Review: The Darkest Frost by Tanya Holmes

I need book 2. The Darkest Frost is too damn good. Tanya Holmes writing is insane in a good way. Readers like my self are left breathless at the stunning yet brilliantly well written plot. The heat is so fiery hot it scorched the reader’s soul. Leaving them begging for more. Hot, addicitve, and out of this world, Tanya Holmes writes romance in a way no other writer has. She brings her characters and her world of fiction to life and when you finish one book, you are left with the footprints that lead you wanting the next one. Definitely a must read for all. I highly recommend this Tanya Holmes masterpiece to readers world wide. A romance that will stay with you forever. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.

Review: Ghostwriter Anonymous by Noreen Wald

Ghostwriter Anonymous by Noreen Wald is a mystery to die for and one that readers won’t be able to put down. As a writer trying to make her way through the industry, I was able to put myself into the main character’s shoes. Even if you don’t write, one can easily relate to Jake O’Hara. She’s a woman who dreams big and doesn’t give up easily. Suspense hangs thickly on every page. With so many suspects, readers will be left guessing as to who is behind the murders and why. Noreen Wald has also, woven a sense of humor and a bit of romance into her stunning world of fiction.

Jake O’Hara is a ghostwriter. She attends meetings with other ghostwriters called Ghostwriter Anonymous. Here, we meet other writers like Jake, who have the talent to write their own novels, but choose to ghost write to help pay their bills. As every writer knows it’s hard to make a name for one’s self. Jake attends one of her meetings, when two of her fellow members talk about one of the issues they are expereincing. A member asks Jake to come with her, because she had something important to share. But Jake had an important meeting to attend. Soon, Jake learns that the member was murdered. If it’s not bad that one of your friends and members of the Ghostwriter Anonymous group turns up dead, it gets scarier when another member also turns up dead. Then there’s Jake’s latest employer. A woman who has enough money and msytery that Jake believes she might be the killer. But is she? Noreen Wald’s writing is so intriguing that readers will be begging for more. I loved reading every page of this brilliant piece and look forward to reading more. Ghostwriter Anonymous is definitely a mystery that I would highly recommend to all. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.


Review: Anissa of Syria by Jonah Pierce


Anissa is traumatized by the most brutal conflict of the 21st Century: the Syrian Civil War. In 2012, Islamists in Homs terrorize a Syrian-Christian community and destroy everything that a young woman holds dear. Narrowly escaping death, Anissa restarts her devastated life as a college student in New York City. She is bewildered and lost, but hopeful for a better life in a new land.

Anissa is soon drawn to two powerful individuals: Michael Kassab, the Syrian-American leader working to found the first Mideast Christian state, and Julien Morales, her Columbia University professor who runs a $20 billion hedge fund.

Complicating matters, Michael is still attached to his ex-girlfriend and Julien is the most sought after bachelor in Manhattan (and has hidden demons that even his therapist can’t extract). Anissa’s heart and her communal ties pull her in different directions, as she seeks hope and renewal in a dark world.

Anissa of Syria might be compared to The Kite Runner, Exodus, and The Diary of Anne Frank.

Rating: 5 stars

Genre: Political Fiction

My Review: 

Anissa of Syria is a well-written novel that depicts Christians from Syria and how one comes to America hoping for a better future. War, terror,  and enemies are everywhere. Sometimes it takes real courage to leave one’s homeland due to such circumstances. A modern tale told through the eyes of one brave woman in a new world.  For us Westerners, the story is truly a great eye opener for us all. Jonah Pierce has beautifully woven a realistic story that readers will never forget.

Every page, inside Anissa of Syria, lures readers deeper into the magnificent plot. Action, adventure, and humor can be found within Jonah Pierce’s novel. For fans of The Fault in Our Stars, this is truly one you don’t want to miss. I was captivated by page one and loved it. Jonah Pierce is definitely a writer to watch out for. Her writing is magical. I highly recommend this story to all.


My Experience

I have always worked hard to get to where I am today. Yet, I recently noticed that somebody has set out to make me feel miserable and horrified with myself.

I never had people come up to me stating that there were issues with me, or my work. That is, until I read some comments by Julia.

Honestly, Julia, I never check my own posts. I type away whenever an idea hits me, and then I hit send.

I forget to spell check, and I forgot to list people’s names that I have worked with in the past.

If someone wanted a reference, they could simply ask.

After looking at what Julia posted on her website about my writing, and lack of skills, I am shocked by how badly my posts look.

Well, thank you Julia, I guess I will forever look at every post before I hit publish.

Julia, my intent is sincere and honest. I do want to help other writers.

There are somethings you don’t know, and as an honest person, I will post it publicly for you and your readers, as well as mine.

I worked six months as a senior publisher at a company called Pulse. I thought I was helping authors. So, I went to every author I ever reviewed for and tried to sign them on with Pulse.

It wasn’t until 5 and a half months in, I realized things weren’t like they were when I first started out at Pulse.

Want to know what happened?

  1. One of my authors emailed me that she sent a novel to a company and they wanted to publish her. After having been on my own for so long, I accidently cheered her on and told her to accept the offer.
  2. Due to the nature of those emails, my boss monitored the emails going in and out. By then, I was frustrated with the way things were. It was slow at the company, and I thought I was going to be fired for cheering on my author friend. So, I told him I quit.
  3. The authors I signed with Pulse are now forever stuck with Pulse.  I was never paid a cent by the company for the hours I spent working there. I thought I was doing some good. However, it turns out I ruined the authors’ chances of being published by real companies that didn’t have so many disappointed customers. I realized after I left that the company, Pulse, was receiving more and more complaints. I still feel like a heaping mass of crap. I can’t go back and fix what I did. But, my friends within this industry told me that I can learn from it. I stayed on for a full 6 months. I was indeed a senior publisher at Pulse. I know people who worked there will verify this information, as will a few authors that I worked with while there.

Julia, I am new. I am not a con, nor out to hurt writers. I believe in every writer I have interviewed and reviewed. I care. If that means I let other people do the editing that’s offered on my website, than I will. I will take everything you have said and use it to build myself up.

I will check everything.

I will re-read everything.

I will watch what I say. I am not some rich person who has her name everywhere. Do you know how many book reviews I do for free and never complain about it, Julia? I love books. Yes, I charge a price for express book reviews. But guess what, only two people have used that service, and both thanked me. Every thank you I have ever received, whether paid or not, is like a hug for me.

Editing… Yes, I have interned as an editor. Yes, they are, or should be, listed on one of my pages on this site. I have listed the titles of the manuscripts I have edited.

I will take what has been posted here about me, and I will use it to improve my site and the services that I am glad to offer. Thank you for your input.




Review: Hanover House by Brenda Novak

Hanover House by Brenda Novak is a stunning teaser that leads readers into her new thriller. It is a prequel that gives readers just enough to lure them deep into Brenda’s newest project. I loved reading this short story; a thriller that captivates readers early, and leaves them breathlessly waiting for the next part. I have read many novels by Brenda Novak, and this is, by far, the most intriguing read yet.

Hanover House is an isolated building for psychopaths. Murderers are all trapped in one building to be studied for their behavior, as well as what makes them do what they do. The threat of being killed by these inmates is very real, especially when one very determined doctor is almost killed by one of them. Now, she’s returned back to her work more determined than ever to study these dangerous killers. However, little did she know, a past pyschopathic killer from twenty years ago is now hunting her again, biding his time to finish her off. Can the doctor survive this cat and mouse game and still head back to work? Or, will she finally die at the hands of her killer? Then, there’s a man who is determined to have her as his own, but, he has to take it slow or risk losing her. Brenda Novak strikes again with this latest bone chilling thriller. This is the most intense, terrifying, and suspenseful read I have seen thus far by Brenda. Readers will be left begging for more. Overall, I highly recommend this brilliant novel and rate it a five out of five stars.

Desire Over Rated

Everywhere one looks they see sex and lust in just about every nook and crevice that it seems to have lost its appeal. What happened to secrecy? To those moments of blind passion that take hold of you and turn you into a messy gooey heap? Sex isn’t looking quite as attractive or luring… seeing as how it’s popping up on commercials, on TV stations that were geared for family shows, and now that Victoria’s Secret has run viral, exposing female bodies to men everywhere. I thought lingerie was to be something coveted. A secret that involved a man having to work hard to see the outer beauty. Seeing us women in our lacey lingerie does something to a man. But now, it’s like they need not work so hard. They can see naked women anywhere. It wasn’t hard. How could a woman compete with what’s free and exploited everywhere? TV, magazines, books, and the internet.

Sigh… I felt that there was no hope in securing a man of my own. But then, I never expected for a man to fall into my lap.

Walking, I check my cell for any updates from my friends. There’s always something exciting happening with them. Almost envious that they have much more exciting lives than I will ever have. Until now…

Apparently, I wasn’t the only one not paying any attention to where I was going, face in my phone, when a man of great build with a rough exterior look and piercing green eyes collided with me… Causing us to fall over the path and tumbling down the green sides. Finally, coming to a halt, I was flat on my butt and the man was laying across my lap… Really? Couldn’t it be vice versa? Fate plays some weird games on us all. We never know why or what will happen next. The man got up, brushing off his suit. Well, so much for any kind of apologies or manners. Getting up myself, I brushed my coat and walked off.

“Wait, aren’t you going to apologize?” The green-eyed man asked me.

Turning around, I faced him saying, “You’re insane. Any decent gentleman would have lent me a hand getting up and started apologizing, and I would have been apologizing too. Because it would have been both our faults. Not just mine. However, I noticed that you’re not a gentleman, and I am not apologizing to you.”

Feeling proud of myself, I continued to walk to the office. That man had some nerve asking me to apologize. Oh well, at least I had work to take my mind off of things.

“Hey Cheri, I am back. Let me get situated in my office cubicle and then you  can tell me who our new client is.”


Review: Just Married Again by Charlotte Hughes

Just Married Again by Charlotte Hughes is definitely a novel for all couples. A tale, beautifully written, that shows how bad a marriage can end up and how we can make it right, if we try hard enough.  A funny, sweet and enticing novel that will keep readers hooked until the end. Charlotte Hughes has brilliantly brought together a story of how one man was too busy to make  time for his wife. Of course, there are times he never once understood the pain she went through as she gave birth to their child and lost it. Now, his wife wants a divorce and health is worsening because he can’t stand to lose her… Can a doctor help his patient and his patient’s wife reconnect at their cabin during a winter storm or will their marriage end up worse? A man and his wife, plus his runaway nephew and two dachshunds make for an interesting read. Readers will laugh out loud, cry, and fall in love with Charlotte Hughes’ stunningly romantic comedy. I loved reading every page and look forward to more by this talented writer. Her words come to life and leave you with a need to read more. Overall, I highly recommend reading Just Married Again and rate it five out of five stars.

Review: The Light of Day by Kristen Kehoe

The Light of Day by Kristen Kehoe is the very first of her novels that I have read. I couldn’t believe just how amazingly the story was woven together. A new adult romance that can be read without having read the first book in this series.  The characters are so life-like it’s hard to believe it is world of fiction that is beautifully crafted by a talented writer.

There is something special about The Light of Day. Readers will immerse themselves into a world so hauntingly close to our own that it’s stunning. Two individuals are in rehab for two different reasons. A young woman does everything she can just to get her mother to notice her then one day realizes what she’s doing and why. Just as she’s about to take on her life with her feet planted firmly on the ground, she ends up meeting a man. Not just any man, but one who was injured from his career and is burying himself in his drinks and tons of one night stands. Then there she is… a young woman who draws him in like a magnet. What will become of two broken souls and their undeniable chemistry? Kristen Kehoe knows exactly what to give her readers and how to entice them into her glorious world of romance. I am hooked. I can’t wait to read more by Kristen Kehoe and would highly recommend her novel to all. I rate The Light of Day five out of five stars.

Review: Wrecked by Priscilla West

Wrecked by Priscilla West is a must read for all readers who love hot, sexy men that are rough on the outside but have a soft inner side. Addictive, brilliantly spun together, and a read that readers won’t want to put down. Every reader will have a hard time not connecting emotionally with both main characters. Realistically woven in a way that will tug at every reader’s heart and leave them begging for more. Priscilla West has definitely shown that she not only has the talent but, also the heart to lure readers in from everywhere. Like a moth to a flame, readers will be captivated with Wrecked.

Priscilla West’s novel is worthy of every reader’s attention. The words on the first page will continue to suck readers deep into the fascinating journey of two individuals fighting off their own demons. A woman who has recently lost both parents and wants nothing more to than to get back to a normal life. Then there’s the sexy hot MMA fighter who spins the woman’s world upside down and inside out. Irresistible chemistry builds with every turning page. Hot and absolutely breathless is how Wrecked will leave readers feeling. I loved reading this stunning story and I highly recommend it to everyone. Overall, I rate this novel  five out of five stars.

Author Interview: S. McPherson

S. McPherson


Interview with S.  McPherson

Me: Can you briefly tell us readers what your debut novel, At Water’s Edge, is about?

SM: At Water’s Edge tells the tale of Dezaray Storm; a 17-year-old girl from England who is mistaken for the most powerful sorceress of a distant land and one unexpected night, she is pulled through a portal leading to that realm. Dezaray is flung into a world of magic spells, empires, legends and boys; one boy in particular. As time passes, Dezaray finds herself and she finds love but she cannot stay in the mystical land of Coldivor as it is on the brink of war. For the sake of the realm, and all those that follow, she must trade places back with the real sorceress (their only hope of survival) and she must say goodbye to her darling; Milo. The trouble is, Dezaray doesn’t believe she can or that she will.

Me: Who were your hardest characters to create and which ones were your easiest?

SM: I can’t really say any of the characters were easy, each one having some attribute that I really wanted to shine through whether it be physical or emotional, and I was always aware of how what I made them do or how they did it in this book, would cement their character for the future books they appear in.
I think my hardest characters to write were Dezaray, Jude, Milo and Lexovia; more so the getting to know them and how they interact with one another and how differently each are affected by situations unfolding.

Me: What are three words you would use to describe your novel?

SM: I would say love, war and dreams sum it up quite nicely.

Me: What are your three tips that you would give to other writers?

• Invest in help from professionals e.g. cover, PR, etc.
• Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.
• Never give up.

Me: What are your future plans for novels, if any, that you can share with us readers?

SM: I am currently working on the second work in the Water Rushes series. Once the entire series is completed, *sniff* I have plans for another YA Fantasy series centred around growing up.

Me: Where can readers connect with you and find your work online?

SM: I am always happy to connect with readers and can be found below:

Book link:

Book Review: Nirvana by J.R. Stewart

Nirvana by J.R. Stewart is a masterpiece unlike any other I have ever read. Readers will instantly be drawn into this stunning high quality of fiction with many interesting themes to keep readers hooked all night long. J.R. Stewart’s novel takes reality and evil to a whole new level.  The plot is complex, fast-paced and intriguing. Suspense that leaves you breathless and your adrenaline pumping like a roller coaster ride at a theme park. Readers will never know what to expect next with this talented writer. I definitely recommend this bone chilling read to readers everywhere.

Nirvana is the most captivating novel of all. Nothing is what it seems. Nightmares will seem like a thing of the past, after reading this story. The first book in a trilogy series, readers will see tons of technology as they follow the characters. Technology takes over life. Simple things we don’t take for granted are gone and the danger is very real. Nirvana is a place where virtual reality is taken to new heights. Follow Larrisa on her search for whether or not her husband, Andrew, is still alive or hiding within Nirvana and why. Many people want her to believe he’s dead and make his death a reality just by signing a piece of paper. But, then there’s Serge who has secrets and desires that may help Larissa find the truth. J.R. Stewart’s fictional world is one that will be remembered for a life time. For fans of Avatar and Hunger Games, this is for you. I can’t wait to read the next brilliantly well-written book in this intoxicating new series. I loved reading Nirvana. Overall, I rate this spectacular work five out of five stars.

Review:Monty & Me by Lousia Bennet

Monty & Me by Lousia Bennet is a funny and sweet mystery that will forever lure readers into its intriguing world. A former police dog who tried, but failed, to save his owner and almost died himself is out to find the killer. Monty survived a knife to his chest and is still on the hunt to catch his master’s murderer. But it’s hard when food distracts all thoughts and the fact that he’s no longer a police dog. Plus, Monty has a new owner and she’s in a tough spot herself. Now, there’s a another person out to help Monty and his new owner. A little mouse! Readers will fall in love with this brilliantly well-written story.

Lousia Bennet has beautifully captured the life of a dog and his loyalty to his master as well as everyday life humor. Monty is like any other dog, who tells the story of what happened and shows readers what’s happening now through his eyes. Dogs don’t understand everything, but they do understand enough to help and be there for us. A tale woven of duty, friendship, and loyalty. I could not get enough of this adorable hero, his new friend and new master. Adventure, intrigue, and a whole lot humor on every page. Mystery and animal lovers, this is for you! I loved reading Monty & Me and highly recommend it to readers everywhere. Overall, I rate it five out of five stars.

Science Fiction Week




Dear Readers,

We are reading science fiction/fantasy this week. Two authors have given us a copy of their novels to read and review. Be on the lookout! One is geared for adults, while the other one is geared for YA.

Also, don’t forget that we are hosting a holiday editing special. All manuscripts will be edited this week and next for only $50 USD. If interested, please email us at:

If you’re a science fiction author and have books you would like us to feature and advertise for you, email us at:

Last but not least, the Best Fiction Book Awards is still going on and will close on December 10th. Entry fee is $10 USD. To enter please, email us at: and place the genre of your book in the subject area.  Example:  Best YA Book Awards Contest.


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Holiday Special!


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Due to it being the holiday season, we are now offering the editing of any size manuscript at $50.00.

So, take advantage of our holiday special. For two weeks, we will hold our editing fee of any size manuscript at $50.00.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please email us at:

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Review:What We Find by Robyn Carr



What We Find by Robyn Carr is a captivating story about how to deal with what life gives us. It is about one woman’s journey through tough times, one that is about to burn out from all the emotions from recent events. She decides to head over to her father’s place. Readers are taken deep into this riveting plot and following the characters as she struggles with fate’s latest news. We also learn that, no matter what, we will always find what are looking for. Just that it will come when we least expect it.

Robyn Carr has done it again. Her latest novel features a family and friend theme as well as finding one’s self. What We Find is complex, inspirational, and well-written. A romance that truly inspires readers as life hits them the hardest. Maggie Sullivan learns what it really takes when life throws her many curve balls. From a malpractice lawsuit, to losing her baby and then to find out that her boyfriend doesn’t want an overly emotional woman in his life… Maggie is stressed out. Her close friend suggests that she takes some time off and with that she head back to visit her father. Even though she came unexpectedly, she finds that he welcomes her with all the love a father can give. But then fate tosses another unexpected curve ball and Maggie is left feeling stressed out once more. There’s a mystery man who has been helping take care of her father and soon there are sparks. Can Maggie and the new man in her life find hope, peace and love? I loved reading this story. I found it inspiring and sweet. The characters came to life in more ways than normal due to the hardships they face and the struggles they come across as the plot unfolds. I highly recommend this novel to all and rate it five out of five stars.

Review:Cold- Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas


Lisa Kleypas is back with a stunning new historical romance!

Readers have long waited for the return of New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Kleypas, of historical romance—and now she’s back with her most breathtaking novel yet.

A twist of fate . . .

Devon Ravenel, London’s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl’s three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon’s own.

A clash of wills . . .

Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:

Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she’s ever known?


Lisa Kleypas’s latest novel features a classic, yet humorous romance. A historical romance that will take readers to a time and place of uncertainty. A Cold-Hearted Rake is indeed an adventure worthy of every reader.

Lisa Kleypas’s novel, Cold Hearted Rake, shows that the new earl never expected to inherit his new title nor be placed into a position that could not only break his fortune, but also his heart. Already, upon meeting the earl, Kathleen sees him for exactly what everyone has said. A cold hearted rake. He wants nothing more than to sell what he can of his family’s home and fire all the servants. Kathleen is both angry and hurt. Her new husband recently died and now she’s forced out of her only home by none other than a man who doesn’t care about anything. Yet, something about him lures her like a moth to a flame and the same can be said of the rake. He finds her uniqueness breath taking. If she she were anyone else he would seduce her right when first meeting her. But, as always, fate has more in store for them. I would highly recommend this historical romance to readers worldwide. There’s just something about this rake that will drag readers deeper into the novel itself. Overall, I rate this five out of five stars.

Historical Romance Questions for the Weekend

Has anyone else noticed that both main characters in historical romances are the best looking in their genders? If so, why do you think this is? Also, would historical  romances not sell if both man and woman were not as stunning  in looks? What if both characters, one rich, one poor were average in looks? Would it still  appeal to readers, or not?

Please, post your answers to these.

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Review: The Fountain by Michael Holiday

The Fountain by Michael Holiday is one novel that readers will be talking about forever. His writing is out of this world. Scenes that are vivid and characters that entice readers deeper into the mystifying plot. Complex, fast-paced, and intriguing are the best words used to describe his masterpiece.

Michael Holiday knows how to enchant his audience and bring them only the best. He uses the most unusual characters and settings to draw readers to his words. Words that pop off the pages and leave one waiting in suspense on the edge of their seat. The Fountain is about a man who discovers the unexpected and is set off on the adventure of a lifetime. There’s danger lurking on every page. Readers will love this story. It is nothing like anything I have ever read and it lured me deeper with every page. I highly recommend this brilliant read to readers worldwide. I loved it and I can’t wait to read more by Michael Holiday. Overall, I rate it five out of five stars.


Print Versus Digital

Print Versus Digital  


The feel of a book in one’s hand is priceless. Words of a great writer held gently in your hands. As a reader, I love the crisp and fresh look of a new book whether it’s fiction or nonfiction. 

I always wondered how many times it took the author to get this manuscript where it is now. How did they overcome the seemingly impossible task of completing so many words?

The answers may never be answered but at least I can read what they have so preciously put together. I can take my time and leisurely read my way through each page. I can bookmark my page and return to it whenever. However, most e-readers don’t allow me to bookmark my page. I have to write it down and then flip through the whole digital book until I reach my same spot. 

Reading so many books, like I do each week, can cause  strain on one’s eyes when reading from an electronic device. Another reason why I love and perfer the feel of a print book within my tiny hands. 

A print copy can tell a reader many things. Like if it recently came from the publisher or if it has been used. Tiny tellings show through. Maybe it’s a crease in the book’s spine, or the coloring of the book’s pages. Or, if the printing machines didn’t have quite enough ink when printing the pages for an advanced copy. 

Unlike digital books, readers can look on the back cover and glimpse the synopsis to freshen their minds to what the book is about and then continue reading onward. Many e-books don’t allow us readers with a busy schedule to glance back to remind ourselves what the book was about. 

Print copies are the best for reading. No matter what happens in the future, a print copy will always be held in high respect from me as a reader. I am so gentle with my books that I never break their spines. The books I have are never bent, highlighted, nor ruined in any way. If any book of mine shows any sign of ruin, it came from a second hand shop. 





Currently Reading

I am currently reading Monty & Me by Louisa Bennet. This is the first book I am reading by this author. I have found it hilarious and charming. I love it and highly recommend other animal lovers to read this, as well. Below is a synopsis of the book.

The first book introducing loveable, dog-detective Monty!
You might think that dogs can’t understand us… but you’re wrong.

Apart from an obsession with cheese, Monty is a perfectly rational animal. So, when his beloved master is stabbed to death, Monty decides to use his formidable nose to track the killer down.

Luckily, he manages to find a home with Rose Sidebottom, the young policewoman who’s investigating the case. But, with her colleagues turning against her, and the wrong man collared, she’s going to need a little help…


Book Review: All Dressed in White by both Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

Mary Higgins Clark is my, all time, favorite mystery suspense writer. Her novels are complex, suspenseful, and absolutely intriguing. It’s hard to put the books down, especially this latest one. All Dressed in White is the best one thus far. Inside, there are more interesting characters that will instantly capture the audience and drag them along as a killer is running loose and getting closer to being caught. I was excited to read this special story masterfully created by both Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.

All Dressed in White is brilliantly well-written and the characters are to die for. Readers will find a jealous sister, a playboy groomsmen, a former fiance, as well as a television producer all in one fascinating novel. The killer’s identity remains a mystery and will keep readers guessing until the very end. I love how Mary Higgins Clark  and Alafair Burke make readers think they might know who is behind it all, to then surprise us at the end of the story.  Danger lurks on every page, suspense hanging in the air, and realistic characters that will make the story pop to life. A woman is preparing for her marriage only to disappear before the wedding. No one knows where, nor what happened to the bride-to-be. But, they all have their own version as to why she vanished. Now, enters in Lauri Moran, who wants to star the case of the missing bride for her television series. But, what she finds may be more than what she’s looking to have. Exciting and bone chilling, as always, I highly recommend this amazing novel to all. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.

Review: Keep on Loving You by Christie Ridgway

Keep on Loving You by Christie Ridgway is hot, addictive, and the most realistic love story readers will ever find. Mac feel in love with her brother’s friend Zan when she was just a kid. Zan always felt a pull towards the bossy little tough girl that was his friend’s sister. He wanted to keep all men away from his Mac. Mac was ruined… She and Zan became a couple, fell in love and then Zan up and left her. Ten years went by and now Zan is back and the heat between is irresistible. Zan has been fighting with an inner issue and Mac is left with battling her heart over Zan. Christie Ridgway has masterfully placed two forces of nature together with bottled up emotions that are bound to explode. Old flames, hearts on the line, and ten years of distance will lure readers in deep and keep them reading all night long.

Keep on Loving You is, indeed, just that. Two hearts that never stopped loving one another. Only time will tell if they will become one. Readers will be swept up in the sweet, yet fiery, romance that heats up every page. I highly recommend this winter romantic read to all. Readers will be begging for more by Christie Ridgway. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.

Review: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale

An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.

Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But, with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?

Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.

When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…

With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale is a magnificent romance that is perfect for the holiday season. Christmas being brought back to life to a family that lost all happiness. Jenny Hale has beautifully crafted a sweet and addictive novel that will forever lure readers in…

Two families, having gone through their own family struggles, are swept up and brought together. One man who works his way through life, missing out on who he is and what he wants, all because of his father who passed away… that is, until a very special woman steps into his life, bringing joy and laughter back into his family’s home once more. Then there is her little boy who latches himself to the man and breaks through the toughest interior. Only time will tell what fate has in store for both the characters and their families. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses is, indeed, just that. Kisses that bring two people closer, and Christmas wishes that might become more than a wish. I highly recommend this spectacular family centered romance to readers everywhere. A bright and cheerful, yet inspiring, story from Jenny Hale. I look forward to reading more by this brilliant writer. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.


Write with Me

Welcome to Write with Me! 

This is for all of you writers out there. Have you written a book or started one, but haven’t yet published it? Then, we will get it done now! That’s right, you will write with me. As I write so will you. 

Now, 1st step is to decide: 

Is this fiction or nonfiction?_______________

Then, we must write 3 sentences. THREE sentences about what this book is about. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Okay, now take a few minutes and jot something down. 

…………Are you ready yet?

So, we know what it’s about. Now what is the first thing that happens? 

Jot it down. Be sure to tell me what is happening first. Who is doing what and what is happening to whom? Where is this happening from? What time? Smell? What does it look like where this is happening or who or what do they look like? Jot this all down keep it together as one BIG paragraph. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What happens next? Does the scene change, if so describe the scene and why has the scene changed? Who’s all involved now? What’s going on? Jot this all down now! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

………….Ready? Not yet? Okay… a few more minutes then….

Okay, so we wrote what our story is about, what first happened (when, where, how, and to whom). Then we wrote about what happened after that (when, where, how, and to whom, as well as why). 

Now, we need to add dialogue. If there wasn’t any dialogue in your first two paragraphs then go back and add some. 

Now, what what is your character feeling or thinking right now? Write this down for both your protagonist and antagonist! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Now, write down what your protagonists does… because of what he/she or it feels or thinks. Then, in the next paragraph, do the same for your antagonist. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



This is called switching viewpoints. It makes your novel more interesting.

Let’s say your’re writing a nonfiction book. Write the protagonist’s viewpoint from your own viewpoint and the antagonist’s viewpoint from the opposing side  (which can be the opposite theory of your theory, someone who challenges or shapes you, for example).

Now, looking back on what you wrote so far, can you sense a change in your character(s)? Can you see more trouble brewing? What flaws are there in your character(s), right now, that you sense? Write these down. We will be continuing this tomorrow and seeing what happens next… 


Count how many you have written thus far. Write down the number. ___


Reviews Coming Soon!

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Reviews Coming Up Soon:

  1. Anissa of Syrian by Jonah Pierce
  2. Wanning Metaphorically by Michael Poeltl
  3. Shadow Fall by Laura Griffin
  4. Blood Stripe By Gina Maria Dinicolo
  5. Life is Beautiful by Sarah M. Johnson
  6. Outside the Lines by Ally Bishop
  7. Rip by Rachel Van Dyken
  8. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale

Book Review: Should’ve Said No by Tracy March

Should’ve Said No by Tracy March is an irresistible romance that will sweep readers off their feet and deep into the heated plot. A romance that has more secrets and fire than any other romance. This sweetly intoxicating story is definitely for fans of Robyn Carr and Lora Leigh. Tracy March has incorporated the family strength and troubles that Robyn Carr portrays and the heated sexy romance like that of Lora Leigh’s novels. Readers will be captivated just like I was.

Tracy March has wonderfully woven together a hot, fiery, and intriguing romance. Should’ve Said No is indeed the perfect read for all. Two characters come together not knowing that each one is an enemy of the other. Or, more like their families have been fighting and, yet, here they are developing a bond that neither can deny. A museum is built on land that is now causing a dispute between the two families. Lindsey not only works at this beloved museum, but also belongs to one of the fighting families while Carden is the handyman who sparks heat in her while hiding the fact that he’s a Crenshaw. Crenshaws versus Simms, but where will that leave each of their kids? Will fate finally bring the two sides together?

Should’ve Said No is definitely a read that I highly recommend to readers everywhere. Once you read this, you will want more by Tracy March. I look forward to reading more novels by this talented writer. The well-written, fully developed plot with complication hanging in the air between two characters is something one doesn’t want to miss. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.


New Book Released!

I am excited to say that my 4th nonfiction book is officially on Amazon for reading! It’s called, If I Can Do It, So Can You!

It takes readers on a college student’s journey of self discovery. Inspiring readers to the idea that anything is possible. If I was able to accomplish what seemed impossible for me, then my readers and everyone else can accomplish the impossible.

If I Can Do It, So Can You

Grab Your Copy Here!

Book Review: Build A Man by Talli Roland

Build A Man by Talli Roland is indeed a must read for all. Those who love humor and romance will get the best of both in this beautifully written novel. This is the most addictive novel series I have ever read. The character reminds me of myself. I want to do good and do things for the right reasons but I always manage to mess things up for the worse and get myself into tons of trouble. Losing a boyfriend and a job all at once is not what the lead character wants, but it ends up happening, despite her goals to become the writer she always dreamed of. Sometimes dreams have a much harsher reality call than what we originally pictured, as Talli Roland’s main character finds out.

Complicated, hard-working, and ambition are all good things. But, how much of it is bad and how much is good? Build A Man by Talli Roland masterfully weaves a story of one woman’s journey to success. A plan to the top that, once there, turns to failure immediately. Failure not only for herself, but what she caused as a result to get to where she thought she wanted to be. As a reader, I could easily connect with the lead female character. She’s funny, smart, and a dreamer. I consider myself a dreamer too. But, dreams are simply that. She ends up risking exposure of her boyfriend’s work while achieving her dream career. However, doing so means to use one of her boyfriend’s clients to climb her way up. Once she’s on a roll, she doesn’t realize the problem of what she’s done until it’s too late. The client, whom she convinced to undergo as many surgeries as he wanted to change his image so she could write an article, escalates out of control. The client has a horrible reaction and is sent to the hospital where the possibility of brain damage could occur. Then, here she confesses what she’s done to her boyfriend, who then fires her and wants nothing to do with her. Guilt takes her away and she tries all she can to be there for the patient and to apologize. But, will he accept her apology and get better? Or will fate take another horrible turn for the worst? Build A Man by Talli Roland is the best humor romance I have read. Her novel can easily be read in a day and leaves readers begging for more. Luckily,  Talli Roland has many more brilliant works in this series to share with readers worldwide. I highly recommend this novel to all. You will fall in love with the irresistible plot and charming characters that pop to life. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by Bryan Bailey

Embracing the Wild in Your Dog by Bryan Bailey is an interesting book that readers will find fascinating. A man bringing the truth and ways of the wild nature of both dogs and wolves to people. Facts that we wouldn’t know unless someone pointed them out to us, and yet, Bryan Bailey teaches us how to look and find our own answers. Demonstrates the relationship of wolves and dogs and our different perspectives on them as well. Lessons we learn and will continue to learn as we progress further into this stunning read.

Embracing the Wild in Your Dog is not like any other book I have read. It’s like White Fang but with more of an educational purpose than entertaining. However, as a reader, I did find this unique book entertaining. Especially when Bryan Bailey has to guess exactly the number of wolves that walked on a single path waiting to see if he failed answering his mentor correctly. I can almost feel myself there in Bryan Bailey’s shoes sensing the cold nature around me. Feeling the cold numbness chilling my body as I am trying to track and and learn what my mentor knows. Survival is the overall theme in this book, as well as the idea that dogs are wolves at heart and will always behave like wolves. If we can come to understand wolves, then we can come to understand our dogs better and know how to live in harmony. Dogs can be the best friend a human has ever known until an accident occurs that surprises you. Then you’re left wondering how did this happen and why? It’s because we, as humans, have long forgotten the way of the wolves and our dogs are wolves at heart. Mother nature gave them instincts that will always be imprinted inside their nature. Overall, I highly recommend this book to readers everywhere. It’s one journey every dog lover will enjoy taking. Learning and rediscovering wolf/dog relationships, taught to us by Bryan Bailey. His experiences are ones that should be passed to others. I rate this well-written book a five out five stars.

Writing That Novel or Book!

Writing That Novel or Book!

  1. Create a timeline of your scenes and sequels.
  2. Who’s your targeted audience?
  3. Start writing.
  4. What flaws are there in your characters? Readers love these. It makes them connect with your characters.
  5. What kind of conflicts are there?
  6. Any twists to your story?
  7. What’s your climax point? The most exciting part in your story or book that excites readers.
  8. Any cliffhangers? Does your story come to a halt, but is not over yet? Let your audience wonder what happens next.
  9. Is there any dialogue? I think every book, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, is more exciting when there’s some kind of dialogue happening. Kind of speeds up the reading and makes it more enjoyable to read rather than just reading a bunch of text presented in the normal, boring layout.

11 Ways to Fix a Novel

11 Ways to Fix a Novel

  1. Take a look at the overall plot and structure. Ask yourself if it represents what you’re trying to say, and how you’re trying to say it.
  2. Write a synopsis.
  3. Take a walk through your scenes. Write them down and look them over. Let your ideas flow.
  4. Create a storyboard.
  5. Try a new font, and read it again.
  6. Ask yourself what is your theme, what is your character’s motivation, and is your plot structure clear?
  7. Say your ideas out loud to yourself and share them with trusted individuals.
  8. Write down any possible changes as they come to you.
  9. Take out meaningless words.
  10. Record yourself reading your story out loud then listen to it. Take out any sentences that you don’t like.
  11. Last but not least, repeat these steps for a finished and polished manuscript.

Editing Changes!


Meagan Kreycik is our new editor for both Universal Creativity Inc. and Urban Literary Agency. Meagan has experience working as an editor for a traditional publishing house as well as freelance editing. She has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on literature and is a full-time children’s picture book author. She is currently seeking new clients, in all genres. You can contact her via email at:  Please, put editing in the subject area. Thank you.

New Editing Fees are now updated to the going rates being charged everywhere:

Editing for any size manuscript: $0.015 per word

Editing will be completed within 2-3 weeks.

Ghost writing: $0.020 per word

Complete quotation mark change or complete addition of quotation marks to dialogue: $10.00 (fee includes any size manuscript)

Proofreading Fees for Novellas: $49.00 per manuscript

Proofreading Fees for Novels: $99.00 per manuscript


Chapter One

Nothing but numbers everywhere. Dead bodies could be found every place you looked. Those that survived were either barley hanging on or buried under many who were dead. Bombs, machine guns, and terrorists were to blame. It’s no longer just fear foreigners, but fear your neighbors and now family members. People were so easily turned to the other side. No one wanted to die. Yet so many were killed. Torture and rape were only used on those that were liked by the terrorists. And even then they killed you.

One way to survive the attacks was to go into hiding or hide behind those that were already dead. So that the evil men and their weapons wouldn’t find you. But, it was getting harder and harder to hide. No place nor stone left unturned. Terrorists could be anyone. Someone who you knew your entire life could suddenly be one of them. In order to live they would turn on others they loved or ever cared about. Like my brother. He disappeared when the terrorists first came then he suddenly popped up looking real bad. He was tortured. We took him in without hesitation and helped him heal…only to have been traded in… his life for ours. Apparently, he thought sacrificing our lives was the best choice. Unfortunately, he didn’t think the terrorists would kill him after they killed us. Mom, Dad, and CeCe were killed in a shoot out. I wasn’t there because I went to help a friend. I came back home to find my family’s car outside on the street. Their bodies were shot in multiple spots. My brother’s body wasn’t there. I went into the house. On the living room wall was the word traitor written in what looked like blood. Then, stepping further in, I saw my brother’s body. He was shot too, but still fighting death.

Leaning over him. I told him it’s going to be okay. But he kept trying to talk. I leaned closer. I killed them. I killed…them…sorry…then he stilled. No more fighting. Just dead. My whole family was dead.

I felt like crying. But the terrorists were not done. They wanted to finish my family off, and so far, I was still alive, walking and breathing. I was very much alive and that ruined their happy side, if such a side ever existed. Nothing but evil existed in their black souls. I only had seconds to get out before a bomb exploded. I barely made it out. Guns were going… I laid as flat as possible. Thankfully, the sky was getting dark and, just like the night, I would flee as far as my legs would carry me. Home was no longer safe. Nothing to keep me fighting at home. If my home was targeted so were neighbors. There had to be way to stop the terrorists. There has to a plan and there was only one way to defeat the bad guys…Numbers.

Numbers as in an army that would stand united against all evil.

But, for now, I had to run deep and as far away as possible. Only time will tell when those numbers will be found and put together. Life or death hung in the air. I chose life. If that meant hiding until the right time, then so be it. I will be ready to fight them. To take from them like they took from me.

New Release!

Tomorrow, I will be releasing my 4th nonfiction book, called If I Can Do It, So Can You. Anyone, who is interested in an advance copy for a review, can email me at: Advance copies will be $0.99 and once it’s uploaded to Amazon the price will go up to $1.99. (Nonfiction/ Inspirational).

Tomorrow, I will be releasing my Hearts Collide novel collection onto Amazon, as well. Again, advance copies will be $0.99 and then the price will go up to $1.99. Please, email me at: if you are interested in an advance copy. (Romance).

New Novel Project:

Remember Paris. Those two words were etched onto my locket. What it meant and who gave it to me had my curiosity burning… I was soon going to be released from the hospital ward. I still don’t know my name or anything else. Apparently, I was near an explosion. Many people have died. I was one of few who survived the ordeal. Inside my locket was a picture of an older man and woman. Maybe they are my family?
Shouting could be heard. Fear kicked in. Patients were screaming and doctors and nurses where running while being shot. What on earth was happening. First, the explosion I was in and now, I was going to die in a place where the injured go to get better. I ran out of my room and ran in the same direction as the rest of the crowd. Only to find that men with guns were waiting for us to come out and shooting us down one by one.
Lord help us. Running backwards, I remembered the guns were in the other direction. No place to run…what was a patient to do. More screams and shots firing all around. I slid under a hospital bed. Hoping that escape will come soon. Or maybe help will arrive. Lying there on the cold floor, I felt a darkness come over me and then the world was gone…

Coming later this week: 

My first ever collection of mystery,thriller, and suspense stories called Living Memories will be published into one book for all to enjoy. Advance copies will be $0.99. Email me at: for an advance copy. The price of the novel collection will go up to $1.99.

Book Review: A Miracle at Macy’s by Lynn Marie Hulsman

A Miracle at Macy’s by Lynn Marie Hulsman is an enchanting romance that lures readers deep into a story of finding love, hope, and a renewed Christmas spirit. Two lonely characters have suffered a bad relationship and come together in this funny and sweet novel. Then there’s the super cute male dog that will capture the hearts of readers and maybe play a hand of bringing his owner, and the man helping her, together. Maybe or maybe not. Lynn Marie Hulsman has a way of crafting a world so realistic it’s hard not to fall for the Christmas magic written on the pages.  I loved this romance and look forward to reading more by this talented writer.

Miracle at Macy’s is a novel that starts off with a woman chef blogger and her irresistible charming little dog. She wants nothing more than to spend time with her aunt who raised her as a child but her aunt’s workload keeps them separated. Readers will get an inside glimpse that the aunt truly does love her niece more than she shows. The holidays don’t go as planned and, before she knows it, her dog is lost in the city of New York. Her aunt forces a man to help her niece find her dog. Each time they get close to finding her dog, he disappears once again. Both of them take in the scenes of New York and the Christmas magic happening around them. Taking a carriage ride, eating together, and searching for the dog, brings the two lonely hearts together. Both start falling for the other and readers will be kept in suspense as the dog search continues and two hearts are put on the line. Lynn Marie Hulsman’s novel isn’t only words on a page, but a masterpiece waiting to be read and discovered by many. Hearts will melt and readers will be waiting for the next great installment by this writer. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to readers worldwide and rate it a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Down Home Blues by Phyllis R. Dixon

Down Home Blues by Phyllis R. Dixon is an interesting novel. Readers will follow back and forth between different characters and their lives. Life is never easy and Phyllis R. Dixon carefully portrays real life issues in this well-written story. Not everyone has a happy ending or the perfect life. There are no perfect heroes coming to a woman’s aid. There are real men who treat women like pieces they own instead of a human being who deserves respect. Then, there’s a mother’s unease as her son goes off fighting a war right after Thanksgiving. New Years being spent all alone by one woman and one man. A cheating husband and a man who just got out of prison as an addict. A father who is meeting his kids and trying to be the best father he can for them. A son who doesn’t like his father and has every right to feel angry.

Readers will be brought deep into a world of reality. Some never see the ugly side of life and this novel shows what it can be like. Phyllis shows how her characters struggled and how they tried to overcome their situations. I liked how easy I could see and sense what was going on in the scenes with the characters and their families. A journey unlike any other. I do recommend this to readers and I rate Down Home Blues a four out of five stars.

Book Review: Lady Honor’s Debt by Maggie Anderson

Lady Honor’s Debt by Maggie Anderson is a must read for all who love a historical romances complete with balls and Dukes. A novel of how one young woman was put in danger by a man and how she had lost her father. Now, older she faces her stepfather trying to marry her off to an evil man. But, due to a friendship and help from her neighbor, Lady Honor, is safe for the time being. A woman with a plan to help her stepfather and get out of a horrible marriage arrangement seems impossible, but not if there’s a good man helping her and maybe, just maybe, falling in love with her as well.

Lady Honor’s Debt is a fascinating tale on one woman’s honorable deeds and a man who is willing to help her. But, as the troubles begin, both are pressured to take action. Can they solve Lady Honor’s money problems, her safe, and figure out what’s happening between them? Or will it be too late?

Maggie Anderson’s writing is brilliantly stunning. Her words lure readers away from this world and take them into her fictional one where suspense, action, and danger are abounding. Readers will find it hard to put the novel down once they begin reading it. Romance that takes place without it ever being intended. A rich man falls in love with a poor woman. Fate has something great in store for them both. I highly recommend readers to grab a copy and find out what happens between Lady Honor and Lord Edward Winborne. I promise that it’s hot, exciting, and the perfect romance for any day. Overall, I rate Lady Honor’s Debt a five out of five stars.

Book Review: I Heard a Rumor by Cheris Hodges

I Heard a Rumor by Cheris Hodges is a reader’s guide into deep realistic side of being plunged into a political battle where everything can go wrong so fast. I loved how real the characters were and how they portrayed real life in a fictional way. Intriguing, hot, and a suspenseful read. I could not get enough of Cheris Hodges’ amazing novel. Readers will fall hard and fast for this writer’s talent with words. One remarkable story told in the most heated ways possible.

I Heard a Rumor by Cheris Hodges in indeed a must read. Readers will be taken into two characters’ lives. A woman lawyer whose whole life gets turned upside down, all due to a man whom she thought was the one for her. It turns out that he’s nothing but a cheating jerk who will use anyone to get his way. She looses her job in a firm and heads out for a vacation. A vacation where one very hot, sexy man does all he can to pry her open and read all her layers. But, then she does the same for him. He’s pretty much in the same boat as her. A woman he married turned out to be nothing but a blackmailing, sex ring leader. The FBI are now after her and she’s doing all she can to make her husband sink down with her. Can Cheris Hodges’ two characters find a connection with one another and find a way to fix their lives once they resurface back to their worlds?

I highly recommend reading I Heard a Rumor. It’s not only hot, sexy, and refreshing but also gives readers a sense of what real politics are like. I thinking this is one fictional read that will forever lure readers in an educational and entertaining way. Overall, I loved reading it and know everyone else will too. I rate it a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Behind Closed Doors by A.L. Smith

Behind Closed Doors is one of those “you have to read” novels. A novel that contains the stories of three different women who have suffered in ways their friends and family never knew about. Each one took up a life that they may never have chosen if what had happened never occurred to them. Each woman’s story is realistic, sad, painful, but shows how one can overcome what has happened to her. I found these words inspiring. I know there are many readers who would love to read these and take the message of standing up for yourself into action. Bullies are just that, but we need to find the courage to stop them. If they can harm us, they can harm others, continually, unless we stand united against them. A.L. Smith has beautifully woven together a novel that will touch the hearts of many and inspires women everywhere. I highly recommend Behind Closed Doors to readers worldwide. It’s a novel readers can’t miss. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars for its powerfully written message to all.

Book Review: Give It Up by Lori Foster

Lori Foster has done it again. Inside her latest novel are three very hot reads. Readers will be left breathless and begging for more by this talented bestselling writer. Her words come to life bringing readers into her characters’ shoes. It’s almost like you’re living the characters’ lifestyles. Vivid, hot, and intriguing Give It Up will lure readers in fast and easy.

Give It Up by Lori Foster is a fabulous must-have for romance readers. Her collection starts off with Some Like It Hot. Inside this story we find that one doctor has it in for his best friend’s secretary. Her outfit isn’t sexy nor does it make her look sexy, yet to Dr. Cary, everything about her entices him. She lures him in deep. Nora turns him down constantly until her girlfriend convinces she try letting loose. That, and that Dr. Cary hasn’t, and won’t give up on getting her to say yes to him.  There’s nothing like a hot man who goes after what he wants and fights for it.

Then there’s Playing Doctor. Dr. Axel, Cary’s best friend, is a player when it comes to women. One night stands are all he wants until he meets a beautiful woman, who turns him on at a party. Turns out that she’s a virgin and much younger than his 31 years of age. But, hot damn, she’s gotten under his skin in ways no woman ever has. Axel turns the lustful and gorgeous woman away after he finds out that she’s a virgin and younger than him. He has his limits. The world must really hate or love him because his next ob-gyn patient turns out to be that same hot, incredible woman. She’s there, all naked for him, and frustrated as ever seeing that it is him. She wants the pill. But, not after seeing him. Next thing Axel knows she leaves his office. But, can he come to his senses and find her before it’s too late?

Last but not least, He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, is just as hot, if not hotter. Lori Foster surely knows how to write convincing scenes and believable characters. Axel Dean’s brother, Brooker, has a thing for the beautiful woman next door to him. She has a thing for Brooker but knows that he’s with another woman and she doesn’t want a man who’s attached to another. But, what she doesn’t know is that Brooker’s girl started it up with his brother and that gives him the chance to call it off with her and be with the one woman he wants. But, first, he has to convince Frances that he’s free, unattached and wants only her as his woman. Will Frances be convinced and take the chance with the sexy hot Brooker next door, or not?

Overall, I loved reading these stories by Lori Foster. She is definitely one of my favorite romance writers and her compelling, yet beautifully well-written, novels give readers a lot to look forward to. I would highly recommend reading these new stories to readers worldwide. After the first page, you will be looking for more… and you will fall in love with this collection as I did. A spell binding romantic getaway for readers. Fresh, tempting and raw romance at its greatest moments. I rate Give It Up a five out of five stars.

Breaking News!

Hi everyone,

We just finished one issue and are already planning our next issue.

  1. We need more authors to interview. (FREE)
  2. We need more authors who would like to share their short stories and poetry in our issues. (FREE) 
  3. We are looking for more manuscripts to edit. ($99 – novels, $49 – novellas)
  4. Best Book Awards is going on & will be going on until December 10, 2015. Romance, YA, Mystery, and Thrillers are welcomed. Entry fee is $10. Top three winners in each category get a medal and will be placed into the Overall Best Fiction Book Award contest. All authors will receive a rating, a review, and a critique from our judges.  To apply: simply email us with a pdf attachement of your book, & tell us the genre. Email: We will send you a confirmation email and an invoice for the entry fee.
  5. If you are an artist and love designing things or drawing and would like to design a magazine cover for us then you can enter into our Magazine Cover Award Contest. The top best three cover designs will be featured and used for our next three magazine issues. All winners will receive a medal for the Best Magazine Cover Design and will be featured inside our issues. To apply: simply send us your best cover design in jepg or in pdf and and email it to us at: The entry fee is: $5.  Applicants have until March 2016 to enter into our contest.
  6. New year is just around the corner. We are planning to create a free, online course to help authors prepare, set up, and write their novels, novellas, or books. We will annouce the free coure when it gets closer.


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Release Time!


Here, it is! Urban Lit Magazine available and free for all to read, view, share and comment. Below, is the link to download your copy:


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Urban Lit Magazine Issue


Urban Lit Magazine Issue will be released later today. I am excited to share this 54 page literary magazine with everyone. So far, we have only heard positive comments about the layouts, new design, and tons of information unlike the previous literary magazine issues.

We will have two formats of the magazine issue live for everyone to read and view on their different ebook reading apps. Both formats have been tested and work.

The magazine will be uploaded to Amazon later today as well and may not be available until later on Friday or early Saturday morning.

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Editing Time!


Have you written that novel or novella and now need it edited before publishing it? Then, you are at the right place. Here, we edit manuscripts from all authors. Our prices are low and affordable. We work fast and guarantee to provide you the best editorial service.

Our prices are listed below:

  • Editing Novellas – $49.00 USD
  • Editing Novels – $99.00 USD

You can email us your manuscript at: Please, attach your novella or novel as a Word Document. We will then email you with a confirmation email and send you an invoice for editing fee.

Book Review: Thirty Days to Thirty by Courtney Psak

Courtney Psak has done an incredible job at creating the most luring novel yet. Thirty Days to Thirty is a must-have reading material all readers should possess. And no, you don’t have to be thirty to understand or to fall in love with this crazy chick-lit novel. I cried, I laughed, and I couldn’t stop reading it. That simply tells you, that I, as an avid reader and lover of all books, declare this as the most interesting story I have read. I don’t believe I have read a novel that comes close in similarity to this one. Did I mention that I read dozens of books each week?

Thirty Days to Thirty by Courtney Psak is the best romance chick-lit novel I have read. One woman is on her way to turning the big 3-0. She has graduated from college, worked her butt off at a great law firm, and right when she thinks they will make her partner… they fire her. Shocker… but not quite as shocking to coming home to your boyfriend  wearing the silk boxers she bought him and to find that his secretary is naked in their shower! Jill wasn’t having a good day at work and coming home really did it in for her. Now, forced to move back in with her parents and jobless and going to be 3-0, Jill doesn’t know what to do. Until she finds a list of things she jotted down that she wanted to do back in high school. Will her old highschool boyfriend, best girlfriend, and her parents help force her to accomplish the things on her old list? Jill isn’t sure if she wants to, but it doesn’t matter because everyone takes her one step closer to doing every item on the list. The more she does, the more time her highschool boyfriend spends with her. Jill feels like she is falling in love again, but is scared. Can she handle it all and come out on top or will she fail and feel worse? Nothing like family, friends and an old flame to help you along your goals.

I loved this story! I found it exciting, funny, and sweet. The characters were real, the scenes were believable and the plot was addictive. Once readers read it they won’t be able to put it down until they find out what happens in the end… Courtney Psak is indeed a talented and fabulous writer whose words are inspirational and highly entertaining. I look forward to reading more works by her in the future. I highly recommend this to readers worldwide. A must read for all. Overall, I rate Thirty Days to Thirty a five out of five stars. I would rate it 6 stars….it’s really that good.

Book Review: Schism by Armando Minutoli

Schism by Armando Minutoli is a fascinating novel unlike many others. It drives readers deep into a unique plot that takes them back to a time and different places with two characters whose cultures differ. I couldn’t believe how incredible this story was until after I started reading it. It’s the kind that is complex, full of adventure and leaves you thinking deep about everything. Once I began reading it, I couldn’t stop until I reached the ending. Readers will love this novel by this talented writer just as much as I did.

Schism, at first glance, may not seem like the novel readers are lured into reading. But, despite it’s title, Schism, is a very powerful read. It has a plot that has drama, adventure, action, and  much more.  It’s like a super novel, it comes with a little bit of everything. There are flashbacks in this novel so, if you’re a reader who doesn’t like flashbacks from characters then this might not be for you. But, I still highly recommend you to try it out because the characters are realistic and the story will tug you in like no other. Armando Minutoli’s words leave readers with a sense of what real faith is like. Evil may lurk everywhere and if there is a God then why does he let such horrible things happen? These questions and many more are not only told but shown to readers in an entertaining way. A way that gives readers a first seat glimpse into it all. So, the real question is… are you prepared for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, read this and enjoy!

Tony Romero is one of the two characters in this brilliantly well-written novel. Right away readers feel a tug towards Tony. I felt sympathy toward a man who thinks he lost everything, including God. Now, that is the hook that lures readers in right away… and makes us want to read further. I did. Tony, even though he made failures, was the kind of man who rushed to save a little girl whose parents didn’t know was in danger… Now, Tony’s life hangs in the balance. Will he make it or will he be lost to the world he knows?  His journey of faith with Obe leads hims into becoming a changed person. Readers will cry, laugh, and be amazed at this remarkable novel. Armando Minutoli has created a beautiful story that should be shared with the world and readers everywhere. It’s the kind one wants to read again and again. Overall, I rate Schism a five out of five stars.