Hi! Today the fairies and I are visiting fellow Story Empire Author, C. S. Boyack:) His stories are always entertaining, and he’s created some of my favorite characters, including the Root Monsters. Here is the link to stop by and say hello:
Hi, today the fairies and I are visiting fellow Story Empire author, Staci Troilo. She’s not only an amazing writer but a truly gracious host. Stop by her beautiful site and say hello—or as better said by Staci, “Ciao, amici!”
Hi! Today the fairies and I are visiting fellow Story Empire Author, Gwen Plano! Gwen was one of the first people who reached out to me when I started publishing my books—and was my first interview! Her words and presence are a constant inspiration to me.
Please stop by and say hello:)
“Llyn Pistyll Falls” is another great addition to the story. I especially loved the ghosts wandering around outside the veil. One ghost made me smile when she reprimanded one character. I enjoyed learning some background and following Emlyn’s adjustment to a new way of life. The settings are full of imagery that captures my imagination. It’s impossible to put this down, and I was left on the edge of my seat. I love the world Ms. Geneviene has created and eagerly await Journey 6!
by Sarah Stuart
“Three Against the World” is the story of a man, teenager, and Jack Russell terrier. Richard’s life has taken a turn for the worse, losing his job and fiancé, when his ex-wife shows up at his door with a teenage girl claiming she is his daughter. He takes Maria in and decides to raise her as his own. Without the proper paperwork, he hides her and then moves to London to start over. Maria carries the burden of being unloved by her mother, while Richard begins a quest to find a wife once he’s settled in London. Even with Maria’s help, his choice of women is an issue that plays out more than once. Maria has her past to overcome, and she trusts the wrong people. Richard’s character is complex and flawed in a way that makes him an interesting read. Maria seems almost childlike at first, unable to see her worth, yet capable of caring for a household. Ben, the dog, is my favorite as he is always there for them and can be protective when needed. The setting is detailed and rich, and I could imagine their house and the bar easily. This story takes you on Richard and Maria’s journey through several years, which had a few surprises I couldn’t have predicted. I will be reading more by Ms. Stuart.
by Marcia Meara
I’ve read the Wake-Robin and Emissary Series by Ms. Meara, so I was eager to jump into this story. This was a romantic thriller with some added mystery that I couldn’t put down. I loved the developing relationship between Maggie and Gunn. Their exploring Florida’s wilderness in search of a believed extinct bird was one of my favorite parts. Showing Maggie opening up was handled well and believable, even at the fast pace, it happened. A serial killer is thrown in along with a misunderstood man. I guessed who the killer was, but I still enjoyed the characters figuring it out. I loved the pets and their names in this story, including Gunn’s cat, Maggie’s bird, and Lester’s array of reptiles. It added that extra layer to the story. Maggie’s best friend is someone I’d like to know and have on my side. I enjoyed this and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!
This week the fairies will be doing some traveling. I will post here where they are so you can visit them!
Embrace that inner child by reading a good book! D. L. Finn
Hi! Today I’m visiting fellow Story Empire author, Joan Hall! An extra huge thanks since she’s also in the middle of her own tour promoting her new book, Cold Dark Night. I just started reading it and I’m already completely engaged! She will be visiting here on June 14th to talk about it, but right now stop by and say hi over on Joan’s site!
Here’s Colleen Chesebro Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #228. This week is the poet’s choice.
I decided to use one of the poems I wrote on the back of a Harley last weekend, along with a picture I took. No pens lost during this process. Here is my Haiga.
floating fluffy shapes
childhood in the sky
Today I’m over on Story Empire with my post”Writing and Puzzles.” Stop by and say hi!
Please welcome, amazing author and friend, Sandra Cox, here today for her cover release and pre-order! She’s gotten me hooked on westerns again:)
Here’s the new cover, blurb, and pre-order link:
An aging bounty hunter and a woman bent on vengeance form an unlikely alliance.
Keeper Tyree is an aging bounty hunter who lives by his own set of rules. He’s a hard man but just and his word is his bond. Keeper’s a loner and likes it that way. Then Cathleen O’Donnell catapults into his life looking to hire his gun. Josiah Pardee has killed her boy, and she’s out for vengeance. Somehow all his hard and fast rules, including working alone and minding his own business, crumbles in the face of the immovable widow he now works for. He finds himself rescuing soiled doves, a myopic bookworm more suited to city life than the Wild West, and a Kickapoo who’s in deep trouble with some angry card players as he tracks down the murdering sidewinder Josiah Pardee.
Sandra is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and cats in sunny North Carolina.
Her stories consist of all things Western and more. She is a category bestselling and award-winning author.