Looking for Some Reading during this Pandemic?

If you are looking for some suggestions for books to read during this long pandemic check out the books below. Here are the links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble (Novels 18+) and Barnes & Noble (children’s books). Who knows when we will all get back to normal. What is normal anyway?

Once each state decides when they are ready to return to the status quo it may be summer. I hope and pray it doesn’t take that long. Will it be safe to go into crowds again? That is the most important question for all of us. We worry about our health when we go out into the world again especially if you are older as I am.

Here in New Hampshire USA it is snowing again! Can you believe it? I sit here in my kitchen after breakfast and type this as I watch it come down. I know it will not last because we have temps in the 50’s and 60’s coming tomorrow and next week. This is crazy New England weather though. But, you know, I wouldn’t live anywhere else. I guess my heart is here and will die here.

Here are some promos from AllAuthor featuring my books for all ages. Enjoy and stay safe at home until your government tells you it is safe. God Bless everyone!

Short story collection – multi-genres – romance, mystery, fantasy, paranormal, horror, sci-fi, grief/loss
Mariah Series – Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge

This series will keep you spellbound and swiftly turning pages to see what happens next! You will be blown away by the ending in the first book – Hunting Mariah and feel satisfied with the continuation of the story in Mariah’s Revenge!

Hunting Mariah

A reader recently told me that she put Hunting Mariah on her nightstand to read that evening but it was not there. Her husband had taken it and began to read it and couldn’t put it down! He promptly went into Amazon and ordered Mariah’s Revenge. He said ‘this is the best book I read in a long time!’ He berated his wife for not telling him about this book sooner. He loved it! She just laughed at him because he is not a reader – ever!! She had to share this anomaly with me.

Mariah’s Revenge – Thriller/mystery/suspense/crime

I was blown away by that interchange! I guess I made a reader of him! That is one reason why I will begin book 3 of the Mariah Series in 2021 followed by hopefully three more books. When I do a series I like to do it in six books. I think that is enough so I won’t get stagnant in one series. I like to move around and try different genres too. It keeps me on top of my game.

Here are some suggestions for your kids who are getting antsy being at home. In New Hampshire school has been cancelled for the remainder of the year. That means home schooling will continue through June. I feel bad for the teachers who have to plan even more and do online teaching besides teaching their own children at home. My daughter and my niece are both teachers and they have told me that they are working harder than ever doing it from home. They also have to check in with the school system and receive questions from their students at all times of the day that they must answer. Phew! Kudos to all these wonderful teachers for helping keep our children, grandchildren on target to learning and growing creative! God bless them all!

The First Star – fairytale
Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier
Colby the Courageous Cat
Children’s books – PS-Grade 3
Children’s books for PS-Grade 3 in rhyme with life lessons
Children’s books – PS-Grade 3 in rhyme with life lessons
Children’s Books in rhyme with life lessons – Jembooks
Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Books 1 & 2

This magical series is for kids PS-Grade 3! There are six books in the series with a different dragon introduced in each book plus Drystan – the star of the series. There are seven dragons in all – four are male and three are female.

It is a fun, educational series for children to learn letters, colors and good behavior, friendship, respect and kindness toward others. Check it out today! Your children will love the rhyming and descriptions of each dragon. There is a poem that introduces a new dragon to each book. All dragons’ names begin with the letter ‘D’ and their colors will be in brilliant shades of blue, green, red, purple, pink, orange and brown. A fun series for kids to enjoy and learn at the same time. This series will keep them occupied and happy all year round. Children will love reading these books and they may become their favorite books at bedtime and any time. The illustrations and covers were created by my husband, John.

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!

The books below are for MG/PT/YA but adults love them too!

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-5
Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 4-6

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series is a fun and magical series with spells, wands, a black cat, good witches, time travel, ghost hunting and more. There are also life lessons that include being kind, caring and respectful toward others, listen to parents, be helpful and do chores, and bullying is never tolerated or accepted. Parents love this series too! When your MG/PT/YA read these books you will rest easy that they are reading good, clean and wholesome books. What more could you want in a book for your children? Parents are reading and enjoying them too!

My goal as an author of Novels for 18+ is to encourage everyone to read daily to enhance their lives and increase their creativity and good health. Please keep reading and I will keep writing. Happy reading everyone!

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.

Abby & Holly Series Books 1-4
Abby & Holly Series Books 1-3

Watch for Book 5 in this series coming in May 2020! Book 6 will follow in summer of 2020!

Abby & Holly Series provides more fun and ghostly adventures with cousins, Abby & Holly, as they discover things in their old Victorian and go back to the past to solve mysteries. There are ghosts, a haunted house, time travel, mysteries, and magic. Life lessons will also be learned about friendship, family, respect, love and caring for one another, and bullying will never be accepted or tolerated! MG/PT/YA will be hooked and parents will feel good about the quality of books their children are reading! Adults are reading and enjoying them also!

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

I hope you enjoyed the promos for my books. I’ve had fun generating them through AllAuthor.com, a great promotions site for authors. I highly recommend them!

Please stay safe and well and keep reading to enhance your creativity and that of your children and get healthier in mind and body. God Bless you all!

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


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!










About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 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 books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. 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 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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 http://jemsbooks.blog 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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2 Responses to Looking for Some Reading during this Pandemic?

  1. Stay safe and well, Janice! Great post–sharing!

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