Excerpt from 30 Red Dresses

Excerpt from 30 Red Dresses

I just finished reading the short book 30 Red Dresses by Johan Twiss. This is a book that was featured in my post on books about human trafficking in January, and it caught my eye. If you've been reading my work for a while, especially my young adult fiction, you know that human trafficking, street kids, and abuse are topics close to my heart. ...
Excerpt from The Alice Network

Excerpt from The Alice Network

I am currently reading The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn. I don't read a lot of historical novels, but I am enjoying the twists and turns and the great historical and geographical details that are woven into the story. It is an engaging suspense book, and I am looking forward to finding out more about the espionage network and what has happened to Charlie's cousin. ...
Delusions of the Past and other new releases

Delusions of the Past and other new releases

It's launch day for Delusions of the Past! Delusions of the Past is book #6 in the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Detective series. If you love paranormal cozy mysteries, this one is for you. The books in the Reg Rawlins series can be read as stand-alone mysteries, or you can read the whole series and enjoy the development of Reg and the supporting cast of characters in Black Sands. The set of books 1-3 of the series is still available for the sale price of $2.99, if you haven't read them. ...
Excerpt from Dark Sacred Night

Excerpt from Dark Sacred Night

I am currently reading Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly. It is officially part of the Renee Ballard series, but also features Harry Bosch as well. While there are a number of negative reviews on Amazon, I have enjoyed it so far. Michael Connelly is a master writer, he knows how to build characters the reader cares about and he knows his police procedure ...
Announcing the High-Tech Crime Solvers series

Announcing the High-Tech Crime Solvers series

Under the supervision of Uvi Poznansky, several of the authors who contributed to the Do No Harm medical thriller anthology banded together to write a new suspense series. The result is the High-Tech Crime Solvers series. Eight books of thrills, cutting-edge technology, and brilliant sleuths. ...
Virtually Harmless

Virtually Harmless

Micah lived a quiet, comfortable life, her involvement in law enforcement limited to the composite pictures that she produced with her computer and colored pencils. But everything is turned upside down when she involves herself in the case of an infant found abandoned in the Sweetgrass Hills ...
Excerpt from The Cuckoo's Calling

Excerpt from The Cuckoo’s Calling

I am just finishing up with The Cuckoo's Calling, first book in the Cormoran Strike series. I didn't realize until I just looked over the series page now that the author is Robert Galbraith—I recognized the name but didn't remember that's J.K. Rowling's pen name. I have also read book four in this series, but don't remember very much about it. ...
Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

If you've been following me for a while, you know I don't do "romantic" Valentine's Day themes. I've done friendship, friends before romance, and ace/aromantic books. Today, I thought I would work on a list of books that are appropriate for Teen Dating Awareness Month. ...
Excerpt from 61 Hours

Excerpt from 61 Hours

I am re-reading 61 Hours by Lee Child, book 14 in the Jack Reacher series. Like the other Jack Reacher books, it is a well-written suspense book with lots of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. Jack Reacher always stumbles into the strangest circumstances, and 61 Hours is no exception. He also doesn't appreciate the cold of South Dakota winters, and after the weather in Calgary the past week, I can sympathize. It's also one of the few books I've ever read that mentions Chinooks ...
Excerpt from Long Road to Mercy

Excerpt from Long Road to Mercy

I am currently reading The Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci. Baldacci always writes great police procedurals and thrillers, and so far, The Long Road to Mercy does not disappoint. Atlee Pine, an identical twin who lost her sister in an abduction as a small girl, grows up to become a body builder and FBI agent and in this first book in the series, is investigating the disappearance of a tourist from the Grand Canyon. Of course, he was not actually a tourist, and pursuing the investigation after she's been told to back off could mean the end of her career. ...
Fiction about Human Trafficking

Fiction about Human Trafficking

Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day? Human Trafficking is a huge industry, in both North America and around the world. With an estimated 40 million victims and generating $150 billion annually, it is not limited to third world countries, and affects people in all classes and industries. Children are particularly vulnerable, especially runaways and those in foster care ...
Unlawful Harvest and other freebies this weekend

Unlawful Harvest and other freebies this weekend

A New Year and... a new book? Now is your chance to pick up Unlawful Harvest, the first Kenzie Kirsch Medical Thriller. Free this weekend through New Year's Day only. Start the year off right with a brand new book on your Kindle device or app. ...
Excerpt from Before the Fall

Excerpt from Before the Fall

I have been reading Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley. The book begins with the end - protagonist Scott saving a four-year-old boy after their plane goes down in the ocean. It then examines the lives of each of the passengers and how they got there, Scott processing the accident and the investigators trying to figure out what happened. I has been a fascinating story so far. Sensitive readers beware that there is some crude language in this one. ...
An early Christmas Present - Unlawful Harvest and other new releases

An early Christmas Present – Unlawful Harvest and other new releases

I know it isn't quite Christmas yet, but I can't wait to offer you my new book, Unlawful Harvest. And to point you toward a few other new releases ...
Excerpt from A Spark of Light

Excerpt from A Spark of Light

I quite enjoy Jodi Picoult and the way that she portrays her characters, each individuals with unique backstories and relationships. And she is not afraid to tackle difficult issues, as you'll find when you read this one! I am currently reading A Spark of Light, which juxtapositions an armed hostage situation with the very personal situations the various women and men are facing. ...
Excerpt from Past Tense

Excerpt from Past Tense

Jack Reacher is always one of my favorites. Last week I picked up Past Tense by Lee Child, and I am enjoying it as usual. This one is slightly different in that there are two parallel stories running, and they have into yet intersected, but I am at the point where they should soon. One story is about Reacher and another is about a Canadian couple, and I have enjoyed a few asides about them behaving a certain way because "they were Canadian." I'm always interested in how people see the differences in Canadian and US culture. ...
Excerpt from Camino Island

Excerpt from Camino Island

I just finished reading John Grisham's Camino Island, which is a heist/intrigue novel rather than his usual legal thriller. As the plot surrounds rare manuscripts and writers, there is a lot of insight into the writing life and publishing world. Grisham draws together the disparate threads of the plot together for the grand finale and reveal. ...
Excerpt from Badlands

Excerpt from Badlands

I just finished reading Badlands, book #3 in C.J. Box's Highway series. I rarely end up reading series in order, but in this case I have actually read books 1 and 2 (in that order!) ...
Excerpt from Dan Brown's Origin

Excerpt from Dan Brown’s Origin

I am currently reading Dan Brown's Origin, Book #5 in the Robert Langdon series (which started with the daVinci Code). As with most Dan Brown, there are plenty of descriptions of art work, architecture, and symbols, with lots of interplay between religion and science. Intrigue, adventure, and plenty of twists and turns. ...
Bargain books and a contest

Bargain books and a contest

Looking for some great deals on romance and romantic suspense books? Check out these deals! Fall in Love, Over and Over and Over...with Great Books from NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors! Plus, enter to win a giveaway! ...