Showing posts from July, 2014

G371 Book Review of Anvil of God by J. Boyce Gleason

Name of Book: Anvil of God

Author: J Boyce Gleason

ISBN: 978-1-4759-9019-5

Publisher: iuniverse

Type of book: Charlemagne, France, 741, Medieval Ages, Knights, paganism, brotherhood, wars, defenses, christianity, true love vs duty, civil war, succession, mayor

Year it was published: 2013


It is 741. After subduing the pagan religions in the east, halting the march of Islam in the west, and conquering the continent for the Merovingian kings, mayor of the palace Charles the Hammer has one final ambition-the throne. Only one thing stands in his way-he is dying.

Charles cobbles together a plan to divide the kingdom among his three sons, betroth his daughter to a Lombard prince to secure his southern border, and keep the Church unified behind them through his friend Bishop Boniface. Despite his best efforts, the only thing to reign after Charles's death is chaos. His daughter has no intention of marrying anyone, let alone a Lombard prince. His two eldest sons question the rights of t…

Graham Saga Book Blast!

Join Anna Belfrage as her beloved time-slip series, The Graham Saga, is featured around the blogosphere from July 28-August 15 with HF Virtual Book Tours and enter to win your own set of Books 1-6!
About The Graham Saga This is the story of Alex and Matthew, two people who should never have met - not when she was born three hundred years after him. It all began the day Alex Lind got caught in a thunderstorm. Not your ordinary storm, no this was the mother of all storms, causing a most unusual rift in the fabric of time. Alex was dragged three centuries backwards in time, landing more or less at the feet of a very surprised Matthew Graham. In a series of books we follow the life and adventures of the expanding Graham family, both in Scotland and in the New World - and let me tell you it is quite an exciting life, at times excessively so in Alex' opinion. Sometimes people ask me why Alex had to be born in the twentieth century, why not make her a woman born and bred in the sev…

G322 Book Review of The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons

General Information:

Name of Book: The Sense of Touch

Author: Ron Parsons

ISBN: 978-0-9883837-7-7

Publisher: Aqueous Books

Year it was published: 2013

About the Author:
(From the tour kit)

RON PARSONS is a writer living in Sioux Falls. Born in Michigan and raised in South Dakota, he was inspired to begin writing fiction in Minneapolis while attending the University of Minnesota. His short stories have appeared in many literary magazines and venues, including The Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, Storyville App, The Briar Cliff Review, Flyway, and The Onion. His debut collection of stories, THE SENSE OF TOUCH, was released by Aqueous Books in 2013. You can visit his website at or Connect & Socialize!

Sprung from the variously lush, rugged, and frozen emotional landscapes of the north country, this luminous collection of stories captures the progress of a di…

G406 Book Review of East India by Colin Falconer

Name of Book: East India

Author: Colin Falconer

ISBN: 9781621251798

Publisher: Coolgus

Type of book: 1629, Dutch, shipwreck, survival, prisoners, opportunist, Australia, priorities, honor, taking advantage, water, food, wealth, society, lawlessness, experiment, murder, mutiny, rape

Year it was published: 2014


In any other circumstance but shipwreck, rape and murder, a man like Michiel van Texel would never have met a fine lady such as Cornelia Noorstrandt.

He was just a soldier, a sergeant in the Dutch East India company’s army, on his way from Amsterdam to the Indies to fight the Mataram. Such a woman was far above the likes of him.

But both their destinies intertwine far away from Holland, on some god-forsaken islands near the Great Southland. When their great ship, the Utrecht, founders far from home, surviving the Houtman Rocks is the least of their worries.

As they battle to survive and the bravest and the best reveal themselves for what they are, Cornelia’s only hope is a mer…

Meet Me in Barcelona Book Blitz!

Title: Meet Me in Barcelona
Author: Mary Carter
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 352
Genre:Mainstream fiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle/MP3 CD, Audiobook, MP3 Audo, Unabridged Purchase at AMAZON

About the Book:
A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer's current woes. The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation.
Carrie Ann wasn't just Grace's foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend—until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her initial misgivings, Grace wants to help. But then Carrie Ann and Jake both go missing. Stunned and confused, Grace begins to realize how much of herself she's kept from Jake—and how much of Carrie Ann she never understood. Soon Grace is baited into following a trail of …

G377 Book Review of The New Men by Jon Enfield

Name of Book: The New Men

Author: Jon Enfield

ISBN: 9781938757129

Publisher: Wayzgoose Press

Type of book: Detroit Michigan, Italy, immigration, 'new men', Henry Ford, 1900s-1920s, race relations, Judaism, family, support, Sociological department, Five Dollar Days, cars, WWI, "Polar Bears", Russia Archangel

Year it was published: 2014


"For us, the new man, he is one of two things. First, he is the new worker, a man we instruct and investigate until his probation is complete. But also he is an idea. In the foundry, they make parts. On the line, they make autos. But in Sociological, we make men."

Tony Grams comes to America at the start of the twentieth century, set on becoming a new man. Driven to leave poverty behind, he lands a job at the Ford Motor Company that puts him at the center of a daring social and economic experiment.

The new century and the new auto industry are bursting with promise, and everyone wants Henry Ford’s Model T. But Ford needs me…