Monday, January 18, 2016

.30 SECONDS AND THE INTER-GALACTIC GORMET REVIEWS

Quote for the Week:  A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.  Phyllis Dillar

Today I have two books to share with you. The Inter-Galactic Gourmet, short story by L. X. Cain, and 00:30 Seconds, short story by Chrys Fey.

 
Does the planet look like an eye to you?
 
THE INTER-GALACTIC GOURMET Review
By L. X. Cain
 
 
When I see the word “gourmet” I think of a gourmet meal, of delicious food. Well, sometimes a word doesn’t always turn out to mean what one thinks it means. Take Author L. X. Cain’s short story, THE INTER-GALACTIC GOURMET, for instance.
 
The reader meets Cynthia, who on her way home from work sees a small boy sitting on the curb, alone and hungry. So, she takes him into her apartment, an innocent, kind act, to feed a hungry boy, right? Maybe, but people are not always who or what they seem, and the story takes a little twist. Read on, if you dare.
 
L. X. Cain has a knack for writing spooky stories that have a surprise or two along the way. When you’re in the mood for a creepy tale, with a bit of gore, okay a lot of gore, take a look at THE INTER-GALACTIC GOURMET, a story with a different touch. You might want to read it on an empty stomach. But then, people differ in what their favorite food is. Happy eating.
 
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Available at:  Smashwords and other places.
 
 
 
 
I think a police car may be involved in this story. Do you?
 
 
00:30 SECONDS Review
By Chrys Fey
 
Sometimes people are simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. Or perhaps it’s the right place at the wrong time or the wrong place at the right time. Are you confused? If so, you might be able to relate to Dr. Dani Hart who faces such a situation in Author Chrys Fey’s novella 00:30 SECONDS.
 
All Dr. Hart wants to do is go home to her apartment after an all-nighter at the E.R. and relax. Instead, she runs into Blake Herro, a cop (yes, literally runs into him), six armed men break into her apartment, and she and Blake hide in a cedar chest. Very cozy, if not for the fact the men want to kill her, thinking she’s someone else.  From then on Dani’s life will never be the same.
 
The author has created characters with distinctive personalities. I love Dani. She has some great lines. One of my favorites is “She wanted to lie back down and drool on him some more.” Now, can’t you just picture that scene? And Blake is a true hero and not just because of his last name. Danger, the Mob, cops, romance, and a neat surprise at the end make for a fascinating read.
 
00:30 SECONDS is the first book by Chrys Fey I’ve read. This story is so fast paced, action filled, and have I mentioned romantic, that I plan to read more of the author’s work to see what they author’s other characters are up to.
 
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Available at:  AMAZON and other stores.
 
What have you read lately?
 
Happy Reading!
 


18 comments:

  1. Food won't get to me and my picky eating haha two great authors on display today.

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    1. That's good, Pat, because the food in this story is quite different. :)

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  2. Yikes. I'm wondering what the "gourmet" meant. I'm thinking of that Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man," where MAN was the thing being served for dinner!

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    1. You might not want to know the answer, Stephanie.

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  3. Good reviews and an excellent qoute.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Although these are not the kind of stories I normally read, Yvonne, they are good. Sometimes it's fun to read something different.

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  4. That you so much for this awesome review of 30 Seconds! I love to hear that readers love Blake and Dani. You made my day. :D

    I'm also wondering what "gourmet" means in L.X.'s story. I love the last lines of your review for her book. I'm intrigued. ;)

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    1. I did enjoy meeting your characters, Chrys. They both are quite interesting. You may not want to know what gourmet means. :)

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  5. These look darned enticing! Great time of year for a spooky story or two on a cold, dark night.

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    1. The books both are ... enticing, like you say, Lee. Yes, spooky for night reading and romance/murder for daytime reading, perfect for winter.

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  6. Both of these sound so different, but so interesting. Both seem like page turners for sure. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. They are different, Jess, and great short stories when you don't have a lot of time to read. You're welcome.

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  7. I love the quote. So true. We should all make the effort to smile at least ten times a day. The world would be a happier place for it. I am definitely giving 30 seconds a read! Sounds thrilling.

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    1. It sure would be a happier place, Nicola. Great point. 30 Seconds is a wonderful story. Enjoy.

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  8. Chrys's story sounds so exciting! I really appreciate the review of my story too - you're wonderful!! :)

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    1. Your book was wonderful. Not my usual kind of read, but it's fun to read different types, which I've been doing lately.

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