#BookReview: IRENA’S CHILDREN by Tilar J. Mazzeo

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler—the “female Oskar Schindler”—who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. In 1942, one young social worker, Irena Sendler, was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist. While there, she reached out to the trapped Jewish families, going from door to Read More …

#BookReview: DEVIL SENT THE RAIN by Lisa Turner

The heart can be an assassin. Detective Billy Able knows that from experience. Fresh from solving Memphis’ most sensational murder case, Homicide Detective Billy Able and his ambitious new partner Frankie Malone are called to a bizarre crime scene on the outskirts of town. A high society attorney has been murdered while dressed in a wedding gown. Billy is shocked to discover he has a very personal connection to the victim. When the attorney’s death Read More …

Celebrities, Divorce, and the Public Gossip Vine

A certain high-profile celebrity couple is getting a divorce, and my social media feeds have been inundated with news and gossip about the details. While the massive public response doesn’t surprise me, it does sadden me. Divorce is difficult enough for us commoners. Having the world watch and judge through this kind of personal turmoil has to add incredible strain to an already stressful situation. So why do we – meaning society – do this? Read More …

New Supernatural Suspense! THE SPIDER by Maria Savva

‘No one’s ever come out of that house alive,’ said George, swigging the last of his beer. ‘That’s ridiculous,’ said Glen. ‘No it isn’t.’ George placed his empty glass on the table in front of him. ‘Last month, there was a story in the local paper about a homeless man who broke in and was never seen again.’ What lurks behind the door of 8 Goldfern Road? Are you brave enough to step inside? By Read More …

#BookReview: BLOOD ON THE TRACKS by Barbara Nickless

A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim’s fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can’t shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion. In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde―both haunted by their Read More …

#BookReview – PATIENT H.M: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich

In 1953, a twenty-seven-year-old factory worker named Henry Molaison—who suffered from severe epilepsy—received a radical new version of the then-common lobotomy, targeting the most mysterious structures in the brain. The operation failed to eliminate Henry’s seizures, but it did have an unintended effect: Henry was left profoundly amnesic, unable to create long-term memories. Over the next sixty years, Patient H.M., as Henry was known, became the most studied individual in the history of neuroscience, a Read More …

FREE For A Limited Time! MIAMI SNOW – Sex, Drugs, and Murder

One day Nick Donovan has it all; a beautiful, pregnant wife, a nice house, a great job. The next day he is on his own, starting from scratch with nothing but a few suitcases and his old truck. Nick flees to the opposite coast of Florida, trying to leave his ex-wife and the memories behind. But that couldn’t happen. Soon Nick finds that he is tied to Shelley in a way that he hadn’t expected. Read More …

PEOPLE ARE STRANGE – 12 Stories and 7 Poems Inspired by Photographs

New release! We are more than what we say And less than what we wish Living together, separately, United by division Connected, disconnected Oh, People Are Strange   *12 Stories and 7 poems, inspired by 19 photographs* Published: September 5, 2016 Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime!   I am honored to have two of my stories included in this collection. As with all of Read More …

Kris Calvin Recevies Silver Falchion Literary Award For ‘One Murder More’

CALIFORNIA AUTHOR KRIS CALVIN RECEIVES 2016 SILVER FALCHION LITERARY AWARD Author Kris Calvin was called to the podium three times at the Silver Falchion Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, August 20, 2016 to receive national honors for her Sacramento-­based debut thriller/mystery ONE MURDER MORE. Calvin’s novel was awarded Best First Novel, Best Political Thriller and Best Female PI/Sleuth. She joins past Silver Falchion winners Ann Perry, Sue Grafton, Dean Koontz, and John Sanford. The Silver Falchion Award: The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award, now in Read More …

FREE for Limited Time – THE CUTTING EDGE – Dark Humor and Suspense

A hairstylist with murderous fantasies might be just the match for a fixated serial killer. My name is Skye Summers. I’m a hairstylist and I can’t stop fantasizing about killing my clients. Not all of them, of course. I only want to kill the ones who irritate me, which, if I’m being honest, is most of them. My occasional fantasies have turned into chronic daydreams. They’re bloody and vivid, like watching a slice-and-dice movie on Read More …