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Review: His Revenge

Posted by author on 7/23/2017 7:24:43 PM

His Revenge (John Cannon #2) by John W Howell was an enjoyable thriller that held my attention from beginning to end.

In the equally-riveting book one, My Grl, lawyer John Cannon gained recognition as a national hero by foiling a terrorist plot. Now in book two, John faces the consequences of his actions. The terrorists try to eliminate him for what he did and then use his status to further their agenda.

Howell writes with a very concise, matter-of-fact style. The prose and dialog are short and to the point, yet the author takes the time to thoroughly explain the reasoning behind what's happening. This approach makes for a very quick, easy, and satisfying read. That said, Howell will occasionally devote too much page space to minutia. For example, I don't need to know the step-by-step details of the main character's shower and bathroom routine. But I'll gladly skim over a few irrelevant side notes in exchange for comprehensive treatment of the important parts of the story.

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Beyond Yesterday Now Available

Posted by author on 6/28/2017 2:58:11 PM

Beyond Yesterday (Beyond Saga #3) is now officially published and available for purchase on Amazon. In this latest installment of the Beyond Saga, Captain Maya Davis travels back in time to determine how a piece of tech ended up in the past.

Beyond Yesterday Links:

- Amazon (Buy Kindle or Paperback)

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Review: Rise of the Prince (Pearseus #1)

Posted by author on 6/24/2017 4:06:39 PM

Overall, I enjoyed parts of Rise of the Prince (Pearseus #1) by Nicholas Rossis but ultimately felt that the novel struggled to come together as a cohesive story. I finished reading RotP a month ago. Given my recent move across the country, I haven't had many free moments to write or read, let alone write reviews. Now, I'm finally getting back to it. Here's what I recall.

The story was well-written and flowed well. Rossis knows how to write dialogue and prose.

Personally, I found Rossis' focus to be a little misplaced. Too often, the reader is abstracted away from what's really important. Too many of the scenes involve characters sitting around talking about what's going on rather than actually showing what's happening. Every other scene portrays character(s) talking about the ill-explained and ill-motivated war going on on a battlefield far, far away. I don't care much if I cant't see it. When the reader is actually immersed in the drama or action, the story shines.

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