Taking Shelter During Crisis
"From My Soul To Yours" by Dywane Birch, is the much anticipated sequel to "Shattered Souls." Readers are reunited with the characters in an engrossing tale of the shelters people seek during troubled times—sure to delight, entertain, and enlighten Dywane D. Birch's fans.
Mr. Birch is the author of three novels and also a contributing author to the intriguing compilation, "Breaking the Cycle" (edited by Zane, 2005)—a collection of short stories on domestic violence. He is a clinically certified forensic counselor who lives in New Jersey where he works with incarcerated adolescents and adult offenders.
"From My Soul To Yours" by Dywane Birch, Strebor/Atria Books; ISBN 1-59309-124-9, November, 2007; $15
Yearning for Love, Woman Finds Mystery
"Murder, Mayhem, and A Fine Man" by Claudia Mair Burney is a savvy, fresh novel that explores the very real struggles of a woman caught between the convictions of the heart and the temptations of the mind. It also provides an eye-opening account of the occult and the many forms of abuse it spawns.
Turning 35 is murder—or at least it is when forensic psychologist Amanda Bell Brown found herself at the scene of a murder. All she wanted was to watch CSI the night of her birthday, but her sister had to bring over a killer red dress and insist on dinner. The next thing you know, they're getting a call to come to a crime scene.
Murder, mayhem and a fine man wreak havoc on Amanda's birthday. Will her sleuthing leave her alive to see past 35? With laugh-out-loud funny situations, well-drawn quirky characters, and riveting relationship escapades—this book is fresh and fun, yet ends up digging deep into complex life issues with surprising twists and drama. Howard Books/Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks; Feb. 19, 2008; $12.99; ISBN: 1-4165-5194-8.