire to the Great Library in Alexandria. One hundred years later, Heron of Alexandria—the city's most renown inventor and creator of Temple miracles—receives coin from a mysterious … Continue reading Brick ONeil Book Review: Fires of Alexandria

Cozy Is As Cozy Does


The past four to six months I've read quite a few Cozy Mysteries, around several hundred so far. I haven't reviewed them all because after a time they all read exactly the same, without much forethought. There is typically some protagonist-quirky grandmother, sexpot store owner, irascible grandfather, bookworm/nerdlette young woman and so forth. There's either … Continue reading Cozy Is As Cozy Does

Brick ONeil Book Review: Wolf Scent


Wolf Scent (Mountain Wolves Book 1) Kindle Edition by Isabel Dare Book Description: Kirk Anderson likes living alone in his mountain cabin, or so he tells himself. He's a monster, after all. How would he ever find a man who can deal with his other self--the wolf? When a reckless young hiker named Leo gets … Continue reading Brick ONeil Book Review: Wolf Scent

Brick ONeil Book Review: Beneath a Waning Moon


Beneath a Waning Moon: A Duo of Gothic Romances by Elizabeth Hunter Two delightfully dark tales of Gothic romance from Elizabeth Hunter and Grace Draven. In A VERY PROPER MONSTER, Josephine Shaw spends long nights filling the pages of her Gothic stories with the fantastic and the macabre, unaware that the suitor her father has arranged … Continue reading Brick ONeil Book Review: Beneath a Waning Moon

Brick ONeil Book Review: Sue Grafton’s X


X (A Kinsey Millhone Novel) Book Description: X:  The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss. X:  The shortest entry in Webster’s Unabridged. Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science, medicine, and religion. The most graphically dramatic letter. Notoriously tricky to pronounce: think xylophone. X:  The twenty-fourth letter in … Continue reading Brick ONeil Book Review: Sue Grafton’s X