Book Review: ​The Last Second A Brit in the FBI Series (Book 6 of 6)

The Last Second: A Brit in the FBI Series (Book 6 of 6) Authors: Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison Page Count: Hardcover 464 Pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publisher Author's Page Published: 03.26.2019 ISBN-10: 1501138227 ISBN-13: 978-1501138225 Genre: Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Spies & Politics > Espionage > Crime  Available from Amazon, … Continue reading Book Review: ​The Last Second A Brit in the FBI Series (Book 6 of 6)


Defense of An Other  Author: Grace Mead Publisher: Clink Street Publishing  Publishers Author’s Page Launched November 13, 2018 Genre: LGBTQIA > Legal > Thriller > Fiction Page Count: 312 Pages ISBN-10: 1912262258 ISBN-13: 978-1912262250 Read Chapter 1 Available for purchase in paperback and e-book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and paperback from Waterstones, Book Depository, Books-A-Million, INDIEBOUND, … Continue reading Book Review: DEFENSE Of AN OTHER

Book Review: A Danger to Herself and Others

A Danger to Herself and Others Author: Alyssa Sheinmel  Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publishers Author Page Publication Date: February 5, 2019 Genre: Young Adult > Coming of Age > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Depression & Mental Illness  Page Count: 320 Pages ISBN-10: 1492667242 ISBN-13: 978-1492667247 SNEAK PEAK & DISCUSSION GUIDE Now … Continue reading Book Review: A Danger to Herself and Others


Today, I have the pleasure of talking with Hannah Lynn, the Award Winning Author of The Afterlife of Walter Augustus about her latest debut novel, Peas, Carrots & an Aston Martin that was released October 4, 2018.  Donna: Hannah, I want to begin by thanking you for stopping by my blog today during your blog … Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH HANNAH LYNN ON HER DEBUT NOVEL: PEAS, CARROTS & AN ASTON MARTIN

Book Review: Josephine Baker’s Last Dance

Authors Name: Sherry Jones Publisher: Simon & Schuster Galley Books Genre: Fiction: African American Women, Historical, Biographical Page Count: 384 ISBN:  ISBN 9781501102448 Publication Date: December 2018, Release Date: December 4, 2018 Simon & Schuster Author Page Simone & Schuster Josephine Bakers Last Dance Page Find Sherry Jones on the following social media sites: Sherry Jones … Continue reading Book Review: Josephine Baker’s Last Dance

Book Review: The Best Bad Things: A Novel by Katrina Carrasco​

The Best Bad Things: A Novel by Katrina Carrasco Farrar, Straus, and Giroux MCD Historical Fiction Pub Date 06 Nov 2018 As a #NetGalley reader and reviewer I read the description of The Best Bad Things on NetGalley, which was the same description on Macmillan Publisher's page for The Best Bad Things. “A brazen, brawny, … Continue reading Book Review: The Best Bad Things: A Novel by Katrina Carrasco​

New Release! THE BONE CURSE, A Genre-Bending, Supernatural Medical Thriller

standing color cropped tiny for blog postsCarrie Rubin, with a background in medicine and public health, and is the award-winning author of Eating Bull and The Seneca Scourge. Carrie’s third medical thriller, The Bone Curse, Book I of her Benjamin Oris series is available today.

Early reviews are raving about Carrie’s brilliant writing, as well as her unique ability to deliver a supernatural masterpiece that is intermixed with suspense and humor while keeping the reader yearning for what’s coming next. The following are bits and parcels from a few of the reviews that are available in their entirety on Carrie’s blog.

Mya Alexice from Foreword Reviews writes, “The Bone Curse is a strong medical thriller––inclusive, skillfully written, and inviting.”

Kirkus Reviews writes, “Rubin’s novel is a solid medical thriller with a touch of the supernatural. Her sharp prose is rife with medical jargon, but it’s always comprehensible; it’s perfectly clear, for example, that a high eosinophil (white blood cell) count is a bad thing and indicative of sickness. Ben is an appealing protagonist, but the myriad secondary characters shine too, including Laurette; Willy, Ben’s dad; and hard-edged attending physician Taka Smith, who becomes more sympathetic as the story goes on. The explanation of the curse reveals a fairly simple origin, but it’s one that allows a potent final act and a ceremony that could entail a good deal of bloodletting. The story also treats the Vodou religion respectfully; as Laurette says, it’s “not the Hollywood version of voodoo dolls and zombies.”

BWitzenhausen of Boho & Bookish writes, “The book weaves a tale through medical anomalies, Haitian Vodou and the bonds of family and friendship which culminates in a heart-stopping conclusion. The characters are interesting, quirky and believable which when combined with an intriguing plot will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning.”

Get your copy of The Bone Curse today from Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and other book retailers.

Carrie Rubin

Do you believe in the paranormal?

I wish I did. Life would be more fun. But in reality, a ghost could hit me upside the head with a copy of War and Peace and I’d still find a way to explain it. Thanks to my left-brain skepticism and years of science education, a believer in the unseen I am not.


That doesn’t mean I don’t find it fascinating, and it doesn’t mean I don’t want to write about it.

The Bone Curse, available today, takes a rational-minded man of science and tosses him into an otherworldly situation, one with curses, dark priests, and Haitian Vodou.

The Bone Curse by Carrie Rubin After getting cut by an old bone in the Paris catacombs, a skeptical med student must use the occult to stop a deadly curse and a vengeful priest.

The Hero:

Ben, the main character, is not a perfect guy. He’s a med student…

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