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Deadly Appraisal
by Jane Cleland

Deadly Appraisal is the second in the series by Jane K. Cleland that features the amateur sleuth Josie Prescott.

Josie runs an antique consignment shopl, and is quickly becoming known in the community. This offers up an opportunity to exploit her expertise when Maisy Gaylor of the Portsmouth Women’s Guild asks Josie to sponsor a charity dinner and antique auction. While anxiously awaiting for Maisy Gaylor to name the winner she ends up dead, someone has poisoned her wine. Who would want to kill Maisy? Or was the poisoned wine even intended for Maisy or someone else? Perhaps it was intended for Josie, and if so, Why?

Deadly Appraisal is a murder mystery that will have you guessing who the killer is until the end. The author has a gift for her genre and is to be applauded. Her characters are well defined and believable. This is a series that everyone will enjoy and is great entertainment.

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The Dark Tide
by Andrew Gross
ISBN: 9780061143427
William Morrow
An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Reviewed by Terry South, Quality Book Reviews

The Dark Tide is Andrew Gross’ second solo novel which is due to go on sale on 3/18/08.

Andrew Gross delivers an ingenious and intricately layered plot, while still creating convincing personal journeys for his characters. The Dark Tide delivers a tantalizing and intriguing story packed with shocking twists that will keep you guessing and begging for more. Gross is a master storyteller and demands attention.

The Dark Tide is a riveting, mind blowing story full of twist and turns. The author draws the reader in and I found myself trying to piece the puzzling story together through to the very end. A true page turner, I was unable to put this one down as it demands to be finished.

** Warning ** Do not continue reading as the following review contains spoilers.

The Dark Tide takes place in Greenwich, Conneticut among the wealthy. It begins with the Friedman family which consists of Charles, Karen and their two children Samantha and Alex. The Friedman’s lives are about to become explosive with the unfolding of the story. Literally there is an explosion at Grand Central Station where Charles Friedman is presumed dead, however, Karen holds out hope; thinking Charlie can come out of this like he does with everything else in life. Karen brings herself to finally watch the documentary one year after the explosion of Grand Central Station. What she finds is astounding, heart stopping and she finds herself watching the same frame over and over. Is her husband really alive? Did he survive, or is it her imagination playing tricks on her?

Karen finds herself searching for the truth and what she finds is $250 million worth of heartache; she is thrown into a whirlwind of international scams, losses of funds, lies, conspiracy and murder.

Karen’s life is turned upside down and she is drawn into the shock of her life, she seeks help from the Greenwich detective Ty Hauck. As the story futher unfolds I found myself hoping that Karen and Ty become involved in more than just the search for Charlie. Andrew Gross takes the characters across the Caribbean with beautiful detail, with the warmth of the sun, the beautiful waters, and the many islands through his vivid details.

The characters are finely tuned, compelling and memorable and you will find yourself caught up within the lives of the characters, I found myself in Karen’s shoes throughout the story. I could feel what she was feeling, Andrew Gross has developed such great characters that you feel as if you are in the shoes of the main character who I felt was the telling the story (Karen Friedman).

Karen through the help of Ty finds that her husband is indeed alive and feels cheated, and is consumed with the question of Why? Has the last eighteen years of her life with her husband Charles been a lie? What was he doing? Why did he lie, could he not trust her with the truth? Was there another woman? Why disappear and let her and and the children believe he was dead? She was determined to find him and find out for herself.

The Dark Tide is explosive action, intriguing, compelling and suspenseful thriller packed with enticing twists and turns to keep you on the edge. The author has created a powerful thriller that tantalizes with a sense of suspense and a steady flow of action. Gross has done a fantastic job in creating a story that is thought provoking and wraps everthing up effortlessly.

If you are in the market for an explosive read that will leave you thinking and talking for days after reading THIS IS IT!

It has been a great pleasure to be able to read and provide a review and I look forward to all of Andrew Gross’ future publications.

The ARC contained some typographical errors which should not be within the pages of the final published copy.

Strong language was used throughout for those that maybe offended. But please do not allow this to deter you, THIS IS AN EXPLOSIVE READ!!!

Andrew Gross web pages:


I wanted to thank Harper Collins for the ARC of “The Dark Tide” by Andrew Gross, it has been a great pleasure reading such an explosive read. I cannot convey how much I enjoyed reading this, I think Andrew Gross has out done himself with this one and has set such a high standard and I truly love his work.

I have already spread the word through family, friends and co-workers and they are ready to hit the stores on 3/18/08.

The cover is also an attention getter as everyone has asked is the jacket designed that way or did you tear the jacket, so a great idea of grabbing everyone’s attention.

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This is directed to the authors as well as our readers and reviewers.

Authors how do you feel about this new device (Amazon Kindle)? Are you for it or against its use?
I understand that the Kindle is growing in demand and that they are out of stock but are working on these devices as quickly as possible.

I have heard mixed reviews from many who have already bought these devices and other than a few glitches with holding the device in place in its softcover, I have heard no complaints. Actually it is all a buzz of how easy it is to take your device with you where you go and that the downloads are quick, wireless and automatic to the Kindle device.

I have placed an order for mine but I still have not heard when they project a shipment date as of yet. I have always turned down reading ebooks for the simple fact of sitting behind a computer all day, now they have developed this mobile device that is so simple to change the font size making it adaptable to the readers needs.

They have newspapers, magazines that can automatically be downloaded onto the Kindle for a fraction of the monthly cost. You can even subscribed to certain blogs which will automatically download onto the device – all of this is being done wirelessly.

I am actually in a hurry to get my new Kindle device in my hot little hands to see how much better it is that picking up books and carrying with me.

I would like to have others thoughts and feelings on the Amazon Kindle:
Just come on in and give us your thoughts and opinions (whether good or bad)

Authors are you requesting that your novels be available in the Kindle format?

Product Overview from Amazon:
  • Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
  • Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
  • Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
  • Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
  • More than 100,000 books available, including more than 90 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.
  • New York Times® Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
  • Holds over 200 titles.
  • Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
  • Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
  • No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
  • Includes free wireless access to the planet’s most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—Wikipedia.org.
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Included in the box: Kindle wireless reader, Book cover, Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable

Thank you,

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Here is a short list of currently available books from amazon which we have downloaded for free:

1. Starfirst: First to Fight

2. The Demon Awakens

3. When Night Falls

4. Fireflies in December

5. A Kiss of Shadows

6. The Hunters

7. Bound for the Holidays

8. By Reason of Insanity

9. Unbreakable

10. Witch and Wizard (preview of the first 20 chapters)

11. On the Heels of Evil

12. Giving Chase

13. The Templar Legacy

14. The Christmas Bus

15. 72 Hours

16. The Music of Razors

17. Skeeter: A Cat Tale

18. Urge To Kill

19. The Foreign Correspondent

20. Shopping for Time

21. Meta Game

22. I Heart Bloomberg

23. Changelings

24. Perdido Street Station

25. Paradox I

26. The Keeper

27. According to Jane

28. Full Moon Rising

29. The Whiskey Rebels

30. Queen of the Orcs

31. The Sari Shop Window

32. Raising Jake

33. The Briar King

34. The Brass Bed

35. The New Oxford American Dictionary

36. President Barack Obama’s

37. Killing Joe

38. Worst Enemies/Best Friends

39. Haley’s Cabin

40. Manifold: Time

41. The Angel Experiment

42. My Soul to Lose

43. Darkfever

44. Paranoia

45. My Sisters Keeper

46. Free Weights and Measures

47. Free Acupressure Guide

48. Pacific Avenue

49. Soul Identity

50. Nurse Jackie on Showtime

51. The Hope of Glory

52. For Love of Mother Not

53. Seducing Jane Porter

54. Magic Kingdom for Sale

55. Star Wars: Lost Tribe

56. Deception

57. Dead Man’s Rain

58. Serial

59. Dracula’s Guest

60. 1901-2100 Monthly Calendar

61. The Haunted House

62. Weapons of Choice

63. Elric: The Stealer of Souls

64. The Merchant of Death

65. Kiss of Midnight

66. Kindle 2 User’s Guide

67. The Cook’s Illustrated Handbook

68. The Idiot Girl and the Flaming

69. Blood Engines

70. Persuader

71. Assassin’s Apprentice

72. His Majesty’s Dragon

73. Red Mars

74. The Babysitter’s Code

75. The Wild’s Call

76. The Keeper of Eternity

77. Still Waters

78. Baby Bonanza

79. The Bride’s Baby

80. Hide in Plain Sight

81. Irresistible Forces

82. Slow Hands

83. Speed Dating

84. Price of Passion

85. Kiss Me Deadly

86. Snowbound

87. A Very Special Delivery

88. Dancing in the Moonlight

89. Once a Cowboy

90. Stranded with a Spy

91. His Lady Mistress

92. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch

93. Summer’s Path

94. Homspun Bride

95. Free-Range Chickens

96. Caught Stealing

97. Six Bad Things: A Novel

98. A Dangerous Man: A Novel

99. Murder List

100. Prague: A Novel

(this is only 100 of what we have downloaded, there are so many free books offered from Amazon and they constantly change the free books, check amazon often, as some of the above listed books are no longer free and must be purchased).

Free books are available on the web for the new amazon Kindle.

Here are a few sites and we will be adding others as they are discovered.












Children’s books:

Keep checking back as we will add more sites as they become available.

Enjoy your new Kindle!

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High Way From Hell
by Moonstone Star White

High Way From Hell by Moonstone Star White is a self-help book which is compelling and a profoundly insightful book into the inner mechanisms of emotion and how they drive us in all aspects of our lives. There is no true way to provide the outstanding review this read deserves. I would suggest you pick up a copy and read this one for yourself and experience the powerful, honest awareness of yourself. Once you have read this you will be picking up copies for your family and friends, as this is compelling and life enriching read.

High Way From Hell will stir emotions in the reader while providing you with the techniques for releasing anger, being able to forgive ourselves as well as others, and for working with our mistakes as well as our emotions rather than becoming a victim to them. The author presents us with a personal and all encompassing wisdom into how the inner journey can bring great joy, success and self-awareness, but that we must be ready and willing to go through our own emotions to get there by transforming emotions to facing truths we would rather ignore to working with karma, forgiveness and grace. The author provides us with the tools to gain insights and make our own journey to a more pleasant and better way of living. The author brings us in and gives us the inner workings to help us heal the total body including mind and spirit. Allowing us to heal ourselves from the inside out and providing useful insight into the workings of how to obtain this in a satisfying way allowing for gratification.

I highly recommend this book as it will inspire you and will enrich your life.

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St Barts Breakdown

Oceanview Publishing (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1-933515-12-0 (1933515120) ISBN-13: 978-1-933515-12-0 (1933515120) Publication Date: March 2008 List Price: $24.95

Reviewed by: Sean Caplett

St Barts Breakdown Synopsis provided by the publisher:
Rock and roll journalist Mick Sever is back with a new assignment: interview music legend Danny Murtz. Murtz’s walls are lined with platinum records, but his closet is full of skeletons. Known for producing an unbelievable string of hits, Murtz is also tied to a string of disappearances. Seems a number of Murtz’s romantic conquests have vanished into thin air. After his latest incident, Murtz conveniently retreats to his secluded St. Barts villa. Before Mick can hop a plane to the island, he’s nearly run down by a speeding car. Coincidence? Maybe, but hitmaker Danny Murtz and near misses go hand in hand. After receiving anonymous threats, Murtz is convinced: someone wants to bring him down. Even his longtime secretary Nancy, and attorney/manager/cleaner-upper Harvey Schwartz are suspect. And that meddlesome Mick Sever is digging too deep.

If Danny Murtz has his way, Mick will only need a one-way ticket to paradise. Because if Mick isn’t careful, his next column will be an obituary – his obituary. Sun, sand and a psychopath: it’s a deadly mix.


As the title suggest the setting is St. Barts island.

St Barts Breakdown has a mix but not a deadly mix, the mix is of suspense, mystery with added humor. St Barts Breakdown is the fourth in the series by Don Bruns and is a Mick Sever Mystery. The writer keeps us uniquely informed throughout the story leaving no guess work. The story is based on the fact that there have never been any murders in St. Barts.

The author has crafted an intriguing story and the characters are believable, some characters you will find yourself loving while some you will hate; the author has a knack of bringing life to his characters. The author has woven a few twists to the plot which provides for an interesting end.

St. Barts Breakdown is an entertaining read and is highly recommended. I found that this was difficult to put down and am anxious to read all the others in the series.

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The Last Miracle Mile
by Mary Moon
Reviewed by Terry South for Quality Book Reviews

The Last Miracle Mile / by Mary Moon

The Last Miracle Mile is a true story which is so compelling and so inspirational it’s a guaranteed must read. Have you ever been in some type of an abusive relationship? If you answered yes or you know someone who has I highly recommend you pick up a copy today.

The Last Miracle Mile is such a heartfelt story and sends a much needed message to everyone who has had some type of abuse touch their lives. This book will help lift your spirit and make you soar to a new level.

This is not your typical self help book but is an inspiring true story of the Author’s childhood experience of abuse. I myself have lived a past life of very abusive relationships and the words and inspiration this book derives is unbelievable. It has given me a sense of peace and the inspiration to put life in a new perspective; I notice my life has improved since reading this one.

I recommend this book to everyone especially those who have been touched by violence. This book would make a perfect gift for friends, loved ones or someone you know who has also been touched by violence. Again this is a strong compelling and inspirational story to help pull you up and take your life back with pride. This book will demonstrate to you how to break the chain of violence.

Mary Moon teaches you in her own unique style about the grief cycle, co-dependency, boundaries and the cycle of verbal abuse; she’ll teach you how your insecurities, your low self-esteem, poor sense of self-worth and low self image were developed, and she’ll teach you how to refrain from the negativities in your life. You will no longer be the victim; you will raise above all the pain and sorrow and become the person you need to be. You will be the survivor and will prevail.

I do BELIEVE this is the best book I have EVER READ!!!!! I strongly believe this is one story that demands to be read by all! I believe that The Last Miracle Mile should be on the Best Seller List EVERYWHERE!!!

5 Star review *****

Terry / Quality Book Reviews

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Humanity’s Edge
by Tamara Wilhite
Reviewed by Marsha Sellers for Quality Book Reviews

Humanity’s Edge was a little weird for me, a very different type of story. My thoughts and feelings about this book.

The author Tamara Wilhite is definately able to express herself and make you look at things in her own perspective. She is well spoken and appears to truly believe what she is writing.

This book consists of several short stories, mainly portraying people’s existance on other planets or their survival dealing with the after effects of some horrible event–such as the resulting effects of human technology experimenting with eartquakes, which caused tidal waves of death all over the continent due to gas emissions, or human cloning on other planets. One of her stories – Cathedral- is about genetics and experimental drugs.

I found it very hard to concentrate while reading this book, it is “out there”. I just couldn’t stay focused at all with this one. Me, personally I would not recommend it for anyone other than someone who is really into this type of thing. This author I feel is writing for educated and scientific people, not ordinary everyday people like me.

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My space Her space

Author: Michael Ferguson
ISBN: 0-9747463-0-4

Publisher: Inner soul

Reviewed by: Marsha Sellers for Quality Book Reviews

This book is delicious!! I truly enjoyed reading this book, it is nice to see love from a mans point of view and Michael is excellent with his words.

While reading this book I was totally absorbed in it. It is a little x-rated, but leaves you wanting more!!

There are lots of people who play on Myspace, including myself, I truly believe this story has actually happened, and can happen to people within Myspace pages.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. I am not a big fan of romance books, but this book is a wonderful read that will leave you wanting more.

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by Sandra Brown

Homicide detective Duncan Hatcher is a gung-ho, and sometimes sort of a rogue cop who pushes all the issues to the fullest envelope content. When he sees outlandish criminal Robert Savich released by Judge Cato Laird when Hatcher knew there was enough evidence on this man to put him away for a long time, he becomes obsessed at finding more evidence to keep Savich off the streets. DeeDee Bowen is Hatcher’s partner. She is very gung-ho but not to the extent of Hatcher. She has to attempt to calm Hatcher down when he allows his anger to get into his official police work. The situation intensifies when several connected with Savich’s past and present life turn up missing or dead. Everyone knows that Savich is a bad criminal capable of anything, but since Judge Laird had released him the police had to dig deeper to find solid evidence on Savich. Savich was extremely careful not to leave a trail of evidence that would lead to him for any of the crimes he is suspected of committing. When the police delve into these older disappearances Judge Laird seems to be involved somehow in most of them. One night Judge Laird’s house was broken into and his lovely wife, Elise, shot and killed the man in the judge’s study. A strange trail of evidence was found in the house. Elise had gone downstairs from their bedroom to get some milk, as she did many nights due to “sleeplessness!” She claims she heard a noise as she moved around the downstairs area. She grabbed a hidden gun and claimed that the burglar shot at her, missed her, and she shot and killed him. Hatcher was one of the many law authorities that arrived but Hatcher was having a hard time taking his eyes and mind off of the so gorgeous Elise Laird, making his concentration on the actual case very hard. But between he, DeeDee, and all the other law enforcement agency people that were to work on this high profile case, things return to a huge workload for all involved. Hatcher was fine until he thought or saw Elise Laird. He was caught on her. The authorities were finding too many pieces of evidence, some possibly just coincidence, linking Judge Laird to Savich. This made Hatcher and Bowen delve into old mysterious murder cases that seemed to connect to the judge. Duncan and DeeDee made a great team seemingly to know what is on the others mind while investigating. DeeDee only had qualms regarding Hatcher’s actions some times. When Elise goes missing Hatcher goes even more radical than before. He has to find this woman for who he has so many feelings. At this point I don’t want to ruin any of the many plots and twists and turns in Ricochet. Sandra Brown has come through with another top story. The surprises go to the very end. The reader can follow the story easily the way the author has written it. I have always enjoyed her books especially the crime stories. Her characters are real and their actions place you in the midst of every crime scene and interrogation. Sandra Brown has developed an ingeneous plot that delivers with constant surprises throughout the story. This is a must read.

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The Woods
by: Harlan Coben
ISBN: 0525950125

Story of four teens who attend summer camp take off into the woods one evening to never return. Two are discovered dead, two have vanished and presumed dead. Were all four of the teens victims of the serial killer? As the story plays out, the two discovered dead teens are placed to rest and funeral services held, but what of the other two missing teens, where are their bodies? Are they really dead or hiding for their lives?

Harlan Coben has penned a whopper of an action packed thriller which is evident by the strong story line. There are many twists and the story tends to delve into other avenues that may at times take you away from the main theme, so pay close attention for the astounding end to this one. Not to be missed, an overall excellent read.

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The Society of S
Susan Hubbard

A wonderful coming of age tale of a girl’s struggles with the end of the innocence while dealing with adolescence and being a mixed breed offspring (of vampire and of mortal). Her father is a vampire and her mother a mortal, now Ari must decide her fate, does she wish to follow her father and become a vampire or does she wish to be mortal? Ari sets out to find her mother and to make her decision, the majority of the tale is Ari’s search for her mother. If you enjoy vampire tales you will enjoy The Society of S, others may find this an enjoyable read while others will put this one away after a few chapters.
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Creation In Death
by: J.D. Robb

Another great hit in the”In Death” series which is a futuristic setting taking place in 2060.

I am a great fan of Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb and she never disappoints, I highly recommend this entire series. J.D. Robb is a master of her genre and all her stories are entertaining and must reads.

Five Stars to the “In Death” series.

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Beginner’s Greek
by: James Collins

Holly and Peter meet on a flight from New York to Los Angeles and are immediately attracted to one another. At some inner level, they each know they met their life mate. This is an amusing chick lit romance in which one thing leads to another. Peter loses her number and years later Holly marries Peter’s best friend, will Holly and Peter ever realize they belong together or is it too late.

You will love the more surprising twists and turns in the lives of the various characters in this romance. You will be amazed at the surprises that will pop up throughout and some unexpected happenings you will never see coming your way.

You will want to pick up a copy of “Beginner’s Greek” as this is an amusing romantic read and demands to be read. No secrets or story lines revealed in this review, you will want to enjoy this one and discuss with your friends. A very entertaining read. And written by a male, so romance still can thrive where least expected from the male’s perspective.

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The 13th Demon: Altar of the Spiral Eye
by: Bruce Hennigan

iUniverse (2006)
ISBN 9780595403967

Looking for a page turner that you will not be able to put down, here it is. Once you begin this one make sure you have time to finish or be prepared to be late to school, work, or where ever you may need to be. This is a gripping page turner page after page from beginning to end.

The story begins as a man comes crawling up the beach and finds his way to a woman’s home needing help. He has been severely beaten and left to die by the ocean. The man slips into a coma to awaken without any memory later in the hospital. Upon being discharged from the hospital he has no recollection or any memory of who he is and has no where to go, he accepts a job as a caretaker for a physician and falls for his daughter April.

On the eve of their engagement, Jonathan returns to the condo to find the doctor almost dead at the hands of a madman and no sign of his fiancée. Finding her alive and unharmed, Jonathan attempts to escape the madman who had done such violence, only to have them both caught and April killed before Jonathan is able to kill the man, who is actually a demon. As April lay dying in his arms, she told Jonathan that the demon had said that he had to kill Jonathan before he destroyed all of his kind. With her last breath, she begs Jonathan to fight the evil.

And so the quest begins, but where does one look to find the demons and to prevent evil?

An excellent entertaining read that demands to be finished once the first page has been read. An astounding 5 stars!

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Smile for me, I’m crying
by Mark Raney
Reviewed by Gary for Quality Book Reviews


Keith Englund, mature and focused, heads full force into a relationship with Deborah. He soon discovers that there is much more to Deborah than he can possibly understand. He realizes the dangers of their relationship, yet he is drawn to her and to her two small children. Mark Raney, author of sea adventure and commercial fishing, breaks away from his tales of the sea and writes a romantic and intriguing story.


A story with strong believable characters. This one is more for the ladies in my opinion as it is a romance. A good story with a good plot just not my kind of read.

The story is well written and the author has done a great job and would highly recommend this to the female gender and some males may also like this one as well.

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Bad Blood
by Pat Whitaker

Bad Blood is the first by Pat Whitaker. Usually with the first publication of a new writer you wonder if it is worth picking up and reading, well this one is well worth picking up. The author has penned a murder mystery like no other, it is written in present tense and contains a wealth of twist and turns. The author has the ability to draw you into the story and leaves you yearning for more.

The setting is England, and the author himself was born in England. He has the gift of vivid detail and the senses he arouses in you as you read is remarkable.

Upon finishing this one I was in awe and cannot wait to read future works from this author.

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Punishment and Sacrifice
by John Reid

Synopsis (from the publisher): The children we abuse today could become the monsters of tomorrow. This is the story of child abuse and the nightmare it can create both in the present and the future. It parallels and distorts what is madness and what is sanity until the line becomes blurred beyond recognition. Dr. Jack Barker: respected psychologist, loving father, responsible neighbor, serial killer? Under his mask of sanity he is driven to commit his monstrous acts in a game of cat and mouse and justifies it all by the wrongs that are done to him in the present and were perpetrated on him in his childhood. Mike Swanson: broken recovering alcoholic police detective who has seen too many atrocities human beings can do to each other. Will he be able to stop the monster in this case or be consumed by his own demons from his past. When these two worlds collide in a cataclysmic explosion, the battle will not only be over who will survive but how to live with the nightmarish truth that ties each together in the bondage of the past.


Punishment and Sacrifice is based upon child abuse and the effects it brings later in life. The author has written this to show the relation of the potential long term consequences of abuse/child abuse. This book will make you think about how you treat your children as well as think of how others treat their children.

I found this to be a page turner and could not put it down until I had finished, I just had to know how this one ended. I have heard mixed reviews on this one, some people love it and could not put it down until completed while others hated it and found it outrageous and poorly penned. So my advice is to read this one and make your own determination, as everyone knows what someone loves others will not like, you be the judge.

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The Dead Whisperer On
by TL Hines

Back in October we had an incomplete review due to the pages of the ARC that was sent to us being repetitive, we have since received a corrected copy and below is the review of one of our reviewers. Thank you for your patience.

“The Dead Whisper On” will appeal to anyone who likes a good mystery with fast-paced action. The author uses this story to instill in the reader that one person’s actions, whether intentional or unintentional, can greatly impact future events. Hines effectively utilizes the well-known symbols of shadows and light to represent the battle between the forces of evil and good.

The main message in this book is to never give up hope no matter how dark things may become. Trusting in oneself and learning to trust in others can lead to a wonderful outcome. Letting go of things that have hurt us in the past and making peace with those who have wronged us is the only way to attain and happy and healthy lifestyle.

“The Dead Whisperer On” is another page turner which will keep you up through to the end all while delivering a great message.

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And Another Thing! Maxine on Life, Love and Losers
by John Wagner

I love Maxine and am totally amused by her cranky commentaries on life. In this book Maxine is back at it and her cranky attitude towards life, love and losers shines through.

Maxine will always bring a smile to your face, Maxine was born in 1986 through the hand of J Wagner for Hallmark Shoebox card line and from there she has grown into ornaments, cards, books, coffee cups, paintings just to name a few. Need a bit of humor pick up one of the great Maxine books and she will turn stressful situations into a good chuckle!


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Body Surfing
by Anita Shreve

Body Surfing opens with the description of a beach house and a woman swimming, body surfing on the ocean’s waves. Anita Shreve’s latest novel picks up on previous themes she has explored which include-love, loss, marriage, and the ocean. This is a story of Sydney, a young woman who is lost, and finds herself the tutor to a teenage daughter at her family’s summer beach house. Sydney has had a traumatic past which involves two marriages one of which ended in a divorce and the other which left her as a widow. This story is unique and is an enjoyable read with delightful characters which are presented as strong individuals that you can relate to and are believable.

I would recommend this one for your book club there is also a reading group guide which can be located at the following web address:



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A Treasury of Regrets
By Susanne Alleyn
Reviewed by Terry, Quality Book Reviews

A Treasury of Regrets begins with the death of the head of a seemingly well-off family, and the accusation and arrest of a simple servant girl who is accused not only of the murder but of attempting to poison the whole family despite the complete lack of motive.

Alleyn weaves a twisty, fascinating narrative filled with lots of secrets, more deaths in the family, and great scenes as Aristide searches for the truth. A Treasury of Regrets is a fascinating historical mystery set in France just after the Revolution. You as the reader will see how the people adapt to the changes that came about. Aristide is an interesting character who cares that justice is served as he goes out of his way to prove the servant is innocent even when the legal system tries to stop him. Susanne Alleyn provides a great tale that brings to life late eighteenth century France during a troubling fledgling attempt to legalize a fair justice system.

Alleyn writes the story with a strong and steady pace, voice, dialogue, and a narrative which is beautifully written which brings enjoyment to this fascinating read. She has developed a procedural with interesting plot twists which will amaze you and keep you guessing in this fascinating look into post-revolutionary Paris.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Scholastic Books
320 Pages

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.

All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley — a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry — and anyone who reads about him — will find unforgettable.

For it’s there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Scholastic Books
352 Pages

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself!

Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban
Scholastic Books
448 Pages

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing 13 people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Black’s downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, “He’s at Hogwarts… he’s at Hogwarts.” Harry Potter isn’t safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Scholastic Books
752 Pages

It’s the pivotal fourth novel in the seven-part tale of Harry Potter’s training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that’s supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. Unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal — even by wizarding standards.

And in his case, different can be deadly.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Scholastic Books
870 Pages

I say to you all, once again–in the light of Lord Voldemort’s return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust.

So spoke Albus Dumbledore at the end of Harry Potter’s fourth year at Hogwarts. But as Harry enters his fifth year at wizard school, it seems those bonds have never been more sorely tested. Lord Voldemort’s rise has opened a rift in the wizarding world between those who believe the truth about his return, and those who prefer to believe it’s all madness and lies–just more trouble from Harry Potter.

Add to this a host of other worries for Harry…

  • A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a personality like poisoned honey
  • A venomous, disgruntled house-elf
  • Ron as keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch team
  • And of course, what every student dreads: end-of-term Ordinary Wizarding Level exams

…and you’d know what Harry faces during the day. But at night it’s even worse, because then he dreams of a single door in a silent corridor. And this door is somehow more terrifying than every other nightmare combined.

In the richest installment yet of J. K. Rowling’s seven-part story, Harry Potter confronts the unreliability of the very government of the magical world, and the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.

Despite this (or perhaps because of it) Harry finds depth and strength in his friends, beyond what even he knew; boundless loyalty and unbearable sacrifice.

Though thick runs the plot (as well as the spine), readers will race through these pages, and leave Hogwarts, like Harry, wishing only for the next train back.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Scholastic Books
652 Pages

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Arthur A. Levine Books
759 Pages

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Immortal Bonds
by Dawn Scovill

Immortal Bonds is superbly crafted and a compelling story of the supernatural. Immortal Bonds is the debut novel, and Scovill is a master storyteller. The story is of an immortal woman Jane, who is forced to leave behind everything she loves to become mortal again; she disappears from her husband’s yacht, later her husband Rand is suspected of killing his wife, but she is not deceased. This is a great work of fiction that is not to be missed. Scovill has developed a great plot and story line that makes this a page turner.

Immortal Bonds is fast paced and a guaranteed engaging and credible read. Highly recommended and I look forward to more from this author.

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This Child Is Mine
by Mildred Colvin
ISBN: 1-59789-501-6

This Child Is Mine is an exceptional story, one that will stay in your mind and thoughts for along time. What would you do if you found that the child you have raised as your own for almost two years isn’t your child? You have loved this child, cared for them, shared the good times, the sickness, and your heart and all your love and caring now what should have been a simple blood test that should have brought comfort and relief brings nothing but confusion and pain. The story involves Beth Murdock and Stevie, her child or whom she thought was hers, now finds herself being confronted with the painful truth that Stevie is not her daughter.

Imagine loving a child and raising them for almost two years to find the bitter truth that your child is not your biological child, that is also happening for Jonathon McDuff, he learns that Lexie isn’t really his daughter. He wants his biological child back and he is struggling with losing the little girl he has raised and known as his.

This Child Is Mine is a breathtaking journey through the lives of all parties involved in such a difficult and tragic situation. This is an engrossing story that will tug at your heart strings and bring a tear to your eye, and is a moving and compelling story, I recommend this story with no hesitation.

Mildred Colvin is the mother of three, and grandmother of two. Mildred Colvin and her husband spent most of their married lives providing a safe home for foster children. “Mildred writes inspirational romance because in them the truth of God’s presence, even in the midst of trouble, can be portrayed. Her desire is to continue writing stories that uplift and encourage.” And I must add that this story is one that should not be missed and surely will be in your thoughts long after the story ends.

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by pm Terrell
ISBN: 0978563204
Reviewed by Terry South for Bookpleasures

Ricochet is a compelling all engrossing story that includes murder, terrorism, illegal immigration and espionage all rolled into a powerful engaging story line. If you are looking for a fast paced story that will have you hooked and glued to each page then look no further, Ricochet will have you turning page after page from the beginning to the end. The story begins as Shelia and her friend Margaret go shopping at the mall before Shelia starts her academy training for the FBI. While Shelia and her best friend are at the mall they stop to grab a bite to eat, while standing in line Shelia becomes suspicious of a someone who is acting strangely and then there is an explosion and Shelia is knocked out. When she awakes she finds herself buried and is short of breath due to the fire from the explosion, as for Margaret she is not as lucky, she is in a coma.

Later a reporter comes to Shelia and she informs her that she will never forget that face, a terrorist amongst us, and a face that she will soon wish she had not seen. Her talking with the reporter has now put Shelia in more danger and it could mean life or death. Shelia joins forces with her instructor Steve Moran to piece together the events and to solve the case, but what she finds leads to more questions and unanswered questions, and the trail that may uncover that her parents deaths were no accident.

Where will all this lead Shelia? Will she find herself involved in another attack? Will she find the truth behind her parents deaths? You will have to pick up a copy of Ricochet to find out the answers and you will be glad you did, this is a great story that is highly recommended. Fans of suspense, mystery and action will be raving about this book. I look forward to reading more from this highly talented author who is a great storyteller.

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The Battle Lord’s Lady

May 26, 2007

The Battle Lord’s Lady
by Linda Mooney
Sci-Fi Fantasy
Publish America

The Battle Lord’s Lady is set in the future of three hundred years, mankind is struggling to survive a great collision that has changed the earth forever. People are living in compounds, battling the elements and mutations. The people are trying to live each day with the struggles of all the mutations that have developed over the centuries.

Atrilan Ferran is a mutant huntress who was awakened one night to the sounds of screams, she discovers that the cleaners have invaded and are out to slaughter everything and everybody that gets in their way. Atrilan is a master with a bow and arrow and is able to kill sixteen of the men invading her compound.

The cleaners is headed by Yulen D’Jacques, the battle lord of Alta Novis, and being stunned over the fact they were nearly defeated by a woman, Yulen makes a deal with Atrilan. The deal between Yulen and Atrilan is if she agrees to teach his men how to be effective with a bow and arrow he will provide safety for her people, Atrilan agrees.

As Yulen and Atrilan travel back to Alta Novis they are attached several times with each attack Atrilan is the one to save them all, before reaching Alta Novis, both Yulen and Atrilan realize their mutual attraction to each other and that they have fallen in love. Now that they have reached their destination of Alta Novis, both Yulen and Atrilan they will have to prove their love for each other is good and right to both man and mutant.

Will Yulen and Atrilan be able to overcome rejection from man and mutant, or will they form a lasting bond between the two. Will their love triumph all? You will need to pick up a copy to find out the rest of the story, and you will not be sorry as this is a well written story with believable characters. The author has strung an intricate web among the characters, making this an entertaining read.

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By Laurel Dewey
ISBN: 978-1884820-85-4
June 2007, $19.95
Reviewed by Quality Book Reviews

Laurel Dewey has penned an outstanding debut novel, Protector, which is an exciting crime thriller that has a mix with the paranormal. Detective Jane Perry is a disturbed individual, she is struggling with demons from her past. Recently a family was mysteriously murdered while under her protection and her partner Chris. The incident left Jane with a damaged hand and a jumble of nightmare images that combine the burning death of the little girl with events connected to a different child, someone she has never met. Jane tends to take her job too seriously, and it hits her hard when the family dies in front of her eyes. Jane begins having serious doubts about her sanity, doubts that are furthered by her suspension from the department due to booze and refusal to accept help.

Jane is slowly spiraling out of control when she is saved by nine-year-old Emily Lawrence. The child is put under Jane’s protective care after both her parents were found brutally murdered in their home. Believed to have witnessed her parents’ murders, Emily is in danger when the killer makes another attempt on her life. What follows is an excellent tale of suspense that intensifies as the bond between Jane and Emily grows stronger and the killer takes more desperate measures.

Protector takes both traditional crime drama and metaphysical to become an intensifying debut novel. Dewey’s characters are well defined and believable as well as realistic personalities of the characters in which you can identify. Protector is a crime thriller that is both powerful and emotional with the basis of growing into adulthood from a past of being an abused child.

Laurel Dewey was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband. Dewey has also penned two non-fiction books as well as a western novella that was nominated for a Silver Spur Award.

Want to know more then please check out the dramatic book trailer at www.laureldewey.com

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The Daemon in Our Dreams
John F. Rooney
Senneff House Publishers
PO Box 11601, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339
ISBN: 9780975275672, $14.95
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The Daemon in Our Dreams is a suspenseful tale, the author has integrated a mix of characters and a strange mix of travel fiction and ghost stories.

The stories opening begins with the cold-blooded assassination of three people in a London pub by a Indian man, the novel outlines the prequel to this seemingly senseless triple killing. Three travelers, whom are strangers and are connected only by a shared Asian itinerary, and each have begun to have eerie, frightening dreams involving this Indian man. As it becomes apparent to each of these individuals that the others are also haunted by the same man, each begin to see the man from their dreams manifest in broad daylight. As they make their way from one port to another, this man, whom they have come to call “Ramesh,” is able to keep pace with them.. These three people, none of whom know each other, all meet on a cruise that ends up, in India. They discover that they’ve been haunted by the same visions, and they attempt to figure out what it all means. The tension escalates as they start seeing the actual dream man in all the different ports, and the appearances seem to be more threatening. What will become of the three travelers? Will the dreams come true or are they truly dreams, I think they are nightmares that I would not want to live in.

Pick up a copy to see how the above issues are resolved, and enter the nightmare yourself.

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The Dead Whisper On by T.L. Hines

October 8, 2007

The Dead Whisper On
by T. L. Hines
Reviewed by Susan Warwick for Quality Book Reviews

While reading I was so enthralled by the story and did not notice page numbers, but did notice that I had already read parts of the story earlier. Upon examination of page numbers I noted that the first 96 pages were there and then it started over again at page 65 through 96 and then jumped to page 129, now mind you this is the hardback final copy I received for review. So I am unable to write a complete review of the story and have written for another copy in hopes that it is complete.

October 16, 2007

I received a new copy which looks complete and in correct order. A review will be provided very soon.

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The Mystery of the Crying Ghost

October 23, 2007

The Mystery of the Crying Ghost
by Rita Hsu Syers

“The Mystery of the Crying Ghost” is a book about Chloe Wendleton, a young girl who is having difficulty adjusting to a different school. Above trying to adjust to a new school she tells her family that she hears a child crying and her family tells her that she is just hearing things. So is this child crying her imagination or something more? Both her pets Iris and Killian seem to hear the same crying. Chloe accompanies her grandfather into the attic and discovers an old newspaper which reveals that both the Van Hise children, Sarah Jane and Thomas had disappeared from the house without a trace. Chloe talks with her friends Will and Maya at school and learns from Will that he had heard that the house is haunted. Will Chloe, Will and Maya be able to solve the mystery? I can tell you that Chloe’s pets help to solve the mystery.

“The Mystery of the Crying Ghost” is a book for children ages 8 to 12 and will capture their attention and their imaginations. This is a enchanting, delightful, and stimulating read for young readers and allows them to use their imaginations. Once your child has started they will not be able to put this one down. This is Rita Syers’s debut and is an excellent creation and there will be a high demand for more.

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The Bard of Bethlehem
by: David James Trapp

David James Trapp is a master story teller. He draws the reader back in time, two thousand years, to a time when the Celts, Jews, Romans, and Greeks, were all deeply affected by the appearance of a mysterious new star.

The author draws you into the story and his character development will make you feel as if you are there and a part of the story. Vivid details that will bring you in full circle with the plot, story line.

This is a fast paced historical fiction at its best. The author has the ability to draw the reader in and keep the reader involved in the entire plot which has some astonishing unexpected twist. “The Bard of Bethlehem” is an absorbing and excellent read and a must for those who thrive on historical fiction.

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Cut To The Bone
By Shane Gericke

Pinnacle Books
ISBN 978-0786018147, 384 pgs.
Reviewed by Terry South, Quality Book Reviews

Cut to the Bone is a non-stop thriller, one that the reader will not be able to put down.

Governor Covington has built his “Justice Center” in Naperville, a place where they execute death row prisoners in the electric chair. The world is watching Naperville prior to the upcoming execution of Corey Trent. Also, the Executioner is particularly paying attention, he is the man who starts by killing a receptionist at a spa where Emily and Martin Benedetti are members. The police department and Sheriff’s office put together a joint task force following the murder of a police officer. As suspicions begin to build about a serial killer, the Naperville forces are on the hunt for the killer before Friday which is the Governor’s target date for Cory Trent’s execution.

The serial killer known as “The Executioner” is a twisted psychopath, he attacks his victims and the his victims bear precision cuts by a man with no conscious that remains calm, collected and completely in control. If you are looking for a fast paced thriller with edge of your seat impact then look no further, this was a thrilling and engaging read. The author has done an excellent job and has done his research, once you start you will not be able to put this one down. An excellent read from the first page to the last.

Shane Gericke became a professional writer while in high school, since he has polished his writing as both an editor and reporter for newspapers and national magazines. He currently resides in Naperville, Illinois with his wife.

Visit the authors website at www.shanegericke.com
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Zudd No Bargain in Debasement
by Alan Grossberg
ISBN: 978-09779561-4-2

Zudd no bargain in debasement is the story of a high powered executive named Catherine Harlow. Catherine is young, beautiful, ambitious and is desperate in her desire to achieve freedom. Catherine is seduced in the penthouse by the owner Harrison Foote III and is seduced in the basement by Harrison Foote’s illegitimate son. Homer Zudd is Foote’s illegitimate son and the janitor, both he and his father try to use Catherine to meet their personal ends in a catastrophic environmental collapse of New York City.

Alan Grossberg is a native of New York who is now living and traveling in his motorhome with his base being California. He has traveled through Europe, and has published two previous novels.

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Whatever Tomorrow Brings
by Lori Wick
The Californians Series
ISBN: 978-0-7369-1945-6
Harvest House Publishers

Whatever Tomorrow Brings is the first in The Californians Series by Lori Wick. Set in San Francisco in 1871, and is the story of the Donovans and they are beginning to face their lives in a different way as their lives are about to change forever. Kaitlin is the eldest daughter and she is having to face life in rugged California after a devastating tragedy.

This is a spiritual story full of hope, endurance, strength, innocense and the gift of God’s love. The title is clear in that we as christians will place our faith and trust in God and follow “Whatever Tomorrow Brings”.

Questions of spirituality, ethics and morals are all presented through detailed plot lines that could be woven into our daily lives as christians. If you are looking for a story that will grab you and embrace all then this is the story you will not want to miss.. This is an exceptionally well written story with good character development and a story line that will draw you in. I can highly recommend this one with no hesitation and look forward to the rest in this exceptionally well written series.

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Elwood’s Crown
by Shannon Rumple
ISBN: 978-1-4259-7742-9
Children’s Book
Reviewed by Terry South for Bookpleasures

Elwood’s Crown is a delightful children’s picture book in a soft cover that is bilingual and is the first in the series. This is a story of a carefree frog and lessons learned, the story is told with bright vibrant colorful illustrations and is told in both English and Spanish all within the same page. The story is for children of all ages, teaching children the concept of taking care of their belongings, the story will engage them all while teaching a lesson.

Elwood’s Crown is a story that you will fall in love with no matter your age, the author writes with skill that will light an imaginative spark within. This is a series that both you and your children will want to read and the message the story delivers is a positive one. The story provides an important message about promises, wishes and the taking care of one’s belongings along the way.

The pages are filled with bold and vibrant imaginative illustrations, the art work is superb to ignite the child’s imagination. I highly recommend this children’s book, both you and your children will enjoy reading this story together time and time again all while delivering a great lesson.

I look forward to all the future books in the series to continue, and will honestly being collecting each one for my grandson Caden to enjoy. This is a wonderful book for all young readers and is highly recommended for the children in your life.

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Coomacka Island: The Story of Spider & Ant
by Don P. Hooper
Illustrated by Darnel Degand
Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 141209107-1
24 pages, Children’s Book, $12.95
Reviewed by Terry South for Quality Book Reviews

The Story of Spider & Ant, is the first book in a series written by Don P. Hooper and Illustrated by Darnel Degand. Coomacka is a Caribbean Island, where each of the stories take place. In this story, Spider is dishonest to Ant by pretending to be injured; Ant of course believes his friend and recruits the help of his family. This is a story which contains a great lesson hidden underneath, Spider learns the dangers of greed and the consequences of abusing friendships.

This is an endearing and a beautifully written story which contains an important lesson. This is a enchanting, delightful, and stimulating read for young readers, it has bright colors, wonderful graphics & illustrations (Illustrated by Darnel Degand)which are so vivid they will have your children using their imaginations and asking questions.

I look forward to all the adventures to continue, and will honestly being collecting each one for my grandson Caden to enjoy. This is a wonderful book for all young readers and is highly recommended as a must for the children in your life.

Included at the end of the story is a Fun Activities and Words page which offers questions from the story and a glossary of words with pronunciations.

Be sure to check out their web site at www.coomacka.com both you and your children will love it.

A Definite 5 Star children’s book!