Before I post my author, and I will tell you, I was arguing with myself for days; if you could have dinner with one author, living or not, who would it be?
I am expecting some familiar names, and please do not let that stop you from posting, because I would honestly love to have dinner with JK Rowling, Stephen King (hold the meal), or Mr. Patterson.
I would have loved to have had a face-to-face with Mr. William W. Johnstone, whom stoked my fire for writing when I wrote to him as a young teenager, obsessed with his books, and he replied, and we had a friendly relationship for several years.
That book right there; Sweet Dreams, put me on the path to loving books for the rest of my life!
And now I have a personal library in my house, and I am constantly hunting for the books I loved as a child. Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators? They are gold now, because I cannot find a single one under $30.00, and my local library does not even carry them anymore 😦
So True! I have been very good so far this year and only bought one book when I took my girls to Barnes and Noble. But I have to say; they have another library puzzle that I will be buying. Other than books, puzzles are my favorite thing EVER!
I have 3 framed puzzles of libraries in my bedroom, and cannot wait to add this to the mix! For my new personal library, that is.
I am so happy that my girls have been reading non-stop, and I started a new fantastic book that I cannot wait to review.
When you buy a new book, how long does it take you to open it, and ignore everything around you?
Another great series I love; and this one includes recipes!
Okay; I have not tried the recipes, but they sound amazing! I have my staple of Christmas goodies I make every year, but I really need to hop outside of that small, boring box!
So, for the good stuff. A Christmas story full of murder and mayhem. What more could you ask for?
Hannah Swenson seems to be the most unlucky person you could ever meet. Unlucky at work, unlucky at love, and very lucky at finding murdered people. But, she has more than one suitor at any given time, so really; how unlucky is she?
This story has multiple murders, and multiple suspects. What more could one ask for on a negative-zero-wind-chill day?
Sorry; that is just my Michigan-me talking 🙂
While Hanna tries to run her cookie store, everyone else tries to run her life.
Have you read it? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know! And if you ever tried the recipes, I have got to know what you thought!
Out of all the books I have read in this series so far, this one has been my favorite! I know some people do not like reading a series about a small town person who always seems to find the murdered body, but I really like these stories.
The characters are familiar, and you are a part of the small community. Stoneham, New Hampshire in this case. A small tourist town that has made its mark with various bookstores that the vacationers love.
Case in point: one Tricia Miles, owner of the “Haven’t Got a Clue” mystery book bookstore. Her sister Angelica is close by, running her own cookbook bookstore, as well as a lunchtime diner. You can really relate to these characters, and will definitely find your favorite town character to love or hate.
Unfortunately for Tricia, a long lost lover, aka faked-his-own-death-20-years-ago, is back in town. His wife is murdered, and that leaves only two main suspects.
I prefer to not divulge too much in my reviews, but I definitely want to hear from anyone who has read these stories as well! I will be more detailed in future reviews of this series, but do not want to be the one who posts the spoilers.
This is not a book I read before, and it has a published date of 1990. I am very surprised I never read it, as I graduated in 1990, and I spent my middle school and high school years reading everything he published.
Anyhow….It was a great story, along the same lines as all of Mr. Johnstone’s Horror genre.
A little bit of supernatural, a lot of hometown-feel-good-connections. A whole lot of creepy things going on; blood and gore included.
People acting strangely, hearing thunder that shouldn’t be rumbling. The Fury, as it came to be known, was an evil presence that was controlling a town. But several deceased persons were fighting the fury on the other side. Sand and Morg and Joey. Howie is young, but he knows his stuff, and finds ways for them to communicate with Sand. His sister Angel is a strong force as well. Their parents are done for, as is most of the town.
One thing I loved the most about Mr. Johnstone’s stories is that young kids always played a major role. They were not dismissed for their age; but respected for their abilities. (Maybe I got pushed down one too many times for being who I was???)
I enjoyed the book, but it is not one I would read again. It was definitely worth my time, and I do not just say that because I had a personal communication with the author 🙂
What are your favorite horror stories that still keep you awake at night? I will be reviewing mine very soon!
I have many things to add, and many projects in the works. But with the help of a WordPress technician, my store finally shows up! Top of my page, click on “store”.
I am currently working on some amazing pine book boxes, painting book covers, and spines, of some classic novels. I am also painting book covers on canvas, 11×14 to start, until I get a good idea of what everyone is interested in buying.
I am homeschooling a 10th grader, have another going to public school in 7th grade, and another MBA class starting for me on September 22. I am editing a fantastic book that I cannot wait to introduce to the masses, and still reading for enjoyment to post some book reviews. Oh, and I work about 45-50 hours a week; did I forget to mention that?
I have the most understanding boyfriend ever, because my life is just crazy busy, and he accepts it! I am looking forward to Autumn, the most awesome time of the year! I will be holding a raffle for a couple of book bags with a great Halloween story, mug, hot cocoa or tea, and a smelly pumpkin type candle. Stay tuned!
Thank you for your support, your kind words, and your amazing stories!
A fast-paced political thriller, this story is timely in that you will see many familiar names in the political environment where the story takes place.
After the deadliest terror attack on American soil, the entire East Coast is in blackout condition. While residents cope and adjust to their new way of life, their family members, who belong to the military, are working on both a solution, and catching those responsible.
Life is very different when you can’t start your vehicle, use a cell phone, or even turn on a kitchen light.
This story contains several phrases and acronyms that are common in military life. Each is explained the first time it is used, so it makes the reading smooth-going. Those with military experience will especially like this story, in my opinion.
As is my general rule (unless if the story is horrible, and I will let you know it!), I avoid spoilers as much as I can. What I can tell you, is that you quickly become vested in the survival of these families, neighbors, and friends that create a well-rounded story. This is an easy read, with plenty of action and suspense.
Enjoying my 6 week break from college classes for my MBA!
Editing an awesome book by a new author and cannot wait to share it with you!
Creating great gifts for book lovers for my store!
My blog page has had some issues; i.e., I paid $299.00 for a business blog only to not be able to use all of the options. WordPress was amazing as always, and we worked it out.
The downside? I cannot get rid of the link in my blog to my store which no longer works…and I need to create a new link.
So what I am making right now are book boxes. I am working with paper mache as I look for a good supplier of wood products.
I have keychains, book bags, and book ends.
And I am holding a raffle in the Fall with a book bag, a fun Halloween themed book, some hot cocoa or apple cider mix, and something that smells awesomely pumpkin! I will be giving away a few of these! I love to share, and we are almost to my favorite time of year!
Finally! I managed to get this book finished, and I was not disappointed. Bill Hodges is still not finished with Brady Hartsfield. Apparently, Brady is not even close to being finished with Bill, either.
You’ll find familiar faces here from the first two stories (Mr. Mercedes, and Finders Keepers), as well as some new characters. The story focuses on Hodges and Hartsfield both being able to put an end to the twisted ties they have to each other.
Which says a lot, because Brady Hartsfield is supposed to be in a vegetative state. A Doctor at the hospital sees the perfect opportunity to use Brady as a guinea pig for an experimental drug for those suffering from brain injuries. Apparently the drug should be approved, because it seems to work. Whether the extra benefits Brady experiences are due to the medication or not is questionable.
Brady is determined to make Hodges, as well as those nearest and dearest to him, finally pay for interfering in his twisted plots of death and destruction. And Hodges has enough on his mind already. Holly and Jerome once again team together with Hodges in what is the perfect ending to this trilogy.