INTERVIEW WITH IRIS JOHANSEN

  SHATTERED MIRROR by Iris Johansen is a paranormal thriller with a tease of romance.  What makes this book stand out is that the good guys/gals are actually good and the bad guys are pure evil, without any grey area. Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor, has the job of reconstructing skulls for recognition.  At her Georgia home, left in her husband Joe’s car, is a package with a skull burnt beyond recognition. Also, inside are two mirrors, one intact and one shattered.  It is threat sent to Eve that her family is currently intact, but will be shattered as this killer goes after them one by one.  This villain has set up a complex plan...

INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINA DODD

  DEAD GIRL RUNNING by Christina Dodd is a sprint read, a fast-paced page-turner.  Those who liked her VIRTUE FALLS novels will love this first book of a new series.  It does not have the paranormal element or much romance, but the mystery is action-packed. The novella is an introduction to the book, explaining Kellen’s time in Afghanistan, how she sustained the injury for a medical discharge, and how she recovered.  In addition, the novella storyline introduces readers to the Monument Men that searched for artifacts taken by the Nazis.  Kellen works with General Lawrence Slater in trying to find some famous paintings hidden in a...

REVIEW OF THE SAINT OF WOLVES AND BUTCHERS

THE SAINT OF SONS AND BUTCHERS Alex Grecian G.P. Putnam’s Sons April 17, 2018   With his latest novel author Alex Grecian is moving in a new direction with a new series, a new era, and a new setting, Kansas. Another book that took place in that state, Wizard of Oz has a famous line “Lions, Tigers, and Bears. Oh My.” Replace that with THE SAINT OF SONS AND BUTCHERS and readers have the title of this new book. This intriguing story involves Travis, a man who chases down evil-doers with help from his trusting companion, a dog named Bear, and a Kansas State Trooper, Skottie who join forces to track down a Nazi in hiding. Grecian wanted to...

REVIEW of WARNING LIGHT

WARNING LIGHT (Zac Miller Book 1) David Ricciardi Berkley Press April 17th, 2018     WARNING LIGHT by David Ricciardi creates a Jack Ryan type character that is on the run from Iranians.  Readers are reminded of a former TV series The Fugitive, with this novel being a 21st Century re-make, foreign style. The protagonist, Zac Miller, has to become a survivalist in order to escape. Ricciardi enjoys the outdoors and wanted to write about something “I know about and I am at home around nature.  I spend a lot of time in the woods and desert.  Once my family and I took a plane that dropped us off in Alaska.  We were alone, without any...

INTERVIEW WITH K. J. HOWE

SKYJACK will elevate author K. J. Howe to a level close to Tom Clancy.  She follows up her riveting debut novel, THE FREEDOM BROKER, with another gripping thriller featuring kidnap and ransom expert Thea Paris. Her assignment is to escort two orphaned African brothers, Jabari, 12, and Ayan, 9, to their new adoptive parents in London. The children had been forced into soldiering after seeing their mom and dad murdered by Boko Haram. Now they will finally have a chance at a better life, a real childhood, and education. In route, the chartered plane carrying Thea, the boys, and 12 other passengers is hijacked and lands in the Libyan Desert....