Appearances Too: A Novel by K. Reshay

26112378_10103464834835276_4973412577104469937_nThere comes a time in our lives where we have to go along to get along.  Meaning go along with the program so that there are no issues.  Sometimes that isn’t a problem if everyone is on the same page but when you have someone who has a different agenda then you have to figure out another way to “get along.”  How would you proceed if the very person that you are supposed to “get along” with is moving forward with a different plan?  Do you stick to the original plan or do you play follow the leader?

Toni and Ty are having a rough time of it.  Ty is still in the hospital from his brutal attack and Toni is right by his side.  Toni is trying to help him remember but she just doesn’t have the answers that Ty is looking for.  Ty is upset with Toni because she is useless in this process.  This makes Toni feel helpless but who can she turn to?  What can Toni do to help Ty along this journey?  Is it her job to help or should she just let nature run its course?

Mya and Steven are so much in love.  As Mya prepares for her wedding that will top all weddings she stops to think about her best friend Toni and her husband Ty.  She wonders what is going on with them ONLY because she overheard her soon to be husband Steven and their friend Rickey talking.  Mya is now wondering about reaching out to inquire about a few things that she overheard.  But on second thought, if it doesn’t directly affect Mya then it is none of her concern.  What type of friend doesn’t check on her best friends’ husband?  How much longer is Mya going to play the victim and be a real and true friend to Toni?

Appearances Too is the follow-up book to Appearances where it tells the story of college friends that move forward with their lives.  The problem is that sometimes you have to put up appearances to deal with certain people or situations.  The characters in this book work well together.  The story line keeps you wondering what is going on and have you thinking of ways to fix the problems.  I read the book in a few hours so you will too.  K. Reshay did a very good job on this second edition and I can’t wait on the next novel.

Appearances Too is available through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and Barnes and Noble (Paperback only).

  • File Size: 393 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1977710034
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077VJ8NXJ
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Every Ounce You Got To Give (A Psychological Thriller) by Stephen J. Browder

every ounceManipulateto treat or operate with or as if with the hands or by mechanical means especially in a skillful manner.  When dealing with relationships at one point or another someone in the relationship is going to try to steer it in a certain direction.  Whether it be by physical or emotional guidance, the end result is someone is going to like the way that it is headed and hopefully for the relationship, both will be in agreement.  What happens when the direction it is headed in is an unhealthy one?  Who or how will this be redirected?  Is it better to let just one person manipulate the flow or should this be a team effort?  Is it possible for both parties to manipulate the relationship?

Saint Matthews is an interesting young man.  From very young in life he did things his own way.  Saint was never one to follow the crowd, if anything he had the masses following him.  Saint never allowed anyone to get ahead of his thinking, he was always one maybe even two steps ahead of everyone else.  When it comes to getting what he wants, Saint gets his way with everyone.  Saint sought out his prey carefully and very specifically to what his needs were at that particular time.  Saint played this game of cat and mouse very skillfully but how does it feel when the tables are turned?  When the hunter becomes the hunted?  Is there a way to get out of the cross hairs or will Saint fall victim and be on the receiving end of what he has put everyone else through?

Every Ounce You Got To Give is an intense read.  At first you are wondering why would someone behave like this and then you are wondering how is this going to end because some just deserves are due.  The flow of this story is constant, you will not have a difficult time reading this.  The characters are not to complex for this freshman novel, you can understand and attempt to relate to them.  The story gives you enough where you want to continue to read even if you are mad at the characters.  The only distraction was the editing needs to be improved.  Not too many typos where you can’t understand the novel but just enough where you know they are there.  All in all for a freshman novel it is a good read.

Every Ounce You Have To Give ~ A Psychological Thriller is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle edition only).

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  • Print Length: 233 pages
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  • Publisher: Heat Block Publications (June 4, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 4, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GNAQLRG
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The Wrong Husband 2: The Finale by B.M. Hardin

wh2Marriage is probably the hardest job you will ever have in your life.  It is hard enough trying to figure out what you like and what makes you happy now you have to figure out and maintain what makes someone else happy too.  There has to be an easier way.  When you are getting to know a person and decide to get married, you are still learning about that person.  As long as you are together you will always find out something new about that person.  What if the new things you discover is something that you are not willing to accept or deal with?  How will your life proceed then?

Sassi is just making it by.  Never would she had thought that her life would be so complicated. While she thought she knew that she married the right man she had began to have doubts.  It wasn’t uncommon for a bride or groom to have butterflies on their wedding day, that was a big step!  What was uncommon was for her to continue to wonder.  Yes she loved Eddie and yes she loved their family but why was the butterflies still there after ten years ?  Had she always felt like this and just put it on the back burner or was this something new that she was letting come to the forefront?

The Wrong Husband 2 is picking up where The Wrong Husband left off.  You have everyone trying to be with and figure out who they are supposed to be with.  Hardin brings a new twist to this book and it had me walking away from the book to get myself together.  You have characters that will have you thinking “what in the hell is she thinking?” or wondering “where can I find this author, I’m mad now!”  I love writing that get you in your feelings, that makes the book more relatable to the reader.  The story line had a certain flow to it that allows you to keep up with is going on  and not be lost.  I will continue to read books by Hardin if she keeps writing like this!

The Wrong Husband 2: The Finale can be purchased on Amazon.com (both Kindle and paperback, Barnes and Noble (Paperback) and anywhere you purchase your favorite reading material.

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  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692670254
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2017
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  • Language: English
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Insincerity by Richard Godwin

Insincerity_eBook_Cover_Blue_Richard_Final (1)Many times when we meet people we try to go on the old adage “Do unto other as you would have others do unto you.”  In a nutshell that means treat people the way you want to be treated, so that means you would want to meet people who are genuine like yourself.  Once you get to know the person and learn the person beneath the shell that is when all the fun begins.  You learn what makes them tick and what makes them cry and at some point you discover if you really want to continue to know the person.  What happens when the person underneath is someone not worth knowing?  Do you try to change the person or run from the friendship?

Tammy Wayne is a woman who is lost.  She is lost because someone murdered her sister Holly.  While Tammy has taken up searching for serial killers, she is still haunted by the one who got away.  The police can’t or won’t help her so she is on her own.  What is Tammy supposed to do when she knows down in her soul that this person does really exist?  Should she just leave it alone like the police want her to or should she keep on until she reveals the truth.

Karen Sincere is married to her husband, Mickey.  It started out as a good enough marriage but over the years Mickey started to change.  Karen noticed the change but was afraid to say something to Mickey about.  She know that he had a traumatic childhood but has he gotten over those haunting events?  What if anything can Karen do to help her husband get better?  Does Mickey feel like there is an issue with him or is the issue with Karen?

Insincerity is a mystery/murder novel.  I say it like that because while there are murders going on it is more of a mystery about who, how or why these murders occur.  I love the mindset of Godwin because he keeps you wanting more.  Just when you think things are going to go in one direction they are switched up and go another way, that keeps you thinking while you are reading.  I love the book cover, it is intriguing and makes you wonder what is between the pages.  If you have never read a book written at the hand of  a British author, you will enjoy this.  While some of their words are spelled slightly different from in America, you will not be lost.  I enjoyed his work and I look forward to reading more.

Insincerity is available for purchase on Amazon.com (Kindle edition).

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  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Black Jackal Books (June 4, 2018)
  • Publication Date: June 4, 2018
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07CQNDQ91
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Keeping Panties by Eros

Keeping PantiesMemorabilia ~  objects or materials that are collected because they are related to a particular event, person, etc.: things collected as souvenirs.  For most people these things have sentimental value, to signify a special occasion.  But when it becomes a game, collecting trophies it is no longer special, it is down right frightening!

Agent Bradshaw is a FBI agent who is unlike any other.  Yes he is dedicated but his dedication goes above and beyond.  When his partner is killed in the line of duty while trying to catch a drug king pin, something seems to change for Bradshaw.  His obsession grows but in the middle of his hunt for this king pin, Bradshaw is haunted by a cold case that just got warmed back up by a serial rapist!  How will Agent Bradshaw work these two horrific cases or will these cases work him ~ to DEATH?!?!?

Keeping Panties is a mystery with a slight sexual undertone.   It has an exciting storyline that keeps you interested and wanting more.  It is a quick read because it is a mere 83 pages but the great thing it there is more to come because there is a Keeping Panties 2 available immediately for you to continue the story!  Great read!  Eros is a multidimensional author because he can write from different genres and keep you interested in all of the reads with the same intensity!  I have watched his writing develop and he if coming into his TRUE writing self!  Continue the great work!

Keeping Panties is available for purchase through Amazon.com in Kindle edition only.

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  • Print Length: 83 pages
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  • Publisher: King Publishing Group; 2 edition (August 15, 2014)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MS6LNPK
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Dangerous Times by Phillip Frey

Dangerous timesIn life we make decision on a daily basis.  Some of those decisions benefit us and some of those decisions could have been thought through a little better, but ultimately we made the best decision we thought at the time.  What would happen if our decision was based on the actions of others, would the outcome be different or would you make the same decision?  Should you throw caution to the wind just because it is someone else pulling the strings or should you still use a level head and make the best decision for the most positive outcome?

Frank Moore is living his life as best he can but he wants more and without his nagging wife Ty.  Ty is a woman scorned not only by her husband but also by her uncle Eddie and if it is the last thing she does Ty wants to pay him back for all of the pain that he has caused her.  Frank and Ty has come up with a plan to get her uncle back but all the while Frank has a plan of his own that doesn’t involve Ty.  Family secrets will hurt the family and the more secrets there are the deeper the pain will go.

John Kirk is just an average joe living an average life, not particularly happy but not totally miserable either.  He has a girlfriend Lisa that he loves, his mother Beverly just adores him and John gets total joy from restoring his old car ~ a 49 Ford.  But if John Kirk could just leave this life and have a new one he would if only he could get the chance, little does John know to be careful what you wish for.

Ben Hicks is a detective with scars ~ his son died, his wife has divorced him and his boss hates him.  Life couldn’t be better if he planned it that way.  Now as fate would have it, Hicks finds himself on the chopping block once again and he see no way out of this one.  If he could just leave this life for a new one, start over somewhere else he would be happier than ever before.  Wishes might just be granted for Hicks, but at what price?

Dangerous Times is a thriller.  The various characters have a six degree of separation situation because their paths are all intertwined and they don’t even know that they are trying to obtain the same goal for the same person.  I enjoy the suspense in this novel and the interaction of the characters and I would love to see them come again in another novel.  I am definitely looking forward to reading more from Phillip Frey in the future. Dangerous Times is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle only), BN.com (Nook only), Smashwords (various downloadable editions) and the authors website:  http://www.phillipfrey.com/.

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  • Print Length: 261 pages
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  • Language: English
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Vengeance Unleashed by Tony Wade

Vengeance UnleashedThe word Vengeance means:  The act of doing something to hurt someone because that person did something to hurt you or someone else.  Most people might never consider getting revenge on someone who has done them wrong but in certain cases as with Sybil it is just something to past the time away.

Sybil Maines is not you run of the mill every day average woman.  Sybil’s training from her previous employer has her a highly skilled killing machine that can not be stopped.  Sybil doesn’t bother anyone that doesn’t deserve to be bothered and she lies low the majority of the time.  It is not until her previous employer seeks her out to complete one last mission with an offer that she couldn’t possible refuse as much as she try to.  Sybil is two things curious and thorough, though she hates to admit it she will do this for herself not for them.  Little does she know that her employer have an ulterior motive also for wanting specifically her for this mission.

Vengeance Unleashed is an exciting book with some good dramatic fight scenes.  It is a mystery that has you guessing about loyalty and hoping that your suspicions are wrong.  This is Tony Wade’s freshman novel and he has a great imagination and this is a great start to the story, I can’t wait to see how it ends.

I see that Vengeance Unleashed is currently out of print so I hope that means by this book being submitted for review that it is going to be re-released soon.  I look forward to reading more from Tony Wade in the future.

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: DiamondStar Entertainment (November 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615498361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615498362
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
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