A Dowry of Snails and Mud by Brittany Tucker is full of historical elements and emotion, and it also has romance, curiosity, fun, responsibility, humor, drama, and comedy. Readers are taken on a thrilling journey full of moments that make you laugh out loud and characters you can’t help but root for. When Rhiannon Caddell is forced to marry someone who isn’t her love, she fears that her life is spiraling out of control. However, she never expected to marry a king’s son in order to save her entire town from his father’s oppressive tax payment. At the wedding, Rhiannon is uncertain of what to do with her new, gentle and soft-spoken husband Emerys, who has never done any farm work. With time running out, Rhiannon and Emerys must find a way to make the money demanded by the king. Not only do they have to keep their hearts safe, but they must make this arranged marriage work despite the odds.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Nicole Thompsonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngNicole Thompson2023-02-08 21:07:002023-02-13 08:44:10A Dowry of Snails and Mud by Brittany Tucker – Review by Nicole Thompson
I enjoy books that make me question the author’s intentions. I think the extended title, “A Dark Comedy Or Not,” kind of answers this. I read this book during a time that I was going through some intense personal struggle, and it definitely helped me escape my reality. There is a diverse cast of characters in The Cool Thing. Many of them have baggage, and that helps to make them relatable and highlights the humor in the story. Mr. Rife did a fantastic job in creating this comedy that included monsters and aliens. It is a good start to the series.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Barbie Englandhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngBarbie England2022-08-24 21:47:042022-08-30 09:57:19The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Barbie England
What would you do if you came across a UFO that makes you feel a little weird and gives off a funny smell? I have never read a book like The Cool Thing before! This was full of things your wildest imagination couldn’t even think of. It took me quite a bit to get into it as the first few chapters are very short and seemingly disconnected, but once I got a feel for the flow it was mind-blowing. Full of monsters, quirky sci-fi events, and even love, I was not sufficiently prepared to soak all of this in on the first read. I fully intend to read it again before I pick-up the next book in this jaw-dropping series!
If you keep an open mind when you begin reading this, it won’t take long for you to be absorbed in Robert Rife’s incredible storytelling abilities. Give it a chance and you’ll come out the other side with a marvelous yet dark picture of what is going on with all of these characters.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Shannen Kernhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngShannen Kern2022-08-21 22:16:402022-08-23 14:59:51The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Shannen Kern
This book was definitely different than my normal go to reads but it was memorable. It had dark humor, horror, sci-fi elements, and a whole lot of weirdness. The writing style is also important to note because I have never read anything quite like it but it was enjoyable. Worth the read!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Anastasia Dodsonhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAnastasia Dodson2022-08-20 22:46:362022-08-23 07:55:44The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Anastasia Dodson
The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. The Cool Thing series: Book 1 By: Robert Rife Review by: Susan Ratchford 5 stars
I have never read anything like this! This story is everything you want it to be and more. Robert Rife creates a world full of monsters, aliens, love, and surprises in this delightful dark comedy where things can only get worse. The dark and twisted humor and the weirdly fascinating story kept me turning pages! I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to pick up the next book! Robert Rife uses vivid imagery and language to bring these wonderfully bizarre characters to life. His use of dialogue like Deena Lynn’s bubbly “Okaydee?” or any of the dark jokes really captured me and brought some fun realism to this strange and scary tale. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be horrified and laugh out loud at the same time!
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What a fantastic book it a way of going between dark and funny at a quick pace. It’s a different type of book it’s a fast read. The dark humor is great as someone who løbe it is very refreshing to read. Whislt the couple are selling items they find themselves in sticky situations all things been told from different pov makes it a very interesting read.
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The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife. This is my first read by this author but it for sure won’t be my last. It’s a crazy read but so fun. It starts out with a crazy couple who will do anything and I mean anything for cash. When they find an abandoned UFO they begin to sell it part by part. When they get caught they realize they are in more trouble than they bargained for. There is also a crazy Dr who has a lab full of messed up specimen. Unfortunately they don’t all disappear some never die! This crazy read will take you on a sci fi, alien fueled, monster bash. You will be turning pages late in the night trying to figure out what all these crazy people are doing. I’ve not read a book like this ever but I’m ready for the next one. Do yourself a favor and pick up this dark comedy with aliens, monsters and people that could pose as monsters!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Tausha Treadwayhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngTausha Treadway2022-08-18 21:26:092022-08-20 13:38:24The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Tausha Treadway
The Cool Thing was definitely an interesting read. By far the most unique story I’ve read so far this year. After reading the 1st few chapters I was sooo confused I wasn’t sure if I was likely the book or not but I couldn’t stop reading. It’s definitely not gonna be for everybody but if you like Sci-Fi, Comedy, & Romance then this is definitely for you. I’m really happy I didn’t give on finishing the book. It turned out to be quite enjoyable and I’m even looking forward to reading book 2.
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The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy Or Not is the first book in The Cool Thing series. Let me tell you, I was intrigued by the blurb, but it does not prepare you for this book. The story is a fun, sci-fi, romance, and adventure rolled into one. The story is really creative, but what did it for me was the elements of dark comedy. The descriptions and dialogue were unexpectedly amazing. I wasn’t sure where the story would take me, but I was not disappointed. I look forward to reading the next book in this creative series and reading more from this author soon.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Sheri Schraderhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngSheri Schrader2022-08-14 18:59:132022-08-15 10:46:21The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Sheri Schrader
A thoroughly strange and unique read. I have to admit my favorite thing about this book was the author’s descriptive language. I had never read anything from this author, but their style of writing definitely drew me in and gave life to this book. The book has an eclectic plot that is like nothing else I’ve ever read before. Bottom line: if you’re into dark humor, horror, sci-fi elements, and not too attached to characters in general – you’ll enjoy this book.
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A couple gets into a UFO and tries to sell the items they take from the UFO to make a quick buck. They get caught and find themselves in big trouble. How are they going to get themselves out of this predicament? A scared female and a blundering fool… so many experiments, aliens, monsters, madness and love. Is there escape from pain and possible death?
A story told from many perspectives makes this an interesting read. You’ll want to keep reading as it keeps you laughing throughout. This is a book like I’ve never read before.
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This was definitely strange, unique and a story unlike any I have read before. The chapters are short and entertaining, making the story very fast paced. There isn’t a chance to connect with the characters but doesn’t take away from any of the uniqueness of this story. The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not, is truly that….a dark comedy…or not. You will just have to read the book yourself to form your own opinion.
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For me this novel was a bit different but I enjoyed it. The author created a really interesting world filled with a diverse selection of individuals. The action was nonstop and filled with a lot of twists and turns, laughs and scary parts . The author created a good story and I look forward to reading more from this author.
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This book was AWESOME! Going back and forth between crazy, hilarious, and dark humor kept me turning the page until wee hours in the morning. I laughed out loud in several parts of this book and love the way the vivid details captured my attention. There’s spooky, whacky, and sci-fi suspense with characters that had me shaking my head at times. Even though the characters are messed up themselves, I couldn’t help but laugh at the misfortunes each one went through. This is unique writing that I can’t wait to read more of! It reminds me of Stephen King mixed with Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon. An amazing book and I can’t wait to read more from Robert Rife!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Brandy Vaughnhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngBrandy Vaughn2022-07-28 22:00:422022-08-01 13:39:53The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Brandy Vaughn
Wow, what an epic read! The details, scenery, and story were all intertwined so perfectly. The balance between humour and fear kept me flipping pages. I loved the characters and found them highly relatable. This is just an iconic gem and I’d highly recommend it to anyone!
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This book is so weird! The writing style is the star in this read. If you are a fan of just about every genre, then this book is right up your alley. You will at least find one or several parts that you will like. Strange, odd, funny, sci-fi weirdness is about all I can say LOL
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This book was unlike anything I’ve read before. There were many entertaining aspects and laughs throughout. There are not a lot of redeeming qualities to the characters in this book and it reads as detached from the story and more about just following the authors train of thought. That being said, I had fun reading this book and it kept me interested in reading through to the end.
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This was just wow. A new author for me and unlike any other I have ever read! There is such a quirkiness but also just something that draws you in and traps you, leaving you needing to know where it goes! I am trying not to spill or give away anything but truly what a cool book! I would definitely recommend this book AND this author! He brings so much to the table and this book had everything you could imagine included in its plot! A great read hands down!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00April McCoyhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngApril McCoy2022-07-27 22:23:272022-07-28 13:15:36The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by April McCoy
THE COOL THING: A DARK COMEDY. OR NOT. is the first book in THE COOL THING SERIES. It’s a satisfyingly weird book that takes the kind of yuckier, messier parts of humanity and gives them a good shake up with some truly wacky sci-fi elements. I’m always a fan of a detailed book that really captures my imagination, and this definitely did that. Somehow, the level of grossness at times made it even more vivid and tangible for me, and I was really drawn in. Like, we see former sporting hero Carl trying to salvage a pack of cigarettes that had an unfortunate encounter with a bottle of beer. I’m pretty sure I could smell and taste them as I was reading. I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re looking for loveable characters. But you’ll certainly find interesting characters here! Readers may find some of the content offensive or upsetting, and this is definitely not a book for younger readers. This book gets five stars from me. I was totally engrossed, and really enjoyed it! It has me looking for the weird and magical in the everyday, which is wonderful!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Francis O'Sullivanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngFrancis O'Sullivan2022-07-27 20:58:442022-07-28 13:07:53The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Francis O’Sullivan
Quirky and left-field This was uniquely crazy! I enjoyed the dark humour and madness surrounding the eccentric characterisation. There’s suspense, sci fi, and some slightly horrific scenes but it was captivating. A very different, but talented, writing style delivers an imagery that is hard to forget. A very entertaining read.
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This is a strange and unique story unlike any I have read before. The chapters are short and snappy, making the book quite fast paced. There isn’t really much room for connecting with the characters but this is really all about the story. This is a completely new author to me and this book has intrigued me as to whether all of his work is like this. I will certainly be reading more to find out.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kerry Bakerhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKerry Baker2022-07-23 12:13:152022-07-25 09:44:23The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Kerry Baker
The Cool Thing by Robert Rife is a bit of a madcap fantasy, with plenty of dark humour, adventure, action, danger, suspense, emotion, drama, surprising developments, imagination, all while packing loads of originality. This is the first book that I have read by Mr. Rife, and if this story is anything to go by, it certainly won’t be my last. It reminded me a bit of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett’s stories. A zany, comical, madcap fantasy that sweeps you up in all the action, shakes you up a bit, and doesn’t let you go until you have read every crazy, cool word. Well worth the read!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Angela Hayeshttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngAngela Hayes2022-07-18 01:01:582022-07-18 07:21:05The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Angela Hayes
It is total mayhem and madness. I love black humour and that is what this book has. It is one crazy and unique story. Even though it is one book there is a story for each character that pulls the overall story together. I laughed, I cringed, I gasped, I shook my head but, in the end, I really enjoyed it.
It is a horror, sci fi, suspense story and a buffet of everything in between that will have you completely enthralled. I really enjoyed Robert’s sense of humour and look forward to reading more. This fast-paced tale is certainly different and has lots of action and adventure.
I am not going to give anything away as you need to read it yourself to fully appreciate it.
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This is a really unique book. It has a mixture of everything from sci-fi to romance and even a little horror as well. The author separates the chapters so that each one is from the perspective of a different character in our story. This was nice as if felt like different stories inside one book. I liked the humour in this book. It’s quite dark but didn’t stop me from laughing at different parts. The characters have a very real feel to them which makes their personality and humour easy to connect with. Most of our characters are damaged in someway and trying to regain their lives and this makes them endearing to the reader. This story is fast paced and contains lots or action and adventure which will keep the reader gripped and maybe a little confused. One thing for sure once you start you won’t stop until the end.
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Kerry Carrhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngKerry Carr2022-07-09 16:53:562022-07-12 07:03:03The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Kerry Carr
‘The Cool Thing’ is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read. There’s a little bit of everything in it. It’s a reading smorgasbord for your mind. The characters are quirky and unique. There’s a little comedy, a little science fiction/fantasy, a little romance, and even some horror. I found myself chuckling as I read through the story. You will feel so many things as you read. The story is broken up and told in chapters. This works great because each chapter seems to be a POV for each person. An entertaining story for those that like dark comedy with a touch of everything.
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This book was packed with things! Literally! From chaos to humor, it had it all. I could not put it down, from everything happening I was very mystified and holding on for dear life! The writing was sensational, and the author made a great visual story with everything come to life!
I loved this book. UFO’s and bad people, and the good guys of course. I value this book because I laughed and bit my nails as I read. I was very invested as I read. A lot, and I mean a lot, of stuff happens. Some good things and some bad things, to certain people I will say. The book gave us a lot, and in return just wanted our interest. The book was visually, I felt I was right there in the lab. The lab certainly held many unique Characters I will say!
Fantastic read and writing! Loved it from start to finish!
https://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.png00Lorrene Huismanhttps://itsybitsybookbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IBBB_2020_logo_sq.pngLorrene Huisman2022-07-08 08:34:342022-07-08 13:45:05The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Lorrene Huisman
THE COOL THING is a storm of monsters, mutants, madness— and love. A shifty couple steal from a buried UFO. They’re snatched into a lab of terrifying human/alien experiments. She’s scheduled for an implant. He’s lost and blundering. Escape is up to her. Life is such a pain… so is dying.
Robert Rife loves (and writes) dark comedy science fiction and horror; the more weird, twisted, strange, odd, irreverent, ribald, and funny scary it is… the better. Just like him. And he thrived for years in the same legalized thievery as his ethics bereft protagonist. Plus, having been married and divorced twice, he’s been told tons about NOT being human. Yes, tons. He could write a book. This scribbling reptile is a great dad, miserably failed husband, all around horse’s butt, and (almost) Best Selling Author.
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Spring is in the air and all thoughts lead to love, right? Well, if you’re Miranda Blake, you’ve got more important things on your mind – like being homeless (sort of), unemployed (definitely) and recently divorced (rat bastard). So what’s a girl to do? With the help of her friends, she’s determined to dust off the booty, lift up the ladies, and get on with her life, except she doesn’t have a clue on how to do it! And that lands her in trouble with the law, mooning a mall, and falling (literally) for the wrong man.
Maggie Adams is an internationally bestselling romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, the romantic comedy-Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, Humor, on November 2014. Since then, she has consistently made the various best seller 5-star list with her Tempered Steel Series. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK. She is the recipient of various awards for excellence including Dayreader Reviews Best of 2015, the Readers Favorite Award 2016, the Indie Romance Convention Romantic Comedy Award 2017 and the 2017 New Apple Awards -Suspense.
She also writes paranormal romance, young adult romance and women’s fiction. Maggie’s books can be found on eBook and paperback on her website and all major book sites.
When she’s not writing, she can be found dancing, singing and cooking (usually all at the same time), and spending time with her family and friends.
In this sequel to Hell On Heels: When is $6 Million not a gift? When it’s a curse.
Ask PJ Santini, private eye and TV news reporter. PJ thought she’d seen it all, but when her husband died in bed on their honeymoon, he left behind more unfinished business than the obvious! She has no way of knowing, as she draws closer to her nurturing but nutso Sicilian family, that she’s placing them in deadly jeopardy. Someone is prepared to kill for a treasure PJ holds in the palm of her hand… if only she knew what it was! Fortunately, she’s armed with decent common sense, a spectacular set of 38 DD’s, a retired cop for a father, a “connected” cousin, and a protective, smoldering PI boss. But will these be enough? Which one should she use first? As she learns the shocking truth about her late husband, she realizes she is the holder of a secret that could bring grave danger: danger of death by fettuccini Alfredo, danger of trusting the wrong man, danger of an actual terrifying end to her life. In case you’re picking up the Series with Book Two, you’ll want to know PJ Santini is a 30-something Buffalo, NY private eye/TV reporter with issues. She finally got married, and her husband died on her, literally, on the second day of her honeymoon. Short on money, she took her old TV news job back. She’s developed a weakness for dangerous men and 4” heels. Her Sicilian family – Ma, Pop, her lovable ADHD brother Tony, a cable guy who moves back home every time he breaks up with a girlfriend, and her grandmother, tiny but terrifying Nonna Giovanna – loves her to death. PJ’s old boyfriend, adorable and charismatic Johnny Renza, still knows how to hotwire her with food… in fact her butt is about to get its own zip code. Her hot, mysterious, resourceful, protective PI boss, Tango Daly is always first in her heart, but a heart – and certain other body parts – can get so confused…
Lynne Russell anchored CNN and CNN Headline News from 1983 to 2001, the first woman to solo anchor a network nightly newscast. Her long-standing dedication to the people’s right to know was recognized in The New York Times, which called her a “just-the-facts stalwart of CNN Headline News”. The Times also called her a news anchor with the personality of a professional wrestler, which she took as a compliment. In the Washington Journalism Review, she won a spot as “Best in the Business”. A licensed private investigator, former deputy sheriff, certified SCUBA diver, and holder of two black belts in the martial art Choi Kwang Do, Lynne now writes romantic crime novels. She and her husband split their time between Washington, D.C. and Italy.
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Hell On Heels (PJ Santini Series Book 1) by Lynne Russell
5 +++ Stars
Oh my goodness I loved this book! I am a sucker for solving a mystery and a leading lady that makes me want to jump into the book and be her friend, a friend that makes me laugh just about every time she opens her mouth LOL
There isn’t one thing I didn’t love about this story, I loved the fast paced suspense that kept me guessing and I sincerely appreciated the “no added fluff”, every word was needed in this story and the flow was perfect. I loved the slight hint of romance throughout and the crazy friends and the family bonds throughout.
This was the perfect book, my favorite genre for sure and as much as I’d love to compare this to another series out there which I love as well, this one stands by itself and I absolutely can not wait for more and know that PJ Santini will be on my favorite character list and I hope there are many more books to come in this series.
I’m kind of star struck as I remember well watching this author on my TV years ago and her experience on CNN made this story that much more believable and fun.
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