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review 2019-01-08 07:25
Another new series started in 2019
Colter's Journey - William W. Johnstone

Book title : Coulter's Journey

author: William W.Johnstone ,A.J.Johnstone

series: Tim Colter #1

pages: 341

genre: western fiction 

book synopsis

n this thrilling epic of the American West, bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone capture the human side of the frontier experience in all its glory, grit, and grandeur—through the eyes of one remarkable teenage boy...

Leaving their Pennsylvania home to forge a new life in the untamed Oregon Territory of 1845, the Colter family is ambushed by a kill crazy gang of cutthroats on the Oregon Trail. Fifteen-year-old Tim Colter manages to escape and hide—only to return and find his parents butchered, his sisters Nancy and Margaret missing, and one last killer waiting for his return.

Forced to fight for his life, the young Colter embarks on a perilous journey across a lawless frontier, hoping to save his sisters and salvage the dream they lived for. But first, Tim has to figure out how to survive. Luckily, he finds a new friend in Jed Reno, a grizzled one-eyed trapper who’s lived in the Rockies since the 1820s—and who was attacked by the same gang that ambushed Tim’s family. Together, the mountain man and the greenhorn set out after the marauders, blazing a trail of vengeance that leads them to one of the deadliest men in the territory. With danger at every turn, and death just a heartbeat away, Colter has no choice but to grow up fast—one bullet at a time...


My thoughts

A great start to a new to me series that follows Tim and his life, in this book you see him growing up and learning the ways of the west, meeting his friend and teacher ane reading about his past and how it makes him ,who he becomes . You see him grow up and learning and just like a lot of William W.Johnstone books once you start to read you can't stop , i have one other book for this series , which i  can't wait to  read when i  get to it. If you haven't picked up a book by him then you need to check this one out or any of his book will do.

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review 2018-04-14 03:26
Sandman Review
Sandman - William W. Johnstone

Source: Netgalley


Sandman is a hard book to review, because it's a good book in certain ways. On the other hand, it would be easy for me to write an absolutely scathing review of it. Sandman is the very definition of a book that's so bad it's good.

It is not well-written. Some of it I feel might have been been deliberate. For example, the choppy sentences. Those can be used for dramatic purposes quite easily. However, I can't think of a good reason for the author to constantly reuse certain descriptions. The little boy's voice is, past a certain mark in the book, sounds like a 'deep well-hollow'. You are never given a chance to think otherwise, as the phrase seems like it was used at least 20 times!

It is, however, a fine example of cheesy 80s horror. It's awesome in that respect. Paul is the perfect 'evil little boy'. If over-the-top ridiculousness is your cup of tea, you'll love it for the drama of it alone. There's also no way you can read this book and not laugh your butt off at it. There lines that were so bad/good that I kept stopping to read them aloud to my partner. We were both groaning and snickering. It's one of those books that, if you go into it with the right expectations, you might love. 

Overall, I definitely enjoyed myself reading this book. However, unless I'm completely off the mark, I probably wasn't supposed to be quite as amused as I was. I wish I knew exactly how the author intended this book to be written, as it would make it much easier to review. As it is, I'm judging it on the assumption that it is actually supposed to be a horror book.

As a horror book, it fails. As a horror-comedy? It's absolutely awesome. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher for review consideration.

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text 2017-10-07 23:41
Halloween Bingo: 80's horror
A Crying Shame - William W. Johnstone


The missing link may have been found in a swamp in Louisiana.

And they need women.


A mercenary hired to wipe them out finds himself without a boss and falling for the ex-boss's sister.

Love blossoms among the blood, guts and gore.

But this is not a romance.



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review 2017-03-19 08:11
Rockabilly Hell by William W. Johnstone
Rockabilly Hell - William W. Johnstone

Rockabilly Hell by William W. Johnstone is an intriguing horror/mystery that has well-drawn characters: Deputy Jesse “Cole” Younger and a reporter named Katti Baylor together are investigating the death of her brother ten years prior, and all the roadside clubs that have random "hauntings". I gave it five stars.


It was filled with evil people and their repulsive deeds. While it advanced the storyline, there were parts that were difficult to read and left me feeling as if I needed a brain shampoo.


I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Kensington Books and NetGalley. That did not change my opinion for this review.


Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Rockabilly-Hell-William-W-Johnstone-ebook/dp/B01BRFLI4I/

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text 2016-11-27 11:13
November wrap-up
The Feast of All Souls - Simon Bestwick
Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars: A Novel - Miranda Emmerson
Caramel, Caramel & More Caramel!: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Creative Caramel Cuisine - Ivana Nitzan,Michal Moses
Don't Fear the Reaper - Michelle Muto
The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart
Bats - William W. Johnstone
The Spy - Paulo Coelho
The Other Einstein: A Novel - Marie Benedict

A little early, but I've finished all the books I'll be finishing for the month and all my current reads are in early stages.


I finished all my Netgalley books, Yay! Now all I have to do is resist perusing the site for a while and get some books read from my Kindle!


I started two buddy reads and finished one, The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart. The other one is Don Quixote, which is likely to go on beyond December as it's a long one and I'm reading a chapter or two at a time.


So, wow, that's 7 Netgalley books and one buddy read finished in November. A lot for me!


I may not get as many done in December as I plan to relax and read randomly as mood takes me, enjoying some of the books I've been wanting to get to and maybe some Christmas books to get in the holiday mood. I've also downloaded all the backlog of samples from my cloud and hope to eliminate a substantial amount of those over time. I did get some read in November, but I didn't keep up the two a day plan. If I can read more than I collect, I'll be making progress!



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