The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District

by Nathan Bush

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Written in Blood: The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District (Volume 1)

Detective Ken Collins is completing his rookie year in Homicide, a division of the Investigative Branch of the Foley Police Department, when a serial killer with an insatiable appetite for destruction, and a desire to ruin Ken’s life, begins mutilating prostitutes in the 8th District. Ken must work the case with his partner, Senior Detective John Filcher, all while dealing with personal circumstances that include physical and mental issues, burgeoning questions about his Eternal security, and his dad’s recurring illness. Unfortunately for the duo, the killer is brutal and efficient and leaves no trail to follow. Things get complicated for them when the investigation turns south, and the Governor’s newly initiated ‘Special Crimes Division’ shows up. During the investigation, John, a devoted Christian, uses every opportunity to try and lead Ken to the Truth. Will Ken and John find the killer before more victims die? Will the killer make good on his vow to destroy Ken? Will the ‘Special Crimes Division’ make a move to take the case away from the detectives from the 8th District? Will Ken accept the Truth that can change his life forever? This is a story written with multiple points of views. A murder mystery tale with characters that are normal, believable, and realistic. For this being his first novel, it is well written.

Root of Evil The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District (Volume 2)

Detective Quin Butler is the new guy in the Homicide Division of Foley’s 8th District. He isn’t in town long when he and his partner, Senior Detective John Filcher, draw their first case together. A man is found bludgeoned to death and his motel room ransacked. Nothing at the scene suggests what the killer was after. To add to the mystery, his body is riddled with odd-shaped markings. As they work the investigation, new evidence in a cold case comes to light and makes life even more hectic for the pair. Trouble abounds for Quin in his personal life when he meets a beautiful woman, who happens to be an old friend (old flame?) of John’s. Why is John so protective of her? What circumstances caused her to leave Foley in the first place? When the answers come, will Quin second guess his decision to pursue her against John’s wishes?

Once again this story involves Detective John Filcher and his division. It is a murder mystery crime story.

Twisted Christian The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District Book 3

Verdugo, a man with a skewed view of scriptural interpretation, believes he has been chosen by God to pour out His judgment on the men responsible for a young girls death and bring justice to her and her family.

Detectives Berg Anderson and John Filcher are thrust together to find him. One is a self-proclaimed non-believer; the other, a professed Christian.

How will the non-believer handle being saddled with a true Christian for a partner? Will Verdugo be able to complete his mission before he is captured or killed? Or will the Homicide Detectives succeed in stopping him before the body count gets out of control?

Detective John Filcher is at it again but with a new partner. It is a murder mystery crime story with a twist.

Preying Games, The Foley Chronicles, Files from the 8th District Book 4

She’s on the hunt, and Foley will be her preyground. Amy is a tech savvy blogger who is tired of being trampled on by men. Utilizing her considerable technical skills, she concocts a plan to rid Foley of its aristocracy by drawing them into a deadly game of seduction. Namely, men of power and money. Men who think they’re above the rest of society. Men who are out for themselves. Detective Shelby Lynn joins the 8th District Homicide Squad and is immediately thrust into an untenable situation when she’s partnered with the disagreeable Detective Berg Anderson. They soon team with Senior Detective John Filcher and Detective Quin Butler on a case, which quickly turns into more than a simple murder investigation. The team encounters crime scenes that aren’t what they seem, bugs, drugs, newspaper editorials, a possible copycat killer, one of their own in trouble, and much more. Can the Homicide Detectives of the 8th District stop this killer before she eliminates her lengthy list of prey?


This story has a whole slew of characters besides Detective John Filcher. Another creepy murder mystery crime story.


One percent of cold cases are ever solved.

Daisy Chain

by Julia Vaughan

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Daisy Chain
by Julia Vaughan

In 2009, the body of five-year-old Daisy Prospero was found. Her killer has never been caught. Flash forward ten years and a cold case unit has formed to take another look at the case.

Chief Superintendent Lenny Howard asks Detective Chief Inspector Kath Fortune to head up the new cold case team. These team members that pour over the files, Detective Sergeant Ruth Goodwin, Detective Sergeant Shirley Thompson, Detective Constable Marvin Henshall, and Lane Petreus—a psychic who had helped them out on previous cases. Byron Lord has the civilian position with a degree in Computer Sciences & Technology. Justice for the dead and their families. That was all that mattered at the end of the day. That was what they all strived for: results and closure.

I absolutely loved this book. It had everything you need in a book through multiple genres. Action, yup. Mystery, yup. Thriller and crime, it’s in there. The characters and scenarios were realistic. I could not put this book down. I had to see how it ended. Of course, it ended with me out a night’s sleep, but oh well it was worth it. 


Horror
Mystery
Paranormal
Thriller
Crime



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Proximity – A Review

The ICHO Wars, Book 1

 by Kevin Alan

Proximity (The ICHO Wars, Book 1)
by Kevin Alan

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Proximity (The ICHO Wars, Book 1)
by Kevin Alan

A Post-Apocalyptic story set somewhere in the future. 

Former U.S. Army Special Forces operative, codenamed Bishop, a scientifically modified stealth soldier/mercenary is wanting to get out of this kind of life so he can be with his son. But before this can happen, he is captured and given an ultimatum by U.S. Army Director of Operations, Richard Ramar. The mission is to infiltrate and retrieve a secret weapon from a U.S. weapons facility taken over by terrorists in the Syrian desert. 

 In exchange for Bishop’s freedom and survival, Ramar makes two requests: assassinate the terrorist leader, and retrieve the weapon inside that facility before it changes mankind’s future… what little is left of it. 

The world building was interesting and new. The characters were beautifully written but flawed which made them easy to sympathize with. It was action packed and exciting. Looking forward to the next book in the series. 

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Get ready for some football!

Not So Friendly Intent

 by Michele Lenard

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Not So Friendly Intent
by Michele Lenard
 
A Steamy Sports Novel in the Mile High Romance Series

A shoulder to cry on turns into a sweet love.

Elliot Crawford’s engagement ended on a sour note after finding out her fiancé cheated on her. She runs to her best friend since high school, Shane Thomas. It was never anything more than friendship between them. Shane is a sexy single pro quarterback going into the playoffs and best friend to Elliot.

Shane’s teammates think a newly single Elliot will be a distraction, but just because his best friend is hot doesn’t mean he wants her. Or it didn’t, until she dared him to touch her.

Elliot would never want to risk their friendship though… so why did she dare him to touch her? This leads them to start seeing each other in a new light - although it takes them awhile to act on it.

I’ve read some great romance books in this past week. Lenard hits her mark in this one. It was sweet and kind of funny. I enjoyed the quick read, and the characters are believable and developed well through the book. You should definitely read this standalone in the “Mile High Romance Series”. It contains characters that appear again in books 2-5 though it can be read at any time.

 

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What do you do when a demon follows you?

Ultimate Cause: A Zack Bolder Supernatural Suspense Thriller

By Janice Tremayne

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Bolder Ultimate Cause: A Zack Bolder Supernatural Suspense Thriller 
By Janice Tremayne

What do you do when a demon follows you?

On Maria Island in Tasmania, Australia, there’s an old penal colony that has been plagued with a murderous curse, caused by a demon that likes mind games. He’s always looking for a way to elevate his demon status.
 
Zack Bolder a spirit hunter, parapsychologist and former priest, with partner Detective Wellock team up with Detective Kayla from the State Police to investigate a murder/suicide case. They make a formidable tag team of supernatural crime investigators, working for the police branch for unexplained crimes. But his mere presence awakens a vengeful demon intent on swallowing his soul.

Bolder and Wellock work together like a well-oiled machine, knowing each other’s expertise, but now there is a new team member, Kayla who is sent to learn the ropes. However, has spirit hunter, Zack Bolder met his match? Can a parapsychologist trained by the Church withstand the guilt-edged torments of the demon? This poltergeist dangles psychology as its weapon by tempting that frail part of the mind to those that get in its way. 

Bolder is determined to resist the powerful pull of evil and not cave to temptation in order to save a woman.

Ultimate Cause is the fourth standalone book in the suspenseful Zack Bolder Supernatural Suspense Thriller Series.

Tremayne’s characters jump up to join the fight in this terrifying thriller. If you like intense intrigue, harrowing horror, and edge-of-your-seat tension, then you’ll love Janice Tremayne’s Ultimate Cause.

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Will love survive or be lost at sea?

Across the Sea

Always and Forever Book 2

By J.E. Adams

Across the Sea
Always & Forever #2
by J.E. Adams 

Naval officers Emily and Gene fell in love in Naples, Italy. 
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Rating: 4 out of 5.
Across the Sea
Always & Forever #2
by J.E. Adams 

Naval officers Emily and Gene fell in love in Naples, Italy. After heartbreak and loneliness, Emily Rosen had finally lowered her barriers and allowed a man back into her life. Every day she spent with Gene made her more sure that he was the man for her, the man she wanted to spend her life with.  

Gene Bain, lead petty officer, had his Naval career back on track after being hurt badly in an accident. Gene was sure that he wanted to take their relationship to the next level. When their ships reunited in Haifa, Israel, Gene was ready with a plan: a plan involving a ring.

With new mission assignments in hand, Emily and Gene would find themselves separated again, forced back into danger. Would their love survive, or would they be lost at sea?

Plenty of naval jargon to keep the military side of things going, but also soft and cute when the characters write love letters to each other.  It was an easy read with enough steam to keep these two moving all ahead full.

Under the Blue Sky
Always and Forever Book 3
by J.E.Adams
coming February 7, 2022


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How does one man convince the world that his way of thinking is the right way?

The Journey of Malchus

Book One of the Zombie Whisperer Chronicles

By Chandra Trulove Fry

The Journey of Malchus
by
Chandra Trulove Fry

Book One of the Zombie Whisperer Chronicles

How does one man convince the world that his way of thinking is the right way?
The Journey of Malchus
by
Chandra Trulove Fry

Book One of the Zombie Whisperer Chronicles

How does one man convince the world that his way of thinking is the right way?

The Journey of Malchus is set within several post-apocalyptic settlements with different types of tribes, with different kinds of roaming zombies.

The whole world is thrown into chaos as zombies take over and survivors are left to fend for themselves. All they know is that zombies bite and make more zombies. To them, it's shoot to kill and survive.

Not so to Malchus Dalton, he’s a hybrid, who has not turned even when bitten but thought crazy because of his unique ability to communicate with all kinds of zombies. They speak, and he can communicate with them. He attempts to share this knowledge with his fellow Lifers only to be shunned by them. 

Malchus may have bitten off more than he can chew. At least, that is how he feels when he tries to unite the Dusters and Lifers in harmony. Throughout the book we follow Malchus on his journey as he teams up with some rather unique friends.  Lilly, a 12-year-old bad ass killer that looks like a Lifer but eats like a Duster.  Mandy, an ex-girlfriend that is newly changed into a Duster/Night Prowler mix.  Patricia, who is thrown out pregnant from the Skull Clan. Can this group succeed on Malchus’ mission, or will they die trying?

Ok I know it’s a zombie apocalypse story, but it made me feel so good. I loved loved loved it! It’s a fresh and easy read. 

5 Stars
 
Genre:
Young Adult
Dystopian
Post-Apocalyptic
Science Fiction
Paranormal


How can you go back in time? Well, I’ll tell you how…Nope I won’t.

The Shield and the Thistle: The Grey Tower Chronicles by Jillian Bondarchuk

The first book in the Grey Tower Chronicles series.

By Jillian Bondarchuk

The Shield and the Thistle: The Grey Tower Chronicles by Jillian Bondarchuk


The first book in the Grey Tower Chronicles series.

Broken-hearted and recently dumped, culinary artist Meggie Washington leaves New York to visit her Gran in Scotland to heal and help with her 90-acre farm. While hiking on the MacKinnon Estate she falls through time by falling through a cave.  Present (2019) and past (1658)


How can you go back in time? Well, I’ll tell you how…nope I won’t.

All Meggie wants to do is escape her past and give herself some time to heal but did she want to wallow in the past or rejoice in the possibilities of the future. In comes Colin MacKinnon, the handsome hero that saves her from savages intent on harm. She struggles in this new and violent world.

A well-written story that left me excited and hungry for more. It had great characters, world building, romance, and adventure. What a combination. It was so fresh and real. Too Good to Be Put Down!
I loved this book so much I bought it for my mom!

The Shield and The Thistle is the start to an incredible book series!! Anxiously awaiting the next book. ️ ️ ️ ️

Romance
Paranormal
Fantasy
Time Travel

A Review: The Flu by Jacqueline Druga

Book 1 in a 2 Book series

By Jacquelin Druga

The Flu
Book 1 in a 2 Book series
By Jacqueline Druga
The Flu
Book 1 in a 2 Book series
By Jacqueline Druga
 
 
In an apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic society based in Lodi Ohio.

Their little town of Lodi is flu-free from a virus that has every horrible symptom. They fight to keep it safe and disease free.
 
The morale character of the whole town is being tested. Should they let others in? What do they do now that they are spared? And what are they willing to do to do to keep it that way?

I really liked the foreword where the Plague, Spanish Flu, Flu was explained.

I know! I know a pandemic book seems contrived. But remember this was written in 2011. And that was before the one that actually hit the world in 2020 or 2019 depending on who you ask.

I reread this book. I love and empathize with the characters. I root, cry and laugh with them.

Jacqueline Druga is a fantastic writer/author/storyteller. I will read anything she puts out. She is my “just buy it” author without even knowing what the books is about.


5 ️Stars ️ ️ ️ ️


Apocalyptic
Post-Apocalyptic
Science Fiction
Thriller





Albertan Apocalypse: The McKinley Chronicles 1

The McKinley Chronicles 1

This Book 1 in the series

By John Keillor

Albertan Apocalypse: The McKinley Chronicles 1 By John Keillor
Albertan Apocalypse: The McKinley Chronicles 1 by John Keillor


In the year 2031 in Alberta Canada. It is the 12 year anniversary of an apocalyptic event called "The Flash”,  the internet is down, governments are in crisis and many people have died because of this and even more from the cold weather and starvation.

Alberta is one of the only stable societies on the planet. After The Flash like most scenarios the rich people are getting richer but their children behave badly. In fact, they're leading enemy forces straight to them, an overseas organization wanting to build an empire sees this and decides to invade Calgary for its resources. The invading Vladivostor cartel made up of Chinese and Russians, consists of thousands with planes, trains, trucks and busses that are all heading to the city.

Meet the crew, Abraham McKinley, Senior Security Operator. He is the right hand man to the mayor of Calgary, Zubin Mehta. McKinley's son, Zach McKinley, who is back from years of fighting and is awarded more and more responsibility with every successful mission. This adds to the stresses of his PTSD. These combat operators are the backbone of provincial security, and they're being asked to choose between Calgary's mayor and the city's wealthiest families.

They are to surrender to the cartel or they will seize Calgary!

I was rooting for these guys from the beginning. A great read with great characters that make me want to follow these guys to the end. This first book in the series starts us down a path through Alberta that has me wondering which way we will go at the fork in the road, coming in Book 2.

5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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