Sunday, November 22, 2015

Review of Perfectly Flawed

Perfectly Flawed
By Shaunna Rodriguez

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

‘I Love Lucy’ was a popular TV program in the 50’s and 60’s. Lucy got into all kinds of trouble just being lovable and beautiful Lucy.

In Ms. Rodriguez’ Perfectly Flawed, her Grace, like Lucy, is just being Grace. Being trusting and gullible in their relationship with men, Lucy was lucky; Grace is not.

The episodes that Grace goes through are funny and sad at the same time, because of the way she looks at life. She meets a man at work and goes with the flow without questioning his or her status.

This leads into an adventure that has you laughing at her naivety but understanding her motivation. The character Ms. Rodriguez has developed is one that many can relate to and one many will follow after reading this fast pace hilarious snippet of Grace’s life.

Shaunna style is easy to read and follow. I think I may follow Grace for a book or two.

Review of Five Spot

Five Spot
Written by Cindy Blackburn

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

As my readers know, I like a good mystery. ‘Five Spot’ is a whodunit that leads you in one direction, then sends you into another, and finally has you confused until you hit the Five Spot.

Part-time sleuth Jessie and her police chief husband Wilson are at a Romance Novel Conference when one of her cohorts dies in the middle of an event. Although it seems like a clear cut murder, the victim who died is or may not have been the target.

How this situation is unraveled is quite funny. The characters clash in a humorous way but help bring about a conclusion the reader can live with.

Ms. Blackburn’s style has developed into one that I enjoy. It flows nicely keeping you laughing to the end. Using characters that have unusual likings for Romance novels, she has woven in a murder mystery that keeps you interested even if you don’t care for romance.

I recommend any of Ms. Blackburn’s novels. All have different twists, that are enjoyable.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Review of The Greatest Gift of All

Written by Roger Grubbs

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

If you care to shed a few tears, Mr. Grubbs story will help that gland to produce a few. From beginning to end, this novel will grip you and might tear you apart.

It starts when two young children become friends forever. The boy and girl becomes an item throughout their childhood to the point that they and their parents thought the two would be married.

In their journey to adulthood, many cute stories are introduced to show how close they became one in their friendship and love. Some of them will have you in tears and others will have you laughing, because you most likely encountered similar situations in your youth.

When it is obvious that the two will wed, an event occurs that will change their lives forever – one or both of them may die. This turmoil awakens the young man into action that will control that event to an end that will surprise the reader.

This is a fun and exhausting, in a good way, read that will keep you wanting to know what will or could happen next. Mr. Grubbs keeps you on your toes.

It’s an easy and fast read that I feel romantics will enjoy. Roger Grubbs has done a fine job of telling this lover’s story.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Review of Fobidden

Forbidden, Book 1
A Novel of Love and Betrayal…

By Mike Wells

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Love and Betrayal comes in many forms. In Mr. Wells’ novel, paternal and sibling love comes to the front; and betrayal is just around the corner.

A young lady’s life is turned into a confused state, after an elderly woman reveals her true identity. The woman tells a fantastic story, but the young lady believes her, because of something her mother had told her when she sixteenth.

Without informing anyone, she travels with the women to Europe. There she is surprised again with something that confirms the woman’s story to the one hundredth percent degree.

Here more twists are put in place, where betrayal of a loved one, who will be uninformed as to the events surrounding his betrothed. He will be played.

This is where Mr. Wells leaves you standing at the altar, so to speak. You won’t find out until you read on.

Mike Well’s book ones are always hooks that leave you wanting for more. It is an enjoyable time for those who like a classy read.
You’ll want to go on to the next book. So…

Book #1 is free
But I recommend buying #1, 2, 3 at once:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review of Life Sucks

Life Sucks

By Charissa Dufour

Review by Author Roy Murry

This novella SUCKS you in. You believe your reading a story about a rising star piano player, a little down on his luck, and then you receive a shock.

A fight for life is the main event. The piano player is belittled, kicked, punched, and nearly killed. Someone yells, “Police,” and the world for the Jazz player is turned into another dimension.

This read is fast paced, character driven, and a BLOOD SUCKING surprise  – a great read into another Vampire novella.  

Purchase at Presently, it is free.

Review of I AM


By Beverly E. Barracks

Review by Author Roy Murry

If you are looking for a way to free yourself from a life of an unsatisfied routine, Ms. Barracks’ I AM may just be what you need. The power of I AM, in its definition, is a way to relieve yourself from the mundane of everyday life using God’s Words.

According to the book’s premise you will overcome some of life’s woes and be free to be I AM by meditating, confessing, and receiving revelations. I AM is an easy to follow read that has quotes from the Bible which will help guide your journey.

Ms. Barracks’ 31 Day solution to reaching I AM should inspire you. Each day has a page to make notes of your daily thoughts with respect to that day’s word to meditate on.

An open mind is needed to follow through in reaching your revelations. God’s Words need faith behind them to be powerful. Ms. Barracks’ I AM leads you in the right direction.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Review of The Puzzle

The Puzzle
 (Samantha Jamison Mystery)

Written by Peggy A. Edelheit

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

What would you do if the police came to your front door and told you your loved one had been murdered? This is the beginning of The Puzzle.

Samantha is in denial. How could this be? I just took him to the airport. How did he die behind the wheel of a rental car on his way to his hometown?

To put the pieces together in this hard to explain event, she goes to the source, trying to put The Puzzle together – to the people who knew her secretive husband best. In this quest, she becomes a new person, questioning and feeding off his boyhood’s closest friends, acquaintances, and the small town he grew up in.

Protecting his memory and not knowing the full extent of his endeavor, they are allusive when Samantha tries to get to the truth. It comes to light after much probing and self-evaluation by all who knew her husband well, including Samantha.

Ms. Edelheit’s writing is clear cut with no clutter. Her chapters are short, and to the point, forcing you to turn to the next (And the next,) looking for the answers yourself. It won’t take you long to get to the truth – it’s a fast read.
Good opening for a series with nine books in it. You might get hooked.
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