Meet the Author – A Conversation with Kaylin McFarren, Author of Requiem for a Queen

Kaylin McFarren has received more than 60 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious RWA Golden Heart Award nomination for FLAHERTY’S CROSSING – a book she and her oldest daughter, New York Times/USA Today best-selling author Kristina McMorris, co-wrote in 2008. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular THREADS psychological thriller series, she poured her passion for creativity into her work as the director of a fine art gallery in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon; she also served as a governor-appointed member of the Oregon Arts Commission. … More Meet the Author – A Conversation with Kaylin McFarren, Author of Requiem for a Queen

“Ghostly Howls” by Stephanie Hansen

“Ghostly Howls” is a fascinating paranormal murder mystery fantasy by Stephanie Hansen. In the fictional town of Ethel, a port city with secrets, lies two women who, besides being best friends, also share another commonality amongst themselves but separate from the rest of the town. Orla has the gift that pairs as a curse of possessing people’s souls with a single touch. Molly is half banshee with the ability of knowing when someone has or will die, through an auditory ringing in her ears. Both girls have had their abilities for as long as they can remember and have learned to adapt as needed. … More “Ghostly Howls” by Stephanie Hansen

“Legacy Witches” by Cass Kay

Legacy Witches Cass KayDream the Dream (2022)ISBN: 9798986074504Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (08/2022) “Legacy Witches” by Cass Kay opens with Vianna Roots staring at her childhood home, creating an air of intrigue for the reader regarding her obvious history with the home and surroundings. Vianna is home to bury her mother and nothing … More “Legacy Witches” by Cass Kay

“Deus” by Victoria Jayne Saunders

After a failed relationship followed by academic rejection, Elli is desperate for a change of scenery. So, with no concrete plans, she leaves Toronto, Canada, and heads to Santorini, Greece, searching for inspiration. But her trip turns dark when she is kidnapped and in jeopardy of being trafficked. After a near-death experience, fortunately, she is rescued by Atticus.

When she wakes, Elli finds herself in an underground cave with a woman tending to her ailments. The woman, Penelope, seems very agitated, and Atticus has a calmer disposition but is reticent regarding their whereabouts. Furthermore, they keep referring to her as an “upworlder,” and Elli learns that the caves give way to a larger community—Poseidon.

What is this reality Elli has found herself submerged into, and will she ever safely make it up to the surface? … More “Deus” by Victoria Jayne Saunders

“The Penitent: Part III” by A. Keith Carreiro

Carreiro did a masterful job in creating compelling characters that continue to evolve as the story progresses. He takes us inside their minds so that we can gain insight into who they are and what motivates them. He also creates scenes he brings to life through his words. I often felt like I was watching the drama rather than reading about it. I loved this, because despite being a fantasy, it felt very real to me. The espionage also added a great deal of suspense. … More “The Penitent: Part III” by A. Keith Carreiro

“Winterset Hollow” by Jonathan Edward Durham

“Winterset Hollow” is like “Alice in Wonderland” meets “Cabin in the Woods.” On one hand, our main characters are achieving the dream of a lifetime by not only traveling to Addington Isle, but learning that the characters of their favorite book are, in fact, frighteningly, fantastically alive and real. On the other, they are not the sweet, innocent group that the book portrays them to be. … More “Winterset Hollow” by Jonathan Edward Durham

“Twilight’s Fall” by J. Steven Lamperti

“Twilight’s Fall” was quite an exciting, fast-paced adventure. The characters of King Twilight, Corentin, Blaine and Aela blended well together, and their banter and companionship was believable and enheartening. I thought the addition of Aela as a strong, young female presence served the story well, by showing that no matter what our backgrounds or gender, each of us has the power to make a difference in our own “kingdoms”. … More “Twilight’s Fall” by J. Steven Lamperti