Fun Books for Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

FUN READING FOR HALLOWEENAGES PS-GRADE 3 & GRADES 4-7!

Stay safe and well this Halloween. Get your children into some fun reading that carries important life lessons. They learn while they have fun reading! No sugar or cavities with these books! They last longer than candy too! Haha!

There are ghosts, haunted house, magic and more, oh my! Your kids will love these books! You will be happy that they are reading good, wholesome books without anything that you have to worry about. They will also learn valuable life lessons as they have fun getting into the mysteries of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series and Abby & Holly Series. There is something for all tastes.

Are you looking for some fun books for Halloween for your middle-graders/PT/YA?

Look no further! Jemsbooks has two series with lots of adventures, excitement, ghosts, phantoms, specters or whatever you want to call them, along with magic, mystery and a good witch and warlocks. Check out these books below for some fun reading that will put you in a Halloween spirit.

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Davey & Derek Series MG/PT/YA books with 10 awards (Grades 4-7)
Abby & Holly – MG/PT/YA books with 8 awards (Grades 4-7)
18 Children’s books with 10 awards (PS-Grade 3)

Award-winning books – 5 of these children’s books received Silver Medals – Mom’s Choice Awards! Recommended by @Momschoiceawards!

Jemsbooks have won 28 Book Awards – 16 Pinnacle Book Awards, 5 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards (Silver, Bronze and 2 Honorable Mentions and Finalist Medal), 5 Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice Awards, 1 Authorsdb Silver Medal for Cover Contest, 1 Book Excellence Award Finalist, 2 Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, 1 Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards, and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Keep your kids safe this Halloween! Pick up copies of these books for a safe way for children to enjoy Halloween – reading about fun adventures, mysteries, magic, ghosts, specters, phantoms, a good witch and two warlocks. Your kids will love these books and so will you. All Jemsbooks promote good behavior in children of all ages.

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Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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The Beauty of fall!

While I was riding around the neighborhood and beyond recently I snapped these photos to share with you. As I have mentioned many times before fall is my favorite time of year. I can’t get enough of the beauty of the leaves changing! Autumn in New England is a time to enjoy what God has created for us.

Beauty is everywhere if we take the time to see it. Keep your eyes open and you will be surprised at what you can see.

The beauty is escalating as the trees show off their brilliant colors. It’s amazing to see! I never get tired of seeing the colors.

I hope you enjoyed my photos. Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoy a wonderful season wherever you live. Take care. Please come back again real soon.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

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BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – Book Review – Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 6: Dragana Helps a Fairy by Janice Spina

I can remember as a child reading books in a series and always anticipating the next story with much excitement. There are one or two book series in …

Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – Book Review – Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 6: Dragana Helps a Fairy by Janice Spina

Thank you so much, Sally, for the lovely review and feature on your fabulous blog!

Thank you, readers, fir stopping by to read this post. Please check out Sally’s wonderful blog for all kinds of books and health information.

Blessings & hugs,

Janice

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Fall is officially here!

I love fall! It’s my favorite time of year. Which season is yours?

I snapped a few photos of the changing colors of the trees in my neighborhood. My favorite color of the trees is red. We have maples all over our hood. Some change to yellow, others to orange and a few change to red. They are incredibly beautiful!

Red beauty outside my kitchen window – 2021

If you do not live in New England you do not have this. People from all over the country come to New England to experience this beauty. It is breathtaking! I have this right in my front yard. I still can’t get enough of the amazing transformation of the trees. They change so swiftly that it feels like a blink of an eye. Once the trees begin to complete the cycle they drop their leaves that have turned brown too soon. Then we know that winter is close behind. Sigh!

Last fall’s beauty – 2020

This year the weather has been so strange that we may not have as many trees change as in previous years. The weather needs to be warm during the day and cool at night. We have had some warm days and warm nights so the chlorophyll is not affected in the same way. It stills flows upward to the top leaves. It is supposed to be curtailed in the cooler nights and cannot travel up into the upper branches to feed them thus causing the change in the color of the leaves.

Golf course near me – 2020

Looking through my photos from last year I noticed the colors were more brilliant than this year in 2021.

Fall placemats
Lighted pumpkin
Another Lighted pumpkin
Fall & Halloween decorations
Another Welcome fall
Fall wreath

I hope wherever you live that you are staying safe and healthy and enjoying whatever season you are in now.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon. I appreciate your kind support of my books and blog and for all the lovely reviews of my books wherever they are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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What Am I Doing on my Writing Break from WIP?

Of course, I can’t just sit still while I am on a break from my next WIP. I have too much pent up energy to do that. So, you ask – what am I doing in between books?

Here is a list of what I have been doing with photos. Sewing, sewing, and more sewing! I have a beautiful new machine that my husband bought me last year. It has over 100 stitches. I have fun trying them out on different projects. Here is what I have done so far with more to come.

Sports wine cozies
More cozies
Boston Bruins Glass Cases
Wine Cozies & Glass cases – Boston Bruins
Patriots wine cozy with appliques and wine – I bring these cozies with a bottle of wine to friends’ houses when invited there. They always love them!!
Bruins glass cases made with felt
Another glass case in felt with Bruins applique
Two Bruins fleece pillows

I love to crochet too. I usually do most of my crocheting (large items) in the winter months. It is so comforting to sit at night with a warm, soft and cuddly new project on my lap as it grows.

Crocheted Headband

I am also in the process of making more headbands. Can’t have enough of them. I love them and wear them all fall and winter and into the spring. Summer is too hot for them. I have many more to make. Then onto my afghans again. I make them with blanket yarn. They are warm, soft and cuddly. Everyone wants one. Here are a couple I made for myself. Most I give away. Soon it will be the season of giving. I can’t wait! I have lots of items to give away! I love the feeling of joy when I give something away especially if the receiver is joyful too!

Crocheted Blanket afghan
Crocheted blanket afghan

I have a few yards of other fabric – Celtics and Red Sox – to work on next. I can’t help myself. I keep giving myself projects to do to keep busy. Soon I will get back to my books. I had been feeling exhausted from publishing 12 books in two years. It was the most I had ever done. My mind is clearer now and almost ready to begin again. But now I have all these projects lined up! Yikes! I will finish them first.

Soon the holidays will be upon us and I will have to put a stop to everything and get back to shopping and decorating for the holidays. I have decorated for fall and Halloween for now. But Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and right behind that will be Christmas. I feel tired already thinking of all this. Sigh!

If you are looking for some ideas for your Christmas lists, check out my books and my giveaways. Since I cannot sell these items above I will happily give them away in a post coming soon. Watch for it! As for my books all you have to do is click on the covers to the right of this post or go to the links below.

Jemsbooks Children’s books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

After the holidays I will have to take another break or maybe before! Ha!

I hope you enjoyed the photos of all my projects. Stay tuned for more coming soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your kind support of my books and blog. I appreciate all the lovely reviews too. Please keep them coming!!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

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BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Books Read in the Month of September of 2021

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of September of 2021. Here are the 7 books I read and reviewed for September. I might have read even more if I didn’t have another WIP. But, I always seemed to have a WIP! I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

I love sharing my reads in this Jemsbooks Segment, Books Read in the Month. I hope you will get a chance to look these books over soon. Thank you for your kind support of my work and my fellow authors.

If you are an avid reader, as I am, please review the books you love on Amazon or wherever you purchased them in order for others to enjoy your reviews. Reviews are one way for readers to know about an exceptional book. We indie authors love to receive reviews and appreciate the efforts of readers to do them. Thank you for your kind support of me and my books and for supporting my fellow authors too. 

I haven’t read any books by Brad Thor before. Black List was a gripping and frightening premise involving the internal government agencies within that have too much power.

This is book 11 of the Scot Harvarth series. He is a counterterrorist agent who must find out who is behind the so-called Black List. People are being picked off but no one seemed to know who is behind it. Scot enlists some people he can trust to help him put the clues together before more people die. As he digs deeper into the clues he is soon running for his life.

Will Harvarth be able to solve the mystery before he and his friends lose their battle for justice? Who can they trust to share what they found? Is this even possible that the government is behind it all?

This book will keep you reading until the end when it all comes together. This frightening premise is real enough to believe. Could a government be this secretive that it doesn’t know the the right hand is doing?

Life is Like a Mosaic is a lovely collection of poetry that lifts the heart and the spirit. The author has the innate ability to create beautiful poems, thoughts, rhymes with words as if she has a magic wand.

She weaves ordinary words and creates the extraordinary before our eyes. There are fifty poems to enjoy covering feelings, experiences, hope, love, heartache, joy, friendship among others. She recalls her childhood memories, holidays, friends and other thoughts in flowing and creative rhyming poetry that takes one away to his/her own childhood nostalgically.

The colorful cover tells a tale all its own of life that can be so fractured yet somehow comes together in a beautiful way. The poems she creates give us hope in a troubled world of what is possible if we think positively. As she says in the poem, ‘Hope, Hope still springs eternal’.

I enjoyed all these wonderful poems but especially enjoyed ‘The Sunflower – One, and Sunflower – Two.’ In these two poems Sally expresses her thoughts – ‘Witness the sunflower as she swivels to stare and worship the gold god. Symbol of health and life the sunflower brightens every field that she graces.’

As I read all these poems I fell uplifted and free, all my troubles melted away. It was a beautiful feeling as I traveled along her words to float and flitter, my heart beating rhythmically with her lilting words. I highly recommend this beautiful collection. Thank you, Sally Cronin!

A thriller with strange happenings and surprises that kept me turning pages. I thought I knew who was the killer but then there were twists and turns that shocked me.

This is the first book I’ve read by Gregg Olsen. It was gruesome at times in description and other times just by suggestion. Detective Megan Carpenter takes on this case of a missing woman when her sister files a report and requests help immediately.

Detective Carpenter has demons of her own to deal with but plows ahead with this case determined to solve it and bring the woman back home safely. What she doesn’t realize is that there is more to this disappearance than meets the eye. Also, this closed off community of Snow Creek harbors those who have secrets of their own that they are keeping hidden.

Will Megan be able to solve this case without getting thrown back into her own memories of a past that she wants to forget?

I enjoyed this book but found it a little long. It was almost as if the author didn’t want to end it. That is the reason I gave it four stars instead of five.

John Grisham has written so many books that are better than this one but the storyline was intriguing and kept me reading. The premise is believable where students rack up extensively high school loans just to complete their degrees. In this story it is primarily about a law school that is anything but prestige.

The three protagonists enroll in Foggy Bottom Law School but are they really lawyer material? Can they graduate and ensure that they will get a position with a reputable law firm? Or are they going to spend their lives trying to pay back astronomical loans the rest of their lives?

There are some fantastical situations that these three students get into because they are fearless or have no common sense. Whichever it is they are in deep trouble out of which they may never escape. Or will they? You will have to read it to believe what they do.

I’ve never read any books by Cara Reinard. After reading Sweet Water, I am definitely going to check out more of her work. This was a captivating read!

The story is told from different perspectives – the main protagonist, Sarah Ellsworth, bouncing between her past and present lives. She wants to believe in her rich husband and his family but can’t get close to her in-laws. There is something cold and sinister behind their smiles. She is used to having a father who is kind, caring and warm.

When her son, Finn, needs help after his girlfriend dies unexplainedly Sarah is thrown into a whirlwind of emotion and heartache for him. But something doesn’t add up. Did her son commit murder and why? What can she do to protect him? Her husband is ready to do anything. But some things he may do are not right. She is torn between telling the truth and protecting her son at all costs.

This book help me in its grip until the last word. It was heartbreaking and sad to see what can happen to a family. I loved every minute of this novel. I highly recommend it!

Buried Secrets

A cozy mystery with Winston Windflower

I love this series with the protagonist, Winston Windflower of the RCMP. I have read all the books in this series and thoroughly enjoyed each mystery. 

It feels like coming home to read about Winston, his wife and children, the cozy dinners, delicious recipes of fish and meats, friendships, and beautiful community of Grand Banks.

Mike Martin has created a likable character in Winston. He is a kind, caring and dedicated member of the RCMP. The men under his command all respect and look up to him for counsel. 

Windflower turns to his prayers and smudging taught to him by his Cree family of Northern Alberta. Whenever he has a dream he seeks advice and council from his uncle who has dream-weaving abilities. 

This mystery involves murder, embezzlement, sex trafficking and trouble within the RCMP. Winston is troubled by some of the evidence and finds himself questioning whether he wants to continue doing this job. 

An enjoyable read that I hope will continue with  the next chapter of Winston Windflower. 

Lee Child has created an indomitable character in Jack Reacher. Is there anything that he can’t do? He appears to be indestructible in this book. If you are looking for action, adventure and close calls, check out this book or any of the Jack Reacher series. You will not be disappointed.

In Die Trying you will feel your heart pounding, adrenaline flowing through your veins as Jack Reacher is caught in another tight spot when he is kidnapped along with a mystery woman. Will he be able to escape? This time it involves a female FBI agent who is injured. He feels protective of her as his soft side emerges. He refused to leave her and will do whatever it takes to get her free of her captives. But how will he free himself first?

You will be brought on a wild chase as the situations get tougher for even a tough guy like Reacher. Will he be able to figure how to get out? What about the government? Where are they? Aren’t they invested in this case especially since the FBI agent is the daughter of a government official? Read this fast-paced thriller and find out!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon. Thank you also to all my new readers. I appreciate your kind support of my blog and books and for all the lovely reviews you posted wherever my books are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

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BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Taking a Break from my books!

After I completed my latest novel, a YA fantasy, The Legend of the Taken Ones, (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1) I decided to take a break from writing. Of course, I am still blogging, reviewing, reading, and promoting. I can’t get completely away from this business. It is in my blood.

Grab your copy of this YA fantasy and join into the excitement and let the adventure begin!!!

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This is the longest I have ever been not working on a new book. It’s been since the end of August. I want to get back to the YA fantasy series but I can’t seem to find the time. This past month and next month are quite busy with family commitments. I have also gotten into sewing projects lately. I have quite a few lined up to complete. I don’t know if I will get them all finished before the holidays which are fast approaching. Soon I will be into crocheting again. There may not be time to write another book.

I guess I will begin again after the holidays and start fresh with Book 2. I hope you can wait awhile for the next book. Once I begin it things will go faster with the help of a myriad of characters that keep growing. I may have trouble keeping them all straight too. That is why I put a list of the characters in the front of the book along with a map. The map will change as more lands and territories may be added.

The characters are talking to me as I try to write this. They want more action and danger introduced. Phew! Will I ever have any rest from them? I can answer that. No, I will not until the series is completed.

The same thing happened to me with my Mariah series of two books and maybe more coming over the next couple of years. The killer kept me awake at night whispering what he wanted to do next. I had to complete the story and get him out of my head. He is now gone but will he come back when I take up the series again with a spinoff of Mariah in a crime/mystery/detective series? I hope not! Yikes!

Well, in the meantime, I will be sewing, tapping, exercising and crocheting and of course my blogging and reading and reviewing. I always have a book in hand, sometimes two going at once – one on my Kindle and one on my Nook.

Check out all these MG/PT/YA below for fun reading for children and adults alike.

Jemsbooks have won 28 Book Awards – 16 Pinnacle Book Awards, 5 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards (Silver, Bronze and 2 Honorable Mentions and Finalist Medal), 5 Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice Awards, 1 Authorsdb Silver Medal for Cover Contest, 1 Book Excellence Award Finalist, 2 Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, 1 Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards, and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards

Other MG/PT/YA books for 10-17+.

MG/PT/YA books for 10+
MG/PT/YA books for 10+

Check out all my books by clicking on the covers to the right of this post or go to the links below.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Novels by JE Spina for 18+ (Promo created by John Spina)

With Jemsbooks there is always something for everyone in your family to read. Parents will love the children’s books I offer and feel safe and secure when their older children and young adults read my MG/PT/YA books. Parents will especially enjoy my novels for 18+ for themselves.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. Thank you for your kind support of my books, blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Looking for a Mystery/suspense/clairvoyant Novel? In a Second is the one to check out!

We all need to find something different to read. When I wrote this book, In a Second, I wanted to create something outside what I had already written. This character came to me after seeing the name online, Athena. Once I had a title and a name for the main protagonist I flew with the story.

As in all my stories the characters take over. Athena was nearly overshadowed by her Gramma Grace who is a strong woman with formidable powers of clairvoyance and then-some. Grace always has the answers to every problem and controls more than she admits. I think she is trying to tell me that she wants her own story. I don’t know about that but you never know. She could come to me in a dream and push me to write a story for her.

What are you reading now? Are you tired of the same type of stories? Well, then it is time to tune into one of Jemsbooks mysteries like In a Second. You won’t be disappointed! You will be hooked from the first page. Happy Reading!

I like to begin my books with a bang and go out that way too and add a few twists and turns and you’ve got a gripping read. Grab your copy today! Beautiful cover by John Spina!

Blurb:

Athena feels as if she is going out of her mind. She can’t function after losing her fiancé, Justin, in a car accident, or did she? She keeps having dreams or rather nightmares of being trapped in a car with Justin’s lifeless body. But when she wakes up in the hospital no one will tell her what happened to Justin. She begins to think that he is a figment of her imagination until she calls his number and he answers. They make a date but then, he doesn’t show up.

There are many secrets that Athena’s parents are keeping from her. Can she deal with all the secrets that threaten her whole being? Her only salvation is her Gramma Grace who knows the truth and has the power of clairvoyance to help her.

Athena finally meets someone who could possibly give her a chance at love again but can Lucas give her what she needs or is he asking too much of her? When her psychiatrist, Dr. Nick Jasper, shows an interest in her too she feels overwhelmed and confused.

Will Athena be able to choose between Dr. Jasper and Lucas? Will she ever forget Justin?

Here is a book trailer that I created through Animoto.

Here are some reviews in the form of Gifs created through AllAuthor.com.

Break out of the mold and get into a new book today! Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. Thank you also for your kind support of me, my books, blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold. Keep reading and I will keep writing.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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A New Review of YA Fantasy – The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1)!

I was thrilled to receive this new review of my YA Fantasy, The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1)! Thank you, Canadian reader, for this lovely review! So happy you enjoyed it!

If you haven’t check out this book yet, please go to the link below on Amazon. It will also be available on Barnes & Noble soon. Let the adventure begin! Get in on it today!

MG/PT/YA books are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Canadian reader5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the storyReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2021I loved The Legend of the Taken Ones by Janice Spina. It is the first book in the Gateskin Chronicles and follows the adventures of the three children of King Gateskin and his wife, Queen Solinara. This is a fantasy book so of course one of the children can fly while another has what was once known as a cloak of invisibility. Not to be outdone the third child can move objects with her mind with some form of telekinesis.

I haven’t read a fantasy book since I was a child myself, which feels like a very long time ago. But I was pleasantly surprised by how easily Spina’s writing brought me into her fantasy world. And how much I enjoyed being there. I am looking forward to more adventures in this series as I travel along with the children through Sovorotskina, the Land of Light and other magical places.

Blurb:

This is Book 1 of a fantasy series that will have six books in all. In this book learn about the three children of King Gateskin and his wife, Queen Solinara. The children have had powers since they were quite young.

Serena was three years old when she learned of her power to move objects with her mind. Her brother, Simon, can fly and their sister, Catalina, can become invisible or blend into her surroundings. They live with their parents in Sovorotskina, the Land of Light.

With these powers comes responsibility. The children must try to use their powers for the common good and responsibly to help others. The three children befriend a Sprite named Spindle who accompanies them on their adventure. Along the way they meet up with their aunt and uncle, their mother’s brother and his wife, Wizard Hotenfaran and Fairy Procelina. The group must travel into the evil land of Parotovina, Land of Darkness, to save King Gateskin, who was kidnapped, and also rescue some of the descendants of their friends and fellow Sovorotskinans who were captured and taken by the Evil Ones. These descendants have been waiting a long time to be free to return to the villages of their ancestors.

The children have many trials and adventures along the way. Will they be able to rescue their father and fellow Sovorotskinans without endangering their own lives? Will the evil King Kaposkaran and his Queen Beregina stop Serena and her siblings from being successful or will they turn Serena and her siblings to their dark ways?

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I welcome reviews of all my books. Thank you to all have written some. Please keep them coming. Reviews are the only way the others will know about books. Keep reading and I will keep writing. Take care.

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Are you in the mood for a Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Crime Novel?

Are you in the mood to read a novel that will hook you in from the first page and never let you go? You will forget about the laundry, dinner and the family (poor family). I should have put a warning on this book: WARNING: DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR HOUSEWORK AND FAMILY! If this is the kind of book you are looking for, then grab a copy of Hunting Mariah today.

I have heard from fans who could not stop reading this book and forgot all about dinner and their family. They put them on hold until they finished the book. Wow! I was thrilled to hear that but not about forgetting family.

This was the first novel I wrote after writing several books for children and middle-graders. It was quite shocking to write it and also for my readers who mentioned how surprised they were that I could write like this. It surprised me too.

As with a lot of my books this story came to me in a dream when my daughter was in college. There was mention of a rape on campus which frightened me half to death. I of course warned her as did the college security about walking around at night alone. My son also gave her his own warning for he had finished college the year before she began. He knew how dangerous it could be for young woman at night. He was as worried as I was about her. Thank God she did okay and always walked in groups everywhere she had to go and everyone was safe after that. No more reports of such problems.

JEMSBOOKS NOVELS FOR 18+ are available on Amazon as paperbacks and ebooks (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble as paperbacks.

Blurb:

An insane killer, obsessed with blood and death, seeks revenge with those he perceives wronged him. He is now on the loose. His next victim may be Mariah.

Mariah has lost her memory. Will she remember what has transpired in her past? Can Mariah escape this deadly killer’s grasp. Will she finally be safe? Will the killer be apprehended?

Once you finish reading Hunting Mariah move on to Mariah’s Revenge to finish the series. You will not be able to put the second book down either.

Blurb:

This book begins where the first book, Hunting Mariah, left off. This suspense/thriller/crime novel will keep you turning pages as the tension grows. There will be twists and turns and some surprises. Many of the same characters will be in play to give support and encouragement to Mariah along the way.


A new man comes into Mariah’s life that reminds her of someone she wants to forget. He threatens to bring back the horrors that she and her family once endured. While the one she wants to forget suffers from a horrendous attack that puts his life in jeopardy.
Mariah must draw on her strength and resilience to survive danger at every turn. How much more can Mariah endure? How far will Mariah go to protect her family?

This sequel came about after requests from readers to know more about Mariah. It was published in 2018 while the first book was published in 2014. In order to do justice to this sequel I had to read my first book again. I felt like a first time reader since it had been so long since I had gotten into the characters. It frightened me once again how cruel and unpredictable the serial killer was. Get prepared for a wild ride with both books!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again soon. Thank you for your kind support of my books and blog and for all the reviews you may have poste wherever my books are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!

READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING!

Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!

Jemsbooks.com

Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE (All books)

AMAZON.COM JE SPINA NOVELS PAGE

AMAZON.CO.UK

BARNES & NOBLE

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