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Announcing – So Fell the Sparrow Release Day

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A skeptic, a ghost hunter, a tech genius, and a medium. Will the spirits win?

Today is release day for the highly anticipated haunted romance from bestselling author Katie Jennings, SO FELL THE SPARROW!

Available in both paperback and eBook on Amazon, HERE!
Kindle, HERE

So Fell the Sparrow Cover PRINT copyAfter the tragic death of her parents, Dr. Grace Sullivan inherits more than she bargained for. An empty house she’s never heard of, a nosy neighbor, and the restless spirits of a violent, century old murder.

A hard-nosed skeptic, Grace refuses to believe in ghosts despite hearing sounds and seeing things that can’t be explained.

When she unearths antique furniture from the basement, the spirits become agitated and dangerous. Ian Black and Alex Gallagher, a team of ghost hunters, come in to investigate.

Still denying the paranormal events in her home, Grace can’t bring herself to take the ghost hunters or the psychic medium who teams up with them seriously. As Grace struggles with her grief and the feelings she’s developing for headstrong Ian, the disturbing mystery of the house deepens. Now she’ll have to face the unbelievable before the spirits claim her for their own.

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Meet Katie Jennings…

300profilepic1International bestselling Author Katie Jennings is the author of seven full length novels, including the popular fantasy series The Dryad Quartet as well as the bestselling family drama series The Vasser Legacy.

She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and cat, who both think she’s the biggest nerd ever. She’s a firm believer in happy endings and loves nothing more than a great romance novel.

You can find out more about Katie on her official website, www.katieajennings.com.


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Reblog from: Author Alliance Interview with Uvi Poznansky

Uvi Poznansky gave my book, Closed Doors, a Trilogy a wonderful review. I’m showing my appreciation by re-blogging this interview with Uvi by the Author Alliance.

A Favorite Son by Uvi Poznansky

A Favorite Son (Kindle Edition)

By (author) Uvi Poznansky

Release date December 29, 2012.

The Author Alliance interview series continues this week with the talented Uvi
Poznansky. Thanks Uvi for joining us today for this interview. Welcome to the Author

I understand that that your father was a great influence on you becoming a

I started telling stories and composing poems before I knew how to hold a pen between my fingers. My father, a poet, writer and artist, would write these for me, and even quote words I invented. He would ask me to help him rhyme his poems, and later on, when I was twenty years old, he asked me to give him a selection of my poems, for inclusion in a book of poetry he was about to publish. I regarded my poetry as an intimate expression of my feelings, in response to which he said: “Uvi, once the ink leaves the pen, once the words are on paper, they do not belong to you anymore. They belong to the readers.” So I relented, and he published my poetry. Now, six years after his passing, I have returned the favor, and published his work–the work he kept away from everyone during the last two decades of his life–together with mine, in the poetry book called Home. Home. A simple word; a loaded one. You can say it in a whisper; you can say it in a cry. Expressed in the voices of father and daughter, you can hear a visceral longing for an ideal place, a place never to be found again.

 For the complete interview, please click here.


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Book Review— Fighting the Devil: A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

by Jeannie Walker (Goodreads Author)

Author’s Synopsis

“Fighting the Devil” – A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder is a true story about the murder of a Texas millionaire rancher, who was my ex-husband. I became a crime sleuth to help solve the murder. I wrote the story to speak out for the father of my children as he no longer has a voice. I also wrote the story to tell of the prophetic dreams and signs I had, along with the spine-tingling accounts I experienced of unexplained phenomena and episodes of fighting for my own life with the evil monster from hell that does exist called the devil.”

To be honest, this isn’t a genre that I usually read. That said, once I started reading, I was hooked from the beginning. Jeannie’s story is far more compelling than I anticipated. I finished it in two days.

Published Review

“ForeWord Clarion Reviews: Readers who enjoy suspense, strong female leads, and crime drama, like Law and Order, will cling to every word of Fighting the Devil. Those with weak stomachs are warned that this book contains graphic descriptions of slow death by poison. Read this nail-biter with the lights blazing!”

Walker, Jeannie (2011-02-19). Fighting the Devil . CreateSpace. Kindle Edition.

The author and I both hale from north Texas and are approximately the same age so that connection drew me in at first. It is an amazing story of a how this couple who started from humble beginnings became amazingly successful through hard work and smart business practices. The author deserves much of the credit for that success, having supported, and encouraged her husband to pursue his dreams. Over time the relationship deteriorated. Jeannie and Jerry Sternadel separated and eventually divorced.

I mentioned earlier that I won’t restate the synopsis. Suffice it to say, Jerry Sternadel died a terrifying death by arsenic poisoning. All evidence clearly pointed to his ex-wife Lou Ann and his bookkeeper, Debbie Baker.

Something I didn’t expect in the story involves supernatural events which the author describes in great detail. She experiences a premonition that a brother-in-law will die a premature death and he does so, soon afterward. There are scenes where she appears to be forewarned of danger on a lonely dark road only to be confronted by the face of a devil. Other scenes describe a host of demonic creatures. There are even a couple of ghost stories.

After Jerry Sternadel died, the author’s first actions were to protect the interests of her children and to give them the support they needed. As she learned more about the death of the father of her children, her sense of justice drove her to set the record straight. Jeannie Walker stopped at nothing when it came to helping her son and daughter through the tragedy. Her love is an open book.

It is hard for me to imagine living through so much tragic loss brought on by cold blooded murderers all because of greed. I felt much of the emotion experienced by the author and her family because the facts are presented so clearly. Jeannie’s loyalty to family and her ex-husband helped her to build support from friends and the officials she worked with.

Much of the book focuses on her conversations with witnesses, law enforcement officers, public officials and experts as she probed for evidence that would lead to a conviction of the guilty.

For me the story had a conversational tone with realistic and detailed dialog. It was like sitting in on a real conversation. From the onset, it is clear who the guilty parties are. Jerry Sternadel even pointed them out from his hospital bed, describing embezzlement and stating they were trying to kill him. As far as the prosecution was concerned, all the evidence was circumstantial. That’s where Jeannie Walker’s determination and persistence kicked in. She continued to dig for new evidence and when found pass the information to the appropriate officials. The trail was long and complex but she was relentless.

I have profound admiration for Jeannie Walker. One of the guilty parties went to prison; eventually. The one with the strongest motive and opportunity did not. To some extent, this is a story about justice denied. Something tells me that if more evidence is to be discovered, Jeannie Walker will find it.

Jeannie Walker, Author Website


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Book Review – The four letters of love

The four letters of love

by Nadina Boun

Valentine’s Day Special

What a pleasure it was to receive an advance copy of Nadina Boun’s latest book, The four letters of love. It is a book I’m pleased to recommend.  In it you will be given a  sweeping panoramic vision of love from its lofty emotional heights to more introspective examinations of love in all its forms. It can be seen as a metaphor for a dream, an analogy, description or comparison. Have you ever been disillusioned? If so, this book might help restore your faith in love as an inspirational source for good. Has your mind tried to comprehend all the aspects of love? If so, expect to find new ways to look at the subject.

I’m confident the author’s work will move you and touch your soul. It will challenge, enlighten and inspire you. It is a fitting tribute to a poet who has taken the subject seriously.

I highly recommend this book to readers for multiple reasons. Love is as complex as it is dynamic. It affects every aspect of our being. The four letters of love is a collection of works which includes poems, quotes and stories all focused on this magic word, Love.

Amazon purchase Link Here

For more information on The four letters of love please check out the links provided below:

The four letters of love video trailer

Goodreads Page has an entry form for a free book giveaway.

Nadina Boun’s websites:



Love for Arts

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