Reviewed by Dawn Judd at Thursday, March 31, 2011
Danielle Bourdon was born and raised in Corona, California. She started her first novel at age 11, on an airplane flight from CA to TX, but never finished it. Her love of books and writing led her to start several other novels later in life, all of which wound up in a drawer or lost in hard drive crashes.
Dréoteth was written during an exhaustive but exciting National Novel Writing Month exercise, which she completed, and has now become a full-fledged book. It is her first published novel.
Her next book, Bound by Blood, is tentatively scheduled for release September 1, 2010.
Danielle lives in Texas with her husband, two sons, and their black cat Sheba.
Reviewed by Imogen Rose at Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Reviewed by Dawn Judd at Tuesday, March 29, 2011
In the Colorado mountain town of Glenwood Springs, not far from Aspen, artist/photographer Gwyn Sanders discovers a cryptic letter her sister Kelly left behind. The victim of a deadly hit and run, Kelly reveals she was sexually involved with her sister’s boyfriend and is scared for her life. Both Gwyn and her remaining sister Linda have since married their boyfriends, so either of their husbands could be guilty of murder. The sisters received a large inheritance before meeting these men, and know little of either man’s background. Worse, both Gwyn and Linda love their husbands deeply, but steps must be taken to find the truth. And the truth is complicated. Is it one of the two men, or another previous lover? Or none of them? Danger abounds and everyone is a suspect as Gwyn tries with the help of a gifted private detective to track a killer....Her Last Letter is approximately 96,000 words long. Imogen's Review When Gwyn Saunders discovers a letter that was hidden, taped inside a dresser, by her murdered sister implicating her husband as a possible suspect, Gwyn's relationship with him is, not surprisingly, compromised. Compromised because it's not exactly clear who her sister was referring to in her letter. It could have been Gwyn's husband, but it could also have been her brother-in law or her old boyfriend... Nancy C. Johnson spins an exciting whodunit, where no one can be trusted, and everyone is implicated. I enjoyed every minute of reading it. Nancy immediately hooked me and kept me captivated right to the end. I look forward to Nancy's next book. About Nancy C. Johnson (from Amazon) Thank you for stopping by! The photo above was taken at a book signing I attended in Clawson, Michigan, at a wonderful furniture store called Leon and Lulu. It is not far from my home. The couch I'm sitting on is not mine, of course, though I wouldn't mind owning it. It is lovely.... I had a great day at the signing, and sold a few books, but the best part was talking to the people who walked by, and to the other authors, about thirty of them. I love writing and talking to people about writing, but it still feels strange to be a published novelist. I'll admit it took a very long time for that to happen, despite some luck early on. After I wrote my first novel, I was able to find a great New York literary agent, and I was thrilled. At the time, I thought I had it made. But though several big publishers took interest, nothing came of it, and my book never sold. But I kept writing, and I kept trying to get each new book published, and though after a while I thought it would never happen, it finally did. In the end, I formed my own publishing company. It was the best thing I could have done. Many doors have opened since then. I've signed with another New York literary agency, an incredibly good one, Trident Media Group, and just this morning I accepted an offer for foreign rights from Truva, a well-known Turkish publisher. I'm still doing the happy dance! If you would like to know a little bit more about me and my current novel, I invite you to visit my website. LINKS Website Amazon
Reviewed by Imogen Rose at Sunday, March 20, 2011
Two prostitutes vanish.
Reviewed by Imogen Rose at Saturday, March 19, 2011
Test Davis has always been a blur to those around him. He's a shadow like a million other kids--not smart enough for the academic team, not beast enough for the football team, not extroverted enough for the drama crowd. In all things Test is just...not, which is why no one ever notices him.
But what happens when someone does notice him-- Nicole Paxton, a cheerleader, no less? What happens on the night that Test finds out there's nothing average about him and that a powerful gift has been hidden within, secretly waiting to be set free and alter his life forever? The question is, will that power save him and those he loves or tear them apart?
J.M. Pierce is a simple midwestern man with a creative side that has found writing as its primary outlet. He lives happily with his wife and two children in rural Kansas and finds happiness in a good cup of coffee, a Kansas sunrise, a good book, the sound of his daughter singing, his son's laughter, and his wife's eyes. Everything else is gravy.
Mr. Pierce gave my daughter a copy of this book last fall when he attended her book fair. Try as I might, I couldn't get her to give it up so I could read it. Eventually I decided it wasn't going to happen and just ordered it on Kindle. I wish I had done it sooner. This was such a great book. It moved me in a way that I can't begin to describe. It is an exciting but heartbreaking tale, but the author leaves us with a glimmer of hope and a promise of a sequel. I loved the writing. It had such an easy tone and the pace was never dull. I am excitedly waiting to continue reading this story in the upcoming A Shadow's Light.
Reviewed by Dawn Judd at Friday, March 18, 2011
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Reviewed by Imogen Rose at Sunday, March 13, 2011
I went to college, got married, had three gorgeous kiddos, and lived the life of "mom" for quite awhile.
In late 2006 I was involved in an off road accident and woke up to the realization that "life is short" so you should do what you love and not put things off for another day. I had always wanted to write, but had never finished any project I'd started. About two years after that accident, I decided to start again, and I have enjoyed every moment of the creative process.
I am still writing and am thankful that Amazon has provided the tools for me to become an "indie" author. Please keep your eye out for my next novel - coming in 2011.
Reviewed by Imogen Rose at Friday, March 11, 2011
"But Daddy, who will live with me in heaven?"
Doctor Simon Bailey has everything a man could ever want.
Then his beautiful daughter is diagnosed with Leukemia.
He can almost accept her impending death.
He can almost accept the fact that he will have to live without her.
But he cannot stand the thought of his little girl having to face death alone.
He answers her innocent question in a moment of desperation, testing his marriage, his professional judgment and his sanity to the limit.
As cracks form in Simon's previously perfect family, we wonder, as do his loved ones ... will he really make the ultimate sacrifice?
Combining poignant moments of both humour and pain, 'Simon's Choice' is a penetrating account of parenthood at the sharp-end.
Reviewed by Dawn Judd at Saturday, March 05, 2011
One stormy night Maevis Etherwood came home and found her husband in bed with another woman...
What exactly transpired afterward remained a mystery, even to Maevis herself.
The Detectives investigating the scene are stumped by the lack of any forensic evidence....
But what the two men remain oblivious to is the fact that she is a faerie, losing control of her powers in this non-magical realm due to fatal illness.
Could Maevis really have killed the man she loved with magic? Or is there a far more treacherous power at work?
An image flashed through her mind of the night in question. It was like a nightmare that she had woken up from, and only had the faintest images crossed her mind of that horrid evening. Of finding the man she loved and trusted in bed with another—in her bed. She remembered flying, wings unfurled…she remembered her belongings and a few of his flying across the room, like a tornado blowing through their home. The look of horror on that girl's face as she screamed “She has wings!” as if Maevis was a monster. It only made the faerie more hurt, angrier…Then Maevis’ mind went blank. She cannot remember a thing after that, except for waking up and hearing her sisters call her name, Fiona shrieking…
They were dead.
He was dead.
About the Author:
K. Crumley has been writing for over 22 years; ever since she was a ballet student at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Through personal trials and a religious reckoning, she gave up dancing and devoted more time to writing. She completed Writer's Digest School's Short Fiction course, and has since had short stories and poems appear in periodicals, anthologies, and ezines.
Recently, Ms. Crumley has completed her first novella WISHFUL THINKING and has several short works available on Kindle and in print.
Currently she is working on a sequel entitled CHARMED LIVES, and the second edition of her anthology FACETS. She's also reviving her long-term pet project PROPHECIES OF FIRE.
Reviewed by Dawn Judd at Tuesday, March 01, 2011