Day: December 14, 2014

Review of ‘The Body Market’

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When the daughter of a high powered Beverly Hills couple goes missing after a party in Tijuana, the family hires former assassin Leine Basso to find her. When the girl’s boyfriend is find murdered and mutilated in his car, and a local cartel threatens Leine if she doesn’t back off the investigation, she realizes that she’s dealing with more than a simple carjacking gone awry.

In The Body Market, D.V. Berkom takes Leine and the reader into the dark, dangerous world of human trafficking. I’ve read several of the Leine Basso thrillers, but this one sets the standard for adventure thrillers, and is in my humble view, the best yet. Biting dialogue and gritty descriptions are hallmarks of Berkom’s fiction, and she writes action scenes that are as brilliant as freshly spilt blood.

Leine Basso is one tough cookie, capable of inflicting pain or withstanding it, but in The Body Market, the psychic pain she has to endure as she rescues a young girl from a fate worse than death is almost unbearable. This story deals with a subject that is not for the squeamish or faint of heart, in Berkom’s inimitable style. It’s a definite keeper. I was privileged to get an advanced review copy of the book.

Review of ‘The Savvy Solopreneur’s Guide to Content Creation’

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51m1Gcn5NEL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_If you’re an indie author (or, for that matter, traditionally published), marketing your books is an unavoidable task you’ll have to master. Same goes if you have any product or service that you market, and in today’s increasingly wired world, the Internet is the go-to place for getting the word out to large audiences.

If you’re already experienced in Internet marketing and content creation, you probably already know what you need to know, but if you’re new to this business, The Savvy Solopreneur’s Guide to Content Creation: For Websites, Blogs and Newsletters by Karen Banes is a book you should have in your reference collection.

In this 48-page guide, Banes offers tips to help you create content, and gain readership, to enhance your online business. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand style, The Savvy Solopreneur’s Guide helps you create quality content in the quantity that ensures that every piece of content you create has the potential to earn money. It includes links to sites that help spread your word far and wide, and you don’t have to be a total computer geek to apply her advice.

Don’t waste another minute. Get this book, read it, and start using Banes’ advice today. You won’t regret it.

A five-star book.