Cy Korte

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 supplied 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, 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 accepted]


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Strange Brews
by Stobie Piel
"Mages and mayhem - can it lead to love?"
Posted November 5, 2006

Since childhood when they were brought as orphans to train with wizard Madawc, Mages Eliana Daere [the Fiend] and Damir ap Kora [the Demon] have competed against one another. Skilled in herbs, Eliana believes she has finally come up with a potion to best Damir, now the king's advisor Read more...

Danger in the Shadows
by Dee Henderson
"A romantic suspense that touches the heart"
Posted January 26, 2007

Sara is terrified of the dark. She dismissed her security leaving work and is now stuck in an elevator with former pro-football player Adam Black. Adam helps her through the trauma and finds himself intrigued and maybe falling in love. Author Sara Walsh hides from the public for a Read more...

Gabriel's Ghost
by Linnea Sinclair
"Fast action Sci-fi worth reading again!"
Posted November 5, 2006

In family military tradition, Chasidah 'Chaz' Bergren was a dedicated captain of an interstellar patrol ship. The shock of a railroaded court-martial and sentence of life imprisonment on Moabar had barely set in when she received an offer from a nemesis she thought was dead. Gabriel "Sully" Sullivan was Read more...

Edge of Twilight
by Maggie Shayne
"A Diverse and emotional vampire story fulfilling WINGS IN NIGHT series"
Posted November 5, 2006

Amber Lily is the first child ever born of a two vampires. What her powers and limits are, no one knows. Former DPI agent Frank Stiles had captured her once in the past to experiment on her (EMBRACE THE TWILIGHT) and now is after her again. Amber has been having Read more...

In Too Deep
by Tina Wainscott
"Another fast-paced romantic suspense from Ms Wainscott"
Posted January 26, 2007

Winslow Talbot knows that people considered her to be beautiful, but that wasn't so after the terrible car accident when she was a young girl. When she hears the news of a hit and run boating accident which leaves a young girl with facial injuries, it touches her heart Read more...

The Bonemender
by Holly Bennett
"A story to be enjoyed by ALL AGES"
Posted November 5, 2006

Gabrielle is a bonemender with extra healing talents and King Jerome of Verdeau's daughter. Neither her surprise to see elves nor her surprise at her attraction to Féolan, slows Gabrielle in attending his friend Danaïs who has been gored by a boar. Once healed, the elves explain Read more...

How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire
by Kerrelyn Sparks
"Ms. Sparks weaves a tale that 'sparkles with humor"
Posted November 5, 2006

Being vampire leader has its bad days, but for Roman Draganesti tonight just got worse. During a test bite into VANNA [Vampire Artificial Nutritional Needs Appliance - blood and batteries not included] he lost one of his fangs. He needs a dentist to restore the tooth before daybreak or he will Read more...

Shadow Prince
by Jennifer Dunne
"Angelique finds her dreams were reality when she jouneys to another dimension"
Posted January 15, 2002

Artist Angelique Blanchard has been haunted by visions of Reynart and his world since recovering from her coma. 10 years ago years ago, she'd woken from her coma when Reynart banished her. Her dreams have inspired her art, but her fear of rain has been paralyzing. With her dreams Read more...

The Dare
by Susan Kearney
"A story you won't want to put down"
Posted November 5, 2006

When Dora, a sentient computer, was befriended by Tessa, she became interested in more than just facts; she became intrigued by human feelings and emotions. In the years since the war, helping resettle the Rystani to a new planet, Dora's interest in Zical has grown into something - she wasn Read more...

by Elizabeth Vaughan
"The characters and events come alive"
Posted February 18, 2006

Xylara is a princess who persuaded her father to allow her to be trained to become a healer. Fulfilling her oath as healer, Xylara treats both subjects and enemy warriors but must use her own funds to provide for the needs of the prisoners. While in market for these supplies Read more...

by C. J. Barry
"A book I can enthusiastically recommend!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Although frustrating, Torrie accepts that having to constantly prove her abilities is part of being 'baby sister'. This cargo run was to prove to her brothers that she was able to captain a ship in her family's shipping business and she was not going to let some computer glitch Read more...

On The Edge
by Susan Kearney
"Psychic love and suspense make this a page-turner"
Posted November 5, 2006

Kaylin woke knowing there was a kidnapper after her, but her actions caused her sister Jenna to be kidnapped instead. For four years now she's been trying to hone her psychic talent to find her sister. Shane is ex-CIA and able to psychicly enhance feelings. Will they be Read more...

Celtic Fire
by Joy Nash
"Take an entertaining trip to the past!"
Posted November 5, 2006

Lucius Aquila does not believe the reports of his brother Aulus' accidental death, especially as his brother's ghost is haunting him. Lucius arranges to fill his brother's post as Roman army commander to Britannia in order to investigate his death. Widowed Rhiannon is the descendent of a Celtic Read more...

by Lois Greiman
"An entertaining, sit-com style mystery"
Posted November 5, 2006

After working 12 years as a cocktail waitress while completing her psychology degree, Chrissy McMullen and moved to LA with her friend 'Brainy' Laney who acts as her secretary/receptionist in- between acting gigs. When the famous football star Andrew "Bomber" Bombstead arrives for an appointment, Chrissy feels her new Read more...

Walking on the Moon
by Susan Sizemore
"An adventure in space with love and humor"
Posted November 5, 2006

Claudia Cameron receives a dream trip to Greece thanks to her TV Contest Award-winning chili recipe. She is abducted by a crew of slightly drunk and hungry time-traveling space miners who saw the cooking telecast. Spaceship HATTON is on a mission from a war-torn future and time Read more...

by Colby Hodge
"A futuristic romance that is full of adventure and intrigue"
Posted November 5, 2006

Although niece to Sovereign Alexander of planet Oasis, Lily is never left to forget that she is the daughter of the Circe witch who killed his queen and infant son. Raised to believe in the planet's motto - Strength, Honor, Unity & Nobility, Lily has spent her life serving the needs Read more...

Finders Keepers
by Linnea Sinclair
"A space opera, with suspense, computer hacking, space battles and galaxy-wide threats"
Posted November 5, 2006

Independent freighter captain Trilby Elliot has parked her ancient ship on an uninhabited planet to make repairs with the help of her robot, Dezi (who reminded me a bit of C3PO). When a ship crashes into the forest nearby, Trilby plans on salvaging the ship... FINDERS KEEPERS. Along with salvaging Read more...

by Julie D'Arcy
"While they fight demons, She holds the key to magic -- and his heart"
Posted January 14, 2002

Faren Malaan, Knight of Paladia of the Kingdom of Rastehm, is sent forward in time to track and repair the Crystal Pyramid that holds Isanti's demons captive. Istani was not imprisoned with his demons and now he has found the pyramid and is after the key and Silverdawn. King Read more...

Forced Mate
by Rowena Cherry
"Power and politics are their world, but love may change this Chess Game of life"
Posted November 5, 2006

Prince Tarrant-Aragon, the god-Emperor of Tigron, discovers the only woman who could be his Mate has been hidden on the planet Earth. He is all-powerful and ruthless and has come to acquire her. That his Earthling limo driver dares to make sly observations along the way was Read more...

Heart of the Dragon
by Myra Nour
"adventure, sexual tension and love in a fast moving story"
Posted June 12, 2003

If you have not read Ms. Nour's first book set on planet Volarn, there are some minor points of disorientation, but none that will affect your pleasure in reading the story if you enjoy Futuristic romances. I recommend reading LOVE'S CAPTIVE, the first book of the series to Read more...

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