Friday, November 26, 2021

Out of the Field

 



A Memoir full of Family Betrayal, Homelessness, Survival, Forgiveness and Love

Memoir

Date Published: August 1, 2019

Publisher: ‎Mindstir Media



LARRY A. LEE’S JOURNEY TO CLAIM HIS SOUL began at seven years old when he chose to defend his mother against his alcoholic father’s physical abuse in Unionville, Connecticut. ­ Three years later, his mother passed away from infectious hepatitis. Before her passing, Larry promised his mother he would grow up to be a “Good Man.”

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

I Am Me

 

A Journal of Positive Affirmations for Kids Hardcover

Children's Book

Publication date: April 6, 2021

Publisher: Mindful Impressions

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Ninety-Five

 Crime Thriller

Date Published: November 24, 2021

Publisher: Indies United Publishing House


 Running away is what Zak Skinner does best, and he’s just done it again, having transferred from NYU to University of Chicago. His fresh start goes south when he accidentally uncovers evidence of an on-campus, organized crime scam involving drugging students, getting them to commit crimes on camera, and blackmailing them to continue under the threat of expulsion. 

The House on Crow Mountain


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When her aunt suffers a stroke, New York portrait artist Emory Austen returns home to the North Carolina mountains to mend fences and deal with the guilt over her husband’s senseless death. But that won’t be as easy as she hoped.

Can't Think Straight

 

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A collection of 35 poems in which a poet thinks about women a little too much... (Sapphic poetry)

Monday, November 22, 2021

Singapore Unveiled

 A Coral Cove Novel

YA Mystery

Date Published: November 23, 2021

Publisher: 

Fire and Ice Young Adult Books


Can the secretive mah-jongg tiles help solve the mystery of a missing girl?

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Spell Sweeper

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There's nothing magical about wizard school
. . . at least, not for Cara Moone.

The Haunted Hanging Tree

 Middle Grade / YA Historical Fiction

Publisher: Austin Macauley


The Haunted Hanging Tree is a historical fiction book involving ten-year-old Scooter Kane and his twelve-year-old sister, Mary. 

Led By Obsession

 Women's crime, sisters fiction

Date Published: January, 2015



Deanna buys her travel tickets from a travel agent, but they don't arrive in her mail. It becomes a struggle to get the tickets and the suspicious travel agent Greg uses that as an excuse to have more time with her. Is there something more there than a scam? Soon Deanna's friend dies and Deanna must run from his obsession. In Deanna's eye's Greg is a murder suspect. She wants an end to it all so she and her sisters become detectives.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Prisoner of Paradise



My thoughts on a great book by Rob Samborn...

Occasionally I have come across fiction stories with so much art history it’s like sitting in an art class, almost academic. That’s not the case in The Prisoner of Paradise. To say this book is about art would not be true. The art in Samborn’s book adds to the description and paints a picture of a setting almost like a stage scene.

Somehow the art in this story is only a centerpiece. A beautiful arrangement woven together to create a story of theft, betrayal, transgressions, even love. A frightening story of long ago judgements hiding behind well-known people of today.  Hiding behind masks, as if in a mardi gras.

This book does switch back and forth between centuries. I have been known to complain about this sort of writing construction impairing the reader’s flow of the story. I can’t say there was ever any confusion here. This time, the story was as lucid as could be and each chapter, regardless of the time period, seemed to flow seamlessly.

Rob Samborn looks as if he has extensive writing experience under his belt, but I think this may be his debut fictional series. Hope he’s working on Book 2 of The Paradise series.


about Rob Samborn...


In addition to being a novelist, Rob Samborn is a screenwriter, entrepreneur, and avid traveler. He’s been to forty countries, lived in five of them (including Italy) and studied nine languages. As a restless spirit who can’t remember the last time he was bored, Rob is on a quest to explore the intricacies of our world and try his hand at a multitude of crafts; he’s also an accomplished artist and musician, as well as a budding furniture maker. A native New Yorker who lived in Los Angeles for twenty years, he now makes his home in Denver with his wife, daughter, and dog. 

For more information visit www.robsamborn.com

 

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Deadly Target

 

Deadly Target

by Elizabeth Goddard

November 1-30, 2021 Virtual Book Tour

Synopsis:

Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard

Criminal psychologist Erin Larson’s dreams of a successful career come to a screeching halt when she nearly loses her own life in a boating accident on Puget Sound and then learns that her mother tried to commit suicide. She leaves her job as a criminal psychologist to care for her mother in Montana. At least she is able to produce her podcast, which focuses on solving missing persons cold cases.

Nathan Campbell’s father was investigating such a case when he was shot, and now Nathan needs to enlist Erin’s help to solve the case. She’s good at what she does. The only problem? She’s his ex.

As the two dig deeper, it becomes clear that they, too, are being targeted–and that the answers to their questions are buried deep within the past Erin struggles to explain and longs to forget.

The race is on for the truth in this gripping and complex tale of suspense, intrigue, and murder from USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Twisted Tea Christmas

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It’s the week before Christmas as tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier, Drayton, cater a fancy Victorian Christmas party for Miss Drucilla Heyward, one of Charleston’s wealthy doyennes. But smack dab in the middle of the Fa-la-la’s, Miss Drucilla is murdered, her gold rings stolen off her fingers, and a genuine Renoir snatched off the wall.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Cracker Town

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In 1955, Cleet Wrightman is found guilty of murdering a woman and sent to the Georgia State Mental Hospital to serve out his time until 1973. In spring of that year, young agent Red Farlow investigates the slayings of three members of the Goings family in Valdosta, but he was never able to apprehend the murderer.

Betrayal at the Border

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In Betrayal at the Border, attorney Zachary Blake returns to tackle two cases that strike at the heart of our nation's contentious immigration debate.

In Riverview, Michigan, undocumented immigrants Miguel and Mary Carmen Gonzalez are determined to realize the American dream. They find jobs at a local filler plant, have children, and lead an all-American life, that is until ICE raids their plant . . .

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Becoming Ruthless

 Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction

Published: October 23, 2021



Ruth is young, excited about life and not looking for love. Yet love finds her, and Ruth is thrilled. But she is left devastated when she finds out that her the man she loves has deceived her. Still hopeful, she embarks on another relationship only to find herself in the same predicament.

What They Don't Know

 

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What They Don't Know

by Susan Furlong

November 16, 2021 Cover Reveal Celebration

Synopsis:

Unrelenting psychological suspense with a wicked twist …

Mona Ellison is living a dream life. A successful husband, loving son, beautiful home, an amazing group of friends … you could say that everything is perfect.

Until it isn’t.

Epic Life

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Teaching our next generation about financial freedom so that they can have an epic life is so important. Tatum and his mom are going to show you how to get there in a fun and creative way. Follow them on this journey by planting your own money trees so that we can grow wealth. Let us break old financial habits and create new ones. By doing this we must act differently than everyone else in order to have an epic life.

Little Possum and Little Sweetpea

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What do Little Possum and Little Sweetpea get up to in the garden? This is a charming story with some facts about the two characters. Also, it engages young children with fantasy. Little Sweetpea teaches Little Possum compromise with a slight feminist twist!

Monday, November 15, 2021

The Genes of Isis

Epic/Mythological Fantasy

Date Published: 08-28-2018

Publisher: Troubador


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Akasha is a precocious young woman who lives in a world where oceans circulate in the aquamarine sky waters.

Lead in Life

 Succeed in the New Era of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Business / Leadership / Biography

Date Published: September 28, 2021


What do a single rose in a crystal vase, a box of tomatoes, a knitting needle, a basketball, and a tingling earlobe have in common? They are all signals to Dr. Laura Murillo to live life to the fullest every day. A high-energy, results-focused change agent in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) space, her undeniable passion for life stands as the foundation for her personal and professional brand.

Christian Princess Diary of Confessions

 

 Children’s Christianity Books

Date Published: March 2021

Publisher: WestBow Bress



Confessing words are powerful! As a child, being able to understand who they are in Christ Jesus will help them to develop confidence and an unwavering faith in what God's word says about them. Christian Princess Diary Of Confessions is a multicultural picture book, based on biblical truths young readers can use to build a strong foundation to succeed in their Christian walk as they live in this world. It will empower the young readers to have confidence in who they are in Christ Jesus and understand how His love for them is perfect. The author believes that Christians are loved, favored and forgiven by Christ Jesus and this book encourages them to daily examine and confess these views.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

My Beautiful Curly Hair

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This is a story about a little girl who struggles with keeping her hair neat all the time, but grows to love and accept her wild and messy hair.

Kiana and Arya think having messy hair is more fun. Keeping your hair neat all the time is a lot of work.

The Seekers' Garden

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If you stand still for long enough, the past catches up with you…

Leaving behind the fragments of her old life, Marcia Reed-Wilton crosses the world to return to her dilapidated childhood home and dig up the weeds of the past.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Haunted Water

 

another great book from the McLaren series...



My Review...

In Haunted Water, the newest book in the McLaren series, Michael McLaren has become serious enough about his friend Melanie to visit her. Whether she is more than a close friend is something I’m not even sure McLaren knows. She will most certainly have to be a patient friend because once again McLaren gets a call to investigate a murder. It’s not the same as most murders though. His best mate, Detective Jamie Kydd, wants him to try and prove the innocence of a nephew of McLaren’s most hated nemesis, Charlie Harvester.  I’ve described McLaren as a softie yet a curmudgeon in earlier books. In this book his sister describes his occasional bear-like attitude as his “growlings”. A much better description than I could have come up with. Nonetheless, he cannot pass up helping someone even if they are related to one of the meanest, most selfish men that ever lived.

Jo Hiestand starts right off making each book in this series a stand-alone. Sneaking in background and the history of her characters through dialog and description. When McLaren’s buddy Jamie calls for help, even their banter gives you a picture of what has occurred previously in the series. And yet, to a reader like me who hasn’t missed one book, it seems varied every time. It’s why I call it sneaking. Never once have I thought “oh no she’s going to tell it again”.

The setting of this book is in another small village; this one touristy only in certain seasons, and built near a mere (a lake) that is thought to be haunted. Hiestand does not miss a chance to use her skill with descriptive writing. She set me right down in the beautiful place and built a mystery around me. Once more, a well-written great mystery to curl up with.


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Friday, November 12, 2021

Enough to Make the Angels Weep

 

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Hired to investigate the murder of an 84-year-old widow, P.I. Joe Coopersmith hits one dead end after another in his search for leads.

A Dead End Job

 

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Fans of Terry Pratchett and Shane Kuhn's THE INTERN'S HANDBOOK will love this noir supernatural thriller.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

When I was her Daughter

 

 Memoir

Date Published: November 12, 2021

Publisher: Acorn Publishing


Seven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem: someone is trying to kill her.

She must fight to save herself and her little brother from the stark realities of living with their mother’s raging psychosis.

Songbird

Historical Mystery, Murder Mystery, Cozy Mystery

Release Date: November 11, 2021



Meet Jax Diamond, a sharp, sophisticated, skilled, no-nonsense private detective. Or is he? 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Low Sodium Cooking From the Heart

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Low sodium cooking including family favourites. I have tried to include interesting little bits of the history of recipes or whose favourite it is. The book contains recipes from basic daily meals to a few gourmet ones.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Solomon's Porch

 Inspirational / Mystery

Date Published: 08-10-2021

Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.


Time.

Solomon is running out of it.

A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Pulse

 Dystopian Sci-Fi Horror

Date Published: 12-01-2021



Pulse is a Dystopian Sci-Fi Horror novel set in 2040 around a creature and a music festival. 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Dreams of Winter

 

 Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Date Published: 01-18-2018

Publisher: Warfighter Books




It is a troubled time. The old gods are returning and they want the universe back. The Conclave has ruled the 700 known worlds since the fall of the gods. It is an empire built upon a lie. Together with the Inquisition and the mighty Prekhauten Guard, they preserve peace and justice for all, while stamping out heresy when it arises.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Lady of the Play

Historical Fiction

Published: October 2021

Publisher: Wings ePress



Lady of the Play is written in parallel historical and contemporary stories, with focus on the life of Elizabeth Trentham.  

Friday, November 5, 2021

The Third Gambit

 Order's Last Play, #2

YA Science Fiction

Date Published: 11-02-2021

Publisher48Fourteen


Lines about 'prophecy' and 'destiny' are best used in epic fantasies about heroes who like to wear capes. Too bad the living gods rolling the dice in this game forgot to include those characters.