Mar 31

Review: Speed Reading: The Ultimate Speed Reading Guide- How to Double or Triple your Reading Speed in just 7 Hours

Title:  Speed Reading: The Ultimate Speed Reading Guide – How to Double or Triple Your Reading Speed in Just 7 Hours
Author: Mike Pakulski
Page Count: 23
Where I got it: Kindle Freebie
Where you can get it: Amazon
How much: List Price 2.99
Format I read it in: Kindle








Mar 29

ARC Review: Hero Complex by Margaux Froley

ARC Review: Hero Complex  by Margaux FroleyHero Complex: A Keaton School Novel Series: Keaton School
by Margaux Froley
Published by Soho Press on October 14th 2014

70 years after Pearl Harbor drew the US into World War II, a sinister secret—remnants of covert research done by the Army—haunts the Keaton School.Less than two months have passed since Devon Mackintosh uncovered the truth about the apparent suicide of Keaton’s golden boy and her unrequited love, Hutch. But solving Hutch’s murder has put all eyes on her in the small Keaton School community. When she is knocked unconscious on a New Year’s Eve cruise, it’s clear that her life is in danger, too. In the aftermath of the attack, Devon must attend a weekly meeting with Dr. Jocelyn Hsu, a shrink who refuses to believe Devon’s account of the “accident.”
With nowhere else to go, Devon turns to the only people she can trust: Hutch’s terminally ill grandfather, Reed, and his heirs, Bodhi and Raven. Before Reed dies, he gives Devon a mysterious journal from his youth, revealing a secret pact among three powerful families. With only Reed’s words for guidance, Devon fights to unearth the truth Reed’s enemies are still willing to kill for.
From the Hardcover edition.

Mar 14

Black, White and Read Presents: Music to Write by, My Soundtrack for The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz

The Red Road



Music to Write By: My Soundtrack for The Red Road
If your life had a soundtrack, what song would it start with? What song captures your first kiss, the day realized your parents were only human, or the day someone close to you almost lost their life?
For my latest book, The Red Road, I spent a lot of time picking the songs for its playlist. I knew the story would go to some dark places that, in real life, I’d never want to think about. I figured that if I listened to a song that captured the feeling I wanted, I’d have an easier time writing those emotional scenes. As I wrote, my playlist grew to 64 songs. Check it out on YouTube:

Mar 11

Black, White and Read Presents a Review of The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz with Giveaway

The Red Road
The Red Road by Jenni Wiltz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am having a hard time writing this review without spoilers but I am going to try very hard to accomplish just that. Be warned, I may not succeed so proceed with reading at your own risk.

Gang wars are real and frightening and something people who don’t have to live with it prefer not to think about. I am glad to see a young adult novel that faces something real for once. There tends to be a school of thought that wants to shield young people from this kind of reality. Ms. Wiltz is not among them.

Mar 01

Black, White and Read Presents: Barbara Pietron, YA Author – An Interview and Awesome Giveaway

BP BannerI have the pleasure of hosting on a blog tour for this exciting YA author. In case you don’t know who Barbara Pietron is:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books. Many of my most vivid memories are book-related; like the thrill of my first library card, being blown away by Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot when I was thirteen, riding my bike to the library until I finally got a car, and the agony of waiting for semester break in college to read a novel (because if I started a book, my homework suffered!). I also like listening to alternative rock, sewing, gardening, and camping. I’m a mom, a cancer survivor, and a former automotive corporate employee, now working in a library.