Waiting by Elizabeth Horton-Newton

  Vermillion lips pursed in concentration while scarlet nails drummed on the pitted surface of the old table. Heavily shadowed eyes lined with black as dark as the night outside Stared blank and unseeing at the scarred wood. Occasionally the sapphire orbs would shift to the soundless clock on the wall, watching the second hand jump from line to line. Counting off the endless seconds … Continue reading Waiting by Elizabeth Horton-Newton

ARC Review of “A Handful of Fire” by Alexis Alvarez

As a fan of the earlier books by Alexis Alvarez I was prepared for a steamy love story. I was not prepared for the touching tale of Shai, Gabriel, and his son Michael in A Handful of Fire. Make no mistake; the story carries all of the heat and passion you’d expect from Alvarez. It also reveals the pain and passion of lives touched by … Continue reading ARC Review of “A Handful of Fire” by Alexis Alvarez

The Coming of Spring: Reflections on Pesach and Judaism by Ivy Helman

It is, I think, quite common knowledge that most Jewish holidays relate to the seasonal cycles of the Earth.  Sukkot celebrates the fall harvest.  Chanukah sheds light on the winter darkness.  Tu B’Shevat marks the end of the dry season and so begin the prayers for rain in Israel.  For Purim, we throw off our winter doldrums and let off a little steam to settle… Continue reading The Coming of Spring: Reflections on Pesach and Judaism by Ivy Helman

Traci Sanders: On Indie Publishing

Traci Sanders is a multi-genre, multi-award-winning author of ten published titles, with contributions to three anthologies. An avid blogger and supporter of Indie authors, she writes parenting, children’s, romance, and nonfiction guides. Her ultimate goal is to provide great stories and quality content for dedicated readers, whether through her own writing or editing works by other authors.  TIP 289: Ten ways authors can strengthen the Indie … Continue reading Traci Sanders: On Indie Publishing

Welcome To Elmwood Park by A.C. Anderson

  Erotic romance conjures up visions of wild sex and intimate relationships. While the idea of a naughty town may not be novel, (remember Peyton Place?) A.C. Anderson peers behind the closed curtains of Elmwood Park giving us an up close view of the town’s dirty secrets. Welcome To Elmwood Park may sound like a charming tale of life in suburbia; trust me when I … Continue reading Welcome To Elmwood Park by A.C. Anderson

Interview From Anita’s Haven (reposted)

A big thank you to Anita Kovacevic for interviewing me on her blog, Anita’s Haven. Her interviews are always in-depth and personal. This one is related to the paperback release of the Readers Circle of Avenue Park short story anthology, Crooked Tales. My short story, Red Queen Check is one of fifteen by an international group of writers.            Anita’s Haven CROOKED INTERVIEW with … Continue reading Interview From Anita’s Haven (reposted)

“LOVE The Beat Goes On” by Lynda Filler

    Often self-help or books that offer advice on how to improve your life are pedantic or so “new-agey” to be taken seriously. This is not true of Lynda Filler’s book Love  The Beat Goes On.   Appropriately titled, the book chronicles the author’s own life experiences, beginning with what was essentially a death sentence. Diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, her life expectancy in 2008 … Continue reading “LOVE The Beat Goes On” by Lynda Filler

Verses Versus – Feel by Anita Kovacevic

    Poetry is very personal. Writing is personal, but, poetry comes from the soul. The words and the way they are presented tell the reader what the writer is feeling. In Versus Verses – Feel Anita Kovacevic opens her heart and invites readers to enter and take a look around. Perhaps while reading her poetry we will see something of our own experiences and … Continue reading Verses Versus – Feel by Anita Kovacevic

April Books and News

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 … Continue reading April Books and News