Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Book Review: "The Rememberers" by C. Edward Baldwin

This book will be released
on June 8, 2015.
Disclaimer:  This is the first book I'm reviewing for NetGalley, a website that allows authors to release books early to reviewers.  NetGalley gave me a copy of the book for this purpose.

"The Rememberers" by C. Edward Baldwin offers readers a glimpse into a world where a few select people can remember the future.  Yes, I know that it sounds a bit crazy and a few times while reading the story I felt as if I was watching "The Matrix", when Neo is asked to choose the red pill or the blue pill.  Only instead of Neo, we have Kallie being asked to forgot what she knows about reality.

The book begins with readers meeting Kallie, a college student who is coping with the recent-ish death of her mother and a growing number of occurrences of déjà vu. In an effort to understand her problem, she goes to a university group that studies mental phenomena.

While this is going on, the author twines another plot thread with a secret organization, a government official who believes in psychic abilities, and two priests.  I won't go into more details, because I don't want to ruin the story.

While I enjoyed reading the first 9/10s of the book, the very last part felt very rushed, as if the author was working on a deadline and didn't have time to write the scenes out.  The characters go flat, the action is told to the readers instead of shown, and then BOOM!  The book is over.

I still recommend reading the book, if you enjoy urban fantasies.  Just remember that the ending isn't as good as the beginning.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Review: "Greywalker" by Kat Richardson

Greywalker (Greywalker, #1)Greywalker by Kat Richardson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Greywalker" is a wonderful beginning to what I hope is a long series. The protagonist, Harper Blaine, is a small-time private investigator who dies at the very beginning of the book. The paramedics bring her back to life, but her time in death has changed her in a fundamental way. One of the main plots of the novel is how Harper learns about these changes and how to cope with the upheaval in her life. The other main plot has to do with a missing piece of furniture, a missing trust fund boy, and an electronic guy who doesn't have a phone number, but who you can generally find hanging around the library.

I like how the author works through Harper's disbelief; I would have found it fake if she just accepted everything immediately. I also like how the author wove the two main plots together in such a way as to make the story flow smoothly from one event to another.

Overall, I truly liked this book.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

My Book Is Finally Published!!!!!




I apologize for my long absence, but I have been doing the final editing for my novel, "Crazy".  After learning how to use CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), I can now officially say that my book is available for sale!!

Or for free, if you have Kindle Unlimited.


Also, I'm holding a giveaway on GoodReads.com starting on Sunday, March 1.  Ten lucky people will get a signed paperback version of "Crazy".

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The story revolves around a woman, Donna Carroll, who moved back to Mount Ares, North Carolina after a nasty, public divorce.  She goes out to lunch one day, and witnesses an insane event - a man stabbing a waitress for bringing too much ice in his cup.    Donna meets up with the sheriff, her high school sweetheart, and learns that there is more going on than she knows about.  Can she help him figure out what is causing everyone to act crazy?  Or will Donna become another victim?