Friday, April 3, 2015

ABBY CHILD OF GRACE by Donna Shelton

Product DetailsThe sequel to He Stopped Loving Her Today carries on with Abby's life after her first husband, Ben, has passed away. True to life, the characters are genuine, and vulnerable. This is a sweet Christian romance, short and easy to get caught up in. 

Magick by J.E. Taylor

Product DetailsCombine situations that could, conceivably, happen with the paranormal and romance, and you have J.E. Taylor. I make no mystery of the fact that this is one of my favorite modern authors. She's nailed it again and all I can't wait for more.

Shatter Part 1-Risks Shatter Part 2-Addiction

By Lola Taylor

Product Detailsand   Product DetailsThis is a great start for a new series. The book description promises 'laughs, hot sex, and plenty of suspense' and it definitely delivers. I really enjoyed both of these. Because there are explicit sex scenes, it's only recommended for readers 18 yrs and above. Right now, part 1 is free!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

He Stopped Loving Her Today by Donna Shelton

Product Details This book is short, but so powerful. Donna Shelton tells the tale in a way that allows the reader to become completely immersed in the story. I cried at the end; something that doesn't happen often. I have to say I loved this book and would recommend it for anyone.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Some of what I read when I'm not editing.


Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper


Cold Shadows


The Crawling Darkness


During any down time, I read! Surprise! Lately I've finished this series by J.L. Bryan, and I think they are fantastic! I love books about ghosts, paranormal stuff of all kinds, and this series is perfect. I was really happy to hear Mr. Bryan is working on book four now! Can't wait. 

Go visit his web page  www.jlbryanbooks.com   to see the others he's written. I've read quite a few of the others, too, and would also recommend them to readers who enjoy paranormal stories.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Secrets of a D-List Supervillain by Jim Bernheimer

Product DetailsFilling in and fleshing out the world and characters of the D-List Supervillain, 'Secrets' give the details for the behind the scenes actions in the first books. Though it doesn't introduce a new plot, I was thoroughly entertained by the humor and creativity shown my Mr. Bernheimer, and appreciated the gaps that were filled. I recommend starting from the beginning of the series, for continuity; and though I didn't do that, I still enjoyed the writer and the story so much that I went back and purchased the rest of the series.

Comic book heroes have become a favorite of mine through TV series, and this book series is one to rival Iron Man. Anyone who enjoys the comic book heroes should love Bernheimer's books.

Long Road Home by Megan Duncan

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Once again stepping out of the vampire genre, Ms. Duncan has produced a young adult contemporary romance novel that is so well written that even if you aren't a fan of romance novels, you would like this one. The story is one many young people can, sadly, associate with. Written about high school students, there is minimal swearing, and for the most part, Ms. Duncan has the most entertaining use of words and phrases to describe unpleasant people and situations. Highly recommended.

Silence by J.E. Taylor

Product DetailsTaking a step away from the genre and age group I normally associate with J.E. Taylor, this book is a great read for all high school students, and is relevant to those of us who are older, but still remember issues from high school. The story is of Jamie, a freshman who encounters and deals with the physical and emotional cruelty that one can encounter in school. How Jamie deals with all of this places an enormous burden on her, one that will have consequences later. Really enjoyed this. Well thought out, well defined characters. Thanks, Ms. Taylor. I recommend this to anyone 15 and older.

Tempted Heart-Blackbourne Mysteries Prequel by Cate Dean

Product DetailsA new series from Cate Dean! Providing us all with another terrific read, Ms. Dean has created a new series that I, as a reader, am really excited about. Her characters are well thought out and her descriptions are full without putting the reader to sleep with minutiae. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment. Well done, Ms. Dean.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Art of Blending In

Product Detailsby  Courtney Jackson
 When you are a teenager, moving to a new state means: new school, new friends, new everything. When you are moving to a new state and into a newly made family, sometimes, the only thing you want to do is blend in. Sometimes, the only thing you can do is make a stand.

The story is contemporary, the characters realistic, and the descriptions good. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author, and seeing her characters develop. Well done, Ms. Jackson.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Fear of Letting Go

Product DetailsBy Sarra Cannon

This is a book most can relate to in one way or another. Sarra Cannon has written a book that can be read as a stand alone, but I would suggest reading the other Fairhope books. Ms. Cannon has brought forward some of the characters from previous stories and allows the reader a glimpse of what direction their story has gone. I liked it and recommend it to others.

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's Here! J.E. Taylor writes in a way that digs the deepest emotions from me. When I'm reading her books, I'm pulled from the real world into a world of angels, demons, murder, and redemption. Sometimes, I try to read with my eyes closed, I'm so immersed in the story. This lady does not shy away from writing the icky stuff. She's amazing.




                                                                                                               
The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy
The Ryan Chronicles
Books 1,2,3
J.E. Taylor

Genre: Paranormal Romance /
Paranormal Suspense

Publisher: JET-Fueled Fiction /
Novel Concept Publishing, LLC

Date of Publication: 10-17-14
ASIN: B00N078SEA

Cover Artist: Cora Graphics

Book Description:

The Ryan Chronicles - Book One: Saving Grace

When CJ Ryan's girlfriend decides life is less complicated without him, CJ travels a destructive path into despair, walking the line between what's right and what feels good. But what feels good is a dangerous slope to travel, especially when Lucifer wages war for his soul.

One wrong step and CJ could fall into the devil's trap, becoming no better than the demons he battles.

The Ryan Chronicles - Book Two: Raven Heart

CJ Ryan still can't remember a thing about his past, but he is determined to have a future with Valerie. Despite his lack of memory, he finds himself ensnared in the cutthroat world of entertainment whether he wants it or not. The push into the spotlight shines a harsh glare on his family and brings with it a plague of horrors that drag him to the edge.

With the darkness of the past threatening, CJ turns to his brother looking for answers, but when an enemy with a psychotic history re-enters their lives, it will take more than just his memory to save them.

The Ryan Chronicles - Book Three: Trinity's Wrath

CJ Ryan's life seems to have fallen into place, and while the backdrop of his Hawaiian honeymoon provides the perfect healing elixir, the guilt of sentencing his father to an eternity of torture at Lucifer's hands starts to intrude on his happily-ever-after.

When he and Valerie return from Hawaii, a note from the king of hell greets him, outlining in sickening detail his plans for CJ and those he holds dearest.

With everyone he loves on Lucifer's hit list, CJ must start living up to the bargain he made in Heaven, but every one of Hell's gates he closes is one less portal available for his father's escape.

Available at Amazon



Excerpt from book 1:
She smiled and I felt a need stir inside me, and it had nothing to do with my heart, or soul, for that matter.
“You really let a demon tie you up?” Dimples appeared in her cheeks and mine bloomed with heat.
I shifted, focusing back on the darkness beyond the glass, suddenly uncomfortable and unable to look at her. I swear my face must be the shade of a bright red kickball. “I wasn’t exactly myself,” I said without looking at her.
She chuckled.
The kind of chuckle that was meant as a turn on and I slid my gaze to her. “You like your men tied up?” I raised an eyebrow. It was her turn to blush and she grinned, shrugging and looking back outside. Before I could explore more of this conversation, she took a step back, dragging me with her.
There must have been a dozen pale creatures slinking across the back yard. I gave her hand that gripped my upper arm a gentle pat and she turned her frightened gaze to me.
“They won’t get through.” My voice held confidence, but deep inside, I was trembling just as much as she was. Damian, Steve, and I had wiped out more than this at the cove, but that was three of us and of course Paradise Cove probably had a lot to do with it.
We both focused on the approaching horde and without much thought, I slung my arm around Valerie’s shoulder and pulled her close. It was time to concentrate on the deadly quality of the wall I put up. I wasn’t sure of how much sizzle to put into it.
“I want to see them burn,” Valerie said, answering my silent contemplation and a chill ran up my spine.
She had every right to hate these creatures as much as demons and I concentrated, glaring at the approaching danger. Saliva ran from their lips and their teeth gleamed in the moonlight. My heart pounded in my chest, sending throbbing vibrations through my skin. The harder my heart beat, the hungrier the approaching vampires looked.
“Just a few more feet,” I muttered, focusing on the entire perimeter of the house because I wasn’t as much of an idiot as they thought. This wasn’t the only line of assault. Still, when they advanced, I took a cautious step backwards, pulling Valerie with me. The power inside me grew and I couldn’t tell whether it was the adrenaline or the power raking across my skin like a hundred finely manicured nails. The sensation grew, moving from the land of pleasure into the world of discomfort and I gritted my teeth.
“Come on, you motherfuckers,” I growled, loud enough for their acute hearing to pick up. I moved Valerie behind me and positioned myself in a fighting stance, waving them in with my leading hand. The results were memorable.
They all launched towards the glass slider and the moment they hit my invisible barrier each vampire burst into a ball of flame. The roar of fire drowned out their screams, but I heard them and the dark part of my soul reveled in it.
Valerie let out a high pitched laugh and I glanced back at her, smiling.
She met my gaze with a measure of awe. “The only one I ever saw do something that impressive was Michael.”
Being compared to an archangel was humbling and I glanced outside at the black dust spinning on the wind. “I’m not an angel.”
“Oh, I gathered that,” she said and stepped away.
I turned towards her. “What do you mean by that?”
“You’re more recent activities?”
I shoved my hands into my pockets and stared at the floor, shamed by the fact she was privy to my more decadent actions. Instead of apologizing, I lifted my gaze to hers, studying the memories of her past, especially the times after the more traumatic events. Naomi was right about one thing. The girl never freaked out. Ever.
And therein lay the challenge.
I let a grin slowly surface and narrowed my eyes, stepping closer. “So, you want to try out some of those ‘activities’ with me?”
She laughed. The kind of laugh that bruised a man’s ego and when she went into the gale realm, I crossed my arms, my good humor turning sourer by the second.

About the Author:
Image of J. E. Taylor
J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:

“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”

From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back and now her writing résumé includes more than a dozen published novels along with several short stories on the virtual shelves including a few within eXcessica anthologies.

In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing , Ms. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She has been known to edit a book or two and also offers her services judging writing contests for various Romance Writers Association chapters.

She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.

Visit her at www.jetaylor75.com and sign up for her newsletter for early previews of her upcoming books, release announcements, and special opportunities for free swag!

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Books by J.E. Taylor

The Ryan Chronicles Series
Saving Grace
Raven Heart
Trinity’s Wrath (10/17/2014)
The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy (10/17/2014)

Night Hawk Series:
Night Hawk
Tigress
Trinity Rising
Night Hawk Trilogy

Steve Williams Series:
Dark Reckoning
Vengeance
Hunting Season
Georgia Reign
Crystal Illusions
Saving Face
The Steve Williams Series (all six books in a box e-book set)

The Death Chronicles Series:
Don’t Fear the Reaper
Highway to Hell
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
The Death Chronicles Trilogy

The Games Series:
Survival Games
Mind Games
End Game
The Games Trilogy

Other titles:
Steam – Anthology
Glimpses – Anthology
Messiah

Short Stories by J.E. Taylor
Miami Heat
Mile High
Office Games
The Raising
The Seduction of Sir Galahad
Armageddon
Harvest Moon
Abyss
Grayson House
Nightmares
The Understudy



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Once Fallen - The Remarkable Life of Zach Wiche Continued Book One

Product DetailsIf you've been reading the Claire Wiche Chronicles, this new book by Cate Dean is a must read. If you haven't been reading them, and like angels, witches, ghosts, genies, murder and just generally odd people... I suggest you start the series. It has it all.

This book continues the story of Zach, and has a lot of the characters from the original series with the addition of some new ones. Ms. Dean has the ability to bring her characters to life and put the reader in the story. Being able to bring the reader to suspend disbelief for the entire book is a skill, and Ms. Dean has it.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Party Weekend!

Product DetailsAttended another release party this weekend!
IT'S LIVE!!! The beginning of the latest thrilling apocalypse series by Thomas A Watson: Dark Titan - Journey. It's amazing!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

On-Line Party!!

Just some of the great authors who are participating in the on-line party! How much fun is this?? Jess Money    Product DetailsChuck Rose
C.J. Lea           Product DetailsKeith Domingue

Product DetailsJ.E. Taylor           Product DetailsJ.H. Bogran

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Great time to pre-order!


           The Ryan Chronicles Trilogy
           The Ryan Chronicles
           Books 1,2,3
           J.E. Taylor

           Genre: Paranormal Romance /
           Paranormal Suspense

           Publisher: JET-Fueled Fiction /
                                           Novel Concept Publishing, LLC

                                           Date of Publication: 10-17-14
                                           ASIN: B00N078SEA

                                           Cover Artist: Cora Graphics

                                           Book Description:

The Ryan Chronicles - Book One: Saving Grace

When CJ Ryan's girlfriend decides life is less complicated without him, CJ travels a destructive path into despair, walking the line between what's right and what feels good. But what feels good is a dangerous slope to travel, especially when Lucifer wages war for his soul.

One wrong step and CJ could fall into the devil's trap, becoming no better than the demons he battles.

The Ryan Chronicles - Book Two: Raven Heart

CJ Ryan still can't remember a thing about his past, but he is determined to have a future with Valerie. Despite his lack of memory, he finds himself ensnared in the cutthroat world of entertainment whether he wants it or not. The push into the spotlight shines a harsh glare on his family and brings with it a plague of horrors that drag him to the edge.

With the darkness of the past threatening, CJ turns to his brother looking for answers, but when an enemy with a psychotic history re-enters their lives, it will take more than just his memory to save them.

The Ryan Chronicles - Book Three: Trinity's Wrath

CJ Ryan's life seems to have fallen into place, and while the backdrop of his Hawaiian honeymoon provides the perfect healing elixir, the guilt of sentencing his father to an eternity of torture at Lucifer's hands starts to intrude on his happily-ever-after.

When he and Valerie return from Hawaii, a note from the king of hell greets him, outlining in sickening detail his plans for CJ and those he holds dearest.

With everyone he loves on Lucifer's hit list, CJ must start living up to the bargain he made in Heaven, but every one of Hell's gates he closes is one less portal available for his father's escape.

Available at Amazon

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Available for Edits

I've had a booking date open for September 10th. I can accept a manuscript that is up to 100K words. If anyone is interested, contact me at dragonflyediting@gmail.com.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sacrifice Me and Death's Awakening by Sarra Cannon

I got so busy I neglected to update one of my favorite authors... sincere apologies for the delay, Ms. Cannon!

Sacrifice Me: Complete Season 1

Boxed set of short stories that will have you wanting more and more!
Product DetailsExtending the world of demons created in The Peachville Series, Sacrifice Me is an adult paranormal series. Nicely blended with Peachville. Couldn't put it down.



Death's Awakening: Eternal sorrows Book 1

Product DetailsA page turner about the apocalypse, magic, and zombies - who wouldn't love this? A must read, as is every Sarra Cannon book.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wild Magic by Madeline Freeman

Nicely done

Madeline Freeman’s book Wild Magic left me wanting to know more about this place and these people. I hadn’t read the preceding book, Crystal Magic, but make no mistake, I will be reading that one and all the rest of her stories.

Product DetailsMs. Freeman writes with great description, and has given the main characters a clear voice.  I enjoyed reading Wild Magic by Madeline Freeman, and look forward to more.

Raven Heart

Game On!
And so we continue. I found this book to be a fast-paced page-turner that was difficult to put down. As in J.E. Taylor’s other books, the writing is descriptive, and full. I care for the actors in these stories, and am ready for the next even as I finish the one I’m on.

Product DetailsWhat amazing thoughts must be in Ms. Taylor's head, just waiting to fall onto the page! Can't wait for more.
                                     Well done, Ms. Taylor, well done. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Throwing Clay Shadows by Thea Atkinson



Product DetailsThis story is so compelling, it’s almost impossible to put down. Ms. Atkinson has touched my heart with the players and the situation. The pain and fear Maggie lives with is so clear I was able to see in my mind’s eye the little girl and her life.


Really well done, Thea Atkinson, I recommend this book to any adult.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Origins of a D-List Supervillain


Origins of a D-List Supervillain is the prequel to Confessions of a D-List Supervillain. Explaining how it all began. Written from the viewpoint of the villain, this story is filled with non-stop action, rarely allowing the villain to completely win, and is refreshingly different. Mr. Bernheimer has brought these characters to life; and I liked reading about the mechanical Super rather than the ‘born that way’ kind. Or, in this case the MechaniCal Super.


Product DetailsJim Bernheimer is another on my ‘get everything he writes’ list of authors. I’ve edited three books from three of his series, Spirals of Destiny, Dead Eye: Pennies for the Ferryman, and Origins of a D-List Supervillain. I don’t even have words (something I am rarely without) to describe how diverse these stories are, and how original. So original, that I’ve purchased each of the next in line for these three.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cover Reveal - Shades of Chaos #Dystopian #BoxedSet

Coming June 13th to an ereader near you!

   Dare yourself to enter into a post-apocalyptic future with this gritty collection of first-in-a-series books by six bestselling authors! Discover unique worlds packed with non-stop action, adventure, and suspense set against a gritty, futuristic backdrop.

NOTE: Together, these books have over 320 5-star reviews on Amazon!
Over 1400 pages of stories, with *exclusive* content from Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, and Chrystalla Thoma!


Best for ages 16 and up~


I Am Alive- Cameron Jace
Dissension – Katie Salidas
*Initiation – Katie Salidas
*Finding Hope – Chrystalla Thoma
Rex Rising – Chrystalla Thoma
*Resonant – Alexia Purdy
Reign of Blood – Alexia Purdy
Released – Megan Duncan
Burning Bridges – Nadege Richards

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Saving Grace by J.E. Taylor

The story of the Ryan family continues in this book. Seamlessly joining information from a vast number of other related stories, the flow of the words while reading is uninterrupted by the reader wondering—what the heck is going on?—neither does the reader become bored with too many reminders of what went on before.

Product DetailsAwesome creation start to finish.


Love the series, love that this story continues to grow multi-dimensionally. Highly recommend this book to all. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rider: Spirals of Destiny Book One by Jim Bernheimer

Loved it. This story is so well written that I was completely wrapped up in what was going on. Difficult to put down, I am looking forward to adding this book to my to-be-read-over-and-over-again list.

Product DetailsThe descriptions of places are clear enough to visualize, the characters are fleshed enough to love or hate them, or both at the same time.


I’m happy that this is a series, because I loved it and can’t wait to read more about Majherri and Kayleigh. Very well done, Mr. Bernheimer!

First Breath: Love in Time Book Two by Cate Dean

The second installment of the Love in Time series delivers. One of the best things about Cate Dean is that her books always leave you wanting to read more about these characters, but they don’t leave you with an ‘arrrrgh’ feeling of being dropped flat.

Product DetailsOnce again this is a can’t-stop-until-it’s-done kind of book. The book is fast paced, intense and I can’t wait for more!

Where Forever Lies by Tara Neideffer

I enjoyed this story. It's about a young woman, Paige, trying to deal with the stresses that come with being a single, working mom. Learning how to deal with the deaths of people close to her, and trying to push her fears aside in order to allow herself the opportunity for love.
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The story flowed nicely, the characters were real, and most people can relate to the problems faced. Nicely done Ms. Neideffer.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fourteen Days by Kate Hawkings

What a well written book! The action was non-stop, the story-line was innovative and I can’t wait to know what happens next.

Katherine Hawkings has done an amazing job of making this book as independent of the first as possible. I read this book before I read the first one, and didn’t realize there was a first one! The characters are well developed; the surroundings are described but not endlessly detailed to the point of boredom. No boredom anywhere near this story!
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Loved it! If you like this genre, you will love this author! I would recommend reading The Sphinx Project first, simply to give even more depth to Fourteen Days. 

Theta Waves by Thea Atkinson

Oh, my gosh! This story is so nothing like I thought it was! This book is episodes one through three; I’ve read all of the episodes, one through five, and feel like I’ve been blindfolded and spun!  ARRGH!

Product DetailsThis is truly an original story! So thought provoking that I think about it even after I've finished it. The characters are so well written and dimensional that I'm constantly changing my mind about whether they are good guys or bad guys! This is not confusion, this is being led down a path with bunches of twists and turns!


I found myself at the end of the book before I realized it. It was difficult to put down, and I only wanted more when it was over. I feel like I’ve experienced all that Theda has gone through, and now I’m exhausted! Truly a nice job, Ms. Atkinson.

Final Hours By Cate Dean

A sweet love story that happens to be wrapped around a time travel –divert-future-disaster-by-changing-the-past story. Or rather, by NOT changing the past.

Product DetailsThe characters were interesting, the story-line good. The ending seemed a bit up in the air, but a lot of series are like that. There is not really a cliff-hanger, for which I am grateful, but there are a bunch of unanswered questions that I seriously want to know the answers.

Looking forward to this series, I like the time travel premise, and one can tell there is a much deeper understory going on!

AND it's only $.99 right now! 


Nice job, Ms. Dean.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Playing Catch Up

Between the holidays, my surgery, hubby's surgery, editing, and regular life, I haven't taken the time to update this blog! So, here goes!

Product Details   I loved it! In my opinion, this is not really a mystery, although there are some elements of mystery in it. Mostly, this is lighthearted fun. I really like the humor of Jos Van Brussel, and wonder where on earth does he get his ideas!


Product DetailsWhile there are a few questions I have from comments in previous books of the series, this was a great ending. It did leave room for spin-off books, and perhaps there will be some of the answers there.I rate the series high and I rate the author even higher. I will read anything by Cate Dean.


Product Details I love the Steve Williams series. This book is graphic in both sex scenes and the horror scenes, just a warning not a complaint-I read Stephen King, too. Throw in the terror of the occult/paranormal and you have an unforgettable story. J.E. Taylor has crafted a book that explains behaviors that you read about in the first books. Totally recommend the Steve Williams series.


Product DetailsGreat conclusion to the series! Fast paced and action filled, there is no putting this one down until the end!


A beautiful ending that left this reader content. Having read the Steve Williams series, I was tickled to have Damian and Naomi meet up with said detective! 

Rather than recommending a single book, I must recommend an author – J.E. Taylor is a name worth passing on as recommendation for any of her books!


Product DetailsSecond in the series, this book continues with Alaysha trying to find out more about herself and her roots. The characters are more developed and the world that Thea Atkinson has created is very original. Couldn't wait to get my hands on the next!



Product DetailsThis series just gets better with each book that comes out. Characterization stays true, we learn more about the world in general and each book causes me to read faster and faster. I'm left waiting for the next! Outstanding job, Thea Atkinson!

Product DetailsI really loved this series. I think that each book of the series was better than the last. The characters were people I cared for—some more than others!—and knowing this is the end has saddened me. Thea Atkinson is a writer that I will recommend to many others.












Sunday, November 24, 2013

Georgia Reign

By J.E. Taylor
Though there is gore, and pain, and lip-curling scenes, the fascination with Steve Williams and his abilities over-rides all else. First and foremost I am a paranormal fan who likes mystery/detective stories.
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At first I was amazed that anyone would write with such graphic description of the torture scenes, but then I remembered all the Stephen King books I’ve read. This author, while not yet at the King pinnacle, has the same style of writing, her stories scare the you-know-what out of a person, and are horrifying enough that, though sometimes you wish you could, you can’t put them down. Descriptions of events, characters, and surroundings allow the reader to be placed right in the story, which is what makes it all so scary.

I look forward to reading the rest of the Steve Williams series and any other that this author cares to come up with.