Category Archives: literature

March 14

Book review: Nothing is as it seems, by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

Nothing is as it seems, by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels is an appropriately named short drama about Elizabeth, a young lady who returns to her childhood home in London in the hopes of gaining some closure with her past, only to discover what she never thought was possible. A simple, yet surprising read about a life that took […]

February 22

Book review: Camp Scoundrel: Doing what it takes to survive paradise, by David Luddington

Camp Scoundrel: Doing what it takes to survive paradise, by David Luddington Camp Scoundrel is a wonderfully humorous read, full of wit and poignant satire. In this very entertaining story, we follow a handful of people, accused of crimes of different types, who are sent to a remote location in Spain where they must survive by […]

January 04

Now is the greatest period in literary history

To anyone entering the literary arena today, the sheer magnitude of published authors, most of them independent, could be daunting. It’s been estimated that Amazon alone carries 3.4 million books (in whatever format), and that something like 12 new books are added to Amazon every hour, or one new book every five minutes. One could […]

December 11

Writers Inspiring Change book review of Where the Campaign Ends, by J.P. Dalton

WHERE THE CAMPAIGN ENDS by J.P. Dalton is a different story, one about a person’s struggle with issues doing the things they love and a company they built over many years. Caught up in the intricacies of a business that leaves little time to enjoy life leads to making some tough choices. Quite a journey and […]

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 […]