Articles for the Month of May 2013

Extinction: Dawn of the Apocalypse by Stephen Thompson

 

 

 

 

When the chief scientific editor of a television network sees dramatic changes in the world, he’s worried enough to do something about it.

But even with his foresight, will all the planning and preparations be enough?

With its great storyline, believable characters and plenty of detail this is a short story I would thoroughly recommend.

 

Available on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Extinction-Dawn-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B00CJEI80O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369991855&sr=8-1&keywords=extinction+by+stephen+thompson

The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid by Joe Corso

 

Action packed Western

The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid

With the Civil War raging around and death a normal occurrence, knowing whom you can trust can mean the difference between life and death. When a stranger stands beside Charles Longstreet in Lone Jack, Missouri during a gunfight, neither man could possibly realise how the events that day will shape both their futures.

The story which follows, is a brilliant Wild West adventure, with a strong storyline, which quickly immerses the reader into what life was like at that time. A time when cowboys and Indians ruled the Wild West, gunslingers and sheriffs are in every town, love is to be taken when it can, lawlessness is at a peak and life is cheap.

Even if you are not a Wild West fan already, you will be when you’ve you read this book, which contains many of the names of legend along with a new one the Lone Jack Kid.

Available at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Lone-Jack-Kid/dp/1484839005/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369653674&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Adventures+of+the+Lone+Jack+Kid+by+Joe+Corso

at Amazon on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Lone-Jack-Kid-ebook/dp/B00CKA6TL2/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369653674&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Adventures+of+the+Lone+Jack+Kid+by+Joe+Corso

and at Barnes & Noble as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-adventures-of-the-lone-jack-kid-joe-corso/1115276042?ean=2940044502413

I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry by Susie Kelly

Open, honest, and compelling reading.

 

  I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry...

 

Books are escapism, and Susie Kelly’s books about her adventures and life in France have kept me entertained over the years.

I knew this book was going to be different, but nothing prepared me for its content.

When you see an author’s picture, and have followed her escapades, somehow you feel in a way, you know her. This book dispels that illusion. The title is easily understandable, everyone regrets not having the chance to say things, or leaving it too late…

What a story! Written in Susie’s extremely honest way, but unlike her other books, in this one, we learn of her childhood in England and Kenya, her life choices and the decisions she has had to make.

An open, heart-rending insight into her life, which I found a compelling read.

 

Available on Amazon Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Wish-Could-Say-Sorry-ebook/dp/B00CS8YG34/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1369049019&sr=1-1&keywords=i+wish+i+could+say+i+was+sorry

House of Justice by Vincent Bivona

A good short horror story.

 

 

 

The title caught my eye at first, but as I started reading, the storyline took over making this an un-put-downable read very cleverly written.

If you want a gruesome short story then, in my opinion, this is a good choice.

 

Available on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/House-Justice-Short-Horror-ebook/dp/B006IJUOS0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1368962456&sr=1-1&keywords=house+of+justice

Kaleidoscope Summer: Samantha’s Story (Book One of the Serenity Cove Series) by Rita Garcia

Kaleidoscope Summer

A captivating story.

Serenity Cove is a small town where everyone knows each other, the same families have lived there for generations and skeletons are settled nicely into cupboards.

Therefore, when Samantha and her hearing dog Goldie arrive spectacularly in town, she soon becomes the centre of attention, especially when people discover her identity.

Samantha, who became deaf at 15 years of age, is a beautiful, capable, independent woman and soon romance is in the air as she captures the heart of police chief Logan Delatorre. She makes some good friends, especially Logan’s sister Mandy, however, in towns like this, there are always unusual characters and mischief-makers.

We follow her on her rollercoaster journey of discovery, sharing her emotions as she discovers her roots and, with her faith in God, comes to terms with her discoveries.

Anybody who has lived in a small village or community can immediately emphasise with Serenity Cove, its very real characters and the life this book portrays.

A lovely story, which captivated me from page one and kept me guessing throughout with its twists and turns.

 

Amazon in Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Kaleidoscope-Summer-Samanthas-Rita-Garcia/dp/148104317X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368780685&sr=8-1&keywords=Kaleidoscope+Summer%3A+Samantha%27s+Story

 

Amazon Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Kaleidoscope-Summer-Samanthas-Story-ebook/dp/B00A9N9QX0/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1368780685&sr=8-1&keywords=Kaleidoscope+Summer%3A+Samantha%27s+Story

 

Barnes & Noble Paperback http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kaleidoscope-summer-rita-garcia/1113853921?ean=9781481043175

How I Beat Self Sabotage And How You Can Too by Erica Snyder

 Very inspirational and self-motivating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book’s title caught my attention, I’d never really thought of my failure to carry through with things in the terms of self sabotage, but now I can see it is.

Written from firsthand experience, this author has, in the past overcome a myriad of problems.

In her frank way Erica opens up enabling us to understand how her problems arose in the first place, she then gives us the opportunity to discover the path she took to overcoming the hurdles, which we all use to self sabotage.

Within this very readable book are a series of strategies she has successfully used, explained in a way, which is easy to understand and put into practice anywhere.

I for one will be applying some of them in the future; after all I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  

Available on Amazon Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/How-Beat-Self-Sabotage-ebook/dp/B00COUMJ1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368454544&sr=8-1&keywords=how+I+beat+self+sabotage+and+how+you+can+too+by+erica+snyder

At Barnes & Noble as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1115278851?ean=2940016671291&isbn=2940016671291&itm=1&usri=2940016671291

and from iBookstore here http://ibookstore.com/products.php?i=B00COUMJ1M

 

The Starlight Club III by Joe Corso

Fantastic mixture of action and politics.

The Starlight Club III

As a daughter, when your father allows you a glimpse into his past, telling stories which help you understand the man he has become it’s an honour. So, when Bobby Valentine visits his daughter Lynn she cannot resist asking for just one more tale about his life at The Starlight Club. How can a father refuse?

Set in the early sixties with John Kennedy as President and Bobby Kennedy as his Attorney General.

Getting to President is no easy thing, strings have to be pulled, deals made, the right introductions and for all this, there is a price to pay. Promises made by others are not binding, some people believe, and Bobby Kennedy calls on Agent Lonegan to recruit mercenaries who become rogue “Federal Agents.”

When the time honoured rules and promises are broken the Mafia are not happy and retaliation is the name of the game. Who did kill John Kennedy?

Along with new characters, all our favourites are still here from the rest of this brilliant series of stories, and their lives evolve in it.

With an exciting story line, which encompasses murder, mystery, boxing, politics and much more, Joe Corso has written yet another classic.

Let’s hope we see a Starlight Club IV soon.  

Available at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/The-Starlight-Club-lll-Volume/dp/1479212830/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368358969&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Starlight+Club+III+by+joe+corso

on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/The-Starlight-Club-III-ebook/dp/B009JVOBWE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368358969&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Starlight+Club+III+by+joe+corso

and at Barnes & Noble as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-starlight-club-iii-joe-corso/1114587715?ean=2940044313743

Sell the Pig by Tottie Limejuice

 

I loved this book!

Sell the Pig

As soon as I started reading the foreword, I knew I was going to love this book.

Many books have been written about people’s new lives in France, but not so many about the upheaval and organisation the move takes, without the added complication of a problematic brother and a very elderly mother.

Tottie narrates the tale brilliantly with her forthright descriptions – no holds barred of her family, other people, and the events, which made them decide to move to France. Then, once the decision is made, she takes you with her as she overcomes the obstacles necessary to make it happen.

You can laugh, cry and despair with her throughout the pages of this fantastic book as she organises everything and one, with the support of a good friend and of course her beloved Border Collie Meic. 

Available on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Sell-the-Pig-ebook/dp/B007AU6NZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368359492&sr=8-1&keywords=sell+the+pig

at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/Sell-Pig-Tottie-Limejuice/dp/1480274917/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1368359492&sr=8-1&keywords=sell+the+pig

 

The Book Depository in Paperback here http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Sell-Pig-Tottie-Limejuice/9781480274914

and Barnes & Noble in Paperback here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sell-the-pig-tottie-limejuice?store=allproducts&keyword=sell+the+pig+tottie+limejuice

Mom! What’s That? by Atlas Jordan

 Engaging and educational.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The title is a phrase a mother hears so many times when their children are young, but it’s heart-warming because it shows an active mind.

In this brightly illustrated book Sadie and her Mom go to the park, and of course Sadie has plenty of questions about the world around them.

This is a lovely story, which is long enough to capture a child’s attention and gives plenty of opportunities for the reader and child to interact, discover and learn new things.

An engaging story, by a very talented author.

Available from Amazon in Hardcover here http://www.amazon.com/Mom-Whats-That-Atlas-Jordan/dp/1620861437/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1367924596&sr=8-3&keywords=atlas+jordan

 

and from Barnes & Noble in Hardcover here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mom-whats-that-atlas-jordan/1113914060?ean=9781620861431

Grandma! Can I Get a Dog? by Barry Jordan Jr.

 

A lovely story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most children love dogs, and when Boy finds himself shopping in a pet store with Grandma, he wants to have one. But will Grandma let him, and what happens in-between? You will have to read the book to find out..

A lovely story introducing children to the responsibility of pet ownership, which has been wonderfully illustrated by this gifted author/illustrator.

Available at Amazon in Hardcover here http://www.amazon.com/Grandma-Can-I-Get-Dog/dp/1620861410/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368011330&sr=8-1&keywords=Grandma!+Can+I+Get+a+Dog

And at Barnes & Noble in Hardcover here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grandma-can-i-get-a-dog-barry-jordan/1113942805?ean=9781620861417

The Revenge of John W by Joe Corso

 

Gripping tale of power, revenge and retribution.

The Revenge of John W

Set present day Mohave, Arizona, we follow the life and times of John W.

In this enthralling thriller about his fall and rise to power, we discover wonderful, very believable characters, and find John becoming the victim of a grave injustice, which leads to his meeting with Dutch Henry, a man who changes his life.

This book has a fantastic storyline, exciting, involving large corporations and powerful men, and of course John, who persistently tracks his prey – the people who destroyed his life!

I read this in one session, went through a myriad of emotions and could quite happily have picked it up and re-read it again straight away. Joe Corso goes from strength to strength; I can’t wait to read his next one.

Available at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/The-Revenge-John-Joe-Corso/dp/0578113465/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367842917&sr=8-1&keywords=the+revenge+of+john+w

and on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/The-Revenge-John-W-ebook/dp/B009KVHYQS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1367843017&sr=1-1&keywords=the+revenge+of+john+w

Available at Barnes & Noble in Paperback here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-revenge-of-john-w-joe-corso/1113145194?ean=9780578113463

and as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-revenge-of-john-w-joe-corso/1113145194?ean=2940044313781

Robby’s Quest for Seed by D.C. Rush

Robby’s Quest for Seed

Product Details

 

Available in Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Robbys-Quest-Seed-D-C-Rush/dp/1481055852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357057918&sr=8-1&keywords=Robbies+quest+for+seed

and Kindle format  http://www.amazon.com/Robbys-Quest-for-Seed-ebook/dp/B009V7GZ2K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357057918&sr=8-2&keywords=Robbies+quest+for+seed

Nook book http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/robbys-quest-for-seed-dc-rush/1113865015?ean=2940015737028

Barnes & Noble Paperback http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/robbys-quest-for-seed-dc-rush/1113865015?ean=9781481055857

Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/270644

 

Watch the YouTube Trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1oqoMG1pNA

 

When you watch the birds outside your window preparing to fly south for the winter, do you ever wonder how they know where to go, and in which direction?

Well, in this delightful book you follow Robby the Robin, his brother, and a variety of feathered friends on their adventures south.

The flock, led by Robby, leave their big Maple tree with its bird feeder and lovely birdbath and set off, they’ve decided democratically, that Florida is going to be their spring break destination.

Each adult bird has a job, and the parents supervise their children.

Disaster strikes when one youngster goes missing on the way. What has happened to her? Will they be able to find her?

However, things get worse when they arrive to find Florida has been struck by a hurricane and there’s no food to be found anywhere. Follow their adventures as they struggle to find warmth and food.

Will they be able to find their way to safety and survive?

I think this is a lovely children’s book, which through an interesting story explains in a child friendly way, bird behaviour and migration.

 

 

Colorado Mandala by Brian Heffron

Now available at Barnes & Noble – A story of love, friendship, and loyalty set in 1970’s Colorado.

Paul is our narrator as we find ourselves stepping into the lives of two very different men, who are best of friends, our narrator, and Michael, an ex-Vietnam veteran.

The men are in business together cutting and selling rare gems. They live life to the full together with Michael’s girlfriend, Sarah, her son Stuart and their dog.

The writer sets the scenes wonderfully at the beginning of each chapter and the reader is drawn into Colorado life at this time, the characters are so real and descriptions of events and places so vivid, if you close your eyes you could almost be there!

But even in the freedom loving 70’s some things cannot ultimately be shared, and feelings cannot always be controlled. Their lives unfold before us, emotions laid bare.

Then Paul discovers Michael is keeping a deep secret, kept since his time in Nam, which if told, would change everything.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it has a brilliant story line, which could easily be continued, and as a woman, I especially liked the way it has been told from a man’s perspective.

 

Available at Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Mandala-Brian-Francis-Heffron/dp/0615760406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367494216&sr=8-1&keywords=colorado+mandala

and Barnes & Noble here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1115288022?ean=9780615760407

The Starlight Club II by Joe Corso

 

The highly recommended action packed sequel.

The Starlight Club II


When Robert ‘Bobby’ Valentine’s daughter Lynn asks him for more stories about The Starlight Club, how can he refuse? As Bobby recounts his memories of this time in his life and Queens in the early 60’s, the reader is treated to a glimpse of what life was like then, the Mafia’s influence, intrigue, boxing and the film industry.

This story is action packed and contains ruthless violence but as always, there are good ‘bad’ guys, and bad ‘bad’ guys. It can stand alone or continue seamlessly on from The Starlight Club I, as it features the same wonderful characters, but in Volume II the author has added many new.

At the end of this brilliant story, there seems to be a psychological tension building similar to that of Alfred Hitchcock, with a host of intrigue and Trenchie facing the greatest challenge of his life.

Un-put-down-able, I read this in one session and can’t wait for volume III!

Available at Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/The-Starlight-Club-Volume/dp/1483998185/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367406079&sr=8-1&keywords=The+starlight+club+II

and on Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/Starlight-Club-ebook/dp/B00949P5QC/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1367406128&sr=8-1&keywords=The+starlight+club+II

also

as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-starlight-club-ii-joe-corso/1114971813?ean=2940044401075