Monday, September 20, 2010

Gregg Luke's "Blink of an Eye"

Gregg Luke's latest release, Blink of an Eye, is unlike his previous mystery/suspense books, but still well worth a read.

Childhood was a happy, carefree time for Joseph Ramirez. At least that's how he used to remember it. But since the near-fatal traffic accident that landed him in the hospital with brain trauma, he's not so sure. Along with physical pain, Joseph now suffers recurring nightmares. Each night the heart-wrenching dreams grow increasingly vivid and graphic-to the point that Joseph's hospital roommate reports that Joseph talks in his sleep, often crying out in anguish and remorse. To complicate matters, a ruthless lawyer is challenging Joseph's innocence in the traffic accident. When defense attorney Michelle Haas comes to his aid, they discover they knew each other as children, and soon another forgotten experience comes into play-one that goes deeper than simple friendship. Are Joseph's night terrors actually repressed memories? Does he speak the truth during his unconscious midnight hours? And if so, what will that mean when Joseph's hospital roommate claims he confessed to murder? Soon Joseph realizes there's only one way to uncover the truth about his family and himself-involving reliving a past he has unknowingly worked all his life to forget.

The story has plenty of well-research medical procedural information, but none of it is overly detailed--it slides into the plot seamlessly. The description of his night terrors is gripping, but not graphic enough to be disturbing. This is a great drama with a tiny slice of romance squeezed in. Check out the review on my blog, or visit Gregg's website for more information about his books.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rachelle Christensen's "Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage for Latter-day Saints"

Whether it happens to you or someone you love, there’s no way to prepare for the overwhelming sense of loss that accompanies a miscarriage. But as Latter-day Saints, we know that Heavenly Father’s plan offers solace, even in the face of adversity. Lost Children provides specific information about miscarriage and how it affects a person physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

R. J. Christensen draws on her own experiences with miscarriage and infertility to bring you a comforting guide that’s perfect for anyone who’s had to struggle through this trial. Strengthen your testimony of the eternal plan as you learn to find happiness in spite of trials and joy in spite of pain.

This is Rachelle's second book to be released this year, close on the heels of her suspense book, "Wrong Number." You can learn more about Rachelle and her writing on her blog or her website.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Miss Mae's sweet romance, "When The Bough Breaks"

Miss Mae writes G-rated romances and mysteries that are getting great reviews. Check out When the Bough Breaks. Check out the blurb.

Darlene Moore's reason for shunning Parker Shane has nothing to do with his reputation of being a playboy. She even dates him before the death of her mother forces her to move away. After a two-year absence from Dalesville, she returns home to find
Parker exchanging wedding vows with her sister. Two months later, her sister dies.

Then Richard Ryan, head of Dalesville's wealthy, prominent family, and Parker's employer, goes missing. Could there be a connection to his disappearance and Parker's unexpected promotion?

Danger and questions a plenty barrage Darlene with the deadly speed of a six-shooter. Who called down a representative from a Washington agency? Who later assaulted him? Who attacked Darlene at her friend's apartment? And will Parker's scandalous brand of playboy be changed to one of murderous culprit? Or, in the moment of Darlene's greatest need, might he become her rescuing knight?

You can read more about her books and see the many book trailers on her website. Check out the trailer for When the Bough Breaks below.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Michele Ashman Bell's newest book, "Hometown Girl"

Michele Ashman Bell is one of the most prolific writers in the LDS fiction market with twenty-one books published.

In Hometown Girl, book two of the Butterfly Box Series, the focus is on Jocelyn and the secret she has kept from her friends for almost fourteen years.

When her grandmother passed away, Jocelyn inherited her house in Milford Falls, Washington.

With the encouragement of her friends, Jocelyn decides to move there and live in her grandmother’s home. But she soon finds that the house is falling apart, she doesn’t fit in there, and memories from her past have come back to haunt her.

The only way to put those memories to rest is to finally face them.

The only way to find love is to be free of the memories that have locked her heart.

Will Jocelyn be able to adjust to her new life in Milford Falls?

Will she find the strength to finally put her past to rest?
Read Hometown Girl and find out.

Check out Michele's website or blog to read sample chapters for her books or see what else she's written.

Friday, June 25, 2010

"Alma the Younger" by H.B. Moore

H. B. Moore is the author of eight books, seven historical fiction, and one non-fiction. Her latest offering is Alma the Younger. Her three previous fiction books were all finalists for the Whitney Award and two of the three were winners in the historical category. I've heard readers say this is her best one yet.

Alma the Younger, son of the aging high priest, once was taught by the wisdom of the prophets.
Now, ensnared by the wiles of strong drink and harlots, he’s a
bitter dissenter determined to overthrow the church and lead the people into new “freedoms.”

But en route to one of his malicious missions with his royal henchmen, Alma is halted by an unexpected opponent: an angel of the Lord, a messenger of the very God he has sought to defame.

What unfolds is a story of miraculous redemption, a story building on the poignant Book of Mormon account to show how even the vilest of sinners can be transformed by the Savior’s amazing grace.

Heather is a busy mother, writer, and owns an editing company. You can learn more about her books, including reading a sample chapter for most of them on her website. You can also learn what she's up to on her blog.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Forbidden Portals: The Quicksilver Project" by J.A. Lightender

Renny is your average teenager. He’s tall, lanky, and an easy target for the neighborhood bully.

But things quickly change when his parents buy him a not-so-average dog. Entering “Ernie’s Pet Shack” was an experience Renny would not soon forget, nor could he guess the adventure that awaited him once he took his dog Lou home.

The two were about to embark on a quest that would change the world as Renny knew it.

This is the ninth book for J Adams, though it's the first in this genre and with this pen name. The Quicksilver Project is an e-book for kids. Check out her website or blog for more information about her books.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"The Canticle Kingdom," a YA fantasy by Michael Young

The Canticle Kingdom is Michael Young's first book. It's a YA fantasy, filled with plenty of action and adventure.

It’s seemed like ages since Kate’s father went off to war, and she is eager to thank him for the beautiful German music box he sent for her birthday. But when it starts playing a strange, new melody and Kate vanishes into thin air, Captain Edison is willing to do anything to rescue his little girl.

When the Canticle Kingdom is attacked and the queen falls deathly ill, Johann, a young blacksmith’s apprentice, learns a terrible secret—the kingdom is contained entirely within a music box in another world. With the help of his friends,Johann races to bring aid from that other world in an effort to stop the dark power that threatens to destroy them all.

Enter a beautiful world full of magic, danger, loyalty, and bravery in The Canticle Kingdom, and discover that even the most ordinary objects and people might be hiding something truly wonderful inside.

You can learn more about this author, read sample chapters, and check out the free music box melodies he has posted on his website.