Baby Steps by K. L. McLoughlin


I love a good romance and Baby Steps delivers.  K. L. McLoughlin has written a charming and intelligent story about finding love for second time.

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     McLoughlin has written a tale not only about love and romance, but has managed to create subplots about controversial subjects, like abortion and teen sex, and does it beautifully.   I never felt as if I was being preached to, just allowed to listen in on the thoughts and feelings of other people.  McLoughlin also gives us a real woman dealing with real issues in the main character Lynda Blake.  Lynda deals with the balance of love and faith between her new romance and her son, as well as the danger they all experience due to her new boyfriend’s career.  Lynda is definitely a multi-dimensional character, and I enjoyed her thoroughly.

K. L. McLoughlin has crafted a beautiful book about life, love and the decisions we make and don’t make.  Baby Steps is a definite must have for anyone’s reading list.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Steps-K-L-McLoughlin/dp/0979912091/

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Subprime Factor by Jeffrey D. Schlaman


Subprime Factor

I always love a good bout of intrigue and mystery, but it’s even better when you get to learn something.  Subprime Factor by Jeffrey D. Schlaman is just that.  Schlaman takes us on a journey that is about what is happening right in front of our eyes, mortgage fraud and the economy.  When four college buddies meet for a camping weekend, little do they know that they are being watched and tracked by some of the most powerful and corrupt people in the United States.  They must test the bonds of friendship in order to survive.

This was a story rich in character and filled with redemption and loyalty as well as betrayal.  While we get to enjoy the suspense and conspiracy, Schlaman also educates us on the reasons behind our current economical situation.  How the housing market got to where it is currently and who is responsible.  Even if not for the current state of the housing market and economy, there is an abundance of information regarding Wall Street, Hedge funds, how banks operate, etc.  It’s like having a non-fiction book about finance wrapped up in a fabulous fiction package.

     Subprime Factor is a wonderful ride and well worth the time to read, whether you love a good action novel or you want to learn more about the housing market.  Pick it up.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Subprime-Factor-Jeffrey-D-Schlaman/dp/0981546250/ref=la_B004EMXPIY_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401572256&sr=1-2

Considering SomeplacElse by B.L. Lindstrom


Have any of you ever wanted to work some place else?  I know I have and author B. L Lindstrom has created the place where we would all love to be employed… SomeplacElse.

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      Among the desert landscapes of Arizona sits SomeplacElse, an experimental community that has perfected the concept of Utopia.  However, this community is about to go toe-to-toe with a millionaire running for governor and the out come will determine the future of all.

We follow Norm Lawson on his search for employment, which leads us to… yes, SomeplacElse.  Once we are introduced to this amazing community and the people within, we are then introduced to Adam Wainwright, an extremely lucky, yet intellectually lacking, millionaire running for the governorship of Arizona.  What ensues is a tale of love, friendship, betrayal, murder and redemption that will compel you to the end.

This book was a wonderful surprise as it was just a wonderful read.  I wasn’t sure what I was getting in to, but once B.L. Lindstrom takes us to SomeplacElse you can’t stay away.   SomeplacElse is the place most us dream of, with engaging characters and a compelling story.  Mr. Lindstrom describes his tale as a modern myth, but it’s just a great story.  I encourage everyone to partake in Considering SomeplacElse.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Considering-SomeplacElse-B-L-Lindstrom-ebook/dp/B000ZLY26C/