“Cons, Dames & G-Men” An Anthology

Part Two: I grew up reading crime stories and watching crime movies. I don’t mean the kind of crime tales you can get now. I’m talking about the gritty crime of the thirties through the early fifties. My father introduced me to the genre and I was immediately hooked. Back then people didn’t give a lot of thought to what was appropriate for children. So, … Continue reading “Cons, Dames & G-Men” An Anthology

“Written in the Ashes” by K. Hollan Van Zandt

Written In the Ashes by K. Hollan Van Zandt Publisher: Harper Collins (Nov. 29, 2016) Category: Historical Fiction Tour Dates: May-June, 2017 ISBN: 978-0062673688 ASIN: B01CY3A8X4 Available in: Print & ebook,  554Pages “Written in the Ashes is one of those rare novels that sets ‘history’ afire, to bathe readers in the glow of a greater, hotter truth. Fans of The Mists of Avalon will find this romantic/alchemical/feminist/spiritual epic equally … Continue reading “Written in the Ashes” by K. Hollan Van Zandt

“Something Wicked Draws Near: The Phoenix Series Book 7” by Ted Tayler

  I’ve been reading the Phoenix/Olympus Project series from the first book. As an avid fan, I am happy to review the most recent book, Something Wicked Draws Near: The Phoenix Series Book 7 by Ted Tayler. This installment picks up after Phoenix and Athena are married and introduces Olympus to a new and growing threat, The Grid. This organization is led by a wealthy … Continue reading “Something Wicked Draws Near: The Phoenix Series Book 7” by Ted Tayler

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