The Breakdown

Cass seems to have it all—a loving husband, a great job (go ahead girl, a plus in this day and age), and good friends. One night in the middle of a rainstorm, she takes a shortcut home through the woods (I am seeing Little Red Riding Hood here) despite her husband’s warnings not to. WhenContinue reading “The Breakdown”

Hearts Are Like Balloons

Have you ever loved someone so much that their absence leaves a gaping hole in your heart?  Where the tears silently leak from your eyes whether you mean for them to or not? Where the pain as your heart tears is physical… And the despair you feel is guttural… The pain feels like it willContinue reading “Hearts Are Like Balloons”

Kids!

Have you ever just looked around you and thought… AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean Duracell would make a killing if they could harness the pure, raw, power of a child on a mission. So today, the object of the mission is “Anime Comicon.” I just want to know, WHOSE BRAIN CHILD WAS THIS? So let me justContinue reading “Kids!”

The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)

Four cousins summoned back by their grandfather… The death of a family patriarch… An old, mysterious house… A painting by Goya that has a demon lurking inside it… And a family with dark secrets… This is what you can expect when you read The Black Painting by Neil Olson, scheduled to be released in January of 2018. Continue reading “The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)”

Lying To Children

From the nine months it takes to create that perfect little life until the eighteen years and beyond it takes to raise them, children are by far the greatest gift we ever receive.  Their first smile. Their first laugh. Their first words. Their first steps. All are such monumental milestones. As parents, we smile andContinue reading “Lying To Children”

The Halloween Children – Coming June 13th to a bookstore near you!

As Halloween looms, tensions are building between the members of the Naylor family. Relations are getting woefully strained. Fractured. Violent. To top it off the annual Stillbrook Apartment Halloween party has been canceled. That was the last straw. The Halloween Children are not going to like that at all. Looks like the Naylor’s family woesContinue reading “The Halloween Children – Coming June 13th to a bookstore near you!”

Ararat

Liars and blizzards and demons… OH MY! An avalanche that opens a cave in the mountain. The discovery of what appears to be Noah’s Ark. An expedition led up the mountain in search of answers. A demon that has been lying in wait for just the right time to make its presence known to theContinue reading “Ararat”

Postcards From A War

In our current everyday life, war has become the “normal.” We have been at war for years with no end in sight. Every day thousands of troops are being shuffled around the globe in the hope of preventing aggressive escalation.  Having our troops out and about defending us from those who seek to do harmContinue reading “Postcards From A War”

New Boy

This was a 3.5 to 4 stars read for me, so I rounded up!   The tragedy of bullying. One day. From the start of the school day until the last bell rings. Osei was changing schools and not for the first time. This was Osei first day at another new school. His diplomat fatherContinue reading “New Boy”

The Stars Are Fire

I must say that one of the best experiences when reading a book is the sensory aspects. The quiet promise in the bookstore. The smell of a new book. The graphic artistry on the cover. The feel of the page as it turns in your hand. This book has AMAZING artistry on the cover andContinue reading “The Stars Are Fire”