I have to admit I’m pretty surprised at the reviews coming in the last couple of days.
The shipment from the UK I’ve got coming alone is 10 books.
Here’s a look at the digital pile this week.
I’ve had “After the Cross,” come in by Mike Lynch.
(From the author:)
This is an archeology adventure story akin to National Treasure, in which an 800-year-old letter found at an archeological site in Istanbul makes the astonishing claim the cross of Jesus still exists, and has been safely hidden away in an unknown location. Colton and Mallory, two leading archeologists, take on a hunt for the cross, but soon discover hired mercenaries are bent at stopping them at all costs. Their search eventually leads them to a small town in Israel, where they must choose between their growing love for one another and the future of the cross itself.
Catalyst By Marc Johnson
(From the author:)
(The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 1)
For centuries, the kingdom of Alexandria has protected Northern Shala from the monstrous creatures lurking in the Wastelands. Now, a dark force threatens that fragile peace.
Far from home, Alexandria’s princess is abducted. When a young villager named Hellsfire stumbles upon her and her captors, he rushes in to rescue her, alone and unarmed. His fear and fury unleash an uncontrollable magical force that grants him the power to save the princess—and change the world.
Hellsfire has never craved nor dreamed of power. But such magic as he now possesses has not been seen in Northern Shala for a thousand years, since the devastation of the War of the Wizards and the creation of the Wastelands.
Now Hellsfire must leave all he’s ever known, and make a dangerous journey to learn to master this wild, ferocious power—power he knows he is not ready to wield. More difficult still, he needs to master his emotions. If he can’t, the power will consume him, Alexandria will fall, and darkness will eclipse the land, destroying everyone he loves.
In the dead of cold, the spark shall burn…
Gynocracy By K.J. Blaine
“Juno Colony is a deathtrap, a roach motel for men. Women rule and men have no rights. That’s where they’ve taken Steve.”
The year is 2040 and Earth has established colonies all over the solar system. The International Space Alliance is tasked with keeping peace throughout, and the ISA’s flagship, Phoenix, is the ultimate power in the solar system. Her mission is both exploratory and military deterrent. But when Captain Jason Armstrong discovers his surrogate son has been kidnapped and taken to the infamous Juno Colony on Luna, he’ll stop at nothing to get him back.
Last but not least. Something very different.
“What I Did On My Midlife Crisis Vacation” By Debbieanne DeRose
Are you “woo-woo” curious? Feeling restless about the big picture in life? You’re not alone. In this humorous, sassy and oh-so-honest memoir, the author brings you along through a string of compelling adventures, ideologies and introspective moments in hot pursuit of magic, miracles, healing, love, and a deeper grasp of the metaphysical nature of reality. In a unique style akin to confessional reporting, she shares with you her keen insights into human behavior as you meet colorful characters and occasional charlatans. She sorts out the wheat from the chaff, both within herself and the wacky New Age world she’s romping through, emerging clear-headed and self-empowered with inspiration to spare.
Two mystery genres have also come in, I just haven’t decided if that’s of interest yet. I grew up on Nancy Drew, those are mysteries.
Modern mysteries just feel violent and empty for me most of the time.
Should I throw myself out of my comfort zone?
Murders and mysteries, what’s your take on them?
Mama’s with children, did you notice a chance in how much fear/violence you could stomach in books or tv post-partum?