“Bluff” by John DeDakis

In “Bluff” by author John DeDakis, we see Lark Chadwick setting out on a new adventure, where everywhere she turns, trouble finds her. In Book 2 of this ongoing series, Lark will stop at nothing to get some real answers people are looking for regarding how real estate mogul Shane Duran is swindling retirees out of their retirement land they purchased from him years ago. As Lark peels back the layers of this entangled web of lies and deceit, she finds herself in some deep, hot water. Unfortunately, she may not be able to get out of this mess unscathed. … More “Bluff” by John DeDakis

“Death Rules the Night” by Rosemary and Larry Mild

Rosemary and Larry Mild have used their time in sunny Hawaii to create a mystery surrounding a certain family’s history, a disappeared body, and a bookstore. In their book “Death Rules the Night,” it will surprise readers to learn that mysteries can lie dormant for years and erupt in the most unthought of places. … More “Death Rules the Night” by Rosemary and Larry Mild

“Ghost Town” by A.J. Thibault

Speculative fiction is the term best used here, and a term that all readers should keep in mind when ‘cracking open the cover’ of this one. A solid mystery, the author makes sure that the reader is not privileged enough to receive all parts of the storyline clearly. You will learn, right along with Richard Hart, what is actually going on. What you believe is a delusion or an illusion can instantly turn into real life in this book…and the other way around. Both the present and the past transform throughout the pages, and the characters ‘float’ in and out at a moment’s notice. … More “Ghost Town” by A.J. Thibault

“The Messiah’s Servant” by William I. Brazley, Jr.

The way that Brazley wrote the interaction between Jesus and Simeon, as well as interactions between anyone in the story, is genuine and relatable. I had a mix of emotions while reading this book; some of the situations felt real and having to imagine leaving your family forever was tough to process for me.The way that Brazley wrote the interaction between Jesus and Simeon, as well as interactions between anyone in the story, is genuine and relatable. I had a mix of emotions while reading this book; some of the situations felt real and having to imagine leaving your family forever was tough to process for me. … More “The Messiah’s Servant” by William I. Brazley, Jr.

“Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III: The Betrayal of Nicholas La Cour” by J.A. Jackson

Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III: The Betrayal of Nicholas La Cour J.A. JacksonIndependently Published (2020)ISBN 9798682706327Reviewed by Mark T. Sneed for Reader Views (09/2021) I love a little romance and drama with a bunch of twists. Reading “Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III: The Betrayal of Nicholas La Cour,” I wondered if I might have to … More “Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III: The Betrayal of Nicholas La Cour” by J.A. Jackson

“Scarlet at Crystal River” by Randy Overbeck

One thing that is particularly special about Overbeck’s books is that they unabashedly tackle social issues within their plots. Already having discussed racism and human trafficking in his first two Henshaw books, “Scarlet at Crystal River” once again forces readers to confront a particularly pervasive and dangerous social issue. This book, in particular, touches upon the dangers of racism and xenophobia, as well as emphasize the often-ignored plights of the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who are the reason we are able to have such a variety of fruits, vegetables and other resources in our daily lives. … More “Scarlet at Crystal River” by Randy Overbeck