Review of FINDING THE RAVEN, by Patty Dickson Pieczka

Historical Fact + Mysterious Romance Many authors write fiction with a thin watered-down broth of history, but Finding the Raven mixes a thick stew of romance and magic with meaty details of the St. Louis World’s Fair and the America of the Industrial Revolution. Clean and wholesome, suitable even for preteen readers but deep enough…

DUBY’S H.E.A.?

The final chapter of DUBY’S DOCTOR has been posted for FREE reading today on WATTPAD.  Readers have followed the appealing — and possibly dangerous — child/man called Jean Deaux from his near-death to his new life as an artist. The new life has been incomplete, however, since Jean seems to have lost the affection of Dr.…

Lady Assassin Caught Off Guard

Review of TELL ME WHEN IT HURTS, by Christine M. Whitehead.   Kids, dogs, horses, mountains, cowboys and romance: What’s not to love? Christine Whitehead’s novel, Tell Me When It Hurts, has them all, and more besides. But, even if it didn’t, the author’s smooth, articulate, empathetic story-telling would keep readers glued to the page.…

“Miss Goodhue” Is a Delight

Review of Miss Goodhue Lives for a Night, by Kate Noble   Afficionados of Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde will appreciate the classic “comedy of manners” style of Kate Noble’s superbly crafted period novel, Miss Goodhue Lives for a Night. Lovers of Amanda Quick and Kathleen Woodiwiss will revel in the repartee and humorous situations.  …

Freshly Original Vampire Romance

Review:   BENDING NATURE: A Different Kind of Vampire Novel, by Samantha Stone   Good news for readers bored with the same old I-vant-to-drrrink-yourrr-blooood vampires. Author Samantha Stone has given lots of time and energy to re-imagining vampires as (spoiler alert:) extraterrestrials.   Told in the tone and vernacular of a teen or YA novel, the story follows…

DUBY’S DOCTOR Rescue Update!

The police and Agent Stone (ret.) are in place on a nearby rooftop. Jean and his armed captor have just arrived at Jean’s boat.   And then Mitchell throws everyone into a tizzy when she shows up unannounced and begins her own personal rescue operation! Get in on the fun of Chapter 27, “Intervention, part 1,”…