Pause;: Forging a Strong Mind During Wavering Times
Fiction , Reviews / March 7, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION In this irresistible compilation of short stories, Jan Per writes 27 stories of women who were pushed to their limit in different circumstances, using the events of their lives to illuminate ours. Considering – and celebrating – everything from family, marriage, motherhood, travel, friendship, and all the strength that hardship brings, Jan Per says for us here what we wish we could have said ourselves. Jan Per uses stories of women to explore what matters to most of them at different ages and stages.   REVIEWS Very inspiring stories. By Mandy Bruce March 1, 2018 (Amazon) This book contains a lot of wisdom and inspiration, particularly pertinent to women. Many beautifully written stories that captivate the reader from the first words. I highly recommend it.  

Holiday Fear
Horror , Reviews / February 2, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Six independent tales of murder, mayhem, and madness are on the menu this holiday season. As the last notes of “Auld Lang Syne” die away, a world-weary man, suffering from more than road rage, takes to the streets. During his drive, he recognizes his newest enemy: a homeless man who slighted him earlier. As a result, the driver runs him down and commits the city’s first homicide of the New Year. Elsewhere, a woman realizes that the Devil just might be in the details of a hellish contract offering a century of perpetual youth. Farther South, a man begins a birthday road trip. Unfortunately, an unscheduled stop in a not-so-friendly small town has disastrous results for this giant of the highways. In addition, a family ventriloquist act goes awry as the maniacal puppet has plans of its own. Later, as Thanksgiving approaches, an infomercial promises a deal too good to be true, unless you’re an undertaker. Finally, a man decides that he is not going to be put upon by his spouse; so, he disposes of his murdered wife’s body in a way Edgar Allan Poe would be proud of. These six holiday-centered tales are perfect for…

The Kenny Cartwright Chronicles Book 1
Childrens Books , Reviews / December 17, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Kenny Cartwright seems to be nothing more than a human lab rat to his neighbor, Rich Peterson. Although the boys have a different definition of what it means to be “best friends,” Kenny is always a willing candidate to try Rich’s potentially dangerous ideas. One day, while exploring a hill in the woods, the two boys stumble across an alarming plan of attack, aimed directly at them. Regardless of their differences, Kenny and Rich must work out the true meaning of friendship. The only way the two can survive is to unify—their lives depend on it. Their usually laid back summer will quickly turn disastrous if the two don’t work together. Their once quiet town won’t be safe again until the boys figure out their enemy’s master plan. Do they wave the white flag and give up? Or do the boys prepare for war? There are big decisions to be made for Kenny and Rich. The clock is ticking.   REVIEWS Five stars By Alexander Peacockon December 16, 2017 (Amazon) 4th and 5th grade students loved reading KCC, so did I. Each chapter starts with a famous quote leading into a short story, which makes the book…

Horror Everywhere: An Anthology of Scares Volume 1
Horror , Reviews / December 2, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION   A book that holds a deadly secret. A violin that cannot be destroyed. A peephole that reveals true evil. A daughter with a lethal distaste for her parents. A watchful eye. Turn down the lights and enjoy these ten tales of the macabre as you find there is… Horror Everywhere   REVIEW Horror fans will love sinking their teeth into this one! From a young age, horror has been a companion for author Riley J. Pierce. It has been her longest love, and the thing that has kept her searching for what really goes bump in the night. From the classic monster to the teen slasher movies, she adores them all. She hopes that through the eyes of one horror fan to another, you’ll begin to ‘see the potential frights all around you’. She says that, ‘true horror fans can look at the simplest thing and turn it into something sinister.’ And that’s exactly what she has put into in this first anthology. The author weaves intense tales of horror, mystery, and suspense, with intriguing twists and turns that easily captivates the reader’s attention from the beginning. Amelia’s Secret, Enchantment of the Strings, Blind Date, Dinner…

Pacific Cove: Testament of Faith ( Christian Inspirational) Book 2
Fiction / June 17, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Jason and Naomi Sanders suffer a series of devastating events that will test their strength, faith, and their hope for the future. Can they stay strong and recover from their hardship? When what is important to them is threatened, they lean on one another and close friends for support. Will they be able to heal and rebuild their life? Will Naomi finally walk the path that God has chosen for her? With trust in God comes healing, peace and blessings beyond anything they could have ever imagined. REVIEW There are trails, tribulations and triumphs in this page turner!, 17 Jun. 2017 Pacific Cove: Testament of Faith is a well crafted story about life, love, hardships and faith. This is the follow up to the author’s first book in the series:Pacific Cove: Haunted Visions (Christian Mystery) Book 1. And, I would imagine that fans of the inspirational Christian romance genre will love having a nibble on this one! This is my second time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed yet again. The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written…

Come to the Nightmare (Eternal Nexus Book 1)
Science Fiction / March 10, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION “Come to the Nightmare” is set in a universe where many figures and people from Earth’s own history have been thrust together along with varying levels of technology, from the stone age to contemporary times and even beyond. The first short of this series details events surrounding an alliance between Frederick the Great of Prussia and King Karl XII of Sweden as the latter attempts to rout the two others claiming the throne of Sweden: Gustov Adolf and Erik IX. Approximate read time: 33-41 minutes. REVIEW A well crafted Sci-Fi fantasy tale, By Piaras 10 Mar. 2017 Come to the Nightmare is a well crafted Sci-Fi fantasy tale. And I would imagine that fans of this genre will love sinking their teeth into this one! This is my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed. The story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that really make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I look for in a good book.…

Pixie And The Green Book Mystery (Pixie Book Mystery 1)
Childrens Books , Reviews / March 4, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION It’s the launch of an exciting new early chapter book series. Pixie’s school day is an apple disaster, but a trip to the library changes everything. When Pixie happens on a mysterious green book at her library, she discovers the fairytales have come to life out of their books. But danger is lurking. And it’s up to this book loving hero to save them from the evil Book Guardian. Can she get them safely back in their books before it’s too late? Or will the world of fairytales come to an end? – The clock is ticking. Tick! Tock! Follow Pixie as she embarks on a jumbled-up fantastical quest to save library books. REVIEW A Spectacular Flight of the Imagination! Reviewed on Amazon by Piaras March 2, 2017 Pixie and the Green Book Mystery is about a nine-year-old girl called Pixie (whose real name is Marigold) as she interacts with some well known fairytale characters. Not only does Pixie interact with the characters, but the characters also interact with each other from the different fairytales. 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…

Harables : Short Stories 2
Fiction , Reviews / March 4, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Haidji, author of SG Suicide Game, Life into Mist, Fancy & Adriaan, Harables – Short Stories 1 and Ines’ Words now brings us Harables – Short Stories 2, with fifteen new stories. Each story showcases Haidji’s unique voice and imagery, including “The Gondola Walker”, “Lob’s Castle”, “The Blue Spot”, “Final Destination” and “Candles”. True to Haidji’s form, this book is beautiful and magical. You’ll want to read each story more than once, to uncover all Haidji’s meanings. Entering Haidji’s world, you will find hope, love and wonderful mysteries. REVIEW “You rarely know what creates the beauty you see in front of you.” Author, Haidji, writes with a subtle and artistic touch. These stories are stylishly written, skillfully drawn, lyrical and yet thought-provoking. Harables: Short Stories 2 is a collection of tales that imparts wisdom and demands reflection. I found myself absorbing the messages imparted rather than just reading for the sake of reading. This book will take you on a compelling journey that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page. A book which has been beautifully written and is ultimately a book you simply can’t put down. I, for one, feel all the…

Harables: Short Stories 1
Fiction , Reviews / March 2, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Haidji’s first collection of short stories, Harables – Short Stories 1, brings together eighteen of Haidji’s short stories. Each story is prefaced by a quote from the story, such as: “To be shaped for life is never easy…”; “Life seemed to be just a letter, or a few words, in the metaphor of the Earth’s biography”; “All lines are drawings!”; “For the Earth to survive, for the human race to survive, we need to overcome our own survivor instinct”. Readers will have their own favorites among these amusing, delightful and thought-provoking tales. Everyone will appreciate Haidji’s unique eye for detail and imagery and enjoy her sometimes unexpected conclusions. REVIEW Author, Haidji, writes with a subtle and artistic touch. These short stories are elegantly written, skillfully drawn, almost poetic and yet thought-provoking. Harables: Short Stories 1 is a collection of tales that communicates wisdom and demands reflection. I found myself absorbing the messages imparted rather than just reading for the sake of reading. While I enjoyed reading all of the stories, if I had to pick a favorite it would be ‘The Invisible Girl – a Christmas Tale.’ Not sure why, but it seemed to stay with me more…

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