DID ROCK STAR AMANDA STONES SECRET GET HER KILLED?

 

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED!!!!

AN EMLYN GOODE MYSTERY

SUSAN LYNN SOLOMON

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October 5, 2017

I can only think of one word. One word that best describes this book, its characters, and this story.

Charming.

This entire book struck me as so charming, I couldn’t help but think of my late mother as I read it. Why? Because she loved a mystery. She was always watching shows like Murder She Wrote, Cagney and Lacey, and the like. This Emlyn Goode mystery would have fit right in. The meddlesome citizen, friends with the police, and seemingly better at solving murders than the pro’s are.  It’s such a great read. It grabbed me on the first page, and made me curious about the other books in this series that I haven’t read.

This novelette is well worth the read, and I highly recommend it if you like a good mystery. Hell, even if you don’t, pick it up. I’d bet that you would still enjoy this book. 

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Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words)

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A DIME IS A SIGN Sherrill S. Cannon

A Dime is a Sign Through Time

If you find a dime,

You will know that I’m

Sending thoughts of love

Through the veil of time.

Ten cents with a silver shine,

A sense sent you to help remind

That someone who left you behind

Is always living in your mind.

Sending love and vibes,

Felt as psychic sighs …

The ones that you miss,

Send you a kiss …

Sherrill S. Cannon’s second book of poetry contains messages written through the years in poetic form that put feelings into words. As a teacher, many of her poems helped counsel troubled teens and friends.

There are three sections in the book: Heads, Spinning, and Tails … (Love & Loss: Coin Toss?). The variety of lyrical poetry forms include free verse, blank verse, haiku, and sonnets, while some are just playing with words!

 

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May 1, 2019

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A Dime is a Sign: Poems of Love and Loss (Feelings Into Words) by Sherrill S. Cannon walks us through emotions that we all feel.
It is a glorious collection of some of the most beautiful poems of our generation.
There wasn’t one that didn’t strike some cord in my heart and soul, to lie there and make me weep for loss or fill my heart with the glory of love.
Some of those that struck me the deepest were ‘Wall of Apprehension,’ a poem of fear to allow another in. Perhaps, the other will reject what you are, or you will feel by their response that you were a bother. ‘You, Friendship – I Love,’ helped me to realize that my shutting others out, for fear that my gestures would be mistaken for something else and I would find despair in the trying. And ‘Premature Goodbye,’ hit a chord deep in me for all those that I walked away from or that walked away from me, without the chance of explanation or renewal.
Ms. Cannon, outdid herself ‘A Dime is a Sign’ for she speaks directly to our hearts and souls. Whether it be a love poem or a poem of loss and sadness, this book holds something that will touch everyone.
It is a book to be cherished, reread, and savored time and again, for, in it, we will find our common humanity, our dreams of love, fear of loss and rejection, the joy of being, and we will grow more fully as humans.

Marta Moran Bishop
Author and Poet

 

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TALKING ANIMALS AND A TEEN WITH “SKILLS” MAKE FAIRY FALLS A LITTLE LESS BORING! LOST & FOUND MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS BY SHARON LEDWITH

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October 13, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

Disclosure: I purchased a signed copy of the book “Lost and Found – Mysterious Tales from Fairy Falls” by Sharon Ledwith at a craft show. I have met the author and have had encounters with her on various occasions. We reside in the same area, and are both active in many book related events and activities. I had no communication with Ms. Ledwith at any time about providing a review. The comments that follow are my own personal opinion. I received NO compensation of any kind, or from any one, to provide this review.

I purchased this book, as a gift for a grandson, and read the book to determine its suitability. I do not normally read YA books, and in fact usually avoid them.

I found this book to be quite enjoyable and the premise interesting. The animals had wonderful personalities and instincts and the characters were reasonably believable. This is a Young Adult novel and I found much of the plot and character development to be obvious, but I was impressed with the way it kept me reading. The pace was a little off in some sections and some of the faster paced conflicts came off contrived and not completely believable.

Overall I enjoyed this book and I’m quite sure my grandson will also enjoy it. This is the first in a new series and if he found it as entertaining as I did, I have no doubt he will be interested in the next story.

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Buy links:

MIRROR WORLD PUBLISHING: 

Paperback: https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/collections/poetry/products/lost-and-found-paperback

Ebook: https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/collections/poetry/products/lost-and-found-ebook

AMAZON.COM: https://www.amazon.com/Found-Mysterious-Tales-Fairy-Falls-ebook/dp/B0713S1DCR/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493565088&sr=1-1&keywords=Lost+and+Found+Sharon+Ledwith

 

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KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/lost-and-found-175

 

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Blurb:

The Fairy Falls Animal Shelter is in trouble. Money trouble. It’s up to an old calico cat named Whiskey—a shelter cat who has mastered the skill of observation—to find a new human pack leader so that their home will be saved. With the help of Nobel, the leader of the shelter dogs, the animals set out to use the ancient skill of telepathy to contact any human who bothers to listen to them. Unfortunately for fifteen-year-old Meagan Walsh, she hears them, loud and clear.

Forced to live with her Aunt Izzy in the safe and quiet town of Fairy Falls, Meagan is caught stealing and is sentenced to do community hours at the animal shelter where her aunt works. Realizing Meagan can hear her, Whiskey realizes that Meagan just might have the pack leader qualities necessary to save the animals. Avoiding Whiskey and the rest of shelter animals becomes impossible for Meagan, so she finally gives in and promises to help them. Meagan, along with her newfound friends, Reid Robertson and Natalie Knight, discover that someone in Fairy Falls is not only out to destroy the shelter, but the animals as well. Can Meagan convince her aunt and co-workers that the animals are in danger? If she fails, then all the animals’ voices will be silenced forever.

Excerpt

“Silly, stupid humans!” Whiskey hissed.

Creeping through the ductwork was becoming harder on her old bones. Layers of dust tickled her pink nose and made her facial whiskers twitch incessantly. Her stomach retched at the stale odors. However, Whiskey, a fifteen-year-old calico cat, ignored these annoyances and persevered. She had to, knowing that she was the only link, the only form of communication, between the cat floor and the dog floor at the Fairy Falls Animal Shelter. This was what made her special, gave her life purpose. This quiet night was no exception.

What the humans called a crisis had happened at the shelter today and Whiskey had to relay this information to the canine pack leader. Nearing the entrance above the dog floor, the thick fur on the back of her neck rose. Some of the dogs she tolerated, some she abhorred. Her ears flattened. Whiskey knew she would have to scale across the top of Mary Jane’s gate in order to get to Nobel’s cage and deliver her report. She also knew to be extra careful not to shake the little bells attached to her red collar that would jingle out her presence. Reaching the opening, Whiskey extracted her long claws and pushed the dusty register aside.

Looking down, she sighed, thankful that Mary Jane, a black and white pit bull terrier, and a long time resident of the shelter, was asleep. Carefully, Whiskey jumped down, balanced on the top of the fenced gate that faced the hallway, and started to slink across it. Then she sneezed and her bells jingled.

A growl and a snort sounded from below. “Who dares to wake me?”

Whiskey peered down. Mary Jane’s eyes were rolled back, her tongue hanging limply out one side of her mouth. A quilted blanket on the cement floor was half-shredded and inches away lay a rubber toy, which would normally be stuffed into Mary Jane’s powerful jaws to exercise the constant frustration of being incarcerated for so long. Whiskey watched Mary Jane lunge for the toy, shaking her thick head and neck in anger.

Whiskey leaned over into the cage and purred, “Someday, I hope you choke on that thing.”

Mary Jane dropped the toy and lunged at the smug cat. Whiskey had just enough time to recoil and land feet first on the hallway’s cement floor. She groaned, feeling her arthritic back legs cave slightly. She was not a kitten anymore, that was for sure. Mary Jane rattled the kennel door, snapping, growling, and barking. Slobber ran down the white patch on her neck and dribbled onto the floor, making it too slippery for her to balance on her hind legs. She slipped and fell with a loud thump and knocked the water bowl, spilling water all over. Whiskey flattened her ears and shook her head. This dog could easily have been the pick of the litter when it came time to receive the sleep needle, but since this shelter had a ‘no kill’ policy in place, all of its residents, including Mary Jane, remained safe and alive.

Suddenly the kennel next to Mary Jane’s came alive and the one after that. Whiskey heard a whimper from the cage down the hall where the new dogs were kept. These were the dogs whose owners would either still rescue them or would condemn them to live here in the shelter until they were adopted by a new human.

“You sure know how to make an entrance, Whiskey.”

Whiskey’s ears pricked up. The right ear had been badly frostbitten once upon a time, but her left ear was still intact. Half her face was masked in black; the other half a mixture of white and orange. The rest of her small body was a patchwork of black and orange fur, with the exception of a white belly. She preened her whiskers, licking the pad of her front right paw until she realized all she tasted was watered down bleach. Cringing, Whiskey slowly sauntered over to Nobel’s kennel—the biggest—at the very end of the hallway. She plopped her bottom on the cool concrete floor and stretched.

“You’re certainly a deep sleeper, Nobel. Are you sure you used to be a watchdog?” Whiskey asked, preening the area above her yellow eyes.

There was a low growl, and then a high pitched bark. It was Nobel’s way of laughing. “I’m part Husky, part Doberman, and part mystery mutt, so sometimes I get all messed up about my job. Do I run as fast as I can or do I stand and fight? It’s darned confounding, I say.”

Although it was dark, Whiskey could see the amusement in Nobel’s light blue eyes. His fur was a mixture of black, tan, and grey, and standing on all fours he would be at least three cats tall. Nobel’s kennel was well-kept, with a thick, comfy blanket set up in front and a pan full of water at the back. He’d been at the shelter for as long as she had, so Whiskey felt a sense of oneness with Nobel, even though he was canine.

“I smell feline! Feline! Feline! Feline!” a dog from the middle cage barked.

Nobel rolled his eyes. “You’re dreaming again, Louis. Go back to sleep!”

Whiskey heard a snort from the big Rottweiler mix, followed by a whine. “Dreaming? Hmm, yup, silly me. Must be dreaming. No felines on the dog floor. Silly me.”

She heard Louis yawn, fart, and then settle back down on his papered floor. Louis tended to pee in his kennel, so he wasn’t afforded the luxury of a cushy blanket like Nobel’s.

“Dumb as wood, that one,” Nobel muttered.

“Yet he trusts you completely,” Whiskey mewed, scratching her chin.

“That’s because I’m the pack leader. It’s not a choice, you know.”

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JOIN ISABELLA AND HER FRIENDS AS THEY MAKE A CONFIDENCE POTION!

THE MAGICAL LEAPING LIZARD POTION Marsha Casper Cook

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The Magical Leaping Lizard Potion is a fun, imaginative listen for the early listener or more advanced.

It was Isabella Pimpinella’s last chance to show her friends she could do something great. But as the clock struck 12 and no one came to her party, she was so disappointed. No potion. She couldn’t make the potion herself. She thought her life was ruined, but then something wonderful happened, and the night became magical!

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September 28, 2015

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Isabella Pimpinella has just one wish in life. She wants to be a full-fledged witch with the rights and privileges afforded to one. Mainly, to be able to fly. Anyone who has ever been a witch would know that. But, she has one problem. In order to become a witch and she needs all of the other junior witches to help her create the Magical Leaping Lizard Potion. This potion has been handed down through the ages century after century. This is the truest test of bravery for every witch. Without creating this potion she could not get her flying powers as a witch.

Isabella had one great asset, her dog Milly Van Dilly. Dogs are faithful, they are loyal and they never disappoint you. Just ask Isabella. The problem was that she could not create this potion by herself. She needed the other junior witches and they were nowhere in sight. Midnight was the deadline and it was approaching. If she did not create this magic potion she would be doomed to many more years of Witches School until she got it right. Poor Isabella. What would she do if they did not show up?

Never fear, witches always stick together and would never fail each other. They are a closely-knit group of true blue friends. Just before midnight they all arrived and except for one. Each junior witch was unique in her own style, some were so identical they shared a style and you could hardly tell them apart. But, just like humans, even a witch has fears and sometimes it takes a good friend to coax and encourage that witch to have faith in trust in herself and her friends.

Author Marsha Casper takes us on this midnight journey along with Isabella, Milly Van Dilly, all of the junior witches and one special one named Twyla as they create the funniest, yuckiest but I won’t tell you if it worked potion you ever don’t want to drink, except if you are a witch.

Does Isabella become a full-fledged witch? What happens at the end will bring a smile to your face and teach everyone the true meaning of friendship-witches style.

The illustrations are lifelike; the story is heartwarming, humorous and will make you laugh. Once again Marsha Casper has written a great children’s book. This book gets Five More Lizards for the next group of junior witches to use when they create their Magical Leaping Lizard Potion.

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TONATH COULD BE DESTROYED IF MARIKA CAN’T SAVE IT AND THEIR PEOPLE!!!!

MARIKA  BOOK 3 OF THE CHRONICLES OF TONATH 

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Tonath is a planet in danger of being torn apart. Only one can inherit the knowledge to one day save the Tonathian people, and her name is Marika.

It’s been seventeen years since her father passed.  Coming of age, she inherits a cattle hold, a trust account, and many gifts. One special gift is a chest, which comes with instructions that will guide her to the Bergman Mountains.

With a spaceship and the knowledge of three ancient civilizations, will she have time to access it all.. or will the Star Shifts hide the information, and drive her into the arms of her childhood love?

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December 31, 2018

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MIKAYLA IS IN TROUBLE AFTER WITNESSING A CRIME!

THE MERMAID WITH THE SEAHORSE TATTOO  KAREN VAUGHAN

 

MERMAID TEASER.jpgOn the surface to think and watch the world go by, Mikayla a mermaid witnesses an violent act and is injured. Found by a tourist, Mikayla can’t remember the event and who or even what she is. Can Damien and the police keep her safe while the bad guys try to find her? Get ready for mystery, fantasy and romance in one book!!!!

 

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4 wonderful stories of love, new babies and trees planted by a special old woman

RELIGION OF TREES. Lisa L Borm

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M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet

May 14, 2018

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Lisa Borm’s novella Religion of the Trees is not what I had envisioned when I picked it up. But these four short stories that are tied together in that all the characters live on Harding Street.

Millicent, now an old woman, has an affinity for the trees, they offer her rejuvenation, vitality and a deep connection to life. She repays them by taking care of them, helping the young trees grow and, on the day, that a new baby is born on Harding Street, in the dark of night she plants a young tree on the families’ property. This tree grows with the child, bonds and helps the child find their path toward adulthood.

Ms. Borm has written these four short stories in such a way as to take this reader into the depth and breadth of the lives the trees touch. There is a depth of character, storyline, and understanding of the connection both nature and others bring to each of us that one would only expect in a wildly successful author.

The book is brilliant, rich in love, reconciliation, hope and is heartwarming. ‘Religion of the Trees’ was a profoundly enriching find. One that I will reread regularly.
I highly recommend this book as a powerfully told story and one that will stay with you long after you have finished. It will make you wonder what we as a society have lost when we gave up our connection to nature for the modern conveniences of today.

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