Saturday, September 12, 2015

Free to Good Home by Anne Kelleher

Anne Kelleher is a writer's writer. She teach, lectures, and of course she's written plenty of books. In fact, she's penned epic, 400-page futuristic tomes and shorter, scaled-down novellas that highlight her skills at capturing a reader's fancy. And now, she's compiled a group of true short-stories designed to grab the reader, thrust them brilliantly (and quickly) into a new time or world and let them appreciate the writing before turning them loose after 20-pages.

This group of stories includes several that she calls Celebrity Supernatural, including titles like Conjuring Johnny Depp, and Walking with Elvis. Each is just long enough to savor for a half-hour before going on with your day or as with many guilty pleasures, reading one more. I also found that my mind was on the stories later, and that's the sign of a good writer. Anne Kelleher is both prolific and talented. You'll enjoy Free to a Good Home. Trust me.

Thanks for reading - Al W Moe

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Fantasy Maker by Emily Kendricks

The Fantasy Maker by Emily Kendricks is a newly released Romance/Crime novel. Although I don't have much experience with the Romance genre, I did enjoy the intrigue and forces that got the protagonist, Emma, to venture forth and look for a new fantasy.

There is also the driving force of this book which is a murder, as all good crime stores should have (or a really good heist of some type). The author takes us through Emma and her husband's daily life, their struggles, and her diminished role in his eyes before getting to the good stuff.

Kendricks' writing is fairly straight-forward to begin with, although she does show a soft side momentarily before the action heats up, then it's all romance, sex, denial and decay, right before our eyes.

This is Kendricks' first novel, and she has a good chance of becoming a regular in the Romance books section - and I hope, a regular in a more defined area of woman-detective, woman-empowered roles that show women can be strong and beautiful at the same time.

The Fantasy Maker is available at Amazon for $3.99 on Kindle and $13.95 softbound. It runs 314 pages and currently has 21 Reviews with 90% 5-Stars. That's a pretty good sign the readers are very happy with this offering.

Thanks for reading - Al W Moe