Book Review – Trial Junkies by Robert Browne

28 06 2012

Trial Junkies

By Robert Gregory Browne

Penname Press/Braun Haus Media

Available now

The quote on the cover of Robert Browne’s new book Trial Junkies says, “A mystery I dare you to solve.” Well, I always love a challenge, especially when it comes to solving a mystery.

Whenever I watch shows like “Monk” or “Psych,” I always try to solve the mystery before the grand reveal at the end of the show. I’ve watched enough of these shows by this point in my life that I often have figured out the culprit halfway through the show. So with that in mind, I eagerly started Browne’s new self-published book.

With my busy schedule working a full-time job, commuting three hours a day and coaching both of my daughters’ softball teams, I don’t have as much time for reading as I would like. However, Trial Junkies was so fast-paced and so well-written that once I had started, I couldn’t stop turning the pages and I had finished the book in no time. Did I solve the mystery before the end? I’ll get to that in a minute. Read the rest of this entry »

And the winner is …..

27 06 2012

Last week, I started a contest to give away a paperback copy of Robert Browne’s The Paradise Prophecy.

After collecting the entries, I randomly chose a winner. And the lucky winner of the book is Michelle Miller.

Thank you to all who entered. I will be having more giveaways in the near future, including the newest books from Jeremy Robinson, Ben Coes and Robert Liparulo.

Tomorrow, check back for my review of Robert Browne’s newest thriller, Trial Junkies.

Book Giveaway – Win a copy of The Paradise Prophecy by Robert Browne

19 06 2012

In April, I reviewed The Paradise Prophecy, a supernatural thriller by Robert Browne. Here is a link to my review.

Now, Robert has been kind enough to let me host a giveaway for a paperback copy of The Paradise Prophecy.

Here is the story summary from the publisher:

A spectacular thriller inspired by John Milton’s Paradise Lost in which the final chapter of the War in Heaven is about to play out on Earth, with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.

The Myth

When God cast the archangel Satan into Hell, ending the War in Heaven, peace prevailed on Earth. Until the fallen angels took revenge in the Garden of Eden. Ever since, mankind has been in a struggle between good and evil, paradise and apocalypse: the fall of Rome, The Crusades, World Wars, nuclear proliferation, the Middle East Crisis… The War in Heaven never really ended-it just changed venues. For millennia, God’s angels have been fighting Satan’s demons on Earth, all in hopes of bringing about Satan’s greatest ambition, the Apocalypse.

The Reality

Satan has never been closer to his goal than right now.

Agent Bernadette Callahan is a talented investigator at a shadowy government organization known only as Section, on the trail of a serial killer with nearly supernatural abilities. Sebastian “Batty” LaLaurie is a religious historian who knows far too much about the other side- and that hard-earned knowledge is exactly what Callahan needs. This unlikely duo pair up for a race across the globe, decoding clues left in ancient texts from the Bible to Paradise Lost and beyond. In the process they stumble upon a vast conspiracy-one beyond the scope of mankind’s darkest imagination. 

There are a number of easy ways for you to get multiple entries in the contest. One week from today, I will randomly pick a winner from all the entries. Here are the ways you can enter the contest to win a paperback copy of The Paradise Prophecy by Robert Browne:

1) Comment on this post for one entry.

2) Follow Robert on Twitter for one entry. His account is @robert_browne.

3) Follow me on Twitter for one entry. My account is @tbusbey.

4) Tweet about this giveaway for one entry. Be sure to include @tbusbey in your tweet so I know you tweeted.

5) Subscribe to Robert’s newsletter for one entry. You can click here and enter your information.

6) Subscribe to my blog for one entry.

So you can enter up to six times to win. Enter as many ways as you want. You do not have to do all six things to enter. If you follow myself or Robert on Twitter, please send me a direct message on Twitter so I know you followed us for the purpose of the contest. I will announce the lucky winner on Wednesday, June 27.

Also, on Thursday, June 28, I will review Robert’s new book, Trial Junkies, the first in a new mystery series. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Robert’s or a newcomer to his work, be sure to check out Trial Junkies. You can find it on Amazon for only $3.99.

Good luck!

Book Review – The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry

4 06 2012

The Columbus Affair

By Steve Berry

Ballantine Books

In Stores Now

For hundreds of years, we have heard the stories of famed Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus and how he “discovered” America. What if everything we have been told is wrong?

Steve Berry is best known for writing the Cotton Malone series of thriller novels, including The Emperor’s Tomb and The Jefferson Key. Cotton gets a vacation in Berry’s latest novel, The Columbus Affair. In his first standalone novel in seven years, Berry tackles the enigma that was Christopher Columbus. Many of the details of the explorer’s life remain shrouded in mystery. Berry combines legends, facts and creative fiction to spin a tale that questions all that we know about the Spaniard and the discovery of America.

Tom Sagan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose career is on the skids after a controversial report is exposed as a fraud. However, the truth is Sagan was betrayed by trusted sources who fed him invalid information. He is on the verge of taking his life when a mysterious stranger interrupts him. The stranger, Zachariah Simon, claims to be holding Sagan’s daughter hostage. After seeing a video of his daughter, Alle, tied to a bed, Sagan agrees to help Simon. Read the rest of this entry »

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