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INCARNATION: A Novel ~Laura Davis Hays

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Are you ready for a fascinating read?  Do you like to think and figure out what is going on in a story?  How is your intuition?  How do you feel about the environment and science?  Do we have one life or do we come back many times?  Do we have a task to complete while we reside here on earth?

The INCARNATION keeps asking those questions and it truly made my brainwork and stop to contemplate and sort.  This book is a good mental workout and at the same times an interesting and provocative story that includes science and archeology, nightmares and psychology, abusive behavior and loving kindness.  A great many characters and different locations and scenes keep the reader on their toes and alert to what is happening in the story.

TLC Book Tours  sent me PDF copy of this book for review.  I used a pencil and paper to make notes and form a timeline and compare dream sequences and contemporary story lines.  A very interesting read, which would not be hurried.

The characters in the dream sections are from Atlantis, which is just very interesting on its own.  Iriel, Gewil, and Jarad take us through this story and introduce us to Muamdi, the Grandmother and “Chrystal – minde “

Kelsey, Sam, and Harrison are the contemporary incarnation of the Atlantis characters.  As confusing as the story line began in the “white” world and all the “control” issues it was worth it to sort and assess the interconnection and where the outcome was leading.  Kelsey and Harrison are scientists working on an organism which would clean up oil spills and the like in the ocean, hopefully not damaging the sea life.  This is about saving the world and keeping the earth moving forward and surviving human flaws and contrary actions – greed.

I liked the adventure in the story and the Metaphysical, supernatural references and the revealing treatment of contemporary women-not much has changes throughout history. “Tested in life-or-death struggle, Kelsey must face an ordeal she can survive only through great courage and deep karmic understanding.” (Cover)

This book is very hard to put down, a compelling read and quite the adventurous thriller.  One will want to read every word and then maybe pick it up and read it again.

Laura Davis Hays is the award winning author of Incarnation, a metaphysical thriller set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a remote Island off the coast of Belize, and the lost continent of Atlantis. She is also the author of the forthcoming fantasy series, The Atlantis Material, and a collection of linked stories set in Denmark, her ancestral homeland, in the early part of the 20th century.

Laura writes with a mind balanced between right and left-brain capabilities that leads to a combination of flights of fancy and complexity of structure in her work.

A graduate of Rice University, Laura lives in Santa Fe with her husband, Jim, and two cats, Rufus and Dexter.

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DECEPTION ISLAND: A Romance Novel ~Brynn Kelly

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

TLC Book Tours sent me a copy of this novel for review.  It was an advance copy and there was no other promo information that accompanied the e-book, nor was there a cover.  As per my usual, I just dove in to see what this first novel was about.

There is some excitement to the story right away as there is a kidnapping of a politician’s daughter, who is sailing her boat around the world by herself, within the first few pages.  Sharks, three to one odds, kicks to the groin, fancy moves, and a talented heiress makes it to the attackers boat and then there is an attack of human kindness and the hope to save the kidnapper being attacked in the water.  First downfall and the heroine is overtaken and off to a hidden island and a honeymoon resort.

Holly, the heroine in this novel is very well written and even though size matters a great deal in this abduction, she has skill and huge survival instincts.  The reader has great hopes for her.  Her backstory is well written and very believable although her best actions are intimate manipulations and sex- throw in some kickboxing maneuvers and a pocketknife and she is ofttimes amazing.

Rafe, our hero, was kidnapped as a boy to become a child warrior and killer. He is trying to rehabilitate himself after his warrior group left him behind and Missionaries rescued him.  His son has been kidnapped and he must do this job of holding the heiress for ransom and in order to regain custody of his son.

Kelly’s story is located in a series of islands maybe near Malaysia – paradise. It exposes the American politician’s fake set up to get elected, sex trafficking and how it is concealed in Asian countries, and child warriors; what happens to them as they grow older.  The story is primarily a romance and I know there are hundreds of readers who will want to read this story and be involved in all the action and feelings shared.

I advise Romance readers to connect with the TLC link if they wish to know more about the story and how other readers enjoyed it.  This is not my favorite genre. I do not find these stories even entertaining. I did read the book from start to finish, and wish Ms. Kelly well on her writing career.

Brynn Kelly
“As a journalist Brynn Kelly once spent her days chasing stranger-than-fiction news reports. Now she spends them writing larger-than-life novels, in a happy bubble of fiendish plots and delicious words. Brynn has a journalism degree and has won several prestigious writing and journalism awards, including the Valerie Parv Award and Pacific Hearts Award. Her debut novel Deception Island was a Golden Heart finalist. She’s also a bestselling non-fiction author in her native New Zealand.”

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