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The After House By Michael Phillip Ash Book Review


Title:  The After HouseThe After House by Michael Phillip Cash

Author:  Michael Phillip Ash

Publisher:  Chelshire Publishing

Release Date:  September 30, 2014

Pages:  194

Genre:  Paranormal

Book Description:

Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?

Wanda’s Review:

I had problems becoming invested in this book – I was never excited about picking it up to read on. But, I did find the adventures of the whale hunting to be quite interesting. The author did a superb job portraying that part of the storyline, which was totally new to me.

Remy and her daughter, Olivia, are about to embark on a new life. Remy is trying to recover from a bad marriage and she and Olivia move into an old cottage in Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. But, Captain Eli, a lost spirit, already occupies the house. And the story unfolds as Captain Eli is revealed and other characters are introduced.

I liked the paranormal aspect of the book, but I never found it to be haunting or suspenseful – just an easy relaxed read, with subtle humor interjected. This book would certainly be appropriate for a YA. I found the After House to be just lukewarm. My rating is 3 stars.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


About the Author:

Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.Michael Phillip Cash

New Harper Collins Book Tour – Hosts Wanted! The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr February 2 – 20

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday! I hope you have a great weekend planned. I am beyond thrilled to be helping Harper Collins/Viola Carr coordinate a virtual book tour for her latest release, The Diabolical Miss Hyde. She will be touring from February 2 through February 20.

I am looking for book reviews (there are a few print copies available but ecopies will be preferred), promo posts, and I will also have Q&A and guest posts to provide. There will be a giveaway to be determined at a later time.

If you would like to host her tour, please click here

Thanks so much for everything, and if you have any questions just let me know. Take care!

In an electric-powered Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with inventive new technological gadgets. Now, a new killer is splattering London in blood, drugging beautiful women and slicing off their limbs. Catching The Slicer will make Eliza’s career – or get her burned. Because Eliza has a dark secret. A seductive second self, set free by her father’s forbidden magical elixir: wild, impulsive Lizzie Hyde.

When the Royal Society send their Enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a sorcerer, Eliza must resist the elixir with all her power. But as the Slicer case draws her into London’s luminous magical underworld, Eliza will need all the help she can get. Even if it means getting close to Lafayette, who harbors an evil curse of his own. Even if it means risking everything and setting vengeful Lizzie free …

When Santa Goes to Church by Sonja Grimsley Fambro Book Feature

Title: When Santa Goes to Church

Author: Sonja Grimsley Fambro

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Pages: 82

Genre: Fiction

Format: Ebook/Paperback

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Storytellers have long filled our imaginations with stories about Santa, Santa’s elves, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s Christmas Eve trip. In fairy-tale land, it is no mystery that he, along with Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer, must have the busiest Christmas Eve night ever. After all, they are famous for going from town to town leaving gifts for good little girls and good little boys. Santa is a right jolly old fellow! Sometimes we’re told that he gets a plate of cookies for sliding down chimneys, or going through the back door, or whatever his entrance may be. Yes, fairy tales do what fairy tales are supposed to do; they take us on imaginary journeys. However, in this fairy tale about Santa, he remembers that Christmas IS NOT really about him. Do you know the real Christmas story? Well, in case you don’t, and even if you do, come and follow Santa as he hears the real Christmas story, which is NOT a fairy tale. It is the story about the greatest gift in the whole wide world! Do you know who He is?

Sonja earned her B.A. degree with honors from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. Later, after attending the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, she received her teaching certificate from the State of Florida. As an educator, she taught English in the Continuing Education Program for Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, Virginia. After returning to Florida, Sonja taught Business English at CareerCom School of Business in Jacksonville. Sonja is a multitalented writer whose literary works have intrigued audiences for the past several years. She writes plays, songs, essays, speeches, short stories, and poetry. Her poems entitled “Foolish, Bold, Prejudice” and “Operator, Get Me Jesus” have been published in anthologies. For two consecutive years, 1994 and 1995, Sonja received the Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry which was presented by the National Library of Poetry. Her poem, “The Church in the ‘Hood,” is a favorite among her friends. She has often been applauded for her inspirational speaking and her gospel plays, including Nobody, but Jesus. Sonja is also the author of another children’s book entitled Santa Spent the Night with Me! Additionally, she has plans for another project which will be on the market in the near future. In addition to writing, Sonja enjoys teaching, reading, spending time with her family, and traveling with her husband, Lewis. They have traveled extensively throughout the United States and to Canada, Mexico, Israel, and Europe. Sonja and her husband currently live in Dallas, Georgia.


Sonja is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


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  • This giveaway begins December 8 and ends on December 19.
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  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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