on May 12, 2011
Short and Sweet, Sweetly Brutal. I was hooked after the 1st chapter. Thought is was a little short but that does not mean that this story is lacking. It goes right into the action and keeps the momentum all the way --Rancher Keith Harris feels it is up to him to taken on the burdens of his family and he does it with style. Really hope Jessica gets her own follow up story line!!
Dirty Little Angels
on May 23, 2011
Wow... Straight to the gut story telling that makes you think. 16 year old Hailey is having a very bad year and she tells her story with no holds barred. Its the kind of story that makes you angry for any kids that has to remotely put up with even part of what happens to this girl. Good Job!!!
Look for Our Mother and Our Father
on May 23, 2011
OK It really took me a while to want to read it because I read the introduction and was expecting a huge lecture and honestly I just skimmed this until I felt like reading something more serious than the fiction and I have been and let me tell you I wish I had read it when I first got it. THis auther never gets preachy and backs up a lot of their opionions while never making you feel like yours is not just as valid. I have now had a couple of friends who want to read it. Very nice job of relating opinion with parable to make their ideas easily understandable. Good Job!!!!
on May 28, 2011
Wow not a bad read at all. Dr Larabeth McLeod, head and owner of a hazerdous clean up company, whose life has not been at all easy on the ladder of succes starts to receive calls from mysterious maniac from her past and then causes major disasters to occur. Good plot nice characters with a nicely minor romance that does not get in the way of decent story telling, Good Job
Well Worth the Price
Following My Toes
on May 29, 2011
Wow what a great story. Faith is a teacher whose boyfriend leaves her for her childhood best friend and in a flash decision after talking to another frined moves to another city and then her whole life goes a little wonky. Good characters, nice story pace and really was a lovely way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Well worth the price!!!
Entangled in Darkness
on June 03, 2011
If you have a family member that has a mental illness then you should read this book. It does an excellent job of helping to explain what goies on in the mind of someone with a mental illness. Annalyn moves out into the adult world and when the stress hits she starts a downward spiral that is terrifying to witness.
The Bone Trail
on June 17, 2011
Very readable Romance, Mystery novel about a world class journalist who is coaxed into investigating two missing woman and falls for a hardworking horse triner who helps her. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Kikaffir - a Black Comedy
on June 21, 2011
William Shakespears MacBeth meets Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange. In a word, WOW. Shapespear's already violent play gets an even more violent turn in this rewrite. Not recommended for the faint of heart or easliy offended. I also enjoyed the Afrikaan language used it, it makes the story very interesting.
Guardian of Eden
on Sep. 03, 2011
What an excellent book. This was hard to put down. Young Garrett, brilliant and protective, takes care of his younger sister Eden as they face a life that no child should have to face. Well written story with a bittersweet ending. I will proably read this one again. GREAT JOB!!! Nice way to spend an afternnon in the sun and well worht the price!!
on Sep. 25, 2011
Stellar short story told in vivid detail. Wonderful descriptions of the day in the life of a man enjoying nature. Well Done!!
Legacy - Book One of the Balancer Chronicles
on Nov. 06, 2011
I must admit that I was excited to read this story. An explanation as to all the different types of supernatural beings but what I found instead was a history on a person. Not to saw this is not a bad story but instead of talking about his life as a balancer it gave more history of his family. Story is told via a diary and writen to James Butles's (Youngman's) great, great, etc granddaughter who has now becomae a balancer like him. It does give some description of the creatures he had fought but I didnt feel it was enough. The book is more of a history of the family lineage rather than what the main character Kat's life would be now that she was a balancer like the auther of the diary. I would like to read part two of these chronicles to see where they are going. All in all it wasn'yt a bad way to spend the day in the sun.
on Nov. 23, 2011
Elissa is the noted Vestal Virgin and is loved by Gallus Justinies. Upon finding her brother, Marcus, has been murdered by Nero, Elissa sets her feet up the path of destiny. Can she keep out of Nero's clutches? This was not a bad novel and a decent way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
An Epitaph for Coyote: A Novel
on Dec. 18, 2011
Henry Pluck lives his life everyday, doing the same thing day in and day out. Henry thinks he is happy. In comes Rosa Santana and she turns his life upside down and inside out. What were shades of tan and beige becomes a rainbow of color and causes Henry to start looking at his life and say, "Am I really happy?" Well done story and hard to put down . It was a really lovely way to spend an afternoon in the sun. Great Job!!
Tales From Gundarland
on Dec. 22, 2011
Charmingly funny retelling of some classics and new fairytales from the mind of Hank Quense. I read this to a group of 7 to 10 year olds who thought these were hysterical. Great read for story times and a nice way to spend a day in the sun!!!
on Dec. 22, 2011
Roger Belkin is in love with his wife Lois. On their anniversary they go out for a fine dinner and romance, but on the way home disaster strikes. After a terrible auto accident leaves Lois in one hospital in a coma, Roger wakes to find himself in a different hospital with no memory of how he got there and only remember his terrible fear of hospitals. As the next day wears on Roger tries to remember what happened and how to get to his wife, unbeknownst that the police are now looking for him after he has several misunderstandings along his arduous journey. Well written novel that holds your attention. Great way to spend an afternoon in the sun!
on Dec. 22, 2011
Roger Belkin is in love with his wife Lois. On their anniversary they go out for a fine dinner and romance, but on the way home disaster strikes. After a terrible auto accident leaves Lois in one hospital in a coma, Roger wakes with head trauma, to find himself in a different hospital with no memory of how he got there and only remembering his terrible fear of hospitals. As the next day wears on Roger tries to remember what happened and how to get to his wife, unbeknownst that the police are now looking for him after he has several misunderstandings along his arduous journey. Well written novel that holds your attention. Great way to spend an afternoon in the sun!
Isle of Stumps
on Jan. 25, 2012
Three very cool short stories all have a military thread to them. Ranging from bizarre to to ordinary boot camp. This was an definetly an interesting read. All three stories are really very readable and was a great way to spend a day in the sun.
on Jan. 30, 2012
15 year old Ariel is having a tough sophomore year. Her best friend went missing over the summer and evreyone wants to know if Aiel knows anything about it, not to mention she is being harrassed by the school elite. In comes Henry, the new guy, and when he befriends Ariel she starts to feel like a normal teen. That is until she starts to see the ghost of her missing friend. Good story telling and hard to put down. Can not wait for the next book and it was a great way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on Jan. 30, 2012
15 year old Ariel is having a tough sophomore year. Her best friend went missing over the summer and everyone wants to know if Ariel knows anything about it, not to mention she is being harrassed by the school elite. In comes Henry, the new guy, and when he befriends Ariel she starts to feel like a normal teen. That is until she starts to see the ghost of her missing friend. Good story telling and hard to put down. Can not wait for the next book and it was a great way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on Feb. 06, 2012
Nice romantic thriller. Violinist Chrispen Marnet has been a fan of Alexis Brooks as long as she can remember. The reason she joined this particular orchestra was because she would be playing along with the world famous virtuoso. As she becomes closer to Alexis she realises that there is a large cloud of suspicion hanging over him for his wife's murder. Chrispen knows Alexis had nothing to do with it and sets out to prove it not realizing the real killer is stalking her.
Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales
on Feb. 28, 2012
I dont know that I would call these horror stories though all of them deal with death. Most of the stories are well written and read almost like poetry there are few that left me going "that's it" , but all in all these are very readable stories. Not a bad way to spend an hour or so in the sun.
on Feb. 28, 2012
Sweet story for small children. Princess Gwendolyn and her brother are playing in the gardens when Jack knocks off Gendolyns crown into the pond and when Gwendolyn goes to look for it she finds a tiny frog wearing a crown. Knowing her fairytales, Gwendolyn kisses the frog thinkshe has met prince charming, but instead she gets Princess Lily (or Freda if Jack has his way) and she has no memory of her home. Gwendolyn asks her father to allow her to throw a ball for Lily so she can see if anyone knows her and her family. Had a great time reading this for story time with the 3 to 8 year olds!
Penelope and The Birthday Curse
on April 06, 2012
Cute young adult mystery story. Penelope is having a party but she doesn't really know the guest but her mother makes her attend anyway. Once the first body is found it seems that Penelope and her new friends try to figure out what's going on before someone else gets killed. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Stray : Touchstone Part 1
on April 13, 2012
Very nice sci-fi fantasy story about a teenage Australian named Cassandra, that while walking home turns a corner and ends up on another world. Well written and funny. Done in a diary form it was an excellent way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Gratuitous Epilogue : Touchstone Extras
on April 22, 2012
Just what it says it is. If you are one of those people (like me) who just wants to know what happens after the excitement hs died down and the threat of impending doom has lifted. Pleasant follow up to Cass and Zaorens new lives as family and was a sweet way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on April 23, 2012
Rod Serling eat your heart out! Excellent set of decently disturbing horror stories. Would have fit in an Twilight Zone, The Darkside, or Tales from the crypt episode. Well done and nice way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Saint Peter Killed God
on May 10, 2012
Being anti-religion I was reticent about reading this story. The story of a priest who ends up in a mental health ward though caught my interest. Bold ideas that are presented in a clever story about a man trying to figure out his own beliefs while still trying to help others. Well done and a really bice way to soend an afternoon in the sun.
Saint Peter Killed God
on May 10, 2012
Being anti-religion I was reticent about reading this book. The story of a priest who ends up in a mental health ward though caught my interest. Bold ideas that are presented in a clever story about a man trying to figure out his own beliefs while still trying to help others. Well done and a really nice way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on May 26, 2012
Decent medical thriller that is pretty darn belivable. Story has a good pace to it and decent characters and lots of action. If you enjoy Robin Cook, then this book is right up your alley. Pretty good way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on May 28, 2012
After her mother commits suicide , Holly is sent to live w/ her abusive grandmother. Feeling rejected by everyone from a young age she struggles to feel normal and to have what she considers a normal life. When she meets a roadie names Trevor it is an instant connection but she knows there is no way that they could be togther because of her feelings of instability. Good story and well written reminiscent of Russel Crows Almost Famous and not a bad way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on May 28, 2012
Too short, even for a short story but interesting premis and would love to see the idea expounded.
Symphony of Blood, A Hank Mondale Supernatural Case
on June 30, 2012
Gritty crime thriller with sci-fi twist. Private detective Hank Mondale is down on his luck and needs a client to earn some fast cash when he gets a call from billionaire Thomas Blake out of the blue wanting to hire him to find the murderer now stalking his daughter MacKenzie. The only problem seems that the suspect seems less and less human with every murder. Decent sci-fi crime nvel and was a good way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on June 30, 2012
Interesting novella of the downward spiral of a middle aged man who has done the right thing all his life and ends up with nothing, that is until he finds a purpose. Not a bad story, couple of editing flaws that don't really detract, just made me have to reread the sentence context but wasn't a bad way to spend an hour in the sun.
Grundish and Askew
on July 04, 2012
Imagine if Kurt Vonnegut found an unpublished John Steinbeck novel and gave it a rewrite. Then imagine in a drugged out haze Hunter S Thompson found it and rewrote it again, this book is what you would get. Losers Grundish and friend since childhood Leroy Askew can't seem to catch a break. Askew who has never raised his voice as long as Grundish has known him, goes into a killing rampage. Hiding from the law with Askew's Aunt, they get deeper and deeper into trouble. WOW. Greta way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Ten Typewriter Tales
on July 22, 2012
Another excellent book by one of favorite new author's. Mobashar Qureshi's books have not only been extremely readable but all of them very different and this one is no exception. To me of these stories are all about the decisions being made, either good or bad. Really enjoyed reading it and was a nice way to spend and afternoon in the sun.
The Old One
on July 28, 2012
Nice taut horror novella. Our intrepid hero, David, is out of work and stuck in the small town of Myrtle. After a run in with the town oddity, David learns there is something in the woods something big, dangerous and very old. Fun story and and a great way to spend time in the sun
Alone (Vampires and the Life of Erin Rose - 2)
on July 31, 2012
Erin Rose wakes up in an apartment she doesn't recognize to a face she doesn't know and no idea of how she got there. Knowing she lives in a world where there are two factions of vampires, the Spectavi, who only drink synthetic blood or from a willing victim, and the Sanguan who only drink from humans, willing or not. Erin spends a year working at a job so she can try to figure out what happened to her and whyshe has no memory of the past. With the help of new Sanguan friends Erin infiltrates the Spectavi world to find out who is telling the truth. The idea of this book is very good, the writing style works very well but the Erin character was just annoying. The build up was great but Erin's character was all black and white with no shading. Good try and a was a pretty good way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on Sep. 12, 2012
Too Short. I've now read several of Laurel Osterkamp's stories and all of them have been good and this one is just as readable. Witty, fast paced and well worth a look. A wonderful way to spend an hour or so in the sun.
on Oct. 13, 2012
Well written short stories. I look forward to this arthors longer stories. My kids enjoyed them immensly. Exellent for story time and nice way to spend an hour or so in the sun.
on Nov. 11, 2012
Witty, Sarcastic and fun. This is definetly not a bible story. A bit confusing at the onset but once you get to about the forth chapter, everthing starts making more sense. Once you get passed the character names and get into the story this turns into quite the science fiction fantasy battle story. Excellent writing style allows you to visualize every scene. Good way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Become an Atheist - A Short and Snappy Guide
on Nov. 18, 2012
Just what it says short and snappy. Witticism in progress. Just as laugh out loud fun as all his other guides.Check themout for some quick and light heated reading!
Get to the Point! - A Short and Snappy Guide
on Nov. 18, 2012
If marketing jargon leaves you befuddled then reading this guide will help you laugh at it. A quick look at how the marketing world even in politics has learned to say a whole lot about nothing. Good Job!
Become a Dictator - A Short and Snappy Guide
on Nov. 18, 2012
I've told everyone at work that some day I would rule the world and now have found the how to guide. This was the first guide I won from this author and now I have read almost all of his guides. Check out the list of Guides and let your mind soak up the funny.
on Feb. 13, 2013
Enjoyable enough fiction about a summer a wandering youth spent learning how to be a bard. Well thought out story and has a lot of excellent historic references that were fun. I found it a little boring and was annoyed with the way each chapter ended. All in all this was not a bad way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
on March 20, 2013
Wordy archeological adventure following a group opening an unknown tomb. If you can get past the first couple of chapters it is a pretty good read. The story does pick up speed and become a decent thriller type story and other than the beginnng being so slow this was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Toren the Teller's Flight, Book 2
on April 05, 2013
The contuation of the story of Toren, the worlds most powerful wizrd. The second book is just as readable and enjoyable as the first. Excellent young adult fantasy story that really does pull at the imagination of possibilties. Well written and can not wait for more from this auther. Good Job. A Nice way to spend the afternoon in the sun!
on April 11, 2013
Heavy language makes for a rough read but if you can get past it there are some really well written stories in this anthology. Mr Turner is showing that he can write with each story and book getting better and better. All are fantasy world driven with swords and sorcery abounding and one or two have a laugh out loud story line (Magical Entities Not for Sale). Fun read and a great way to spend an afternoon in the sun!
Brandon Marlowe and the Alpha in the Omega
on April 23, 2013
Second Brandon Marlowe is just as readable as the first one. Brandon is still at school and still adjusting to being the newest ranked member od the school. Between school and practice, Brandon rarely has time to search the Omega Files for information on his brother much less do research on the son fo Zues, Alpha. Join Brandon and his squad as they practice and learn for the battle or all battles with the Gods. Easy to read and nice read for young adults and I look forward to the next installment. Nice way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
Lion (Vampires and the Life of Erin Rose - 3)
on May 05, 2013
Enjoyable Segway Novel. The second in the series follows Erin as she learns to live as a vampire. Going from extreme fear of them in the first story to becoming very deadly as one in the second. Erin contemplates what life is as one of her fears. She also decides revenge is her best foot forwards as she looks for the vampire Christopher who she thinks killed her best friend but comes to find out it was an even older vampire names Alexander. Follow Erin into battle as she tried to come to terms with her new life. Nice way to spend and afternoon on the sun.
Hope (Vampires and the Life of Erin Rose - 4)
on May 10, 2013
If you are a fan of action Anime then this series is for you. Erin and her Sanguan friends are still fighting the evil Twins that were let loose on the world. Can she and her friends help stop them from releasing hell on earth. Follow Erin and her friends as they hunt for the reliquary that will end the world as we know it. Good series and great way to spend an afternoon in the sun.
The Golden Spark: The Legend of the Great Horse (Book 2)
on June 08, 2013
Not having read the first book, I was leary about reading the second and not being able to "get in" to the story. Honestly I would love to read the first only because it is the beginning. Even though this was not a stand alone novel I had no problem enjoying and following the story of 16 year old Meagan's adventures through time and historic events. If you like horses in any way then read this series. I not only enjoyed the story but liked the horse facts throught out. I can not wait to read the third part to the series. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon in the sun.