I feel like Adele…

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Hello, it’s me (Karen Jones). I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet (not really; flights are expensive). To go over everything (there’s been a lot since I last posted anything here). They say that time’s…

Breaking Down Breaking Bad

I think television shows have grown increasingly intelligent over the years. Not all, mind you. But when I watch some shows, they make me think. And not just about the characters or the situations those characters get into. I think…

Harambee

Harambee

Profits of 50% of the sale of this children’s book go to the Machao Orphanage. “MACHAO” is an acronym for Makueni Christian Home for Assisting Orphans. MACHAO is a faith-based organization formed by seven Christians of the Africa Inland Church…

Gaddelpo the Christmas Elf

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Gaddelpo has graduated Elf College and now must find a special way to keep Christmas spirit alive in the heart of his assigned child, Allyson, who isn’t sure if Santa really exists. Whimsical artwork and easy language make this picture…

Family

Lilo and Stitch

I ran across this blog the other day. And I realized it was mine. “Wow,” I say to myself, “I remember this blog.” When did I quit putting anything on it that wasn’t related to books? When did I become…

From My Window

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Synopsis for From My Window. When a boy moves in next door, Ellie can’t help but notice. But it’s when he notices her that Ellie’s emotions run away with her. She hasn’t been noticed in forever. Because she died over…

Review: A Small Fortune

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A Small Fortune by Audrey Braun My rating: 4 of 5 stars Gilion Williams leaves her daughter, Celia, a family legacy. But at the time of Gilion’s death, Celia doesn’t pay much attention to the paperwork and the legacy goes…

My Prior Life

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Synopsis for my first novel. After Tom Brown loses his business to an economic downturn and his home to foreclosure, he convinces his wife, Kate, and daughter, Stacie, to move to Los Angeles for a new beginning. When money runs…

Review: The Second Virgin Birth

The Second Virgin Birth

The Second Virgin Birth by Tommy Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Second Virgin Birth was unique. The premise of a virgin giving birth to another Jesus Christ through the magic of science is controversial and intriguing. A…

Camel Lot: A Misplaced Adventure

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My very first (why do people say very first, if it’s the first, how does the word very make it any more the first) children’s book, Camel Lot, is a Kindle Edition Exclusive. Synopsis: Three siblings, Arty, Lance and Gwen, set…

Bermuda’s Triangle: A Misplaced Adventure

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My second children’s book, Bermuda’s Triangle, is a Kindle Edition Exclusive. Synopsis: Screeching violins, rasping clarinets, and drums beaten to death were just the beginning. Bermuda longed to be part of the school band. She tried countless instruments, but couldn’t make…

Area 50 Juan: A Misplaced Adventure

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My third children’s book, Area 50 Juan, is a Kindle Edition Exclusive. Synopsis: Juan’s goal to save the aliens on Jade Island is threatened by a military search for the downed craft. Juan and his friends; Andy, Davie, and Earl,…

Santa Monica: A Misplaced Adventure

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Santa Monica, my fourth children’s book in the Misplaced Adventure series, is a Kindle Edition Exclusive. Santa Monica is a fantasy adventure for bedtime or anytime. Written to be read aloud to children of any age or read alone by children…

Review: V is for Vengeance

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V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton My rating: 5 of 5 stars There’s nothing I enjoy more (okay, a few things, but this isn’t the place for that kind of talk) than a Kinsey Millhone mystery/crime/romance. This one had…

Review: Mercury Rises

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Mercury Rises by Robert Kroese My rating: 5 of 5 stars A sequel to the hilarious Mercury Falls, Mercury Rises gives readers a insightful backstory on Mercury and his relationship to Tiamat who vows to make Lucifer’s rebellion look like…

Review: Alexander Death

Alexander Death by J.L. Bryan My rating: 5 of 5 stars The final installment in the Pox series is pure torment. You can’t stop yourself from turning the pages as fast as possible, but you fear the end as if…

Funny Who You Run Into Over Coffee

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Took Allyson to Hobknobb Coffee Shop to make homework more palatable. I’d barely finished my pumpkin spice latte when I heard, “Karen!?” It was a friend I hadn’t seen in ages. I use “ages” to avoid giving away increments of…

Area 50 Juan for Kindle

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Area 50 Juan is finally on the virtual shelves. I’m very excited about my third children’s book. There are more illustrations and they’re full-color full-page. Kindle Edition Exclusive

Review: Tommy Nightmare

Tommy Nightmare by J.L. Bryan My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Pox thickens… The second installment in the Jenny Pox series, Tommy Nightmare, is a wonderful dream come true. More Jenny, more Seth and more fantastic characters with unexpected…

FREE Books & Spaceships

Camel Lot #1

I use a service called eReaderIQ to watch Kindle books for a price-drop or FREE offering. I usually get an email daily and scan it for books on my to-read list or anything that looks good. Today I scroll down my eReaderIQ…

Review: Jenny Pox

Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m totally infected with Jenny Pox. I began this book by reading the first chapter as an excerpt at the end of another book. I was so totally enamored…

Review: Until Death

Until Death by Karen Woodward My rating: 4 of 5 stars Until Death requires a little effort at first, but there’s a big payoff at the end. The beginning (the effort portion) was slow and for several chapters I had…

Windows, a poem

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  The soul peers out to view the day, through bright, hazel windows. It sees the bright and the gray, all colors of the rainbow.   The soul searches, explores and learns, taking in all it can. Seeing God in…

Review: The Preacher’s Bride

The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve read, and enjoyed, historical romance before. But, this is the first one I’ve encountered based on the Puritan way of life. I normally go for a good…

Review: Mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars An explosive wrap-up to a very enthralling trilogy. I was drawn in from page one. I can’t say enough good things about the Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Suzanne…