#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 20/01/2020

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

Live Fast Die Hot – Jenny Mollen

Blurb:

By the New York Times bestselling author, a searingly funny collection of essays that explores life as a reluctant adult.

Hi, I’m Jenny Mollen. I’m a writer and actress living in New York with a husband, two dogs, and a baby. When I got married, I made all sorts of vows and promises, some of which I intended to keep (and others I just said in the moment to make my husband come faster). My life was exciting, sexy, and ever so slightly eccentric, with a man who fully embraced my crazy. He understood my need to occasionally stalk his ex-girlfriend or wear her old beach caftans around our house. He showed compassion when I got kicked off of jury duty for accidentally befriending the defendant over lunch break. He even found it sweet when I invited our drug dealer to Passover seder so he didn’t think we were only using him for drugs.

Then we had our son, Sid, and overnight, the fun-loving woman-child that my husband fell in love with was banished from our home. It was time to grow up, to be responsible, to brush my hair, to take vitamins, to send holiday cards, to listen to my voicemail. But what if I didn’t want any of those things? What if I wasn’t ready to be a role model because I still envisioned being discovered at the mall and becoming a real model? (Or at the very least a Top Model.) Sure, I was thirty-five but my boobs were only eighteen.

This book is about how terrifying and maddening it is to love something more than yourself. It addresses the important questions that all women face: Have I done enough with my life? How do I break up with my dogs now that I’ve met someone new? Is it weird to draw eyebrows on a baby? Is my house haunted? Will taking ayahuasca in Peru affect my son’s chances of getting into preschool?

Live Fast Die Hot is an unapologetic look at life after thirty, when I realized that maybe being terrified of responsibility just means that I actually care. And if so, I’m at least halfway there—right?

Review:

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but it was a fast paced, easy read with loads of humour and randomness.

When I started reading this I thought it was a fictional story, as surely no ones life could be like this, I was wrong, at times unbelievably true, I am now following Jenny Mollen on Instagram and Twitter awaiting her next adventure!

[K]


What Is A Near-Death Experience? by Dr Penny Sartori

Blurb:

Death is the only certainty in life yet many people shy away from thinking about it until something drastic happens such as the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, or the sudden death of a loved one, which can throw us into turmoil. Yet, paradoxically, contemplating death and the frequently-experienced phenomenon of near-death experiences (NDEs) – which are so little recognised and supported within the traditional medical environment – can really help alter our relationship with death and release us from the fear that often surrounds it.

After an insightful introduction about why the subject of NDEs is so worth exploring, each chapter in this book addresses a key question: What are the Characteristics of an NDE, and are there different types? Are all NDE experiences pleasant, or can some be distressing? Who has NDEs and under what circumstances do they occur? How do they affect the people who have them, and how can this change their lives? How can NDEs be scientifically explained – aren’t they just hallucinations? What can we learn from NDEs, and can they change our attitude to life and death? Can a greater understanding of NDEs lead to an evolution in our consciousness and an enhanced sense of spirituality?

As such, this book really brings readers on an exploratory journey through the world of NDEs, challenging preconceptions about what they are and the impact they can have, encouraging us to accept and feel empowered by death, rather than living in fear of it, and giving us useful insights about life along the way.

Review:

Prior to reading this book I had heard of Near Death Experiences (NDE) but I knew little about them.

This was a very interesting insight, together with studies about what an NDE is and the variations it has been experienced. The information and studies are clear and proportioned well throughout the book.

This is definitely a book for those that wish to either learn or further their understanding about NDEs and what the experience can hold.

[K]


Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 13/01/2020

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

Watching Edie – Camilla Way

Blurb:

Beautiful, creative, a little wild… Edie was the kind of girl who immediately caused a stir when she walked into your life. And she had dreams back then—but it didn’t take long for her to learn that things don’t always turn out the way you want them to.

Now, at thirty-three, Edie is working as a waitress, pregnant and alone. And when she becomes overwhelmed by the needs of her new baby and sinks into a bleak despair, she thinks that there’s no one to turn to…

But someone’s been watching Edie, waiting for the chance to prove once again what a perfect friend she can be. It’s no coincidence that Heather shows up on Edie’s doorstep, just when Edie needs her the most. So much has passed between them—so much envy, longing, and betrayal. And Edie’s about to learn a new lesson: those who have hurt us deeply—or who we have hurt—never let us go, not entirely…

Review:

I can honestly say I LOVED this book!

From page one, it had drawn me in. The story is split ‘before’ and ‘after’ which initially I though could be a little confusing, but this worked brilliantly, keeping me guessing what may happen and reading right until the very surprising end.

Definitely one I’ll be recommending to other readers, and I’m hoping to read more by this author soon

[K]


Kiss The Bride: The Wedding Dress/The Wedding Kiss/Sparks Fly by Lucy Kevin

Blurb:

New York Times phenomenon Lucy Kevin returns to Rose Chalet, the most romantic wedding venue in San Francisco, bringing three more of her beloved wedding stories together in one volume!

The Wedding Dress

Dress designer Anne Farleigh creates pure magic with her ideas and her fabrics. She needs some of that magic to rub off when she meets charming P.I. Gareth Cavendish, who delivers some unexpected news.

The Wedding Kiss

Rose Martin is the owner of Rose Chalet. She’s so busy planning weddings for everyone else that she doesn’t realize her own special someone has been by her side all this time!

Sparks Fly

Businessman Will Scott only agrees to a feng-shui design consultation to be polite. He thinks the whole thing is hocus-pocus—until he gets to know interior designer Angelina Morgan and his no-nonsense demeanor falls under the magic power of love. 

Review:

I loved how the characters followed through each short story. Despite them only being short stories I found the characters and stories were well written and found once started I didn’t finish till I’d read the whole story. Definitely wanting to read more from Lucy soon!

[K]


Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 06/01/2020 | First one of the year!

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

Pirates: The Orgone Chronicles – Nobilis Reed

Blurb:

The Orgone Chronicles continues… After their adventures in “SCOUTS” [Book One of The Orgone Chronicles, and 2011 EPIC eBook Award Finalist] – Challers and Valka are safe, protected aboard the Pirate city-ship known as “Port.” The scars of their ordeal among the Scouts remain, however. Valka is stuck with a hyper-fertile Ovor body, and the only way for them to raise enough money to change her back, is for them to join the Worthies-reality-TV celebrities who are always on camera. In an environment where loyalty is dismissed and betrayal is rewarded, their love suffers its greatest test yet. Meanwhile, on Stakroya Station, their classmate Renedy wrestles with a budding sexuality that does not fit the station’s rigid mold. An intimate night with the man who has been chosen for her does not go well at all. Instead she finds herself attracted to another woman; a relationship the Station can never condone. Through it all, the sinister eyes of the Scouts see all. Freedom, for all involved, must be won again and again.

Review:

Sometimes starting a trilogy in the middle can be a little confusing, with this book this wasn’t the case.

The world was explained well without distracting from the story. The book had different points of view and was was easy to follow even when switching from different areas as well as viewpoints. After the end of each chapter it kept you wanting more, infact I can’t wait for the next book to see what happens next!

Definitely will be purchasing the first book, and I highly recommend them for readers who like this genre. 

[K]


From A Poison Pen by B P Smythe

Blurb:

From the extraordinary mind of B.P.Smythe comes a collection of ten short stories.

What happens when a member of the Hitler youth ends up in a concentration camp?… How does a beach side cocktail get in the way the way of one woman’s scheming?… What leads a teenage girl to reign down fire and brimstone?… Can a killer find a victim’s diary that incriminates him?…

This collection of dark, humorous and macabre tales explores the disturbing side of human nature.
`From a Poison Pen’ by B.P.Smythe is the first book in a trilogy of collected short stories.

Review:

Despite the size there is a surprisingly large collection of short stories.

There was a variety of characters in each story, and unpredictable storylines, there were twists that I didn’t see coming!

Looking forward to reading more from this author.

[K]


Well that’s the first mini review Monday of this year! Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 30/12/2019 | Last one of the year!

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

Shadows (Book Of Aleth Part One) – Michael Duncan

Blurb:

A stolen text…When the Book of Aleth is stolen, Aaron, captain of the Royal Guard, is ordered by Emperor Therion to reclaim the ancient tome. The mission thrusts Aaron into a world he’s never known’a world of elves and dwarves, races long thought extinct; a world where everything he has known and believed is a lie.

A secret past… Forced to challenge his long-held beliefs, Aaron and his companions, two soldiers of the Royal Guard and two men of the Dwarvish kingdom of Brekken-Dahl, set out on a quest to recover the Book. Aaron resolves to discover the truth, and rescue the empire he is sworn to protect.

Review:

Excellent book, the story kept flowing and it kept me reading. I loved the little map that was given in the front of the story to show what the area is like. The characters and areas were well described so much so it felt like you were actually there with them.

If you are a fan of Tolkein you will definitely love this book as I have.

Well worth a read and I can’t wait for the next in the series!

[K]


The Nestorian Alliance (A Jack Trader Adventure) by Michael R Watson

Blurb:

The location of Noah’s Ark has been one of history’s most intriguing mysteries. Believed to be on Mt. Ararat, it still eludes all seekers. The year is 1952 and a well worn amulet has been discovered in a collection at the Denver Museum of Natural History with etchings on it’s back indicating the true location of the Ark. Jack, a geologist/archeologist and avid Ark enthusiast, is made aware of the discovery and wastes no time in preparing for an immediate departure to Turkey with his two best friends and partners.

Through a network of agents, Joseph Stalin also learns about the discovery. He is determined to find the Ark first and destroy it. Stalin is still vengeful from being kicked out of seminary school many years earlier. Major Anna Petrova volunteers for the mission to Colorado with orders to retrieve the amulet at all cost.

The Nestorian Brotherhood has been protecting Noah’s Ark for centuries in a location known only to them and they will do anything to keep it safe and hidden. They are well prepared. The man in black is their first defense and possibly their last. 

Review:

I liked this book and the authors version of what has happened to Noah’s Ark. The story flowed well and was easy to follow. Though the main character Jack wasn’t a typical gung ho style action character he didn’t fade into the background, even though there was other strong characters in the scenes. At the end of the story it did leave me wondering what will be next for Jack and his friends.

I found this a very refreshing read and will definitely be recommending it to like minded readers. 

[K]


Well that’s the last mini review Monday for this year! Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 23/12/2019

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

Lifting The Wheel Of Karma – Paul H Magid

Blurb:

Joseph Connell is a gifted high school athlete from Montana, loved deeply by his family, yet tormented by nightmarish visions he can neither explain nor escape.

A horrific accident forever alters the course of young Joseph’s life. Determined to find the magical elixir of knowledge he believes is possessed by an old wise man living deep within the remote Himalayas of India, Joseph embarks on a quest to find him.

The mystical old man he seeks will not so easily reveal what he truly knows. As Joseph must learn, the secret he seeks is not of the world outside, but rather of the world within -that resides in the heart of each and every one of us.

Review:

This is the first time I’ve read a book of this genre, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

I can honestly say this book was pretty absorbing, kept me reading wanting to know what happened to Joseph and family as the story progressed.

By the time I got to the end of the book, without wanting to give anything away, it definitely gave me food for thought.

For anyone wanting a book for their book club that will give a decent discussion topic after I can definitely recommend this one. Well worth a read! 

[K]


Bite Club by Rachel Caine

Blurb:

Claire has come to realise that the undead of Morganville just want to live their lives. But there’s a new extreme sport being broadcast over the Internet – bare-knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against one another – or, worse, against humans. What started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville.

Review:

This is my first venture into the Morganville Vampires series, but right from the start I was sucked in (if you’ll excuse the pun)

I found the characters believable, yes even the vamps, and the story flowed well. There was plenty of action and twists to keep you reading right until the very end.

Please be warned once you’ve picked this book up you won’t want to put it down till the very end!

[K]


Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 16/12/2019

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

Don’t You Cry – Cass Green

Blurb:

One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror.

The USA Today and Sunday Times top ten bestselling author returns with a dark and twisty psychological thriller.

She saved your life.
When Nina almost dies during a disastrous blind date, her life is saved by a waitress called Angel. But later that evening, Nina is surprised by a knock on the door. It’s Angel – and she’s pointing a gun at her.

Now she’ll make you pay.
Minutes later, Angel’s younger brother Lucas turns up, covered in blood shielding a stolen newborn baby in his arms. Nina is about to endure the longest night of her life – a night that will be filled with terror and lead her to take risks she would never have believed herself capable of…

Review:

Angel saves Nina on her blind date, which if she hadn’t would have had deadly results.

The same evening after Nina gets home she has a knock at the door and finds Angel on her doorstep pointing a gun at her, and later when Angel’s brother appears with a newborn baby and covered in blood, what follows is a night filled with terror that never seems to end.

I was recommended this book to by my mum I knew it was going to be a good read as she doesn’t tolerate mediocre books.

When I first started this novel I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I found this to be a very fast paced psychological thriller that I could not put down and so turned into a fast read.

This was my first book by Cass Green but definitely will not be my last

[K]


If you have read this far down in the post hoping for a second review I do apologise. Due to personal commitments I have just run out of reading time this week.

Thank you for your patience and I hope to be back up to usual reading speed soon.

[K]


Have you read Don’t You Cry? Or any of the other books previously featured in Mini Review Monday? Let us know your thoughts! 

#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 09/12/2019

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

The Darkest Torment – Gena Showalter

Blurb:

Can Beauty tame her Beast?

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he’s back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he’s unable to withstand the touch of another and he’s quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride just not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she’s taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she’s plunged into a war between two evilswith a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she’ll have to teach him to love or lose him forever.

Review:

We find Baden in Purgatory after he was driven to his death by the demon of Distrust he hosts.  Now he has a massive temper that is causing a rift between his bretherin even more so than before he died.  And now on a mission that didn’t go to plan he has ended up with a woman to look after.

I keep coming back to this series as it is just so AMAZING! I find it brilliantly well written and love the all the strong characters and how we discover more about them as the series progresses. 

In fact I may have to pick up the first book again so I can re enjoy this ongoing series all over again!

[K]


If you have read this far down in the post hoping for a second review I do apologise. Due to personal commitments I have just run out of reading time this week.

Thank you for your patience and I hope to be back up to usual reading speed soon.

[K]


Have you read The Darkest Torment? Or any of the other books previously featured in Mini Review Monday? Let us know your thoughts! 

#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 02/12/2019

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan

Blurb:

When Richard Hannay finds the corpse of freelance spy Franklin P. Scudder in his London flat, he goes on the run, fearing that his life is in danger. Scudder had previously revealed that he was investigating a ring of German spies, who were conspiring to sabotage Britain’s war capability. Hannay becomes both hunter and hunted as he struggles to unravel the tangled threads of this plot while staying one step ahead of his pursuers, who will stop at nothing to keep their nefarious secrets.

First published in 1915, John Buchan’s definitive spy novel was the first in a long line of espionage thrillers to delve into the underbelly of the British establishment. Over a hundred years later, The Thirty-Nine Steps remains resonant, and the various film, television and theatre adaptations of this classic – most notably Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 version – are a testament to its capacity to thrill.

Review:

When I spotted this in the library I picked it up to read what the fuss was about and why it was described as a classic.

I am definitely glad that I did. I do love a bit of good vintage reading. 

Richard Hannay finds his neighbour, Franklin P Scudder, on his doorstep one evening with abit of an unbelievable story. He decides to humour the man, consider whether what he has been told is actually true or not, and lets him stop in his apartment.

When Hannay finds Scudder murdered he is forced to believe the story he was told and go on the run incase the next victim is him. 

What follows is a brilliant chase across the country, all the time trying to stay ahead of the enemy.

I need to find the film not to see how this measures up to the book. 
Even though this originally published in 1915 I found this a fast paced thriller that I enjoyed and is still enjoyed by other readers nearly 105 years later.

[K]


If you have read this far down in the post hoping for a second review I do apologise. Due to personal commitments I have just run out of reading time this week.

Thank you for your patience and I hope to be back up to usual reading speed soon.

[K]


Have you read The Thirty-Nine Steps? Or any of the other books previously featured in Mini Review Monday? Let us know your thoughts! 

#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews | 25/11/2019

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 06.27.17.png

Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

The Chink In The Armour – Marie Belloc Lowndes

Blurb:

The beautiful light-haired, blue-eyed Sylvia Bailey — married at 19, and already a widow at 25 — is enjoying life on her own in Paris. She even carries with her a symbol of the freedom she feels: a string of pearls — a superb necklace she wears nearly everywhere she goes . . . Yet those pearls will take her to the brink of disaster — and propel her new, dear friend well beyond!

Review:

The widowed Sylvia Bailey is currently visiting Paris with her friend Ms Wolsey who she met whilst in the country. When her friend convinces her to go and see a psychic she hears hers and her friends unsettling future.

Sylvia hears about a local village to Paris and upon visiting finds a big casino there. Her friend Mrs Wolsey has abit of a habit she decides to relocate from Paris for a while, so Sylvia decides to do the same and enjoy the change of scenery.

I found this an easy read. I had suspicions about certain characters and wished I could step into the story to keep them from straying off the path and into trouble. This story had a subtle build of uneasiness as the book progressed. It highlighted how easily people could be lead into gambling and the insecurities of these games of chance.

[K]


Rules For Dating A Romantic Hero by Harriet Evans

Blurb:

From international favorite and bestseller Harriet Evans, the charming sequel to beloved novel A Hopeless Romantic that asks the question: Do you believe in happy endings?

Laura Foster used to be a hopeless romantic. She was obsessed with meeting her own Prince Charming until she grew up and realized real life doesn’t work like that. Then she met Nick. A romantic hero straight from a fairytale, with a grand country estate and a family tree to match. They’ve been together four years now and Laura knows that what really matters is the two of them, not everything else around them. She can’t imagine ever loving anyone the way she loves Nick.

Now, though, people are openly asking when they’ll hear wedding bells, and Nick is keeping secrets from Laura. She’s starting to feel she might not be ‘good enough’ for his family. Can an ordinary girl like Laura make it work with one of the most eligible men in the country?

Review:

Laura is dating Lord Of The Manor. Whilst Laura is happy with him can she cope with the lifestyle this entails and move their relationship to the next step? Although Nick is being cagey, is he happy with Laura or are things wearing thin and he has found ‘a girl in London’ that would be more suitable Lady Of The Manor? 

This is a very quick read which is meant to be read in a couple of hours. I loved that at the start of each chapter there was different rules for dating a romantic hero.

I have not read the other book in this series so will definitely be picking it up soon!

[K]


Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

#BlogTour | The Bowery Slugger (Alex Cohen #1) by Leopold Borstinski @borstinski (November 10th 2019) @damppebbles @DamppebblesBTs #TheBowerySlugger #AlexCohenSeries #damppebblesblogtours

Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and author Leopold Borstinski for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.

Blurb:

A turn-of-the-century Jewish boy punches his way into the gangs of New York.

When Alex Cohen arrives in 1915 America, he seizes the land of opportunity with both hands and grabs it by the throat. But success breeds distrust and Alex must choose between controlling his gang and keeping his friend alive. What would you do if the person you trusted most is setting you up to die at your enemies’ hands?

The first book in the Alex Cohen series is a violent historical novel, which rips through the early years of the Jewish New York mob. Leopold Borstinski’s gripping crime noir beats at the chest of every reader with a bloody fist.

Review:

This is the first book in a brand new series from Leopold Borstinski. Whilst I have read previous books by this author before, I have never read one of an American gangster genre so I jumped at the opportunity.

Alex and his family left their old home, and his questionable employment to create a new and better life for themselves and a chance for Alex to go straight in the land of opportunity, America.

Landing in New York they quickly find that this is not the case and Alex is drawn back into criminal employment to help support his family. A violent and harsh life he progresses in the Jewish gang he rises in the ranks so he is soon running his own crew.

I found this to be a very clever and well written story. It was well paced right up until the page turning end. I can’t wait to read the next book in this very exciting start to a new series.

[K]

Author Bio:

Leopold Borstinski is an independent author whose past careers have included financial journalism, business management of financial software companies, consulting and product sales and marketing, as well as teaching.

There is nothing he likes better so he does as much nothing as he possibly can. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the US and has visited Asia on several occasions. Leopold holds a Philosophy degree and tries not to drop it too often.

He lives near London and is married with one wife, one child and no pets.

Social Media

Twitter  | Facebook  | Website  | Amazon Author Page

You can buy The Bowery Slugger from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)