I have an interesting reading list this month. Some fiction, some non-fiction, and even a book to help writers, write!
LOVE The Beat Goes On by Lynda Filler (Available for pre-order now. Available 4/6/17)
When your cardiologist tells you to “Get your affairs in order, your heart condition is incurable,” what do you do? In 2008 that’s exactly what happened to Lynda Filler.
Lynda shares her journey in the typical fast-paced, edgy, in-your-face style she’s known for in her novels. She’s hard-hitting, and tells you exactly how it is. She writes about romantic experiences that may shock you, but makes no apologies for her unconventional life style. Nor does she hold back taking responsibility for the things that she believes created her dis-ease.
You will definitely question a woman who walks around with shortness of breath and blames it on sinus medication; then makes a decision to drive, all alone, from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Whistler, Canada with undiagnosed Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Women are often self-care-challenged and Lynda was no the exception.
If you are fighting any kind of illness or dis-ease, you are not alone! Lynda has walked her talk, and after an experience in the summer of 2015 relating to Dr. Wayne Dyer, she is now ready to release her story
Lynda knows how it feels to be told you’re not healing or your condition is incurable. At no point will she undermine anything your physicians tell you to do. She is not a medical doctor. She will explain the powerful, yet simple concepts and beliefs that she believes led to her healing. Most of all, she will show you how she used these simple principles to design and live, the fully healed life she now enjoys in 2017.
You will shake your head in wonder, laugh, and maybe cry too. If you want less pain, worry, and stress about dis-ease and life in general, you will want to read this simple yet powerful story.
A Handful of Fire by Alexis Alvarez (Available for pre-order, Available 4/11/17)
A taboo relationship…steamy passion…and secrets that can ruin everything.
Single father Gabriel Baystock is rich and powerful, educated and handsome – and helpless when it comes to ensuring his son Michael recovers fully from a childhood cancer. He’ll do anything, even hire award-winning child therapist Shai Bonaventura.
Shai is drawn to brooding, sexy Gabriel, and while she falls in love with the little boy she’s hired to help, she loses her heart to his father. Their powerful chemistry is off the charts hot, and Shai thinks he might be the one to help heal her own demons, even if it means crossing professional boundaries.
But when old secrets from Shai’s past are revealed, it’s not clear if their fragile relationship can survive the harsh reality of the real world…or whether they have the courage to fight for what they really need?
A Handful of Fire is a full-length stand-alone romance (about 80K words) with an HEA. It’s a contemporary love story with a high heat level and gorgeous, poetic prose.
Versus Verses – Feel by Anita Kovacevic (Available Now)
Poetry is my therapy, my meditation, a world quite close to the real one, but in another dimension. Many people I know say they feel the same – poetry either strikes a chord or it doesn’t.
There are no rules, no restrictions, no rights or wrongs. Perhaps that is why it feels so liberating.
This is the first volume in my poetry collection. It is called Feel, and displays a range of moods many of us go through.
Welcome to Elmwood Park by A.C Anderson (Available now)
Six stories. Four families. One forbidden love.
Elmwood Park is a suburban town like any other, but with secrets all its own. In these interrelated stories, we explore the hidden side of suburbia through four families and their loves, lusts, and illicit desires.
A nighttime intruder is not all that he seems. A cheating woman submits to her passions, if the man can tame her. Two old lovers share a last night before one gets married the next day. A free-spirited college student concocts a devious plan to seduce her crush. Game night with the neighbors becomes something far beyond play time. A high school teacher must resist the advances of his former student, now fully grown.
Each raw, sensual, story is a piece in the puzzle of what holds these families together, and what tears them apart. Does love redeem, or does it destroy?
WARNING: 18+ Only (Graphic Sex and Language)
The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen (Available now)
Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she’s flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase—whose murder case ended her career.
As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off: a disinterested mom, a suicidal pedophile, and too many questions left unanswered. When the little girl’s grieving father begs Nicole for help, she’s drawn back into the investigation…and given one shot at redemption.
But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice for Kelsey and resurrecting her own life?
Living The Write Life : Tips on making the most of your writing skills (Write It Right Book 3) by Traci M. Sanders (Available now)
This brief, easy-to-follow guide offers unique tips on how to manage the daily tasks of authorhood, as well as a few suggestions on other aspects of the writing and publishing industry, such as:
*how to enhance your Amazon page with html code
*7 stretches to alleviate pain and tension
*tips on how to balance your writing time with your personal time
*tips on how to overcome procrastination
*21 items you should have in your writing space
*information on writers’ grants and contests
*information on tax deductions you can take as an author
A few of my personal recommendations for writing resources are listed in here as well.
Cons, Dames and G-Men – Stab In The Dark Anthology 2017
FREE on Smashwords
Matthew L. Schoonover – 100 MILES TO MURDER
Jane Risdon – CUE MURDER
Elizabeth Horton-Newton – DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS
Felita Daniels – THE RELUCTANT ACCOMPLICE
Neal Skye – SORRY VIVIAN
Neil Douglas Newton – THE MICKEY
Adam Mitchell – WELL I DIE TOMMOROW
Stacey Margaret Allan – DEADLY STEPS
What you have in your hands my fellow readers (yes you out there) is an anthology of eight Golden age/Noir/Detective 1940 inspired short stories.
2 thoughts on “April Books and News”
You have been busy! Thanks!
I had more books I’ve read and haven’t had the opportunity to review yet. It’s been an interesting month, to say the least.