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

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

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

The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen

I love Gregg Olsen’s books and The Sound of Rain may be his best one yet. Written in the first person of homicide detective Nicole Foster, the story is gripping from the first chapter. Following Foster’s experiences from her investigation of the kidnapping and murder of three-year-old Kelsey Chase through her decline into gambling addiction I was swept up and carried away. Foster and her lover … Continue reading The Sound of Rain by Gregg Olsen

“Crimson Dreams” by Georgiana Fields

             Crimson Dreams is not your usual romance. In fact, it is not your usual vampire, time travel story. Georgiana Fields has creatively blended a variety of genres to present a book loaded with love, tension, sensuality, and surprises. Beginning with widow Rose Kelley in modern day America and carrying the heroine back through time to Victorian England, Fields captures … Continue reading “Crimson Dreams” by Georgiana Fields

March Book Blog

March Book Blog & Newsletter Ah, March Lion or Lamb? St. Patrick’s Day! March Madness (only basketball fans will get this one)!  The Ides of… What does that mean? The phrase “Beware the Ides of March” is a quote from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”, and is a soothsayer’s message to Caesar warning him of his impending death. In fact Caesar was assassinated on March 15th, 44 … Continue reading March Book Blog

“No Pit So Deep” by James Nathaniel Miller ll

The title of this book by James Nathaniel Miller ll, No Pit So Deep, captures the complex difficulties of a war veteran suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome. However Cody Musket is not the only character suffering from PTSD in this intense romantic thriller. Brandi Barnes is a young single mother whose work as a journalist has put her in danger; danger Cody Musket steps … Continue reading “No Pit So Deep” by James Nathaniel Miller ll

“The Munich Girl” by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

It is difficult for an author to take an unpopular, historical person and create a sympathetic character. Phyllis Edgerly Ring accomplishes this with skill in her novel, “The Munich Girl”. The story revolves around Anna Dahlberg who is dealing with a series of dramatic events in her life. Her mother passes away before she can reveal some family secret she has kept for years. Her … Continue reading “The Munich Girl” by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one or hanging out on your own, there’s always time for reading. “Riddle” by Elizabeth Horton-Newton and “Carved Wooden Heart” by Elizabeth Horton-Newton and Starla Hartless are FREE on February 14th and February 15th on Amazon Kindle. “Riddle” is a romantic thriller. Seven years ago Kort Eriksen went to prison for killing his girlfriend Desiree. Now … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day

“Past Rites” by Claire Stibbe

Past Rites is the third book in Claire Stibbe’s Detective Temeke’s Crime Series and like the first two it packs a wallop. This is a deeply psychological examination of bullies and the cliques that engage in those behaviors. Beyond that Stibbe tackles the subject of child abuse and the subsequent psychological damage it does. When Temeke is removed from Homicide he is assigned the laborious … Continue reading “Past Rites” by Claire Stibbe