Book Review: “Shadow of The Drill.” by Rhani D’Chae. @rhanidchae #RRBC #RWISA #IARTG

 Welcome to my review of “Shadow Of The Drill.” By Rhani D’Chae.

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Firstly allow me to introduce the author.

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Rhani D’Chae is a visually disabled writer who was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. Because of her failing eyesight, she no longer reads as much as she used to, but she does enjoy falling into the worlds created by other Indie authors as often as hre vision will allow. Shadow of the Drill is her first published novel, and is the first in a series that revolves around an unrepentant enforcer and the violent life that he leads.

She enjoys chatting with readers and fellow writers via Social Media sites, and loves getting comments and other input from those who have read her work. She is on Facebook, and also on Twitter, @rhanidchae. Also, if you have the time, please stop by her blog: http://www.rhanidchae.com/

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A Gritty and Violent Thriller.

A brutal experience transforms an unproven young tough into a ruthless killing machine.
For fifteen years he waited, building his body into an unstoppable weapon so that vengeance would be had through the strength of his will and the power of his hands.

On the bloodstained streets of a northwestern city, the enforcer known as the Drill stalks his prey. Judge, Jury, and Executioner; he seeks out those who target the weak, condemning them to the kind of justice that has made him a legend.

My BOOK REVIEW Rhani D’Chae “Shadow of The Drill.”

5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 All the Way!

This is a genre I love; it’s my favorite in fact, and one I read a great deal. So, I’m always a little wary when I sit down to read an author I haven’t met before.

I needn’t have worried. I was hooked from the first page.

Right from the opening pages, when Decker, (The Drill) thinks to himself “Lord save us from the terminally perky!” The author won me, and page after brilliant page lured me further in. The dark humor shouldn’t be overlooked, it’s essential and at times, no matter how brutal the scene I found myself smiling in appreciation for a line of dialogue or a characters brutally honest inner thought.

These characters are so finely drawn that their very souls are revealed, and we learn of the anger/passion and fears that drive them.

Decker is by far my favorite character, I can hear him, see him, and taste his need for revenge. Revenge is what drives him, it influences every decision he makes.

He has a reputation to uphold as an enforcer, and he enjoys his work. Yet because the author has shown us insights into the innocent, carefree and hopeful young man, he once was, because she invites us in to experience the deep and abiding love he once shared with a beloved friend who was brutally raped, Decker is humanized and I for one was cheering him on towards the final resolution. The rapists must be punished, and it has taken Decker fifteen years to be prepared to do just that.

The author has allowed him to breathe on the page, and I found myself breathing right along with him, and actually holding my breath during some of the well-drawn scenes of extracting revenge.

The violence is part of the world he frequents, and it is a finely honed skill to write it with such a touch, that it becomes a seamless part of the whole. Necessary, and not added for shock value only.

The secondary characters are appealing as well, the author uses dialogue to great effect, and many of the secondary characters are revealed solely by what they say, and how they react to horrendous situations.

Rudy Valdez is pivotal to the story, being Decker’s trusted and loyal friend, he has a lighter touch, but he’s far from being a lightweight character. The amalgamation of his style and Decker’s rocket the story forward.

And Charlene, loving Decker and wanting so much more than she can ever have with him.

Charlene’s character is warm, sardonic and deeply insightful. The combination of all the central figures and the myriad of well-depicted hookers, junkies, dealers and others from the darkness of the streets are blended beautifully to make this book an absolute must read.

The second book in this series is Winter of The Drill. I will most certainly be looking for it to read. I have no hesitation in recommending this fast-paced wild ride to anyone that loves this genre, and those that want to experience it for perhaps the first time

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Book Review: “Deadly Secrets: The Truth will out (Gavin Shawlens Thriller #1) by Gordon Bickerstaff @ADPase #RRBC #IARTG #ASMSG

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Hello and welcome to my Book Review of “The Truth Will Out”

 Let’s meet Author Gordon Bickerstaff.

BOOK REVIEW PROFILE GORDON BICKERSTAFF

I was born and raised in Glasgow but spent my student years in Edinburgh. On summer vacations, I learned plumbing, garden maintenance, and I cut the grass in the Meadows. I learned some biochemistry and taught it for a while before I retired to write fiction. I do some aspects of DIY moderately well and other aspects not so well. I live with my wife in Scotland where corrupt academics, mystery, murder and intrigue exists mostly in my mind. I have written the Gavin Shawlens series of thrillers: Deadly Secrets, Everything To Lose, The Black Fox, and Toxic Minds. More will come in due course. I enjoy walking in the hills, 60s & 70s music, reading and travel.

Deadly Secrets: The truth will out… (Gavin Shawlens Thriller #1)

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The truth will out…

Gavin’s life will be turned upside down. He joins a company to work on a product that will revolutionise the food industry. His initial gut instinct is to walk away until he discovers one of the company directors is the former love of his teenage life.

The financial implications are global and incredible. Powerful individuals and countries are prepared to kill as they compete to seize control of the company. Corruption at high levels, a deadly flaw in the product, and the stakes jump higher and higher.

Against overwhelming odds, Gavin must rescue his former love from the hands of an evil cult as they prepare her for a living nightmare.

‘… doesn’t have twists – it has hairpin bends!’
‘… an intricate fast paced modern day thriller’
‘… will appeal to readers who like intricate plots’
‘… plot kept me guessing what will happen next’
‘… weaved it all together masterfully’

MY BOOK REVIEW:

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

5.0 out of 5 stars  This fast-paced thriller will keep you enthralled.

on August 27, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Author Gordon Bickerstaff has woven an intricately threaded plot here. It took me a short while to accustom myself to this authors pacing, however once I did the book flowed well.

The characters are all described in detail, and are permitted to be three-dimensional as a result.

The characters need to stand apart and be easily recognizable throughout the journey the author invites us on. Without this authors’ clear, and visually descriptive talent, the large number of characters would all blur together. He allows them all to sound, look and feel differently, with precise dialogue and shared perceptions of the life they are living.

The work has been researched well, and no glaring errors appeared during the telling.

I have no wish to include spoilers, although the ending is rather brilliant.

The violence in this work is handled extremely well, allowing the reader to watch safely while their heart still pounds.

The mental images invoked by Author Gordon Bickerstaff’s clever pen may well leave you needing a stiff glass of scotch.

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. I look forward to reading book #2.

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Talent Spotter #4. My guests, Hannah Warren. Sheila Belshaw. Mary T Kincaid. Jason O’Hara & Viktoria Faust.

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I love promoting Talent! I love being part of a world where people explore the realms of inner thought. I love a world where escaping is as simple as opening your eyes and your mind.

With that in mind please welcome my first guest today

Hannah Warren

The Cottage on the Border. (The Jenna Kroon Series)

Talent Spotter Hannah Cocer Cottage on theJenna’s earliest memory is of her mother’s feet dangling in dust motes, as a three year old left orphaned while her mother’s corpse hung from a beam. Her mother committed suicide, that’s how she escaped and freed herself. When her own life falls apart Jenna’s earliest memory becomes her anchor, she too wants to be free.

Vincent Van Son is Jenna’s adopted brother, her psychiatrist, perhaps her only friend. He takes her to the Cottage for recovery, determined to rescue his sister from herself after her failed suicide attempt. The cottage on the border is at Oud Land, and is the location of many dark secrets.

Jenna’s close call with death leaves her open to the psychic world, and in this cottage in the onset of a misty winter, Jenna hears them, the voices of the past, memories of what happened on the border. It becomes a journey to herself. She has to listen, to witness, she has no choice. Their stories are her story, and it is a long heritage of murder, deceit, ethnic discourse and betrayal.

Perspective returns to the introspective prima ballerina, she has learned the truth of her family, of this cottage of psychic confessions. She alone emerges from the rubble of six decades of troubled family history, a lone phoenix.

The Cottage on The Border is a tale of murder, mystery, intrigue, familial despair, heartbreak, and spiritual resurrection.

Links:

Amazon link to book: https://www.amazon.com/Cottage-Border-Jenna-Kroon-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00XHWE9OG?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc
Website: www.hannahwarrenauthor.com
FB author page: https://www.facebook.com/HannahWarrenAuthor/?ref=bookmarks
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Tirgearr Author page: http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Warren_Hannah/index.htm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hannah_war

 

My next guest,  is Author …

Sheila Mary Taylor aka Sheila Belshaw

Golden Sapphire.

GOLDEN SAPPHIRE

A love story set in Stone

Samantha King has dedicated all her young life to mining sapphires in the Gemfields of Queensland – and at a cost. Her husband is killed in a mining accident trying to get her the biggest sapphire he can find – a magnificent golden sapphire she finds clutched in his hand when his battered body is recovered. Determined to make his sacrifice worthwhile she pledges to establish the golden sapphire as a symbol of love – a stone to rival the diamond. A stone every woman in love would want.

 But how?

Where there is one such sapphire, there are probably more. And they probably stretch into Old Dan’s concession, adjacent to her own … but unreachable because Old Dan is her dearest friend …

Five years later when Old Dan dies, his nephew, Mark, a prominent London jeweller – young, arrogant, confident, distinguished – comes to Queensland to wrap up his affairs and sell his uncle’s claims, but becomes fascinated by his uncle’s fabulous collection of sapphires. And by Samantha.

But Samantha is only interested in acquiring Old Dan’s mining rights. Is there some way she can persuade Mark to sell them to her?

And is there some way Mark can persuade Samantha that life is not just about sapphires?

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Please welcome my next guest…

Author Mary T Kincaid

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 Is everyone supposed to always conform  to expectation.? Mortimer couldn’t? What if there is another world waiting for us? Would you reach for it? Mortimer did. Would you explore? Can you hear the music of another parade?

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Please welcome my next guest

Jason O’Hara

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Cris Juarez watches as vampires rise to power, sweeping mankind out of the way with a war that destroys the peace she had known. Now, with the help of a werewolf named Grady, a tech wizard known as Angel, and two immortals known as Grigori, she learns the dark truth and why the world she knew ended. Now it is up to her to bring the vampires’ reign of terror to an end. But first, she needs to learn how to fight. In this, book one of the Angel of Death saga, She begins her journey. Will she survive it?

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Please welcome my next guest …

Viktoria Faust

Viktoria’s book is named  RECYCLED, no cover available, however the cover below is from her other work. The synopsis refers to RECYCLED.

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RECYCLED.

Humanity lost its ability to procreate, but stayed creative in ways to keep itself alive. Not to the satisfaction of all what was left of human kind.

Recycled available here

 

And one of my own books,

Author S. Burke

Spine chilling suspense
A chilling psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

In Book 1 of the ‘Unintended Consequences’ series Acts Beyond Redemption takes you on a twisted, deadly ,journey.
Mike Matheson is head of a Special Task Force set up by the F.B.I to track down and apprehend the serial killers responsible for 18 brutal murders.

He and his team are exhausted, frustrated, and ready to burn out after almost five years and no leads.

Nothing in their experience has prepared them for this. Nothing in their imaginations could conceive of the truth hidden in plain sight.

Someone on the inside is deflecting their weary eyes away from a truth too incomprehensible to be permitted to exist.

Revealing it and those that set it in motion would bring the most powerful country on earth to its knees. The corridors of power shake.

Who will be buried in the shattered remains of a country where freedom and honor are treasured above all things?

Just how far will those elected to protect and defend go, to keep the American dream alive.

Purchase on Amazon.com here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talent Spotter #2. A selection of books for your enjoyment.

Welcome to Talent Spotter. This is a site where promotion of Indie and small press authors is absolutely free.

Details on how you can have your book featured here will be given at the end of this post.

Welcome Author T K Geering

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Appearances can be deceptive.

Vicky is a successful published author, but this is just a cover for her real job. A Detective Chief Inspector dealing with espionage and anti terrorism.

The handsome firefighter Nick moves into the cottage next door and they become friends. Due to an ankle injury he ends up spending Christmas with Vicky who is nursing him back to health.

As the snow falls heavily, they find themselves snowed in and their friendship turns to intense love. Nick, a secret Russian sleeper, has a contract to fulfill and the hit is Vicky.

You will find T K Geering on the following sites.

Amazon Author page:

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 Welcome author Joanne Sexton.

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The Chosen One

  Sera’s life quickly becomes surreal when she discovers she’s a princess from a realm so full of magical folk they give credence to every fairytale she’s read. The realm is in danger; a wicked warlock has kidnapped a princess, and it will take all seven princesses to save her. Transported to this celestial environment, Sera is immediately captivated by the elf, Keelor. It is love at first sight. He’s infuriating and aloof, but chemistry sizzles despite their attraction forbidden by law and lore.

Welcome Author P.S Winn

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A gift was passed down from her grandmother. All her life Andrea Moore has been able to see spirits. Now, her grandma has passed on, but Andi still talks to her. When Deputy Vaughn Walker asks Andi to help solve the mystery of four women who have disappeared, Vaughn, Andi and her friend Nate are going to find those from the other side influence this life and some spirits are pure evil. They also find themselves in the middle of the epic battle of good versus evil.

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Welcome Author Lauren Grey

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Threads of fate connect those destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. A mysterious music box that when opened, triggers feelings of unbearable emptiness and loss for Darby. Her nights become filled with haunting dreams that spill into her days. The successful journalist’s entire universe shifts sideways as her internal demons strengthen their grip. She loses her job, her friends and fears her sanity’s next. Conventional medicine and therapy have done nothing to ease her tortured mind. Desperate, she seeks out an old psychic. The woman reveals the mysterious box, and her disturbing dreams are unearthly messages and threads she must follow – no matter what she might find at the other end. Darby follows the threads to her ancestral home in Ireland. She’s determined to discover the secrets of the music box and who the woman is behind the eyes in her dreams. There she meets Neil and falls in love – but in spite of her new enchantment, the threads of time become even

Threads of Time available on –

Smashwords

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on Amazon – in Kindle and paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Threads-Time-Lauren-Grey/dp/1533515654

Welcome Author Daniel Bogogolela.

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In this novel, author Daniel Bogogolela describes the lives and loves of a group of urban young adults in a typical South African township. Hawk and his friends explore friendship and relationships within the sub-culture, morality, social rules and dangers of township life. The story unfolds somewhat like a play, with incidents involving love, betrayal and even violence taking place as the scenes constantly change. The novel makes extensive use of township dialogue to give the book a certain feeling of authenticity, as the youngsters come to terms with township life.

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And here is one of my own works. Author S. Burke. This work will be available #FREE for the 1st and only Time on 28th/29th JULY. Grab a copy while you can. The sequel is coming.

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In Book 1 of the ‘Unintended Consequences’ series Acts Beyond Redemption takes you on a twisted, deadly ,journey.

Mike Matheson is head of a Special Task Force set up by the F.B.I to track down and apprehend the serial killers responsible for 18 brutal murders.

He and his team are exhausted, frustrated, and ready to burn out after almost five years and no leads.

Nothing in their experience has prepared them for this.

Nothing in their imaginations could conceive of the truth hidden in plain sight.
Someone on the inside is deflecting their weary eyes away from a truth too incomprehensible to be permitted to exist.

Revealing it and those that set it in motion would bring the most powerful country on earth to its knees. The corridors of power shake.

Who will be buried in the shattered remains of a country where freedom and honor are treasured above all things?

Just how far will those elected to protect and defend go, to keep the American dream alive?

Purchase Here or grab it for free from 28th July for two days only..

Join in the promotion! It’s free. Interested? That’s great. Here is all you need to do. Send me an email at  suzieb4burke@hotmail.com  I need your book cover, book blurb and purchase links etc. Please be sure to have the words Talent Spotter in the subject line.