Category: Readers’ Corner

  • Short Story: The Legend of Lime Hollow – Riley J. Froud

    Short Story: The Legend of Lime Hollow – Riley J. Froud

    The town of Lime Hollow is no ordinary town, so the legend goes. Where other towns live and thrive according to the people who inhabitant them, the people of Lime Hollow live and thrive according to the town. Lime Hollow is different, you see, its life-blood more obvious than in other places. Or so I’d […]

  • Chissick Chat #6 ~ Read the interview with Maria Gibbs

    Chissick Chat #6 ~ Read the interview with Maria Gibbs

    This is the sixth in a series of interviews by Elaine R. Chissick called Chissick Chat. Today Elaine interviews author, Maria Gibbs.

  • My review of Wings of Shadow: Book 2 of the Immortal Sorrows

    My review of Wings of Shadow: Book 2 of the Immortal Sorrows

    I started this book with trepidation. I loved book one in the series, and there is always the fear that book two won’t live up to your expectations or that it will be more of the same and even though you enjoyed it before doesn’t mean you want to read the same thing over again. […]

  • Short Story ~ A-Whining in the Forest

    Short Story ~ A-Whining in the Forest

    It was the whine that got me. not that blinding light. I would’ve thought such intensity would be sure to get my attention, but no, it was that blasted whine. It wasn’t right. That was the thing. The light was light. just intense. Nothing off about it, but that whine. At first, it wasn’t noticeable, […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Noah Hawley

    From My Bookshelf: Noah Hawley

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] Before the Fall ~ Noah Hawley [break] This novel had so much potential. It is well written, full of well rounded characters with interesting lives, including flaws. [break] It begins with a family of four leaving Martha’s Vineyard on their private jet. They invite another couple to return to New York […]

  • HOLIDAYS: Sun, Sea and Secrets: A novel set in Greece by May J Panayi

    HOLIDAYS: Sun, Sea and Secrets: A novel set in Greece by May J Panayi

    I could best describe Sun, Sea and Secrets with one word – sumptuous. In this novel, Panayi has adopted a writing style that draws the reader in and caresses them with the warm breezes of the Greek Islands. This is not the first book of Panayi’s that I have read and what amazes me about […]

  • Chissick Chat #5 ~ Read the interview with Rohini Sunderam

    Chissick Chat #5 ~ Read the interview with Rohini Sunderam

    This is the fifth in a series of interviews by Elaine R. Chissick called Chissick Chat. Today Elaine interviews Canadian author, Rohini Sunderam.

  • CHILDREN’S FICTION: The Witch with the Glitch – Adam Maxwell

    CHILDREN’S FICTION: The Witch with the Glitch – Adam Maxwell

    Two Reviews of The Witch with the Glitch by Adam Maxwell Nina, Oswald and Ivy enter a different world whilst they are visiting the Lost Bookshop. They meet a witch, have a spell put on them and find themselves in the middle of a magical situation in which there is a race against time to get out […]

  • Should Authors Praise Their Own Work?

    Should Authors Praise Their Own Work?

    By Riley J. Froud. So I was happily browsing the internet this morning when I came across an article on the Independent website, all about Stephen Kingmocking James Patterson for praising his own work. It’s old news, I know, but when I read the headline, I was expecting it to be about a gushing James Patterson going around telling […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Ellen Marie Wiseman

    From My Bookshelf: Ellen Marie Wiseman

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] What She Left Behind ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman [break] This novel begins in 1929 when eighteen year old Clara falls in love with an Italian immigrant. Her wealthy, controlling and overbearing father immediately tries to marry her off to someone “suitable.” Clara refuses and is immediately bundled off to a “genteel […]

  • Short Story  – CSI Highcliffe

    Short Story – CSI Highcliffe

    ‘Is that for next door?’ Eleanor asked the green man who had emerged from the yellow van. ‘No, express delivery for Ms E. Fairfax.’ ‘But I haven’t ordered anything, certainly nothing as large as that, is the box heavy?’ ‘No, I’ll leave it just inside the front door shall I?’ Eleanor closed the door and […]

  • Chissick Chat #4 ~ Read the interview with Bailey Ziehmer

    Chissick Chat #4 ~ Read the interview with Bailey Ziehmer

    This is the fourth in a series of interviews by Elaine R. Chissick called Chissick Chat. Today Elaine interviews fellow author, Bailey Ziehmer.