The Crimson Scarf and Other Stories

Jack did not know that his life would change in a blink. An ordinary day transformed into a mysterious one when a man in “..a Panama hat and light flannels” handed him an envelope and told him to hand it over to a tall man “…wearing a blue pin-stripe suit with a red carnation.” His innate attraction towards mystery got the better of him.

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Celibate by Maria Giura

Love never came easy for Maria Guira, the author. With each failed connection, she felt more and more at loss. On the other hand, her sisters were either married or having babies or getting engaged. While she was happy for them, she could not ignore a pang of jealousy that continuously stabbed at her heart. Her family dynamics weren’t helping her either. So, when she received the undivided attention of a priest, she could not help falling for him. Yet, there was a nagging feeling inside of her that urged her to devote her life to God.

No More Terrible Dates by Kate O’Keeffe

Twenty-five-year-old Darcy Evans had a lot of things working in her favor. She had two best friends: Sophie and Erin. She was a personal assistant to a celebrity. Although her boss, Larissa Monroe, had some crazy viewpoints, Darcy knew how to manipulate her. Despite the positives, one aspect of her life always knocked her out: her dating life. To say that she had a bad dating record would be the understatement of the year. Therefore, her friends came up with “The No More Bad Dates Pact.”

The Tech by Mark Ravine #BookReview

The Tech, Mark Ravine’s debut thriller, offers the readers a full-fledged insight into the FBI. Supervisory Special Agent Alexandra Cassidy’s skills as an FBI agent were exemplary, yet she was transferred frequently. However, this fourth transfer presented the most challenging team of “rejects” from across the country and a series of a tangled web of cases. Although she solved each of those cases in record time, which shocked her difficult boss, she could not shake a nagging feeling that somehow each of these cases was connected.

Portrait of a Snow Queen By Micah Harris

I have reviewed Portrait of a Snow Queen By Micah Harris for Reedsy. Princess Freyja was under an ancestral curse, which made her believe that she was the Snow Queen. She looked down on humans and ignored them as mere mortals. Lord Melchior, the regent-guardian, did his best to avoid her condition becoming common knowledge. With…

Lying with the Devil – Redemption

Ten years back, a girl named Mary was kidnapped. During her captivity, she developed Stockholm Syndrome and fell in love with her kidnapper, Michael. By the time Detective Steven Bullard arrived to rescue her, things had turned dramatically bizarre. It appeared she had been brainwashed to the extent that she believed her captor to be her Archangel Michael. Steven’s failure to protect Mary sent him down the path of self-destruction.

The Ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue

The nincompoops are back in the fourth book of the Curmudgeon Avenue series, The Ghosts of Curmudgeon Avenue by Samantha Henthorn. In a wild twist, the side characters of the previous books are in the limelight. However, this does not mean that Edna, Edith, and Harold have disappeared. On the contrary, they are everywhere now. Well, at least Edith is! Edna is despondent at the absence of Genevieve from her afterlife. Harold has declared that he and Edith are “technically” no longer married. Nevertheless, Edith is too busy getting Ricky and Wantha back together to bother about his declaration. Speaking of being bothered, Harold has his own share of paranormal interventions to worry about. Someone, he cannot see, is pushing him to reveal the truth about the elephant accident.

Alex McKenna & The Geranium Deaths

Alex McKenna & The Geranium Deaths by Vicki-Ann Bush is a Young Adult – Paranormal fiction. 17-year-old Alex shared his mom’s ability to see the dead. Although his ability caused him grief with the bullies in his school, he learned to ignore the unnecessary noise. This was not the only reason for the bullies to target him, though. Since the day they realized that Alex was a transgender, they figured out creative names to torment him. In addition to these problems, a series of ruthless murders in his town perplexed him. If he didn’t have his amazing spidey sense, he would have discarded these bodies-with-frozen heads as a case involving a serial killer. However, his gut told him otherwise. The more research he put into the cases with his best friend, Margaret, the firmer his suspicion grew at the connection of a dark spirit.

The White Apron by Christine Eyres

Although Aggie’s life was no fairy tale, she cherished her childhood like a distant dream. When her teacher recommended her for a scholarship exam, she believed herself to be one step closer to becoming a teacher. However, her mother, whom she called Mam, decided that it was “o’er time” that she left the school. Despite her reluctance, fourteen-year-old Aggie was sent off to Alder Lodge to work as a “maid-of-all-work.” This is where she found love. She could not put her foot down to protect her ambition of becoming a teacher, but in the matter of marriage, she did not succumb to her mother’s resistance. Thus, she married William, a soldier with enchanting tales of travels far and beyond. Little did she know that this very man would put her through life’s horrific turmoils. The White Apron by Christine Eyres is a testament to a woman’s resilience and devotion.

John Hunter-a little bit of what you fancy

In his twenties, John Hunter was just like any other normal guy. In order to get some extra cash, he took up a part-time job as a waiter in a posh hotel. Clueless of the hotel’s well-concealed side business, he thought of his sexual encounter with a stunning woman with a “grey rat under her thong” a stroke of luck. However, the next day, when he woke up to find that the woman had left him money, he realized that she mistook him for a gigolo. To add to his confusion, Phil, the man who trained him in the hotel, and Kirsty, the hotel manager, knew all about his supposed chance encounter.