Sunday, September 25, 2016

Review of THE SECRET

Review of THE SECRET
by Danny Kemp


Reviewed by Author Roy Murry



There are strange bedfellows in war. In The Secret's case, it's a prince and the ruler of Germany meeting before World War II. The results of their encounter start a private Royal event kept out of the public eye.  

Only a hand full of people knows the truth, which leads to criminal actions that fester. Influential people in the United Kingdom want the result of the seed to go away into perpetuity. And this quest is put into the hands of a few.

This adventure, Mr. Kemp interwove a thrilling intergovernmental plot that leads to disaster for a few high-level intelligence and wealthy personal. His prose keeps you on your toes to the end following a spy expert and a newbie muddle through events at hand.

All-in-all, the novel kept me involved and gave me an impressive view understanding how the British 'Get about.' It may be the making of another James Bond, using the formable newbie.

It’s worth the read. Purchase:
US:   http://amzn.to/2cvRg3K  UK: http://amzn.to/2djxSbk

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Review of Angel's Blood

Angel's Blood

Sallyann Phillips

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


Angel Blood dripped into the blood of a young werewolf by the name of Tavi with incredible results that define her existence. She arrives in a small town where like kind beings live. With time she learns to trust the Pack, which is mystified by her abilities.  

The power system of the Pack brings out Tavi’s reasons why she is different from other male and female werewolves, and to them, those abnormal characteristics overlooked because of her tragic family story. The Pack brings her into the fold against her doubts in their sincerity.

Tavi’s upbringing and an Alfa Male who is upsetting her and the Pack’s with outside interference become the driving force in the story. It’s developed with fascinating and thrilling escapades that are novella moving.

Ms. Phillips writing flows with enjoyable highs that overshadow the lows. Her knowledge of Werewolves and Vampires gives this adventure credibility if you believe in this mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or a therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature.

Not my genre, but entertaining none the less.



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Review of Low Tide

LOW TIDE
A Forgotten Coast
Suspense Novel:
Book One

Dawn Lee McKeena

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Being a police detective is a tough job. It's exacerbated when you perform the work in a small seaside town where everyone knows each other.

Maggie is the homicide investigator in Apalachicola on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and someone she knew since childhood was found dead on the sandy beach of St. George Island. The story that follows goes into the victim’s life and that of Maggie.

Her family and his are on the opposite side of the law. The background, settings, and colorful scenes are laid out nicely and enhance the story.

Some suspenseful events are thrilling and interwoven into Maggie’s police duties leading to an unexpected ending. The incidents traumatically affect her and are a precursor to Book Two.

Dawn Lee McKeena did an excellent job in setting up the novel for the reader to want to read more about Maggie’s life as a detective. There is no conclusion. You’re left with, “What’s next?” and you click and buy Book Two.

Purchase/Kindle: http://amzn.to/2c1XHbH

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Review of Forget Me Not.

FORGET ME NOT
Mark Kane Mysteries, 
Book 1

JOHN HEMMINGS

Reviewed by 
Author Roy Murry

Many mysteries I can somewhat see where the plot is going. Not so with Mr. Hemmings’ story about finding out if a person is who she says she is.

As the plot thickened, I got some clues, but they led me to the wrong conclusion. Mr. Hemmings kept me on my toes with Mark Kane’s investigation which leads to unlikely conclusions.

Kane’s ability to get to the meaning of the matter at hand is by understanding how people are motivated. His mental processes of perception are used to get results. The author accomplished the task exceedingly.  

The main characters were well defined especially that of Mark Kane and his Lady Friday Lucy. These two understandably meshed together and offset each other’s weaknesses in a charming way. It will be interesting to see where their relationship will lead in the series.

I enjoyed the pace and banter of the prose and the serious of the matter at hand – the death of a person under interesting circumstances. I’ll be looking forward to reading another of John Hemming’s novels.

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2c4u2Qf  presently Kindle Price: $0.00




Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Review of The Fencing Master's Daughter



The Fencing Master’s Daughter

Giselle Marks

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

The 1800s, in Europe, the Napoleonic Wars dominated world attention, especially in London. History has told us that the English and the French always had problems getting together on many issues.

An intriguing conspiracy highlights the "Backdrop" of Ms. Marks's interesting romance story between an Englishman and Frenchwoman. Both of these main characters have their history that complicates the situation.

Her beauty and his stature are woven into a conflict that preceded their traumatic meeting in the streets of London, which comes to the forefront later. Her history in France as a child and his present day heritage conflicts are the dynamic forces driving this fast pace adventure.

The colorful languages of both countries during the period are used in the appropriate places making the novel seemed plausible. The characters became flesh and blood, and you can feel their sentiments through Ms. Marks’ words.

I’ll be reading another of Giselle’s novels soon.  






















Sunday, August 28, 2016

Review of FLAWED GODS

FLAWED GODS
Angela B. Mortimer

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

In many religions, Gods exist that the followers believe will protect them from all kinds of atrocities. FLAWED GODS, a science fiction space opera, gives the reader different levels of deities with superhuman powers, each looking for answers to why they exist.

The main character Doella has powers that many of our well-known superheroes would love to have. However, the ability she uses most is her sexuality on earth and other worlds that she travels, manipulating situations to her advantage.

Her strengths lead her and her compatriots, some of which are her lovers, into a position of deflecting a universal conflict between odd-shaped creatures, including dragons that can shape change into humanoids. The war, with Doella’s help, can be alleviated, is directed by another God like group inspiring Doella into that position.

The ending will inspire the reader to want to read on in the series, as it has for me. A new day is arising in Doella’s life and the universe she lives.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Review of Shit Politicians Say:

Sh*t Politicians Say:

JESSE VENTURA

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Just this last year after many years of being apolitical, I looked, studied, and journalized my thoughts. From this evaluation, I wrote my white paperSixty Days To the End of The USA As We Know IT’; and during that time I read Jesse’s book.

In my published white paper, I used a few of his book’s quotes. I did this because they were within the scope of it.

Jesse’s SHIT POLITICIANS SAY is funny and informative. If you are interested in politics, this is a book to enjoy and use when in conversations with friends and families today.

Most of the quotes are forgotten but still apply to the present day’s elections in the USA. It seems that what goes around does come around again.

Example: “In America, you have a right to be stupid…” part of a John Kerry quote as secretary of state on his first trip in 2013. Can you believe it? It’s true he said it.

You’ll have to read this fascinating collection, which includes quotes from Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and presidents back to John Adams.

And, who can forget Bill Clinton’s …it depends on how you define is, is?