Saturday, December 27, 2014

Review of Game of Love

Game of Love
Written by Melissa Foster

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Finding ones’ way in life is a chore. But knowing who you can be a tougher challenge without proper feedback from a loving family and friends.

In their teenage years, Dex and Ellie were an item but not lovers in a biblical way. They were friends.

Her presence in his life gave him strength. However, Ellie had strengths of another kind, but her home environment weakened them and led her to Remington’s home, especially to Dex’s room.  

Her home environment resulted in mental roadblocks that affected the way Ellie communicated her feelings. Dex has no doubt of his abilities or who he is because he was nurtured by his family and his best friend, unbeknown to her, Ellie.

Because of reasons not told to Dex, Ellie was taken out of his life. She is now on his doorstep again, four years after a prior short encounter. She still has emotional baggage – insecurities as to who she is – strengths and weaknesses.

Dex’s caring and loving push Ellie in the right direction, but it is a woman friend of his that apparently helps Ellie see some light at the end of the tunnel.

It’s a gripping story from the beginning to end, that will have you crying, and laughing at times. Traumatic events bring us to a conclusion.

Ms. Foster’s style of characterization leaves no doubt as to who loves who; and the steam in the relationship goes up and down, keeping the reader guessing if the joining of Dex and Ellie will ever be completed.

Game of Love, The Remingtons, Book One; Love in Bloom Series stands alone. However, it may be interesting to see who will fall in love in the next book of this series.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Review of My Devouring Love

My Devouring Love:
       The First Weeks

Written by Donna Noville –Theiler

For you my fans, I read this book to see what all the fuss was about Zombies. The thought of the undead walking around eating humans seems to me to be an over the edge concept. However, Ms. Noville-Theiler has produced a novel that uses that concept effectively.

A love story comes about while Zombies are festering in the world around them. The main character, Abby, is put in a position away from home, that changes her life forever. Because of an infection that produces the Zombies, the dynamic of her family is changed.

She and her young sister, Ava, are separated from their mother and father, one by choice. This separation leads to their flight from the Zombies. Some of the people they meet on this journey hinder their return home, and others propel them forward.

What I can say most, is that there are Zombies, zombies, and zombies everywhere. You can’t get rid of them even to the end, which turns into a new beginning.

Whether in the new beginning (Seconds Weeks?), produces the renewal of an old love or the continuation of a started one remains to be seen. I can assure you there will be Zombies in the weeks that follow.

So if you enjoy Zombies tales, Donna did an excellent job writing about them and their curl existence.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Review of Disappeared

Disappeared:  MANTEQUERO
Written by Jenny Twist

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Can love or the lack of it, kill you? In Ms. Twist’s short novel, where a person disappears on vacation, many levels of love are deviled into. The love of friends, relatives, and an unknown Vampire type character are brought into the light.

An English teacher has not returned from her vacation in Spain. Her adoring cohort is surprised she has not returned and is flustered over the matter. It seems that no one else is concerned other than that missing teacher’s niece and the travel agent who sold her the ticket.

Alison, the protagonist, inquires getting no answers. She and the overweight travel agent, Heather, decided to do something about the disappearance of their friend June. After some investigation, they go to Spain together on holiday.

Alison, who speaks Spanish, and Heather, who has a European driver’s license, arrived in the town where June had stayed. What seems like a pleasant place turns into a Frankenstein event after they go to a local bar.

Infatuation leads one our vacationers into an unsafe situation. The unraveling of it changes their lives forever.

The reading was easy and not overburden with subplots. The story is a quick, entertaining read for a rainy or wintery afternoon.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Review of Waking the Dead

Written by Heather Graham

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

I thought people coming back from the dead were called Zombies. I could be wrong. I don’t know everything.

Ms. Graham style of writing tells an intriguing story about a painting that has powers which acts like some zombies do? It kills. Well, people think it kills.

A famous group of artist gets together during the eighteen hundreds. One is a painter that wants to fit in; all the others are writers – friends of Lord Byron. Hubert, the painter, rents a castle so he and his artist friends can produce horrific works in that privacy.  One wrote Frankenstein.

#FF to the future; all that come in contact with Hubert’s, lost until now, painting seems to die under strange circumstances. This baffles the New Orleans’ police.  So they bring help in from a private eye – Quinn.

A love story between Quinn and Danni is a subplot to their sleuthing into the murdering events surrounding the piece of bloody art. The twist and turns of the investigation bring them and their group back to the castle’s crypt.

This novel is an adventure that shouldn't be missed by those who like paranormal mysteries. Heather Graham has done an excellent job of pulling me into almost belief.

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