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Book: Gender Disparity in UK Jazz - A Discussion by Sammy Stein with Debbie Burke
The new book from Sammy Stein with Debbie Burke gets inside the UK jazz scene, looks at gender disparity issues and discusses the reality, the potential for change and the ways ahead. Following Sammy's books for 8th House ("Women in Jazz" and "In Their Own Words") this book is a transatlantic project, connecting two writers from the UK and the US in their first joint publication.
 
Book: Orpheus' Blues by Carlos Rubio
Orpheus' Blues is a novel of self-discovery. We first meet Jack Stewart on his way back to his apartment in New York City, where he is pursuing a career as a jazz musician. As the novel unfolds, we learn of the difficulties he encounters, of the friendship he develops with George, his roommate also a jazz musician and the women he meets in the city. But more importantly, we learn of the very [...]
 
Book: Women in Jazz - The Women, The Legends & Their Fight by Sammy Stein
This book is about women in jazz. It charts their journeys, celebrates their presence, hears their voices, wonders at their prowess and revels in their being. We hear from female agents, arrangers, composers, musicians, PR people, radio hosts, record label managers, singers, writers and more. These are their stories; their views of jazz and how they see the future. The established performers [...]
 
Book: Time Heals Everything by Linda Swain
Beautiful Katherine Collins, a young woman from nowhere,suddenly had it all. Her promising career as an up-and-coming cabaret singer in a swinging 1930s hot spot known as Simply Blues lands her smack in the middle of a tug of war the likes of which she'd never dreamed possible. On one side stands the man who had opened the door to her career but who refuses to allow himself any further claim to [...]
 
Book: Madame Lola by Douglas Braverman
To escape the Holocaust, Rivka Hirschberg, a Jewish concert pianist, masquerades as a Christian jazz musician in the decadent nightclubs of Nazi Berlin. Jeffrey Hirschberg, a sixteen-year-old high school student in modern day New York, is surprised to discover that he has a mysterious, elderly great-aunt who, though Jewish, had worked for Adolph Hitler. Jeffrey befriends the cantankerous old [...]
 
Book: Columbus - The Musical Crossroads by David Meyers
Columbus has long been known for its musicians. Unlike New York, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, or even Cincinnati, however, it has never had a definable "scene." Still, some truly remarkable music has been made in this musical crossroads by the many outstanding musicians who have called it home. Since 1900, Columbus has grown from the 28th- to the 15th-largest city in the United States. [...]
 
Book: Chopper Music by Jay Allan Storey
Nightclub bouncer Jackson Reilly's world revolves around drinking, smoking dope, casual sex with bar girls, and riding his aging Norton 850 Commando motorcycle, but his life was once a lot different. As a child he was a piano prodigy. For mysterious reasons he gave it all up when he was thirteen, and he's been at war with the rest of the world ever since. It takes the death of his mother and a [...]
 
Book: DIVA (A Frank Renzi mystery) by Susan Fleet
Music, Murder and Obsession in New Orleans. Beautiful and talented, Belinda wants to be a star. But a ruthless stalker is obsessed with her. He'll do anything to have her: blackmail, kidnapping, even murder. Fourteen months post-Katrina, Homicide Detective Frank Renzi battles drug-dealing gangs in the ravaged city. Soon he has another problem. The stalker kidnaps Belinda. "Fleet subtitles Diva, a [...]
 
Book: Bittersweet - A Coming of Age Historical Romance by Lloyd R Free
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW The sounds, smells, and scenes of the Latin Quarter, dramatically painted by Free, take us back to a Paris that was the center of the world . . . readers will learn compelling lessons of history, from constant references to France's classical heritage all the way to the Algerian War and the tensions in France in the early 1960s . . . A great read. *** OFFICIAL ONLINE BOOK CLUB [...]
 
Book: The Secret of Chestnut Hall (A Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery - Book One) by Olivia Swift
A contract to restore an old garden and a handsome client...what more could a girl ask for? Well, a good mystery of course! Jasmine Summer - or 'Jazz" as her friends and family call her, takes on a contract to restore an intriguing old garden for her client, Evan Sutherland. Evan - He's quite a famous mountaineer who is trying to leave behind a shattered life and an ex-wife that almost ruined [...]
 
Book: Mind of Her Own by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
Who knew making dinner could change your life? Louisa Copeland certainly didn't. But when the George Foreman grill falls out of the pantry onto her head, resulting in a bump and a mighty case of amnesia, Louisa's life takes a turn for the unexpected. Who is this Collin fellow, claiming she is his wife? And whose kids are those? Her name can't be Louisa. Why, she is the renowned romance writer [...]
 
Book: Not a Whisper (Klondike Mysteries Book 1) by Donna B. McNicol
When a retreat becomes a nightmare... When Cherie Marshall catches her fiance and best friend in a compromising position, she cancels her upcoming wedding and jumps at the chance to escape to quiet Klondike, Pennsylvania to care for her elderly aunt. She thought her biggest issue would be adapting to life in the middle of a National Forest, so very different from her upbringing in the deserts of [...]
 
Book: Soulsnatcher by Kerry Alan Denney
2nd Place Winner - 2014 Book of the Year - The Drunken Druid International Book Award. Children with extraordinary psychic powers are being used as pawns in a deadly supernatural war. Jasmine "Jazz" Tandy and her nine-year-old son Chaz, who can heal people with his touch, are fleeing from a ruthless organization that kidnaps these children. Children such as Kaylee Daley, who can control and [...]
 
Book: Blonde Moxie by CR Lemons
There is a fine line between an investigation turning obsessive, reality blurring into fantasy, and determination masked as courage... Seasoned homicide detective Breck Nolan is within a week of retiring when he is called out to the horrific crime scene of missing person Camille Earhart. He quickly discovers she is a stunning blonde beauty with soul-capturing blue eyes and a singer at a local [...]
 
Book: Appraisal for Murder (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by Elaine Orr
Can a real estate appraiser in a New Jersey beach town get in this much trouble? If your name translates to "pretty nice" in French, you've probably gotten used to teasing. It doesn't prepare you to find out that your soon-to-be-ex-husband has a gambling problem, raided your assets, and embezzled from his bank. Jolie Gentil moves to Great Aunt Madge's bed and breakfast at the Jersey shore, taking [...]
 
Book: After Evergreen (Evergreen Series) by Sybil Powell
Frances Clegg now a mature woman, matriarch of the ever expanding Clegg clan would direct the family through the many crisis's endured by them. With the help of her fortune, the hard-nosed culture earned in her youth and her early life contacts, she had developed Beck End into a business large enough to employ the whole family and more. Billy an itinerant worker later to become a valued employee [...]
 
Book: A World Without Music by J. Conrad Guest
Returning from the first Gulf War haunted by horrific images of the body of a marine he brought back from the desert, Reagan seeks refuge from his nightmares and broken marriage in a jazz quartet in which he plays bass guitar. Fifteen years elapse and he has a one-night affair with Rosary, a young woman he meets at one of his gigs. When his ex-wife Sarah looks into his life, they decide to [...]
 
Book: Mick (The A'rouk Brothers Book 1) by Serena Simpson
Jaz was a clone her destiny was to die. Mick was an A'rouk his destiny was to be alone. Dying didn't bother Jaz. She was created with the knowledge that her life was limited, subject to the will of man. That changed the day she saw Mick. Death was no longer a given; she would do whatever it took to live one more day with him. Mick was born under a curse. The minute he laid his eyes on his mate, [...]
 
Book: The Musician by Anthony Rodriguez
Anthony Rodriguez, a Best-Selling Latin Jazz Pianist, tells how anyone can become their own personal success in both business and life, using his own experiences as a self-made music entrepreneur. Getting back to basics, Rodriguez shares insights about his own path to his beginnings -- his work ethic, business strategies, and lessons learned competing on the field of vicious musicians and [...]
 
Book: Wizard's Nocturne - The Sixth Jonathan Shade Novel by Gary Jonas
A murder in layered time I'm not a fan of time travel. Especially when it's of the slow variety. So I find myself in New York City in the roaring twenties where flappers dance to jazz, you can't get a legal drink, and secret societies kill each other for magical dominance. One cool thing is that I get to meet Esther as a living, breathing woman, but what's not so cool is that my presence could [...]
 
Book: Tree & Sky - The Secrets of Meshyah's World by Judith Victoria Douglas
Children's stories for 9 years and above. There's no magic, just real science. Enter Meshyah's world with her friends, Jasmine and Ozwald. They live several years in the future, under a dome on Antarctica, the Earth's largest continent. Learn how a wondrous tree grew on Shy's house and the hazards they face living under their protective dome when part of it falls. You will enjoy Antarctica of the [...]
 
Book: The Secret of the Jewel Shop (A Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery - Book Two) by Olivia Swift
What do lavender, stones, and spirits have in common? You'll need to read this love story within a love story to find out! Carly - Carly James dream of opening her own jewelry shop is fast becoming a reality. The little shop with its crushed strawberry paintwork springs to life---filled with delightful things. The building's history intrigues Carly, especially when she senses a spirit presence. [...]
 
Book: It's Our Music Too - The Black Experience in Classical Music by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Groundbreaking Book Explores the Black Impact on Classical Music Earl Ofari Hutchinson meticulously details in his It's Our Music Too The Black Experience in Classical Music the black impact on classical music. Hutchinson notes that there are numerous books which have dissected and re-dissected every possible aspect of classical music the composers, performers, their compositions, the musical [...]
 
Book: Drum Warrior by Carolyn J. Rose, Mike Nettleton
THE RHYTHM OF UNDERGROUND EVIL THREATENS TO UNLEASH HAVOC ON THE WORLD ABOVE THE SURFACE!!! After running away from home, sixteen-year-old Noah Keene and his thirteen-year-old sister are swept into the turmoil of a universe they never imagined inside Humbug Mountain on the Oregon Coast. Noah and Abby are key figures in an ancient prophecy that will pit them against Spid, a powerful and obnoxious [...]
 
Book: Traveling Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona - Part One by Michael Bivona, CPA
Mike and Barbara Bivona have danced their way around the world, embracing the colorful rhythms of each country and culture in their travels. Now, Mike, the author of Dancing Around the World with Mike and Barbara Bivona, returns to share more of their globe-trotting adventures in part one of a new travel memoir series. While cruising the islands, they witnessed lava flowing into the surf off the [...]
 
Book: The Gatsby Game by Anne R. Allen
This comic novel was inspired by a real unsolved Hollywood mystery the death in 1973 of David Whiting during the filming of the Burt Reynolds' movie, "The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing". David Whiting was found dead in the motel room of the married British actress Sarah Miles, which caused a massive media scandal. The cause of Whiting's death was never determined. When smart-mouthed Bryn Mawr [...]
 
Book: Tigers Hunt At Night - plight of interracial couples by Temba Magorimbo
Charles Saungweme seems to have it all. At eighteen he fails to qualify for university even though he had a brilliant brain and was an 'A' Ordinary level student. His parents pressurise him over his academic and professional education. Deborah Burgher is the daughter of Doctor Karl and Mrs. Katherine Hanns in Zimbabwe on a missionary expedition for four years. Karl is a medical specialist [...]
 
Book: DEAD....If Only (The Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries Book 4) by Heather Haven
A DETECTIVE AGENCY WITH HEART. MOM, FAMILY, CATS, BOYFRIEND, AND THE BIG EASY!! It's a stressful time for the PI firm to the stars of Silicon Valley when their own star, Lee Alvarez, has to track down a nasty, mean bad guy who should be dead but isn't. Was it just a rumor? Because he's been seen In New Orleans by Lee's pregnant sister-in-law who is there, along with the other members of the [...]
 
Book: The Cats of Savone (The Completely Abridged Series) by David-Michael Harding
"Most novels begin their lives as short stories. Writing, much like any gift, skill, habit, or hope, is strengthened through practice, training, and exercise. The short story is the stretching and dedication to a running regime long before the marathon. It is the repetition of scales on the piano, years before the recital." - David-Michael Harding - The Cats of Savone is an exemplary collection [...]
 
Book: The Garden on Sunset (Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels Book 1) by Martin Turnbull
Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at the [...]
 


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