Excerpt from The Chemist

Excerpt from The Chemist

This isn't my first time reading The Chemist, by Stephanie Meyer, but I don't remember a lot of it from the first time, and I am enjoying it quite a bit. I didn't remember there were so many great tongue-in-cheek comments and dry humour. Alex is a great character and there is a lot of... chemistry... between her and Kevin ...
Excerpt from Unsolved

Excerpt from Unsolved

I am reading a new (to me) James Patterson, Unsolved. The great thing about James Patterson is there is always a new one out! Unsolved is the second in the Invisible series. Emmy Dockery is looking for a serial killer, but no one will even believe that the victims have been murdered. They think that she's gone off the rails. ...
She Told a Lie

She Told a Lie

Details to come!
— an amazing and suspenseful story. It carries you away into a psychological tailspin that keeps you going in so many different directions. — A really good piece of detective fiction with some novel and original features which keep the reader guessing until the last few pages ...
He Never Forgot

He Never Forgot

Details to come!
— an amazing and suspenseful story. It carries you away into a psychological tailspin that keeps you going in so many different directions. — A really good piece of detective fiction with some novel and original features which keep the reader guessing until the last few pages ...
She Was at Risk

She Was at Risk

Details to come!
— an amazing and suspenseful story. It carries you away into a psychological tailspin that keeps you going in so many different directions. — A really good piece of detective fiction with some novel and original features which keep the reader guessing until the last few pages ...
Virtually Harmless audiobook available

Virtually Harmless audiobook available

I'm very excited to have my new audiobook out. It's been a long time since I had audio produced, but I have jumped back in with Virtually Harmless. Melissa Kay Benson was a dream to work with, and I really love her production of Virtually Harmless. Her voices are so close to the voices in my head, and she nails all of the sarcasm and humour, making me laugh at my own jokes. ...
Excerpt from After Anna

Excerpt from After Anna

I have just started After Anna by Lisa Scottoline. Scottoline writes some amazing plots. In this book, there are two point of views, Maggie's, which is running forward in time from when she meets Anna and Noah's, which is running backward in time from the point at which his verdict will be read. At some point they will intersect, and I will have the full story. Or almost. Maybe. Being able to tell two stories from two different viewpoints and reveal the plot points in just the right order is an amazing talent. ...
Why doesn't she leave?

Why doesn’t she leave?

I've had some comments from readers of the Reg Rawlins Psychic Investigator series who express disgust or frustration with Reg for having anything to do with Corvin Hunter after becoming aware that he is a predator, and one who has repeatedly made promises that he hasn't kept. I thought maybe this would be a good opportunity to open up a discussion about why those who are abused stay with their abusers for so long. Why don't they just leave? ...
Excerpt from Killing Floor

Excerpt from Killing Floor

Killing Floor is Lee Child's first Jack Reacher novel. I'm sure that I have read it before. A couple of points have "rung a bell," but otherwise it has been like reading it for the first time. ...
Freebie Weekend! Virtually Harmless and More

Freebie Weekend! Virtually Harmless and More

This weekend you can grab Virtually Harmless, book #3 in the High-Tech Crime Solvers multi-author series for... free! Yes, delve into this high-tech thriller for only the time it takes to click a couple of buttons. And as you have become accustomed, you can click on button to pick up not just Virtually Harmless, but all of the other Kindle books in this blog as well. ...
Excerpt from The Flight Attendant

Excerpt from The Flight Attendant

Today I just started reading The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian. I'm not sure what I think of it so far, but it looks like it could be a good read. The protagonist is clearly broken and ha a lot of issues that don't make her too relatable, at least to start with. I imagine I'll get to empathize and relate with her more as I get deeper into the book. The premise has lots of potential ...
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

New Release!

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.

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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 ...