Monday, October 2, 2017

RELEASE DAY BLITZ W/REVIEW: The Canary Club by Sherry Ficklin


The digital version of THE CANARY CLUB by Sherry D. Ficklin is officially available to read today! With the exciting upcoming release of THE CANARY CLUB in print on October 19th (which trust me, you want this beautiful book in your hands) we're excited to share the early release of the digital version. Plus, if you email us your pre-order receipt for your print edition of THE CANARY CLUB, we'll send you a coupon code to get the digital version for free today AND we'll throw in the GLITTER AND GOLD anthology. Readers also still have time to take advantage of the huge pre-order sweepstakes hosted by the author. Don't miss this highly anticipated Historical Romance release!


The Canary Club 
Sherry D. Ficklin 
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing 
Publication date: October 2, 2017 (Digital) October 19, 2017 (Print) 
Genres: Historical, Young Adult 

“Bad Luck” Benny is a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Recently released from jail, he has vowed to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But he also needs to care for his ailing sister and the rest of his struggling family, and he’ll do anything to make that happen—even if it means taking a position with a notorious crime boss. He soon finds himself in over his head—and worse still—falling for the one dame on earth he should be staying away from.

Masie is the daughter of a wealthy gangster with the voice of an angel and gun smoke in her veins. Strong-willed but trapped in a life she never wanted, she dreams of flying free from the politics and manipulation of her father. A pawn in her family’s fight for control of the city, and with a killer hot on her heels, she turns to the one person who just might be able to spring her from her gilded cage. But Masie is no angel, and her own dark secrets may come back to burn them both.

Two worlds collide in this compelling story of star-crossed lovers in gritty prohibition-era New York.

Perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams' A Certain Age or Libba Bray's The Diviners, The Canary Clubby Sherry D. Ficklin will entice Historical Romance fans of all ages. This Gatsby-era tale filled with dazzling speakeasies, vicious shoot-outs, gritty gangsters, and iridescent ingenues has also been compared to the television series Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING and BOARDWALK EMPIRE.



Author Bio:

Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.

"When life makes you a criminal, only love can set you free." -Benny

What can I say..... I'm a bit speechless as I sit here collecting my thoughts and writing this review.....

First off, everything that I have read by this author makes me fan-girl every time she comes out with a new release. Ficklin has once again proven that she can make her magic show through any story or genre that she writes and this one is no different. She is a phenomenal storyteller.

Now on to the book....

This story was incredible. The characters who I loved throughout this story are just as awesome as when they were first introduced in the series. I loved how the author showed how each life was affected and how their paths kept crossing. I a real connection with the characters; like I was actually a part of their lives and living each and every moment with them. 

The story-line was amazing. The rawrin twenties. What an awesome era in the mind of this author. I so wanted to be from this era. Shimmering dresses, speakeasies, mobs, and bootlegging just made me wish I was from that era. Sure things went wrong, but I still dreamed about being from the twenties and living within the pages of the book with these phenomenal characters. As each scene unfolded, I could see that scene in my mind as plain as day. It was as if a movie played inside of my head. I was completely surprised, yet happy at how the story ended.  

I am extremely excited to have had the opportunity to fall in love with this story and the characters in it. There has been a piece of my heart left within the beautiful pages of this book and I know that I will find myself wanting to hangout with these characters again and re-read this story again and again. I highly recommend this read.


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