Posts tagged ‘Amazon Summary’

Of Mud and Clay – Book Review

Of Mud and Clay: Book One of Light into Exile
By: G. Wayne Jeffreys
Of Mud and Clay

AMAZON SUMMARY

Ezra Kohen is a civilian member of the U.S. intelligence community. When called to investigate a wealthy corporate tycoon’s ties to the Middle East, he find’s more than just coincidence has tied him to the investigation. A series of grisly murders on a corporate compound, obscure military secrets, and associates from Ezra’s past surface in the investigation.
Ezra soon realizes that all the enigmatic events, and possibly the murders themselves may have been manipulated by his employer, to set him on the trail of discovery, and to solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries. Yet as the investigation unfolds, Ezra finds that not only is his life in danger, but a dark and growing peril threatens humanity’s future. In a race against time, and the very essence of evil itself, Ezra Kohen discovers his own unique purpose against hidden perils, an understanding of free will, and belief in something greater than himself.
Of Mud and Clay is a tale of ancient mystery and spiritual evil. When the world’s political and corporate powers are revealed to be nothing more than the tools in a warfare that has raged since the beginning of time, one man’s search for faith can determine the outcome for all humanity. It is then that Ezra discovers that his chief obstacle, is his own disbelief……….

BOOK REVIEW

Of Mud and Clay: Book One of Light into Exile, by G. Wayne Jeffreys, is a well written, fast paced, science fiction mystery. The characters are unique and vivid. The storyline, keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Some questions are answered and some are not, leaving the reader in anticipation of the next book in the series.

G. Wayne Jeffreys novel kept me riveted throughout the story. There are many theological questions, a little romance, and violence scattered throughout the novel as the story unfolds.

Personally, I loved it! Of Mud and Clay is a great read. I recommend it to all mystery, science fiction, and theology lovers.

I received a PDF copy from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.

Into the Fire (The Thin Veil, Book 2) – A Book Review

Into the Fire Book II

Into the Fire (The Thin Veil, Book 2) by Jodi McIsaac

AMAZON SUMMARY

Cedar McLeod would like nothing more than to return to Tír na nÓg, help rebuild the mythical kingdom, and start a new life for herself and her daughter, Eden. But peace isn’t what Cedar finds after being reunited with her little girl.

Nuala—who kidnapped and terrorized Eden in her previous bid for power—has returned and is making a persuasive claim for the vacant throne. The devastation such a ruler would bring upon both the kingdom and the human world is unthinkable. With no one else to stake a convincing counter-claim, Cedar steps forward…but first she must prove her worth beyond a doubt.

Her opportunity comes when she is charged with finding an ancient treasure, the Stone of Destiny, and returning it to its rightful home. It is a quest that will lead her to question her beliefs, and push her loyalties to their limits. If she succeeds, Cedar could grant her new world and her new family a chance to flourish again. If not…destruction may be the only path ahead.

Into the Fire, the second book in the Thin Veil series, is a captivating blend of Celtic myth, mystery, and adventure that delves deeper into the ancient world first explored in Through the Door.

BOOK REVIEW

‘Into the Fire’ (The Thin Veil, Book 2) by Jodi McIsaac, is another well written novel. ‘Book 2’ continues with the exciting journey of Cedar, and her daughter, Eden. The two are very interested in going to live with Eden’s father, Finn, and the rest of the Tuatha De Danann in Tir na nog.

They arrive to find that they have to fight against Nuala, again. Nuala has nearly convinced the council that she should be Queen. Cedar was the true Queen of Tir na nog, but she doesn’t want anything to do with it. Neither does she want Nuala to be Queen. She knew first-hand, that Nuala was evil.

The council challenges Cedar to find the ‘Lia Fial’, which is the lost Stone of Destiny; lost for hundreds of years. Cedar finds herself dragging her family and friends across Tir na nog and Earth.

Jodi McIsaac, once again, writes an excellent novel with highly defined characters. ‘Book 2’ contains a plot with many twists and turns. Celtic lore with the magical and mystical elements of Dragons, Druids, Dwarfs, Fairies, and Leprechauns. The novel contains lush and vivid scenery.

I loved ‘Into the Fire’ (The Thin Veil, Book 2) by Jodi McIsaac. I recommend it to all readers of fantasy and paranormal.

Through the Door (The Thin Veil, Book 1) – A Book Review

Through the Door Book Review

Through the Door (The Thin Veil, Book 1) by Jodi McIsaac

AMAZON SUMMARY

It’s been seven years since the love of Cedar McLeod’s life left with no forwarding address. All she has left of him are heart-wrenching memories of happier times and a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Eden. Then, one day, Eden opens her bedroom door and unwittingly creates a portal that leads to anywhere she imagines.

But they’re not the only ones who know of Eden’s gift, and soon the child mysteriously vanishes.

Desperate for answers, Cedar digs into the past and finds herself thrust into a magical world of Celtic myths, fantastical creatures, and bloody rivalries. Teaming up with the unlikeliest of allies, Cedar must bridge the gap between two worlds and hold tight to the love in her heart…or lose everything to an ancient evil.

The first in the Thin Veil series, Through the Door is a pulse-pounding adventure that takes readers across the globe and deep into the hidden realms of Celtic lore.

BOOK REVIEW

Through the Door (The Thin Veil, Book 1) by Jodi McIsaac, is a well written novel based on Celtic Lore. From the first page, to the last page, I was drawn into the interesting plot. The author, Jodi McIsaac, wrote strong characters into this novel; the first of ‘The Thin Veil’ series.

The novel contains, many turns and twists, in bringing together two different worlds; Earth and Tir na nog, and two different people; Humans and Tuatha De Danann. Author, Jodi McIsaac, did a great job in intertwining the two worlds and the two peoples.

Through the Door (The Thin Veil, Book 1), is an easy to read and easy to understand novel. The novel is full of the magical and the mystical. I loved this novel and recommend it to all, young and old, readers of fantasy or paranormal.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

‘Second on the Right’ by Elizabeth Los – A Book Review

1 A Second On The Right by Elizabeth Los

‘Second on the Right’ by Elizabeth Los

AMAZON SUMMARY

An original retelling of the classic story, Second On The Right explores what really happened leading up to and including the events on the secluded island of Neverland. Forget what you know of that iconic novel, this story will shatter the characterizations of Captain Hook and Peter Pan that many have come to remember. Beginning in the 21st century, events lead from the present to the past, and back again. Eileen Reed is a young New Yorker who had always dreamed of becoming a doctor. One special trip will challenge not only her self-confidence, but change the course of her life as well. James Benedict is the CEO of a successful shipping company in England. Meeting an ancestor from his family line, he discovers his family’s secret history of piracy and his true destiny. As the stories of these two soul mates intertwine and grow together, an ageless evil arises to threaten it all. James finds his moral compass challenged as his world falls apart around him. He discovers how far he will go and what lines he will cross to keep what is rightfully his.

BOOK REVIEW

‘Second on the Right’ by Elizabeth Los, is a well written tale of the origin of Captain Hook and Peter Pan. The characters are full of personality. The tale takes a genealogical turn, where the main characters discover their ancestor’s were pirates.

Elizabeth Los’ tale takes her main characters back and forth in time, where we meet Captain Hook, Peter Pan, and the Lost Boys in Neverland.

‘Second on the Right’ is an unique tale. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it to those, of all ages, who enjoy reading a good fantasy.

I received a pdf of this book to read and give an honest review.

‘Weather of the Heart’ by Nora Lourie Percival – A Book Review

1 A Weather of the Heart

Weather of the Heart: A Child’s Journey Out of Revolutionary Russia
by Nora Lourie Percival

AMAZON SUMMARY

All through her long busy life in America, Nora Percival felt impelled to learn about the family she’d left behind in Samara, the city on the Volga where she was born. After glasnost she was finally able to go there and find the places, though not the people, of her youth.

Her search resurrected childhood memories of revolution, civil war, famine and exile, which she felt impelled to share, “to speak for so many others who have silently endured the loss of all they valued.”

In her book the reader will meet the extended family who faced many trials in those chaotic years, and will be moved by their steadfast togetherness through want and woe. The reader will share the love and courage that sustained them and helped them survive hunger and despair, the humor that cheered dreary days and the strength that carried them through affliction and calamity. Readers will cry over their sorrows and enjoy their small triumphs, and they will live again in memory.

BOOK REVIEW

‘Weather of the Heart: A Child’s Journey Out of Revolutionary Russia’, is the first of three memoir’s written by Nora Lourie Percival. Nora paints pictures with her descriptions of her homeland, Samara, Russia and the people and the places there.

Nora, a well-loved child, writes about her first experiences with the Volga River, her large family, and how the ‘Russian Revolution’ affected her and her family. Nora is smart, with an engaging personality, and a perseverance seldom seen in a child. Nora survived a young life of destruction and starvation. She became her mother’s strength when her father left for America. Her mother suffered from bouts of anemia and depression. Nora, and her mother, were finally able to sail to the United States and be reunited with her father, but her mother was ill and didn’t want to stay.

Nora’s life was turned upside down again, when her father sent her and her mother back to England. The trip turned out to be disastrous. Nora’s mother falls ill, at the beginning of the voyage, and is hospitalized at the end of the voyage. Nora was not allowed at the infirmary and was sent to a work house. By the time the news reached her father, the doctor’s said it was too late to save his wife, so he sent for his daughter.

Readers that enjoy history, will love this true tale of the Russian Revolution, in the 1920’s, told through the eyes of a young girl. I highly recommend this book for all readers.

I received a pdf of this book to read and give an honest review.

Review for http://www.book-hub.com

bookhubinc@wordpress.com

Nora Percival 99th Year Young

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Santa Cruz, CA: April 1, 2014 – After many awards, articles, bookstore events, and interviews for a writer who started at the wise age of 88, Nora Percival releases her best writings in eBook format. As an ongoing promoter from North Carolina, please help us in celebrating Nora’s 100th birthday coming up in October 2014.

Featured in an NPR interview, Nora shares in her immigrant beginnings from native Russia. Each of the three memoirs evokes a specific time in the 20th century including the two world wars, moving into the modern era, loves, loss, and reclaiming a full life relived with the release of the three eBooks.

A poignant read highly intelligent writer, blessed with an adventurous life, The Weather of the Heart, Whirligig of Time, and Silver Pages on the Lawn, are highly readable. Nora Percival was selected as one of the top six Guide Post Picks by women readers on about.com for 2003.

Nora’s father left Russia without his wife and daughter just ahead of the Russian Red Army in 1918. It took until 1922 before they would again be together after immigrating to New York, USA.

Nora Percival’s life has never been easy. From the depression of the 1930’s, to losing her first husband to leukemia in 1939 just to find out she was pregnant. Nora was determined to find her way and to find time for her writing. As her life took the turns of necessity, the stories regarding the price of freedom persisted. Yes, and at the age of 88 the writing began and an outpouring streamed forth.

To Google Nora Percival is to find a life lived fully, and in later life with finished books, acclaim, a growing family and stories to tell in person. Share in this fabulous life at http://www.nora Percival.com

Today the American public takes for granted their security, their television, cell phone, personal computer, and friends. A leap into Nora Percival’s three memoirs is to see first hand and to receive stories of early America during the dawn of international awareness and birth of student activism.

Silver Pages on the Lawn – Book Review

1 A Silver Pages
Image courtesy of Amazon.com

Silver Pages on the Lawn : A Student Love Story of the Depression Years of the 1930s
By: Nora Lourie Percival

AMAZON SUMMARY

A true story of lovers and their star-crossed romance that endures parental disapproval as well as the want of time, money, and privacy. To bridge long separations, they make love by words alone. Their passionate, eloquent letters, poignant and poetic, are the heart of this memoir and bring to life the troubled era in which their story takes place—the lean days of the Great Depression, war clouds over Europe, and the literary renaissance of which these aspiring writers were part, form the heart of their history.

‘Silver Pages on the Lawn’ paints a dramatic picture of the difficult years they lived through and of the steadfast love that survived it all and carried them through to the life they dreamed of.

BOOK REVIEW

I enjoyed Nora Lourie Percival’s memoir of college life in the 1930’s and her account of finding true love that endures many hardships. The couple are forced to keep their love a secret; Nora’s Jewish father does not approve of her relationship with a Gentile. The stress of the couples’ lives, attending college, finding places to meet, and often living miles apart, leave Nora dealing with severe bouts of anemia and Herman, her lover, with severe bouts of depression.

The couple are forced to communicate by writing letters to each other. Herman, who is a poet, writes dramatic and poetic letters. Nora often finds herself having to keep Herman’s spirit up through her letters. Herman has many doubts, but Nora is determined that their love will carry them through the hardships and they would have a life together, once she graduates college.

‘Silver Pages on the Lawn’ is based on the couples’ letters to each other. Nora Lourie Percival writes a poignant story of love and shares her precious letters with the world.

I recommend this book to all readers of history, a good love story, and the one’s who enjoy reading memoirs.

Review for http://www.book-hub.com

bookhubinc@wordpress.com

Nora Percival 99th Year Young

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Santa Cruz, CA: April 1, 2014 – After many awards, articles, bookstore events, and interviews for a writer who started at the wise age of 88, Nora Percival releases her best writings in eBook format. As an ongoing promoter from North Carolina, please help us in celebrating Nora’s 100th birthday coming up in October 2014.

Featured in an NPR interview, Nora shares in her immigrant beginnings from native Russia. Each of the three memoirs evokes a specific time in the 20th century including the two world wars, moving into the modern era, loves, loss, and reclaiming a full life relived with the release of the three eBooks.

A poignant read highly intelligent writer, blessed with an adventurous life, The Weather of the Heart, Whirligig of Time, and Silver Pages on the Lawn, are highly readable. Nora Percival was selected as one of the top six Guide Post Picks by women readers on about.com for 2003.

Nora’s father left Russia without his wife and daughter just ahead of the Russian Red Army in 1918. It took until 1922 before they would again be together after immigrating to New York, USA.

Nora Percival’s life has never been easy. From the depression of the 1930’s, to losing her first husband to leukemia in 1939 just to find out she was pregnant. Nora was determined to find her way and to find time for her writing. As her life took the turns of necessity, the stories regarding the price of freedom persisted. Yes, and at the age of 88 the writing began and an outpouring streamed forth.

To Google Nora Percival is to find a life lived fully, and in later life with finished books, acclaim, a growing family and stories to tell in person. Share in this fabulous life at http://www.nora Percival.com

Today the American public takes for granted their security, their television, cell phone, personal computer, and friends. A leap into Nora Percival’s three memoirs is to see first hand and to receive stories of early America during the dawn of international awareness and birth of student activism.

Echoes – A Book Review

Echoes
1 A Echoes
Echoes by Therin Knite

AMAZON SUMMARY

Washington
District of Columbia
United Republic of Earth
2712
_____

Twenty-three-year-old Adem Adamend has it rough. His name is ludicrous. His friends are few. And the only thing his “kid genius” status has gotten him at the Interdistrict Bureau of Intelligence is a boatload of extra work with no credit in sight.

Then hotshot lawyer Victor Manson is burned to death in his own back yard, and Adem finds himself using his unique skills to piece together the strangest crime he’s ever seen. Strange because the only possible suspect Adem can pin the murder on…is a mythical beast. A dragon.

Before Adem can unravel the mystery of Manson’s death, the Bureau loses jurisdiction to the secretive EDPA, an organization that investigates weird and deadly events. But Adem isn’t one for giving up, so he takes it upon himself to delve deeper into EDPA’s machinations, into the series of unfortunate events that led to Manson’s demise.

And what he finds may change the way he views the world — and himself — forever.
____

What do you do when a killer can hide behind his dreams?

What do you do when a murder weapon ceases to exist?

And how do you stop a villain who can conjure up nightmares and burn you from the Earth in the blink of an eye?

Adem Adamend is about to find out.

BOOK REVIEW

Therin Knite has written an action packed book; ‘Echoes’. ‘Echoes’ held me captive from the beginning to the end. The characters are strong. The plot is strong. The writing is excellent!

‘Echoes’ is a fast-paced book, carrying the reader from one exciting experience to another. I found it hard to put the book down for the night. I wanted to read it all. Therin Knite writes action, betrayal, death, delusions, drama, dreams, murder, mystery, and suspicions throughout his first novel.

The main character, Adem, is arrogant, believable, a genius, humorous, and logical. Adem is surrounded with strong characters, each with his/her own unique personalities; His geeky best friend, Jin; His boss, Briggs; and the mysterious Dynara.

The novel is set in the future; 2712, to be exact. ‘Echoes’ is a great debut novel, for the author, Therin Knite. Therin’s writing is amazingly descriptive and engaging.

I highly recommend ‘Echoes’ for fantasy lovers, paranormal and science fiction lovers. I also recommend it to investigative/mystery lovers. Oh, and did I mention a dragon. Yes, there is a dragon in the story!

I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Therin Knite has posted the first chapter on his website: http://knitewrites.com/2014/03/28/echoes-the-entire-first-chapter/

%d bloggers like this: