Book Review: The Good Kill

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Title: The Good Kill

Author: Kurt Brindley

Genre: Action

Length: 392 pages

Action? Check. Lone wolf hero with a tragic flaw? Check. Strong women? Check.

This action-packed book grabs you by the throat from the beginning. It does it firmly, but not to preachily, to keep you captive audience, as Brindley gives you a peek into the grimy underbelly of too much money, not enough morals, the sex trade, and espionage. The protagonist, Killian Lebon, is a broken veteran who engages in a very creative form of vigilance. You know it’s wrong, but you can’t help but cheer him on, offer to buy his lunch for his service if you see him in a diner: keeping society safe from people who can’t defend themselves.

My only criticism is that Brindley does paint some of the characters with a broad brush. You have the stereotypical whorish, foul-mouthed black woman (Ruby) whose only power over men is what she has under her skirt. But she is balanced out by her twin sister’s resolve to yank her out of that fool’s gold life.

Riveting and intriguing, The Good Kill is a book that leaves you wondering when the movie is coming out. Get the book here. Find out more about the author, Kurt Brindley, here.

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Book Review: Is Suicide Painless?

This novella is so absorbing and poetic that I kept holding out my plate for more. The language is good, old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon writing that manages to paint images deftly. Follow the protagonist from one tragedy to another, and feel his emotional shock absorbers take hits, as if you were there. It’s an excellent, first-person account of someone grappling with depression and its relentless demons.

Title: Is Suicide Painless?

Author: Joe Leonardi

Length: 82 pages, available in paperback and ebook.

Publication year: 2018

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Sean C. Wright is the author of 7 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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***Ebook 99 Cents 10/29 – 10/31/18***

Turn out the lights and read some spooky tales for Halloween and some from the heart with my short story anthology, A Gathering of Butterflies. It’s only 99 cents from October 29 – 31.

Tales of steely but vulnerable women of color will melt your heart while lifting your spirits…
A fierce grandmother keeps her grandson from the clutches of Old Scratch in Devil Does Dallas.
An alien abduction transforms a large, miserable woman in Hazel Hogan.
A country girl meets a city girl on her birthday, and struggles to decide if the girl’s heart is dark or light in Bubble Bath Twelve.
And methodical Genie forms an unlikely relationship in Heaven’s Halfway House while in a coma.

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Sean C. Wright is the author of 6 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

Book Review: The Hartford Inheritance

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Author: Jane Hobden
Genre: Thriller

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Intense, gripping, psychological thriller. 

 
As a child, Kitty Harmer had her world turned upside down when her twin sister, Sarah, was taken into care. Now aged 26 and struggling, she is contacted about the inheritance of a property she has never heard of miles away. Kitty seizes the opportunity and moves into Belford Hall, set on acres of land in Norfolk. 
 
Kitty is soon immersed in Norfolk’s country charm, and a local farmer. As she settles into the primitive manor house, she discovers an old book locked in a library drawer. Reading it, Kitty soon learns of the stories surrounding the Hall, a curse made in the 1800s and a past she knew nothing about. Her Hartford ancestors mirror Kitty with their raven hair and emerald eyes and have all suffered tragedy, with veiled secrets buried deep… 
 
Review:
The intrigue in this thriller isn’t immediate, but it’s worth the wait. It’s a clever twist on the evil twin plot. The author paints a completely believable portrait of timid Kitty, the “good twin.” Before the surprise ending, evil twin Sarah reveals a hardship that unsettles Kitty’s memories of her own childhood. With dips in and out of the past, I was enthralled with The Hartford Inheritance and the one-sided rivalry between generations of the raven-haired twins.
About the author, Jane Hobden:

“Since I was a child, I have enjoyed literature and would spend countless hours after school tucked away in my bedroom reading and composing stories.  My daughter, who is 11 years old, does exactly the same. She adores the process of story-telling and when we discussed what she wanted to be, she said without any hesitation an Author. It melted my heart. It’s where my passion has always been.  It’ hard to believe that after starting the process of writing my debut novel in 2011, I have finally published.  I hope very much that you enjoy my writing and I intend to follow The Hartford Inheritance with a prequel and a sequel.

I live in the South East Coast of England, where I have always lived and  which I adore. I’ve been married for 12 years now to a man who inspires me and with whom I am still very much in love. We have two children together, Harriet, now aged 11 years, and Toby, aged 6 years. My parents are my rocks and have taught me all my best qualities – to be fair and kind to everyone. They have always been there for me and they are very proud of me for achieving my goal of publishing my first book.

This book is dedicated to all of my family, whom I love so very much.”

Find out more about Ms. Hobden at http://jhobden.wix.com/janeahobden, Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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Happy reading and writing, my friends!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the novella Honey Riley and short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

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Book Review – Voices from the Block: A Legacy of African-American Literature

 

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Title:  Voices from the Block:  A Legacy of African-American Literature

ISBN:  9780978625313 (ebook) / 9780978625320 (print book)

Genre: Anthology of collected works of short stories, poetry and essays

Price: $4.99 (ebook) / $9.99 (print book)

Publisher: Writer’s Block Publishing/www.writersblockinc.org

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Voices from the Block is a collection of unforgettable short stories, poems and essays from emerging and established writers, members of The Writer’s Block. These original works are guaranteed to stroke your heart, mind, and soul as they reveal in written form the very essence of life. Prepare to read about the ups and downs of marriage, the emotional trauma of being without child, the questionable mental state of writers, the regrets of murderous decisions, mother-daughter life patterns, and so much more. By selecting and reading this offering, you’ve made a decision to laugh, learn, cry; to be offended and soothed; and to scale the range of light and dark emotions.

I was especially struck by the short stories “Six” and “Blank Page.”  These stories have residual appeal. You’ll be pleasantly surprised that each story rivals the next in the way of intriguing plot. So sit back, get comfortable, and enjoy the experiences of life in written form!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the novella Honey Riley and short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

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Book Review – Changing Lanes: From Hell to Heaven

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Changing Lanes: From Hell to Heaven by Hailey Rose Barrett

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help, & Motivational

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Plot: Hailey recounts her abusive childhood that still haunts her today as an adult. Growing up in a large, dysfunctional family, Hailey lived in perpetual chaos with feelings of low self-worth. Her tumultuous childhood defined the only road she would ever know as a child. Changing Lanes: From Hell to Heaven is a real-life drama that takes you from her disturbing childhood to the divorced and dysfunctional adult she became. Find out how she unintentionally attracts needy, dishonest, gold-digging men, while trying to find balance and love in her life as a divorced single mother of two children. Things go very wrong in her dating life, and she finds herself caught up in an Internet dating love triangle that turns out to be deadly. Audiences will be glued to their seats from start to finish, as they find out who pays the ultimate price for love…

Review: A riveting and inspirational read. You find yourself cheering for this spiritual caterpillar-turned-butterfly. Ms. Barrett describes her journey with candor and strength. This book reminds you that no matter what your foundation is, you are responsible for building your own spiritual temple.

From an abusive home, to dysfunctional relationships that follow, you wonder how this phoenix will rise from the ashes. And Ms. Barrett does it beautifully. I quite enjoyed this book because of the compelling scenes and suspense built up about how the protagonist deals with such weighty obstacles.

That’s all I can say without spoiling it. :o) Check it out!

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Author Bio:
 
Hailey Rose Barrett is a 1985 college graduate. She has been in the field of Health Care for twenty-nine years and is currently a Clinical Nurse Educator as well as a Certified Diabetes Educator in the Southeastern United States. She has two grown children, two step-children and resides in the city with her husband.

 

Sean C. Wright is the author of the novella Honey Riley and short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

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Book Review: Charter to Redemption by D.J. Blackmore

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Title: Charter to Redemption
Author: D.J. Blackmore
Publisher: Even Before Publishing (May 1, 2014)
Release Date: May 1, 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction

Charter to Redemption is about Emma, a young girl betrothed to a man old enough to be her grandfather (Ick). Emma’s groom-to-be lies about his age and has many other personality warts. He kills without remorse and is afflicted with a compulsion to controls others – including her. The story turns on its axis when Emma meets a convict that saves her life when they are forced to flee their ship in a storm. As the story unfolds, we see how the convict actually demonstrates more integrity than her fiance. Unfortunately, people judge the convict by that lone skeleton in his closet.

Emma and the convict fall for each other, but cannot be together because of what society dictates…
Charter to Redemption features the juicy themes that make a fantastic tale: deception, unrequited love, forbidden love, rebellion, and more. Ms. Blackmore (below) seamlessly weaves all of these themes into a good read.
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Happy reading!

Sean C. Wright is the author of the short stories Bubble Bath TwelveHazel Hogan and Devil Does Dallas. She is also an editor. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit http://www.iwrightaway.com/.

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