Sunday, May 14, 2023

Why You Should Read More

As the world moves at a frenzied pace, we often neglect the small pleasures in life that can bring us much-needed peace from that rat-race life can be.

One such pleasure is reading, more specifically, reading fiction. While many consider it a leisure activity, reading fiction is crucial to our mental, emotional, and social well-being. It’s an immersive experience that can transport you to a different time, place or perspective. It allows you to experience a range of emotions and sensations that you may not encounter in your day-to-day life. This helps you develop empathy and compassion for others, leading to better social skills and improved communication.

Reading fiction stimulates your imagination and creativity. By experiencing the story through the characters’ eyes, you become more attuned to the nuances of life and gain a deeper appreciation for art, literature, and the world around you. You develop the ability to think beyond the confines of your own existence and begin to see the interconnections of everything around you.

Besides the intellectual and social benefits of reading fiction, there are several mental and emotional benefits as well. Reading fiction has been proven to reduce stress levels, improve cognitive abilities, increase the ability to focus and sharpen memory skills. It’s not only enjoyable but essential to your mental and emotional well-being.

By experiencing life through the eyes of the characters you read about, you can improve your cognitive, social, and emotional skills, as well as gain a better understanding of the world. So, pick up that book you've been eyeing, and take the time to escape into a new world. Your well-being will thank you for it!

Saturday, May 13, 2023


A Psionic Corps Mystery
Book 5

Author: Alan Scott
E-Book List Price: 4.99
Published: May 13, 2023
Word Count: 44,912
Genres: Murder Mystery/Suspense

Why did a scuba diver desecrate a shrine dedicated to the people who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 and who killed him?

Hawai'i Psionic Officer Kenny Nu'uani is visiting the USS Arizona National Memorial when a body is found floating above the wreckage.  Kenny realizes that the man had entered the ship, desecrating a shrine, erected in memory of the sailors who perished on the USS Arizona, December 7, 1941. 

What was he doing there?  Was he looking for something?

With the help of the US Navy, Kenny investigates the man's death and discovers the man was murdered. Two FBI agents are dogging his heels as they try to stay ahead of the psionic officer. Kenny must use all his powers to find out what was the diver looking for, who killed him, and why. If he isn't careful, he could be added to the list of people who died on the Arizona.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Muscle Bound by Alan Scott


A Psionic Corps Mystery
Book 4

Author: Alan Scott
E-Book List Price: 5.99
Published: March 18, 2023
Word Count: 56,306
Genres: Murder Mystery/Suspense

What if your best friend is a murderer?

Pryce Nolton, a good friend of Josh Chambers, Utah's Psionic Officer, is found holding a bloody knife next to three bodies, all of them stabbed to death. Pryce has no memory of the crime, and even Josh's powers cannot determine if he did or did not commit triple-homicide.

Salt Lake City police are convinced they have the right man and do not buy into the memory-loss excuse.  They think Pryce experienced a roid rage incident and stabbed his friends to death.

Josh is not convinced that Pryce could murder his friends in cold blood, but all the evidence points to Pryce's guilt.

While Josh is dealing with the investigation, his efforts are impeded by a series of drug thefts from hospital pharmacies.

Josh must find out what happened that deadly evening or else his friend might be sentenced to death.

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Contes Cruels by Nick Rowan



Author: Nick Rowan

List Price: e-book,  trade paperback

Published: January 7, 2023

Word Count: 52,136

Genres: Horror Short Story Collection

Contains: Violence, M/M, Erotic themes

Fifteen nightmares to discomfit your sleep, including one based on a real event.

Contes Cruels is French for “cruel stories”, and some of these are. Whether a broken-hearted man fighting his memories, a clairvoyant trucker, a lover’s pledge, a haunted house actor protecting friends in a crisis or a promise made to a small child, these tales take you inside the darkness in everyone. The small pinpricks of light in the darkness are optional.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Snow Leopard Guardian by Diana DeRicci


The Legacy of the Valda-Cree
Book Two

Author: Diana DeRicci
List Price: 6.99 e-book, 17.99 Trade Paperback
Published: October 15, 2022
Word Count: 90,820
Genres: Fantasy Romance/Shapeshifter/Gay/M/M

The Valda-Cree lion has returned.

With it come new challenges to the mages and those who follow his hopes, who believe in the will of the Goddess Adhrer to a free and prosperous Kielbos. Doubters and allies will reveal themselves.

Duran is but one of the six mages who believes in the prophecy, the goddess, and Lord Morrow. As keep liaison, he works tirelessly to ensure a fledgling peace can grow in strength. With the introduction of the skin shifters to the keep, their outlook strengthens. One skin shifter in particular has caught Duran’s attention, though he’s not sure why now, or why this feline shifter.

But there is more at play that can affect their futures as Duran and the mages of the keep continue their journey to return the Valda-Cree lion, the true blessed royal line, to the throne. Questions and quests.

A crown missing for centuries.

The Blood Spawn army’s purpose.

And did someone say dragons?

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Lion Rising LoveBytes review by Sadonna

"...So let me start by saying that I’ve read this author for years – at least a decade. I have always enjoyed her contemporary romances. I was also fan of her contemporary shifter fantasy series. But this is something entirely new and I was kind of blown away..."

Read the entire review HERE.