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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Review of King Trevor

Cover for 'King Trevor'
Available at Smashwords http://bit.ly/HENGMh 

Review of King Trevor by Susan Helene Gottfried
These characters were written with such care in ‘Trevor’s Song' that the reader began to identify with the characters and wanted to know more about them and King Trevor does not disappoint as it delves into Keri’s aka Rusty’s background. The sequel to Trevor’s Song is a continuation of the story of Trevor and his relationships with his bandmate and best friend Mitchell and his wife Kerri aka Rusty. Trevor is not acting himself (the hedonistic Rock God).He is still sounding like the self-centred man he likes to show to the world, but Mitchell can tell he is depressed as he struggles with his life altering loss. Trevor is feeling out of place with the Shapeshifters, as he is no longer able to play bass with them and prance around the stage while the band is on tour. Mitchell sees all of this and wants to carve out a place for him as King Trevor. Trevor would run the band and manage the tour schedules, fan sites and studio and offices for Shapeshifters appearing every once in a while as a surprise to the fans with the band, but that requires a studio nearby and offices. Mitchell approaches Uncle Nils who finds them a building the old Slaughterhouse. It needs to be renovated but to do so they need an architect .Uncle Nils lines up Steve Broadhurst the head of Steel City Skyscrapers as their architect. The only problem is his Kerri’s brother Steve whom she hasn’t seen in three or four years. Trevor senses a story hidden there in Keri’s past and being Trevor he wants to know it in the guise it can harm Mitchell. This gives Trevor something to think about besides his own situation and ultimately leads him to his new career as King Trevor.
With biting wit and clever conversations the reader will truly enjoy this exceptionally written book.
 5 ★★★★★ out of  5  ★★★★★

Friday, March 30, 2012

Review-of Trevor's Song

Cover for 'Trevor's Song'

Review of Trevor's Song by Susan Helene Gottfried

    Trevor Wolff is the manager and bass player for Shapeshifter a heavy metal rock band on the cusp of stardom. Trevor leads a hedonistic life of a rock star, a woman in every bed having carved out a life for himself and his good friend Mitchell Voss as rock Gods. Trevor’s childhood was riddled with abuse and Mitchell’s family saved him so when Mitchell stops bed hopping and finds a woman to be monogamous with Trevor is thrown for a loop. He is jealous of Kerri aka Rusty and yet drawn to her at the same time. Mitchell has been his friend so long he doesn’t want to share with her. Trevor grapples with changing, growing up and with health concerns that test him. The reader gets to follow Trevor’s journey as the writer peels back the layers that Trevor hides.
A truly engrossing story, that grips the reader and makes them want to read the sequel to this book King Trevor
41/2 stars out of five

Monday, March 26, 2012

Review the Istanbul Puzzle

The Istanbul Puzzle 

Available at Amazon ca http://amzn.to/GR3tn6 
Amazon US   http://amzn.to/H5ywBi 
Amazon UK   http://amzn.to/H3FJle 

The Istanbul Puzzle by Laurence O'Bryan

       Sean Ryan has been adrift since his doctor wife Irene died tragically in Afghanistan killed by a roadside bomb. The institute he (with some others) started to examine digital imageries and catalogue them is now being managed by someone who questions everything they do. Sean feels his very presence at the institute is being squeezed out and that his position is in jeopardy; if there are no results from the imagery work Alek Zegwikiski is presently doing at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. When he doesn’t hear from his wife’s good friend and his employee Alek in over 36 hours he begins to worry a little until he gets a call from the Peter Fitzgerald who works at the British consulate in Istanbul. Mr. Fitzgerald wants him to come to Istanbul to identify the remains of Alek who has been beheaded, and so begins the fascinating story of the Istanbul puzzle. Sean Ryan has lost too much with his wife death and he can’t understand how simple digital imagery of known art would get Alek killed so brutally. Sean Ryan finds himself in the middle a sea of intrigue as he tries to find out the truth about why Alek was murdered. Pursued by the very people who killed Alek; he escapes accompanied by Isabel Sharp. Isabel (the liaison from the consulate who had also met with Alek) goes with Sean seeking to find out the truth about why Alek was killed.
If you enjoy Dan Brown or other loosely based historical fiction you will love this enjoyable thriller. The rich layers of history will keep the reader spellbound and the exciting spine tingling tale will keep the reader barrelling on, reading page after page until the stunning conclusion of this book.
5 ★★★★★ out of  5  ★★★★★

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Review -Dark Waters

Review -Dark Waters by Shannon Mayer
Dark Waters (Celtic Legacy Book 1)
Quinn has always looked after her sister Ashling. Their mother their only known parent,has always strangely favoured Quinn and all but ignored Ashling. When Ashling graduates school, Quinn offers her a trip and Ashling wants to go to the sea and learn to surf. Even though Quinn is terrified of the sea( having been attacked by something when she was younger in the water) she agrees to make her sister happy to go to the ocean side. There her sister is snatched in the water and she learns her mother has been to by the same creatures she is just learning about. Quinn does everything in her power to save them but will it be enough?
This story is a mixture of Celtic legends myths and good old fashion storytelling. The writer makes you care deeply about the characters and the sisters bonds. I enjoyed reading the engrossing tale and look forward to the sequel to see what will happen next
★★★★★ out of  5  ★★★★★

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review -Curse of the Spellmans

Curse of the Spellman’s by Lisa Lutz
Curse of the Spellmans (Izzy Spellman Mysteries)
Available at Amazon in hard cover and on kindle 

        Isabel “Izzy” Spellman is forced to move home, when her beer guzzling ,smoking roommate moves back in after a break-up with his girlfriend. Her parents run a Private Investigation agency which they expect Izzy to help with. Izzy becomes interested in the neighbour next door John Brown. At first it seems to be a good relationship for Izzy that is until she falls into “the curse of the Spellman’s” becoming suspicious of him and starts investigating him. Izzy is bound and determined she is going to prove that he has being making women disappear. She begins to follow him everywhere. When she breaks into his home she is caught and her PI licence is in jeopardy. After all this is her fourth arrest. Rae has nowhere to go as she is barred from the family home in a plea deal.
       Rae her fifteen year old has met a cop she has befriended Henry Stone. Henry helps ground Izzy getting her to do her homework and treat her parents with respect. The problem is a social worker gets wind of Rae hanging out so much with a forty year old man and she questions the Spellman’s parenting so Izzy poses as Henry’s fiancée.
If all of this isn’t enough someone is duplicating Izzy’s childhood crimes to the last detail and Izzy’s victim hires the Spellman’s to find out who is doing this and her brother David the only normal one is acting odd.
      This book is a fun romp with the Spellmans. I laughed repeatedly while reading about the antics of Izzy and her family. This book is an enjoyable captivating read you won't be able to put down. 
★★★★★ out of  5  ★★★★★