‘The Trust’ by Ronald H. Balson Is a Thrilling, Action-Filled Suspense Novel

In "The Trust," Ronald H. Balson, takes his readers to Northern Ireland on a whirlwind tour of Ireland and its troubles -- both current and past. Liam Taggert, the Chicago detective who, with his lawyer wife Catherine, are the main characters in all Balson's books, must deal with the past when it comes back to … Continue reading ‘The Trust’ by Ronald H. Balson Is a Thrilling, Action-Filled Suspense Novel

Sebring, Florida Dogs Have Until Monday to Find Rescue or Die

Some of the dogs written about in "31 Dogs Have Nothing to Be Thankful for; All will be Killed Before Thanksgiving" were rescued and others were given a reprieve until Monday the 27th. That's the way it goes in small county shelters. If enough space opens up, the dogs who were going to die get additional … Continue reading Sebring, Florida Dogs Have Until Monday to Find Rescue or Die

‘The Great Shelby Holmes Meets her Match’ by Elizabeth Eulberg Is the Second in the Clever Middle Grade Series

Shelby Holmes was introduced to readers in "The Great Shelby Holmes," the first book in the series by Elizabeth Eulberg. In the second book, "The Great Shelby Holmes Meets her Match," narrator John Watson brings to life another mystery that he and Shelby solve, and in the process gives the reader another view at the … Continue reading ‘The Great Shelby Holmes Meets her Match’ by Elizabeth Eulberg Is the Second in the Clever Middle Grade Series

31 Dogs Have Nothing to Be Thankful for; All will be Killed Before Thanksgiving

Update: Belle, Moon, Rosa, Parker, Silver, Pork Chop, Murry and Maggie (she wasn't posted yet) have all been RESCUED by Bishop Animal Shelter,SPCA of Manatee County, Please honor pledges at http://www.bishopspca.org The volunteers at Sebring, FL say, "Thank you!!!!" Tony was caught on camera with his tail mid-wag. He's looking sweetly at the photographer with a gleam … Continue reading 31 Dogs Have Nothing to Be Thankful for; All will be Killed Before Thanksgiving

Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center in Tampa, FL in the News for Putting Animals in Danger and Refusing to Work with Rescue Groups

  Want to make a quick buck in Hillsborough County, Florida? If you live in Tampa or its environs, just visit the county shelter on a weekend when they are adopting out dogs for free and get a couple. There's no adoption fee, no application, and best of all -- you can sell a dog … Continue reading Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center in Tampa, FL in the News for Putting Animals in Danger and Refusing to Work with Rescue Groups

‘Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan’ by Jonathan W. Stokes is a Humorous and Thrilling Middle Grade Adventure

"Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan" is a superb sequel to "Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas" by Jonathan W. Stokes. The series is aimed at middle grade readers who love action and adventure -- especially when the main characters are quirky and clever. Stokes also includes plenty of diversity in … Continue reading ‘Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan’ by Jonathan W. Stokes is a Humorous and Thrilling Middle Grade Adventure

‘Even if It Kills Her’ by Kate White Is Part of the ‘Bailey Weggins’ Mystery Series

Bailey Weggins, the main character in "Even If It Kills Her" by Kate White, is a likable character. She's trying to make a go of a career as a writer, and in the process ends up investigating murders and putting herself in danger, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend. Although this is the seventh … Continue reading ‘Even if It Kills Her’ by Kate White Is Part of the ‘Bailey Weggins’ Mystery Series

‘The Exact Location of Home’ by Kate Messner Is a Middle Grade Treasure

Kate Messner has been writing lots of books with lots of heart, and her newest, "The Exact Location of Home," is no different. This extremely touching story will cause readers to think about appearances and stereotypes, friendship and family. In this story, Kirby "Zig" Zigonski is excited to finally get to see his dad after … Continue reading ‘The Exact Location of Home’ by Kate Messner Is a Middle Grade Treasure

‘I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups’ by Chris Harris and Lane Smith

There's a new poet in town, and he's going to give Jack Prelutsky a run for his money. Chris Harris's "I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups" is filled with many poems and other miscellaneous nonsense (like a "How-are-these-two-pictures-different?" puzzle where -- spoiler alert! -- both pictures … Continue reading ‘I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups’ by Chris Harris and Lane Smith