I was born in 1974 in the Eastern Ohio Valley town of Martins Ferry where I lived until I was five then we moved to a very rural town in the same area. I’m the youngest of four children of a mill worker and a housewife but have 15 years between me and my closest sibling. I grew up with a vivid imagination, which seems to have become active at age four.
Having an imagination and a passion for reading, inventing little worlds and stories in my head seems natural. I began writing for fun mainly to survive reports I was making while being home schooled (illnesses kept me out so the school sent a teacher) and I wrote the most colorful but accurate history reports they’d seen. My passion for writing original pieces came at high school and I still have novels on paper to prove the start of this career.
I’m a 1993 graduate of Buckeye Local High School and still live in the same house I grew up in with my family of my mother and brother, plus three spoiled cats and a semi-fierce Beagle who likes to think he’s a Pit-Bull.
I still enjoy writing stories for fun that I can’t do anything with while I take a break from my original works. I mainly write action/adventure so my series of Celtic Evil, which is a paranormal romantic suspense series, is a slight break for me. I used to write poetry but can only do that in times of stress or deep emotional crisis.
I enjoy writing for the sake of telling a story. I write for myself and for others who enjoy the act of reading a good story. I hope to be able to tell many of those.
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Sins of the Past
by Sierra Rose
Approx. 80,620 words.
Published on December 2, 2009.
When Tiger Force member Rafael Valdez’s past comes back in a violent way and his plan to protect his teammates backfires, it turns into a battle of loyalty as he must choose his long-lost brother over the woman he loves and the team he has dedicated his life to as Sins of the Past return with a bloody vengeance.
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- Awakened Desires
on March 02, 2010
An intense and thrilling read that will make the reader want to turn every page until the last and then go back and read it again!
Ms. Duvall took characters, vampires, that can often be overdone in this day of vampire books and made them unique and interesting again. Not the cold-blooded, cold to the touch vampires that have been portrayed at times but Malcolm is a vampire like none that I've read before. She wrote him with feeling and depth so that I cared about him as a human. The same with Karyn. She was well written and the reader will care what happens and how this story ends.
The plot is interesting, never dull, and it never lags. Yes, many will say another vampire book but this one is not like the normal tale. It has action, romance and of course sex. Recommended to all.
- Black Wolf: Loco Lobo
on March 21, 2010
This is the second book in this series by Magnolia Belle that I've read and is the fourth in her series about these fascinating brothers.
Loco Lobo brings readers into the world of Joaquin Black Wolf, the drummer in the band he and his brothers have. I was drawn into the book from the blurb and right from the first page was hooked. Loco Lobo is a compelling story that will captivate the reader from page one until you turn the last page and then you will want more.
In this book, you will follow Joaquin as he tries to get over the pain of loss which is devastating to him. I'm not ashamed to say that I cried a couple times. He is a strong character and he wonder as the book goes along if he will recover from the loss he has suffered. Will the help of his family, of prayer, and the love of a new woman be enough to get this man over the hurdles that loss and death are causing him to see and feel? I won't spoil the book by saying. Read it.
All of the characters, new and old, are written in a way that readers will relate to. You will adore the Black Wolf brothers. Isabel, the new lady who comes into Joaquin's life, was wonderful to read and you pull for it to have a happy ending between the two.
This is another wonderful book by Magnolia Belle and I can't wait to read the others in this terrific series.
- Black Wolf: Lakota Man
on March 21, 2010
This is my first book in this series and by this author and I must say that I was not disappointed.
Ms. Belle has created a world that many, if not all, readers will be able to relate to in some way. Caleb, Sara, his family, etc were written vividly, strong, and realistically. It would be easy to imagine this tale of fiction happening.
It was easy to read, kept my attention and made me want to turn each page just to see what would come next. Very exciting and touching. I look forward to reading the rest of this series soon.
- Weight Loss - Twenty Pounds in Ten Weeks - Move It to Lose It
on March 24, 2010
This is a no nonsense weight loss book!
Brilliantly written, easy to follow plan to lose twenty pounds in ten weeks. If you're a serious looker of plans or guides to losing weight or just someone trying to keep it off then get this book.
It's easy to follow with graphs, diagrams, menu suggestions and so much more. Best of all, you don't have to have any fancy equipment and it's worded very simply. I found it a wonderful addition and a huge help.
- Boot camp fitness for all shapes and sizes
on March 24, 2010
This book is honest, brisk and to the point about a great many things we face while trying to get fit in this day and age.
Whether you're looking for a certain chapter on something or you go through the whole book, there is something in here for everyone and I found it refreshing that it was written in a plain way that will appeal to every reader. It doesn't sugar coat our needs while getting into shape or the causes. It's a hard dose of reality and a welcome one.
- Quotes to Live By - Goals, Health, Fitness, Financial, Relationships, Spiritual
on March 24, 2010
Interesting quotes that can often still be applied to real life today. I don't normally go in for quote books but this one was quite interesting. Some can be considered amusing, others profound and motivating. In this book, there will be something for everyone
- Discover Your Inner Strength
on March 24, 2010
In this day and age, many people are looking to get a better look at themselves through various means. Many self-help books just cater to what they think people want to hear. This one gives a basic, deep look at what they need to hear. Very helpful
- Black Wolf at Rosebud
on April 01, 2010
Just when you think a series of books can't get better, it does. While this is the second in Ms. Belle's series about the Black Wolf brothers it's actually the third I've read and I'm so pleased to say that this one doesn't disappoint.
While it's hard to pick a favorite brother out of this talented family, I think Matthew will come close to mine. Struggling to accept his own life and finding it hard to be alone after he sees his brother's happiness at being married, he soon finds not only love and friendship with Lainie but also competition with his own cousin for her affection.
It's clear that Ms. Belle truly enjoys and understands the world that she has created as the reader will feel apart of the Black Wolf family as we wonder who will win the heart of Lainie Two Kettles…Matthew or his cousin. Another wonderful book in this series!
- Strands of Mermaid Hair
on April 15, 2010
This was a short but sweetly written tale. Alannah and Orlando could have been a great couple and the reader will enjoy them but for those emotional readers (like me) bring tissues. Loved it.
- EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (teenage memoir, coming of age, internet romance, sexting)
on May 23, 2010
Jess C. Scott's debut novel is more than outstanding. It proves that there could be a useful reason for blogging. It's certainly difficult to add to the reviews already given since they tell the wonders of his book far better than I good but... Eyelash tells the story of a seventeen year old girl coming into a difficult part of her life in a tech-world such as we live in today and much like any teenager she blogs. I found the way this story is told very interesting and not hard to follow as I feared it might be. Jade is a compelling character that I'm sure many girls her age will understand. It's a YA title that can be read by those older and still be well received and enjoyed. Brilliant work for this first time author!
- The Ultimate in Women's Self-Defense.
on May 24, 2010
My reason for reading this book was originally two-fold. The first is I was intrigued by the author's Peacekeeper series and wanted to see about this book. The second is I have been a long-time reader of varying martial arts books and similiar titles and while I had purchased this book awhile ago it wasn't until some forum posts that I pushed it up on my TBR list. I had read the martial arts books by Stephen K. Hayes in years past and while the styles and experiance vary greatly I was very pleased with Mr. Sides book and his knowledge of what he wrote.
From the evaluation test to the page explaining pressure points to how women can use varying household items, each chapter is well written, well explained and easy to understand even if the reader has had no previous knowledge of either self-defense or martial arts.
This book is an excellent source for beginners to learn the basics, not only in self defense but also self conditioning. Now, no book is a counter to taking an actual course but this one will prepare you for those courses and also give a look in how to react if attacked before you start those classes.
The review that calls into question the valid issue of pressure points may have merits but striking pressure points will certainly work if struck hard enough and that is what Mr. Sides book tries to instill.
- Black Wolf on Tour
on May 25, 2010
First let me admit that I didn't read this series in order but still had no problems but I have actually read Black Wolf: Loco Lobo before this one and it told Joaquin's story after the events in this one.
Being the youngest of the brothers he's had it all in one way or another, some things you get the feeling that like most youngest siblings he'd rather do without. Being the drummer in a hot band however Joaquin has also had his pick of any female that he liked. Picking and choosing at a whim until he meets Jade. I found the emotional difference between him in this novel and Loco Lobo outstanding. Ms. Belle took a young, brash man used to getting what he wanted when he wanted it in this one to the more mature character readers will find in the next one. Joaquin and Jade are beautifully written and the reader will pull for them as Jade wonders if she can have a future with a man that she knows if more used to the fast life and then life interfers and we watch things shatter. I will not spoil that for readers but even though I knew what should have happened I still choked up. Very emotional as readers are witness to the events that force Joaquin to grow up fully.
Ms. Belle has written another powerful, touching and excellent book for this family.