“Doyle’s Law” ~ A Review

A new detective is hitting the streets.  Arthur Doyle is a police officer who is fed up with criminals getting away with their crimes. When he accidentally nicks the mayor  with the bullet that kills a kidnapper and saves the mayor’s life, trouble mounts for Doyle for being careless. The mayor swears Doyle will never work as a cop again. In his disgust, Doyle walks away from his job and opens his own PI firm. 

His first customer is a seemingly demure lady looking for her father. He has disappeared and his daughter is frantic to find him. Doyle accepts the case, and with the help of his partner Oscar, they venture into a scenario that threatens the lives of lottery winners.

I am already a fan f Bob Moats and have enjoyed his ‘Murder’ series with Penny and Jim.  I am excited that Bob has decided to take his writing in a different direction and bring new characters to the game.  His new story, “Doyle’s Law,” still delivers the story lines that are easy to get into and the unexpected twists and turns are still present.  Bobs books and fun and easy to read, and difficult to put down once you start. 

So, if you love a good detective story, mixed with a bit of humor, and characters that you love to love, then check out “Doyle’s Law,”  available on Amazon and Nook.  If you’re new to Bob’s books, you won’t want to miss his other 32 books. So, hunker down and get ready to read action, adventure and mystery.

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She’s on her way…

Sesame Swallow…the party girl of the detective world. D. Scott Meek has brought us an out of control, wild woman to solve crimes.  Her latest adventure has her hunting down the princess of the porn world in this zany, sexy, erotic tale. As Sesame begins her investigation, she is led into the world of pornography, where she encounters (if you know what I mean) several people who are just looking to score. Can Sesame overcome her own sexual addiction and break the case? Will she get lost in the world of depraved sexual predators? 

 

I really enjoyed reading Sesame Swallow, there was a dark twist in the story line that just drew you in.  The sex scenes were hot, and the connection to the characters was pretty deep.  This story also brings to light a global crime that some may not even be aware of—human trafficking. I think it takes talent, like D. Scott Meek’s, to bring a very real problem into a fictional story and make it work. 

 

So, if you enjoy an erotic thrill, as well as an excellent story line, then keep your eye out for “Sesame Swallow, Private Eye” by D. Scott Meek.

 

In the meantime, follow Sesame Swallow on FB to keep up with her latest adventures around Baltimore.  

“Delirious” ~ A Review

I feel exceptionally honored to review this novel from a brand new author, Daniel Palmer.  This is my second Advanced Reader copy I have had the chance to review, oddly enough the first was from his father.  “Delirious” will be available on shelves in January. It truly is a special privilege to have the opportunity to be one of the first to read this debut novel.  So for starters I would like to thank Daniel Palmer for entrusting me with his words. 

I read “Delirious” in the first two days after its arrival and have waited to post my review to be closer to the release date as I don’t want this title to escape anyone’s mind.  If you are a fan of crime thrillers, you do not want to pass up this read once it is released!!

I found myself riveted from the first chapter.  I read during my lunch break at work, and picked it up as soon as I got home.  I literally fell asleep with this book across my chest for two nights, as I did not want to put it down and turn off the light.

Upon introduction, I met Eddie.  A brilliant man who made mistakes and wanted to end his life.  I followed along as Eddie made his finally journey to the Golden Gate Bridge.  Daniel has the ability to paint a picture with his words that will have you biting your nails.

Next I met Charlie.  A Successful business man who has developed the most ingenious of navigation/ mobile entertainment systems still in development but on the verge of making Charlie a fortune.

Charlie’s world is turned upside down when a mysterious woman offers him information that could be the end of Charlie’s career.  As Charlie tries to defend himself and his creation, the people around him begin questioning his sanity, after all his brother, Joe has suffered with schizophrenia since he was young.  It wouldn’t be ill-conceived for Charlie to suffer the same delusional mental impairment. 

As events begin to unravel, and Charlie starts finding post it notes to himself in his own writing, Charlie himself questions his own mental stability.  His thoughts run from who could possibly want to destroy him to him believing he has lost his mind. 

When he finds himself forced into a mental institution, perceived as a dangerous individual, he begins to realize it just can’t be true.  Or is it?? Charlie then begins the journey to prove his innocence and his own sanity.  As facts and evidence begin to unravel, Charlie is left on the edge.  Could it all have been Charlie’s own delusional mind setting the effects in motion? Will anyone believe him? What will a desperate man do to find the truth and will that truth push his mind too far?

I absolutely loved how Daniel Palmer managed to leave me hanging on my seat to the very end of the novel wondering myself, “What kind of craziness is this??”  And I have to say it is a madness that will leave you on the edge of your seat and keep you completely enthralled until the very end. 

I’ve contemplated if I should mention the fact that Daniel Palmer is New York Times #1 best-selling author, Michael Palmer’s son.  Obviously I have decided to give this fact a mention, as I believe Daniel Palmer is well on his way for making a name for himself and will give his father a really good run in the literary world.  Michael Palmer should be exceptionally proud of his son and his talent with words.  All I can say is, congratulations, Daniel… you are well on your way and anyone who passes on reading “Delirious” will be missing out on a truly gifted writer with the talent to put it out there!

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“The Dark Path” ~ A review

Twitter excites me as a reader, as I’ve stated before, because I have been introduced to writers on a global scale, that I might not have known about otherwise.  My lastest review is of “The Dark Path” from Australian author Luke Romyn.  I’ve gotten to know a little about Luke and find him to be a very funny yet caring individual.   

This book is not for those sensitive to violence.  It is a horror novel after all, and I expect my horror novel to be filled with all sorts of things that make me squirm. Luke Romyn exceeded this expectation for me plus some.

Sometimes life can make monsters out of men.  Vain is born when a regular everyday joe witnesses the horrifying rape and murders of his wife and daughter.  Vain battles the inner conflict of good and evil as a hitman who is called upon by an ancient order to help save the life of a child. The child is the only thing that can prevent an evil order from taking over the world and turning humans into fodder.  Vain must battle with his inner humanity, as well as evil as he takes a trip into hell to retrieve an amulet that will give him the strength to prevail.  But will the power of the mystical piece be more than Vain can control? Will he be consumed by what he relies on to win the battle? 

The Dark Path completely filled my requirements of a horror novel.  A genre I am particularly fond of. Luke does not hold back in administering the shock and horror that men do.  I especially like the supernatural twist he weaved into the story making reality and fantasy mesh in a smooth, flowing way. If you are a horror fan, you do not want to pass up this read!!

Find out more about Luke Romyn:  Click Here

And follow him on Twitter  @LukeRomyn

Dying Light ~ A Review

D. Scott Meek is new to the world of published authors. A daunting feat considering all the competition out there.

Scott’s book was first introduced to me as a “vampyre” novel. I thought, okay I like vampy books, so I decided to give it a read.

The book took me to the world of ‘New Baltimore’ where the ravishes of World War III have decimated the land. A new blood virus was unleashed turning some humans into blood thirsty beings. A new war ensuing of man against vampyre.

This sounds a bit cliche’ I know, but I have to tell you, there is more in this novel than another easy read, entertaining human against beast novel. It does not encompass the typical fights and battles we are used to reading. There are no sparkling, romantic vampires here.

Scott’s book touches, quite deeply on humanity, predjudices and politics. There were even moments when I wasn’t reminded of vampyres at all, but of humanity as a whole and how we treat each other.

I had to re-start this book a couple of times because my mind was expecting one thing, while the words were telling me something else. While I was waiting for the typical girl meets vamp storyline I was reading the possible state of the world.

The characters in the book are all well written, in that you become them as you read along. Seeing each person’s point of view, thoughts, losses, plans for deciet and ability to just be human. I was taken through a whirlwind of emotions, from anger, to fear, to sadness as the words went by. I even cried at one point, for our humanity.

I am not going to give any of the plot away here, as I think you should read this for yourself. I can say you will be missing out on a book that really makes you think and challenges you to read and consider your own being if you pass this up.

So if you are ready to take on a challenge, and use your brain, read “Dying Light” from D. Scott Meek available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com

You can also follow Scott on Twitter as @dsmeek36

The Classmate Murders ~ A Review

Bob Moats is a man determined to write.  He is one of the first true indie writers I have met.  From start to finish, Bob’s books are his own, from writing, to publishing.  Bob makes his own books, designs his covers and is his own PR and marketing department.  Before reading his book, The Classmate Murders, I already admired the man based on his hard work alone. 

Once I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down.  Jim Richards is a recently unemployed security guard, living with his parents and has just turned 60.  While he wishes his life had afforded better opportunities, it is convenient living there so he can help his Mother with his ailing Father. 

One night Jim receives an e-mail from an old high school friend asking for him to call, that she needs his help.  When he picks up the phone and calls, he is greeted on the other end by a police officer informing him his friend had been murdered.  Jim is stunned by this revelation and wonders what is going on? 

He contacts his long time cohort, Buck who convinces him he needs to look into things.  As things progress and Jim and Buck are still befuddled, another classmate is murdered!  What is going on?? Who is targeting Jim’s classmates and why?  Jim finally figures out the pattern of the killings and he and Buck go out of their way to protect the people they think are listed for murder. 

It turns out this is no ordinary murderer, but a very brave and cunning one, who will even make their kills with the police present.  How can Jim and Buck protect anyone from such a brutal killer??

I really enjoyed reading The Classmate Murders.  I love the senior citizen hero, Jim Richards and also like to see our love lives will not end after 40.  I even snuck this book to work with me to read at lunchtime.  One of my favorite things about the book, is that the character’s seemed so real to me, as if you could run into any of them on the streets and enjoy meeting them.  A great combination of murder, thrills, romance and excitement.  I highly recommend reading The Classmate Murders by Bob Moats. 

You can follow Bob on Twitter ~ @MurderNovels

and check out this book as well of Bob’s other murder novels at www.murdernovels.com

Vigilante ~ A Review

Twitter has become a very fun place for me.  I have had opportunity to meet so many different people all over theworld.  One of my favorite benefits of this is I get to meet various authors from different countries and get leads on new books to read.

A while back I met Claude Bouchard, a thriller writer from Canada.  He has several books in print, is an artist and a poet as well.  I enjoyed getting to know Claude. He is very witty and has a great imagination.  Knowing these things about him, I had to purchase some of his books. 

The first one I read was Vigilante.  The  introduction of his characters in a series of books. Dave McCall is a police man heading the division of the Special Homicide Task force Centre and Chris Barry is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CSS, Inc, a computer security firm.  As bodies begin to show up, brutally murdered, and E-mails from the killer begin  coming through the police’s own network server, McCall enlists the help of the man who designed the system, Chris Barry, to help track the mysterious E-mails.  Together they work to unravel the mystery of The Vigilante.  A killer who preys only on criminals.  As the investigation progresses, they begin to realise the killer is more than likely someone they know.  Could it be possible that one of the other cops that work with McCall is the killer??? Do we always know our friends as good as we think???

I truly enjoyed reading Vigilante.  I feel I got to know the characters personally and was caught up in the story reading very late into the night.  If you love a good crime thriller, then you have to read Vigilante, by Claude Bouchard.  There are twists and turns throughout the entire book that keep you wondering, who is the Vigilante??

You can check out Claude’s books, art and other writing here www.bigceebee.webs.com

And follow him on Twitter @ceebee308