Book Review: “Andersonville” by Edward M. Erdelac

August 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Edward M. Erdelac in his new book, “Andersonville book coverAndersonville” published by Hydra introduces us to Barclay Lourdes.

From the back cover: Readers of Stephen King and Joe Hill will devour this bold, terrifying new novel from Edward M. Erdelac. A mysterious man posing as a Union soldier risks everything to enter the Civil War’s deadliest prison—only to find a horror beyond human reckoning.

Georgia, 1864. Camp Sumter, aka Andersonville, has earned a reputation as an open sewer of sadistic cruelty and terror where death may come at any minute. But as the Union prisoners of war pray for escape, cursing the fate that spared them a quicker end, one man makes his way into the camp purposefully.

Barclay Lourdes has a mission—and a secret. But right now his objective is merely to survive the hellish camp. The slightest misstep summons the full fury of the autocratic commander, Captain Wirz, and the brutal Sergeant Turner. Meanwhile, a band of shiftless thieves and criminals known as the “Raiders” preys upon their fellow prisoners. Barclay soon finds that Andersonville is even less welcoming to a black man—especially when that man is not who he claims to be. Little does he imagine that he’s about to encounter supernatural terrors beyond his wildest dreams . . . or nightmares.

Andersonville was a prisoner of war camp run by The South during The Civil War. Because of the people who ran it, it was a truly evil place. It was a place that the prisoners wanted to escape from. It was not a place that one entered deliberately nor under an assumed guise. Yet that is exactly what happens here. Barclay has his reasons for being there and he is in for the fight of his life. There is a supernatural element to this story that is woven into the atrocities that were really committed at that camp. And, somehow, it works. Let me put it this way if you are looking for a very exciting read that will keep you guessing as to what will happen next then look no further you have found it. “Andersonville” hits the ground running and does not let you go. Get yourself a soda, make a big bowl of popcorn and settle in as this book is going to have you reading just as fast as you can trying to keep up with what happens next.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from TLC Book Tours.  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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: “Promises Kept” by Scarlett Dunn

August 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Scarlett Dunn in her new book, “promises kept book coverPromises Kept” Book One in The McBride Brothers  series published by Zebra introduces us to Victoria Eastman.

From the back cover:   Lady of marriageable age with two young boys, in need of husband.

I am a good cook and hard worker.

Victoria Eastman grew up in a Texas saloon—an experience that made her tough, resourceful, and determined to forge a new life. So she places an ad in a gentleman’s newspaper… and soon finds herself a suitable arrangement on a farm in Promise, Wyoming. Only problem is that her would-be husband turns up dead the day she arrives.

Rancher Colt McBride is known for his true grit and business smarts. Yet when it comes to his new neighbor, Victoria, he’s stumped: Who is she, really? She’s lovely to look at, of course, and has proven herself a gentle soul. She’s even causing him to question his staunch bachelorhood. But any kind of future may be shattered when a stranger reveals a secret about Victoria’s past—one that could destroy them both. Unless, together, they can take a leap of faith—right into each other’s arms…

Don’t you just love the name of the town in Wyoming:  Promise? I think this is a great way to begin a series. She travels all the way to Wyoming to meet this potential future husband and finds him dead. However she does meet Colt whom she had met previously. Their relationship develops and that is what the book is about. This is a very nice romance. There are secrets that come to light, pasts that are exposed and a faith that needs to be reignited. Victoria and Colt are interesting characters that capture your attention and bring you into their world.  I am glad I found this talented author and am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book.   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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review: “Dead Float” by Warren C. Easley

August 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Warren C. Easley in his new book, “Dead Float book coverDead Float” Book Six in the Cal Claxton Mystery series published by Poisoned Pen Press gives us another adventure with Cal Claxton.

From the back cover:   Cal Claxton–a former L.A. prosecutor now practicing law in Oregon’s wine country and who works to fish–has to pinch himself when his best friend and fishing guide, Philip Lone Deer, asks him to help guide an upcoming trip with a group of executives from a high tech firm in Portland.  For a fly fisherman, it doesn’t get any better than the salmon fly hatch on the Deschutes River, Oregon’s legendary trout fishing venue.

The execs, however, aren’t coming just to fish. They’re engaging in a conflict resolution exercise where the future of the firm is to be determined. And Cal learns, too late, that the company’s CEO is bringing his wife, the woman with whom Cal had a fling after their last Lone Deer-guided fishing trip. Cal soon broke it off, but…

The trip through the remote Deschutes River Canyon turns ugly when CEO Hal is murdered during the first night’s camp. Everyone in the party is a suspect, especially Cal. And his knife and vest have disappeared. Does the fact that the company’s value is about to explode play into the crime? What about the freight line running along the river? Could a hired killer have come and gone from the scene of the crime by hopping trains? As two local cops come down heavily on Cal, can he come up with a water-tight solution as he did in the  tricky Portland case Matters Of Doubt?

You would never believe that a fishing trip could get so out of hand and dangerous. First there is the murder. That limits the number of suspects to those that are on the trip. Well with the possibility that there was a hired assassin. The all the evidence points to Cal as the murderer. Now he doesn’t have a choice, he really has to solve the case before they arrest him. The story hums along at a fast pace as Cal is working to figure out just what is going on. All the while there is the background of the Deschutes River. I don’t fish however the imagery really makes you want to go there “Dead Float” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. Mr. Easley has provided us with a marvelous character in Cal and I look forward to reading about his next adventure.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Poisoned Pen Press.   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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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