Summer Reading List

Writer’s read, and readers write.  This summer, I’m determined to take breaks between writing and catch up on books patiently waiting to be read on my Kindle. Stepping away from my work-in-progress for reading breaks clears my head  and helps me forge ahead with my writing and world-building. Below is my summer reading list. Currently,…

The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

  Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage…

A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice

This is my second book by Christopher Rice, and I enjoyed this PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER/COMING-OF-AGE story set in contemporary NEW ORLEANS. The mood is ominous, brooding with tightly wound emotions. Homoerotic desires and secrets unravel in unspeakable violence amidst four childhood friends. Seams unravel bit by bit as MURDER and SUICIDE undo four friendships, climaxing with a…

Book Review: I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie

  Goodreads Blurb Deeply buried secrets make for a disturbing family reunion in bestselling author Catherine McKenzie’s tantalizing novel of PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE, named one of the Hottest Books of Summer by Goodreads. What happened to Amanda Holmes? Twenty years ago, she was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family’s Camp Macaw. No one…

Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

    Goodreads Blurb Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Abused by her mother, Amalia Graeme longs to escape her desolate hometown and fall in love. Contemplating her loss of innocence…

Book Review of The Vines and Where the Forest Meets the Stars

For several months, my WIP has consumed my time. My paranormal historical fiction novel is currently at 40,000 words, but there’s still much work before I reach my goal of completion by late-fall or early-winter.  Meanwhile, when my tired brain needs a rest, I take to reading a good book.  A recent find was Glendy Vanderah’s…

Book Review: Heir of Doom by Jina S. Bazzar

  Title: Heir of Doom: The Roxanne Fosch Files Book 2 Author: Jina S. Bazzar Genre: Fantasy Adventure Fiction Publisher: Creativia Publishing, February 20, 2019 Print Edition: 706 Pages Amazon Blurb She no longer has to run and hide, but other problems have surfaced. Her clan has other plans for her, and even the combined might…

Book Review: Clarissa’s Warning by Isobel Blackthorn

  Title: Clarissa’s Warning Author: Isobel Blackthorn Genre: Gothic Mystery Publisher: Creativia Publishing, November 30, 2018 Kindle Pages: 257 Blurb After she buys an ancient stone ruin on Fuerteventura – the island of her dreams – her mystic aunt Clarissa warns her of danger.  Claire pays no heed, but soon after she moves to the…

Books: Reading List

  If you’re a writer, you should be reading.  But who has TIME to read, write, and handle all that life throws at you in 24 hours? It’s tough! Mentally fatigued, unable to get past the first and second chapters, picking up and putting down books is a sure sign it’s time to take a…

Where Past and Present Meets

What have I been up to? Well, I’ve been working on another novel. My work in progress is a Paranormal Historical Fiction set in my favorite part of the country, Geneva New York. I’d spent my college years in this region which brims with history and natural beauty. Geneva sits at the northern tip of…