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Book Review Talk about Lasso Me A Mom by Stephanie Jackson – Rated 4 Winks

Lasso Me A Mom

Lasso Me A Mom

Title Lasso Me a Mom: A Bluebonnet Novel
Author Stephanie Jackson
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Publisher Amazon Digital Services, Inc./ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: September 26th, 2012
ASIN/ISBN: B009HX2R9I/1480002194
Purchase Link: http://tinyurl.com/9zmegrr
Author/Book Website:
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Book Description: Nikki Turner has it all: she is an honor student, has a popular boyfriend and is a star dancer. However; never is there a time that a smile crosses her face. With a constant frown and a sharp tongue, she doesn’t let anyone get a rise out of her, especially her teacher Cassie McGregor. When it is revealed that Nikki is homeless and in the foster care system, Cassie, who is a certified foster mother, is chosen to be her temporary guardian, an agreement they both object from the start. As their animosity begins to deplete, Nikki and Cassie realize that what they’ve always wanted just might bring them closer.
BRT Rating:  fourwinks
BRT Review Title:  Heart warming but needs character development
BRT Review: I was pleasantly surprised to find that this new author read was a good one. I found the story of Nikki the sassy but intelligent high school student who is later discovered to be homeless to be well written. The teen dialogue was believable and although some occurrences were a little far-fetched, Jackson did a good job of bringing Nikki and Cassie’s world together in a believable and enjoyable way. There are a few intended tear jerker moments but a little more character development in Cassie’s background in addition to Nikki’s would have dredged up more feeling from me in trying situations. All things considered, this was a good read and I’m sure there will be more good reads to come from this young author. Good review talk! But you be the judge.
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Book Review Talk about The Price of Justice by Alan Brenham – Rated 5 Winks

The Price of Justice

The Price of Justice

Title The Price of Justice
Author Alan Brenham
Genre Crime Thriller
Publisher Amazon Kindle
Release Date: October 30th, 2012
ASIN/ISBN: B009ZI76EG
Purchase Link: http://amzn.com/B009ZI76EG
Author/Book Website: http://www.alanbrenham.com
Twitter/Facebook: http://twitter.com/alanbrenham
Book Description: Price of Justice is a story about loss, revenge and second chances. This mystery/thriller follows widowed police detective Jason Scarsdale, who, trying to raise a young daughter while solving three murders, unwittingly befriends a grieving mother secretly bent on murderous revenge, drawing him into a web of malice that teaches him the value of breaking the rules. Assigned to investigate two sex-related murders, he teams up with Dani Mueller, a police crime analyst with some deadly secrets of her own. After navigating his way around the cross-hairs of two crooked police managers, he closes in on the killer, but he does not want to believe what the evidence is revealing. Just when Scarsdale thought things couldn’t get any worse, the killer abducts his daughter and the analyst is kidnapped by a man from her past.
BRT Rating:  fivewinks
BRT Review Title:  Brenham puts the thrill in crime thriller!
BRT Review: I read this in paperback. This was an enjoyable, unpredictable and a surprisingly heart wrenching crime thriller. The twists and turns were well written and the guilt, pain and sorrow felt by both the main character Jason and the crime analyst Dani from the loss of his wife and her daughter was vividly conveyed. I appreciated the added back stories which lent to the mystery and danger as they sifted through the many clues and police policy red tape to let justice prevail in conjunction with a bit of revenge. In my opinion, a truly talented writer can tell a story so realistically that you could believe the plot was derived from an actual occurrence. Brenham has accomplished this for me. He didn’t rush the building closeness between Jason and Dani in such a short time after their losses and their emotional state and cleverness was fantastically delivered. Great review talk! But you be the judge.

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Book Review Talk about Sedition by Tom Abrahams – Rated 4 Winks

Sedition

Sedition

Title Sedition: A Political Thriller
Author Tom Abrahams
Genre Political Thriller
Publisher Tom Abrahams
Release Date: ASIN: B009G76250  ISBN: 1480107336 / 978-1480107335
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN: B008K9DV4U, ISBN-10: 097718661X, ISBN-13: 978-0977186617
Purchase Link: http://seditionbook.com/14.html
Author/Book Website: HTTP://SEDITIONBOOK.COM
Twitter/Facebook: Http://www.twitter.com/SEDITIONBOOK
Book Description: The President of The United States is dead. There is no Vice President to take his place. As the nation slips into a constitutional crisis, a small group of disenfranchised neo-patriots  conspire to violently seize power. They have the will. They already have someone on the inside.  And they have the explosives.  Standing in their way is a woman who listens to conversations not meant for her to hear. She reads mail not intended for her to see.   She knows their intention. But can she stop them in time?SEDITION is a smart, fast-paced, modern day political novel woven in reality and based on the 1820 British plot, The Cato Street Conspiracy. It navigates the thin line between good versus evil and patriot versus traitor, proving there’s always a reason behind treason.
BRT Rating:  fourwinks
BRT Review Title:  Interesting with intrigue but not entirely believable
BRT Review: I read this book in paperback and for a first time author, I was very impressed with Tom Abrahams. If you’re a conspiracy theorist or love political mystery, this may be a book you’d enjoy as you’re taken on a journey of espionage, secrecy and code cracking to find out who will take over the presidency and who ultimately should, after the President and Vice President of the United States die in office. Unfortunately, there were several moments where the detailed descriptions were overbearing, the plausibility of certain occurrences and the believability of the ensemble in the main conspiracy group Datura waned. In general however; the writing was vivid and Abrahams is clearly a talented story-teller who could likely debate politics with anyone for eons. Good review talk! But you be the judge.

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Book Review Talk about A Patriots Betrayal by Andrew Clawson – Rated 5 winks

A Patriots Betrayal

Title A   Patriot’s Betrayal
Author Andrew Clawson
Genre Thriller
Publisher Amazon
Release Date: June 1,   2012
ASIN/ISBN: 978-1477589014
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/A-Patriots-Betrayal-ebook/dp/B0088DQMFI/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1352425482&sr=8-1
Author/Book Website: http://www.andrewclawson.com/
Twitter/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewClawsonnovels
Book Description: A   Patriot’s Betrayal is a thriller set in modern times that follows a path laid   out centuries ago, right here in America. The last thing Parker Chase   expected to find after burying his murdered uncle was a cryptic letter from   the dead man. Parker realizes that his death was far more than a robbery gone   bad, and soon finds himself pursued by the very men who killed his uncle.   Joined by his brilliant ex-girlfriend, Parker fights to stay one step ahead   of a shadowy organization hell-bent on silencing him forever. Desperate to   discover why his uncle died, Parker realizes that he had uncovered   information about a centuries old mystery involving America’s Founding   Fathers. Soon both the CIA and police join the death-dealing group of   murderers in the chase to capture Parker, who must run for his life while   unraveling the greatest conspiracy in American history.
BRT Rating:  fivewinks
BRT Review Title:  A conspiracy theory and mystery lovers playground!
BRT Review: Andrew Clawson does an excellent job of taking the reader on a danger filled chase along with the main character Parker Chase to find the pieces of his uncles secrets and murder puzzle. As luck would have it, Parker has ties with a CIA agent and enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend who he clearly still has sparks with to evade becoming one of the corpses they avoid along the way. I enjoyed the chase scenes and I appreciated the various POV’s that allows the reader a window into both the villains and the victims motives and actions. Clawson uses all the expected near death escapes and mysterious behavioral clues that should be included in a thriller. Great review talk! But you be the judge.

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Book Review Talk about The One You Love by Paul Pilkington – Rated 3 Winks

 

The One You Love

The One You Love

Title The One You Love
Author Paul Pilkington
Genre Romance Suspense
Publisher Amazon Kindle
Release Date: July 26th , 2012
ASIN/ISBN: B004YDSL9Q ISBN-13: 978-1478295853
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Holden-suspense-mystery-ebook/dp/B004YDSL9Q/ref=tmm_kin_title_0
Author/Book Website: www.paulpilkington.com
Twitter/Facebook: http://twitter.com/paulpilkington
Book Description: Emma Holden’s nightmare has just begun. Her fiancé vanishes, leaving the battered and bloodied body of his brother in their London apartment. Someone is stalking her, watching her every move. And her family are hiding a horrifying secret; a secret that threatens all those she loves. In a desperate race against time, Emma must uncover the truth if she ever wants to see her fiancé alive again. The One You Love is a fast-paced suspense mystery, full of twists, turns and cliffhangers. Already an eBook chart-topper on both sides of the Atlantic, it is now available in paperback for the first time.
BRT Rating:  threewinks
BRT Review Title:  A bit of a B movie script but it wasn’t too bad
BRT Review: The book was bit long and drawn out trying to get to the meat of the story and it took me a long time to read it because I started to lose interest in it half way through. One thing I can tell you is that you don’t want to be a character in a story trying to escape with Emma because she’s not the brightest bulb in the box. She tends to get herself into a lot of avoidable situations and makes a lot of numbskull decisions the way most blondes in B movies do right before they trip. Overall, it wasn’t that bad of a read, but maybe a little more forethought into the script and the length would serve better on the next book. Decent review talk! But you be the judge.

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Book Review Talk about The X by Lorena Bathey – Rated 4 Winks

The X

The X

Title The X
Author Lorena Bathey
Genre Thriller/Women’s Fiction
Publisher Lorena Bathey
Release Date: December 1st , 2012
ASIN/ISBN: 9780985488802
Purchase Link: http://www.LorenaBBooks.com
Author/Book Website: http://www.LorenaBBooks.com
Twitter/Facebook: http://www.Twitter.com/lorenabbooks
Book Description: Clarissa Hadonfield had it all. She lived in a lovely home surrounded by affluent intellectuals, had a successful husband, and two phenomenal teenage boys. With the ring of a doorbell she finds her life substituted by one where she has to fight for her children against an evil she never knew existed and had been sleeping next to for the last twenty years. When Clarissa’s X shows his true colors, she finds she must become a strong woman who cannot only grow prize-winning flowers but can place a devastating roundhouse kick. Teaming up with Bryce Brightman, an ex-FBI agent, she uncovers a woman whose only goal is to save her children. This story is about what a woman can do when she put her brains, her brawn, and her boots into changing the course of her life and protecting the ones she loves.
BRT Rating:  fourwinks
BRT Review Title:  A Rollercoaster read full of girl power
BRT Review: If you are a housewife experiencing a lull in your relationship, you might not want to pick up this book because you will surely be paranoid about your husbands goings, and coming by the end. I was greatly entertained by the inner banter the heroine Clarissa had during her journey of discovery into the secrets her husband kept and the dangerous realities of where they lead her. The characters and the story line were well-developed, but the only complaint I would have is the definite similarities to other familiar stories like in the movie Sleeping With The Enemy and predictability of some of the choices made. Other than that, I found the writing to be very visual and enthralling.Good review talk! But you be the judge.

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Book Revew Talk about Behind Closed Doors by K.F. Johnson – Rated 5 Winks

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Title Behind Closed Doors
Author K.F. Johnson
Genre Urban Life/Drama
Publisher Createspace
Release   Date: July 25, 2012
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN:B008PDV4HM, ISBN-10:1478316926 , ISBN-13: 978-1478316923
Purchase   Link: http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Closed-Doors-ebook/dp/B008PDV4HM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355348752&sr=8-2&keywords=behind+closed+doors+kf+johnson
Author/Book   Website: http://www.kfjohnsonbooks.com
Twitter/Facebook: http://www.twitter.com/KFJohnsonbooks    http://www.facebook.com/KFJohnsonAuthor
Book   Description: On the surface, siblings   Brenda and Brian Andrews are attractive, well put together, ultimate catches   for any single male or female looking for a suitor. Unfortunately, looks, and   the Andrews siblings, can be deceiving. Their true chaotic, manipulative   & promiscuous lives are revealed when their often abusive & alcoholic   father dies under bizarre circumstances. Soon, the doorway to dark family   secrets is slung open at the funeral, where many dust covered skeletons begin   tumbling out; threatening the pedestals that Brenda and Brian once stood on,   plunging them into a dangerous descent that they may never be able to come   back from!
BRT   Rating: fivewinks
BRT   Review Title: Thoroughly   entertaining and fun!
BRT   Review: This book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions and even as I’m   writing this now I’m chuckling. Both of the main characters are relatable or   familiar, but Brian is most assuredly the one you’ll love to hate. In fact,   there may be more than one character you’ll dislike greatly, but they are offset by other good counterparts. I appreciated the instances of comic relief intertwined with the suspenseful plot that kept me guessing. If you’re a prude however; this book would probably offend you, since there is a lot of profanity and some graphic sex scenes, but luckily I’m not easily shocked. Dare I say that in the midst of all the chaos, there is a developing growth and love story for both main characters. The cliffhanger at the end was a   surprise and leaves the door wide open for a sequel. I’m impressed with this book as a new author, although I noticed a few typos, it didn’t take away from the story.  Great book review talk! But you be the judge.

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