Friday, August 31, 2012

The Eyes Die Last, By Teri Riggs: Book spotlight and Giveaway!

Today, as a part of Sage’s Blog Tours, I’m hosting a book spotlight and a giveaway! You can read all about the book, and enter to win an E-book copy as well as a canvas tote with the book cover printed on it!



The Las Vegas Mayoral race is heating up, and the incumbent doesn’t have a prayer. Wealthy real estate speculator Nick Campenelli, who wants to legalize prostitution in Clark County, and former pastor Louis St. Louis, running on a 'clean-up-Vegas-by-getting-rid-of-the-whores' platform, are the front runners.

They’re also front runners on the suspect list for a string of murders. Kennedy O’Brien, four-year detective with cop blood running in her veins, and her partner Wilder “Wild Thing” James, a veteran, are determined to find the man who’s murdering prostitutes who work the wrong side of the street, and they don’t care how important or politically active he is.

The killer is a man with a mission. He stalks the women before he kills them, leaving a “BEFORE” photo on their bodies, and sending an “AFTER” shot to the local news hound. Ed Hershey, an aging newscaster with just the right amount of grey in his hair, is determined to turn this story into a network gig, and his interference, along with the LVTVS legal team, are making Kennedy and Wilder look bad. Campenelli’s good looks and charm, and St. Louis’ vitriolic hatred of prostitutes are muddying the waters too, and now the killer seems to have taken a liking to Kennedy.

About the Author:

Teri Riggs was destined to be a writer.  As a small girl she didn’t read bedtime stories, she made up her own.  Who needed Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs when there were so many great tales bouncing around in her head?  When she grew up and became a mother to three little girls, she continued the tradition of making up bedtime stories.  On the occasions she chose to tell conventional fairytales, Teri usually gave them a bit of tweaking here and there or added a new ending.  Her girls loved it.
After her daughters had the nerve to actually grow up and leave home, Teri discovered she had a passion for writing and jumped right in.  It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after’s since that’s the genres she loves to read.
Teri lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, one of her daughters and two dogs that seem to think they rule the world.  And some days Teri thinks maybe they do.
Teri still frequently tells herself stories as she falls asleep.  The only difference now is she wakes up the next morning and turns her bedtime stories into books.

You can purchase her book on Amazon for $2.99. 
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You can enter below to win an e-book copy for FREE!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Six Weeks To Yehidah


  • Author: Melissa Studdard
  • Pages: 170 
  • Published: August 2, 2011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984651702

Book Description:
Annalise of the Verdant Hills is one of the most delightful protagonists to skip through the pages of literature since Dorothy landed in Oz. Join Annalise and her two walking, talking wondersheep as they travel to ever more outlandish places and meet outrageous and enlightening folk on their journey to discover interconnectedness in a seemingly disconnected world. Discover with them how just one person can be the start of the change we all strive for. A book for all ages, for all time: wonderful, wacky, and bursting with truth!

My Review:

Annalise is imaginative and wise beyond her years. She wanders away from home, following a mysterious light. It leads her into what appears to be an alternate world. The reader is left trying to figure out where she is, and why. At first it appears to be a dream world. Later in the book, however, it is revealed that not everything is what it appears. 

Annalise is on a spiritual journey. The story has a certain simplicity that helps smooth over the complexity of exploring your spirituality. There are numerous important life lessons within this book. The situations that Annalise finds herself in help her learn to trust her inner wisdom. Her eyes are opened to the true appearance of the characters that she meets. We as the readers are to understand that our Earthly life has veiled our view of others. 

It took me a few chapters to really grasp the full meaning of the storyline. Once I understood what the book was about, it was an easier read for me. I’ll admit I was a little thrown off by the child-like fantasy of it all at first. I actually read it a second time just to let it sink in. Six Weeks To Yehidah is a wonderful book for adults of all ages who would like to explore their spirituality without the religious aspect. There is no preaching or Bible thumping...just a girl on a journey trying to find a deeper meaning to the life she is leading, but also learning how to choose to live a more meaningful life after her adventure. 

Six Weeks To Yehidah is available in paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Getting Roosevelt-A Homeowner’s Nightmare

This is my very first book review as a part of Sage’s Blog Tours!
I am so excited to be a part of my friend’s amazing venture in the blog world!

Getting Roosevelt -- A Homeowner's Nightmare
by Yvonne Mikell
Author's website:
Date Published: January 2012
Pages: 238
ISBN -13: 978-1469958569

Book Synopsis

Roosevelt, an old Victorian nestled on the border of upscale Chestnut Hill and middle-class Mt. Airy, is the obsession of two people, Elizabeth Samms and Gordon Roosevelt. Gordon is a realtor who likes to flip properties. Handy man Donovan Smith helps his employer, Gordon Roosevelt eliminate prospective buyers who do not live up to his standards. Protagonist Emma Samms and her autistic son love the house and are willing to fight for it. Will Gordon relinquish control?

My Review:

Elizabeth Samms is a widow of six months with a six year-old son, Desmond. While her husband was alive, they used to drive by a house and dream about living there. In his death, he provided enough money to take care of his wife and son. Coincidentally, their dream home, Roosevelt,  comes up for sale, so Elizabeth purchases it so she and Desmond can live there....or so she thinks. There are hurdles and obstacles standing in her way, but Elizabeth is willing to fight for the home of her dreams.

Yvonne Mikell does a wonderful job of creating complex characters. You get to see multiple sides of each one, which helps you better understand each person. She keeps you guessing as the story unfolds. You’re never quite certain exactly who is behind the lies and deceit.  I would love to see more from Mikell. She developed a great story line with depth and detail. The way she ends the book leaves it open for a possible sequel, so I’m excited to see what she comes up with!

About Yvonne

“I love writing. I love to write about the ups and downs of life. Most of my stories are fiction with facts loosely weaved in. These facts can come from my own life or from news headlines. My first novel, Getting Roosevelt--a homeowner's nightmare, is a combination of all three. My novels also tend to portray a protagonist with a lot on her plate. This mirrors my own life, I'm always performing a juggling act. I currently write three columns for What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.”

Getting Roosevelt is available in paperback and Kindle Edition on Amazon.

Click here to view Yvonne's Blog Tour Schedule.  
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