Unholy Hunger by Heather James



About this book

Evelyn Barrett wants to die. As long as her daughter’s murderer dies with her, she is ready to go. Why did this man–this stranger–destroy her family? Why has he not been brought to justice? Why is she forced to live a life of anger and grief? Amid a million questions she cannot answer, Evelyn knows one thing for sure: this murderer must be punished for his crime.Before it all, she was a successful attorney who won all the hard cases. Now that the case is personal, Evelyn will stop at nothing to seek her own version of justice. When another girl goes missing, Evelyn plows forward, ignoring the warnings from police detectives, the pleas of her grief-stricken husband, and the strange, almost supernatural tingles that tug at her. But as she follows the stench of evil, Evelyn learns that the hardest thing she will have to face may not be the death of her child after all. Perhaps the harder lesson is this: the ultimate truth–of crime and verdict, of life and death–cannot be swayed by a mother’s revenge.

In this first book of a new, page-turning series, a woman will be brought to her limits before she finally recognizes the movement of the Holy Spirit and reconnects with the source of true peace.



Unholy Hunger is not an easy book to read, nor is it a light read because it deals with difficult situations. Situations such as abduction, murder, child molesting and abuse, makes this one of the most heart-wrenching stories I’ve ever read. But it is a book I couldn’t put down after I started reading it. In her debut novel, Heather James clearly shows her expert writing skills by choosing a story with a difficult situation, abuse and murder of innocent children. My heart was breaking as I read Evelyn Barrett’s story of loosing her daughter.


This book is for those who love thrillers, with a little horror at times because of what happens. I encourage you to pick up a copy of Unholy Hunger to read for yourself.


A copy of this book was provided by Kregel Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.



Heather James is a practicing attorney and contributing columnist for the Bakersfield Californian newspaper, where she writes on marriage, family, and parenting matters. This is her first novel.

Write Now Lit Virtual Book Tour…… Presents ..Grandma How do you know God is Read by Lorita Kelsey Childress



Grandma, how do you know God is real? is about a six-and-half-year-old girl named Kendra who spends a few weeks of her summer vacation with her Grandma. One bright and sunny morning Kendra awakens and asks her Grandma how does she know God is real? Grandma takes Kendra on adventure throughout the neighborhood to show her all of the reasons why she knows God is real.


Kendra has a question for her grandmother and grandfather, and that is, “How do you know God is real?”

And I love the way Grandma answered Kendra. Instead of just telling her a story, her grandmother shows her starting with her breakfast, in her room, at the park and through nature. Of course Grandaddy had to stay home and mow the grass because he wasn’t sure he wanted to answer Kendra’s question.

What an awesome way to teach a child about God! I really enjoyed taking this journey with Kendra and her grandmother for the day as Kendra learned just how real God really is. Kendra is an adorable little girl, and I she and her grandparents had a sweet relationship, and you can tell they enjoyed being together. This is a precious story that I highly recommend especially to grandparents with small grandchildren. It shows how to teach your children about God in a fun unique way and they are sure to remember your time together. And the beautiful illustrations fit so well with the story, helping children to understand the story so much better.

An ecopy of this book was provided by the author for me to read and review for Write Now Lit Virtual Book Tour. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions here are mine only.

lorita-pictAbout the Author

Lorita Kelsey Childress lives with her husband David, in Northern CA. She has three daughters and a granddaughter.

Lorita’s first novel The Turning Point of Lila Louise was published in May 2010. She is a member of Sistahs on the Reading Edge book club. Lorita’s work is featured in Gumbo for the Soul; The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community and Gumbo for the Soul; Women of Honor Special Pink Edition. In June 2012, Lorita’s latest work will be featured in Suspect; A Confessional Anthology.

Her poem Our History is Rich was featured in the January/March 2010 edition of Kontagious Magazine.

Lorita recently finished her first children’s book and is looking for a publisher. She is currently working on her second novel.

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