“Valon” by Charles Mitchell

             I was intrigued by both the cover of Valon by author Charles Mitchell and the book’s description. From the beginning of this science fiction story, I was hooked. Mitchell has created two very different worlds, and each has its good and bad. Teenager Randle Dobs lives with his father, Len, on an earth decimated by drought and pollution where … Continue reading “Valon” by Charles Mitchell

“Her Deception” M.M.Mayfield

I enjoy a book that takes me by surprise, and Her Deception by M.M. Mayfield fits the bill. From the first page when Patrice Strickland overhears her husband, Hugh, order a “hit” the story takes off, and the action and suspense continue throughout. Patrice wasn’t always the prim and proper wife of philanthropist Hugh Strickland. In order to work her way through college, she worked … Continue reading “Her Deception” M.M.Mayfield

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“The Lost Angel” by Adam C. Mitchell

I’ve read some of Adam Mitchell’s short stories and was eager to read a longer length novella. The Lost Angel did not disappoint. Mitchell captures the flavor of 1940’s noir and distributes throughout the book, never losing a beat from start to finish. Eddie Kovakx is a down on his luck thief. One night he runs into an old adversary, Tony Santeeni, drunk and rowdy … Continue reading “The Lost Angel” by Adam C. Mitchell

“Maze Master” by Kathleen O’Neal Gear

 Maze Master by Kathleen O’Neal Gear fulfills my requirements for a great read. Brilliantly linking the past with a possible future, she lays the groundwork for a thrilling and terrifying apocalyptic journey. At first, I was slightly daunted by the scientific and mathematical references in the story. But, Gear skillfully provides plenty of clarification for even the most intimidated reader. Gradually linking what at first … Continue reading “Maze Master” by Kathleen O’Neal Gear

Stolen Gypsy

Originally posted on Karen's Book Buzz Blog:
Genre: Crime/Mystery/Thriller Description Her parents are dead. The government has failed her. Now she doesn’t even know who she is. Terza Blackstone is rescued by handsome Irishman Tristan Devlin and that begins the search for her true identity. When everything you thought was yours has been stolen from you, there’s only one thing to do. Steal it… Continue reading Stolen Gypsy

Larcombe Manor: The Phoenix Series – Book 12 by Ted Tayler

I’ve been an avid reader of Ted Tayler’s Phoenix Series since the beginning. With that being said, the final book in the series, Larcombe Manor, is heart breaking. Well written, with plenty of high stakes action, book twelve had me turning pages frantically. As the dedicated members of the Olympus Project continue their war with The Grid, led by Tyrone O’Riordan and his mother Colleen, … Continue reading Larcombe Manor: The Phoenix Series – Book 12 by Ted Tayler

“The Vanished Child: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery” by M J Lee

  I stumbled on this book by accident and I am so glad I did. The fact that M J Lee created this tragic mystery based on real events is overwhelming. The Vanished Child deals with the unjust treatment of children from the British Isles who were taken to foreign countries. Harry, the primary character in this book, is so well described he practically leaps … Continue reading “The Vanished Child: A Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery” by M J Lee

“Operation Debt Recovery: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Ian Welch

  Author Ian Welch has crafted a witty cautionary tale in his novella, Operation Debt Recovery: An Electric Eclectic Book. Beginning with bank employee, Brandon Payne, and his dissatisfaction with his boring job, Welch creates the character of Everyman. Payne wants bigger and better things; he wants to marry his beautiful girlfriend, Michelle, he wants a late model car, and he wants a big house. … Continue reading “Operation Debt Recovery: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Ian Welch

Love Is In the Air: “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale”

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
When I started writing this book it was primarily to present a different angle on the assassination of President John Kennedy on November 22, 1963 on the streets of Dallas, Texas.  For years I had believed the shooting was a conspiracy and believed it was likely accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was innocent. I’m not an historian and while… Continue reading Love Is In the Air: “View From the Sixth Floor: An Oswald Tale”

“Perfect Match” by Alexis Alvarez

            It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Alexis Alvarez. I’ve read almost every book and short story she’s written; so, it was with delight I accepted an advance copy of Perfect Match in exchange for an honest review. From the first page of this sexy, romantic book I was hooked. Alvarez jumps right in to developing … Continue reading “Perfect Match” by Alexis Alvarez