Booker: Streets of Mayhem (A Review & Giveaway)

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on March 4, 2015 in Giveaway, Review |

Two Cents: Murder, mystery, and mayhem. What more can you want from a new PI story? Booker is a former cop, pushed out for being too honest in a corrupt precinct, turned private investigator. His first client is a long time friend. I loved seeing Booker stand up for what he believed in even though it had the potential to cost him everything he held dear in life.

Booker’s roots run deep in Dallas. Born and raised there, he’s got the inside track on the the down and dirty characters that live in the city. Can he rise above his upbringing and become a successful PI?

Mefford has a writing style that draws quickly into the story. Time is immaterial. Open up your copy and it disappears as you lose yourself in Booker’s life.


On a cool October afternoon, the majestic blue sky above Dallas is polluted with swells of gray smoke, carrying shattered memories of fifteen people, mostly children, who’ve just been killed by an explosion on a bus.

A white supremacist group claims responsibility, opening old wounds, turning neighbor against neighbor–fracturing the community.

A Southeast Dallas native, Booker T. Adams couldn’t be more invested in the city…in the people he’d served for the last seven years as a beat cop for the Dallas Police Department. Without warning, it becomes personal for Booker on so many levels. And as panic grips the city, he must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to end the chaos.

With his career called into question and his family in the crosshairs of one terrorist act after another, Booker invests every fiber of his being to protect a broken community, and to stop the brutal, senseless slayings.

If he fails, terrorism will reign in the city of Dallas.

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About the Author

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.

When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.

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To Fall In Love Again: A Book Review & Giveaway

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on March 3, 2015 in Giveaway, Review |

My Two Cents: Oh my gosh! Make sure you have tissues close at hand. Every flick of the page brought out new emotions. Starts of strong and stays strong throughout. Drew is 90% of people on a plane, hiding in his work so he doesn’t have to talk to strangers on the plane. Heck, Drew is me on a plane.
Amy and Drew are from two different worlds even though they live in the same town. Old money vs. middle class values. Can they overcome their “differences”? Both Drew and Amy are older, widowed, grandparents, which is a refreshing change from the typical romance stories that feature 20 somethings partying it up. Can they overcome their “helpful” families? Find out now, grab a copy of the book from Amazon today!

Drew Nelson did not plan to fall in love that morning!

He did not plan to talk with anyone. He did not plan to make a new friend.

He resisted all of Amy’s attempts to draw him out− at the hotel, at the airport, on the airplane− giving hurried responses and burying his face in a pile of papers.

But when the flight attendant offered coffee, and a muscle in Amy’s back twitched as she reached for it, and the cup tipped, and the hot liquid puddled in Drew’s lap, then they began to talk!

Earlier in the year, each had lost a spouse of over thirty years. Drew’s wife had died of a brain tumor, Amy’s husband when his small airplane nose-dived to earth, the engine at full throttle − an accident, it was ruled.
They live in the same city. Both have grandchildren. They are about the same age. Consciously, or not, they both are looking to love again.

But relationships do not exist in vacuums. Drew is wealthy, and Amy is middle class. Amy is “new” in town – she and her husband moved to Charleston twenty-five years ago – while Drew’s family has lived there for three centuries. Drew lives below Broad, a code word for high society, old families, power, and money. Amy’s home is across the river.

Class warfare may be less violent than it was in the past, but when Drew invites Amy to the St Cecelia Ball, battle lines are drawn.

In a city in which ancestry is important, the ball’s membership is passed from father to son, and only those from the oldest families are members.

Family, friends, co-workers all weigh in on their relationship and choose sides. Allies are found in unexpected places. Opposition comes from among those who were thought to be friends. Though they are gone, even their spouses − through things they have done and things they have said − wield influence in the conflict that follows.

Is Drew is one of them, the rich snobs who despise Amy? Does he truly love her?

Does Amy care for Drew? Can she trust him, or is he simply using her?

As each questions the other’s motives, their feelings for each other are tested.

Do Drew and Amy truly want to fall in love again?

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“To Fall In Love Again is a beautiful and gentle love story that just has to be read.”
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“The story was heart-warming and touching and showed that differences don’t always have to be that important.”
– review from Amazon

“It’s a breath of fresh air to have a romance that doesn’t follow the usual format, the fact that the characters were older and everything didn’t just fall into place was very realistic.”
– review from Goodreads

About the author

David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

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97: A Warloch’s Pact (A Review and Giveaway)

Posted by A Gluten Free Mom on February 23, 2015 in Giveaway, Review |

My Two Cents: I love the mixture of fantasy and real world! Jane is fully immersed in regular every day life until the new boy comes to town. At first William seems like the dream man. He is totally adorable, and smart to boot. Jane is an average looking, shy girl. Why does the new stud want to be her boyfriend?

Enter in a mystical Warloch. The story lines are running parallel, with one in the distant past quickly catching up to modern times. How will Jane come to terms with the Warloch’s world? Will she even realize that the worlds are intermingling?

Great story, and I can’t wait to see the next installment. What will happen with Jane and William (will anything happen…)? Grab a copy from amazon and enter the giveaway below!

V.L. Holt

Step into a Tale of a Modern Girl and Boy Mingled with Historical Romance

Newspaper Girl Jane Burrows is a hard-working likeable teen who is satisfied with her small town life far from urban cares. She lives with her mom and
beagle on a quiet street in rural Oregon. She has a best friend, wheels, and a smartphone that keeps her in touch with current events. A senior in high
school struggling to help her mom, Jane has other things on her mind besides romance.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Jane’s ordered world changes when a new boy moves in just a few doors down. William McLeod isn’t your typical senior. He has the build of an MMA fighter,
the skills of a parkour expert, and can quote Jane Austen’s fiction no problem. He’s also pretty evasive when it comes to the simplest of questions. Where
is he from? What does his dad do? Why does he keep following Jane around like a puppy dog in training?

William Has a Secret

There is that other thing too. The thing where he keeps dying in battle and resurrecting. William descends from an ancient Warrior race, created to be
invincible in battle. It’s kind of a secret, until he’s faced with a life or death situation involving the cute girl he just met.

History Repeats Itself

Zarastrid is the leader of a powerful group of immortal Warlochs. In ancient times, he and his brothers had a wonderful idea. Create a race of Warriors to
fight their battles for them. Zarastrid finds a Christian woman suitable for the task, but quickly discovers he can’t stay away from her. The Warriors
created would be deadly, powerful and fearless. There was only one problem; it turned out that their loyalty couldn’t be guaranteed.

Zarastrid Wants Revenge

The Warlochs are hunting down every last descendant of the Warrior race. The Lochspawn monsters reign with blood and horror, wreaking devastation wherever
they land. A rogue Lochspawn has tracked William to Jane’s small town, and William must make a choice. Preserve one of his last lives in order to save
Jane’s frail existence? Or hoard his precious remaining lives and watch his future go up in flames?

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V. L. Holt adores escaping housewifery by reading all kinds of books, from non-fiction how to declutter-type books to paranormal romance to historical
regency to sweet fiction and memoirs. But her favorite mode of escapism is writing-though she doubts she will ever undertake to write a bestselling
decluttering book.

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