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GSMC Book Review Podcast

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Golden State Media Concepts' Book Review Podcast is for bookworms of all kinds. We talk about books for all ages, from Children to Young Adults to Teens to Adults. We cover genres from Mystery to Memoirs, Romance to Comedy, Fantasy to Sci Fi. If you love to read then this is the podcast for you.

Golden State Media Concepts' Book Review Podcast is for bookworms of all kinds. We talk about books for all ages, from Children to Young Adults to Teens to Adults. We cover genres from Mystery to Memoirs, Romance to Comedy, Fantasy to Sci Fi. If you love to read then this is the podcast for you.
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Golden State Media Concepts' Book Review Podcast is for bookworms of all kinds. We talk about books for all ages, from Children to Young Adults to Teens to Adults. We cover genres from Mystery to Memoirs, Romance to Comedy, Fantasy to Sci Fi. If you love to read then this is the podcast for you.






GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 46: Interview with KM Fortune (12-14-17)

Sarah speaks with author KM Fortune about her Forever Winter Chronicles, a post-apocalyptic, dystopian serial novel. The serial tells the story of Raven Winter, a woman who is frozen in an avalanche and awakens 127 years later to find the world vastly changed. There has been a plague, nuclear war, and nothing is as it used to be. She must learn to survive in this world she knows nothing about while also avoiding being recaptured by the same people who dug her out of the ice in the first...

Duration: 00:32:47

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 45: Interview with Mary Ann Marlowe (12-12-17)

Sarah interviews Mary Ann Marlowe, author of A Crazy Kind of Love, which is the 2nd book in the Flirting with Fame Series. Sarah and Mary Ann spoke about the first book Some Kind of Magic in Episode 27. A Crazy Kind of Love returns to the world of Some Kind of Magic, this time focusing on Eden's brother Micah and his relationship with a tabloid photographer named Jo. As the 2 find themselves attracted to one another they also find themselves wondering if the other is using them to advance...

Duration: 00:32:33

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 44: Interview with Tess Gerritsen (12-7-17)

Sarah speaks with Tess Gerritsen, author of I Know A Secret, the 12th book in the Rizzoli and Isles series. In this latest book Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are presented with two seemingly unrelated homicides. As they investigave further, though, they find themselves caught up in an increasingly complex and confusing series of events that neither of them can quite piece together completely. The case is further complicated for both women by tangled personal...

Duration: 00:34:02

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 43: Interview with Rebecca Maston (12-5-17)

Sarah interviews author Rebecca Maston about her debut novel, The Wise Ones. The book tells the story of Adella, a princess in a not-too-distant post-apocalyptic, dystopian world. Adella's life has been defined and shaped by war and she would love nothing less than for her country to be at peace. Although she does not see herself as a leader when her mother's desire for power forces Adella to make a choice, she decides to seek out the community of scientists, known as The Wise Ones, who...

Duration: 00:28:28

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 42: Interview with Carmela Dutra (11-30-17)

Sarah interviews Carmela Dutra, author of the Little Katie series. Little Katie and her dog Smudge love going on adventures and learning together. The books are full of facts and are designed to get children interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) subjects. There are currently 2 books in the series, one where Little Katie and Smudge go to the moon, and a second where they learn about computer coding. These books are fun and informative for children and adults...

Duration: 00:33:43

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 41: Interview with Matty Dalrymple (11-28-17)

Sarah interviews Matty Dalrymple, author of the Ann Kinnear series and the Lizzy Ballard Series. Ann Kinnear is a person who can sense spirits. She is a bit conflicted about her gift, but she does use it as both a source of income and to help others. In The Sense of Death Ann gets involved with Detective Joe Booth when he asks her to help him solve the disappearance of a Philadelphia woman. Joe suspects her husband had something to do with the disappearance but can’t prove it without Ann’s...

Duration: 00:38:00

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 40: Interview with Roberta Trahan (11-22-17)

Sarah interviews Roberta Trahan about her 2 very different genres of fantasy. They first talk about Roberta's Historical Fantasy Dream Stewards series which is reminiscent of Arthurian legend but takes place 500 years after Camelot. The story centers on Alwen, a sorceress sworn to protect Hywel, the king who has been foretold to bring peace to the realm. Next, they speak of Roberta's serial, The Realm Wraiths, which can be found on her blog and to which readers are invited to share their...

Duration: 00:54:33

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 39: Interview with Laura Heffernan (11-16-17)

Sarah interviews author Laura Heffernan about her Reality Star Series. There are currently 2 books in this series: America's Next Reality Star and Sweet Reality, with the final installment, Reality Wedding, coming in March of 2018. The series centers around Jen, who thinks her life is going pretty well until she loses her job, her boyfriend, and her apartment in rapid succession. Add to that the stress of medical bills and she figures she has nothing to lose by going on a reality...

Duration: 00:35:58

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 38: Interview with Lorena Hughes (11-14-17)

Sarah interviews Lorena Hughes, author of The Sisters of Alameda Street. The story centers on Malena, a 20 year old woman who goes searching for answers after her father's suicide and ends up finding more questions. Namely, she finds a letter written from her mother when she had supposedly died in childbirth with Malena. This letter sends Malena on a mission to find this woman, who only signs the letter with the initial A. What Malena finds are 4 sisters, all with names beginning with A....

Duration: 00:29:47

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 37: Interview with Meghan Masterson (11-8-17)

Sarah interviews Meghan Masterson, author of The Wardrobe Mistress, a historical fiction romance centering on a young woman named Gisele who is an under-tire woman in the employee of Marie Antoinette. Gisele walks in 2 worlds as the French Revolution unfolds, seeing both the side of the Revolutionaries through her relationship with Leon and the side of the royalists through the eyes of the royal family, especially Marie Antoinette with whom she comes to sympathize in many ways. Follow the...

Duration: 00:32:29

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 36: Interview with K.D. Proctor (11-1-17)

Sarah interviews K.D. Proctor, author of Meet Me Under the Stars. In her debut novel Proctor tells the story of Charlie and Nate who are thrown back together after 3 years apart by the dictate's of Charlie's sisters' will, which stipulates that they must work together to create a memorial scholarship fund for the summer camp where they all worked as counselor and which Charlie and Gwen attended as children. Charlie and Nate have to figure out who they are now, whether together or apart....

Duration: 00:49:40

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 35: Interview w/ Marianne Delacourt (10-26-17)

Sarah welcomes Marianne Delacourt back to the podcast to talk about the latest book in the Tara Sharp series, Sharp Edge. In this 4th installment, Tara finds herself once again trying to avoid crime lord Johnny Viaspa, raise a teen who has basically adopted her, use her abilities to read auras to run her investigative agency, and choose between the 2 men in her life. As if that weren't enough she now has to work with a biker gang to whom she owes a favor. Follow the GSMC Book Review...

Duration: 00:38:52

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 34: My Not So Perfect Life (10-18-17)

Sarah reviews Sophie Kinsella's novel, My Not So Perfect Life. The book tells the story of Katie Brenner who has always dreamed of living the perfect life in London. If someone were to only know Katie through her Instagram account they would think she does indeed have that perfect life. But social media rarely tells the whole story and Katie's life soon begins to unravel in ways she couldn't forsee. In contrast To Katie's life, she perceives her boss, Demeter's, life to actually be...

Duration: 00:22:49

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 33: Interview with Jeanne M Dickson (10-11-17)

Sarah interviews Jeanne M Dickson, author of Grounded Hearts. This debut novel tells the story of a neutral Ireland during World War II. Nan, an Irish midwife, finds wounded Canadian RAF pilot Dutch Whitney on her doorstep. All combatants, regardless of which side they were on, were supposed to be turned in to be interned for the duration of the war. Nan risks everything to hide him while he recovers from his injuries, and as they get to know each other Dutch is able to heal her as well....

Duration: 00:32:28

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 32: Interview with Jason Pellegrini (10-4-17)

Author Jason Pellegrini returns to the podcast to discuss his latest endeavor, a new novella calld The Cool Kids. The novella tells the story of 3 boys who have an adventure together in the summer of 1994, going in search of an ancient myth. It's also the story of how friendships change us as well as change over time. It is a fantasy story, a coming of age story, and a story of the evolution of relationships. Check out Jason's first appearance on the podcast in Episode 15:...

Duration: 00:35:54

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 31: Interview with Robinne Lee (9-27-17)

Sarah interviews Robinne Lee, author of The Idea of You, which tells the story of Solene and Hayes. When Solene takes her 13 year old daughter to see the hottest new boy band, August Moon, she meets Hayes and the 2 begin an affair that turns into a relationship. The catch? Solene is 39 and Hayes is 20. What follows is a romance as well as an in-depth look at how society views relationships, women, aging and what is considered normal and acceptable. Follow the GSMC Book Review Podcast at:...

Duration: 00:42:31

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 30: Interview with Kellye Garrett (9-20-17)

Sarah interviews Kellye Garrett, author of Hollywood Homicide, the first of 3 books in the Detective by Day Mystery Series. Dayna Anderson is a retired actress in need of money to help save her parents house. She sees a billboard offering a reward for a hit and run case in Los Angeles and realizes she was there when it happens. She decides to attempt to help solve the case so she will get the reward, but ends up in over her head. Along the way she is helped by a group of friends and...

Duration: 00:31:03

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 28: Revisiting Ongoing Series (9-6-17)

Sarah revisits some of the series she has previously discussed after reading further. First looks at the Spellshadow Manor Series by Bella Forrest, of which 5 of 6 books are now out. Next she talks about the 2nd in the Max Crumbly series: Middle School Mayhem by Rachel Renee Russell. Finally, she talks about Dangerous Minds, the 2nd in the Knight and Moon series by Janet Evanovich. Follow the GSMC Book Review Podcast at:

Duration: 00:31:22

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 27: Interview with Mary Ann Marlowe (8-16-17)

Sarah interviews author Mary Ann Marlowe about her book Some Kind of Magic, which came out in January. The book is the story of Eden and Adam who meet under what might be considered questionable circumstances. As their relationship grows Eden has to decide when and how to tell Adam that their attraction might not be real, but rather the result of a scientific experiment involving pheromones. Marlowe's new book A Crazy Kind of Love comes out November 28th. Follow the GSMC Book Review...

Duration: 00:34:22

GSMC Book Review Podcast Episode 26: Interview with Kathleen Barber (7-26-17)

Sarah interviews Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping? Are you sleeping is Barber's debut novel and comes out on Tuesday, August 1st. This suspense novel centers on the family of Josie Buhrman, whose father was murdered when she and her twin sister, Lanie, were 15. Lanie claims she saw their neighbor commit the murder, but 13 years later a podcast called Reconsidered begins raising questions about whether or not the right person was convicted of the crime. Follow the GSMC Book...

Duration: 00:37:03

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