Monday, September 24, 2012

ebook review - Blue Plague The Fall by Thomas A. Watson

Today I am reviewing the ebook - 
Blue Plague The Fall by Thomas A. Watson

Where to get the book?

Suppose . . . just suppose . . . in the dark of the night . . . you suddenly feel something . . .

biting you! 

'Biting you?', you might ask.  Well, that’s just what happens in Thomas A. Watson’s book, Blue Plague.  It all starts in the Congo, with 3 American volunteers and 2 native guides.  If only they hadn't gotten out of the Congo.  But then, we wouldn't have this great book to read, now would we!

It's a virus that kills people, but not quite.  Ah, that is to say, they just don't stay dead.  Actually they come back to life and turn blue, and then the fun really begins.  The infected ones like to bite people.  Not to eat mind you, just to bite.  When they get hungry for a snack, they want animals for that.  Let me tease you with a quote from the book:
“They might as well be zombies. You have to shoot them in the head. Enough of the infected are speed demons that they scare the shit out of me,” Bruce told Mike, looking at him eating. 
“They have a heartbeat and do breathe. You saw that at the hospital on the one that turned while he was on the cardiac monitor. They are not zombies, and if you don’t think they scare me, then you are crazy as a shithouse rat,” Mike told Bruce as he stopped eating and stared back at him.
** Watson, Thomas A. (2012-08-21). Blue Plague The Fall Kindle Edition. **
So there you have it, they aren't zombies.  But they aren't someone you want to run into in a dark alley at midnight either.   And my note to the readers:  don’t read this at night when you’re home alone.  Read it during the daytime, with a house full of people.  And after you read it, don’t panic and off any smurfs.

But when the world went to hell in a hand basket, two families had been preparing for that for a while.  As it turns out, it was a good thing.  The families are that of Bruce and Mike.  One is a nurse and the other is a doctor, and their two families are more like one.  They share a house, and they share their lives together.  Two couples who are close friends.  These are the people who really make the book, Bruce and Mike and their wives and their kids.  To say that people get their Rambo on in this book is putting it mildly.  Bruce and Mike are both at the hospital working when the shit really hits the fan.  And then they have to fight their way through a world gone mad to get back to their families and home.  And they make a few friends along the way.  Check out another quote from the book:
“You are going through this land helping those you can and taking them to your home. That is what you are providing us. Hope. We have heard on the CB all the violence out there and not from just the crazy sick blue people. Let us provide for you,” she told him.
** Watson, Thomas A. (2012-08-21). Blue Plague The Fall Kindle Edition. **
And there is humor in the book too.  Just read this last quote from the book, and tell me it doesn't make you smile:
“I can’t cook, son. The dogs don’t like what I cook,” Debbie said. 
“I love your cooking,” Steve said in an injured tone.
“Thank you, baby, that’s why you were first to make me feel better, but you will eat anything that does not eat you first,” Debbie said. 
** Watson, Thomas A. (2012-08-21). Blue Plague The Fall,  Kindle Edition. **
I love that one, and it will always make me smile.

Thomas A. Watson is a great writer, and he has masterfully woven a fantastic tale here in this book.  If I were to classify it, I would put it in the thriller genre.  And I will warn you, this book isn't for the squeamish either.

But it's a great book!  And if you don't read it, you are really missing out.  This is one of those books that you won't want to put down until you reach the last page.  If you only buy a few books, make this one of them.  I don't think you will regret it.

Happy reading!
-- jd --

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ebook review - Hot and Spicy: De La Cruz Saga

Today I am reviewing the ebook - 

Hot and Spicy:  De La Cruz Saga
by P.T. Macias

Where to get the book?  Follow this link:

Hot & Spicy - available in ebook and paperback

Kindle - $3.51
Paperback - $19.05

In most romance novels, most of the book is spent getting the girl and the guy together; then too often they up and end the book, leaving you wanting more.  But in this one, the author gets the girl and the guy together right off the bat; then the problems and the fun begin.

Jose Enrique needs a girlfriend for a special event.  The girlfriend he has been telling his family he has.  The girlfriend he never got around to getting.  So his sister Paty sets him up with a friend of hers.  This friend, Jessy, is the girl who was around years ago; and is the girl that he never noticed, but who has always had a crush on him.  And so we go from there.

The sparks between the two of them are immediate and intense, which sets off a whole chain of romance among the other single family members.  Which prompts several elopements.

This is a wonderful book from a talented writer that will hold on to your attention from beginning to end.  Oh, did I mention, in addition to all the engagements and elopements and weddings - the book also includes CIA agents, FBI agents, Navy Seals, and a Mexican drug lord.

Now you know you gotta read this one!

Note - Throughout the book, the author uses a lot of spanish words intermingled with the english.  If you are familiar with spanish, this won't be a problem.  If not, then you might want to do like me and keep Google translate handy when you read it.

Google translate

Take care, and happy reading,
-- jd --

Saturday, September 8, 2012

ebook review - St. Anne's Day

Today I am reviewing the ebook - 
St. Anne's Day
by Janice Lane Palko

Where to get the book?  Follow this link:

St. Anne's Day [Kindle Edition] by Janice Lane Palko

Kindle price - $0.99

Well, I got my book free, a gift from the author who I am friends with on facebook.  But it is a book well worth a mere 99 cents; and it is a great read.  I highly recommend this book.

Now in this day and age, I suspect we are all familiar with home-care nurses.  That is, nurses who care for patients in their homes.  These people are a great help to the patients they care for.

Well here in this novel, Ms. Palko wraps a home-care nurse up in a delicious romance novel that is gripping, can't stop reading from beginning to end.  I mean, picture it:  here we have Anne Lyons, home care nurse, starting a new job.  And this is a new job that she can't afford to mess up, because she got fired from her last one due to a temper outburst.

So here is nurse Anne, heading to her new job, feeling anxious and wanting to do good; frustrated with the hassles of getting there to a new place.  I mean, you've been there and done that, right?  When she gets to the address, it is . . . . a bar.  She thinks that surely they have gotten the address wrong, and she goes inside hoping to get some info and some help.  But she runs smack-dab into Mac McMaster, who decides to have a bit of fun at Anne's expense.  And the sparks start to fly, and they keep flying throughout the whole book.  The book starts out with Anne losing her temper and trying to sock Mac, before she finds out that he is the one who employed her.

Anne's patient is Mac's mother, Peg, who is a dear of a character that you will adore.  Somewhere in the midst of Anne caring for Peg, Peg decides that Anne is the girl for her son; and the matchmaking begins as well.

It's a rip-roaring time in this book, from beginning to end.  I think you will love it.  I know I did.  Along with Anne, Mac, and Peg, there are other characters who help fill out the story; and who are as adorable as the other three.  Plus there's a bit of danger towards the end of the book as well.

It's an excellent read.

Do I recommend it - definitely yes!

Happy reading -