Author: D.B. Moone

The following is a short bio to introduce myself to you. I am an English major with a lifelong hunger for writing, which began as soon as I learned the alphabet and my thoughts started traversing from my mind to the pencil I held in hand, dropping words onto the blank piece of paper before me, and moved the words around until they made connections. I have more than 35 years of professional writing experience. I write in several genres, and I currently have three manuscripts I am working on, completing one at a time, of course. To sum me up: I am a writer, blogger, beta reader, editor, book reviewer, veteran, and soon to be an author. I am a member of the Women's National Book Association, National Association of Memoir Writers, a professional book reviewer for NetGalley and various publishers. I do reviews for traditional and indie writers. I began reading and reviewing books to get back into my writing mode after 28 years of military service, as well as to garner name recognition. I read and review [edited] Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs), as well as recently published books. I am a beta reader (finding errors and suggesting improvements), and I provide editing services (message or email me for my editing rates). I read unpublished books by their publication dates, and before reading recently published books. I write my reviews for the reader and not the author; although if you visit my blog www.dbmoone.com (Book Reviews & Musings), you will find that my reviews are very fair to the author. In addition to reading and reviewing, I also conduct author interviews and participate in blog tours. All of my reviews include the author's bio with photo, links to the author's previously written books, author's website, and all social media sites, as well as links to where the author’s books may be purchased. My preferred genres are Biographies, Memoirs, Health, Mind & Body, Historical & Literary Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction (Adult), Poetry, Politics, and Self-Help, Women’s Fiction, et cetera. If you would like to have me review your book, conduct an author interview, participate in a blog tour, beta read, or provide editing services, please contact me at dbmoone2012@gmail.com. I typically have between five to eight books lined up to read and review, and again, I work by publication date. I invite you to follow my blog: www.dbmoone.com (Book Reviews & Musings) as well as my other social media sites: Twitter (@dbmoone), and Instagram (@dbmoone). Note: Due to the number of commitments I have scheduled for book reviews, interviews and blog tour requests, I will not be accepting requests for additional reviews until October 2019. Sincerely, Donna

Book Review: She’s My Dad: A Father’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption

Novel: She’s My Dad: A Father’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption  Authors: Jonathan S. Williams & Paula Stone Williams Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press  Published: 11.20.2018 Genre: Biographies > Memoir > LGBTQIA > Gender Studies > Christian Bible History & Culture Page Count: 216 Pages ISBN-10: 0664264352 ISBN-13: 978-0664264352  Purchase From Amazon, Barnes & Noble,…

Book Review: Light From Other Stars: A Novel

This book is dedicated to the Hubble Space Telescope, which opened the universe to me. It is also dedicated to the teachers who did not believe a fifth-grade girl could speak knowledgeably about the Hubble Space Telescope. You Remain embarrassingly wrong. – Light From Other Stars Book Dedication

Book Review: CLOVER BLUE: A Novel

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CLOVER BLUE: A Novel Author: Eldonna Edwards Publisher: Kensington Press Publication Date: 5.28.2019 Genre: Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Coming of Age > Literary > Historical Page Count: 304 Pages ISBN-9781496712899 ISBN-9781496712912 Available for Pre-order from Barnes & Noble, Hudson Booksellers, Amazon,  Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Walmart, et…

Book Review: The Earl in Black Armor: A Novel

Novel: THE EARL in BLACK ARMOR: A Novel Author: Nancy Blanton Publisher: Nancy Blanton Communications (Hardcover) Ellys-Daughtrey Books (Kindle) Published: 03.01.2019 (Hardcover) 12. 11.2018 (Paperback) 01.23.2019 (Kindle) Genre: Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Irish Historical Fiction  Page Count: 442 Pages ISBN10 1733592806 ISBN13 9781733592802 ASIN: B07N33X4S3 Literary Awards: Feathered Quill Award for Historical…

Book Review: THE PROCESS OF FRAYING

“This is the very reason that some lives end seemingly early and by their own hands because Mother Nature doesn’t understand that a personage can out-age a body. It is the reason that someone unwell can look so very vibrant on the outside, giving no indication that death lurks around the corner. Souls saturated in sickness, negativity, and ill-thoughts cannot weather the years well.”

This I Know Paperback Release Coming Soon

“Mama says how I was born is how I live, my thoughts racing faster than what I know what to do with them. She claims I came hurling into the world screaming bloody murder as if I were trying to raise the dead. And then she gets a faraway look that feels as if someone has pulled the scenery from the room and you’re left standing in the dark with no walls and no ceiling.”
-This I Know

Book Review: ​The Last Second A Brit in the FBI Series (Book 6 of 6)

The Last Second: A Brit in the FBI Series (Book 6 of 6) Authors: Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison Page Count: Hardcover 464 Pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publisher Author’s Page Published: 03.26.2019 ISBN-10: 1501138227 ISBN-13: 978-1501138225 Genre: Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Spies & Politics > Espionage > Crime  Available from Amazon,…

Book Review: LITTLE LOVELY THINGS

“She only knew she couldn’t risk shutting off the car, having her girls broil in the heat, like a distracted mother at a shopping mall in the newspaper only a week ago.” “They were at peace, protected from the vicious heat with the car running, the cool air circulating.” “Dropping to her knees, Claire flattened one hand on the greasy floor like a kickstand. She couldn’t pass out.”