Sunday, March 27, 2011

Review of Tainted By Temptation

Hello Everyone,

Today, I'm doing a review of a book I just read. It's a gothic historical in the tradition of the classics such as Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. The title is Tainted by Temptation by Katy Madison.

I was drawn into this story to stay until I finished by the sufferings of these characters brought about by their peers. It showed me that in this respect our lives never change. There will always be those who will try to push you down no matter what your circumstances in life are. As Lucien and Velvet fight their own battles of the innuendoes voiced against each for different reasons, they learn to trust one another.

This is a wonderful story, but is not for children because unlike the classics Tainted by Temptation does have love scenes in it. If you have teenagers you have discussed sex with, they can probably be allowed to read it. This is just a discretionary note. Tainted by Temptation can be found at all local book stores and Amazon.

Have a great week, and I'll see you next Sunday.


Sunday, March 20, 2011


Hello Everyone,

I'm blogging about pseudonyms because I want to get your thoughts on a new name. When I first started writing, I tried to figure out a new name for myself. I came up with Alice Walker, my mother's middle name and maiden name. LOL Guess what? There was a very famous author with that name. I tried other variations, but none of them seemed right.

I kept trying to figure something out, but everyone said you don't want to use a name at the end of the alphabet, or your books will be placed at the end of the shelves for that genre. I don't have to worry about that problem any more because my books aren't on shelves. They are on digital sites.

The reason, I have started thinking about using a pseudonym again is because there is a children's author out there with the name of Sandra K. Marshall. Another author writes about addictions. Our books are being placed together at Amazon and Good Reads, which is very confusing for my readers. There are probably other places that are doing the same thing, but I haven't looked.

What do you think? Should I change my name, and what should it be? How do I come up with a name? What about S.K. Zinn-Marshall, K.A. Walker, or something not even related to me? There are an awful lot of Sandra K. Marshall's out there who aren't authors. lol

Then I have to worry if my readers will follow me, or not? Worry! Worry!

On to another topic, Fool Me Twice is up now at Amazon.

Thank you for listening to me rant a bit.

See you next Sunday, and I hope all of you have a great week.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Release Day for Fool Me Twice

Hello Everyone,

I've had nothing but trouble with this blog today, and I finally realized it's because I saved it as a draft, and so when I published it the blog showed under last Sunday's blog. Anyway, here it is.

Author, Sandra Sookoo, and I have written short stories for Fool Me Twice being released today at Eirelander Publishing.

My story is, A Fool's Fool, and here is tag line and blurb.

Pranks are carried too far.

Kathy O'Reilly, a strong-willed woman doesn't allow men to walk over her or anyone else. When one of the co-owner's of Gagsters, Norm Jokes, is allowed to get away with playing pranks on co-workers, she speaks up to her boss.

Jason Barrone, co-owner of Gagsters is attracted to his assistant and will not allow his best friend to cause him to lose her. He wants them to be friends because he doesn't want to be forced to make a choice of who goes and who stays.

This story is a contemporary romance and very different from my usual stories.

Blurb for Remembering Andy:

Devastated after finance dies in Iraq, Claudia Foster packed up her life and moved to the city of Indianapolis. She wants to lose herself in the noise, sights and sounds of a place so foreign from her upbringing that nothing could remind her of her guilt surrounding Andy's death. But fate has other plans.

Daniel Sorenson has put all thoughts of his brother Andy's death from his mind just to get through the day yet running into Claudia again stirs up all the hidden feelings he has struggled so hard to hide. How can you love the girl who was supposed to marry your dead brother?

As the two share their grief, they also share something deeper: laughter. But is it enough? Or will they spend their whole lives simply remembering Andy and never embrace the love that could be theirs if only they could have the courage to reach for it.

Sandra is a writer of romantic fiction. Her portfolio includes historical, contemporary, sci-fi and paranormal romances in full length as well as shorts. She loves to blend genres, spice them up and often times will add humor as well.
When not immersed in creating new worlds and interesting characters, Sandra likes to read, bake and travel. Her favorite place to spend vacation hours is Walt Disney World. It's where dreams come true and the soul can play. When she's not writing, she's keeping things interesting at the Believing is Seeing blog or spending time with her husband.
You can write to Sandra at, visit her website at or look her up on Facebook and Twitter.
I'll be back at my usual time on Sunday. I hope everyone had a happy St. Paddy's day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Miscellaneous Tidbits

Hello Everyone,

Today, my blog is going to be very short. I had something else planned for today, but as usual my plan didn't work out, so I'm just going with flow.

My first tidbit is to let you know my new book is being released from Eirelander Publishing on March 18th instead of April 1st. Fool Me Twice is a duet, and my story is titled A Fool's Fool and the fellow author, Sandra Sookoo, has a story titled Remembering Andy. There will be more to follow in a future blog. You can see the bookcover on the left side here.

I'm sure all of you have been glued to your televisions this past week. The castastrophe in Japan has all of us concerned on many levels. I had tears in my eyes over the loss of almost an entire town. As if an earthquake and a tsunami aren't enough they are faced with an explosion at a nuclear plant. I haven't had time to listen to the news on that, so don't know how bad that is yet.
One more thing, did you remember to set your clocks ahead? I didn't. lol
That's it for this week, folks. I'm hoping to post an early blog on March 18th.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Review of Cattitude by Edie Ramer

Hi Everyone,

I stayed up late tonight because I was reading Cattitude. This is a fun, cute story with just the right amount of suspense in it. Where else could you read about a woman and a cat changing bodies. lol It has many surprising twists to them, and Edie does a good job with her characters.

There were a few things I found wrong like the names of a couple of characters were switched a couple of times, but I still knew who the characters were, so I didn't stop reading. Some missed words and a couple of times where a word shouldn't have been there, but none of these things made me stop reading.

All in all, Cattitude is a good story, and I would recommend it because it made me want to keep turning the pages. This author is only going to get better. She writes with passion.

Buy links are UK Amazon, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashswords
That's it for this week, but I'll be back next Sunday. Have a great week.