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Added by Jody on June 29, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Book Review: Turning to Stone (Roma Series Book 4), by Gabriel Valjan

International spy Alabaster Black returns in this the latest instalment in Valjan’s exciting mystery/suspense Roma series.

This time Alabaster (aka Bianca Nerini) and her colleagues takes us to Naples, where tension is rapidly escalating between mafia clans and where she must outwit a powerful crime syndicate named Camorra.

Counterfeited euros and bonds,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on June 18, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

On the spotlight: ‘The End of Healing’ by Dr. Jim Bailey


Title: The End of Healing

Genre: Suspense

Author: Dr. Jim Bailey

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 14, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

Book Spotlight: Silk by Chris Karlsen (Victorian London detective thriller)

London-Fall, 1888

The city is in a panic as Jack the Ripper continues his murderous spree. While the Whitechapel police struggle to find him, Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone and his partner are working feverishly to find their own…


Added by Mayra Calvani on May 5, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

Interview with Joel Fox, author of ‘The Mark on Eve’

Joel Fox has spent over 30 years in California politics, serving on numerous state commissions, working on many ballot issue campaigns, and advising candidates. An adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Fox has authored hundreds of opinion pieces for numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, USA…


Added by Mayra Calvani on April 24, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

Book Review for After the Fall by Patricia Gussin

It’s not long before the first murder and you know exactly who is behind it. It’s not really a mystery, though the main character has some history she’s afraid to reveal that remains a mystery for a while and that was good. This is a thriller, filled with suspense and realistic characters. The author is a family physician and the book reflects a deep knowledge of the medical field. You feel that the medical details could have leapt right off any medical chart it’s so real and exact. I…


Added by Sheila English on February 16, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Slipping Into a Thriller with Patricia Gussin’s Novel: After the Fall

Does your occupation define you? For many, what they do is a part of who they are. So, when Dr. Laura Nelson slips on the ice crushing her wrist and hand, her days as a surgeon are over. 

Extraordinary events push Laura into the path of a killer. But in the beginning it all just looks like bad luck and bad timing, but a good job, when she recovers and accepts the job as VP at a pharmaceutical company.

But the dominos have been put in place. A madman…


Added by Sheila English on February 16, 2015 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Damaged Goods: A Detective Inspector White Caper - Written by Jack Everett and David Coles

Brilliantly gripping mystery.

Firstly, I have to say that if you are looking for a book to grab your attention right from page one and then keep you hooked right through to…


Added by Susan Keefe on December 16, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

I AM...The Idea Mama

You know the moment when inspiration strikes. The whole EUREKA's incredible, isn't it?

And do you know what's even better?…


Added by Kristen Luciani on December 1, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Meet with Donna Galanti, author of ‘A Hidden Element,’ book 2 in The Element Trilogy

Donna Galanti writes murder and mystery with a dash of steam as well as middle grade adventure fiction. She is the author of books 1 and 2 in the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy, A Human Element andA Hidden Element, the short story collection The Dark Inside, and Joshua and The Lightning…


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 31, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

New suspense series featuring female spy Bianca Nerini

Gabriel Valjan’s short stories and some of his poetry continue to appear in literary journals and online magazines. Ronan Bennett short-listed Gabriel…


Added by Mayra Calvani on October 29, 2013 at 5:08pm — 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…


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

Dark Lullaby by Mayra Calvani

A spine chilling horror story.

 About Mayra Calvani Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The…


Added by Susan Keefe on September 17, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

First Chapter Reveal: HAZARDOUS UNIONS, by Alison Bruce & Kat Flannery



Twin sisters separated by war, bound by love…

After the death of their father, twin sisters Maggie and Matty Becker are forced to take positions with officers’ families at a nearby fort. When the…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 11, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Pelican Bay’ by Jesse Giles Christiansen

Part suspense novel, part literary mystery, Pelican Bay is an original story set in a small, forlorn beach town in South Carolina.

The tale begins with our young protagonist, Ethan Hodges, discovering a sunken cemetery just off the beach that could very well be four centuries old. Compelled to find answers, he begins to ask questions to an old,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 29, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Sweet Karoline’ by Catherine Astolfo

“I met Ethan on the day that I killed Karoline.”

Thus begins this psychological mystery. One has to admit, it is a great hooky first line for a book!

What if, in a moment of thoughtless anger, you were to wish your best friend’s demise, then, soon after, that friend ended up dead?

This is the story of our smart, beautiful,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 25, 2013 at 4:17pm — No Comments

An Interview with Catherine Astolfo, Author of ‘Sweet Karoline’

Catherine Astolfo retired in 2002 after a very successful 34 years in education. She can recall writing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three, so she started finishing her books the day after her retirement became official. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of Canadian literary presses. Her story, “What Kelly Did”, won the prestigious Arthur…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 19, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

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

BLACK WATER by Rosemary McCracken

A Pat Tierney Mystery – book 2

Added by Mayra Calvani on May 27, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

Alexandra Sokoloff Talks About her Latest Thriller, BLOOD MOON

Alexandra Sokoloff is the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Black Quill award-nominated author of the supernatural thrillers THE HARROWING, THE PRICE, THE UNSEEN, BOOK OF SHADOWS, THE SHIFTERS, and THE SPACE BETWEEN, and the Top Ten Amazon bestselling Huntress/FBI thriller series (HUNTRESS MOON,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on May 13, 2013 at 3:33pm — 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…


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

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