Author: Karen

Area 50 Juan: A Misplaced Adventure

Area 50 Juan Cover

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

V is for Vengeance

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

Mercury Rises

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: The Deception of the Emerald Ring

The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig My rating: 5 of 5 stars Who doesn’t enjoy a little deception? The third book in the Pink Carnation series was wonderfully entertaining. The Emerald Ring introduces readers to more characters…

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

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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…