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
Another Door Opens
by Sandy Wolters
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
by Sandy Wolters
Published: February 3, 2014.
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?
by Sandy Wolters
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
by Sandy Wolters
Published: July 12, 2011.
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
by Sandy Wolters
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.
by Sandy Wolters
Published: February 24, 2011.
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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- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Rock Star: Sweet & Sexy Romance Series
on March 04, 2015
In ROCK STAR by GARDEN SUMMERLAND, we meet Elizabeth, a woman who is turning 45 years old. She’s lost her zest for life through a series of events including a divorce. She’s decided that it’s easier to encase herself in her safe life, denying herself the pleasure of having a little fun and feel no pain rather than put herself out there and enjoying what life brings her and possibly suffering more heartbreak. That is until her best friend talks her into going out for her birthday where she meets a very sexy, very young man who has the power to bring her out of her funk if only for a short period of time.
I enjoyed this short story as I do with all of Garden Summerland’s work. My nickname for Ms Summerland is the Queen of Flash Fiction. I’ve never read any other Flash Fiction work that even comes close to the emotion that Ms. Summerland’s makes me feel, so when I found out she wrote a short story, I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to read it. I was not disappointed.
ROCK STAR is written in first person, which makes Elizabeth’s character come alive for me. And once again, the depth of emotion that Ms. Summerland is able to convey tugs at the reader’s heartstrings. This is not your typical romance and I guarantee at the end of the story, you’ll be surprised at what you are feeling. Being a short story, this is a quick read, so if you find you have a little extra time on your hands, pick this one up. I highly recommend.