“Escape Back to Charleston” by Donald Montano

      After reading Donald Montano’s first book in this series, A Stranger Came Among Them, I was eager to read this second part of the adventures of Arley Ruttlinger and John Sampson. Escape Back to Charleston, takes the reader back to Sampson’s roots. Now engaged in an intimate relationship with the fiery Arley, he turns his attention to helping Joshua, the freed black … Continue reading “Escape Back to Charleston” by Donald Montano

“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

The God Virus by Indigo Voyager

  There’s something fascinating about a science fiction story that includes mobsters and romance. The God Virus by Indigo Voyager provides this combination as well as other tantalizing details. The book starts off full blast and is instantly engaging.   Derek Evans, is an attractive young man who has moved to New York from Maine. Recovering from a broken heart, and left with nothing but a … Continue reading The God Virus by Indigo Voyager

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)

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

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

“Reservations” by Richard Paolinelli

  “Reservations” by Richard Paolinelli is an intriguing mystery/thriller set in the American Southwest. Super FBI agent Jack Del Rio is called upon to investigate bizarre murders in New Mexico. The President of the Navajo Nation contacts an old friend who is high ranking in the FBI for help in finding the killer of three members of the tribal council. The crimes occurred in the area … Continue reading “Reservations” by Richard Paolinelli