Seeing Evil by M.C Domovitch 

Seeing Evil

By M.C. Domovitch

Genre: Thriller


Four years ago, top model Ciara Kelly escaped from the Cutter with her life, but the scars he carved into her flesh ended both her modeling career and her love life. Another tiny scar, this one on her brain, has left her with an unusual ability, one she views more as a curse than a blessing. Now living in New York, Ciara finds herself drawn to a case eerily reminiscent of her own. When detective Nanos asks for her help in trying to identify a killer who kidnaps and murders teenage girls, Ciara finds herself in the sights of another dangerous killer. 


Let me start by saying….I really do not like this cover.  I know that is minor and you are never to judge a book by its cover (luckily I didn’t). This cover fits the title just not the story. 

Ciara has a strange gift. (You will need to read the book to find out!) She tries desperately to put it to good use to help the police find the missing girls.  This causes a huge rift between the commander and one of his best detectives. 

There are some good aspects to this read. It has some unique qualities. I enjoyed the story and did not want to stop till I found out all that was happening. Ciara and her strange gift, the missing girls, the detective, really keeps the reader entertained.  However, there are many places this book needed a good editor.  I do not say that because of spelling or grammar.  There are some mistakes in the story easily found.   There are places where a few changes in wording would have gone a long way. The author has talent, just needs some tweaking. 

I received this copy for a honest review. 

About the Author

M.C. Domovitch is a best-selling author. Seeing Evil, featuring Ciara Kelly, the only surviving victim of the Cutter is her tenth novel. She is presently hard at work on her eleventh.

M.C. writes cozy mysteries as Carol Ann Martin, humorous murder mysteries as Monique Domovitch, and romantic suspense as M.C. Domovitch. The one thing all of her novels have in common is that they are page-turners. Start reading a Domovitch novel in the evening at your own risk.

Asked if there is any truth to the rumor that she is the love child of Sidney Sheldon and Jackie Collins, she insists that she was born in Ontario Canada, the daughter of school teachers who taught her the joy of reading at a young age.

Domovitch lives with her physician husband and their two Yorkies. They divide their time between homes in Toronto Canada and Key Largo Florida.


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Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson 


The menacing woods of Grizzly Falls, Montana, are not for the faint of heart. But for some, they’re the perfect setting for partying and pranks. They don’t know there’s a rapt audience amid the tangled trees, a killer with a different kind of game in mind, for whom the woods are dark and deep and perfectly deadly.

Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or chance. Grizzly Falls is different. Here, killers aren’t just the stuff of legends and campfire lore. Someone is in the night-time shadows, watching the local teens play around in the moonlit woods. Waiting for the right moment, the right victim. Waiting to take away a life. 

Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especially when her daughter, Bianca, is swept up in the media storm. When a reality show arrives in town, the chaos only makes it harder for Pescoli and her partner, Selena Alvarez, to distinguish rumor from truth. 
Another body is found and another. And as the nightmare strikes closer to home, Pescoli races to find the terror lingering in the darkness, where there are too many places to hide and countless places to die. 


Grizzly Falls, Montana, a quiet town to raise a family…until…it is not! Regan Pescoli is a cop due for maternity leave soon. Then, her older daughter Bianca finds a dead body after being chased by a Sasquatch(yes…that’s what I said!). Regan cannot have this baby yet.  She is in a race against the clock to solve these murders in her small town. 

Bianca is a typical teenager, easily manipulated and very quick with the attitude. I was not a huge fan of her character at the start of this read. She redeems herself as the tale weaves along. She has a strong fortitude and intellect which shows itself the more you get to know her. And, her mother Regan is one of the best female characters ever.  She chooses her battles (especially with her ex) very carefully and wins quite a few. 

This is a true action packed read. Lisa Jackson always has the best “run away” scenes. I got out of breath as Bianca makes a run for it, not once, but twice in this story. 

I have read a couple of books in this series. I have not read them in order nor have I read them all. Does not really matter, you can pick up any of her novels in any series and just start reading. 

Lisa Jackson is a very consistent writer. I enjoy her books especially on trips. Her novels are fast-paced and suspenseful.  I do not think I have ever “not finished” one of her books. Have I read them all? Absolutely not. She has tons of novels, with many different settings and characters. So, pick your favorite setting and take her on! 

I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review.  


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Always Mickie by Melanie Munton – Cover Reveal

Always Mickie (Cruz Brothers #3)By Melanie Munton

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Mickie is his. Always had been his.

And he’s going to remind her why she always will be his.
All her life, Mickie had always been the well-behaved, level-headed girl. But when she got to college, she was ready to strip herself of that image once and for all. She wanted excitement. She wanted spontaneity. She wanted to feel like she was actually living. 
And getting down and dirty with the sexy guy she met at a concert seemed like the perfect solution. Sure, he didn’t know how to laugh, or even smile, but he definitely made her feel alive. 
The whirlwind sex spree with him surprised her.

Falling in love with the guy surprised her even more.
Dawson is losing her. 
Mickie kicked him out of their house. She won’t talk to him. He knows marriage is never supposed to be easy, but being a dedicated cop for ten years has made everything that much harder. He doesn’t know how to fix their issues and make everything right. 
But he isn’t about to let her go.
She says she wants the excitement back. She wants the spontaneity that first drew them together. She wants to experience the adventure of falling in love all over again.
Her wish is his command.
He’s going to remind her what it feels like to be loved, to be wanted, to be craved. If he has to, he’ll push everything else aside and start from scratch with her. He will never give up.
Because for him, it was Always Mickie.


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Heart Ache & Sin by Charles Soto – BOOK BLITZ

Heartache & Sin

By Charles Soto

Genre: Suspense, Drama


When a Midwestern farming town is hit hard by a crop-destroying drought, people are willing to put their faith into anything that might bring them some relief.


Steven Wheaton is burdened by the effects of the drought on his farm, and heartbroken knowing that the chances of starting a family with his wife Karen have been damaged by her recent diabetes diagnosis.


Devastated, Karen turns to the new pastor in town, looking for faith and guidance…but even her relationship with God cannot fill the void in her life.


When ulterior motives collide with harrowing miracles, where does the line between good and evil begin?


About the Author


Charles Soto is a moving and unconventional fiction author of Heartache & Sin, The friend Request, Pride and a Prayer and the ghost writer of the Auto-Biography, Frias with Love (Where we come from, where we went).


Along with his diversity as an author and his capabilities of writing in a profound array of genres, his talents as a sculptor and expertise in the painting and decorating field has enabled him to supervise such projects as the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, NV., Pantageous Theatre in Downtown Minneapolis, MN., as well as many more iconic Structures.


Charles Soto was born in Las Vegas NV., and throughout his childhood was raised in the Bay Area of Alameda County on the outskirts of San Francisco, CA. He now lives in Northern Minnesota with his wife of thirty years and their two daughters.

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Telemachus by Peter Gray - Book Spotlight 

Telemachus – Its Origins 

Bizarrely, the seed for this idea came one summer’s day, back in the mid Nineties. I had just said goodbye to mother-in-law when I noticed a blob of jelly at my feet in our back garden. But it was a breathing blob with tiny eyes and a miniature beak; perhaps a hint of some very primitive feathers. Being an animal person, I couldn’t just let it die, so, with my two daughters, we constructed a nest and wondered about how we might feed this tiny creature, presuming it to be a baby housemartin. There was a broken nest overhead after a violent storm the previous night – one of a whole colony that clutched to every corner of the house. And we had to assume there were anxious parents watching somewhere from surrounding undergrowth.

Anyway, we were successful. For weeks, the girls knocked on neighbours’ doors, initially asking if they had any flies we could feed to ‘George’ (as this little creature became known) – not that we had any idea of it’s sex, simply decided it was a boy. It grew into the family, came for drives in the car and, when it got tired of watching TV in the evenings, would climb up under my shirt collar and go to sleep.  

We fed it cat food with surgical forceps – which wasn’t very welcomed by Clouseau, the cat. Then it started to fly. As it wasn’t growing very well, we had to keep it in the hot press at night for added heat. When it got stronger, we would take it outside for flying practice; but, one day, it spotted an open window in the kitchen – and was gone.

Bereft, we searched our valley for days on end, calling, crying out, pleading for it to come back – but we never got a glimpse of George again.

Telemachus was my attempt to trace its path in life, but it became a lot more than that. From a simple story of adventure, it became a construction of society, a search for ideals, a questioning of all that we humans have and, perhaps, abuse.


“This is my son, mine own Telemachus,

To whom I leave the sceptre and the isle, -.”  

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

About the Author

Peter Gray was born in Dublin, Ireland, during World War II, coming at the tail end of a very large family. First educated by Christian Brothers, he later studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin.

After three years spent in a mixed agricultural practice in Devon, England, he set up business in Fermoy, Co. Cork, where he became part of a developing Thoroughbred horse breeding industry that was then in its infancy.

This experience is reflected in his Allen Series books and in those on soundness and pre-purchase examinations, the latter having come from time working in international sales arenas.

He moved to England in the mid Eighties and resumed practice in the Midlands, where he wrote his equestrian books published under the J. A. Allen and David & Charles imprints.

His clinical experience is reflected in these books which cover the expansion of his interests into performance, athletic injuries and rehabilitation.

Telemachus was written after a family experience in nurturing a baby housemartin. The story began as an attempt to trace the migration path and life of the birds, but grew into something more complicated.

Premonition – A Story of Ireland is a memoir. It pursues the path of his life but extends far beyond that to follow the changing face of a country that had had its own wars and managed to emerge into the light of freedom.
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Finally finished the Senior Album! 

Whew….this was a long process. There were extenuating circumstances. July 4, 2016, my daughter lost one of the most influential teachers of her life. Mr. Sam Cunningham, her band director, died of a heart attack. This was a tragedy which took my breath away. I stopped working on the album for months. He is in several pictures and I cried every time I looked at them. That being said,  I also felt like I could not do his memory justice in this album. I know I did not succeed in honoring him the way he deserved. However, she does have a keeper of her memories in this album and that is enough. 

Mr C. and my daughter had a fight of sorts over the wearing of her homecoming dress to direct in. Needless to say, she won that argument. In the top pic of this layout he is hoping she doesn’t fall off the prodium. 

In this final layout there are pictures under each flap of her and Mr. C. I just did not have a hand to take the pic and open the flap. 

These are not half of the pages in this album. Some were posted in two previous posts. And some just didn’t make the cut! 

You can see the previous posts

Here and Here
Thanks for stopping by. 

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Lose Your Fat, Not Your Mind by Adrian Padula – BOOK SPOTLIGHT 

Lose Your Fat, Not Your Mind

By Adrian Padula

Genre: Non-Fiction


Losing weight can often be an uphill battle for most people. Are you looking for a simple yet effective way to drop those excess pounds?
After many years of working in the health and fitness industry, Adrian decided that there had to be certain principles that when followed, produced guaranteed weight loss and better health for anyone who followed them. Principles that were so simple to use and easy to implement, yet still produced remarkable results.
After years of research and testing, Adrian finally discovered the 7 ‘secret’ principles that must be followed in order to achieve the kind of body and level of health that most people desire. Moreover, this method of eating is enjoyable, easy to sustain, and can be adapted to YOUR specific lifestyle! Finally, a plan that you can actually stick with and a way of eating that WILL produce the results you have always wanted, and quickly!
*Learn how to recognise which foods literally force your body to burn body fat

*Discover which superfoods you must include in your diet to fast track your results

*Learn how to use intermittent fasting as a powerful weight loss tool

*Learn how to switch on your fat-burning hormones

*Lose 3-4 pounds every week

*Discover the biggest mistakes most people make when trying to lose weight

*Learn how to destroy your sugar cravings using a simple 4-step process

*Discover how you can finally gain control over the food you eat

*Learn how Adrian’s proven 7-step method, which has helped hundreds of his clients, can also give you amazing results

*Find out which supplements can help you to lose weight and which ones are a total waste of your money

*Discover how you can activate your ‘skinny gene’

*Have access to nutritious and easy to prepare recipes that are guaranteed to taste amazing!


About the Author


Adrian Padula is a certified nutritionist, wellness coach, chef, author and blogger. Working in the health, fitness and hospitality industries over the past 20 years ignited his passion to help others to look and feel their best through healthy lifestyle choices. Working closely with food also gave him an understanding of how people’s eating habits and lack of awareness was not only leading them further away from their goals, but also down the path to self-destruction. His ‘worthy ideal’ is to help educate people and assist them in living a happier, healthier life.

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