Rhonda Hopkins is an award-winning author of mystery, paranormal, urban fantasy, young adult, and apocalyptic fiction. She lives in Texas on five acres with her family, two cats, a dog, cows, chickens, and the occasional wildlife.
She uses her previous experience as an investigator to create characters that are diverse and full of life. Her characters reach for their destiny with courage and heart, and a lot of roadblocks along the way.
Pumpkins. Ghosts. And a body. Charlie Cooper's calendar is full on her birthday weekend with the annual Halloween Festival, her new scatter-brained owl familiar, and a cantankerous old ghost. She had hoped the latter would be the first and last to haunt her, but she's not that lucky. Finding a body behind the library, she's determined to find out what happened before the festival is ruined.
Family. Yuletide. And, a missing Santa.
Charlie is ready for a break from school with nothing planned except holiday fun with friends and family. But when the town's Santa goes missing along with his bag of toys her agenda changes.
Charlie doesn't want the town's children to be disappointed at the Christmas Festival, but can she figure out what's going on before Santa goes missing for good?
Charley's keeping a huge secret from her boyfriend. Her cousin's absentee father just showed up with secrets of his own. In fact, it seems all of Whispering Pines is about to explode from the secrets it’s keeping. Can Charley expose the skeletons and find a murderer before chaos erupts?
Magic, quirky characters, and small-town mystery with a touch of romance.
At sixteen, Charley Cooper believes the witchy gene has skipped her. But when something dark in the forest threatens her best friend and her little sister, Charley's powers explode out of nowhere. Her out of control magic threatens to expose her family's secret. Can she learn to control her magic before they're all taking a nap in the local graveyard?
A high school nemesis. A misuse of powers. An Unexpected Consequence
Sixteen-year-old Charley Cooper is furious when her cousin Danu uses her powers to get back at a high school nemesis without considering the consequences. When Danu becomes a suspect in an attack on the other girl, Charley must find the real culprit before her cousin suffers the consequences of her mistake.
YA Paranormal Cozy
Sometimes, the best gifts are unexpected...
When workaholic Robert Chalmer's wife leaves to take care of her sick mother for two weeks, he is left with all the responsibility... including his seven-year-old daughter. With Christmas fast approaching, Robert must find a way to reconnect with what is most important in his life, or risk losing it forever.
Demon Trackers: The Anointed
on Nov. 01, 2011
Although a little on the short side, I loved this book. It was crammed full of action and male bonding between brothers and their father. Jake and Cal reminded me of a younger Sam and Dean but different in their own ways, too. I didn't notice any problems with grammar, spelling, etc. It seems to have been well edited. I've found a new author to read and can't wait to delve into the second book of this series.
Rising Above (Still Waters Part Two)
on Nov. 08, 2012
Full disclosure: I have a short story in TALES FROM THE MIST where Stacey Joy Netzel's Beneath Still Waters (book one) is published. While I think all the stories are great, BSW was my favorite in the anthology. And RISING ABOVE is just as good. It's well written, no problems with editing or formatting. RA is a fast-paced, suspenseful, paranormal novella. Even the secondary characters are well developed. Ms. Netzel's writing makes you feel the relationship between Ryan and Ali spanning the ages and their past lives. The tension is enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages. It's a satisfying read and I highly recommend it.