Judicial Retention

Local (Kansas) friends listen up! 🙂   Judicial retention is one of those things that many voters either skip, vote all yes, or vote all no. But it’s an important aspect of our democracy, and it deserves due consideration. Alas, it is difficult to find good information on judges. I think this is primarily because […]

Holiday Parade (Halloween Edition): Stephanie Osborn

Today’s Holiday Parade features an excerpt from a paranormal horror novel by Stephanie Osborn — perfect for Halloween! But of course, it would also make a great gift idea. 🙂 Interlude: El Vengador, by Stephanie Osborn by Stephanie Osborn http://www.stephanie-osborn.com Deputy Sheriff Michael Kirtchner gets an “unknown disturbance” dispatch call to a remote house trailer […]

Holiday Parade: Aaron Paul Lazar

I’m doing a new feature this year — the HOLIDAY PARADE! Basically, each week between now and the holidays (choose your own favorite variety), I’m featuring an author whose books would make excellent holiday gifts. The first one is a particular favorite of mine, who writes mysteries with a dash of paranormal. He’s been at this for a […]

TV Review: Jane the Virgin

Let me start by saying that this is not the sort of thing I normally watch. I do enjoy romance in books, but rarely in TV or movies, and my impression when I saw this recommended by TV Guide was that I’d watch the first episode, dismiss it as crap, and move on with my […]

Is The Doctor Dead?

Should I even be watching this show? Well there it is. The bottom line. Folks, I have come to a sad point in my Doctor Who Fandom — the point at which I must seriously consider giving it up. I’ve been a new series fan from the beginning. I literally dreamed of David Tennant returning […]

TV Review: Orange is the New Black Season 1

A unique, dramatic, and entertaining show! I’ve been hearing about “Orange is the New Black” for a while now but I’m often slow to pick up on new shows, especially when they’re “out of genre” for me (science fiction and fantasy). But the world is full of entertaining stories and this is certainly one of […]

Forsaken Excerpt + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Sarah will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please click the banner to see a list of other stops on the tour. Her past is back […]

Book Review: Sin Brothers Series by Rebecca Zanetti

I may as well review the first three books in this series together because that’s how I read them — together! I picked up the first book and couldn’t put it down. The series … not just the one book! When I finished the third book and saw that #4 wasn’t ready yet I practically […]

Secrets of a Heart Excerpt + $50 Amazon Gift Card

BLURB: London, 1815. At the age of nineteen, Blaine Whitmore loses everything dear to him in a brutal assault on his family line. Left with nothing, he finds himself aboard a merchant ship sailing far from home. Years pass as a boy becomes a man, and yet no amount of time or distance will help […]