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I am including the customary blurb ‘About Me’ on this page, as doing any type of creative work IS a form of self therapy!
Born and raised in Switzerland, I came to the United States at the impressionable age of 21. I went through my ‘Americanization’ process in the Midwest, did a brief stunt in the South, and eventually headed West.
Although I have been somewhat of a Gypsy for a number of years, my heart and soul are firmly anchored in the Pacific Northwest.
I love nothing more than to sit by a roaring mountain stream, protected by lush greenery and enormously tall trees, while working on a creative project… even if only in my mind.

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Book Review: Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

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Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Released: September 2010

Pages: 256

Low Red Moon expertly combines a familiar fairy-tale with a thrilling murder mystery. The beginning of the book tosses the reader right into the middle of the action, and we’re left guessing until the very end. Although the middle of the book is a tad slow, things pick up again during the heart-pounding climax.

Avery was a good heroine—I liked how well she handled herself despite everything that happened to her. Her love interest, Ben, was sweet, but I didn’t quite believe their romance. I suppose this is because was based on an initial attraction/soul-mate calling, which I’m not a huge fan of. The romantic scenes were, however, steamy enough to make me still thoroughly enjoy them. 🙂

One really cool thing about Low Red Moon is the way the book is designed. There are little tree/moon graphics at the bottom of each page and at the start of each new chapter. And every time the word “moon” was mentioned, it was printed in red, subscript font—making each “moon” a Low Red Moon! Too cute! (It’s the little things, really)

Despite some complaints (the slow middle, the odd romance between Ben and Avery), I did enjoy Low Red Moon. The allusions to Little Red Riding Hood and the suspenseful mystery kept me hooked.

3.5/5 Stars

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

I grew up singing Scarborough Fair, so Impossible struck a chord with me. I absolutely love the haunting vibe the song gives off, and Impossible managed to pull off that vibe beautifully. The writing was lovely, and I felt that the plot was well constructed.

Although I abhor reading about pregnancy (teen or otherwise), Impossible didn’t bother me one bit. It didn’t focus too much on the awful bits (morning sickness, the birth itself), but the more positive aspects (feeling a connection to the child before it’s even born).

Lucy was a great protagonist, and Zach was an amazingly sweet love interest. Impossible was well balanced between love and seriousness. Speaking of seriousness, the matter of the Scarborough curse was executed really well! I liked how even though it sounded crazy, Lucy’s family accepted her need to try to break the curse, whether they believed it to be true or not. They supported her because they loved her.

All in all, I really enjoyed Impossible. I found it to be a beautiful, haunting read.

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