Author: First Book Publish:2011 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:8.2 Characters: Who Sings to the Dead? (Sendero #2) (Sendero Book 1) First published: February 14th 2013Rating: 8.52 stars GoodReads:Who Sings to the Dead? (Sendero #2) Review: I reviewed author Max Tomlinson’s first novel in the Nina Flores series, Sendero, in depth, and I grabbed a copy of the follow up, Who Sings to the Dead, when it was available on the Kindle Lending Library. I couldn’t put it down and read it as soon as I got it, but I kept putting off the review (primarily because I like the books so much I have little to say except to gush praise, and that so completely goes against my grain). Now, I’m reading his third book and if I don’t review this one now, Sendero (Sendero Book 2) First published: March 2nd 2011Rating: 8.06 stars GoodReads:Sendero Review: Max R. Tomlinson’s novel, Sendero, set in Peru in the 1980s, might have been a political diatribe. Instead it succeeds as a great summer thriller—and as an introduction to a culture that I wanted to know more about. Tomlinson gives us the human side of the “dirty war” between the revolutionary Shining…
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Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.1 Characters: Hold Still (Jocelyn Rush Book 1) First published: March 24th 2014Rating: 8.1 stars GoodReads:Hold Still Review: In Hold Still, author Lisa Regan weaves an intense, gritty, and suspenseful crime thriller that will captivate the reader’s attention from the start, and take them on an exhilarating roller coaster ride as the story unfolds with every intriguing twist and turn.
Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:8.5 Characters: Bioprints (O’rourke Crime Novel Series Book 1) First published: March 2nd 2014Rating: 8.38 stars GoodReads:Bioprints Review: Was recently ill and in bed for several weeks and had a lot of time to read. I was fortunate enough to win a copy of this great little story! A fascinating story of life love and intrigue. So well written makes one feel that they could be part of such a story (on the good side) of course! Flash Zombies (O’rourke Crime Novel Series Book 2) First published: May 19th 2014Rating: 8.84 stars GoodReads:Flash Zombies Review: This is my second journey into the world of the O’Rourke and his team of investigators. I have to admit that I almost did not make the trip; I am not a fan of “Zombie” stories and stay away from the genre like the plague (pun intended). However, I was so impressed by their first book, Bioprints, that I did the “look inside”, just to see how bad it was going to be. Imagine my surprise when I found that it was not a “Zombie” book, but merely used the flash mob of Zombies as…
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.9 Characters: With Ties That Bind (With Ties That Bind: Broken Bonds Book 1) First published: February 28th 2016Rating: 8.92 stars GoodReads:With Ties That Bind Review: I’ll start off by saying that With Ties That Bind is a spinoff of With Visions Of Red. You may want to read that before you dive into this series. That is an amazing series and introduces you to all the main players in this series.
Author: First Book Publish:2011 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.5 Characters: Shrouded in Darkness (Shrouded Book 1) First published: November 15th 2011Rating: 7.48 stars GoodReads:Shrouded in Darkness Review: Wow, this was full of anticipation, sorrow, greed, loyalty, love and trust. All of the characters brought all of these emotions to the table to be seen as such. Margot’s drinking, grief and unexpected reality were felt by all the characters. Jake’s situation is the reason Margot had to make some real changes in her life. Changes that brought out the strength for both of them to survive the reality they had both been victims of. Both trying so hard not to hurt the other, but also themselves. I gi
Author: First Book Publish:2013 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.5 Characters: Son of a Serial Killer (Murder In The Genes Book 1) First published: February 12th 2013Rating: 7.46 stars GoodReads:Son of a Serial Killer Review: Interesting and novel idea and story. Problem is it was an immature method of storytelling. Much like some dime novel.
Author: First Book Publish:2010 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:5.7 Characters: Die Hard: Year One, Vol 1 (Die Hard: Year One Book 1) First published: April 12th 2010Rating: 5.7 stars GoodReads:Die Hard: Year One, Vol 1 Review: As a Die Hard fan from long ago (still consider this my all time favorite movie) I knew I had to read this story.
Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.8 Characters: The Waiting (The Waiting #1) (Counterplay Book 1) First published: August 11th 2014Rating: 8.76 stars GoodReads:The Waiting (The Waiting #1) Review: The beginning of this book was a bit tough to get into because there was a huge character dump…I felt myself saying “wait who is that?” For quite a while in the beginning. There is an appendix of characters but I don’t usually connect with characters that way, feels a bit forced. Throughout this book I was disgusted by the actions of the characters though I still didn’t want to put it down. Some of this story is probably reality for some so it was believable. sometimes they got what was coming
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:7.9 Characters: A Secondhand Lie (The Killer Thriller Series, #1) (The Killer Thriller Series Book 1) First published: December 7th 2015Rating: 7.28 stars GoodReads:A Secondhand Lie (The Killer Thriller Series, #1) Review: Many books contain secondary characters that readers often wonder about. After writing my thriller “A Secondhand Life,” I knew there were some relationships that needed to be resolved and questions that needed answered about some of the background characters. Hence, I decided to write this short story that fills in the gaps that I simply couldn’t weave into my longer novel, lest they detract from the larger story line. That’s when this companion book, “A Secondhand Lie,” was born. A Secondhand Life (The Killer Thriller Series Book 2) First published: April 27th 2015Rating: 8.72 stars GoodReads:A Secondhand Life Review: I love a good psychological thrillers, especially when we get to see into the twisted mind of the killer.
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:8.3 Characters: The Slush Pile Brigade (Nick Lassiter #1) (Nick Lassiter-skyler International Espionage Book 1) First published: September 14th 2015Rating: 9.06 stars GoodReads:The Slush Pile Brigade (Nick Lassiter #1) Review: I haven’t quite finished it but I’m enjoying it very much. There are several threads that lead into each other and I can’t wait to find out how they all wind up. The Coalition (Nick Lassiter-skyler International Espionage Book 2) First published: January 11th 2016Rating: 8.16 stars GoodReads:The Coalition Review: Sophomoric. Unbelievable and annoyingly political with an anti-Christian bent. Glad I paid nothing for this one as a Kindle First selection, but hate that I wasted my selection on this