Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Dan Alatorre, Pamela D. Beverly and Jacquie Biggar

Welcome to the author update and news from the authors in the Cafe and Bookstore. Delighted to begin the post with a new book by International best selling author Dan Alatorre and An Angel on her Shoulder.

About An Angel on her Shoulder

A series of unexplainable tragedies surround a family and their young daughter as they seek to determine whether they are possessed, paranoid or collectively going insane. Meanwhile, forgotten clues from the father’s past may indicate forces are at work in ways more ominous than any of them could have imagined.

Two of the early reviews

An excellent read. What I like most is the slow build-up of tension through the occasional killer punch. This is woven into a story of everyday life that gives it a ring of authenticity through the childhood memories, the couple’s relationship and their interaction with their daughter, Sophie. Though the book can indeed be called a paranormal thriller, the pace isn’t relentless, which personally suits me fine – I don’t go a bundle on the breathless type of thriller (or at least, I tend to forget them pretty quickly). Here there’s more reasoning, subtlety, and depth in the background context, and that to me is what gives the story its appeal. In short, what we have here is a thriller that isn’t formatted to fit neatly into a genre template, but instead goes its own way. And that’s all to its credit.

A Gripping Tale!!  on July 31, 2017

There is so much to this story, a topic we all grapple with when faced with tragedy…Why is this happening? I think this story just might have the answers. As always, Dan Alatorre’s writing strikes such a good balance, with action, suspense, and humor. All laid out with vivid detail, emotion, and likable characters. The main character is in search of answers for his family, and will stop at nothing until he finds them. His open mind leads him to places one would normally not go, and he does it without hesitation. A very thought-provoking story, so much so, it had me rethink my beliefs and open my mind to other possibilities. This story grabbed me from the beginning, and kept me turning each page in anticipation to see where it was going to take me next, and did not disappoint. And the ending? The ending wrapped up this whole package and topped it with a nice shiny bow. Such a good read!! This book would be an excellent choice for a Book Club. This is a story that doesn’t need to be just read, it needs to be discussed.

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A selection of other books by Dan Alatorre

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The next author is Pamela D. Beverly with a recent review for her book The Love Labryrinth.

About The Love Labyrinth

Noelle Harrison is a hard-working wife and loving mother to two young sons. Although supportive of her husband Wayne’s professional pursuits, she rails at his constant out-of-town travel to conferences and seminars. What about her needs and wants?

Then one day on her way home from church…

There are two sides to every story. Or maybe three.

A recent review for the book

Love Triangle  on June 8, 2017

When Noelle Harrison meets Clark Johnson on her way out the church doors, she immediately discerns that his kindness is not appropriate for a married woman. Already we can see Noelle struggling. Should she go out to lunch with the young, fine, Clark? He claims he just wants to be friends, is that possible? Can a married woman be friends with another man without romance being involved? This is the question I asked myself as Clark and Noelle made plans for lunch.

The plot thickens as we discover that Mr. Wayne Harrison is a workaholic who is always away on business. In fact, he is so busy that he practically ignores Noelle’s cries for attention and is not as helpful with their two sons as he should be. Frustrated with being ignored, Noelle continues to go on lunch dates with Clark while struggling to hold onto her integrity. Clark wants Noelle and he wants her bad. She has taken over his mind and is now all he thinks about. Noelle has no idea the kind of life altering decision a simple lunch date can be.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. For me, it has a mixture of everything. Of course, there’s the serious question of fidelity and married life but there’s also drama and laughs (Clark’s a bit of a crybaby. I am sure that’s him smiling on the cover.) When things got deep my heart broke for each of the main characters (Noelle, Wayne, Clark) at different points in the story. It reminded me of how precious marriage is but also how important it is not to play around with someone’s heart. The Love Labyrinth is a smooth read, not too fast and not too slow with some well-developed characters.

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Also by Pamela D. Beverly

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And the last update today is for USA Today bestselling romance author Jacquie Biggar with new reviews for her book My Baby Wrote me a Letter which was published in July.

About My Baby Wrote me a Letter

A family’s brush with the past will threaten the foundation of their lives.

Grace Freeman is eight months pregnant. With her Navy husband away on a mission, she craves the security of her childhood home in Canada.

When a letter, written by her long-lost mother, is found it creates a tear in the fabric of the lives of those she loves.

Can Grace find a way to bring her family peace, or will a message from the past destroy their future?

One of the recent reviews for the book

What a beautiful short story from Jacquie Biggar. Grace Freeman is getting ready to return to her home country of Canada while she waits for the birth of her first child. Her husband is in the Navy and may not make it home in time for the birth and so Grace’s father is helping her with the move. Grace finds a letter written by her mother, but never mailed, stuck behind a drawer in an old desk that has been in the family for years. Grace’s mother abandoned her four children when Grace was little and they have no idea what happened to her.

The letter will either bring closure to Grace, her father and her three brothers or leave more questions unanswered, but you will need to read the book to find out. I so enjoyed this book, as I have all of the books by Ms. Biggar. I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review and I have done so. This is the kind of story that makes me sigh when I am finished and wishing I could (and probably will) read it all over again. (by paytonpuppy)

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A selection of books by Jacquie Biggar


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21 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Dan Alatorre, Pamela D. Beverly and Jacquie Biggar

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  2. A fabulous collection of authors and books. I have several of Jacquie’s on my Kindle and TBR already. Congrats to the other authors as well. I’m off to Amazon to look up a few of these titles now!

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