Monday, July 24, 2017

Review of Shari's Shot by James Ross

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of --
Shari's Shot by James Ross

Overall star rating --- 8
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10

The review --
In the next installment of the Prairie Wind's series the Author takes a change of direction in Sheri's Shot. It starts out and introduces a free spirit woman who gets up to her neck in trouble in this romantic mystery, "who done it." It's not the type of book I normally read but I trust the author and waited for business to pick up. It did and the story flew by. He's attention to detail and character development is among the best I've read. It has a very strong storyline and cast of characters. I do hope he has more stories involving the characters of this delightful series. Well done and enjoy.        

Genre -- Romantic Mystery        
Age recommendations -- 13 and older.        
Sex content rating -- Very mild.        
Violence rating -- Mild.        

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Review of Paddy's Score by James Ross

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of --
Paddy's Score by James Ross

Overall star rating --- 5
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10

The review --
I have never read a book that's evoked such a range of emotion within me like this book in particular. I wanted to reach into the pages of this work and rip the very essence from several characters. The author was very successful in reaching that deeply into this reviewer's emotions and I applaud his work. I even went and read the ending of the story halfway through the book. I had to read the ending before going any deeper into the book. Once again this book is better than the one's before,and that's saying something! I salute the writer and editor who worked on this book. It's a job well done. I encourage you to get the book and enjoy!                        

Genre -- Mystery.         
Age recommendations -- 16 and up.        
Sex content rating -- Moderate.        
Violence rating -- Moderate.        
Though the violence and sex scenes are few in this work, some might be shocking to their system.                                 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review of Opur's Blade by James Ross

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of --
Opur's Blade by James Ross        

Overall star rating --- 5
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10

The review --
Sometimes life isn't fair. It's another great effort in this series of books. I know you'll enjoy it like the others as young Opur grows into manhood before your eyes. Enjoy.                        

Genre -- Life's Drama        
Age recommendations -- 15 and up.        
Sex content rating -- Mild.        
Violence rating -- Mild.        

Friday, July 21, 2017

Review of Tuey's Course by James Ross

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of --
Tuey's Course by James Ross        

Overall star rating --- 5        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 10        

The review --
This story hit so close to home for me that I read the last 10 chapters with tears rolling down my face. What happens to a man when the hits just keep coming in waves? It got so bad in my life that in 2001 just days before 9/11, I walked out of a church and brushed the dirt from my shoes as a witness against them. I have not preached or been back to church since that night. I prayed that night if He needed me then He knew where I was at. I haven't received the Macedonia call since then. I've been where Tuey ends up. how does he react when he comes to that place? You'll never know without reading this book! Great writing, awesome storyline, and an outstanding editing job. Enjoy the journey.

Genre -- Life's drama with a sprinkle of mystery.        
Age recommendations -- 15 and up.        
Sex content rating -- Mild.        
Violence rating -- Mild.     

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review of Finish Line by James Ross

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of --
Finish Line by James Ross

Overall star rating --- 5        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 10

The review --
The second story picks up where the first book, Born Loser, ends. It has a wonderful stor line that features Curt and the other golf course regulars. I don't want to give anything away that would detract from your enjoyment of the book. It's wonderfully written and well edited. Get it and continue the journey. Enjoy!!!                        

Genre -- Life's Drama.        
Age recommendations -- 11 and up.        
Sex content rating -- None.        
Violence rating -- Small amount.             

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Review of Lifetime Loser by James Ross

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of --
Lifetime Loser by James Ross

Overall star rating --- 5        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 10        

The review --
This story had more twist-turns-traps and out-of-bounds than any golf course on the face of this earth. It's a fast paced story that never slows down, as the author pulls us into his world of words. It's artfully put together and a pleasure to read.

The characters are real winners also. Honesty collides with greed and like life, you really hate the bad guys. They are slicker than a greased pig and continue to kick dirt in the face of justice. Who will win this delightful match of courage and wit?

The books is edited well and put together skillfully by those who helped the author finish the book. I hate a book that's sloppily edited and not professionally put together. Great job.

I have never disliked a group of villains more than those in this book. The good guys are taken through the wringer and thrown on the ground by these creeps. The author develops the story's characters fully and you will care about a host of good guys, but will they find justice?

I never give away the ending of a book because it ruins the pleasure of the story. You'll really like the 17th and 18th hole of this book. Enjoy the read folks!"                

Genre -- Mystery Drama.        
Age recommendations -- 13 and up.        
Sex content rating -- Very Mild.        
Violence rating -- Mild.        

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review of General Houston's Little Spy by Cara Skinner

Reviewed by -- Shadow Walker

Book Review of --
General Houston's Little Spy by Cara Skinner

Overall star rating --- 5        
-- Story & characters -- 10        
-- Cover & title -- 10        
-- Editing & formatting -- 10        

The review --
I had the wonderful experience of living in Ft Worth Texas from 1978-1982. The great thing about Texas is it never leaves you. I love Kentucky with all my heart, but I will always cherish Texas. I still remember the Alamo to this day. The storyline is gripping and the story never gets old.

The author used vivid language that brought the details of that historic struggle to life in the reader's mind. I kept saying in my heart to young Danny and Sam, don't go to San Antonio and the Alamo.

You will enjoy this fast paced historic western book. It will bring tears to your eyes and pride to your heart. It's well written and well worth you time. Enjoy.                

Genre -- Historical Western        
Age recommendations -- 13 and up.        
Sex content rating -- None.        
Violence rating -- Mild.