Category Archives: literature

August 07

Book Review: In a Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard

In a Gilded Cage by Susan Appleyard        *** 5 stars *** An historical romance about the Austrian Royalty in the 1800’s. The customs of the times in Austria were difficult for young women. Arranged marriages, little or no independence. Women everywhere had difficult lives and very little power over their circumstances, but […]

June 21

Review: Talon: Come Fly with Me – Book One of the Talon Series, by Gigi Sedlmayer

  Talon: Come Fly with Me – Book One of the Talon Series, by Gigi Sedlmayer, is an absolutely delightful story for people of all ages. A story of friendship, love and acceptance. A very young girl named Matica moves to another country with her family and faces all kinds of challenges and emotional trials. […]

May 27

Review: Behind the Veil: One Man’s Spiritual Quest, by Paul Clowes

  Behind the Veil: One Man’s Spiritual Quest, by Paul Clowes, is possibly one of the most erudite books written on the period during the Crusades. Told from the perspective of one man, a monk who wakes up to the fact that the Church of Rome is abusive, deluding people and is using its power […]

May 23

Review: Forever England by David Luddington

  Forever England, by David Luddington, is a humorous look at an Englishman who is relocating to Spain and starting a new chapter in his life. It’s a wonderful look, from the inside, at all the “norms” of a Spanish and small-town culture, which he must adapt to and endure, the quirky business relations, the […]

April 30

Review: HYPNOSIS: A Return to the Past, by Maria Inês Rebelo

HYPNOSIS: A Return to the Past, by Maria Inês Rebelo, is a four star read. Marcus Belling is a world-famous hypnotist who takes on a new client, a mysterious woman named Anne Pauline Roux. Anne possesses a rare power when hypnotized, one which will affect both their lives in ways they could never imagine. As […]

April 27

Review: The Roto-Rooter: Selected Short Stories by Michael Priv

The Roto-Rooter: Selected Short Stories by Michael Priv, is a collection of 16 very entertaining, well-written and imaginative short-stories covering several genres. This is a wonderful anthology, and no matter one’s taste or preferences, this collection is bound to spark something inside you and certainly bring a smile to your lips and at times, fire […]

April 10

Book review: BORN WITH WINGS: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu (Dance Between Worlds Book 1) by Bianca Gubalke

BORN WITH WINGS: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu (Dance Between Worlds Book 1) by Bianca Gubalke is a fanciful fairy tale that takes place in dreams and other dimensions. It is a story about connections, love and a desire to belong. There are many surprises along the way as this spiritual and inspirational story […]

April 06

Book review: The Writer’s Block (The Short Story Collection Series) by Michael Priv

The Writer’s Block (The Short Story Collection Series) by Michael Priv, is a fun-filled satire on the not uncommon roadblock that writers encounter – the devil itself, “writer’s block”. Priv, in this brief story, brilliantly pokes at the problematic issue of how to end a romance novel without entering in trite, overused and banal endings […]

April 02

Book review: Between the Sun and the Shade: A Collection of Short Stories: To a God Unknown, by Rico Kumana De Silva

Between the Sun and the Shade: A Collection of Short Stories: To a God Unknown, by Rico Kumana De Silva, presents the reader with some very insightful stories. The author delves into the deeper, darker, often times very personal side of the characters in these stories, evoking both empathy and curiosity as to where these […]

March 26

Book review: Requiem: The Short Stories Collection Series, by Michael Priv

Requiem: The Short Stories Collection Series, by Michael Priv. A short story about a fallen comrade, a memorable anecdote that takes the reader behind the scenes in Russia, where a small group of men are preparing for war and the antics they engage in to blow off some steam. Good fun with an interesting twist […]