“Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112)” by Stephen King

                        Although I am a big Stephen King fan, I had never paid much attention to Joyland. Maybe it was the cover which seemed unnecessarily garish. I had never even read the book’s blurb or any of the reviews. Whatever the reason I resisted reading this novel, I succumbed to my love of King’s writing and added it to my Kindle. It’s a good thing … Continue reading “Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112)” by Stephen King

The Outsider: A Novel

In his new release, The Outsider: A Novel, Stephen King takes us on a mission to solve the mystery of a murder. This isn’t just any murder. An eleven-year old boy has been killed and his body mutilated horrifically. All the evidence and eyewitnesses point to an unlikely suspect. Terry Maitland is a respected English teacher, with a wife and two daughters, who also coaches … Continue reading The Outsider: A Novel

“Sunspots” by Karen S. Bell

Book Blurb   “A love story of loss and redemption and the ghosts that haunt our lives and our houses. Aurora Goldberg Stein is lost in grief. Her beloved husband, Jake Stein, has just died in a tragic car accident and her sorrow is overwhelming. But is this really the end? Perhaps, perhaps not. She hears his voice. She sees his ghostly presence. She travels … Continue reading “Sunspots” by Karen S. Bell

“The Turning” (The Forsaken Series) by Phil Price

The Turning is a complex story of fantasy, horror, and the supernatural combined. Phil Price has developed a book about another world, reached by a mysterious opening or doorway. Once someone steps through that opening he is confronted by a world inhabited by vampires, monsters, and all sorts of folk. Some of these creatures are good while others are terrifying. Jake is a young man … Continue reading “The Turning” (The Forsaken Series) by Phil Price

“She’s Not Gone” by Sarah Northwood

  As a domestic abuse survivor, I was eager to read this book by Sarah Northwood. She’s Not Gone is more than a story about spousal abuse; it is also a story of survival, with a paranormal twist.   The Prologue gives no hint to the story that follows. In fact, I had to return to it after finishing the book to understand the point … Continue reading “She’s Not Gone” by Sarah Northwood

“Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen King & Owen King

  I confess I was skeptical when I saw my favorite author, Stephen King, had paired up with his son, Owen King, to write a book. I wondered if their writing would be similar, would they complement one another? I wasn’t prepared for the compelling story they provided; part fantasy, part science fiction, all thriller. As with many of the elder King’s books, there is … Continue reading “Sleeping Beauties” by Stephen King & Owen King

“Geoff What-if Nelder” In His Own Words

Before reading award winning author Geoff Nelder’s new book, Xaghra’s Revenge, I contacted him about the possibility of interviewing him. Having finished this historical fiction with romance, fantasy, action, and the paranormal, I wondered what would motivate a well-known writer of science fiction to make such a dramatic change in genre. I invited Geoff to guest on my blog and share his inspiration, how he … Continue reading “Geoff What-if Nelder” In His Own Words

“Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder

It takes a high degree of skill to write a book that takes an event in history and blends it with a compelling fiction. Geoff Nelder accomplishes this in his historical fiction, Xaghra’s Revenge. To add to the captivating plot, Nelder has injected an unlikely romance between two delightful characters and a tragic love from the past; a love that might dramatically change the face … Continue reading “Xaghra’s Revenge” by Geoff Nelder