View From The Sixth Floor by Elizabeth Horton Newton — Kathy’s Reading Korner

I have actually read this book several times. I yearn for a sequel! This is a tender story about a retired school teacher and her late husband’s best friend on a quest to find out the true story of the JFK assassination as the 50th anniversary of the day approaches. Olivia has always accepted the facts as presented and never questioned any of it until an encounter with a strange man in the grocery store who asks if she thought Oswald did it.

Having never thought about it much she decides to do a little research. She reads several books, watches documentaries on tv and finds she has more questions than answers and so decides she wants to go to Dallas. When she tells her friend and neighbor Bill about her plans he does everything he can to talk her out of it but Olivia is determined and so Bill makes plans to join her on the journey that will change their lives.

I too, always accepted the facts as presented about the assassination until I read this book. I began to look at things differently too!

Elizabeth Horton-Newton is an awesome story teller. Her characters come alive and you feel as if you know them. Olivia’s growth is something I particularly enjoyed watching. I was also thrilled to read a love story that didn’t involve twenty somethings but was a mature relationship that grew from a good friendship.

This is one of my very favorite books and I highly recommend it! I give it 5 0ut of 5 stars!

Share Your Shorts!

Dragonfly Books is delighted to announce we are now a companion site with Stab In the Dark Books! To celebrate this collaboration we are putting together an anthology of short stories.

“Summer Heat, Cold Crimes” will contain short stories of stories no less than 2500 words, no more than 5,000 words. The stories should center around crimes committed during the summer; vacation crimes, summer romance crimes, beach crimes, resort crimes, school holidays, etc. Stories should be rated “R” or lower: no graphic sex, no pedophilia. Submissions must be received by May 15th, 2019, and at least moderately edited. (Run it through Grammarly.) We will read them through for any last minute corrections.

Authors may submit up to two stories, but it’s possible only one will be chosen depending on the number of entries and number of pages.

The collection will be offered FREE on online bookseller sites and is an excellent way to introduce readers to your writing. You should attach a brief bio (100 words or less) and links to your website, Facebook Page, and any other social media sites you choose up to four. If you have an Amazon Author Page add that link as well. (If you don’t have an author page we suggest you build one or add one on Amazon.)

More information about Dragonfly Books can be found on their website: https://www.dragonfly-books.org/

Sign ups for the anthology will begin on this page on April 15th so be sure to keep checking. We look forward to promoting this book as both a Dragonfly Books and Stab In the Dark Books collaboration. These promotions will reach a large number of readers.

Submissions should be mailed to: dragonflybooks@outlook.com

Please put Anthology Submission in the subject line!

Looking forward to your stories!

 

Kathy B.

Media/Marketing

Dragonfly Books
P.O. Box 26283
​Knoxville, Tennessee 37912

https://www.dragonfly-books.org/

https://www.facebook.com/dragonflybookstn/

Valentine’s Day Sale!

SALE!!

Valentine’s Day Special!

Carved Wooden Heart by Elizabeth Horton-Newton, the Seductress of Suspense, and Starla Hartless will be on sale on Kindle for $.99 February 12 through February 14th!

 

“A sexy encounter with a talented native artist, a broken heart, and a knight in shining armor are just the beginning in this passionate romance. Dani Stone never expected to fall in love with carver Jesse Wolf Carver. She certainly didn’t foresee the results of her intense one-night stand with the sexy hunk. From the wealth of New York City to the southern city of Knoxville, Tennessee, follow Dani as she journeys the winding path fate has laid out for her. Will she ever forget Jesse and the passion she felt in his arms? Can any man replace him in her heart? And most importantly, will her secret be revealed? This is a story of passion, love, loss, and courage.”




Reviews

Wonderful

October 4, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

Loved this book , one of the best romance novels I’ve read this year

 

Fun Contemporary Romance

March 6, 2017

Verified Purchase

Daniella is a young woman just beginning to find her way in life. Jesse is an artist haunted by personal demons. When Dani’s work brings them together, a brief interval of passion leads to feelings deep enough to last a lifetime. But fate is a fickle thing, and a series of chance events soon forces them apart. But, sometimes, seemingly harmless actions can have lasting consequences, and life doesn’t always lead us along the road we thought it would.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book

December 29, 2017

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the characters and how they grew and changed from beginning to end. I read it in one sitting! I had to know what happened to Dani and Jessie! Their journey took them down many roads. It is a steamy romance that had me rooting for them from the day they met. I would highly recommend this book.

 

High Octane Romance and a Twisty Adventure

November 13, 2016

Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase

Carved Wooden Heart is a mixture of high octane romance and a twisty adventure that will keep you up at night wondering how the characters will all evolve. Having already read Riddle and View From The Sixth Floor, I knew Horton-Newton’s work very well. In collaboration with Starla Hartless, an author I wasn’t familiar with, I was glad to find the voice kept up with the traditional clipped pace I was used to.

 

Steamy Cougar Romance

Available NOW for pre-order on Amazon Kindle.

“Sparks fly when older advice columnist, Sadie Broward, meets the grandson of a publishing magnate from New York City. Jake Stark is sent by his grandfather Richard to the small town of Sweetwater, Tennessee to interview one of the candidates for a position in the family’s national publications. Sadie feels Jake is looking down his nose at her and her town. Jake inserts himself uninvited into her life. When she travels to New York City to meet the Board of Directors of Stark Publications she is unprepared for the adventures that follow. She meets Pepper Vandenberg, Jake’s purported fiancee to be. Is Jake using Sadie to make Pepper jealous or is there more to their passion than what happens in the bedroom? This is a story about chance encounters leading to unexpected liaisons. When Fate steps in, common sense flies out the window. A steamy romance from one of the author’s of “Carved Wooden Heart”.

Dragonfly Books – BIG CONTEST

Two author contestants will be chosen as winners. 
The PRIZE? 
A full year, 12 MONTHS, of complete publishing services: editing, formatting, cover art and promotion.
We will promote on all social media.  Hash tags on all posts.
Our mission is to give new indie writers exposure in the market.
We are writers ourselves and want to promote the world of indie writers.

Book can be any genre
Book does not have to be professionally edited
Book cannot be under contract to another publisher
One entry per author
All entries must be submitted by Sept. 15, 2019 at 11:59PM Eastern time
Formats: MOBI, EPUB, Word, PDF either digital or hard copy
Books can be submitted via email (DragonflyBooks@outlook.com) Remember to put contest entry in the subject line.
Or P.O. Box
Dragonfly Books, P.O. Box 26283, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37912

Books Can Be Any Genre!

Winners to be announced Jan. 1, 2020
 The manuscript submissions will be read by three judges who will choose the winners.

Three Judges

Here’s how to enter:

1.Submit a work of fiction, maximum 90,000 words by mailing it to Dragonflybooks@outlook.com
2. Send a brief bio (100 words or less)
3. Send relevant links on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc)
4. Leave a comment on this post. Use the #Dragonflybooks hashtag
5. Tag one friend who is not a writer in the comment.. One tagged friend will win a secondary prize of a dragonfly pendant.
6. Click on the dragonflybooks.com link below to actually enter the contest! It will take you the main page of the Dragonflybooks website where you will be able to enter your first name and your email address which will enter you into the contest and add you to our mailing list

http://www.dragonfly-books.org/contest.html

https://youtu.be/eQtjqD7zQWI

Summer Reading, 2019. Win a FREE Dragonfly Book!



Every summer, lists come out recommending great books for summer reading. We’ve put together links to some of the sites with these lists. What’s the number one book on your summer reading list? What will you take to the beach or lounge by the pool reading?

We’d love to know what book you would recommend for a summer read. Romance? Fantasy? Thriller? Non-fiction? Add your suggestion in the comments and be entered into our Summer Reading Giveaway. Your name will be entered into a random drawing and if you win we’ll let you choose one of Dragonfly Books collection of E-books for your summer reading. Contest ends July 15th, 2019.

Of course we will start off with the New York Times. Have you read any of these? Do you plan to?

Yahoo even has a list!

https://news.yahoo.com/must-read-books-summer-2019-130000350/photo-p-season-no-excuse-being-130000364.html

What does Esquire Magazine recommend?

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/g27633229/best-summer-books-beach-reads-2019/

Good Housekeeping has an interesting list which even includes a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.! It’s a bit of a cheat though since the book won’t be released until September 2019.

Don’t forget to leave your Summer Reading choice in the comments for the chance to win a Dragonfly Books selection!



Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 26th, 2019 — BOOK RIOT

Although we aren’t affiliated with Book Riot we wanted to let readers know about these deals!

 

Sponsored by We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal and Fierce Reads. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee for $3.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image…

via Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for May 26th, 2019 — BOOK RIOT

May Book Deal!

 

May 13th thru May 17th two of our most popular books will be available on Amazon Kindle for $.99/£.99
“The Queen & the Viper” – US – http://bit.ly/ACMQnVi, “Stolen Gypsy” http://bit.ly/gypEHN
“The Queen & the Viper” – UK –  http://bit.ly/qvamuk, “Stolen Gypsy” http://bit.ly/sgehnuk


Policewoman Peggy Ellen has secret – by night, she’s a caped vigilante, known as The Queen of Spades. Her city is crippled with crime thanks to the notorious gang, The House of Games.
When police Lieutenant Jack Malone, who’s also Peggy’s lover, gets too close to uncovering the truth behind this band of criminals, it’s up to The Queen of Spades to rescue him.
Can she save him in time, or will her rescue plans fold like a house of cards?

q & v gun sale


“Her parents are dead. The government has failed her. Now she doesn’t even know who she is. Terza Blackstone is rescued by handsome Irishman Tristan Devlin and that begins the search for her true identity. When everything you thought was yours has been stolen from you, there’s only one thing to do. Steal it all back. What do gypsies, the Witness Protection Program, a drug cartel, and a young girl running for her life have in common?”

What are you reading this weekend_ (3)