MY RATING: 4 STARS
WHO IS C.S. BOYACK? Welcome to a #RRBC Member and Author. According to his Amazon bio, C.S. says “I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.”
HERE’S HOW C.S. DESCRIBES HIS BOOK ON AMAZON
Lizzie St. Laurent is dealing with many of the struggles of young life. She lost her grandmother and her living arrangements. Her new roommate abandoned her, and she’s working multiple jobs just to keep her head above water.
She inherits an old hat from her grandmother’s estate, but it belonged to her grandfather.
This is no ordinary hat, but a being from an alternate dimension. One with special powers.
Lizzie and the hat don’t exactly hit it off right away, but when her best friend’s newborn is kidnapped by a ring of baby traffickers, Lizzie turns to the hat for help. This leads her deep into her family history and a world she’s never known.
Lizzie gives up everything to rescue the babies. She loses her jobs and may wind up in jail before it’s over. Along the way, she and the hat may have a new way of making ends meet.
Humorous and fun, The Hat is novella length.
HERE IS WHAT GRANDMA THINKS ABOUT THE BOOK
A talking Hat with magical powers calling the shots? Wow! Unusual Indeed!
Lizzie has no idea when she takes the box from the moving van that it could contain a magical HAT that her grandfather once owned. She wants something to keep so that she can have a keepsake of her grandmother. Lizzie learns the Hat has the ability to transport a human from six hours away back into her apartment by manipulation of the hat’s shape. The HAT has the ability to control minds by taking control of one’s brain. Through the Hat, Lizzie St. Laurent, a waitress, and landscaper turns detective in search of one stolen baby but eventually discovers a baby ring where she, with the help of the HAT, must rescue all the stolen babies.
An easy read.
Pick up a copy of his book at the site below. Currently on sale for $0.99
Follow C.S. on Twitter @Virgilante
Follow C.S. blog on coldhandboyack.wordpress.com
JOHN W. HOWELL
John states in his bio that he began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. John’s fourth book Circumstances of Childhood launched in October of 2017. John once revealed that writing is his third career. Success follows him in all of his jobs.
HIS BOOK: CIRCUMSTANCES OF CHILDHOOD
Why did I choose to read John’s book?
The cover caught my attention. I was intrigued by the Austin newspaper caption and the conditions of the cars on the cover. Being a sports fanatic, I wondered if maybe I would recognize the story. I didn’t. But, I wanted to know what a football player, his childhood, and car crashes had in common.
While drinking my hot tea laced with a little something that I won’t discuss around young people, my college age grandson decided to give me a lesson in social media. The conversation went like this:
Grandson: “G-Mom, you need to set up a blog so that people get to know you as an author.”
Grandma: “That’s cool. Everybody knows me. By the way, what is a blog?”
Grandson: “You were a senior executive, and don’t know how to blog? That’s crazy… if you know how to write books, you know how to blog.”
Grandma: “Although I hired experts to take care of my media department, if you give me instructions I can do just about anything. But, since you just finished a course on Information Technology, you should set up a blog for your technology challenged grandmother.”
Grandson: “G-Mom, I would not want to deny you the privilege of learning a new skill. You taught me to dig deep and never let anything get in the way of progress. You taught me that I could do anything that anybody else can do. You taught me to explore new challenges. You taught me to (G-Mom gives him THE LOOK) shut up when I am about to put my foot in my mouth. But, I must say one last thing – I love you G-Mom!
MY BLOG PAGE IS UNDER DEVELOPMENT – NO THANKS TO MY GRANDSON. COME BACK OFTEN FOR A VISIT TO READ MY SASSY AND OUTSPOKEN BOOK REVIEWS, QUOTES, AND ARTICLES THAT NO ONE ELSE DARE TO SHARE. KIDS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SLEEP AT MIDNIGHT.