Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Book Review Gold Street by Kathy T Kale

Gold Street
Title: Gold Street

Author: Kathy T. Kale

Stars: 4 1\2

Review:
An excellent conspiracy mystery that very much reminded me of the last election. The major difference being that Bernie was not a third-party candidate and was not murdered. It involved all of the major alphabets of the federal government as well as banks, wall street, and three foreign governments. Overall it was a great story that was well told.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Synopsis:
Incensed by an economic policy that allows banks to create money out of nothing and collect undeserved interest on it, twenty-four year old Tyler Madison is on a mission to expose the clandestine operations of the U.S. Central Bank. After he is injured in a suspicious road accident, his reclusive mother steps out and realizes his life is in danger, and the good guys and bad guys are not who they appear to be. When Tyler teams up with an aspiring presidential candidate, dark forces gather to shut them up.

Paperback324 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Pollux Press

About The Author:
Kathy T. Kale
Although I always wanted to be a writer, I ended up with a PhD in toxicology and did postdoctoral research in infectious immunology. I began writing when I moved to Kenya, where I worked as a freelance science editor and writer. I was heavily influenced by the poverty and corruption in the country and my novels are a mixture of science, politics, and the misuse of power. I studied creative writing at Humber College and the University of Iowa, and screen writing at Indian River State College. My first novel won a Royal Palm Literary Award in 2004. Originally from Toronto, I now live in warm, sunny Florida. I've written three novels: 'Black Death in a New Age,' 'Gold Street,' and 'Harm,' and I'm hard at work on my fourth. I am a member of the Mystery Writers of America.


Website: 

http://www.kathykale.com/

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Book Review: Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3) by Tiffany Snow

Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3)
Title: Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3)

Author: Tiffany Snow

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
Tiffany Snow is well known for her romance love triangles as well as the hot sexy scenes she writes. 
I have read all of this authors books and while some are written with sex scenes first and than she fills in the details the Corrupted Heart series is written with the story in mind and everything else fills in as the story moves forward. 

China is a characters readers will fall in love with with her nerdy and very comfortable in her quite life. I could do without the love triangle because it will always leave one set of readers upset when the character doesn't choose the one they assume the female should be with. As well as it makes the female characters less strong and almost selfish because she can't seem to make a decision and stick to it.

China slowly discovers who she is and how she is able to handle her comfortable life tuned upside down. readers will watch she has struggle trying to understand the knew her and keeping true to who she is inside. 

Find me has a killer that is hell bend on retribution which will keep readers reading. Wondering how China and the boyfriends will be able to stop the killer as well as keep everyone safe and alive.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Montlake as well as Tiffany Snow for the advance copy.

Synopsis:
As the head of the government’s secret Vigilance spy program, computer guru China Mack already has her hands full when her billionaire boyfriend, Jackson Cooper, asks for one of them in marriage.
Thrown for a loop by the sudden proposal, China’s usually well-ordered life takes another hit when someone tries to assassinate the president. Even that comes with a shocking twist: the primary suspect is none other than her ex-partner, Clark Slattery. With nowhere else to turn, the sexy loner needs China’s help and expertise. Clark has linked the assassination attempt to a failed secret operation undertaken six years ago—and a deadly cover-up that’s putting the leader of the free world in the crosshairs. But the president isn’t the only one in harm’s way.
Now, China is going to have to dig deep for information that’s beyond even her clearance. And what she discovers may have far-reaching consequences for her life and everyone else in it.

Kindle Edition290 pages
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Montlake Romance

About The Author:
Tiffany Snow
I love to stick with characters over a series of books when I read, which is the same way I write. The Kathleen Turner Series, Risky Business Series, Tangled Ivy Trilogy, and now the Corrupted Hearts Series all feature continuing characters. My latest novel, FOLLOW ME, is book one in the Corrupted Hearts Series with China Mack--the most unlikely of heroines. BREAK ME, book two, will be out in March, 2017.


As for me, I've been reading romance novels since I was way too young to read such things, have an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefer Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, think men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, have learned to never stop believing in my beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero. Most of all, romance never, ever gets old.

Visit my website www.Tiffany-Snow.com for more information and special extras.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Book Review For Whom The Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery) by Sarah Fox

For Whom the Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery #2)
Title: For Whom The Bread Rolls (A Pancake House Mystery) 

Author: Sarah Fox

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
An excellent cozy mystery with a minimum of violence. The main character, who came into her business and home, by way of an inheritance has grit and determination. She is not easily swayed and follows thru on her instincts to a successful conclusion. I believe there is also a budding romance in the works. It will be interesting to follow this series to see how it progresses. I liked the story and was a little surprised as to who the murderer turned out to be in the end.

I have given this book a four star rating.

I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.


Synopsis:
Tourist season’s in full swing in the small seaside town of Wildwood Cove, and Marley McKinney couldn’t be happier. Since taking over the Flip Side restaurant, she’s made a few close friends, adopted a cat named Flapjack, and started dating her childhood crush. The only cloud on the horizon is local nuisance Ida Winkler, who blames Marley for landing her nephew in prison. Trying to get a rise out of Marley, Ida’s been making crank calls and even vandalizing the pancake house.

The police can’t do much about the pranks, so Marley sets out to bury the hatchet once and for all. But someone’s beat her to it—in the most shocking way possible. After stumbling across Ida’s dead body, Marley’s suddenly the number-one suspect in her murder. Clearing her good name is going to be a tall order, but Marley’s not about to let Ida keep ruining her life—especially from beyond the grave.
 



ebook
Published March 14th 2017 by Penguin Random House

About The Author: 
Sarah    Fox
Sarah Fox, writer of cozy mysteries, was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English Springer Spaniel.

Sarah is the author of the Music Lover's Mysteries and The Pa
ncake House Mysteries.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Book Review The Windsor Protocol by Peter Macalan

The Windsor Protocol
Title:  The Windsor Protocol

Author: Peter Macalan

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review
The author has taken a sliver of history, a grain of truth, and a vivid imagination and built an impressive action story. It makes the reader feel like they have taken a step back in time and are observing the event in real time. I enjoyed this book very much and would read other offerings by this author.

I have rated this book 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank.

Synopsis:
August 1940, and Hitler is poised to invade England. In order to clear the way for the invasion, he devises a plan to start a civil war in England by reinstalling the exiled Duke of Windsor as King. Other books by the author include Fireball.

Hardcover320 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Severn House Publishers


About The Author:  
Peter MacAlan
Peter Berresford Ellis (born 10 March 1943) is a historian, literary biographer, and novelist who has published over 90 books to date either under his own name or his pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He has also published 95 short stories. His non-fiction books, articles and academic papers have made him acknowledged as an authority on Celtic history and culture. Under Peter Tremayne, he is the author of the international bestselling Sister Fidelma mystery series. His work has appeared in 25 languages.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Book Review Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters #23) by Heather Graham

Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters, #23)
Title: Wicked Deeds (Krewe of Hunters #23) 

Author: Heather Graham

Stars: 3 1/2 out of 5

Review:
I struggled though this book and yest I finished it there was something lacking.  I wasn't able to connect to the endless characters as well as the ghost story.  I love reading Edgar Allan Poe but something didn't quite connect.
Heather Graham uses a lot of Poe type of writing creating misdirection that the detectives follow.  The story has history that will consume readers as the author gives readers another idea of what might have happened to Poe.
The story does pose most paranormal with a mystery but I found the it just lacking something.  The story and chacaters didn't connect and many times the story would slow down only to rush though other parts that could have used a little more time and understanding.
This is considered a Stand Alone but honestly I was lost several times between the different characters to why the characters reacted certain ways.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Mira Booiks

Synopsis:
Nevermore... 

Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe-themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the corpse, the FBI's Krewe of Hunters paranormal team is invited to investigate. As more bizarre deaths occur, Vickie and Griffin are drawn into a case that has disturbing echoes of Poe's great works, bringing the horrors of his fiction to life.

The restaurant is headquarters to scholars and fans, and any of them could be a merciless killer. Except there's also something reaching out from beyond the grave. The late, great Edgar Allan Poe himself is appearing to Vickie in dreams and visions with cryptic information about the murders. Unless they can uncover whose twisted mind is orchestrating the dramatic re-creations, Vickie and Griffin's future as a couple might never begin.


Hardcover
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Mira Books


About The Author: 
Heather Graham Pozzessere
Heather Graham Pozzessere
aka Heather GrahamShannon Drake


Heather Graham was born on March 15, 1953 and grew up in Dade County, Florida, and attended the University of South Florida at Tampa, majoring in theater arts and touring Europe and parts of Asia and Africa as part of her studies. After college, she acted in dinner theaters, modeled, waitressed, and tended bar. She married Hershey Dennis Possezzere, and after the birth of her third child, she was determined to devote her efforts to her writing: her dream. She sold her first book in 1982.

Today, this author's success is reflected not just by reader response and the over 20 million copies of her books in print, but in many other ways. In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author, Heather has received numerous awards for her novels, including over 20 trade awards from magazines such as Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur, bestseller awards from B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, and BookRak, and several Reviewers' Choice and People's Choice awards.

Heather has appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Romantically Speaking, a TV talk show that aired nationwide on the Romance Classics cable channel, and CBS Sunday News. She has been quoted in People and USA Today, been profiled in The Nation, and featured in Good Housekeeping. Her books have been selections for the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. She has been published across the world in more than 15 languages and has published over 70 titles, including anthologies and short stories.

Now, she had five children. Somehow, this prolific author manages to juggle it all - family, career, and marriage - while reaching a level of success to which few can aspire.

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