Monday, August 31, 2009


Genre: Historical Fiction
Dianne Ebertt Beeaff has been drawn to the American Southwest since
childhood, capturing its buttes, mesas, and sunsets on canvas since
grade school. A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Dianne moved to
Phoenix in the late 1960s. A history major at the University Of Arizona,
she customized her coursework to focus on Southwest studies, and
graduated with honors. An acclaimed artist, Dianne's graphite sketches,
and watercolor paintings have been on display in local, and national
galleries. She has also worked extensively as a freelance writer, her
poetry, and articles have been featured in magazines in the United States, and Canada. Dianne has also published two works of nonfiction.
A collection of self-illustrated poetry, HOMECOMING and a bestselling
account of her road trip experiences with the legendary Irish rock band
U2, A GRAND MADNESS, Ten Years On The Road With U2.
"POWER'S GARDEN" is Dianne's first novel. She and her husband
Dan, reside in Tucson, Arizona with their two children, Danielle
and Dustin.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

*****REVIEW ~~IT'S ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE: Loving And Living Well With Autism

By Author Kathy Almeida And Author Gayle Nobel
After raising a child with special needs for thirty years and caring for
many other children with special needs to this day through my Nursing
career, I have not read a book that perfectly describes exactly what the
child needs and how to give it, with the exception of this novel. Kathy
Almeida and Gayle Nobel show the reader the exact necessities of
children with special needs, and how to provide excellent care. Through
their experience, they explain how to cope, to provide love with discipline
in all situations and stress the importance of hope, regardless of
unexpected challenges. I have read the eyes, and heart of many children
with autism, asperger's disease, and children with multiple disabilities.
Kathy Almeida and Gayle Nobel can comprehend, and relate to such
feelings, because they lived and survived through it. The two authors of
this book are not only guardian angels to children with special needs,
but every parent who has lived through it is indeed a hero. Through the
expertise of knowledge, along with a heart of gold, the loving parents of
these children are gifted, and deserve as much praise as they give to
special needs children. I highly recommend this book to all parents,
teachers, and caregivers of special needs children. I also recommend
this book to all parents who don't have special needs children, but wish
to learn from the advice given through experience, and for all readers
who are interested in learning about special needs. Kathy Almeida and
Gayle Nobel provide educational tips, funny and serious moments,
and the importance of bonding relationships. Each author clearly specifies through everyday challenges what works for them, and the
child. Furthermore, they focus on a positive attitude of helping these
children to lead productive lives through constant praise, and
encouragement, while building on self-confidence. Kathy Almeida and
Gayle Nobel are experts in providing love, acceptance, and hope, which
are essential necessities for special needs children. "IT'S ALL ABOUT
ATTITUDE: Loving And Living Well With Autism" is a triumph in the
same respect as portrayed in the true story RADIO, and is as inspiring
as RAIN MAN with Tom Cruise, and Dustin Hoffman.

Friday, August 28, 2009

*****REVIEW ~BLOOD WEB: A Caitlin Diggs Novel by GARY STARTA

Ranked As Amazon's Most Helpful Favorable Review!
Inspired by the work of Stephen King, along with Gary Starta's love for science fiction, and concern about the domination of Americans, compelled
the author to pen a follow-up novel to "WHAT ARE YOU MADE OF."
"BLOOD WEB: A Caitlin Diggs Novel" was born a Masterpiece thriller of the
supernatural, reminiscent of THE X-FILES, a popular television series. FBI
Agent Caitlin Diggs, and Shenk are the two main characters. Agent Caitlin
is assigned to a case, involving the investigation of a killer, while searching
for an evil crystal, with controlling powers. Unfortunately, when Agent Caitlin
accepted this police job, it was shortly after Geoffrey was killed. He was not
only her undercover partner, but also the man she loved. With an unstable
mind, ignoring an early retirement request made by her parents and her
haunting determination to seek revenge for the murder of Geoffrey, she
purchased her airline ticket and sets out on her most challenging, dangerous
mission. Shenk is a mentally deranged teenager, who is not only a runaway,
but is also a demented killer. He is possessed by an evil, ancient crystal.
This heart-pounding novel that's packed with electrifying suspense is highly
recommended for all thriller lovers. The pages are covered in blasting
action, while the despicable villains come to life, and the emotional roller-
coaster-ride will leave you on the edge of your seat. The story transforms
into an intense,nail-biting thriller that will send chills up your spine as a
twisted serial killer is hunted down, while the entire nation is at risk.
Does the crystal possess psychic powers upon Agent Diggs, and does she
fall prey to its bloody desires? How many innocent people does Shenk
murder? Does the Right Hand organization find Agent Diggs, or does she
find them? The line drawn between biological life form and mechanical
life form by Gary Starta in a predicted nightmare that technology could
dominate the world is portrayed through charismatic characters, disturbing
violence, and spellbinding drama. In a terrifying race for time, is there a
way out for Agent Diggs? "BLOOD WEB: A Caitlin Diggs Novel" is as
cleverly entertaining as DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, and is as mesmerizing as
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS with Jodie Foster, and Anthony Hopkins.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Subtitle: "An Inside Look At Retirement In America's Sunbelt"
After living in the Northeast forty-five years, then moving to Arizona, I have
listened to many people voice their opinion on life in the two different worlds.
But no one can describe the comparison better than Len Schritter, a potato farmer
from Idaho, who migrates to sunny Arizona as one of our many winter visitors.
With perfection, he describes how it feels to be snowbound, constantly dreaming
of the warm sun. From blizard-after-blizard, to being a main attraction at the
gulf course in the Southwest. From his chilling bones during raging snowstorms,
to the palm trees at his Las Vegas mini-vacation. He describes his life as a
snowbird with humor, and heartfelt emotion as he tells stories about the two
different lives, and great adventures with all the folks he made friends with in
Arizona. There's never a dull moment for Len and Diana as they remove their
winter coats, and venture out into the wonderment of retirement paradise, while
absorbing the sun. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is retired,
everyone who's contemplating on becoming a snowbird, and to those who enjoy
a heartwarming read, with a blend of humor. The author will guide you to fine
dining in Arizona and Mexico as he describes all the people he met on his
different bus tours, while admiring the Southwest mountains. The reader will hear about all the fuss at bingo drama hall as the saga continues, while learning
about the main topics discussed at the community pool. "THE SECRET LIFE OF
A SNOWBIRD: An Inside Look At Retirement In America's Sunbelt" is as funny
as THE-OUT-OF-TOWNERS, and as entertaining as GRUMPY OLD MEN with
Jack Lemmon, and Walter Matthau.

Monday, August 24, 2009

*Welcome Author LISA PANKAU* Author of "BEYOND SEDUCTION, Loving Without Limits"

Welcome Author Lisa Pankau
Author of: "Beyond Seduction, Loving Without Limits"
Genre: Self-Help/Relationships
Lisa Pankau grew up in Texas and Oklahoma, the middle child in her family,
consisting of three daughters. Throughout the course of her life, she has been
a serious goal oriented person with an unyielding passion for education
and a thirst for deeper understanding of human strengths, foibles, and the
seemingly winding path of our spiritual evolution.
As a divorcee and a widow, she has experienced life at both ends of the spectrum,
from the depts of dread and despair, to the untold bliss of true love. A few years
after her husband's death, Lisa retreated to an island home off the coast of
Honduras to heal, and reflect on the more important issues of life.
She currently works as a developer on the island. Beyond Seduction is her first

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Jennifer Swanson's extraordinary children's story is a sweet tale about two dogs,
an owl, a groundhog, and a cat. Penny and Rio are two dogs who are complete
opposites, with unique personalities. Penny is curious, noisy, and a great detective. Her sister Rio on the other hand, is quite content to just be lazy, and
sleep the day away. Penny attempts to persuade Rio to help unravel the mystery
in their backyard, which Penny has been observing, and investigating. Penny becomes rambunctious to begin research on the four intruders, invading Penny
and Rio's territory in the dark of night. As the adventure begins, we are introduced
to the actions of Buster, Shadow, Nutty and Feathers. They are determined to
invade the house next door, while Penny comes up with her own ingenious plan
as she continues to spy, during Rio's naps. Does Penny succeed to stop the critter
invasion, without her sister's help? Why was the neighbor's house a target for
the intruders? What information did we find out during the peculiar evening
gatherings? Penny steals the show with her astounding ability, determination,
and courage, despite getting punished for her actions. I highly recommend this
cute children's book for young readers, for dog lovers, and for everyone who's
still young at heart. The moral of the story is educational, the illustrations are
colorful, and the thrills will make you laugh. The reader will learn about
unexpected circumstances, and how we should love and respect our pets through
a journey of acceptance. "PENNY & RIO: The Mysterious Backyard Meeting" is
as fun-loving as LOOK WHO'S TALKING NOW, and as entertaining as
Walt Disney's AIR BUDDIES.


Genre: Science Fiction/ Dystopian
In 1968, at the age of five, Jeffrey Onorato used construction paper and Elmer's
glue to create what he believes was the world's first graphic novel. "FEELINGS IN
BASEBALL." During his high school years, he tried to woo girls he liked by penning them haiku poems, however, they were awful and his attempts were
largely unsuccessful. In 1982, while attending Lehigh University, Mr. Onorato
wrote an award-winning essay, "THE RAPES OF GRATH." He followed it up in
1984 with another award-winning essay, "BASEBALL IS AN ASS." The seed for
his debut novel, THE SIN OF ADDISON HALL was planted in the Fall of 1999.
Mr. Onorato began to write in overpriced coffee houses and Irish pubs. He finished
a novel that warns of the dangers of carnality. He lives in Westchester County,
NY with his wife, and two children.
Welcome Aboard Jeffrey!


Genre: Children's Book/Juvenile Fiction/Chapter Book/ages 7-11
Melissa M. Williams, Texas Children's Author and Public Speaker, has been writing stories since she was eight years old. Melissa's IGGY THE IGUANA
Chapter Book Series was inspired by her own real-life experiences with
childhood pets while growing up in Houston, Texas. Melissa started writing
IGGY THE IGUANA while pursing a Master's degree in professional counseling.
In addition to writing, Melissa is a published song-writer and has co-written
songs with her sister, Misha Williams for albums released in the UK, Japan,
and America.
Welcome Aboard Melissa!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

**Welcome Author ANDREW PARKER~~Author of: "PROPHECY OF POWER"

Genre: Religious Thriller
Author Andrew Parker was born in 1966. Then, unfortunately, back in October
of 1985, he was involved in a serious car accident that left him wheelchair bound.
He contemplated at that time to write a book. But in Stoke Mandeville Hospital,
he struggled to pick up a pen, never thinking he could possibly write, or type again.
With the strong support of his family, and friends, he managed to become stronger and to believe in himself, returning to full-time employment. Then in
March of 2001, he had the best day of his life. He was married, which gave him the
impetus to accomplish things. Unfortunately, it wasn't to last, and he divorced
in 2006.
In 2005, he retired from full-time employment to enjoy life, and travel. He
accomplished Water Skiing, dry slope skiing, and appearing on TV in his
favourite cookery show, READY STEADY COOK with Ainsley Harriot. He was the
first disabled person they had on the show. His passion now is writing. He is
extremely proud of this book, and hopefully many more to come.
Welcome Aboard Andy!

Monday, August 17, 2009


Genre: Contemporary Romance/Multi-Cultural
Lynda Coker lives in the rolling hills of Northeast Texas with her husband of 45
years. Together, they enjoy the simple pleasures of life: long conversations, leisurely walks, time spent with good friends, and exploring the wonders and
beauty of the world around them.
After retiring from her secular career in Photographic Art, Lynda decided to embark on a new adventure, one she'd been thinking about for many years. An
avid reader, she'd often wondered if she could write stories that others would
find pleasure in reading, stories that were her constant companions as they
tickled her imagination.
Five years later, she realized her goal with the publication of PAYBACK IN WAYBACK by The Wild Rose Press., the
Anthology, RETURN TO WAYBACK, and THE OCEAN BETWEEN. Her favorite
genres to write are Contemporary Romance and Sci-Fi with romantic elements.
Along with her writing, she enjoys helping to promote other authors through her
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Welcome Aboard Lynda!

*The Organ Grinder And The Monkey* Returning Author SAM MOFFIE

Multipublished Author SAM MOFFIE!
Author of: "NO MAD" *****REVIEW
Genre: Fiction/Humor
At forty-nine years of age, Sam resides in Youngstown, Ohio. When not writing
and reading, he enjoys a glass of red wine with his muse. He is a multipublished
author. Please feel free to contact him at: Thank you!
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And this Review Blog
Welcome Back Sam!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Author of: SCOUT SQUAD: Going Native
Genre: Science Fiction
Mark Chapman, a Pennsylvania native, has also lived in Rochester, New York,
and Fairfax, Virginia. He graduated from Old Dominion University and has
worked as an emergency department registration clerk, computer system trainer, system administrator, quality assurance analyst, computer analyst, and project manager.
Mark has been writing science fiction and fantasy since high school, but this is his first published novel. He is married, and has four dogs, and works with Virginia Shepherd Rescue (VGSR).
Welcome Aboard Mark!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Ranked As Amazon's Most Helpful Favorable Review!
Sam Moffie takes the reader on an unforgettable road trip that's better than a seven-day-stay at Disney World, but is similar to Disney World's famous ride through America's past, present, and future. The main character is Aaron Abrams, a forty-seven year old English teacher whose life changes in a matter of
minutes, after one phone call of good news, and one moment of watching his
twenty year marriage go down the tubes. He was informed of an exciting book deal
he couldn't refuse, offering him one-hundred thousand dollars in advance to write
the "Yearbook" and the bad news was witnessing his wife and brother engaged in sex at his own home. During two moments of his life he will always remember, he decides to act with nonviolent behavior as he grabs his dog, and hits the road. As his road trip begins in Ohio and ends in scenic Niagara Falls, his journey becomes an incredible rambling, funny, and rambunctious trip that the reader will never forget. While driving on Interstate 80, the reader learns that Aaron is a guy who drowns his sorrows by becoming best friends with his golden retriever, how addicted Aaron is to the game Jinx, and his obsession with hemorrhoids. As the fascinating journey continues, we learn about Aaron's quirk for Newman's Own Virgin Lemonade, the odd characters he meets along the way, and the rediscovery of America seen through his eyes. We learn about the pain he had to bear from the betrayal of his wife, the blow to his head from his brother, and the powerful influence of flashbacks from the 70's music in relation to life's experiences. Before the end of Aaron's voyage, we also learn that he is a nurturing father of three children, a Romeo in new romance, and his thoughts about his daughter's pregnancy and her impending marriage. The adventurous journey continues with sidesplitting sexual encounters, the use of illegal narcotics, and aliens. As the reader takes history lessons during Aaron's new found freedom from New York to Boston, and Gettysburg to New Mexico, we are introduced to bizarre characters. For the icing on the cake, the author creates the amusing events of the Crazy Horse Monument. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys an adventure, packed with entertainment, and filled with humor. Will Aaron ever find a place he could call home again? What shocking events did Aaron learn, while interviewing his fraternity brothers? Find out the answers in this unique, thought-provoking, fun ride. The author's down-to-earth candor in this fast-paced novel, packed with engrossing stories in a splendid plot will take you to places you've never been to, and make you crave for more. Does Aaron fall in love with his agent's assistant? Where did Aaron meet the nymphomaniac, pothead State Trooper? Fasten your seatbelt, and continue this amazing rode odyssey down memory lane of the past, and present. "NO MAD" is as touching as WHERE THE HEART IS, and as funny as NOTHING TO LOSE with Martin Lawrence, and Tim Robbins.


The setting of this novel takes place in Connacht, Ireland 916 AD. As we reflect
back in time to the Early Middle ages, it was an era when Ireland was in turmoil,
Irish countryside became a battlezone, and was eventually overrun by chieftains.
It was a time when the Irish were warned about Northmen raids. A time in Ireland
when there was much more at stake than just a claim on Ireland's flourishing port, and a time where a brick wall was created between Christian, and Pagan men. During this era, there were two sides to the Northmen, those who terrorized,
and those who wanted peace in a feuding world. However, many of Ireland's children were raised to believe that the Northmen were murderers, thieves, and
savages. These children believed that Northmen had no morals and values. Therefore, these children grew up fearing Northmen. Mara was one of these children, but despite all beliefs, nothing stopped her from visiting the River Shannon, which was her favorite place. She visited the river often, where she would sing the songs her mother taught her. From the age of nine, after Mara's mother passed away, the River Shannon became a beautiful memory of Mara's visions of her Mom. No one ever knew of Mara's secret, except Daegan, who was the son of Raelik. He would hide from her, but watched her many times as she sang at the river, while secretly falling in love with her. He wasn't brave enough to tell
her until after he saved her life from a group of criminals heading to the river.
At the age of sixteen, Mara began to fall in love with Daegan, but feared what actions would be taken against him when her father finds out. What would her people think, the daughter of the King of Connacht, in love with a heathen?
What challenges must Mara and Daegan face, after Daegan safely returns her home? The ever-rising hostility and outrage in Ireland existed, but not between Mara and Daegan. I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys historical romance with a blend of drama. The setting is painted with vivid descriptions
of Ireland in its true beauty, the plot is electrifying, and the romance is sizzling. Renee Vincent painted the three great virtues of Ireland page-after-page, honor, chivalry, and love of freedom. How often did brutal contacts occur, and were all Northmen monsters? Will Mara have to struggle for survival after her father finds out about her relationship with Daegan? Will Daegan be executed? Will Mara ever fill the empty space in Daegan's heart, or will she run in fear? "RAELIKSEN" is as captivating as A WALK TO REMEMBER, and as inspiring as THE COURAGE TO LOVE with Vanessa Williams.

Friday, August 7, 2009

**Welcome author Stephanie S. Duckworth-Elliot**

Author of: "Poneasequa Goddess Of The Waters"
Genre: Young Adult Native American/Multicultural/ages 8-13
"Poneasequa, The Goddess Of The Waters Is The Coming Age Story Of A
Contemporary Wampanoag
Somerset, NJ June 29, 2009- Native Americans are still here. Author Stephanie
Duckworth-Elliot lets us know this in her debut Young Adult Book, "Poneasequa,
The Goddess Of The Waters." The story follows McKenzie Jones, a young girl
who is not really into her culture, and her journey to becoming comfortable
in her own skin. "This was me, says Duckworth-Elliot of her upbringing on
Martha's Vineyard. "I didn't want to be different."
Noted Native American Author, Joseph Bruchac endorses Poneasequa saying,
"It's good to welcome a new Native writer to the field of children's literature,
and especially one who speaks so clearly and accurately about the lives of
contemporary southern New England American Indians as does Stephanie
Welcome Aboard Stephanie!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

*****REVIEW ~~THE ACRONYM: White Nights Of St. Petersburg by REBECCA LERWILL

Rebecca Lerwill's sequel to "RELOCATING MIA" is an incredible action-packed
adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Mia Trentino is on her way
to Russia to testify against a member of the Russian Mafia for the horrifying events
she witnessed while held in captivity. Douglas Farland is Mia's fiancee, and one of
Acronym's agents, a spy who desperately tries to keep Mia alive. As a mission that's almost impossible begins to brew, Douglas must tangle and cross the monster who will stop at nothing to prevent Mia from testifying, otherwise known
as the brutal Sergei Selkin. As intense suspense and drama explode on the pages of this novel, like fireworks on the Fourth-Of-July, Douglas is reported as missing,
and framed for treason. To accomplish this mission, the brass knuckle toughness must succeed, the good guys need to win, and the bad guys need to vanish instantly. But that's only the beginning, someone needs to watch the moves of the devil in the blue dress, your worst nightmare, better known as Ludvika. Will the battle be won against the evils of the Russian Mafia? Will Mia ever testify about her horrifying abduction without the protection of Douglas? Does anyone find Douglas, and will he ever be able to love Mia again? I highly recommend this book to action and suspense lovers, who enjoy a thriller that's blended with romance.
The author colored the pages with nonstop twists-and-turns from high-voltage action to sweet, sensual romance, laced with drama. "THE ACRONYM: White Nights Of St. Petersburg" is as fast and furious as LETHAL WEAPON 4, and as
mesmerizing as THE JUROR with Demi Moore!