#SegueSaturday #BookReview: A World I Never Made (The Invictus Cycle 1) by James LePore @jlepore5

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in March 2009.  It is a great foreign espionage suspense thriller that kept me at the edge of my seat.  Enjoy!

It’s January 2004 and Pat Nolan has received a call from Paris informing him that his estranged daughter Megan (well-traveled, freelance journalist) has committed suicide. When he gets to Paris it is revealed that the body is not Megan and she has left behind a strange suicide note to stage her death. The plot thickens when he finds out she had been staying in Morocco for some time with an extended diplomatic visa and she is hiding from a powerful enemy who stops at nothing to exact revenge. Continue reading “#SegueSaturday #BookReview: A World I Never Made (The Invictus Cycle 1) by James LePore @jlepore5”

#SegueSaturday #BookReview: Humpty Dumpty was Pushed by #MarcBlatte #HipHopNoir

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in February 2009.  “Humpty Dumpty was Pushed” was one of my first books posted on my blog and it is a fantastic “hip-hop noir” novel full of suspense, humor and great characters.


Humpty Dumpty was pushed.  Nothing happens by accident and lightening can strike twice in the same spot.

Who murdered the big man with the yellow socks?  This story takes us from a hip-hop recording studio to a New York City nightclub to a socialite’s home in the Hamptons.

Detective Salvatore Messina, aka Black Sallie Blue Eyes, is a smart cop with a criminal profiler mind.  He dreams of keeping the streets safe, but this case has got him working to keep his captain, the record producers and the socialites from breathing down his neck AND, as fate has it, his ex-wife is back in New York City. Continue reading “#SegueSaturday #BookReview: Humpty Dumpty was Pushed by #MarcBlatte #HipHopNoir”

#BookReview: The Janus Witch by Michael Scott Clifton @michaelsclifton

Publication Day: 1 September 2018 [Kindle]
Publisher: Book Liftoff
ISBN: 9781947946415
Pages: 344
Category: Fiction, Genre: Romance / Fantasy


A beautiful witch with a violent past forms an unlikely love affair with a compassionate young doctor…until she fears she may end up killing him.

Tressalayne is a member of a murderous witches’ coven. An attack by witch hunters forces the coven to escape through a hastily constructed portal of magic. Ripped from her medieval world, the portal hurls Tressalayne and the coven’s leader, Morganna, into present-day East Texas. Critically injured in the passage, Tressalayne awakes in a hospital with no memory of her previous life.

Lucas Beckett finds himself in charge of the mysterious patient’s recuperation, and soon develops more than just a medical interest in her recovery. However, their blossoming relationship is marred by Tressalayne’s nightmarish flashbacks and uncontrolled manifestations of magic. Continue reading “#BookReview: The Janus Witch by Michael Scott Clifton @michaelsclifton”

Book review: Dead in the Water by Stuart Woods (9780061711916)

0061093491.01._SX53_SCLZZZZZZZ_In St. Marks, death by murder is punishable by hanging. Little did Stone Barrington know that his long-awaited vacation was going to be interrupted by a legal case from Hell.

Stone Barrington is a retired cop and a New York lawyer on a beautiful Caribbean island alone. He has been stood up by his girlfriend who has an exclusive interview in the States with her ex-boyfriend and Hollywood’s top leading man. Just when he starts to relax and enjoy his vacation, Allison Manning sails in on a huge yacht, alone, claiming she buried her husband at sea after he suffers a fatal heart attack, but is that the true story? The minister of justice, Sir Winston Sutherland charges her with murder, but Stone is not convinced.

Allison Manning is a beautiful young American widow who is fighting for her life in a foreign land, but will she have a chance with the help of an aging barrister on the island and Stone Barrington? Is her attraction to Stone a ruse? Is she telling the truth about what happened to her husband?

Sir Winston Sutherland is a power-hungry official who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself by prosecuting Allison Manning for the murder of her husband. With St. Mark’s justice system on his side, it’s a huge possibility.

With all of the books I have read, I’m surprised that I have missed Stuart Woods’ Stone Barrington series. This was a fast-paced, suspense thriller with plenty of plot twists and surprises right up until the end of the book. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, it throws you for a loop. A great read that will keep you entertained until the end.

Book review: Lords of Corruption by Kyle Mills (9781593154998)

ff4849842aa539ffd71bc2d5e4a80b3cWhy was a project manager for New Africa, an obscure charity organization, murdered?

This is one gut-wrenching thriller that seizes you and won’t let go. Josh Hagarty’s past is keeping him from getting his dream job to help his family when suddenly he’s offered an opportunity to work as a project manager for New Africa. However, he finds out his predecessor was murdered and the organization isn’t what it appears to be.

Josh Hagarty has honor, integrity and tenaciousness which he needs in order to survive a formidable enemy who is out to destroy him.

Annika Gritdal is an intelligent, compassionate Norwegian aid worker who wants to protect the people in her small African village from a war-torn region.

J.B. Flannery is a coarse, tell-it-like-it-is journalist who has seen it all and is out to expose New Africa.

Josh teams up with Flannery, and Annika to expose the death and corruption that are running rampant in the region ruled by the formidable President Umboto Mtiti and backed by New Africa’s “CEO” Aleksei Fedorov, a Russian drug smuggler and assassin.

Kyle Mills really knows how to immerse you in a story that takes you through a rough, unkempt, war-torn region of Africa. The suspense is palpable and the characters are sharp and well-defined. A book you will read in one sitting.