Friday, April 29, 2011

The Hambledown Dream
Dean Mayes
ireadiwrite Publishing
Central Avenue,Delta BC V47K 2H1 Canada
+1 604 765 8194
978-1-926760-27-8 ebook 978-1-926760-33-9 print
$3.99 and $15.95
284 pages

As a reviewer, if I say I will review a book then I do so no matter what. I started reading this book and thought to myself what a mistake I have made. The language is vulgar and some sexual escapade's . The main character is a young man named Andy DeVrie who is a drug dealer and courier. One night he over dose’s on drugs. He had flat line in the hospital, and after using the paddles four times the doctors were able to bring him back to life.

Then a strange thing begins to happen. Andy begins to change the way he lives. Even his eye color changes from brown to green. He has these dreams of a woman and the life he had with her. He feels another presence within himself and the woman in his dreams calls him Denny.

He stopped selling and doing drugs. He paid a high price for doing so. He was beat within an inch of his life. The one thing that Andy loved more than anything was playing his guitar. He was a student at a prestigious Conservatory for classical guitar, and if not for one teacher he would have been kicked out.

Andy played technically correct, but it is with the help of Denny he learns to feel the music. To become one with his guitar and let the music take him to different places.

This book is a lovely love story between a man and a woman. But it is also about the magic of music. I can honestly say I felt the music and enjoyed this book. I played violin for years, so it was easy for me to envision what Andy/Denny felt as he played. To lose yourself and everything around you until the music fades away.

Rated PG (sent into Midwest in May)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Risk It All

Title: Risk It All
Author: Stan Stamper
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ISBN: 9780982826829
Price: both digital and paperback
Page count: 370

Mr. Stamper is a writer to watch. His second book “Risk It All,” is the type of book you will want to read over and over again.

Carissa Johnson, graduated top of her class at Harvard. She has a double master’s degree in business finance and international business. She is not only smart but beautiful as well. She was approached by the CIA’s Mideast Bureau Chief, Quincy Carter, to work for them. Saying no was not an option for her. She came from a family where duty to your country is an honor.

At only 28 she had accomplished what no other CIA agent working in the Middle East had been able to do--penetrate the largest Hamas cell on the Arabian Peninsula so the agency could initiate the important process of “following the money trail” that would take them to the top al Qaida operatives and possibly to Osama bin Laden himself.

When Carissa is called home because of the death of her grandmother
Anna, her world will change in ways she never expected.
This book is full of all the things that make a great book. It is filled with suspense, adventure, excitement and love. There is a little bit of something for all readers.

This is an excellent read (HOLD UNTIL JULY)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Sacred Secrets, A Jacody Ives Mystery"

“Sacred Secrets, A Jacody Ives Mystery”

Linda S. Prather

Create Space

7290 Investment Drive,

North Charleston, SC 29418



Paperback $14.98 -- Digital $.99

384 pages

Sandra S. Heptinstall


This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. After reading the author’s first book “The Gifts, A Jacody Ives Mystery,” I did not feel like the next book could top it. But what I found was Ms. Prather is one of the most gifted writers of our times.

In the second installment of the “Jacody Ives Mystery,” the author takes us deeper into the depths of Jacody and Gavin. One person, with two different personalities.

I am so glad that the author has included some of the characters from the first book that I liked. The new ones are just as engaging. The elements of the supernatural, add to the suspense of this story.

I would also like to commend Charles W. Prather, Jr. for the poetry he has written in this book. He shows great promise as well.

rated pg for violence POSTED TO MIDWEST IN MAY

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Prisoner and Survivor

Prisoner and Survivor
Brian Kittrell
Late Nite Books P.O. Box 321, Brandon, MS 39042
ISBN: 9780982949580 …350 Pages

Once again the author has managed to capture my attention right from the start. The author’s ability of developing characters that are interesting, and with quick shifts of focus, he is able to move the story along to keep readers eager to turn to the next page.

With each installment of the series we are introduced to a variety of different characters. What I have enjoyed with this book is that the two main characters are so different from the other characters you will find in the first two books of the series.

We are introduced to William who is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. He is in prison waiting to see if he gets life in prison, or the death penality. He is able to escape when the zombies enter the jail. Then William meets Edgar who had terminal cancer but somehow survived. Together they team up to head west, as William keeps hearing a voice that says go west.

This book is so much more than I can tell you in a review. I can only say buy this book for yourself if you want to know the rest of the story.

Rated PG for violence POSTED TO MIDWEST IN MAY