All Blog Posts Tagged 'fiction' (40)

Book Review: ‘Beware of the White’ by Kai Strand

This middle-grade novel was an entertaining, delightful read!

Terra is a sweet, smart girl, very close to her mom, and not what one might call popular at school. In fact, she’s often a bit bullied at times. She also suffers in silence for the death of her dad years ago.

The action begins soon after Terra’s 12th birthday, when she receives an…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 19, 2013 at 5:14am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Secrets and Lies’ by Christine Amsden

Secrets and Lies is the second installment in the Cassie Scot new adult paranormal mystery series. Though there’s a bit of backstory in this novel, it’s preferable to read the books in order, if only to find out from the beginning who Cassie is, how she got started as a detective and, especially, how her romance with Evan evolved. Also to understand…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 10, 2013 at 5:50am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Christmas is in the Air’ by Cary Morgan Frates, Danielle Lee Zwissler, Jennifer Conner, and Karen Hall

This is the second Christmas romance anthology from Books to Go Now that I have read this month. I loved the first one,Christmas Romance, and this the…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 24, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

A Chat with Florence Byham Weinberg, Author of ‘Anselm, a Metamorphosis’

Born in the high desert country, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Florence loved exploring the wilderness on foot and horseback. Those grandiose landscapes formed her sensibility. Hidden pockets of unexpected greenery tucked away near springs in folds of barren mountainsides spoke to her of gentleness and beauty in an otherwise harsh world. She published her first poem in a children’s…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 26, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments

WHY ME? by Mike Nach

Brilliantly entertaining.

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When serial killers are stalking his town and life is tough, Adam Smith finds the appearance of a beautiful new neighbour just what he needs.

What's more, Eve fancies him too and life is great, until he discovers she has a secret and she knows who the serial killers are.

He's dabbled in black magic and spells a bit, however nothing prepares him for Eve's revelation that she's a inter-dimensional…

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Added by Susan Keefe on August 20, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Children of the Fall Volume 1: Wails of Mother Earth by Nicholas J Landon

Author: Nicholas J Landon



Book title: Children of the Fall Volume 1: Wails of Mother Earth

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform…

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Added by Susan Keefe on July 9, 2013 at 4:46am — No Comments

Book Review: Mysterious Albion, by Paul Leone

The Catholic Church fights the Legions of Hell in Mysterious Albion, Book I in Leone’s Vatican Vampire Hunter series.

American college student Lucy Manning is visiting the London nightclub scene when she loses her best friend to a vampire. Traumatized by her friend’s death as well as by the fact that she herself was almost killed, Lucy…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 9, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Spotlight & First Chapter Reveal: BLACK WATER, by Rosemary McCracken

BLACK WATER by Rosemary McCracken

A Pat Tierney Mystery – book 2
Suspense/Thriller
How…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 27, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: Rowena and the Dark Lord, by Melodie Campbell (comic fantasy, time travel)

Dark magic…dark passions….

When Rowena is abducted from Arizona and taken back to medieval Land’s End, one thing is clear: she must learn to control her powers of magic. It isn’t easy being a modern girl in an archaic land, and when Rowena accidently conjures up a Roman Legion in mid-battle, Land’s End is on the brink of a…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 2, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments

Book Review: Just Beneath The Surface By R.H. Ramsey

I just finished reading “Just Beneath the Surface” by R. H. Ramsey.  This book is rated for a mature audience and shouldn’t be read by someone under the age of 18 due to the graphic nature of this book.  This book was full of twists and turns and there was never a dull moment. This book is filled with suspense, drama, and action that will leave you wanting to read more.

I want to thank Rhonda for giving me the opportunity to review her book.  While this is a fiction…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 15, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Stranger than Fiction

Read my latest blog post to discover how fiction writing affects real-life based on the movie "Stranger than Fiction".

Stranger Than Fiction Blog

Comments and dialogue are extremely appreciated.  Thank you in advance for reading and sharing.

Added by Jeannette Kirchner on March 7, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Book Review: Crazy Quilt by Paula Paul

The last time I’d cried because of a book was years ago and the culprit was Marley and MeCrazy Quilt is such a different book yet so alike in many ways. Both deal with death and loss, both are incredibly moving stories, and both remind us how short and precious life is. 

The story begins when our protagonist, Flora Adams, decides to visit…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 4, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

Author profile: John Paul Jaramillo, author of The House of Order Stories

A native of Southern Colorado, John Paul Jaramillo now lives, writes and teaches in Springfield, Illinois. He has an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University, and presently holds the position of Associate Professor of…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 2, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Book Review: Serial Date, by D.V. Berkom

Serial Date was a surprisingly entertaining read filled with witty writing and dark humor. 

In an unexpected turn of fate, former assassin Leine Basso is offered a job working security in Los Angeles at a gigantic hit reality show called  Serial Date–where beautiful young women get to date ex-cons posing as serial killers. Though L.A.brings her bad memories, Leine…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 28, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

A Conversation with Children's Author Beverly Stowe McClure

When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to a high school anthology and it was published in Young America Sings she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she managed to graduate from high school then attended Midwestern State…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Interview with author, Melissa Kline

I am pleased to showcase  a local author from my current hometown of Colorado.  I met Melissa at a local author meet and greet.  I read her first novel, My Beginning, which I reviewed here.

 Her book won The…

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Added by Nicole Weaver on October 20, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

A kick-ass heroine and high-speed adventure in Phoebe Wray's latest sci-fi novel, J2

In 2008 I had the pleasure of reviewing JEMMA7729 , by Phoebe Wray. Now, four years later, the author has finally come out with the much-awaited sequel, J2

J2 begins with immediate action at the trial upon which Jemma, who was captured and arrested at the end of Book 1 after rebelling against the oppressive…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 19, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Short Story Review: “Redemption for a Rogue,” by Jennifer Conner

Romance author Jennifer Conner’s latest historical short story, “Redemption for a Rogue,” is an utterly romantic, sexy and sweet tale about a handsome lord and a young widow. 

 

Old Lord Mitchell pushes his son John to partake in the running of the family’s mill and estate on a daily basis, but how can John run a factory successfully when he can barely read? After…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 16, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Review of Tracks in the Snow, by Sandra H. Esch

Amber Leaf, Minnesota, 1942.

In spite of the hardships of war, young Jo Bremley lives in considerable happiness with her husband and 7-year old daughter. Then one night, influenced by his best friend, Jo’s husband announces that he has decided to join the war. Before he gets a chance to, however, he’s the victim of a snowstorm accident. Now a young widow, Jo tries to make ends…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 3, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Interview with Jack L. Brody, author of The Moroni Deception

Please welcome my special guest, Jack L. Brody, author of the latest suspense thriller, The Moroni Deception. I had the opportunity to read it and you can find my review in Blogcritics. In this interview, Brody talks about the history behind the book and how difficult it was to dwell in Mormon controversy, among…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 12, 2012 at 3:34am — No Comments

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