Pivot by L.C. Barlow

Having been always fascinated by the workings of a mind that follows evil, I was intrigued by this book. A child brought up and conditioned to murder – what sort of conscience would she harbor? Does an innate sense of good versus evil exist in people despite how they are raised, or are there people…

“A phenomenal edge of your seat read!” – Amazon reader

14 years ago, Owl Manor trembled with echoes of madness, mysterious deaths and marauding owls. In 1870, Abigail fled the horror of Owl Manor with her fiancé, Peter. But she carried with her the terrible notion that she is unworthy of love, instilled by her reluctant mother. If her own mother could not love her,…

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Excerpt from Owl Manor – Abigail

The Denver sun began to languish as the coach left town that evening and headed up the mountain road to Owl Manor, about an hour’s ride. A mist slithered in through the trees on either side of them, their branches sagging heavily under thick layers of snow. Clumps of knotty underbrush of different shapes and…

Another excerpt from Owl Manor – Abigail,

Book 2 of the Owl Manor trilogy, coming next month! The minute the doors closed behind us, I breathed a sigh of relief, calmed by the fresh, wintry air. Sounds became muted, the parlor and its inhabitants faded. I shivered from the cold, and Victor took off his jacket and draped it around my shoulders,…

14 Steps to Happiness, by Kristian Hall

Learning from a peer. Having suffered from depression and anxiety myself, I was very interested in this book. It lays out a step by step program with summaries at the end on how to cure yourself of this disease along with very informative discussions on how our emotional health is related to the mechanics of…

Out of the Madhouse and into The Doghouse by Mary Markstrom

Mary Markstrom is in her fifties and has had it with her unrewarding, often punishing job as a social worker. She sells her place in England, buys an old, beat-up, vintage caravan and leaves for Spain to start a new life. While I admire the courage of this woman and wish I had it myself…

Trust a Few, by E.M. Swift-Hook

Brilliant writing, intriguing characters and story! A must read! The story begins with a convict, Avilon, who is released from a program known as the Specials. He has no memory of who he was before his arrest, and is literally a blank slate, a child learning about the world. My interest was sparked immediately. Right…

ISABELLA IS DEAD

Isabella is dead, and she is being mourned by Lisa Gerrard, of the band Dead Can Dance. Lisa starts with a ghostly, inhuman groaning, bringing to mind witches and dark spirituality. Then she begins howling and wailing in torment, in wretchedness, in madness. ISABELLA SHE’S DEAD ISABELLA SHE’S DEAD SHE’S DEAD SHE’S DEAD Anyone who…