Website of Eileen Harris, author of the Alicia Trent mystery series
Sunday, December 4, 2016
If you enjoy reading great books for free, try the link below. Wings e-Press has a holiday promotion where you can get a free book of your choice from all of their titles. You can try one of my books or any of the other Wings authors. The link is below. We hope you enjoy your selection.
I almost decided not
to write about my personal reaction to the recent presidential
election. I knew no minds would be changed, no facts recognized, and
it was too late anyway. I’ve changed my mind because I need to
know that I’ve said out loud that I stand against evil. Too harsh
a word? Maybe, but I don’t think so. Working against every type
of human on the planet except straight white males, evil. Turning a
blind eye to factual proven science and ruining the earth, our earth,
the only place we have to live, by denying climate change, endorsing
fossil fuel over renewable energy, allowing fracking, ignoring the
increasingly polluted oceans, and refusing to admit we are nearing if
not past the possibility of repairing the damage, evil. Ruining
education, thus dooming society for the foreseeable future, evil.
Painting our country’s great scientific minds as elitists with
nothing worthwhile to say, evil.
All those things
sadden me for the future of this great country and the world. The
fact that we elected a man who grabs women in intimate places without
their permission, wants to abolish women’s rights, works against
not for minorities, and has not even a glimmer of a clue on how to
fix the economy, foreign relations, or govern with class is horrible.
More horrible is the climate of hate, bullying, and discrimination
alive in nearly half the population of the United States. The half
that chose to ignore the facts and assist Donald Trump in his latest
Edie Dykman, Bella Online's Mystery Editor, had this to say about Dowager Diaries, The Black Cane, which is my latest novel. Thank you Edie for taking the time and effort to review this book.
The Black Cane (Dowager Diaries: Book 1),
by Eileen Harris, is the first book in an exciting new series featuring
an active group of senior citizens who desire to make a positive
difference in other people’s life while remaining active in their own.
They are not ready for the old folk’s home, and mean to prove it.
This intriguing mystery story is a powerful look at how aging causes
seniors to feel dismissed and overlooked in society, and how seniors
have to fight back in order to remain visible in their world.
The gathering of the women to do good in other peoples life brought them
a much needed boast in their own life. What they learned along the way
and how they were able to solve crimes and help those in needs is the
gist of this inspiring read.
Fast-paced and fun, despite the seriousness of abuse, keep pages
turning. Never a dull moment with this group. Thankfully, the subtitle
indicates more stories are forthcoming from an author who truly
understands the desire of seniors to remain viable in an ever changing
Due to some serious automobile accident injuries in my family I have been absent from this blog for some time. I apologize for the gap and hope to be back on my regular schedule in the future.
This entry is to let you know that the first Alicia Trent Mystery, Antique Magic, is being featured on a book tour December 6th through the 13th. The following link will take you to a list of the sites featuring the book. Many of the site owners have taken the time to review the book. I want to thank all of them for finding Antique Magic worth featuring. I also want to thank Debdatta Sahay for her time and energy in setting up the tour. Authors write because it's what we love and know how to do, but without people like Debdatta and these blog owners we are only a voice in the dark. Thank you for helping us be heard.
This is the latest review of my book, The Black Cane. It is being featured on a book tour this week. I hope my regular readers enjoy this one as much as they seemed to enjoy the Alicia Trent mysteries. At the moment Alicia is busy getting into new trouble. Hopefully you will see more about that soon.
By: Debdatta Sahay at Book R3vi3w
When Amelia runs into a little boy in
trouble and decides to help him, little does she know how her life is
about to change – drastically. Deciding to shelter the little boy called
Marc, their paths take them on an interesting journey full of mysteries
and adventure. From eight old women playing bridge one a week, they
become a more exclusive sort of club, a club that solves problems to
help others. With slight help from Leon and Wade, these ladies not only
solve Marc’s case but also take on other projects and complete them
successfully. The first thing about this book that
catches you attention is its protagonists. Eight ladies past their prime
years who hold a bridge club one a week turn into eight sleuths over a
short period of time. That may sound a bit lame at first, but the author
gives us a believable reason to realize that it just might be possible.
Each lady having been a working professional from varied backgrounds,
come together and pool their different experiences and expertise that
help them to see situations from a unique perspective. The plot is
multilayered. Along with Marc’s case as the base, there are other
parallel storyline (or cases) that take place in the story. Though this
adds enough flavor to the story, a reader might feel that Marc’s story
was being dragged on to make space for these stories. Overall, this book makes for an interesting read. I am kind of looking forward to reading more adventures of the Dowager Club.
Debdatta Sahay created the Valentine Day blog hop called Spread Some Indy Love. She chose to feature me and my books on her blog. I appreciate her interest and support more than she knows. Here is the link if you would like to check it out. http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/search/label/Blog%20Hop