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THE 52ND by Dela


THE 52nd
The 52nd Saga
Book One


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  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing (October 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940014387
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940014388

Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived--until now.

On the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the immortal Castillo family gathers in Tulum. Weary and haunted, they receive the names of fifty-two human sacrifices chosen once every fifty-two years for the Underworld, a tradition thought to have disappeared with the fall of the Aztec and Mayan empires.
Driving home one night, college freshman Zara Moss swerves to avoid hitting a ghastly figure in the road. Lucas Castillo witnesses the car crash, but when it comes time to supervise her abduction from the wreckage, he intervenes. Something is different about Zara: Lucas has been having dreams of her arrival for five hundred years.
As Lucas and Zara come together to put an end to the bloody sacrifices, they discover that the ancient tradition isn't so easily broken. The gods are angry, and they have until the Winter Solstice to drag Zara to the Underworld.

DelaDela is the debut author of THE 52ND saga. Before tracing the minds of Aztec gods with her writing, Dela worked as a paralegal and could be found snowboarding at Brianhead, Utah. She currently lives in Las Vegas with  her husband, three kids, and two exceptionally fat Chihuahuas. 

This book is different from others, which makes it quite unique in itself.  It definitely is a book to be read and re-read. The story is centered around the ancient Mexicans and rituals from the Aztecs and Mayans. It was a magical  read.  The author took ancient cultures and put them into today's world along with the magic of the Castillo family along with enemies they seek to destroy.
Trying to find her little niche in the world, Zara was a college student who is drawn into this tradition.   She soon discovers that she is far more than just a sacrifice  as she tries to erase   the tradition forever.  The book was written so that you could relate in a way to Zaras and her family. 
The author gave such reality to the scenes in Mexico along with a lot of action packed pages.
One thing that rather slowed me down with the book was so much information, so many characters. A lot to take in. Keeping everything straight was rather difficult. 
 Zara seemed as though she didn't have a mind of her own.  She went along with anything, never asking questions. She let others lead her instead of standing  on her own.
I liked the addition of the love between Zara and Lucas.  The book is a good read, even though drawn out some. 
I received a complimentary copy of THE 52nd from the author Dela for my unbiased view.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


MONSTERLAND by Michael Phillip Cash

the scariest place on  Earth.

Michael Phillip Cash

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 Welcome to Monsterland – the scariest place on Earth. All guests can interact with real vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by an actual werewolf on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville. Wyatt Baldwin, a high school student and life-long movie buff is staring bleakly at a future of flipping burgers. Due to a fortuitous circumstance, Wyatt and his friends are invited to the star-studded opening of Monsterland. In a theme park full of real vampires, werewolves and zombies, what could possibly go wrong?


Michael Phillip CashMichael Phillip Cash is an award-winning screenwriter and novelist. He's written eleven books including the best-selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, The Hanging Tree, Witches Protection Program, Pokergeist, and Battle for Darracia series. Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island. He writes full-time with his screaming monsters in the background. Connect with Michael on: Facebook: Twitter: Web: Email: 


  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1517180678
  • ISBN-13: 978-1517180676
 A different kind of amusement park is opening.   It's loads of fun but no games and very few rides to go on.  Vampires, werewolves , and zombies are being studied by the owner of the park.  The author does a very good job of placing the reader so  they  can  be a part of the scenes  with these ghouls. Wyatt Baldwin, being a high school student was looking at a dire future of flipping burgers at the local drive in.   To take his mind of his bleak future, his friends and himself received VIP tickets to the opening  night.  Wyatt wasn't at all sure of this place.  He felt ill at ease.  But what could possibly go wrong in a fun theme park filled with all these monsters? This wasn't your usual horror story.  It was a little scary but not filled with guts and gore. When you look at the cover of the book, it makes you wonder? A scary place to go? Would you dare to enter MONSTERLAND and be with the vampires in Vampire Village, real werewolves  on the River Run or walk with the dead in Zombieland?  All of this is taking place in Copper Valley, California.  Would you dare to enter MONSTERLAND?  Go on, what could possibly happen?

I was given a complimentary copy of MONSTERLAND from the author, Michael Phillip Cash for my unbiased view of the book.

I would give this book 5 MONSTERS.


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NIGHTLIFE -Hazardous Material by Matthew Quinn Martin


Matthew Quinn Martin



For centuries an ancient evil has slept beneath the streets of New Harbor. This Halloween, it wakes up. An action-packed debut horror novel from talented new writer Matthew Quinn Martin, Nightlife pits a feisty bartender and a mysterious loner against bloodthirsty terrors as alluring as they are deadly. Nightclub bartender and serial heartbreaker Beth Becker might be a cynic. But when her best friend goes missing Halloween night, Beth knows it’s up to her to find out what happened. Her quest will take her on an odyssey through the crumbling city of New Harbor, Connecticut. Along the way she meets a homeless prophet warning of something he calls the “Night Angel”—a bloodthirsty creature that feeds on the forgotten. And she will form an unlikely bond with a hunted stranger who knows all too well what stalks the streets at night. The strange man tells Beth the hideous truth about the nightmare creatures that have haunted mankind’s imagination for eons—creatures the world calls vampires. Together they are the only hope for New Harbor, but to defeat what lurks in the shadows they’ll have to conquer something far stronger than fear—their own desires.

This is a short novel, part of another series.  You can read it as a standalone but reading them n order gives you more insight into the books.  Jarrod Foster is a graphic artist who is struggling, out of money and will take any job, including demolition of old buildings.  One of the jobs he took, he found  an old hidden treasure of arcade games.  Why were they hidden and boarded in a wall?.   Written near one called Polybius was Die demon, die.  Why was it written there?  The author gets that adrenalin going when Jarrod decides to take the game home.   Jarrod figures he can sell it and make some money but something happened before he can do that.  The fame tries to consume him by making him play the fame and do dangerous things.  The author had quite an imagination to have an old arcade game take over Jarrod's mind and control it. This story is scary, it's just really creepy.  Jarrod knows what is happening but doesn't know what to do.  How can he fight against something that shouldn't be happening?  The author wrote a full novel in a few short pages.  It's a fun, exciting, scary and CREEPY!.

 I was given a complimentary copy of Nightlife from the author, Matthew Quinn Martin and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


POKERGEIST by Michael Phillip Cash


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Michael Phillip Cash

Quote:  "I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That's how I lost my mind."
-Steve Allen

Pokergeist won the Grand Jury Prize in Comedy in the 2015 New York Screenwriting Contest! 

Sometimes life, as well as death, is about second chances. Luckless Telly Martin doesn't have a clue. An awful gambler trying to scrape by as a professional poker player, he becomes the protege of world famous poker champion Clutch Henderson. The catch is.Clutch is a ghost and Clutch must navigate the seedy gambling underbelly of Las Vegas learning to trust each other in order to win the elusive international Series of Poker, repair their shattered personal relationships and find redemption in this life and this life hereafter.
(from back cover) 

Michael Phillip Cash is an award winning screenwriter and novelist. He's written ten novels including the best selling Brood X, Stillwell, The Flip, The After House, Witches Protection Program and Battle of Darracia series. Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island.  He writes  full time and has been playing poker for over  20 years-he's even placed first in a few tournaments.

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1512074969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1512074963
Las Vegas is a world all of its own.  A totally different air about it. Poker is played in BIG competitions.  Strategy and sizing up your opponents  is the key to deciding who is king.
As Kenny Roger"s song says, "know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. Being a winner along with being a Pro, Clutch Henderson was just that.  He made it to the table that is worth millions of dollars.  Lady Luck wasn't on his side.  Once again he didn't make it and his heart failed him.He hadn't become famous as he had wanted and he hadn't told his girlfriend all he had to say.  That million dollar table was his last hand and even though it had killed him, he wasn't ready to cash out.  His soul wouldn't let him.
A year later, Clutch, or should I say his ghost? enters the picture to give talent and guidance to a down on his luck, Telly.  Telly wants to become a pro poker player but he  just doesn't have what it takes.  Will Clutch be able  to help Telly?  What will Clutch learn from this?  Is winning in Vegas all there is?  Don't miss out on this great book, centered around the night  life of Vegas annd the powerful game of Poker.

Mr. Cash never fails to deliver books with rather different characters, with some lessons to be learned.  His books take you right into the scenes.  It's like you are there.  A fun and thought provoking book.

I was given a complimentary copy of POKERGEIST  from the author Michael Phillip Cash for my unbiased view of the book.

I would give this book 4  STARS.



2051: A NOVEL by Rick Cornell

                                                                                                                                           5 STARS

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Jim Zlokovich (Artist),
                   Rick Cornell (Author),
                                        Kathi Kimbriel (Editor)
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 "2051" tells the story of the dystopian American legal system 36 years after its writing, caused by the greatest act of domestic terrorism on American soil on "831" (August 31, 2049). Under the law hastily passed by Congress in response to the public outrage, an American engaging in the ultimate act of kindness and Christian charity can end up imprisoned for life for "treason." That American turns out to be Beau Browne, the kind, helpful son from Rick Cornell's first novel, the Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist "I Am That Fool." Can Beau escape the clutches of this unjust law? And if he can, at what price? As with "I Am That Fool," Cornell populates this novel with unforgettable characters: Esperanza Lopez, the Type "A", egomaniacal abusive wife of Beau's abused sister, Bonita; Antonio Lopez-Browne, later Antonio Browne-Katich, the very handsome, only child of these two women, incredibly book smart but in need of street smarts; Ana Katich, the gorgeous Serbian juror who later sees through the injustice and does something about it; Fred Dockett, Cornell College of Law's brilliant but quirky trial practice professor who becomes Antonio's mentor; Giovanni Ribaldi, a former Presidential candidate and the country's most notorious pornographer; Deacon Joe Green, who is "the rock star from the pulpit" of his times; and many others. And as with "I Am That Fool", Cornell's depiction of the courtroom scenes will fascinate you. This veteran litigator certainly has seen the inside of many a courtroom!
  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: LeRue Books; 1st edition (November 6, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938814142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938814143
I did a review for I AM THAT FOOL by Mr. Cornell a while back. Good book but  2051 surpasses his work on I AM THAT FOOL. I have to warn you to get a box of tissues because you may need them.  The author wrote a much better novel that is loaded with mystery and courtroom drama suspense. Added into this mix is some science fiction.  This is a book about the dystopian American legal system 36 years after its writing. Domestic terrorism was the greatest  act on American soil.  Beau Browne is reintroduced from Cornell's I AM THAT FOOL. You will get a detailed look inside the courtroom which will fascinate any reader. This futuristic dystopic novel bring the reader a look into the near future with militarized police and corrupt Christianity.The more you read, the more you realize this may be the future of our children and grandchildren.  It's possible.????
A courtroom is the scene of Rev. Beau Browne being tried for doing what he thought was a good deed.  The drama in the courtroom tries Browne, the law and also the defense.  In  1949 a Super Patriot Act was passed in which guilty or not a person can be declared  an enemy.

I feel this time the author wrote more  "in your face" drama in this fast paced novel while adding some caring and humor. I found the book to be eye opening to the fact that in 2051, or maybe even way before, life may  not be anything like now.  It's scary too think this may be the future  of all of us.

The book is well written, you won't want to quit until you're done.  The ending will floor you.  Unbelievably realistic.

I received a complimentary copy of 2051 by Rick Cornell for my honest,un- biased review.
I'd  give this book a definite 5 STARS.
Mr. Cornell's first novel (2014) I AM THAT FOOL, was a Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist, "Best New Novelist Under 80,000 Words. Its cover also took second place in 2015 ABC BOOK COVER CONTEST sponsored by LRP Printing (LeRue Press)

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LETTERS FROM MY FATHER'S MURDERER Blog Tour and Kindle Giveaway by Laurie A Coombs


LETTERS FROM MY FATHER'S MURDERER - A Journey of Forgiveness by Laurie A Coombs

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Can God heal the deepest wounds and redeem what seems unredeemable? Laurie Coombs experiences God’s transforming and redemptive power in her new book, Letters from My Father’s Murderer. When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs and her family sought justice―and found it. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn’t control. It was the call to love and forgive her father’s murderer that set her, the murderer, and several other inmates on the journey that would truly change their lives forever.

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Letters from My Father’s Murderer: A Journey of Forgiveness (Kregel, June 2015)
When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs sought justice and found it.
His murderer now serves two life sentences with no possibility of parole. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn’t control. After coming to faith, she realized she was being called to seek something infinitely more difficult than justice: forgiveness.
This is an extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God to change lives. The reader is swept along with Laurie as she undergoes the life-changing transformation of becoming a Christian. As she studies Scripture, seeing God redeeming losses and healing deep wounds time and time again, she starts to understand that her own healing would require her to love her enemy in a real, practical way.
Using her incredible correspondence with the man who killed her father, Laurie reveals a compelling journey of transformation, not only in her life, but in the lives of those whom many would call irredeemable.
Letters from My Father’s Murderer is for any audience Christian or secular who
—Craves freedom from the inability to forgive those who’ve caused them harm
—Wants to hear testimony of God’s power in our obedience
—Has experienced pain through other’s sin against them
—Needs to know healing is always possible
The real story here is not primarily about murder and its fallout, but rather about redemption and how far it can reach.
Learn more and purchase a copy at Laurie’s website.

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Laurie A. Coombs is a passionate writer and speaker on the issues of forgiveness, redemption, and the hope that is found in Jesus. Her story was featured in Billy Graham’s new film, “Heaven.” She is a featured writer and blogger for iBelieve and Crosswalk. Laurie and her husband, Travis, make their home in Nevada along with their two daughters.
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This is a lovely true story that everyone should read.  A story of forgiveness and complete redemption.  As you read Ms. Coombs story of the relationship between her and her father's murderer you will have an array of emotions, everything from laughing  to crying.
The relationship between her and her father's murderer also enforced her relationship between her and her faith.
The author wrote a powerful book of forgiveness, but more so of redemption.  Ms. Coombs went through a lot of emotions, bitterness, anger and others that she just couldn't get under control.  It was going to take more than just saying I forgive you.  Much more.  Everyone should read this book.  It's amazing.  A terribly hurt woman who overcame her bad emotions and learned to strengthen her faith and learn to transform. A MUST READ!

I was given a complimentary copy of LETTERS FROM MY FATHER'S MURDERER from the author, Laurie Coombs and Litfuse Publicity for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.



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A Novel
Melanie Dobson

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor

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When Heather Toulson returns to her parents’ cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder.
Libby, a free spirit who can’t be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver’s death.
Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family’s cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She’s mourning her father’s passing but can’t let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family’s belongings left behind in the cottage. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family’s history.
Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways.
Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.

This book is a thoughtful, heartbreaking and heart wrenching novel.   Told from various points of view, it is a family drama of several generations of women and the men in their lives.  Heather, 45 years old, after the death of her father has to go back to the England family home to get it ready to sell.  She has secrets bearing down on her as she and Ella, her daughter start going through the contents of the house.  You can't help but like Heather as you start to learn her story of secrets, lies, family sin, forbidden love, sickness and above all, murder.    Heather realizes through all of this that her secrets are too costly to keep hidden.  The author told the story in the past and the present, keeping the reader on the edge of their chair needing to know how each story will end.  The author wrote a very interesting, unique and adventurous story.  Everything you could want in a story is in this one.  Pick up a copy and find out the secrets that are being held.

I was given a complimentary copy of SHADOWS OF LADENBROOKE MANOR from the author, Melanie Dobson and Litfuse Blog Network for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.