“Blind Acceptance” by Sandra Pimentel

Often memoirs are dry re-tellings of a person’s life. This is not true of Sandra Pimentel’s beautifully written Blind Acceptance. Beginning with her early years in Quincy, Massachsetts, Pimentel paints a picture of a multi-ethnic neighborhood in the 1940’s. Surrounded by her large, Italian family, she was blissfully unaware of the war that was being fought on distant shores or the poverty of her family. … Continue reading “Blind Acceptance” by Sandra Pimentel

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

I must confess Mark Fine is one of my favorite indie author’s. I further confess his short story contribution to Twisted Tales, Karmic Odds, is one of my favorite stories in the collection. With the same adept use of prose he shows in his full length novel, The Zebra Affaire, Fine weaves a tale that is both compelling and disturbing. Beginning with an easy pace, … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

“When Darkness Breaks” by Traci Sanders

When Darkness Breaks by Traci Sanders My rating: 4 of 5 stars When Darkness Breaks by Traci Sanders is a touching story of a couple who struggle to overcome a terrible tragedy; a tragedy that almost destroys their family. Amber and Drake have everything a young married couple could ask for; Amber has a great career and Drake has the flexibility to be a stay … Continue reading “When Darkness Breaks” by Traci Sanders