Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore update with new releases, reviews and offers for authors on the shelves.
A new release for Charles E. Yallowitz…Ravenous (War of Nytefall Book 5) published the first week in September.
About the book
In the shadows of Windemere, fangs are sprouting from the least likely of maws.
News is spreading that wild beasts with vampiric natures have been attacking mortals and carrying off random victims. With the Dawn Fangs still a secret from mortal society, Clyde fears that these strange creatures will reveal his peoples’ existence before they are ready. Old enemies and trusted friends begin to disappear as the investigation goes deeper into a business that has been lurking in the shadows of Windemere for decades. Those who return are beholden to a new master whose cunning is matched only by her primal desires. As his allies disappear, Clyde is left with the one he trusts the most in all of the world to help him solve this mystery. Too bad Mab has her own secret that can cause more damage to Nytefall than any vampiric beast.
Is this how the Dawn Fangs will be revealed to Windemere?
A small selection of books by Charles Yallowitz
A recent review for Warlord of the Forgotten Age (Legends of Windemere Book 15) and the Windemere series
A 15 book series that is highly recommended. This is the second time I’ve read the whole series and this time I was able to warn my husband about the tears. Some happiness and a lot of sadness at the end but I love it.
The next author is Christine Campbell…with a review for A Mountain of Memories.
About A Mountain of Memories
A childhood trip from Edinburgh to explore Caitlin’s family’s history results in tragedy on a mountainside above the village of Kinlochleven.
As an adult she is still affected by the events that took place there, though most of her memories of that day were lost as a result of its trauma.
Over a century earlier, Caitlin’s great-great grandmother, Mhairi, watched the village of Kinlochleven being born, suffering through its birth pangs. Caitlin and Mhairi’s lives are linked by their common heritage, and as their stories become intertwined, Caitlin is drawn back to the question that has haunted her for eleven years.
What really happened on that mountainside?
A historic story folded into a contemporary story, the two linked by family, location and events.
One of the recent reviews for the book
I have just finished reading A Mountain of Memories. This definitely has to be my favourite of Christine Campbell’a books that I have read so far.It is difficult to categorise this sweeping story into a particular genre. As another reviewer said, it is part romance, part historical, part mystery/thriller with some psychology thrown in.
Right from the beginning, I was drawn into the lives of the characters, Caitlin, Matt and Lexie. And then to explore how their modern day story links in with Mhairi,100 or so years previously, and all that happens in her life is just captivating.
Both stories evoked some strong emotions in me. I felt happy when they were happy, but I also cried when they experienced tragedy and loss.
Thank you, Christine, for producing another wonderful story. Now I just have to decide what to read next.
The final author and poet today is Bette A. Stevens and a recent review for her poetry collection My Maine.
About My Maine
Inspired by The Pine Tree State—Maine’s diverse landscape, natural beauty, rural communities, and independent people—the author’s 150 haiku poems, along with her photographs, reflect the Maine she knows and loves. Bette A. Stevens’s imagery draws the reader into her world of wonder and delight. My Maine takes readers on a poetic journey through Maine’s four seasons. Whether you’re a native Mainer or from away, Stevens’s short story poems and photographs will resonate.
The collection opens with a haiku tribute, “Maine Pines and People.” The journey continues with the rejuvenating spirit of “Spring Awakenings” and “Summer Songs”; then on to more of the magic and majesty of the places and people of Maine in “Autumn Leaves” and “Winter Tales.” This is a poetry collection to be slowly savored, made even more delectable with the author’s original drawings and photographs. In addition to its poems and photographs, My Maine includes state symbols and interesting facts about The Pine Tree State.
One of the recent reviews for the collection
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020
My Maine by Bette A. Stevens is a book of poetry in Haiku verse that is matched with breath-taking photos from Maine. I ordered the printed book so the book would be handy for me to read a poem every day to inspire me. Author Stevens has grouped the poetry into four seasons in Maine. Each verse focuses on landscapes, beginning with “Spring Awakenings” and ending with “Winter Tales.” The verse is eloquent with rich sensory descriptions. As in life, nature reminds us that we are stewards of the earth and of our human souls. High recommended.
Books by Bette A. Stevens
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.