Friday, September 21, 2018

STOLEN OBSESSION

Stolen Obsession by Marlene M. Bell


Book Details:

Book Title: Stolen Obsession by Marlene M. Bell
Category:  Adult Fiction; 284  pages
Genre:  Romantic Mystery / Thriller
Publisher:   Ewephoric Publishing
Release date:  March 20, 2018
Content Rating: R (Small bit of language and one detailed sex scene)

Book Description: 

​Antiquities appraiser Annalisse Drury dreams of a quiet life on the family's sheep farm, far away from Manhattan's brownstones, when her closest confidant falls victim to a mugging gone wrong. This had to be a hit--There are echoes from the past--and detectives have no leads. Then at a gallery opening, she sees an artifact on display, an interlocking necklace of horse heads matching her friend's stolen bracelet. Annalisse fears for the curator who owns the piece.

Convinced the jewelry collection is evil and must be destroyed, Annalisse enlists the gallery owner's womanizing son. Alec Zavos has his mother's ear, but dismisses Annalisse's concerns--until a second victim at the opening brings them together in a fight against treachery, a race through exotic lands, and an unimaginable future. If Annalisse can survive...
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Marlene M. Bell
Meet the Author:

Marlene Bell is an acclaimed artist and photographer as well as a writer. Her sheep and lamb landscapes grace the covers of many publications such as, Sheep!The ShepherdRanch & Rural Living and Sheep Industry News, to name a few. Her mail order venture, Ewephoric, began in 1985 out of the need to find personalized stationery depicting sheep that truly looked like them. She wrote Among the Sheep, nonfiction in 2009, and the Annalisse Series launched in March 2018.

Marlene and her husband, Gregg reside on a wooded ranch in East Texas with their 50 head of spoiled Horned Dorset sheep, a lovable Maremma guard dog named, Tia, and 3 attention-loving cats who rule the household.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook 
My Review
 STOLEN OBSESSION was an amazing read! It reminded me of a cross between an Indiana Jones movie, White Collar TV series, and a murder mystery! I found myself quickly pulled into the book and trying to discover what was so important about the jewelry that would lead to the death of the owner of the piece. The ending was not one that I predicted, but it was the perfect ending for this book!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Title: A HIGHLAND EMERALD

A Highland Emerald

Inside the Book

Title: A HIGHLAND EMERALD
Author: Brenda Taylor
Publisher: Bethabara Press
Pages: 268
Genre: Scottish Historical Romance

BOOK BLURB:

Aine MacLean is forced into an arranged marriage with Sir William, Chief of Clan Munro, yet her heart belongs to a handsome young warrior in her father’s guard. She must leave Durant Castle, the home of her birth on the Isle of Mull, and travel across Scotland in a perilous journey to her husband’s home on Cromarty Firth. William agrees to a year and day of handfasting, giving Aine an opportunity to accept him and his clan. He promises her the protection of Clan Munro, however, Aine experiences kidnapping, pirates, and almost loses her life in the River Moriston. She doubts the sincerity of William’s promises and decides to return to Durant Castle when the handfasting ends. William determines to win Aine’s heart. Will the brave knight triumph in his fight for the bonnie lass?
Highland Emerald is the third book in the award-winning Highland Treasures series. The novel tells the story of Aine MacLean and William Munro and is the prequel to A Highland Pearl.

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Meet the Author

Brenda Taylor
The desire to write historical fiction has long been a passion with Brenda B. Taylor. Since elementary school, she has written stories in her spare time. Brenda earned three degrees: a BSE from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; a MEd from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; and an EdD from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; then worked as a teacher and administrator in the Texas Public School system. Only after retirement could she fulfill the dream of publication.
Brenda and her husband make their home in beautiful East Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working in Bethabara Faith Ministry, Inc. She crafts stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people in her favorite place overlooking bird feeders, bird houses, and a variety of blooming trees and flowers. She sincerely thanks all who purchase and read her books. Her desire is that the message in each book will touch the heart of the reader as it did hers in the writing.
Her latest book is the Scottish Historical Romance A Highland Emerald.
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My Review
Highland Emerald was an interesting book that succeeded in holding my attention from the beginning all the way to the very end. The characters were all well developed, the plot moved at a good pace, and the author kept it as historically accurate as possible. The book kept my interest because I had to find out who Aine MacLean would end up spending her life with. I have to say that I found the out coming to be well worth the read. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

KILLING THE ROUGAROU

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Inside the Book

Title: KILLING THE ROUGAROU
Author: Shawn M. Beasley
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 492
Genre: Romantic Suspense
BOOK BLURB:
Author Shawn Beasley captivates readers with the enthralling saga of two southern families-the Gauthiers from the South Louisiana bayou country and the Thomases from rural Texas-and the nightmare that will ultimately touch them both. In her sweeping and richly evocative novel, Beasley unfolds two remarkable family histories, populated by unforgettable, deeply human characters, and then rocks their worlds with tragedy and true horror. A novel that succeeds brilliantly on many levels, Killing the Rougarou is, at once, moving and terrifying, tense and thrilling, while capturing the sights, sounds, and vibrant life of Louisiana’s Cajun country and Brazos County, Texas.

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Meet the Author

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Author Shawn Beasley was born and raised in small town Louisiana. She has a BSRN and has traveled the world only to return to the same small town where she was raised. Shawn has three grown children, one girl and two sons. She lives with her oldest son and grandson and has three other grandchildren that she adores. She has two fur babies, Pete and Taz. Killing the Rougarou is her debut novel and is the first book in a series of five. She is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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My Review
I enjoyed this book however I did feel like there were too many genres mixed together. I would have liked either more focus on the romance or on the supernatural. That aside I did enjoy this book and I found that the characters had a very real life like feel to them and they were not one dimensional. This was a nice change from many horror and romance novels as many authors don't put the time in to give their characters a real feel.

Friday, September 14, 2018

THE CLEANSWEEP COUNTERSTRIKE

The Cleansweep Counterstrike by Chuck Waldron


Book Details:

Book Title:  The Cleansweep Counterstrike by Chuck Waldron
Series: A Matt Tremain Technothriller Book 2
Category:  Adult Fiction,  312 pages
Genre:   Thriller / dystopian
Publisher:  Bublish Inc.
Release date:  April 21, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Adult language)

Book Description:

In this sequel, Matt Tremain is back, facing an even deadlier threat. Deceit and intrigue lie hidden behind the collapse of Operation CleanSweep. It’s time for revenge.

Instrumental in exposing the evil behind Operation CleanSweep—a diabolical “cultural cleansing” plot masterminded by Toronto billionaire Charles Claussen—investigative blogger Tremain now faces the madman’s desire for vengeance. Claussen intends to settle the score personally by luring Matt into a deadly trap.

But the clock is ticking for Claussen, too. Fraternit√© des Aigles, The Brotherhood of Eagles—a shadowy group that secretly financed Claussen’s Operation CleanSweep—wants answers and their money back. Consumed with rage, Claussen risks everything to get to Matt before the Brotherhood gets to him. Tremain is once again partnering with a police detective, Carling. Knowing they are being lured into a possible trap, they decide to face their nemesis, Charles Claussen.

Across four continents, Claussen sets traps, pursues Tremain, and continues to execute his signature brand of global chaos. When his fianc√©’s life is on the line, can Tremain stop Claussen’s madness and still avoid getting killed?


My Review
THE CLEANSWEEP COUNTERSTRIKE was an enjoyable read that I personally ended up enjoying a lot! The plot was well thought out and the characters were all well developed with complete backgrounds. Matt Tremain was my favorite character and I love how well the author did in making him come alive on the pages of this book!

WE MEET WITH MANNERS

We Meet with Manners by Cheryl Esposito

Book Details:


Book Title:  We Meet with Manners by Cheryl Esposito
Category:  Children's Fiction, 24 pages
Genre:   Friendship, Social Skills, Manners, Growing Up & Facts of Life
Publisher:  Mindstir Media
Release date:  May 31, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

We meet with manners is all about being polite and respectful to people throughout the day. From people you know to strangers passing by, simple kind gestures not only lift the spirits of others but for ourselves too. The pictures demonstrate sign language to assist with the early communication and development.
Cheryl Esposito
Meet the Author:

​​Cheryl Esposito has come from a corporate background and has since become a full time Mom with three children under 4 and an amazing husband. I have always enjoyed writing but my children are the one’s who inspired me to write about our everyday routines and family fundamentals. My husband provides me the support to believe in myself and never lose faith in who I am. I believe, if there is something you have always thought about doing, you should always follow through. Having children has given me one more reason to follow through. Sharing everything that is good in life is a reward by itself. I am blessed to be able to do just that. So please enjoy these books and I hope it can help your life with children be just a little bit easier.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

Thursday, September 13, 2018

No End of Bad by Ginny Fite

No End of Bad by Ginny Fite

Book Details:

Book Title: No End of Bad by Ginny Fite
Category:  Adult Fiction; 280 pages
Genre:  Thriller
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Release date:  June 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 (Contains cursing, violence, non-explicit sex but NO adultery, abortion, etc.)

Book Description: 

​A DC conspiracy novel of grand proportions...

Washington, DC, housewife Margaret Turnbull's world literally blows up after her husband, FBI agent Clay Turnbull, is falsely arrested and killed by agents working for an international drug cartel.

Unbeknownst to Margaret, her enemy's tentacles reach all the way to the White House and control senior personnel. Their powerful enterprise in jeopardy, the assassins will stop at nothing to cover their tracks. With cutting-edge surveillance--CIA, FBI, and NSA technology--there is nowhere to hide, no one to trust. No one is safe--anywhere.
Ginny Fite
Meet the Author:

​Ginny Fite is the author of the dark mystery/thrillers Cromwell's Folly, No Good Deed Left Undone, and Lying, Cheating, and Occasionally Murder, as well as a funny self-help book on aging, I Should Be Dead by Now, a collection of short stories, What Goes Around, and three books of poetry. She resides in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with Ginny: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook


My Review
No End of Bad by Ginny Fite was an enjoyable fast paced book that I ended up enjoying more than I thought I would. This book was an interesting take on the typical federal agent being frames as the agent was killed and it was his wife that was left behind. I loved the twists and turns that kept me from predicting the ending of this book!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Death Logs In


Death Logs In by E.J. Simon
Book Details for Book 2:

Book Title:  Death Logs In by E.J. Simon
Series: Michael Nicholas Book 2
Category:  Adult Fiction, 340 pages
Genre:   Thriller & Suspense., Technothriller
Publisher:  Endeavour Media (UK)
Release date:  Dec 14, 2017
Format available for review:  print & ebook (PDF & ePUB)
Will send print books out:  Internationally
Tour dates: Aug 13 to Oct 12, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M

Book Description:

​Some of the most powerful people in the world want to kill Michael Nicholas. Only his brother Alex can save him—the problem is that Alex is dead.

It’s been almost a year since Alex Nicholas, a Queens-based underworld boss, was gunned down. After Alex’s brutal murder, Michael inherited not only his brother’s business, but his enemies. Michael is now a key player in a world he once feared. By day, he is the head of a Fortune 500 company. By night, the CEO of Tartarus, one of the world’s largest illegal gambling operations.

Before his death, Alex invested heavily in breakthrough artificial intelligence software so that he could live forever. It worked. In his virtual form, Alex can communicate with Michael and monitor information—and people—in ways the NSA would envy.

It is Alex who discovers Michael’s life is in danger. He detects plots that reach from the darkest corners of Queens to the highest officials in the Vatican—and they all want Michael dead.

Michael is now in a race to save his life, but he is never alone. Alex is there to help him navigate through this maze of life and death. Also protecting Michael from the forces closing in around him is Sindy Steele, a beautiful and lethal bodyguard.

How far is Michael willing to go to save his own life and that of his family? Guided only by a familiar face on a computer screen, will the information Alex discovers allow Michael to go from being the hunted to the hunter?

E.J. Simon
Meet the Author:

E. J. Simon is the author of three commercial fiction thrillers, Death Never Sleeps, Death Logs In and Death Logs Out. He has just completed his fourth manuscript, Death in the Cloud.

He is a member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America and the North Carolina Writer’s Network. He holds an M.A. in Corporate & Political Communications from Fairfield University and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. He lives with his family in Cary, North Carolina in the United States. For more information, visit his website: www.ejsimon.com.

Connect with E.J.:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter   ~  Instagram

My Review
If you have not read my review of the first book of the series I recommend you check that out first as this review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series. Death Logs In by E.J. Simon was even better than the first book in the series! I loved the idea of Alex being both dead and alive with him now being an AI as it was something completely new and undone in any book I had read in the past. It was Alex that gave this book a real wow factor that made it an amazing read!