GOLD MEDAL WINNER: READERS' FAVORITE - COMPELLED - A PARANORMAL SUPERNATURAL FICTION WILL GRAB YOU FROM PAGE ONE TO THE VERY LAST PAGE - BY USA TODAY & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS
A Message From Beyond
New York Detective Sidney Langston is rushed to the hospital with excruciating chest pains the same night a woman who bears a remarkable resemblance to her is murdered in San Diego. Tests reveal that Sidney is perfectly healthy, yet the crippling pain persists until the dead woman reaches out from beyond the grave for Sidney’s help to vindicate her wrongfully imprisoned husband and to find her murderer.
˃˃˃ Ghostly Intrigue That Keeps You On The Edge Of Your Seat
Desperate to remain pain-free, Sidney embarks on a mission to exonerate an innocent man. With a ruthless killer at large, she soon discovers the crime is more than a simple whodunit when dangerous scenarios unfold. The dead woman’s spirit relentlessly pushes Detective Langston to solve the crime and correct an injustice ”" or forever be tormented by an invisible bullet wound.
Gold Medal Winner: Readers' Favorite 2017 International Book Awards ~ Fiction
The Outstanding Mystery: 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards
Paranormal/Supernatural Fiction Finalist: 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards
"A unique blending of the supernatural with classic mystery/suspense, "Compelled" by Inge-Lise Goss is an inherently riveting read from cover to cover. Revealing the author's genuine flair as a novelist for narrative drive storytelling, "Compelled"is decidedly and unreservedly recommended..." -Midwest Book Review
M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED THIS MURDER/SUSPENSE/THRILLER BOOK WITH A TOUCH OF PARANORMAL & ROMANCE
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2021
I’m a big fan of anything Inge-Lise Goss writes, but her book COMPELLED kept me on the edge of my seat. It is a fabulously written murder mystery, with just enough paranormal, and romance to satisfy even those who are avid readers of those genres’, and not so much that a man who is into murder/thriller/suspense can’t thoroughly enjoy too.
I both read it on kindle and listened to it again on audible, where the narrator did such a fabulous job of producing it, that it kept you listening way too far into the night, and barely able to keep your eyes open, but still not wanting to stop.
I highly recommend this terrific read.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE A CUTE PUPPY, BUT NOT A CUTE LITTLE PUPPY? THE LONESOME PUPPY - A CHILDREN'S STORY BY PATRICIA MORAN
A children's story about a puppy that is larger than most and therefore not wanted as a friend by the other puppies or as a playmate by the adult dogs or the smaller puppies. He seeks a home and someone to love and want him. It is based on the true story of my mother's dog named Thor.
Sherrill S. Cannon
5.0 out of 5 stars A Puppy With a Huge Heart
The Lonesome Puppy by Patricia Moran 2/10/20 – 5 stars A Puppy with a Huge Heart…
What if you were a cute puppy, but not a cute “little” puppy? Would other pups or children love you, or just wonder why you’re so big and tease you about it? This pup finds the answer when he discovers a new family who is willing to love him just the way he is…and provides a happy-ever-after life for a Great Dane named Thor, who is just the size he is supposed to be!!
A BRILLIANT AWARD-WINNING ROMANTIC NOVEL PACKED WITH TWISTS & TURNS, AND AN ASSORTMENT OF CRISES WHICH WILL LEAVE YOU WONDERING FROM START TO FINISH BY BL ELS
A brilliant Camp NaNoWriMo award-winning novel packed with twists and turns.
Jade Stanford is a vibrant and bubbly independent woman. Not comfortable living in a mansion she opted to move back to her hometown to find something more homely.
Norman Wright is the homeowner who rented his house to Jade. From the day he met with her, she did things that irked him. Everything she did seemed to resonate with money. A commodity she had, and he didn’t.
Through the month’s Norman came to know Jade. A kind and gentle soul who tried to make life better for everyone she met. But Jade’s life was about to change. She still had to live through her ring of fire life had dealt her. This is going to be a bumpy ride for Jade and Norman.
The Ring of Fire is also referred to as the Circum-Pacific Belt. A path along the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. The majority of Earth’s volcanoes and earthquakes take place along the Ring of Fire.
This novel is packed with a host of challenges. Daily load shedding when a complete blackout is scheduled. Water problems due to corruption, sabotage and no maintenance. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. An assortment of crises rife in South Africa which every South African has to contend with and endure. Complications which will have you wondering from start to finish.
Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the Mzimkhulu River, the largest river on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast of South Africa. It is located halfway between Hibberdene and Margate and is located 120 km south of Durban.
CAN THE REBELS STOP THE ANDROIDS' REIGN OF TERROR OR IS THE HUMAN RACE DOOMED? NO REPRIEVE - BOOK 2 IN USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS' A.I. SERIES
Can the rebels stop the androids’ reign of terror or is the human race doomed?After escaping the grip of Pellegrin, a powerful android, and joining the rebels, Paislee Hobson is far from safe. Disguised as a recently-recruited employee of the courthouse, she goes undercover at Portland’s courthouse to dig up vital information.
But she soon discovers things aren’t that simple. With Pellegrin promoted to overseeing the entire west coast Institutes, Paislee must use all of her wits to avoid detection—only to find the android is one step ahead of her.
Back in L.A., Paislee is faced with her toughest challenge yet—to gain Pellegrin’s trust in order to infiltrate his high-security office and complete her mission.
As more humans fall victim to the androids and her cover begins to slip, Paislee knows that her time is running out…
If you like fast-paced dystopian sci-fi with androids, mystery, and high-stakes missions, then you’ll love the action-packed second book in the No Freedom trilogy
"Combining fantastic elements of espionage fiction, crime, mystery, science fiction, and thriller, author Inge-Lise Goss has crafted a highly engaging and high stakes action novel that you won't want to put down for a second."--K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite Reviewer
"The plot is cunningly written... No Reprieve: An A.I. Thriller is a pulsating story filled with action and a fast pace; an enjoyable read..." --Ruffina Oserio, Readers' Favorite Reviewer
"No Reprieve... is a fast-paced science fiction thriller that is both chilling and engaging." --Maria Victoria Beltran, Readers' Favorite Reviewer
"...wonderfully riveting and surprisingly refreshing from the regular sci-fi scenarios. ...The storyline escalates with every page, and very quickly the book turns impossible to put down." --Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer
"...my heart was racing the entire time I was reading and I loved each second of it." --Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite Reviewer
THE LAST MAGI IS A QUEST TO FIND CHRIST THAT TAKES ARTABAN YEARS TO COMPLETE - WILL HE FIND JESUS BEFORE ITS TO LATE? E.A. SHARPE HAS WRITTEN A WONDERFUL STORY THAT IS GREAT FOR BOTH CHRISTMAS AND EASTER.
Destined to be a Christmas classic, The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, who leaves his betrothed, the beautiful Rasha, to follow his fellow Magi to Bethlehem. Arriving too late, he sets out to find the child born under the star. Years pass as Artaban chases wisps and rumors across two continents. Weary and impoverished, the last Magi refuses to quit his quest, even as time is running out.
Lifted me up!
I honestly felt that I was a constant & very close onlooker in this story! I could feel the sand swirling around me, it's grit in my mouth. Each story told by
another traveler kept me alert, anxious, and excited! With each experience the Magi had.... the author made me feel that I was one with the characters. I
was a character! Whether it be a suffering animal eager to please my master. Or a man drinking and playing games with other men. And believe me these are not activities that I would be an eager participant! Ugh and the raw odor of men was thick and real! This story was REAL and I will miss watching and playing my part !!!
E.A. Sharpe wrote an absolutely wonderful story that will give you a lift and show what commitment to a goal will bring to you.
It is the story of a Magi who missed his fellow Magi on their quest to find the child whom the star and prophecy spoke of. Yet he sets out on his own, and through hardship, and delays he gives all he has to help those in need along the way.
Years later he feels he is too late, but is he?
I loved this short book of Artaban’s quest to find Christ and believe it is a story that is a great read at any time of the year, especially at Easter.
SO OFTEN WE THINK WE DON'T HAVE ANY SKILLS THAT CAN MAKE A PROFIT AND WE ARE WRONG - BILL BENITEZ - THE HANDYMAN'S GUIDE TO PROFIT CAN HELP US ALL LEARN JUST HOW MUCH WE DO KNOW.
Start making money now as a handyman using only your home repair skills. Twelve chapters of valuable how-to information teach you how to:
*Find new customers
*Price every job to ensure profit
*Get paid in full for every job
*Expand your skills for profitability
*Use the Internet to increase profits
*Keep customers coming back and giving referrals
*Handle your accounting and taxes
*Become a highly paid home repair expert
Everything you need to know to succeed financially as a handyman. No fluff or hype, just down to earth details on exactly how to make money using your present skills.
Five Stars by Brian
This book tells you everything you need to know from getting jobs to what tools you need I don’t read much but this book was easy to read and understand great great book he tells you step by step what you need...recommend it highly.
WE MARRY FOR BETTER OR WORSE, BUT DO WE UNDERSTAND HOW TO HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP? BILL BENITEZ' BOOK RELATIONSHIP CAN HELP US LOOK AT THE PITFALLS, AND AVOID THEM.
When I decided to write this book on relationship, my wife Barbara was surprised and cautioned me by saying that she would not dare write such a book because it was such a varied topic with so many nuances. That scared me because she is certainly more qualified to write about relationship than I am. I hesitated for a while.
Most of my writing had been on housing, business, woodworking, even publishing, but nothing on relationship. It's an expansive topic and I wasn't sure if my information would be of real value. I considered that all my books are based on firsthand experience and realized that even though I'm not an expert, I have a lifetime of experience in relationship. Based on that I felt able to contribute something helpful to some readers and I feel good about this book.
I found this book to be such an informative and important read offering tips for all types. I couldn't agree with the author more about never ever taking your partner for granted and that love means ALWAYS saying you're sorry-- actually as quickly, whole-heartedly and as often as needed. I'd recommend Bill's book to add zest to an already good relationship or to help you create the one you long for.
AN ADVENTURE THAT BRAVES ALL ODDS AS A YOUNG HISPANIC GIRL HELPS RESCUE A KIDNAPPED BLACK BOY IN LOTTIE'S ADVENTURE: FACING THE MONSTER - BY BARBARA FRANCES
Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster, is an action-packed children's book written especially for ages 8 through 14. Children will enjoy this exciting read while also improving their reading skills. Twenty-nine chapters filled with twists and turns keep kids reading to discover the outcome.
Lottie, a lively ten-year old Hispanic girl, longs for something new and different in her life. Her summers up to this point have all been, more or less, the same. Then the arrival of a magical letter and a TV newscast transforms her vacation time in a high adventure.
Her great adventure includes trying to relate to a cold, estranged, and rich grandmother, freeing a kidnapped ten-year-old African American boy from a locked room, hiding him in a safe place, and then fleeing with him from a kidnapper who is always just a step or two behind.
Lottie's Adventure is a vibrant chapter book mystery for preteens that emphasizes the importance of intergenerational communication and love as well as the immense value of thinking beyond cultural stereotypes. To develop a new moral code or vision, both these elements are crucial. Perhaps the most striking quality of "Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster" is its powerful positive energy. Featuring a spunky 10-year-old Hispanic heroine, "Lottie's Adventure" keeps interest high and pages turning with exciting plot twists and turns and believable cliffhangers that just keep evolving. The author allows her characters to develop very naturally, with total authenticity. There are many excellent ideas embedded in the story, not the least of which is that people, even wise adults, can learn to admit they are wrong. "Lottie's Adventure" goes a long way towards building a viable alternative to prejudice, and for that and many other reasons, it is highly recommended juvenile reading for kids age 10 and up.
(Review from The Midwest Book Review)
While reading Barbara Frances’ chapter book Lottie’s Adventure: Facing the Monster, I was swept back to the books of my childhood. A place where tweens helped each other and became heroes without the use of make-believe or magic brooms. Just plain old smarts, ingenuity, and integrity.
I was engrossed in the story of Lottie, a Hispanic girl, as she helped Charles Ray a black boy, who had been kidnapped escape and confront the bad guy, outsmarting him, while facing their own fears. The friendship that grew between the two was a lesson in how people all want the same things out of life regardless of their upbringing, race, or nationality.
It is a compelling and wonderful tale that I’d recommend to both adults and the tween alike.
A PLACE WHERE SHADOWS WALK AND ONE NEEDS TO FIND REALITY FROM INSANITY - SHADOW'S WAY BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR BARBARA FRANCES
Prepare to be spellbound. Barbara Frances' long-awaited third novel, “Shadow's Way,” takes you to the coastal, deep South, where the past and the present mingle in a gothic tale of insanity, murder, and sexual intrigue.
You'll meet the beautiful Elaine Chauvier, former actress and proprietor of Shadow's Way, her family's antebellum home; the esteemed Archbishop Andre Figurant and his fallen identical twin, Bastien; newly arrived Ophelia and Rudy, here to explore their Chauvier roots and their ties to Shadow's Way; and the mysterious Madame Claudine. Under a veneer of piety and graciousness, i.e., the questions: What is good? What is evil? What is reality?
Fans of Agatha Christie and her enormous ensemble casts will find many enjoyable parallels in the work and structure of author Barbara Frances. I particularly enjoyed the setting for this tale, playing on the traditional tropes of the Southern gothic genre, but also adding many flairs and twists from ghost stories, fables and psychological horror works. Both the characters and plot are multi-faceted, giving readers a lot to follow, but also a lot to gain from paying close attention to each clue and motivation. The mystery itself sometimes takes a back seat when the (often literal) ghosts and shadows take over, playing with the characters’ sensibilities and forcing them to ask much deeper questions of themselves and others. What results is an emotive but also thoughtful, spooky mystery novel. I would highly recommend Shadow’s Way to mystery and gothic fiction fans looking for something new, unique and really well crafted.
Ms. Francis’ novel Shadow’s Way, had me enthralled from page one, it kept me reading until so late into the night that I used a flashlight in order not to wake my husband.
I’ve always enjoyed reading gothic tales, but this one went beyond most that I had read. The synopsis was correct, past and present mingled and left me on the edge of my seat. Was G – G – Daddy a real paranormal experience or a figment of Elaine Chauvier’s imagination, which got worse as she sunk deeper into insanity?
I loved the various characters that Ms. Francis brought into play as needed to heighten the story. They were well rounded and interconnected in ways that one has to keep reading to get the full picture.
DEEPLY ROOTED IN THEIR RURAL COMMUNITY ON THEIR ORDERLY FARM, LIFE SEEMS GOOD & TOMORROW ALWAYS HOLDS PROMISE. BUT UNDER THE SURFACE, IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY - LIKE I USED TO DANCE BY BARBARA FRANCES IS SHOULD BE SAVORED
“Our kids, my, my, Gracie” laughed Bud. “Where did we go wrong? One marries God, another a Jew and the last one, the devil!”
Texas, 1951. The Wolanskys—Grace, Bud and their three grown children—are a close-knit clan, deeply rooted in their rural community and traditional faith. On their orderly farm, life seems good and tomorrow always holds promise.
But under the surface, it’s a different story. Grace is beset by dark memories and unnamed fears, calmed only by practicing a secret obsession. Their son Andy has said no to becoming a farmer like his dad and, worse, has fallen in love with a big-city Jewish girl. Youngest child Regina is trapped in a loveless marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband. Even “perfect” daughter Angela’s decision to become a nun unleashes consequences no one could foresee.
And then Ceil Dollard breezes into town.
Ceil—wealthy, sophisticated, irrepressible—is like a visitor from Mars. She’s a modern woman. She drives a car and wears pants. She blows away tradition and certainty, forcing Grace to face her fears and brave a changing world. Through Ceil, Grace learns about courage and pleasure—but at the risk of losing Bud.
Barbara Frances’ sparkling, richly human novel takes you back to a time when Ike was president and life was slower, but people were the same as now. You’ll encounter a cast of characters storm-tossed by change, held together by love. Written with compassion, humor and suspense, Like I Used to Dance will charm you, warm you and even squeeze a few tears, from its opening number to the last waltz.
You'll Be Hooked on This Book
After only a few pages I was hooked by Like I Used to Dance and Barbara Frances' gifts as a storyteller. She creates multidimensional characters who are so real that I found myself thinking about them in between sessions with the book, and she weaves a plot that is by turns suspenseful, funny, touching and gripping. Set in a rural Texas community more than sixty years ago, the book explores social, racial and family themes -- many of which continue to resonate today. But above all, it's a great read! It will take you places where you've never been, from a KKK meeting that is both sinister and pathetic, to a heartbroken man's encounter with a mystical fox. Barbara Frances writes with insight, compassion, full knowledge of the human heart, and lots of twists, turns and surprises. Highly recommended.
M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
5.0 out of 5 stars WILL SURELY BECOME ONE OF THE CLASSICS IN LITERATURE
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2020
It is easy to see how Like I Used To Dance by Barbara Frances won awards. It is a novel that should easily find its way into classic literature. It is not just the story of the Wolanskys, who live in a small farming town in the nineteen-fifty’s, but the story of life, and how even generations of family issues can affect each new generation unless something happens to break the cycle.
Ms. Frances paints a picture of each character, their weaknesses, as well as the strength in their character. From Grace, and Bud, their three grown children, to neighbors, and friends, each is drawn with a fine pencil, fully formed, and genuine, some are people you wish you knew, and others you would like to string up. Yet, each is so well crafted as to be able to see them in your life, or town.
Whether she is painting the generous nature of Bud, to the horror of Billy Ray, Ms. Frances brings us a full picture of life as it was, and life as it still is. Many things may have changed in our world, underneath there is still an underbelly of both the beauty and ugliness of human nature.
Like I Used To Dance was not a book that I could easily put down, but sat up till the wee hours of the morning reading.
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