Saturday, October 17, 2015

Book Review of Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory

Book Review of Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory
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Title: Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory

Author: Whitney Dineen

Genre: Middle Grade / Paranormal Mystery

Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory is Book 1 in the Willy and Tommy Adventure Series. Wilhelmina Snodgrass and her family move to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, against her express wishes. Not only is she sure her life is over, but she's convinced she won't make any friends. That is until she meets her eccentric blue-haired neighbor, Thomasina Andretti. Willy and Tommy become involved in a s conspiracy to reopen The Willamette Wig Factory, with their unsuspecting friend, Georgianna Carbunkle. The plot, however, is orchestrated by three of Willy's ancestor's, from beyond the grave. Scrapes, mishaps and the unforeseen occur; including becoming sworn enemies with Tiffany Peterson, the most popular girl in the seventh- grade, a crush on super-stud, Jamie Armstrong and a mysterious carousel. Willy and Tommy have it all-mystery, revenge and romance. Monteith, Oregon, becomes the stage for adventure beyond their wildest dreams!

Author Bio
 While attending the University of Illinois in Chicago, Whitney Dineen was discovered by a local modeling agent and began an unexpected career as a plus-size Ford model. She modeled in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband.
When she wasn’t modeling, she was in the kitchen, baking delights to share with friends. Soon, her friends began asking her to send baskets of her wonderful candies and cookies to business associates, agents and production studios. Word spread like wildfire, and the rest, as they say, is history. Whitney’s sensational creations are still in great demand by her loyal celebrity clientele.
During “The Hollywood Years,” Whitney was bitten by the writing bug and started creating characters that are inspired by strong women with a great sense of humor.
In addition to her love of chick-lit, Whitney has also written a series of adventure books for middle readers The first of which, Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory, is now available.
Whitney and her husband, Jimmy, have recently relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to raise their children, chickens and organic vegetables.


Book Excerpts
Cautiously the two girls finally climbed up the fire escape. They stopped at the first landing and 
peeked through the second-floor window. All they saw was old factory equipment. Then, even more nervously, they continued up to the third floor. They stopped on the landing to catch their breath and that’s when they heard the music. Clinging together, they looked through the window. What they saw nearly caused them both to fall over. The room they were looking at was a very lovely Victorian parlor. There were three people in the room; a beautiful lady about her mom’s age and twvo girls about her and Tommy’s age.

Aurelia looked out the window and saw the girls. With a big smile on her face she greeted, “Willy, Tommy, come in! We’ve been expecting you.”

Great, Willy thought. They were expected by ghosts. The Willamette Valley was proving not to be a normal place.


This is  darling book about accepting yourself for who you are wrapped in a funny, and poingent story. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Book Review of Murder Run

Book Review of Murder Run
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Murder Run by Shelly Frome:

Shelly FromePublisher: Sunbury Press (August 15, 2015)
Category: Mystery, Detective, Amateur Sleuth, Crime
Tour Date: Oct & Nov, 2015
ISBN: 978-1620066164
Available in: Print & ebook,
 244 Pages

  Murder Run centers on Jed Cooper, a wayward handyman grappling with the untimely death of his employer, a fragile choreographer who secluded herself in the Litchfield Hills. As the fallout mounts, the reader is taken to various locales in and around Manhattan, an escapade in Miami Springs and back again to the Connecticut hill country until this twisty conundrum finally plays itself out.

Praise for 'Twilight Of the Drifter' by Shelly Frome:

"This is a thoughtful, careful study of the south in a way that makes a time and a place come alive. One thing I liked especially about it is the dialogue and the pacing of the narrative. Frome is writing from deep understanding and with a skill that is enviable. A good mystery from a good writer."-Lee Jacobus,

 "Rich in southern history and mystery."- Patricia Gligor, Author of 'Mixed Messages' & 'Desperate Deeds'

 "Shelly Frome's southern fried literary characters in "Twilight of the Drifer" haunt the reader like a stirring and heartfelt Blues song. This crime story loses no time in transporting the reader into the dark underbelly of the gritty world of the Missisippi Delta. Mr. Frome's vivid and picturesque use of description paints one unforgettable reading experience."- Gerry Corn, Amazon Reviewer

Praise for 'Tinseltown Riff' by Shelly Frome:

"Capture Real Energy Reading This Fast Moving and Intriguing Book!"- Jo-Anne Vandermeulen, Author of ' Conquer All Obstacles' "Tinseltown Riff by Shelly Frome took me on a trip through the movie industry that was a surprise and a lot of fun. Not your typical Hollywood story. On this wild ride through the industry, you'll be watching over Ben's shoulder as he does his best to make it in the Big Time, only to trip and fall, time and time again. I recommend this story to readers looking to get away from it all, who are looking for an adventure, and who want to be entertained."- A. McGraw,

Amazon Reviewer "Tinseltown Riff is an amazing collage of false and failed people trying to make it in the superficial atmosphere of Hollywood. Caught in their own world of make believe the oddball characters shuffle the deck and don't always come up with a full one. Scam artists feast on the likes of Ben trying to draw his way back into the movie world, and failed actresses trying to recreate themselves. Add in a hit man from the Vegas mob on the prowl for lost drugs, records and money. This unusual mix of offbeat characters makes for entertaining reading and intrigue."- Julian Stuart Haber, Author, 'A Nail In The Body of Christ' and 'Blood Avenger'

Shelly FromeAbout Shelly Frome:

Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor, a writer of crime novels and books on theater and film. He is also the film columnist for Southern Writers Magazine. His fiction includes Sun Dance for Andy Horn, Lilac Moon, Twilight of the Drifter and Tinseltown Riff. Among his works of non-fiction are The Actors Studio and texts on the art and craft of screenwriting and writing for the stage. Murder Run is his latest foray into the world of mystery/crime and the amateur sleuth. He lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Website: Facebook: Twitter:

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Twisty murder story about a hard luck drifter who makes friends with a woman with issues of her own.  The finds out that everything is connected to his past in a strange twist.  Despite having no clue he manages to solve the case.

I give this story 3.5 out of 5 clouds. 

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Book Review of Emerald Fire

Book Review of Emerald Fire
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Title: Emerald Fire by Suzanne M. Sabol

Genres: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Blushing Death Series

ISBN: 978-1-61935-854-6
Book Length: 225
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing


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(As the Blushing Death, Dahlia Sabin has overcome much to be with the men she loves but attempting to settle into a new life and juggling two Alpha males isn’t easy, and the strain is starting to show. As the stakes become higher with each new threat, their growing power and Dahlia’s magical ability can’t be ignored by the vampire ruling council. 

As bodies start piling up around Columbus and a dark magic makes its presence known, a high-ranking vampire board member invades Dahlia’s territory. A threat? A spy? Isidro’s dark eyes and intentions are dangerous. With the world closing in around them and the threat to their very existence growing, Dahlia, Patrick, and Dean move to solidify their magical bonds. But Baba Yaga wants her due and has plans for Dahlia all her own. Dahlia may be able to survive an army of zombies, but can she out strategize a millennia-old witch and survive with everyone intact? )



The car reeked of fear, filling his nostrils with the savory scent and making his mouth water. The dead man in the truck was still too fresh to reek of death to any human senses but the faint odor of decomposition filtered through the vents, tickling the hairs inside his nose. The woman, bound and gagged behind him, had finally stopped thrashing and sobbing, probably from exhaustion. Thankful for the peace and quiet, he’d almost killed her just to stop her whimpering. But it was too soon and his need of a live body had been the only thing to stay his hand. 

Across the street, a soft blue light from the flat screen television flickered through the oversized picture window. With a perfect view inside her home, he watched the two of them, snug on the sofa as if they were any normal couple watching an old black and white movie. The Blushing Death lay back with her feet draped over the large, bald Alpha werewolf’s lap. She was laughing as the man stroked her long legs. If he listened hard enough, he could almost hear the ring of the Blushing Death’s laughter through the double paned windows.

“She seems happy,” he said. Lounging back in the driver’s seat, he twisted his hands over the steering wheel. He’d been watching her since coming into the city three nights ago. She was rarely alone and floated between the Werewolf Pack and the Vampire Colony with an ease that was astounding and unprecedented. She was also guarded constantly by both, making it impossible for him to get close to her. A change of plan was in order.

As he watched the light flicker across her face, a plan formed in his mind, to put them all on edge, taunting and baiting them all to finish her alone. Only after the Blushing Death’s demise could he deal with Patrick and present his gift to his master. An apology of sorts. The dog, however, was of no consequence and no value. A quick and easy death would be best.

The soft roar of an engine rumbled behind him, drawing his attention away from the happy scene through the window. Parking at the curb, a black town car purred, idling. A tall man with jet black hair, more beautiful than handsome, stepped from the front seat and opened the back passenger side door. A second man in a tailored suit, exited the back of the car and unbuttoned his suit jacket. Both men made him take a second look and he licked his lips with the sudden rush of desire that throbbed through his groin. It had been too long since he’d tasted flesh, felt true pleasure.

“Nova, I’ll not return to the mansion tonight. Please alert Alex,” the suited vampire said.

“Yes, my Liege,” the pretty vampire replied, bowing to the other man from the waist. 

Patrick Cavanaugh strode from the car as the delicious vampire closed the door behind him and got back in the car, finally driving away. Cavanaugh was left alone on the sidewalk. Logan could kill him now before anyone in the house even knew what happened. But his orders were to send a message, not just to Patrick but to all the territorial Masters. Insubordination or a coup would not be tolerated and Patrick Cavanaugh was teetering dangerously on the edge of both.

He had to kill the Blushing Death first, make an example of her, of all of them. His master wanted their deaths to be bloody and public so none would oppose the establishment again. He’d promised to make Patrick Cavanaugh suffer. And suffer he would. 

Cavanaugh strode into the house and slung his suit jacket across the back of the loveseat. The Blushing Death sat up, leaving her legs across the dog’s lap and Cavanaugh slid in behind her.

Envy burned like a fire in his gut. No one should be that happy, especially a vampire, and not the Blushing Death. A growl rippled through the small space of the car and he realized the sound had come from him. 

“Pleezz,” the woman in the back seat whimpered around the gag in her mouth. The fear forcing her blood to race made his fangs throb with hunger. The sound of her anguish relaxed his nerves as the urge to kill all three in a jealous wash of blood fell away. He had a job to do and would prove to his Master he was worth having again. A smile crept across his features, curling his lips into a sneer. He glanced back at the woman in the rearview mirror and met her wide, shining eyes. 

“You have a date with a friend of mine,” he snarled, turning the key in the ignition. The engine fired up and he pulled away from the curb. The woman in the backseat struggled, kicking, and thrashing against her bonds. “The more you struggle, the hungrier I get,” he laughed and turned up the radio, whistling along with the melody drowning out the sounds of her blubbering. 




Suzanne M. Sabol is the author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She has been writing from the age of 16 when she finished her first full length novel. She is married to her wonderful husband, Ross, Who makes sure her books don’t have too much me, there could be more...and lives in a “Slanty Shanty” in Columbus Ohio.


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Finally a shifter/vampire book I can get behind.  None of this wolf or vampire decision, both.  The Blushing Death, as Delila is known, finally gets her wolf and vamp both.  And bonding between the three of them gives more power than they expected.

This is a great story in this series.  While I have not read the other books in the series, I was able to follow the plot.  And this book is hot. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds and a chili pepper rating of 7, some explicit scenes.

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