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Halloween Contest Winners

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Happy Halloween. I present to you the winners of a copy of this book. Congrats.



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The Reach

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In honor of Halloween. I have a scary read for you. Nate Kenyon was a finalist for the Bram Stoker award. The Reach will release November 25, 2008.





Ten years old, Sarah has pretty much lived her whole life in a mental hospital. Dr. Wasserman at The Wasserman Facility has diagnosed Sarah as being a schizophrenic. Sarah isn’t your normal schizophrenic; in fact Sarah is also a psychic. Jess Chambers has studied the extreme child psychology cases and that is why she is very excited to be able to meet young Sarah. The doctors at The Wasserman Facility have been able to control Sarah. You know the saying “Be careful what you wish for”, well Jess is about to find out that wishes are not always a good thing. After Jess meets Sarah strange and scary things start happening at the facility that no one not even Sarah could predict.

This book was filled with plenty of intense and electrifying horror. The Reach started out very strong and ended on a high note. I thought Sarah was a normal ten year ol…

Letters Between Us

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I want to thank Paula with Author Marketing Experts, Inc. http://www.amarketingexpert.com/ for sending me a copy of this book to read for review.


Letters Between Us is a story of two best friends, Katherine Taylor Fields and Laura Wells. The story begins when Katherine is found dead. Laura is shocked and trying to make sense of her death. So Laura decides to travel back in time by reading all the correspondences she and Katherine wrote each other. Letters Between Us takes the reader through the span of the sixties, seventies, and eighties. This book is a beautifully crafted tale of love, loss, growing pains and most of all friendship.

Linda Rader Overman is a true craftsman of the art of fine storytelling. Every once in a while, you read a book that moves you so much that it sticks in your head; well I have to tell you that Letters Between Us is one of those books. Though it was a terrible tragedy what happened to Katherine, the one thing that Katherine had that most people would envy i…

The Prince of Midnight

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I want to thank Danielle with Sourcebooks http://www.sourcebooks.com/ for sending me this book to review.





Lady Leigh Strachan doesn’t realize how deadly a game she is playing. Leigh wants justice for her family’s killer, so she devises a plan to dress up as a boy and track down the killer herself.

S.T. Maitland is a very feared and dangerous man. Even his being a nobleman does not help as his other profession of highway man fall outweighs his status and gained him the nickname of the Prince of Midnight. You won’t know it by the way S.T. Maitland acts but he is disabled, he is deaf in one ear as well as coping with vertigo.

Lady Leigh Strachan crosses paths with S. T. Maitland. Leigh inquires to Maitland for his help and he agrees. The more time Maitland spends around Leigh, the stronger the attraction he feels towards her but wait till he finds out Leigh is a woman.

S.T. Maitland’s pet wolf made me think of a guide dog. This surprised me not because a wolf couldn’t be tamed but because th…

Travel out West

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This is one of my favorite authors of western romances. I got the chance to interview Jodi Thomas. Here latest book Tall, Dark, and Texan releases today. So go out and pick yourself up a copy.












Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.



Do you have any type of schedule that you follow when your writing a book?


When I’m working on a book there are no days off, no weekends. I like to keep the story close and fresh in my mind. I usually work on a story about three hours a day. I may be in my office for much longer, but I’m answering e-mail, doing research, preparing for a talk, or playing around.
My best creating time is late at night. Sometimes if the story is going I’ll write late into the night.


What do you love the most about living in Texas?

I love the people. Maybe it’s because we all came from people crazy enough to settle here, but there is wildness in the heart of most Texans.


I read you like to travel. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Part of me likes to explore places …

Come visit the lovely isles of Ireland

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I want to thank Danielle with http://www.sourcebooks.com/ for sending me this book to review.


Donovan O’Shea has gone back home to Ireland, to visit his father. His father has had a stroke. Once in Ireland, Donovan meets Rylie Powell. Donovan can’t believe such a beautiful woman would come to pay him a visit, to Donovan’s much surprise, Rylie has not come to see Donovan but instead Donovan’s father. Rylie is claiming that Donovan and Rylie are half brother and sister. Donovan fully believes that Rylie is making this up and can prove it. Rylie comes from America and Donovan knows for a fact that his father has never been to the States before; that was till Rylie shares something with Donovan that could change both of their lives forever.

The Wild Sight: An Irish tale of deadly deeds and forbidden love is a good first book by Loucinda McGary. I was enthralled by it. What a wonderful, romantic; love story. My favorite thing about the whole book was the location… Ireland. My dream is to so…

Trick or Treat?

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I recently finished reading a book by Cheryl Dragon that I think is a great Halloween read.



Kevin was Zach’s boyfriend and lover. Kevin had the perfect body and dark hair. Zach loved watching Kevin move and Zach could never stop himself from running his hands all over Kevin’s body. There is just only other thing, Zach also loves women…actually make that one woman in particular and her name is Abby. Zach and Abby have been best friends since college but Zach and Abby never hooked up. Abby has teased about having a three some. Zach is ready to make Abby’s fantasy a reality.

The male/male/female combination is a first for Cheryl Dragon. I have to say that I have read many firsts from Ms. Dragon now like m/m/f, m/m, f/f, and even a sci-fi female on robot. There is one thing all of these firsts have in common and that is they are all H-O-T and I enjoyed them all! Arresting Abby give a whole new meaning to strip search. For once I actually found myself wishing I was Abby. She got to experienc…

The Sunday Salon

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I want to thank Karen Chance for sending me this book to review.




Dorina Basarab is back in a whole new series. Midnight’s Daughter is the first book in this series. For those of you who have not read Karen Chance’s first trilogy, then let me tell you a little bit about Dorina.

Dorina is a dhampir. What is a dhampir? Think of a dhampir like Wesley Snipes’s character “Blade”, someone who is half human and half vampire. Dory likes what she does by taking out the bad guys one by one. Dory is also a bit of a loner but that’s just the way she likes it. Out of the blue, Dory’s father walks back into her life. There’s no happy reunion for this father and daughter. No, Dory’s father has come to Dory for assistance. He needs her to track and capture the biggest vampire of them all…Dracula. Dory does not want anything to do with this plan especially when it involves her uncle, Dracula. Plus as if that wasn’t enough, Dory’s good friend and room mate, Claire has gone missing. Dory will need all the…

Book Giveaway

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I am happy to present another giveaway. Renee with Hachette is letting me give away 6, yes 6 copies of Elizabeth Hoyt's latest book in her new series To Seduce a Sinner. This is a good historical romantic book.


I will pick the winners November 8th. Open only to US and Canada and no PO Boxes. Thank youLeave a comment with your email addy for 1 entry.Blog or spread the word about this contest and leave me another comment as to where you have done this at and you get 2 entries. Good Luck

May I present my guest...Cheryl Brooks

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Last Sunday I featured a review of a new book titled Warrior by Cheryl Brooks. After reading Warrior, I had the chance to ask Cheryl is she would be nice enough to be a guest on my blog and she said yes. Read what she had to say about her her series came alive. Plus if you missed my review you can see it here http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/2008/10/sunday-salon_19.html.





HOW THECAT STAR CHRONICLES ADVENTURE BEGAN
By Cheryl Brooks

I've had the idea for a science fiction romance rattling around in my head for a long time, but about four years ago, I read a book about a woman who had to pose as a slave to a dominant male. It came close to being the sci-fi romance I'd always envisioned, but all I could think of while reading it was how much more fun would it be if the slave was a man! Then I played the ‘what if’ game. What if that slave was a soldier captured and sold into slavery? What if he was the last of an alien species whose males were so irresistible to women that other men…

The Book of Nonsense

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For anyone who has teen readers who like fantasy then they might like to try reading this book.



Daphna loves going to bookstores and everything about them from choosing a book to trading books. You can imagine Daphna’s excitement when a new bookstore opens called The Antiquarian Book Center. Daphna calls the bookstore ABC. This bookstore is not like anything Daphna has ever experienced. ABC only specializes in books about magic. Also what is up with the owner, Mr. Rash? He is one odd bird. After only spending a short time with Mr. Rash, Daphna’s father comes home acting really weird. Come join the adventure with Daphna.

For only being thirteen, I thought Daphna was very smart both book and street. She is a very cute and sweet girl. I was surprised at how quickly this book read. Who knew that going to a bookstore could be so dangerous. I started it in the morning and by the afternoon I had finished reading it. The Book of Nonsense is a fun, quick young adult read that teens will enjoy.

To Seduce a Sinner

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I want to thank Renee with http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/ for sending me this book to review.


Lord Vale is one of the most dashing men around. No women can resist his charm. So then why is the bride to be jilting Lord Vale on his wedding day? Luckily for Lord Vale someone else wants to marry him. Melisande Fleming has wanted Lord Vale for years. Now she has her chance. Melisande does not care if marrying Lord Vale is one sided, as she is the only one that has love in this marriage. Lord Vale didn’t realize just how much of a vicarious woman he married till it came to the love making. There is just one thing holding Lord Vale back from giving his heart to Melisande. He is keeping a secret from her and one that could change their relationship forever.

If you were to ask me what I pictured men to be like back in the days, I would tell you someone like Lord Vale. He was very charismatic as well as the perfect gentleman. Melisande Fleming is such a doll. I enjoyed her from the first mome…

Trunk Music

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LAPD detective Harry Bosch is back. Bosch’s new case will have him traveling to “Sin City” Las Vegas as well as seeing old acquaintances. What happens when a Hollywood movie producer is found shot twice and his body left in the trunk of his car? Harry will ask himself these same questions, while trying to solve this homicide. Tony Alisio was found dead and it seems for some people that are just fine with that. The suspect list is long from Tony’s wife, Veronica and a stripper by the name of Layla. Plus what does the mob have to do with any of this? While in Vegas, Harry runs into former FBI agent and ex-girlfriend Eleanor Wise. Can Harry close this case or will seeing Eleanor make him run off track.

I really liked Harry Bosch. He is a sharp shooter. You always know what you are going to get with him, whether you disagree with him or not. Mr. Connelly has written a great character in Harry Bosch. I grabbed this book and started reading it and even though it was late at night, I just kne…

Testimony

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I want to thank Miriam with http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/ for sending me this book to review.

Mike Bordwin is the headmaster at Avery Academy, a prestigious boarding school in New England. Mike suddenly finds himself heading up an investigation of the most scandalous kind the school has ever seen. A video tape has surfaced. The video shows a fourteen years old girl in a compromising position with three boys. Mike will have his hands full as he tries to get to the bottom of how this situation happened. A situation that will rock the whole community.

I have to say that I thought Testimony was an ok book. It did have a good storyline. The problem I had with the book was that I wanted to take each character and shake some sense into them. The parents were oblivious to what their children’s actions and the children either thought they were untouchable or they wanted to sweep their mistakes under a rug so they could make their parents proud. I found the characters so whiny to me that it t…

Check this book out

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I wanted to share with you all a new book that I believe will have a lot of people talking. This book will be released October 28th. See some of my thoughts below. I will share my complete review once I have finished the book later.


I have to admit that when I first saw this book, I was apprehensive to read it. Bible Illuminated the Book: New Testament touches on a very sensitive subject matter, even though I had not predetermined clues or thoughts about this book either good or bad. I have to tell you from the little bit I did see of this book, I was surprised that I found myself actually liking it. Bible Illuminated the Book: New Testament that I found stayed pretty true to the actual Bible but just written in just a little bit easier format. Within this book there also housed some of the most amazing, breathtaking photos; some that really touched your heart. I can’t wait to get back into this book and read the rest of it.

One Perfect Day

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I want to thank Miriam with Hachette for sending me this book.



Nora Peterson, her husband Gordon and her twin children, Charlie and Christi were just like any other family. They had their arguments but they all loved each other. Nora, Charlie and Christi were preparing for Christmas. Gordon was stranded momentary due to weather. He was heading home from a business trip. The day was December 23. A day that Nora and her family will never forget. As the turn of events that take place this fatal day will change the lives of two families forever.

Jenna Montgomery and her daughter, Heather both knew how precious living every day to the fullest was. You see, Heather has heart problems and has been on the donors list for a while now. A miracle happens and Heather receives a new heart for Christmas.

I felt for both families as they struggled in different ways to get on with their lives. Lauraine Snelling has one of my favorite Christian authors. She brings a grace and fluidity to her stories. It …

Celtic Sacrifice

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Here is another author I met on GoodReads. Celtic Sacrifice will be released November 2008.







The year is September 15, 1581. The place is Leitrim, Ireland.

It was foretold many years ago that Una, the high priestess would be reborn again. Una died giving birth to twins, a boy and a girl. Ceana and Cailean O’Hagan could not be anymore opposite of each other then if they had been born just brother and sister and not twins. Now at eighteen years old, Ceana sets out for Sacred Grove of Brigid to begin her training, so that she can prepare for the Samhain ritual and fulfill her duties as druid priestess. Along the way she runs into Cian. It is foretold in the prophecies that Ceana would marry Cian of the clan O’Connor. Cian and Ceana do feel a slight attraction to each other. Cian goes away for a spell and while he is gone a new guy comes into the picture. His name is Patrick and he is a soldier, who has taken a liking to Ceana. Ceana has a choice to make. Does she either go with Cian, who is…

The Gate House

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I want to thank Miriam with Hachette for sending me a copy of this book for review. This book will release October 28th.






John Sutter has returned back home to the Gold Coast, after being away for three years. It seems already though news of his arrival has made its way to the Bellarosa family. It’s like John is seeing an old ghost in Frank Bellarosa’s son, Anthony. Anthony has a plan to try and convince John to head back into the dark, gritty world and work for the Bellarosa family again. As if that wasn’t enough, John runs into his wife Susan. Susan and John are willing to give their relationship second change but will John be able to forgive Susan for her infidelity?

Three years ago, Susan took a lover. Her lover was none other than Frank Bellarosa. Something terrible happened and Susan ended up killing Frank. Now Anthony would like nothing better then to exact revenge for his father’s killer.

John was just this normal guy who is trying to piece things back together in his life. I thin…

The Sunday Salon

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I want to thank Danielle with http://www.sourcebooks.com/ for sending me this book to review.





Tisana is a witch, who has healing skills and the ex-ordinary ability to communicate with animals telepathy. Tisana will always remember the night that Leo appeared in her life. It was a snowy night outside but inside it was sweltering hot. Leo comes from a far away planet made up of a race that has the feline gene as their DNA makeup. Tisana’s friend, Rafe requires Tisana’s help. His sons have been kidnapped. Join Tisana, Leo, Rafe and a whole slew of talking animals as they go on a journey to rescue Rafe’s sons.

Warrior is the second book in the Cat Star Chronicles series. It can be read as a stand alone book. I don’t know if having the feline gene helps or if Leo was born blessed but he has a mighty nice sword if you know what I mean. Ok, besides Leo being well-endowed he is also easy on the eyes. I was so pleased to see that Warrior had such a masculine, handsome character as the male lead.…

Wish You Were Here

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Freya Daly is ready to take over her father’s company when he retires. Unfortunately her father does not think Freya is ready and wants her to prove her worth. So he sends Freya to Deer Creek, Idaho. If Freya can get the owner, Nate Brody to sell his campground then Freya’s father will let her run his company. For Freya this will be just another walk in the park. She buys up businesses all the time. Once Freya sees the campground and how run down it is; she knows she has this deal in the bag.

Nate made a promise to his father before he died that he would run the campground. All Nate needs in his life right now is some meddling daddy’s girl. If Freya never saw Nate again it would be too soon. One person though that has warmed her way into Freya’s heart is Nate’s, Piper. Will this princess run back home or will Freya become camp counselor?

I loved Freya. She was so kooky and fun. Plus who knew there was an eye condition that could make someone cry unexpectedly. Nate is so patient, kind, a…

Sexy Man for Sale

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Ellie Stuart lives a crazy, hectic life. It’s not easy being a single mom raising three kids. You know how people are always warning you to avoid driving the back, county roads; well Ellie should have taken that advice. While she was driving one night along a back road, Ellie ends up being ambushed by a couple of men. The men pull Ellie from her car and take off with her three kids in the back sit.

Now Ellie needs her landlord’s help. Navy Seal Sean Harlan would like to start something with Ellie but there’s just one problem, he doesn’t like commitment and women with children involved in the equation are not his thing. When it comes to Ellie, Sean may have to make an exception. The more time Sean and Ellie spend with each other the stronger the attraction gets between them. As Ellie and Sean get nearer to the truth, the more sinister the plot becomes.

Marliss Melton really loves her men and I understand why; who wouldn’t want a big, buff, tall man around all the time. May I present Sean…

Are you Burn Out?

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I want to thank Renee with Hachette for sending me this book to review.





Private Investigator, Sharon McCone last case has left her exhausted. She needs some rest, so she heads to her ranch in Yosemite. Sharon and her husband, Hy Ripinsky welcomes the quietness. Unfortunately Sharon will have to wait to see the sunset. Her ranch manager, Ramon Perez needs her assistance. Trouble has set upon his sister, Miri and her two daughters Haley and Amy. Haley was murdered and Amy and Miri have disappeared. Sharon’s investigation will lead her to the Nevada desert. This case will have Sharon digging deeper to learn about her Shoshone heritage.

Burn Out is the sequel to the Ever Running Man. I felt disconnected some what from the characters in this book. This could partially be from having not read the Ever Running Man. Even though I don’t feel like you need to read the first book in order to read Burn Out. The book started out good but after that the story did nothing for me. I lost interest in th…

Watch out for the guns Ablazing.

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I am so excited to have Mr. Rye James as a guest on my blog. Mr. James contacted me and after reading the summries for his books and the wonderful things her does with a portion of his sales I just knew I wanted him on my blog.

Below are the details about his two books in addition to an upcoming book.






My first book was The Assassin, which is a Western. It's basically a mystery western about a hired gunfighter who comes into a town and the whole town wonders who he's there for and nobody knows who hired him either. They don't know that he's also hiding a secret of his own. It was considered by a few of the major publishing houses but they ultimately decided that it wouldn't sell. They weren't interested in a new author in a genre that doesn't get a whole lot of shelf space these days. So I decided to publish it on my own. One of the things I decided to do with each book whether it's published on my own or through a publisher is that a portion of each book&…

Thread of Fear

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I want to thank Laura Griffin for sending me a copy of this book for review.

Fiona Glass is a forensic artist and one of the best in the business. She has seen and experienced a lot in her career. Fiona is ready to retire. Police Chief Jack Bowman of the Graingerville Police Department needs Fiona’s help tracking down a psychopath who is kidnapping young teenage girls. Fiona can’t resist Jack’s plea, whether it be from his persistence or his irresistible charm; all Fiona knows is that she will do everything in her power to stop a serial killer.

Fiona may work in a guy dominated career but that doesn’t mean she isn’t deserving of her dues. She has helped the police in numerous cases to help bring down the bad guys. This is what I liked the most about Fiona; she can stick it out with the best of them; in addition to being very career driven. So when I think of men in uniform being sexy, police are the farthest from my mind. After having just said this, Jack Bowman has made me rethink whe…

This Cat will Bite.

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You have got to check out this series. If you love Paranormal books then you need to read these.






Fathe Sanders is definitely not your typical college student. She is a werecat. Fathe has resisted joining her father, Greg’s pride in exchange for her independence. But not to worry as Fathe’s father would not leave his precious daughter unattended. One night Fathe gets attacked by a Stray. Strays are rogue werecats that do not belong to any pride. After that its game on as Fathe is ready to fight and the claws are coming out. Greg wants Fathe to come home where he can protect her. Now Fathe is heading home in addition to saying goodbye to her boyfriend Andrew and college life.

Female tabbies have gone missing. A group of strays are taking the tabbies but for what purpose. It’s up to Fathe and the pride to locate the tabbies before something horrible happens to them. Now all Fathe needs to do is keep her head in the game but that will be hard when she has sexy, buff, enforcer Marc keeping h…

Interview with Shobhan Bantwal

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I am happy to present my interview with Shobhan Bantwal. I read The Forbidden Daughter and loved it.



Here is a summary on The Forbidden Daughter



When a young widow refuses to comply with her in-laws' dictate to abort her unborn child, will her rebellion turn out to be the greatest mistake of her life, or a blessing in disguise? This is the story of one mother’s valiant fight to protect her daughters in a society that often frowns on female children, and the only man who will help her in her battle when the stakes become impossibly high.


THE FORBIDDEN DAUGHTER is woven around the hot-button social issue of vanishing girl children in contemporary India, where gender-based abortions and female infanticide continue to be practiced in some areas despite laws to ban the practices.






Also some information about Mrs. Bantwal




Shobhan Bantwal is the author of THE DOWRY BRIDE and THE FORBIDDEN DAUGHTER. Both novels are set in India and released by Kensington Publishing Corp. Shobhan’s short story …

It's Sam to the rescue again

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Buzz requires Sam’s assistance again. Sam travels to the World of Bergeron. Once there, Sam runs into a whole new batch of dangerous creatures that consist of a large bird like creature as well as a riddle loving dragon. When Sam finally makes her way to Buzz, she discovers that he is wounded. Luckily for Sam she won’t be alone on her journey. She will be accompanied by Buzz’s uncle, King Kaylan. Join Sam, Buzz and King Kaylan on this new wild adventure in Sam’s Quest: The Royal Trident.

It was nice to visit with Buzz and Sam again as well as be introduced to some new characters. After reading the first book, I was ready to see what new adventure Sam and Buzz would get into. Telegu, the dragon was my favorite in this book. He acted all tough like a dragon should but once you got to know him better he was actually a softie but don’t tell him that. I wish Mr. Furman the best of luck with this series as I am sure it will be a great success.




To read an excerpt and even listen to an audio of…

The Sunday Salon

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I met Adam on Good Reads. When I was thinking up some gory, scary, suspenseful treats for the month of October I just knew Adam would be perfect as a guest on my blog. I asked him and he said yes.







I asked Adam to share information about the publishing company he and his friend, Eric started. Read what Adam had to say about Snuff Books.














Hey Cheryl,

Snuff Books was launched in July 2008 by myself and "Snuff" co-author Eric Enck. We're starting from scratch and taking things slowly, with only a few projects slated in the coming months.


Our first release - Joseph McGee's "The Reaper" - hit shelves (and online outlets) in late August, and features the first novelettes in The Reaper series as well as several short stories. Joe is an active member of the Horror Writer's Association (HWA) and up and coming horror master based out of Worcester, Ma.

Up next will be "Raw: Brutality as Art," a horror/bizarro anthology with a theme of violence in the arts. From…

Book Giveaway

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I am once again hosting another book giveaway courtesy of Hachette Book Group. Thank you

This time I am giving away 5 copies of Hollywood Crows By Joseph Wambaugh


Seduction, black-market booze, burglary, and murder-not your ordinary fare for a division of peacekeeping officers, but Hollywood isn't your ordinary town. When a couple of LAPD cops find themselves caught up with a certain femme fatale, they're in for trouble. Meet Margot Aziz, the beautiful, soon-to-be-ex wife of Ali Aziz, proprietor of a Sunset Boulevard strip club. Ali has his diamond-studded fingers in multiple shady business deals-and he wants his lovely wife dead. Enter Hollywood Nate Weiss, a cop hungry for stardom and looking for love. Nate works alongside a squad of L.A.'s finest, including a duo of suntanned surfer cops, two tenacious women officers, and a wily veteran. As they all discover, Hollywood always deceives you, and love always comes packing heat.

Purchase the book here http://www.hachettebookgr…

When Will There Be Good News?

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I want to thank Carolyn O'Keefe with Hachette for sending me a copy of this book for review.




When Joanna Mason was six years old she witnesses an act so horrendous that no little girl should ever have to see. Joanna was the sole survivor of her family. Her mother, sister and brother were all murdered. Now thirty years later, the man who took Joanna’s family from her has been released from prison.

Reggie is the nanny for Dr. Hunter. Reggie and Dr. Hunter have a really good relationship, so when one day Dr. Hunter disappears, Reggie worries but it seems that Reggie is the only one that is concerned about Dr. Hunter.

Then there is Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe, she is on a mission to locate a missing person. Louise Monroe did not expect to see Jackson Brodie, a longtime friend. It seems Jackson Brodie has a mission of his own to accomplish. Before he can complete it, Brodie has a fatal accident.

There was a good connection with the characters, which helped me to stay interested…

Fatal Encryption

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Here is another author I met on GoodReads. I have discovered so many new authors on GoodReads.




All Halloween’s night is a time when ghouls, goblins and mayhem ensues for one evening. No one knows how true that is other than Zachary Ternoway. Zach is stabbed to death in his home.

Alex Bellamy keeps wondering at what point things got so bad in his life that he is at a Halloween party dressed up as Kermit the Frog. Alex ends up taking a computer analyst job at McKinley’s Department Store. Someone has hacked into the store’s computer system and encrypted files. Alex investigates what someone was looking for and why all the secrecy. All of Alex’s digging around has ruffled some feathers. If Alex doesn’t watch his step he could end up like Zach.

Alex Bellamy is a good character to have in a mystery book. He is just a normal guy that I think readers can relate to and will cheer for to always come out on top. Fatal Encryption is the second Alex Bellamy mystery book. Fatal Encryption can definit…

In Too Deep

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Gwendolyne Price is a librarian. They most action she has gotten in a long time has been from reading books. Recently Gwen has started receiving explicit, naughty notes and the only clue Gwen has is that they are signed by someone named Nemesis. The information in these notes are so raunchy that they make Gwen blush, it’s as if Nemesis knows all of Gwen’s desires. Will this game of cat and mouse get to be too much for Gwen or can she work up the nerves to meet Nemesis face to face?

Nemesis knows how to make even the quietest of women become a bad girl like Gwen. Gwen was one lucky lady to receive sex notes from Nemesis. Any guy who can make a woman blush from reading a note has got to be good looking and talented. Every time I start a Portia Da Costa book I finish it in a matter of hours. The stories are that good. As usual In Too Deep oozes so much sex appeal that it will have you yearning for more. I never have to look any farther then a Portia Da Costa book to get me in the mood. Po…

Titanics Last Secrets

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If you thought you knew everything there was about the Titanic then think again. Titanic’s Last Secrets gives readers a new; clean prospective on a famous tragedy that has captivated us all.

The dynamic team of Brad Matsen and deep sea divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler have teamed up to share their wealth of knowledge as well as in depth research on this well-known ship and in doing so they produced a wonderful book. John Chatterton and Richie Kohler travel to the wreckage of the Titanic to disprove a myth about what really happened that day.

Titanic’s Last Secrets is like a history lesson is supposed to be like… fun and exciting. From the first page, I got caught up in the anticipation as well as excitement to when Chatterton and Kohler first discovered something new about the Titanic that no one else had ever laid eyes on before. With Brad Matsen’s writing style, he made it so real that it was like I was there every step of the way. I appreciate the risks Chatterton and Kohler

Award I Received.

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Ruth over at Books Books and More Books has awarded me this fun award. Thanks

Check out her blog http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/ as it is a really nice one.


Here are the rules -
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs 4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!
So here are the blogs that I choose!


Booking Mama http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/ J. Kaye http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/ The Bookworm http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/ Becky http://nomoregrumpybookseller.blogspot.com/ Amy http://aparkavenueprincess.blogspot.com/ Lisa Roe http://onlinepublicist.net/ BookShipper http://bookshipper.blogspot.com/



What do you think of sequels?

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Tell me who you consider to be the master of suspense when it comes to producing these types of movies.



So I want to know what do you think of sequels? Do you love them, hate them, or should they ever be made and what about remakes of movies? What is your favorite horror/slasher movie or sequel? What about author.

My favorite author is Vincent Price. I remember years ago staying up late and watching a marathon of movies, starring Vincent Price.


There are so many scary movies to choice from now. Which one do you like the best? What about the gore factor.... do you have a weak stomach or don't faze you.