Ghost Days, An Anna O’Brien Collection by Asher Elbein & Tiffany Turrill

Wandering around twitter one day, I saw a local author doing a reading at Malvern Books.  Recovering from foot surgery, I knew there is no way I could attend, but I could be a decent soul and at least re-tweet the event.  One thing led to another and surprise – a copy of this book … Continue reading Ghost Days, An Anna O’Brien Collection by Asher Elbein & Tiffany Turrill

Chance Beginning (Shadow’s Fire #1) by Christopher Patterson

The first book in this trilogy does a great job of pulling the reader in.  The author nicely gives all the background information needed as the story progresses. What starts as a story of two brothers and a cousin from a farming background who find themselves trying to scratch out a living and exist in … Continue reading Chance Beginning (Shadow’s Fire #1) by Christopher Patterson

Defiled (The Castle Chronicles, Book 1) by Michael Vassel

What a perfect start to either YA or Adult summer reading.  Majority of the story gathers around high school age characters.  There is a strong supporting character in Blackjack (the cat) and his relationship with the main character, Mark giving the reader glimpses of light humor. The story follows Mark through his life and the … Continue reading Defiled (The Castle Chronicles, Book 1) by Michael Vassel

Tales From The Beach House by James Aylott

This book is a well-connected web of stories involving a motel turned apartment’s amusing and provocative residents.  At first, it reads like a collection of stories, each one from a different apartment but they quickly turn into the far-reaching stories of not just the residents, but the area and the “outside” lives of each character. … Continue reading Tales From The Beach House by James Aylott

Write to Heal: Seven Women, Seven Triumphs, Collected by Dr. Karen Maxfield-Lunkin

I am always amazed at people who can open themselves up and share so much of their lives on paper for the world to see.  These seven women are incredible, not only in their stories but in their strength and ability to allow the reader an opportunity to step into their worlds and at the … Continue reading Write to Heal: Seven Women, Seven Triumphs, Collected by Dr. Karen Maxfield-Lunkin

The Arms of Death (Loch Lonach Mystery Series: Book One) By Maggie Foster

Not what I expected in a good way.  The genre stated Medical Fiction or Amature Sleuths.  However, I see it more like an intense, above the norm cozy.  There are characters you can wrap your brain around, modern issues, and occurrences with a touch of Old World charm. This book had enough science (easily explained), … Continue reading The Arms of Death (Loch Lonach Mystery Series: Book One) By Maggie Foster

Girl With A Star Spangled Heart by Elaine Fields Smith

One of my favorite things to do is wander around a book festival.  However, I had the pleasure of meeting this author before it even started!  I was sitting and listening to awards at the North Texas Book Festival when Elaine sat down beside me.  What an interesting person!  She has authored books about some … Continue reading Girl With A Star Spangled Heart by Elaine Fields Smith