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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Seedfolks - A Book Review

The title caught my eye first. Next, the cover drew my attention. Once I started reading, I knew this book offered more than a way to pass the time. I love short stories because sometimes I get so busy I have read in small bites. This book is like a collection of very short stories that are connected by the garden. Each story is told by a character, an immigrant, in their distinctive voice. I particularly enjoyed Sae Young. As I read, I could hear her speaking in the familiar broken English that I have heard many times, sometimes daily. Another aspect I enjoyed in this book is how it addressed the issues which we deal with today like immigration, racial profiling, and segregation. The author nor the characters never say this is what is happening. It is described as unintimidating as the weather. You know it is happening, and you understand it from the character's point of view. The character's story doesn't end. It's like a conversation. Each person tells their story and simply move to the background while the next person picks up the conversation. I know this book is written for children, but I enjoyed it. I often enjoy a good children's story, probably because I have read so many to and with my children; the ones that offer wisdom as well as entertainment. One is never too old to learn something new. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Review of The Gravel Road by Patrick Brown

After reading The Gravel Road by Patrick Brown, I felt compelled to share my experience with the story.

This is a beautifully written story. When I read the first sentence, I knew I had to read this story. The strange thing is, I can't explain why. Each page drew me farther into the story, and I became more invested in the characters as well as their plights. The characters were written so well that I could envision them as real people. Throughout the novel, there are these little mysteries that teeter on the edge of the story. I confess that although I had one of the mysteries figured out quite early because of my profession, it took nothing away from how much the story captivated me. Although my eyes filled with tears during the last few chapters, the author gave me a reason to smile at the end. Life happens. To be able to share a story like this in a way that evokes such a wide range of emotions from a reader is a gift. The funny thing is, I have been seeing this book on Twitter for months, maybe longer. Last night I clicked and read the first sentence of the sample and downloaded the book. I thank the author for sharing Clark, Ernie, Rachel, and even Abigal. I don't know if one can consider the El Camino, Jack Daniels, and two shot glasses as characters, but they helped to make this unforgettable story. Definitely five stars, teardrops, and smiles.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

What's FREE Today in books and audiobooks?

Welcome! Thanks for visiting. 

Collect your FREE offers now.๐Ÿฅ‚

FREE eBooks

1. Becoming Dawn Knight eBook - The making of a serial killer. Fiction.

                                 GET IT NOW!

2. The Marston Series Books 1-3 eBook Boxset is now available FREE with your KindleUnlimited Membership. No membership? No problem. Grab a trial membership FREE.


Bonus for Audiobook Lovers. I have added Free codes for each audiobook. Each code can only be used once. I'll update the list each time Audible notifies me that the codes have been claimed. 

A. Becoming Dawn Knight - Book One of The Dawn Knight Short Story Series

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New codes as of 02/21/2020 

1. 4S72RU2A4AR9U
2. 6R7N24RHNTE7T
6. UPZF2CR897T85
8. UQ5C7WRN7WS99

Don't forget to click the review stars when you reach the end.

B. The Killer Inside Me - Book Two of The Dawn Knight Short Story Series

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Codes Updated as of 02/21/2020

2. 7ZRS5UF6F649K 
3. 8UM9NAGZ88U8C

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C. GUILTY - Book One of The Marston Series - Fiction. Thriller.

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Codes Updated as of 02/21/2020

4. BG2Q65LJU24AS

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DA Secret Love - Romantic Suspense. Short Story. 

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Codes as of 02/21/2020


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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Wishing everyone a Wonderful Season!

This was shared with me by a Newsletter member from South Africa. So beautiful, I want to share it with all of you.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Free Christmas Tale for the Holidays!

Christmas time is a season of magic.

It takes one little boy and a scrawny tree to Change a Christmas.

Marty has every reason to ignore the Christmas season until she stumbles upon a dying tree on a dirt and stone lot and a little boy in the hospital a few blocks away. The Christmas tree lot pops up every year after Thanksgiving with Rudy peddling his trees. "You like that one, Miss." Rudy's statement is the beginning of Marty's healing and finding her way back to Christmas and second chances.

You can enjoy this magical tale free for the holidays at your favorite online store.

Audible News

Becoming Dawn Knight and GUILTY are both available at Audible now. 

Would you like a review copy? Just send a message using the contact form or email me with your choice of the audiobook you'd like to review, and the Audible audiobook is yours.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Just in time for the Holidays: Fun Books of Word Search

BMB Books will offer word search books for the Holidays. So excited to announce that two will be available soon, so keep your eyes open.  These books offer hours of entertainment as well as exercise for the mind. The puzzles are Large Print. Each book is 8.5 x 11 inches. These books will make great gifts for the puzzle lovers in your life. Visit often for new information. Christmas Puzzles: The Fun Book of Word Search Puzzles will be available first at Amazon. Next, Women of the Bible will be available for the Holidays. The books are available at Amazon now!