Book Review * Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown

Twenty years ago, four men attempted to pull off the ultimate heist, almost walking away with half a million dollars. By daybreak, their plan had been shot to hell. One was in hospital.One was in jail.One was dead.And one got away with it. Arden Maxwell is the daughter of the man who disappeared all those…

Book Review * Everything My Mother Taught Me by Alice Hoffman

In this haunting short story of loyalty and betrayal, a young woman in early 1900s Massachusetts discovers that in navigating her treacherous coming-of-age, she must find her voice first. For fatefully observant Adeline, growing up carries an ominous warning from her adulterous mother: don’t say a word. Adeline vows to never speak again. But that’s…

Book Review * The Perfect Wife by Blake Pierce

DescriptionCriminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past. In THE PERFECT WIFE (A…

Book Review * See you soon by NC Marshall

What is true friendship really worth? When Emily receives an email from her estranged childhood friend, Ali, she instantly looks forward to reading what it has to say. She hasn’t seen or heard from Ali in a very long time and hopes that they can begin to rekindle the perfect friendship they once had. But…

The story of the Scorpion and the Swan

There was a Swan at the edge of a river and a scorpion approached asking the swan if she would kindly give him a ride to the other side of the river on her back. The swan said “no, you are a scorpion, you will sting me and I will die.” The scorpion assured the…

Visions of Countess-Bathory-Elizabeth

A lovely day to roll the dice and crucify the chosen’s legs. A countess is contemplating a prophecy from her tower. Image by Дмитрий Переяслов from Pixabay

No voice is too small

Even though she had been betrayed too many times, Danae kept moving. She never forgot those who left her hanging over a cliff, but it was in her nature to keep going, more than she could ever imagine.

The One With The Rumor

The boy held back for a while. “I knew you didn’t have it in you, Chris! You are afraid of the ghost lady, aren’t you?! Oh, how the mighty have fallen!” “Zip it, Dehlia! I’d like to know what you would do if you d see her right in front of you. Sure, you are…

PaperCut #NaNoWriMo19

Excerpt from my NaNoWriMo Project “I know why you are here, Diane. Because you are special. Although, I can smell you fear and the agony you are trying to hide under that tight smile. Maybe you should start running; that way, we can begin our little game. Now Go!”

The Portrait, by Evelyn Chartres. Book Review.

“Better to be a rose if only to bloom for a reason,than a diamond eternally closed to the world.”– favorite quote from the book. Evelyn is a fictional character that Vicky looks up to,and her fascination with her is an act of rebellion against her previous choices. If Evelyn is displeased and takes pleasure at…

Princess Varia #fantasytales

“Our time is running out, Princess Varia! They will notice!” “Let them come for me, I’m ready. I will not go back to the forest. My fate is among humans!”

Crafting Mrs Aurora – part 2.

Q & A with beta readers (published with reader’s permission) 1.With all the places and locations in the book, are they all real places that you have visited or grown up in ? Most of the places are fictional, but some real places inspired me, such as Siora Angiolina’s neighborhood.While an actual Inn under her…

Crafting Mrs Aurora

Q&A with beta readers _ RachelD. (published with reader’s permission) 1.How many characters were based on real people in your life? Mrs. A. was an actual person, and besides my own experiences, I drew a lot of my inspiration from the real-life person, to shape her character. She was a ravishing woman, with a royal…