I've always loved books and reading. I can't remember when I didn't have a library card--libraries are just the most amazing places and librarians, being the most knowledgeable generous people I've had the privilege of meeting, deserve an exalted place in society.
As the Avid Reader Book Reviews Blogger my book reviews and blog are widely read and followed by literary enthusiasts. I have also been invited to post guest blog posts for others, most lately by bestselling author CJ Lyons.
The Avid Reader Book Reviews (AKA Avid Book Reviews) blog posts not only book reviews but also author interviews & readings (usually by video), information on libraries and literacy, book trailers, videos pertaining to anything related to books, and sponsored book giveaways. I am a multi-genre kind of gal but my favorites are mystery/suspense/thrillers, historical fiction, young adult… but my list favorites just keep growing.
I am also author of Confessions & Secrets of the Avid Book Reviews Blogger serial which offer invaluable book marketing and promotional tips, available resources, how-to information and more.
My newest launch entails book doctor services and I hope to eventually expand into more detailed coaching services.
I will also soon be cohosting a BlogTalkRadio show which I'm very excited (and apprehensive) about.
My blog covers book reviews and all things books; author interviews, author readings, book trailers and more.
I view literacy as vital to life's adventures. Reading can give such amazing views, insights, enjoyment and even diversion. Some of my favorite genres for pleasure are historical fiction, legal thrillers, suspense and mysteries books.
My life has been filled with different kinds of books though to match whatever was happening at the time...young motherhood, teaching aide, administrative assistant, student, researcher, legal assistant, realtor, writer...
Where to find Lynnette Phillips online
Lynnette Phillips’s tag cloud
Smashwords book reviews by Lynnette Phillips
- 13 Horror Stories
on April 07, 2011
Flash fiction is known by different names, sudden fiction, microfiction, micro-story, postcard fiction, but whatever name strikes your fancy John McDonnell’s 13 Horror Stories puts him in a category with masters of this genre.
Join the Beauty Queen, Billy and Uncle Hank, Nekhbet, Annabelle Lockard feel the fear…it’s so much stronger when the important fiction elements are only hinted at or implied.
“You wanted to feel fear, right?…Yes, I heard it’s the strongest emotion…”
- The Adventures Of Larry The Alien
on April 07, 2011
Larry is an anxiety-ridden, fruity-drink-guzzling, shape-shifting alien who’s been sent to earth to monitor our species. After sending the local Mafioso to the crustaceous period as a personal favor to his friend and neighborhood bar owner, Murphy, he goes home to take up residence with same to the objections of Murphy’s wife, Dolores, and the delight of his mother-in-law, Edna.
Larry becomes fast friends with Edna, tries to be useful to Dolores and fills in at Murphy’s bar becoming a favorite with the customers.
The multi talented John McDonnell has created a perfect existence for the marooned but talented sometimes problematic Larry. He also writes horror, sci-fi and romance. Visit John’s flash fiction blog to find out more about his stories, Larry’s adventures and John’s new adventures.
- Searching for Michael
on April 07, 2011
Clever and compelling suspense filled short story with an enticing cliffhanger ending written by a true thrill mistress.
Searching for Michael (A Difficult Decision)
Rachel Valentine is 16. She has just been shuttled off to a St. Mary’s School for Wayward Souls. The nuns are not only very strict, her room spartan and her possessions secreted away in the Mother Superior’s office under lock and key, she gets only an hour of free time every day. She’s spending her free time watching the news when she sees a man behind the reporter in Trafalgar Square she recognizes as her brother who is supposedly dead.
No one will believe Michael is alive and in London so since you don’t end up in a boarding school for wayward souls by being a good girl Rachel hatches an escape plan. Now she’s spending her days circulating Michael’s photo looking for someone who’s seen him but she finds out there’s something very strange going on, the list of missing person’s is growing and she’s right in the middle of the danger.
Searching for Michael is Ella Grey’s second eshort story published by Echelon Press as part of a project tempt reluctant readers. The story is written in short installments and ends in a cliffhanger in the hope of enticing the reader to read the next installment.
Ella Grey lives with her husband, son and dog. Her first eshort published by Echelon Press was released last year. To find out more about Ella Grey, her stories and books visit her at http://ellagrey.wordpress.com/
- 13 Scary Stories
on May 04, 2011
John McDonnell has amazed me again with his macabre flash fiction stories. He’s a true master of flash fiction. Tight writing combined with surprising revelations give the reader that shock of enjoyment that makes him keep wanting more.
- Big Chills
on July 29, 2011
I’ve become a John McDonnell fan and his latest collection of short stories has not let me down.
His talent shows equally well whether he’s writing humor, poetry or horror. This time though he has treated us to suspense thriller shorts. He brings you right to the edge of your seat and then with a hint of an O. Henry twist you fall against the back of your chair shaking your head because you couldn’t have been so gullible…but you were!
Even the Babysitter, the Clairvoyant and the Don fell for his magic.
Treat yourself to John McDonell’s talents on Smashwords!
on July 29, 2011
Charlie, his string of pearls & Patsy Cline made for great reading!