Monday, December 5, 2016

My Favorite Time of the Year


As we enter this joyous time of the year, our minds often fill with memories of Christmases long ago.  The happy memories of baking our favorite Christmas treats, preparing gift baskets for the less fortunate and opening our front door to see carolers singing our favorite Christmas songs. The treasured memories of Christmas mornings when we gathered together as a family around the Christmas Tree and watched the joy on everyone's face as they opened their brightly decorated packages.  Christmas is a magical time.  Sharing our love with others and reaching out to those in need.

As I write this post, our Christmas Tree is shining brightly, filling my heart with those treasured memories.  When I close my eyes, I see my mother busily preparing all the treats we came to expect each Christmas.  My mother always went all out for Christmas.  During the month of December, if you came to our house you'd find your favorite Christmas treats placed on crystal serving plates, waiting for you to enjoy.  The house was always festively decorated and she always made sure Christmas music was playing in the background during the day, and at night we would watch the same Christmas shows we had watched the year before... and yes, I often cried.

These memories are what inspired my Novella, Saying Goodbye: The Christmas Gift.  I poured my heart and soul into the story as I came to terms with painful issues in my life.  So often we bury the pain we feel over events in our lives. So much so that we allow them to keep us from truly enjoying the precious gifts life has waiting for us.  Writing this fictional story allowed me to put to rest some issues in my own life.  I hope it touches your heart and allows you to do the same.

Saying Goodbye: The Christmas Gift is no a story of loss.  It's a story of hope and love.




Available on Amazon for only 99 cents
and with Kindle Unlimited




Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Night of Mystery


We are excited to have Mystery Author Judy Penz Sheluk joining us on Deadly Reads Radio tonight. Her debut mystery novel, The Hanged Man's Noose, the first in the Glass Dolphin Mystery series, was published in July 2015 by Barking Rain Press.  Judy then went on to write Skeletons in the Attic, her second novel, and the first in her Marketville Mystery series which was published this last August by Imajin Books.

Judy has written several more exciting stories for readers to enjoy and I look forward to getting to know her better tonight.

I hope you will join us for an hour of lively and interesting conversation at 9pm central time (10 eastern, 8 mountain, or 7 pacific).


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Monday, October 31, 2016

I'm SO excited!


I'm excited to announce that my Novella, Saying Goodbye: The Christmas Gift is available for Pre-Order on Amazon for ONLY .99 cents .

Saying Goodbye is a touching story of love, loss, and opening your heart to the wondrous things life has to offer.

Reviews on Amazon

5-Stars  I have read other books by Linda Barton. This is definitely different from her other work, but she did not disappoint. Saying Goodbye is a heartfelt story about the true meaning of life. No, life is never a straight line; moving forward through trials and tribulations sometimes means having to forgive ourselves and let go of the past, and the sooner we realize that, the better. I loved this story from beginning to end. It really pulls at your heartstrings.

5-Stars  I have been a fan of Linda L Bartons for some time now and I have to say this is completely different from everything she has written. She has a talent for keeping you in her stories so well that you can't put her book down because you are afraid you will miss something awesome. This story hits close to reality because we all share a loss similar to this story in one way or another. Having lost my own mother close to Christmas myself, it brought back memories of happiness, sorrow, and even pain. It's a story of love moving forward through trials, tribulations and getting to Say Goodbye. Linda as always puts her heart and soul into everything she writes and this is one of those stories you will not want to miss. I highly recommended it!

5-Stars  I have read other books by Linda Barton. This is definitely different from her other work, but she did not disappoint. Saying Goodbye is a heartfelt story about the true meaning of life. No, life is never a straight line; moving forward through trials and tribulations sometimes means having to forgive ourselves and let go of the past, and the sooner we realize that, the better. I loved this story from beginning to end. It really pulls at your heartstrings.

5-Stars  Linda is a very talented writer. I enjoyed the book so much l could not put it down. I could picture every single word in my mind as l was reading it. Will be reading more of her books.

4-Stars  This is a wonderful story of a woman's Christmas with her family, with its subsequent loss, gain, and heartwarming understanding of Life, and Death. A highly recommended read.

5-Stars  This was an amazing story and an easy read. It put a smile on my face the whole time I was reading it. It brought up wonderful memories for me and had a bittersweet ending. Take the time to read it and hopefully, it will stir up wonderful memories for you too.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lock the doors and turn on all of the lights!


What a PERFECT way to end our 1-year Anniversary celebration on Deadly Reads Radio than to bring back Supernatural Horror Author Brian Moreland for a night of thrills and chills.  The last time  Brian visited Lisa and I we had such a good time that we asked him to come back again.

Brian writes some of the most frightening and page-turning Supernatural Horror novels for fans of the genre to enjoy.  He has a way of pulling the reader into his story and holding them captive, while his story unfolds in the most delectable way.  If you are a fan of Supernatural Horror, I HIGHLY recommend that you tune in this Thursday evening, Oct. 27th at 9 pm central time (10 eastern, 8 mountain, or 7 pacific), as we bring back a true Master of Horror, Brian Moreland.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Just what is the Angel of Death?


I'm so excited to have Filmmaker/Author Dan Copelan joining us again on Deadly Reads Radio tomorrow night, October 20th at 9 pm central time. (10 eastern, 8 mountain, or 7 pacific)

Dan had requested that Lisa and I read his wonderful dark, paranormal, Let It Be, before the show and I'm so glad that I did. We have all wondered what happens at the moment of our death, and I must admit that Dan has put an interesting and entertaining spin on it.  I found myself lost in the story and as it progressed, wondering who was the villain and how the events leading to the grand ending of the story would unfold.

No spoilers here, but I highly recommend this story for those who enjoy delving into the paranormal.

Listen to the show here

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