#FridayReads – MARIETTA’S CATS – A Short Story

Marietta’s Cats Short Story from Quiet Fury: An Anthology of Suspense   Twenty-seven cats roamed freely through Marietta’s home. Two had only three legs, one was missing an ear, and another had a jagged scar where one green eye had been. All twenty-seven were in good health and well taken care of. Marietta loved her cats. She despised people. Ralph hopped up on the window seat and meowed a greeting. Marietta ran a slim hand Read More …

#BookReview – SMALL TOWN TALK: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock

Think “Woodstock” and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. But the town of Woodstock, New York, the original planned venue of the concert, is located over 60 miles from the site to which the fabled half a million flocked. Long before the landmark music festival usurped the name, Woodstock—the tiny Catskills town where Bob Dylan holed up after his infamous 1966 Read More …

Spotlight on LYRICS HEART & SOUL by Anne Marie Citro

Genre: Contemporary Romance Date Published: November 14 2016 One of America’s most reclusive rockers, Ryder Vaughn, gets an unusual sentence handed down to him. The judge, hoping to teach him the value of human life, sentences him to ten months of community service at Reach Within Centre for individuals with special needs. Ryder is convinced that, if he isn’t crazy already, he will be by the time his sentence ends. However, his only other option Read More …

#BookReview – THE DEVIL’S TRIANGLE: A Brit in the FBI Thriller

From New York Times bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison comes the highly anticipated thriller in their Brit in the FBI series, featuring special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine in their new roles as heads of the Covert Eyes team—but will their first case be their last when the enigmatic and dangerous thief known as the Fox reappears? “He who controls the weather, will control the world. He who controls time, will never Read More …

Riveting Romantic Suspense! Spotlight on FORBIDDEN by Feather Stone

Year 2047, City of Samarra, capital of the Republic of Islamic Provinces & Territories Fifteen American travelers have vanished. Surrendering to Mayor Aamir’s demands, Captain Sharif becomes the reluctant keeper of his city’s bloody secret – and the witness, Eliza MacKay. The devout Muslim cop knows that if his loyalty is in doubt, he’ll be buried alive. The CIA has the lying Sharif in their cross hairs. Sharif’s only hope is to prove his country’s Read More …

#MondayBlogs – Embracing the Other: You Can Make It If You Really Try

Embracing the Other: You Can Make It If You Really Try Guest Post by Patrick H. Moore   Confession time. I was raised to NOT be a racist. Way down on the farm in the outback of old Wisconsin, my father used to read aloud to us from the autobiography of the great Frederick Douglass. Many a night we gathered around and listened. I learned how young Frederick fought his cruel overseer for hours one Read More …

#BookReview: DARK FLASH by Maria Haskins

Eight stories of dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Featuring unicorns, pirates, a cat, a demon, magic, and glimpses of mythology (among other things) – there’s a pinch of everything in this collection of flash fiction! All eight stories originally appeared on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast, and are now available as an ebook for the first time. Published: December 2016 Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA   My Review Good authors are able Read More …

Spotlight on CONTAGIOUS by Christine Meunier – Book 6 in Free Rein Series

Not everything that can be caught by another person is a bad thing. As Jacqui, Geordie and Hannah learn about managing the health of their horses and avoiding contagious germs, they learn that their attitudes can be contagious, too. When Captain and Jaq fall ill, Jacqui questions what else she can do instead of riding. The timing couldn’t be worse – she needs to practice for her upcoming dressage test. Unexpectedly finding herself spending time Read More …

#BookReview: THE DARKNESS OF EVIL by Alan Jacobson

FBI profiler Karen Vail is on the hunt for an escaped serial killer in the latest jaw-dropping thriller from USA Today–bestselling author Alan Jacobson. Jasmine Marcks was a teenager when she discovered her father was a killer. First, there was the strip of bloody duct tape; then, the bloodstain on his shirt; and finally, the long nights away from home that always coincided with gruesome deaths. Roscoe Lee Marcks killed fourteen people before he was Read More …

Spotlight and Giveaway: EMERGE BEYOND CIRCLES by John Geers

Title: Emerge Beyond Circles Author: John Geers Published: January 7th, 2017 Genre: Fantasy Two couples from Madison, with entwined destinies, both seeking love, are connected by a single element: the ancient Siberian witch, Thuban-Pol. Her magic will either be their savior or their ruin. Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance Read More …