Daily Archives: September 9, 2016

Into the Flames: 3rd book and how it came to be

Last time I talked about my third book was on August 9 at Plans for my third book. Time sure flies.

Here’s the blurb again:


I want to tell you guys on how this novel came to be. I sat in a store, eyeing the fitting room. My sister and niece just went in with a bunch of clothing. I was lucky that I bought myself a notebook and a pen before heading inside the dreaded clothing store.

Knowing that I had at least thirty minutes, I started tapping my pen on the notebook. A man sat down next to me and started playing some game on his cell. I ignored him. I stared at that first page and stared, willing an idea to be born. The loudness of the store disappeared and I thought of four words: creepy butler, lightning, and phoenix. It was like magic. Words started to flow through my mind and I started quickly writing them down. Mind you, my hand writing is readable, but not beautiful.

In that short time period, I wrote an entire scene that appears in chapter two and I was satisfied that I didn’t waste my time playing some game on my iPhone.

How did your idea for a book come to be?

Book Review: A Spell Of Trouble (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery #1)

Book Title: A Spell Of Trouble (Silver Hollow Paranormal Cozy Mystery #1) spell

Book Author: Leighann Dobbs

Source: Downloaded from Amazon Kindle Unlimited.

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5 paws


Oh my stars! Leighann Dobbs has been added to my favorite author list. Her writing is amazing, such imagination and now I am a fan of cozy mysteries. After reading the book, I signed up for her notifications, received a free e-book as a gift (which is awesome because many of you guys know that I am working on giving out a free e-book as well sometime in the future), and viewed her website. The author has a ton of series out and it’s quiet impressive! Okay, now onto the actual review.

Someone gets killed in front of Izzy’s place, which makes her and her cousin across the street to be prime suspects for the local police, paranormal committee, and the FBPI. You guys can guess what the FBPI stands for ;).

So, what makes this one different from other witch paranormal cozy mysteries. The hunk is compared to the Hulk or a Greek God. One of Izzy’s cousins has a plant for a familiar, and there’s a familiar who doesn’t belong to anyone but favors Izzy’s family. I also liked that the familiars were young and ‘in training,’ was a nice touch.

The writing is fun and good for 16 years of age and older. Hardly any cursing, a feel of adventure, mixed with a cozy mystery. I highly recommend.