INTERVIEW WITH LYNN H. BLACKBURN

One Final Breath (Dive Team Investigations Book 3) Lynn H. Blackburn Revell Pub. Sept 3rd, 2019 One Final Breath by Lynn H. Blackburn is the last in the Carrington County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Department Dive Team series. Fans of these books will enjoy this action-packed, suspenseful, romantic read, but will also feel a bit melancholy since these characters will be put out to sea as this nail-biting series ends. The plot begins with a gunshot.  A teenager has been discovered murdered as he and his friend are swimming near a dock across the cove. The team, who was having a picnic nearby, jumps into action, grabs a boat, and...

INTERVIEW WITH SEAN PARNELL

All Out War (Eric Steele Book 2) Sean Parnell Willliam Morrow Pub. Sept 3rd, 2019 All Out War by Sean Parnell is a thrilling read.  There is non-stop action that takes readers on a roller coaster ride.  With his vast personal experience, Parnell is able to bring some realism to the story. Having served in the Army’s Infantry Unit in Afghanistan, Parnell is able to create a true heroic warrior.  He retired from service as a highly decorated Captain, receiving 2 Bronze Stars (one for valor), and the Purple Heart. His fictional hero, Eric Steele is also someone readers can relate to.  In this second in the series, Steele...

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN MARRS

The Passengers John Marrs Berkley Press August 27th, 2019 The Passengers by John Marrs is a pulse-pounding read. This riveting story delves into the potentially destructive nature of technology and how social media contributes to a mob mentality, where people determine who will live and who will die.  Imagine a world where there are only driverless cars.  The rationale is that there will be less accidents, less deaths, and more safety. This is exactly what takes place in England because of a government regulation banning all driver controlled cars. Although car death tolls have gone down, they still happen. Mandated is a jury to...

INTERVIEW WITH REECE HIRSCH

Black Nowhere by Reece Hirsch is a fast-paced read that will have readers question the benefits of social media.  The story explores the price of success, how far is someone willing to go to achieve that success, and how can female FBI agents succeed in a male dominated world? Scarily realistic it is based on the true story of Ross Ulbricht, the young man who founded the Dark Web market place Silk Road, and became a drug kingpin. In the book, brilliant college student Nate Fallon starts a website on the “Dark Web.” He wants to see how efficient he can make the illegal drug trade by creating a kind of eBay for illicit pharmaceuticals and...

REVIEW OF THE GRYPHON HEIST

The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal delves into the life of a rookie CIA operative. This first in a two-book series explores the different possibilities of where the next danger will come from.  No stranger to secrets and innovations Hannibal is able to use his vast experience as a former stealth pilot to bring realism to this story. “What I want readers to get out of this is to create a moralistic story about espionage.  I started to realize there is not a separation from G-d and the questions of morality.  Where is the line between right and wrong? In the end, I wanted it as a story of forgiveness, to let go of anger. ...

BOOK REVIEW RELUCTANT BELLE

Reluctant Belle (Daughtry House Book 2) Beth White Revell Pub. June 4th, 2019 Reluctant Belle by Beth White has a love triangle, assassinations, and the upheaval that occurred during the Reconstruction Era in the US. Readers are transported to the time period.  Through the character’s banter and dialogue White is able to lighten the somber and disturbing events. Showing the injustice, the story delves into how freed slaves struggled to negotiate their new lives. Those that supported them in the white community had to face bitterness, resentment, and even violence as the KKK came into prominence. These acts of aggression included...