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url 2017-08-01 15:50
August Kindle Firsts -- unusual number of translations (Prime members can select one free ahead of scheduled publication)
The Judgment of Richard Richter - Ellen Elias-Bursać,Igor Štiks
The Heart Echoes - Tiina Nunnally,Helena von Zweigbergk
Song of Edmon (The Fracture Worlds Book 1) - Adam Burch
When They Come for You (Harper McDaniel) - James W. Hall
P.S. from Paris - Marc Levy
All the Little Children - Jo Furniss

As has become usual, none of these are traditionally or self published and instead are all from Amazon imprints.

Source: www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/kindlefirst
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review 2017-06-26 16:31
Review – The Future Is Now – Fracture Point by Jeff Altabef @JeffAltabef @novelpublicity
Fracture Point (A Point Thriller Book 1) - Jeff Altabef,Lane Diamond

Fracture Point by Jeff Altabef is not my first foray into his worlds and I can say for a fact that it will not be my last.

 

Fracture Point made me feel as if our future was held be

tween the pages…and it is frightening.

 

The release date is set for June 26, 2017.

 

Cover by D Robert Pease

 

Fracture Point

Amazon  /  Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

 Let me start by saying, make sure you have no plans…nowhere to go, nothing to do…because once you start reading, Fracture Point will take you down a path that will not let you go until the last word is read.

 

Is this what the future holds for us?

 

Warren Scott, well, he got my attention from the opening chapter and I felt nothing good was going to come from knowing him. He has a secret and he won’t share…yet. There is nothing he won’t do to win and revels in the evil he doles out to anyone who crosses him…or sometimes just because it feels good. Psychopath is too nice a word for him.

 

Jack is working a banquet for the richy rich and was hooking up with one of their wives. He was after info, but got more than he bargained for when he found a flash drive.

 

Once their paths cross, others become involved in the race to save Jack’s life and their own, running at a frenetic pace, making me worry and fret, wondering who will survive.

 

Fracture Point is a frightening glimpse into America’s future…voters rights taken away, the poor are discounted as lesser human beings, and terrorism is used to create fear and manipulate the people. Does any of this ring a bell?

 

They are at a Fracture Point, the point where a spark can set their world ablaze.

 

Fracture Point hits all the buttons for a heart pumping, blood boiling, terrorizing suspense thriller that smacks of realism, with big business and the 1% taking everything and leaving nothing for the 99% struggling to survive.

 

Is this what OUR world is coming to? Will it take a Civil War to wake up the leaders? What happens when the American Dream is dead, there is no hope left and we feel backed into a corner with nothing to lose?

 

CAUTION – Kindle is at risk of being thrown.

 

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of Fracture Point by Jeff Altabef.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

 

GOODREADS BLURB

 

A mysterious scarlet haired jazz singer.


A rebel on a motorcycle.


And a killer with a penchant for torture.

 

Food is scarce, good jobs the rarity, and big brother is watching everyone. Will Jack and Tom’s family be torn apart in the mayhem, and how far will one brother go to save the other’s life?

 

In 2041, America is rife with ghettos and armed checkpoints, and poverty runs rampant.

 

A bloody civil war is brewing, and everyone will be forced to take a side. Education is the only way out of a life where you’re never sure where your next meal will come from, or what you’ll have to do to get it. Tom aced his assessment tests and scored an education contract, giving him a way out of poverty. Jack isn’t so lucky.

 

When Jack, a spy for a rebel fraction, goes missing, only his brother Tom can unravel the mystery of his disappearance. He will risk everything to save his brother from Warren, a killer who enjoys torturing his victims and making them beg for mercy. On a mission, Tom plunges into a world filled with mystery and danger. When he also discovers that his family has been keeping secrets from him—secrets that threaten to doom them all—he doesn’t know whom to trust.

 

Tom must break every rule he’s lived by, and go head-to-head with a psychopath if he’s to have any chance of saving his brother—and just maybe, keep America from reaching the fracture point.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTABEF

 

Jeff Altabef is an award-winning author who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres.

 

In the Young Adult genre, Jeff co-authored the Chosen Trilogy with his teenaged daughter, Erynn. The Chosen Series has won multiple awards including the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for Best Coming of Age Novel, the 2015 Beverly HIlls Book Award for Best YA Fiction, and a Mom’s Choice Award.

 

As an avid Knicks fan, Jeff is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season. Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by those who like telling stories.

 

You can connect with Jeff on his website, Facebook, Twitter & Newsletter.

 

MY REVIEWS FOR JEFF ALTABEF

 

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review 2017-02-18 13:48
Not quite what the title says it is but still has important information.
Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide - Joy-Ann Reid

The Obama/Clinton story had been a rivalry for the ages after the 2008 election. After a brutal primary where people liked both but ended up with hard feelings after a long slog there were a ton of questions. Were these two going to be able to work together? Hillary Clinton had been widely considered as the frontrunner and almost certain nominee. How would the Democrats meld this together and win?

 

The story was one for the ages and we saw President Obama campaign for Clinton in the 2016 election. But how did they get here? How did the Democratic Party get here? And where does it go from here?

 

These are the questions that pop up in this book. It traces the modern (I guess?) Democratic Party with Lyndon B. Johnson undertaking some of the Presidential duties for the first time after the JFK assassination. From there Reid follows the path of the party and into Clinton's announcement that she would be running for the nomination a second time in 2015.

 

Overall the information was interesting but I had been under the impression the book would focus on Obama/Clinton rather than the history that got us here. And while it's an important read, I thought it was quite boring. Reid is a journalist and that, unfortunately, probably played into my dislike. I enjoy following her on Twitter and occasionally watch her show but the text wasn't very readable to me. It was very interesting to read about the path the Democratic Party took after the death of JFK through the lens of issues including racism, civil rights, voting rights, and the campaign/eventual election of the first black POTUS but it was tough.

 

That said: it's important information. A lot of people could stand to read the change and evolution of the Democratic Party (and the Republican Party as well but that's not Reid's focus here) on BOTH sides of the aisle, regardless of where they sit on the political spectrum. As other reviews note it's definitely not a book for newbies or people who are not political junkies. The first 'Game Change' book might be a good compliment to give you a more general background of the election as a whole or if you need a refresher on the events.

 

Recommend the library if you're interested.

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review 2016-11-25 04:43
Fracture After Dark by Shawn Jolley
Fracture After Dark - Shawn Jolley

Fracture After Dark by Shawn Jolley is a frightening story. I gave it four stars because it kept my attention. There are a few errors listed below that need editing.

 

Eden is a thirteen year old boy who moved to Fracture with his mom, Felicia to escape his alcoholic, abusive dad, Melvin, who was a disgrace "to the badge". He didn't want a fresh start but his mom demanded that he make friends.

 

"No matter how low it got in the sky, it refused to set, and the temperature didn't feel like it was going down at all. He blinked, his eyes stung, and his hatred for Fracture rose suddenly and fell sharply, extinguished and fueled at the same time by the heat."

 

The characters are well written and the dialogue is crisp. I will look for more of this author's work.

 

I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Amazon Scout. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

"make due" should be "make do" 1251

"a small cement wall surround" "cement wall that surrounded" 1660

"You're friend Dustin" "Your" 2246

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8W3AHU

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review 2015-12-10 19:06
Review: "Johnny Fracture" by Waheed Ibne Musa
Johnny Fracture - Waheed Ibne Musa

First of all, I want to thank the author from whom I received an e-book copy of this novel in exchange of an honest review.
Secondly, let me tell you what this book is about. Well, the story begins with a nameless poor old man, who was making a living by playing the guitar. He was accompanied only by his loyal dog, Sheroo, which was a brave and extremely intelligent animal, which in some moments it seems to me that it was acting and thinking like a human being. I really liked Sheroo. As for the old man, we don’t really get to know him or about his past until the second half of the book, where we finally find out his name and story. Their life is going to change after the courageous old man saves a woman and attracts the anger of Carlos, a dangerous man. After a series of events the story throw us from New York all the way to Mali, Africa, right in the middle of an illegal goldmine, where our hero was kept as a slave. There he will go through a lot trying to get out of there alive and return to New York to obtain his revenge.
There are so many things happening in this book that you have no chance to get bored, it is surely an action packed novel.
Additionally, I really like the author’s style of writing, the narration and description makes you to visualize the events as they are happening right in front of your eyes. Reading “Johnny Fracture” was like watching a movie. A movie with gangsters, Italian mafia, African slavery and illegal mining, and, even, a little bit of arena fighting and boxing; and of course, there are some romantic and sad moments that couldn’t have missed from this book. The story has, even, some plot twists,..ok maybe not that kind of plot twists which make you to exclaim: “What the..? I didn’t see it coming.” They are more that kind of plot twists, which are based on the fact that you will be surprised by some people’s betrayal, and I can tell you that the characters from this book have a lot of secrets and you can’t tell who is going to betray who, next. No one is who it seems to be.
I must say that I, especially, enjoyed the second half of the book. There are some pretty cool characters there and I loved the “Johnny, Sammy and Frankie Trio”.
In conclusion, I didn’t expected to read this book so quickly. It isn’t a masterpiece but it’s a good novel. I would like it to be longer, maybe. I think the author could have insisted more on some scenes, and extend some moments, and that way there could have been two volumes instead of one. Overall, “Johnny Fracture” was enjoyable to read and I will recommend it to anyone and, especially, to the readers who have an interest in mafia, fights, guns and 70s.
PS: Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to read this book and to discover a new great author.

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