IN HIDDEN PLACES, by Tracie Peterson, Bethany Press

On her way to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who went missing three months ago, Camriann Coulter meets Judith and Kenzie, who both have their own mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. The women decide to help each other, including rooming together and working at Kenzie's cousin's chocolate factory. Camri's … Continue reading IN HIDDEN PLACES, by Tracie Peterson, Bethany Press

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WALLACE THE BRAVE, By Will Henry, Amp Comics For Kids, Andrews McMeel Publishing

"Walace the Brave is a little taste of classic comics from the past." —The Huffington Post Welcome to Snug Harbor! Will Henry's Wallace the Brave is a whimsical comic strip that centers around a bold and curious little boy named Wallace, his best friend Spud and the new girl in town, Amelia. Wallace lives in … Continue reading WALLACE THE BRAVE, By Will Henry, Amp Comics For Kids, Andrews McMeel Publishing

DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST, A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCHBOOK, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

How would you draw yourself if you were Vincent van Gogh? Pablo Picasso? Or Frida Kahlo? Draw Like an Artist offers examples of self-portraits from eighteen masters, accompanied by thought-provoking questions and a matching canvas. The result is a fun-filled artistic journey for young artists of any skill level to create self-portraits in the style … Continue reading DRAW LIKE AN ARTIST, A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCHBOOK, by Patricia Geis, Princeton Architectural Press

UNSOLVED CRIMES, Readers’ Digest, by John Wright/Amber Books Ltd

In 1990 two men wearing police uniforms took over the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. They stole works by Degas, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Manet and got away with the biggest art heist in history. In 1997 Christopher Wallace, the influential rapper known as Notorious B.I.G., was gunned down in Los Angeles. His killer remains … Continue reading UNSOLVED CRIMES, Readers’ Digest, by John Wright/Amber Books Ltd

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, EXCERPT SAMPLER, SPRING 2015 – R E V I S I T E D

Description A BLAST FROM THE PAST! Revisiting Spring 2015's Publications! Table of Contents The Water Knife: A Novel by Paolo Bacigalupi.....................................................................................................7 Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton...............................................................................................27 The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George .........................................................................................................53 At the Water’s Edge: A Novel by Sara Gruen.............................................................................................................75 Liar’s Bench by Kim Michele Richardson......................................................................................97 Let Me Die in … Continue reading PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, EXCERPT SAMPLER, SPRING 2015 – R E V I S I T E D

THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY, by Roni Loren, Sneak Peek Preview/Review

OVERVIEW: Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a small number of students survived, a group the media dubbed as The Ones Who Got Away. Now, web designer Liv Arias, along with the rest of the survivors, have returned to the small Texas town to tell their stories … Continue reading THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY, by Roni Loren, Sneak Peek Preview/Review

ARC Review, The Mystical Perspective, Kaylie Steele Paranormal Investigations, by Tonei Nyx, Clakaton Press

Battling demon spawn, stopping family curses, and consulting with wise gods? Just another day at the office for paranormal detective Kaylie Steele. No stranger to chaotic and dangerous situations, Kaylie uses her talents to protect the innocent, worldly and otherworldly. But are these phenomena a symptom of something more connected and sinister? MY BOOK REVIEW: … Continue reading ARC Review, The Mystical Perspective, Kaylie Steele Paranormal Investigations, by Tonei Nyx, Clakaton Press

OUT OF DARKNESS, by Heather Graham, Harlequin, Division of HarperCollins

Even after a decade, Sarah Hampton is haunted by the night that nearly ended in a bloody massacre and destroyed her high school romance with handsome Tyler Grant. Now the horror has returned. It's a reckoning from the events of that terrifying night - and a love they never let go. Only this time, Tyler … Continue reading OUT OF DARKNESS, by Heather Graham, Harlequin, Division of HarperCollins

IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE, by K. Britt Badman, Author Review

Overview: Your secrets are safe with her, but some secrets are deadly. Counsellor Francesca 'Frankie' Wilson, divorced mother of two, lands her dream job at ASF Technologies. Is she as lucky as she seems? From the very first day things start happening to her — bad things! Who is responsible and why? Could it be … Continue reading IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE, by K. Britt Badman, Author Review

Are You Really Ready To Publish That Book?

I recently came under fire by a new, young author who had self-published a book. The premise was rather interesting and when I chose to review his book for my blog, I arranged to receive it, read it and prepared to review it. I found it difficult to read and suggested double spacing. He quickly … Continue reading Are You Really Ready To Publish That Book?