Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing.
She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story.
Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints."
She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions.
Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.
Alnora’s childhood was plagued with poverty, desperation, and unmentionable atrocities. That all changed on the day she encountered The Dark Angel, a sorcerer who is the living embodiment of the world’s darkness. . After witnessing a display of her potential for the magical arts and the darkness within her heart, this shadowy figure offers Alnora an opportunity, learn the ways of the dark arts and succeed him as the next Dark Angel. With a hunger for power and a quest to leave her traumatizing life behind, Alnora begins an apprenticeship that will change the course of her life. . Emboldened by the awesome magic she gains through the teachings of The Dark Angel, this one-time beggar orphan embraces her destiny, harnessing the power of her hatred to strike back upon a world that defiled her innocence. . Behold the account of four winters that shaped a traumatized young girl into the most powerful magical force to ever exist. A new Dark Angel shall be born in Azulia, and the heavens themselves will tremble at her feet.
Fantastic dark fantasy
I’ve been in a reading slump for a few months when I spied a post from Kevin about a different series. He was very kind in telling me about Winters of Alnora. I had previously read 3 of the Rosinanti series( books 1, 1.5, and 2). So I had a feel for the writing style of the author. As a dark fantasy, expect dark themes throughout. Kevin made it so easy to empathize with Alnora right from the opening lines. He can transport you to this world, I totally immersed myself in the story, when you actually feel cold just from the words you read, that is a job well done by the author. This is a short story, it made passing time through a storm fly by. I highly recommend Kevin’s books to any and all fantasy lovers. He puts a fresh spin on his books in a difficult genre to carve a path in. I don’t know if there will be any more books in this series, but I would very much welcome more. Fantastic job Kevin J. Kessler. Now, I have another Rosinanti book to get into. Grab these books, I am so very happy to have found them.
Being born blind, Ken has always lived a sheltered life, thanks to his overprotective mother and older sisters. If it wasn’t for his best friend, Stone, he’d never have any kind of freedom, let alone a life. Twenty-one years old and still living at home, Ken is ready to be independent. When he moves into his own apartment and meets his new neighbor, Cassandra, he knows he’s made the right decision. Ken wants Cassandra, and the feeling seems to be mutual, but he’s worried. Can she accept that he can be everything she needs, or will she let his blindness keep her from taking a chance?
Love without prejudice
Although this book is standalone, it is more enjoyable if you read the first 3 books in the New Beginnings series. The hero, Ken, was introduced in the first New Beginnings book, while the heroine, Cassandra, is a new character. Ken is blind and the author does a good job of showing the challenges a blind person may face, without invoking any feelings of pity. Both characters are likable and their relationship unfolds naturally.
At thirty, Lauren Ryals was a successful single woman with a biological clock that ticked like a time bomb. Truthfully, the ticking started a few years before, but the closer she got to her thirtieth birthday, the harder it was to ignore, so Lauren decided to try adoption. Enter her old high school friend, Tevin Frazier, expressing his willingness to help her with that problem the old-fashioned way. Lauren dreamed of a life with her high school beau, Gator, but he didn’t feel the same; he went his way soon after he graduated. Accepting this is the only way she will become a mother, Tevin and Lauren enter an agreement and have children. At a friend’s wedding festivities, Lauren and Gator cross paths again, and he reveals he wanted more than her body, but due to the rampant rumors about her, he didn’t feel she wanted more with him. Now they are both available, Gator offers Lauren the life he wanted with her when they were teens. Lauren accepts, not knowing that Tevin is interested in being more than just her children’s father.
I WISH I WASN’T! RYANNE ANTHONY This is Lauren’s story. In high school, she was known as the “go-to” girl for pleasing the boys. She hated that reputation. The only boy she wanted was Gator who ignored her unless she was under him. Later in life, she became a successful businesswoman with a bright future. What she wanted most was a baby. Enter Tevin, another high school friend. He agrees to give her what she wants the old-fashioned way. This story is a roller coaster ride of emotions involving a woman who just wants love and to belong. Ms. Anthony has written a poignant story and I loved every page of it! I give I WISH I WASN’T 5 stars for a wonderful story that will touch readers!
What’s a time-traveling Texas Ranger supposed to do? Garrett Houston is being harassed by a ghost. Trouble is brewing and her name is Margarite. She’s an unrelenting force determined to get his attention. It may be too late for her, but if she could get him to listen, she may be able to save some lives. A story of unrequited love, the power of healing, and the embracing need to never give up. Unforgettable moments and unforgettable characters will tug at the heartstrings with a myriad of emotions. Garrett’s Ghost is a touching story brimming with down-home Texas charm.
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Sweet, funny, engaging!
I absolutely loved this book!! It was sweet, funny, engaging, and oh so entertaining!! I have always loved time travel and westerns- here’s a great mix of both! There are some open/gray areas- I seriously hope that there are more books around this one in the future!
Squirrelly loved to play. In fact, there wasn’t a squirrel around who knew more acorn games than he did. He loved to make all the other squirrels laugh, and that he did time after time. All his friends would say, “Squirrelly, you’re the funniest squirrel around!” What he didn’t like though was working to store up for winter. ‘I have plenty of time,’ he would say when his father would warn him winter was coming soon.
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Stand-up comic Dave Feener has a great rapport with his audience, so when his body is found maliciously stabbed a short distance away from The Laff Attak where he’s just performed, there seems to be no real motive for the brutal murder. A serial killer who does not think local comics are funny has just begun his rampage. Constables Mike Borneo and Lissa Cassway along with detective Vince Vetters are racing to find the killer before he claims another victim. Was Feener just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Left with his wedding ring and his wallet, Feener’s body isn’t even cold when the killer strikes again-this time stabbing Phil Vetters, a comic known for his redneck shtick and the brother of detective Vince Vetters. Just as Vince vows revenge, the killer makes a fateful mistake when he stabs another comic and does not ensure his victim is dead before he leaves the crime scene.
The killer is a sicko, but not an idiot. He’s right under everyone’s noses and the anticipation of a righteous kill is all just part of the fun. Only time will tell if the killer will have the last laugh.
A Great Read That Will Make You Laugh and Shiver
By Sandra Carrington-smith
Those who are convinced that laughter makes one live longer might think again after reading this delightful murder mystery. When comedians begin to turn up dead, everyone scratches their heads and wonders who will be next, as laughter and tragedy continue to meet in the shadows. Karen Vaughan did a fantastic job intertwining detailed police procedurals with entertaining comedy routines, and she delivered an extremely unique plot in a voice that’s as alluring as the silk of a spider web. A great read that will make you laugh and shiver.
“The sores forming with unholy speed on Harley’s arms and legs confirmed the infection was spreading. Its poison surged through her veins with such momentum that she could feel its sting in the current of her pulse. Unrelenting pain seared every cell, and she struggled to maintain focus, despite the fever raging in her blood.” – Viral Storm Viral Storm continues the story of Casey Williams and her friends attempting to flee the country and expose the evil work of BioGenetics, creators of the virus that spawned the zombie apocalypse. Euthanizing her best friend, who’d been infected with the virus, was the most soul-crushing thing Casey could have imagined, but that was nothing compared to what happens next… Like the first book in the series, Viral Dawn, Viral Storm has gore, violence, and dark themes common in zombie apocalyptic fiction, but the book focuses more on the characters’ lives than other elements. The story centers on strong, young adult female characters as do similar books in female-centered dystopian fiction like The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, and The Year of the Flood. Join Casey as her struggle for survival continues in Viral Storm.
Amazingly good series
The much-anticipated sequel to Viral Dawn is here! And it was sooo worth the wait! This is such an amazing series. I could see it being a tv series or movie, they are so well written. The characters are so well written that you get so invested in them and their stories. I could not put this book down. I read it straight through in one sitting, it sucks you in and you have to know what’s going to happen next. Casey is such a strong character. She’s been put through the wringer but still manages to rise up and keep pushing through. I love that in this one you also get other characters’ POVs. I would recommend this series to anyone who loves a good zombie book. It’s labeled as YA but honestly, adults would love it too. Book 3 can not come soon enough!
All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order. Crime DOES pay – especially crime that has the support of our legal system. Carson’s investigative work for Attorney Jack Logan runs smack into the path of the largest law firm in West Tennessee. Trying to stay out of their path only succeeds in putting Carson in the crosshairs of lawyers who want him out of the way. Power struggles, infidelity, organized crime, and eventually murder all appear to be somehow linked to this powerful law firm – McCabe, McCabe, Clark, and Lewis. This is a story of the small versus the large in a little West Tennessee community that has no idea of the crime and corruption that lay underneath their quiet daily lives. Join Carson as he takes on the fight of his career when he challenges ‘the Illegals.’
Intriguing and entertaining
Great twist at the end to wrap it all up. I’m in shock and awe of Carson again. I enjoyed following the twists and cover-ups, and the mafia touch in this does not disappoint. I’m hopeful Carson gets his money’s worth for the mink!!!! This is a great series I hope more people find their way to experiencing it. I was very fortunate to stumble upon this author and I’m grateful. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job bringing it to life.
As a retired insurance office manager, Skye McKenna launches a new career as a children’s book author., she embarks on a book tour in Australia, where she meets a reclusive elephant-loving veterinarian. Why does he seem so familiar? And so attractive? And how old is TOO old to find love? The TIME AFTER TIME series follows a pair of quintessential lovers, Richard and Nicole, through their lives together, at different times, in different places, with different names and faces. This follows the alternate theory that the relationships we forge in this lifetime, both good and bad, are continued in the future and rooted in the past. Those people who have had a profound effect on us in this life will find us in the future.
How many lifetimes have you sought out your true love and found them again and again?
Did you ever have a dream about a person for years that you never met, but you know you know them very well? And when you do finally meet, the both of you have memories of things you did together, years ago, centuries ago, another lifetime ago? And the both of you know the other name from another time? Well, this happened to Skye and Derrick in their 60’s. When they both called each other by their other name, I got goosebumps! Some people are meant to be with each other forever and that means from one lifetime to another. Somehow, one way or the other, they find each other. I like to think my husband and I are like that. I believe that you live on in your sprite form until God has another plan for you. So why not being with the only one for you, your Soul Mate, from lifetime to lifetime, and so on? This is a very touching story and makes you think about who you are with and people that you have met and felt a connection to right away. I love how Carol put this story together. It’s a love story of a different kind. Sweet, mystery, funny and heartwarming all rolled into one.