Books I have authored.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Fool Me Once By Harlan Coben

Maya is a down to earth, well as a special-ops pilot perhaps not down to earth but more rooted in reality of a nitty-gritty nature person who may be suffering from PSTD.   She is married to the scion of an enormously wealthy family and dealing with both a military snafu and the loss of her sister when further tragedy strikes.

The book highlights the difference between the well to do and the truly wealthy.  It also explored the dangers and need for whistle blowing.   The situation is not hard to imagine which is one of the reasons Coben's books are compelling.   They are often not too hard to believe. 

The plot was intricate and not immediately solvable.

This was a compelling book.

I highly recommend.

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mr. Waldorf Travels to the Huge Russia by By Barbara Terry, Beth Ann Stifflemire and Vladimir Kirichenko

As picture books for children go this offers more than just a pleasant reading experience.   This is the beginning of a series and said series provides information and education in a very entertaining and painless manner.   In addition, the oft used but still extremely effective act of, including a lost or hidden object turns the reading experience into a game, in this case Mr Waldorf's spectacles.

This specific book deals with a visit to Russia where Mr. Waldorf, a walking upright and talking Golden Labrador, discovers the sights and sounds of travel.  Russia provides abundant wildlife such as the sturgeon and Siberian Tiger.   The only other time I have heard of Irkutsk is the game of Risk.   Irkutsk is the closest city to the world's oldest and  deepest lake,  Lake Baikal.   The lake is over 400 miles long and has an astounding number of unique species inhabiting it.  All this information is due to the interest that the authors piqued with their picture book.  I see these books having a fairly wide age span as the older kids can be encouraged to Google the facts and find more in depth information.  Heck I did it and I am a really, really old kid.

Another feature that I particularly like is that the authors infuse the love of reading into Mr. Waldorf's character.  Encouraging children to read should be a goal of every author. 

I recommend the book.


This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Obsidian Chamber Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Quirky and dapper FBI agent Pendergast is back and plays a slightly small part in this book due to an involuntary commitment.  Diogenes and Constance are in this book and whenever Pendergast's brother is involved there is sure to be mayhem and skullduggery.

The story is parallel tales for awhile.  Pendergast is stuck in dire straits while someone leads his trusty houseman, Proctor on a chase.  

The  plot is intricate and one is reminded of some of the semi-occult aspects of the Pendergast books.  

Once again I repeat myself from past reviews of this dynamic writing duo, this book has plenty of action, social commentary and thought provoking plot lines to attract a wide variety of readers.

I highly recommend.

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This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

glialplay. com and Melekpdf .online are Stealing.

Piracy isn't just grabbing hostages off the coast of Africa or the plot for a Disney movie.  Piracy is also literary theft.

This morning I got another Google alert that informed me that once again another site is ripping off my books.   They are offering free downloads of  my books and many, many others without getting author permission.   Several of my books are on the site and I have not given them permission to give them away.   Somehow related is Melekpdf . online which is also coming up as giving away my books.   It is one thing for me to offer my books to my readers for free and it is an entirely different thing to find some website charging a fee for unlimited book, game and movie downloads and "giving" away my books.  This is theft, plain and simple.   Every dime I earn goes into producing more books.   My hope is my books help someone in some way.   These thieves are depriving me of income that could produce another book.   

Please DO NOT patronize these or any other pirate sites.