The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor


Intriguing from start to finish. ‘The Chalk Man’ is a fast paced chilling story which had me wanting to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. The writings style is nice and the plot well build. I’d like to read more from this author.

The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by Eve Chase



First, the good news. This is a well written book. The author’s writing style is nice and the descriptions are beautiful. Where this book fails is the storyline. It starts as a mystery book, at least that’s what the title and the first chapter imply, but any sense of mystery is being evaporated as the narrative continues. The first 40% of the book is frittered away in the main character’s childhood memories that seem to have no connection to the main event of the story and that leaves the reader confused.


‘Cast Away: For These Reasons: Economic Jihad’ by Jo M. Sekimonyo


After reading the author’s prologue I was expecting to read where capitalism, socialism and communism have failed, however this book is focused on what is wrong with capitalism. There is no such thing as political correctness, readers be prepared for some strong language. Some public or historic figures are not portrayed as admirable and honourable as they usually are.

But, there is a new model that emerges by the pages of this book: Ethosism.

This book provides food for thought on large portions. It’s full of references to historic events, political and financial theories, literary quotes and difficult to shocking situations the author had to face in his life. It actually motivates readers to repine for research on everything is mentioned in this book. And decide for themselves whether they agree or not with Jo M. Sekimonyo’s point of view on Ethosism.


Cast Away: For These Reasons: Economic Jihad

Fifty Five Shades of Political Economy….
Economic theorists since their inception over 200 years ago, have struggled with the question of how to distribute wealth and continue to come up short. The author is not only criticizing capitalism, but finally has brought to the table, a new thought provoking alternative to the economic cannibalistic system. The author’s unconventional line of attack, will raise your heart rate and make you nauseous. By the middle of the book, you might be searching for a long rope to hang yourself with, thinking that humanity is doomed…but you will be missing out on the spectacular finale. This book is not one more economic liturgy. The author offers a thought provocative remedy to global socio-economic inequality; the rise of Ethosism.
Tara Casimir, Editor



Congolese roots, American fermented, globally bottled, social investigator, and an Ideological mambi (nonconformist) deliberately confronted by insane circumstances, Jo M. Sekimonyo has always prided himself for having rhinoceros tough skin, safeguarding me against the usual flapdoodle. He is fiercely opinionated and allergic to badly patched arguments. He takes great pleasure in wreaking havoc on psychological and cerebral parochialism just as any form of intolerance or fanaticism like a poltergeist. If you rode the previous rollercoaster, Cast Away: For These Reasons, you have probably been exposed to the awful rumpus going on his my head. “The older I get, no matter how much I try, the more I fail in gagging my anguish and anger over narrow-mindedness in all it shapes and forms. I can’t just bring myself to accept intolerance or prejudice as life” he says.

“The Insomniacs’ Club: Thrills, Spills & Sleeping Pills” by Vasily Pugh


I’ll say it straight forward. I loved this book. Simple as that. I loved it. I’m a fan of mystery stories. I’m especially fan of British mystery stories. Furthermore, I travelled in Japan many years ago and I was amazed by Japanese culture. I also like meeting weird people and reading about odd characters. Not to mention that I’m an insomniac myself. So, loving this book came naturally to me. It has all the above.

However, this is not a typical British mystery story. The author has given a refreshing twist to the genre by having a Japanese ex-pat as the main character accompanied by a woman named Henri. (I know, you just thought “what?!”) This book is so fast paced, wonderfully written and full of twists that I read it through during last weekend. I’d definitely love to read more from this author.



When Japanese ex-pat Naoka meets Henri, a middle-aged woman who is both wildly unconventional and is hiding something that she refuses to share, she finds herself introduced to a collection of oddities who share the same hindrance. They are all insomniacs.
This chance meeting soon provides Naoka with a much greater problem, when she and Henri become inadvertently caught up with the Fresno-DeBeers family, whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Henri is determined to ‘help’ the police with their investigation, and the Fresno-DeBeers to find their daughter, and enlists the assistance of the unwilling Naoka as part of her efforts.
As they get deeper and deeper into the case, living among oddballs and eccentric insomniacs who live their lives during the hours of darkness, they encounter the often weird and sometimes dangerous characters who inhabit the night.
But can they really make a difference to the case? Are they really able to provide anything of value and will they find the Fresno-DeBeers’ daughter before it is too late?
The Insomniacs’ Club is a page-turner that will have you up all night (in a good way).
Vasily Pugh, author of ‘Basically Frightened’, returns with his unusual take on crime fiction, sisterhood and suspense all whipped together with a healthy dollop of his trademark wit.





The Insomniacs’ Club: Thrills, Spills & Sleeping Pills – Kindle edition by Vasily Pugh. Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Kindle eBooks @

After flirting with the Top 100 list in Amazon US’ satire books with ‘Basically Frightened’, Vasily Pugh thought it time to bring his unique style to a new genre. And so the comic thriller ‘The Insomniacs’ Club’ was born, a story with two unorthodox heroines in the lead and a whole array of supporting characters to enjoy.

Pugh is always writing despite suggestions that he should stop and take better care of his sheep. He is determined to be not only Bhutan’s finest shepherd/writer, but perhaps even the world’s! (a title currently held by Zadie Smith).



‘Missing Destiny (A Chandler County Novel)’ by Traci Wooden-Carlisle


Missing Destiny (A Chandler County Novel) by Traci Wooden-Carlisle is a wonderful HEA Christian romance. Actually it’s a great example of how a good Christian romance should be written. Traci Wooden-Carlisle’s has crafted an inspiring story of rediscovering love and God through painful losses and life-threatening situations. This heartwarming story has also a flare of suspense that will keep you engaged until the last page. Shauna’s and Zach’s characters are well developed and Zach’s personal story is heart-breaking. There is only one thing I didn’t enjoy that much and that is the way the ID of stalker was revealed, I found it a bit weak. Nevertheless Missing Destiny is a book worth reading, especially when you’re going through a difficult moment of your life.

Stars 4.4.


Missing Destiny (A Chandler County Novel)

She spends Friday nights with charts and graphs. His best friend is a dog named Sebastian.

All she’s ever wanted was peace and to feel she belonged. All he ever wanted was to disappear.

She’s a city girl hiding in a small town. He’s back home hiding from his past.

If life were perfect, they could be each other’s missing destiny.

When a mysterious man becomes a threat to her health Dr. Shauna Nathan, a workaholic scientist, is about to lose control over her emotions and her life. Her family steps in to protect her even if it means disrupting her otherwise predictable and orderly existence by bribing her with chance to spend time with her old college roommate and surround herself with her one true passion — horses.

She heads to a ranch in Chandler county to hide from her stalker. Instead, she might find there healing she looks for — and love she doesn’t.

Horse therapist Zach moved to New York, had a successful career in finance, a beautiful wife, and daughter one day and the next it was all gone. He came back to Chandler County to come to terms with his loss and find a modicum of peace as a ranch hand- turned therapist at Murphy’s Equestrian Therapy Center.

He has lost everyone he loved. Would he risk his heart again for Shauna?

Though the ruthless killer on Shauna’s trail will stop at nothing to destroy her, will Zach and Shauna escape danger and find happiness in each other’s arms and their missing destiny?

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About the author

Traci Wooden-Carlisle began writing poetry and short stories as soon as she was able to form words on paper. She used that as a way to creating worlds, as well as, to communicate with God. A native of Los Angeles, California, she grew up attending United Methodist Church under the leadership of a pastor whose heart was for youth. Once she finished college at she found herself at a loss. She felt caught in the transition between childhood and adulthood. She surrounded herself with saints and volunteered her services as a graphic artist. Through the early-morning prayer, all night Friday prayer and 3-day shut-ins she started on her journey toward her most desired gift, an intimate relationship with God. Today, Mrs. Wooden-Carlisle lives in San Diego with her husband, David Carlisle. She teaches fitness classes, runs a jewelry and craft business, and is currently writing her third book in her Christian-fiction series.

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‘Tridea’s Children’ by Kevin Peake


Tridea’s Children by Kevin Peake is a fun read for all ages. The author has created a wonderful fantasy world full of elves, crystals, humans, mythical creatures and shadow soldiers. There is no resting moment for the diverse companionship of the main characters and the story had many unexpected twists that kept my interest until the ending which is romantic and creates anticipation for the next book in the series.

The author’s writing style is nice but in my opinion some sentences could have transitioned in a more poetical way as it’s usual in fantasy genre.

Overall, this is an enjoyable read, it has some tiny little flaws that mainly have to do with it being the author’s debut book and I’d love to find out what’s next for Tridea’s children.


For as long as anyone in the world of Tridea can remember, large crystals have lined the landscape, possessing and exuding powerful magical energy.

When a meteor crashes into Tridea and the crystals are infected by a darkness. The populace of elves, fae and feline races discover a great danger. A virus is released, capable of controlling all humans.

Humans are vulnerable… easy to control… dangerous.

For Rush, Spark and Feather, what started off as a simple scouting mission to monitor the affected humans, turns into a dangerous journey. Where their unity and endurance will not only be tested, but challenged.

In the darkest of times… they must stand together.

Despite their initial attitudes towards humans, they realize that if they are to survive and save Tridea, they will need to overcome their differences and face the darkness.




Kevin Peake writes for children and teens. Born in the England, London, he is currently living in SouthWest England studying Creative Writing and Publishing at Bath Spa University. In addition since November 2015. Kevin owns and runs Crystal Peake Publisher‘s.


‘The Battle of the Erathiel: Across the Enchanted Sea’ by Constanza Mayer


They say that you judge the book by its cover. This is not the case with the book I’m featuring today.

The Battle of the Erathiel: Across the Enchanted Sea by Constanza Mayer is a lovely fantasy book which is not presented well by his cover. It’s way better than it seems to be.

The author has created a wonderful world which she describes with beautifully written vivid descriptions.

There are no scenes of bloodshed in this book, there is some violence but it doesn’t go into gory details, making it a read for all ages.

I loved the relationship Thinidiel and Nimtar shared, a Frigga – Odin kind of love, as I enjoyed the flirting game between Lothar and Eteri.

The story takes a twist when one of the characters has a unique, magical experience.

I was a bit surprised by the abrupt ending, I expected a smoother one, but I guess that when Volume Two comes out, readers will be able to read sequentially these two books and the way this book ends won’t matter anymore.

Overall, I enjoyed this ride to a magical elvish world and I can’t wait to read Volume II.




The Battle of the Erathiel: Across the Enchanted Sea

The ancient elven race of the Erathiel embark on a journey across the Enchanted Sea to find a new home. With them travel the only remaining dwarves and humans from their land. They are struck by a terrible storm that leads them to a land they are not keen to call their own. Soon they will find that there is more to this new land than they had ever expected. Friends and foes, hope and loss will be their constant companions in this adventure where wizards and shape-shifting adversaries will cross their path.

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About the author

Constanza Mayer is a Chilean author. Born in Santiago, she spent most of her childhood living in different cities across Chile, until she finally settled down for many years in a small town in the state of Illinois. There, she began her true journey into the realm of fantasy and all things magical—Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, fed her imaginative mind. This is when she began to write her first fantasy novel, but it was sadly lost due to a computer virus.

After many years passed, having moved back to Santiago, Chile, she was finally able to write again. This is where “The Battle of the Erathiel” truly began to develop. After almost two years of hard work, and living for a time in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, she finishes the first novel of her series in Santiago on October 29th, 2016.

Constanza is an avid reader, a lover of the arts, and a devoted piano player and composer. Among her dreams, she hopes to continue traveling across the world to fill herself with more experiences to write from, as she typically says:

“Hay que vivir para poder escribir.”
“You must live so that you may write.”


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Christy Day on her memoir ‘Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way On El Camino’


I love reading memoirs. But most of all I love well written memoirs. And Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way On El Camino by Christy Day is an exquisitely written travel memoir.

Walking from Here To There: Finding My Way On El Camino is equal parts reflection, factual account of the challenges and joys of the Pilgrimage, and practical advice for preparing for it and making it the best experience possible. It is a must read it if you are planning to walk El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. If that is not your plan but you like first-person accounts full of facts and reflection, you will like Walking from Here to There.

Today I am beyond happy to host on my blog Christy Day, author of Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way On El Camino. In this lovely interview Christy shares some exciting news with us, so read through it to find out.


– How did you decide to pursue a writing career?

“I have always loved writing. I have always journaled and my mother taught me the fine art of letter-writing, just for starters. I taught college freshman English and enjoyed the challenge of bringing out students’ writing skills.”

-Was getting published hard?

“I decided to go the self-publishing route and it was an interesting challenge finding just the right publisher. I feel like I did.”

-Are your characters based on people you know?

“I write non-fiction at this time. I think every fictional character is based on real people as well as characteristics drawn from individuals known or encountered.”

-What genre is your book?

“My first, and at this time only, book is a memoir/travelogue.”

-Which of your books is your most favorite?

“I am delighted with how Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way on El Camino is being received. People appear to be eager to hear about a 500-mile pilgrimage and what it takes to accomplish it. It appears to be inspiring hope and aspiration in those who read it, and that makes me happy.”

-Do you have a specific writing routine?

“I write immediately after my 6 a.m. walk and breakfast. I tend to edit as I go along and make notes to do research. I write thoughts down as they occur and keep them in a notebook for use later.”

-What’s next for you?

“I have had such diverse experiences in my life and met so many people, it seems a shame not to make a story of it. My next book will be a novel.”




Captain Nathan Riley on his book ‘Bahamas Bucket List for Divers: Bimini Edition’


I love aquatic wildlife photos. My Pinterest is full of pics with pristine coral walls, playful dolphins and dazzling shipwrecks. So, you can’t even imagine how excited I got when I found out that a book on underwater Bahamas is coming out soon. 

Bahamas Bucket List for Divers: Bimini Edition will be published in a few months (Nov. 2017) and author Nathan Riley was kind enough to tell me more about the upcoming release. 


        Nathan, how did you decide to pursue a writing career?
“My Grandmother and mom never really considered being a Boat Captain a real job so I thought why not become an author. Just kidding… I decided to pursue writing because am passionate about marine life conservation and thought by giving divers and readers an avenue to read about the areas they are traveling diving that it would help them and all of us to become better stewards of our ecosystem.”

       Was getting published hard?
Getting published wasn’t that hard really it was going to happen one way or another either by way of self publishing which Amazon Market place is phenomenal for independent authors but, Luckily I got a publisher and thank god because I needed an editor!

       Are your characters based on people you know?
My book is a SCUBA divers bucket list guide. I’ve been diving all over the Bahamas for 15 years and other crew members and myself have discovered so for sure people I know are in it.

       What genre is your book?
My book fits in Bahamas History and Travel guides because I want people to understand the culture and soul of the area they are diving in.”  

       Which of your books is your most favorite?
This is my first book but, it’s the first in a series of Bahamas Bucket List For Divers books to come. I had an eye opening total blast putting it together.

       Do you have a specific writing routine?
I have an app on my phone because I spend nine months out of the year sailing on the high seas so a laptop or tablet doesn’t work for me. So I’ll jot down whatever is running through my mind. Then I when I get home early in the mornings while my wife is asleep I’ll start banging away at the keyboard. After I start her coffee of course.

       What are your current projects?
My current projects are promoting this book and the Dolphin Communication Project  of Bimini has been a great resource in the piecing together a lot of the information in the book. They have a wonderful set of education and outreach programs and 100% proceeds of the first 500 books go to their organization to help promote a healthy relationship with humans and dolphins… and the rest of the marine ecosystem so us passionate scuba divers have  wonderful diving for years to come.

       What’s next for you?
The research has already started for Bahamas Bucket List For Divers: Nassau edition but, it’s in the early stages so I don’t have an idea of a publishing date. You can bet I’m looking forward to it!


Bahamas Bucket List for Divers: Bimini Edition 

It’s no secret that the Bahamas is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Consisting of over 700 islands, this Caribbean paradise is one of the most famous dive destinations in the world. Divers flock to this getaway to intimately experience the wide range of aquatic wildlife, pristine coral walls, and amazing shipwrecks.

From pirates to modern-day drug runners, expert scuba diver and long-time sailor Capt. Nathan Riley will take you on a journey dating back 300 years. During surface intervals, you will take a closer look at how the Bahamas and Bimini famously came to be. Expect to be immersed in the island’s history, culture, and soul.

Flip to the second half of the book to build your personal Bahamas Bucket List. Relive your dive memories time and time again while checking off sites from your dive log. Each dive site listed is accompanied by first-hand facts and experience from a Captain who has dived the area almost daily for 15 years.

Quench your thirst about the Bahamas’ past and get ready to dive into Bimini’s enchanting ocean splendor! 


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Captain Nathan (Nate) Riley has been around boats since his early teens when he helped his stepfather prepare for a transatlantic crossing from California to Scotland. He began working on boats professionally in 2001 as a 26-year-old sailboat captain. He crossed the Gulf Stream weekly from Miami, FL to the Bahamas and participated in organized shark feeds. Since then, sailing has taken him all over the world – from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico to his current stop, the Bahamas and Virgin Islands.

Capt. Nate is an avid scuba diver who loves underwater photography. He spends about nine months out of the year at sea and loves to share his passion for the open water not only with fellow sailors, but also with new and seasoned divers alike. For him, it’s about sending his guests back home relaxed and smiling.

When he isn’t sailing on the high seas, Capt. Nate resides in Ocala, FL where he can be found running marathons or trail running through the Ocala National Forest. His favorite hobbies – aside from sailing – are writing, making dinner for his family, and babysitting his two grandchildren.

Check out Capt. Nate Riley’s photography and adventures on Facebook under Nate’s Captain’s Blog.

Izzy Church talks about ‘Dr. Pookie and The case of his Missing Though’, her new children’s book


A few months ago, I wrote about Izzy Church and her romantic comedy novel, Angry Movie Guy. Now Izzy is coming out with her first children’s book, Dr. Pookie and The case of his Missing Thought.

In this children’s mystery adventure, Dr. Pookie shares with his friends the exciting and curious tale of the time he lost his thought and the hilarious adventure that follows as he frantically searches for it. Along with all the furry creatures in the Little Royal Forest, they all search high and low for Dr. Pookie’s missing thought.


Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Today I have the pleasure to host Izzy (Isabella) Church on my blog with a fun interview. And she has some interesting news to share with us.

–       How did you decide to pursue a writing career?

“ I love the art of storytelling because it allows me to go beyond any limiting beliefs I have and connect with something unseen. My passion to connect and communicate fueled me as I pursued a higher education in communication arts with a specialization in writing for film and television. In addition, to my time spent writing, I have pursued a career in the performing arts. I feel the two art forms motivate and feed one another and ultimately help me to be better in both fields.”

–       Was getting published hard?

“My first novel, Angry Movie Guy,, was also published by Square Monkey Publishing, so it seemed only natural to return to them for my second book. I was asked to make several changes to the book before it was approved for publication, but all in all, the process was pretty painless.”

–       Are your characters based on people you know?

“ My characters are completely fictional, but chances are you have experienced some of Dr. Pookie’s struggles.”

–       What genre is your book?

Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought, is a children’s chapters book for kids ages 6-11. It’s a great read for advanced readers as well as, kids bridging the gap between picture books and chapter books.

–        Which of your books is your most favorite?

“My books are entirely different, so it would be difficult to choose a favorite. I love both books equally. I faced challenges writing them both, but I also experienced great joy. I love that I had the opportunity to express myself artistically in this book. It’s nice when you can actually see your characters come to life on the page.”

–       Do you have a specific writing routine?

“I write everyday especially when I’m trying to complete a book. I never try to force the process and I’m always ready when inspiration strikes.”

–       What are your current projects?

“Currently, my main focus is spreading the word about Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought. However, I am also working on the script-to-screen adaptation of, Angry Movie Guy and another feature film I wrote titled, Letters to Ganesh.”

–       What’s next for you?

“Next steps are simple to promote the book and share it with as many people as possible. I have several interviews lined up and a virtual book tour. Be sure to check my website: for up n’ coming book readings and book fair appearances. Also, check out if you are interested in a LOL romantic comedy.”


Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought

What’s a bear to do when his friends and neighbors dare to attack his reputation? You see it is most hurtful not to be appreciated, especially when you’re a lovely, charming, gorgeous hunk of a bear. So when Dr. Pookie begins to receive unwanted attention in the local newspapers, he did what any intelligent, sophisticated, well-to-do bear would do.

Dr. Pookie invited all of his friends and neighbors up to the tippy top of Bear Mountain for a lovely dinner party. After all, there is nothing more delightful than to be entertained by the most famous bear in the Little Royal Forest.




Isabella “Izzy” Church is a self-empowered entrepreneur dedicated to creating entertaining and educational content for a wide audience. She has been recognized as an entertainer, author and artist. This is Izzy’s first children’s book, however she is the author of numerous works, including the LOL romantic comedy novel, Angry Movie Guy.

Kirkus Reviews calls Angry Movie Guy: “A fast paced, sometimes slapstick film-industry novel with a vibrant cast of characters.”

At the young age of sixteen, Izzy landed work as a fashion model and moved to New York to sign with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency where she resumed her multi-faceted career in the arts & entertainment industry. Izzy graduated Suma Cum Laude from Mary Mount Manhattan College with a degree in Communication Arts, specializing in writing for film and television. Furthermore, Izzy spent a year with Dream Works working with the head of the books to film department. Her time spent at Dream Works inspired her to work towards adapting her novel, Angry Movie Guy,  for the screen. Izzy is proud to announce that she is currently in preproduction for Angry Movie Guy.

At present, Izzy is caught up in the art world and is excited to be co-curating: Street to Tower, an elaborate art exhibition spanning the sixty-ninth floor of the World Trade Center, tower number four. For more information on the exhibition visit:

Izzy Church is the owner of Third Culture Creative, a boutique media development company where she develops film, television, and animation content. Be sure to follow her on twitter at @izzychurch222