L is for Living The Afterlife + Lost

L - 2016Welcome to the annual A to Z Challenge.

My theme: showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with the book title. I’ll be posting a link to my review of each book. I also have two questions for the author, just to spice things up a little.

Hopefully, visitors to my blog will be able to increase their reading lists and also get ideas for their wish lists.

Living The Afterlife: A Death and Chronos Flash Fiction collection by River Fairchild. Read my review HERE.

Living the Afterlife - A Death and Chronos flash fiction collection


Genre/Category: Satire/humor.

The book character you want to have coffee with is: Death. He’s such a fun, laid back guy who has a childlike wonder and a laissez faire attitude about life. I’d also love to play poker with the whole gang in Lucien’s Bar.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? The autobiography of my life? *snort* The title would be: Starting Over… Again.


Lost by J.H. Moncrieff. This story was on my e-reader and I didn’t realise that it’s not available on Amazon. It’s only available if you sign up for JH’s monthly newsletter (it’s short and painless). JH is an amazing writer. This is an intense and gripping story. The well-developed, three-dimensional characters jump off the page. Really worth reading.


Lost - JH MoncrieffGenre/Category: Psychological suspense.

The book character you want to have coffee with is: Sam from Elizabeth Berg’s Open House. She’s such a smart, fun, wonderful person. I’d love to have her as a friend. She’s extremely non-judgmental, adventurous and open to possibilities.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? The Fighter.

Living The Afterlife is free on Amazon. You can read more of JH’s work here.

Two free books today! Do you read or write satire/humor? What would you name the autobiography of your life? Do you read psychological suspense? Which comedian would you like to have coffee with?


  1. Hilary on April 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Hi Michelle – I bought Living the Afterlife – I love River’s stories of Death and Chronos … so amusing … and I’ll go and get Holli’s Lost .. cheers Hilary

  2. J.L. Campbell on April 14, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Both the collection and the book sound good.

  3. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

    River created such a great character in Death.

  4. Yolanda Renee on April 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Ah ha, I don’t have these two, so I’m in. yolandarenee@hotmail.com

    The comedian I’d love to have coffee with is Robin Williams, that is if God will quit laughing long enough to allow it. I think that’s why we’re all in so much trouble, Robin is so entertaining, He’s forgotten us, and the devil has stepped in, his minions have taken over the political arena. We’re doomed. LOL

  5. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor on April 14, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I love humor and I try to write it myself 🙂 Both books sound great. I’m off to sign up for Holli’s newsletter so I can get a copy of Lost. Would love to win a copy of Living the Afterlife and see what Death has been getting up to lately.

    Cheers – Ellen | http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com/2016/04/l-is-for-lazy-jacks-nancy-drew.html

  6. Anne on April 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Free books! Yes! My kindle and I love you. 🙂 These both sound like awesome reads.

  7. Patricia Lynne on April 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I love reading humor. There’s nothing better than when a line makes me LOL for real.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  8. J.H. Moncrieff on April 14, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring Lost! Much appreciated.

  9. River Fairchild on April 14, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring Living the Afterlife! Holli’s book sounds like a great read as well.

  10. Susanne Matthews on April 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Kathleen Valentine on April 14, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    More new books for me to add to my list. Where will I ever find the time?

    Meet My Imaginary Friends

  12. Guilie Castillo on April 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Downloaded Living The Afterlife (and loooove that title 😀 ) — how could I not, when that comment about River’s biography already had me cackling? I’ll head over to Holli’s now 🙂 Thanks for the recommendations, Michelle; you’re doing a great service with your A2Z, not just for the authors and books you’re spotlighting, but for all of us in your audience. Connecting readers to writers is a hefty challenge, and you’re acing it 🙂
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

  13. Ryan Carty on April 14, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    MMMM LOST. Lemme win that.

  14. Ryan Carty on April 14, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Ryan needs to do better at paying attention.

  15. Donna on April 14, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    These are new to me books. Thanks for featuring them. Girl Who Reads

  16. Joy on April 14, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    yay for free books! 🙂

    Joy @ The Joyous Living

  17. betty on April 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I think I would like to have coffee with Stephen Colbert 🙂 I do not read psychological thrillers; would scare me too much for sleep at night 🙂


  18. Medeia Sharif on April 15, 2016 at 1:03 am

    These both look great. I love psychological suspense.

  19. Mary Aalgaard on April 15, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Holli is a great writer. I love reading her blog. I’m sad that she had to drop out of the challenge. I think I have Lost downloaded. I need to check. I signed up for her newsletter.
    mary.aalgaard at yahoo.

  20. Christine Rains on April 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I’d love to have coffee with Death too! River’s books are fabulous. Lost is a new one to me.

  21. Susan Gourley on April 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Free books? What is this challenge doing to me? LOL. It’s a gift every day.

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