Archive for November 2011

Book Review: Out of Control (paranormal suspense)

November 27, 2011

Check out Keyhole Conversation’s newest YouTube video book review, Out of Control.  Peek into the life of novelist, B. J. Myrick, and listen to Sarah Meek spill the beans on the author who created her. If you love paranormal suspense, this is the book to add to your Christmas list.

Read the teaser below for a quick review of  the story.

Rated: Adult Content


A terrifying vision in the dead of night begins one woman’s journey into fear. Newly divorced, Sarah Meek has planned a vacation with her sister Katie. Only now an apparition of her dead father has appeared to warn her of danger. Could supernatural forces cross over into her world and take control of her life? Is some evil force imperceptibly, inch-by-inch, consuming her soul? Or is she losing her mind? Her sister scoffs at her vision and refuses to consider canceling their trip.

Sarah and Katie have car trouble on a remote back road and are forced to spend the night in an isolated campground where they meet Doyle Riley, a twisted man with a twisted past, and their dream vacation turns into a horrifying nightmare. As the sisters struggle to survive the night, a spectral wolf comes to their rescue and forever changes their lives.


B. J. Myrick was born in 1932 in Atlanta, Kansas, to Scotch, Irish, and English parents. Her career as an Art Educator spanned twenty-three years.  Her novel, Out of Control, is a paranormal suspense, and she partnered up with Hazel Hart to produce two short story collections of dark fiction, Edge of Nowhere and Dark Side of the Rainbow. Bonnie recently completed a historical novel, Nelly of No Man’s Land, and is currently working on Assisted Living, a mystery. She has one daughter and lives in the Midwest.


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November 9, 2011

Feeling a little feisty? Then you’ll enjoy our next exciting guest on Keyhole Conversations. Bonnie Tharp, author of “Feisty Family Values,” takes a crack at portraying her character, Tillie Dawson, gourmet chef and friend of Regina Morgan-Smith, who tries to cope with a houseful of feisty females. Take a peek at Keyhole Conversations newest YouTube video interview of this award-winning author.

If you look close at the turret window, you can see a ghostly shape reflected there. What’s the story about? Well, we’ve included a teaser, so read on.

Women’s Fiction

When Annabelle Hubbard appears on her cousin Regina’s doorstep covered in bruises, the chaos begins. Within an idyllic neighborhood of stolid, family values and century-old houses, the cousins come to grips with family secrets, the ghosts of painful memories, unruly grandchildren, a life-threatening illness, and sexual temptation. Riding through the storm in their lives, the two cousins find that faith, family, and friends are really all that matters. Rated five star. Read a sample here.  And view the video book review below.



            OCTOBER, 2011: Local author, B.D. Tharp won the 2011 Coffin Memorial Book Award for her novel Feisty Family Values at the Kansas Authors Club convention in Coffeyville. The J. Donald Coffin Award is intended to honor the best-published book written by a member of Kansas Authors Club and published within the two years prior. This makes the third award for Feisty Family Values, which was chosen as one of the 150 books that Kansans love in celebration of the state’s 150th birthday, as well as a finalist in the 2010 USA Book News Best Book awards.

A local writer for Active Aging and Womens Focus magazines, Tharp’s contemporary work of women’s fiction is a real, slice-of-life story with strong, yet vulnerable characters. Feisty’s three female protagonists are multi-faceted with a compelling story to tell that will have you laughing and crying as they discover the truth about what makes a poignant but feisty family.

A lifetime resident of Kansas, B.D. Tharp graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Women/Minority Studies and Fine Arts.  Former President of Kansas Writers Association, Tharp has published in the Sheridan Edwards Review, in the anthology A Waist Is A Terrible Thing To Mind and approximately a hundred articles for various magazines and newsletters. She’s received awards on a state level for short stories, children’s picture books, and novels, and won an Honorable Mention from Writer’s Digest for her play Feisty Fossils, based on her novel Feisty Family Values.

            A Five Star/Gale, Cengage Learning publication, Feisty Family Values (ISBN-13: 978-1-59414-849) can be purchased at any local bookstore, but is usually in stock at Watermark Books, Barnes & Noble, and Feisty Family Values is also available in e-book for Kindle and Nook. To read an excerpt, customer reviews, scheduled events, or learn more about B.D. Tharp and her writing, go to


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