Book Review: Gables Court – Sun, Celibacy and Exclamation Points

“I didn’t get my money.” “I know. I didn’t send it.” “Are you playing games with me?” she asked angrily. “I thought you wanted to help me!” “I do. How does $ 5000 sound?” Kate repeated the number, then silence. “Are you still there?” Samuel asked. “Yeah… What do I have to do? Marry you?... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Literature® – Big Brother is Writing

"What a lot of people don't appreciate these days is that as recently as the first half of the last century, what they called literature was a very, very different thing to the thing we have now. Almost no resemblance at all." - Literature® (Locations 26-27) The Plot From Amazon: Billy is a bookworm himself,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: On the Canvas of My Soul – She came in like a wrecking ball

I look up. A man is staring at me. Slowly he kneels. I reach out. He’s no illusion. I can touch him and he doesn’t disappear. I study his face – a foreign face, smiling and frowning at the same time, as if he is about to cry. He sees something in me. Is it... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Big Mistake – And Big Decisions

"Before he could stop himself, the wish that she had wanted to see him, and not just for sex, slipped out. Silently, he shook his head. He had no right to need that. He already had their forbidden months together. Imagining that her feelings for him might be as strong as what he felt for... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Anarchist Thing to Do – From Hippies to Punk Rock

Within our family, Horton and Kaye’s dramatic past history assumed that same position of archetypal significance that creation myths held for the distant tribal peoples that lived within the world they made. It gave our lives meaning; it provided the explanation for everything that mattered, whether personal or political. The story was endlessly repeated to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Vanished – Live, Love, Laugh, Murder

"I had a feeling from the get-go this slickster would try to make a move on her. I wondered what she thought of him. Of all the detectives in the world I had to get the one who looked like George Clooney." - Vanished (Locations 586-588) The Plot From Amazon: Obsession can be deadly. Detective... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Going All In – Kiss, Marry, Kill

"It’s the ability to let go and move on, in poker and in life. This is the hardest lesson of all.” - Going All In (Locations 3080-3081) The Plot From Amazon: Three mismatched suburban couples, Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin, and Scarlett and C. Thomas, have been neighbors and friends for years. During a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Let it Snow – The Emancipation of Riley

"When you came upon us in your room, you asked us what you meant to us. Let us show you." - Let It Snow: A Christmas Ménage Short (Location 181) The Plot From Amazon: College freshman Riley Kendrick has always been attracted to Seth, a young man his parents adopted as a teen, and Seth's... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Circumstantial Enemy – My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

"Though his mouth was empty, Tony swallowed. Then he dabbed his lips with his napkin. Goran was right: she was beautiful, but so bitter. Tony reversed the linen’s fold, returned it to his lap, and turned his head toward Katarina." - The Circumstantial Enemy (Locations 222-224) The Plot From Amazon: When Croatia becomes a Nazi... Continue Reading →

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