In The Beginning By Celesta Thiessen


(Salt Eden Book 1)

In The Beginning
In The Beginning










Billed for those you liked Lost and Jericho, In The Beginning, is a new series by author Celesta Thiessen.  Siblings Abigail and Nathan Taylor live in New York where crime runs rampant.  When Saber Chad shows up at Abigail’s door with instructions from her father to go with him to Salt Eden, they begin a search for her brother, Nathan.  Nathan’s dealing drugs and owes money to the wrong people. Someone is trying to kill him, and he can’t afford for the police to become involved.  As they run for their lives, Salt Eden looks better and better.  My book reviews of In The Beginning follow.


In The Beginning Is a story filled with action and suspense.  Although a short read of 46 pages, Celesta Thiessen crafted an action-packed storyline.  I found the premise intriguing and the characters believable.  Nathan’s character portrays him as immature and selfish. Nathans a character I found hard to like.  Abigail is sweet and trying to save her brother from himself.  Adding in the father’s personality and his concept of recreating paradise in Salt Eden, I found he reminded me of a mad scientist as he intends to create a new world of love and peace.  Without giving spoilers, I can’t say more.


The Accident By Glen Ebisch


The Accident
The Accident










Karen Walker, a former homicide detective, is alive yet not living life.  After a terrible auto accident, the death of her husband in the crash, and numerous surgeries, she lived in limbo.  A call from her friend, Clarissa Hammett begging for help changes things for Karen.  Clarissa’s sister, Justine, is missing and the police are no help.  Karen leaves her hermit-like existence to find Justine.

Moving into the house Justine occupied before her disappearance, taking a job at the same restaurant, and nosing around, Karen knows she has hard work ahead.  With a variety of characters from the antagonistic Audrey to the handsome Sam and many more, Karen interviews and questions each one.  Then Paul, her husband’s brother and Justine’s estranged husband, Jimmy, show up to cause even more problems.

Has Justine been kidnapped?  Is she alive or dead?  Who keeps trying to kill Karen?  Has Karen gotten too close to the truth?  Come along with Karen as she ferrets out the facts and deals with side issues.  My mystery book reviews of The Accident follow.


I found The Accident an intriguing mystery story.  Author Glen Ebisch created first-class suspense in The Accident.   Filled with twists and turns, many suspects, and an unexpected action-packed, mouth dropping finale, Ebisch created a tale which will rivet the reader.  I found myself unable to close my E-reader until I read the last sentence.  Ebisch‘ plotting is excellent as he added element upon element to this story.  His scenes transition well and his writing flow smoothly.  As a result, I could see the scenes and feel the characters emotions.  I became enmeshed in the lives of the characters immediately.  Karen’ character portrays an intelligent, savvy woman who faced the worse life could throw.  Karen lived in isolated limbo for months; breathing but not living life.  As a result, it was terrific to watch Ebisch develop her character.


The Everett Exorcism By Lincoln Cole


World of Shadows Book 1

The Everett Exorcism
The Everett Exorcism










Father Niccolo Paladina arrives in Everett to investigate a report of demon possession.  Quickly Paladina realizes something’s not right in Everett.  Although he can not put his finger on the problem, he feels the strangeness in every cell of his body.

As strange things begin to happen an old enemy shows up;  Paladina realizes things are spiraling out of control. He’s in for the surprise of a lifetime as he discovers demons exist;  not as part of his imagination, but in the real world.  His horror increases as he finds the citizens of Everett are in serious trouble.  My book reviews of The Everett Exorcism follows.


Where do I start with this review?  I am not sure I can do the book justice;  however, I will attempt to peak your interest in this captivating bookLincoln Cole hooked me in the chilling prologue and held me in the palm of his hand through the rest of the book.  As I read The Everett Exorcism, I found my heart pounding and chills on my arms. What an intriguing, scary read!

Father Niccolo Paladina, Father Jackson Reynolds, and demon Hunter Arthur Vangeest bring realism to this tale of demons, God, and the Catholic Church.  I loved watching the characters grow and mature as Cole fully developed their style and personality.  Cole included an array of secondary characters which brought depth to the storyline.  As a result, The Everett Exorcism‘s an intense, action-packed drama of the age-old battle between good and evil.  With elements of the paranormal, horror, religion, greed, and power, Cole crafted an intriguing emotional tale;  including an Exorcist who does not believe in demons brought originality and realism to the story.


Conjesero By Carl Alves

The Cover version 2 print size
Conjesero, Cover



A Monster is Loose

Can One Man Stop Him?





In Conjesero, Kevin Russell, homicide detective with the San Francisco Police Department, has caught the most infamous serial killer since Manson, the Hail Mary rapist. It was an arduous investigation but he gets his second wind when he receives a call from his best friend Paul Richardson.  Paul has a flat tire and needs Kevin to come to his aid.  Before Kevin can reach Paul, a monster out of deep and dark nightmares, almost kills him.  Rushed to the hospital and treated by Dr. Wendy Davis, his injuries will heal physically, however emotional healing will take time.  Telling Kevin what attacked him, leaves Kevin wondering about his


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