Monday, February 6, 2017

Flames by Ginny Yttrup

Life happens.  I’ve heard that saying before but never stopped to understand the consequences that go with it.  Jessie is letting life happen and settling for whatever it takes to keep her family together and preserving her heritage.  When the unthinkable happens, Jessie takes a step back to see not only is she doing to herself, but what kind of example is she setting for her daughter.  What a great story of reminding us how we should always be open and honest with our spouses so that we don’t forget who He wants us to become.  So make sure that you let them know when you go Buy This Book!!

Is this a "Guys Book"?   No explosions, deaths or high-speed chases.  What there is though, is an adventure that flows from beginning to end about family, relationships and life.  A story that can and should be read by everyone.


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The opportunity to write is the fulfillment of a life-long dream. Through the tumultuous years of my childhood, I lost myself in the stories I read. There, in the world of fiction, I escaped the trauma I faced and found a place of safety and rest. Now, I’m the one writing stories I hope provide a place of comfort for others.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Still LIfe by Dani Pettrey

The Holidays with family are behind us and now I get to spend time with another group of people that I’ve come to enjoy.  Sit back (actually hold on) as Dani Pettrey brings us another explosive story from the Chesapeake Valor series.

Avery is running.  Running from a great job for fear of getting too close to Parker.  Running from a scandal but not far enough to leave her dreams behind.  Now she finds a photograph of her only friend and it doesn’t appear that her friend is alive.  Needing assistance to track down her friend, Avery reaches out to Parker as the only person she can trust.  The trail to find Skylar is one of dips and curves, red herrings and surprises.  Declan and Griffin join the hunt, can they find her in time?  No sense in waiting, go BUY THIS BOOK!

Is this a "Guys Book"?   Most certainly.  Anytime you have a group of macho guys, you’ll going to have a great book to read.  Car chases and never ending clues always bring me joy when I read a book.  The hint of romance in this book should remind us guys that there is a softer side to life, too.  It’s all about the balance. 







Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Another Day, Another Dali by Sandra Orchard

Sometimes, reading is very heavy and thought provoking and can leave you needing to catch an extra breath.  It’s at that time that it’s nice to know that there are some great refreshing light reads out there to allow your inner reading monster a chance to take a break.  This book, this series, is one that will leave you feeling refreshed. 

This the second book in the Serena Jones series.  I would recommend that you read the first one in the series, “A Fool and His Monet” prior to reading this in order to enjoy all aspects of this novel. 

Serena is an excellent FBI Agent, one that focuses on high-dollar art theft and forgeries.  Thanks to doing a favor for her grandmother, Serena is drawn into a new mystery.  Serena is still torn between her two beaus and doesn’t seem to be any closer to deciding which one she likes more.  As the clues twist her one way and another, we are again entertained with her wit, her charm and of course, her family.  After two short books, we’re drawn into all of the antics and puns that make for a refreshing look at family dynamics.  Hang on for a wild ride when you go BUY THIS BOOK!!!

Is this a "Guys Book"?   I feel there’s always balance that’s needed when reading.  This will definitely provide the balance from all of the suspense, war, mystery, etc genres I normally read and review.  I think it’s a great book and will provide anyone with a feeling of delight when you turn the final page.


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

Irene Hannon is back with another great novel starring the McGregor brothers.  Even with her infusion of romance, this is another great book that any man can enjoy.

Dana Lewis and Finn McGregor are both out in the National Forest hoping to refocus their lives and turn from agony in their past.  Neither knows the other, but as attacks begin on Dana and the cabin that she’s staying in, Finn is drawn into her world to protect her.  As they both fight against the danger coming Dana’s way, a relationship that neither is ready for begins to form.  Meanwhile, Chief Burnett has turned a new page in his life, one that will surely test him and the character that he thought he had built in his life.  Who’s behind all of the mayhem directed at Dana?  Can they both open up to a relationship after all of the hurt?  Can the Chief stay on the right course?  You’ll know all of these answers when you BUYTHE BOOK!!!

Is this a "Guys Book"?   There’s not a lot of suspense in this novel like her other novels as we know who’s behind all of the attacks on Dana.  This is more of a romance then her previous novels, but still one that will keep you entertained.


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Raven by Mike Nappa

A street performer known as The Raven picks his audience's pockets while they watch.  In one city councilman’s wallet, he finds not money, but compromising photos of the councilman and his "personal assistants", The Raven decides to blackmail him. Soon the Ukrainian Mafia is after him. It’s up to private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill to sort out the clues and save hundreds of lives..

What’s the best thing about picking up a book and realizing that it’s the second book in a series?  Getting to pick up the first book!!  This book, “The Raven”, is the second in the Coffey & Hill Series by Mike Nappa.  The first book in the series, “Annabel Lee” is just as action-packed and suspenseful and shouldn’t be missed.  With that said, you don’t really need to read these in order, but there are parts of “The Raven” that make a lot more sense if you do.  I will warn you that there is a lot of violence in these books, enough so that the author convened a roundtable of other Christian authors to discuss this topic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Books/Whats-Too-Violent-for-Christian-Readers.aspx).  Getting past all of that, this is a terrific book filled with a great storyline, a very well developed plot and witty banter that plays well with all of the character interaction.

Is this a "Guys Book"?   No doubt about it!  Ukrainian mobs, corrupt politicians, gun runners, etc!  This book has everything you would want to read in a great suspense novel, without all of the garbage that comes along with a secular novel.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Occupied by Craig Parshall

As a youth, Trevor Black unleashed spiritual forces he couldn’t comprehend. Years later, Trevor is a high-flying criminal defense lawyer in New York City, with a six-figure Aston Martin and a trophy wife. But in an extraordinary turn of events, he receives a burdensome gift: the ability to perceive the invisible. And the dark forces he now sees are all gunning for him.

When one of Trevor’s hometown friends is murdered, the MO is eerily similar to a shocking trail of murders that have already crossed the lawyer’s path. So Trevor must return home to find the killer. . . and face not only his own personal demons, but supernatural ones as well.

I enjoy a good mystery and I enjoy reading a great suspense novel, but put a piece of speculative fiction in front of me and I’ll devour the book.  This is one of those that doesn’t let you down.

Writing a story that breaks the veil between this world and the spiritual realm is not an easy task.  Craig Parshall has done this with the first book in his Trevor Black series.  I’m not a big fan of stories that use a lot of memories to tell a story, but you truly need those memories of Trevor’s as a kid to get the whole depth of this story.  Could there be more back story to the characters and more time spent fleshing them out?  Sure, but I feel Mr. Parshall gave me just enough of the story to still leave some to my imagination.  The story is wrapped up so it’s going to be interesting to see where the next book in this series takes us.

Is this a "Guys Book"?   For me, this is the ultimate type of a guy’s book.  I love the supernatural storyline, the battle between the spirits and demons always reminds me just what kind of world we live in.  It also reminds me that He saved me and protects me from the dark realm.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Domino Effect by Davis Bunn

Esther Larsen, a leading risk analyst at one of the country's largest banking institutions, is becoming more and more convinced that she has uncovered a ticking bomb with the potential to overshadow 2008's market crash. And as her own employer pursues "investment" strategies with ever-increasing levels of risk, she becomes convinced she must do something. Yet what can one person really do?

The markets are edging closer to a tipping point--like the teetering first domino in a standing row that circles the globe. And when Esther does sound the alarm, she wonders if anyone will take her seriously. But as public support grows for her ideas, so does the desperation of those whose conspiracy of greed she seeks to expose. With global markets on the brink, and her own life in danger, Esther is locked in a race with the clock to avert a worldwide financial meltdown

At no other time is this book more relevant then today.  Yes, this is fiction, but there is enough truth in this book to scare anyone.

I am by no means a business savvy guy.  I do understand basic concepts of business and the stock market, but when it gets into the nitty-gritty, I get confused.  This book is all about the corruption that happens with the stock market and the manipulation of it by Hedge Funds and banks.  Even with my limited knowledge, Mr. Bunn was able to explain the key concepts that keep me feeling like I knew what was going on and a part of the story.  Esther faces a rather daunting moral dilemma concerning how her employer is handling their investments.  The answer to that dilemma makes up the rest of the book so I won’t go into the specifics.  You get to see how her character evolves from a meager introvert to one that garners everyone’s attention.  There isn’t much of a spiritual element in her other than Esther’s new boyfriend attending Seminary.  That didn’t seem to detract from the story, but I’m always one that likes to see how Jesus can work in anyone’s life no matter the situation.
 
Is this a "Guys Book"?   There’s not a lot of action but there is intrigue as Esther’s plan is unhatched.  The famous battle of “can this be prevented in time…..” is clearly at work here.  Want to know if she “saves the world”???  Go BUY THIS BOOK!!  It’ll be the smartest business decision maybe you’ve made today.


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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”