Author Interview ~ Fran Clark

Today SSV welcomes Fran Clark, a professional singer and songwriter, and now the author of Holding Paradise – a novel of mother, daughter, and their search for connection. Fran was born and currently lives in West London. She is studying for a Creative Writing MA at Brunel University. Recently, she released her second album of … Continue reading

Preview: After the Garden by Michelle Browne (6)

SSV is happy to present a preview of Michelle Browne’s newest book, After the Garden. It will be published in 2014. We’re happy to release a series of the upcoming novel and give our readers a taste of what’s to come! A segment will be released on Saturday. Keep an eye out and read along … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: On the Lips of Children by Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews is a SSV reviewer whose new novel, On the Lips of Children, has received numerous reviews on Amazon with a 4.5 average rating. It was nominated by one blogger as the Best Small Press Horror Novel of 2013. SSV is happy to give our readers a chance to read the prologue of the novel. ~~~ … Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Almost Adept by Olga Godim

~ COMING SOON ~ For the seventeen-year-old mage Eriale, magic is a source of joy, and she often uses her magic to solve problems. Unfortunately, such solutions sometimes get out of hand. Her latest magical caper was a disaster, so she has to leave home in a hurry but she decides to turn her shameful … Continue reading

The Elite – Book Review

Title: The Elite Author: Kiera Cass Series: The Selection Genre: Young Adult Format: Kindle Source: Own Reviewed by: Emma – The Accidental Writer – Guest Reviewer Rating: 3 out of 5   Description: The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have … Continue reading

Hot Blooded ~ Amanda Carlson

Title: Hot Blooded Author: Amanda Carlson Series: Jessica McClain #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format: Kindle Source: Net Galley ARC Reviewed by: DarthVal Rating: 2 out of 5 Description:  It hasn’t been the best week for Jessica McClain. Her mate has been kidnapped by a Goddess hell-bent on revenge — but Jessica is playing for keeps. … Continue reading

The Rosie Project ~ Graeme Simsion

Title: The Rosie Project Author: Graeme Simsion Genre: Mainstream Format: Paperback Source: Library Reviewed by: Olga Rating: 5 out of 5 Description:  An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. Don … Continue reading

Rosemary and Rue ~ Seanan McGuire

Title: Rosemary and Rue Author: Seanan McGuire Series: October Daye #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format: Audio book Source: Library Reviewed by: DarthVal Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Description:  October “Toby” Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, … Continue reading

Hollow World ~ Michael J. Sullivan

Title:  Hollow World Author:  Michael J. Sullivan Genre:  Science Fiction, Dystopian Format:  eBook Source:  NetGalley Reviewed by: Sonja Rating:  4 out of 5 Description:  The future is coming…for some, sooner than others. Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe … Continue reading

Heirs of the Body ~ Carola Dunn

Title: Heirs of the Body Author: Carola Dunn Series: Daisy Dalrymple, #21 Genre: Cozy mystery Format: Hardcover Source: Library Reviewed by: Olga Rating: 4 out of 5 Description:  The Daisy Dalrymple series continues. When one of four potential claimants to the title of Lord Dalrymple dies a sudden, nasty death, the question on everyone’s mind … Continue reading