Wednesday, October 30, 2019

High Flying by Kaylin McFarren

High Flying by Kaylin McFarren
Skylar Haines has struggled with personal demons most of her life, going to dark extremes to subdue anxieties rooted in her tragic past. On a perpetual hunt for the next adrenaline hit, she discovers a passion for flying and becomes a hard-edged stunt pilot, verging on obsession. In the sky, following her most daring airshow, she encounters a mysterious storm and almost collides with another aircraft, sending her into a perilous dive. Guided by a mysterious voice, she manages a safe landing but finds herself transported to another time. Eight months before she was born. One week before her father was murdered. Though baffled by her circumstances, Skylar soon arrives at a single certainty: Before her lies a remarkable chance to change her family’s destiny drastically for the better — or possibly even worse — depending on the choices she makes, before her window of opportunity closes.
High Flying  by Kaylin McFarren is an enthralling, suspenseful thriller. Readers will be on the edge of their seat while devouring this electrifying, 5 star novel and story.
Starting with a punch we open the first page and meet Skylar Haines, immediately entering into her dark world.  Skylar, despite her awful upbringing, is a dynamic young woman who we can instantly root for.  What caused her psychological need to hurt herself is unfolded, like layers of an onion, throughout the book.
With an absorbing, fast-paced plot that keeps you turning the pages quickly, and Kaylin McFarren’s strong writing style you will find it hard to put this book down.
Time travel stories can be confusing, but not so with High Flying.  The story only covers three time periods, which are clearly defined and easy to follow.  As with all great time travel tales we are presented with second chances and an opportunity to right a wrong.  What I loved about Skylar’s adventure wasn’t so much the chance to change the past, but an opportunity to accept the present.  Will understanding the past help her to embrace herself in the future?  Will the pain of the past bring enough healing into the present to allow her to love in the future?
Skylar is such a strong character and seems so self-reliant, and yet the need for affection and a loving touch is always just under the surface making her so endearing. There are other remarkable main characters in the book, like her father Dylan, holding the male-lead. He is a complex person, and I couldn’t make out if he was good or bad… until the end.  Very clever writing!  There is a good mix of supporting roles, but Skylar is the star who shines brightest.
Most of the book takes place in 1997 in Chino CA and revolves around drug smuggling.  Skylar finds herself in-between police and criminals and ends up in some tricky situations.  All she really wants to do is save her friend but this seems impossible as she is sucked into an adrenaline packed caper with ruthless killers.
This story is a grippingpage-turning, adventure thriller, holding your attention until the very last page. With outstanding well-developed characters, an exciting storyline and plot and the author’s unique expressive writing style, High Flying by Kaylin McFarren is an absolute must-read novel and highly recommended by Chick Lit Café.
Reviewed by T.N. Traynor for Chick Lit Café
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Monday, October 28, 2019

Neptune’s Chalice by M.J. Feinauer

Neptune’s Chalice by M.J. Feinauer
Synopsis:
It is the mid-twenty first century. The world is recovering from what scholars will refer to as the “Jihad War.”
Nations of the world united to bring a permanent end to radical terrorism. The unification of the nations has also given birth to the popular concept of a governing “World Union,” in which the United States intends to be a major player. The timing could not be any better. A presidential election year is on the horizon and a faceless rouge element is committed to having one of their own in the White House.
There were extreme losses of life and property in the concentrated battle theater of the Middle East.
The leading nations of the world emerged victorious over the oppressive extremists that threatened the civil and moral fabric of modern society. The high price of victory was unavoidable.
Nuclear weapons were used in order to bring the destructive war to an abrupt end.
The United States found itself as the sole military and financial leader of the world’s war against the radical terrorists. The war’s length lasted far beyond what had been predicted, diminishing many of the United States resources specifically, its wealth. Bringing the proud nation to the brink of bankruptcy.
Radiation from the nuclear weapons contaminated 85% of the water supply in the Middle East and large amounts were now being detected in the Atlantic Ocean.
A private and well-funded individual has been anticipating a catastrophe such as this, and has spun a web so delicate, its victims don’t realize they are trapped until it’s too late. She has assembled the best minds in order to develop a device that would instantly purify polluted and contaminated water.
However, this device is not being developed for humanitarian reasons. It is being developed for wealth and power. Not for an individual, but for a nation…the United States of America.
Neptune’s Chalice by M.J. Feinauer is a 5 Star – Must read book which has received rave reviews from Amazon readers and reviewers.
Amazon Reviews:
5 Stars – Riveting…so compelling, I could not put it down.Engrossing and exciting story and very timely in our politically/environmentally charged world. Great characters to love and hate… This story is well written, and developed. It would make a GREAT movie. My only problem with this book is that it ENDED, as I wanted to read on and on. So for that reason, I am so looking forward to reading more in the next book….. Impatiently waiting. I highly recommend this book.
5 Stars – Nail Biting Page TurnerMr. Feinauer is a born story teller. He spins a thrilling tale seeped in dirty politics and bright young things who are biting off more than they can chew. However, it’s an exciting race of good vs. evil that will keep you guessing, page after page, until the very end. An absolute must-read for those who love reading action-packed thrillers, especially one as exciting and well written as Neptune‘s Chalice.
5 Stars – Magnificent concept and storyline.A great fictional story written in the not so distant future about a world saving device, the corruption at the highest levels of our government, and all the intrigue and murder surrounding it. A magnificent concept and story line that will leave you wanting more.
5 Stars – Neptune’s Chalice -Great plotInteresting plot. Intense throughout the book. Very detailed. Loved the characters. Not a boring moment. Can’t wait for second book!!
5 Stars – Loved it!Loved Neptune’s Chalice! I’ve been eagerly waiting on this novel and it did not disappoint. The story was well developed and easy to follow. Very intriguing. Loved the characters! I hated that it had to end. I wanted to keep reading. Hurry up Michael and write the next one! I think this would make an excellent movie. I already have the movie stars picked out. A must read!
5 Stars – Neptune’s Chalice – Awesome
Very intriguing! Looking forward to the next book!
5 Stars – The book that you won’t put down!Such an intense and involved story with very possible situations. Love the main characters! I surely hope there is a sequel!
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Friday, October 25, 2019

Neptune’s Chalice by M.J. Feinauer

Neptune’s Chalice by M.J. Feinauer
Synopsis:
It is the mid-twenty first century. The world is recovering from what scholars will refer to as the “Jihad War.”
Nations of the world united to bring a permanent end to radical terrorism. The unification of the nations has also given birth to the popular concept of a governing “World Union,” in which the United States intends to be a major player. The timing could not be any better. A presidential election year is on the horizon and a faceless rouge element is committed to having one of their own in the White House.
There were extreme losses of life and property in the concentrated battle theater of the Middle East.
The leading nations of the world emerged victorious over the oppressive extremists that threatened the civil and moral fabric of modern society. The high price of victory was unavoidable.
Nuclear weapons were used in order to bring the destructive war to an abrupt end.
The United States found itself as the sole military and financial leader of the world’s war against the radical terrorists. The war’s length lasted far beyond what had been predicted, diminishing many of the United States resources specifically, its wealth. Bringing the proud nation to the brink of bankruptcy.
Radiation from the nuclear weapons contaminated 85% of the water supply in the Middle East and large amounts were now being detected in the Atlantic Ocean.
A private and well-funded individual has been anticipating a catastrophe such as this, and has spun a web so delicate, its victims don’t realize they are trapped until it’s too late. She has assembled the best minds in order to develop a device that would instantly purify polluted and contaminated water.
However, this device is not being developed for humanitarian reasons. It is being developed for wealth and power. Not for an individual, but for a nation…the United States of America.
Neptune’s Chalice by M.J. Feinauer is a 5 Star – Must read book which has received rave reviews from Amazon readers and reviewers.
Amazon Reviews:
5 Stars – Riveting…so compelling, I could not put it down.Engrossing and exciting story and very timely in our politically/environmentally charged world. Great characters to love and hate… This story is well written, and developed. It would make a GREAT movie. My only problem with this book is that it ENDED, as I wanted to read on and on. So for that reason, I am so looking forward to reading more in the next book….. Impatiently waiting. I highly recommend this book.
5 Stars – Nail Biting Page TurnerMr. Feinauer is a born story teller. He spins a thrilling tale seeped in dirty politics and bright young things who are biting off more than they can chew. However, it’s an exciting race of good vs. evil that will keep you guessing, page after page, until the very end. An absolute must-read for those who love reading action-packed thrillers, especially one as exciting and well written as Neptune‘s Chalice.
5 Stars – Magnificent concept and storyline.A great fictional story written in the not so distant future about a world saving device, the corruption at the highest levels of our government, and all the intrigue and murder surrounding it. A magnificent concept and story line that will leave you wanting more.
5 Stars – Neptune’s Chalice -Great plotInteresting plot. Intense throughout the book. Very detailed. Loved the characters. Not a boring moment. Can’t wait for second book!!
5 Stars – Loved it!Loved Neptune’s Chalice! I’ve been eagerly waiting on this novel and it did not disappoint. The story was well developed and easy to follow. Very intriguing. Loved the characters! I hated that it had to end. I wanted to keep reading. Hurry up Michael and write the next one! I think this would make an excellent movie. I already have the movie stars picked out. A must read!
5 Stars – Neptune’s Chalice – Awesome
Very intriguing! Looking forward to the next book!
5 Stars – The book that you won’t put down!Such an intense and involved story with very possible situations. Love the main characters! I surely hope there is a sequel!
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Monday, October 21, 2019

Small Hearts by Bryan W. Dull - Book Review

Small Hearts by Bryan W. Dull
Synopsis:
Emily Sinclair is a teacher in seclusion, reeling from the loss of several of her third-grade students by the hands of a shooter that opened fire on several classrooms within Marie-Glen Elementary. While dealing with the anxiety of leaving her home and facing the people of the town, Emily is terrified by what is waiting for her outside that takes the shape of shadowy figures resembling her deceased students and the ghostly kids that she refers to as “the pales” that get closer to her with every step she takes. With her sanity in question, Emily seeks help from a psychiatrist, Paul Cusick, as she tells her story of being an educator of children that seemed unteachable to that fateful day in October. However, sometimes what we perceive as reality is skewed.
Small Hearts by Bryan W. Dull takes us on a skillfully written journey that’ll give you chills, and make you cry, but you’ll want to continue reading to the end. A surprising, amazing must-read story for paranormalsuspense and horror enthusiasts.
Emily Sinclair, a former educator now living as a recluse, is in a fitful state. She had no other choice but to leave the school after her third-grade students were shot at Marie-Glen Elementary. The anxiety of leaving and facing the people of the town inhabited her thoughts day and night. The nightmares torture her until her brain feels warped and unnatural unlikely to return to normal. Too tired to fight her way out, she gives into the darkness and sinks into the epitome of hell.  As her body is submerged into the dreamscape, she hears wailing, then the sound of small voices, and hearts she recognized. She feels the little hands pushing her up and out of the murky confines she’d sunk into. She pleads with them to stop, but their answer was no, she must go on. Standing she realized the landscape and her body had returned to normal. Yet, there was something out there tempting to obstruct the light. Who or what was blocking her way now?
You’ll lose yourself in the story hoping the now ghostly children from the school’s massacre will find peace and leave Emily alone. She needs to grieve and come to terms with the deaths of the children, and the loss of her reputation, and her fiancé. The twists and turns in Small Hearts are unexpected and make a meaningful contribution to the overall story. Yes, this is, primarily, a horror novel, with graphic storytelling; however, if readers will give this book a read, you, like me, will want to see this become a number one bestseller. Why? Someone needed to tell this story, and the author does an amazing job with sensitivity to this societal horror.
The author, Bryan W. Dull, boldly takes a present nightmare, albeit horror for society, and creates a story with unforgettable fictional characters. His provocative story based on true events sends a strong message about crime in our country and at the same time offers us hope for the future. Brilliantly written and a must-read adult horror fiction. Small Hearts by Bryan W. Dull is highly recommended by Artisan Book Reviews.
Book reviewed by CJ Bowen for Artisan Book Reviews
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