Some More Fish Added to our Tank!

We now have two clown fish, three anemones, a Foxface, Lubbock’s Fancy Wrasse, Gold Spotted Rabbit Fish, a Coral Beauty and a Gamma. They all appeared so far to be getting along.

Foxface in front to the left with black on face, above him is the Gold Spotted Rabbit Fish, above him is the Gamma.
Foxface on left with Rabbit Fish (same family), gamma above and Anemones in front – orange with white tentacles
Gamma, Rabbit fish, Coral Beauty, Clown fish, Wrasse all swimming together around the anemones.

I think the anemones are trying to entice the fish with its tentacles. If a fish gets too close the anemone can sting the fish and pull it into its body and eat it slowly. The fish will be stunned and not be able to get away. It hasn’t happened yet but I hope the fish stay alert and away from it.

It is fascinating to watch them. I could stand there in front of the tank for hours glued to it. But Foxface doesn’t like that and neither do the clown fish who feel as if I am threatening to infringe on their territory. As I write this Foxface has hidden inside one of the rock caves and has turned brown with his fins standing up in defense. I guess it’s time I move away and give them some space.

Here are a couple more photos I just snapped of most of the fish and one of Foxface hiding out in the cave.

Foxface In cave, wrasse out front with anemones
Gamma, Coral Beauty, rabbit fish, and anemones

I noticed recently that one of the anemones looks like he is gone to the fish tank beyond. Now we are down to two anemones. I have a feeling that the large anemone might have drained him of life. He sat on him for a long time and now he looks a little decrepit. So sad.

Small anemone hanging in there, large one finishing off the third anemone

I guess it is the fight to the finish where only the strongest survive. It’s the way of life in the animal kingdom. Sad to say. The fish are all doing well so far. The wrasse is swimming around the anemones hoping to get a taste of what is left of the third anemone. He doesn’t stand a chance to grab a tentacle. They are all gone already.

Having fish as pets is fascinating. I love watching them in their environment. It’s so relaxing. We do take good care of them for their duration of life. They eat well and grow large and look healthy. The larger the tank the larger the fish will grow.

The two fish we lost recently had long lives and grew to be several inches long. Here is a photo of the trigger and the hippo tang (blue fish like Dori in the Nemo movie) who were well cared for.

Hippo tang (Dori), Tang (dark blue) another Foxface, two gammas, (purple and yellow), tip of a wrasse on left, tomato clown on right, and two blue damsels in center bottom

The photo above is of several fish we had in the past. The last two to die off from this group were the Trigger and Hippo Tang. Notice how close they stayed next to one another while they ate. They did that until the end. They were best buds!

It’s always sad to say goodbye to one of our finned pets. They each have their own personalities and will be remembered in photos. I have taken many of each group of fish we have owned. That way we can always remember them.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoyed seeing our fish and learning a little about them. Please come back again real soon. Thank you also for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for all the reviews you posted wherever my books are sold. Keep those reviews coming. We indie authors love them and so does Amazon. Reviews are the only way Amazon will recognize our books enough to promote 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!

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My Favorite Way to Celebrate my Birthday! Not Counting Anymore!

I can’t believe that I am this old! Celebrating another birthday this year I will have my favorite meal – steamers, lobster and corn on the cob. I love seafood of any kind but this is my favorite combination. I’d rather eat this at home then go out to dinner.

Each day I wake up I feel fortunate that I am still here albeit with some daily aches and pains that nag but don’t kill me. I say ‘thank you, God, for another day on this earth.

I was thrilled to receive some roses from my thoughtful husband. What more could I ask for on my birthday – flowers and lobster?! Perfect! Life is good! Ha!

Red & Yellow Roses
Birthday roses from my husband

Lobster & clam bake – yummy! Can’t wait to dig in!!! I love to eat them but I can’t watch them cook or even put them into the pan. My husband does that for me. Thank goodness! I’m a wimp!

Lobsters

I hope everyone out there who shares my birthday today will have a special day filled with love and all good things. Happy birthday to you!! 🎶 🎼 🎵

On this day I will do all the things that I like to do – write, write, write and of course read too! I will also do some tap dancing and hula hooping to keep the blood flowing and ease the aches, pains and stiffness of my old joints. Most of all I will spend the day with my wonderful husband.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. I hope you will have a lovely day today and every day. Stay safe and well. God Bless!

Thank you also for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold.

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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A Wonderful Review of my Novel, In a Second!

I am over the moon with this new review of my novel, In a Second, that was posted by Carol Balawyder on her blog. Thank you soooo much, Carol! I am grateful and thrilled that you enjoyed my book and for sharing your review!

J.E. Spina: In A Second

Posted on  by Carol Balawyder

In A Second has many layers. First there is the abusive husband and cruel father whom Spina takes to its ultimate limits.

Then there is the relationship between the three generations of women: mother (Carla), grandmother (Grace) and daughter (Athena) who, for those of you old enough to remember, brought to my mind The Golden Girls. Along with these three wonderful characters is their abilities to see into the future and erase memories.

Third, there is romance. Lots of heartwarming romance but not until there has been heartbreak, danger and surprises.

 Mix all of these levels and what you get is a suspenseful novel full of twists, intrigues, sitting on the edge of your seat and reading far into the night.

A month after being in a coma due to an accident, Athena finds her memory distorted and is obsessed with a man she believed she was to marry and whom she also believes was in the car with her at the time of the accident. Nobody in her family has ever heard of him. Is she living a memory or seeing into the future? 

Add to this J.E. Spina’s reasons as to why Carla remains with an abusive husband and Athena’s telepathic connection with her grandmother Grace. 

There’s lots to digest in this novel where clairvoyance plays a strong role. 

This is the second novel I read by J.E. Spina. The first was Hunting Mariah, a fast-paced thriller.

She has also written a new book, Lubelia Alycea – a historical romance.

Receiving a review like this is a tremendous feeling! I can’t the reviewer enough for her kindness to post it on her blog. This is a wonderful birthday gift to me!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post and for all of you readers who have read and reviewed my books wherever they are sold – THANK YOU!!! It means the world to an author to receive reviews!

Please stop by again real soon for more posts about all kinds of things – anything that may pop into my already overcrowded head!

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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New Additions to our Saltwater Tank!

Our 95-gallon saltwater tank is looking so empty with just two clown fish who like to hide and three anemones who like to move around. The anemones are not entirely happy in their new home. If they have a tendency to roam that means that they not yet happy in their environment. I hope they get settled soon.

My husband purchased three new fish – a Gamma (purple & yellow), Foxface (yellow & black), and a Coral Beauty (coral & blue) and introduced them into the tank. The clown fish peeked out to look around but went back to their hiding place.

Anemones getting settled (two in the front and one inside the cave in the rocks.)
Anemones moving around trying to find the perfect place to rest.
Two clown fish getting curious
Tank with one new fish a Gamma up in the left hand corner (purple & yellow) Also Foxface is mirrored in the glass on the bottom left (yellow & black) Do you see him?
Foxface out and swimming about
Coral Beauty on left side middle of tank against the light rock (Gamma is in the upper left hand corner)

The three new fish are a little skittish and don’t want to come out for long. I will try to capture them when they come out another day after they feel more secure.

I hope these new creatures will do well. As least we know they don’t eat anemones. Hopefully!

Stop by again for updates on how the new inhabitants are doing.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of me, my books and my blog. Please come back again real soon for more entertaining posts about whatever pops into my already overcrowded brain.

Need a good book? Please check out all my books by clicking the covers to the right of this post. They will take you to Amazon for purchase or perusal. Reading is good for your health. Start reading today and get healthier in mind and body. Thank you! Take care.

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

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Jemsbooks for All Ages!

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Happy 4th of July!

Our American flag that we light at night

Over the past year and a half the whole world has been in turmoil because of the pandemic of COVID-19. It has taken us this long to get out and about once again. We are still wearing masks at doctor’s offices, hospitals and some venues. That will continue I think for the rest of the year. But most places we can go out and about without a mask. Thank goodness! It is a freeing feeling.

I hope everyone in the USA will have a wonderful, happy and free 4th of July in 2021! We can really celebrate with fireworks, cookouts with family and friends and whatever else you plan to do this year. If you live anywhere else in this wonderful world I hope you will have a wonderful day on the 4th of July and celebrate just being healthy and happy with family and friends.

I am grateful that we stayed healthy all through the pandemic and continue to feel fortunate but we must continue being careful to stay that way. I hope you all are safe and well too.

May you all feel free wherever you live.

May you thank those servicemen and women whose lives they did give.

May you do all you can to be safe and free.

In this beautiful land of freedom and opportunity.

Happy Fourth of July, my friends!

Please be safe using fireworks and stand clear of them. Teach your children that they are not toys to play with. Take care.

Sorry, but I had to share these lovely promos of my books by AllAuthor.com for the 4th of July. When else would I be able to use them so well?

If you need a good read for the holiday or any day – check out my newest book, Lubelia Alycea: One Hundred Years, for an unforgettable story about a courageous and resilient woman who found a new life for herself and her family in America.

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

Lubelia Alycea

Lubelia Alycea – Read about her amazing courage in spite of many obstacles and tragedies along the way.

Here are some more books to read on this holiday for the whole family. Happy Reading!

How Far Is Heaven and In a Second – novels for 18+
Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge – novels for 18+

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

Abby & Holly – MG/PT/YA Series Book 1
Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Book 1 – MG/PT/YA

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

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Books 1-3 – for PS-Grade 3
Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Books 4 & 5 – PS-Grade 3
More Children’s Books for PS-Grade 3

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon. Thank you also for all the reviews you may have written wherever my books are sold. I appreciate your kind support. Take care.

I pray that you and your families will stay safe and well during this holiday season and all year through!

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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Jjspina(at)comcast(dot)net

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BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Books Read in the Month of June of 2021!

Here it is already the end of another month. Where does the time go? I have been busy as usual reading some wonderful books for the month of June of 2021. Here are the 6 books I read and reviewed for June. I might have read even more if I didn’t have another WIP. But, I always seemed to have a WIP! I hope you enjoy reading these reviews.

I love sharing my 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 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. Thank you for your kind support of me and my books and for supporting my fellow authors too.

An action-packed novel that kept me turning pages until the end. There are many twists and turns and surprises. Just when I thought I had figured it all out another suspect was introduced.

Baldacci knows how to ratchet up the mystery and keep the reader engaged. I’ve never been disappointed in his books. The characters are intriguing, believable and likable. The main protagonist is Amos Decker who has his own problems to deal with on a daily basis while he works a case. In this book he had the help of Will Robbie, a strong indefeatable character who comes to Amos’ rescue more than once.

There are government secrets, drugs, prostitution and murder in this story that Decker must use his extraordinary memory and detectives skills to find the perpetrators to solve this case. An enjoyable read that I recommend.

I haven’t read any books by Nora Roberts in a long time and I always loved her books. This book was on my kindle waiting for me. I felt it was time to read it. Sometimes it’s good to go back to the authors you loved when you were younger. I feel reading different authors and genres helps to keep me fresh and up-to-date on my own writing.

This book grabbed me from the beginning with its likable and vulnerable characters the author created. The reader becomes invested in the characters’ outcome.

This is a love story that touches the heart. Two souls, Abra Walsh and Eli Landon, find more than they bargained for when they meet after Eli goes back to his grandmother’s house where Abra is the housekeeper. Their lives become entwined after they are in the middle of a mystery involving a pirate’s treasure and the murder of two people, one is Eli’s wife. Eli is a suspect in her murder but must clear himself and find who was responsible for his wife’s death.

There are many clues and possible explanations for what transpires. The author keeps the action going as the love between Abra and Eli deepens. Will they be able to solve the case before the police do?

An enjoyable and highly recommended read! Nora Roberts really knows how to tell a story.

This is an action-packed, thriller that has drug smuggling, dead bodies, stormy seas and danger at every turn for Sloan McPherson, a PD diver. She faces not only danger when she dives from creatures in the sea but also from men who want her dead.

The main character, Sloan, is a strong, tough and take-charge person who keeps the action going. She never gives up and is fearless against the toughest foes. Who can she trust to help her?

An enjoyable story that will keep readers turning pages and holding their breaths.

It took me awhile to get into this book but once the action increased to full-speed ahead I was hooked. This is book 1 in this series of crime thrillers.

This book is chock full of forensic information and how the police process a scene. Roger Conniston, a SOCO or CSI officer, the main protagonist is a master at processing a crime scene. When a woman is murdered he is not at the scene to process it but has problems of his own, a wife who is unhappy with him and a ex-lover who is even more so.

When things turn nasty for Roger he finds himself locked behind bars and trying to convince his fellow officers of his innocence. There is someone out there who knows he is innocent for this person is the murderer who wants only to punish Roger for past transgressions.

Will Roger be able to find the evidence he needs to clear his name? Will he be able to made amends with his wife and begin anew? Will the perpetrator be brought to justice?

You will have to read this fast-paced thriller to find out. You will be surprised at the ending. An enjoyable read!

This was an entertaining read about three women, Kate, Sally and Gisela. Each woman had her own problems unbeknownst to the others. On the surface each woman’s life appeared to be happy, content and fulfilled to some extent. But not all is as it seems.

Unless you walk in the shoes of another you will never really know what he/she is going through in his/her life. The author tells a story of each of these women simultaneously, their troubles, their joys, their heartaches and how they deal with them.

It was a heartfelt read about families, relationships, and friendship. I would highly recommend!

An emotional tale of how one man, Aiden Delacorte, discovers that he is an empath – able to feel the pain of others. At first this ability involves animals then it transfers to humans.

His life is in turmoil when he realizes that what his livelihood is all about. He can no longer be a cattle rancher because of the implications of what he must do to the cattle in order to raise then sell them for slaughter. He can’t live with himself if he continues to do this.

He tries to get his life in order according to his new life plan. A new woman comes into his life with two children who need his help. He realizes that the boy, Milo, in this family is a lot like himself at that age. He is troubled and closed off from everyone and everything. Can Aiden help the boy come out of his shell? Will helping the boy open up his own sheltered soul and heal the hole in his own heart?

An moving story that will haunt you as you feel his pain and that of the boy’s. I highly recommend!

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I appreciate your kind support of me and my books and all the reviews that I receive. Please keep them coming! I hope you will keep coming back for more entertaining reading and events about new works, daily news, birds, fish and other things that pop into my already overcrowded head.

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 Children’s Books – Award-Winning Books for Summer Reading or all year through! GET ON BOARD JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS THIS SUMMER!

I feel blessed to be able to do what I love to do – write stories for children and all ages! I am a mother and grandmother and step-great grandmother. I know what I want my little ones to read. It’s important that they learn good behavior, how to be kind to others, family and friends are important and bullying is never tolerated or accepted. Once children learn these basic lessons in life they will become better adults one day. We as parents and grandparents have the responsibility to make sure our children and grandchildren are protected and taught how to live good, upstanding lives.

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, 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!

My children’s books have won 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards and 5 Mom’s Choice Awards! They are filled with colorful illustrations, rhyming stories and important life lessons for your children. What more could you want in a children’s book?

Get on board JEMSBOOKS EXPRESS for some fun and entertaining reading for kids – PS-Grade 3!

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

Children’s books for PS-Grade 3

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!

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.

My goal in writing for children is to encourage them to read daily to enhance their life through good health and increase their creativity. Please read to your children daily even after they can read by themselves. This is a wonderful time to bond, cuddle, and get closer to your children. They will love you for the time you took to spend with them. Please keep reading and I will keep writing! Happy Reading Everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon for more entertaining reading. Thank you for your kind support and for all the reviews you have posted wherever my books are sold.

Please keep those reviews coming. The only way that Amazon will help promote our books is if we have plenty of reviews. You don’t have to write more than a few words or a sentence or two. Reviews are the way that others learn about what books to read. I always look at reviews before I read a book. Remember every review counts and is appreciated! Thank you!

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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BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Summer Reading for Kids of All Ages!

This is a post I previously wrote back in 2020 (updated to include new books) and wanted to share again in time for the summer.

Jemsbooks for all ages for fun summer reading for the whole family!

Pre-School – Grade 3  – Written in rhyme with life lessons – stories encourage children to behave, to respect others differences, to listen to your mother, show kindness to others, it’s okay to be different, love one another, be kind to animals, family and friends are important.

Purchase links:

Amazon Author Page for all Jemsbooks

Barnes & Noble Page for all Jemsbooks

School is out! Can you believe it? Have you picked out which books you want your children to read yet? Let me make some suggestions for you.

Note: Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier just won a Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards in June of 2021!

These children’s books have won 10 awards – 5 Mom’s Choice Awards, 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards!

Children’s books – 17 for PS-Grade 3 (Book 6 of Drystan Series coming this summer)

Middle-Grade/Young Adult/Preteen – Stories encourage good behavior, kindness to others, respect of elders and family values, bullying should never be accepted or tolerated, 

Amazon Author Page USA for all Jemsbooks

Amazon UK for all Jemsbooks

Amazon.ca for all Jemsbooks

Amazon.au for all Jemsbooks

Amazon.de for all Jemsbooks

Amazon.jp for all Jemsbooks

Amazon.cn for all Jemsbooks

Barnes & Noble for all Jemsbooks

for more links to other Amazon sites go to http://jemsbooks.com

For Parents or 18+

Amazon Author Page for all Jemsbooks

Barnes & Noble for novels

Jemsbooks for all ages! After all, everyone needs a good book!

If your library doesn’t carry Jemsbooks ask them to check out Jemsbooks today! I have donated books to my local library and also sent some to a library in Florida. All libraries should be made aware of books you like to read. I know that not everyone can afford to purchase a dozen books at one time so let your library help you out. They will purchase them so that you can read all summer.

There are also direct links to individual books (35 in all so far, more coming) on the right side of this post by clicking the covers.

Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Books 1-5 (Promo by BMGN)

This magical series is new 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 will be seven dragons in all.

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 during this Pandemic and beyond. Children will be reading these books and they will become their favorite books at bedtime and any time.

My goal in writing for children is to encourage them to read daily to enhance their life through good health and increase their creativity. Please read to your children daily even after they can read by themselves. This is a wonderful time to bond, cuddle, and get closer to your children. They will love you for the time you took to spend with them. Please keep reading and I will keep writing! Happy Reading Everyone!

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-6 (MG/PT/YA)

Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series is a fun and magical series with spells, wands, 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!

This Davey & Derek Series won (10 book awards) – 5 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, 3 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – an Honorable Mention, a Silver Medal, and a Finalist, Book Excellence Award Finalist, a Silver Medal in the Authorsdb Cover Contest, Finalist in Red City Review Book Awards and many 5-Star Reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.

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

These books below are for parents or anyone 18+.

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Novels for 18+

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you come back again real soon. Have fun reading all summer long. Take care.

Thank you for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold.

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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BARNES & NOBLE

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier won a Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards!

https://store.momschoiceawards.com/index.php?entry_id=11162

I am thrilled to announce that my children’s book, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier won a Silver Medal from Mom’s Choice Awards! I feel honored and grateful! Thank you, @momschoiceawards!

Silver Medal – Mom’s Choice Awards

Blurb:

This book is based on my dog, Lucy, who I had for 16 years. She was quite a character and did all the things that are in this book. 

She loved my spaghetti with homemade sauce, watched TV shows featuring animals, hated baths, “sang” when music was played, and had two cherished possessions, a knotted rag and a ball. 

I hope you will enjoy reading about Lucy. She is no longer with us and can never be replaced.

Lucy was a special dog who was my best friend for 16 years. I miss her still today. She passed many, many years ago but there isn’t a day that I don’t think about her. This is the main reason I wrote this book to keep her memory alive and share her with children everywhere. She was smart, funny, talented and loving. She followed me everywhere. If I didn’t let her come with me from room to room she would cry until I came back for her and picked her up for a cuddle. I have never known, since then, of the unconditional love of an animal like she had shown me. I did have other dogs and a cat but I never was as close or bonded with them as I did Lucy. She came into my life at a time when I really needed a friend. She was there for me through tough times and listened as I ranted, raved or cried. No one could have put up with me like that. Ha!

I hope that you will share this book with your children so that they can learn about the unconditional love of a pet and know that our pets need us as much as we need them. All pets deserve to be treated with kindness, love and patience always.

Thank you so much for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will come back again real soon. Thank you for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold. Take care.

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

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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Perfect Summer Reading for MG/PT/YA for Girls! Have your MG/PT/YA Read any of this series – Abby & Holly Books 1-6!

Looking for some perfect books for summer reading for your MG/PT/YA? If your children haven’t read any of this series yet now is the time to check it out.

This is a clean, wholesome magical, mystical mystery series that will keep your MG/PT/YA actively engaged as they have fun reading these stories while learning valuable life lessons. Parents love these books too and read and review them.

I think it’s a great idea for parents to read some of the books that their young adults are reading. This is the only way to make sure that they are reading books that you approve. There will never be any unacceptable material in them.

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!

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

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

Blurb:

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER AND 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.

Blurb:

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER! READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS – HONORABLE MENTION!

Abby and Holly are cousins who are more like sisters. They enjoy doing everything together. Holly lives with Abby and her family in a haunted Victorian. Holly must deal with some difficult decisions in her family when unexpected and unfortunate events come to pass.

Abby is there to lend support to Holly along with two ghostly apparitions, Felicity and Minerva, who live in Abby’s house. These specters provide some magical and helpful advice along the way as they watch over Holly during this difficult time.

The girls’ friends, twins Davey and Derek Donato, from their own series, pop in to support Holly and bring some fun and comical relief to the story.

Blurb:

Join Abby and Holly in Book 3 as the cousins discover a new presence in their old Victorian while they are cleaning out the library of old books. They are not sure if this specter is benign or otherwise. This being leads them to the old trunk they discovered in Book 2 which holds many secrets and puzzles that they feel compelled to solve.

They enlist the help of their ghost friend, Felicity, who inhabits their home. She is a benevolent entity that once lived in their house from a century ago. She watches over the girls and vows never to leave unless they request her to do so.

There will be surprises and ghostly visits that will keep readers enthralled as Abby and Holly work together to uncover the secrets of the trunk.

Blurb:

PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER!

Join the cousins, Abby and Holly, as they search for clues about who placed an urn up in their attic with the remains of a young girl who lived a century ago. Their old Victorian holds many secrets and the girls are determined to solve this mystery with the help of two ghost friends, Felicity and Minerva, who inhabit their home.

As the girls are searching for clues in their basement they discover a hidden stairway. Upon entering the stairway they find themselves unexpectedly catapulted back in time to a century ago. Will they be able to return with the answers to the mystery? If not, who will help them get back? Or, will they be forever lost in time?

Blurb:

The main protagonists, cousins Abby and Holly, find paintings by a young teenager, from the past with a copper key taped to the back of one of her paintings. This teen’s remains were found in their attic in Book 4.

The girls’ search begins to find the source of this key. They hope to use this key to unlock secrets or something valuable from the past. Will this key help uncover another mystery for the cousins? How far will the girls go in their search for truth or will they have to go back to the past? Will they be able to return home without somehow changing history forever?

Blurb:

Follow along with cousins, Abby and Holly, as they learn about some changes in history from their ghost friend, Felicity, who lived back in 1818. These changes came about when the girls traveled back to the past to their Victorian when it was once a boarding house.

While they were in the past they met a young woman, Annabelle Bradley, who was a talented artist. The cousins became friends with Annabelle in the short time they knew her. They also became involved in her life through her letters and diaries that they found in their home in the future.

The girls are distraught over how Annabelle died and want to go back and somehow change history to prevent her murder. In order to do this, they must enlist the help of their friends, Davey’s and Derek’s, great aunt, Gigi, who is a benevolent witch.

Will Gigi be able to put the girls back in time in the right place to make this change possible? If they do go back, will the girls be able to return without possibly endangering themselves and end up lost forever in the past due to the faulty timeline?

Reviews on Amazon:

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you will check out these books soon on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I appreciate your kind support of me, my books and blog. Please leave reviews for books that you have read wherever they are sold. Reviews are what authors need in order to be recognized by Amazon. Keep reading and I will keep writing. Take Care.

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

BARNES & NOBLE (18+ NOVELS)

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