Blog Tour: Vengeance Is Mine, Steven Torres

Book Review: Vengeance Is Mine, A Ray Cruz Story, Steven Torres   Thriller: Vengeance Is Mine, A Ray Cruz Story, Steven Torres Blog Tour April 20, 2022   Ray Cruz has retired. After working as a low level enforcer for decades when he was not in jail, Ray wants nothing more than to appreciate his […]

Four Years!

Four Years!   Do you remember that far off year 2018? There was no pandemic. There was an idiot in the White House. Britain was part of the EU. Ukraine was (mostly) at peace although Russia did control parts of Crimea and Donbas. And Scintilla was born.   Maria and I are still thoroughly enjoying […]

Book Review: The Cyclist, Tim Sullivan

Book Review: The Cyclist, DS Cross Mystery Book 2, Tim Sullivan Mystery: The Cyclist, DS Cross Mystery Book 2,Tim Sullivan   DS George Cross has the highest conviction rate of any detective in London. Maybe even in the entire UK. He is thorough, meticulous, painstaking, and fully committed to seeing justice done.   He is […]

Book Review: Network Effect, Martha Wells

Book Review: Network Effect, The Murderbot Diaries Book 5, Martha Wells   Science Fiction: Network Effect, The Murderbot Diaries Book 5, Martha Wells   Murderbot is back!   Scintilla has previously reviewed the four novellas in the Murderbot series, novellas which individually or collectively have won almost every science fiction award available. Now, in the […]

Book Review: The Watchful Coroner, Paul Austin Ardoin

Book Review: The Watchful Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 6, Paul Austin Ardoin   Mystery: The Watchful Coroner, Fenway Stevenson Book 6, Paul Austin Ardoin   It would not be fair to say that everything is going smoothly for recently elected coroner Fenway Stevenson, but many things are better than they have been. Her father is lying […]

Recipe & Review: Birthday Shortbread for Bilbo & Frodo Baggins

Recipe and Review: Birthday Shortbread for Bilbo & Frodo Baggins from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien Fantasy: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien September 22 is the shared birthday of Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggings, two of the most beloved book characters of all […]

Book Review: History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund

Book Review: History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund Fiction: History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund Ask her anything about wolves. After her prize winning project on the History of Wolves, Linda knows the answers. Things she is not as sure about include people. Her classmate, Lucy. Her teacher, who was convicted of having child pornography. Her neighbor, […]