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.”

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson


This is the second book in the series that started with Evie being assigned a cold case to see what the chances were that it could be solved. Evie Blackwell is back and a part of the full Missing Persons Task Force.  In this book, Evie takes on the cold case of a missing teenager and pairs up with another detective searching for a missing Private Eye.  Evie lays out her case and develops theories while her new partner, David, works on his own.  As the leads are tracked down, there seems to be some overlap in their cases.  Who will solve their case first?  Is there a connection between the 2 cases? What happened to the missing teen?

As always, Ms. Henderson lays out a beautifully crafted story with intricate characters and believable situations.  The way she intertwines the characters from previous novels gives you a sense of familiarity as you pick up each novel, like looking through a photo album of friends from your past.

Is this a "Guys Book"?   This is a solid read.  It’s full of police procedures and shows the intricacies of an investigation.  There isn’t a lot of action but I believe it is a book that any guy would enjoy reading.


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 23, 2017

Driver Confessionals by David L. Winters


Antonio is a Buber (Not a fan of the name, would have come up with something different) driver who spends his time connecting with his fares and praying for their needs, knowing that God will use him as needed.  What starts out as a single fare pickup one evening leads to a larger threat to everything Antonio knows and loves.  Nothing better than a great suspense novel with plenty of intrigue and surprise.  Throw in some international nuclear materials dealers, the Russian mob and government corruption and you’ve got the makings of a great novel. 

Don’t miss this first book in the “Driver Series”! Be watching for the next book, “Stock Car Inferno”, coming soon to continue Antonio’s story.

Is this a "Guys Book"?   Absolutely!  This is the epitome of a guy’s book and one that every guy should read if he’s looking for an easy suspenseful weekend read



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, March 19, 2017

Home by Ginny Yttrup


What happens when we just “check out” of life?  Maggie has hit a brick wall in her writing and it seems to have spilled over into her marriage as well.  In her mind, the daily struggles are happening more and more and Craig doesn’t seem to be able to pull her out of her funk.  Craig is struggling with a sharp downturn in work and finances which are leading to some heart-wrenching decisions.  With Maggie off on a self-imposed retreat to meet her writing deadline, Craig feels as if he’s battling on his own.  Can their marriage survive this time in the wilderness or will all of this be too much for them to overcome?  No sense in worrying about it, just go BUY THIS BOOK!

This book is another great example of why I enjoy any book by Ginny Yttrup.  She writes from the first person perspective, but alternates each chapter with a different character.  This gives you some great insight as the story unfolds into not only the character interactions, but also what they thought and intention was for those interactions.  Her characters are not fake, as they seem to be just like me or anyone that you know.  I guess that’s what makes you feel so committed to their situation and hoping that everything turns out for the best.

Is this a "guy's book"?  This doesn’t have any major suspense or action scenes, but it does show you a man who’s willing to fight for his wife and the life that he knows God intended him to have.  With that being said, then yes, this should be a book that every guy reads.  


Connect with the Author:
Ginny's Website
Ginny's Twitter Feed



About the Author


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.
Although, I have written about other issues I’ve struggled with, like body-image and weight (Invisible). Regardless of the issue I’m writing about, I work to identify emotions I’ve dealt with and then assign those emotions to my characters. As women, we feel things, even if we’re thinkers. So I work to make my characters emotionally layered, conflicted, yet infused with hope and sometimes, humor. Just like us.
I love spending time with my two young adult sons, Justin and Jared, my daughter-in-love, Stephanie, or with the small circle of dear friends who enrich my life in so many ways. If I can spend time outdoors or gathered around a food-laden table with those I love, it’s even better. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Murder is No Accident by Ann Gabhart

Oh how I’ve missed you, Hidden Springs! That warm feeling when you see a friend that you haven’t seen in a while and just know that you’ll going to enjoy your time together.  That’s how I felt when I found this book in my mailbox.  Once again we are transported to the small town of Hidden Springs and the cast of characters that call this town home.  (This is the 3rd book in the Hidden Springs series).  Deputy Keane has his hands full in the main story plot as not one but two bodies have been found in the local mansion.  To make matters worse, there may have been a witness who now will need protecting to ensure she’s not the 3rd victim.  As in the previous books, there are additional interactions that keep the pace of the story from ever bogging down (Go ahead and make a commitment to Alex, would you!).  Murder!  Mayhem and definitely a book that needs to be read, so what are you waiting on…. Go BUY THIS BOOK!!!

Is this a "guy's book"?  Not every book has to blow things up to be enjoyed by men.  This is one of those books that keeps your interest, allowing for us guys to puzzle over the guilty party right to the very end.


About The Author

Hi, glad you could stop by to get to know me better. I’m a country girl, born and raised on a farm in the Outer Bluegrass region of Kentucky. I know you’re thinking horse farm, but no, not out my way. Mostly cows on the farms around here. My grandfather did have a big old workhorse when I was a little girl. My family grew tobacco and corn. We had a few milk cows, some hogs and sheep, but mostly beef cattle. I grew up working on the farm and enjoying the woods and animals. My roots go deep in the land, and I now live on a farm just a mile away from the farmhouse where I was born and raised.

I started writing when I was ten and have been writing ever since. My first published writing (personal experience pieces, youth stories, and poems) was in church periodicals like Home Life. My first novel, A Forbidden Yearning, was published by Warner Books in 1978 and was a historical romance about the settling of Kentucky. Since then I’ve published over twenty-five other novels for adults and young adults. Some of the early titles are out of print now but still floating around out there as used books.

You can connect with Ann Gabhart at the following locations:
Ann's Web Page
Ann's Facebook Page




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.”

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.


About the Author:

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.

Connect with the Author:

Ginny's Website
Ginny's Facebook Page
Ginny's Twitter Account

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.”