Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review of "Between Two Fires"

In the year 597, sixteen-year-old Branwen was betrothed to Morgan, the Hammer King of South Wales. The purpose was to ally the warring kingdoms of Dyfed and South Wales under Morgan to oppose the invading Saxons. Sadly, the marriage was a farce and Branwen escaped only to be taken by Sir Artagan Blacksword of the Free Cantrefs, another Welsh kingdom. As Noce builds his epic plot, Branwen the heroin encounters many trials and tribulations and eventually weds Artagan and has his child. While the Welsh continued to war against each other, the Saxons seemed to hold the upper hand, but Branwen comes into her own as queen in time to unite the Welsh and defeat the Saxons. 5 Stars

Monday, January 23, 2017

Review of "Shadow Soldiers"

This book is three separate stories with a common underlying theme, to rid the evil that crossed the threshold of the Shadow Soldier. Each story reveals the darkness we all know exists, but try to shun and do nothing about. The first story was about a man whose family was tortured and killed by a Mexican Drug Cartel, the Cartel was eliminated. Story two was about a young woman who was abducted and tortured as a child, 100 perverts lost their lives. The final story was prompted by the abduction of a young girl by a human trafficking ring. The ring was eviscerated. The author provokes these questions. Why do these evils continue to exist in modern cultures? Is the solution as wrong as the darkness? Where do we go from here? I'm not sure there are any answers. 5 Stars  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Review of "First Casualty"

Gabriel Wolfe, British covert operative, his mission: Back to the Mozambican forest to retrieve his buddy, Smudge's remains. But first stop off and kill Phillip Agambe, the Zimbabwean defense minister who according to the British Prime Minister is channeling funds to an Islamic terrorist group and planning a coup. While Gabriel was completing the first part of the mission, Agambe revealed a clue as to why he was targeted. The second part of the mission failed and Gabriel and his partner Britta narrowly escaped with their lives. Determined to discover the meaning of Agambe's clue, Gabriel uncovers a conspiracy to use British government resources for unimaginable deeds. Maslen does a marvelous job with the plot to keep the reader intrigued. 5 Stars

Monday, January 16, 2017

Review of "Hunting Savage"

When two murders were perpetrated at the same time 400 miles apart using very unusual ammunition, questions were quickly raised. Peter Savage owner of EJ Enterprises was interviewed by law enforcement about the projectiles. They came from magnetic impulse guns, manufactured for the military by Peter's company. When Peter investigated how someone could get the weapons, he was pulled into a conspiracy to involve the United States in a Middle Eastern war to propagate power and greed. The events that happen next, expose an enigmatic military event in June of 1967 and put Peter's life in danger. Hunting Savage is riveting, fast-paced and demonstrates Edlund's ability to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. 5 Stars  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Review of "War of the Staffs"

Epic fantasy tale of good versus evil that included dragons, warlocks, wizards and warring factions. Taza, a vampire, ruled the city, Dormin on the planet, Muiria. His goal was to create a world of vampires using the evil power of the Staff of Adonis. Melgor, a warlock was Taza's lackey and charged with killing a Parthian prince, Tarquin and Celedant, his wizard guide. Their goal was to find the two pieces of the Staff of Adaman and use the good power of that staff to defeat Taza. The story ends with Celedant finding one piece of the staff, the amber crystal and the battle to regain control of the fortress, Brackus. The authors went into great detail describing history, places and the clashing factions, but not so much on fabricating the main characters. 3 Stars

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Review of "not a BluePrint"

Growing up with an abusive father was the beginning of toxic relationships for Nina. Her relationship with Craig, a married man produced a child, China. Throughout her life, Nina stepped from one bad relationship to another, but one thing alway ran true, her love for China. At the tender age of sixteen, China developed cancer, Hodgkin Lymphoma. Despite her illness and its treatments, China made it through high school and graduated on June 6, 1989. The cancer wouldn't give up and eventually China needed a bone marrow transplant. After a brief respite, China was hospitalized and finally succumbed to her illness on November 3, 1992. Nina was working and never made it to the hospital in time to be with China in her last moments. 2 Stars