“Dead Cold” by Claire Stibbe

I was excited to see author Claire Stibbe had added a new crime thriller with Detectives Temeke and Malin Santiago to her impressive series. The title, Dead Cold, and the cover of the book assured me this would be another gripping story. Stibbe is skilled at making the reader feel like he is right there, at the scene of the crime, in the office as … Continue reading “Dead Cold” by Claire Stibbe

“Gwendy’s Button Box” by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

  Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take the reader back to the town of Castle Rock, Maine where the unlikely is always likely to happen. In Gwendy’s Button Box, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson breaks a child’s cardinal rule; she talks to a stranger. When a stranger calls her over for a “palaver” she hesitantly joins him on a bench. In a King thriller, a stranger is … Continue reading “Gwendy’s Button Box” by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

“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

“Dallas Fire & Rescue: Magnolia Flames” (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Magnolia Series Book 2) by Beth Hale

Beth Hale has recently become one of my favorite romance authors. Her book, Magnolia Flames, once again provides a great read. Hale has created memorable and relatable characters. Hale is adept at addressing the contemporary issues women and men face when dating.   In Magnolia Flames we are introduced to Eve Sutton immediately. Eve is a strong, young woman who has gone through a lot … Continue reading “Dallas Fire & Rescue: Magnolia Flames” (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Magnolia Series Book 2) by Beth Hale

“Evil Always Finds A Way: The Phoenix Series Book 8” by Ted Tayler

The eighth book in the vigilante series revolving around Phoenix and the Olympus team lives up to the standards set in the earlier book. Evil Always Finds A Way by Ted Tayler picks up where book seven leaves off, providing a smooth transition to the continued battle against The Grid, led by Hugo Hanigan.   Beginning with the kidnapping and torture of Dawn Prentice, who … Continue reading “Evil Always Finds A Way: The Phoenix Series Book 8” by Ted Tayler

“The Truth Will Out” by Karen J. Mossman

I’ve read short stories by Karen J. Mossman and was eager to read this book, The Truth Will Out. It’s a choice I’m glad I made. This story packs a punch from the beginning. Mossman wastes no time getting into the heart of the matter.   Sarah and her friend Abby are young women who share a house and are enjoying life. Playing a child’s … Continue reading “The Truth Will Out” by Karen J. Mossman

Why authors ♡ their characters – by Elizabeth H. Newton

I’m delighted to have been invited to share my insights into my main characters and how I feel about them. Anita’s Haven is one of my favorite blogs and it’s always a delight to be featured with her. Check out all the blogs in the “Why Authors Love Their Characters” series. Then take a look at the books they have written. You’re guaranteed to find … Continue reading Why authors ♡ their characters – by Elizabeth H. Newton

“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