Trojan by David Wallace – Book Spotlight 


Trojan

By David L. Wallace

Genre: Thriller

 

Victor Walker’s sole responsibility as Sr. Manager of White House Defense Armament Systems, was to ensure America’s flagship armament servers remained up and operational, to protect against major attacks, both foreign and domestic. His performance garnered him praise for his genius from both the office of the President and the Secretary of Defense.

On the evening of August 7th, a dark cloud overshadowed his otherwise bright and shining existence. Suddenly and without warning, all flagship armament servers crashed – a complete meltdown. Star Wars, Air Force One, Doomsday Briefcase and Guidance Systems were all rendered useless. As Victor raced to ID the root cause of the disaster to avert a non-defensible strike on America, he found something didn’t pass the smell test. Indicators pointed to a rodent on the loose – to a Trojan – to a mole within America’s government that was assisting a hostile enemy.

 

About David

Before publishing my debut novel, I served over 27 years as an information technology professional working initially for the US Navy, and then the Department of the Navy and various fortune companies. I’m a UCLA Writing Program alumnus, who writes mystery thrillers and children stories. After years of crafting and fine-tuning my story telling ability, 2016 is the year of the launch of my debut novel titled Trojan, which is based on a “what if” scenario I envisioned years ago while attending the Naval & Marine Corps Computer Science School at Quantico. My vow to my readers is to capture your imagination and keep you engaged, from the beginning of each story to its riveting conclusion.

 

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The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict


Overview

A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.

What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić, was more than the devoted mother of their three children—she was also a brilliant physicist in her own right, and her contributions to the special theory of relativity have been hotly debated for more than a century.

In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever.

A literary historical in the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein reveals a complicated partnership that is as fascinating as it is troubling.

Review

A truly fascinating read. I enjoyed so many things about this book, the science, the time period and the characters. 

I love learning when I read. I guess that is why I find historical fiction so appealing. This is a wonderful book that fits the bill! I never knew Einstein was married to another physicist. What a strong woman Mileva must have been. To succeed during an era where only men were allowed to, was an amazing feat indeed. Then to get divorced! She was truly ahead of her time. 

The only reason I give this 4 stars is I wanted more! It is a fiction book and I understand that. But, I wanted to feel more attached to Mileva. I wanted more embellishments.

This is still an amazing and intriguing read! It is not to be missed by any historical fiction reader!

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Resolution Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure by Andrew Joyce 


Resolution: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure

By Andrew Joyce

Genre: Historical Fiction/Action Adventure 

It is 1896 in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The largest gold strike in the annals of human history has just been made; however, word of the discovery will not reach the outside world for another year.

By happenstance, a fifty-nine- year-old Huck Finn and his lady friend, Molly Lee, are on hand, but they are not interested in gold. They have come to that neck of the woods seeking adventure.

Someone should have warned them, “Be careful what you wish for.”

When disaster strikes, they volunteer to save the day by making an arduous six hundred mile journey by dog sled in the depths of a Yukon winter. They race against time, nature, and man.

With the temperature hovering around seventy degrees below zero, they must fight every day if they are to live to see the next.

On the frozen trail, they are put upon by murderers, hungry wolves, and hostile Indians, but those adversaries have nothing over the weather. At seventy below, your spit freezes a foot from your face. Your cheeks burn—your skin turns purple and black as it dies from the cold. You are in constant danger of losing fingers and toes to frostbite.

It is into this world that Huck and Molly race.

They cannot stop. They cannot turn back. They can only go on. Lives hang in the balance—including theirs.

Review

Huck, and yes I mean the real Huck Finn, and Molly are on their greatest adventure yet. I love how the author has taken two famous fictional characters, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, and created a tale around their middle aged selves. Huck Finn met Molly years ago and by happenstance meet up again and never part ways. 

I was intrigued from the very start just by the characters alone then the story takes the reader on an adventure like none other. I felt every wind chill and every fear, including the wolves!!!! The time period and the setting alone are enough to keep the reader moving along. But then the Indians and nature start to take its course and this story is unstoppable.  

 This novel is part of a series however, it is a very nice stand alone read. 

I received this novel for a honest review 

Author Bio


Andrew Joyce left high school at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. He wouldn’t return from his journey until decades later when he decided to become a writer. Joyce has written four books, including a two-volume collection of one hundred and forty short stories comprised of his hitching adventures called BEDTIME STORIES FOR GROWN-UPS (as yet unpublished), and his latest novel, RESOLUTION. He now lives aboard a boat in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his dog, Danny, where he is busy working on his next book, YELLOW HAIR.

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The Veritas Deception by Lynne Constatine-BOOK SPOTLIGHT 


The Veritas DeceptionBy Lynne Constantine

Genre: Thriller

 

Book Description

Days after he changes his vote on a bill he sponsored, US Senator Malcolm Phillips is murdered and his death disguised as an accident. He contacted one man before he died: investigative journalist, Jack Logan. He leaves Jack one clue that is supposed to help him uncover the truth and keep Phillip’s widow, Taylor, safe: search for Jeremy. But Jeremy who?

Friedrich Dunst, pardoned for war crimes and living in the States, never gave up the quest for what he believed to be relics of evil that provide untold power. Upon his death, his adopted son, Damon Crosse, took up the cause, and now helms a vast network of corrupt authority, controlling everything from social media and television programming to law enforcement and US legislation. His elite and well-known training facility recruits top students from around the world, but its legitimate programs are a front for something more insidious. Shrouded in secrecy and guided by dark forces, Crosse’s true agenda is known only to his own son who has now jeopardized it all by betraying him.

 As Taylor and Logan begin to unravel the complex web of lies, they discover that the hunt for the set of ancient relics, dating back to the time of Christ, has driven Crosse and those before him to acts of atrocity and violence. But what do these relics have to do with a senator’s death? How long has a puppet master been pulling their strings—and will Logan and Taylor trust the right people long enough to win what becomes a colossal battle for souls?

 

Author Bio


 

Lynne Constantine is a coffee drinking, Twitter-addicted fiction author always working on her next book. She likes to run her plots by Tucker, her golden retriever, who is always enthusiastic about her ideas. Lynne is the co-author of CIRCLE DANCE, and the author of THE VERITAS DECEPTION as well as several short stories. Visit Lynne at http://www.lynneconstantine.com

 

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Paper Castles by Terry Lee


Paper Castles
By Terri Lee
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
IN SAVANNAH GEORGIA, THE GARDENS AREN’T THE ONLY THINGS KEEPING SECRETS.
“I want to know what goes on in your head,” Adam said. “What do you think about? What are your dreams?”

“My dreams,” Savannah said, picking up her spoon and stirring her coffee again. She stared into the swirling depths as if she could conjure up the specter of the girl who once had dreams to spare. “Funny thing is—I got everything I wanted.” 

Where do you go when you find out everything you wanted isn’t what you need?

Savannah Palmerton picks up a brush and heads to an art class, desperate to find a piece of the girl she used to be, before the country club dances and the boring dinner party conversations. In 1963 the country is still playing in her innocence, but there are rumblings beneath the surface. The fabric of America is just beginning to fray around the edges. So it is in Savannah Palmerton’s life. 

Love, betrayal and family secrets create a lethal cocktail that has Savannah’s world unraveling at her feet. Set against a southern backdrop of garden parties and civil rights marches, Paper Castles is a sultry mix of sweet-tea and murder. Sex and secrets.

Paper Castles is the best kind of love story. Where a woman must first learn to love herself.

Review

Basically, Savannah is unhappy in her life, even though she has received everything she has every wanted. She starts to explore her options….

I found Savannah to be a little selfish and maybe just a tad whiney. I love strong women characters and Savannah did not make the cut. I also, truly, madly, deeply dispised her husband. Of course, it is 1963 and many things have changed, but he just absolutely tripped my trigger.  

This is a story about family, secrets and betrayal on the largest level. There is a lot HEAT and many twists and turns.  The tale keeps you fascinated, that is for sure!

I love, love, love the setting of this book!! Savannah, GA and Tybee Island, GA are wonderful places. I do wish the author talked more about these historic towns. Could have added a lot to the story for me. 

I received this novel from the author for a honest review. 

 

Author Bio

ROMANCE MAY BE PRETTY BUT LOVE STORIES ARE REAL.
Down every road is a story. The telling of my story has a distinct before and after quality to it. My life before, was a love story. A Hallmark movie. With a couple of I Love Lucy episodes thrown in for good measure. Boy meets girl in High School. Sweeps her off her feet and marries her. But after 41 years of love and laughter the bottom fell out with the uttering of one little word. Cancer. A love I thought I’d grow old in, slipped away in the middle of the night. Leaving me to ask, what now?

Thankfully the writing that sustained me through my entire life was there to catch me when I fell. At first I poured it all out onto the pages of my journal. A mix of words, ink, and tears tucked safely between the leather covers. 

Here I am in the after part of my story. But the after is also the NOW. Eventually the purging of emotion led me back to another story that had been pushed to the back burner during trying times. Characters who had been waiting patiently began to nudge and push. It was time to sit down at the computer and let the story be told. Let the healing begin. 

When I ask the question, who am I now?…I realize though the road may have changed, I’m still a storyteller.

If it’s one thing I know about, it’s love. But I’m not interested in simply writing about; boy meets girl. My tag line is: Romance may be pretty but love stories are real. And that’s where I want to be when I’m writing…down deep where the real story lives. Because love is messy. And glorious. I want to roll around in a story and fall in love. Want to come with me?

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Belly Dancers Coloring Book by Richard Lowe, Jr – Book Blitz

THIS LOOKS LIKE FUN!!!

Belly Dancers Coloring BookBy Richard Lowe Jr

 

What could be better than an adult coloring book of beautiful belly dancers? These gorgeous ladies have performed all over the world, and now their images are presented here for your coloring pleasure. All pages are printed on one side to make your coloring easy.

 

Author bio


 

After spending over 33 years in the computer and information technology industry, Richard decided to take an early retirement to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional writer and published author. Richard is a leader in the computer industry, serving as Vice President of Consulting at Software Techniques and Beck Computer Systems before settling down as Director of Computer Operations at Trader Joe’s. During his twenty-year tenure at that esteemed company, he focused on computer security and preparing for the possibility of disaster.

 

Additionally, Richard has published books of his own. His first two volumes, Safe Computing is Like Safe Sex and Real World Survival Tips and Survival Guide, respectively touch on the subjects of computer security and how to survive emergencies and disasters. Richard has also written and published a series of short eBooks on the aspects of freelance writing, including blogging and ghostwriting. Other published books include How to Plan a Party and How to Surround Yourself with Beautiful Women without Being a Sleazeball.

 

An avid adventurer, Richard has been a photographer for much of his life, with a focus on nature, scenic, performance and event photography. He has done everything from hiking in dozens of national parks throughout the country, to photographing various unique festivals and events, such as the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball and the World Mermaid Awards Convention. He is well known in the Renaissance Festival and Belly Dance communities, having photographed over 1,200 dance events and 400 festivals. For several years, he photographed the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California.

 

Richard is currently working on a large number of short Kindle eBooks on a wide variety of subjects. Beginning in 2016, the first of a ten volume series of Science Fiction novels will be published.

 

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Abe Lincoln on Acid by Brian Anthony and Bill Walker- GUEST POST


Abe Lincoln On Acid

By Brian Anthony & Bill Walker

Genre: Historical w/Paranormal Twist

Publisher: Walker & Anthony Publications

 There are whispers even now that Abraham Lincoln never really died, that a voodoo spell cursed him with a terrible eternal life. It has even been claimed that he robbed banks in the 1930s with John Dillinger, only to mysteriously disappear once again into the pages of history. But the truth is even stranger than the rumors… 

Watched over by a vengeful J. Edgar Hoover and held in a secret location near his old Springfield home, Lincoln re-awakens in the 1960s, and finds himself thrust into an era even more turbulent than the Depression, a time where a divisive war is once again tearing a nation apart and political intrigue and assassinations are rampant. 

Escaping Hoover’s clutches with a clever bit of deception, he navigates an even more treacherous and unfamiliar terrain, finding an ally in John Voci, a young San Francisco folk-singer. Together they journey across a counter-cultural landscape, meeting those who believe a great man has returned, and striving to remain free from those who want to bury him once and for all. 

Will Lincoln inspire the younger generation and save his country from its final reckoning, or will he turn on, tune in, and drop out?

 

Author Bios

 

BRIAN ANTHONY is a writer and award-winning filmmaker. His first feature film, Victor’s Big Score, was praised by Variety as a “Tremendous calling card for writer-producer-director Brian Anthony” As a writer-producer Anthony has contributed to shows for American Movie Classics, Arts and Entertainment and Fox Syndication, including Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Lost in Space Forever. A veteran film historian, Anthony has been interviewed on network television regarding film history, and co-authored the acclaimed biography of film comedian Charley Chase, Smile When the Raindrops Fall, in 1998. Brian is an expert art and book restorationist, and you can see his work at Anthony Restorations.

 

BILL WALKER is an award-winning writer whose works include novels, short stories and screenplays. His first novel, Titanic 2012, was enthusiastically received by readers, and Bill’s two short story collections, Five-Minute Frights and Five-Minute Chillers, are perennial Halloween favorites. A highly-respected graphic designer, Walker has worked on books by such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Dean Koontz and Stephen King. His most recent novel, Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1 was published in 2013.
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When it came time to write the sequel to “Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1,” my co-author Brian and I were at a bit of a loss as to where to go with Abe’s unique story. The 1930s were a turbulent and exciting time and held a wealth of material for that first book, which often seemed to write itself. We considered having him fight Nazis in World War II or having him opposing the anti-communist paranoia in the 1950s, but for various reasons none of those grabbed our imagination. Then one day, I looked up at my bedroom wall, where I have a number of original 1960s Fillmore posters hanging and it came to me. Lincoln in the 1960s! A hundred years after his supposed death. Once again, the country is divided and threatening to tear itself apart; in its way a time as perilous as the Civil War era. To me this was the perfect age to place our errant president—in many ways he would be right at home. It was also a natural choice for another reason: J. Edgar Hoover was still alive and still the head of the FBI. With Hoover as Lincoln’s arch-nemesis once again, I thought we’d have a winner. When I spoke to Brian he wholeheartedly agreed and the writing commenced.

What we found with this book is that it wasn’t as easy to write. A part of that is the pressure of living up to the praise of the first book, while striving for something new and different. The possibilities of Lincoln as a participant in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s afforded endless possibilities, which from a writing standpoint proved both exciting and daunting. One idea we had was having Lincoln at Woodstock where Jimi Hendrix dedicates “The Star Spangled Banner” to “the groovy cat who looks like Lincoln,” but soon realized that Lincoln would have to be on the run for far too long to make the beginning of our timeline work with him awakening from his voodoo-induced coma in 1963. We needed the story’s climax occurring at least a year prior to that. We also toyed with the idea of Lincoln inadvertently becoming the leader of a thriving youth movement, but we nixed that because while these stories are alternate histories of a sort, they are also “secret histories,” in that Lincoln stays below the historical radar, influencing people on a far more personal level.

Another conscious decision in our minds is that we wanted to honor the memory of a dear friend of ours, John Voci, a multi-talented musician and songwriter with whom Brian and I went to Emerson College. John passed away in 2012. We felt his quirky and sometimes poignant songs would be a great fit to the story, so we made John a major character in the book, thus giving Lincoln a foil for both his humor and to help him navigate a world gone crazy.

The writing of “Abe Lincoln On Acid” was a wondrous journey, very much in keeping with the 1960s—freewheeling and kinetic. Brian and I hope you enjoy Abe’s new adventure. After all, you can’t keep a groovy president down!

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