Up and coming Port St Lucie author Melanie Young has just released her newest book, The Next Chapter, a novel about lost love and new beginnings.
The Next Chapter is the story of a solid marriage of love, happiness and fulfillment; until that fateful day when it is ripped apart by a terrible automobile accident. Carol Davison is left torn apart, grieving that for that which will never be again. How will she survive? How does she move forward? How does she turn the page in “The Next Chapter” of her life?
Read The Next Chapter and see how Carol Davison learns life’s lessons, heals, and finds love again.
Port St Lucie author Melanie Young moved from Spokane, Washington a year ago and promptly settled into her passion for writing. She and her husband, Dean, enjoy the small town atmosphere of the bedroom community of Port St Lucie, along with their two dogs, Ginger and Tommy.
Melanie also leads a local writers group, which meets at Barnes and Noble on US1 in Jensen Beach on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Feel free to join her there along with other local writers for meet and greet, or just to hang out.
The Next Chapter is her first release, but certainly not her last. It can be purchased at lulu.com, amazonkindle.com, amazon.com and her online bookstore at http://auntmel.ecrater.com. If ordered from her online bookstore, you will receive your copy signed. Melanie is also doing a drawing for a tote bag filled with goodies from the book, The Next Chapter, as well as a copy of her next book, Read My Shorts. Contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Good luck to all who enter.
I have been researching material for an expose on the corruption -greed- and abuse in Child Protection Services. I was on the Gary James Show last night and talked about just a few of the abuses, and corruption. There will be more shows in the future. Listen to the show it will scare you to death.
Dracula Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
“Look at me Dexter, look at my eyes.” He did as she asked, and for the first time, he noticed the redness. Her eyes were like two ruby red pools and they were growing deeper with every passing second. She moved closer to him, took his hand in hers for the first time, and he was aware instantly of an energy, a sort of electricity flowing between them.
Brian L. Porter has done it again and I have to admit that he really messed with my mind in his short story Dracula Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. The two main characters, Dexter and Christina are both investigative reporters, attempting to uncover the truth regarding the deaths of five people in Dracula country. All victims have been completely drained of their blood. Vampires? A “Crazy” at large? I think you will be as surprised as I was when you discover the answer to that question.
Wizard of Balalac
When 12 year-old Tyler Trent is sent by his Uncle Tad to a disappearing bookstore in New York City to find the Book of Mysteries, he and his best friend, Zack Vander, have no idea that they will enter into an exciting and dangerous adventure in the strange land of Balara. The two boys, with the help of a two Balaran girls, a dragon-slayer giant, and a yellow polka dot dog, must battle a wizard and a fire-breathing dragon to resolve the mystery of the Wizard of Balalac.
Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., published author and poet, also edits both poetry and prose. She wrote her first poem at age eight and has written and published academically and professionally since then. This included working as a magazine editor and writer, writing political speeches and material for state government and newsletters for various organizations. Her credits include four previously published ‘tween novels and a book of children’s poetry. The second edition of The Wizard of Balalac from The Book of Mysteries is on sale at http://www.sleepytownpress.com. Watch for the debut of book two in this series, The Gargoyles of Blackthorne coming soon from Sleepytown Press. A teen historical romance novel will arrive in October from Whiskey Creek Press in Ebook format. And…there are more books as yet unpublished. Dr. Orenstein just finished an adult anthology of mystery, ghost, and vampire short stories. Currently she is writing an adult novel of human frailty and redemption, with bursts of poetic creativity in between, and is planning book three in The Book of Mysteries Series, The Griffons of Spyr. Check her website at http://www.franorenstein.weebly.com and http://www.myspace.com/franorenstein.
Dead Air – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
“Bomb, Bomb! Ohmigod. We’d just gotten a bomb threat. My thoughts
scurried through my head like a manic squirrel as I tried to deal with
the reality of the threat. Was it a joke? Was it serious? And if there
was really a bomb, where was it? Would there be time to evacuate the
station? Should I dial 911 or alert the switchboard first? Or the
station manager? Was there some procedure I was supposed to follow? I
looked over at Vera Mae, and now her eyes were ballooning, her mouth
open, frozen in horror like the subject of one of those Edvard Munch
paintings. I thought about my mother and my friends and the fact that I
was way too young to be blasted to kingdom come. And then an explosion
rocked WYME and suddenly I didn’t have to think anymore.’
Maggie left her Manhattan practice as a psychologist to take a spot as a
radio psychologist in Cypress Grove, Florida. Her show consists mainly
of call-ins with an occasional guest speaker. Maggie’s upcoming guest,
the famous Guru Sanjay Gingii, has become the talk of the town. Guru
Sanjay is highly respected by his followers and the anticipation of
Cypress Grove being honored with his presence has starting bring the
crazies out of the woodworks. And one of these crazies makes a call to
station with a bomb threat.
After the air has been cleared and the station employees are allowed
back inside the building, Maggie holds her interview with Sanjay. But
later when Sanjay turns up dead, the police go straight to Maggie
looking for her roommate Lark. It then becomes Maggie along with the
help of her mother Lola to clear Lark and find the real killer, of which
there are many suspects to choose from.. ex-wife, ex-girlfriends,
ex-partners, ex-friends and on and on.
Mary Kennedy has given her readers humor with a touch of murder in her
book Dead Air. As I met each character/suspect I assured myself
that I had this story “figured out.” I knew who murdered Sanjay. Then
the next character came into play and proved me wrong making me believe
that this character must be the murderer. This went on throughout the
book. Dead Air is a book that will truly hold you in suspense
until the end.