Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rule of Law by Randy Singer

Is the Commander-in-Chief shielded from prosecution when troops are sent into battle and ultimately killed during the action?  That’s the question at stake in this latest legal thriller by Randy Singer.  At issue is a group of Special Forces sent in to rescue an American Citizen being held by a group of terrorists.  Based on confidential information, the Special Forces are sent in but find the information was wrong and the casualties are numerous.  After the failed attempt, a lone “Patriot” reaches out to attorney Paige Chambers with information that suggests the President knew the intel was flawed but she sent the Special Forces in anyway.  Paige teams up with grandstanding attorney, Wyatt Jackson, to bring action against the President.  As the “Patriot” continues to feed them information and the President’s council press back with a full attack, it will all come down to a ruling from the Supreme Court to determine what, if any, responsibility can be attributed to the President.  Checks and balances in our legal system?  You make the call after you go BUY THIS BOOK!

This story is one that I would deem as “Ripped From The Headlines”.  Randy has written a book that could eerily come true in the not so distant future, but he writes it in such a way that even a simpleton as myself can understand.  I’ve always appreciated his level of writing that explains different legal procedures without writing above my head and leaving me confused.  The characters in this story are lovable, irritable and some are even downright despicable.  The flow of the story is easy to follow, tough to stomach and never routine.    

Is this a "Guys Book"?   A story that pits our Special Forces and the job they do against the government that sends them into harm’s way with little or no repercussions is bone-chilling.  Making this even better is all of the legal maneuvering that takes place behind the scenes.  If you must read something this weekend, add this to your list!


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.”

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

Welcome back to the Chesapeake Valor series.  Book 3 in this incredible series focuses on FBI Agent Declan Grey and a ghost of a terrorist that he is chasing.  As Declan meets up with his boss to lay out new leads and a new plan of attack, he’s shocked to see Tanner Shaw included in the meeting.  Tanner has recently joined the FBI as a crisis counselor, but their paths have crossed before.  Can they put their differences aside and work together to uncover this threat against the United States?  Can Tanner trust Declan with the inroads she has made with the immigrant community to further assist the investigation? Don’t miss the boat on this one, run and BUY THIS BOOK!

Ever stop to think why you read a book?  Fast-Paced; check!  Strong characters; check!  Suspenseful; check!  This book has it all, as do all of the books written by Dani Pettrey.  It’s refreshing to know that I can always pick up any book written by Dani and be thoroughly entertained.  The Christian Fiction landscape has changed greatly over the last several years, but the writing by Dani Pettrey will never change, it will always keep you Up All Night!



Is this a "Guys Book"?   Terrorist activity, gun battles and suspense.  What more would you ask for in a great guy’s book.  Yeah, I know that this is considered Romantic Suspense, but we’ll let that slide for now J 




90 Seconds with the Author!

Dani has been gracious enough to answer a few questions for us:

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Yes. Rachel Dylan! She’s a new Bethany House author, and I just endorsed her upcoming release Deadly Proof. It’s a wonderful legal thriller.  

How are you the same/different from some of your main characters?
Great question. The character I’m most like is Bailey Craig from Submerged. We share a lot of the same past struggles and finding our true identity in Christ. All my other characters are their own, but several share things I like or traits of mine such as sitting Indian-style all the time, hating shoes (I’m a barefoot girl), loving summer, and, of course, adoring coffee J

Why do you feel you had to tell this story?
To be fully honest, when I started the series, Declan was my least favorite of the gang. I liked him, but wasn’t wow about him and Tanner was a total surprise as I was writing the first draft of Cold Shot. She just showed up. But, I quickly fell in love with the pair. I couldn’t wait to get to Blind Spot and to be able to tell their story. I had so much fun writing their journey, and loved throwing in a few surprises. I hope readers really love them.

You were just given a new Yacht, what would you name it?
Oh. I love how you think J Hmmm. I’d name is Free at Sea. I LOVE the ocean and try to spend as much time at the beach or on the water as possible. It’s where I feel closet to God and most free and relaxed.

If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
 I just created a tag line for my blog that encompasses it and in reflection, encompasses what’s most important to me.
Faith. Family. Fiction.
But we’d have to squeeze coffee in their somewhere J
I also love: Adventuring with God Wherever the Story Takes Me. Our lives are stories in the making and I just follow God as he leads and try and enjoy the adventure of it all. It’s a great ride!



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, September 2, 2017

Fatal Trust by Todd Johnson


Todd Johnson brings us another legal thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  What starts out as a mundane request to clear a couple of men as qualified for an inheritance worth over 9 million dollars, soon turns into a fight for survival for attorney Ian Wells and his mother.  As Ian digs into the backgrounds to clear the individuals from any criminal activity over the last 20 years, he uncovers secrets about his own parents he knew nothing about and secrets that are putting his Alzheimer’s diagnosed mother into grave danger.  Should he just “do the job” as the man suggests, or should he keep digging to see what he can find out about his dad?  I know what you need to do, go BUY THIS BOOK!

Is this a "Guys Book"?   This is a great read for anyone that enjoys a suspenseful legal thriller.  The author provides some great twists and turns that will keep you guessing about the involvement and knowledge of his characters.  He does a fanciful job of taking what could be a run of the mill book and turning it into an exciting read with all of the action he puts into Ian’s character.  As an added bonus for us guys, though, there’s no romance to have to “skim” through!



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.”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Panama Deception by Jennifer Haynie


A quick trip to Panama to follow-up on a building purchase then off to meet up with friends in Costa Rica to celebrate an engagement.  What could go wrong?   Unfortunately for Melanie, it could be the end of her life.  Former operative Alex Thornton is hot on the trail of her kidnapped friend and will do everything she can to find out who did it and get Melanie back safe.  Jabir, Alex’s former partner, teams up to help, but is he really there to help or to keep an eye on everything she discovers?  Can these two put their past differences aside to help save Melanie?  Will they lean on HIM for support or blindly continue down their self-guided path? Don’t put yourself in harm’s way, just go BUY THIS BOOK!

This is my first book by Jennifer Haynie but it won’t be my last.  The characters are real, the storyline is real and the danger that they faced seemed real.  The author does a great job getting you hooked into the characters and the plot so that you are intrigued by all of the twists and turns as you want to make sure everyone makes it out ok.

Is this a "Guys Book"?   CIA Operatives, kidnapping, violence, suspense!  If I could growl like Tim “The Toolman” Taylor used to on his TV show, you would understand just how manly this book is.  Do yourself a favor, get your copy of this novel today!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.  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.”

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Over Maya Dead Body by Sandra Orchard

Let me introduce you to “Over Maya Dead Body”, the third book (possibly the last) in the Serena Jones Mystery Series by Sandra Orchard.

Nothing says relaxation better than a trip to Martha’s Vineyard with close family and friends to celebrate the engagement of a family friend.  One thing we’ve come to expect from Serena, though, is that nothing is ever routine when she’s around.  During what should be a great time of fun and fellowship, Serena gets pulled into a mysterious death and stumbles upon an antiquities smuggling ring.  Also by her side, the two men vying for her affection show up to “save the day” but end up causing even more complications.  Can Serena help in one more investigation? Will she ever decide between the men in her life? Don’t you be taking a vacation, run down now and BUY THIS BOOK!

The only thing worse than finishing a good book is finishing the last book in a great series.  I’m a fan of the adventure/suspense genre and this has been a series that I’ve looked forward to reading whenever a new book comes out.  While this book could be read as a standalone, I would recommend picking up from the start of the series (“A Fool and His Monet”) to get the full effect of the brilliant and witty writing of Ms. Orchard.

Is this a "Guys Book"?   Sure enough! The suspense grabs you from the first page and never lets you go.  There’s not a ton of romance and there is plenty of danger lurking around every corner.

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, July 21, 2017

Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl


A little bit of background on this book.  This is the second book in the “Defenders of Justice” series.  The first book is “Fatal Frost”

This story once again centers around the U.S. Marshall’s office and one of their Marshalls.  This story is about Deputy U.S. Marshal Tony DeLuca.  Tony had become involved with Kate O’Brien 4 years ago when she and her sister had been attacked by a serial killer.  Much of the outcome of the trial had to do with Kate’s intervention and the killer was convicted at the trial.  Now in witness protection, her past is coming back full force as it seems they may have convicted the wrong person and the killer is still out there.  With a new trial looming ahead, Kate will only feel safe by having Tony at her side again.  Can Tony keep Kate safe from the killer again?  Will the right person finally be found and brought to justice?  Don’t go hiding from this one, go BUY THIS BOOK!
I always enjoying picking up a copy of a book by Nancy Mehl.  I can always count on reading a plot that stays true from start to finish, fully developed characters and suspense that would put any suspense writer to shame.  Once again, I wasn’t let down.  Nancy seems to tie everything together in a beautiful bow, not with characters that are flawless, but with characters and stories that are flawed just like me.  Maybe that’s what makes me enjoy her books because I can identify with so many of her characters. 

Is this a "Guys Book"?   Serial Killer – Check! Danger around every corner – Check! Suspenseful plot that keeps you from wanting to put the book down – Check!.  Definitely a book that any guy would want to get his hands on!


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.”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Triple Time by C. Kevin Thompson

The end of the first book in this series, “30 Days Hath Revenge”, left our hero in a very precarious position.  Luckily, the author saw fit to give us a good synopsis of how we got to the spot we were in.  Without giving too much away for those that haven’t read the first book, I’ll just say that this continuation grabs you by the seat of the pants and never lets go.  Blake Meyer returns and has now suffered a personal loss, they’ve taken his family.  As the clock ticks by, Blake is sure that he has lost them for good to human traffickers.  Hot on the trail, will Blake be able to save his family and bring those behind this crime to justice?

From the start, to the middle, to the end, this book never gives you a chance to catch your breath before you are launched into a round of action and suspense.  The main character is written with such passion and the story line flows throughout the book (although, I think careens is a much better description of how the pace of this story is).  I do have an issue with some of the grammar/editing in the book, probably my only negative part of this book, but it is a something that will hopefully be addressed in future novels.

Is this a "Guys Book"?   No doubt about it.  Explosions, guns, interrogations….. All of the trappings to keep any guy happy while reading this book.

If you want to check out my review of the first book in this series “30 Days Hath Revenge”, just click here 


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.”