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

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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

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

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 would be an enormous disconnect… 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