Before the age of "Terrible 2", the nic-
name Cyanne Pepper was earned for a hot
temper when frustrated. As the fuse of
my temper lengthened with maturity, my
nic-name was shortened to Cy
[pronounced Ki]. I married in 1972
while in college to a unique man -
obviously he's a keeper!
OR maybe it is because he generally
feels I need a keeper? ;-)
Our 2 sons have made their own home but
remain as close as a call when we need
help. According to their wives, they
are challenged by fatherhood but
clueless in husband/wife
communications - i.e. typical men. In
November, 1998 Christopher was born;
Sarah was born November 2001, Carol
was born October 2005 and Teegan
arrived April 2008 giving Tom & Bonnie
a full house. Becky and Joe's daughter,
Emily was born April 2002.
I have worn many hats. Business
college, various part-time jobs as our
children have grown, managing our
family's Mini-golf business for 10
years and now online eBOOKISLE (NEW &
Used book store) and volunteer work has
varied and interesting life
experiences. [I plead the 5th on
any "war stories" you may have heard!]
Presently 'early retirement' feels
better than expected and we are
enjoying the schedule flexibility if
not the medical restrictions. Chuck's
diagnosis of MS has affected all of the
family - it is not only Chuck who has
learned to cope.
As Manager for New Book Department at
the brick store and eBOOKISLE.net, I
occasionally personally review books.
You may contact me at
eBOOKISLE if you wish to discuss
having your book reviewed by myself
[Electronic format review copies
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Heart of the Dragon
by Gena Showalter
"Adult fantasy romance told with style and skill"
Posted November 5, 2006
Shapeshifter Dragon Darius en Kragin has had the duty is to
kill anyone who enters the city of Atlantis through the
mist portal since he was eight. He has lived within himself
to the point where emotions and colors are a vague part of
his life. That is until a Read more...
by Carly Phillips
"a fast-paced mini-vacation for the mind"
Posted November 18, 2008
Derek thought to avoid the 'Corwin curse' by breaking up
Gabrielle upon high school graduation. Now 14 years later,
divorced dad and returned to his home town. Gabrielle is
noted author debunking myths and has come to town planning
writing a book on Read more...
by Rowena Cherry
"Another Insterstellar Chess Match results in a Mate for Rhett"
Posted October 20, 2008
Electra-Djerroldina (Prince Tarrant-Arragon's older sister)
was mated to the youngest Volnoth prince to seal an alliance
between Tigron and Volnoth and children did not matter until
his older brothers died. What most do not acknowledge is
that only a Djinn can make her pregnant; so she is Read more...
Shades of Dark
by Linnea Sinclair
"If you liked GABRIEL'S GHOST, this sequel is a MUST!"
Posted June 20, 2008
You'll find reports from Sully's ghost ship and the crew of
KARN are now available in SHADES OF DARK! SHADES OF DARK
the story of Sully and Chaz about 3 months after GABRIEL'S
This continuation of their story is fulfilling from all
relationships Read more...
From Dead to Worse
by Charlaine Harris
"Ms. Harris mixes friends and fiends in this 8th book in the series"
Posted April 27, 2008
Accepted as part of Louisiana's supernatural community
her talent and past events, Sookie Stackhouse is still
finding her way. While working as a barmaid with a semi-
routine, she has friends who bring her into their world by
for help. Political intrigues and power Read more...
by Jeri Smith-Ready
"an enjoyable trip in urban fantasy"
Posted June 20, 2008
Ciara Griffin is wary when she starts her job at WMMP as
intern. The station will be sold to Skyware conglomerate
revenue picks up. Inspired when she learns that the DJ's are
vampires, Ciara promotes the station as WVMP, the Lifeblood
and Roll, exploiting Read more...
Heart of the Wolf
by Terry Spear
"an enjoyable romantic suspense and shape shifter story"
Posted April 4, 2008
Saved from a wildfire as a child-pup by Devlyn, Red
is adopted into a pack of Gray werewolves. When the new
Volan tries to force her to become his mate, Bella goes into
hiding. Werewolves age 1 year for every 30 human years, so
exile Read more...
by Susan Kearney
"fast-moving story with some hot romance"
Posted February 6, 2008
The planet RAMA rations salt only to 'The Firsts' and
the first-born are essentially
slaves because salt allows development of Quait psi-power.
a First whose family was
murdered in the rebellion when many slaves escaped to
has undergone years of training to Read more...
by Hannah Howell
"Ms. Howell again delivers a believable highlander romance"
Posted February 9, 2008
Laird James Drummond is outlawed - accused of murdering his
His lands and daughter taken over by her kinsman, Donnell
who James believes is the true murderer. After 3 years of
for his life, he disguises himself as a woodcarver and
Duncraig to find proof of Read more...
by Wen Spencer
"Welcome to a world of Space ships, aliens and genetically adapted warriors"
Posted October 7, 2007
The United Colonies and Novaya Rus Empire have allied to
fight the Nefrim who leave nothing living when they attack.
No one knows what inspired the Nefrim's attack on humans.
When a wormhole drive from 'UCS Fenrir' lost 10 years ago
in a mis-jump appears near Plymouth Space Read more...
by Colby Hodge
"Continuing adventures the royal family of planet Oasis"
Posted October 29, 2007
In this continuation of the Star series, Circe witches
continue to plot against the royal family of planet Oasis.
Sovereigns Shaun and Lily [STARGAZER] have kept the birth
of their twin children a secret. Alexander and Arielle
have been raised in a secluded world, one the teens view as
a Read more...
Creation in Death
by J. D. Robb
"another 5 star adventure with Roarke and Eve"
Posted November 23, 2007
Eve said "he's never been known to fish in the same pool
there is significance that the serial killer dubbed "the
returned to NYC. His victim profile is still energetic
but this time he also is finding them exclusively from
companies. How Read more...
The Down Home Zombie Blues
by Linnea Sinclair
"MIB move over the Guardian Force is here"
Posted October 1, 2007
After reading this book you will forget your preconceived
idea of ZOMBIES! For those who enjoyed the movies MEN IN
BLACK and MIB II, you will enjoy this book's humor and
Bio-engineered creatures called ZOMBIES were originally
designed for protection but have turned murderous and it is Read more...
Touched By Fire
by Catherine Spangler
"a fast-paced paranormal thriller"
Posted September 13, 2007
Julia and Marla Reynolds knew firsthand that there were
the world. Their lives were shattered by a stalker attack
ago and they both still have physical and emotional scars.
to their sensitivity, Marla is highly empathic and Julia is
Life has taught Marla Read more...
by Patricia Waddell
"Ms. Waddell has again taken readers into another original world"
Posted November 23, 2007
The Directorate alliance of the League of Planets and
Empire (from TRUE BLOOD) have a special need and have
special agent to discover what the Conglomerate and their
plan on Hachyn. Aedon Rawn is a Korcian whose family was
in a pirate ambush and he Read more...
by Lynsay Sands, Hannah Howell
"highly recommended paranormal historical duet"
Posted August 13, 2007
Highlander cousins Heming MacNachton and Tearlach MacAdie
mixed-blood (born of Clan and Outsider parents) which has
them mixed abilities as well as limitations. They are
captured in a Northern English pub while searching out
consider them soulless, blood-sucking demons and intend to Read more...
Until the Day You Die
by Tina Wainscott
"A psychological thriller with a touching romance"
Posted October 4, 2007
Maggie believes she had a normal life. Her relationship
with County Attorney, Marcus Antonelli was made even better
as he understood and had a good relationship with her son,
Lucas. Then her sister Dana confides to Maggie that she is
being stalked and fears for her life. After brutal
physical Read more...
by Christine Feehan
"A good 'bridge' book in Carpathian series"
Posted March 28, 2007
Graphic artist Alexandria Houton was at an interview for
the hottest new vampire game. Then she came face-to-face
with the unbelieveable - a real vampire. Alex would do
anything to save her brother from the monster, but what can
a mere mortal do?
Aidan Savage has been tracking a Read more...
Sworn Upon Fire
by J. A. Ferguson
"An intriguing Fantasy quest that will appeal to the romantic"
Posted July 18, 2007
The world of Thoslon remains exactly as it was at the
moment of the Emperor's death awaiting the One to Follow,
the Emperor's hidden heir. If nothing changes, everything
on Thoslon will die. Aymara Keeper believes the solution
could be within her care-- a special winged child she Read more...
by Christine Feehan
"An adventure that keeps you guessing until the end!"
Posted March 21, 2007
Ken and Jack Norton are twin GhostWalkers with more
enhanced powers than they admit to. Jack has found his
match in Briony (CONSPIRACY GAME) who is also a twin and
hopes to find her sister, Marigold who was one of the girls
hidden by Dr. Whitney.
They suspect trouble and Read more...