Beach Reads With Fabulous Banners and Exceptional Book Reviews ~ Be In The Know!

There is nothing like taking a vacation to the nearest beach town for some rest, relaxing, and READING a great book! One of my favorite areas is on the Oregon Coast in a sleepy beach town called Cannon Beach. Well, Seaside and Newport are also fun beach towns but Cannon Beach is a slower less crowded town.

 

A far cry from where I am living in Arizona! So this Cat wanted to share some amazing Beach Reads that are garnishing some Rave Amazon Reviews. I think they all deserve to be in your beach bag to read while you relax by the shore. And? let’s have some fun as some of these reviews are on beautiful Book Banner! Just mixing things up for summer.

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AMAZING BEACH READS on BOOK BANNERS

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We Have Thrilling Mystery Reads by Kim Carter!

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We Have Romance Drama and Comedy Reads By Rusty Blackwood

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Beach Reads That “Tug The Heart” by Joe Siccardi! 

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MORE COMING SOON and YES, ALL Reviews Are From AMAZON For Each BOOK and can be purchased online!

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Meet New Author and Popular Life Coach Maureen Scanlon. Her New Book Titled ‘My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am’ is Now Available.

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I am honored and happy to announce our new author to ‘Cat’s Reading Den and The Lyon Media and Literary Family!’

We welcome New Author, Speaker, and Life Coach, Maureen Scanlon as her new book release titled My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am …has released and she has begun a book signing and speaking tour that has her everywhere and has been busy since the news broke of her book and early readers and reviews are outstanding!

We were introduced by a mutual friend on social media. We had a long chat and it was amazing how many topics we have in common. And yes, Cat kept her on the phone way too long, …LOL, but she will agree I was excited to learn more about her new book, more about her and her amazing Life Coaching business as she lives here in Arizona like I do and some the WHY of Excitement! 

Let’s learn more about this new fun and unique motivational book as Cat will start with how it was released to Readers and Media around the country and announced by her publisher … 
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“New non-fiction book encourages readers to take cues from their pets to find greater peace and balance in their lives.”

Outskirts Press Announces the Release of My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am by Maureen Scanlon

April 12, 2019 – Denver, CO, and Phoenix, AZ – It’s a stressful world out there!
Life coach Maureen Scanlon knows people are struggling…and in her new book, My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am, she encourages them to follow the lead of the sweet, simple animals in their lives who love them unconditionally. The self-help book has been published by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.

Most people go through their daily routines oblivious to the beauty of life and others around them—oblivious of the impact they have on the world. And they miss out on so much. Author Maureen Scanlon asks: Why not consider patterning ourselves after our pets? These beautiful furry creatures are fully connected to their highest selves—fully connected to the present moment— while giving unconditional love to those who cherish and care for them. By taking our lead from the animals in our lives, we learn how to live our best and fullest lives as well!

For more information, visit the author’s website at outskirtspress.com/MyDogIsMoreEnlightenedThanIAm.
At 128 pages, My Dog Is More Enlightened Than I Am is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon Kindle as e-book and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the non-fiction category.

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ISBN: 978-1-9772-1053-1
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback and E-book
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Paperback Retail: $15.95
eBook: $6.99

 

About the Author:

Maureen Scanlon is the founder and CEO of Maureen Scanlon Life Coaching. She is a relationship expert, motivational speaker, positive change integrator and spiritual coach who has successfully helped many people, from experienced professionals to young adults, make positive changes to overcome past experiences and negative thinking. When Maureen is not working to change the world, you can find her at home in Mesa, Arizona, with her husband, Dennis, and her furry babies, Jade and Brodie. She is also the mother of three adult children and grandmother to three grandchildren whom she adores.


About Outskirts Press, Inc.:
Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

 

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July 5, 2019 – 5-Stars out of 5

Format: Paperback

RF BOOK REVIEW:

Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers’ Favorite:

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My Dog is More Enlightened Than I Am by Maureen Scanlon is a beautiful self-help book which, as the title suggests, takes its inspiration from man’s best friend. Relax Whenever You Can, Be Spontaneous, Appreciate Our Differences, Take Care of Each Other, Self Care, No Regrets, and Be Curious are especially true and, I presume, all dog owners and lovers will be reminded of their canine friends and can easily relate to these first six chapters. The rest of the topics take their cue from the law of attraction with the writer sharing some of her experiences, both painful and joyous.

Maureen Scanlon is a certified life and spiritual coach and dynamic professional speaker as her book exhort’s readers to emulate these loyal and carefree creatures that have been important parts of many people’s lives in more ways than one. One of the things that make this book intriguing is that we don’t only get to know her dogs Jade and Brodie but the feeling that they are hugely instrumental in the production of this inspirational work, thus they are co-authors of this book.

All of us would like to make the most out of our lives and may look everywhere for inspiration, not realizing that the animals around us can help us find the peace and happiness we seek. My Dog is More Enlightened than I Am opens our eyes to the fact that there are a lot of things we can learn from animals, especially from these loyal furry creatures that will always be there for us.

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Where can you connect with this amazing author, life coach, and invite her to your next motivational workshop or business conference or for recovery events?

Visit her Official Website here at “Life Coach Maureen Scanlon.”  and explore how Maureen can inspire and uplift any future event you need a powerful keynote speaker as her presentations are Unique, New, Fun, and Educational! 

What more do you need to know about Maureen? Just purchase a copy of her new book or download one NOW right here on Amazon Kindle and Amazon Books  but to “FIND THE BETTER YOU” Give Her a Call Here At  1-( 480) 258-9765 … (As First sessions are only $99 with a welcome gift and a FREE clarity call!) We are happy to have Maureen aboard as I know all my readers, blog friends, and new visitors are going to ENJOY her NEW BOOK!

You may also connect with here on Social  Media today on – –

Official Facebook Page  Now on Twitter   Goodreads Author  LinkedIn

Review and Interview With Author, Joe Siccardi on 1Rad Reader …

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WELCOME JOE SICCARDI AUTHOR OF: “WISDOM FROM A FATHER” And His New Book Just Released: “My Name Is Sam”… 1Rad Reader Reviews.

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INTERVIEW ~ Rad-Reader:  I saw that you wrote your book from your blog.  Any reason you chose the year 2012?

 

Joe:  That’s when I started blogging, figured I would start at the beginning.

 

Rad-Reader:  When you first start writing or posting on your blog.  Did you ever think it would take you to publish a book?

 

Joe: No! Never! I’m just so appreciative people seem to enjoy the little stories about life.

 

Rad-Reader:  Did you find your posting/writing helped you as you were writing or as you went back to see what you wrote for the day?

 

Joe:  I went back and updated the information, making sure I noted the circumstances at the time.

 

Rad-Reader:  Were your thoughts done in the morning or just whenever you thought to sit down that day to post?

 

Joe:  I wish I could say I was a disciplined writer, but I’m not. Some were written in the morning, but more in the afternoon or evening after my workday “inspiration.”

 

Rad-Reader:  How did you come up with the catchphrase: Thought to Remember?

 

Joe:  It just evolved. I wanted to share some positive message with each post, so I started collecting them as I went along. By far, those little add-ons are the most popular part of the book and the blog.

 

Rad-Reader:  Did you have an idea that you would touch on so many topics when you first wrote your “Thought to Remember”?

 

Joe:  No. I just wanted to add something positive to each post, even if the post itself wasn’t.

 

Rad-Reader:  The few entries that you had that dealt with music: “Beer with Jesus” – “The Wonder” by Dion – That whole section about Dion was something I did not know. (Though I did know the song & “The Day the Music Died” – I don’t know what we were to get from that, but I got redemption?

 

Joe:  I  can’t carry a tune in a bucket, but I do appreciate good music. It’s part of my life. Good music — whatever genre — evokes an emotion. Dion’s story was a story of redemption. A lot of country music is also about redemption or at least pointing to redemption. The entire book is really my journey of blessing, grace, and redemption. Music is part of that.

 

Rad-Reader:  Was it your idea to put the last one in about the expiration dates with food?  Side note:  I thought the same thing.  My wife and daughter keep telling me, NO!

 

Joe:  I drive my kids crazy. I guess you could say I’m a hoarder so I ended up collecting food — especially spices — for recipes, using just a teaspoon or so and just adding the remaining container to my collection. I just don’t take life too seriously. As long as it doesn’t smell rancid or have little green fuzz growing, I’m good. Maybe it’s a guy thing.

 

Rad-Reader:  What does your family think about your daily writings becoming public?

 

Joe:  They’re generally supportive. Although they may be the focus of a particular story, they know I  would not publicly embarrass them. I love them bunches.

 

Rad-Reader:  Do you encourage them to do the same in order to get some peace or clarity during difficult times?

 

Joe:  I do. My oldest daughter actually set up my blog because I was procrastinating. She currently blogs and is in the process of writing her own book.



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Rad-Reader: You have five children, 18 grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters. Do you get to see them much?

 

Joe: Not nearly enough. I’m actually expecting great-granddaughter #4 in the fall. We try to get together at least once a year, although we’ve missed the past few years. December 2017 was spent with me on the road visiting each of them and their families in New York, Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Massachusetts, with side stops in Indiana, Florida, and New Jersey to visit with friends and other relatives.

The kids weren’t particularly happy with my decision to retire to Maine so I was instructed to Messenger them every day to let them know I was fine. I guess they thought I couldn’t take care of myself by myself. We stay connected throughout the day with Messenger so we stay pretty close and try to help each other out through any “calamities” of the day … even if it’s a simple “I love you!”

 

Rad-Reader:  What is your next project and when is it coming out?

 

Joe:  I’m really excited. In March 2018 I published a novella — Heaven Shining Through — based on a “community” writing project that ended up being a community of one. It was met well, but often with the comment, “It should have been a novel.” So I started writing a novel based on the novella, “My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through.”  It is available at Amazon. The actual release date was June 30, 2019, and a Facebook Live book launch was July 2  and archived on my Facebook author page, @wisdomfromafather

 

Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers buy your books? Links

 

Joe:  All three books are available on Amazon is both e-book and paperback versions. Wisdom From a Father is at amazon.com/Wisdom-Father-dads-thoughts-life-ebook/dp/B07KB7JKVM/

(e-book) and amazon.com/Wisdom-Father-dads-thoughts-life/dp/1727315316/

(paperback). Heaven Shining Through is at amazon.com/Heaven-Shining-Through-Joe-Siccardi-ebook/dp/B07BRZYRCD/
(e-book) and amazon.com/Heaven-Shining-Through-Joe-Siccardi/dp/1545624569/ (papeback).

My Name Is Sam is available at amazon.com/My-Name-Sam-Shining-Through-ebook/dp/B07SRX1HGV/ (e-book) and [paperback link is still pending my acceptance of the proof copy, which is expected June 14. I will forward when available.] I also have them listed on my blog, wisdomfromafather.wordpress.com where I offer signed copies for buyers.


Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers find you on the Web? Links

Joe: My web presence is my blog, wisdomfromafather.wordpress.com  I also have a Facebook presence @wisdomfromafather and a Twitter account, @joesiccardi

Joe,
Thank you for hanging in there with us… We were having a bad time there and you were so kind to wait for us to read and do this interview.  Thank you for doing that with us. This was just what my husband needed during this time.
Thank you,
~Char

Summer Is Time For Change, Recharge, Reboot, and a Life Awakening Makeover With ‘Find The Seeker: A Pathless Path’…

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“Don’t Judge This Book By Its cover! Simple and Life Changing!” ~Amazon Reader

If a book could authentically transform you back to a peaceful mind, body awakening, and to a happy stressless soul like no other, would you read it?
Of course, you would! This and much more is what you will find within the pages of and, No, not another wishy-washy Zeny Meditation-ish BOOK …

It is a powerful well-written practical read by Master Genro Xuan Lou Laoshi (Author) and Co-Author, Clifford Stevens. It is a book filled with inspiration, life-changing empowerment, and more. If you are planning a Staycation close to home, going to the beach or lake? Bring this book along and feel refreshed as clear running cool stream when done reading this one.

The best part? They have both the E-book now only .99 CENTS! and now for the first time the Paperback now on SALE for $9.99 on “Amazon Kindle and Amazon Books” for readers to enjoy!

Here is a little more about the book and a must visit is in order to Master Genro and Cliff’s website for their  “Weekly Wisdom & Reader Discussions!”
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Find the Seeker! by Zen Master Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi and his pupil, Zen teacher Clifford Stevens, takes us on an inner pilgrimage, compassionately picking us up where we are, whether beginners or longstanding seekers. Based on the wisdom and profound, first-hand experience of a modern-day Master as well as the teachings of enlightened ones, a book that reboots our search of the “the mysteries” and our ‘spiritual side in order to renew our limiting, thought-driven and ego-dominated lives. Focusing on the spiritual dimension underlying Existence which all of us share, the book addresses people of all faiths who suffer, are unhappy and seek to lead more fulfilling lives.

“Find the Seeker!” is not a wishy-washy, feel-good book offering a quick fix or esoteric porridge or pandering to those who want a spiritual baby rattle to rely on. Instead, it serves as a traveling companion and guide, enticing readers with the vision of what we really are – Absolute, eternal and unconditional Being, whole and divine – which can only be directly experienced and embodied. It serves as a powerful wake-up call for those who mistakenly believe in their being separate from the Oneness and living in a state of duality, reminding us that the Kingdom of God is really within us.

Although written by a Zen Master and using some Zen stories, the focus is not on explaining Zen, its tenets or history. The book is in stark contrast to the majority of books which indulge in superficial descriptions or sayings and provide seemingly “precise” instructions, lists of goals or steps to take which trap us into continuing our dependency on intermediaries and religious institutions or our self-delusion of being less than we really are. Instead, accompanying the authors along the age-old pathless path we have always been on, we are called upon to empty ourselves and “drop” all our preconceptions and expectations and the limited “self” which thinks it has a life of its own, as well as the heavy backpack with all our experiences and learnings.

The book holds up a mirror to our worldly existence, suffering and the intricate workings of the ego, which entraps us in the never-ending soap opera and the roller coaster of life’s ups and downs. We are led to live mindfully in the here-now, delve more deeply into ourselves and to be Self-reliant – enabling our inner guru to unfold our true nature so that we can abide in the one Self. In this way seekers become finders, and we can become the Oneness we already are, enjoying the true vibrant bliss and lightness of Being that is inherently ours …

Amazon Review:

A Practical Guide to Trusting the Mystery of Life
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“Ode to The Book Review”… Readers? How Come You Won’t Leave a Review When Done Reading a Book?

Welcome Avid Readers. Authors, and All-New visitors, 

As a book marketer and promoting many fine authors, the biggest thing that eludes ALL AUTHORS, WRITERS, and Marketers … WHY DON’T A READER LEAVE A BOOK REVIEW? 

Seriously. I really want to know what the reason is. If you are an AVID Reader, then you know how important a book review is for a writer who hards very hard on their craft and then to have the audacity to publish their work …

AND IS WHY a book review for us is so important. Be it a good, bad, or indifferent, book reviews are a way readers can let writers know how and why they loved a read or …not so much. It offers us, as writers, maybe some corrective advice if say a good mystery was missing elements or maybe the ending could have been better.

So, I came across a few book blogs that had some good advice and shared feelings of WHY books reviews are so important and thought I’d share them. As readers, I hope it will help all my readers who visit to understand the “WHY”…  *CAT*

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Hello, readers!

Remember, you don’t have to purchase my books from Amazon to leave a rating or review. If you were gifted any one book, downloaded them for free, bought them, found them in a Little Library, found them at a rest area, at a mall, some other random place, etc… You can still leave a rating. I encourage and ask that you do so, regardless of how you received any copies. If you really enjoyed my books, let me know. My main concern is how well you liked my stories, not how much I can make.


Ratings and reviews really help. It helps other readers know that they are getting a good read, and it also helps me, the Author. When I see how much someone enjoyed one of my books, it reminds me why I’m doing this in the first place. I want you to have a new literary universe that you can lose yourself in after you had a long, frustrating, or busy day.

So, go ahead and leave a rating or review at AmazonGoodreadsBarnes & NobleBooks A Million, etc. You don’t have to post much more than two or three words if you don’t want to. Even just a star rating will do. After that, you can follow me on my many social media platforms.

Thanks, and I as all authors appreciate the time you spent reading our books and reading this post! 

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A SAMPLE OF HOW TO WRITE A QUICK BOOK REVIEW:

Since most reviews are brief, many writers begin with a catchy quip or anecdote that succinctly delivers their argument. But you can introduce your review differently depending on the argument and audience. The Writing Center’s handout on introductions can help you find an approach that works.

In general, you should include:

  • The name of the author and the book title and the main theme.
  • Relevant details about who the author is and where he/she stands in the genre or field of inquiry. You could also link the title to the subject to show how the title explains the subject matter.
  • The context of the book and/or your review. Placing your review in a framework that makes sense to your audience alerts readers to your “take” on the book. Perhaps you want to situate a book about the Cuban revolution in the context of Cold War rivalries between the United States and the Soviet Union. Another reviewer might want to consider the book in the framework of Latin American social movements. Your choice of context informs your argument.
  • The thesis of the book. If you are reviewing fiction, this may be difficult since novels, plays, and short stories rarely have explicit arguments. But identifying the book’s particular novelty, angle, or originality allows you to show what specific contribution the piece is trying to make.
  • Your thesis about the book.


Summary of content:

This should be brief, as analysis takes priority. In the course of making your assessment, you’ll hopefully be backing up your assertions with concrete evidence from the book so some summary will be dispersed throughout other parts of the review.

The necessary amount of summary also depends on your audience. Graduate students, beware! If you are writing book reviews for colleagues—to prepare for comprehensive exams, for example—you may want to devote more attention to summarizing the book’s contents. If, on the other hand, your audience has already read the book—such as a class assignment on the same work—you may have more liberty to explore more subtle points and to emphasize your own argument. See our handout on summary for more tips.

Analysis and evaluation of the book:

Your analysis and evaluation should be organized into paragraphs that deal with single aspects of your argument. This arrangement can be challenging when your purpose is to consider the book as a whole, but it can help you differentiate elements of your criticism and pair assertions with evidence more clearly. You do not necessarily need to work chronologically through the book as you discuss it.

Given the argument you want to make, you can organize your paragraphs more usefully by themes, methods, or other elements of the book. If you find it useful to include comparisons to other books, keep them brief so that the book under review remains in the spotlight. Avoid excessive quotation and give a specific page reference in parentheses when you do a quote. Remember that you can state many of the author’s points in your own words.

Conclusion:

Sum up or restate your thesis or make the final judgment regarding the book. You should not introduce new evidence for your argument in the conclusion. You can, however, introduce new ideas that go beyond the book if they extend the logic of your own thesis.

This paragraph needs to balance the book’s strengths and weaknesses in order to unify your evaluation. Did the body of your review have three negative paragraphs and one favorable one? What do they all add up to? The Writing Center’s handout on conclusions can help you make a final assessment.

IN THE REVIEW:

Finally, a few general considerations:

  • Review the book in front of you, not the book you wish the author had written. You can and should point out shortcomings or failures, but don’t criticize the book for not being something it was never intended to be.
  • With any luck, the author of the book worked hard to find the right words to express her ideas. You should attempt to do the same. Precise language allows you to control the tone of your review.
  • Never hesitate to challenge an assumption, approach, or argument. Be sure, however, to cite specific examples to back up your assertions carefully.
  • Try to present a balanced argument about the value of the book for its audience. You’re entitled—and sometimes obligated—to voice strong agreement or disagreement.

    But keep in mind that a bad book takes as long to write as a good one, and every author deserves fair treatment. Harsh judgments are difficult to prove and can give readers the sense that you were unfair in your assessment.

  • A great place to learn about book reviews is to look at examples. The New York Times Sunday Book Review and The New York Review of Books can show you how professional writers review books.

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Kim Carter Mystery Reviewed on Popular Website of ‘Literature Approved’ Part of International Women’s Day Celebration.

https://literatureapproved.com/murder-among-the-tombstones-by-kim-carter/
New Literature Approved and Listy Book Review for “Murder Among The Tombstones” by Kim Carter.

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Synopsis:

Clara and Iris, two sweet elderly ladies in their seventies, have been best friends almost their entire lives. Both widowed, they try retirement and decide there’s too much time in a day to waste on knitting and watching television. So, naturally, they start their own private investigation. Then there’s Detective Pitts and his best bud, Detective Nettles, who actually solve crimes—to be specific, murders. When a horrific murder case forces these two unlikely pairs to cross paths, the detectives may find the old ladies have more help to offer than they would have thought.


I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

Review:

From the beginning, I loved the idea of two old ladies starting their own detective agency. So you could say I was hooked before I even opened the novel. And, for the most part, it was everything I’d hoped it would be. I loved all the main characters: polite and reserved Clara, spicy and naïve Iris, responsible Quita, hot-tempered Detective Nettles and dedicated Detective Pitts. Even the side characters (and there were many of them) each had distinct traits so that I was almost immediately intrigued after each introduction.

One element about Murder Among the Tombstones I loved was Carter’s writing style. I learned several new words thanks to her unique vocabulary. And there’s something about the setting and flow of the story that feels so warm and inviting and hard to put down. The dialogue felt very realistic and I found myself laughing out loud several times over Iris’s antics.

As for the mystery, I was immediately pulled in. The main murder case was horrifying and it soon became clear it was a serial killer. About halfway through the book, we entered the heads of the murderer and his latest victim. I was disgusted by the murderer’s thoughts and dying to know who he was. It was clear to me that he was a psychopath based on the way he handled his victims. And, of course, I’m hoping beyond hope that his latest victim will escape unscathed.

But this wasn’t the only mystery we were trying to solve. There was also another involving a drug gang, a crazy pregnant lady, several shootings and more that Detectives Pitts and Nettles got deeply involved in. So between that and the murder case, I was itching to find out how these two cases related and how they were going to be resolved.

Honestly, I was racing toward the finish line. I had a few guesses as to who our murderers could be and I was more than ready for the big reveal.

And that’s when the excitement ended for me. Detective Pitts, while thinking about the drug gang case, suddenly somehow put two and two together and “figured out” who the murderer was in the other case. He did some research to confirm his suspicions and approached the criminal before having him arrested. Boom. Done.

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First of all, I was a bit confused how he connected the dots. What about the murderer was suspicious to him to start researching his background? As for the actual murderer…I feel completely betrayed. For starters, what about his latest victim? Why wasn’t he searching frantically for her? But most disappointing of all, he ended up being just some random dude introduced a couple chapters before. How on earth was I supposed to figure that out? Which I guess is just it: there was no way. So not only was the actual arrest anti-climatic and not only was he someone I’d just met, but when he explained why he’d killed the young girls, he just sounded like a guy with a hot temper rather than a cool, calculating psychopath. Which leaves me feeling even more confused about his motives.

As for Clara and Iris’ investigation, it ended in a similar way. They caught two characters red-handed (characters we’d just met a few chapters before!) and while they were involved in the crime, it was in an aspect I wasn’t even aware I should be curious about. Then, come to find out they did it because of some sad backstory. It was an interesting move, but I felt completely detached because again, I’d just met them. I think it was supposed to be a plot twist, but I was not even aware these characters existed, let alone that there was more than one aspect to the murders to consider.

And then it ended. Just like that. Clara and Iris didn’t discuss the results with the victim’s surviving sister. And the other drug gang case just sort of flopped and there was no discussion over that either. After laughing and gasping with these characters and flipping pages fiercely to the conclusion, I was left feeling completely jipped.


Conclusion:

In conclusion, it’s hard for me to say how I really feel about this book. Because I loved it up until the last two chapters. But when I reflect on it as a whole, I feel disappointed and confused. After some consideration, though, I decided to give Murder Among the Tombstones 4 out of 5 stars. I would say the story and characters up until the ending is worth a 5 and the conclusion worth a 4, so I think 4 is the happy medium. One thing to keep in mind is that there is a lot of harsh language and some mature content.

Surprisingly, it didn’t bother me as much as it normally would because the cursing fit the characters who used it and sometimes added some humor to the dialogue. That being said, I would recommend this book to high schoolers and up. Real page-turner!

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CAT’S REVIEW: The Perils of Autumn’ By Author, Rusty Blackwood. Beautifully Written and Enjoyable Romance Drama.

READERS? If you enjoy a great Romantic Drama and Suspense? Grab a copy TODAY! By Canadian Author, Rusty Blackwood ~

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ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:

From the author of the riveting romantic fiction drama, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary, and the celebrated, 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk, comes the intense romantic drama, The Perils of Autumn.

This page-turner, set primarily in the early 1970s, centers on a young Kentucky woman, Autumn Leeves, born in 1946 to Abigail Leeves, an unwed mother who struggles to make ends meet. By 1970, Autumn graduates nursing school and is sent on assignment by the local hospital to care for the terminally-ill wife of middle-aged English equestrian master, Cyril Landon, owner of Landon Lawns Stables, a most successful thoroughbred racing stable located just outside Lexington, Kentucky in a posh community known as The Meadows.

Duff Taylor, world renown jockey who is tops in his field, lives full-time above the tack room at Landon Lawns and enjoys the many benefits it brings, but he also has a dark secret surrounding an unsolved racing incident from his past that he will go to any length to protect.

Autumn arrives at Landon Manor in time to be thrown into the fray and finds herself caught in the ongoing disruption that ensues.

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Rusty Blackwood  The Perils of Autumn

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CAT’S REVIEW of The Perils of Autumn: 5-STARS!

LOVE …Be careful what you wish for.

Be ready to delve into a beautiful world of horse country and Famous State that holds the yearly Kentucky Derby in this exceptionally written romance suspense drama. Rusty pulled out all the stops for this fantastic story, and I can easily see it played out on The Big Screen!

Rusty writes in a way that connects you to her vibrant characters of Autumn, Duff an amazing horse jockey, and many others that make up the cast of characters to bring the story to life. With just the right amount of intensity and dynamics of how love and relations unfold and play out between people when there are dark secrets and deceptions past and present when after Autumn graduates from nursing school and is sent to her employment as she arrives at the beautiful estate of Landon Lawn Stables and The Meadows.

Then pandora’s box opens as the drama and story take off. What a ride! You won’t believe the twists and turns or how it all ends, but I can tell readers this new romance suspense by Rusty is well worth the read! It truly deserves the 5-stars I am happy to give it! It is one of those reads you’ll want to read more than once!

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CAT “Highly Suggest this one”!

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