“Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix Series Book 9” by Ted Tayler

                  Don’t tell author Ted Tayler, I am having a virtual affair with his character, Phoenix. Like a hungry lover, I wait for each new book in his series, eager to learn what my vigilante hero is up to. Even his relationship with the beautiful Athena has not put me off. In the latest book, Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix … Continue reading “Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix Series Book 9” by Ted Tayler

Book Deals for December

As a “Happy Holiday” gift to my followers, “Carved Wooden Heart, my very sexy contemporary romance will be FREE on Amazon Kindle, December 4th and December 5th. “A sexy encounter with a talented native artist, a broken heart, and a knight in shining armor are just the beginning in this passionate romance. Dani Stone never expected to fall in love with carver Jesse Wolf Carver. … Continue reading Book Deals for December

“Dead Cold” by Claire Stibbe

I was excited to see author Claire Stibbe had added a new crime thriller with Detectives Temeke and Malin Santiago to her impressive series. The title, Dead Cold, and the cover of the book assured me this would be another gripping story. Stibbe is skilled at making the reader feel like he is right there, at the scene of the crime, in the office as … Continue reading “Dead Cold” by Claire Stibbe

America’s Indigenous People’s Genocide: Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States. When I wrote Riddle in 2015, I wanted to focus on the illegal adoption of American native children through white social services. Although I did touch on it in the book, the story of murder and mayhem might have overshadowed the painful lives these children experience. At the time, I didn’t realize the genocide by … Continue reading America’s Indigenous People’s Genocide: Native American Heritage Month

Love Is In the Air: “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale”

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
When I started writing this book it was primarily to present a different angle on the assassination of President John Kennedy on November 22, 1963 on the streets of Dallas, Texas.  For years I had believed the shooting was a conspiracy and believed it was likely accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was innocent. I’m not an historian and while… Continue reading Love Is In the Air: “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale”

“Gwendy’s Button Box” by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

  Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take the reader back to the town of Castle Rock, Maine where the unlikely is always likely to happen. In Gwendy’s Button Box, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson breaks a child’s cardinal rule; she talks to a stranger. When a stranger calls her over for a “palaver” she hesitantly joins him on a bench. In a King thriller, a stranger is … Continue reading “Gwendy’s Button Box” by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels By: Joe Hill

  I have a new favorite author. Oddly enough, he’s the son of my former favorite author. Joe Hill, son of Stephen King, has surpassed his father in the brilliant writer department. Make no mistake, Hill’s genre is also horror/thriller/suspense. He attacks his stories with fresh eyes and contemporary views, drawing on the present-day world to engage his readers.   Strange Weather: Four Short Novels, … Continue reading Strange Weather: Four Short Novels By: Joe Hill

Age of Consent: Sexual Predators

 I was twelve years old, in the sixth grade in elementary school. I was old enough to walk home by myself. My mother was a single parent by then and worked until about four o’clock in the afternoon. As I walked up the busy New York City street to our apartment building I noticed a white van driving slowly, keeping pace with me. The driver … Continue reading Age of Consent: Sexual Predators

Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

I recently reviewed the fourth and final book in The Troubadours Quartet, a historical romantic adventure series by award-winning author Jean Gill. “Song Hereafter” is a beautiful conclusion to a remarkable tale set in the twelfth century. I was fascinated by the names of many of her characters who come from different countries and cultures. She has graciously agreed to be my guest today, satisfying … Continue reading Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

“Perfect Match” by Alexis Alvarez

            It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Alexis Alvarez. I’ve read almost every book and short story she’s written; so, it was with delight I accepted an advance copy of Perfect Match in exchange for an honest review. From the first page of this sexy, romantic book I was hooked. Alvarez jumps right in to developing … Continue reading “Perfect Match” by Alexis Alvarez