August Book Reviews! @rjkrzak @Sandra_Cox @stacitroilo, #RWISA Authors: @BeemWeeks @bernardfoong @dlfinnauthor @gmplano @healthmn1 @rijanjks @HowellWave @KIngallsAuthor @LauraLibricz @boom_lyn @startrailsIV @_MarlenaSmith_ @MAAdlerWrites @MichelleAbbott4 @NonnieJules @rhanidchae @fredsdiary1981 @jhawker69 @pursoot @WendyJayneScott @YvetteMCalleiro

WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Anthology, Vol 1

by Nonnie Jules & members of RWISA

“Watch RWISA Write” is written by the members of Rave Writers – Int’l Society of Authors which is a division of Rave Reviews Book Club. It’s a fantastic collection of work that varies from fiction, poetry, history, reality, and of course, it’s well written. I couldn’t pick just one great piece of work because they were all good. Each author provided an entertaining read with the paranormal, karma, humor, drama, and thought-provoking insights. A great book and no matter what your mood, you can find something to read. I highly recommend this anthology!


The Scout: Dark Crossings

by D.L. Cross

Having read and loved “The Gate” by Ms. Cross, I was excited to see a sci-fi short story based on that world. Sent out to scout the aliens, J finds them. His character had so much depth that I felt his discomfort of being alone when J was used to functioning in a group.  J’s commitment to his duty and what he found was fascinating and complicated. This well-written quick read can be a stand-alone. I highly recommend it!



by S Cox

This is the second western romance I’ve read by Ms. Cox. I loved “SilverHills” and had high expectations for this story. I was not disappointed and found it hard to put down.  Ben avoided all attachments except for his eagle. But on his way to Mexico, he rescues Kate and ends up at her family’s ranch as a hand. He only agrees to stay a month but starts to find himself caring about this family and the ranch. The characters had my heart immediately. Kate’s strength and Ben’s honesty was a good blend, and I started rooting for them right away. Kate’s Uncle John T was a man of principles that ran his ranch and house fairly, while Kate’s friendship with Sarah was endearing. I appreciated Ben and his eagle’s connection. There was plenty of action with cattle rustlers and Kate’s friend was in a bad situation. The descriptions were stunning and put me right on this Texas ranch. I highly recommend this if you love a good western romance!


The Kurdish Connection

by Randall Krzak

I don’t usually pick middle-east military stories, so I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book. What I found was a very detailed history of the Kurds that included Turkey, Syria, and Iraqi. Many POVs gave a complete picture of all the sides, which I appreciated, but it was a lot to keep track of, too. Getting into the heads of the Kurds in the characters Ismet, Dersim, and Hawre to see their side of things was fascinating and what I liked best in the story. When the Kurds found the twenty-year-old chemical weapons and their decision what to do next made sense–from their perspective and history. Then a secret special operative team was sent into three countries to find these weapons before they were used. I was happy with the conclusion of the book. It was an interesting and sometimes eye-opening read, that gave a lot of information to the reader.

Embrace your inner child by reading a great story this summer! D. L. Finn

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  1. Excellent reviews, Denise. I was especially thankful that you mentioned all the authors included in the RWISA anthology. Only a few were mentioned on the Amazon page.

  2. A great group of reviews, Denise. I’ve read The Scout and really enjoyed. I need to check out Sandra’s latest release (actually both of her westerns). I know she always tells a good tale, and I’ve always loved a story set in the old west.

    Thanks for sharing these, and congratulations to all of the authors!

    1. The Scout was really good, I agree. I look forward to more! Yes, Sandra does tell a good tale
      I enjoy westerns and have read two out of her three. Its been a long time since I’ve read a western romance. Its a lot of fun.

  3. Great reviews, Denise. I’ve read (and loved) The Scout. The other books sound interesting! (And just when I thought I was managing my TBR list.)

    1. I always manage to find a new book to add to my list, even when I determinely vow to clear my list before doing so…lol. i figure it’s a healthy vice to have.

    1. Thank you, Jan. I really enjoy reading. I think you are right, reading really does help me in my own writing. Plus, it’s wonderful I’m surrounded by so much talent, like you!

    1. Hi Teagan! Your comment reappeared, but it’s not your internet my comments have issues that I haven’t figured out how to fix yet. I hope your internet problems get resolved. I deal with that often, but and they don’t put a lot of effort to fix it since they are the only company who offers us internet right now. Hugs coming back to you

      1. I can relate Denise. Thy latest repairman spent 3 hours here Wednesday and didn’t fix a thing, refused to replace the exterior line (which management had promised). I’m beyond frustrated with it. Happy weekend my friend.

  4. I love your quote about releasing the inner child by reading. I bought The Gate for my guy and he really enjoyed. I’ve got to get to it soon! And I have the first western romance you recommended in my Kindle, and this Thunder Tree sounds fun too. Thanks for the excellent reviews.

    1. Reading sure can bring that inner child out, can’t it. Glad your fella liked The Gate. I’m really looking forward to the next book. I havent read a romantic western in a long time and it reminded me how much I enjoyed it in both books:) I’m so happy you dropped by Pam.

    1. Thanks, Scout certainly was good! Yes, the anthology is fun and varied. I enjoy sharing the good books I read 🙂

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