Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dead Lawyers Don't Lie ( Jake Wolfe Book One)

GENRE:  Thriller

The killer aimed his weapon at the pregnant lawyer's rounded belly. He said "Bye-bye baby," and pulled the trigger. War veteran Jake Wolfe and his former military dog are targeted next. They must stop the assassin, or die trying. An action-packed thriller from beginning to end. Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie has been a #1 bestseller in Pulp Thrillers, and among the most popular books in Kindle Unlimited All-Stars.


Enjoy an Excerpt:

Jake was a people watcher and his observant eyes took in details about the various individuals who were walking by. He noticed an attractive, well-dressed woman who wore her gray hair in an up-do style. She reminded him of his own grandmother, so full of life and love and wisdom. As she was getting into her car, a man grabbed her purse and tore it from her hand. The purse snatcher shoved her to the ground as he took off running toward Jake’s vehicle. Jake reacted without thinking, and he opened his car door into the path of the running man. He shoved the door fast and hard, and he straight-armed it like a football player.

The door and the purse snatcher collided, and the door won. The thief’s face smacked into the window, and his knees banged against the metal. He bounced off hard and landed flat on his back on the pavement, dropping the purse as he fell. Jake got out of his vehicle, closed the door and stood there looking down at the man. A bruise was forming on the man’s forehead. He struggled to his knees, and he glanced at the purse on the ground near Jake’s feet. Jake shook his head at him.

“Leave it.”

The man looked Jake up and down, and saw his worst case scenario, a vigilante who still believed in chivalry.


My Impressions:

Nolan's premier novel, "Dead Lawyers Don't Lie, is an amazing thriller. I just really enjoyed this book. It was an exciting, suspenseful page turner.  Jake, Terrell, Beth and Sarah were well developed layered characters that breathed life into the story. Jake is a man full of honor, integrity and deep sense of purpose for life. I really enjoyed the love and devotion that Jake and Cody have for each other; nothing like a man and his dog to warm your heart.  

The only negative thing I can say about the book is that it could have been shorted down a bit. Parts of the story seemed a little unnecessary and gave too much explanation and backdrop when it would have been better to let imagination set in.  Other than that the story moved nicely, kept me engaged. The author made sure the story was packed full of action, gripping and had interesting characters, with a little romance and humor mixed in.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Mark Nolan began his writing career as a successful entrepreneur who created news stories for businesses that were featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Parade, Reader's Digest and The Associated Press. Nolan was born in San Francisco, grew up in the Bay Area of California, and has also lived in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. He has raised two great kids and one very smart retriever dog. Right now he's busy writing the next book about Jake Wolfe (Book 2), but he also tries to make time every day to answer emails from readers. You can reach him at marknolan.com/contact





Monday, January 9, 2017

Lions Can't Eat Spaghetti

Author: Bethany Ramos
Publisher: 4RV Publishing
Pages: 50
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Christopher finds a kitten on his doorstep, which, to his surprise, grows up into a lion! Since Christopher already loves his pet, he tries to introduce him to his everyday life, much to the horror of his friends, family, and neighbors.

Lions Can't Eat Spaghetti is a lighthearted children's book for ages 3 to 6 that celebrates the sp
ecial bond that all children have with animals.

My Impressions: 

This is such a sweat story about a little boy and his stray "kitty" that ends up actually being a baby lion.  Sadly, as the  cub grows up the boy must learn that even though he loves his cub dearly, it is not safe for him or his beloved lion to keep him any longer.  In a way the book is a little heart breaking, but it has a wonderful message to it that is essential to life. Sometimes the things we love the most in the world, are not necessarily good for us and we have to let go out of love. 

This book really hit home for my son whose father had to go away a few months ago due to drug and alcohol abuse. He obviously did not want to let him go and be away from his father, but for everyone's safety and because we love him, we needed to do what was best. This book made a great tie in for my son that he could relate to the little boy and loving someone so much, but needing to let go. 

Great book overall that is easy to recommend that has a positive message, with excellent illustrations that tie the story together.

I received this book free of charge from the author

About the Author: 

Bethany Ramos is a children’s book author, editor, and blogger. She is a regular contributor to SheKnows.com. Bethany’s first children’s book, Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti, was published through 4RV Publishing in 2016. Her second children’s book, There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed, was published by Saturn’s Moon Press, also in 2016. Her first chick lit novel, 5 Stages of Grief, was published by Black Opal Books in 2011; her second chick lit novel, Adventure to Love, was published by Soul Mate Publishing in 2013.
Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.


Saturday, December 10, 2016


Doctor Amy spends her nights running a secret clinic for supernatural creatures. When she is forced to use her magic to save the lives of a centaur infant and its mother, she vows never to regret her decision, no matter the consequences. Not even when the Mages capture her, beat her, and condemn her to die.

Before the sentence can be carried out, Amy is abducted by a mysterious being named Rowan, who demands she use her healing abilities to save his father. But when Amy fails to save the ailing man, her actions unintentionally force Rowan into an exile that will soon turn into a death sentence.

Now Rowan and Amy must join forces with the creatures who were once her patients and fight to uncover the one secret that may be powerful enough to save them all.

My Impressions:    

Truthsight takes you on a magical journey filled with mythical creatures that was well written, imaginative and a fast paced page turner into the world of fantasy. I have to say I adored Amy, AKA Asa the mage. She is such a likeable character that has a phenomenal story. She is a doctor that turns her barn into a clinic for all the animals of the forest. She is also a mage and healer who has the gift of truthsight that allows her to see the real you. If that is not enough she is also being hunted by other mages. Eventually, her desire to save others is what gets her captured and sentenced to execution. I adore this story, it breathes real life and real circumstances with the struggle between your heart and your mind, your safety versus helping others and real love. It has great depth that you do not see very often in fantasy with a strong female. I cannot wait to see if this becomes a series.

 15141807About the Author
Debut author Miriam Greystone writes urban fantasy stories filled with magic, romance and the occasional centaur. She fuels her creativity with an insatiable appetite for reading and frequent episodes of Doctor Who. She lives just outside of Washington DC with her husband and children, and when she isn’t hunched over her laptop, she can often be found baking or going on long hikes with her family.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Devoted

I am a huge fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher . I have yet to read a story by her that was not deep, heartwarming, insightful and Godly. This book was not the exception. I adore how Suzanne shows how God plays a hands on, interested role in our lives, even when we do not realize it is His hand at work right away.

This is a great story with characters you can fall madly in love with. Easy book to recommend to those who love Amish fiction, roses or a beautiful story.  Throughout this story we see the pain, love, hurt and expectations all have of each other, their relationships and the right thing to do in Gods eyes.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Revell books in exchange for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.