Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dead Lawyers Don't Lie ( Jake Wolfe Book One)

GENRE:  Thriller

The killer aimed his weapon at the pregnant lawyer's rounded belly. He said "Bye-bye baby," and pulled the trigger. War veteran Jake Wolfe and his former military dog are targeted next. They must stop the assassin, or die trying. An action-packed thriller from beginning to end. Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie has been a #1 bestseller in Pulp Thrillers, and among the most popular books in Kindle Unlimited All-Stars.


Enjoy an Excerpt:

Jake was a people watcher and his observant eyes took in details about the various individuals who were walking by. He noticed an attractive, well-dressed woman who wore her gray hair in an up-do style. She reminded him of his own grandmother, so full of life and love and wisdom. As she was getting into her car, a man grabbed her purse and tore it from her hand. The purse snatcher shoved her to the ground as he took off running toward Jake’s vehicle. Jake reacted without thinking, and he opened his car door into the path of the running man. He shoved the door fast and hard, and he straight-armed it like a football player.

The door and the purse snatcher collided, and the door won. The thief’s face smacked into the window, and his knees banged against the metal. He bounced off hard and landed flat on his back on the pavement, dropping the purse as he fell. Jake got out of his vehicle, closed the door and stood there looking down at the man. A bruise was forming on the man’s forehead. He struggled to his knees, and he glanced at the purse on the ground near Jake’s feet. Jake shook his head at him.

“Leave it.”

The man looked Jake up and down, and saw his worst case scenario, a vigilante who still believed in chivalry.


My Impressions:

Nolan's premier novel, "Dead Lawyers Don't Lie, is an amazing thriller. I just really enjoyed this book. It was an exciting, suspenseful page turner.  Jake, Terrell, Beth and Sarah were well developed layered characters that breathed life into the story. Jake is a man full of honor, integrity and deep sense of purpose for life. I really enjoyed the love and devotion that Jake and Cody have for each other; nothing like a man and his dog to warm your heart.  

The only negative thing I can say about the book is that it could have been shorted down a bit. Parts of the story seemed a little unnecessary and gave too much explanation and backdrop when it would have been better to let imagination set in.  Other than that the story moved nicely, kept me engaged. The author made sure the story was packed full of action, gripping and had interesting characters, with a little romance and humor mixed in.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Mark Nolan began his writing career as a successful entrepreneur who created news stories for businesses that were featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Parade, Reader's Digest and The Associated Press. Nolan was born in San Francisco, grew up in the Bay Area of California, and has also lived in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. He has raised two great kids and one very smart retriever dog. Right now he's busy writing the next book about Jake Wolfe (Book 2), but he also tries to make time every day to answer emails from readers. You can reach him at marknolan.com/contact





Monday, January 9, 2017

Lions Can't Eat Spaghetti

Author: Bethany Ramos
Publisher: 4RV Publishing
Pages: 50
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Christopher finds a kitten on his doorstep, which, to his surprise, grows up into a lion! Since Christopher already loves his pet, he tries to introduce him to his everyday life, much to the horror of his friends, family, and neighbors.

Lions Can't Eat Spaghetti is a lighthearted children's book for ages 3 to 6 that celebrates the sp
ecial bond that all children have with animals.

My Impressions: 

This is such a sweat story about a little boy and his stray "kitty" that ends up actually being a baby lion.  Sadly, as the  cub grows up the boy must learn that even though he loves his cub dearly, it is not safe for him or his beloved lion to keep him any longer.  In a way the book is a little heart breaking, but it has a wonderful message to it that is essential to life. Sometimes the things we love the most in the world, are not necessarily good for us and we have to let go out of love. 

This book really hit home for my son whose father had to go away a few months ago due to drug and alcohol abuse. He obviously did not want to let him go and be away from his father, but for everyone's safety and because we love him, we needed to do what was best. This book made a great tie in for my son that he could relate to the little boy and loving someone so much, but needing to let go. 

Great book overall that is easy to recommend that has a positive message, with excellent illustrations that tie the story together.

I received this book free of charge from the author

About the Author: 

Bethany Ramos is a children’s book author, editor, and blogger. She is a regular contributor to SheKnows.com. Bethany’s first children’s book, Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti, was published through 4RV Publishing in 2016. Her second children’s book, There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed, was published by Saturn’s Moon Press, also in 2016. Her first chick lit novel, 5 Stages of Grief, was published by Black Opal Books in 2011; her second chick lit novel, Adventure to Love, was published by Soul Mate Publishing in 2013.
Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Walker Texas Wife by Melissa Storm & K.M. Hodge (The Book Cellar Mysteries 1)

  • File Size: 4602 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Blue Crown Press (March 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

Their lives are perfect& if only from the outside.

At first glance, the residents of Herald Springs lead charmed lives. But behind the dazzling smiles and inside the large brick homes, they all have their secrets. Most are harmless, but then again Annabeth King never did quite fit in.

This newest neighbor is harboring a special secret of her own, one that could prove deadly. Will the members of the drink and gossip club figure out what Annabeth s working so hard to hide before disaster comes knocking?

With Storm s signature bitter-sweetness and Hodge s thrilling intensity, Walker Texas Wife offers a fast-paced, addictive romp that fans of Desperate Housewives and Pretty Little Liars will find themselves falling hard and fast for. This debut in the new Book Cellar Mystery series will leave you wondering: just how well do we know our neighbors after all?

My Impressions: 

Ok I'll be perfect;y honest here. When I first saw this title I have to admit Walker Texas Ranger was the first thing that popped into my mind. I am from Dallas after all!  So needless to say, what I expected was not what I got with this book by a long shot! This is the first of a new series by two authors who are new to me. 

This book is a collaboration between two authors and I must say they did an amazing job. I loved Vi, Anabeth, Marcus, Brook, all of them. The complexity of the characters and was a pleasantly surprised with this novel. So many character are glossed over these days and it was nice to read a book with some depth to both the minor and major players. I must have read this book in a day and now i am itching to read the next book in this series, "Texas and Tiaras".  I was really drawn in and then at the end...bam..epic cliff hanger that they dangled in front of you like a carrot. 

I would definitely recommend this book to any avid readers of the genre, you will without a doubt fall in love with this one!

I received a complimentary ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.

About the Authors:
Melissa Storm is a mother first, and everything else second. She used to write under a pseudonym, but finally had the confidence to come out as herself to the world. Her fiction is highly personal and often based on true stories. Writing is Melissa's way of showing her daughter just how beautiful life can be, when you pay attention to the everyday wonders that surround us.

Melissa loves books so much, she married fellow author Falcon Storm. Between the two of them, there are always plenty of imaginative, awe-inspiring stories to share. Melissa and Falcon also run the business Novel Publicity together, where she works as publisher, marketer, editor, and all-around business mogul. When she's not reading, writing, or child-rearing, Melissa spends time relaxing at home in the company of her three dogs and five parrots. She never misses an episode of The Bachelor or her nightly lavender-infused soak in the tub. Ahh, the simple luxuries that make life worth living.

Learn more at www.MelStorm.com.

K.M. Hodge grew up in Detroit, where she spent most of her free time weaving wild tales to spook her friends and family. These days, she lives in Texas with her husband and two energetic boys and once again enjoys writing tales of suspense and intrigue that keep her readers up all night. Her stories, which focus on women's issues, friendship, addiction, regrets and second chances, will stay with you long after you finish them. When she isn't writing or being an agent of social change, she reads Independent graphic novels, watches old X-files episodes, streams Detroit Tigers games and binges on Netflix with her husband. She enjoys hearing from her readers, so don't be shy about dropping her a line.

You can sign up for new release emails and a chance to get free books at: kmhodge.com/subscribe 

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book from the author is exchange for my honest review.