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The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki Rook Review

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The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki Book Review The following is my book review of The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki that was posted in Goodreads and the Historical Novel Society Newsletter HNR Issue 81 (August 2017) The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki My rating: 5 of 5 stars Magdalen, the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, […]

Book Review: The Tattered Box

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Book Review: The Tattered Box  Below is my Goodreads book review: The Tattered Box by Paul Schumacher, a Colorado author. The Tattered Box by Paul Schumacher My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Tattered Box by Paul Schumacher is a memorable coming of age story of John, a young man coming to grips that his own […]

Apollo’s Raven Flying High

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Apollo’s Raven Flying High Support by Fellow Authors Two weeks after the release of Apollo’s Raven on April 10, I’m flying high with gratitude for the support fellow authors have shown me. They have reached out and graciously provided reviews of Apollo’s Raven or interviewed me. This is a tribute to talented authors who generously […]

Awakening by D.N. Frost Book Review

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Awakening by D.N. Frost My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book 1: Awakening by D.N. Frost is an unique, world-building fantasy structured around a prophecy in four movements. The book is mythical, almost dream-like, as the tales of various characters from different fantastical realms unfold and they meet to fulfill their destinies. In the first […]

Book Review The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

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The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler was a delightful read. For the most part, it is told from the perspective of an eight-year old boy, Owen, who is taken as a hostage by the brutal King Severn Argentine. Owen’s life is under constant […]

Retelling of Mythic Stories of Cursed Women and Goddesses with a Twist

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The collection of short stories by Luciana Cavallaro is a retelling of Greek myths about cursed women and godesses, but with a different twist from what we originally read. These myths are told from the perspective of different storytellers: a Minoan princess writing her last account after taking poison; a historian interviewing Helen of Troy; […]