Archive for February, 2016

Hellbounce

February 17, 2016 - 3:50 pm No Comments

Hellbounce.
Matthew W Harrill
Published by CreateSpace independent publishing on 30 May 2014
352 pages

I was lucky to win this book from the author
Eva a psychologist works for a mental hospital for the criminally insane. Everyday she treats people with evil sadistic minds but even with all this knowledge it still does not make her prepared for what she finds when she goes home. You see her husband has gone mad and is trying to keep her a prisoner in her own home by boarding the windows. In a moment of chance she manages to escape and armed with cash and a suitcase of clothes, she finds herself in a hotel room. Whilst going out for a drink to relieve the days stress, she bumps in to Madden. They share a moment of passion but then she forgets. You see Madden is a hellbounce, who in Jamaica was involved in a car chase with the police that went wrong. From this 1st meeting their adventure begins, but who can she trust.
This book has everything you want in a story, action good v evil, love and horror. They are back stories through out the book which explains the evil of the places that Eva and Madden visit These places are cities in the world and have been researched excellently. Whilst reading this book you are transported around the world
The relationships between the characters help explain the story and this is one book you will not want to put down. The build up to the finale is dramatic and there a members of the group that will surprise you to the end of this book.
If you love horror or supernatural stories then is a must read. This book is one of a series and I know if you read this then you will not be disappointed. I know that I have a favourite book couple so roll on book 2
To add to the book there is a brilliant trailer which was created by the author’s talented son. He is the link so take a look and please subscribe to his channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_tBpqjAgDg&sns=em

Drone

February 2, 2016 - 1:20 pm No Comments

Drone by Jackson Dean Chase
Published on 10th April 2015
Publisher: Jackson Dean Chase Inc
Page count: 202 page.

I was given this book in exchange for a honest review.
As soon as you start reading this book you are transported into a dystopian world. Vikka, a teenage girl is a Drone ( lower class). The drones are bred to work for the elite in their factories, wearing drab clothing, struggling to find enough food and always worrying about the oxygen wither by being able to pay for it in their apartments or by wearing a tank whilst out and about.
To get extra money Drones are able to sell limbs or organs to the elite. Vikka’s mom had to do this her dad lost his legs due to a bomb planted by the revolution.
At the start of the story Vikka is on her way to sell her organs to get some money to pay their oxygen bill, but travelling in the worse area of the city gets her in to trouble. Enter elite boy Zan who father is the leader of the government who just happened to be cruising round this area for fun. He sees Vikka in trouble and comes to the rescue.
After rescuing her he takes her to a clinic in the posher end of town to donate her organs, but unbeknown to both of them she ends up involved in a secret genetic experiment to turn her into a super human.
The decision she makes results in her joining up with the most unlikely characters to get to the bottom of the trouble.
The city reminds me of the colony in Total Recall, and although both stories have the revolution that is were the comparison stops. This is a story about love, betrayal and survival. The character’s have their own identity and Vikka is your typical teenage and at times you are wondering why she did not think through her actions,but you can feel that she has a heart of gold and wants to protect her family and friends. Whilst you are reading this book you will have your favourite one of the group.
The book will keep you interested and I was surprised when I finished this book so quickly. It does finish on a cliffhanger but there is a book 2.
A nice finish is that there is also a short story entitled Hard times in Dronetown, which tells the story of Rylee who has a small part in Drone