Tuesday, April 30, 2013



Title: One Night With a Rock Star
Author: Chana Keefer
Publisher: Old Barn Press (April 30, 2013)
Pages: 327
Wow, I’m not sure where to begin. ONE NIGHT WITH A ROCK STAR by CHANA KEEFER is now on my list of all time favorite books. What an honor and privilege to have read this captivating story.
The prolog had me a little confused, as they often do. I then moved on to the story where I was immediately swept away. There’s something to be said about first person, and MS. KEEFER did an amazing job. The one thing I don’t like about first person is the lack of the hero’s perspective. What MS. KEEFER did in regards to this dilemma was nothing short of amazing. Her writing is brilliant, with many great lines, a real page-turner.
ONE NIGHT WITH A ROCK STAR is county meets rock at its best, with a touch of Cinderella, in a unique and refreshing way. I loved the vast differences of the main characters lives and how Sky was drawn to the innocents of Esther’s world.
The plot is wonderful, with characters that come to life, and will have you falling in love with then. What female hasn’t dreamt of meeting a rock star, and having a relationship with them?
In reading THE END, I was okay with it. It was a good ending. Not great, just good. Good only because it left me feeling as if there should be something more. As I turned from what I thought to be the last page, I was treated to a, P.S. Kind of a mini epilog. Suddenly I needed to go back and reread the prolog. When I did, it brought tears to my eye as the realization hit me.
But if that wasn’t enough, I started to read the excerpt to the sequel. My first thought, what could the author possibly do with a continuation. As I read each page, automatically absorbed into the next story, it happened. I actually gasped. I don’t think I’ve ever experience a glimpse into a sequel as riveting as the one to ONE NIGHT WITH A ROCK STAR.
Hurry up and get here, 2015.
I must find out what happens!

Monday, April 8, 2013


Title: Mending the Doctor’s Heart
Author: Tina Radcliffe
Publisher: Love Inspired (March 19, 2013)
Pages: 224

I have been a fan of TINA RADCLIFFE’S writing for some time. Her book, THE RANCHER’S REUNION, being my favorite. The characters first encounter is one of the most memorable character moments for me.
Dr. Ben Rogers seeks a new job in a new town, in hopes of a new life. Everything seems to be in place. That is until he meets the beautiful Sara Elliott. Dr. Sara Elliott that is. A woman in line for the same position Ben moved to Paradise, Colorado, for. Ben has a heart that needs mending, and though Sara has some things to sort out in her own life, she may be just the person to do it.

Once again, TINA RADCLIFFE has written a story with unique and witty lines. The detail to the medial aspect draws you in, with a few twist and surprises along the way.


Friday, April 5, 2013



Title: Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook
Author: Donald Maass
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (June 14, 2004)
Pages: 240
WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL WORKBOOK, by DONALD MAASS, hands down, is one of the best books I’ve read on the craft of writing. Easy to read, with great examples and worksheets.

It’s not only a book that will help you develop your writing skills, but shows you how to write a bestseller, as well as get your proposal past the rejection pile.

A glimpse into what to expect in this amazing book:

·       Building plot layers
·       Creating inner conflict
·       Strengthening voice and point of view
·       Discovering and heightening larger-than-life character qualities
·       Strengthening theme
·       And much more!

I loved the detailed references to several bestselling authors’ novels. By the end of the workbook, I had a good list going of books to read and study.
Whether you are a new writer, or one that has been struggling for years, WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL WORKBOOK, by DONALD MAASS is the book for you. Make it your next to purchase. You won’t regret it.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Title: The Cowboy Lawman
Author: Brenda Minton
Publisher: Love Inspired (March 19, 2013)
Pages: 224

Here are three known facts:

1)    I absolutely LOVE BRENDA MINTON books.

2)    I’m immediately drawn to anything with a cowboy … and typically love it.

3)    I’m immediately drawn to anything with a lawman.

If you put a cowboy hat and boots on a lawman, in a story written by BRENDA MINTON … well now I’m in Heaven.

I can’t think of a single story by MS. MINTON that I’ve read that I haven’t fallen in love with the hero. That alone says a lot about her ability to weave an amazing story. THE COWBOY LAWMAN was no exception, but a rule to MS. MINTON’S storytelling.

I love the Cooper family, and every character that sets their eyes on a Cooper member. I loved Slade McKennon’s character and his story. I often fall for the hero, but it takes an amazing writer to get me to REALLY like the heroine as well, and MS. MINTON accomplished that, too in this amazing read.
Slade McKennon feels it’s his duty to keep Mia Cooper safe. Only problem is, Mia doesn’t need a man to keep her safe. Especially not the handsome lawman she’s known most of her life, and was married to her best friend. She does just fine on her own.

THE COWBOY LAWMAN will have you swooning over Slade McKennon. It’s filled with interesting, three-dimensional characters with a touch of mystery and suspense. Your heart will race and your body tingle as you read the most amazing lines MS. MINTON delivers.
As always, BRENDA MINTON has roped me in and taken me away with her storytelling. Once started, you cannot seem to part with it until you have finished the very last word, and even then, you are left wanting more.

I have just one question … When’s the next one due out!!!!!

I feel a “Breeze” coming. Read the book and you’ll get it.