Second Place, Paranormal Category, International Digital Awards (IDA), Oklahoma Romance Writers of America, 2017
Finalist, Paranormal Category, National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards(NERFA), First Coast Romance Writers, 2017
3rd Place Winner, 2016 Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice Award, Paranormal Romance Category
"The heroine and hero are fully realized characters who readers will root for and the narrative is descriptive and fast paced...Buchbinder knows how to pull readers into the reality she's created."~~Reviewed by: Karen Sweeny-Justice, RT Book Reviews
"This is quite a good ghost story, with several twists & turns...It's an interesting story, well developed, & I liked it."~~Reviewed by: Alberta, Manic Readers
"Sharon Buchbinder pens a hauntingly lovely paranormal romance story...If you love your paranormals to be a little more on the unusual side with a twist, this is a definite must read as it combines history,heartache, mystery and mystical happenings."~~Reviewed by: PaulineMichael, the Night Owls Review Team.
"A really fun read, The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle has two strong and determined characters... a really enjoyable and sensual read and would lead a reader to check out any other books she has written."~~Reviewed by: Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick, InD'Tale Magazine, Dec/Jan 2016-2017, p. 94-95.
From the Author
My deep gratitude goes to the following people for their expertise and feedback: Toni Chiazza Diblasi, Christy Dixon, Sherri Denora, Amy Dore, Hal Dorin, Karen and Ken Giek, Ernest and Toni Goetling, Nancy Greenwald, Erin Hayes, Penny Nichols, Sharon Saracino, Nancy H. Shanks, Fred and Robin Vandenbroeck, Sonia Vitale-Richardson, BethWhite Werrell, and Susan Willis. Big hugs to my brilliant editor, Amanda Barnett, who prunes the thorns from my roses.
Thanks to the hard work of Frank B. Linderman in the late 1920s, the world has a written history of the Absaalooke, or Crow Nation, a traditionally oral culture. As a young man, Linderman became entranced with the West and moved out there to become a hunter and trapper. Over time, Native Americans befriended him and began to tell their stories to him in sign language and through interpreters. The Crows called him the Great Sign Talker and Pretty Shield said he made books speak. Almost a century later, his work crackles with life and takes the reader on breathtaking journeys into another world and another time. If you have not read his books and are interested in Native American stories, biographies, and autobiographies, here are my takes on where you should begin:
I recommend beginning with Pretty Shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows and Plenty-Coups: Chief of the Crows. Pretty Shield's granddaughter, Alma Hogan Snell, offers us more contemporary perspectives with her books, Grandmother's Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life and A Taste of Heritage: Crow Indian Recipes and Herbal Medicines.
I hope you enjoy the story.
Happy reading! Sharon Buchbinder