A Review of LIMITLESS – a Charity Anthology, In a Nut Shell!

LIMITLESS – Charity Anthology, In a Nut Shell!

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In A Nut Shell!

LIMITLESS

 

LIMITLESS, A Charity Anthology of short stories and poems.

 

 

Limitless is a collection of stories and poems that reflects our own live and times in all it stages through a wide variety of themes and issues we all have known or have heard about.

In this book you may find stories or poems you agree with and that affirm your believes, while others might be reflective and thought provoking testing your emotions with soul searching on subjects like tolerance and if you have it yourself. In some of the stories about love I saw someone I’ve loved myself.

As a short story author and reader, I love to dive into stories from a wide range of situations and subjects as well as the other authors’ styles.

There were poems and stories that had deep meaning to me such as – Hidden Letter; To You; I Love You MOM, Now And Always; and, Dragonfiles And The Great Blue Heron. This is a 5 star read if ever I’ve read one.All profits for this book go to the Amar Foundation to help those scarred by was in the middle east.  ~JD Holiday

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074RM6XMH

http://www.mcgrathhouse.net/story-new-anthology/

http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2017/11/limitless-charity-anthology-in-nut-shell.html

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On THE BOOK REPORT: Dead Comic Standing by Karen Vaughan

With a chance at success quelling their fears, a slew of new comics are eager to have aDead Comic Standing chance, even with a psychotic serial killer out to get them all, to step on stage following each seasoned comic murder in Karen Vaughan’s, Dead Comic Standing. It’s a humorous whodunit full of hilarious comedy relief by many of the future victims in this tightly written book. You get the benefit of a cozy mystery, a sizzling romance and laughs all in one that keeps you reading until the end. I so enjoyed this book! 5 stars.
Karen Vaughan’s site: https://karenwritesmurder.com/

 

Book review of The Brownstone On West 53Rd Street, Rehearsal Club Memoir: In A Nut Shell!

Book review of The Brownstone On West 53Rd Street, Rehearsal Club Memoir: In A Nut Shell!

In A Nut Shell!
The Brownstone On West 53RdStreet, Rehearsal Club Memoir by Lora Mitchell

Lora Mitchell’s well-written memoir, The Brownstone On West 53Rd Street, Rehearsal Club Memoir, is an eye opener into the show business world in which she worked. The book is heart-warming even through the sometimes emotional distress and you see clearly through Lora’s eyes how life just moves you forward no matter what happens. We all heard about the hardships and demands on women models and actresses and I never acquainted it to my own teen years, but this book puts you right there and you see that there are comparisons that all young women share.

 For me, I was taken back to a time in my life, that at the time, I never knew I would miss. NOT that I had an exciting life, far from it, especially with Lora’s opportunity to work with the famous in her industry. But there were similarities in the innocence of youth, the friendships that were formed with women, men and teachers, the hard work and studying, and going full steam ahead while not knowing what to expect–and enjoying life. While many people around me only dreamed of having such a life it was a world we all knew about among my friends and family just living 13 miles away, over the George Washington Bridge in Paterson, New Jersey.
 I sincerely enjoyed this book like none other I have ever read!
That’s  The Brownstone On West 53Rd Street, Rehearsal Club Memoir, in a Nut Shell!          ~JD

My Interview with Lora Mitchell: http://jdswritersblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/a-talk-with-professional-actress-singer.html

JD Holiday: JD’s Writers Blog: Review of AFTER, a teen novel by Barbara Ehrentreu, In A Nut Shell!

JD Holiday: JD’s Writers Blog: Review of AFTER, a teen novel by Barbara Ehrentreu, In A Nut Shell!.

Review of AFTER, a teen novel by Barbara Ehrentreu, In A Nut Shell!

AFTER
    Review of AFTER, a teen novel by Barbara Ehrentreu, IN A NUT SHELL.  
Sometimes the people close to you are just there and it takes a major event in your life for you to see them in a new light. A crisis can change a lot of things in your life. For fifteen-year-old Lauren, her life under goes such an event ‘after’ the phone call telling her her father is ill.
Lauren struggles with her father serious condition and that crisis leads Lauren to realize her deep feelings for her best friend from childhood, Joey. All Lauren wants is for Joey to comfort her and her sadness slips away when Joey’s with her. Only Joey has a girlfriend who is mean and resents Lauren and her problem.
‘After,’is a believable account of the hardships and headaches of having a sick parent and a real emotion of blooming love from a true friend that grows through the sympathy of these events. You feel Lauren’s fear that Joey is not feeling the same. That unsurechaotic and warm all over of young love. From school to the hospital setting and that first hint of young love unspoken between lovers, you are there, a part of their experience.
The story moves and pacing is good. I applaud Ms. Ehrentreu’s achievement of capturing these feelings and events in the young life of a teenage girl. She gets it right how teens feel love; the uncertainty of how the other person feels about you in return and your fears that you are reading more into it than there is. 5 stars! 
Find out more about Barbara Ehrentreu at: http://barbaraehrentreu.blogspot.com/
 ~  That’s AFTER by Barbara Ehrentreu, In A Nut Shell! ~ JD

It’s Story Time with JD Holiday 12-7-13 12/07 by Book Garden Radio | Books Podcasts

It’s Story Time with JD Holiday 12-7-13 12/07 by Book Garden Radio | Books Podcasts.

It’s Story Time, 12-7-13: Jordan the Jellyfish by Cindy Freland & Wee Three by Marta Moran Bishop~

Join author and illustrator, JD Holiday on Saturday, 12-7-13 at 10AM est OR Listen on Demand!~ Jordan the Jellyfish by Cindy Freland &  Wee Three by Marta Moran Bishop & Book Picks with Agy Wilson.

 Jordan the jellyfish: a Chesapeake Bay Adventure by Cindy Freland~

Jordan is lost and needs to find her way home from Sandy Point State Park to Mayo Beach, Maryland. She encounters danger and fun with her friends in and above the Chesapeake Bay. Her friends include Arthur the Anchovy, Curtis the Crab and Olivia the Osprey and they help protect Jordan and help her find her way home. 
Jordan the jellyfish: a Chesapeake Bay Adventurewill be available on Amazon SOON!
Cindy Freland’s site: www.marylandsecretarial.com
&

 Wee Three: 

A Mother’s Love in Verse by Marta Moran Bishop      
~A book of short stories written in
verse from a child’s perspective that can be read and enjoyed by young and old alike.














Buy at: 
www.amazon.com/Wee-Three-Mothers-Love-Verse/dp/1939484138
Marta Moran Bishop’s site:www.martamoranbishop.com

ALSO, BOOK PICKS with Agy Wilson: Hannukah Bear by Eric A. Kimmelwww.amazon.com/Hanukkah-Bear-Eric-A-Kimmel/dp/0823428559
Agy Wilson’s site:www.agywilson.com/

Show page at Blog Talk Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bgr/2013/12/07/its-story-time-with-jd-holiday-12-7-13

 

The Spy Game, a children's picture e-book is on sale at Amazon for $.99:

The Spy Game, a children’s picture e-book is on sale at Amazon for $.99:

REVIEW by Author and Book Reviewer, Fran Lewis
The Spy Game by J.D. Holiday

Eddie is kind of upset because he now has a responsibility he would rather not have at all. Eddie is now the owner of Sidney a black dog. Personally, I think Sidney is quite handsome, alert and definitely looks like a spy dog. He was named after a famous spy and just by looking at him you can tell that he is smart, alert and notices things that most other dogs would not. Eddie takes one look at Sidney who was watching him talk. Poor Eddie does not want a full-grown dog he wants a puppy.

Walking this dog would not be an easy task for him but each time he tried Sidney looked like he wanted to say something but we all know that dogs let us know their true feelings by the loudness of their barks or bays. Poor Eddie could not even go on the school bus with his two friends because he had to walk Sidney. You can tell how disappointed his friends Joel and Dana are just by looking at the expressions on their faces on page 9 in the colorful illustrations created by author J.D. Holiday.

To Eddie things just looked like they were going to get worse because he could not even play ball after school because he had to care for Sidney. But, something would change everything when his friend Dana comes charging up to him upset. Her cat was stolen and she thinks the cat people took her. Sidney, our clever and smart dog was listening and did not miss a word or a beat. Remember: he was named after a spy and just maybe he inherited some of the skills of a true spy that could help the good guys catch the criminals.

That night Sidney and Eddie hear something in his room. Could it be a burglar or just some noises from someone walking in the house? But, it caused Sidney to stir and bark really loud. Eddie was so grateful that Sidney was there he just might start to change his mind about this black dog. Just maybe that might become friends! So, Sidney and Eddie decided to stick together that night to make sure that everyone was safe and sound.

But, I think it would be more fun to hear the rest of the story from our famous dog: Sidney and maybe he will let you in on some of his training to detect danger, spies and who knows what else this great dog can do.

“Hi Everyone: This is Sidney: You won’t believe what happened the next morning before school. Eddie and I had breakfast together and he began thinking about how I could probably help him find Dana’s cat and maybe even go on some adventures together. That would be cool because I really like Eddie and hope he starts to like me too and forget about trading me in for a puppy.

So, we decided to go for a walk and we bumped into Dana he was really upset that her cat was still missing. Dana wanted to go to the house belonging to the cat people to see if her cat was there. That could be dangerous so Eddie and I decided she needed my professional help. Eddie took Sidney to the cat people’s house and Sidney did not see any cats. The cat people have too many cats and no one really knows just how many. I looked around and pretended to be sleeping but Eddie knew that I was just scouting the area and the territory when a woman opened the door of the cathouse dragging a wagon filled with boxes. Now, I have to find out what is in those boxes. But, the wait was not long because as the door slammed the boxes opened and an orange cat leaped out. Imagine how many others might be hidden in these boxes and where could she be taking them?

That I cannot tell you and I cannot tell you if I found Dana’s cat or what happens that causes Eddie to become my best bud or not. What I can tell you is that you have to read this great story about how a spy dog and a young boy named Eddie decided to give it a try and see where the spy game might take them or not. Can a black dog that is really smart help find a cat? Can a dog named Sidney and a boy named Eddie become good pals and help to find criminals, stray cats and more? That my dear readers and friends you will not learn from me but hopefully author J.D. Holiday will bring us back again for more adventures. By the way check out the cook pictures of the kids, the houses and of course me the handsomest spy dog in the world.”

Thanks for reading this review and I hope you will read this story to your own children, to other kids, to children in school, parents at story time or buy some copies for holidays and birthdays. Till next time. This is Sidney the worlds greatest spy dog and Fran Lewis saying this book gets: FIVE SIDNEYS

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