Sunday, June 28, 2009
I will Now be Promoting my authors on Twitter, whether you have an account there, or not. For those of you who are there, Please Follow me at my Link, so that you will be able to View my Promos. Happy Sunday! http://twitter.com/GeriAhearn Up Next in Review "COWGIRL DREAMS" By author Heidi M. Thomas Thank you for your Patience!
Friday, June 26, 2009
By author Sandra L. Vardaman Genre: Young Adult Mystery www.myspace.com/slvardaman www.facebook.com/home.php www.newcenturypublishing.org REVIEW Joanna Morgan has insomnia from recurrent nightmares, which leave her totally drained, mentally and physically. Joanna's nightmares began after the tragic death of her father occurred. The news reported that her father, Everett Morgan jumped off the roof of the Northcliff Towers. The police investigation attributed his death as suicide, and closed the case. But Joanna never believed that her dad committed suicide from the moment she heard about the tragedy. Her haunting dreams persuade her to do everything in her power to prove that his death was not in fact suicide. She convinces Maddie, who is her best friend, to help her gather information to reopen the case, regardless of the time involved and the dangers they may face. When Joanna learned that another dead body was found in the same location of the Northcliff Towers, her haunting suspicions were confirmed and nothing was going to stop her from seeking the clues for evidence, while enforcing justice to be served. As Joanna and Maddie's journey begins, they are convinced that there's a murderer walking the streets and they must spy on the powerful Northcliff family as they attempt to unlock a deadly secret behind the doors of greed. It is known that anyone who attempted to come into contact with this family is indeed taking a risk. Will Joanna and Maddie find the killer, or will the killer find them? Who is the killer's next victim? Why doesn't Joanna's mom listen to how Joanna really feels about her father's death, is her reason for safety, or is there something she's hiding? Why did Captain McCallister, who once worked with Joanna's father, refuse to reopen the case, and continue to rule it as a suicide? Who is Raymond Northcliff, and was he on the roof the same night that Joanna's dad was? Will there be a confession, and from who? I recommend this novel to all mystery lovers. Sandra L. Vardaman penned a spellbinding psychological, suspenseful story in the spirit of Hitchcock with a series of twists-and-turns that will keep you guessing to the end. "NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER" is as chilling as "NO WAY OUT" and as dramatic as "ALONG CAME A SPIDER" with Morgan Freeman. Geraldine Ahearn AIOM HonDG (IBC) author of 6 books Founding Member ABI Women's Review Board
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Author of: "JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN" Subtitle: "Unleash Your Inner Power And Take Control Of Your Life. No More Excuses!" Genre: Non-fiction/ Self-Help http://www.justmakeithappen.org/ www.myspace.com/justmakeithappen www.twitter.com/jstmakeithappen Danielle Theresa Pierre was born July 11, 1965 in San Mateo, California, to Daniel Clarence Pierre and Mary ("Judy") Judith Wayland. Danielle is an artist, freelance writer, poet, up and coming motivational speaker and the author of "JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN!" Her new release is a self-help book series designed to help its readers discover the power they possess within. No matter how grim current circumstances may appear, each person has the ability to make seismic positive changes in their life experiences. Like most, Danielle has experienced many challenges and obstacles in life, and spent many years battling self-defeat. It wasn't until she found herself in one of her darkest moments that she finally broke the negative cycle, and changed the direction of her future. It was in that experience that Danielle realized she is the author of her life story, good, or bad. She discovered the key to great health, wealth, and happiness, and so can you! Each of us has unsurmountable power within that can and will push us to greatness, yet so many continue to live in a place of despair, struggle, and unfufillment that they don't have to. It is Danielle's life mission to help others emerge from negative circumstances and midsets, and create a life of happiness, and complete well-being. Danielle's philosophy is: "Our life experience begins with our thoughts, and it is through our thoughts that we experience life!" AUTHOR INTERVIEW will be Posted on: http://www.authorgeriahearnsinterviews.blogspot.com/ BOOK REVIEW will be Posted on: This Review Blog http://www.amazon.com/ Welcome Aboard Danielle!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Authors of: "IT'S ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE" Subtitle: "Loving and LivingWell with Autism" Genre: Self-Help/Inspirational/ Special Needs http://www.autismwithattitude.com/ http://www.desertbeachpublications.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org http://twitter.com/attitudemama1 Gayle Nobel holds a BA in Special Education, and directed an intensive home theraphy program for 11 years for her autistic son Kyle, who is now 25. During that time, she trained over 100 volunteer therapists and aides in the attitude she writes, and speaks about. Originally from NY, Gayle is an author, inspirational speaker, parent mentor and also a sister to a 49 year old brother with autism. She lives with her husband, and three children in Arizona. Her book, "It's All About Attitude" is for anyone wanting to move beyond the autism cure books. She offers support and inspiration on every page for living well with autism, or any of life's challenges. To learn more, or to subscribe to her free E-letter LIVING WITH ATTITUDE, Please visit: http://www.autismwithattitude.com/ AUTHOR INTERVIEW of Gayle Nobel will be posted on: http://www.authorgeriahearnsinterviews.blogspot.com/ BOOK REVIEW will be posted on: This Blog http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
By Author D.H. Brown Genre: Action/Mystery/Thriller http://www.dhbrownbooks.com http://www.myspace.com/dhbrownbooks http://www.bigriverpress.com/ REVIEW The Major is back in book two of the Citizen Warrior Series, "HONOR DEFENDED." As we learned from HONOR DUE, the Major is a kindhearted, caring, family man. He is also the Vietnam vet who will not allow anything to cross his path when it comes to hurting innocent citizens, especially his friends, and family. While still mourning the death of one of his War Brothers, he receives notification of a horrifying murder and kidnapping involving a friend. Carmen was kidnapped, and her husband who was an American soldier and home from Iraq was beheaded, then their home was set on fire. The Major calls in his troops, and begins the investigation. Does Carmen return to safety, and where is her vehicle? How is it possible that twelve terrorists wind up in someone's backyard, why was it that easy? How many battles and interrogations will the Major face? Do the Major's Warriors seek revenge, and is justice served? Embrace yourself, put on your seatbelt, and enjoy the greatest thrill ride you've ever endured! The setting in the great NorthWest is perfect for the action-packed adventure to take place, the story is engrossing, and the characters come to life once again. I recommend this novel to all mystery lovers who enjoy thrillers, with humor, and compassion. The plot consists of hard-hitting action, and is emotional, and heartwarming. When the Major realizes that the crime committed was no random act of violence, the fireworks begin, tension is at its highest peak, and the adrenaline is flowing. The bond between the Warriors is stronger than ever as excitement explodes, while the hunt begins. D.H. Brown penned an incredible breathtaking adventure as his Masterpiece becomes a tribute to Vietnam vets. "HONOR DEFENDED" is as compelling as Steven Spielberg's "SAVING PRIVATE RYAN" with Tom Hanks! Geraldine Ahearn AIOM HonDG author of 6 books Founding Member ABI Women's Review Board
Monday, June 15, 2009
Subtitle: "One Man's Memories" Genre: Memoir By Author DARRYL E. ROBIDOUX http://www.homeafterdark.com/ http://www.fivestarpublications.com/ REVIEW Born into a family of farmers and a dropout from school at age sixteen with absolutely no recollection of parental hugs, or the words we desperately need to hear repeatedly from childhood to adult, "I Love You!" The eyes of Darryl E. Robidoux witnessed poverty during childhood, hard labor, and the lack of one of the most important human needs in life which normally stems from birth through adult, love. Knowing farm life wasn't for him and determined to change the lifestyle he once lived, while carrying the insensitivity of not knowing what love is on his shoulders, he moved on. He walked on the road to success, without looking back. He lived what he learned. We make choices in life, unintentionally, those choices are sometimes not always the right ones. When we start at the bottom, there's only one place to go, climb the ladder to the top. With motivation and determination, Darryl reached for the stars. He sought perfection, not fame, but fortune. He studied engineering in college, then computer science, and became a great asset to Xerox while the company was booming. Although, he had a wife and children, his work became top priority. Years later, his work became his life. He was obsessed with becoming wealthy, and perfection at the work place was his primary goal. He achieved his goal and retired at age forty as a very successful man. But after he retired, he realized something was missing. Something that gives people a reason to live gracefully, and happy as they age. Something that he felt was missing during childhood, something that everyone desperately needs to grow up with. He realized that life, regardless of wealth, needs to be nourished with love. He realized that the most important necessity in life is one thing we can't buy, while learning that money wasn't everything. The author clearly informs the reader that dedication and motivation are important, and success is wonderful. He encourages people to educate, and to be who you want to be. Most important, without a doubt, he describes that the golden key is the one to your heart. Without that key, an emptiness will exist, which will forever need to be fulfilled. I applaud the author for pure honesty, and inspiration to all. I recommend this novel to everyone that seeks to learn from others, for all those who wish to learn how to become successful, and to everyone who wishes to benefit from a story told through experience about the most important roads in life. The autobiography of Darryl E. Robidoux is as sentimental as "RICH MAN,POOR MAN." "HOME AFTER DARK" captures the heart the same way it does in "PRETTY WOMAN" and is as passionate as "NOTTING HILL" with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant! Geraldine Ahearn AIOM HonDG author of 6 books Founding Member ABI Women's Review Board
Sunday, June 14, 2009
By Author Mack Beasley Genre: Mystery http://mackbeasley.webs.com/ http://www.myspace.com/writermack www.shoutlife.com/mackbeasley REVIEW A minister is arrested for the murder of his wife, is he innocent, or guilty of the crime? The minister is an old prison buddy of Mike Blackman, the attorney who is asked to represent him in this criminal case. Mike who is an ex-con, and a recovering alcoholic, accepts to represent the minister, while working as a part-time investigator. Ben Blackman who is Mike's son, works side-by-side with his father to crack the case open. Mike is determined to not allow anything to get in his way if he knows a suspect is framed, simply because of his unfortunate past. Ben knows that his father is intelligent, brave, and will fight at all cost to prove innocence in order to save a life. Mike has complete faith in his son to work as a team, but Ben who is handsome, and quite the charmer, also works with a beautiful lawyer. The gorgeous attorney is single, Ben is divorced, and the fireworks begin as love fills the air. Does love hinder the case? Will justice be served for the minister? If the minister is innocent, who killed his wife? The investigation begins as Mike and Ben search for answers, but who's searching for them? I recommend this novel to all mystery lovers who enjoy thrillers, with dazzling romance. Mack Beasley penned a smart, passionate, and steadily engrossing thriller. The pages are covered in drama, Mike and Ben must clean a whirlpool of lies, and hidden passion begins to bloom. "DELAYED JUSTICE" is as dramatic as "THE RENDERING" and as suspenseful as "THE PLEDGE" with Jack Nicholson. Geraldine Ahearn AIOM HonDG author of 6 books Founding Member ABI Women's Review Board
Saturday, June 13, 2009
By author Steven Clark Bradley Genre: Suspense Thriller http://twitter.com/StevenBradley http://publishedauthors.ning.com/profile/StevenClarkBradley http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Acts-Steven-Clark-Bradley/dp/1594316937/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234117254&sr=1-3 REVIEW How can America ever forget what happened on September 11, 2001? A horror that's better known as 9-1-1, and a nightmare that shocked all Americans, a disaster that should have never occurred. While on a ship in Bermuda, the captain announced the terrifying event, three-thousand people aboard in complete panic for their loved ones who they may have lost that day. As I viewed the burning towers on TV, I immediately thought of friends who I knew worked there, and prayed in silence that their lives didn't end. I knew the amount of people that had to be hurt, and could silently hear the screams. Husbands, wives, and children. Pregnant women, firefighters, and police officers. Innocent bystanders, and tourists. I thought to myself, how many times have I looked up to the towers? But on this day, I never imagined devastation would occur! Me, along with millions of Americans who were all asking the same two questions, why, and how? Steven Clark Bradley's "PATRIOT ACTS" comes to life, and is as scary as the same day I witnessed the tragedy of the burning towers. He creates a picture-perfect image of terrorism, and brings it to life in his adrenaline-pumping story of a nuclear attack after visiting thirty-four countries, and expertise on working as a freelance journalist. I recommend this novel to all those interested to learn about terrorism, for military fiction fans, and all thriller lovers. The reader is able to dive into the dangerous mind of a terrorist, learning what motivates such a person, and why this person can become a walking time bomb. This novel leaves an aftermath behind, without a doubt, and the readers will indeed keep thinking about the War on Terror, long after they close the book. For added touches, the author cleverly demonstrates what it feels like to live through a national crisis, and the reader can sense the fear through this remarkable story. "PATRIOT ACTS" is as intense as "ARLINGTON ROAD" where your paranoia can become real, and is as mesmerizing as "WORLD TRADE CENTER." Geraldine Ahearn AIOM HonDG author of 6 books Founding Member ABI Women's Review Board
By author Andie Lee Peck Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Police Procedual/Psychological Thriller http://www.myspace.com/andieleames http://www.bebo.com/DreamLover40 http://www.google.com/s2/profiles/109913138483363664038 REVIEW Michael, and Lenie work together on criminal cases in the world of crime. There are many violent offenders, with fifteen names on a list of victims. Is Father Thomas on that list, and who sought revenge? Who left a red patent leather high-heel shoe behind, and is this evidence related to the call girl escort? Michael continues to experience terrifying dreams, while a missing woman is found dead in a river, and toe-tags are placed on a dead body, covered with puncture wounds. Who is known as "The Artist" and why? Where are preserved heads found, and what was the symbolic message attached to this evil act? Should Brian Thomas beg for mercy? What happened to Megan Young? How many more women are missing, and found dead? How many bodies were encased in plaster of paris, and who is the killer? I recommend "ABSTRACT MURDER" to all horror, and mystery lovers. There are three different killers, and the reader will be able to visualize what makes them tick in this disturbing, psychological suspense, told from various characters with dangerous minds. Andie Lee Peck cleverly pens this horror, suspenseful story in a flash forward, the past and the present time, while pointing to good versus evil. As the reader is taken on an emotional roller coaster ride, continuous twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you were an Alfred Hitchcock fan, then you will enjoy this wild, mysterious ride through the character's lives, and psyches that send chills up your spine. "ABSTRACT MURDER" is a nail-biting tense thriller, as chilling as "COPYCAT." This novel is as intense as "The BONE COLLECTOR." A taut, riveting thriller that will keep you guessing as if viewing "KISS THE GIRLS" with Morgan Freeman, and Ashley Judd. Geraldine Ahearn AIOM HonDG (IBC) CCRN/author of 6 books Founding Member ABI Women's Review Board
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I Welcome author Gary Starta! author of: "BLOOD WEB" subtitle: "A Caitlin Diggs Novel" Genre: Science Fiction http://www.eternalpress.ca/murderbyassociationnew.html http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.fictionwise.com/ http://www.charlesriverpress.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrKKfoKYy3g http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Web-Gary-Starta/dp/0979130484/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s= books&qid=1244828331&sr=8-1 http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/garystartaeBooks.htm http://www.facebook.com/gary.starta http://www.lyricalpress.com/extreme_liquidation Gary Starta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. His love for science fiction compelled him to write his first novel "What Are You Made Of?" It was published in 2006. Inspired by Isaac Asimov, the science fiction novel focuses on intelligent artificial life and whether sentient androids should possess the same rights as humans. The androids in Starta's novel are created as hybrids-part machine, part human-further blurring the line between human and machine. Starta foresees a near future where humans will be forced to decide if intelligent machinery is indeed a life form. Possibly, in this near future, some humans will possess computer enhancements to overcome disabilities becoming hybrids themselves. The line between biological life form and mechanical life form will continue to be examined in a follow up novel now being written. Starta cites Stephen King and Dean Koontz as inspirations for his 2007 novel "BLOOD WEB" which is also reminiscent of the X-files television/movie series. Contemporary authors Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine, Jim Butcher and Kelly Armstrong also fuel his aspiration to create paranormal suspense. The follow up novel to "BLOOD WEB" -"EXTREME LIQUIDATION" explores Caitlin Diggs' supernatural gifts, including the ability to see the future in dreams and to read a person's character through emotions. "EXTREME LIQUIDATION" which was published in 2009 is now available at: http://www.lyricalpress.com/. It deals with fringe science, black magic and the paranormal. CSI Detective Stanford Carter will discover how thin the line of sanity is in MURDER BY ASSOCIATION- a new mystery novella available at EternalPress.com-see it at this link: http://www.eternalpress.ca/murderbyassociationnew.html Welcome Aboard Gary!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Welcome Aboard Len! author of: "The Secret Life Of A Snowbird" Subtitle: "An Inside Look At Retirement In America's Sunbelt" Genre: Non-fiction/ Humor www.myspace.com/arizonasnowbird http://www.fivestarpublications.com/ www.twitter.com/arizonasnowbird Len Schritter is a potato farmer who lives in Aberdeen, Idaho April through October, and in Mesa, Arizona November through March. Len and his wife Diana, have been Arizona snowbirds for the last seven years. Shortly after starting on this unusual path of living in two different parts of the country, Len realized that the snowbird story, the culture of this unique lifestyle was not being told. "The Secret Life Of A Snowbird " became Len's first stab at authoring, and publishing. He has spent the last two snowbird seasons speaking, and promoting his book in the greater Phoenix area.