Book Review & Giveaway: The Book of Jobs by M.L. Grider

Book of Jobs: A Collection of Helen Wu and Amy Dresden by M.L. Grider

Publisher:  Thursday Night Press, an imprint of DX Varos Publishing (October 18, 2022)
Category: Crime drama, LGBT subgenre, Short Story Collection
ISBN: 978-1955065542
Available in Print and ebook, 292 pages

In this prequel to Bitter Vintage, M.L. Grider explores events in the lives of Helen Wu and Amy Dresden prior to their adventure in 1995. While these incidents may seem at first glance unrelated, they all contribute to what makes Amy and Helen who they are.

Some are funny, others tragic, but that all adds up to why Helen quit the LAPD in favor of a gun shop, and Amy gave up her dream of acting to become an antique dealer.

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“She should have known better. It was always like that in this business, especially with independent films like this one. If the producer didn’t expect her to put out at the auditions, the director would eventually want her to put out in front of the camera. Talent didn’t enter into it, casting always came down to just two things and whether or not she was willing to put them on display.” 

‘Book of Jobs: A Collection of Helen Wu and Amy Dresden,’ by M.L. Grider is not only a fantastic read, but a great look at some really timely issues. Even though the stories in this book are set in the 80’s and 90’s, they beautifully cover a host of feminist and LGBT issues.  

I don’t know what to say about Amy and Helen’s characters other than I adored both of them. I loved Helen’s sense of duty and Amy’s inner strength. These are two very strong female characters in a realistic and entertaining world.  

‘Book of Jobs,’ is a collection of short stories that serves as a prequel to Grider’s other book, ‘Bitter Vintage,’ and, I must say, reading this book really made me want to read that one! I want more of these characters, and I would love to see how they interact with each other.  

The short stories in this book show both of the women’s lives before they met each other, back when Helen was just starting out in the LAPD and Amy was struggling to find work as a model.  

Grider’s portrayal of these very different women both coming to terms with their sexuality, (Helen as a teenager and Amy as an adult) was both compassionate and incredibly realistic. I felt so much sympathy, particularly for Amy as she continued to insist that she was not interested in women, despite how she was clearly feeling inside.  

This is a great look at LGBT issues in that time period and a read that is worth checking out!  

About the Author

The Book of Jobs is the second published novel to escape the twisted mind of M.L. Grider. In addition to writing, Grider is a professional photographer. He is busy at work on the next adventure in the Helen Wu series among other wild and warped stories.

Website: https://www.dxvaros.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DXVaros
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DXVaros.Publishing

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This giveaway is for 3 print or ebook copies. Print is open to the U.S. only and ebook is open worldwide. This giveaway ends on November 18, 2022 midnight, pacific time. Entries accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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Audiobook Review & Giveaway: Double Dog Dare by C.S. McDonald

Book Title:  DOUBLE DOG DARE (The Owl’s Nest Mysteries) 
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  Adult Fiction, 274 pages
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  May 2022
Content Rating:  G. C.S. McDonald’s books are appropriate for YA readers as well as adults–no bad language or sexual content.


Book Description:

That ornery, but oh, so handsome, charming, and somewhat, wayward angel, Detective Bobby Starr, has returned. This time, he’s back to fulfill his third and, hopefully, his final requirement to get into Saint Peter’s prestigious Guardian Angel Squad. This time, the usually reluctant time traveler, Alexa Owl, is ready to go back to the 1960’s to assist in solving one more long-ago murder. Why? Because if all goes well, she’ll be rid of the menacing angel once and for all. Except, an emergency jerks Alexa back to her own time, and to complicate matters, she’s got a tag-along. Can Bobby solve this last case without Alexa’s help? After all, she’s got her hands full with a life-or-death mystery in the twenty-first century!


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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is the third book in the Owl’s Nest Mysteries. I had read the first two books and enjoyed them, so I was glad to read this one. I’m glad I did because it’s my favorite.

Detective Bobby Starr is an interesting character, particularly since he’s dead. He wants to be part of an elite group of angels but in order to be in it, St. Peter wants him to prove he’s worthy by resolving some cases that he didn’t have a chance to finish when he was alive. This is the third case he needs to solve, and it’s supposed to be the last one. For a reason neither knows, Alexa is supposed to help him.

I like the main character, Alexa. She’s an independent and brave woman who owns her own business. I found it interesting how she just takes everything in stride: ghost, ghost cat, ghost dog, time travel…no biggie! When her boyfriend is kidnapped, she can’t leave finding him to the detective on the case. Now she has two cases to worry about!

I liked the ending of Double Dog Dare. Everything came together after a few twists, and Alexa said goodbye to Bobby. I’m hoping that something comes up and that he needs her help again in the future. This is a short but fun (and funny) mystery that I enjoyed.

About the Author

For twenty-six years C.S. McDonald’s life whirled around a song and a dance. Classically trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and many others, she became a professional dancer and choreographer. In 2011 she retired from her dance career to write. Under her real name, Cindy McDonald, she writes murder-suspense and romantic suspense novels. In 2014 she added the pen name, C.S. McDonald, to write children’s books for her grandchildren. In 2016 she added the Fiona Quinn Mysteries. Presently, the Fiona Quinn Mysteries has nine books.

Cindy’s newest venture is The Owl’s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh. The Owl’s Next Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy!

Cindy resides on her Thoroughbred farm known as Fly by Night Stables near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill, and her poorly behaved Cocker Spaniel, Allister.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Meet the Narrator

Ms. Waxenberg is a voice over artist and presentation coach.  She serves as a consultant to the Professional Development Company, Inc. teaching presentation and interview skills seminars to a variety of clients, Columbia MBA, and SIPA graduate students.  Maren has a 30-year background in special events, performing arts production and the entertainment industry.   In 1996, she founded Maren Productions which produces audio books, radio and television voice-overs, and podcasts.  Maren Productions also offers special event production and consultancy services. 

Ms. Waxenberg has worked in Special event production with George Trescher Associates, theater production and management at the TheatreVirginia in Richmond, the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, and The New Dramatists in New York. She edited and formatted feature films for ABC Motion Picture Post Production.  Maren served as the concert manager of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall for four years, produced events for the promotion department of The New York Daily News, and has produced chamber music recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  Ms, Waxenberg has produced, directed and performed in numerous Off-Broadway theatre productions.  She trained with the CoActive Training Institute.

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Audiobook Review & Giveaway: Belinda by Mark Zvonkovic

Book Title:  Belinda (The Raymond Hatcher Stories/Book Three) by Mark Zvonkovic
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  276 pages
Genre: Literary / Legal Thriller 
Publisher:  Dos Perro Press 
Release date:  June 2022
Content Rating:  PG13+M because it involves mature themes, occasional mild profanities, non-explicit sex scenes and mild violence.

Set in the conference rooms of a white-shoe Houston law firm and the stunning coastline of Baja California, Belinda is the story of a woman’s bravery and resourcefulness at the end of her brilliant career. Her decision to fight her firm’s men in suits who demand her retirement is called into question when a man once her lover appears after a long unexplained absence.

Against a backdrop of romance and legal drama, the novel explores questions about love, the law, and the anxious precipice of life change. Is it ever too late to be swept away by romance? Can true justice ever be attained when the law’s practitioners are corrupt? And when your work is what defines you, what’s left after retirement?

​During a week of surprises and abstruse events, Belinda sees the once presumed greatness of her life flicker as she forces the moment for her decision to a crisis. 

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My Review

I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Belinda is the third book in the Raymond Hatcher series and my favorite so far. All three books are standalone.

Belinda is a lawyer at the end of her career, but she has no idea what she’ll do once she retires. She hears from Jay Jackson out of the blue after his silence for two years. He had left after the murder of Raymond Hatcher. What Belinda doesn’t know is that Jay was a spy like Raymond, who was his mentor. She decides to give him a second chance.

There are many other characters in this story, mostly lawyers working on a big deal. The different egos of the lawyers were interesting and probably realistic.

The narrator did well with pace and timing. She also performed the voices effectively, so I always knew who was talking.

The pace of the story is okay until the end when things heat up. It seems that Jay may never be able to retire as a spy. I liked the ending, but I hope there will be one more book to tie up an important loose end.

About the Author

Mark Zvonkovic is a writer who lives in Rosarito Beach, Baja California Mexico with his wife Nancy and their two dogs. Finn and Cooper. He has written three novels, and he also writes book reviews and essays that appear in online publications. Before retiring to Mexico, Mark practiced law for thirty-five years at three multinational law firms in Houston, Texas and New York City. He attended college at Southern Methodist University and Boston University, and his law degree is from SMU School of Law. Mark grew up as an oil company brat and lived in Latin America, Texas and New York.

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Audiobook Review & Giveaway: Back to the Burgh and Beyond by C.S. McDonald

Book Title:  Back to the Burgh and Beyond (The Owl’s Nest Mysteries, Book 1) 
Author:  C.S. McDonald
​Category:  Adult Fiction, 208 pages
Run Time: 5 hours, 59 minutes
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  McWriter Books
Release date:  Sep 10, 2020
Content Rating:  G. C.S. McDonald’s books are appropriate for YA readers as well as adults–no bad language or sexual content.


Book Description:

​Meet Alexa Owl. She’s returned home to Pittsburgh after a divorce to start a new life and a new business, The Owl’s Nest Couturier Shoppe. Much to her surprise, she’s getting more than she ever bargained for: Detective Bobby Starr, and he’s no ordinary sleuth. Bobby is an angel who’s returned to Earth in hopes of earning his way into the Guardian Angel Squad. He’s been sent by none other than Saint Pete to acquire Alexa’s help to solve three cold case murders he left behind. Except, here’s the catch: he’s only been allotted four days to solve the first case! How in heaven’s name is she supposed to do that? Alexa is a professional seamstress—not a detective. Bobby insists the only way to solve the first case is to return to 1953, and Alexa’s not in love with that idea at all!

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My Review

I chose to listen to this book after receiving a free audio copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

This is the first book in the Owl’s Nest Mysteries. I had read the second book, Maxed Out, a while back and enjoyed it, so I was glad to read the first book.

I like the main character, Alexa. She’s an independent and brave woman who has just gotten a divorce and now owns her own business. I found it interesting how she just takes everything in stride: ghost, ghost cat, time travel…no biggie!

Detective Bobby Starr is an interesting character, particularly since he’s dead. He wants to be part of an elite group of angels but in order to be in it, St. Peter wants him to prove he’s worthy by resolving some cases that he didn’t have a chance to finish when he was alive. The first case he needs to solve is the murder of an ex-wife.

It’s obvious that Bobby wasn’t the greatest detective, so Alexa agrees to help him. Something she didn’t count on was having to travel back in time to help solve the murder!

This is a short but fun (and funny) murder mystery that I enjoyed. I look forward to listening to Double Dog Dare, the third book in the series.

About the Author

For twenty-six years C.S. McDonald’s life whirled around a song and a dance. Classically trained at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School, The Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and many others, she became a professional dancer and choreographer. In 2011 she retired from her dance career to write. Under her real name, Cindy McDonald, she writes murder-suspense and romantic suspense novels. In 2014 she added the pen name, C.S. McDonald, to write children’s books for her grandchildren. In 2016 she added the Fiona Quinn Mysteries. Presently, the Fiona Quinn Mysteries has nine books.

Cindy’s newest venture is The Owl’s Nest Mysteries. Once again, she has set her cozy mystery in Pittsburgh. The Owl’s Next Mysteries has a little grit, a little time travel, a little romance, and a whole lot of cozy!

Cindy resides on her Thoroughbred farm known as Fly by Night Stables near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bill, and her poorly behaved Cocker Spaniel, Allister.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Meet the Narrator

Ms. Waxenberg is a voice over artist and presentation coach.  She serves as a consultant to the Professional Development Company, Inc. teaching presentation and interview skills seminars to a variety of clients, Columbia MBA, and SIPA graduate students.  Maren has a 30-year background in special events, performing arts production and the entertainment industry.   In 1996, she founded Maren Productions which produces audio books, radio and television voice-overs, and podcasts.  Maren Productions also offers special event production and consultancy services. 

Ms. Waxenberg has worked in Special event production with George Trescher Associates, theater production and management at the TheatreVirginia in Richmond, the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, and The New Dramatists in New York. She edited and formatted feature films for ABC Motion Picture Post Production.  Maren served as the concert manager of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall for four years, produced events for the promotion department of The New York Daily News, and has produced chamber music recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  Ms, Waxenberg has produced, directed and performed in numerous Off-Broadway theatre productions.  She trained with the CoActive Training Institute.

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Book Review & Giveaway: The Narrows by Mark Zvonkovic

Book Title:  The Narrows (The Raymond Hatcher Stories/Book Two) by Mark Zvonkovic
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  306 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller 
Publisher:  Dos Perro Press 
Release date:  November 2020
Content Rating:  PG13: The book has a couple of non-explicit sex scenes and very mild violence.

A harrowing extraction of members of a religious cult goes awry.

Junior high teacher Larry Brown teams up with experienced extractor nicknamed Black Lightning to rescue his cousin from a cult. But the mission is complicated by Larry’s unfaithful girlfriend and the drowning of another cult member in the Charles River. And then Larry’s cousin isn’t as willing as Larry hoped. These events work together on a day in a family vacation home on Cape Cod to turn Larry’s world upside down.

Spanning a ten-day period, The Narrows chronicles the personal and social challenges that took place during the cultural transformation of the 1970s.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Larry Brown is a teacher in the 1970s. He is related to the characters in the first book in the series, A Lion in the Grass, but this book doesn’t really fit into The Raymond Hatcher Stories. In fact, I would recommend reading books number one and three, then going back to read The Narrows as a standalone.

Although the description describes the extraction of members of a cult, that’s only at the very end of the book. It is more about Larry’s relationships, thoughts and memories. There is also a lot of useless conversation, especially at cocktails parties. Larry is funny at times in his own way. For example, when they were on their way to The Narrows, he told the driver there were no landmarks but to count to 30 then turn left. Of course, she questioned how fast to drive and how fast to count. He said to close her eyes and just count to 30. But she’s driving! And then he saw a landmark and told her to turn. That tickled me.

The Narrows is mostly character development until the excitement and a surprise at the end. I recommend it if you like general fiction but not if you’re looking for a page turner.

About the Author

Mark Zvonkovic is a writer who lives in Rosarito Beach, Baja California Mexico with his wife Nancy and their two dogs. Finn and Cooper. He has written three novels, and he also writes book reviews and essays that appear in online publications. Before retiring to Mexico, Mark practiced law for thirty-five years at three multinational law firms in Houston, Texas and New York City. He attended college at Southern Methodist University and Boston University, and his law degree is from SMU School of Law. Mark grew up as an oil company brat and lived in Latin America, Texas and New York.

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Giveaway

Win signed set of The Raymond Hatcher Stories (one winner / USA only) (ends Oct 28)

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Book Review & Giveaway: The Osprey Man by Christopher Tuthill

The Osprey Man by Christopher Tuthill

Publisher:  DX Varos Publishing (July 26, 2022)
Category: Young Adult, Coming of Age
ISBN: 978-1955065528
Available in Print and ebook, 280 pages

The Osprey Man

Jacob is at that most magical time between childhood and adolescence. As the end of the school year approaches, he is dreaming of baseball and the beach, but most of all, about working on the comic book he and his best friend Jonathan have created, The Osprey Man. Then tragedy strikes and Jacob has to find an inner strength he is not sure he has.

This beautifully written tale of youth, coping, and working through grief is ideal for readers of all ages.

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Christopher Tuthill’s ‘The Osprey Man’ is a story about loss, friendship, growing up and the little curve balls that life throws at us along the way.

Jacob is a young boy living in a small, rural town who spends his free time working on a comic book with his best friend. One seemingly normal day, Jacob is shocked to learn that his best friend, Jon, has been killed in an accident. Coping with the shock and grief brings old emotions to the surface for Jacob, as he had also lost his brother to cancer several years earlier.

Deciding that he still wishes for his and Jon’s comic book, ‘Osprey Man,’ to eventually see the light of day, Jacob asks for help from another friend, Kris, to finish it. His intention is for Kris to illustrate the book while Jacob writes it, but whether or not they will be able to finish the comic between Jacob’s new job at the local pizza place, the chores that he still has to finish at home every day, and the bullying of Kris’s older brother, is up in the air.

The summer of 1984 is both tragic and beautiful for Jacob as he comes to terms with the fact that his friend is gone forever, and the fact that he is growing up.

Tuthill has created a beautiful and moving novel, with all of the panache of a great YA story. It’s obvious from his writing that he understands how kids talk and act, and this glimpse back into the 1980’s seems as fresh and timely as ever.

Jacob was both relatable and interesting in his character, which made the story feel so much more unexpected in its direction. This is an author that I will definitely follow. I want to read more by Tuthill!

About the Author

Christopher Tuthill’s short fiction has appeared in The Mythic CircleDark Tales from Elder Regions, and Tales of Reverie. A native of Riverhead, on Long Island, and a graduate of Catholic schools, Chris grew up around many of the places and people that inspire his writing.

He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife and children. He works as a librarian, and his hobbies include board games, baseball, hiking, camping, and telling stories to his three children.  Among his other interests, he is co-founder of the New York Tolkien Conference.

Website: https://christuthill.wordpress.com/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ChrisJTuthill
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisjtuthill
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cjtuthill/

Giveaway

This giveaway is for 3 print or ebook copies. Print is open to the U.S. only. eBook is open worldwide. This giveaway ends on October 28, 2022, midnight, pacific time. Entries accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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Praise for Osprey Man

“Osprey Man reveals its surprises, unwrapping them through the course of the story like birthday gifts.”- D.Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“Chris Tuthill crafts a really touching story with very relatable themes here. It’s a vivid coming of age tale of loss and endurance.”- Matt Caputo, Goodreads 5 Star Review

“I truly enjoyed this book. Full of nostalgia, heart break, love and loss. I definitely recommend this for young and old alike!”-Maria, Goodreads 5 Star Review

Book Review & Giveaway: The Loneliness of the Time Traveller by Erika Rummel

The Loneliness of the Time Traveller by Erika Rummel

Publisher:  Inanna Publications (June 18, 2022)
Category: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Crime, Suspense, Supernatural
ISBN: 978-1771338783
Available in Print and ebook, 298 pages

Loneliness of the Time Traveller

Description

“It is a dreadful thing to be possessed, to be invaded by a spirit woman who commands your body and soul and looks out at the world through your eyes. It happened to me in 1778. Pray it will never happen to you.”

Adele’s diary tells the story of her domination by an incubus Lynne, a serving girl in a London ale house who died a violent death and commandeered Adele’s body for eight years. Can Adele be held responsible for Lynne’s crimes? Will the evil spirit return and renew her tyranny over Adele’s mind?

Lynne has moved on into the 21st century, but the transmigration has left her emotions flat. Lynne is eager to go back to her first life and experience once more the passion she felt for her lover, Jack. To do so, she needs a channel to the past: the manuscript of Adele’s diary, if only she can find it.

A time-slip novel set in contemporary Los Angeles and 18th century London, The Loneliness of the Time Traveller is a story of love, crime, and adventure combined with fantasy, a little bit of Jane Austen-style irony, and a healthy serving of social criticism.

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Guest Review by Sal

With, ‘The Loneliness of the Time Traveller,’ Erika Rummel brings you into a world of strange creatures who prey on the weak and dying, and can sometimes take over a person’s life entirely. These creatures are called transmigrants, a type of supernatural spirit who, after losing their original body, can inhabit the body of another person and stay there indefinitely.

Most of the time, the bodies that transmigrants inhabit get used up, dying on their own after the creature usurps the soul of the rightful inhabitant. But not every time. Enter Adele Collingwood. Adele is only a young woman when she has a brush with death. After her father’s sudden death, Adele is struck down by a fever that nearly claims her life. It is during this time, while she is on her deathbed, that a transmigrant named Lynne finds her.

Lynne makes herself right at home in Adele’s body, and stays with the girl for the next eight years until a shocking event Causes her to move on. Adele and Lynne commit a crime together, and centuries later, after Lynne has been through many more bodies, she decides that she wishes to return to Adele’s life, and that she must find a sample of the girl’s writing to travel back.

Rummel has written what, I think, stands as a modern classic science fiction novel. ‘The Loneliness of the Time Travel,’ has action, supernatural elements, shocking twists and two main characters, one whom you love to hate and one whom you can only root for.

Do you like your Sci-Fi novels to mix in horror and historical fiction? Then this is the book for you. Rummel has an excellent talent that makes the reader engage with the story in a way that they wouldn’t necessarily do with other books. I highly recommend this genre bending, unique novel. Five stars all around!

About the Author

Award winning author, Erika Rummel has taught history at the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo.

She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria.

She has published eight novels and more than a dozen books on social history of the Renaissance. A recipient of international fellowships and literary awards, she was honored in 2018 with a lifetime achievement award by the Renaissance Society of America.

Erika’s Website: http://www.erikarummel.com/
Erika’s Blog: http://rummelsincrediblestories.blogspot.ca/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/historycracks

Giveaway

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Book Review & Giveaway: A Lion in the Grass by Mark Zvonkovic

Book Title:  A Lion in the Grass (The Raymond Hatcher Stories/Book One) by Mark Zvonkovic
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  333 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction 
Publisher:  Dos Perro Press 
Release date:  August 2020
Content Rating:  PG13+M: The book has mature themes associated with wartime violence and not-explicit sex scenes.

Set over the course of six decades, A Lion in the Grass documents the despair and hope of a spy who suffers the murder of friends and enjoys the success of mentoring protégés.

​The story is told through alternative viewpoints of Raymond, his protégés, and the French villain. The novel digs deeply into questions of love, self-doubt and hatred, all foisted upon Raymond during a career from which, he discovers, it is impossible to retire.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

A Lion in the Grass spans 60 years of the life of a spy named Raymond. I wanted to connect with Raymond, but most of the time I was just reading summaries of what had happened, and it was difficult to feel for him. I was still able to enjoy the story, just not nearly as much as I would have liked to.

Although Raymond is the main character, the story is told through the viewpoint of several characters which did enrich the story. There are many deaths of friends, loved ones, and colleagues that Raymond has to deal with through the years, and he is determined to find revenge for those he loses.

There were times when it was a little confusing because there are a lot of characters, and they could be hard to keep up with. It would be helpful to have a cast of characters listed at the beginning of the book.

This was a pretty good read, I liked the ending, and will be reading The Narrows by Mark Zvonkovic soon.

About the Author

Mark Zvonkovic is a writer who lives in Rosarito Beach, Baja California Mexico with his wife Nancy and their two dogs. Finn and Cooper. He has written three novels, and he also writes book reviews and essays that appear in online publications. Before retiring to Mexico, Mark practiced law for thirty-five years at three multinational law firms in Houston, Texas and New York City. He attended college at Southern Methodist University and Boston University, and his law degree is from SMU School of Law. Mark grew up as an oil company brat and lived in Latin America, Texas and New York.

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Giveaway

Win signed set of The Raymond Hatcher Stories (one winner / USA only) (ends Oct 28)

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Oct 6 – Leanne bookstagram – book review of BELINDA
Oct 7 – Novels Alive – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 7 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 11 – Splashes of Joy  – book review of BELINDA / giveaway

Oct 11 – Bound 4 Escape – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 11 – Literary Flits – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS / giveaway
Oct 11 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
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Oct 14 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of THE NARROWS / giveaway
Oct 17 – Books and Zebras – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS
Oct 17 – Literary Flits – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 18 – @onecreativeartist – book review of A LION IN THE GRASS
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Oct 19 – Books and Zebras – book review of BELINDA
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Oct 20 – @onecreativeartist – book review of THE NARROWS
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Oct 21 –Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 21 – @onecreativeartist – book review of BELINDA
Oct 21 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review of BELINDA / giveaway
Oct 21 – My Reading Getaway – book review of BELINDA / author interview / giveaway
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Book Review & Giveaway: On the Ledge by Amy Turner

On the Ledge: A Memoir by Amy Turner

Publisher:  She Writes Press, (September 6, 2022)
Category: Memoir, Dysfunctional Families, Mental Wellness
ISBN: 978-1647422257
Available in Print and ebook, 256 pages

On the Ledge

In 1957, when Amy Turner was four years old, her father had to be talked down from a hotel ledge by a priest. The story of his attempted suicide received nationwide press coverage, and he spent months in a psychiatric facility before returning home. From then on, Amy constantly worried about him for reasons she didn’t yet fully understand, triggering a pattern of hypervigilance that would plague her into adulthood.

In 2010, fifty-five years after her father’s attempted suicide, Amy—now a wife, mother, and lawyer-turned-schoolteacher—is convinced she’s dealt with all the psychological reverberations of her childhood. Then she steps into a crosswalk and is mowed down by a pickup truck—an accident that nearly kills her, and that ultimately propels her on a remarkable emotional journey. With the help of Chinese Medicine, Somatic Experiencing, and serendipities that might be attributed to grace, Amy first unravels the trauma of her own brush with death and then, unexpectedly, heals the childhood trauma buried far deeper.

Poignant and intimate, On the Ledge is Amy’s insightful and surprisingly humorous chronicle of coming to terms with herself and her parents as the distinct, vulnerable individuals they are. Perhaps more meaningfully, it offers proof that no matter how far along you are in life, it’s never too late to find yourself.

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Guest Review by Sal

I couldn’t put down this memoir, and I will be thinking back on it for a long time to come! ‘On the Ledge,’ starts with the suicide attempt of the author’s father, and does not let up on the strong emotional context from there.

You see, at the age of 59, author Amy Turner was involved in an accident where she was hit by a truck while crossing a crosswalk. While many of us would take this as an excuse to spend the next few months in bed, Turner quickly returned to work and her regular life—maybe even a little too quickly. Although she insisted that she felt lucky to have only sustained a minor concussion, Turner began suffering from PTSD and contemplating the trauma in her life that led to her accident in unexpected ways.

It all began in 1957, when Turner was only four years old. At that time, although she was unaware of it, her father attempted suicide by threatening to jump from the ledge outside of his hotel room window. Turner’s father had to be talked off the ledge by a priest and the incident made the national news at the time.

It took years for Turner to discover what happened that day, and years for her to unpack everything that came after. From her constant distress about her father’s emotional state, to her mother’s dismissive nature and latent alcoholism, Turner ended up as a deeply traumatized adult. It took her accident and the time that she spent healing afterward (both physically and emotionally) for Turner to truly see how her parents choices had affected her.

An excellent look at families and trauma, ‘On the Ledge,’ is a real gem that I highly recommend. I can say that this book made me take a good look my own life and made me feel just a little more accepting of it and my parents as well.

About the Author

Amy Turner was born in Bronxville, New York, and is a graduate of Boston University, with a degree in political science, and of New York Law School, with a Juris Doctor Degree. After practicing law (rather unhappily) for twenty-two years, she finally found the courage to change careers at forty-eight and become a (very happy) seventh grade social studies teacher.

A long-time meditator and avid reader who loves to swim and bike, Amy lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Ed, to whom she’s been married for forty years. They have two sons. On the Ledge is Amy’s first book.

Website: https://www.amyturnerauthor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amyturnerauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyTurnerWriter
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyturner2000/

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Book Review & Giveaway: Rusty Goes to Water World by Joe Fisher

Book Title: Rusty Goes to Water World (The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine) by Joe Fisher
Category:  Children’s Fiction (Ages 4-8), 36 pages
Genre:  Children’s Fiction
Publisher:  Angler Publishing
Release date:   August 2021
Content Rating:  G for children.  

The townspeople of Someport-by-the-Sea want to honor Rusty for saving them during the “Summer Like No Other” so the Mayor Himself decides a park should be named in Rusty’s honor. But, finding the right place is not as easy as it sounds. Then when students at Sea Stone Elementary take Rusty on their end of year celebration at Water World things don’t go as planned.

​Just as Mr. Spritz the Manager of Water World is about to close the park because of an equipment failure, Rusty, with the help of Fireman Jim and Mike the Deputy Fire Chief, once again saves the day and in the process finds a new home in a water park that bears his name.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from iRead Book Tours. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Once again, poor Rusty the old fire engine is forgotten even though he’s a hero. Some children still remember him, though, and want him to go to the water park with them. Rusty saves the day again, but this time, he’ll be remembered!

Rusty Goes to Water World is another fun book for children, best read aloud to younger children because there is a lot of text. The illustrations are great with bright colors.

About the Author

After successful careers in market research and public health consulting, Joe now writes fulltime from his home base in Sanibel Island, Florida. 
Like his career, his writing is wide ranging from academic books to works for the trade including: 

  • Killer Among Us: Public Reactions to Serial Murder,  
  • The Next Breath: New Life After Near Death 
  • His work has earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, The Miami Herald and the New England Journal of Medicine among others. 

Recently, Joe jumped to the world of children’s picture books with the series The Adventures of Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine

  • Book 1 – Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine 
  • Book 2 – Rusty Goes to Water World 

A third book in the series, Rusty and Calliope, is in development.  
In addition, a fourth children’s book, Ospreys in the Outfield: A Sanibel Story will be available in the fall 2022. 

connect with the author: website ~ facebook goodreads

Giveaway

$25 STARBUCKS GIFT CARD
courtesy of the author of
THE ADVENTURES OF RUSTY THE FORGOTTEN FIRE ENGINE
(2 winners)

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Aug 31 –Book Zone Reviews – book review of RUSTY GOES TO WATER WORLD / giveaway
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