Books I have authored.

Many times I receive books for FREE to give them an honest review. I do not get paid to give a good or bad review. Spotlights are promotional and should be regarded as advertising for the book spotlighted. Regardless of where or how I got a book, my review will be as honest as I can make it.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Banned Books Week September 22-28, 2013

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Spotlight on Four Til Late by Eric Garrison





About the Author: Eric Garrison is active in the writing community in Indianapolis, Indiana. He lives in the Circle City with his wife, step-daughter and four cats. He also enjoys gaming and homebrewing beer.

Seventh Star Press published the first of his Road Ghosts trilogy, Four 'til Late, in July of 2013. The other two are expected to come out later in 2013.

Eric's novel, Reality Check, is a science fiction adventure released by Hydra Publications. This book reached #1 in Science Fiction on Amazon's Kindle store during a promotion in July 2013.

Eric's short story, "Drag Show" appeared in the Fall 2011 edition of Strange, Weird and Wonderful Magazine and Volume 2 of that magazine's anthology series. His flash piece, "Dark Reflection", appeared in the Indiana Horror 2011 anthology. He's competed twice in the Iron Writer Challenge with two 500-word flash pieces, "Killer Cure" and "Moby Me".



Book Synopsis: In Four 'til Late, amateur ghost hunter Brett and his friends Gonzo, Jimbo, and Liz are on a road trip with dangerous detours, dreadful dreams and dire warnings. But that won't keep them from reaching their goal: New Orleans. Along the way they discover that some spirits leave you with more than a hangover and regrets. Can they get there in one piece, or will they be stopped and rest in peace? The bags are packed, the engine's running. Turn up the radio and get moving because the road ghosts are waiting, and it's Four 'til Late. Four 'til Late is the first book of the Road Ghosts Trilogy.

 



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Tour Schedule and Activities

9/23    Laura VanArendonk Baugh Blog                              Contest

9/23    Lost Inside the Covers                                               Review

9/23    The Dan O’Brien Project                                          Promo Spotlight

9/24    The Flipside of Julianne                                            Guest Post

9/24    Celticlady’s Reviews                                                  Promo Spotlight

9/25    Armand Rosamilia, Author                                      Guest Post

9/25    Jess Resides Here                                                       Character Interview

9/26    Pick of the Literate                                                    Promo Spotlight

9/26    Word to Dreams                                                        Review

9/26    Come Selahway With Me                                         Interview

9/27    MikesFilmTalk                                                          Promo Spotlight

9/27    Sheila Deeth                                                               Guest Post

9/27    Bee’s Knees Reviews                                                  Review

9/28    Sapphyria’s Book Reviews                                        Promo Spotlight

9/28    Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews                               Character Interview

9/29    I Smell Sheep                                                             Promo Spotlight

9/29    Mochas, Mysteries, and More                                  Promo Spotlight



 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Innocent By Harlan Coben




 I have read several of Coben’s Mryon Bolitar books.  This was a departure and a captivating one.   An ex-con finds his life disrupted by unexplained attacks.  



Matt Hunter life is dramatically changed by one nights unforeseen circumstances.   Years later as an ex-con he discovers that the only constant in life is continual change.   Coben does a good job in portraying a man practically overwhelmed by circumstances.  Matt’s faith in his spouse and his own honesty provides him with the necessary resilience to survive a increasingly horrific scenario. 



The plot is intricate and almost confusing.  This is a book that you need to carefully read to keep abreast of the plot.  (pun intended)   There are enough twists and surprises to keep even the most jaded mystery aficionado delirious with delight.   Another hit by Coben who can’t seem to write a stinker. 





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Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Boy Who Loved Sharks by William G. Bentrim




My latest book!   Available at Amazon

The Boy Who Loved Sharks

Most of my books deal with social issues. I have been asked if I couldn’t write something that is more light hearted. We have all known children that become “experts” on things they like and we have been amazed at how much they can learn when they are internally motivated. The boy who loved sharks is an example of how one little boy succeeds in his dreams by using what he has learned and demonstrating his compassionate nature.

·  ISBN-10: 147834458X
·  ISBN-13: 978-1478344582

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Human Disguise by James O’Neal




 This is a cop book set in a near, possible future.  Tom Wilner is a cop trying to maintain order in a dystopian future south Florida.   He is ex-military facing bio-engineered diseases and possible aliens.   His priorities change dramatically when his family is threatened.


The near future aspect is frightening due to it’s possible probability based on current events.   Syria’s domination of the current international news scene makes this story even more frightening. 



There is a not so subtler finger pointed at human greed and prejudice.   There author draws parallels and I think is trying to prod the reader into pondering the behavior of our society.  



Wilner is an example of the best of us.  His passion, tenacity and foibles make him a believable character.   The Simolits and the Hallecks demonstrate the differing directions that evolving species can choose.



The book stands well alone but most definitely sets up sequels.   The approaching alien space ship may move the series from a near future cop story to a more main stream scifi. 



I recommend the book. 



Site:  http://www.jamesonealbooks.com/
 

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child


Reacher faces terrorists extorting a clerk from the Pentagon.   As usual, when Reacher’s sense of justice is violated, mayhem ensues.

Child does a nice job bringing a historic perspective to the Afghan fiasco.  At least Child has learned the value of history and the clarity of perspective it provides if one o

nly studies it.  

Reacher is the classic, doesn’t play well with others, protagonist.   His frustration with the inability of the “machine” to protect the vulnerable, leads him to his own brand of vigilante justice.  The scenario’s primary location are the mean streets of New York.   The tenor of the tale, once again, casts aspirations on the quality of personnel in the federal sector.  Reacher has more faith in the NYPD than he does in the alphabet soup of D.C.

As in all the Jack Reacher books I have read so far, there is non-stop action and lots of violence.  

I enjoyed the book and I recommend the book.

Web Site: http://www.leechild.com/
 
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