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LOOKING FOR A THRILLER/MYSTERY/SUSPENSE?

GIVE THE GIFT OF READING – BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS!

HUNTING MARIAH & MARIAH’S REVENGE – THRILLERS/MYSTERIES/SUSPENSE!

Hunting Mariah

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Blurb: Hunting Mariah

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?

Hunting Mariah is so gripping that it was a finalist in the Authorsdb First Lines Contest and also finalist in Authorsdb Book Cover Contest.

Reviews on Amazon:

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Tina Frisco

January 21, 2015

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Gigi Sedlmayer, Book Excellence Award Finalist winning author of the Talon series

February 25, 2015

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Trish

February 5, 2015

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Theresa Falco

January 13, 2015

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Colleen M. Chesebro

July 3, 2018

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Richard C Hale

February 6, 2015

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This story came to me after reading about a college campus that was having issues about safety for the women walking to and from classes. There was an incidence of a rape.

This upset me greatly since my son was in college and my daughter was going in another year. The story grew from there. I assure you this is not true. It is too frightening to be anything but fiction.

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BLURB: MARIAH’S REVENGE

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 story was requested by a couple of my readers who wanted to learn more about what happened to Mariah and her family. Well, I hope you and these readers will enjoy this sequel to Hunting Mariah. 

It was difficult for me to write these two books. I don’t like violence but this surprisingly poured out of me. It frightened me out of my mind. It may do the same for you!

One of my readers asked if I was going to write more about Mariah. I couldn’t give her a definite no but I really don’t want to deal with writing about this again. If I did write some more it would be a series involving Mariah in a different way. Who knows, time will tell. Please let me know what you think about my writing more of these books about Mariah.

These books would make perfect gifts for those on your Christmas list who love mysteries/suspense/crime/thrillers that will keep them turning pages and gasping for breath. These stories are quick moving and shocking. Don’t walk alone late at night, leave your lights on and lock up soundly. I promise you a restless night or nights until you finish reading them. Sorry about that.

REVIEWS ON AMAZON:

Michele Rolfe

March 17, 2018

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Trish

March 14, 2018

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Cold Coffee

June 1, 2018

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Mariah’s Revenge is the thriller/suspense/crime fiction sequel to Author Janice (J. E.) Spina’s book titled ‘Hunting Mariah’. If you remember in book one, we traveled with Mariah on a psychic journey to recover her memories, as she lived with the consequences of living life with a maniac.

Jump right into book two as we get a better understanding of Sage’s killing spree across New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. While police officers, FBI agents and others are looking for Sage, Mariah buried herself in her studies, as she is determined to move forward.

Sage has encountered an enemy of his own, beyond his wildest imagination. While he is dealing with injuries of his own, he is unaware that someone is watching Mariah and ready to “take over where he left off”. When a body of an old woman, a dog and then another body at Tambor Lake is discovered, the authorities know they are dealing with a psychopath and the body count is sure to rise.

Author Janice (J. E.) Spina uses a full case of supporting characters in this suspenseful, action-driven drama where Mariah finds the courage to take things into her own hands. Mariah is not one to give up. Her heart is open for lasting love when her grandmother shows support for her and Tony.

Mariah showed her courage and determination to handle any situation and I quote. “Mariah pushed open the door and moved her light back and forth. She saw a mess of broken down furniture piled up in one corner of the room and a bed in the other. The covers appeared to be piled up under the bed. She moved closer to look under the pile. She kept her gun out in front of her and the light sweeping back and forth. Mariah wasn’t prepared for what happened next.”

This is a must read if you believe in the kind of fortitude that Mariah uses to work through her tragedies and the kidnapping to forge a friendship and embrace whatever life has next in store.

I, Theodocia McLean, endorse Mariah’s Revenge by Janice (J. E.) Spina as an adventure that is not over. I now wait for the third book in this series to find out what life has in store for Mariah. I purchased this book from Kindle. This review was completed on June 1, 2018

 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will find something for everyone on your Christmas list from Jemsbooks.com – books for all ages! These books above are for 18+ only.

I love to hear from readers and welcome reviews wherever my books are purchased.      Thank you for your kind support! Merry Christmas!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM INTO 2019! HAPPY READING!

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Blessings of the season and hugs!

Janice

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Children’s Books for Christmas – Give the Gift of Reading #funadventures #mysteries #magic #ghosts

GIVE THE GIFT OF READING FOR CHRISTMAS – CHILDREN’S BOOKS BY JEMSBOOKS.COM!

I began publishing my children’s books in 2013. My goal has always been to encourage children of all ages to read. Reading to your children at an early age is of the utmost importance.

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.

All Jemsbooks carry life lessons that encourage good behavior in children. Jemsbooks children’s books have received twelve book awards. Click on covers to the right for purchase or go to links below.

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For the young children on your list here are my books for PS-Grade 3 (written in rhyme):

Louey the Lazy Elephant – Louey teaches children the importance of not being lazy.

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

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

Jerry the Crabby Crayfish – Jerry teaches children that it is okay to be different.

Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear – Jesse teaches children that friends are important.

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

Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey – Sebastian teaches children to be kind to animals.

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.

Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier – Lucy teaches children how important a pet can be.

The the Middle-Grade/Preteen/Young Adult children on your list:

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone – This series encourages children to be kind to one another, repect parents and elders, love one another, friends are important, bullying will never be tolerated.

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 2, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 4, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 5, The Case of the Sad and Mischievous Ghost

Abby & Holly Series Book 1, School Dance – This series encourages children to respect one another, be kind to others, friends and family matter, bullying will never be tolerated.

Abby & Holly Series Book 2, Unfortunate Events

Thank you for stopping by to read about Jemsbooks. If you do purchase any of my books I would love to hear from you and welcome reviews wherever the books are bought. Thank you so much for your support. A  special thank you to all who recently purchased my books.

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR INTO 2019 WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM! HAPPY READING!

Blessing & Hugs! Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Happy Kwanza!

Janice

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 15

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 15

This is Part 15 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog!

The final story in this collection is a Christmas tale for you to enjoy. What better time than during this holiday season. I hope this story will put you into the loving spirit of this blessed holiday. 

I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14

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AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also, it can be purchased by clicking on the book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

I recently received a review where the reviewer wanted a couple of my stories to continue. I guess she must have enjoyed them that much. It is a sincere compliment when a reader doesn’t want a story to end. After thinking this over I may take one of the short stories and make it into a full-length novel some day. After you read this book let me know which story you would like to see in a novel. You may pick the same one as this reviewer.

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres: romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight to breast cancer in 2017.

REVIEWS ON AMAZON:

Sarah Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
March 11, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Author Janice Spina is a prolific and eclectic writer, whose creativity knows no bounds and whose books entertain readers of all age groups. Having had the pleasure of reading many of Author Spina’s earlier works, I looked forward to reading her newest creation and am happy to report that her first-ever short story compilation is ever so gratifying.
“An Angel Among Us” is fabulous. The characters that populate the short stories are from all walks of life, real and well-developed. Their touching stories resonate, as the protagonists confront and face up to life’s many challenges. Loss, regret, love and hope are ingredients you’ll find in abundance in this stirring and heart-string tugging book. Highly recommended!

WickedJ
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Short Story Collection By Janice Spina
May 26, 2018
Format: Paperback
First I have to say how much I loved the author’s choice of many short stories in this book. Each was a page turner and the fact of them being short stories I was able to read several each night. My favorite is “An Angel Among Us”… as the story surrounds my dear friend Anne since 4th grade. As I was reading each page I visualized everything and it brought back memories so special… I totally enjoyed this chapter and all the others… I thank the author, Janice Spina, for being such a wonderful writer and bringing our friend Anne’s heartfelt story to share..and know that Anne’s spirit is still among her family and friends.
Jean M – NH

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful creation by Janice Spina! 

Format: Kindle Edition
Author Janice Spina is talented and versatile as you’ll see when you read this collection of short stories. You’re sure to find stories you love and tales full of surprises. The title story about the author’s friend, Anne, is unforgettable. I highly recommend this book. You’re sure to enjoy these stories and reread your favorites. Pick up your copy today and start enjoying the treasures created by Janice.
reviewed by children’s author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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The 15th story in this eclectic collection is The True Meaning of Christmas.

Blurb: (The True Meaning of Christmas – Love)

This story is about Clarinda who is ten years old. Her life is a struggle with a sick mother and two younger siblings. She  becomes their caretaker.

When her mother’s life is in serious jeopardy she must face what could happen to her and her siblings. Clarinda learns the true meaning of Christmas when a kind woman, Angela, comes into her life. Are angels among us?

I hope you will enjoy this lovely Christmas short story. Like a lot of my stories I put in a surprise at the end. This story is no exception. It will make you believe in magic and that there really are angels among us!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Reading is good for your health!

Do you have someone in your life that you think would enjoy this eclectic collection for Christmas? An Angel Among Us is a special collection for those hard to buy for or avid readers who love multi-genres and want a quick and entertaining collection of short stories to read.

Thank you for stopping by to read about this short story collection. I appreciate your kind support.

Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 14

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 14

This is Part 14 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog!

I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13

An Angel Among Us.jpg

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also, it can be purchased by clicking on the book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

I recently received a review where the reviewer wanted a couple of my stories to continue. I guess she must have enjoyed them that much. It is a sincere compliment when a reader doesn’t want a story to end. After thinking this over I may take one of the short stories and make it into a full-length novel some day. After you read this book let me know which story you would like to see in a novel. You may pick the same one as this reviewer.

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres: romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight to breast cancer in 2017.

REVIEWS ON AMAZON:

Sarah Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
March 11, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Author Janice Spina is a prolific and eclectic writer, whose creativity knows no bounds and whose books entertain readers of all age groups. Having had the pleasure of reading many of Author Spina’s earlier works, I looked forward to reading her newest creation and am happy to report that her first-ever short story compilation is ever so gratifying.
“An Angel Among Us” is fabulous. The characters that populate the short stories are from all walks of life, real and well-developed. Their touching stories resonate, as the protagonists confront and face up to life’s many challenges. Loss, regret, love and hope are ingredients you’ll find in abundance in this stirring and heart-string tugging book. Highly recommended!

WickedJ
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Short Story Collection By Janice Spina
May 26, 2018
Format: Paperback
First I have to say how much I loved the author’s choice of many short stories in this book. Each was a page turner and the fact of them being short stories I was able to read several each night. My favorite is “An Angel Among Us”… as the story surrounds my dear friend Anne since 4th grade. As I was reading each page I visualized everything and it brought back memories so special… I totally enjoyed this chapter and all the others… I thank the author, Janice Spina, for being such a wonderful writer and bringing our friend Anne’s heartfelt story to share..and know that Anne’s spirit is still among her family and friends.
Jean M – NH

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful creation by Janice Spina! 

Format: Kindle Edition
Author Janice Spina is talented and versatile as you’ll see when you read this collection of short stories. You’re sure to find stories you love and tales full of surprises. The title story about the author’s friend, Anne, is unforgettable. I highly recommend this book. You’re sure to enjoy these stories and reread your favorites. Pick up your copy today and start enjoying the treasures created by Janice.
reviewed by children’s author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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The 14th story in this eclectic collection is Real Magic.

Blurb: (Real Magic – Suspense/Fantasy)

Eric always loved magic ever since the first time his father pulled a coin from behind his ear. All he ever wanted after that was to be the next Houdini. At Christmas and on his birthday each year he asked for toys that helped him learn more about magic.

When he grew up he finally became a magician in his own right. He wanted his next trick to be unforgettable at his show. It would involve a crystal ball, a volunteer from the audience and his silver cape.

When a young woman volunteers to come up to the stage to be part of his trick something happens that can’t be explained.

I hope you will enjoy this suspenseful fantasy short story. Like a lot of my stories I put in a surprise at the end. This story is no exception. It will make you believe in magic.

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Reading is good for your health!

Do you have someone in your life that you think would enjoy this eclectic collection for Christmas? An Angel Among Us is a special collection for those hard to buy for or avid readers who love multi-genres and want a quick and entertaining collection of short stories to read. There is a special story at the end of this collection just for Christmas! 

Thank you for stopping by to read about this short story collection. I appreciate your kind support.

Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 13

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 13

This is Part 13 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog!

I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12

An Angel Among Us.jpg

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also, it can be purchased by clicking on the book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

I recently received a review where the reviewer wanted a couple of my stories to continue. I guess she must have enjoyed them that much. It is a sincere compliment when a reader doesn’t want a story to end. After thinking this over I may take one of the short stories and make it into a full-length novel some day. After you read this book let me know which story you would like to see in a novel. You may pick the same one as this reviewer.

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres: romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight to breast cancer in 2017.

REVIEWS ON AMAZON:

Sarah Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
March 11, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Author Janice Spina is a prolific and eclectic writer, whose creativity knows no bounds and whose books entertain readers of all age groups. Having had the pleasure of reading many of Author Spina’s earlier works, I looked forward to reading her newest creation and am happy to report that her first-ever short story compilation is ever so gratifying.
“An Angel Among Us” is fabulous. The characters that populate the short stories are from all walks of life, real and well-developed. Their touching stories resonate, as the protagonists confront and face up to life’s many challenges. Loss, regret, love and hope are ingredients you’ll find in abundance in this stirring and heart-string tugging book. Highly recommended!

WickedJ
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Short Story Collection By Janice Spina
May 26, 2018
Format: Paperback
First I have to say how much I loved the author’s choice of many short stories in this book. Each was a page turner and the fact of them being short stories I was able to read several each night. My favorite is “An Angel Among Us”… as the story surrounds my dear friend Anne since 4th grade. As I was reading each page I visualized everything and it brought back memories so special… I totally enjoyed this chapter and all the others… I thank the author, Janice Spina, for being such a wonderful writer and bringing our friend Anne’s heartfelt story to share..and know that Anne’s spirit is still among her family and friends.
Jean M – NH

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful creation by Janice Spina! 

Format: Kindle Edition
Author Janice Spina is talented and versatile as you’ll see when you read this collection of short stories. You’re sure to find stories you love and tales full of surprises. The title story about the author’s friend, Anne, is unforgettable. I highly recommend this book. You’re sure to enjoy these stories and reread your favorites. Pick up your copy today and start enjoying the treasures created by Janice.
reviewed by children’s author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

MORE REVIEWS ON AMAZON

The 13th story in this eclectic collection is Harold’s Plan.

Blurb: (Harold’s Plan – Suspense/Sci-fi)

Harold is a computer geek who knows everything there is to know about technology. He is quiet and unassuming and rather average in looks. No one notices him especially girls. He has a good job and makes a lucrative salary but still no women in his life.

He has always loved Francesca, a girl he has known since high school. She considers Harold her friend. Francesca loves video games. This is one way to get her attention.

Harold devises a plan to create the one of a kind video game just for Francesca. This new video game, however, is a lot more than just a game. 

I hope you will enjoy this suspenseful sci-fi short story. Like a lot of my stories I put in a surprise at the end. This story is no exception. It will shock you!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Reading is good for your health!

Do you have someone in your life that you think would enjoy this eclectic collection for Christmas? An Angel Among Us is a special collection for those hard to buy for or avid readers who love multi-genres and want a quick and entertaining collection of short stories to read. There is a special story at the end of this collection just for Christmas! 

Thank you for stopping by to read about this short story collection. I appreciate your kind support!

Please leave some love for authors by reviewing their books wherever you purchased them. We authors will love you back!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Brussel Sprouts, Fire Ants, music, books, health, humour and a full guest list

Please check out Sally Cronin’s Cafe and Bookstore for lovely books, music and many other informative posts. There are many wonderful books that would make perfect gifts for Christmas too! I am honored to be among the authors that Sally promotes on her fabulous blog. Thank you, Sally! 🤗

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Who Loves Short Stories? Part 12

WHO LOVES SHORT STORIES? PART 12

This is Part 12 of Who Loves Short Stories, a new segment of Jemsbooks.blog!

I recently started this segment to share my blurbs of 15 short stories from An Angel Among Us (A Short Story Collection). Go to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11

An Angel Among Us.jpg

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

Go to links above to purchase and read reviews there. Also, it can be purchased by clicking on the book cover to the right of this post.

If you know anything about me at this point in time from reading my blog, you would know that I am an eclectic writer. I can’t just write in one genre or about one subject or for one age group. I love to bounce all over the spectrum and sometimes outside my comfort zone. This can be scary at times!

I recently received a review where the reviewer wanted a couple of my stories to continue. I guess she must have enjoyed them that much. It is a sincere compliment when a reader doesn’t want a story to end. After thinking this over I may take one of the short stories and make it into a full-length novel some day. After you read this book let me know which story you would like to see in a novel. You may pick the same one as this reviewer.

In this short story collection I have written 15 stories in the following genres: romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. This book was dedicated to my courageous friend, Anne Gillis Benedetto, who lost her fight to breast cancer in 2017.

REVIEWS ON AMAZON:

Sarah Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
March 11, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Author Janice Spina is a prolific and eclectic writer, whose creativity knows no bounds and whose books entertain readers of all age groups. Having had the pleasure of reading many of Author Spina’s earlier works, I looked forward to reading her newest creation and am happy to report that her first-ever short story compilation is ever so gratifying.
“An Angel Among Us” is fabulous. The characters that populate the short stories are from all walks of life, real and well-developed. Their touching stories resonate, as the protagonists confront and face up to life’s many challenges. Loss, regret, love and hope are ingredients you’ll find in abundance in this stirring and heart-string tugging book. Highly recommended!

WickedJ
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Short Story Collection By Janice Spina
May 26, 2018
Format: Paperback
First I have to say how much I loved the author’s choice of many short stories in this book. Each was a page turner and the fact of them being short stories I was able to read several each night. My favorite is “An Angel Among Us”… as the story surrounds my dear friend Anne since 4th grade. As I was reading each page I visualized everything and it brought back memories so special… I totally enjoyed this chapter and all the others… I thank the author, Janice Spina, for being such a wonderful writer and bringing our friend Anne’s heartfelt story to share..and know that Anne’s spirit is still among her family and friends.
Jean M – NH

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful creation by Janice Spina! 

Format: Kindle Edition
Author Janice Spina is talented and versatile as you’ll see when you read this collection of short stories. You’re sure to find stories you love and tales full of surprises. The title story about the author’s friend, Anne, is unforgettable. I highly recommend this book. You’re sure to enjoy these stories and reread your favorites. Pick up your copy today and start enjoying the treasures created by Janice.
reviewed by children’s author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

MORE REVIEWS ON AMAZON

The 12th story in this eclectic collection is One Wish.

Blurb: (One Wish – Overcoming Adversity – Abusive Relationship)

Tara-Lynn is in a troubled marriage. Her husband is not the man she thought he was when they were dating. She becomes deeply depressed soon after they are wed.

How can she survive in this loveless marriage? What can she do to escape when her husband is watching her every move?

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING! Reading is good for your health!

I hope you enjoy this story about strength and resilience of the human spirit in tough times. I pray that you never have to deal with anything like this. This story is taken from my own experiences.

Do you have someone in your life that you think would enjoy this eclectic collection for Christmas? An Angel Among Us is a special collection for those hard to buy for or avid readers who love multi-genres and want a quick and entertaining collection of short stories to read. There is a special story at the end of this collection just for Christmas! 

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Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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Kindle Promotion – $.99 – Abby & Holly Series Book 1 – School Dance!

KINDLE PROMOTION – $.99 – ABBY & HOLLY BOOK 1 SCHOOL DANCE!

AMAZON

Abby & Holly School Dance

Promotion begins 11/29/18 and ends 12/6/18! Hurry and pick up your copy just in time for Christmas and get into this mystery series that has ghosts and fun adventures. This book promotes anti-bullying and encourages middle-graders, preteens and young adults to show respect to parents, elders and to each other. Isn’t this what we want for our children – to read clean books that foster good values in them?

Blurb:

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.

I was requested by a reader of my boys’ series, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, to write a series for girls. This is how the Abby & Holly Series came to be. Book 2 is now available on Amazon – paperback, Kindle, and Barnes & Noble (coming soon). I plan to write two more books in this series in 2019!

Thank you for stopping by to read about this promotion. I hope you will pick up your copies for all the preteens/middle-graders/young adults on your Christmas list. Happy shopping! Thank you for your support!

REVIEWS ON AMAZON:

Michelle Clements James

July 8, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
Michele Rolfe

July 4, 2018

Format: Paperback

Trish

July 6, 2018

Format: Paperback

 

Mrs.D.

July 24, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition

Move over, Davey and Derek? Or maybe not… The duo is back, and the girls and boys are taking the world by the horns with another thrilling adventure! The haunted house! The mysterious ghost! The undying friendship! Good life lessons! And no more bullying!

Abby and Holly are cousins. The girls were first introduced in Book 5 of the Davey and Derek Junior Detectives series.

Janice Spina has beautifully blended two separate series in her new book, which is meant to entertain and educate middle grade readers. This time she sent two girls to solve a mystery that was quite intriguing. While trying to be just normal students, team members are dealing with serious issues so common for sixth graders: jealousy, intolerance, and bullying. The story is fun and adventurous, but the author smartly implants very important seeds that touch on problems so familiar for a middle school audience.

In this new book, Abby and Holly team up with their friends Davey and Derek, two shy but very experienced young detectives. The team needs to find out who is sabotaging one of their classmates, Justine, who plans her sixth grade school dance. Fearing that the girl is being bullied, the team members work closely with each other and their friends.

The story is sweet. It flows smoothly, just like other books from this wonderful author, which manages to surprise the young readers with perfectly developed characters and a wise plot. Even if the readers haven’t had the chance to get familiar with the Davey and Derek series, they won’t feel lost or have a hard time connecting the new story to Davey and Derek. And just like me, I hope the girls and boys will jump into the new adventures with a touch of fantasy, mystery, and some stronger feelings like love, forgiveness, and being kind to each other.

Abby and Holly: School Dance” is one of those books that will make children feel good about themselves. The lessons of friendship and kindness are nicely incorporated into a fun story, which will put a smile on children’s faces. Trouble. Solution. Sweet first love. Friendship. And kindness. All of these qualities are in one book for young readers to enjoy. Yes, Justine is bullied, but she has a strong group of friends behind her, which helps her to overcome the fear of bullies. And with the help of her friends, the bullies may change their attitude too.

I am delighted that this book carries strong messages about the importance of being compassionate, kind, loving and accepting. It teaches teens to remember how they would feel if their places were reversed. Another entertaining and teaching series for middle schoolers by Janice Spina!

* I received this book as a gift from the author and chose to review it without compensation.

I hope you will pick up your copy for $.99. The price will go back up to $3.99 on 12/6/18! Hurry, hurry, hurry!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM INTO 2019! HAPPY READING!

I love to hear from readers and appreciate and welcome reviews wherever my books are purchased! Thank you so much for your kind support!

Blessings of the holiday season & Hugs!

Janice

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How Far is Heaven is $.99 – Kindle Promotion!

KINDLE PROMOTIONHOW FAR IS HEAVEN IS $.99 BEGINNING 11/28/1812/5/18!

DOES LOVE TRANSCEND DEATH?

That is the question that is answered in How Far Is Heaven, a paranormal/mystery/romance that will grab your heart and hold onto it until the end. That is when your tears will fall.

Do you have someone on your Christmas list who is difficult to buy for? This could be the book they will love! Hurry and pick up your copy while it is $.99 before it goes back up to $4.99 on 12/5/18!

KINDLE COPY $.99 FROM 11/28/1812/5/18!

AMAZON – KINDLE

BLURB:

Parker and Priscilla Wilfork are happily married with two children. Life seemed peaceful and perfect until one day Parker goes on a business trip and does not return. Priscilla finds her world turned upside down when she searches for answers to how and why Parker disappeared. 

One night Priscilla has a dream that Parker is an angel. Does this mean that Parker is now dead? After two years and no sign of Parker except in her dreams, Priscilla makes the decision to tell her children that their father has gone to Heaven. 

Priscilla tries to get their lives back together until one day Deanna disappears too. Now Priscilla must go on a quest to find her daughter before it is too late. She fears that her daughter’s disappearance is somehow related to her husband’s. Can Priscilla go on with her life if she loses Deanna too? 

With the help of a handsome police Sergeant, Blake Furelli, they work together to try to find Deanna and solve the mystery of Parker’s disappearance. During this trying time, Blake, who has suffered a loss of his own, is drawn to the ethereal beauty of Priscilla.

I wrote this story after a recurring dream. It compelled me to write it down to get it out of my head so I could sleep.

How far will a parent go to protect his/her child? Will love be enough? Check out this tear jerker.

Reviews on Amazon:

Lorraine Price

June 14, 2016

I absolutely loved this story! I even read it twice. It started with a hook and kept me intrigued the whole way through. I really liked the plot, the romance, the danger, and the ending. There was no dragging. It took me a minute to get all of the nasty boys’ names placed with who and what they were doing, but I just had to back up and re-read it to figure it out. There is a lot of action taking place in this book, and I didn’t want to put it down. Get your copy today.

Sarah Reviews

5.0 out of 5 starsA Satistfying Read!

July 28, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition

The ever-talented Janice Spina does it again. Like in her other books, whether written for young children, teens or adults, “How Far is Heaven” hits the mark. You’ll find it all in this entertaining book; suspense, emotions, good values, and a satisfying ending that fills you with anticipation for Spina’s next creation. Highly recommended.

P.S. Winn

June 24, 2017

This is a beautiful story with a great ending. Patricia Wilfork is a happily married woman. So, when he husband mysteriously disappears she is lost for an answer as to why. Along with her two children, Patricia tries to rebuild her life still not knowing what happened to her husband. When Patricia’s daughter also disappears the story twists and turns with a spiritual edge and readers are taken on a great journey. The author does a wonderful job mixing the spiritual aspect with a mystery thriller that will please readers of all genres.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

July 28, 2016

How Far is Heaven” is a spectacular story of a young family, Parker, his wife, Priscilla and their children, Robbie and Deanna. Parker and Priscilla were deeply in love and enjoying a wonderful life together until Parker mysteriously disappears without a trace. The story is captivating. I didn’t ant to put it down. You can feel the emotions of the story so deeply that it brought me to tears. You’ll be astounded by the connection between Parker and Priscilla that even death can’t sever. There’s no doubt you’ll love the story as much as I did. It’ magical. Award-winning author, Janice Spina, should be extremely proud of her abundant talents. She wove the story perfectly. I highly recommend it. * I was given a gift copy to review.
Reviewed by children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Thank you for stopping by to read about this paranormal/mystery/romance. If you love a romance that is heartwarming and unforgettable you will love this book. Only $.99 from 11/28/18 – 12/5/18!!

REMEMBER: READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM INTO 2019! HAPPY READING!

I love to hear from readers and welcome reviews wherever my books are purchased. Thank you for your support!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

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