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 Ed Brubaker

Jon: Ed, you and Sean Phillips have been working together a long time. How has your collaboration evolved and what are the advantages to a partnership like this? It’s hard to say how it’s evolved. It’s still basically the same as it’s always been. I sent Sean some pages and he never wants to know what’s coming next, so he’s like a first reader. The advantages are uncountable. We trust each other, and we know what the other can do, and we know that we both like to do different things a lot. When I write a script for Sean its much less detailed than when I write one for someone else, because I know what he...

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...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: TO THE LIONS by HOLLY WATT Sep06

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: TO THE LIONS by HOLLY ...

Enter via the email below for a chance to win! TO THE LIONS by Holly Watt An international thriller featuring a female journalist who stumbles upon a dark conspiracy, and her determination to follow the clues, no matter how far that takes her. Casey Benedict, star reporter at the Post, has infiltrated the lives and exposed the lies of countless politicians and power players. Using her network of contacts, and her ability to slip into whatever identity suits the situation, Casey is always on the search for the next big story, no matter how much danger this might place her in, or what the cost might be, emotionally. Tipped off by an...

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. ...

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE MURDER LIST BY HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN Aug30

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: THE MURDER LIST BY HAN...

Enter below for a chance to win THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan Chosen by CNN as an Ultimate Beach Read!A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book!Library Journal *Starred Review: “A must-read!” “A cracker of a read –her best yet!” — B.A. Paris, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Law student Rachel North is the ultimate reliable narrator–she will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She’s smart, she’s a hard worker, she does the right thing. She’s successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a...

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...

INTERVIEW WITH LINDA CASTILLO

Shame (Kate Burkholder Book 11) Minotaur Books July 16th, 2019 Shamed by Linda Castillo brings to life the Amish community in this suspenseful murder mystery. The author explores the secrets and lies within this group, but also shows how the community is very open-minded to those with handicaps. The story opens with a brutal murder of an Amish grandmother. Her granddaughter, a special needs little girl, has been kidnapped with the younger sister a witness to everything. Police Chief Kate Burkholder is called in to investigate.  She has insights into this tight-knit closed community because she is a former Amish, having left the...