Based on an unbridled passion, the beautiful Rebecca Hidalgo managed to create for herself a life that was dramatically different from that of her childhood. Now, when the right moment to enjoy what she has accomplished has arrived, she faces a series of inexplicable events that slowly, yet surely, get her into an inescapable labyrinth. Every new step seems to entangle Rebecca with an absurd and terrifying rope that would end up shattering her deepest foundations. Witchcraft and denial converge in this highly psychological, vertiginous novel, a mirror where unresolved anguish of modern life unsuccessfully fights to not be reflected. Readers will find in this first, hallucinatory and challenging novel by Martha Cecilia Rivera, the strength of impeccable writing while holding their breath through the end with eyes that look around for an unknown presence....
Today I am chatting with author Shirleen Davies. She is the author of many historical romances and contemporaries, some I hope to be able to read one day.
Why don't we start off by you telling us a little about yourself.
SD: I write romance—historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. I grew up in Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and have degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Maryland. I still provide consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses, but am now able to pursue my true passion of writing on an almost full-time basis. My husband and I live in a beautiful town in northern Arizona.
What do you like to do when you're not writing? Continue Reading
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is: Ten books I have recently added to my TBR (to be read) pile.
1. Leeway by Colleen Caitin. Continue Reading
November Keys Inhabitant
"If we had known, we would not have sold the club. I admit we succumbed to greed but we did not realise we were putting our heritage at such risk. They did take the team to great heights but the consequences were disastrous."
"They asked for what they got. Did they seriously think that we were interested in some run down hick football club?"
November Keys Inhabitant
"Our benevolent buyers turned out to be ruthless. We had never experienced a murder in our village before. Not unless you include Cheryl's cooking."
"What did you expect? They had something I wanted. Something life changing. Do you think I was going to get it by playing peek a boo?"
November Keys Inhabitant
"Although we celebrated Harvesting Leaf Day and talked about the creatures in the tree, we did not actually expect to see them."
November Keys, a quaint village that was ready to sell its soul to the Devil for hastily promised riches. However, when the Devil buys he expects to collect. A very funny tale of greed, gangsters and things that go bump in the night. Continue Reading
Red Queen is a story about the yearning for freedom and agency in a world dominated by bureaucrats and propagandists, and it would not have been published by a major house. The world of Red Queen is just a decade or two away, and looks very much like the world we live in, just a few steps worse. In the tradition of Heinlein's If This Goes On--, I have extrapolated from current trends and imagined the politics that result. The authoritarian tendencies we see in modern western states will probably be reversed at some point--but what if they just keep getting worse? This is especially true of the US, with its 9/11-justified surveillance and interception of every citizen's email and message metadata, and a penal-industrial complex that imprisons about one in three black men at some point in their lives, often for victimless crimes like drug possession. A more serious terrorist incident might lead to even more restrictions on freedom and privacy. And that's where Red Queen begins.
This week my Book Day choice is:
When Oppie and Aurie are faced with a terrible battle between good and evil, they discover that friendship and sisterhood are the most precious things in the world.
In a realm where magic and legend still exist, it's easy to think that when you're just an ordinary girl, you'll never get the chance to be written into the history books. But when Oppie, and her dragon friend Aurie, find themselves on a mission to defeat the evil, oppressive forces of darkness, in the form of the dragon, Royzendeus, they discover that history is never made alone. As they travel, their army of light grows, and Aurie discovers that as a girl, she is blessed with an entire sisterhood she never realised existed. Continue Reading
Based on the wildly popular YouTube channel, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl has been described as “ Gilmore Girls meets Paranormal Activity for the new media age.” YA fans new and old will learn the secrets behind Sunshine—the adorkable girl living in a haunted house—a story that is much bigger, and runs much deeper, than even the most devoted viewer can imagine…
Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is: The top books from my childhood and teen years that I would love to revisit.
1. Harry Potter- Hands down I would love to be able to read Harry Potter for the first time again. Continue Reading
Tales from Null City...Superpowers suck. If you just want to live a normal life, Null City is only a Metro ride away. After one day there, imps become baristas, and hellhounds become poodles. Demons settle down, become parents, join the PTA, and worry about their taxes. But outside of Null City, now that the century-long secret Nonwars between Gifts and Haven are over and the Accords Treaty is signed, an uneasy peace is policed by Wardens under the command of the Accords Agency.
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