Moscow Express Re-Released by Elizaveta Katrinova

Katya’s first two weeks in Moscow have been a whirlwind of ups and downs. Now she is prepared for an unforgettable trip to Berlin. As two Russian soldiers and an officer of the FSK board her compartment on the Moscow Express, she fears just how unforgettable her trip will be.

Major Yevgeny Kapriyanov is not happy about being pulled in by the FSK for this mission. Upon finding out his beautiful, young traveling companion is an American, his suspicions of her and the mission heighten. Suspecting she is a spy, and not sure for whom, he seeks to find out just who she is and what her business is on this trip. Though Katya fears to say too much, Yevgeny is much too handsome to ignore. And the more he learns about her the more his attraction grows. But from somewhere inside the ranks a traitor lurks, and soon Yevgeny and Katya find themselves pawns in a deadly game of spy vs spy. Torn between resisting his feelings for Katya and giving into them, he vows to protect her while trying to save himself from dying a traitor’s death at the hands of his enemies.

Will Yevgeny and Katya be able to get past their suspicions of each other and let their love grow? And will he be able to save her from being arrested for being a spy and clear his name before it’s too late?

Moscow Express is the first book in the Dying to Love series.

This book has just been re-released with updates to content, cover, and blurb. It can be purchased at Amazon, Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Tolino, and Page Foundry for $2.99.   https://books2read.com/u/bpGwx9

 

Darnay Road by Diane Munier

This review is written by Mark Schultz,  the Word Refiner, Typo-Buster and Hyper-speller  at http://wordrefiner.com

Author Diane Munier introduces us to Darnay Road:

Starts out in summer of 1963. Sweet little ten-year-old Catholic school girl Georgia Christine meets eleven-year-old smoker with armpit hair who really does live on the wrong side of the tracks Easy. She and Abigail May are mystery solvers, The Darnay Spies, in their spare time, and Easy Caghan (E.C.) and his brother Cap will keep these two little ladies on their sleuthing toes. Darnay Road leads them into a future where their childish friendship blooms into love. Will the Vietnam War be the one challenge they can’t overcome?

Diane is one of my favorite authors. I love her writing style. She makes very effective use of the First Person POV. I was greatly excited and honored when she asked me to proofread this book.

I was not disappointed in the least by Darnay Road. Diane has such a deft touch when she describes the inner thoughts of her characters. Her descriptions of locales, daily activities and the general milieu in her books are top notch.

Growing up in the 60’s was not easy for many people, the societal upheaval was intense. Diane’s characterization of the boys and girls growing up in tumultuous times is uncannily accurate. I grew up in the same era.

You are going to love this book for so many reasons just like me.

Darnay Road gets 5 STARS!

Congratulations Diane and thank you so much for writing so well.

You can buy this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Darnay-Road-Diane-Munier-ebook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Darnay-Road-Diane-Munier-ebook

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25380215-darnay-road

You can follow Diane Munier:

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Sham Subterranean, Lady Amaranth and the Nightly Shades by Michelle Path

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Author Michelle Path introduces us to Sham Subterranean, Lady Amaranth and the Nightly Shades:

When Jake falls through a puddle, he finds himself back in the strange, mystical land of Subterranea once again. This time he is met by a flowery creature called Lady Amaranth, and Sham is nowhere in sight. Jake is immediately whisked off to a castle by his new flower friend. Once there, he soon finds out that Sham has been kidnapped by the villainous King Shade and his army! Along with Lady Amaranth and some strange creatures known as tweetles, Jake embarks on a journey to rescue Sham. Only by succeeding will he be able to save Floria and return home!

This is the second in the series about Sham Subterranean who lives underground and Jake who lives above ground. The first book is very cute and light hearted, this one is a little bit edgier, still fine for almost all kids. Michelle is a good author and has written many books for children. She knows her craft well.

In this book Jake reenters the underground kingdom and finds out his friend is in trouble. This book deviates from her usual format because it has a cliff-hanger as an ending. But the story is well written and children will enjoy it. Michelle writes her books to stimulate conversations between child and adult, one of many things I love about her writing.

This book gets 5 STARS!

You can buy this book at:

https://www.amazon.com/Sham-Subterranean-Amaranth-Nightly-Shades

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sham-Subterranean-Amaranth-Nightly-Shades

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30352715-sham-subterranean-lady-amaranth-and-the-nightly-shades

You can follow Michelle

on Twitter: @mimilovesu

on her website: http://michellepath.com.au/

on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Michelle-Path

on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/Michelle_Path

 

Writing Prompt

Catherine stood on the busy Chicago street, staring in awe at the tall buildings and busy city life that was so foreign to her country roots. This was the farthest she’d ever been from home, though her heart dreamed of adventure in faraway lands. A body abruptly crashed into her, jolting her back to reality. She turned to see a tall, well-built man standing there staring back at her. For a moment their eyes met and. . .

Unknown Threat by Robin Lyons

This review is written by Mark Schultz,  the Word Refiner, Typo-Buster and Hyper-speller  at http://wordrefiner.com

 

Author Robin Lyons introduces Unknown Threat:

Cole MacKenna, nicknamed ‘Mac’, retired after twenty-years in the U.S. Air Force returns to his hometown, Brookfield, California. He’s restless and relearning how to be a civilian when he receives an offer he can’t refuse. A childhood friend and air force buddy, now police detective, needs Mac’s help.

Someone at Blackstone Academy is selling drugs to students. The Police Chief wants Mac to work undercover at the school and identify the source.

His mission takes a detour when he suspects a well-connected parent is abusing his son, a student at the school. He springs into action, ready to save lives like the good old days. Unfortunately for Mac, meddling with the rich can have deadly consequences.

This is a wonderful mystery/who-done-it! It has many layers and following Mac and Roxy around as the layers are peeled back is so delicious! Author Robin Lyons has a superb handle on this genre, the suspense of the chase is so exciting!

The scenery, cast of characters and events all contribute to a wonderful read. The pace is just right and POV is maintained very nicely. Robin has a great balance of action, dialog and introspection. This story is fleshed out so effectively!

My only complaint is I haven’t seen the next in the series. Tell me there is more in the pipeline!

This action packed thriller gets 5 STARS! You are going to love it!

You can buy this book:

https://www.amazon.com/UKNOWN-THREAT-School-Marshal-Book-1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UNKNOWN-THREAT-School-Marshal-Book-1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33548989-unknown-threat

 

You can follow Robin Lyons:

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http://www.robinlyons.com

https://www.pinterest.com/robinlyons

 

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Writing Prompt

Cyndi and Beth had been friends since they were in elementary school. Their whole lives they had dreamed of traveling the world and meeting exotic foreign men and falling in love. The summer they graduated they took what little savings they had and embarked on a journey they would never forget. But no amount of planning could have prepared them for the adventure that awaited them on the other side of the ocean.

 

Deep in the Heart of Me by Diane Munier

This review is written by Mark Schultz,  the Word Refiner, Typo-Buster and Hyper-speller  at http://wordrefiner.com

 

Author Diane Munier introduces us to Deep in the Heart of Me:

Growing up between the strong guidance of his successful father and a secret fascination for gangsters, Tonio, a farm boy on the cusp of manhood falls in love with Sobe, the new Sheriff’s daughter. He’s brave and impetuous and he will stop at nothing to protect those he loves.

When I first got this book for proofreading I was intrigued, the title and tagline were different from most other romantic books. I quickly discovered that this is very much more than a romantic story.

Told in the first person point of view Deep in the Heart of Me explores the depth of thoughts and feelings in a young teenage boy as he grows into a man.

I love this book, Diane has written a story that amazes me and reminds me of how stubborn and deeply emotional a teenage boy can be. Her writing reminds me of myself at that age.

I love writing in the first person when it is done well, and Diane succeeds in this area extremely well. Her descriptions of the locale, foods, and so many aspects of daily life in 1930’s Middle America are superb. She maintains POV so very well, which is key to writing in first person. The supporting cast is developed quite well also. One of the problems that Diane solved quite expertly is the balance between introspection and action and dialog.

Deep in the Heart of Me deserves a perfect score of 5 STARS! Thank you Diane for hours of entertaining reading.

You can buy this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Heart-Me-Diane-Munier

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-Heart-Me-Diane-Munier

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30967357-deep-in-the-heart-of-me

You can follow Diane Munier:

https://twitter.com/dianemunier

https://dianemunier.com/

https://www.facebook.com/dianemunierauthor

You can contact Diane Munier:

mailto:dianemunierauthor@gmail.com

 

Thank you Liz for the opportunity to share this review on your website. For more of my reviews go to http://wordrefiner.com/previous-book-reviews