I was thrilled to learn that my novel for 18+, Mariah’s Revenge, was featured at our local library recently. A good friend of mine frequents the library often and noticed it sitting on a shelf by itself on a stand. This is the way they feature certain books each day, month, year, etc. My friend was excited for me and graciously took a photo of it. Here it is below.
I have donated to this library, over the past six years, 22 of my books. I have my newest book to share with them soon, The First Star, A Fairy Tale.
The two books about Mariah, Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge, would make exceptional book club books if you love mysteries, thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. If you purchase these books or borrow from your local library please contact me and I will send along book marks for each member of your book club. Take a photo of you and your book club with the books as proof that you are reading them together. Happy reading everyone! Don’t forget reviews are welcomed and appreciated!! I will even share all your reviews here on my blog with your permission after they have been posted to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and/or Goodreads.
Here are the bookmarks I will send along.
Here are all my novels in case you would like to check them out too for yourself or your book clubs.
Reviews on Amazon:
Clark Slomin5.0 out of 5 starsA heart-pounding thrillerMarch 28, 2015Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseI had known Janice Spina as the author of charming, award-winning children’s picture books. So when her thriller novel “Hunting Mariah” hit the market, I was quite surprised! The next surprise (shock, in fact), came in reading the book’s opening. Raw and brutal, yet Spina tells it like it’s completely natural –thereby setting up getting the reader into the mind of the killer. This book started off with a bang!
The twists and turns this tale takes keep the reader off-guard as Mariah retells the events she slowly recalls after surviving her attacker – a man (and there are several men in Mariah’s life in the story) whose identity the reader is unsure of for most of the book. Devious poetry accompanies the text, as the killer verbalizes his justification for his savage desires, intentions, and actions.
This story runs the reader through the gamut of human emotions as Mariah, her friends, and family experience and endure what would be life’s normal course shattered by tragedy at the hands of a psychopath. I found myself deeply moved at one completely unexpected tragic point in the story.
I won’t give much more of the story away. After all, it IS a mystery/thriller, and I want you to be as surprised and entertained as I was.
Tina Frisco5.0 out of 5 starsA Mystery Fan’s DelightJanuary 21, 2015Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseThis book held me on the edge of my seat from page one. The serial killer is introduced in a blood-curdling prologue rife with suspense, leaving the reader most eager to turn the page. When Mariah makes her appearance, she finds herself in a strange place, terrified and suffering from amnesia. This spawns the question: Is she already in the clutches of the “school girl killer”?
The author impregnates her story with intrigue by shrouding her main characters in mystery. Unknown to Mariah, their lives are intertwined and bear on each other significantly. Suspense builds as the veil is slowly lifted on each one’s secret, closely guarded for the sake of Mariah’s safety. Deeply rooted in the past, these secrets now threaten to explode into the present.
With a shocking introduction and seeding her story with crumbs of revelation, J. E. Spina captures and holds the reader’s interest throughout this action-packed tale of mystery and suspense. She gives nothing away until the very end, and then adds an epilogue that will delight horror fans.
I closed this book feeling that I’d just seen a very entertaining movie ~ and wearing a smile of utter satisfaction.
Trish5.0 out of 5 starsFull of suspense! Hard to put down!March 14, 2018Format: PaperbackA great read! I am a beta reader and was lucky enough to already read this book. The sequel to Hunting Mariah, is in my opinion, even more suspenseful and action packed than the first book. We find Mariah in danger again but this time, she will take matters into her own hands. I truly think this is Janice Spina’s best work to date.One person found this helpfulHelpfulCommentReport abuse
Cold Coffee5.0 out of 5 starsRevenge Comes In Many FormsJune 1, 2018Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseMariah’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
Here are the book trailers to go along with these books that will get you into the mind of the killer and wanting to read more!
Here is a video I made for International Women’s Day with many other authors on March 8, 2019 showcasing my two novels.
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