#MondayBlogs: Nothing Rhymes With Orange

Nothing Rhymes With Orange Guest Post by Joe Schwartz   In a sense, I feel very sorry for the middle class today. For the first time in quite a long time, they actually think they have the right to be indignant. Trump has forced their hand, exposing them for the sleeping giant they are in the form of protests and remarkably eloquent Facebook diatribes. However, I am not buying it. I appreciate the fact that Read More …

#MondayBlogs: What Is That Thing Called Romance?

WHAT IS THAT THING CALLED ROMANCE? Guest Post by Joe Prentis   As a writer, I often spend time on Internet sites where people gather together to express their innermost feelings. Even if I don’t agree with the conversations, I still want to know what others think. A few days ago I ran across a post where a writer in her early twenties said: “I saw a romance novel and judging from the picture on Read More …

#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 …

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 …

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 …

Meet Ronnie Allen, Author of ‘The Sign Behind the Crime’ Series

Have you been celebrating Mystery Thriller Week here with us? I’ve had some fabulous guests so far. I hope you’ve been enjoying the features, and that you’ve found a few new books to read! Today’s guest is author Ronnie Allen, who will be talking to us about her writing life. First, let’s meet the author behind the words.   Ronnie Allen is a NYC native transplanted to rural central Florida nine years ago. In a Read More …

Author Mary Angela Takes Us On Her Writing Journey

It’s Mystery Thriller Week! I’ve had some fantastic, talented guests already this week, so scroll down past this post to catch up if you’ve missed any. But don’t go scrolling away just yet! I have a fun guest post to share with you today. My guest, author Mary Angela, has spent much of her life discovering the reasons why various writers write. Today she shares her own reasons with us. Before we get to that, let’s Read More …

Spotlight on AVALANCHE: A Stone Mountain Mystery by Kristina Stanley

We’re continuing on with our Mystery Thriller Week celebration! Today’s guest is author Kristina Stanley. She is sharing a riveting excerpt from her novel Avalanche that might keep you away from mountains and skis for quite some time. Here’s a look at the book: AVALANCHE (A Stone Mountain Mystery #3) On a cold winter morning, the safe at Stone Mountain Resort is robbed, and Kalin Thompson’s brother, Roy, suspiciously disappears. As Director of Security, Kalin Read More …

Explore the World and Solve the Mysteries with Author Jennifer S. Alderson

I’m celebrating Mystery Thriller Week with some of the best creative minds in the genre! Today I have an interview with the talented author Jennifer S. Alderson. Before we get to that, here’s a look at Jennifer’s latest novel, The Lover’s Portrait. When a homosexual Dutch art dealer hides the stock from his gallery – rather than turn it over to his Nazi blackmailer – he pays with his life, leaving a treasure trove of Read More …