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Secret of the Sands by Rai Aren
Secret of the Sands

Authors On The Rise Book Reviews, June 22, 2008

The sands of Egypt’s past may hold the key to unlocking the future...

The Kierani king underestimated the power it had. The Kierani priests too did not know the danger it possessed. Only the Chosen One knew of its true capabilities. But, the Kierani people will soon learn its true potential.

In present-day Egypt, archaeologists Alex and Mitch stumble upon the find of a lifetime, but are puzzled by its implications. The scrolls, key notes and obelisk are in pristine condition, but what do they mean? Where did they come from? Now, Alex and Mitch must decide between hiding the power that they have found or unveiling it and receiving the archaeological immortality they have slaved over years to achieve.

The debut novel from Rai Aren & Tavius E. is a well-written book that shows how passionate the writers are about Egyptology. The book setup creates an interesting combination of old and new and causes the reader to find out what happens next.

Their detailed storytelling paints a picture of ancient Egypt in all its glory. The reader feels they are a part of the book, living amongst the Kierani people. The end of the novel leaves the reader curious and wanting more. This reader can hardly wait for the sequel, “Destiny of the Sands.” – 4 STARS, Reviewed by Leigh O’Donovan, Authors on the Rise Book Reviews
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Honor Due
Honor Due

Authors On The Rise Book Reviews, June 16, 2008

D.H. Brown's Honor Due is about a retired Army Special Operations Major, who is thrown back into the arena of warfare. “Once a special op's warrior always special op's warrior”. You don't ever let your guard down. You learn things about people and their ways that you wish you never had. You always stay prepared.

The Major takes one look at the guy who entered his local watering hole and the warning bells of survival start to ring. He doesn't ignore these bells because they have served him well his whole adult life and kept him alive in some of the worse battles in Vietnam. Looking at this young man, the Major knows three things. One, someone wants him dead. Two, someone has made the ultimate mistake of bringing him back into the game of warfare. Three, he is going to have to kill this guy.

Finding his longtime friend from Vietnam tortured to death was a low blow and one someone would pay for. The Major is now set on a mission of revenge and he’s back in a zone – predator vs. prey. There’s a blood debt that must be paid and he won’t stop until it is paid in full.

D.H. Brown has written a top-notch novel. The suspense that he has put in this book will keep you turning the pages or tossing and turning through the night if you dare put it down before reaching it’s end. In his debut novel he shows the reader that he has mastered the art bringing the reader inside his world. You won’t only read Brown’s novel – you will feel his characters to your very core.

D.H. Brown has earned a space on my book shelf with this superb tale and I look forward to reading more of his work. This is just the beginning of the Citizen Warrior Series and I wait anxiously for the next. Excellent work and highly recommended! 5-Stars, Reviewed by Michael S. Timlin, Authors on the Rise Book Reviews.
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Terminal by Brian Keene
Terminal

Authors On The Rise Book Reviews, June 16, 2008

You have grown up hating the town you live in and want to get out as soon possible. Yet as with a lot of people’s dreams, some just don't come true. Life happens or so it does for Tommy O’Brien, Keene’s main character.

O’Brien is living the life most folks fall into, marriage, children and the usual 40 hour grind. As if life isn’t hard on it’s on merit, O’Brien is faced with several life changing events one so devastating it leaves him literally on the edge of death. He’s not only lost his job at the factory but he’s found out he has terminal cancer. He’s scared and he’s alone in his disease because the last thing he wanted was his wife to worry. What was he going to do?

Overwhelmed by the events that happen in his life O’Brien turns to his friends; after all he can’t keep it bottled up inside him because he knows if he does his wife and their son will be left with absolutely nothing. Sitting in the car with his best friends, John and Sherm, they devise a plan that hopefully will help him care for his family in his departure from this earth. The plan has to be carried out quickly though, because time is something O’Brien doesn't have the luxury of.

Brian Keene's “Terminal”, is truly a page turner. I really enjoyed this book. Do you want to know what happens to O’Brien and his family? How are John and Sherm going to help their buddy in his time of need? I seriously suggest you read the book and find out! You will not be disappointed; Keene's spun an unforeseen heartwarming tale woven with love, friendship and a touch of the super natural. 4 Stars - Reviewed by Michael S. Timlin, Authors on the Rise Book Reviews
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The Two
The Two

Authors On The Rise Book Reviews, June 11, 2008

EVIL, TIMES TWO

Pressley Barclay was a well-known horror author looking for some inspiration. When he bought a foreboding gothic, country estate with a checkered past, he thought he found exactly what he needed.
But, when he finds the mirror that was meant to be kept hidden, he is transported to another world. This world is dark and mysterious and inhabited by the two. Can Pressley solve the centuries-old mystery and free the two from their purgatory?
Award-winning writer Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc creates a dark and sinister tale that strikes fear into even the most seasoned horror reader. Her attention to detail is unparalleled and paints a world of despair.
Van Scoyoc does a masterful job in shocking the reader. Her in-depth narration of the murderous deeds of the two will astonish the reader to his or her core. “The Two” is truly evil and will be a favorite in any horror connoisseur’s library. Reviewed by Leigh O'Donovan - 4 Stars
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera

Authors On The Rise Book Reviews, May 22, 2008

At the age of 20, a solemn Florentino Ariza proclaimed his everlasting love to his sweetheart, Fermina Daza. But, in a moment of pity, Fermina cast away Florentino's love and married a wealthy doctor. Half a century, 622 affairs and the death of a doctor later, Florentino will once again proclaim his unrequited love for Fermina. His entire life he has prepared for this moment. Will Fermina return the affection that Florentino so desperately needs? Or will she refuse him again as she had done as a 16-year-old girl?

Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez beautifully narrates the tale of love that has sustained 50 years of turmoil. His use of rich language paints a picture of the Caribbean at the turn of the century. Marquez uses this backdrop expertly to weave the lives of the lovers throughout the pages and years of their lives. This book gives hope to those who believe that true love can overcome all, including death, disease, wealth and social class. A wonderfully written novel by one of the leading Latin American authors.
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