Bird Watching is so much fun!

When I am not writing, reading, blogging, reviewing and editing books I am bird watching. One day I am going to write a story about the birds I watch outside my kitchen slider. They are too cute, comical and entertaining not to share. Recently I snapped these photos of bluebirds fighting over meal worms in their feeder. The bluebirds have to share their feeder with sparrows. Unfortunately for the bluebirds there appeared to be many more sparrows that frequent our feeders.

When you see the photos below you will notice how beautiful these bluebirds are. They have brilliant shades of blue, males being darker and females a lighter blue on their wings and a tan color on their breasts. But both are lovely to see.

Sparrows 7

Below are all the bluebirds I captured. In the photo below there are three bluebirds in the feeder. That is a record. I watched them anxiously as they maneuvered their way around each other, ate their fill and easily escaped. In this feeder there is a only one entrance/exit. I guess they were all too hungry to wait their turn. It’s funny to see how some are patient while others are not when it comes to their turn at the feeder.

Bluebirds 3

It is quite funny to see how they interact when it comes to these tasty dried meal worms. Some of the birds are fearless and go right inside the little hole, eat and fly out again without a care. While there are others who are fearful and spend a long time deciding whether they will go in at all. They stick their heads in and out, in and out a few times to check out the worms but don’t go in. They will fly away and come back and try again after watching their fellow birds do it so easily. I have had quite a few chuckles over their antics and can understand their feelings about closed places being claustrophobic myself. Ha!

We did have one bird who got stuck in there because he forgot how to get out. My husband had to go out and lift the cover off so it could fly out. I was a little frightened for the poor bird. I’m sure its little heart was beating overtime. I know my larger one was for it.

We have several types of bird feeders for the flocks of birds that visit our yard. But each one is usually full of birds eating, waiting and fighting for a place to perch. My husband feeds the birds all year round. But the winter is really when they need our help. It’s a joy to watch them, though I don’t do anything but watch. My husband does all the work, shops for the food, refills and cleans out the feeders. He works tirelessly to assist them. I call him St. John, the bird man of Londonderry (like St. Frances of Assisi)!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Come back again soon! You are always welcome. I hope you enjoyed my blog about the many birds that inhabit our yard.

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

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More Kindle Countdown Deals coming your way before Christmas!!!

I love doing deals with my books especially before Christmas. This way I offer plenty of surprises for your gift giving! I hope you enjoy these specials. I promise to remind you about each one as they get closer. You can also mark your calendars when to stop by my Amazon page to grab these books in time for the holidays. Don’t forget to pick up Branyrd the Angel Series Book 1 right now before it returns to its price of $4.99. Happy Shopping and Reading!

Here are the deals. The first one is in full swing already.

The Misunderstood Angel (Branyrd the Angel Series Book 1) – began 12/5/22 ends 12/12/22. $.99 (paranormal/fantasy) for 17+

The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1) – begins 12/13/22 ends 12/17/22$1.99 – (epic fantasy/adventure) for 15+

How Far is Heaven – begins 12/18/22 ends 12/22/22$1.99 – (mystery/paranormal/romance) for 18+

Lubelia Alycea – begins 12/23/22 ends 12/24/22$1.99 (historical fiction/romance) for 18+

These books provide for eclectic reading from paranormal fantasy to historical fiction/romance. They will provide something for all tastes this Christmas and beyond. Let’s get reading for a healthier body and mind today.

I think I just made your Christmas shopping easier. Wouldn’t you say? Haha! At least I hope I did. Sigh! There are 40 books on Jemsbooks.com, Amazon and Barnes & Noble to choose from for all reading preferences. If these are not to your liking – please check out the others on links below.

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

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

Purchase YA books here.

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

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Come back again for updates on new books, deals and whatever pops into my already overcrowded head. Don’t forget to review books, share with family and friends and help spread word for authors everywhere. We will appreciate your efforts and send love and blessings your way. Take care.

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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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Books for Christmas for PS-Grade 3! Have you begun your shopping yet?

Time is flying by! Before we know it the Christmas season will be upon us. Have you begun your shopping yet?

There is so much to do to prepare for Christmas that if I think too hard I can’t believe I will be able to do it all! Do you feel that way too?

I always gift my books to family and friends each Christmas. Well, I do give away books all year round also. I don’t think we can ever have too many books. Do you? I feel like Santa Claus this time of year and love it!

In this post I would like to share my suggestions for children’s books for PS-Grade 3. There are 19 children’s books to choose from in my collection. Most of them are in rhyme and all have life lessons. Children love books! There are so many to choose from online. I sure hope you will choose some of mine! Happy Reading!

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

Jemsbooks Children’s books have received 16 book awards – 7 Mom’s Choice Awards, 8 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, and 1 Top Shelf Award Runners-up.

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

Did you know that reading is good for you? It not only increases your word vocabulary and stimulates your mind, but also gives you a feeling of wellbeing and promotes good health, dispels feelings of loneliness, improves your memory, promotes better patterns of sleep, and don’t forget – it brings families closer when they share and read books together.

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, enhance their health and welbeing and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

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

Here are all the life lessons in Jemsbooks Children’s Books: Parents love these books for all the important life lessons children learn as they read along or are read to by their parents. Parents will never have to fear that there is anything in my books that is not suitable for young children ages 1-7, PS-Grade 3.

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy and always listen to your mother.

Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon – Ricky teaches children to always listen to your mother.

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different, be the best you can be and be happy with who you are.

Lamby the Lonely Lamb – Lamby teaches children to accept differences and to be kind to others.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important and mothers know best.

Broose the Moose on the Loose – Broose teaches children to be kind and accepting of others who are different than you are.

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children how important it is to be kind to animals, that animals have feelings too like humans and deserve our respect.

Colby the Courageous Cat – Colby teaches children to love one another and take care of your siblings.

Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe – Jeffrey teaches children to be brave and help others in need.

Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab – Clarence Henry teaches children to work hard and do the best you can do and be happy with who you are.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children to be kind to pets, how important a pet can be and how much this pet loves us unconditionally.

The First Star – teaches children that love of family is more important than all the riches in the world.

Drystan the Dragon Series Book 1: Drystan and Durward Save the Day – Drystan demonstrates to children that being kind and helping others is important and the right thing to do.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 2: Damara Helps Drystan Find His Roar – Drystan demonstrates the importance of friendship, being kind to others and helping others in need.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 3 – Delbert Finds Himself – Drystan teaches Delbert, a shy dragon, the importance of loving yourself as you are and that all colors are beautiful!

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 4: Delfina Solves A Problem – Delfina helps Drago love himself and teaches him to be kind to others.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 5: Drago Does A Good Deed – Drago finds a rabbit in need of his help. He learns that it is better to be kind to others.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series, Book 6: Dragana Helps a Fairy – Dragana helps a fairy who is injured and in need. She doesn’t hesitate to help in any way she can and goes above and beyond to help this fairy. Being kind and helping others is what Dragana learns.

Make Believe: Bedtime Stories for Children Book 1: These stories promote good behavior, encourage children to be kind to others, friends are important, differences should be accepted and that we are all unique and special.

Book 2 Bedtime Stories for Children Book 2: Coming in 2023!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will check out my books for Christmas or any occasion. Books are always the right size! Come back again soon. You are always welcome. Thank you also for your kind support of my books. Please keep those reviews coming! I would love to hear from readers and reviews are welcome!!

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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Celebrating 10 Years Blogging on WordPress this month!! KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL – $.99 – Branyrd the Angel Book 1!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been ten years since I began blogging on WordPress! It flew by! I have had a wonderful time blogging and hope to continue for a long time!!

I would like to celebrate by offering a Kindle Countdown Deal of my newest book, The Misunderstood Angel (Branyrd the Angel Series book 1) for $.99 beginning 12/5/22 and ending 12/12/22.

If you haven’t read this book now is the time to grab a copy and have fun reading about this different kind of angel! Branyrd will steal your heart, warm your soul and bring light to your life. She is one of a kind. Happy reading!

This is not a children’s book. Branyrd is a different kind of angel. She has a difficult time being understood because of her habit of getting into all kinds of trouble and for her unacceptable language. Angels are not supposed to swear.

This angel must earn levels to be accepted by the LORD. She is presently at Angel Fourth Class and must ascend to Angel First Class in order to be given a mission to travel to Earth to help a human in trouble.

Once she reaches Angel First Class, she is given a mission and travels to Earth to help a battered woman and her child. Since she is so new to the ways on Earth, Branyrd is accompanied by her Guardian Angel Benedicto, Angel First Class on High, who guides and advises her.

Branyrd doesn’t know what she will do or how she will complete this mission. She must show her strengths and succeed, or she may be demoted. What she finds on Earth is not what she expected. It certainly is nothing like Heaven. There are dangerous people but also those who she will miss dearly when she must leave.

This book can be enjoyed by 15+ also. There are serious subjects in this story but nothing that this age cannot handle. I have kept the language mild but parents can read this first and see how they feel about their teens reading it. I will give it to my granddaughter when she is 15 with her mother’s permission.

It is different kind of story than I have written so far. It was fun to write a character that completely takes over the story in a comical and sometimes serious way. She is sweet, shy, strong, resilient and kind and attacks her mission with a purpose. She is one of a kind. She is Branyrd the Angel.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I would love to hear your thoughts about this book. Stop by again soon for more countdown deals in time for Christmas. Happy shopping and reading!

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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Working on a new Children’s Book – Book 2 of Bedtime Stories for Children! Books for Christmas for PS-Grade 3!

I am currently working on book 2 of my Bedtime Stories for Children Series. I will share the cover when it is completed by my husband, John. This book is almost complete but needs illustrations by John. The thing is – it takes a lot longer for him to create illustrations for my books than it does for me to write the stories.

This new children’s book will have six stories as the first one did and also one illustration for each story. In the meantime, please check out book 1 – Make Believe (Bedtime Stories for Children). There are stories about animals, an alien and a fairy. Each story will carry a valuable life lesson as all my children’s book do. I hope your children will love these stories and ask for them often at bedtime and any time.

Blurb

MOM’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER – SILVER MEDAL!
 
This is a short story collection for children ages 5-8. They are perfect for bedtime or any time. They can be read by early readers or by a parent/guardian. They will provide a fun reading time for both the reader and the listener.

There are six stories with a colorful illustration of the characters of each story – one about an alien, a dragon, a fairy, a bear, a bear and a boy and a skunk. Each story will have life lessons for children to learn.

Watch for this new book. I would love to get it out before Christmas but it is not possible to do that during this busy holiday season. My husband looked at me with a quizzical expression when I asked him if he could work on the illustrations now. Ha! Maybe we can work toward January. Fingers crossed.

The stories in this new book came to be in a dream recently. I couldn’t sleep all night with the stories running around in my head! They drove me crazy. I had to write them down as soon as I got up. I will share more about one of the stories – something strange happened the next day after I wrote it. Stay tuned for that story.

I hope you and your children will enjoy this book and the next one too. They make perfect stocking stuffers or any time gifts for your children. There is a bonus to this series – you get 6 stories for the price of one with an illustration to delight your children in each story. Happy reading!

I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!

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

Please consider giving books to all the children on your list for all occasions. There is nothing better than to see a child’s eyes light up when you give him/her a book – even more so when you read the book to them. You are giving them so much more than you could ever imagine, e.g., you spark their imagination, heighten their creativity, lift their spirits, increase their vocabulary, open up a whole new world to them, enhance their health and welbeing and encourage them to love reading. The gift of a book is worth more than gold to our children, grandchildren. Keep reading and gifting books to children. Let’s bring up a generation of readers and thinkers. Thank you for your support!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Feel free to come back any time. I appreciate your kind support and any reviews you post wherever you purchase my books.

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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Jemsbooks.blog

Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

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Books for Young Adults for Christmas!

Are you looking for a special book for your young adults? There are so many online to choose from for Christmas or any occasion.

I have two series that your young adults will enjoy! One is a fantasy series – The Legend of the Taken Ones (Gateskin Chronicles Book 1) and The Unknown Territory (Gateskin Chronicles Book 2). I hope you will check out this series with more books coming in 2023 and beyond.

Purchase YA books here.

Blurb

5-Star review from READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS!
 
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?

Blurb

The adventures continue in this addition of Gateskin Chronicles. Many new characters and creatures are introduced. Spells abound with magic all around. Many visitors come to Sovorotskina looking for asylum from the evil King Kaposkaran of Parotovina. Will King Gateskin accept them all or even be able to trust them not to be spies for the evil King?

Serena uses her powers to assist when wolves come their way. Other creatures are also about and threaten the safety of the village.

Kaposkaran finds himself in trouble when his village is attacked by creatures. Will he turn to Gateskin for help? If he does, what will Gateskin do?

There is a spy about in Sovorotskina. Will the spy be discovered and somehow stopped from undermining the magic of King Gateskin and his family?

This series is an epic production which took a great deal out of me to write and edit. They are the longest books I have written to date and took the longest time to complete. I have begun writing book 3 in the series but will not finish it until much later in 2023.

The story will continue in each book but they are stand-alone stories. I hope you will enjoy them and wait in avid anticipation for the next one!

Purchase YA books here.

Here are some reviews from Amazon using gifs from AllAuthor.com.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will check out my books and find something you like for that special person on your list. Thank you for your kind support and for any reviews you post about my books.

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)

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Books for Middle-Graders & Preteens for Christmas!

Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to buy middle-graders and preteens for Christmas, birthdays or any time. One suggestion is books! There are so many techie gifts that the kids ask for nowadays. But do we want them to stick their noses into screens all day? No, of course not. We want them to stimulate their minds, inspire creativity, increase their vocabulary and improve their health and wellbeing. Books can do that the and more! Get reading and get healthier today!

There are so many books to choose from online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and elsewhere. I hope you will check out some of my books there. There are 12 for MG/PT to choose from on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Let’s get shopping for all those special family and friends who are in need of a book. Ha! Well, some may need one! Thanks for letting me share my books with you once again!

I have two series for boys and girls – Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Books 1-6 and Abby & Holly Series Book 1-6. both of these series have plenty of fun adventures, magic, witch, warlocks, ghosts, haunted house, and time travel.

Blurb:

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER!
READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS – HONORABLE MENTION!
 
Davey and Derek Donato are twins, but not identical, who love to play detective. They are always ready for adventure living in the sleepy little town of Lindon where nothing happens. The twins overhear about a sixth grader who lost her cell phone. The fifth grader twins kick into detective mode to solve their first case with the help of their friends, Mickey Catonni, aka cat. Things don’t seem to add up when a bully gets into the mix.

Blurb:

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER!
READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS – BRONZE MEDAL!
 
This is Book 1 of a series of Abby & Holly books. These two girls were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series.
The girls are first cousins on their mothers’ side. They moved to the quiet town of Lindon, New Hampshire and live in a grand old Victorian which is haunted.
The cousins are excited about attending the 6th grade dance. When their friend, Justine, is bullied, Abby and Holly, along with the help of a ghost and Davey & Derek, work together to formalize a plan to put a stop to the bullying.

Writing these two series was a joy. They made me feel like a kid again. The books deal with friendship, anti-bullying, family is important and helping others in need. Each of my books carries important life lessons. Kids can read these stories in any order since they are stand alone stories. Though a couple of them will continue with a particular story.

This Davey & Derek Series won (11 book awards) – 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, 3 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – an Honorable Mention, a Silver Medal, and a Finalist, a Book Excellence Award Finalist, a Silver Medal in the Authorsdb Cover Contest, Top Shelf Awards – First Place and Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

This Abby & Holly Series has won 8 Book Awards – 6 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and 2 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Bronze Medal, and an Honorable Mention!

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-6 with 8 awards (promo by John
Spina)

Here are some reviews from Amazon using gifs from AllAuthor.com.

My goal in writing for MG/PT/YA is to encourage all ages to read daily to enhance their creativity, increase their vocabulary and enable them to live healthier and happier lives. Keep reading and I will keep writing. Thank you! Happy Reading!

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

Hop over today to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or click on the covers to the right of this post of the books you choose to purchase and let your MG/PT/YA begin adventures that will lift their spirits, make their hearts soar and spark their imagination! Give gifts of books today and you will give them more than just a book, you will give them wings to fly!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support and any reviews you post wherever you purchase my books. 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)

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Working on Book 2 of Branyrd the Angel Series! Meet a different kind of Angel!

I am working on Branyrd the Angel Series Book 2. This book is in its early stages but Branyrd is leading the way and helping me along with her story. She aims to be successful in this new mission she has received.

If you haven’t read book 1 yet in this series, now is the time to check it out. It would make a perfect book for Christmas or any time. This series deals with present problems in our crazy world that I would like to see fixed. Through my writings I hope to make a difference along with Branyrd’s help. Sometimes we just need some guidance in our lives. Branyrd will be the guidance for the characters in this series. I hope she will lighten your hearts, restore your souls and brighten your days.

Blurb:

This is not a children’s book. Branyrd is a different kind of angel. She has a difficult time being understood because of her habit of getting into all kinds of trouble and for her unacceptable language. Angels are not supposed to swear.

This angel must earn levels to be accepted by the LORD. She is presently at Angel Fourth Class and must ascend to Angel First Class in order to be given a mission to travel to Earth to help a human in trouble.

Once she reaches Angel First Class, she is given a mission and travels to Earth to help a battered woman and her child. Since she is so new to the ways on Earth, Branyrd is accompanied by her Guardian Angel Benedicto, Angel First Class on High, who guides and advises her.

Branyrd doesn’t know what she will do or how she will complete this mission. She must show her strengths and succeed, or she may be demoted. What she finds on Earth is not what she expected. It certainly is nothing like Heaven. There are dangerous people but also those who she will miss dearly when she must leave.

Here are some reviews on Amazon in gif form from AllAuthor.com.

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Books read in the month of November 2022!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? We now have only two months left of this year! I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of November of 2022. Here are the 8 books I read and reviewed for November. I might have read even more if I didn’t have a few WIP. But I always seemed to have a WIP! That fact never stops me! I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

I love sharing my eclectic 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 that of 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. Once again, I thank you for your kind support of me and my books and for supporting my fellow authors too.

When I wrote these reviews I rated them on Amazon, Goodreads and sometimes Barnes & Noble. I did not include the ratings here though. It is best to share my thoughts with you about how I felt about the book without the rating. Ratings can be deceiving at times.

We all feel differently about books. Sometimes we love them and sometimes we like them. Some are so memorable they take our breaths away! While others are sweet, sensitive and enjoyable reads that we soon will forget. But all of these books I have reviewed were enjoyable reads as you can see from my reviews. I hope you enjoy my reviews and that they help you decide if you would like to read these books.

A frightening concept to this mystery about a teen’s disappearance which causes a parent, Jessica Moore, to never give up her hope that her daughter will come back home one day. The story is told through two POV’s – one by the mother, Jessica, and the second by the teen, Wyn.

The story bounces between these two characters making for some confusion when the past and present intermingle. Things happen but are not explained until much later which can be frustrating. The author made the reader feel the fear and angst of the mother who turns to booze to try to deal with her daughter’s disappearance. She keeps the faith that her daughter will come back when she receives texts from Wyn that she has been kidnapped.

It was an interesting mystery though with twists and turns that made for some surprises at its conclusion.

This is book 2 in the No More series. The author provides plenty of background of the first book in this sequel to get the reader up to snuff. It did help quite a bit but I almost thought I had read this book too since it sounded so familiar.

The main protagonist, Jenna Mason, is not who she says she is. She is hiding from her past that she cannot face and will no share with anyone even her new love. She has to protect herself and her son who knows nothing about her troubles and she wants to keep it that way. She feels compelled to protect him at all costs.

Jenna is a talented animator and finally successful in her chosen field. She was once poor and struggling but now can provide for herself and her son the way she always hoped.

Once Jenna’s secret is out the troubles begin and she finds herself and her son in great danger. She strives to find a way out and escape once again. Can she do this? Will she and her son survive? What will her new love do when she disappears? Will she ever find love again?

This was an engrossing read with plenty of twists and turns to keep me turning pages. I look forward to the next book in this series.

A fun and entertaining paranormal fantasy involving a magical hat and its owner, Lizzie St. Laurent. Lizzie wanted something of her grandmother’s after her grandmother’s death. She sees a box on the truck, doesn’t know what’s in it, but grabs it just the same. This action begins an amusing novella of fantasy, adventures and a kidnapping once she discovers the hat.

The author created an amusing story that was a fast and humorous read. The hat and Lizzie make a good duo once they set rules and work together to find Lizzie’s friends’ kidnapped baby. There’s a history between the hat and Lizzie’s family and her past of which she was not aware. There are amusing conversations between the hat and Lizzie as they open up to one another about their lives.

If you are looking for a way to escape the troubles of the world, this is the book to jump into for an amusing read. I look forward to the next book in the series.

A macabre and twisted tale of a psychopath on the loose. Dr. Tessa McGowan is the forensic pathologist who is assisting on the bodies that turn up.

Tessa’s estranged husband, Dakota Sharp, agent on the case, is also involved in finding the kidnapper and mutilation of women. Dakota’s sister was mysteriously killed years before and her murder still unsolved. He is determined to solve his sister’s case along with the present ones.

This story is more than a mystery, it is also a romance between Tessa and Dakota. Though married they are at odds with one another after a short marriage and estrangement but sparks are flying between them that keep this story steamy.

An enjoyable read that will keep you on the edge of your seat as the killer gets closer to his intended target.

The Beautiful Little Things is a lovely story of family, love, loss and forgiveness. Three siblings who have grown apart after the death of their beloved mother must find their way back together or be lost forever.

The author has created a heartfelt and beautiful story of what can happen when family members forget that love is the most important part of their lives and that family is at the center of it all.

Romy, Joanna and Matt, siblings, who are lost and lonely after their mother dies must find a way to go on and continue the traditions that their loving mother started. Can they help their father also who is grieving and has stopped living since his wife lost her life to cancer? Each sibling has his/her own demons to conquer before they can begin again and find the love they once shared.

A memorable and unforgettable story that will touch your heart and bring tears to your eyes. I highly recommend!

The Last Lie Told is a devious mystery that keeps the reader in a dizzying fix trying to work out the clues. This is book 1 in this mystery series that gets out to a whirlwind of a beginning.

Finley O’Sullivan is a legal investigator for her godfather. She has had some difficulty in her past when she had a mental breakdown as a lawyer after her husband’s murder. Not only is she dealing with her husband’s death but also what happened to her after his death at the hands of his killers.

This story kept me engrossed and jumping around along with Finley as she delves into a new case with Jack, her godfather. This case involves a man in prison who claims he did not kill someone. Finley is on the case and dealing with twin women who both claim they are innocent in their father’s death. Another death is discovered and Finley must discover who is lying and why. There are too many suspects at one point that had me pulling my hair out.

This book was an enjoyable read with plenty of mystery, intrigue and surprises at the end. Couldn’t put it down! I look forward to the next installment.

The Secret Keeper is an epic story about a woman and her past. When an incident takes place and is witnessed by her young daughter and her baby boy, it is something that the daughter never forgets. She is compelled as she grows up to solve this mystery of why and how it happened to her mother.

I don’t want to give anything away about this mystery that is compelling and unforgettable. It is rather a long book and kept me in suspense as it traveled back in time to 1941 and forward to the present time. The story is told through time sequences. The mystery begins to be uncovered as the young woman strives to unravel the clues from her mother’s past. What she finds is not what she expected. Just when she thinks she has solved the mystery it becomes even more disconcerting.

This is a story that will keep you captivated and searching for the answers along with Laurel the daughter. Can Laurel keep her mother’s secrets to her grave? Will these secrets change her life along with her siblings forever?

You will just have to read this spellbinding book for yourself. A Must Read and most enjoyable story!

The author created a lovely story of hope and a new beginning with two interesting characters. This is a short story that could have a sequel to continue the story.

I was drawn into the character of Jack McLean who is a drifter with demons of his own when he comes across Savannah Logan on a burning homestead. He feels compelled to help Savannah until she can get back on her feet.

A story that has much promise and begs to be a full-length story. I would love to learn more about this intriguing character, Jack McLean.

An enjoyable short read that leaves one wanting more by this talented author.

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

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BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Writing for 18+ can be challenging!

As an eclectic writer I find some genres and ages more challenging than others to write. One of them is 18+. I began as a children’s book author and have written 19 books so far with another in the works.

Writing for 18+ is a lot more challenging to me than children’s stories since I have to be a grownup to write them. Ha! I can’t help being a kid at heart and it shows in my books. Adding some humor there gives me a little relief from the stress of being an adult when I write.

As this writing I have seven books for 18+ in multi-genres. It has been fun to jump around to different ages and genres. I feel doing this keeps me fresh and charged for the next project. There are several projects in the works at this time too. Phew!

Here is the link to my books for 18+ on Amazon:

https://Amazon.com/author/jespina77

Here are the seven books to choose from beginning with the latest book. There will be more in 2023!

There is something for everyone here. The material ranges from angels to serial killers. There is everything from mystery, suspense, paranormal, clairvoyance, thrillers to romance. The characters are diverse, intriguing and strong with many women at the helm here. I hope you will find something to your taste for this holiday season or any time.

As I said before, I have many irons in the fire and will be putting together some new material in 2023 for you to choose from. I don’t want you to get bored. The funny thing about writing, it takes longer to write a book than my readers can read them. So, bear with me. I have a lot of writing to do. But in the meantime, there are all these books to choose from to keep you from getting bored. Many of these books would make perfect gifts for the holidays, birthdays and anniversaries or other occasions that are coming up soon. Happy shopping!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Come back again soon, you hear! You are always welcome! Thank you for your kind support and any reviews you post on Amazon! I can’t wait to read them!

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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