A Voice from the Grave by Florida Author Yvonne Mason has been Released

February 21, 2010 at 6:29 pm (Books by Yvonne Mason) (, , , , , , , , , , , )


A Voice From the Grave

A Voice from the Grave
By : Yvonne Mason
Best Selling Florida Author Yvonne Mason has just released her latest book A Voice from the Grave. She spent over four years researching and gathering material for this fiction murder/suspense so that the history behind Andersonville Prison would be correct.
Ms. Mason has taken factual accounts of battles of the Civil War and real incidents at Andersonville to spell bind her readers. She takes her readers on a journey that will draw them into the story with abandon.
Ms. Mason is the author of five other books, including her True Crime Silent Scream.

Anderson Georgia, the home of Andersonville Prison, the worst prison camp in the south during the Civil War. Archeologist Jonas Biggs has been hired by the Historical Society of Anderson to come and do a dig at Andersonville for historical purposes.

Jonas has been asked to do this dig for two reasons. One he is a home town boy, his family had been in Anderson for years, and two, there is a mystery in the making.

At the dig Jonas Biggs finds more than he bargains for. He uncovers not one but two skeletons at the deadline. The questions erupt. Why are there two skeletons at the deadline? Who are they? How long have they been there?
Jonas and his family are thrown into a web of deceit, lies and possibly murder as he tries to unravel the mystery of the dead. Who is trying to kill Savannah his niece and why? Who is the voice from the Grave?
Why does the past collide with the present?
What does the voice have to do with the mystery?
Read A Voice from the Grave and learn the answers.

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Author Marilyn Meredith and her Wonderful Crime Novels

August 11, 2009 at 8:02 pm (Crime Novels, mystery, Suspense Novels) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Bio:marilyn meredith (2)Marilyn Meredith is the author of over twenty-five published novels, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest Dispel the Mist from Mundania Press. Under the name of F. M. Meredith she writes the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, No Sanctuary is the newest from Oak Tree Press.

Due out in September, the latest book in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series is  Dispel the Mist.  While investigating a murder, Tempe has an encounter with the Hairy Man, a local Indian legend.DispelTheMistHalfLetter

kindredspirits In Kindred Spirits Tempe travels to Crescent City to learn more about a murder victim whose spirit won’t rest until her murderer is brought to justice.
 
Reviews:
  
Kindred Spirits by Marilyn Meredith is a fast-paced suspense novel that sheds light on the real life plight of the Tolowa Native American tribe. The novel is both exciting and moving, and it just might make you want to take a trip to Crescent City to meet Abby and Justine for yourself.

Gayle Trent, author of Murder Takes the Cake

Meredith gives the reader yet another great Tempe book filled with suspense, a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans, and a heartwarming love story between Tempe and Hutch.

Lorie Ham, author of the gospel music mystery series www.LorieHam.com

 

 
Praise for the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series:

Want to do some fun reading? If so pick up Marilyn Meredith’s Tempe Crabtree series. I have read each novel and enjoyed every one of them. Marilyn has made her characters so different than those we are to reading about. Another great thing is there is no specific order you have to read them in. Each one is a separate story that doesn’t depend on a previous Tempe Crabtree adventure. They are also a fast read. Marilyn’s stories flow and you don’t want to put the book down. I can’t wait for the next one to go on sale.” —

Keith Bettinger, Author of: Fighting Crime With “Some” Day and Lenny, or What Happens When Car 54 Where Are You Meets Dragnet

“I’ve read the series and look forward to the next one. Excellent, well-written, well-plotted.” –Gay Tolti Kinman, Crime Spree Magazine Nov/Dec 2006, Mysterious Women

 “Gripping, suspense-filled, and character driven, Judgment Fire by Marilyn Meredith should be on every mystery reader’s wish list.” —Cheryl Malandrinos The Book Connection

No Sanctuary is the latest in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, a crime novel about two churches, two ministers, two wives, and one murder.NoSanctuary smal frontl

Reviews:

No Sanctuary is a good mystery with a bit of a surprise ending. Peeks into the lives of some of the other officers in the department make for interesting reading. Stacey leaves the investigation for a brief stint as an undercover officer, which adds another dimension to the story.

REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID, Best Sellers World

One of the things that Meredith does best with the Rocky Bluff P.D. series is show not only the official side to her characters, but also how working in law enforcement impacts these people’s lives–not just the members of the police force, but also their families. I could easily see these books being turned into a television crime series.

A fast and suspense-filled read for crime lovers. Pick up a copy of No Sanctuary today!–Cheryl Malandrinos, The Book Connection

Apart from the fact that No Sanctuary involves a murder, a suicide and cheating spouses it deserves a PG 13 rating. It’s refreshing to read a book that can illustrate police work without gruesome violence, annoying car chases and snappy, clichéd comments. ” Rebecca Camarena, The Real Hollywood.

“What grabbed me most about this book and makes me want to go back and read the other Rocky Bluff tales is the fabulous cast of characters that Meredith has developed for the reader to get to know. As a writer she has a way of putting the reader in the character’s shoes so that they feel like they are part of the very intriguing storyline that plays out.

I know just when I thought I had figured it out I was surprised to find I was wrong and cheering for the lead character Stacey as she came to the dramatic conclusions.

If you are a mystery buff this is a must read series to look for.” –Review by The Library at the End of the Universe

Before you pick up a book by F.M. Meredith, do yourself a favor—reserve time for an uninterrupted read. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop. No matter the topic, this author has an undeniable gift for hooking readers from page one and not letting go until its conclusion. No Sanctuary delivers well-developed characters and an intriguing plot with a surprising twist at the end. Congratulations, F.M. Meredith, on another winner. No Sanctuary qualifies as a fast and satisfying read. Loved it!

 Marilyn Meredith

 

 

Karen Kavanagh, former Co-president of Sisters in Crime-CCC.

 

 

 

 

“Mystery and crime lovers will enjoy the thrill ride of Tempe’s latest adventure with murder, mayhem, deceit and intrigue. The surprise ending will take readers aback.” –Porterville Recorder

“FIVE STAR BOOK”– American Authors Association

 

She is a member of EPIC, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She was an instructor for Writer’s Digest School for ten years, served as an instructor at the Maui Writer’s Retreat and many other writer’s conferences. She makes her home in Springville CA, much like Bear Creek where Deputy Tempe Crabtree lives. Visit her at http://fictionforyou.com

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The Gatekeepers Realm, Book II of The Legacy Series By Elena Dorothy Bowman

August 3, 2009 at 8:01 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Gatekeeper's Realm_Book 2Synopsis:This was the day Abigail was waiting for — the arrival of the schooner Abigail with her first guests at the grand opening of her Inn on Adams Point. It had stood uninhabited for centuries, yet to this day, its beauty and elegance can only be described as ageless and unspoiled. Her husband, Ethan, with his friend, Tony, the town’s sheriff, had picked up the guests at the pier at Caleb Cove and were bringing them to the Inn by sea.
    A strange odyssey befell every guest during their stay at the Inn.  Each day brought new challenges, new mysteries and new apprehension. And the nights, well, the nights were especially baffling. What transpired during their sleep not only caught them off guard, but shook the very depths of their souls wondering if they would ever see the light of day again. They had climbed into their beds to rest, only to discover upon awakening their sleep was not what they expected. Nor was it something they wanted to talk about — that is, not all of them. All they knew was their recent strange journeys and experiences, brought them to the conclusion: It is much safer off shore aboard the schooner “Abigail” during a violent storm, than to be on dry land on a sunny day, when “The House” wavers into its unknown and unstable dimensions.

*Excerpts and reviews of all my novels can be viewed on my website: http://elenadb.home.comcast.net <http://elenadb.home.comcast.net/>.

Reviews:

  The Gatekeeper’s Realm Book 2 – Legacy Series
By Elena Dorothy Bowman
ISBN# 1-59431-451-9
Write Words Inc./Cambridge Books

Review:  Romance Junkies Review:
RomanceJunkies.com  —-    Blue Ribbon Reviews
Gatekeeper’s Realm – Paranormal/Futuristic

An ancient relic granted by Divine Decree to a Noble Knight who had been mortally wounded is buried beneath the foundation of a home – this home had once been named Pierce House but now is known as THE HOUSE ON THE BLUFF. Only a direct descendant of the Noble Knight may take possession of the house – and even he or she will be tested by the house to deem if he or she is worthy.
Abigail and her consort, Ethan, have fulfilled the prophecy surrounding their current dwelling which they’ve converted into an Inn. It’s a beautiful house steeped in mystery and ghostly wonders – who cling to the old ways. There’s no electricity, no running water, no central heating system, no phone and no television. Abigail’s a bit apprehensive about their first guests. There’s a possibility they’ll get spooked and want to leave especially once the ghosts make themselves known. There’s no way of telling how the ghosts will react to guests at the Inn and Jacob, the apparitions’ “Ambassador,” knows it will just depend. Many of the ghosts have been living there for centuries and may not like having visitors in their house.
As soon as the first guests arrives a shapeless apparition appears over the Inn. Abigail, Ethan, and Tony (town sheriff and sometime permanent resident of the Inn when he’s not working) quickly realize that this apparition is not one of the ‘Others’ and they question who it is and what it wants. The ghostly appearance doesn’t scare off the guests though and is just the beginning of the bizarre appearances which will be taking place over the next couple of days. What will happen when the guests unexplainably begin to start disappearing – one or two at a time? Is the house holding them hostage?
I don’t normally read ghost stories but I have to tell you I was fascinated by this one! Elena Dorothy Bowmen’s GATEKEEPER’S REALM takes an ancient prophecy and brings it into a modern day setting with results that will steal your breath. I was enthralled by the ghost scenes and the guests reactions to each of them and couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next or to whom it would happen. The storyline moved along at a quick pace but it never lacked enough descriptive information that I was easily able to imagine each of the scenes.
I would highly recommend reading HOUSE ON THE BLUFF first simply because I believe it goes into more of the details of what Abigail had to endure in order to claim the house. Of course, I’m also going to recommend the third book, ADAM’S POINT, because there are questions that are left unanswered in this story and I’m dying to find out the answers. HOUSE ON THE BLUFF, GATEKEEPER’S REALM and ADAM’S POINT are all available now.

Review from Once Upon A Romance:
Once Upon A Romance’s Review Of…
Gatekeeper’s Realm by Elena Dorothy Bowman
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal/Suspense Romance

The house on The Bluff is a house with history. The house overlooks the Bay of Death. It has seen great battles and characters. It has no modern conveniences but it is full of characters and old world charm. It’s also full of ghostly apparitions called “the Others”.

Abigail and Ethan are the present owners of the house. They plan to run it as an Inn for guests to come and experience the history and the beauty of the area. They are well aware that what they do is purely dependant on the will of “the others”. Jacob, the spirit that oversees “the others”, has been silent on their plans for the Inn. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

When there first lot of guests arrive, Abigail and Ethan hold their breaths waiting on their ghostly inhabitants reaction. The guests at the Inn are charmed, amazed and spooked by the apparitions – knights of old, British Redcoats and pirates – that appear and disappear before their eyes. However when guests start to go missing, it is no longer as charming as they first believed. Do they stay or go? And will the House actually let them go?

I am a sucker for a good prologue and Gatekeeper’s Realm certainly had one. I was thinking what is going on here and let me read more. It’s an interesting thought that so much history in one house can determine the fate of many and the destiny of what happens in the house.

I like the characters of Abigail and Ethan as they try and make a go at running a business in the most difficult of circumstances. The fact the “the others” technically allow them to live in the house is an interesting premise. I like how Abigail and Ethan are pretty laid back to having ghosts wandering in and out and having to deal with Jacob the liaison offer, if you like, between the living and the dead. The secondary characters, the guests, are all well written and believable. I would like to think I would coolly handle all the things that happened to them as well as they did.

I was a little confused at the ending. I am hoping there is a sequel to answer all the questions I still wanted answered. Also, I was kind of disappointed that ghostly go-between Jacob did not have much of a part in the book. I kept waiting for him to appear and lead the characters to discover whatever it was they were to know or find or be.

Gatekeeper’s Realm is an interesting read. It’s spooky and it makes you wonder abut people and their individual reactions to different situations. If there is a book 3 I’d like to read it.  — Janet Davies – Once Upon a Romance

The Gatekeepers Realm is available at Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/GATEKEEPERS-REALM-Book-Two-Legacy/dp/1594314519/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-8

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A Walk In The Moonlight

August 2, 2009 at 6:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )


A Walk in The MoonlightFlorida Author Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc ‘s Book “A Walk in The Moonlight”  takes the reader into her life in a way most people never get to go. She is an empathy and has had many paranormal experiences.  She has allowed the reader to learn how she feels about her gift and some of the frightening and exciting experieces she had encountered on her journey.

 

She talks about the spirit who lived in her childhood home, the paranormal experience she had on a couple of ghost tours. She gives the reader insite to a world that most would really like to be a part of but never are.

 This book is a must read for those who love the supernatural, the paranormal and want to know Andrea better.

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Thorns of An Innocent Soul, Behind the Red Door, Nightmares and Daydreams by Barbara Watkins

July 30, 2009 at 2:37 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )


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Author: Barbara Watkins
Title: Nightmares & Daydreams ISBN# 978-1-907108-04-4
Publisher: Mythica Publishing
Release Date: July 4th, 2009 
Genre/mixture of paranormal,suspense,psychological terror
Description:
 
From the sad and lonely ghost of a child from centuries ago who has been abandoned in ‘Awaken Spirit’ to the lawyer who gets more than he bargained for in ‘One Scandalous Night in Vegas’ to a young woman purchasing a collectible item, described as an old time wind up jester, only to find out it is possessed evil powers in ‘Spirit’s of a Jester’ to a young man haunted by a letter he discovers written by his long lost mother explaining she had made a deal with the devil to spare his life, but in return she had to give him up…her soul forever tortured in a dark mysterious place known as ‘Hellion’ to a scorned woman seeking revenge when she discovers her husband has had countless affairs with other woman in ‘Deadly Addiction’
 
 
Behind the Red DoorAuthor: Barbara Watkins
Title: Behind the Red Door ISBN# 1413788386
Publisher: Publish America
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Supernatural/Thriller
Description:
 
An eerily spun web of nightmares, premonitions and strange occurrences. A suspenseful tale of a woman and her struggle to protect her sons from the forces of evil. Nikkie had everything she had always wanted, a loving husband, two beautiful young sons, but her life as she knew it was about to take a drastic turn. Would there be supernatural forces invoved? Or, was it all a figment of her imagination?  
 
Thorns of an Innocent SoulAuthor: Barbara Watkins
Title: Thorns of an Innocent Soul ISBN# 1424107849
Publisher: Publish America
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Psychological/Thriller
Description:
 
It’s a story about how love, hate, revenge, and total helplessness can tear a family apart.
Jennifer, a young woman brought up with a domineering and abusive mother, tries to
break free from her chains only to be drawn deeper into her mother’s web. A series of horrific and paranormal events send them on a colliding course of destruction.
 
 
 
 

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