Introducing Joan Hall’s Short Story Collection: MENAGERIE

Ciao, amici! You know how much I love to host authors (especially good friends). Well, we kicked off a string of wonderful guests yesterday, and today, we're still going strong. I'd like to welcome Joan Hall back to the blog. I'm sure many of you recognize her from her guest posts here as well as … Continue reading Introducing Joan Hall’s Short Story Collection: MENAGERIE

A #bookreview of Sue Coletta’s UNNATURAL MAYHEM #mystery

Ciao, amici! I know I usually do reviews on Tuesdays, but due to personal issues in December, I'm already behind. So, here's a special Thursday edition of my book review feature. With the fate of the Natural World at stake, can Shawnee and Mayhem stop trophy hunters before it’s too late?Explosive news of a crow … Continue reading A #bookreview of Sue Coletta’s UNNATURAL MAYHEM #mystery

Welcome 2023!

Ciao, amici! Felice Anno Nuovo! I am stunned that it's already 2023. I feel like it shouldn't even be the 2000s yet. But here we are---another year gone, another ahead of us. January is always weird for me. It's so full of promise, but it's also a glum time of year. I get winter doldrums, … Continue reading Welcome 2023!

It’s Here! THE HAUNTING OF CHATHAM HOLLOW #bookrelease #newbook #ghost #mystery

Ciao, amici! I know I've thrown a lot at you fast. Especially those of you who subscribe to my newsletter. If you don't currently subscribe but would like to, click here. I usually only send one a month---except for special announcements. Also, I never sell my list, I share a bit more there, and I … Continue reading It’s Here! THE HAUNTING OF CHATHAM HOLLOW #bookrelease #newbook #ghost #mystery

Two #BookReviews: Knuckleheads and Hues of Hope #paranormal #novel #poetry

Ciao, amici! Today I'd like to share reviews of two of the books I read recently. I don't want to take the space to include the blurbs, but you can click on the covers to read them. I'm just going to share my thoughts below. Knuckleheads by Dan Antion A Poignant Look at Days Gone … Continue reading Two #BookReviews: Knuckleheads and Hues of Hope #paranormal #novel #poetry

New #Horror #ShortStory on Vocal “An Element of Truth”

Ciao, amici! I'm trying to get back into a routine, but my move is in less than a month, and "routine" is something that simply isn't on the horizon at the moment. I did manage to write a story this week. It's part of a challenge, which gave me added incentive, but I really wanted … Continue reading New #Horror #ShortStory on Vocal “An Element of Truth”

New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

Ciao, amici! It's been a long while since I had something to share on Vocal. Today, that changes. Vocal is running a contest for the best first chapter of a potential fantasy story. Their only requirements are length (between 600 and 5,000 words) and that it starts with the sentence: There weren’t always dragons in … Continue reading New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

Alex Craigie’s MEANS TO DECEIVE #bookreview #thriller

Ciao, amici! Today I want to share with you a review of Alex Craigie's Means to Deceive, a psychological thriller. You can find the book's description by clicking the link or the cover. My Review: ★★★★★ It’s the Smallest Towns that Have the Biggest Drama After hearing so many good things about this slow-burn psychological … Continue reading Alex Craigie’s MEANS TO DECEIVE #bookreview #thriller

THE THING ABOUT KEVIN by Beem Weeks #bookreview

Ciao, amici! I've been reading so many thrillers lately, I decided to take a break. Not because I NEEDED one, but because Halloween is over and I thought it was time to break out of my comfort zone. I've been unabashedly taking advantage of NetGalley for weeks (months?), but I hadn't stopped downloading books to … Continue reading THE THING ABOUT KEVIN by Beem Weeks #bookreview

New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I took a little break from Vocal after the eight-stories-in-eight-weeks challenge. I was busy and a wee bit burned out. But I'm back to it! It's October, which means horror stories abound, and I couldn't miss an opportunity to stretch my scare muscles a bit. If you like that sort of thing, you … Continue reading New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators