ONE OWL, A SERIAL KILLER AND A DETECTIVE DETERMINED TO STOP HIM–MIDNIGHT OWL A JOE LEVERETTE MYSTERY BY VIV DREWA

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EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS TRADITIONS–ONE SUCH FAMILY HAS THE MEMORY TREE WHERE EACH ORNAMENT HAS A SPECIAL MEANING!!! THE MEMORY TREE BY SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

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No great surprises, but a pleasant read

January 15, 2018

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A short tale of love betrayed and the comfort of a supportive family

 

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AND YOU THOUGHT DR DOOLITTLE HAD A PROBLEM WITH TALKING ANIMALS –MEET MEAGHAN A VOLUNTEER AT THE FAIRY FALLS ANIMAL SHELTER–LOST AND FOUND MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS BY SHARON LEDWITH

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June 24, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition
So, I agreed to review this book based on the fact that it’s a teen book and I’m a middle school assistant principal. It’s important to me that I can share books with our students. I didn’t expect to actually like a “psychic” mystery with talking animals as characters. It’s a good thing I didn’t have my expectations set to like this book because turns out I LOVED it!!!!

If you’ve checked out many of my reviews, you’ll know I don’t say that I love many books.

This book has stuck with me since the first reading. The characters are real. I know people just like them. My students will be able to identify with them and their feelings. They are flawed. They are funny. They are realistic.

Add in the fact that the main character Meagan can hear and talk to animals, well, this storyline takes on an all new depth. 

Two worlds collide as three unlikely friends bond over saving a doomed animal shelter.

If you are looking for a book to recommend to middle school and older students, this is a great book! It includes realistic, although illegal, escapades the characters find themselves in. It includes romance and characters with physical disabilities. It includes realistic relationships between adult and student-aged characters. 

Just because the cover has a cat paw and a human hand reaching for each other doesn’t mean this book lacks depth or plot. Pick it up and give it a read!

AN EXCERPT FROM LOST AND FOUND

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“You can understand me, can’t you, girl?” the calico cat said, staring straight at her.

Meagan stretched, much like a cat, and then crossed her arms. “So what if I can? And FYI—cigarettes relieve stress for me. I need them like you need food.”

Whiskey’s ears flattened. “I do not need poisoned food, thank you very much. And what is stress, girl?”

“Meagan.”

“What?”

“My name is Meagan. How would you like to be called ‘cat’ all the time?”

“It is what I am.” Whiskey preened her head with a paw. “You humans are the only ones who need to give out names. In my lifetime, I have had three different names, though I like Whiskey the best. Now, what is this ‘stress’?”

“Stress is something adults do to kids all the time. It’s that push-push-push feeling that gets up all inside you. Stress makes your stomach bunch, neck tense, and head ache.”

Whiskey stopped grooming. “So why don’t you just walk away from this stress? Cats do it all the time.”

Meagan sighed. “I wish it were that easy.”

Whiskey sneezed, making her bells ring. “It’s easier than poisoning yourself with that white stick. If you could smell what I can smell, then you’d never pick up another white stick.”

Meagan laughed. “Maybe, but when I first walked into the shelter, you should have smelled what I smelled. It was ripe! Whew, you animals are disgusting!”

Whiskey grinned a cat grin, and then laid down on the gravel. “Does the Kind One know?”

“Kind One?”

“The human you came in with. Does she know that you can talk to cats?”

“Aunt Izzy? No. Only my mom knew. She used to work for a veterinarian, but…” Meagan paused, shook her head, and then cleared her throat, “Nobody does now. I used to talk to animals all the time when I was younger. It seemed natural to me, picking up pictures or feelings or emotions from a stray cat, a wandering dog, or a friend’s pet, and then sending a message back to them. I remember it being fun.”

Whiskey’s yellow eyes widened. “You can understand dogs, too?”

Meagan nodded. “Sure. I just pick up their signals, the same as I would for cats, and connect with them. I stopped doing it when I was around ten ’cause—” Meagan paused for the second time, and sighed deeply “—kids were making fun of me and adults didn’t believe me. I honestly thought I’d lost the ability until I picked up on you.”

The dogs started barking wildly again. “Okay, okay, hold your bits and pieces, Mama Gail is coming!”

“What’s going on?” Meagan asked, peering around the shed.

“It’s feeding time for the dogs. The Loud One is rotating them so they all get a chance to relieve themselves before eating.”

“The Loud One? For not caring about names, you animals sure have some strange ones for us.”

Whiskey’s tail twitched. “We go by the steady patterns we pick up from a human.”

“Steady patterns?”

Her tail flicked again. “Yes. Every human is different. The Loud One booms in everything she does. She uses her voice far too much and her ears far too little. The Quiet One is the opposite. She listens and rarely speaks, but knows more about what’s going on at the shelter than anyone else. Then there’s the Quick One. She speeds through the shelter, cleaning, watering, and feeding us as if she’s doing the job of ten humans. It’s all so disturbing to watch, darting here and there like a lost puppy on the road.”

“I see,” said Meagan. “So how did you come up with the oh-so-wrong name for my Aunt Izzy?”

Whiskey jumped up on her lap and stared into her blue eyes. Meagan shrunk. “If you can communicate with me, then you should know why.”

Whiskey was a light-weight cat, no more than a furry bag of bones, yet there was something intimidating about her, like an old-school teacher smacking a ruler against her palm. The truth was, this elderly cat knew her aunt better than she did and it made her a little on the jealous side. Other than the stories her dad had shared—the bar fight, the drug addiction, the rebellious big sister—she knew nothing else.

Meagan shook her head. “I haven’t a freaking clue, Whiskey.”

The cat almost looked disappointed. “Then may I suggest that you start paying attention? You’ll learn more about humans that way.” 

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A COLLECTION OF STORIES BY 8 BRILLIANT AUTHORS TO THRILL AND AMAZE YOU KEEP THAT MIDNIGHT OIL BURNING AND PRE-ORDER IT NOW FOR ONLY $3

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The worlds of multiple authors stalk in the shadows of the late-night hours of the Midnight Oil Anthology, a collection of stories highlighting tales of deception. Mingled with romance, horror, dark humor, and fantasy, this suspenseful collection of stories will have readers on the edge of their seats, biting their nails in worry, and unable to put it down until they know what happens next. The collection features works from both established and emerging authors, who were hand-selected for this project. 
The assembly of authors includes Joe King, author of the five-star rated meta-fiction hit Raw Egg, Taylor Floyd, highly-acclaimed fantasy author of A Nightingale’s Tale, romance-writing guru Sarah Stein, D.A. Roach, who is most known for various genres of YA novels but also writes series novels of horror and dark fiction, Joe Pranaitis, an acclaimed Sci-fi/Fantasy writer, Freya LeCrow, who has been an author for many years and has created many mystery and paranormal stories, Viv Drewa, a.k.a. The Owl Lady, who writes fictional murder, mystery, romance, and adventure books, Karen Vaughan—a humorous storyteller of murder and mystery, Southern Owl Publications publisher and author, Crystal L. Gauthier, and Skyler Rankin, the newest on the literary scene as an author of YA, paranormal, and mystery stories. 
All of these authors are of high caliber, and the Midnight Oil anthology is a collection of writing that has something for everybody. From thrills to chills and side-splitting shrills, this collection is sure to please readers of all tastes. For those who dare to turn its pages, just be sure to keep that midnight oil burning.

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GET READY FOR MORE FREAKY KID STUFF WITH JACOB AND JEREMY BOOK 3 THE PROTECTORS BY L.ANN MARIE

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Jacob has had enough. All in was supposed to mean something. What the hell is he doing wrong? Getting his partners to show at home is getting harder and harder. Begging is not Badass. He’s done.
A vision throws Jeremy into his biggest tantrum yet. How is he going to fix this one? No one will pull shields to let him talk. He finds a way to communicate but will it be enough?
Getting away from Jeremy has Aubrey showing her Badass. She’s got Blackhawk skillz but needs some confidence to keep her men. The old ladies step in and the Brothers’ control starts to slip.

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September 1, 2017

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L Ann Marie has given us a family and community of heroes. The books leading to this one have shown us the definition of love and care. We have been introduced to visionaries, geniuses and those with special abilities.
Jeremy, Jacob and Aubrey have always been each others since they were five years old. What the three accomplished together has been phenomenal. Healers, seers,readers and so much more.
Jacob has been their handler through life. He has allowed Jeremy and Aubrey to remain child like in many ways. When he finally has enough of being the responsible one he moves out and leaves them on their own.
Aubrey is the first one to take responsibility for her selfishness. She sets on a journey of self discovery and learns how to be a true partner. Jeremy first finds comfort in a bottle. He feels abandoned.
With help from family, friends and the ancestors he finally takes control of his life. His renewed focus ends up helping the MC and Prince’s achieve more than they thought possible.
I am sad to see it end, this wonderful world of characters who have been like friends to me. L Ann Marie is a gifted storyteller. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us readers next.
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MARGO RETURNS TO THE HOME SHE KNEW TO REBUILD HER LIFE. WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES THE COTTONWOOD LISA L. BORM

512LBinPP7L._SY346_From kindergarten, we bonded over bruises and welts.”

So began the story of Margo, Darryl, and Justin.  Together they faced anything life could throw at them by cussing, pretending, and fighting back.  Until an event so horrible, Margo knew she couldn’t ever tell the boys.  Instead,she just left.

Now she’s moving back into her Grandmother’s house – adivorced woman with two children in tow.

Can the three friends rebuild their special relationship out of the broken pieces of trust?  Will Darryl forgive Margo for breaking his heart? Can they move forward with their lives without Margo telling them why she left?

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