Monthly Archives: April 2015

Judith Starkston Author- HAND OF FIRE


by Judith Starkston

“Suspenseful, tragic, susprising, and sexy.”- Nancy Bilyeau author of THE CHALICE


“What is the difference between a good historical novel and a brillant one?  I suggest you read Judith Starkston’s HAND OF FIRE and you’ll discover the answer.”- Helen Hollick, Editor, HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW


“In HAND OF FIRE, Starkston’s careful research brings ancient Greece and Troy to life with passion and grace.  This haunting and insightful novel makes you ache for a mortal woman, Briseis, in love with half-god Achilles, as she fights to make her own distiny in a world of capricious gods and warriors.  I devoured this page-turning escape from the modern world.”- Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah, Vlogel, and Order of the Sanguines series

Briseis  Heroine of the Trojan War   In the midst of destruction she has the strength to heal herself and others as she asserts the power of life in the face of tragedy

Available on Amazon, B&N or your local bookstore

“Absolutely loved the book.  Couldn’t put it down.  Wonderful writing.  I see no errors whatsoever as regards to the history.”- Prof Eric Cline, Chair of Classical & Near Eastern Languages, George Washington University

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Peter G. Pollak Author- HOUSE DIVIDED


by Peter G. Pollak

      House Divided tells the story of a family caught in the undertow of the movement to boycott Israel on America’s college campuses.

With their daughter’s life at stake, can retired CIA agent Leonard Robbins and his wife find the group behind recent terrorist bombings before more innocent lives are taken?

Now Available in Paperback and E-book editions



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by Buzz Stevens

“‘Why does Dad always seem to prefer to be with total strangers than with us?’  I had stepped over to meet and engage with a passenger that night on board an evening boat ride with my family when I overheard my youngest daugher ask her mother that daunting question.  It was a crushing blow and I should have been prepared to deal with it after nearly 50 years of marriage and 40-plus years of family life.”

“Such bonds may be the only way to overcome the indifference we feel toward our neighbors and masses of alien motorists we pass daily. Countries, family units and faith communities may be generating empathy that winds up denying what belongs to outsiders.  Steven Pinker, author of THE BLANK STATE; THE MODERN DENIAL OF HUMAN NATURE contends ‘Family love indeed subverts the ideal of what we should feel for every soul in the world.'””

Buzz Steven is a retired United Methodist Pastor, thinker, writer, and blogger.

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Mike Bove Author- Bruce DelReno Mysteries STINGER MAQUIRE & WILLOWTREE

       Bruce DelReno Mysteries STINGER MAQUIRE & WILLOWTREE
       by Mike Bove
Taryn Maguire was good at hitting the shot called a stinger, good enough to get on the PGA Tour. Taryn was called Stinger. He was a top golfer and known as a humanitarian. He was brutally murdered after returning to his hometown, Willowtree, Arizona, for a charity event.
Bruce DelReno, a retired postman and golf enthusiast, found the body and becomes emotionally involved in the murder investigation. With his friends, including Ben Samuel, his Apache sidekick, he uncovers secrets long held by people in Willowtree.
When Stinger’s own secret is discovered it becomes a bigger story than his death. Fans of Willowtree, the first Bruce DelReno Mystery, will find more of Bruce’s unique relationships with friends, the police, witnesses, and suspects. And, of course, more of his dry humor, and love of his wife, dog, food, and golf.

Bruce DelReno plays a lot of golf.  Well, he’s retired because the Postal Service drove him to it.  His wife, a nurse, still works.  A lot.  So, Bruce frequents the Mesquite Hills Golf Club in the fictitious town of Willowtree, Arizona.
One day he finds bones near the course.  This discovery begins his pursuit of the killers  of three individuals whose bodies were found nearby, but 30 years apart.  This mild mannered ex-postman is emboldened by the police’s slow progress, and encouragement from his wife, and best friend, an Apache Indian.  Bruce’s investigating centers on a group of locals who grew up in Willowtree together.
There is murder, humor, golf, food, and local color in this tale, as well as twists and some interesting characters.  Beautiful desert willows grow wild in the area around Willowtree, contributing to the stability of the land and the sustenance of wildlife.  So does a certain weed that can be used in sinister ways. 

Mike Bove grew up in Vermont. 
He wrote articles and drew cartoons for his college newspaper.  Mike was involved as an actor and director in high school, college and community theater. He adapted a Russian folk tale, The Nosebag, for the stage, produced and directed it. He was a public school teacher, track, and soccer coach before moving to Cape Cod. There he became an avid fisherman and golfer. He joined the Postal Service, transferred to Sedona, retiring in 2010.    pinterest:delreno
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Cricket Rohman Author- KINDERGARTEN BABY


by Cricket Rohman

      KINDERGARTEN BABY is about a year in the life . . .

      It is about a year in the life of an amazing young kindergarten teacher who faces personal challenges at every turn. Readers love the threads of mystery, school, fairy tales, and lovable pets embedded in this entertaining, fast-paced romantic mystery.


      “HINT: it’s not about a baby! It’s a romantic mystery about an amazing teacher, her lovable dog, and a less than perfect love life.”  R. Jonson


      “As a retired school administrator, I was glad to find an entertaining novel in which the protagonist was a teacher. KINDERGARTEN BABY: a novel, is complete with loads of funny, tender, and touching moments. Spoiler Alert! There are some frightening and mysterious moments, too.” Jerome Gallegos

The School Days- Grimm Nights Trilogy

Romance   Romance   Mystery   Laughter




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by J. E. Gurley

J. E. Gurley recently had two new novels published: OCCAM’S RAZOR, a science fiction novel through Create Space and KAIJU: DEADFALL, a giant monster novel published through Severed Press.

In OCCAM’S RAZOR, Jazon Lightsinger’s desire to return to Earth may have gotten him into trouble.  Dastoran High Lord Hromhada uses beautiful Amiessa, a sixth-generation clone, to lure Jazon into accepting a mission to seek out a new life form in the Battle Zone,, scene of decades of Alliance-Cha’ aita conflict.  The enemy isn’t the only thing he has to worry about.  Aboard Occam’s Razor, the new interstitial skip drive ship, are three Dastoran Drones eager to protect Amissa and the ship and a Trilock Ambassador eager to end the mission.  The Phyein, the newly evolving inorganic race they seek out, need Amissa badly enough to insist that Lord Hromhada give Jazon control of the mission.  Jazon has to discover why before they all die.

In KIJU: DEADFALL, there is death from space.  The first meteor landed in the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco, causing an earthquake and a tsunami.  The second wiped out a small Indiana city.  The third struck the deserts of Navada.  When gigantic monsters-Ishom, Girra, and Nuska – emerge from the impact craters, the world faces a threat unlike any it had ever known – Kaiju, NASA catastrophist Gate Rutherford, and Special Ops Captain Aiden Walker must find a way to stop the creatures before they destroy every major city in America.

Kindle editions are available at  For his other book books, visit

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 43.  No. 6  December 2014/ January 2015

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Pamela Sayers Werner Poet- TIMELESS TRUTH


by Pamela Sayers Werner

Freedom…it’s what we all long for; that weightless feeling of “sky’s the limit” and dropping into bed at the end of the day with a peaceful smile on our face as we drift off to sleep like a content baby.

So how do we break free from the negative things in our lives that keep us in captivity? So often in life we feel trapped, immobilized and ineffective at overcoming that which is keeping us from experiencing a joyful, peaceful, and fulfilled life.

Don’t lose hope! There is a formula for freedom that is available to anyone who desires it.

About Pamela Sayers Werner

Pamela Werner enjoyed growing up surrounded by the cornfields of southern Michigan with her parents and two sisters. Her imagination was quite active from an early age, and she loved creative outlets such as singing, writing, and dreaming up unique ideas. Her family was very involved in Christian radio ministry, and in her high school years they were transferred to Tucson, Arizona. Over the course of the next 30 years, real life occurred.

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