Sunday, November 15, 2015

Book Review: "Inside Room 913" by Bruce A. Borders

About The Author
Bruce A. Borders was born in 1967 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Bruce's childhood years were spent in a number of states, including Missouri, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. During his high school years, he was a member of the football, basketball and track teams, involved in various non-athletic activities such as school yearbook production and photography, and won numerous awards for his artistic creations. Bruce graduated Valedictorian in 1984.

While in school, Bruce held three part-time jobs; a store clerk, a janitor, and a dental technician, working about 60-70 hours per week. After graduation he became employed full time as a dental technician. Other jobs have included restaurant manager, carpenter and grocery store cashier. For the past nineteen years, he has worked as a commercial truck driver, logging more than two million miles.

At the age of fifteen, Bruce decided to become a writer. He began by writing songs, news articles and short stories. Eventually, books were added to the list. Over the years, he continued to write and currently has a catalog of more than 500 songs, numerous short stories and 14 completed books. He writes on a variety of subjects such as the Bible and politics, as well as fictional novels of legal issues and westerns.

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About The Book
Inside Room 913
Parkview Manor has a secret, and eighteen-year-old Cynthia is curious!

When Cynthia Holt takes a job at a former sanitarium, now operating as an assisted living center that doubles as a hotel, she instantly discovers something more is occurring than simply providing the elderly with housing and care. Something very strange is going on behind the locked door of Room 913! 

After she is repeatedly warned to stay away from the room and to not discuss it or the occupant with her co-workers, she is even more intrigued, and suspicious! Letting her curious nature guide her, she immediately begins asking questions. When she finds that Room 913 has been closed off; locked and sealed for 40 years, her curiosity turns to concern. Though rumors abound, no one seems inclined to talk about it. Not giving up so easily, Cynthia persists in her pursuit of solving the mystery, investigating the rumors until she learns the truth of what is inside the forbidden room—or does she?
My Review
Fun and Enjoyable Mystery
Well-written and enjoyable mystery with drama all rolled up into an entertaining read. The story takes quite a few twists and turns until it reaches a pleasurable and satisfactory ending. I'm pretty good at figuring out who done what in mysteries, but I did second guess myself a couple of times. I wasn't completely surprised with the end. I highly recommend Inside Room 913 to anyone who enjoys a good, suspenseful story.
Purchase Inside Room 913
Next Eight books and short stories on my reading list are:
Progeny of a Killer by J. M. Shorney
Into the Dark Waters by Rebecca Riley
Legend of the Walking Dead by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko
The Budapest Experiment: An International Thriller by Maurice G. Miller
Seeker (Seeker Series, Book 1) by Amy Reece

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Book Review: "Another Sunset" by Jason Zandri

About The Author
Jason has been working in the information technology field in one form or the other since 1996. He is currently employed full time at Bloomberg LP as a Systems Engineer in the R&D group. Jason lives in Wallingford Connecticut, with his wife Renata. He is the father to four children, three boys and 1 girl - 11 years (Andrew), 9 years (Angela), 7 years (Adam) and 6 years old (Alex).

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About The Book
Another Sunset - Sunset Series, #2
David Stephenson is a kind drifter who comes to settle in the small Texas town of Westville. His sense, empathy, and awareness are well received by the residents of the failing town as they welcome and befriend him. During his stay he helps a small local girl try to realize her dream and while doing so excites and energizes the whole town to help out. Lives change as fate takes a critical turn. The local would-be reporter, tasked by David’s longtime friend, takes off on a mission to unravel the mystery of his travels, where he came from, and discovers why he is on his journey.
My Review
Kindness of a Stranger
This book started out good and ended great. The more I read, the more I wanted to read. It has a dash of a budding romance and a mystery with many messages and lessons to be learned. It's about ordinary people with ordinary lives--down-to-earth characters with more to give than they'd realized until David drifts into town and their lives and sets them on the path they were meant to follow.
Jason Zandri has a wonderful writing style that I thoroughly enjoyed as well as the many twists and turns of the story. Another Sunset is a compelling story that I will remember for a long time.
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Next Five books and short stories on my reading list are:
Inside Room 913 by Bruce A. Borders (finished 11/13/2015)
Progeny of a Killer by J. M. Shorney
Into the Dark Waters by Rebecca Riley
Sharpe Shooter (Cozy Suburb Mystery Series) by Lisa B. Thomas
Mercy's Prince (He Who Finds Mercy, #1) by Katy Huth Jones