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Dark Money
Dark Money
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5.0 out of 5 stars made his billions and turned his career into a pro-bono which allowed him to help those in most need of a good lawyer. But when, February 8, 2016
This review is from: Dark Money (Kindle Edition)
"Walt, he's losing a lot of blood. Pressure is 45 over 20. Heart is racing at 120 and respirations are rapid and shallow." Walt called the emergency department at Harris Methodist Hospital to advise that the governor had a chest wound and relay the vital signs. As they hurried away, they got a report that Edward Hale was dead and Kevin O'Connell was wounded. Tears came to Walt's eyes as he heard the news. He was overwhelmed with the thought that he and his team had failed.

Walt Frazier had known Jack Bryant since Desert Storm when he pulled a beam off Jack's leg after an attack by the enemy. Eventually Walt left the army, joined the Texas DPS and was currently the lead in security for Governor Rob Lardner. Jack became a powerful lawyer, made his billions and turned his career into a pro-bono which allowed him to help those in most need of a good lawyer. But when the governor was shot while attending a political Halloween party Jack was assigned to the position of special prosecutor and finds himself participating in the identification of and search for the shooter.

At the very end of this book the Author quotes number 10 of Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing. 'Leave out the parts that the readers tend to skip.' - believe me, he succeeded! Yes I'm one of those that has a tendency to 'scan' read. Not with this book. I read EVERY word and EVERY word held my attention. It's filled with murder and suspense as well as politics. It's not only an enjoyable work of fiction, it's also an eye opener as you learn just how deceitful our political representatives really are. This book will entertain as well as educate. I find it a book I would highly recommend to anyone.


Dead Medium: Not Your Average Ghost Story
Dead Medium: Not Your Average Ghost Story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even though she hated to admit it, January 16, 2016
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George's hand on her shoulder silently comforted her. She would have usually pulled away from him and given him the sharp end of her tongue but at that moment she didn't. It wasn't fear that held her temper. Even though she hated to admit it, his presence reassured her. His touch anchored her, preventing her form drifting into the darkness above. Had she been alone she might have reacted to the bewildering feeling that was overwhelming her. The fear made her shy away from the darkness but also drew her toward it. The temptation to let go felt familiar, it almost felt like a sense of belonging. It was as if the darkness marked a path she was meant to travel, a passage home.

May Elizabeth Trump spent her young years in a orphanage, her adult life being a recluse that saved every penny earned, and now she can speak to those who have passed as well as those who are still living.

Penny Saunders lives in the same town as May but has passed leaving her only child Chloe in a bad financial position. Chloe must now pay for her college education as well as the upkeep on the family home that Penny has spent her life trying to hold on to.

Then comes the idea that will involve Margaret, May's only 'friend', and her Thursday Night Club, which is a group of 4 ladies who dabble in the 'psychic business.' With May as the medium they can line up clients of ghosts who want to talk with those left behind and charge the living, allowing Chloe an income so she can continue with her education as well as keep the house.

One important piece of information that I haven't told you. May is dead therefore being the Dead Medium.

This book is full of humor, ghosts, and some uncertain beings that are called the Soul Stalkers who May has been warned about by a ghost named George. But... even though she never cared for a living soul when alive, for some reason May is drawn to Chloe and feels the need to help her in any way possible. This story kept my finger busy as it turned page after page. I couldn't wait to see what the next page and even sentence had to add. And the ending - that was a total surprise. It also left a very large opening for another chapter in the Dead Medium which I hope Author Peter John brings forth very soon.


Silent Prey: Northwood Prey Book 2
Silent Prey: Northwood Prey Book 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying the fact that traveling was so easy, so quick, December 9, 2015
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She raced through the blowing snow, savoring the feel of the cold and wind. Glorying in feeling... being once again. Enjoying the fact that traveling was so easy, so quick. Her feet flew over the snow, and merely thinking of a remembered place brought her to it. No need for heavy clothing to impede movement or slow her down. Even the tangled underbrush didn't present obstacles. She had no recall of how long the non-existence of her grave had lasted. Only slowly were the memories returning. Most of them, at first, were the painful ones. Children's beautiful chubby faces losing their plumpness and fading into skeletal skulls with only a layer of skin stretched over them. Their cries fading near the end as their mother tried unsuccessfully to share her scant remaining body heat. Finally, the thankfulness that they suffered no longer and her longing to join them.

In Silent Prey Simmons brings us Nenegean, who for some reason has left her grave and is wreaking havoc on the Northwood. For some strange reason she steals children. Then there is Dr. Channing Drury who has come to the Northwood from Texas to possibly join Dr. Silver in his practice. Keoman Thunderwood is from the Ojibway tribe and is a Mide, or for most of us a medicine man. As the electricity starts to fly between Channing and Keoman, she finds herself defending Nenegean where Keoman sees her only as a demon that must be done away with. Channing reasons that Nenegean doesn't harm the children she takes but there are other children being taken that are being harmed so Nenegean believes she is protecting them from the real demon. Keoman sees her as a being that has no feelings so she can't possibly 'think' anything through but only takes them because of the loss of her own when she lived many years ago. No matter which is right and which is wrong, there are children that are being harmed and something must be done to keep them safe.

I've read everything this author has written and after reading each book I tell myself this is the best, it can't get any better... wrong. Every book is always better than the last. As I read Silent Prey I tried to understand the motive of Nenegean and when I finally did understand I tried to decide who the real demon was. Well, as always, she kept me guessing until the end! This is one heck of an author and I will always follow her books and impatiently wait for the next.


Golden Girl (The Hollywood Nights series Book 1)
Golden Girl (The Hollywood Nights series Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars who owns one of the best hotels in South Beach, November 15, 2015
Amber Fielding may be young but that doesn't stop her from enjoying a life of luxury to its fullest. Her father, who owns one of the best hotels in South Beach, has made sure she wants for nothing but also that a price comes with everything which includes her working for what she has.

Her beauty won her a feature in Teen Vogue and she has now become an item of publicity but the publicity manager her father found for her isn't quite what she had dreamed of. Then she meets Nick Crawford who is doing a documentary on the architect of South Beach. Not only is Nick 'hot' he also seems to have an attraction to Amber and has promised to include shots of she and her best friends in his documentary. But... there is something not quite right. He seems to be attracted to her friend Shay too. And when he sends a beautiful arrangement of flowers to her friend Zia, that really struck a note with Amber. He was becoming her boyfriend, wasn't he?

Being the owner of a hotel like the Fielding often has its perks. One of the perks turned out to be Johnny Wilde and his band The Changelings booking the whole 11th floor of the hotel. So when Amber is invited to the after party she can't wait. This was going to be fun, or was it?

Author Mary Kennedy has written a book that follows Amber Fielding and her best friends through good times as well as bad. She has given Amber character with morals as she takes her through trust and believing in people, but also shows how that trust can sometimes be deceiving. This book is one that I feel most young ladies would enjoy reading and even learn a little from.


Sprig of Broom
Sprig of Broom
by Susan Whitfield
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Historian!, October 28, 2015
This review is from: Sprig of Broom (Paperback)
Many years ago I discovered the author John Jakes and fell in love with his Kent Family Chronicles. This series started way back with this family following them from England to America. They went through the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and taming the west. I eagerly read every book until I reached those that took place around WWI. That is when I stopped reading. I love reading history, but only periods and the time from WWI until now has never interested me that much.

Now.... I've read the Bible from beginning to end and enjoyed it very much but I don't like history that takes place much after that, especially the history of Kings and Queens. So when I saw that one of my favorite authors had written a book that dates in the year 1127 I thought, no way! I've read everything written by this author but she has always written murder mysteries. How can a suspense writer possibly write about this time period and keep the reader interested, especially me?

Well.... I read her book. I was so infatuated with the story that I didn't want to put the book down. Her story is basically about Geoffrey Plantagenet who married Dowager Empress Matilda who was the daughter of King Henry I. Matilda had been married before but after losing her husband King Henry and Geoffrey's father made a deal for the marriage. Geoffrey was very young when this marriage took place. He was only 15 years old! The story continues on through the trials that Geoffrey is put through by Matilda. The death of King Henry and Matilda's journey to take his place. The birth of their children. Geoffrey's mistress and child. And then Geoffrey's is ask to join the Knights Templar and vow to their code of honor.

Author Susan Whitfield has truly amazed me by writing a book so full of history, from a time that has always bored me, and made it so interesting that I want to learn more. She is a great historian!


Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys
Secrets in the Fairy Chimneys
by Linda Maria Frank
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5.0 out of 5 stars they sat majestically among the gray-green brush and white clay like soil. The air shimmered from the heat, October 17, 2015
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We were in a valley of shapes I couldn't believe were not made by humans, humans with a fabulous imagination. Conical formations called fairy chimneys in various sizes spread away from us in every direction. The color of bleached bones, they sat majestically among the gray-green brush and white clay like soil. The air shimmered from the heat. I could smell the odor of clay mixed with a faint herbal scent that must have come from the brush. Some of the fairy chimneys had windows and doors. Could people actually live inside? It was dry here, and hot.

Anne Tillery has joined her boyfriend Ty at an archaeological dig in Turkey. He and his best friend Cedric are at the dig representing Vermont University. They will be working alongside a Dr. Atsut who is in charge of the project. Ty, Cedric and Dr. Atsut are trying to prove that human remains at one of the earliest known archaeological sites in Turkey contained DNA that would link them to the first humans that evolved in Africa. But, accidents and missing artifacts seem to be plaguing the site and there is even fear that it may be shut down.

As I've found out in other books of this series, Annie is quite a detective. Hopefully she, with the help of Dr. Atsut's twin children, will be able to make the connections that will end the accidents and theft before the Turkish government steps in to put a halt to everything. In doing so, Anne finds herself escaping two attempts of kidnapping which leaves her no choice but to call her own father for help.

This book gave me so much history of the Fairy Chimneys that I had to see for myself if they were real. They are and they are amazingly beautiful! Seeing what these unusual cities look like made the book even more enjoyable. As I read I was not only enticed by the story but I could also picture where events were happening. If you like mystery as well as archaeology, you'll not want to miss reading this book.


Mistaken Identity: A Malone Mystery (The Malone Mysteries Book 4)
Mistaken Identity: A Malone Mystery (The Malone Mysteries Book 4)
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5.0 out of 5 stars What she was seeing was beyond horrible. She stood there staring at the young woman's ..., October 3, 2015
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Ann couldn't stop screaming. What she was seeing was beyond horrible. She stood there staring at the young woman's body, wanting desperately to run away but unable to do so. It felt like her feet were mired in quicksand, her legs too heavy to lift. Several minutes went by but to her it was as if time had stood still.

Ann, her sister Marnie and Ann's two children Danielle and Davey, are on vacation on Fripp Island. Ann and Marnie are there for a little R&R, Danielle is there for the history and Davey is there to find buried treasurers. But what they really find, or should I say Ann finds, is the body of a dead woman.
Clara Brunner is an elderly lady that Marnie has known for years. When she joins the vacation party she delivers just about everything the group wants, plus. For Marnie and Ann, who has solved a couple of mysteries in the past, she provides the gossip that is going around about the murder and all those connected. - Jenny Harrington married Mark Hall. Jenny's father Robert Harrington is married to a woman named Alison who is only a couple years older than Jenny. Jenny's ex-boyfriend Tod made the statement that if he couldn't have Jenny no one could. Jenny's mother is upset about being cut off from Robert's money now that Jenny is married. And Jenny's bridesmaid is upset because she is in love with Mark. Whew... So who is the murdered woman and who killed her? I stayed on the edge of my seat trying to figure this one out.

This book is full of mystery, but not too heavy, and lots of history. Clara fills the vacationing group, as well as the readers, through some of the history of Fripp Island along with that of Beaufort, making me want to know more and maybe even visit the two places myself. It is also filled with many possibilities of other stories that I hope the author will branch off with. I will tell her this - I'll be watching for stories about the Detective, who is single; Marnie and Sam; Clara; and of course Ann.


THE DEVIL'S PAWN
THE DEVIL'S PAWN
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5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't much like this relative who had shown up out of the ..., October 2, 2015
This review is from: THE DEVIL'S PAWN (Kindle Edition)
He pointed to a chair, but I remained standing near the doorway. His office gave off negative vibes that kept me on my guard. I didn't much like this relative who had shown up out of the blue at the high school I'd been attending back in Pennsylvania. He’d had the right credentials and looked enough like my dad to convince me he was my father's older brother. Since I'd just lost my immediate family, I had no choice but to come live with Raymond Davenport and his wife in upstate New York.

Simon Porte has lost his mother, father and younger sister. He has no family until his Uncle Raymond shows up to take him into his home and make him the son he and Aunt Mary had never had. At least that's what he thinks is the case. But after living with them for a short period of time he finds Uncle Raymond a bit strange. Even a little frightening. But what can a 15 year old do? Run away? Where to? There’s no one to take him in. And to make matters worse, he discovers he has a great-aunt named Lucinda who looks like the witch in some of the story books he and his sister Lucy used to read.

A young girl Simon taught to swim in the day camp where he works is murdered. Could someone in his 'strange' family have something to do with this girl's death?

Author Marilyn Levinson has entertained me in the past with her creative writing, but this book has to be the best yet. I sat up late at night just turning page after page. Hopefully she'll writes a sequel to this character which I can't wait to read. This is truly a 'Give me More' book.

Read more books by Marilyn Levinson by going to her Amazon site.


A Mersey Killing: When Liverpool Rocked, And The Music Died (Mersey Murder Mysteries Book 1)
A Mersey Killing: When Liverpool Rocked, And The Music Died (Mersey Murder Mysteries Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars just like the Beatles, September 9, 2015
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When an old wharf and dockside warehouse renovation uncovers the skeletal remains of a murder victim, Detective Inspector Andy Ross and his team are given just over a week to determine who the remains belonged to or drop the mystery as a cold case. After all, it had been a cold case for over 30 years now so how could they possibly determine who the victim was much less who the killer was.

Judging by their research the body had to have been there from around the 1960s. Dental records from that far back were slim in help without a name to go with the teeth. The victim did have a break in the leg but again, there were probably hundreds of kids who broke their leg in the same area of this break. This was becoming a helpless mystery that may never be solved, that is until two brothers walked in to see if the remains might be those of their sister who disappeared in 1966.

Apparently she and her boyfriend had made plans to go to America in hopes of him pursuing a career in music. He and the two brothers, along with another young man had formed a band that simply wasn't going anywhere. They were called Brendan Kane and the Planets and Brendan was the boyfriend. When the group broke up Brendan decided to go solo but knew he, just like the Beatles, he would only make it big if he went to America. Then one day he and the sister, Marie, disappeared. Hopefully they were in America living a comfortable life but the brothers had a bad feeling that Marie never made it to America and was instead dead.

So, is the body that of Marie? Or could it be the body of Brendan? As the team put their clues and facts together they find themselves faced not only with the bones from the past but also with a murder that takes place just within a few days of finding the remains and yes the two are very well connected.

I've read everything written by Brian L. Porter and he has never left me disappointed but always wanting more and this book was no exception. I must admit that I had a clue after a certain character appeared within the book but still would have never guessed the final ending. This book kept me turning the pages as the action moved smoothly between the 1960s and the 1990s in such a way you were led from one era to the other without noticing the changes in time, making the whole story a seamless roller coaster of memories of times past. So keep writing Mr. Porter. You have a fan for life in me.


The Run-Away Couple: A Passionate Paranormal Romance Bridesmaids, Weddings & Honeymoons Book 1
The Run-Away Couple: A Passionate Paranormal Romance Bridesmaids, Weddings & Honeymoons Book 1

5.0 out of 5 stars That must be what the inside of a grave smelled like. Goosebumps covered Piper's arms, August 29, 2015
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Lightning flashed through the tiny leaded windows, followed a few moments later by rumbling thunder. That musty, earthy smell of old buildings hung in the air. That must be what the inside of a grave smelled like. Goosebumps covered Piper's arms. There was no railing, leaving a pit around which the stairs curved. Piper leaned against the stone wall until the wave of nausea eased. It was eerily quiet. Piper heard slow footsteps on the stairs below her. Somebody real was in the stairwell with her. Piper ran up the last few steps to her floor. About to rush for her door, she staggered half a step back when it creaked open and a woman came out of her room. The woman had a basket in one hand like a chambermaid but cleaning rooms at this time of night? The woman wore a long black cloak, the hoody of which had been pulled up over her hair and face. Who was she? "Hello, can I help you?" Piper said. The woman partially turned her head and peered at Piper past the hoody with a very clear blue eye. When she heard something behind her, Piper spun around and screamed.

Piper's sister Eloise was getting married. Piper was to serve as her maid-of-honor and until she reached the chapel of this ancient lodge she had no idea that the best man would be Marcus. Both sisters had known him since childhood. He spent as much time at their house as he did at his own. He and Eloise were best friends but Piper had been his pawn. He loved to play pranks on Piper making sure he got the best of her and many times even making her cry. And now she had to put up with him at her own sisters wedding. Without a doubt he had a prank to prank all pranks in mind to really make a fool out of Piper. But this time she would be prepared. There was no way he would ever get the best of her again.

After the wedding Piper started wondering about her sister's choice for the wedding. What had she been thinking to have her wedding in a lodge that was so creepy. She was ready to go to her room, gather her belongings and head for home. She didn't want to spend another hour in this place nor with the best man Marcus. Seems those plans just weren't going to happen any time soon.

This book takes you to a 'haunted' lodge where Piper's sister and soon to be husband will say their vows. You'll learn the story of the 'haunts' and why they occur. But... you'll never begin to guess the ending of this beautiful, erotic love story. It sure ended with a surprise for me. Now I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series to see what surprises Author Maggie Tideswell has in store for her readers.


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