“Dark Green” by Lif Strand

“Dark Green” is an excellent first book in what is to be a new series by author Lif Strand. The story is set in New Mexico, making it a fun read for me as I live in the state and loved reading the descriptions of places that I felt I could recognize. While the story is fiction, the incidents the author used in the book are real events that have happened in New Mexico and Arizona. Thanks to her background in writing about the wolf issues in the West, Ms. Strand was able to create a great mystery surrounded by fact. … More “Dark Green” by Lif Strand

“Over the Fence” by Debbie Schrack

Over a decade ago, six-year-old Katie Figg was abducted outside her home, never to see her family again. Now at seventeen—forced to go by the name Eve Anderson—she endures torture daily at the hands of “Papa,” her captor. The tortured girl lives with Papa and his partner “Mama” in a dilapidated house infested with cockroaches, bars covering the windows, and a tall, impenetrable fence shutting her from the outside world. Eve’s sole reason for surviving is to care for Honey, the four-year-old daughter she had with Papa. … More “Over the Fence” by Debbie Schrack

“Beyond the Sea” by Nina Purtee

After a recent tragedy that sends Annie into a cycle of guilt and uncertainty, her grandfather offers her the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail his ship on an exciting voyage. Her grandfather insists that this is exactly what Annie needs to lift her spirits and provide a renewed sense of direction in her life. So naturally, she relishes her voyage’s idyllic sights and culture; Annie even finds time for two romantic suitors! She is pursued by a handsome matador, Ramone, and a gentle Morrocan man with mesmerizing eyes, El Amir. Still, swooning aside, Annie wonders if she is letting romance distract her from the real reason for her adventure—searching for news on her diplomat father, who has been missing for two years. … More “Beyond the Sea” by Nina Purtee

“Murder for Liar” by Verlin Darrow

In his new novel, “Murder for Liar,” Verlin Darrow takes his readers into the world of a therapist who is worried he is losing his sanity. He’s so focused on his own sanity, that he is not keeping up well with the issues that his patients are coming to him with. Throughout the novel, the reader is presented with so many twists and turns and murders that it might seem a bit difficult to keep up. But I assure you it is well worth the ride. … More “Murder for Liar” by Verlin Darrow

MEET THE AUTHOR! Getting to know Lloyd Jeffries– Author of “A Measure of Rhyme”

Lloyd Jeffries enjoys dark comedies, philosophy, clever turns of phrase, religious studies and thought experiments involving the esoteric and legendary. A decorated veteran of numerous conflicts, he served in the U.S. military and has practiced Emergency, Trauma and Wilderness medicine for more than twenty years. He hides out in Florida with his family and Buck the Wonder Dog. … More MEET THE AUTHOR! Getting to know Lloyd Jeffries– Author of “A Measure of Rhyme”

“The Royal Matchmaking Competition: Prince Zadkiel” by Zoiy Galloay

“The Royal Matchmaking Competition: Prince Zadkiel” is the second book in Zoiy Galloay’s series, “The Royal Matchmaking Competition.” As the heir to the throne, Zadkiel must participate in a special competition specifically designed to bring together twelve beautiful, talented girls for the express purpose of competing to be Zadkiel’s bride and, beyond that, the next Queen.  While everything seems like fun and games at first, he soon realizes that love is not easily won.  Not to mention that amidst forming special connections with several of the contestants, Zadkiel starts to get the feeling that someone is out to get his family – perhaps even hoping to assassinate one of them.  All becomes fair in love and war when both hearts and the kingdom itself may be at stake. … More “The Royal Matchmaking Competition: Prince Zadkiel” by Zoiy Galloay

“Barnegat Light” by William Baer

Jack Colt is back in the third book in William Baer’s Jack Colt Murder Mystery series, “New Jersey Noir: Barnegat Light”.  This time, Colt gets tangled up in two different cases.  First, a Paterson judge is discovered dead in his home by his daughter, Savannah Garvey.  He’s been hung.  To make things more interesting, two other men were discovered dead in the basement, one of whom was in a jail cell.  Shortly thereafter, Special Agent Zoe Hathaway stops by Colt’s office and wants him to investigate the murder of her sister near Barnegat Light.  Once again, Jack is pulled into a mess of political intrigue and jealous lovers, and this time, he has two Jersey girls vying for his affections.  … More “Barnegat Light” by William Baer

“A Measure of Rhyme” by Lloyd Jeffries

“A Measure of Rhyme” by Lloyd Jeffries continues and maintains the energy and excitement which began in “A Portion of Malice.” In this second installment of the “Ages of Malice” series, previous questions are answered, details and explanations are given to happenings beginning in “Ages,” relationships, priorities, and appearances are altered, but the page-turning energy transmitted to the reader does not. … More “A Measure of Rhyme” by Lloyd Jeffries

“Reunion” by Darin Miller

“Reunion” by Darin Miller, introduces readers to Richard Dwayne Morrow, a self-employed computer contractor who receives an invitation for his high school reunion. Rich, as he is known since leaving his high school town, is thrown back to his small town once he receives word that his best friend in high school is dead and the funeral will take place before the reunion. … More “Reunion” by Darin Miller

“The Serpent Underneath” by Julie A. Fragoules

“The Serpent Underneath” by Julie A. Fragoules describes a “Near Term Dystopia”—what can happen to our society and country if, in the next twenty years or so, things go off the rails. The novel is from the ‘anti-woke’ point of view. The dystopia, the New Republic, (perhaps a wry comment of the political leanings of the magazine of the same name) is an authoritarian socialist government that promotes issues such as extreme environmentalism, ‘anti-Northern European’ political correctness, equality, fairness, wokeness and Community as the norm to aspire to – or else. As we join the story, this dystopia is in the process of pulling everyone into the newly built city and is letting the countryside go fallow. Once in control, the Community plants chips in the brain that can track you, and if you try to escape or otherwise get out of line, can be used to kill you. The New Republic or the Community, as this dystopia calls itself, came about when the world we know fell apart. The reasons for this fall are familiar.  … More “The Serpent Underneath” by Julie A. Fragoules