“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

“An Ill Wind Is Blowing” by Donald Montano

  After reading the first two books by author Donald Montano, I was eager to read the third book featuring John Sampson and Arley Ruttlinger. An Ill Wind is Blowing picks up where Escape Back to Charleston left off. Sampson, Arley, and Joshua Smith have arrived in Charleston in search of Serena, the black slave Joshua is in love with. The South is undergoing reconstruction … Continue reading “An Ill Wind Is Blowing” by Donald Montano

“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

Stumble Stones” by Marilyn Baron

  What do a writer for a steamy soap opera and a hedge fund manager have in common? To begin with, in Stumble Stones by Marilyn Baron, both are coming out of unhappy relationships. Hallelujah Weiss has just divorced her cheating husband and decides she will exact her revenge by maxing out her ex’s credit card. Modeling the “new” Hallelujah on the character Polly she … Continue reading Stumble Stones” by Marilyn Baron

“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

December Book Blog

Still on Sale  “The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance” by Glen Barrera is still only 99 cents on Amazon Kindle! With twenty-six 5-star reviews this is a must read!                         Blue-eyed Hector Munoz (his present name) is fluent in five languages, can kill a man a hundred different ways and yet, at twenty-three had learned almost nothing about life and love. His father and brother were … Continue reading December Book Blog

Storm Portal (Quantum Touch Book 1) by Michael R. Stern

       I love historical fiction and science fiction. This isn’t a combination easily found in books so I was delighted to discover Storm Portal by Michael R. Stern. The book starts out slowly as Stern sets up the characters of a New Jersey high school teacher, Fritz Russell, and his family and friends. I was a little perturbed with the first adventure when … Continue reading Storm Portal (Quantum Touch Book 1) by Michael R. Stern

Plaint for Provence: 1152: Les Baux (The Troubadours Quartet Book 3)

“Plaint for Provence” is the third book in the Troubadors Quartet by Jean Gill. The story continues to follow the troubairitz Estela de Matin and her lover Dragonetz los Pros as they navigate the often troubled waters of political intrigue in medieval France. Now reunited with their infant son Musca and Estela beloved guard dog Nici they have settled into family life in Marselha. But … Continue reading Plaint for Provence: 1152: Les Baux (The Troubadours Quartet Book 3)

Kindle Book Sale

On November 22, 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was murdered in Dallas, Texas.  His accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was never tried for the crime. He was murdered in the basement of the Dallas Police Department by Jack Ruby as he was being transported to the Dallas County Jail.           Kennedy’s successor, President Lyndon B. Johnson, … Continue reading Kindle Book Sale

“The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine

Author Bio THE AUTHOR, Mark Fine was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has made the United States his home since 1979, living in New York, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles. For well over a decade he headed an award-winning record label that he founded, called Hammer & Lace, that united non-profit organizations with world-class celebrity and music talent to create benefit albums and entertainment events … Continue reading “The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine