Sunday, April 24, 2011

Reviews - The Jacody Ives Mysteries - Words that Make Me Want to Keep Writing

When seeking a professional review an author always has moments of fear and anticipation. What if they hated it? And there are a million "what ifs" that follow that one. Most if not all authors write because we have stories to tell, and we want to share those stories with readers who would enjoy them. Reviews, especially "non-biased" professional reviews are essential in many ways. Ms. Heptinstall also reviews for Midwest Book Review. Her comments make me proud to be an author, and truly make me want to keep writing.

The Gifts, A Jacody Ives Mystery
Linda S Prather
Echelon Press Publishing
9735 Country Meadows Lane,
Laurel, MD 20723
288 pages

If you love a good mystery mixed with the supernatural, and suspense, then this is the book for you. It is a thriller that has you thinking one way, and then within the next few pages you are on a journey that will keep you going until the end. It is like being on a roller coaster. You slowly make your way up to the top, all the time watching how high you are going. Then as you reach the top you say to yourself, “What was I thinking?” Yet it is too late to get off. This book is like a roller coaster.

Once you start reading it, there is no turning back. The book will drawl you into the story and the characters. I thought I had it figured out half way through the book, and then sure as shoot I found out I was lost.
This is a great read.

I rate this book PG 13 for language and violence

“Sacred Secrets, A Jacody Ives Mystery”
Linda S. Prather
Create Space
7290 Investment Drive,
North Charleston, SC 29418
Paperback $14.98 -- Digital $.99
384 pages
Sandra S. Heptinstall

This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. After reading the author’s first book “The Gifts, A Jacody Ives Mystery,” I did not feel like the next book could top it. But what I found was Ms. Prather is one of the most gifted writers of our times.

In the second installment of the “Jacody Ives Mystery,” the author takes us deeper into the depths of Jacody and Gavin. One person, with two different personalities.

I am so glad that the author has included some of the characters from the first book that I liked. The new ones are just as engaging. The elements of the supernatural, add to the suspense of this story.

I would also like to commend Charles W. Prather, Jr. for the poetry he has written in this book. He shows great promise as well.

rated pg for violence

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