My Reviews and Recommended Reading From 2017

December 29, 2017
4.0 out of 5 Stars  –  A Fun Quick Read
When I read the first sentence, “Evelyn’s first murder was an accident,” captured me instantly. The storyline is an intriguing take on the betrayed lover, revenge, and one’s idea of how justice, or perhaps, karma is defined and carried out. A quick and fun read for those of you who like this genre… Read Full Review 
Evelyn Marsh by S.W. Clemens Available Now on Amazon – $2.99

December 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars   – A Weighty and Thrilling Ride 

One of the most provocative thrillers, I have read in a while. Set in New Zealand the story revolves around the home invasion of a family by a gang of drug lords… Read Full Review.

November 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars       
Get ready for Sleepless Nights

If you don’t like insects or have an aversion to spiders, roaches, or ants – get ready to have the hibbie-jibbies and a few sleepless night … Read the Full Review.

Invasive by Chuck Wendig available on Amazon – $3.99

October 30, 2017

4.0 out of 5 stars – You will never look at a Black-eyed-Susan the same way again.

Nearly, two decades after Tessa Cartwright was discovered in a pile of bones, clinging to life, she finds herself haunted by the memories of the other girls, and the fate of the man put away as the Black-Eyed-Susan killer. A story about trauma, betrayal, friendship, psychology, and a psychotic killer; the Black-Eyed-Susan will keep you guessing until the end…  Read the Full Review.
Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin Available Now on Amazon.

September 20, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Diverse Southern Mystery

When a murder forty years later points back to the cold-case, it gets super interesting. Based in the South, the story revolves around one family, a tight-knit community where everyone has a secret, prejudices are part of the community, and a smart, independent, disabled girl starts unraveling the secrets in an attempt to solve both murders and keep the wrong man from being charged … Read the Full Review.
Gone on Sunday by Tower Lowe – Available Now on Amazon – $3.99

July 25, 2017

5.0 out of 5 stars
A Page-turner You Won’t be Able to Put Down.

Sequel to Marred. Cleaved starts out with a bang!
Sage is a crime writer married to Sheriff Niko Quintana who soon discovers the sleepy little town they moved to after Sage lost her twin sister to a killer, isn’t sleepy at all. Instead, he finds himself knee-deep in snow surrounded by a serial killer’s victims impaled to trees by deer antlers; others sealed in steel oil drums – all with their left hand cut off and the King of Hearts attached to each… Read the Full Review
Cleaved by Sue Coletta (Grafton County Series) (Volume 2)Available Now on Amazon

July 25, 2017
Big Things Come in Small Packages – A Must Have Resource.
Big things come in small packages, and Dialogue Dynamics is the perfect example. I don’t know why it took me so long to find this jewel. Dialogue Dynamics is the first book I’ve read in, The Write it Right Series, but it will not be the last…  Read Full Review.

Dialogue Dynamics by Tristi Pinkston- Available Now on Amazon – $2.99

June 3,2017
4.0 out of 5 Stars
Silence is Not Always Golden

The story of Todd a wealthy, Real Estate Entrepreneur and Developer and Jodi, a stay-at-home, part-time psychologist and their 20-year “marriage.” Although everyone who knows them believes and treat them as a married couple, even addressing her as Mrs. Gilbert, they are not. A suspenseful trip through the slow disintegration of “marriage,” and the revelation of secrets and the dangers of being ‘silent’ in an uneven relationship… Read Full Review.

The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison Available Now on Amazon – $6.99

April 14, 2017
4.0 out of 5 Stars
A Parent’s Worst Nightmare.
What started out as an afternoon of fun, turned into Rachel Jenner’s worst nightmare. One minute her son is with her on the familiar trail, the next he is gone. Insecure and hurt from a recent divorce, Rachel is thrust into a world of angry outsiders, the hounding media, and a suspicious force of investigators … Read Full Review. 
5.0 out of 5 Stars
This book captured my attention from the first page. I couldn’t put it down. I often said rhetoric is easy, “I’d never….” You fill in the blank. When the rubber meets the road, things take on a whole new meaning… Read Full Review.
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4.0 out of 5 Stars
Set in New Zealand, Finn Bell wants to start over or end it all. He just hasn’t decided. Neither his cottage, the place, nor the people are not what they seem. Read Full Review
February 8, 2017
4.0 out of 5 Stars

 A psychological thriller so tense it will take your breath away
A psychological thriller by K.L. Slater, that takes us into the lonely world of a disturbed young woman her past demons, and what happens when circumstances bring her face-to-face with one of those demons…  Read Full Review.

Safe With Me by K.L. Slater – Available Now on Amazon – $3.99

Do you have books to recommend? Feel free to share them with us. As always, it is a pleasure to see you here strolling through the Cow Pasture.

Here’s to another year of great reading, productivity writing, and enjoying a healthy and happy life. Happy New Year to all my fellow fence jumpers.  Connect with me  Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.



Four Stories to Share and Pass On

I realize it has been a bit quiet here at the Cow Pasture, but I haven’t been idle. I have been hard at work completing my first novel, Hello Hell. I’ve also been reading and enjoying the stories of many new authors.

You can follow my progress and read the works of other fine authors at ChapterBuzz.

Stories whether in the short form or a 500 page novel, have always transported me and brought me great pleasure. I am still amazed at the talent of another to move me to laugh or tears with their words. So, without further ado, here are four stories that I hope will move you.

  1. From Atticus ReviewSecret by 
  2. From the Carve Magazinethe winner of the Fall 2017, Raymond Carver Contest –  Richard by David J. Wingrave.
  3. Every Day Fiction brings us, A Grain of Salt by Dianne Majzoub.
  4. And, last but by no means least, one of my favorites: The 3rd place winner of the WOW -Women on Writing’s Spring 2017 contest: Coma, Comma by Maja Malgorzata Zmyslowski.

The weather is finally turning cold. So, curl up in front of the fire with a hot toddy and enjoy a good read. As always if you enjoy them, pass them on for others to enjoy.

I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story. I’m all ears and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.