JOURNEY’S END Spotlight Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! ]Ends 9/30/17]
Adult Books , Mystery/Suspence / September 6, 2017

This sounds like an amazing story for Adult Reading! Be sure to enter the Gieaway at the end of this posting. Book Details: Book Title:  Journey’s End: Death, Dying and the End of Life  Authors:  Victoria Brewster & Julie Saeger Nierenberg Category:   Adult Non-Fiction; 558 pages Genre:  Resource/Educational Publisher:  Xlibris Release date:  July 20, 2017 Tour dates:  Sept 4 to 22, 2017 Content Rating:  PG-13 + M Book Description: In Journey’s End, we write about death, dying, and end of life issues. We attempt to define and describe these real-life circumstances, and we discuss ways to proactively deal with them. Multiple personal and professional perspectives provide valuable insights. What is dying like for dying persons, for loved ones, and for those who lend support in the process? Each experience will have unique qualities. Everyone dies in his own way, on his own schedule. While we explore the dying process, we make no assumptions about how any particular death will unfold. Grief and bereavement support, training tools, and educational resources are included. Buy the Book: Amazon  ~ Xlibris ~ Amazon.ca ~Barnes & Noble ~ Chapters.Indigo            Add to Goodreads GUEST POST: Did Your Dada Melt Like the…

‘Cold Justice’ by Kathi Oram Peterson, Narrator on CD, Jason Tatom – Book Review by LAWonder10

Cold Justice is a continuation of ‘River Whispers’. As the endless challenges and danger finally seem at an end,  on the day of Sam’s baptism and on the eve of the wedding to his lifelong love, Regi, disaster happens. Sam is whisked away unable to do a thing about it. He is battered, bruised, drugged, and all seems hopeless. However, he would not quit trying because of his constant concern of Regi. Rehi is bewildered and dejected but through support of family and friends, along with a few other suspicious happenings, Regi is determined to help discover where Sam could be. Claudia & Kowanda refuse to allow her to go on her own…Oscar insisted on tagging along, too. The adventures and action steadily moved along. New and interesting characters were effectively added and one felt he/she knew them. The scenic background was well portrayed. The “flow of the story was never interrupted. Once again, Jason Tatom, did  wonderful job in creating the “voices” and reading the story. The title is tricky but is applicable and a good “fit”. The book cover is also applicable but is slightly foreboding…not very eye-catching to the “browser”. I could not get into this plot…

‘Desperate Situations’ by Abby Holden – book review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Mystery/Suspence / May 6, 2014

This was an adventure packed, intriguing novel. The author did her research and it was well-written. A Special Forces ex-military man decides to become a mercenary for a year because of the incredible pay. As a top-notch company which took tremendous risks. it required only top-notch people to serve as member. The special forces book hero, Jake McCrew, displays, humor, strength, integrity and loyalty. The “Chief” is strong, strict, demanding and appears somewhat cold yet at times displays sense of caring and humor. The co-pilot, Cowboy, is dedicated, devoted and loyal to the “Chief”. Other personalities are personified in a way that draws the reader in. It is a tribute to many men and women who sacrifice so much to have our country free and help other countries as well through its;’ strength. I would only like to see these strengths portrayed with more principles and values. It contains quite a bit of profanity and a couple of brief sexually explicit occasions. The Title depicted the story well, and although the book cover was complimentary to the storyline, it is too dark to attract “Browsers” attention. The characters seemed real and the supporting scenes were well described and easily visualized….

‘Wanted’ by Kathi Oram Peterson, Narrator – Kymberly Mellon – Book Review by LAWonder10

  This fast paced, intriguing Mystery is captivating from the first page to the last!  Kymberly Mellon does an excellent job with voices as the narrator of the Book on CDs, bringing even more energy to this great mystery. Early in the plot, the reader mostly determines “who did it” but the story still does not lose momentum. Veterinarian, Jo Powers is called upon to use her skills on all types of animals…even the two legged ones. After having a few shattering experiences in the past six years, she must endure even more. Her past haunts her two weeks before her wedding.  Who can she trust? What must she do? After a devastating failed marriage,  she had moved on. Her brother, son and dad had been a great support and comfort for her. Now, the past two years she had also had the support of her friend and fiance. This is a novel of past and present feelings tied up into one enormous perplexity. Is there such a thing as second chances for all? The book cover is excellent but too dark to be eye-catching. The title is a very good “fit” as well. Reader’s will love and hate the…

‘Eyes of a Stranger’ by Annette Francine – Book Review by LAWonder10

Melanie Harris’ car is forced off ye road by someone determined to kill her! She had went for a quick visit to Las Vegas to visit her Mom. Who would try to harm her? She wasn’t dressed for the cold, snowy weather she was in. She had to flee her wrecked car before she was caught by the madman. She had frostbitten feet and hands …she just could not go a step further.  still an inward voice told her she must get up or she would die…Next she knew, she was in a cabin with a fire and a kind stranger was trying to get her warm and her frostbite, scrapes and cuts cared for. With a concussion and her brain confused, she couldn’t make sense of her thoughts. Should she be afraid? How long would they be stranded there?  These questions and more constantly penetrated her mind. The day finally arrived that Mark was able to flag down a copter and get her the needed help. She had not gotten his phone number or address.  She finally decided she would never see him again.  However, it soon became apparent her life was sill in danger – but why? This…

‘Fortune Cookie (A Culinary Mystery)’ by Josi Kilpack – Bok Review by LAWonder10

This is a continued Sadie Hoffmiller adventure/mystery.  The story plot steadily moves forward and thickens. However, the long awaited marriage between Sadie and Pete is on very “shaky ground”.  Perhaps her wedding day will have to be postponed or cancelled after her and Pete experience the attractions of this historical city. Sadie dreads opening a mysterious letter which eventually leads her to San Francisco where she meets a nephew for the first time and becomes involved in a deadly murder investigation. This may be the deadliest yet! Sadie is once again drawn into a captivating mystery. In this case, it is very difficult to limit the suspects. As always, Kilpack developed the characters in a realistic manner and portrayed the background scenes very well. This story was entertaining and kept the reader guessing at “Who did it?” yet, was largely similar to her other sleuthing antics. The title was perfect and the book cover attractive and eye-catching. I listened to the book on CDs very well read by Diane Dobczynski. My review of this book on CD offers a Four and a Half Stars rating PURCHASE THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]

Win the Amazing Cozy Mystery – ‘The Bali Mystery/Amelia Moore Detective Series’ by Linda Weaver Clarke – Book Review by LAWonder!

Read the information below then leave Linda a comment on this blog, with your name & e-mail included, to be entered into the drawing to receive your own e-book of ‘The Bali Mystery’ by Linda Weaver Clarke. Giveaway Runs from Thursday, April 24th – Friday, May 2nd, 2014.  Must respond within 48 hours. For even further insight about the author refer to my Interview/Review on 12/28/2013. Learn about Linda’s exciting new series and be certain to Read my Review and rating below! Synopsis:  In this *cozy mystery Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul. —   —   —   — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —…

‘Switchback’ by Clair M. Poulson – Book Review by LAWonder10

Private Investigator, Rocky Revada, takes on a missing horse case which ends up to be a deadly one…the most deadly he had ever encountered. A fast-paced story which includes not only a lot of action but also a little romance.  Former acquaintances, Glen and Sharise Grisley, interrupts Rocky’s much needed vacation wish urgent pleas to save  their ranch from ruination by finding their stolen horses. After much debate he gave into the delicate pleadings of a beautiful woman he once cared for. Soon he discovered it wasn’t simply theft but murder as well…a murder which led to other threats- including his own possible demise . The plot is slightly stretched out, yet through Clair Poulson’s talents, the reader’s interest is always kept alive. The characters seem real and the background scenes are clear. It is especially entertaining for Christians and others who do not approve of bad language and sexual situations. Totally “clean”! The title is okay but not totally fitting to the “meat” of the tale. The book cover fits the title well and is eye-catching but not totally. The voice of Jason Tatom was effective in reading the book on CD. His narrative talent in  made it sound…

‘Mirror Image’ by Clair M. Poulson – Book Review by LAWonder10

  A very young woman felt she was finally safe – fleeing with a handsome man from the frightening, abusive situation she endured with her cruel father and brother. They were married in Las Vegas and she was now protectively pregnant with their child.  While traveling on a highway in Utah, one snowy night, something dark rushed onto the highway and stopped. Unable to stop the vehicle in time, it skidded into the object then all went black. When she awoke, she was alone with strange people in a hospital and her husband was never seen.  She was in severe pain and was rushed to the labor room where twin boys were delivered by C-Section…Twin boys she would never see, never hold. When seven years old, Rafe witnessed his adoptive mother get murdered at a robbery of their local bank. Although for years following he suffered frequent nightmares, he lived a productive life on a ranch and riding in rodeos where he gained fame. Greg was a dynamic basketball player in High School, and gained much public attention. Lyndsay had a crush on him but their lifestyles were very different. She one day noticed in a newspaper Greg’s picture on…

‘In Plain Sight’ by Clair M. Poulson – Book Review by LAWonder10

Donte Noble is living a nightmare, wandering from town to town, hiding in plain sight,until somehow he can clear his name. His own fiance’ believed him guilty of a serious crime an d only one person still believed in him…but can that one person stay safe and somehow help him?  When all hoe and prayers seemed in vain, he unexpectedly came into contact with one other person who believed his story and was determined to help – Clive Granger.  What Clive thought would be a little insight for the police to investigate in the correct directions, ended up futile. He was determined to see justice done at all costs. Although this had some interesting twists and was written well, it was very predictable and a little cheesy but still a good story. The title fit ell and the book cover was done well. The character development was very real and the scenes depicted well. I was somewhat undecided on the rating but concluded, though my review of this book, it earned a weak Four Stars rating. PURCHASE THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]

‘Checking Out’ by Clair M. Poulson – Book Review by LAWonder10

  Keene Tempest was, regrettably, temporarily leaving his dreams behind to accept his position assigned him by his family at the unexpected death of his mother.  He was the youngest, smallest, and had been the most devoted to his mother.  It wasn’t because he was always bullied by his older siblings that he was putting all things he was working for aside in Los Angeles to run the family hotel in Hardy, Montana, but because of love for his mother and his honor.  He was going to take leave of his education and reserve position as a police officer to make sure the hotel is managed and secure efficiently, then he would hire someone to continue running the hotel. He, then,  would return to Los Angeles to finish his degree and return to being a police detective. He had worked hard for this and he was not going to let this setback keep him from obtaining his dreams. What he anticipated would be a dull, quiet country town, quickly became a rapidly increasing crime-ridden place…crimes directly affecting him and his family! The author opens with an action packed prologue and never allows the adventures and suspense to slow down. From…

Intense, Captivating Novel – ‘Shadowed’ by Stephanie Black – Book Review by LAWonder10

  Stephanie Black captures the reader’s complete attention throughout this suspenseful, enthralling novel! A wealthy young woman is led to a small. economically depleted town to offer free music lessons for anyone interested. Her sole desire is to bring meaning to and develop talent in the participants who could, otherwise, never afford.  Invited into the community her former college roommate is principal over a school there.  After arriving, Catherine finds the community holds many unsettling secrets…secrets that evolve again after lying dormant for two years.  Catherine finds herself caught in the middle of a haunting situation which flares into an inferno of problems. In this thrilling, suspenseful tale, the reader continues to question, “Who did it?” until the very end of the story! The characterization is defined well and the atmosphere is set producing a visual clarity.  The scenes and chapters smoothly progress from one to another.  Th book cover does not do the book justice and although acceptable, the title is vague in its relationship to the storyline. My review of this book offers a strong Four and a Half Stars rating. BUY THIS FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw]

Meet Mystery Writer, Nancy Lynn Jarvis, Author of the Humorous ‘Mags and the AARP Gang’!
Adult Books , Mystery/Suspence / March 17, 2014

         Nancy, It is such a pleasure having you on my site for this Interview. I have not had the Privilege of reading your Mystery Series, but this was such a humorous tale!  It reminded me of the ‘Over the Hill Gang’.  1.  Nancy, were you raised in California? If so, what cites/towns have you lived in?  If not, what other places have you lived?  I’m one of a rare few who can say my family’s tenure in California goes back several generations. I grew up just outside of San Francisco, moved to San Jose for college, and then to Santa Cruz so long ago that I tell people I’m a born-again Santa Cruzan.  LOL! Then, I am sure you are very familiar with California! 2.  You earned your BA in behavioral science, yet worked in newspaper advertising, as a librarian and in realty… Now a writer! How has your degree assisted you in these other fields ? You forgot my stint as business manager for Shakespeare Santa Cruz. My degree in behavioral science combined anthropology, psychology, and sociology, and I had a minor in advertising. You can see that even in college I didn’t want to…

‘Pelican Bay’ by Jesse Giles Christiansen – Book Review by LAWonder10

“Hang in there”…It gets better as the story progresses! I restarted this book a couple of times, trying to give it a fair review…I am very glad I did! The Prologue and the first chapter were so vague and did not do the rest of the story justice. There were a few grammatical errors and one contradiction, but it was a tale worth reading.  It is definitely unique. This novel is a combination of Mystery plus Fantasy with a slight Historical fiction element. The story pulls the reader into it more with each page.  The mystery thickens as it progresses. The characters are truly unique. They are very real in the manner they are portrayed…Although, often annoying.  The background atmosphere is depicted in an intriguing way. This would have been a great book for YA as well as for adults, except for the last portion of the book has some profanity and other crude words. For all the above conjectures, my review of this book offers a Four Stars rating. I was sent this book by the author for an honest review, of which I have given. PURCHASE THIS BOOK FROM AMAZON HERE. [raw] [/raw] My Thought: Once again an…

‘The Thing With Feathers’ by Anne Sweazy-Kulju – Book Review by LAWonder10

  If you are looking for calming, reflective novel, this is not it! It is a disturbing story of a sadistic man who was made a preacher in a small Oregon community. The people were very friendly and accepting of the new preacher and his daughter. The time period begins about 1928 and spans through to about 1945. The country went through some very trying times during those years and small farming communities were not exempt. The story primarily centers around Preacher Bowman and his daughter, the Marshalls, Rebecca, and the Tjaden family, Other characters are introduced and some fill a major role in the plot. The characters describe become very real and the landscape, plus background scenes are well portrayed. The title is taken from a poem by Emily Dickinson which discloses the story connection to the title. It is an acceptable title but not one to draw a reader’s attention. The book cover reflects the same observation. It is too dark and slightly deceptive to “catch” the reader’s eye. This is a unique tale of the roller coaster of life – the good times and the bad. It is a time where sacrifices were great and honor was…

‘Liberty Belle’ by Patricia PaJac Carroll – book review by LAWonder

What a fun, clean, wholesome romance story! Feeling the need to “save face’ plus a spirit of rebellion, Libby, with her tag-along-aunt, escapes to gain independence. She begins to wonder what she was thinking as series of events take place. Nothing worked out as she planned – almost nothing. Continued action until the very end, keeping one in suspense makes this a very worth while book to read.  Occasionally there is a small lapse of adventure but the final chapters make up for it This book has a variety of characters which are very well-defined..They seem very real. The book cover is colorfully eye-catching and perfect for the story.description of the background scenes are very vivid. This book has earned my review, giving it a Five Stars rating. Buy this book from Amazon here. [raw] [/raw] My Thoughts: I love book like this that are full of adventure and emotion but very clean!

‘Murder in Mystic (Liz Adam’s Mysteries)’ by Marilyn DallaValle – Book Review byLAWonder10
Adult Books , Mystery/Suspence / January 27, 2014

Murder in Mystic’ is a fast paced, romance/mystery novel.  It is the first in a series and well-written. Liz and Garrett Adams left their busy careers to enjoy life aboard their boat Sloopy. Their first stop was at Mystic, Connecticut seaport. What they thought would be a relaxed, peaceful, atmosphere soon changed. Along with Liz and Garrett were others in the dock who also lived in their boats.  Liz and Garret had become fairly well acquainted with each of them in a years’ time…Could one of them possibly be a murderer?? A Naval officer’s body -washed to a hidden shore – had been discovered by Liz and Garrett. Soon strange occurrences began to happen. The adventure increases as do the questions. Because of Liz’s some times psychic verve, her and Garrett become much more involved in the crime than they would have liked. Will Liz’s ability draw the killer toward her? Many more questions arise before the plot ends. The reader is left with the question, “Who IS the guilty one”? Until almost the very last page. This is very well-written. The characters became alive in the reader’s mind. The scenes could be clearly pictured. the intimate scenes too intimate….

‘Anselm: a Metamorphosis’ by Florence Byham Weinberg – Book Review by LAWonder10

When I began reading this book, I felt I would be disappointing the author… But, amazingly, it began picking up in intrigue, then a mystery began, then downright injustice!! I was hooked! I no longer could put it down. It holds the reader in suspense until the very end! The story begins with Professor  Eric Behrens in the Deans office for an appointment not made by him. He soon discovered the reason and was furious! As he met with his best friend and colleague, soon after, he shouted a declaration to the sky he lived to regret.  From there he began a humbling, disheartening, desperate plight. Can he really accept this as his life? There must be a way to change it! The author was very successful in capturing her audience. The subject matter was nothing like the first few pages appeared to be. However, the book cover portrays the story very well. At first I was very skeptical when I saw the cover. It didn’t appear very interesting of a book…I was certainly mistaken! A  “roller-coaster” chain of events play havoc on ones emotions. The development of the characters are so precise that the reader feels he/she knows them. …

‘Murder in Newport (Liz Adams Mysteries)’ by Marilyn DallaValle – Book Review by LAWonder10
Adult Books , Mystery/Suspence , Uncategorized / January 17, 2014

Liz and Garrett had enjoyed a year together sailing the seas since he declared his semi-retirement. Suddenly, Garrett surprised his wife in setting sail in a new direction…One which he had been longing for – or so she thought. The adventures begin from the very beginning of their arrival. Old memories arise to gaunt them. Could their relationship withstand the developing events? Can a marriage of 28 joy-filled years crumble with these unfolding events? What first appeared as an enticing, glamorous object, soon became a menacing,  horrendous nightmare. This fast-paced novel keeps the reader anxiously turning pages. It was one I could not put down until it was finished. The reader was kept in suspense until almost the last page. There were intimate scenes but not intimate enough to place it past a PG rating. The novel was very well-written. It defined the characters in a way one felt one knew them.  The various surroundings and scenes were described in a way the reader could easily place himself/herself as being there. The title and cover portray the story quite well. The only problem I had with the story was in the way a scene sometimes came to a sudden stop…

‘The Colony’ by Cami Checketts – Book Review by LAWonder10

Once again, Cami Checketts has created  an exciting mystery/romance novel, delighting YA and Adults with her usual style of intrigue. Brinlee Trapper fled her home town, leaving past mistakes behind. She settles in to a secluded community in the mountains. She is determined to start  a new life with her young son. What she thought would be an uninterrupted time with her son soon takes an unexpected twist.  The last thing she wants is another an in her life! Will anything or anyone change her mind? She soon is confronted in new situations with her protective neighbor, Lance, across the street and Jed, who is equally appealing. Both men have their secrets. Will she be able to trust either one or continue, as she had planned, as a single parent. There is action, adventure, intrigue, suspense and romance in this fun, fast moving novel. The characters feel very real and the scenery is depicted well. The reader can almost smell the mountain air and foliage. I feel the book cover lacks in portraying the true story line, although, it is colorful and eye-catching. I, also, felt for a period of time the story seemed to drag slightly with repetition. I, therefore, cannot…

‘Murder on the Rocks (Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, No. 1)’ by Karen MacInerney – book review by LAWonder10

What a delightfully, cleanly written mystery! This story held the intrigue and suspense to the very end then rewarded the reader with a few recipes for scrumptious treats! In an Island setting, Natalie buys a Bread and Breakfast only to discover it may be lost due to the planning of a new resort next door. Murder and mayhem breaks out and she is one of the prime suspects. All but two friends determine her to be guilty. She alone must prove her innocence but the other suspects are many. How will she prove her innocence -or will she? Clean for all ages and a fun book for Book Clubs to review. The review of this book is given a Four Stars rating. BUY THIS BOOK NOW FROM AMAZON. [raw] [/raw]

I Am Excited To Introduce Serena Clarke! She Is A Very Talented New Author!!! We Also Have A Special Treat This Week And Next… We Will Be Sharing Exciting News With All Our Readers!

Serena Clarke! This Interview Will Hopefully Introduce You To A Wider Audience.  We will also be discussing ‘The Treasure of Isian’ as well as your newly released sequel, ‘The Alliance of Isian’  …  I can hardly wait to read it!!                                                      Serena, I was so amazed when I read ‘The Treasures of Isian’  to discover this was your first published novel. It was incredible!! What was the inspiration you received to develop such a tale? Thank you!  I actually received my inspiration for this book from a dream I had!  My dream was just a couple of scenes, but in the morning I couldn’t stop thinking about it and by the end of the day, I had most of the plot figured out in my head and I just couldn’t resist turning it into a book.   I feel “gipped” sometimes!     It seems several incredible authors have created incredible novels all from a dream! I am still waiting for my “dream” to occur!!  2.  What, if any, research did you do before writing this tremendous novel? I did not have to…

‘Born of Persuasion’ by Jessica Dotta – Book Review by LAWonder10

I generally do not post on Sunday, but this was so uplifting and amazing I decided I could not wait until midnight. ‘Born of Persuasion’ is remarkable work of art! It keeps the reader”on edge” the whole book! As I read, I kept waiting for the sleazy scenes to enfold – it is published by Tyndale, so of course it can’t be that bad! It wasn’t! In fact, it was a remarkable historical tale of a “foursome” who were close childhood friends and were now Young Adults.   This was a story of monstrous challenges they had to deal with. It was a tale of hard lessons learned, difficult decisions made, and enormous fears to overcome. there were moments of pridefulness, daring, adventure, danger, humility, spitefulness, mischief, tenderness, romance, self-discovery, deceit, and much more. What is there not to like?   The storyline brings to one’s attention, how perception is often one-sided and incorrect. It proclaims desires and attractions can be masked in cunning evil. An important point is made that, although we differ greatly in opinions, we can still maintain friendship and love. Born of Persuasion is definitely a “page turner”. It never ceases to amaze with its twits…

‘Finding Sheba’ by H.B. Moore – Book Review by LAWonder10

Finding Sheba is a great story which successfully combines four tales into one! Three of the tales include separate groups united by one excavation.  The                       fourth, a group who lived in ancient history. H.B. ties them together in a manner that is not confusing to the reader. She adeptly describes each scene and                    event, riveting the reader into a feeling of actually being there. This is about an group of various people in diversified careers brought together through an archaeological discovery. The adventure begins  with a brief                        reflection pertaining to how each of the key individuals became a part of this experience. It continues to include new events and characters. Once the reader               passes the first few pages, he/she is hooked! After that, it is very difficult to put the book down until the very end. The characters were created in a way one felt one knew them.  as, stated earlier, the events were vivid and the picture was created in one’s mind…

‘Unclaimed Legacy’ by Deborah Heal – Book Review by LAWonder10

Unclaimed Legacy’ is the second book of Deborah Heal’s exciting, new series. Abby & Merri continue in their adventures but now include a church member,  John, into the equation.  Of course, Michael, is still an important character in the story.  Not only does the House Beautiful program open up a whole new                  perspective of earlier history, but further assists in discovering history in other places.  The “Old Dears” are introduced, adding a fun flair into the increasing            action and intrigue of the story plot.  Who knew house-sitting could be so informative? The friendship between the group strengthens. New personal challenges develop.  Does it all relate somehow? If so, how?  Where will this new situation take them?  Will they be able to find the answers before they are further discovered? In this book of the series, there is even more action and poignant circumstances. If it is possible, this is even better than the first novel! It moves at an even faster pace than the first one. A number of new situations and people evolve. The character profiles are well-defined and one becomes emotionally “caught up” in the…

“The Witnesses’ by Stephanie Black – Book Review by LAWonder10

‘The Witnesses’ is a fast paced, futuristic novel of the New America.  Let us hope the New America never comes to fruition!   This is a very interesting, yet horrifying account of what could happen if greedy, power-hungry people in government were allowed full reign. It is very unsettling to realize there are actually people in one’s own country who are so inhumane that the events leading up to New America could, in reality, transpire. This book is very well-written.  The descriptiveness of individuals and the surrounding environment was complete.  The book cover is colorful and represents the direction of the story. It is eye-catching.  However,  I feel the title does not fit the story well. The ‘witnesses’ could be a number of different people or groups.  I also had a slight let down with the ending chapters. They seemed to skip too much from one event to another. It felt as though the “meat ” of some of the chapter was left out. Still, Stephanie captured her audence and kept them enthralled to almost the very end, which was slightly weak. The characterization was good and one could feel the energy – or lack of – from each individual.  It has been…

‘Strait of Hormuz’ by Davis Bunn – Book Review by LAWonder10

The ‘Strait of Hormuz’ is an action-packed suspense/thriller that could very easily happen. In the final book of the Marc Royce trilogy ends with suspense and a bittersweet romantic nebulous up to the very last page. While still grieving, Marc is compelled to risk all, at the request of one he despises yet respects and feels totally indebted to.  Although he no longer is an agent for the U.S. government, he could not refuse this man. Is he being set up? He quickly realizes it is not only his life at risk but also the life of one from his past. He must quickly try to save the other person’s life! From this point on one situation leads to another. The reader is rapidly drawn into the action.  I could barely put it down from start to finish! Davis Bunn successfully describes each scene, each character to the point one feels he/she is actually there. The book cover “hints” at what the plot entails but doesn’t give anything away. Still, it is very eye-catching. It is beneficial to the reader to read the other two in the series, however, this can be a “stand alone” and still keep the reader’s interest from start to finish. My…