JANUARYChange Your Mind – Sugar Daniels

Sex, Drugs, & Rock and Roll!

Change your mind. (One last song series Book 1) by [Daniels, Sugar]Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2020

This book takes a no nonsense look at many controversial topics in society and does not hold back. Murder, drugs, sex, domestic abuse, and the underground crime syndicates surrounding the rich and famous take center stage in one of the most uniquely written stories I have ever read. Each chapter is a first person account from a different character’s point of view, which I found intriguing and fascinating!

FEBRUARYOver the Borderline – Leanna Floyd

Wonderful Psychological Thriller!

Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020Over the Borderline by [Floyd, Leanna]

Dr. Floyd is an incredible storyteller! Over the Borderline is a compelling story with intriguing characters that you easily want to root for. The trial of Zach Barton was fascinating, and peppering in scenes with the unknown Surfside Killer made me want to keep going until the end. With the cliffhanger ending, I’m anxious to read the next book in the series!

MARCHThe Chosen Seven – Gill D. Anderson

The Chosen Seven by [Anderson, Gill D]Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2020

Gill Anderson’s The Chosen Seven is a nail biting thriller that takes you on a journey through the minds of a diverse and ensemble cast of characters, several of whom find themselves trapped in a restaurant by a radical terrorist with an insane mission. The author mixes the elements of drama, action, and romance, and she does a fantastic job telling the stories of all these characters. Well done!

APRILThe Safeguarded Heart – Melanie A. Smith

Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2020

Melanie Smith’s debut novel was nothing short of captivating. The plots surroundingThe Safeguarded Heart (The Safeguarded Heart Series Book 1) by [Melanie A. Smith] Sera’s relationships (those with Alessandro, her mom, Bryce, and her co-workers especially) are well developed and helps her own overall character development. The conflict surrounding her company and the sabotage from within was a wonderful sub-plot and well drawn out. I enjoyed the story from beginning to end, and the cliffhanger does well to keep the reader wanting to see where Smith goes next with her main characters. I am very interested in continuing this series!

MAYHope Quest Book 1: Blackbird – Melanie Ever Moore

Hope Quest: Book 1: Blackbird (Hope Quest trilogy) by [Melanie Ever Moore]Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020

The first book of the Hope Quest series introduces the reader to a number of compelling characters, but the mystery surrounding its main protagonist is what keeps this book going until its cliffhanger ending. It is a sad tale indeed, and I hope (pun intended) to see her develop into a stronger heroine in the next novel, now that many truths have been revealed.

JUNELeft in Good Spirits – Anne Pleydon

Powerful look at youth incarceration and mental health

Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2020Left In Good Spirits (Merivale Series Book 1) by [Anne Pleydon]

JULYTop County: Case Closed – KN Messier

AUGUST – Someone’s ThereCJ Grayson

SEPTEMBER – Hidden Realm (Legends of Lightning Book 1)T.R. Slauf

OCTOBER – Lily – Ashley Greathouse

NOVEMBER – Once Upon a Death – Dzintra Sullivan

DECEMBER – Experiment X: Sacrifice – Nikki Haase

Eric Woods resides in Springfield, Illinois and has been writing since grade school. The author of 10 full length stage plays, his first novel PUMMELED was published in June of 2018. He is in the process of finishing his second novel, the horror story DRAGON’S BLOOD which is scheduled for release in October 2019. Eric has been a local freelance writer since 2005, writing for such outlets as Springfield Business Journal Illinois and SO Magazine. He serves as a tour guide for the Lincoln Ghost Walk in Springfield and was a collegiate speech and debate coach for seven years. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Illinois Springfield.

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