Leaving Jackson Wolf by P.A. Kane

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Leaving Jackson Wolf by P.A. Kane
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Genre: Coming of Age/Fiction
Page Count – 212 pages
Cover Designer: Caroline Kane
Publisher – NFB Publishing
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Leaving Jackson Wolf  is a modern coming of age story focused on two fringe fifteen year old boys—biracial Jackson and undersized McDougal (hypopituitarism)—trying to find their power in a complicated, unforgiving world. Jackson and McDougal come together after bullies randomly target and literally throw undersized McDougal at Jackson in a school hallway. A fight ensues and suspensions are issued. Post fight, Jackson is indifferent to McDougals overtures of friendship, but then the little whiz-kid shows him how he can use his iPhone to block security cameras at a local Rite Aid so they can steal some beer. From there they become fast friends and together they face challenges of family dysfunction, loss and alcohol abuse while bonding over indie music, extreme biking and ways to hang onto their smart strong girlfriends— Lexi and Syd. As people start to exit Jackson life he believes the world is conspiring against him. But with the help of McDougal and his friend Jessica Lee he learns to lean on his strength and goodness as his he is about to confront his greatest challenge yet.


Growing up in a three bed/one bath house with nine siblings in Buffalo, New York it was a just the facts, assembly-line type of childhood. However, one day during my tumultuous teen years in the late seventies that all changed when my exhausted mom uncharacteristically asked several probing questions about how I was doing, what I wanted of life and how I was going to get there . . . totally confounding me. She was supposed to dish out commands and make declarative statements—take out the trash, don’t come home unless you’re bleeding, every time you masturbate it’s a hundred-years in purgatory. She wasn’t supposed ask articulate, inward looking, questions about myself. Self-examination and contemplation, was light years beyond my transactional existence.

Eventually, though, due to a certain amount of aimlessness and failure I did come to consider my mom’s questions and many more which led me to writing. Presently, I am the author of two novels Written In The Stars: The Book Of Molly (2016) and my current book Leaving Jackson Wolf—which chronicles the coming of age story of Jackson Wolf and James McDougal—two fringe fifteen year old boys searching for their power in a complicated unforgiving world.

Presently I live in West Seneca, New York with my wife and three college age children. I have a State University of New York background in English and I love trade paperbacks, quiet black mornings and The Ramones.




My Tragic Life (Brothers of Camelot Prequel) (My Life Series) by Necie Navone – Review by Heather Bass

My Tragic Life: Prequel to the Brothers of CamelotMy Tragic Life: Prequel to the Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read a few of this talented authors books and she continues to blow me away. This is the second book of the Prequel to Brothers of Camelot and My Life series. I love a good coming to age book but this author exceeds my expectations. This series has be read in order or you will be lost. I could not put this book down. I could not help falling in love with these characters once again. It only took me a little over a day to devour this incredible story.

This book picks up where the last one ends. Alessandra is the Princess to the Canzano Family. She is going to the Boss when her father passes it down to her. Alessandra has been training ever since she was six years old. She is now trained to kill and she is even better than some of the men. Alessandra is now a teenager that wants to do teen things but she can’t. She is growing to hate her roll in the family. Alessandra has to be on guard at all times. One day her world is turned upside down. She makes a promise that will change her life but will she be able to do it? Will Alessandra get to live her life or will she stay in the cage her father has her in?

This is my favorite series I have read this year. The storyline has it all love, loss,heartbreak, and healing. You will fall in love with these characters all over again. I absolutely love Alessandra’s Uncle. He is her hero. He will do anything to make her smile. Alessandra is so brave at this tender age. She has seen a lot of violence through her life but she learns from it. All she wants to do is to find true love. This talented author made me cry tears of sadness and joy. I can’t wait to see what happens next to these unforgettable characters.
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My Hidden Life (Brothers of Camelot Prequel) (My Life Series) by Necie Navone – Review by Heather Bass

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1)My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read a couple of books from this author but she keeps on blowing me away. This is a prequel to the Brothers of Camelot series. I love a good coming to age mobster story but this book exceeded all my expectations. You can’t help to fall in love with these characters. I absolutely love the Uncle. I could not put this book down until I was on the last page. It only took me a few hours to devour this incredible story.

Alessandra was born as the Princess to the Canzano Family. She is the daughter of a very powerful man. Alessandra is to be the head of the Family when the time comes. She has to train everyday to make sure that she has skills to fight. Her Uncle dedicates his life to love her like his own. They have a bond that can never be broken. Alessandra wants to be a normal girl but she quickly realizes that she is not normal. She has to protect her family and friends. Alessandra is on a trip and she sees a handsome guy. She can’t get him out of her mind. Alessandra learns some family secrets that will change her life. Will Alessandra be able to have a normal life or will she just be her father’s puppet?

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline has it all suspense, mystery, and a little bit of romance. You will fall in love with Alessandra right from the start. She is a very strong girl that has a good heart. Alessandra loves her family and friends but she wants to be a normal girl. Her Uncle is my hero. He takes care of her like his own. He makes sure that she gets what she needs because her father is usually absent. This book will give you all of the feels from sadness to joy. I can’t wait to see what happens next to these unforgettable characters.

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Painting Kuwait Violet by Pamela Q. Fernandes

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Painting Kuwait Violet by Pamela Q. Fernandes
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In 1996, a young graduate, Violet Baretto leaves Goa to work in oil-rich Kuwait as a maid for a wealthy Kuwaiti woman. To her horror, she finds herself accused of theft, her colleagues assaulted, thrown from moving cars or performing ‘favors.’

Sabah Dashti, the Kuwaiti matriarch can’t tell Violet the truth; nine of Sabah’s previous maids have absconded, five of them were found pregnant or that the police think she’s running a prostitution ring. Sabah has no idea who’s responsible.

Kuwait is still patriarchal and women are second-class citizens. Despite their differences, both Sabah and Violet are hungry for success as it will give them a chance to live life on their own terms. Together they build a thriving business. But a woman-hating, killer has set eyes on them and will not let them succeed at any cost.

Poignant, chilling and honest, Painting Kuwait Violet underlines the reality of women on either side of the country’s class divide.


About Pamela Q Fernandes

Pamela Q. Fernandes is a doctor, author, and medical writer. She hosts The Christian Circle Podcast and plays the piano. When she’s not writing or practicing medicine, she’s baking or traveling the world. 

She started as an author with Seoul-Mates and since then has written many romances, UNDER A SCOTTISH SKY, CINDERS OF CASTLEREA & other short stories. 

Her Christian non fiction series, “TEN REMINDERS” is based on her own conversations and life with fellow Christians.
Pamela writes romance, speculative fiction, women’s fiction and Christian non-fiction.

Seducing Fortune (Serendipity, #3) by Brinda Berry – Review by Colleen Noyes

Seducing Fortune (Serendipity, #3)Seducing Fortune by Brinda Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Seducing Fortune is the third book in the Serendipity Series by the talented Brinda Berry. Dylan Mercado, has taken over his father’s car business after his father was forced to retire because of health issues. He has always been a playboy, taking home one woman after the next, never committing to anyone. Emerson, is a former stripper turned housekeeper for Dylan and his roommates, Jordy and Collin. They have always been friendly with each other but after a brief dancing encounter one night they both secretly have feelings for the other. Unfortunately, neither one of them is willing to let down the walls they have built up from their tumultuous past.

Emerson is living life, raising her sister Gabby, working hard and trying to forget about the fact that her father is in prison. She still can’t believe that she was once a stripper but also doesn’t want that to define her. She has spent so long, not letting anyone into her life that she is stunned when Dylan takes her off guard. “I’m normally a good liar. Someone asks how I’m doing and I pull on my hunky-dory mask. Another mentions my dad in the federal penitentiary and I act as though it doesn’t bother me. My real feelings are buried deep, a grave of emotions. No visitors allowed.”

Dylan, has a good reason for not letting anyone in and it’s one no one would ever know. He was left devastated one time in his past, and has found it’s not always better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all. He also comes from a family where money seems to be the only important thing, instead of relationships.

Each of them have their own impressions of the other, but soon discover that they don’t really know anything each other. They discover that their version of the truth may not be the truth at all. “The enormity of my prejudices slams me. It’s not like I expected a silver pole in the middle of the room. But I don’t expect ex-strippers to be ex-homecoming queens.”

While Emerson is working out her feelings for Dylan from afar, she meets Toby a nice guy who wants to date her and just happened to be there when she needed help. He continues to reach out to her, help her in her times of distress, and be compassionate. Her father’s past and misdealing’s soon come back to haunt her and she is left having to fight to survive while trying to protect the ones she loves. She is forced to keep secrets from those around her, but doesn’t realize that the people around her have been keeping secrets a very long time. Not everything is as it seems and things may have been put in motion long before she even realized. The twists and turns this story takes will keep you guessing and maybe rooting for the people you shouldn’t be.

Will Emerson and Toby end up happy? Will she break his heart and take the less safe road to Dylan? Can Dylan, let go of his past hurt and truly be committed to one woman and no matter what they decide will any of them survive?

I loved Brinda Berry’s writing style, which kept the story flowing non-stop. It is refreshing to read a book that has romance, love, pain, sorrow, and so much more without only focusing on the sexual aspects. She writes a classy novel that will be appealing to women everywhere and does a great job of bringing the reader into the characters’ lives.

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