Review: “Fade to Black” by Jeffrey Wilson
Fade to Black by Jeffrey Wilson is a hard book to categorize. Realistic, gritty combat action opens the story with Marine sergeant Casey Stillman and his men penned down by militants in Fallujah, fighting against impossible odds in their effort to just stay alive. We’re then quickly zipped into the mind of Jack, a school teacher who deeply loves his wife and daughter, but who is troubled by uber-realistic dreams of himself in combat.
Fast-paced action and no-holds-barred dialogue whip the reader the along as Jack tries to determine whether or not he’s going crazy. Wilson puts you there, whether it’s the dusty villages where radicals are trying to blow you away, or a middle class school campus whose occupants have no understanding of the stark reality of life or death combat.
The ending will blow you away, and that’s all I’ll say about it, other than you just have to read this book.
More Books From Nancy Wilson – the Author, not the Singer
Writing under her own name, and under the pen name, Susan Summer, Nancy N. Wilson is more than just a cookbook author. Check out her other books, e-Book and paperback.
The following links are to Kindle editions:
DETOX – The Master Cleanse Diet (Author: Nancy N. Wilson)
If you want a strong, healthy body that works on the highest level of efficiency, this book is for you!
Alternative health practitioners have been saying for years that toxins are continuously entering our bodies – from pesticides, processed foods, polluted air and impure water, etc.
We have little or no control over exposure to some of the toxins, such as pesticides and polluted air; but, for the average person sugary and salty foods, trans-fats, and caffeine (plus others) are actively chosen as part of the daily diet.
If toxins are not cleaned out property, the body may hold onto them in the digestive track (especially the colon), the lymph nodes, the gastrointestinal system, plus the skin and hair cells.
Excessive accumulated toxic waste in the body can create fatigue, headaches, unhealthy weight gain, low energy, stomach aches and nausea, plus it can cause a number of chronic diseases. The liver and kidneys are forced to work overtime to eliminate the waste, but they can only do so much. They need help, which is the purpose of a detoxification process and the reason for this book.
Buy it today and DETOXIFY your body for better health!
NOTE: This book has a giveaway running through the month of April at www.Goodreads.com. Sign up for a chance to win a paperback copy of the book.
Attitude Adjustment – Make Your Whole Outlook Brand New
|Is your attitude serving you or hurting you? Is it one of constant doom and gloom, or one of happiness and joy?
If it is the latter, terrific – keep doing what you are doing! If it is the gloom and doom, negative attitude that pushes people away, the book gives you some options of things you can do to change.
Your attitude creates an aura that is positive or negative and becomes the magnet that draws people to you or pushes them away. What you project through your attitude is, in large part, the catalyst for the kinds of attitudes that you receive from others.
If your life is not what you want it to be in one or all aspects, the problem may be closely related to your attitude. You have a choice. The can stay with Popeye’s mantra, “I yam what I yam!” Or you take steps to change your attitude and change your life. It all begins with an honest look at your approach to life and the attitude you project.
As you read through each section of the book, you will find information, exercises and suggestions to help you with attitude adjustments that can make your whole outlook brand new.
Attitude can be your most powerful tool in living a good life.
(Author: Nancy N. Wilson writing as Susan Sumner)
This book is the perfect choice for the novice rose grower.
It provides step-by-step instructions for every phase of the rose-growing process – from choosing the right roses, to planting the roses, and finally – how to care for your roses over time. Paying attention to each step will ensure a successful experience and help you grow magnificent roses in your yard for years to come.
- Types of roses and how to choose the right roses
- When to plant roses
- How to plant roses
- How to water, fertilize and prune roses
- Common diseases of rose plants and how to prevent them
- Caring for your roses
- Growing roses organically
- And much more . . .
This is a book that you will want to keep handy for quick reference to answer questions as you plant and nurture your beautiful new roses.
As a young child, I was very curious and always wanted to know why something worked and how it worked. My mother allowed me to explore almost anything that interested me – including giving me things to take apart, such old clocks and radios. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know and then, I discovered the wealth of information that could be found in books, plus the magical journeys I could take through the power of words!
Reading became the center of my life. The town library was located in the Women’s Club of my little farming community that I called home. In my eyes, it was the grandest building in town – newly built, with a heavenly air-conditioner that sheltered me from the blazing heat of Arizona summer days. It was my personal cocoon in which I could read the hours away.
Later in high school, as I continued to devour books by the dozens, I discovered writing and began to create my own works. It was a magical time! My love affair with the written word began and has never really stopped.
Unfortunately, my affair was dealt a serious blow during my first year in college when an English professor told me that I used a lot of words, but said very little. His words went to my very core and hobbled my writing confidence for a number of years. I continued to write, but not with the same excitement and enthusiasm that I had previously enjoyed.
It was not until many years later that everything turned around. After completing my MBA as a “mature woman” I found a position with a Leadership Development Training Company in Manhattan that required use of three major passions: my insatiable curiosity of how and why things work, my love of learning through books, and my need to write and be published.
I know, my work wasn’t published in the true sense of the word, but my words were in print and people were reading them and using them to improve their professional lives. I had finally begun to realize my dream.
Now I am retired and living the dream on a daily basis. I write many hours every day. I can proudly say that I have fifteen books published under several names with many more on the way. It is an amazing feeling!
Review: “Shades of Darkness: Redemption Series Book Two” by Melynda Price
In Melynda Price’s Shades of Darkness, Redemption Series: Book Two, we pick up on the continuing saga of Olivia, a mortal with the ‘sight.’ Olivia has the rare ability to ‘see’ the dark angels, and thus expose them to mankind, and for this, they are determined to destroy her. She has been guarded since birth by Liam, a Ronnin warrior commissioned to be her guardian angel. Liam’s problem, though, is that he has fallen in love with her, thus threatening his very angelic status.
As Olivia, now a fully grown woman, is about to wed, Liam learns of yet another attempt by the Dark Court to kill her, and he again risks the displeasure of his own superiors in order to save her.
A fascinating blend of theology and mysticism, love and betrayal, Price takes us into the minds and hearts of the characters in a deft way. Although some of the prose and dialogue tends toward the stilted, the reader is nonetheless made to care, and care deeply, about the fate of the protagonists.
A surprise ending, though, lifts this tale above the mundane mortal meets angel story. Language and scenes of violence make it a book not for the squeamish.
Review: “When the Siren Calls” by Tom Barry
In Tom Barry’s novel When the Siren Calls, we’re introduced to Jay Brooke, a wheeler-dealer real estate manipulator with a smooth line for hooking naïve investors and a fatal attraction to women. Working an iffy time-share deal in Tuscany, Jay meets Isobel Roberts, a frustrated woman married to a workaholic, and seeking meaning in her life. As these two planets orbit closer and closer to each other, circumstances conspire to cause perturbations in both lives.
Lucy has her sights on Jay, and has hooks in him. The time-share deal, which he has drawn his friend Andy into, is in danger of coming apart at the seams, and Jay finds himself painted not so neatly into a corner; with no apparent escape.
Suspenseful, touching, erotic; all are adjectives that aptly describe Barry’s handling of this novel that defies neat categorization. The author’s familiarity with the setting is apparent in every scene, and he uses setting extremely well to establish mood. The characters in When the Siren Calls are a troupe of complex, flawed creatures, driven by greed, loneliness, the desire for revenge, but most importantly, by the need to be noticed.
Though not a mystery, this is a page-turner that is guaranteed to keep you up late. It has humor, suspense, and will keep you reading until the last page; and then, salivating for more.
Review: “A Wind Doth Blow” by Daniel Kelley
Daniel Kelley has written, in A Wind Doth Blow, a romance story with a different take, and one that will keep you turning the pages until the very end. The protagonist is an artist with what has to be called an obsession with his oboe-playing neighbor that quickly begins to consume his every waking moment, and causes him to doubt himself as a person. A fully fledged, well-rounded character, you find yourself pulled into his existence, cheering him on to take the plunge and declare his affections for the enigmatic Elise. I won’t spoil the ending for those who have yet to read this masterpiece, but trust me, it will leave you gasping for more.
A Wind Doth Blow is available for Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/A-Wind-Doth-Blow-ebook/dp/B00AC8B6F8/