I is for In Name Only + Inter-Galactic Gourmet

I - 2016Welcome to the annual A to Z Challenge.

My theme: showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with the book title. I’ll be posting a link to my review of each book. I also have two questions for the author, just to spice things up a little.

Hopefully, visitors to my blog will be able to increase their reading lists and also get ideas for their wish lists.

In Name Only by Carol Kilgore. Read my review HERE.

In Name OnlyGenre/Category: Romantic Suspense. More precisely, suspense with romantic elements.

The book character you want to have coffee with is: The character I’d most want to have coffee with is Maxie Lamar. I just love her spirit. I love her little Chihuahua, Chica, too.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? An autobiography title is a little tougher. Since books with Girl in the titles have been good sellers recently, how about A GIRL ON THE MOVE. Of course, it would need a subtitle, too: Tall Tales and Other Stories.


The Inter-Galactic Gourmet by Lexa Cain. Read my review HERE.

Inter-Galactic GourmetGenre/Category: Sci-Fi/Horror/Comedy.

The book character you want to have coffee with is: Cynthia (the main character in this story). Although I’d have to make sure we had coffee in a public place because Cynthia can be a bit dangerous.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? Life Never Ceases To Surprise. I’ve usually thought I knew where my life was heading, yet “temporary” detours often became life-altering ones. Although there have been hard times, I wouldn’t change a thing because I love the life I’m living now!

One lucky winner will receive an e-book of In Name Only. A second lucky winner will receive an e-book of any one of Lexa Cain’s 3 books. Please leave an e-mail address after your comment by Thursday 14th April, if you wish to be entered in the giveaway. Winners will be announced on Friday 15th April.

Can you recommend recent books with ‘girl’ as part of the title, that are popular? Have you read a book with a blend of sci-fi/horror/comedy? Based on ‘detours’ or the surprising direction your life has taken over the years, what would you name the autobiography of your life? Which ‘dangerous’ character/celebrity would you like to have coffee/tea/wine with? Are you enjoying the A to Z Challenge thus far?


  1. Nilanjana Bose on April 11, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Sci-fi+Comedy is a brilliant mix. Douglas Adams!

    Heard of a lot of titles with Girl in them, haven’t read any of those myself yet.

    A glass of wine in the company of Macbeth and his Lady would be good, have wanted to ever since high school 🙂


  2. Nicola on April 11, 2016 at 6:49 am

    I really like the sound of In Name Only. Just received a book voucher from a friend (late birthday present). Can’t wait to use it 🙂 I’ve read Gone Girl.

    I would love to have afternoon tea with Hannibal Lecter at the Savoy in London 🙂

    Great post Michelle! Thank you. Have a great week.

  3. kalpana on April 11, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I’m so glad to see writers writing new genres and mixing them up – comedy and sic/fi mixed with horror!! awesome. Because life can be like that. I was intrigued by romantic suspense too.
    The book that springs to mind which has girl in the title is Gone Girl. So much more sinister as a book than as a film. I loved reading it.

  4. Tasha Duncan-Drake on April 11, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Hmmm … I don’t think I’ve read sci-fi/horror/comedy – definitely sci-fi/horror and comedy/horror and sci-fi/comedy, but not all three in one 🙂
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

  5. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor on April 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I’ve never read a sci fi/horror/comedy book before. Normally, I avoid horror at all costs, but the thought of it combined with sci fi and comedy intrigues me. I’d love to win a copy of either 🙂

  6. Yvonne Ventresca on April 11, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I just read Strange Girl by Christopher Pike. Before that, Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. (Both YA.)

    Yvonne (yvonne @ yvonneventresca.com)

  7. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I know those two awesome authors!

  8. LX Cain on April 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my story — and for featuring so many authors during your A – Z. You’re awesome, Michelle! 🙂

  9. Carol Kilgore on April 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks so much, Michelle, for showcasing In Name Only! I’m also happy to be sharing space with Lexa Cain, another blogging buddy. Have fun with A-Z 🙂

  10. Mary Aalgaard on April 11, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Girl on a Train, also excellent in audio. The readers, they use three, are all wonderful. I haven’t read any sci-fi/horror. Sounds interesting. I’d like to have coffee with Voldemort (oops, I shouldn’t have said his name). My anthology with that theme? Dolly Parton’s Eagle when she flies.
    It’s a good year for the A to Z Challenge.

  11. Jess on April 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Romantic suspense is my favorite genre and this book sounds good!
    I wish I loved SciFi but it’s totally over my head. ? I suppose if I write my life story I’d call it The Loosey Goosey Writer. That would make sense to those who know me. ?

  12. C. Lee McKenzie on April 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I’ve read Lexa’s story. It was super. Haven’t read this one of Carol’s yet.

  13. Kathleen Valentine on April 11, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Mixing genres is so much more creative. I never could follow the rules for a specific genre.

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  14. M.J. Fifield on April 11, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I like the idea of a sci-fi/horror/comedy.

    I, too, would recommend Gone Girl. But not The Girl On The Train. That one, I didn’t care for.

  15. Debbie D on April 11, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Sci-Fi, Horror and Comedy all together? That’s an interesting premise! I would have coffee with Maxi too, but only if she brings her Chihuahua. 🙂 The book title with “Girl” in it that instantly sprang to mind is “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo”.

    Happy A to Z-ing!

  16. Patricia Lynne on April 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    That eye on LX’s cover is staring at me!!!!!

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  17. Christine Rains on April 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Two great authors! I’ve read other books by them, but not these two. My email address: christinerains.writer@gmail.com

  18. L. Diane Wolfe on April 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I haven’t red that particular story by Lexa, but what I have read otherwise is really good.

  19. Donna on April 11, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the harder letters. Girl Who Reads

  20. Ryan Carty on April 11, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    My autobiography might be titled – following the curves –

    I’d like to have coffee/tea with Shadow (from American Gods), which would be awkward and silent, but infinitely entertaining.

  21. Pat Garcia on April 11, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Again, I discover another book to put on my TBR list. I love Romantic Suspense.
    Thank you.
    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

  22. Joy on April 11, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I like the Doctor Who sci-fi novels. and there’s also Girl in the Gatehouse by Klassen, Julie.

    Joy @ The Joyous Living

  23. Anne on April 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Another pair of fun-looking books! The Inter-Galactic Gourmet! =D
    Gone Girl, someone already said that. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And Onion Girl by Charles DeLint, though that isn’t too new. I cheated and looked at my Audible list. Not too many Girl novels.
    I love Douglas Adams. I’d kind of like to have coffee with the main character in this novel I’m reading now, Siren by Kiera Cass. She’s a siren and her voice kills people. So conversation could be tricky. But interesting.

  24. Susan Gourley on April 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Sounds like some interesting female characters. The title of my life today would be Girl Needs a Nap.

    Susan Says

  25. T. Powell Coltrin on April 12, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I recognize both writers, but have only read In Name Only.

  26. Carrie-Anne on April 12, 2016 at 4:15 am

    I still like the idea of someday publishing the journals I’ve kept over all these years, though not in entirety. Since age 13, I actually wrote them with an eye toward publication or at least sharing with other people, and thus gave fake names to pretty much everyone. I use fake names starting with the first letter of someone’s surname. The title which most appeals to me for my dearest journal, Cecilia, my third journal, is Pieces of Cecilia.

  27. J.H. Moncrieff on April 12, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Gone Girl, of course. Those are both great titles.

  28. Mary Burris on April 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    In Name Only is another book that I need to check out! So many good books here! Am loving this site (and I think it’s very generous of you to do the giveaways) my email: mary.b.burris@gmail.com

    #AtoZChallenge J is for Jewel

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