Friday, August 18, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD FRIDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD FRIDAY ALL: Good Friday all , today we are going to review two books by Stephen Zimmer . HEART OF THE LION( Dark Sun Dawn book one )                ...

GOOD FRIDAY ALL

Good Friday all , today we are going to review two books by Stephen Zimmer .

HEART OF THE LION( Dark Sun Dawn book one )

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Rayden Valkyrie. She walks alone, serving no king, emperor, or master. Forged in the fires of tragedy, she has no place she truly calls home.

A deadly warrior wielding both blade and axe, Rayden is the bane of the wicked and corrupt. To many others, she is the most loyal and dedicated of friends, an ally who is unyielding in the most dangerous of circumstances.

The people of the far southern lands she has just aided claim that she has the heart of a lion. For Rayden, a long journey to the lands of the far northern tribes who adopted her as a child beckons, with an ocean lying in between.

Her path will lead her once more into the center of a maelstrom, one involving a rising empire that is said to be making use of the darkest kinds of sorcery to grow its power. Making new friends and discoveries amid tremendous peril, Rayden makes her way to the north.

Monstrous beasts, supernatural powers, and the bloody specter of war have been a part of her world for a long time and this journey will be no different. Rayden chooses the battles that she will fight, whether she takes up the cause of one individual or an entire people.

Both friends and enemies alike will swiftly learn that the people of the far southern lands spoke truly. Rayden Valkyrie has the heart of a lion.

Heart of a Lion is Book One of the Dark Sun Dawn Trilogy.

                                  MY REVIEW 
  I must say I was captivated with this book . I have always had a thing for fantasy world and I absolutely love a strong kick ass heroine . Rayden is that character for me , she is strong . and fearless . She is a rebel that bows to no king and she with her band of best friend will prove that the southern land whispers that Rayden is the true heart of the lion . 
     The characters are so well written and so complex . Rayden is such a power house . She is strong and fearless and has an unapologetic strength to stick to her morals . She has a very strong sense of right and wrong  which works well for her in her battles. Not only does she have these values and morals , she keeps everyone in her band adhering to them . It is so great to see such a strong well written character . She makes me want to become a warrior . 
  This book had be hooked by the third page. The author takes us on such a great adventure ride . You honestly feel like you are right beside Rayden when she is in her battles . The author has a way of taking you right into the battle and are right beside her as she fights for what is right . This is a book that once you start reading you just can't put it down. You get sucked right in . You will cheer and you will shed a tear . You will fall in love with all the characters . this is a book for all the fantasy lovers out there . Check it out . 

book two THUNDER HORIZON 

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A deadly menace stalks the shadows of the lands to the north, stirring the winds of war. Farther south, the power of the Teveren Empire spreads with every passing day, empowered by dark sorcery. Formidable legions bent on conquest are on the march, slavery and subjugation following in their wake.

Within the rising maelstrom, Rayden Valkyrie has returned to the Gessa, to stand with the tribe that once took her into their care as a child. No amount of jewels or coin can sway her, nor can the great power of her adversaries intimidate her.

With a sword blade in her right hand and axe in her left, Rayden confronts foes both supernatural and of flesh and blood. Horrific revelations and tremendous risks loom; some that will see Rayden's survival in the gravest of peril.

Even if Rayden and the Gessa survive the trials plaguing their lands, the thunder of an even darker storm booms across the far horizon.

Thunder Horizon is the second book in the Dark Sun Dawn Saga.

                     MY REVIEW 

      In the second book we find Rayden fighting an evil of the darkest variety . She stands with the people that took her in as a child to help save them from the evil that is taking over . 
   Stephen takes us on an epic journey in book two . The evil is darker and the fights are harder . Rayden give he all to everyone and just reminds me why I love her so much. She is even more bad ass in this book . She had me on the edge of my seat all the way through this book . I loved every page . 
   This story is more epic then the first one . The author takes us on a ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way through . At one point I was really wondering if this was it for Rayden and the Gessa . But like all the other battles she does come out of it . This story is a little bit more fast paced then the first one . You will absolutely love the story and the characters . Can't wait for the next book 



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD WEDNESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD WEDNESDAY ALL: Good morning all today we have a special guest on the blog . Welcome to the blog Stephen , glad you could make it today Stephen . t...

GOOD WEDNESDAY ALL





Good morning all today we have a special guest on the blog .

Welcome to the blog Stephen , glad you could make it today
Stephen . thanks for having me


1. Tell us a little about yourself

I am an author and filmmaker currently residing in Lexington, Kentucky.  I also found Imaginarium Convention, which is a convention entirely themed about creative writing that takes place annually in Louisville, Kentucky, now in its fourth year.  I keep very busy between writing, working with Seventh Star Press, the convention, and projects such as Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart.  I have a passion for history, I love music, guitar, martial arts, traveling, and movies, though I have to admit free time has been scarcer this past year!

2, What are your books about

My books address a number of themes, and sometimes a certain genre is more effective than another in exploring a given theme, but overall I would have to say that my books tend to encourage self-empowerment and self-determination.  I love my characters who are able to stand on their own, apart from the crowd, and do what is right in a given circumstance without worrying about what peers or greater society thinks. This is why I'm very connected to the Rayden Valkyrie character, as she is a force of nature in this regard.  I think readers will recognize these kinds of themes in all my work,
whether the cross-genre Rising Dawn Saga, the epic fantasy Fires in Eden Series, my Hellscapes
collections, the Rayden Valkyrie books, my steampunk Harvey and Solomon tales, or my upcoming YA novels.

3 When did you know you wanted to be a writer

I had determined by late high school that I wanted to pursue my writing, though I had a passion for storytelling since the age of seven after my mother had read the Lord of the Rings novels to me.

4 When you wrote your books did you see them as a movie or tv show ,

When I write, I really immerse into an interior vision of the story and world involved, and then translate that into words.  So, for me, it is already cinematic in a way.  I can see any one of my books being on screen for sure, as I've already seen them visually in my own mind's eye.

5 What is the worst part of the writing game . the publishing and promoting or sitting down and writing and editing .

Without question, it is the publishing and promoting.  The book market is extremely difficult at the moment, and effective ways to promote, and effective tools for promotion, are changing all the time.  It takes a lot of work for a writer to raise awareness in this oversaturated market. Writing is definitely an intensive process, but it is also very enjoyable too.

6 What do authors like yourself like to read when not writing .

I enjoy a lot of different kinds of writers, such as Robert E. Howard, Clive Barker, David Gemmell (very underappreciated, in my opinion), Glen Cook, Guy Gavriel Kay, C.S. Friedman, R.A. Salvatore, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin, and many others.

7 Which author and or book influenced you the most

Definitely J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Hobbit, and C.S. Lewis' Chronicles Definitely J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Hobbit, and C.S. Lewis' Chronicles

8 Do you write every day and do you have any rituals when it comes to writing .

Under normal circumstances I do write every day.  I have a computer in another room from my office
that is not hooked up to the internet and is completely dedicated to my writing.  I also listen to music
and music helps me focus in completely on writing when I have a session.

9 How many books will be in this series .

The Dark Sun Dawn books are a trilogy, though there will be lots of other Rayden Valkyrie tales to tell in the future!

10 Are you excited to be doing the pilot of your books for television . Also do the actors you picked represent the characters in the book.

I am extremely excited about the TV Pilot project and think we've got something very special with it. 
As far as the casting, only one character existed in book form entering this project, and that was
Rayden Valkyrie herself.  Sol Geirsdottir, who plays Rayden Valkyrie, gave a great performance on
screen and definitely had a look that matched up well with the character of the book.  I am confident
that her performance will resonate well with those in the audience who have read the books.  The rest
of the characters depicted in the TV Pilot are making their debuts, though many will be included in novels and short stories in the future.

Now for some rapid fire questions
TEA OR COFFEE
Tea

FAVOURITE JUNK FOOD

Pizza

FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX
Home, listening to music with a glass of bourbon, on couch or in bedroom.

FAVOURITE MUSIC
Hard rock/Heavy Metal

FAVOURITE MOVIE TO WATCH OVER AND OVER
Lord of the Rings trilogy.

11 what words of wisdom would you empart on up and coming writers
Write because you enjoy it and understand it is going to be a long and often frustrating process.  Grow a thick skin, and try to learn as much as you can about the entire publishing process.  Understand that past the creative side, it is a business, and has to be understood as such, especially with how difficult today's book market is.  Network, network, network; and in person networking is the most effective way to meet others and build solid relationships in this business.

and last but not least where can we stalk you at
http://www.facebook.com/stephenzimmer7
http://www.twitter.com/sgzimmer
http://www.stephenzimmer.com/
http://www.instagram.com/stephenzimmer7

Monday, August 14, 2017

Books to curl up with: HELLO MONDAY

Books to curl up with: HELLO MONDAY: Hello Monday, hope your day is better then mine , 5 cups of coffee later and I can finally cope lol  Today we are going to review GRAND PASS...

HELLO MONDAY

Hello Monday, hope your day is better then mine , 5 cups of coffee later and I can finally cope lol  Today we are going to review GRAND PASSION by James Robinson.

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James Robinson, one of the industry's finest writers (Squadron Supreme, Scarlet Witch, Starman), delivers the surprising, funny, violent, and sexy tale of romance that comics have been missing! James "Mac" McNamara's a cop. Mabel's a crook. They're two wayward souls, fated to fall in love at first sight... even as Mabel swears to kill him if it's the last thing she does. It's harlequin romance meets hard-boiled crime, as only Robinson and sensational artist Tom Feister can deliver!

                         MY REVIEW 
  Welcome to my other obsession graphic novels and how I love a great story that goes along with the great drawing . Grand Passion is the best of both worlds we have James McNamera who is a cop and then there is Mabel who is a crook. Who knew that they would fall in love even though Mabel says she is going to kill him . Its a romance and a crime novel all rolled up into one 
   This book has it all romance and gun fire . It is your typical noir piece where the good guy falls for the bad girl in this case  They have plenty of action and a lot of romance . The characters were ok they seemed a little flat some times and one sided . But over I did like them especially Mabel she was one that even though she was a crook she did still want to be with James a tough cop . Who has a gruff exterior but does have a heart of gold .  
    I did like this book but it just seemed a little bit off . The illustrations are a little bit one sided . The story will keep you interested there is plenty of gunfights and romance to keep you interested until the end . Over all I did like this graphic novel . Will look for more by this author . 

      

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Books to curl up with: HAPPY WEDNESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY WEDNESDAY ALL:  Welcome to Wednesday all , hope your week is going great . Today we are going to review THE LIST  by Shannon Walters.                    ...

HAPPY WEDNESDAY ALL

 Welcome to Wednesday all , hope your week is going great . Today we are going to review THE LIST  by Shannon Walters.

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When a zombie virus sweeps the planet and puts humanity in a chokehold, hope is the only thing keeping Sara alive. Hope that the people who matter most are still alive. Who made it? Who didn't? Can they be saved? Can they save her?

Sara has made a list of her loved ones... what became of them is unknown to her. One by one, she will discover their fates, as she works her way through... THE LIST.

                          MY REVIEW 
   this is a 4 1/2 star rating 
   
   Finally an apocalypse book from a woman survivor point of view .  Let me introduce you to Sara she has survived the death of her family and is trying to find out who is still alive that she cares about . The list is her way of coping and getting to the people she loves . 
   This was a nice refreshing switch up to the zombie story . The lead character Sara is a woman who is overcoming everything . What would you do if you lost everything including your family . Would you fight or would you end it all . Sara has that decision to make, you see her as a strong character that is basically at her wits end but she is stronger then she thinks she is. You see her go through hell with her family and then trying to get to the people on her list . She meets groups of people as she travels . All trying to survive and doing what they can to stay safe.  She really grows through out the book and becomes more self reliant and stronger . 
       The author takes us on a rollercoaster ride with this book . In some ways it is very relatable what the main character is going through. You can actually picture yourself going through everything Sara is going through. You want to hug her and tell her everything will be alright but then you start cheering for her as she becomes a kick ass survivor . You want to pray that all the people on her list is alive just so they can bring a bit of happiness to Sara. 
  This was a fast read for me I started in the evening and finished the next day . I just couldn't put it down . I wanted to see if Sara and goose would get to where they are going. The only draw back I had was that the ending was abrupt, I wanted to know if she got to where they were going and if her friend would survive . That is the reason I took off half a star in my rating . Over all the book was fantastic and I can't wait to read more from this author . So if you want a apocalypse book with a strong female lead  check out THE LIST by Shannon walters 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Books to curl up with: Good Monday all

Books to curl up with: Good Monday all:    Good Monday all , hope you are ready for a fabulous week ahead . Today we are going to review SINS OF THE HEART  by Eve Silver .       ...

Good Monday all

   Good Monday all , hope you are ready for a fabulous week ahead . Today we are going to review SINS OF THE HEART  by Eve Silver .

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Library Journal raves the Sins Series is "...dark, seductive, and sexy as sin." For readers who love paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Dagan Krayl, the Underworld's most powerful soul reaper, is the demigod son of the evil god Sutekh. He's on a mission to find his murdered brother's remains and resurrect him, but resurrection means that the secrets carried into death would be released and, with them, a war that could end gods and mankind alike.

Roxy Tam is searching for the same thing, but for completely different reasons. She means to make certain that the remains don’t fall into Sutekh’s hands, and that the soul reapers do not reanimate their fallen comrade. As a Daughter of Aset, Roxy is tasked with the protection of the human race, and if that means thwarting an all powerful soul reaper and making certain his dead brother stays dead, so be it. But when Roxy sees Dagan face-to-face, she realizes that she has met him once before—a meeting that changed her life forever.

Neither Dagan nor Roxy expects to join forces for the sake of mankind. Or to have their loyalties tested as they struggle against treachery, betrayal and the potent desire that threatens to consume them both.

                         MY REVIEW 

     This is the first book I have read by this author, I will say that it was an enjoyable book but had a slow start . It felt like it took a long time for the story to really get going . But once it got going it was a really good read .  Let me introduce you to Roxy and Dagan . 
   Lets head into the Soul Reaper realm , Dagan an underworld soul reaper a very strong soul reaper .  He is on a quest to find his murdered brothers bones to bring him back to life . Roxy is on the same mission but for a different reason . She is out to stop Dagan from bringing his brother back to life . When they meet there is a spark and memories that they have met before . But will they survive against all that is thrown in front of them All the treachery. betrayal and the desire that is burning between them  to finish the quest . 
     The characters are well developed and well written . Dagan is oh so hot and sexy as he is dark and frightening. I wouldn't know what to do if I was in the same room with him, either throw him on the bed or run for my life . Roxy is one tough cookie, she is ass kicking woman who is also battling her own demons. She is tough to the very bone of her being and is true to herself . When they are together you can just feel the heat coming off of them and you want them to get together in some way or any way . 
     The book takes you on such an adventure ride . I did have a little bit of an issue on how long it took them to reconnect , it just seemed so very slow at the beginning . But don't give up on it when they finally reconnect the book just takes off and you are in for one helluva ride . Over all the book was really good and once I got into it I couldn't put it down .  I will be checking out other books by the author . This would be a good book for a rainy day of reading . Check it out 


Friday, August 4, 2017

Books to curl up with: ITS FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: ITS FRIDAY:  Today we are going to go back to the comics and we are going to review THE FLASH VOL 3 Rogues Reloaded (rebirth) by Joshua Williamson    ...

ITS FRIDAY

 Today we are going to go back to the comics and we are going to review THE FLASH VOL 3 Rogues Reloaded (rebirth) by Joshua Williamson

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It’s the long-awaited throw-down with the most colorful Rogues Gallery in comics, from the acclaimed creative team of Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico, in THE FLASH VOL. 3: ROGUES RELOADED!

 Captain Cold. Mirror Master. Golden Glider. Weather Wizard. Heat Wave. They’re five of Central City’s most wanted. They’re the Flash’s greatest enemies. They’re the Rogues…and they’ve gone quiet. Too quiet.

 The moment the Flash starts investigating their disappearance, their plan clicks into place. It’s a deadly cat-and-mouse game that will have the Fastest Man Alive on the run across the globe—and close to home. Is the Scarlet Speedster fast enough to stop five diabolical crimes?

 Even if he is, can he and Wally West—Kid Flash—survive the secrets they uncover about Wally’s father, the Reverse-Flash, and the last man to see him alive…Rogue veteran turned Suicide Squad recruit Captain Boomerang?

 Collects THE FLASH #14-20.

                      MY REVIEW 

        I have been a fan of the Flash for a long time now and I was excited to get my hands on this set In Rogues Reloaded , the rogues are part time allies or enemies which ever  time of day it is. This time they are in the need of help from the Flash when they steal from the wrong people .  He must help them before its too late . 
    The author really goes in depth on the Barry and Iris story line . We get to see more of them and their interactions . Along with the story of Wally and Barry and Wally's father . The stories are well written and I love the interaction with the character. You get more of an feeling for Barry and the gang . There are so many great characters to mention in this volume . We have an appearance of captain boomerang from the suicide squad helping out Wally . They are all well written and developed . k
     The art work is rich and full of colour and beautifully done . The author does the rebirth justice . As he takes us on a roller coaster ride . This is a must add to anyone who loves the D.C universe and love the Flash . I am glad I got to read this one its is a definite add to my D.C collection . So if you want a good fun read for this long weekend check it out 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY FOR BLOOD ENFORCER

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY FOR BLOOD ENFORCER:   Good Tuesday all and wow its August 1st the summer is half over . Today we have a new release BLOOD ENFORCER by Jessica Aspen          ...

HAPPY RELEASE DAY FOR BLOOD ENFORCER

  Good Tuesday all and wow its August 1st the summer is half over . Today we have a new release BLOOD ENFORCER by Jessica Aspen


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 Glenna McReynolds justwants to go home, but her captors say she's one of them now...
and she can never gohome again.

It was just another ordinary day for Glenna...until she was violently attacked and ended up in the hospital. Now, Glenna is on a whirlwind discovery of the world ofwolves, dreamwalkers, and spelltalkers--a world she never knew existed. Andshe's hell-bent on escape.

After nearly going wild wolf, Sam Wulfric is back and sane--mostly. The last assignment he wants is babysitting a new wolf shifter and all the chaos that involves. Even worse, she's one of the sexiest women he's ever seen and she's driving his wolf crazy. But when everyone from the US Government to an unknown assailant comes after Glenna, Sam's instincts take over. Now, he'll do anything to keep Glenna safe--even if her new found mating urge drives him over the edge.
Dare to enter JessicaAspen's world of romantic shifter suspense
and discover your imagination.

                     MY REVIEW

    This is the second book in the WOLF ENFORCERS series and all I can say if you thought the first book was good this one will knock your socks off .  This is Sam's book and I was so excited to know that he was getting his book . His story was such an intense book . If you remember right Sam almost went wild in book one after the woman he wanted as his own mated with his brother . Now he is back and well mostly healed from what happened but its there on the edge . Now he is being driven wild but in a different way . Enter Glenna a newly bitten wolf that needs his protection and most of all she needs him . Will they survive all the people after them and will they survive the mating heat that is consuming them . 
     Blood Enforcer is a sitting on the edge of your seat fun. The characters are well developed and complex . Especially Sam , he has been put through the ringer and you can see him fighting his own demons as he starts to open himself up to what Glenna can offer him . One min you want to hug Sam and tell him everything will be ok and the next min you want to slap him upside the head cause he is frustrating you to no end . He is so self destructive sometimes . But I will say ladies  he does redeem himself and becomes the one alpha man that we all love and swoon over, I instantly loved Sam  
   Glenna on the other hand it took me just a little bit to get to like her . She just seemed so ummm how can I put this well lets say whipped . When she was with Sam  at the beginning she was being so self conscience about even eating . I know she was traumatized her whole life but I kind of wanted to just slap her, but she grew on me as I read . She became a very strong woman and I really started liking her . Then I wanted to slap her again when she was well lets just saw she was being a flirt not going to go into more details but you would want to slap her too :)  The she went back to me loving her and that is all that counts . That is the sign of a great character when she evokes that much reaction from me .
     This author is always a one click for me . I have fallen in love with all her characters and she takes us on such great adventures .  I read this book in an evening . I just couldn't put it down . The stories are such a great read . There is always great romance and there is always intrigue and mystery to go along with it. You will get sucked into the story and you won't want it to end . They will steal your heart and you will love every second of it . So if you want a great read check out the Wold Enforcer series . Add them to your summer reading list . YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED 


Monday, July 31, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY EVERYONE

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY EVERYONE:    Good Monday all , I so can't believe it is the end of July already . I am about two thirds of the way through my summer reading list ...

GOOD MONDAY EVERYONE

   Good Monday all , I so can't believe it is the end of July already . I am about two thirds of the way through my summer reading list . Today we have a great thriller for you to read BLACK OUT by Marc Elsberg



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"Fast, tense, thrilling — and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended." —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
This is no accident.
This is no act of God.
This is Blackout.

A terrifyingly plausible million-copy selling debut disaster thriller.
When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere.
A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on—it keeps us alive.

                       MY REVIEW 

       Well what a book to start with by this author, I mean we all have been through power outages but this one has an evil twist to it . When the lights go down everyone thinks that oh it will come back on . But as the electrical grids across Europe start to fall and no one knows what is going on . When a former hacker tries to figure it out he ends up becoming the lead suspect in the case . Piero must figure out what the heck is going on with the help of a young CNN reporter they must figure it all out before the world goes into anarchy . 
     This book has been out for awhile overseas but this is the first time it was translated into English for us thriller readers . When I started this book I was omg what am getting myself into. I felt like I was lost at the beginning . But by chapter three I got the gist of what was happening and then I got sucked into the story big time , it had me thinking wow this could really happen in this day and age . Anyone could hack into anywhere and wreak havoc on the unsuspecting people . It actually gave me chills as I was reading , and thoughts were running through my mind the whole time what would I do if it happened here . 
    The characters are well developed and you actually want to cheer for Piero and Lauren as they fight to figure out what is happening . Piero is trying his best to figure everything out and he being looked at as a suspect . He is a great anti hero . The place in Europe are their own characters all beautifully written with the undertones of chaos could ensue with each grid falling down . 
      The author takes us on an European adventure and doesn't leave anything out . The story shows how we as a world community depend on certain things and when those things are taken away and held at ransom by an group of people pushing their agendas . Power being one of those things that we are all connected with some way or other . How well are your ready to adapt when the worlds governments are way too slow to act . Those are just some of the questions you are left asking yourself . 
  Over all I really liked this book but I just found it a little overwhelming when I started reading and some areas just felt a little slow to me . But that honestly didn't distract me from getting sucked into the book and was on the edge of my seat most of the way through.  So if you like a great thriller check it out  YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Books to curl up with: HAPPY THURSDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY THURSDAY ALL:  Good Thursday afternoon all, or as some of us call it Friday eve . Today we area going to review a great true crime book by one of my favou...

HAPPY THURSDAY ALL

 Good Thursday afternoon all, or as some of us call it Friday eve . Today we area going to review a great true crime book by one of my favourite authors . A CLOCK WORK MURDER . The Night a Twisted Fantasy Becomes a Demented Reality by Steve Jackson

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They thought about their evil fantasy for months. Then wound up like clockwork toys ... they acted.

In April 1997, pretty, 22-year-old Jacine Gielinski stopped her car at a red light in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She had no idea that the two young men looking at her from the car next to hers would in that moment decide she would be their target for unspeakable horrors.

George Woldt and Lucas Salmon were an unlikely pair of best friends, much less killers. Woldt was a fast-talking, well-dressed ladies’ man who boasted of his sexual conquests. Salmon was deeply religious, and socially misfit, obsessed with losing his virginity.

Woldt was the leader, Salmon his willing follower, but neither had been in serious trouble with the law. However, inspired by the cult movie, A Clockwork Orange, with its dystopian violence, they fantasized for months what it would be like to abduct, rape, torture and murder a woman. Then, aroused by watching ultra-violent pornography, they decided to act upon their evil thoughts.

Revised and updated with a new afterword from the author, A CLOCKWORK MURDER recounts the steps that led to an unthinkable crime and its impact on a community, as well as the friends and especially the parents of an innocent young woman who paid with her life for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

From The True Crime Library Of New York Times Bestselling Author Steve Jackson

                           MY REVIEW 

    This book absolutely blew me away, the author has such a way to write about the God awful crimes that go on in this world with a shocking realism that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time . Lets enter into the minds of George Woldt and Lucas Salmon two polar opposites but the best of friends . George the well dressed ladies man and Lucas the shy religious guy who is just following George around . Just hanging around watching the movie CLOCK WORK ORANGE and fantasizing how they could capture and rape a unsuspecting woman . That's what is was for a long time until the day that Jacine Gielinski drove by them . That's when they put their plan into place and what happens is so unspeakable and so horrific . It was hard to read what they did to her .
     This story takes us on the rollercoaster ride of emotions . It shows us the unspeakable plans that were put in place by Woldt and Salmon and all the events up to their trial .  The legal proceeding alone will want to make you scream for justice . I strongly dislike defense attorneys . I know they are only doing their job but they like to drag things out in hopes that they will just drop the case. These two men are the epitome of evil . They do and use everything in their power to stall and upset the courts. To me Worldf is the ummm whats the word oh here organ grinder and Salmon is like his dancing monkey. Salmon knows its wrong but goes along with every Woldt says and does cause he doesn't want to upset Woldt . I wanted to stab them myself a few times . They just made me so angry.
   My heart broke for Jacine's parents . The hell that they went through to see her killers come to justice was just heart breaking . They were harassed and pushed to the limits but they prevailed and saw the justice that was rightfully theirs .
      Steve Jackson is one of the top writers of true crime . He brings the story alive and you are sucked in as soon as you start reading . You want to know how things went down and you want the criminals to be brought to justice .  He writes with such class and grace and when he is done you want to cheer for the victims and the lawyers that prosecute them .
This book had me crying and actually swearing a little . I wanted vengeance so badly . Yes I know its a book but it is a true story , I had chills running up my spine but I couldn't put the book down . So if you like true crime and want a good summer read to finish off the summer check out A CLOCKWORK MURDER  by Steve Jackson . You will not be disappointed