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“The Lost Angel” by Adam C. Mitchell

I’ve read some of Adam Mitchell’s short stories and was eager to read a longer length novella. The Lost Angel did not disappoint. Mitchell captures the flavor of 1940’s noir and distributes throughout the book, never losing a beat from start to finish. Eddie Kovakx is a down on his luck thief. One night he runs into an old adversary, Tony Santeeni, drunk and rowdy … Continue reading “The Lost Angel” by Adam C. Mitchell

Author Claire Stibbe has hit a home run with Into The Silent Sea: A Psychological Thriller.  Her in depth examination of her character’s desperation is skin-crawling. The book takes off running from the prologue with the words, “I dream of you. I dream of killing you.” Show me any reader who could resist a hook like that! I couldn’t and didn’t want to resist. In … Continue reading

“Her Deception” M.M.Mayfield

I enjoy a book that takes me by surprise, and Her Deception by M.M. Mayfield fits the bill. From the first page when Patrice Strickland overhears her husband, Hugh, order a “hit” the story takes off, and the action and suspense continue throughout. Patrice wasn’t always the prim and proper wife of philanthropist Hugh Strickland. In order to work her way through college, she worked … Continue reading “Her Deception” M.M.Mayfield

Moon Hunt: A People of Cahokia Novel

The third book in The Morning Star Series had me reading well past bedtime. Books one and two were gripping, but the events in this book are even more intense. From the Prologue when Morning Star admonishes Five Fists to not “execute her” after his death, my interest was piqued. I wondered who the “she” was who would achieve the Morning Star’s death.   Book … Continue reading Moon Hunt: A People of Cahokia Novel

“View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” FREE!

View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale On November 22, 1963, my life and the lives of people around the world were changed. Whether you are old enough to remember or have read about it in books, the assassination of the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was a shocking event. From the beginning, there were questions surrounding the assassination. Was … Continue reading “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale” FREE!

Life After Men: A short story (The Silver Sex Kittens Book 1) by Karen Charlton and Jean Gill

I confess I was attracted to this book by the title as well as one of the authors. I’ve read many of Jean Gill’s books and have loved every one. The title is quite provocative, and being of an older age myself I thought this would bode well for women up in years. I was not disappointed. It isn’t often a book will make me … Continue reading Life After Men: A short story (The Silver Sex Kittens Book 1) by Karen Charlton and Jean Gill

Why stepparent love is a different kind of love: A letter to my stepdaughter

Originally posted on Blending Chaos:
When my husband and I found out we were expecting, he had one main fear – that I wouldn’t love his then six-year-old (my stepdaughter) as if she was my own. I wouldn’t love her “the same” as I loved my son. And he was right, I wouldn’t. To him, this meant that I would love her less. That there… Continue reading Why stepparent love is a different kind of love: A letter to my stepdaughter

“Elevation” by Stephen King

            Sometimes I feel like Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s Misery. In reality, I am most likely not Stephen King’s biggest fan, but I imagine I rank pretty high in a group of millions. My hard copy of his latest, Elevation arrived in the mail last Friday. I happened to have a book by two more of my ‘favorite’ authors and was faced with the … Continue reading “Elevation” by Stephen King

 I was eager to read Sun Born Book Two in the Morning Star Series as soon as I read the last word in Book One. W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear continue the story of Cahokia and the world of the Morning Star in this exciting sequel.             A new threat arrives in Cahokia, and once again the familiar cast of characters work to … Continue reading

Children’s Halloween Books

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
Children love Halloween; trick or treating, carving Jack O’ Lanterns, candy, costumes, and stories. My children and grandchildren had and have some favorite Halloween books and I’d like to share a few with you. I have arranged them in age appropriate order as best as I could but we know our own children. What amuses one child might frighten… Continue reading Children’s Halloween Books