“Her Deception” M.M.Mayfield

I enjoy a book that takes me by surprise, and Her Deception by M.M. Mayfield fits the bill. From the first page when Patrice Strickland overhears her husband, Hugh, order a “hit” the story takes off, and the action and suspense continue throughout. Patrice wasn’t always the prim and proper wife of philanthropist Hugh Strickland. In order to work her way through college, she worked … Continue reading “Her Deception” M.M.Mayfield

“Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix Series Book 9” by Ted Tayler

                  Don’t tell author Ted Tayler, I am having a virtual affair with his character, Phoenix. Like a hungry lover, I wait for each new book in his series, eager to learn what my vigilante hero is up to. Even his relationship with the beautiful Athena has not put me off. In the latest book, Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix … Continue reading “Revenge Comes In Many Colours: The Phoenix Series Book 9” by Ted Tayler

“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

Welcome To Elmwood Park by A.C. Anderson

  Erotic romance conjures up visions of wild sex and intimate relationships. While the idea of a naughty town may not be novel, (remember Peyton Place?) A.C. Anderson peers behind the closed curtains of Elmwood Park giving us an up close view of the town’s dirty secrets. Welcome To Elmwood Park may sound like a charming tale of life in suburbia; trust me when I … Continue reading Welcome To Elmwood Park by A.C. Anderson

October Book Blog

October is my favorite month of the year! Fall is usually crackling in the air (yes fall crackles), Halloween is coming, and it’s time for candy apples, hayrides, hot cider, and scary books and movies. It’s also my favorite time to travel. You may have noticed my Book Blog is early. By the time you read this I will probably be in Barcelona, Spain or … Continue reading October Book Blog

“Crooked Tales” The Final Tale

“ALL HAIL the Short Story!” These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above all, it’s the unpredictable kinks that catch you unaware that make the ‘CROOKED TALES’ … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Final Tale

“Crooked Tales” The Grande Finale

“A short story is something that you can hold in your mind. You can really analyze how the entire thing works, like a machine.” Chuck Palahniuk Satisfaction of a Full Story (but with fewer words) Despite fewer words, the journey into the imagination is complete, as is the satisfying story arc and memorable characters. For the curiosity tempted, no longer the slow slog to reach a … Continue reading “Crooked Tales” The Grande Finale

Crooked Tales: Short and Cool

“The cool thing about reading is that when you read a short story or you read something that takes your mind and expands where your thoughts can go, that’s powerful.” Taylor Swift Enrich Relatable Experiences with Short Stories With a Smartphone, eBook, or paperback easily at hand, it is easy to read anywhere. Let us count real reading moments that fill the void of time … Continue reading Crooked Tales: Short and Cool

More “Crooked Tales”

A short story is a shard, a sliver, a vignette. It’s a biopsy on the human condition but it doesn’t have this capacity to think autonomously for itself. ~Will Self “Ultimate Sampler of Exciting, Talented Authors” “Eager to meet great writers? Well, the short story is the ideal medium to discover new favorites. A single folio of short stories is the perfect platform to display … Continue reading More “Crooked Tales”

Crooked Tales:Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories

CROOKED TALES: Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories (Short Story Tales Book 2) “ALL HAIL the Short Story!”  These 15 short stories come from those shaded corners; the shadowy recesses of our minds where deceit and revenge take refuge. Only to surface when we choose to be most unpleasant to our neighbors, our colleagues, our lovers, and to our families—and even our species. Above … Continue reading Crooked Tales:Deception & Revenge in 15 Short Stories