A haunting story set in the late 1930s, Circle of Darkness weaves together a sinister present and a tortured past with exquisite prose and a complex heroine. The author captures the tone and atmosphere of the remnants of Southern aristocracy, clinging to the trappings of wealth even through the Great Depression. Gathered at a lakeside … More Circle of Darkness, by Phyllis M. Newman [Review]
In the February issue of InD’Tale Magazine, Perilous Gambit (Audiobook edition) received the publication’s coveted “crowned heart” rating as one of the top books in its genre. The magazine’s review is below and can be found at: https://indtale.com/reviews/audiobooks/perilous-gambit-mike-stoneman-thriller SUSPENSE: The last thing Jason Dickson wants to do right before his big Vegas wedding is solve … More Perilous Gambit snags top rating from InD’Tale Magazine
I picked up Dead At Third during a free offer and enjoyed this first installment in Gregory Payette’s Henry Walsh series. Henry is a former Rhode Island cop who moves to Jacksonville, Florida after an incident. He takes a job as head of security for the fictional Jacksonville Sharks baseball club, a major league franchise. … More Dead at Third (A Henry Walsh Mystery), by Gregory Payette [Review]
I try to ignore the occasional one-star review of my books, which tend to have an agenda, or sometimes are just a rating without a written review (very frustrating). In fact, I try not to obsess over reviews generally. But, every once in a while, I’ll get a review that is truly amazing. Such a … More Best Book Review Ever
Here’s a nice birthday present. In the email today I received a badge from Writer’s Digest signifying that my literary fiction novel, A Legacy of One, was recognized with an “honorable mention” in the 2021 Writer’s Digest contest for self-published books. This is actually more significant than the term “honorable mention” may suggest, because the … More A Legacy of One wins an Honor
On this MLK Day, please remember. There is still work to do. Listen to Dr. King’s own voice here: https://www.npr.org/2010/01/18/122701268/i-have-a-dream-speech-in-its-entirety Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Aug. 28, 1963: Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of … More I Have a Dream
This bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection is my book club’s January read. Based on the hype and the 60,000 reviews on Amazon, I had high expectations. The book did not live up to them. I’m certainly not the target audience, and I’ll admit that, as a male, I may be missing the emotional connection … More The last thing he told me, by Laura Dave [Review]
This book is its own genre, to be categorized as gibberish satire fantasy adventure. I happen to be a fan of James Joyce, and have a dog-eared copy of Ulysses on my bookshelf. The Reeking Hegs starts out as a kind of retelling of The Odyssey, written in even more impenetrably language than Joyce, with … More The Reeking Hegs, by Pete Peru and Lord Tupelo [Review]
Listen to the recording of Kevin talking to Amanda Bacon, guest hosting on the Todd Ortloff show on KONP Newsradio 1450.
If you missed it live, you can watch the video replay of the big Launch Party for Perilous Gambit, which took place on Facebook Live! on November 23, 2021.