Into Winter: The Armed Invasion (The Four Seasons Series) by Larry Landgraf

Author Larry Landgraf introduces us to the third volume of the Four Seasons series Into Winter: The Armed Invasion:

The ruthless dictator of Corpus Christi, Sandra Hawkins has blood in her eyes as she plans revenge against Peaceful Valley. Sean Lin discovers her plan, but does the small community stand a chance against her heavily armed and well-trained army? The valley’s residents are wary hunters skilled at camouflage and stealth, but will toughness and smarts be enough to save their way of life from overwhelming force?


I love this series! This is the third book and I am really enjoying the solid story that Larry has crafted. He has such depth of character for all of the people in Peaceful Valley and beyond. I feel like I really understand and identify with so many of the residents. Larry has a great balance of dialog, action, and narration, the story moves along so nicely with just the right amount of detail.

You can read this story by itself, of course, but the reading will be ever so much richer if you read them in sequence. You are in for a treat either way!

Into Winter: The Armed Invasion gets 5 STARS! Thank you, Larry, for so much pure reading pleasure!


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Bob by Tegon Maus

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Author Tegon Maus introduces Bob to us:

After 27 years as a newspaper man, Peter Anderson’s career is slipping away, at least it was, until he stumbled upon the story of a lifetime. Sent to do a fluff piece about lights in the night sky over Arizona, he discovers far more than he ever expected when he comes upon a mysterious young woman held prisoner in a basement. After helping her to escape, she disappears before he can learn the truth about who she is or where she came from. His search for her leads him back to the lights in the sky and leaves him with more questions than answers. The only thing he knows for certain . . . the only thing he can count on are the two words offered repeatedly by his friend and guide . . . “IS BELT.”


Ha ha ha. Sorry, I can’t stop laughing!  Ha ha ha. This is the funniest book I have read in a long time. “Is belt.” I am not going to forget that ever. I will laugh to myself or smile every time I think of Bob.

I don’t think Peter Anderson needed much help finding trouble. Bob took him to a whole new level of Trouble, and I was laughing all the way. Let me suggest you read this book in private, unless you don’t care how people look at you when you are in the middle of a big belly laugh. I am not going to spoil this book, you already know it is sci-fi from the cover. The rest you should discover on your own.

I like Tegon’s writing, he shows himself adept at the craft. He handles POV well and includes lots of action and dialogue to move the story along. This is a well written book.

Here is my problem, I found a small handful of errors. I normally do not give more than a 4.9 star rating when I find errors. Bob is so well written, it is so funny and a true pleasure to read, I have to give it FIVE STARS!

My side still hurts, thank you Tegon!


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Confessions of a Walk Away Wife By Adaora Allure

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Author Adaora Allure introduces us to Confessions of a Walk Away Wife:

In taxis weaving through the morning rush 7,000 miles from home, on the way to work as a teacher, long black dreadlocks, dark rose satin bomber jacket and black skinny jeans, listening to neo-soul with my twin flame waiting for me at home. This is how I ended 2016, a far cry from the overweight, ceaselessly unhappy, couch locked dreamer that began the year. Entitled Confessions of a Walk Away Wife, my memoir chronicles the immense personal changes I needed to make to get back to truly living, the love of my life who never let me forget who I was and could be, the Army Vet ex-husband who lost himself and brought everyone he loved down in the process and my recently widowed mother who transformed into a tipsy, carefree party girl.


This story of loss, pain, and recovery is very intense and personal. The author didn’t excuse herself or anyone else, the honesty is very refreshing, almost brutal at times. Her moments of joy are described just as intimately as the pain-filled interludes. The hard work she did to return to her true self is inspiring.

The writing is very crisp and a pleasure to read. Even though there is quite a bit of narration, inner dialog, I never felt distant from the story. This book was a real pleasure to read and gets 4.5 stars! The score would have been higher, but I found quite a few spelling errors.


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