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Check out the Guest House

Matt Garry and his parents JoLee Gene lived in a trailer park. It is not the best of circumstances but they make do. Besides they are kind of a broken family. Matt never really got to know his father until about kindergarden. He dad was always on the road. JoLee works as a massage therapist. It is at her job that she meets Melba Burns. Melba is in need of a friend.

It has only been a short while since the incident that changed Melba’s life but she will never forget it. She was driving home one day, when she witnessed a truck back into a man on a bike. The man was thrown through the air, where he landed in a bloody heap. The man died in Melba’s arms.

This one event changes Melba’s outlook on the rest of her life. She quits her job, gets rid of her vehicle, and moves into a quiet farm house.

I thought the Guest House started out strong. Sadly for some reason I didn’t really find this book to my liking, the first time around. Yes, you heard me right. It took me two times to read this book. …

Garth Stein=Fun Times for you!

Hello to all my fellow readers. Thanks to following me. To give back, I will be giving you a chance to win a red umbrella (just like the one on the cover of Mr. Stein's latest novel) Raven Stole the Moon.

You can read my review of this book here.

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Vampyre Blood: Eight Pints of Trouble

We are all familiar with the story of Count Dracula and his life. However, were you aware that Count Dracula played a mean violin? It is true…he was a member of a rock band called The Techno Zombies. Ok, so the only reason Count Dracula joined was because he needed a way to get to America. The Count promised Igor that he would travel to America and find a way to become good again.

Bradley Harrington Chester III is a rising attorney. He was out having dinner with his wife. Things were good until Bradley is the victim in a hit and run accident. As Bradley lies on the side of the road dying; Count Dracula comes by and makes Bradley an offer he can’t refuse. In exchange for saving Bradley’s life, Bradley has to help the Count. Bradley agrees. Though Bradley is now under the control of the Count. Bradley has eight pints of the vampire’s blood running through his veins.

I thought this book had some pretty hilarious moments. Vampyre Blood: Eight Pints of Trouble is not your typical vampire n…

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I am Flipping Out

Terry Biggs and four other of his fellow detectives were out on Reggie Drabyak’s fishing boat. They were enjoying a guys day out. This would be the last time any of the guys would be spending together, just having fun for a while.

The next day, Terry and his partner were heading into the station. Their boss was waiting for them. Reggie Drabyak’s wife, Jo was murdered. Why would anyone want to murder sweet Jo? Jo worked as an events planner. Things start to get stranger, when another woman is murdered. There seems to by a connection…one both women were cop’s wives and two; the women were murdered in “flip homes”.

Famous mystery author, Nora Bannister also purchases abandoned homes, renovates them and then turns around and sells them for a profit. This is called flipping homes. It is not uncommon to have someone die in one of Nora’s flip homes. Usually, though the people dying are fictional characters in her books.

Flipping Out is the latest Lomax and Biggs novel by author, Marshall Kar…

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The Burying Place

Lt. Jonathan Stride is recovering since his ordeal that took place in the prior novel; In the Dark. Maggie Bei, Stride’s partner has been keeping Stride in the loop about an ongoing investigation case. The case is in regards to several women have gone missing in the past few months. Maggie has just found body number four.

Denise Sheridan works as Deputy Sheriff for Itasca. She comes to pay Stride a visit. Denise needs Stride to investigate a missing person’s case for her. Rich, surgeon, Marcus Glenn reported his eleven month old daughter, Callie missing. Denise would like to take on the case but she can’t due to a conflict of issue. Marcus is her brother in law.

Stride and Maggie will both be challenged in The Burying Place. They will have to watch their backs or they could be the next ones buried.

Another fine read by Mr. Freeman. I have read pretty much all of Mr. Freeman’s books except for In the Dark. Which I still plan on reading. I was blown away by Mr. Freeman’s debut novel, Immor…


Jacob Logan left his home town of Maryfield, North Carolina as soon as he could and never looked back. Now, Jacob is all grown up. Jacob has returned home. Both his parents have passed away. It isn’t long that Jacob has been back before he starts experiencing weird and unexplainable things. There is an evil force in the house and surrounding the property. Jacob can remember chasing after the fireflies that were around his home, when he was a little boy. It appears that the fireflies have something more to worry about then Jacob. Every time they get too close to the house, they die. Jacob must figure it out before the evil presence that is killing the fireflies consumes him.

I so missed getting on the right train that everyone else seems to have booked a ticket to with this book. When I read Mr. Clegg’s comment about comparing Mr. Dansky to Stephen King, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of Firefly Rain to see for myself. Unfortunately, Firefly Rain ended up all wet. This book star…

In Harm's Way

Rachel Sutton was walking through the parking lot of a diner, when she came upon an old, Raggedy Ann doll frozen in the snow. She frees the doll and that is when the strange things start happening to Rachel. As soon as she comes in connect with the doll, she experiences a sad and terrifying vision. She doesn’t quite know what the vision is about but she knows she needs to contact the authorities.

FBI Special Agent Nick Bradley has seen many things in his career. He has a good instinct about people. When he sees Rachel’s reaction to the doll, he believes she is the real deal. Together Rachel and Nick will have to race against the clock to save a little girl before it is too late.

In Harm’s Way is the third and final book in the Heroes of Quantico trilogy. It can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel. This book also happens to be my first introduction to author, Irene Hannon. I liked the pretense of this story line. I felt that Rachel was an interesting character. She was nice and ve…

Find yourself discovering the Language of Secrets

Justin Fisher has returned home to play his respects to his parents. He comes back to a huge surprise. One that will change his life and everything he knew about it forever.

Justin goes to the grave yard. There he finds his mother’s and father’s headstones. Justin also sees another headstone. The name on the head stone says Thomas Justin Fisher…born August 5, 1972 to February 20, 1976. It is Justin’s headstone but how can that be as Justin is alive. Justin is about to travel down a path that he can’t turn back from. Just who really is Thomas Justin Fisher?

To be honest, when I picked The Language of Secrets, I had no clue what it really was about. I skimmed over the summary and thought it sounded intriguing. When I actually sat down to start reading it, I was blown away by how much I found myself really getting into this book. The past was more exciting then the present. I found every time the story traveled back to the past, the story built on itself and got more interesting as the sto…

Come get hypnotized by M.J. Rose

Lucian Glass was just a young boy when the woman he loved, Solange, was murdered. Ridden with guilt, Lucian has not been able to forgiven himself for not being able to protect Solange.

Now twenty years later, Lucian works for the FBI as part of the Arts Crime Team. He and the Arts Crime Team are trying to track down the person responsible for destroying priceless works of art. Lucian’s investigation brings him to Malachai Samuels. Malachai is a skilled hypnotist and part of a powerful secret society known as the Phoenix Foundation. He is very interested in getting his hands on some very old artifacts called memory tools. Is there a connection between Malachai and Lucian’s case?

The Hypnotist is book three in the Reincarnationist series. It can be read as a stand alone novel. I jumped into the middle of this series. My first experience with Ms. Rose was with The Memorist. That was all it took for me to become hooked. At a little over four hundred pages, this book reads like a dream. I st…

Flirting with Forever

The Executive Guild is in charge of supervising the afterlife of artist. They have learned about Campbell “Cam” Stratford. Ms. Stratford aims to release a fictography about the famous artist, Van Dyck. What Cam is saying about Van Dyck could ruin his reputation as people knew him. The Guild wants Peter Lely to stop Stratford from releasing the fictography.

Cam was working on the Van Dyck piece, when all of a sudden she felt a weird sensation. The next thing she knows, she is nude. Cam realizes that she is not alone in the room. There are many other nude women. Cam escapes in search of some clothes, only to bump into Peter. Peter is known as a bit of a playboy. When Cam becomes Peter’s newest muse... things start to heat up.

Flirting with Forever is a fun, upbeat, historical, romantic read. This book started out good but it sort of fizzed a bit in the middle for some reason. The chemistry between Cam and Peter didn’t explode for me. I expected more fireworks then I got. Though, I did lau…

I’ll Know You by Heart

Stephanie Roberts is used to her husband, Mark abusing her. She just keeps excusing him. When their son, Tyson comes to the rescue of his mother, Mark loses it and starts hitting Tyson. Stephanie could put up with Mark hitting her but not one of their children. Stephanie finally reaches her breaking point and packs up all the children’s things. She, Tyson, and her two daughters, Maddie and Sarah leave. Stephanie is glad to be free of Mark. Mark will do anything to get his family back.

Jared Wakefield is trying to raise his daughter, Katie the best he can. His wife was killed, while driving drunk. Jared receives a phone call from Katie’s school that Katie fell and broke her arm. He takes her to the doctor, where he meets Stephanie. Jared strikes up a friendship with Stephanie. Jared and Stephanie will discover that love does give second chances.

I’ll Know You by Heart is a story of love, loss, hardship, friendship, and second chances. I was blown away by how much I enjoyed this book. I r…


Jane Slayre has just obtained a job as the new governess to Mr. Rochester’s daughter, Adele. Once Jane arrives, she realizes that it might have been a mistake to agree to be the new governess. There is something strange about Mr. Rochester. Most of the time he hides behind closed doors. Though, whenever Jane does get to spend time with Mr. Rochester, she feels a connection with him.

Mr. Rochester is not the only person, Jane has to worry about. His former wife is locked up in the attic. She is a werewolf. Jane must deal with her. As if that wasn’t bad enough, one of Jane’s friend’s turns into a zombie. Oh what is a girl to do?

This book drew me into the scary and morbid world of Jane Slayre. It takes a strong woman to deal with vampires, werewolves and zombies. All of the characters played a prominent part in the story, even the secondary characters. Jane started out a prim and proper young woman but as the story advanced, readers saw her grow and become a demon slayer. It seems everyw…

Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show + 3 questions with author, Frank Delaney

The year was 1932.

Ben MacCarthy and his father were heading out to watch the circus that had come to town. It was called the Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show. Ben can remember sitting in the stands, watching the show…his father laughing really hard at the talking ventriloquist, Blarney. As the show was ending, Ben’s father turns to him and tells him that he won’t be returning home with him. He is going to stay on with the circus. Ben returns home alone. His mother tasks Ben with tracking down and bringing his father home. Ben travels all over the country side, following the circus. Will Ben be successful at his mission?

Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show is one of those books that only comes along every once in a while. When it does and you ha better make sure you have the pleasure of reading it. I finished this book in one afternoon. I found myself instantly transported back in time with Ben. It was like I was walking in his shoes. All of the characters featured in this book had lots of de…

Chatting with Josi Kilpack

Within my process of learning to write, I can attribute a great deal of my education to becoming a critical reader. Up until I began writing, I had been a voracious reader for many years, reading anything I could get my hands on. I finished nearly every book I picked up and very rarely did I not like a book. However, after writing my first story I realized there was an actual craft; a set of skills necessary to write the right way just as there is a craft to architecture or painting. I already read books on parenting, marriage, cooking, and personal finance; certainly there were books out there that taught someone how to write. In fact there were, but beyond non-fiction books on novel writing there was also the realization that every novel I picked up was an instruction manual in disguise. I quickly found that by studying the way an author told their story I could learn a thing or two about the craft and get my reading fix in the process. So, instead of just reading for entertainment …

Poor Little Bitch Girl

Annabelle Maestro is the daughter of famous film maker, Ralph Maestro. Annabelle is used to living the good life. So when her father will no longer give her handouts, Annabelle has to find a way to survive. With the help of her coke-addict boyfriend, Frankie; Annabelle and Frankie start up a high priced call girl business.

Denver Jones is an up and coming successful lawyer. Denver has just scored the biggest client of her career…Ralph Maestro. Mr. Maestro is the number one suspect in the murder of his wife. Denver has not seen any of the Maestro’s since, she and Annabelle were little girls in school.

Carolyn has fallen for a married senator. She can’t wait for him to leave his wife, so that they can be together forever. In fact he is the father of her unborn child.

Bobby Santangelo is the famous son of Lucky Santangelo. Lucky has made appearances in several of Ms. Collin’s novels. Bobby and Denver hook up.

Poor Little Bitch Girl had its highs and its lows. This book read like a soap op…

Watch out for the Lemon Tart!

Sadie Hoffmiller was making homemade apple sauce when she saw the first police car some driving down her neighbor to Anne Lemmon’s house. Sadie is like the resident neighborhood watch woman. So when she sees the police car, she stops what she is doing and heads to Anne’s house. When Sadie arrives to Anne’s house, she has a bad feeling but when she smells that Anne has something in the oven, her worries go away until the police find Anne’s body. Before Sadie can make sense of Anne’s murder; she is considered a suspect. Sadie knows she did nothing wrong and fears the worst for Anne’s young son, Trevor. Trevor is missing. Can Sadie solve Anne’s murder before the police do?

Lemon Tart is the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series by author, Josi S. Kilpack. I loved Sadie and her nosey ways. I had a fun time reading this book. I was laughing, smiling and cheering for Sadie to come out on top. Never mess with a woman’s stove…especially when she is cooking a lemon tart! Some of the peo…

Author, D.C. Corse Stops by to talk

Getting it Write: Researching the FBI in a post-9/11 America

D.C. Corso, Skin and Bones

Most mystery writers will agree that if you ask the FBI for an interview on procedures to ensure accuracy in your book, you’ll get a polite response that everything you could possibly want to know is on their official website (read: everything they feel comfortable sharing is on their website). Despite any initial disappointment that a Real Live FBI Agent will not be advising you, the FBI website really does hold a wealth of information. Everything from department names and functions to statistics can be found at, including links to other agencies and all the various Field Offices.

Not a fan of the internet? There are plenty of books out there by retired agents; the most readable ones are aimed at the mainstream true crime-reading public (such as former agent John Douglas’ intriguing Mind Hunter). There are also plenty of procedural guides out there that give a more historical spin and…

More Than Words

More Than Words Volume 6 is the second of these volumes that I had read. If you haven’t read one of theses books then you should check them out. What I most like about these books is that they introduce me to some really great people all over the world, doing wonderful things like…Katherine Chon with the Polaris Project. The Polaris Project is an organization made up of volunteers, FBI, and other law enforcement groups, who help provide resources for stopping and locating children of human trafficking.

Each author introduces readers to a different person, who is doing something great like Katherine and then writes a short story based on that organization. The stories range from romance to suspense, based on the author’s expertise. Some of the best selling authors today…Joan Johnston, Robyn Carr, Christina Skye, Rochelle Alers, and Maureen Child, join in Volume 6. Rochelle Alers and Maureen Child were both new to me authors. I did like their stories and plan to check out their full len…

Calling all Jennifer Weiner fans

*Please note that Jennifer Weiner’s NEW YORK CITY book signing event on MAY 13TH (previously scheduled at Borders Columbus Circle) has CHANGED LOCATION to BORDERS PARK AVE. (461 Park Avenue at 57th street).

Please make this location change in your calendar listings. New details are below. Thank you!!

On Thursday, May 13th, best-selling author Jennifer Weiner will be in New York to promote the paperback launch of her New York Times #1 bestselling novel, Best Friends Forever. She will be speaking, answering questions, and signing books at BORDERS PARK AVE (461 Park Avenue at 57th st.) at 7:00PM.

WHO: Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner

WHAT: Jennifer Weiner will be speaking, answering questions and signing books from her New York Times #1 bestselling novel - Best Friends Forever

WHERE: BORDERS Park Ave–461 Park Avenue at 57th street – NYC

WHEN: Thursday, May 13th at 7:00PM

Skin and Bones

FBI Special Agent Severin Ash deals in missing person’s cases all the time. His latest case is no exception. A child has gone missing. At what first seemed like a open and shut case for Ash, has now turned out to be a challenge. Another child has gone missing. Ash brings in the help of a local woman by the name of Parker Kelly. It will all of Parker and Ash’s brain smarts to solve this case. The people in town have a few things they are hiding.

I so wanted to really like this book as it seemed right up my alley. Unfortunately, I found I had a hard time getting into this book. It wasn’t for a lack of trying as I did pick this book up several times. Skin and Bones just wasn’t the book for me. I do want to warn readers that there is some strong language used in this book. Though, you may find yourself liking this book as other readers did. I just seemed to be in the minority. The chill and creep factor was high in this book. This was a good thing. Agent Ash is one tough cookie and smart t…

Highest Stakes

Charlotte Wallace’s died. Her uncle is now Charlotte’s guardian. She comes to live wither uncle. Charlotte’s uncle is the owner of a very prestigious horse stable.

Robert Devington works as a stable hand for Mr. Wallace. Robert falls in love with Charlotte, not only for her beauty but for her love and care for horses.

When Charlotte’s uncle learns about Robert and Charlotte, he warns her against falling for Robert. Robert is a nobody. In order to show Charlotte and her uncle that he is just as good as any other guy Charlotte could have, Robert leaves and joins the British military to make something of himself.

I liked this book. I thought Emery Lee did a good job of telling a story with this book. I just wished I could have connected with the characters more. This in turn would have made this book more enjoyable. Though, I thought the author did a good job portraying the life of horse racing. Emery Lee showed that she really researched this topic well. Charlotte and Robert were suppos…

Too Close to Home

When one girl went missing, there was some concern. Though when another girl went missing shortly after the first one, people started to panic; especially when the body of one of the missing girls turns up.

FBI Special Agent Samantha Cash is called onto the case to assist, Homicide detective Connor Wolfe. Connor is good at his job. Some of Samantha’s techniques throw him for a loop. Though when it comes to this case, he is fine with letting Samantha take the lead.

You know when you parents warned you about meeting people online, they weren’t saying it annoy you but to protect you. Just when Samantha and Connor think they are getting closer to the killer; a turn of event brings the case even closer to home for Connor then he ever wished. The killer has targeted his daughter, Jenna. Will Samantha and Connor be able to stop the killer before it is too late.

Too Close to Home is book one of the Women of Justice series. I thought this book was a pretty good start to this series. Samantha and …

My Own Personal Soap Opera

Frankie McNally is the head writer for the soap opera television show, Lust for Life. It is hard to come up with new materials; thus the slippage in ratings. I mean…there are only so many times you can kill someone off before it is old news. Frankie gets the break she was looking for in an unexpected way. A jewel thief is copying the plot from the show in their heists. Some would say this is the greatest form of flattery. Things are sure to get wild when they involve Frankie.

My Own Personal Soap Opera is the second book I have read by Libby Malin. Just like the last book, My Own Personal Soap Opera had some very funny, crazy, kooky moments. My favorite moment had to be at the beginning when Frankie was talking on the phone about offing someone. She kept getting all these strange looks, including one from a police officer. While this book did make me laugh, I wish I could have laughed all throughout the book versus just in several areas of the book. I knew soap operas could be crazy bu…

Eye of the Red Tsar

Nicholas Romanov, Tsar of Russia was a very powerful man. With wealth and power comes the danger of people always wanting to kill you.

While training in the military, Pekkala met Romanov. They became friends, formed form their admiration for each other. Due to Pekkala amazing ability to remember things, even down to the smallest of things like how many buttons are on someone’s coat; Romanov brought Pekkala into his closest circle. Pekkala became known as “The Red Eye of the Tsar.

In 1917, Romanov and his family were murdered. Pekkala was charged and sent away. He would be forgotten and only known as prisoner 4745-P. Flash forward to the present. Pekkala’s help is needed.

Eye of the Red Tsar is the debut novel by Sam Eastland. This book really surprised me in a good way. I could not tear myself away from this book .Pekkala is the next Jason Bourne. This book started out with a bang and ended on a high note. I found all of the characters intriguing and memorizing. The storyline would flash…

A Certain Wolfish Charm

Lily Rutledge has been put in charge of caring for Lord Oliver Maberley. Oliver is Simon Westfield, Duke of Blackmoor’s nephew. Oliver is growing up and changes are starting to happen to him like his endless appetite. Lily has written Simon that now is the time for him to take an interest in his nephew but Lily’s correspondences are answered with how much money does she need?

A full moon is fast approaching. The last thing Simon needs is a distraction like Lily. When Lily pushes Simon’s buttons…just how long can he control the animal instincts within him?

A Certain Wolfish Charm has lots of charm. It is the start of a new trilogy by author, Lydia Dare. Lydia Dare will make you howl for more. Simon is one sexy werewolf. He is a big reason why I enjoyed this book so much. What I liked about Lily is that she was not afraid of Simon. In fact there were several times throughout this book where Lily put Simon in his place. A Certain Wolfish Charm had the best of both worlds…a good historical …

He is The Bride Collector

A body of a woman hanging nailed to a wall, drained of blood and wearing a wedding veil has been found. Ok, if this sentence didn’t get your attention, then you might be dead… Just kidding.

FBI special agent Brad Raines is called onto the case. This is one of the most gruesome and puzzling case he has encountered. Brad is going to need all the help. How do you think like a serial killer…well you obtain knowledge from someone who can get into the mind of the serial killer. Brad meets Paradise. Paradise has schizophrenia but she also has a very special gift. The ability to be about to live through the victims of the Bride Collector by experiencing the women’s final moments before their death, when Paradise touches the dead body.

I have read several books by Mr. Dekker and enjoy his thriller work. I read Kiss which was a collaboration with Erin Healy and didn’t care for it as much. This book was dark and twisted…just the way I like my thrillers. Raines equally matched wits with the Bride…


This book starts out with Dr. Charles Lucas; Department of Marine Studies at the Stanford University reading a diary entry dated 1906 written by Dr. Charles H. Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert was a Stanford professor of Marine Biology. Readers are transported back in time through Dr. Gilbert’s diary entries to a time when the Chinese were considered outsiders but who had lots of mystery surrounding them. The Chinese had many priceless artifacts in their possession like jade. Dr. Gilbert shares about his discover of some of the wonderful items he uncovered but what happens later when the items are forgotten? Only the cypress tree knows the secrets…In the Shadow of the Cypress Tree.

When I first read the summary for this book, I found it intriguing and then when I found out who the author was, I knew I had to check this book out. I have to admit that the only book I read of Mr. Steinbeck’s famous father’s work was Travels with Charley; a story about John Steinbeck taking a road trip with his full s…

The Iron King

When Meghan Chase was just a little girl, her father disappeared, never to be found again. Megan has this faint memory of her father walking into the pond at the park but Meghan has this ability to see things that aren’t really there or are they?

Meghan is excited to be celebrating her sixteenth birthday. What Meghan is about to soon discover is that turning sixteen is a really big deal. Robbie is Meghan’s best friend. Ever since she was little, Robbie teases her with the nickname he gave her of “Princess”. Meghan had some strange things happen to her at school. When Meghan arrives home, she finds her mother on the kitchen floor lying in a pool of blood with her little brother, Ethan standing in the door way. Robbie tells Meghan that the Ethan has been kidnapped.

Meghan and Robbie travel through a portal in her closet to the land of the faeries. It is there that Meghan learns that she is the daughter of King Oberon of The Seelie Court. Someone is killing off the faeries. The same person…


Micah Taylor has the good life. He is rich, has a girlfriend, and is the boss of his own company. What more could he ask for? One day Micah receives a letter written by is Uncle Archie. His uncle tells Micah that five months ago he built a home on the Oregon coast especially for Micah. The home is to bring Micah resolve and restoration. Micah first thinks it is a joke…a home built for him. Micah has never really known his uncle. Also Micah has not been back to Oregon since the accident.

Micah decides to leave Seattle for a bit and check the home out. Through he has no plans of staying. Once in Oregon, Micah meets Sarah, who works at the local ice cream shop and Rick, a mechanic. There is something different about Rick but Micah can’t quite put his finger to it. Will Micah find the resolve and restoration he didn’t know he was looking for or will he go back to his posh life in Seattle?

Rooms is the first book I have read by James Rubart. After reading this book, I look forward to more to…

The Murderer’s Daughters

After Lulu and Merry’s father murdered their mother, all Lulu and Merry wanted was another place to call home. Unfortunately, they never found another place they could call home, as they were bounced from place to place. Though this all, Lulu and Merry realized that home is where the heart is and nothing is stronger then a sister’s bond. Sadly before they could both come to this realization, they first would have to endure lots of heartache and loss. Lulu is forever haunted by the words of her mother asking her to not let their father into the house. Lulu feels like she let her mother and sister down. Merry on the other hand carries with her the scar from when her father cut her. Can Lulu and Merry step out of the shadows of being known as The Murderer’s Daughters?

The Murderer’s Daughters is the debut novel by Randy Susan Meyers. Right from the beginning this book grabbed me by the heart and sucked me into Lulu and Merry’s world. I literally almost couldn’t stop reading this book. It …

It is going to be a Prague Spring

Someone has murdered a US congressman’s son. This case brings in Inspector Simon Wolfe of the San Francisco PD. He will have to use everything in his arsenal to track down the killer. It won’t be easy as the killer is smart. It will be the battle of the wits.

It appears that the killer may have one up on Wolfe. The killer knows something about Wolfe’s past life before he became Inspector. Wolfe used to be an Israeli assassin but the question is…what does Wolfe’s past have to do with the present? This is the million dollar question that Wolfe must find the answer to before it is too late

I liked the beginning of this book. The pace started out right. Unfortunately, the adrenaline rush I felt in the beginning let me pretty soon afterwards. This of course seemed to apply only to me, as all the other reviews I saw for this book were glowing. I am not saying that I hated the book but only that it didn’t engage me as much as I had hoped it would. It was the characters and the storyline. I c…

The Red Letters Project

The Red Letters Project is an electric collection of rock music playing to the scriptures of the Book of Matthew. I thought this three disc collection was a nicely arranged compilation. The first disc was more on the lighter side of the rock spectrum; whereas I found disc two to really rock out. There were a few times in several of the songs where I couldn’t hear the people and what they were singing. These songs captured the message of each chapter and verse. I found the Red Letters Project a fun, upbeat and refreshing new way to listen to scriptural. I already have friends asking me to lend them this collection as I found myself talking about it a lot. You should check the Red Letters Project out.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.

Watch out for the Dawn of the Dreadfuls

My review:

Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters don’t have a care in the world, other than finding good husbands to marry. While attending a funeral, Elizabeth and her sisters hear an awful howling sound. It is the sound of the undead. They are coming. Mr. Bennet wants his daughters to be prepared to defend themselves, so he hires Master Hawksworth to train his daughters to become vicious slayers.

Dr. Keckilpenny is a bright scientist. He also joins the fight against the undead but his ways are more unorthodox. Dr. Keckilpenny believes he can interact with the undead versus killing them. Elizabeth feels something for both men but who will she choose?

If you are looking for something a bit different to read, then you might try Dawn of the Dreadfuls. This book is the prequel to Price and Prejudice and Zombies. This book is based on events four years prior to PPZ. I have never read PPZ so I have nothing to compare it to in regards to if this book was a good prequel or not. What I can say about…

Don't forget to Drink the Tea

Willis Gidney is a private investigator. If you had told Gidney that he would some day become a PI, he would have laughed in your face. Gidney came from the streets of Washington; D.C. Gidney was a con artist and liar. That all changed when Gidney was taken in by Police Captain Shadrack Davies. Captain Davies helped show Gidney the straight and narrow path. Of course, you can never truly rid Gidney of his old ways. .

Steps Jackson is a famous Jazz saxophonist. He is also a good friend of Gidney’s. Steps asks Gidney to locate his daughter. First Gidney didn’t know Steps had a daughter and second thing; she has been missing for twenty one years. This case will take Gidney to the dangerous and seedy underbelly of the streets of Washington, D.C.

Mr. Kaufman is an Emmy award winning movie director and cameraman. I could see why Mr. Kaufman is at the top of his game. It showed in his debut novel…Drink the Tea. The characters were not just one-dimensional, which made me engaged in the story mo…

Broken Birds: The Story of My Momila

Jaclyn shares the story of her family and how they fought battles against the Nazis and each other.

Jaclyn’s mother, Channa Perschowski was born in a small town in Poland. Jaclyn’s father, Nathan Polczer came from a large family. When Channa was a little girl, she and her family fled from the Nazis. She later traveled to New York with some friends.

On January 29, 1948, Nathan Polctzer became Nathan Poltzer. He boarded a ship for New York. Once in New York, he found that his family didn’t really want him.

While attending a dance, Nathan meets Channa. Later they get married and have five children. Jaclyn and her brothers grow up…get married and have children of their own. Sadly when Channa dies, Jaclyn learns that sometimes the blood between families can be tainted.

Broken Birds: The Story of My Momila is inspired by author, Jeannette Katzir’s own experiences as a Holocaust survivor. I thought that Mrs. Katzir did a good job portraying life back then during World War II and the Holocau…

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Enzo may be a dog but don’t tell him that. Enzo is a human trapped in a dog’s body. Enzo’s owner is Denny. Denny is a race car driver. He has mastered the art of racing in the rain. Denny tells Enzo you have to imagination that you are walking on egg shells. Enzo loves Denny and enjoys watching Denny’s video tapes of his races. What Enzo didn’t like at first was Eve. Denny started dating her and they eventually got married. Come join Enzo as he shares about his family.

The Art of Racing in the Rain is the second book I have read by Mr. Stein. I absolutely fell in love with this book. I am happy to report that it lives up to all the hype and good reviews and more. Enzo warmed my heart. The relationship he and Denny shared was priceless. I used to have a Yellow Labrador named Patriot, whom I would communicate with as if he was human and could understand every word I said to him. This book was very character driven and filled with lots of heart and emotions. I could not get enough of Enzo…