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Beyond A Reasonable Doubt - Legal thriller by Linda S Prather
28 June 2015 11:09 (GMT)Beyond A Reasonable Doubt a superb legal thriller by NY Times bestselling author Linda S Prather here's my review:
I believe I have to be Linda's number one fan, to me her writing is seamless and flows wonderfully. Her ability to involve the reader in her stories is second to none.
After reading Beyond A Reasonable Doubt - the first book in a new series of legal thrillers starring Assistant DA Jenna James - I have to say this is Linda's best book yet.
Jenna is a kick-ass Assistant DA caught up with a corrupt family headed up by of all people a former judge. Jenna gets entangled in a messy family web of deceit in which an innocent member of the family has been imprisoned for twenty-five years. When a member of the young man's family is killed in an accident, he is released from prison into Jenna's custody to attend the funeral, and that's where this fast-paced, non-stop thriller really begins.
You'll love all the twists and turns and the convincing characters, both good and bad, in this compelling, taut thriller.
Can't wait for the second book in the series which I believe is being written now.
Revenues and their absence
24 June 2015 08:13 (GMT)As the numbers of the Jurassic World revenues keep coming in, I couldn't help comparing them with those of my recent book, released around the same time, and I have to admit that revenue wise JW is a bit ahead, however from action point of view it's incomparably poorer _
The Blog Thread
23 June 2015 18:59 (GMT)I have closed the old blog threads.
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Alana Woods' book reviews: Cara's Twelve by Chantel Seabrook
21 June 2015 02:55 (GMT)What a refreshingly different fantasy story!
I’m so tired of dragons and am so over the magic that characters can resort to or call upon in countless other fantasy tales.
How pleasant to find myself getting caught up in a story that—although categorised as fantasy because the setting is a medieval otherworld—has its feet firmly planted in reality. Yes, there is a goddess, but there has been and still are many different religions on Earth, so why not in Cara’s world.
This is the first novel by Chantel Seabrook of which I’m aware and if she keeps on the path she’s taken with Cara’s twelve then I see myself reading more of her work when published.
The story arc is good, taking us from the moment Cara learns of a new fate that awaits her, following her through the trials and obstacles she must overcome before finally reaching that destiny.
Seabrook is economical with detail and descriptions and at times I felt myself wanting more depth. But better to err on the side of keeping your readers wanting than to bore them with too much.
I liked the characterisation. There are the bad guys as well as the good. One comment I have is that the good guys are portrayed as very human with weaknesses as well as strengths, but the bad guys are devoid of any redeeming features. But in such a setting and timeframe, and given the prize everyone is after, I suppose it’s not unbelievable for villains to be so completely single-mindedly rapacious.
Use of language and dialogue are good. The use of modern day speech in the dialogue—such as ‘Piss off’—threw me the first few times but I ended up accepting it as the familiar terms let me know exactly what the characters were feeling.
And if you like sex scenes then Cara’s twelve won’t disappoint. I always wonder what an author’s motivation is for including explicit sex. Is it just to reach a wider readership than the book otherwise would? Or is the sex integral to the story? I think Seabrook could put up a sound argument for the latter in this case. It would be spoiling the story to give much detail but how Cara handles her relations with the Twelve is crucial to the story, and sex is very much part of the relationships.
The one criticism I have is the number of misspellings and other errors throughout. The book is a good read, but it would be preferable not to have to skip over these. But don’t let this put you off. Cara’s twelve is worth the hours you spend between the covers.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell on Kindle
19 June 2015 12:40 (GMT)I bought this book when it first came out, and really enjoyed it. That was ten years ago, before I bought my first Kindle. Now that I'm watching the marvellous BBC adaptation, I'd like to read it again. Since I'm out of the habit of carrying huge tomes around with me, I'm wondering about buying it for my Kindle. However, the footnotes are an important part of the book, and that's the sort of thing that doesn't always come out well when a book is adapted to Kindle format.
Has anyone else bought this book? Did the footnotes come out well in the Kindle version, or is this the kind of book I'd read more easily in the print version?
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Review of The Third Rule - the complete story by Andrew Barrett
14 June 2015 11:25 (GMT)The Third Rule - the complete story by Andrew Barrett
Firstly, let me just say, this is a brilliant book. I want to see it made into a six or eight part TV Drama. It would make for fantastic viewing.
It’s been a long while since I finished a book, and then sat there for a few minutes reflecting on the story I’ve just read. My mind raced back to the beginning, which I found somewhat confusing at the time. That confusion perhaps came from the fact that so many threads and plot lines were being laid down. I carried on reading though, because I really liked Mr Barrett’s writing style. As I got to know the characters, and the threads of those plot lines began to makes sense, they snared me and from half way in, right up to the end of the book, they just wouldn’t let go. I struggled to put it down, and when the chance arose I just couldn’t wait to pick it up again.
The principle character is a Scene of Crime Officer, and so is the author. As a result, the incidences where evidence is taken and analysed, or discussed, come across as genuine and believable. There’s no glamorisation of the task here, but a genuine sense of realism that puts the reader into the mind of the officer performing that duty.
I felt I knew all of the characters by the end of the book so well that I could hear cadence in their voices as I read their dialogue. I can’t even say why, as no mention is made of tone of voice, very little is given in regard to a person’s appearance either. Excellent writing and gradual introduction of character put them squarely in my mind. The same goes for action: just enough is given to allow the reader to picture the scene.
I picked this book up for free on Amazon, but I will certainly be reading more of Mr Barrett’s novels, and I will gladly pay for them.
TV DRAMA, PLEASE. NOW!
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free today only Code X: Episode 1
29 June 2015 08:53 (GMT)Code X: Episode 1
Did Humans Advance Alone? or
Did They Have Help?
Goodreads: Christina Rated it 5 of 5 Stars...a perfect fit for fans of James Patterson or Michael Crichton
I love an action story that starts in the midst of things! From the first sentence, Code X takes you on an adventurous mission of a man willing to go to extremes to protect the love of his life...
This novel focuses on a brilliant female doctor who has started to unlock the secrets of the human genome. Add in the secret government conspiracy somehow involving the brilliant minds humanity has produced, and the stealing of secrets from the military, you have a great mystery.
Code X Episode I is an intoxicating mix of science, action, and the determination of one man to get back the woman that he loves from a shadowy government agency.
This book has two equally compelling story lines simultaneously unraveling: Vicki, the scientific brains, and Parks, the tactical combatant-in-training brawn. The drama unfolds in parallel which keeps the story fresh, providing suspenseful breaks...Normally, after about 4 chapters of the talented Tom Clancy, I feel a bit overwhelmed, but the setup of this book is perfect for an avid reader interested in a great conspiracy thriller. I don’t recall a moment when I felt bogged down by too much technical detail - in fact, it is just the right mix to give you a soundbite to share with others without it being a chaos of technical jargon.
While I love Vicki and Parks, I have to mention the supporting character of Biggins who is a hot contrast! Biggins is full of confident bristle, a larger-than-life powerhouse that steals every scene. The dialogue between her and Parks is entertaining, a brother-sister attitude of verbally sparing at one another, and had me laughing. Fair warning to the author: if Biggins does not survive this series, I will be heartbroken! Overall, a thrilling conspiracy novel - held my interest to the final page and left me wanting more!
Likely a perfect fit for fans of James Patterson or Michael Crichton.
Dr. Vicki Collins won the Nobel Prize for Genetic Engineering before she was 30. Now the world's giant medical corporations want her to work for them, and they will stop at nothing to get her. Nick Parks, Vicki’s fiancé, discovers the truth about the lies, deceit, money and even murder they use to succeed. He will risk everything, even his own life to try and save her.
Today’s doctors use surgical tools identical to those used by Roman doctors under Julius Caesar, lost for over 2,000 years. How is that possible?
Alexander the Great led his men from the front line in every battle, but was never killed. He conquered the world. How could that be?
Why was there only one Einstein, daVinci, Hawking?
George Washington led from the front line, but was never wounded. How was that possible?
Can the Forces of Evil be Stopped or Will They Rule the World?
eBooks Giveaway - 4 Titles Not Limited With Time
26 June 2015 16:16 (GMT)
New FREE self help book by Kris Sturmey author of The Calendar Effect
25 June 2015 09:40 (GMT)Good to you VS good for you Kris Sturmey: Now FREE on amazon for the next 5 days.
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The Crossing at Blaisdell Park - Free on Kindle June 22 - 25, 2015
22 June 2015 15:20 (GMT)[font=Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif]Hello Everyone,[/font]
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[font=Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif]Thanks to the huge success of the year’s blockbuster civil war epic, The Crossing at Blaisdell Park, there’s been a resurgence of interest in the former sixties musical duo, the Paisleys, and its only surviving member, Kate Stanton, who had recorded an interactive version of the duo’s first hit single for the movie. With an initial worldwide gross of just under a billion dollars and a sequel already in production, it looks like the The Crossing – as it’s been dubbed by the press – is going to go down in history as one of Hollywood’s most successful film franchises – until tragedy strikes, that is. Just as Kate is about to unveil the Paisleys’ long-awaited star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a stolen cargo van jumps the curb a few feet from where everyone is gathered, killing a woman dressed as Charlotte Valcour, the heroine in The Crossing. The tragedy follows a series of disastrous events which have overshadowed shooting of the sequel, fueling rumors that the shoot is being haunted by the ghost of the movie’s dead heroine. Things become even more complicated when the director of the movie suddenly disappears during shooting of a pivotal battle scene. Kate soon realizes that Charlotte’s ghost may not be the only thing they need to contend with as she finds herself dodging a killer intent on exposing the truth behind The Crossing at Blaisdell Park.[/font]
Free Self Help/Philosophy Book
17 June 2015 07:18 (GMT)The Calendar Effect: 94% of people do the same things each day are you living a life or a routine?
The calendar is in place to guide us not govern us. However we insist on following the weekly, monthly and yearly routine laid out by the calendar. No longer are we making decisions for ourselves, but rather consulting the calendar before we act. It begs the question are you living a life or a routine?
This is examined thoroughly throughout the calendar effect by exploring how days, dates and the names given to certain days can decide what we do and how we do it. This effect is looked at through a range of situations and daily occurrences. Once read, you will never look at the world in the same way again, the calendar effect is truly life changing.
The author Kris Sturmey developed a perception of life well beyond his years due to the loss of his best-friend at 18. This enabled him to see the world in a whole new way, appreciating the true value of each second and understanding fully the true shortness of life.
I have attached a picture of the book cover.
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