Monday, January 31, 2011

Falling Star (Philip Chen)

Overall: 3.3
  • Plot: 3.2/5
  • Originality: 4/5
  • Language: 2/5
  • Believability: 4/5
Falling Star by Philip Chen

Mysterious but silent objects have been found buried deep in the murky depths of the ocean. Dormant for decades, they are now awake and sending messages to outer space. Mike, pulled back into a clandestine world to finish a job he started as a young Navy Ensign and help decipher these strange messages, is attacked by gangs of ordinary Americans and must fight for his very life.

As he struggles through these challenges, Mike also learns that a revered friend has died. With the death of this friend, is mankind's last hope for understanding the signals lost forever in the silt and muck of the ocean bottom?

From the deepest reaches of the abyssal plains to the arid but mystically beautiful deserts of the American Southwest, Falling Star takes you on a journey through the darkest aspects of human existence to enlightenment of mankind's soul. It is a realistically written novel and contains scenes of graphic violence and strong language.
Genre: Thriller,
Science Fiction
Purchase Links:
Kindle US | UK | DE

In a novel whose course spans roughly fifty years, author Philip Chen takes us into a world of intrigue, violence, and deep sea diving. These seemingly incongruous elements unite to tell a story of aliens, in more than one sense of the word.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Giveaway: A Place to Die (Dorothy James)

I am currently giving away 1 paperback copy of A Place to Die: An Inspector Georg B├╝chner Mystery by Dorothy James

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coming Soon: Giveaways!

Hello, beautiful people! This is just a quick announcement: thanks to the generosity of several authors, I will soon be hosting book and e-book giveaways on this blog. Stay tuned for details!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The White Hairs (Noah Mullette-Gillman)

The White Hairs is a tale that combines simple storytelling with spiritualism and a smattering of philosophy. The title refers to a species whose intellectual capacities exceed those of mere mortals, even if their appearance is closer to that of less intelligent beasts.
  • Overall: 3   ҉
  • Plot: 3/5
  • Originality: 3/5
  • Language: 2/5
  • Believability: 4/5

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Ghost of a Flea (John Brinling)

Overall: 4.8
  • Plot: 5/5
  • Originality: 5/5
  • Language: 4/5
  • Believability: 5/5
The Ghost of a Flea by John Brinling

Time: 1975.
Location: New York City.

The murder of Roger’s musician friend, Gideon Whiting, turns Roger’s world up-side-down. His wife, Natalie, lies to him. His best friend, Ted, lies to him. His boss and U.S. Senate candidate, Charlie Holt, lies to him. And Lieutenant Tarrington, a homicide detective, is convinced Roger killed Gideon—but is Tarrington who he claims to be, or is he lying, too?

Peggy Curtis, the blond bombshell who dropped into Roger’s life one snowy night after he left Gideon’s apartment, might be the only person who can unravel the Gordian knot facing Roger, yet she has serious credibility problems, and is the last person he would want to rely on with his life and freedom on the line.

The drug cartel masterminding much of the chaos seeks an address book it thinks Roger took from Gideon. As their ruthless pursuit intensifies, the police learn of the book and join the chase. The problem is, Roger doesn’t have what they want and he must get it before they decide he is expendable.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Purchase Links:
Kindle US | UK | DE

In this story of betrayal, lies, and frequent gunfire, one very confused individual does his best to survive. As a reader, I was quickly caught up in Roger's struggles and found myself  engrossed in equal parts bewilderment and nervous anticipation.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tree of Life (Elita Faith Daniels)

At 380 pages and over 5,700 locations (Kindle units of measurement), Elita Faith Daniels' Tree of Life was a multiple-sitting endeavor. Unfortunately — or fortunately, as one might have it — the novel proved to be one from which it was difficult to walk away, and I was hard-pressed not to read through the night.
  • Overall: 4.3   ҉
  • Plot: 5/5
  • Originality: 3/5
  • Language: 4.2/5
  • Believability: 5/5

Monday, January 03, 2011

Author Interview: Debra Martin

Hello, my lovelies, and happy new year! I had the opportunity to interview Debra Martin. She and co-author David Small have created two different series: The Rule of Otharia and Dark Future.

The Rule of Otharia series
The Quest for Nobility
The Crystal Facade
Dark Future series
The Right Path
Path to Destruction

Other Links:
Book Review: The Right Path
Two Ends of the Pen (author blog)
Facebook: Debra L. Martin
Twitter: @dlmartin6
Debra L Martin and David W Small: authors of science fiction and fantasy


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