Bookshelf & Book Reviews
On our Bookshelves, we promote authors, both Indie and Traditional published authors of different genres and their books. Sometimes we pick a BOOK OF THE MONTH, with links to the sites where the book(s) are for sale (e.g. Amazon live link), links to websites and social media platforms where the author wishes to connect with readers.
We also share book excerpts and reviews on this blog, which you’ll find by scrolling down the page or clicking Book Excerpts and Reviews. Most of the book reviews are written by Junying, but there are also a couple of reviews on Junying’s books by other authors.
Author, Blogger & Book Reviewer Junying Kirk
Junying completed her first degree in English Language and Literature in China, followed by postgraduate degrees including a MA, M.Litt, a PhD in Cultural Studies and Education and a MBA from prominent UK Universities. She has worked as an academic, administrator, professional interpreter and translator, researcher, teacher and cultural consultant. She is an avid reader and always keen to discover new, raw talents. She has published a modern ‘Journey to the West’ trilogy. Her guest posts can be found at sites such as Murder is Everywhere: Guest Author Junying Kirk.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Detective Inspector Huss (Inspector Huss #1)
by Helene Tursten
Inspector Irene Huss, stationed in Goteborg, is called through the rain-drenched wintry streets to the scene of an apparent suicide. The dead man landed on the sidewalk in front of his luxurious duplex apartment.
On My Shelf
Disgrace (Afdeling Q #2)
Kimmie’s home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her.
Paperback, 530 pages
Published June 21st 2012 by Michael Joseph (first published May 28th 2008)
Stranger at Sunset
by eden baylee
A vacation can be a killer.
Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica. Included in the mix are friends of the owners, a businessman with dubious credentials, and a couple who won the trip from a TV game show.
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published June 22nd 2014 by lowercase publishing
Interpreter of Maladies
Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories tell the lives of Indians in exile, of people navigating between the strict traditions they’ve inherited and the baffling New World they must encounter every day.
Paperback: 208 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1999)
ISBN 0006551793 (ISBN13: 9780006551799)
by Bob Jonas
Charlie Evers is a tenth grade student at an international school in Shanghai, China. Ignoring all warnings about Chinese Internet censors, he navigates to sites that look informative, but shred the government on politically sensitive issues.
Paperback, 270 pages, Kindle also available
Published May 2013, by Vagabond Librarian Publishing
Everyone Burns (Time, Blood and Karma #1)
by John Dolan
It is January 2005 and the charred remains of two Europeans have been discovered on the Thai island of Samui. Local Police Chief Charoenkul, sidelined by his superiors, enlists the reluctant David Braddock, a burnt-out private detective, to assist in an ‘unofficial’ investigation.
Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published July 5th 2012 by Tention Publishing Limited; ASIN: B008I6GXM2
by Matt Posner
Great dialogue is essential to fiction — but what are the elements that make it great? Novelist Matt Posner breaks down the subject with meticulous detail and plentiful examples from published novels.
Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Published November 10th 2013 by Rugby Press
The Nano Experiment by Richard Brawer
At fifteen, Eileen Robinson lives in an ideal, middle class African-American family in Houston, Texas. When her father is murdered, an innocent victim in a drive by shooting, her sheltered life spirals downward into gloom.
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 243 pages
Published July 30th 2013
Exposed by Liza Marklund
Trainee journalist Annika Bengtzon has secured a summer placement at Sweden’s biggest tabloid newspaper. She’s desperate for this to be her big break, although manning the tip-off phone line isn’t quite what…more
Paperback, 560 pages, English edition
Published May 26th 2011 by Corgi (first published 1999)
SYNOPSIS: Rosebud Ben-Oni’s SOLECISM confronts the darker side of multiculturalism through borders both cultural and physical, whether loving another woman in Jerusalem to growing up on the U.S.-Mexican border.
Paperback, 206 pages; Kindle Edition
Published: October 12th 2012, by Signal 8 Press
The Skin of Water
Passions flare and alliances shift in this breathtaking story of survival set during the final days of World War II in Hungary.
Kindle Edition, 1, 255 pages
Published January 23rd 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
Junying’s 5 star review: “The Skin of Water” – Captivating Romance, Exquisite Writing & Fascinating Historical Setting
Gold and Fishes
Foreign aid worker Ayla Harris is struggling to bring hope back into the ruins of post-tsunami Indonesia. But when she discovers that her disreputable brother-in-law is missing, she sets out to find him and soon realizes that her own life is in terrible danger.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 27th 2006 by Booksurge Publishing
Arriving home from a routine day at work, Anna Cottrell has no idea that her life is about to change forever. But discovering the stabbed body of a stranger in her flat, then becoming prime suspect in a murder enquiry is only the beginning …
An Unfamiliar Murder by Jane Isaac
Paperback: 272 pages; Publisher: Rainstorm Press
The Ghost in the Crystal (School of Ages #1), is the first of a series about your NEW favorite magic school in New York City – School of the Ages.
- Author: Matt Posner
- Print Length: 294 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- ASIN: B0047GMH5E
Author: Doreen M McGettigan
Perfect Paperback: 203 pages
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Date: November 2011
by Vanessa Wu
This is a collection of erotic stories and includes the following titles bundled together in one sexy volume:
Black Silk Blindfold
Under the Canopy of Love
My Russian Spy
Love on the Rebound
Print Length: 91 pages
The American Presidents provides an insight into the lives of the men before they ascended to the most prestigious and demanding political office in the world, the key challenges and decisions each man faced and a reflective piece on each president and how history has viewed them over the course of time.
Genre: Political History
Pages:822; Twitter: @JJCollinsauthor
Date of Publication: October 2012
Women of Eaton is a trilogy of the first three novels by Madeline Sloane: DISTRACTED, EAST OF EATON and WEST WIND. For readers 17 and over.
Author: Madeline Sloane; Genre: Romance
Pages: 382 pages; Date of Publication: Sep 2011
Other Links: http://www.MadelineSloane.com
Book One of the Dearhart Clan is part of a series that are fast paced reads which dabble in the world of paranormal and remain in the erotic pulse of what can only be classified as a primal fantasy.
Author: Eri Nelson; Genre: Paranormal fantasy
Pages: 76; Date of Publication: July 2011
In Spring into Summer, a collection of emotionally-charged erotic novellas, four women explore their sexual limits, marked by love, lust, and loss.
Author: Eden Baylee Genre: Erotica
Pages: 172; Date of Publication: 6, July 2012
A Selection of Book Reviews & Promos
- You Can’t Hide from Your Past – Your #Shame Will Creep up on You
- Watering Heaven – Snappy Dialogue, Smart, Slick and Sophisticated Story-telling
If your book is chosen to be promoted on Junying’s Bookshelves, you will be notified :).