Hidden Religion – A Novel

  What is stronger? A man’s beliefs or his survival instinct? When the rational gives you a death sentence, the irrational becomes your best friend. When Alnor Loro, a 25-year-old, learns that he has a terminal illness, no amount of brightness of the day can stop his world from falling apart. Desperation and hopelessness force him to make the only decision he believes right – leave everything and everyone he has ever known behind and spend his last years on a long vacation in England. As chance would have it, he won’t be going through this journey alone, after all. Befriending a mysterious girl, who undermines his reasoning, makes him second-guess the actual fatality of his illness and question everything he has ever believed (or has never believed) in. Upon hearing about a special place and a hidden religion that can bring about his full recovery, Alnor is increasingly convinced that this girl is far from sane. Nevertheless, since there is nothing left to lose, Alnor lets curiosity (and hope, perhaps?) get the better of him and finds himself on a spiritual journey during which everything seems to be possible. What is the right way when there is no way?…

Pixie And The Green Book Mystery (Pixie Mystery 1)
Children's Books / November 2, 2018

It’s the new and improved Pixie And The Green Book Mystery. Young readers will join Pixie, our second grade hero, on a quest to save the fairy tales. It’s an apple disaster day of school, but a trip to the local library changes everything. A mysterious book has brought the characters to life out of their books. But getting them safely back in their stories won’t be easy, with the evil Book Guardian trolling the library. Buckle up for an action-packed, fantastical, wacky, journey. A unique and wonderful fairy tale Pixie and the Green Book Mystery (updated version) is about a nine-year-old girl called Pixie (whose real name is Marigold) as she interacts with some well-known fairy-tale characters. Not only does Pixie interact with the characters, but the characters also interact with each other from the different fairy-tales. We have Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, the Seven Dwarfs and others, who find that their stories have been jumbled up. It’s up to Pixie to save the day. Of course, there’s also a bad guy who she must contend with! This was a very enjoyable and entertaining story. The writing style was engaging and very entertaining. As I read through the pages…

The Magical Kingdom of Ing: An Enchanting Tale of Fairies and Dragons
Children's Books / September 2, 2018

Susan Brougher combines imagination with rhyming lyrics to create The Kingdom of Ing—an enchanted place where dragons are playful and kind, and where fairies abound, surrounding the kingdom with magical powers. In this sweet tale of hope, Queen Arabella dreams of a baby to love, while a baby dreams of a mother to love him. The fairies have been summoned. The fairy queen, Alannah, has chosen her very best team—Tea Cup, Looking Glass, and Busy Bee—to work together to bring a bundle of joy into the kingdom. Susan’s charming lyrics encourage parents to have fun reading to their children while providing motivation for the children to begin reading for themselves. She helps young readers to use their counting skills as they find the number of “ing’s” on each page. Her many inventive “ing” words will enhance a young child’s vocabulary. In Susan’s first book, The Strongest Bond, she writes how the wave of a magic wand changed a scullery maid into Cinderella. In her book of poems, The Magic of Christmas—The Magic of Love, her favorite doll, Tinker Bell, sprinkled fairy dust as she flew. In this book, through the use of whimsical illustrations, Susan artfully unfolds the common story…