The Vineyard

My family has been producing one of the finest wines from the Carmargue region for several generations. Although we are a very small vineyard many have said our grapes are the sweetest and our wine has an indefinable “something”. Of course the distinctive color known as “grey of grey” contributes to the uniqueness of our wine. What very few people have had the opportunity to sample is a special wine…

Ted Tayler, Author- Guest Blogger

My Guest Blogger is author Ted Tayler. He has just released the second book in his Olympus Project series. I had the opportunity to read and review “Gold, Silver, and Bombs”; it’s a compelling work of fiction set against the backdrop of the 2012 London Olympics. The primary protagonist, Colin Bailey, aka “The Phoenix”, continues to evolve in his role working for the Olympus Project. Here Mr. Tayler will speak…

“Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2” by Ted Tayler

Gold, Silver, and Bombs by Ted Tayler My rating: 5 of 5 stars In his second book of the Phoenix series, “Gold, Silver, and Bombs”, Ted Tayler amps up the action and the tension. As the Olympus Project tackles the potential terrorist attacks on the 2012 London Olympics, Colin (Phoenix) rises in the esteem of his fellow project warriors. The teams throw out all the stops as they attempt to…

Man’s Hubris – The Drive to Be God in Fiction

I had an interesting conversation with my husband today. We were watching “Jurassic Park” and he commented he had never been interested in dinosaurs. I admitted dinosaurs had never been high on my list of fascinating subjects either. That started me thinking about why I enjoyed the “Jurassic Park” books and movies. It hit me then, rather like having slammed the book over the top of my head. I was…

Giveaway!!!

Would you like a signed copy of “Riddle” to add to your library? How about a Kindle copy to take with you on vacation? Enter the Giveaway and you could win! “Seven years ago Kort Eriksen went to prison for killing his girlfriend Desiree. Now he’s back in Riddle and some people think he got off easy. Others, including long time friend Norma, think he was railroaded because he’s the…

“The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine: An Interview

It is rare to meet an independent author whose writing is as extraordinary as Mark Fine’s. I don’t say that lightly. Over the past several months I have almost exclusively read books by indie authors. Many were very good, some were good, but Mark Fine is in a category of his own. “The Zebra Affaire” is much more than the romantic tale of interracial lovers in the apartheid world of…

Birthing a Book: The Launch of “Riddle”

On Sunday June 21, 2015 I launched my second book, “Riddle”. She “weighed” in at a whopping 326 pages. That’s quite a bit larger than her older sister, “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” who was a tiny 212 pages. I hope older sister won’t feel too threatened by “Riddle”; after all “View” has 48 reviews already and has a delightful 4.5-star rating overall. Not too shabby for…

“Riddle”- Book Launch and Author Takeover

June 21, 2015 at noon Eastern Time the exciting new book “Riddle” will be available on Kindle. It promises to be 326 pages of suspense, romance, murder, sex, love, and mystery. A fine group of authors will get together for six hours to talk about their books as well. There will be games, giveaways, gifts, and fun. These are authors from a variety of genres. Author Takeover: Noon ET- Elizabeth…

“When Darkness Breaks” by Traci Sanders

When Darkness Breaks by Traci Sanders My rating: 4 of 5 stars When Darkness Breaks by Traci Sanders is a touching story of a couple who struggle to overcome a terrible tragedy; a tragedy that almost destroys their family. Amber and Drake have everything a young married couple could ask for; Amber has a great career and Drake has the flexibility to be a stay at home Dad, they have…