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.
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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.
by Sandy Wolters
Approx. 50,570 words.
Published on April 6, 2013.
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?
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- Keeping Counsel
on May 18, 2011
WOW! Hold on. Let me catch my breath. This author was able to reach down and relay the workings of a freakishly twisted mind to such a degree that it’s frightening. I was on the edge of my seat while reading Keeping Counsel. Just when you think the bad guy can’t do anything worse, he does. This book is so good you won’t be able to put it down. THIS IS A MUST READ.
- 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.
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!
- Before Her Eyes
on Oct. 18, 2011
This is the second book that I've read from Rebecca Forster. What can I say? She's done it again! I loved this book.
Rebecca Forster's novel, Before Her Eyes, draws you in from the very beginning and keeps building momentum. This book walks you beautifully through a murder investigation and the hunt for a missing woman. While following the investigation, we get insight into what the missing woman is going through in first person dialog that kept me intrigued throughout the book. I also really liked the back story for each of the characters, and how it affects them and others throughout the story Rebecca is telling. WAIT UNTIL YOU READ THE ENDING! There are some surprises in store. This is a must read.
- 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.
- Love's Prophecy
on Nov. 08, 2012
Book: Love's Prophecy
Series: The Prophecy Series - Book 1
Author: Brenda Dyer
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampire)
Length: Approximately 439 Pages
Mel is a dark and brooding vampire with a conscious so full of misplaced guilt that he denies himself any kind of happiness. As the reader, when I learned of his childhood and past, I was heartbroken and reduced to tears for the small vampire boy that was so abused, so frightened by his own father. There is no light in his life and he expects none. He doesn't feel as though he deserves any happiness.
When he first sees Breeana, he is stricken. She is the woman that he's been dreaming of. The only bright, safe, comforting spot in his life. Dreams that make him feel whole and at peace. Will Breeana be able to heal the terribly despairing Mel? I'm not going to tell you. If you love reading about vampires, or if you're a romance junkie like I am, take my advice and pick LOVE'S PROPHECY up and find out. You will not be disappointed.
There is a scene about two thirds of the way through LOVE'S PROPHECY involving Mel and Breeana that was written so well and was so believable that I started crying slowly, then it would build and I cried harder, then it built more and more until I was so blinded by tears I had to put the Kindle down because I couldn't see it anymore. It was so emotional for me that it took about 15 minutes to recover from it. I LOVE it when an author makes me feel so in tune with the characters that I feel their pain and their joy. What a beautiful gift of storytelling Ms. Dyer has.
I am so glad LOVE'S PROPHECY by BRENDA DYER is book one of a series, The Prophecy Series. Ms. Dyer has a way of character building that demands the reader's fall in love with these people and vampires. Frankly, I can't wait to read more about these characters and find out what's going to happen next in this series. I highly recommend this book and without question, LOVE'S PROPHECY is one of my favorite books I've read this year. This is one I will read over and over.
- 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!
- Troll-y Yours, an Erotic BBW Fantasy Romance
on July 16, 2013
Book: Troll-y Yours
Series: The Centaurs - Book 2
Author: Sheri Fredricks
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy Romance
Length: Approximately 266 Pages
After reading REMEDY MAKER, the first book in the Centaurs Series by SHERI FREDRICKS, I've been sitting on pins and needles waiting to get my hands on the second book in this series, TROLL-Y YOURS.
Ms. Fredricks has done a spectacular job with TROLL-Y YOURS in following up the first book in the series. TROLL-Y YOURS revolves around the magnificent centaur warrior, Aleksander, whom we met in the first book and I couldn't wait to learn more about in the second, and the timid troll, Ella, who lashes out because of self-esteem issues. She needs someone to show her a little love and respect. Enter Al.
This book was so beautifully written that I was hooked from the very first page. The characters were strong and written so well that I felt as though I knew them. The intimate scenes were HOT, just the way I like them, and the emotional bonds built throughout this book tugged at my heart. There was a battle scene in TROLL-Y YOURS that had me up on my feet and pacing the floor as I read it because I just couldn't sit still through it.
This book made me feel happy. There were places I laughed out loud, and places that I realized my fists were clinched as I read. Ms. Fredricks' imagination comes to life on the pages and you just don't want to put the book down.
As a side note, I have approximately 5,000 books on my Kindle. My usual practice is to remove a book from the device and move it to the cloud after I've read it to make much needed room. For all of you out there that have seen the Seinfeld "Spongeworthy" episode, you'll know what I'm talking about here. The biggest complement I can give a book is to keep it on my Kindle, close at hand, so I can read it again anytime I want. I've determined that both books in the Centaurs Series by SHERI FREDRICKS are "KINDLE DEVICE SPACE WORTHY".
I highly recommend the Centaurs Series by Sheri Fredricks. You are going to LOVE it!