Dustin Reviews: Deadly Offerings by Alexa Grace


Anne Mason thinks she’ll be safe living in the Midwest building a wind farm. She may be dead wrong. Someone is dumping bodies in her corn field and telling Anne they are gifts—for her!

As the body count rises, Anne realizes a cold-blooded serial killer is patiently waiting and watching her every move. And he won’t stop until he ends her life. It is clear there are no limits to this killer’s thirst for revenge or how far he will go to get it.

Michael Brandt, the ruggedly handsome new County Prosecutor, is the last person Anne can trust, but may offer her only chance at survival from a psychopathic killer. But will she survive the passion that rages between them?

A gripping read from the beginning. Good character development and they play well off each other, making this not only a great read, but also one that is believable as well.

About the author

Alexa‘s journey started in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she’d held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her dream of writing books — her dream since childhood. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.

Alexa earned two degrees from Indiana State University and currently lives in Florida. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America (national) as well as the Florida Chapter.

Her first book Deadly Offerings has consistently been on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense Books. She was recently named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review.

Her writing support team includes five Miniature Schnauzers, three of which are rescues. As a writer, she is fueled by Starbucks lattes, chocolate and emails from readers.

For more information on her upcoming releases:

Check out her website at http://www.alexa-grace.net/
Visit her on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlexaGrace
Follow her at
http://twitter.com/AlexaGrace2

Deadly Offerings is available at: Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Offerings-1-Alexa-Grace/dp/147003655X/

Tags: mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, legal romance, serial killer, romance, cops, midwest, Indiana, suspense, wind farm, crime thriller, fbi fiction

Print Length: 298 pages
Publication Date: February 23rd 2012 by Self-Published (first published December 25th 2011) Language: English
ISBN13: 9781470036553
ISBN-10:147003655X
Series:
Deadly Trilogy #1

4 out of 5 stars

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Dustin Reviews: Shades of Gray by Andy Holloman


Start with “Breaking Bad”, add dash of “Cops”, and stir in a darker version of the “Love Boat” and you get all the right flavors for “Shades of Gray”

 How far would you go to save your child’s life? Could you break the law?

What if your travel business was suddenly in danger of going under because of 9/11?

A single father decides to partner up with a woman from the opposite side of the tracks.

Can their partnership deliver the cash they BOTH desperately need?

Could they fall in love?

And will they survive to see the Summer of 2002?

Shades of Gray was an extraordinary story, filled with heart, soul and compassion. The characters were well developed and the story flowed smoothly until I hit one of the numerous editing/proofreading errors (missed or duplicated words and the occasional Kindle formatting glitches). I know, I sound like a broken record when I mention editing/proofreading errors, but they do effect the reader when reading a story. If I were to rate Shades of Gray on the story alone, it would easily be a 5-star. But the numerous errors and word repeats pulled me out of the story on way too many occasion. Over looking the errors, Holloman has a very good, gripping story. I look forward to reading more from Andy Holloman.

About the author

Shades of Gray grew out of Author Andy Holloman‘s experiences as a travel agency owner, and the murder of a client. Suspecting she was a drug smuggler, a story sprouted in Holloman‘s over-active imagination: How far would a desperate person go to save their child and their business? A graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, lives in the Raleigh, N.C., area with his wife of twenty years and three children. When he’s not writing, Holloman is carpooling, keeping his wife happy, and attending school and sporting events. He loves the great outdoors, is an avid reader, and a social media goofball. Most evenings, he can be found tapping on his well-worn keyboard as he “births” his next novel. Visit AndyHolloman.com for updates on his latest writing ventures.

Shades of Gray is available at: Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Shades-of-Gray-ebook/dp/B006FZLBF2

Tags: suspense, mystery thriller, relationships, thriller fiction, north carolina, family drama, contemporary fiction, drugs, drug dealers, men’s adventure, twists, action, drama, mystery, thriller, mystery

Print Length: 242 pages
Publisher: Triple J Press; 1st edition (November 28, 2011)
Language: English
ASIN: B006FZLBF2

July 2012 – KBR Semi-Finalist for Best Thriller/Mystery
July 2012 – Semi-Finalist for Reader’s Favorite, Suspense
April 2012 – #1 Best Seller, Amazon, Men’s Adventure

4 out of 5 stars

Dustin Reviews: The Math Teacher Is Dead by Robert Manners



Danny Vandervere has the world on a string: beautiful, athletic, intelligent, rich, popular; but the string starts to unravel when Danny trips over the corpse of his math teacher during his morning run. With a sprained ankle and the unlikely assistance of Ash, an unpopular goth kid from school, Danny begins to investigate the life and death of a man he only knew as Mr. Janacek. But when his ankle heals, he returns to his normal routine, only to have it interrupted again by the discovery of another corpse. As his senior year progresses, the deaths and accidents of people he knows mount up, and it seems there is a serial killer on a spree in this tiny mountain town…and all of the victims have Danny Vandervere in common. He and Ash must discover the killer before he (or she) closes in on Danny himself.

The Math Teacher Is Dead was an interesting mystery/crime read, however, I thought Danny was a tad bit too overly emotional for the richest kid in town. With that said, the story was engaging and an enjoyable short story. I would have liked to have seen this manuscript expanded into a novella.

About the author

Robert Manners was born on the Fort Ord Army Base, longer ago than he cares to admit, and grew up in Oakland, Twain Harte, and Concord, California. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and currently earns his daily bread as an administrative assistant for a social-services nonprofit.

Website:http://www.robertmanners.com/

The Math Teacher Is Dead is available as a free-download at :Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/The-Math-Teacher-Dead-ebook/dp/B004EYT0TK

also available at Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=the+math+teacher+is+dead 

Tags: gay mystery, short story, romance, young-adult, thriller, crime, contemporary

56820 words (approximate)

Publication Date: December 2, 2010

4 out of 5 stars