#BookBloggerHop | Hidden Gems

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


What books have you read/reviewed that you think are hidden gems, although they haven’t found a big audience so far?

(submitted by Bonnie @ Bonnie Reads and Writes)


So many books pop into my head with this prompt. Let me choose by category.


Hands down, The Gin Lovers Guide to Dating. This is Nina Kaye’s first book, and I think she hit a home run. She has had modest success with 187 reviews on Amazon with an average of 4.3 stars but really she should have a lot more. This book is relatable on so many different levels, and it’s humor comes from that relatability. Their is no sappy romance, though the title lets you know she observes many different romances and blogs about them in her creative blog called, A Gin Lover’s Guide to Dating. I had many laugh out loud moments as I felt her pain and had been there and done that.

My review can be found here.


This gem really has not gotten the attention it deserves. It is a tightly written, fast paced, and action-packed thriller series with a touch of humor that just delights me with each book I read (pictured is book 3 and there are 4 books total). I think everyone should give this series a chance, and I think fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series (even if you have grown tired of that series) would enjoy this story and fall in love with the characters.

My reviews Black River (book 1), White Horse (book 2) and Red House (book 3) can be found by clicking on the title.


I’m going to give a shout out to author. M.R. Noble for her first book Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes which is a fantasy thriller that knocked my socks off. Noble and I met accidently through Twitter (she thought I was someone else), but it wasn’t long before her book and her exuberant personality won me over. This is definitely a book that should be getting more love. It has so many good things in it- vampires and fairies, mystery, magic, and dark & gritty fighting – and it all comes together in a tightly woven tale that left me in awe.

I will be posting a Q and A with Noble in a couple of weeks and the review of Karolina Dalca, Dark Eyes can be found here.

What are some gems that you reviewed and feel need more book community love?

10 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Hidden Gems”

  1. I’m going to go a little more broad and talk series.

    The Shark Key series by Chris Niles and two series by Mae Clair: Point Pleasant and Hodes Hill.

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  2. I read a book last year called Mile Marker 139 by Cynthia Hilston. It only has 14 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.2 stars and 27 on Goodreads with 4.19 rating. It was a bittersweet, relatable story. My review started: “This was the story of four people; four sad, lonely people who meet each other at the rest stop at Mile Marker 139 on the Ohio Turnpike. Can they save each other and help each other find what is missing in their lives?” I really enjoyed reading this one and it definitely needs for exposure.

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  3. I have to agree with Staci on Mae’s series. Supernatural suspense fans would love her books – and just look at those covers! There’s also a sci-fi series I’m reading by D.L. Cross – The Astral Conspiracy series. Fans of the X-Files would feel their hearts flutter over these books.

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    1. I’ve always thought the Astral Conspiracy series sounds fascinating, and Mae’s books are definitely 5-star reads for me. Both need more book community love. ❤️

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  4. These all sound great. I don’t read trad published books much anymore. Most authors I read are indie published, so they are all underrated in my opinion 😊

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    1. I love that you do that! These books are all from small publishing houses, I believe, except maybe the mystery. I’m not sure how to classify One More Chapter since it’s owned by Harper Collins.

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