“The Battered Wife And Her Five Little Kids All Dressed In White” by George Garrigues

I was attracted to “The Battered Wife And Her Five Little Kids All Dressed In White”, a work of non-fiction by George Garrigues, because I was a battered wife for ten years. The fact that these events took place in the early 1900’s piqued my curiosity. I wondered how different things were in those days. This is the story of Margaret Claire Beutinger and her husband, … Continue reading “The Battered Wife And Her Five Little Kids All Dressed In White” by George Garrigues

“Maze Master” by Kathleen O’Neal Gear

 Maze Master by Kathleen O’Neal Gear fulfills my requirements for a great read. Brilliantly linking the past with a possible future, she lays the groundwork for a thrilling and terrifying apocalyptic journey. At first, I was slightly daunted by the scientific and mathematical references in the story. But, Gear skillfully provides plenty of clarification for even the most intimidated reader. Gradually linking what at first … Continue reading “Maze Master” by Kathleen O’Neal Gear

Stolen Gypsy

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Genre: Crime/Mystery/Thriller Description Her parents are dead. The government has failed her. Now she doesn’t even know who she is. Terza Blackstone is rescued by handsome Irishman Tristan Devlin and that begins the search for her true identity. When everything you thought was yours has been stolen from you, there’s only one thing to do. Steal it… Continue reading Stolen Gypsy

Hammered: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Hard n’ Dirty Book 5) by Alexis Alvarez

I must confess; I’m a huge fan of Alexis Alvarez. Her books always grab me from the first paragraph. Hammered is no exception.  As soon as Talia and Dane meet, the reader will feel the electric sparks jump off the page. They have separate agendas, goals that are important to them. But those goals conflict like oil and water. Dane is the foreman of a … Continue reading Hammered: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Hard n’ Dirty Book 5) by Alexis Alvarez

Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) By C.A. Sanders

  A couple of things attracted me to this book. Number one, I read C.A. Sanders first book in The Watchmage Chronicles, The Watchmage of Old New York. I loved it. Secondly, the title of this book, Cold Iron. Cold iron was said to be harmful to witches, fairies, and ghosts. It was also thought to repel evil supernatural creatures. Cold Iron brings back the … Continue reading Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) By C.A. Sanders

Larcombe Manor: The Phoenix Series – Book 12 by Ted Tayler

I’ve been an avid reader of Ted Tayler’s Phoenix Series since the beginning. With that being said, the final book in the series, Larcombe Manor, is heart breaking. Well written, with plenty of high stakes action, book twelve had me turning pages frantically. As the dedicated members of the Olympus Project continue their war with The Grid, led by Tyrone O’Riordan and his mother Colleen, … Continue reading Larcombe Manor: The Phoenix Series – Book 12 by Ted Tayler

“Trouble at Tarpon Springs: An Electric Eclectic Book” C.A. Keith

  I love a good crime story, so I was attracted to Trouble at Tarpon Springs: An Electric Eclectic Book by C.A. Keith. Knowing nothing about Tarpon Springs, Florida, I was fascinated by the author’s introduction to the book, specifically the information on the real town of Tarpon Springs. The opening provided a neat way to visualize the settings used in the pages. Keith sets … Continue reading “Trouble at Tarpon Springs: An Electric Eclectic Book” C.A. Keith

“Phantom Footprints: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Ian Welch

“Scarlett has awoken in hospital, she has no memory of the accident, no recollection of events leading up to it. But she remembers Travis – or is he a mere figment of her imagination? Makayla thinks so. Strange things, unexplainable happenings begin to torment Scarlett. Is she losing her mind? Others, including Makayla, suspect this is so. But her vision of Travis is unequivocal, he … Continue reading “Phantom Footprints: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Ian Welch

The Outsider: A Novel

In his new release, The Outsider: A Novel, Stephen King takes us on a mission to solve the mystery of a murder. This isn’t just any murder. An eleven-year old boy has been killed and his body mutilated horrifically. All the evidence and eyewitnesses point to an unlikely suspect. Terry Maitland is a respected English teacher, with a wife and two daughters, who also coaches … Continue reading The Outsider: A Novel

“Surrender, New York: A Novel” by Caleb Carr

I loved Caleb Carr’s first two books and thought I would give Surrender, New York a try. The fact that I am from New York, and New Yorker’s don’t surrender, also had something to do with my choice. I’d read the negative reviews, and I thought, how bad could it be? I don’t know what the other reviewers were reading, because I liked this book … Continue reading “Surrender, New York: A Novel” by Caleb Carr