Mini-Review: The Poison Diaries: Nightshade, The Book of Blood and Shadows, Beauty and the Werewolf

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Time for some mini-reviews! What are mini-reviews, you ask? As the title suggests, these are short reviews, consisting of one paragraph tops, about a book. It’s a way to catch up on the books I’ve read a while ago, but never got around to reviewing.

The Poison Diaries: Nightshade

Title: The Poison Diaries: Nightshade

Author: Maryrose Wood

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

A dark, gothic tale of romance… and murder.
The latest book in the grippingly dark series, The Poison Diaries.

Our heroine, Jessamine, has lost her faith in the men she loved, and her innocence as well. She turns to the dark side and plots to kill her father, using his own poisons, before becoming an assassin, a poisoner for hire. Can she recover from her heartache and reunite with her true love, Weed? Find out in this thrilling story where poisons, darkness and horror are a part of everyday life, and love is the only cure.

Review: A lot darker than the first book in the series, but still equally as haunting and intriguing. The characters go through a some huge transformations, and it’s great to see them develop. I also liked the darker parts, they added an edge to the book that most other books don’t have.

The Book of Blood and Shadow

Title: The Book of Blood and Shadow

Author: Robin Wasserman

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Fantasy

Rating: 5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up.  When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love.  When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark.

But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead.  His girlfriend Adriane, Nora’s best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora’s sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.

Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.

Review: This book can be summed up in one word: “wow”. It starts fast-paced, and the pacing stays relentless from start to end. There’s so much going on that it’s almost impossible to explain, but it’s amazing from start to end. I absolutely loved Nora – she’s slightly philosophical, very mature, analytical. I loved the addition of ancient manuscripts and Latin texts as well.

Beauty and the Werewolf

Title: Beauty and the Werewolf

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Fairytales

Rating: 1,5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

The magic continues in “New York Times” bestselling author Mercedes Lackey’s enchanting new story from the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series. A beauty must battle some beasts before she rescues her prince.

The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella—Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls.

Anxious to avoid the traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with “Granny,” the local wisewoman. But on the way home she’s attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman. Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn’t howling at the moon.

Bella knows all too well that breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he’s only an occasional werewolf) and a little Godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending.

Review: What a fluffy read, and slightly dissapointing too. The plot isn’t that intriguing, and the writing isn’t that special either. I figured out who the antagonist was by the time I finished twenty pages. The heroine isn’t especially clover, but has tons of Mary Sue qualities. Not sure if I’ll pick up anything else by this author.

Book Tours: Promo for Midnight Masque

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Nashville is the newest breeding ground for the darkest creatures of the occult. Huntress Josie Hawk will protect her streets—whatever it takes.

Bar owner and paranormal ass-kicker, Josie Hawk, is dealing with the stress of how to introduce her vampire-lover, Keller, to her vampire-hunting father. Meanwhile, the streets are buzzing with excitement over the announcement of a masquerade themed celebration with the up-and-coming stars of country music.

Josie and Keller are forced to abandon their trip into the secret world of hunters when a mysterious crew of cloaked beings emerge from the shadows and threaten to crash the biggest party of the year.
With the supernatural activity escalating to code red, Josie must find a way to stop the insidious evil hidden behind the array of masks. If she doesn’t, the masquerade party could turn into a mass funeral.


 

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Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. Sadly, there were no vampires or shape shifters lurking about in the woods behind her house. What’s a girl to do? Seek them out, that’s what! The sights and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music – and hopefully rendezvous with a vampire or two. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places, all the while scanning the crowds for those ever-elusive beings of the occult.
After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She’d found a new love. She’d found her escape.
Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she’s creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and three cats that rule the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn’t get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn’t have it any other way. And, yes, she is still on the lookout for real-life vampires.


 

 

 

 

Book Review: Winterkill by P.H. Turner

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Author: P.H. Turner
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

A beautiful reporter and a charming rancher are caught in a web of mayhem, murder…and lust.

Reporter Sawyer Cahill returns home to Cheyenne, Wyoming to report for the local station. But leaving behind the coverage of the gangland murders of San Antonio only lands her smack in the middle of the ritualistic animal mutilations. Harassed and threatened by the  freak behind the bizarre murders, Sawyer plunges into her investigation, reaping the attentions of two local ranchers.

Local rancher, Jake Spooner, tangles with a tug of war relationship with Sawyer. Tormented between his smoldering desire for Sawyer and his wish to keep her safe, their passion flames in a mountain snow storm.

In Winterkill, Sawyer Cahill, a reporter, has returned home to report about ritualistic animal mutilations that have happened all over her hometown in Cheyenne, Wyoming. While Sawyer focuses on reporting the mutilations, her investigations brings her to local rancher, Jake Spooner. In the style of a murder mystery – although it involves cattle, rather than people – the reader follows Sawyer and Jake as they try to find out who is behind the cattle mutilation, and why this freak seems interested in Sawyer.

The murder mystery is the background story for the romantic plot, and it serves it well. Both the mystery and romance are intriguing. I definitely rooted for Jake and Sawyer. The romance was light though, and it didn’t take long for both characters to fall in love. It wasn’t too fast, but they didn’t really take their time either.

Overall, an enjoyable, well-written story ideal for fans of mysteries with a dash of romance (or romance stories with a dash of mystery, whatever you prefer).

Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Leopard King Saga

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I’m hosting the starter day party for the book tour for “The Leopard King Saga”. The tour runs from October 30 to November 30.

Tour Schedule

October 30th : Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 30th: Book Review “The Leopard Vanguard” @ Tome Tender

November 1st: Book Excerpt “The Leopard Vanguard” @ Bedazzled Reading

November 3rd: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

November 5th: Book Excerpt “The Leopard Stratagem” @ Bedazzled Reading

November 6th: Book Review “The Leopard Stratagem” @ Tome Tender

November 7th: Promo Post @ Undercover Book Reviews

November 8th: Book Review “The Leopard Vanguard” @ SimpliRead

November 9th: Book Excerpt “The Leopard Vanguard” @ The Book Daily

November 11th: Book Review “The Leopard Vanguard” @ I Heart Reading

November 13th: Book Excerpt “The Leopard Stratagem” @ The Book Daily

November 15th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

November 17th: Promo Post @ Forever Book Lover

November 19th: Book Review “The Leopard Stratagem” @ I Heart Reading

 November 21st: Book Excerpt “The Leopard Vanguard” @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

November 22nd: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

November 23rd: Book Excerpt “The Leopard Stratagem” @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

November 24th: Book Excerpt @ Fantasy Book Lane

November 25th: Book Review “The Leopard Stratagem” @ SimpliRead

November 27th: Book Review “The Leopard Vanguard” @ Inside the Mind of a Bibliophile

November 28th: Promo Post @ Hollow Readers

November 29th: Book Review “The Leopard Stratagem”@ Inside the Mind of a Bibliophile

November 30th: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

About The Book

The Leopard Vanguard

Tome OneTitle: The Leopard Vanguard

Author: T.A. Uner

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Set during the early years of the reign of the Mad Emperor Caligula,this first installment of the Leopard King Saga introduces us to Tullus, a gifted Roman Centurion who resigns his elite position in the Praetorian Guard to join a troupe of circus performers and learn more about his hidden magical talents. Along with his new partner, a magical Leopardess named Celestra, he re-invents himself as The Leopard King, the most famous entertainer in all the Roman Empire. But when Tullus’ friend and Circus Ringmaster, Paullus Gabinius, is killed, Tullus and Celestra find themselves immersed in political intrigue and up against Paullus’ killers. Their struggle to avenge Paullus will also cause them to cross paths with corrupt Roman politicians, who know Paullus’ deadly secret-which has the power to destroy the Roman Empire.

The Leopard Stratagem

Tome TwoTitle: The Leopard Stratagem

Author: T.A. Uner

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Camus Scorpio, the vicious criminal overlord, who for years tormented the good merchants of Rome, is dead. His ruthless army of thugs and bloodthirsty killers wiped out by the avenging force of Tullus the Leopard King, the Leopardess Celestra, and their Troupe.

But the victory is a costly one. Anna, Tullus’ lover, is dead, and her departure serves as an open wound to all her friends in the Troupe. Needing time to collect himself and continue developing his magical abilities, Tullus decides to seek out the wisdom of a reclusive wizard named Hradack, also known as the Leopard Master and a product of the Age of Paladins.

In Rome Eliana becomes involved in political intrigue and finds herself caught up in a conspiracy involving a persecuted race called the Dryads.

Decimus, now a prominent Centurion in the Praetorian Guard, is assigned to a new Roman Legion in Switzerland, where he faces the biggest challenge of his military career.

As Tullus’ power in Elemence grows, he foresees a hideous plot by an unknown enemy called Serpentus, who has kidnapped his Troupe friends and is holding them hostage on the island of Capri.

Unbeknownst to Tullus, Serpentus seeks revenge against the Leopard King and Celestra, and has armed himself with arcane powers. Under the tutelage of a fanatical cleric, Serpentus harbors plans of destroying the Leopard King and Celestra before embarking on a destructive path of conquest.

Author Bio

AuthorPicT.A.UnerT.A. Uner is a former Management Professional who spent over 15 years working for various fortune 50 companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

An accomplished public speaker and event promoter, he is also a graduate of George Mason University, and holds a Bachelors degree in Speech Communication and History.

A finalist in The 2010 Moonlight Mesa short fiction contest, his first short story, “The Banker’s Wife,” was published internationally in an anthology titled, Award Winning Tales. Mr. Uner lives in Virginia. He is the author of the Leopard King Saga and other works.

He looks forward to more readers discovering the life-like characters that inhabit his stories.

Links

http://www.leopardkingsaga.com/

http://www.amazon.com/T.A.-Uner/e/B00EOSNR9K/

Book Review: The Enemy Within by Lucy Varna

coverenemyTitle: The Enemy Within
Author: Lucy Varna
Genre: Romance (Paranormal/Suspense)
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

After fourteen years, Indigo Dupree returns to Tellowee, Georgia, to face the past she left behind. She’s tried of running, tired of hiding, and wants nothing more than to help her mother through the final days of her pregnancy. What she doesn’t want is to become romantically entangled, not even to the sinfully handsome Bobby Upton, whose kiss sent her fleeing a decade and a half before.

Bobby is the son of the Blade and a ruthless warrior in his own right. At sixteen, the age of manhood among the People, he tried to claim the woman he loved and failed, and spent the next decade hacking his way through Uncle Sam’s enemies. Now a successful businessman, he’s given the task of tracking down the People’s enemies, including India Furia, the twin sister of his heart’s only love.

Duty demands that Indigo atone for the sins of her sister by helping to bring her in. India has other ideas, ones that draw Indigo and Bobby into a deadly game involving the Prophecy of Light, forcing Indigo to choose between her duty and her heart.

The Enemy Within” is the third installment in the “Daughters of the People” series. It follows Indigo Dupree and Bobby Upton, two characters who share a history and struggle now they’re forced to meet again. After fourteen years, Indigo has returned to Tellowee, Georgia. She refuses to spend any more time hiding, or running from the past. But when Bobby shows up again in her life, the boy she fell for all those years ago, and he makes a move for her heart all over again, she might end up getting more than she bargained for.

Bobby is tasked to track down India Furia, Indigo’s twin sister. Indigo herself wants to track down India too, bring her in to atone for her own sins. But of course India has other ideas and she draws her sister and Bobby into a deadly game.

The setting and world-building is brilliant. It’s a magnificent world, with its own customs and rules, and it all makes sense somehow. Bobby’s love for Indigo is surprising, and at the same time, heartwarming. He’s been in love with her for years, and he’s not about to give up now, even though she does everything in her power to stop her own feelings.

I didn’t get everything that was going on, courtesy of not having read the previous books, but it was easy to dive into the story and pick it up, even without prior knowledge. The characters were engaging. I loved India, even though she was bad, and pretty much the exact opposite of Indigo, she offered so much personality and showed that being a villain doesn’t always mean being ‘just evil’. Even real, developed characters can be the bad guys, and do a great job at it.

I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a solid paranormal romance series, with great lore and an engaging story.

Cover Reveal Party: I Woof You From The Bottom of my Heart

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I’m happy to host the cover reveal party today for children’s book “I Woof You From the Bottom of my Heart”. I hope you like the cover – I think it works great for a children’s book!

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Title: I Woof You From the Bottom of my Heart

Author: Kathy Vassilakis

Genre: Children’s Book

The idea to write this book came from my daughter and my dog. This book was written to show children how special a bond and friendship they can have with their dog. Dog’s are wonderful pets and love us unconditionally. They will protect and love us no matter what. Children deserve to learn that at a very young age and grow to love all animals. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character

Author Bio

Personal Biography of Kathy Vassilakis

Kathy Vassilakis used to work in the corporate world. She majored in accounting from Brooklyn College and followed her dream to work in corporate accounting for 15 years until she became a mom.

Being a mom was her dream all along and she left accounting to raise her beautiful daughter Sophia. She’s been writing stories for her daughter for quiet some time and decided to write her first children’s book of many to come I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart.

The idea to write this book came from my daughter and my dog. This book was written to show children how special a bond and friendship they can have with their dog. Dog’s are wonderful pets and love us unconditionally. They will protect and love us no matter what. Children deserve to learn that at a very young age and grow to love all animals. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character.

Growing Up

I grew up in Brooklyn NY. I was the second child out of two. I have one sister named Joanne and always had animals. We had many dogs throughout my childhood from Pomeranians to Chows. I also had ducks, roosters, chickens, bunnies and many more animals. I was and still am a huge animal lover.

My love of books started when my mother used to read wonderful stories to my sister and me every night. She always tried to teach us both languages Greek and English. My parents were born and raised in Greece so Greek was their first language. Most of the stories she read to us were in Greek but that started my love for reading and writing. I learned both languages and am now fluent in writing and reading Greek which I am very proud of.

Family

I’ve been married now for five years and have one beautiful daughter. My daughter Sophia is 17 months old and she is my whole world. I also have a Japanese Chin named Bella. My husband, Greg, has always supported and believed in me, and my family will always be my inspiration.

Creating I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart

I have spent twenty years writing stories and brainstorming ideas for children’s books with my family. I came up with the characters Sophia and Bella after my own family. I was inspired by my daughter and the relationship she has with Bella and created I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart to teach children ho special a bond they can have with their dogs.

Compassion for animals is greatly connected to goodness of character this is the motto of the book. All animals deserve to be loved, respected, and treated right.

After a lot of hard work and many sleepless nights, I was finally able to publish my first book: I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart. To me, finally seeing my book in print and being able to share it with the public has made all the late nights and long hours worthwhile.

Links

Website- http://www.kathyvassilakis.wix.com/iwoofyou

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/IWoofYouFromTheBottomOfMyHeart

Twitter- https://twitter.com/Vassilakis0515

Amazon- http://amzn.com/1500576085

Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-woof-you-from-the-bottom-of-my-heart-kathy-vassilakis/1120334279?ean=9781500576080

Reader’s Favorite review- https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/36144

 

Book Review: Globaloonies: The Big Red Button by Max Candee

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Author: Max Candee

Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Time Travel

Age Group: Children

Rating: 4,5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promootions in exchange for an honest review.

“Joey Papagopolis is your typical 10-year-old.
Like most boys that age, Joey has a pet chameleon named Larry and a mysterious Big Red Button that can transport the two of them through time and space to the far reaches of the planet…
Hey, wait a second, that’s not typical at all! In fact, that’s pretty amazing — which is why you will want to follow along as Joey and Larry set off on their first Big Red Button adventure.
An absent-minded wish and an accidental pressing of the button land Joey and Larry smack in the middle of a conflict between a Native American tribe and some English settlers. Yikes!
Are their lives in danger? Can Joey resolve the conflict? Will Larry teach them all how to line dance? Does Larry even know how to line dance?
The answers to these questions and more await you in the fun and fantastic adventure of THE BIG RED BUTTON.
65+ illustrated pages (may vary by device).
Humorous illustrations by Anne Zimanski.
Includes a professionally crafted audiobook. Look for the link inside!”

Globaloonies: The Big Red Button is the first book in a children’s book series about 10-year-old Joey with an average first name and a complicated to pronounce last name, who has a chameleon named Larry and one day finds a mysterious big Red Button which transports them through time and space. This is an amazing start to a series, that manages to combine teaching kids history and an engaging, enjoyable adventure that all kids will enjoy.

They end up in the adventure of a lifetime, in the middle of the conflict between Native Americans and the English settlers. Joey acts like any typical kid, with typical bravado, the weird habits all kids have, and a great dose of humor. It’s easy to relate with Joey and his pet chameleon, and to find oneself completely drawn into their adventure.

The writing is down to earth and exactly on the level kids need. The book offers an intelligent storyline, throws in some historical facts (without making it sound like a dull history book) and manages to craft an amazing story that will inspire kids and grown ups alike. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous too. Recommended to every kid who enjoys reading, and every parent or teacher looking for a great book to read with their kids.

Book Tours: Starter Day Party The 13th Descent

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for paranormal romance / adventure “The 13th Descent”. The tour runs from October 28 to November 4. Enjoy the tour, and please visit all the blogs participating.

Tour Schedule

October 28th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 29th: Book Excerpt @ Books and Tales

October 31st: Guest Post @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

November 1st: Book Excerpt @ Undercover Book Reviews

November 2nd: Book Review @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

November 4th: Author Interview @ Inspired Writers

About The Book

23238886Title: The 13th Descent

Author: Ky Lehman

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Adventure

ONE CHOICE CAN MAKE AN IMMORTAL HUMAN.

BUT WHAT CHOICES NEED TO BE MADE TO GO BACK AGAIN?

The revolutionary year following Serenay “Ren” Avalon’s eighteenth birthday could rival Clark Kent’s entire adolescence.

After her mother and her grandmother were killed in a car bomb explosion at the heart of their sleepy hillside town where nothing extraordinary usually happens, she discovers that her mother is actually alive and in hiding, her long lost father is a Father, and her best friend, who turns out was once an Archangel, has taken a gargantuan step back in his evolution to live on Earth with her for the past thirteen lifetimes. And besides being the only one in her immediate circle with a serious case of past life dementia, she learns that during her first lifetime, she was married to one of the greatest teachers history has ever known who is now the gorgeous lead singer of a hot new rock band taking the world by storm, and who is keen to meet up with her again in the twenty first century.

As Ren realizes that the powerful family name she bears also brings with it the promise of an unnatural death, she is reminded that it has always brought hope to people on both sides of the veil, human and Tor. As the world draws closer to being completely shrouded by the dark cloaks of her age-old enemies, the Bloodstones, she now, more than ever before, has to draw strength from her origins to protect her family and their ancient truth from this global force responsible for torturing and killing centuries of her ancestors.

As she struggles to unearth who she was, who she is, and who she chooses to be, as well as the expectations of her first mortal love and the heavenly love she has always guiltily denied, she has until midnight on the Solstice find a way to bring light to a compromised heart and to a world on the brink of perpetual darkness.

This first book in The Rosefire Trilogy by debut YA author, Ky Lehman, is a reminder of how the choices we make in the throes of love, loss, hope, and adversity are what makes the divine human, and the human divine.

Book Two of The Rosefire Trilogy, THE 13TH RISING, is coming in 2015.

Author Bio

KY HOLDING BOOK PICKY LEHMAN is a novelist, a children’s author, a teacher of swimming and water safety, wife to her high school sweetheart and the proud mother of their three very tall sons. She lives in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia with her husband and their children where she is currently writing the second book in The Rosefire Trilogy, The 13th Rising.

Links

https://www.facebook.com/kylehman

https://www.amazon.com/author/kylehman

https://www.goodreads.com/kylehman

@KyLehman13

Book Review: The Best of Jonathan’s Corner

the-best-of-jonathans-corner-front-coverTitle: The Best of Jonathan’s Corner
Author: CJS Hayward
Genre: Creative non-fiction / many genres / religion and spirituality / Eastern Orthodox
Rating: 4,5 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

The Best of Jonathan’s Corner, newly expanded ​ after getting five star reviews​, is a collection of varied works of Eastern Orthodox mystical theology. It spans many topics and many different genres of writing, but it keeps coming back to the biggest questions of all. It is inexhaustible: the works are independent, and you can read a few, many, or all of them to suit your taste. Fans of CS Lewis and GK Chesterton will love it.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started reading The Best of Jonathan’s Corner. I’m not Eastern Orthodox myself, barely religious even, although I do like reading about spiritual matters, and I like finding out more about other people’s perspectives.

Let me start by saying that Mr. Hayward is an intelligent human being who researches his writing material, and does so thoroughly. He knows what he’s talking about. The book consists of several essays, all differing in length. It’s easy to just read one, put the book away, and pick it up at a later time, like I did – not because I needed a break from the reading material, but because I wanted some time to think about what I’d just read. He also offers some commentaries, referring to other theologists, authors and lecturers.

Overall, I enjoyed the book, particularly because of the author’s down to earth approach. While he makes some excellent points, he does so in a way that’s easily understandable, even with minimal prior knowledge. Some poems are included as well, and they can serve as prayers too, so the book covers a lot of ground.

I found the essays the most interesting, one about religion vs. science one of my particular favorites. “The Angelic Letters” was interesting too, as was ‘God the Spiritual Father’. This is certainly a ‘the best of’ collection, as all articles had a solid level of quality. I look forward to reading more books by this author, and exploring more topics.

Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Ruby’s Letters

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for contemporary / paranormal romance “Ruby’s Letters”. Enjoy the starter day party, and please visit all the blogs participating.

Tour Schedule

October 27th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 29th: Book Excerpt @ 365 Days of Reading

October 31st: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

November 2nd: Book Excerpt @ Underneath the Covers

November 4th: Book Excerpt @ Sunshine Book Promotions

November 6th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

November 8th: Book Excerpt @ Forever Book Lover

November 9th: Book Review @ Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock

November 10th: Book Excerpt @ Undercover Book Reviews

November 10th: Book Review @ Auggie Talk

About The Book

Ruby's Letters CoverTitle: Ruby’s Letters

Author: Maggie van Well

Genre: Contemporary / Paranormal Romance

You never know what you’ll find behind the wall of a closed up fireplace.

Emma Hopkins is a recently divorced chimney sweep trying to make it in a man’s world. When she wins a huge job in Brooklyn Heights , she finds more than she bargains for; a sexy general contractor who makes her blood boil and an evil spirit who wants her dead.

Ryan Atkinson struggles to keep his once-successful general contracting business alive, but horrors in his past have made him a shell of the man he once was. Now he has to face those fears to save Emma from a murderous ghost hell-bent on revenge.

Together, Ryan and Emma become ghost hunting partners, hoping to solve the mystery behind Ruby’s letters. What they uncover is a one-hundred year old murder and a budding love that can’t be denied.

Author Bio

Maggie lives on Long Island with her husband, four insane children (no idea where they get that from) and three entertaining Italian greyhounds; Rosie, Stripe and Santa’s Little Helper (yes, that’s his real name). She also has two ringed-neck doves, because, ya know, who doesn’t like getting woken up at 2 in the morning by cooing?

She loves the ocean, and feels blessed to be able to go to the beach whenever she wants. She is addicted to café mochas, Godiva chocolate, and hidden object games. Seriously, there’s an intervention in her future.

Links

http://www.maggievanwell.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaggieVanWell