The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King

I make no secret of that fact that Stephen King is my favorite modern writer. His short stories thrill me, on the whole. None of them are mediocre and of course I have my personal beloved. This new collection of stories, some fresh off the presses, some previously published, has not disappointed. Not all are in your face horror. In fact many are more like … Continue reading The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King

Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

Honored to have my short story “April Showers”, part of the Awethors Dark Awethology, recognized in this excellent review. I was thrilled to have my story included with these other wonderful authors. “My favorites here would have to be “Pennies from Heaven” and “The Lost Sheperd – A Short Reacher Story” (which made me want to read more of this author’s world immediately) and “April … Continue reading Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

“Goods By Hand” by Robyn Cain

Goods by Hand is an exquisite blend of sweet romance, flavored with paranormal mysteries, and spiced with psychological terror that kept me reading well past my bedtime. A mesmerizing array of characters revolves around the central character of Mina, a woman whose relationship difficulties virtually tear apart the lives of her friends. A writer who is controlled by her psychologically abusive husband, Mina begins as … Continue reading “Goods By Hand” by Robyn Cain

The Christmas Promise: A Short Story by Mary Marvella

Normally I would not review a Christmas story in the middle of January. However, “The Christmas Promise: A Short Story” by Mary Marvella is so compelling I think it applies to any time of year. Writing about domestic abuse is not an easy thing. If you have experienced it, it is a painful telling. If you have not experienced it, it can be difficult to … Continue reading The Christmas Promise: A Short Story by Mary Marvella

“Captivated By The Winter King” by Mistral Dawn

Captivated By The Winter King (Spellbound Hearts Book 3 is the second book I’ve read by Mistral Dawn. I enjoyed her first fantasy Taken by the Huntsman so much I had to read what else she has written. I skipped past her second and what she calls her “2.5” book to see what The Winter King was up to. I confess I was more than … Continue reading “Captivated By The Winter King” by Mistral Dawn

“Boundaries” by Ica Iova

This tense thriller takes place in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Gabriela Parson has graduated law school and lands a job with a prestigious law firm headed by the very sexy Landon Godchild. What begins as a flirty romantic story with almost comic overtones quickly turns to a dark and frightening suspense story. While the relationship between Gaby and Landon is sometimes trite, when Jack Richwood … Continue reading “Boundaries” by Ica Iova

My 2015 Top Indie Book Picks

I have read an amazing number of indie books this year. When I looked back at my reviews I was surprised. The realization I had read so many started me thinking about the ones I remembered. I decided to make a list of the ones I liked the most. You will probably notice a paucity of “romance” novels. This may puzzle you since the books … Continue reading My 2015 Top Indie Book Picks