Authors Showcase: Intriguing Journeys
June 30, 2012
The Book: Restless
The Author: Tawdra Kandle
When she agrees to allow Ms. Lacusta to help develop her powers, Tasmyn has no idea how deep and dark the journey will become.
Trapped between fascination and fear, she moves farther away from friends and family, even her boyfriend Michael. Leading a double life forces Tas into decisions that will threaten her sanity and her future … and the very lives of those she loves.
A Review by Lisa A. Markson: “I have one word for Restless – SPECTACULAR. Again Tawdra did not disappoint me. This is a very great series about a girl by the name if Tasmyn who as the ability to read people’s thoughts. Now I know personally I think this would be a great gift to possess but sometimes it could be a curse.
“Tasmyn is going through some troubles with a teacher she has been working with. Her family, boyfriend Michael, and friends distrust her so she is forced to lie to everyone. Feeling guilty for this lie she feels the need to change some things in her life, but is this going to help her or make things possibly worse in this situation.
“Tasmyn develops greatly in her gifts but warning after warning she may find out the reasons for it too late. I can’t wait for next book in the series I have grown to love all the main characters like Tasmyn, Michael, Rafe, and Amber, and even loved Nell.
“I couldn’t put the book down read it in 1 1/2 hours it was so good. Thank you Tawdra for an excellent book and remaining true to the story through each and every book. Must read on all three books so far in this series.”
A Review by Sonya: “Restless is the third book in The King Series. It reeled me in on the first page and did not let go. The characters are so endearing; they make me feel as though I’m spending time with good friends.
I love how Mrs. Kandle weaves her stories pulling you into Tasmyn’s (and the other main character’s) life and emotions. I must admit there were several times I laughed out loud and/or shed a tear.
I highly recommend Restless and the other books in the King Series! I cannot wait to read what Tawdra Kandle releases next. She has been added to my favorite author list!
The Book: Storm Warning
The Author: David McKoy and Lynn Hallbrooks
The Story: CIA Special Ops Team, Call Sign: Wrecking Crew is sent overseas on a Top Secret mission. Once the mission is completed, they rapidly realize they are merely Pawns in an International Chess Game that turns into a Political Firestorm.
As a result, they are disavowed. Accompanied by Firefights, Fate, and Faith, they finally find a way home. After arriving, they discover governmental abuses of the Constitution. Will they survive long enough to thwart these enemies of the State?
A Review by Tim Greaton: “You need only to read an interview about these two authors to know what a spectacular creative match they make. In other hands a CIA special ops teams might amount to only a few weapons and a tough line or two, but with David McKoy and Lynn Hallbrooks the Wrecking Crew is truly a full cast of characters with real lives and real relationships. In fact, you’ll get at least two team romances coming right out of the gate. David’s in depth knowledge of all things military shines through as well.
“The Wrecking Crew is actually sent to the border of Iran for a secret mission, but when the President falls ill and our country changes political hands, all hell breaks loose. As the crew covertly reenters the country and makes their way back to Texas, it quickly becomes obvious that law is changing and a new order is about to break loose. Suddenly it’s the government versus patriots, and you can be certain Mac, Deb, JT, TK and the others are on the side of the people, and not with the men in suits who have twisted up everything that freedom stands for.
“With the help of recently expelled CIA agent Bill Winchester, the Wrecking Crew begins their first mission on home soil. It isn’t long before they all realize that corruption has seeped up through the very tree of liberty and now rests solidly within the White House. This new battle is for keeps and, be they allies or foes, the sides quickly begin to form. Left with no choice, the Wrecking Crew leads the fight for clean government and the powers-that-be begin to quake ….
“If you’ve ever questioned the US system and its representatives, the themes within these pages are certain to stir your soul. The fact that you’ll grow to love the characters is just icing on the cake. Be sure to read this military adventure…but don’t be surprised if it encourages you to interpret tomorrow’s news in an entirely different way.”
A Review by Doug DePew: “Call Sign: Wrecking Crew (Storm Warning)” is quite entertaining. There is a lot going on in this book! It has adventure, action, suspense, intrigue, and even romance! I enjoyed reading it thoroughly. It’s a quick moving book that held my interest from prologue to epilogue. It strikes me as an alternate future much like the alternate histories that have been written. The style is like the writings of Dick Marcinko (who is acknowledged as an influence). I think it does justice to that type of hard-hitting action adventure.
“There is a lot of military jargon in the book that could lose some readers. If you find something you don’t understand, skip to the back of the book where you’ll find an extensive glossary. The book is written from a distinctly conservative viewpoint that I personally enjoyed. If you don’t share that viewpoint, you might look elsewhere. If you do, I think you will find this book entertaining. It’s a fun book with a lot of layers. I look forward to more works by these authors.”