Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Challenge Of Sorts

If you've followed my blog over time, I'm sure you've discovered I read - a lot!  If I find an author like Luanne Rice, Margaret Maron, Brad Metzler or Earlene Fowler - I read everything they've written and my book shelves are sagging to prove it.

One thing I've done over the past ten months is read everything from Prism Book Group. There tag line is "fiction that moves you" and it does. If you'll check down through my past blog posts or find me on Amazon, you can read through my reviews.

Most of the books and novellas published by Prism Book Group have rated in the top 100 on Amazon. That's a pretty awesome feat.

There's something for everyone in their collection:  Westerns, Contemporary, Holiday, Angels, Comedy, Historical and some knock your socks off Suspense novels.

Oh yeah - and I'm over there, too.

Summer's a great time to read - head on over to:

Another great place to look for top rated fiction is eFictionFinds

So that's my challenge - read - and don't forget a review warms an author's heart!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sam's Treasure by Terri Crews

California during the 1850’s Gold Rush was no place for a woman and Owen Carlton knew that only too well. He and Sam had been looking for gold like all the other hopefuls but between the two of them, Sam was better at finding the nuggets. Unfortunately, Owen was better at spending the money at the local saloon.

After finding a rather large nugget, Owen sat drunk and bragging at the local watering hole. He was proud of his Sam finding the biggest nuggets, and as he told the story, two men overheard him. Sam had been a bit of trouble in town attempting to drag Owen out of the saloon and had been thrown out of the front door into the mud for her efforts. Then there was the beehive incident, but the men decided to kidnap Sam for the boy’s gold finding skills.

Sheriff Trace Wallace overheard the two green outlaws and hoped they were the claim jumpers he’d been looking for. He was working undercover and decided to fall in with the unlawful pair to protect the kid.

Hardheaded Sam was a handful and Trace quickly found out Sam wasn’t a boy but a beautiful young woman hidden away in men’s clothing which included a large hat which she never took off. As Trace watched her, studying her delicate features he caught a glimpse of her long, flowing tresses; his heart was swept away.

Trace liked his life as a loner and Sam had long played the role of a boy and knew nothing of love but he was changing and she was learning. With the arrival of another group of outlaws, things changed and it didn't look good for the pair.

Terri Crews writes wonderful tales of the old west. I have enjoyed both of her books and got so wrapped up in the characters, I couldn't put the books down. I’m a California native and know exactly where the story took place. Ms Crews’ paints lovely pictures that sweep the reader back to Gold Rush days.

About Terri:

The Joy of the Lord is Terri Crews’ strength. Terri Crews resides in the small town of Hilliard FL, where she’s lived most of her life. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Wayne, for twenty-three years and is a proud mama of two children, Elizabeth, twenty-two and Jonathan, seventeen.  Recently, her family welcomed a son-in-law Scott to the family. She is the property manager for Franklin Properties.
Terri Crews had the desire to write since she was a child. Despite circumstances in which she was reared, she’s managed to press on with hope of one day becoming an author.  As an author, her greatest joy is to share a story. Reading is one of her fondest ways to let go of reality and relish in imagination for a while.  
Terri Crews has one published workFrom Letters to Grace. Terri is thankful to God every day for family and friends, who are just as much family as her blood relatives. Their encouragement has been a blessing and at times very much needed. Her loved ones are the true treasures in her life.
Just a simple girl with a story to share!

Available on AMAZON!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CAIRO Released Today

Liz McCran and Donnie Barnes travel to Cairo, Egypt, in search of Addie and Gary Wright, who were asked to deliver a mysterious envelope. Within days of their arrival, the couple has vanished. When Liz locates the Wright’s contact, Mr. Moustafa, she receives the first of several riddles.

Rayhan Shenouda, an Egyptian working at the American Embassy, agrees to help but his desire is to win Liz’s heart. Following his traditional customs, and much to her surprise, he proposes within days of their meeting.

Will the Wright’s be found? Can Rayhan and Liz’s love withstand an inevitable collision of cultures and customs? Or will it all end at the hands of a nomad insurgent named Ahmad?

Available on Amazon