#BookReview – LOST AND FOUND by Maria Savva

Human nature is not neat and predictable. What makes us betray a loved one? Can isolation lead to irrational behaviour? Why do other people’s lives always look more appealing? Ordinary people living ordinary lives, torn apart by regret, remorse, and deceit. We’re all stumbling through life together. This collection of stories shows you the Lost and Found among us. Published: February 20,2016 Amazon / Amazon UK   My Review: Maria Savva excels at characterization, getting Read More …

FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS – You Gotta Believe Me? A Photo, A Song, A Story

I have two addictions – books and music – and the two often intertwine in unexpected ways. Often the story is already in motion, the characters set, when a connection to a song occurs to me. Occasionally, though, the song pops into my head first, with a story to follow, unrelated to the song, but driven by it just the same. The latter is exactly what happened with one of my stories for Triptychs, the Read More …

#BookReview – MOLLY HACKER IS TOO PICKY! by Lisette Brodey

At thirty-two, newspaper reporter Molly Hacker vows to never attend another wedding until she has had her own. And that’s a problem because Molly’s younger sister, Hannah, is going to be married in one year. Armed with snark, wit, and fabulous good looks, “Picky Molly” embarks on a quest to find Mr. Right in her hometown, Swansea, an elegant bedroom community of NYC. Things get complicated fast. In no time at all, Molly has four Read More …

#FridayReads – DEATH BY CHOCOLATE – Sweet Lies and Bitter Truths

Friday Reads Featured Book Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Death By Chocolate, one of my stories in Tales From The Cacao Tree, the fourth book in the Mind’s Eyes Series. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, it’s a collaboration between authors and photographers. The photos are randomly distributed to the authors. We’re given no background or any sort of context at all on the photos, because we want to ensure the stories Read More …

UNCOMMON BODIES: A Collection of Oddities, Survivors, and Other Impossibilities

NEW RELEASE: UnCommon Bodies is a collection of stories curated by Pavarti K. Tyler that span across genres to explore the lives of the odd, the unbelievable, and the impossible SUMMARY: Step right up to the modern freakshow — We have mermaids, monsters, and more. You won’t be disappointed, but you may not get out alive. UnCommon Bodies presents a collection of 20 beautifully irreverent stories which blend the surreal and the mundane. Imagine a Read More …

#BookReview: ALASKAN HOPE by Lana Voynich

Thirty-year-old Kirima Berntsen has resigned herself to holding on to the memory of her deceased husband until she finds herself undeniably attracted to her deck boss, Mark Evans. Deciding to act on her attraction, but intent on keeping it strictly physical, Kirima moves forward by surprising him with a kiss. Mark’s intentions to return to Minnesota are put on hold as he and Kirima become closer. When she finds out she’s pregnant, she absolves Mark Read More …

#FridayReads – IN THE DARK by Chris Patchell – Spine-Tingling Suspense

Friday Reads Featured Book Marissa Rooney stands in her daughter’s empty dorm room, a half-used vial of insulin clutched in her trembling hand. Brooke has been missing for days. Her roommate hasn’t seen her since that night in the bar. And if Marissa has Brooke’s insulin, it means that Brooke does not. But Marissa isn’t alone in her terror. A phantom from her past is lurking in the shadows, waiting in the night, and holding Read More …

#KindleCountdown – MIAMI SNOW – Love. Lust. Murder.

Kindle Countdown deal! Just 99 cents through Thursday, August 20th! 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 Read More …

#MondayBlogs: REFLECTIONS – Preditors & Editors Top 10 Anthology!

I’m excited to share the news that Reflections, the second book in the Mind’s Eye Series, has been voted a Top 10 Best Anthology by the 2014 Preditor’s & Editor’s Readers’ Poll!   Do you trust what you see? Right becomes left. Up becomes down. Distorted, unreal. Your world looks new when you see its… REFLECTIONS     Contents: PHOTOGRAPHS by Ben Ditmars 3 Stories by Jason McIntyre: ANSWER THE QUESTION / RITE OF SPRING Read More …

Book Review: NOCTURNAL EMBERS by Helle Gade

Nocturnal Embers is a collection of poetry and poetic images that comes from the heart and soul of the author. It tells about the life of a person who suffers from chronic pain. Of the thoughts that prey on her in the Night. Of the simple joys we must not forget. All with a touch of Nordic mythology. Amazon / Amazon UK   My Review: When I read, whether it be a poem, a short Read More …