Book Recommendation: A Gathering of Butterflies

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Title: A Gathering of Butterflies

Author: Sean C. Wright

Genre: Short stories

Length: 121

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4 tales of steely but vulnerable women of color will melt your heart while lifting your spirits…

A fierce grandmother keeps her grandson from the clutches of Old Scratch in Devil Does Dallas.

An alien abduction transforms a large, miserable woman in Hazel Hogan.

A country girl meets a city girl on her birthday, and struggles to decide if the girl’s heart is dark or light in Bubble Bath Twelve.

And methodical Genie forms an unlikely relationship in Heaven’s Halfway House while in a coma.

Book Review: The Queen’s Heart

Title: The Queen’s Heart

Author: Rori Bleu

Genre: Historical fiction

Number of pages: 275

Rating: 4.5 stars

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I was attracted to this book because I adore stories about powerful women. Queen Beatrice gets widowed, early in the story, and must step up to the plate to rule Olmstead. She does so with a cool head and astute measure. She has good relations with neighboring villages and traders, and her people are happy. Everything seems idyllic…until a coup makes Queen Bea show what she’s truly made of. The women in this story are not simply decoration or shrinking violets. There needs to be more books like this.

My only criticism is that there were a few mistakes, and I would have shaved off a few sentences here and there because showing the reader is more powerful than telling. But as an author, I grade a bit harder in that regard.

This book is written with simple, Anglo-Saxon words, yet it stimulates the imagination. I imagined the insistent clinking of the cutlasses as they hit in battle. I easily visualized the castles and the village pubs. The Queen’s Heart is full of military strategy, intrigue, and edge-of-your-seat action.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision. The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Book Recommendation: A Gathering of Butterflies

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Title: A Gathering of Butterflies

Author: Sean C. Wright

Genre: Short stories

Length: 121

Only $2.99 in ebook form. Get the book here.

4 tales of steely but vulnerable women of color will melt your heart while lifting your spirits…

A fierce grandmother keeps her grandson from the clutches of Old Scratch in Devil Does Dallas.

An alien abduction transforms a large, miserable woman in Hazel Hogan.

A country girl meets a city girl on her birthday, and struggles to decide if the girl’s heart is dark or light in Bubble Bath Twelve.

And methodical Genie forms an unlikely relationship in Heaven’s Halfway House while in a coma.

Book Review: Mistress of Rome

Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome Book 1) by [Kate Quinn]

 

Book Review: You Kill Me

You Kill Me - A Lt. Eve Sharpe Thriller by [LeRoy, Holly]

Title: You Kill Me

Author: Holly LeRoy (male)

Genre: Crime

Length: 251 pages

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This book had me at hello! Leroy weaves a tapestry of characters, masterfully. We always read about male cops as tragic hero-protagonists, but the author does a gender-bend, and does it well. I loved that he was able to crawl into the female psyche, and pour out its thoughts on paper, believably. He satisfied my badass girl craving. I love it when women aren’t always victims.

The action was nonstop, and edge-of-your-seat. And there is a funny scene about dog poo. I say give this a read. You’ll be glad you met Eve Sharpe. She’s a tough, tender character that every police force needs.

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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