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

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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

MORE REVIEWS ON AMAZON

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.

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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

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 2 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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3 Responses to Who Loves Short Stories? Part 14

  1. bowmanauthor says:

    I’m off to buy my copy. You are the dear Angel, Janice!–Deborah A. Bowman

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Deborah! I am reading your book right now, Astral Investigator. Interesting. 🤗 😘

      • bowmanauthor says:

        I almost have the second in the series finished. I stopped writing in April. I must continue, I know. I hope I got all the bugs out of “The Boy and the Shopkeeper” before you downloaded it. It is a poignant story that spans many decades in American history as well as centuries in astral time travel. Thank you so much for reading it! Enjoy!

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