I’ve been an avid reader for years. To my husband’s dismay, I have bookshelves full of books, rooms full of books, boxes full of books. My cars have books in them. I just can’t seem to get rid of them after I read them. You just never know when you will want to read it again, right?
About two years ago, my husband gave me the dream gift, a Kindle. It was love at first sight and my first foray into the world of ebooks. To say the least, I am a technologically challenged person but when a reader, such as I, is told that you can have the book you want to read in seconds, I’m going to do whatever it takes to learn how to use it as quickly as possible.
While I still have books everywhere, I no longer take ten or twelve books with me when I go on vacation. The only thing I need is my Kindle. It never leaves my purse.
My genre of choice is romance with a paranormal twist. My authors of choice are Diana Palmer, Iris Johansen, Catherine Coulter, Jill Gregory and of course, the queen, Nora Roberts. I am also very partial to Michael Connelly, who is not a romance author but damn that man can write!
In my life prior to becoming an author, I was Legal Assistant/Office Manager for a wonderful local estate planning attorney (no criminals that I know of). Prior to that, I also worked my way up the ladder in a large corporation, from payroll clerk to supervising nine employees in operational accounting.
When my children, Shandelle and Pilar, were small, I took a few years off to be a full-time mom and help my husband with his accounting work for his auto repair shop.
After, Michael, my husband, sold his business, he changed professions and started working for a national construction company.
Michael and I raised two beautiful, strong women so that’s who I write about. The women in my books are strong individuals that have moments of weakness and frailty to work through.
Where to find Sandy Wolters online
VideosParanormal Romance on The Lit Chick Show
In this edition of the show, host and novelist, Sylvia Massara, features author, Sandy Wolters, and her two paranormal romance books "Maggie Mae" and "Justice for Emily". Sandy writes with the premise that when a loved one passes away he or she will find their way back to those left behind to give them a helping hand when they are in trouble or when they are simply finding it difficult to move on.Lit Chick Show Special - Sandy Wolters
In this segment, we feature author, Sandy Wolters, and her special message to writers the world over--emotions shape your writing and add depth and meaning to what you write, but first you have to experience these emotions and feelings.
Sandy is a paranormal romance author and her stories usually deal with loved ones communicating from the other side in order to help and guide us.
Chasing Shadows - A Brita Madison Paranormal Mystery
Brita is at best a reluctant psychic, and Chief of Police James Weston is the "poster boy for conservative." Can he accept the unimaginable? Their journey tracking down a demented serial killer threatens to tear apart their lives as well as those closest to them.
Another Door Opens
When Clayton Silk decides to take a break from touring and spend some time with Bruce and Lilly, he meets a woman who drives him to distraction, a woman who resists all his usual charms, and makes him wonder what it will take to break down her resistance before he loses his mind. As he discovers, it may just cost him her life.
Book 2 in the Rock Star Series - (Stand Alone)
When One Door Closes
Bruce Silk, a Flagstaff police officer, doesn't approve of his brother's rakish rock star lifestyle but still keeps an eye on his remote home when he's out on tour. More than once he's had to arrest groupies who invaded the property to steal some small memento from the famous Clay Silk. So why does he feel sucker-punched when he slaps the cuffs on this latest trespasser?
Shandelle is everything Ian ever wanted but never realized he needed before he met her. Shandelle is a generous soul who lives to make Ian and everyone around her happy. Evil is stalking them. A close friend brings betrayal and evil into their lives. How were they to know that the death of a six-year-old girl in the early fourteenth century could have such grave consequences on their lives today?
A Brother's Love
Encountering one dead end after another trying to locate Pilar, Boone Baker goes to extreme measures to draw her out in the open. In one fell swoop, he crumbles her world around her, destroying what is most precious to her. Will she be strong enough to continue on, or will he get his revenge?
Justice For Emily
Rachael Merchant, a Phoenix Homicide Detective is running from the images of her last case that are embedded deep in her soul.
Before her journey is over, she will find herself embroiled in a murder investigation that involves the Chief of Police of Brownwood, Texas as the main suspect.
Officer Sheehan will do whatever it takes to keep her near him to get Justice For Emily.
In this steamy contemporary romance with a ghostly paranormal twist, the depths of love as well as sorrow are explored as you experience the horror of Maggie Mae’s husband’s death, the joy and laughter of friendships, and, most of all, the wonder when love transcends death.
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Smashwords book reviews by Sandy Wolters
- The Other Boyfriend
on June 15, 2011
I am so glad I picked this book to read. I was in a bad mood and suffering from a bit of depression. All I wanted to do was escape into someone else’s life for a while but this book did much more than that for me. It made me laugh and I didn’t want to put it down. If you are feeling like you need something to lift your spirits, this book is for you. I promise. You will thoroughly enjoy it. THIS IS A MUST READ.
- The Soul Bearers
on July 21, 2011
In The Soul Bearers, Sylvia Massara was able to make the reader feel the character's emotions. Everything from rejection of family because the character needs to be himself, resolving long ago memories of horrific child abuse, to the loss of a very dear loved one.
The reader gets a glimpse into these three people's lives, all broken in their own way, and then the reader gets to see the transformation when they become more than just close friends, they become each others family and learn what unconditional love truly is.
This was one of the most heartfelt books I have read to date. Be prepared for a roller coaster ride with this book. The author has the ability to make the reader feel as though they are there with the characters, feeling both their pain and joy. I loved this book.
The is a must read.
on Sep. 03, 2011
More than just breathtaking - breath catching!
I just finished M.O.D. by J.C. Allen, and now I have to take a nap. I'm exhausted. M.O.D. sucks you in from the very beginning with fast paced action, and never lets you down. There are many thrills to be had reading this book.
Are you a techno-idiot like me? If so, don't be afraid to read this book. The details for hacking that are explained in the book, are geared to a techno-idiot character, so nothing is above the reader's head. That pleased me very much, as it was a real concern of mine.
Who's the bad guy? I wish I could tell you. I must say, though, that by the end of the book, I was bouncing in my seat and cheering for the New USA.
This is a great read, and I highly recommend it!
- Second Chances: Love Lost, Love Found
on Nov. 15, 2011
Fast, enjoyable read.
Second Chances: Love Lost, Love Found by Kristie Leigh Maguire is a contemporary western romance, but the writing has the feel of the classic old-time romance novels. I found myself smiling as I read this book, because it made me think of how much my mother would have enjoyed it. We would have each read it and discussed it for days.
I enjoyed the "Second Chance" story line between Jim and Liz very much, but when it came to Jane and Mike, I'm torn. After the unspeakable way Mike treated Jane, I'm not sure that he deserved a second chance, or maybe it was just the way the second chance was resolved in the book. Kristie Leigh Maguire was able to make the character of Jane came alive for me, and I became so invested in her and her emotions that I just wanted to beat the crap out of Mike.
I find that days after reading this book, I'm still thinking about it. You just can't go wrong with a book that you can't stop thinking about after reading it. I truly wish mom were still around to discuss it with.
- Cameo Appearance
on Dec. 29, 2011
I loved Cameo Appearance!
So here's my thought process: You know those artisan chefs that can take an old classic meal that we all love, deconstruct it, make it look like something beautiful and brand new, but still keep the integrity of the wonderful original? In my opinion, that's exactly what author MARKEE ANDERSON did with CAMEO APPEARANCE.
This book is Cinderella-esk but completely modernized beautifully. Instead of evil step-sisters, you have an evil, demented killer that swears if he finds Cameo, he will kill her. You have an evil, psychotic blackmailer that has been terrifying Cameo that he will hand her over to the killer if she doesn't do as he asks. Cameo's character is a strong woman with strong beliefs that is forced into a position of complete submission that is sucking the life's breath from her. She lives in fear for her life as well as in fear for those she loves. And then you have the prince. And what a prince he is! I want him to show up at my front door! He is not the stuffy prince of days gone by. He is a strong, vibrant, brilliant character that not only knows how to handle himself, but can physically put a bully in his place. The prince has a wonderfully written cast of characters as brothers and sisters that I want to get to know better.
I hope that Ms. Anderson will sincerely think about doing at the very least a sequel to Cameo Appearance, but I would love to see a series come from the royal brother and sister characters she has so wonderfully created. I WANT MORE! I really enjoyed reading this book.
- Alien Race
on March 07, 2012
Exciting Sci-Fi Read!
Being new to the Sci-Fi genre, I find that I'm liking it more and more with each book I read. DAL BURNS has created a wonderful story in ALIEN RACE. It not only pits two very different men against each other, it pits the extremes of technology and culture against each other. There is an important message here that I think we all need to pay close attention to.
In an interview with DAL BURNS, he stated that he thought of himself as a storyteller. I must say that I concur. I was hooked on ALIEN RACE from the beginning all the way to the exciting conclusion. I can't wait to read more books by Mr. Burns!
- Daughters of Iraq
on May 31, 2012
A heartwarming family tale of love and loss.
I feel the need to start this review out by stating that DAUGHTERS OF IRAQ by REVITAL SHIRI-HOROWITZ is more than just another novel. This is family storytelling at its best. Every once in a while, you come across a book that the author has put her whole heart and soul into and is able to convey every emotion flawlessly to the reader. This is one of those very special books. I was completely absorbed by the stories of Violet, Farida and Noa and I felt the love in the words as I read them. I took my time with this book. I savored every word and emotion and didn't want it to end. Through Ms. Shiri-Horowitz's words, I felt the joy and the pain of these women. I was very touched by this book.
We learn of Violet as a vibrant child and then woman through the family stories that her sister, Farida, shares with Violet's daughter, Noa. We learn of Violet as a mother through Noa's recollections and through Noa's pain and guilt of losing her. Then we are treated to something so special by the author. She introduces Violet to us and her family as a woman through her diary that she writes to her loved ones as she lay dying from cancer.
This book is full of hardship, joy, pain and through the amazing storytelling ability of RIVITAL SHIRI-HOROWITZ, we as the reader feel it all. I laughed. I cried. This is an amazing book and I will most definitely be reading it again.
- The Threads That Bind
on Feb. 03, 2013
Book: The Threads That Bind
(Sequel to Second Chances)
Author: Dannye Williamsen
Genre: Paranormal (Psychic abilities), Suspense, Thriller, Family Saga
Length: Approximately 328 Pages
THE THREADS THAT BIND by DANNYE WILLIAMSEN is the sequel to SECOND CHANCES. While these are two very different books, I highly recommend that you read them in order. I read and reviewed Second Chances in January 2012 and a year later, I find that I still think about this book and one character in particular, so I was thrilled to pick up THE THREADS THAT BIND to meet Darian's son, Fredrick.
THE THREADS THAT BIND picks the story up thirty-nine years later. We get reacquainted with some of the characters from SECOND CHANCES and meet new characters, all of whom were written so masterfully that I found myself really caring about them and their relationships with each other. I'm going to tell you a little secret. Avatar is back in this book. I was so pleased that this magnificent creature was back that I found myself smiling and audibly cooing. I loved this very spiritual being in Second Chances and he did not disappoint in this book. Also Mandy is back, spunky and funny as ever. Mandy provided many laugh out loud moments in the book for me.
THE THREADS THAT BIND is a story of families and friendships torn apart by death and brought back together by those wonderful unseen ties. As a reader, I felt the deep sorrow of the characters and their trials at overcoming guilt about the circumstances of their loved ones deaths that touch their lives for many years afterward. The remaining family members and friends are drawn together and find that the deaths of their loved ones were not accidental but brought about by the hands of a psychopath.
Once again, Ms. Williamsen has created a character that is easily despised. Throughout the book, I kept wondering how that maniac was going to get his in the end, and BAM, Ms. Williamsen made the reader's heart go out to him in the end. I found that I wanted to wrap my arms around him and let him know everything was going to be okay. I just can't believe that an author has the ability to make a reader revile a character in such a way and then change that emotion to complete and utter compassion. AMAZING!
This book has it all. Beautiful writing, suspenseful moments, thrills that will have you jumping up and screaming, "No!!!!", tender interactions between the characters and a storyline that sucks you in and won't let go. At times, I found myself struck by how profound some of the sentiments made from mother to daughter or father to daughter were. So much so, that Jillian, while too young to understand what her mother was telling her, she would write the statements down in her journal knowing that one day they would make sense to her and make a difference in her life. These statements were so thought provoking, so inspired that I, myself, highlighted them so I could re-read them and continue to think about them.
I highly recommend this book!