Open Letter to online reviewers

Dear Reader, I read your review, the one where you gave me one-star and compared the first few chapters of The Lost Testament to an “eighth grade assignment for a short story.” You’e not alone. Another one-star giver said it was “just bad” and “uninteresting.” Someone else called it “not worth finishing.” I’m not going toContinue reading “Open Letter to online reviewers”

Book Review: Five out of five stars for When Rain Falls by Tyora Moody

When Rain Falls by Tyora Moody My rating: 5 of 5 stars When Rain Falls in 140 characters or less: Two unsolved murders, cop’s widow + two kids lose friend. Divorced cop on case. Romance suspense! When Rain Falls is the debut novel from Tyora Moody. I could not tell this was her first work.Continue reading “Book Review: Five out of five stars for When Rain Falls by Tyora Moody”

Guest Post: from Tyora Moody’s Virtual Book Tour for When Rain Falls

Almost a Bad Boy? Sharp and smooth would be how I describe one of my main characters in When Rain Falls, Detective Darnell Jackson. From the introductory scene until the last chapter, Detective Jackson, charmed me the entire time I developed his character. Despite being a female writer, I found writing from Detective Jackson’s maleContinue reading “Guest Post: from Tyora Moody’s Virtual Book Tour for When Rain Falls

REVIEW: The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional by Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying® Wife Devotional by Stormie Omartian My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional in 140 characters or less: “Prayer, Prayer, and more Prayer! Encouragement and Love.” Some may think it odd for my to review Omartian’s book, as I am not a woman. However, asContinue reading “REVIEW: The Power of a Praying Wife Devotional by Stormie Omartian”

Guest Blog: How to get a five star book review

Reads4Pleasure.com was started simply to help an avid reader keep track of what it’s creator, Lisa, was reading.  It focuses on all things literary, particularly: books written by and/or about people of color, African-American, Latino and Asian lit. Historical fiction, memoirs and books geared toward women also have a home on Reads4Pleasure.com. When not reading, which isContinue reading “Guest Blog: How to get a five star book review”

REVIEW: “Setting Boundaries with Difficult People: Six Steps to SANITY for Challenging Relationships” by Allison Bottke

Setting Boundaries with Difficult People: Six Steps to SANITY for Challenging Relationships by Allison Bottke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Setting Boundaries with Difficult People in 140 characters or less: “sanity=analysis, introspection, support, trusting God. Practice!” If you find spiritual self-help books to be trite and preachy, Allison Bottke’s “Setting Boundaries with Difficult People:Continue reading “REVIEW: “Setting Boundaries with Difficult People: Six Steps to SANITY for Challenging Relationships” by Allison Bottke”

FIRST Wild Card Book Tour Stop: Setting Boundaries with Difficult People by Allison Bottke

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reasonContinue reading “FIRST Wild Card Book Tour Stop: Setting Boundaries with Difficult People by Allison Bottke”

REVIEW: “Danger at the Door” by Michelle Sutton

Danger at the Door by Michelle Sutton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Danger at the Door in 140 characters or less: Lonely grieving Arizonan orders pizza, gets hunky deliveryman & a stalker. Add budding romance, cute puppy love. House analogy. Tension! From Christian fiction writer Michelle Sutton comes Danger at the Door: a romance/suspenseContinue reading “REVIEW: “Danger at the Door” by Michelle Sutton”

REVIEW: “Last Resort” by B.J. Robinson

Last Resort by BJ Robinson My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Last Resort in 140 characters or less: Girl meets boy. Girl denies obvious interest. Enter abusive ex, girl’s rival 4 boy. <3, shots, property damage. Co-conspirators? Suspense! In Last Resort, the debut title on Desert Breeze Publishing from B.J. Robinson, Faith Roussell settles inContinue reading “REVIEW: “Last Resort” by B.J. Robinson”