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Stellar Series Spotlight: Pies & Peril (Culinary Competition Mystery #1) by Janel Gradowski

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00001]Growing up books were my sanctuary. I would curl up and read with my pets, my cousin’s pets when I was sleeping over or just visiting her house. Christine’s pets ranged from birds to cats to dogs to ducks to turtles! I definitely hold “story time” with Petey, Kim, Yim, Cocoa, Sammie, General, Fifi, Daisy, Donald, and the rest of the menagerie as a precious memory during a turbulent childhood.

I had a bunch of books, comics, and magazines at the beach, on the boat, in the car, at the doctor, at picnics, sitting poolside, at school, and visiting my ma’s family. I always had something with me to read. As a child, reading was my escape, my haven and my stillness from an extremely chaotic upbringing and it is my bliss, my calmness and my refuge as an adult.

I have been challenged, encouraged, and solaced by the written word.

I will share my new favorites and all-time beloved reads with you in my Spotlight Titles. I hope you discover or rediscover a cherished friend.

This week’s Stellar Series Spotlight is Pies & Peril (Culinary Competition Mystery #1) by Janel Gradowski.

Cheers to the written word!

 

Copyright © 2016 by Diane Morasco

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Book Review: One Little Wish by Gina LaManna

GL OLW Book 1Synopsis: In this southern cozy mystery, Mack Montgomery gets his second chance at love. But first, a dead body, a high school reunion, and a feisty heroine get in his way.

My thoughts: Gina LaManna is one consummate storyteller. LaManna’s writing is flawless. LaManna’s storytelling is enchanting.

LaManna is such a vibrantly evocative scribe I felt my skin glisten and congeal with dust and grime from the Texas heat Scarlett endured walking down Main Street in Luck, Texas in the midst of bone chilling -19 degree temps!

One Little Wish is breathtaking, enthralling and heart-wrenching.

The cast of characters are masterfully crafted, delightful, eccentric, and high-spirited. Scarlett is authentic, energizing and thoughtful. Scarlett Powers is the best fictional heroine to come along in ages!

One Little Wish sparkles with the ache, force, intelligence, mystery, proficiency, and sentiment for which LaManna should be celebrated for!

One Little Wish is the gem which places LaManna firmly in the ranks of literary star status.

Review first appeared in Long Island Book Reviews Examiner.

Copyright © 2016 by Diane Morasco

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Stellar Series Spotlight: Fear the Dark (Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit) novel by Kay Hooper

KH Fear_the_dark_coverGrowing up books were my sanctuary. I would curl up and read with my pets, my cousin’s pets when I was sleeping over or just visiting her house. Christine’s pets ranged from birds to cats to dogs to ducks to turtles! I definitely hold “story time” with Petey, Kim, Yim, Cocoa, Sammie, General, Fifi, Daisy, Donald, and the rest of the menagerie as a precious memory during a turbulent childhood.

I had a bunch of books, comics, and magazines at the beach, on the boat, in the car, at the doctor, at picnics, sitting poolside, at school, and visiting my ma’s family. I always had something with me to read. As a child, reading was my escape, my haven and my stillness from an extremely chaotic upbringing and it is my bliss, my calmness and my refuge as an adult.

I have been challenged, encouraged, and solaced by the written word.

I will share my new favorites and all-time beloved reads with you in my Spotlight Titles. I hope you discover or rediscover a cherished friend.

This week’s Stellar Series Spotlight is Fear the Dark (Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit) novel by Kay Hooper.

Cheers to the written word!

Copyright © 2016 by Diane Moras

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Stellar Series Spotlight Lethal Black Dress (Crime of Fashion novel) by Ellen Byerrum

EB LethalGrowing up books were my sanctuary. I would curl up and read with my pets, my cousin’s pets when I was sleeping over or just visiting her house. Christine’s pets ranged from birds to cats to dogs to ducks to turtles! I definitely hold “story time” with Petey, Kim, Yim, Cocoa, Sammie, General, Fifi, Daisy, Donald, and the rest of the menagerie as a precious memory during a turbulent childhood.

I had a bunch of books, comics, and magazines at the beach, on the boat, in the car, at the doctor, at picnics, sitting poolside, at school, and visiting my ma’s family. I always had something with me to read. As a child, reading was my escape, my haven and my stillness from an extremely chaotic upbringing and it is my bliss, my calmness and my refuge as an adult.

I have been challenged, encouraged, and solaced by the written word.

I will share my new favorites and all-time beloved reads with you in my Spotlight Titles. I hope you discover or rediscover a cherished friend.

This week’s Stellar Series Spotlight is Lethal Black Dress (Crime of Fashion novel) by Ellen Byerrum.

Cheers to the written word!

Copyright © 2016 by Diane Morasco