The Night Shadow – Cheri Vause

The Night Shadow CoverThis is a great suspense-mystery story, set in the 1960’s. Taking place between California and New York, the attention to details for this decade is excellent, and just one of many things that make this story so enjoyable.

There are many characters in this story, but the story places them in at the right time, without overwhelming you and making you feel like you can no longer keep track of who-is-whom. Very early on I was trying to work out what I thought the ending of the story would be, the who-done-it if I may.

There are twists and turns, and I quickly developed a valued interest in the main characters, Esther and Mac. There is tragedy, illness, murder, deception, hatred, and many other vices sprinkled throughout the story that made me stay up much later than I should of just because I needed to know what was going to happen next.

I can honestly say at one point I was brought to tears, and that does not very often happen to me from a book. Of course I never had it figured out, but those are the ones that make the best stories, wouldn’t you agree?

I would recommend you get this book as soon as possible. Just make sure you have the free time to read it, because once you start, you will not want to put it down!

Cheri is a theologian, a photographer, and an author. She is the proud mother of 2 sets of twins, born on the same date, 14 years apart! She currently lives in Texas with her husband and dogs, Scully and Mulder.

The Books and Authors I Have Gathered Up So Far!

Okay, so nobody panic. I have it all under control. I will be posting below the authors and their books that I have gathered up today, so they know I will be reviewing their work. I do not have a Kindle, but luckily I can use their free app to read the stories. On my Nook HD 🙂 I am currently reading “Freecurrent; The Legacy” by Deanna J. Compton. This is the first of three books in this series, but I will be reading other stories in between. She is an author from my hometown in Michigan, and I met her this summer at a local festival.

I am also still 2 weeks out from finishing my last class of the year for my MBA. So, that does put a small crimp in my reading time. But have no fear; I love to read. I can read a book in a day. I do not read more than one book at a time. I have tried this before, and it just makes both stories less enjoyable. I do not speed read, skip paragraphs, chapters, or go to the back to see how it ends. I thoroughly read each book, enjoying every moment of everything that is going on. For me, reading is my escape; to quietness, different places, different worlds; where I get to meet people that become important to me (we will not even begin discussing my love for Harry Potter!)

I have also sent some of you emails letting you know I have your books, but for some reason yahoo is not giving me the “message sent” box, so I am thinking it is not going through. The emails I forwarded to my work email this morning did not show up either.

If your name and book are below, I have your story. I will be reviewing them pretty close to the order you asked for me to review; if I have a shorter book that I know I can get finished in a sitting, I may put that one in front of another. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I do not post a review without you seeing it first. If I do not like your book; I will let you know. It is certainly not my intention or plan to destroy anyone’s writing career. But I also cannot consciously give a 5 star review for a book that bored me. You do understand, right?

It is my goal to assist you in fulfilling your dreams of becoming a writer, while fulfilling the thing I love doing more than anything; reading books and the proper use of the English language.

If you feel you have not heard from me in an unordinary long time, do not hesitate to email me. I have a full time job, part time college, 4 daughters, one who homeschools, and a nekkid kitty that demands attention at the drop of a hat.

And just because he is so stinking cute, and has been eyeing me for the past 2 hours from his bed on the top of the fridge while I am shopping on Amazon, here is Bare Bottom Benjamin Blu, or Benny for short. He likes it when I read because  he knows he has a warm lap for several hours 🙂

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Like I said, do not panic! I have this all under control. I am looking forward to reading some great stories, as well as using this ridiculous knowledge I have for English and grammar for something worthwhile.

WHAT I HAVE:

The Faust Syndrome – Jaysen True Blood

Footprints – Crissy Moss

Oklahoma Ride; Guideposts For Life – Tony Smith

Lady Luck’s A Loser – Caryl McAdoo

Kill Them Wherever You Find Them – David Hunter (Honaker was also listed as a last name, please contact me!)

The Night Shadow – Cheri Vause

Edge of Darkness – AJ Spencer

Franca Storm, I have Comfort Zone on my Amazon wish list.