Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – John W. Howell and Marcia Meara

A terrific review for John W. Howell for his third outing with John Cannon by Don Massenzio – who by the sound of it thoroughly enjoyed the read.

About the book

The terrorist leader and financier Matt Jacobs figured out a plan to eliminate the President. He is relying on John Cannon’s stature as a hero to help him carry it off. John finds himself walking the fine line of pretending to help Matt while trying to figure out a countermeasure to the plan. The third book in the John J. Cannon Trilogy brings together two strong wills for a showdown. The question to be answered is who will feel the satisfaction that the achievement of justice delivers? John, Matt or neither?

Don Massenzio’s post and review:

John has done it again. OurJustice picks up where His Revenge left off. John Cannon is back and, again, the bad guys are hot on his trail. It’s been fun to watch the development of the John Cannon through these three books. He has gone from a lawyer just looking for some R&R to a Texas James Bond. He charms the ladies, gets shot at, manages to stay alive and is viewed as a hero. All in a day’s work.

John pulls it off. His Tangueray Gin with olives and love for coffee set him up as an iconic character who dines with his enemy and compliments his coffee. The way John W. Howell has created this character, you get the feeling that his coolness and humor under pressure will always save the day.

I was both happy and sad while reading this book. I was happy to see the story come to its ultimate arc. I was said that the story came to an end. I hope to see John Cannon in future books. His style hearkens back to the playboy attitude and sophistication of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee.

Good job John W. Howell. It was an enjoyable ride.

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Now a new review for Marcia Meara’s first book in the Wake-Robin Ridge Series which was published in 2013. It comes highly recommended by Janice Spina in the latest review.

About the book

A PHONE RINGING AT 2:00 A.M. never means anything good. Calls at 2:00 A.M. are bad news . . . Someone has died. Someone is hurt. Or someone needs help.

On a bitter cold January night in 1965, death came calling at an isolated little cabin on Wake-Robin Ridge. Now, nearly 50 years later, librarian Sarah Gray has quit her job and moved into the same cabin, hoping the peace and quiet of her woodland retreat will allow her to concentrate on writing her first novel. Instead she finds herself distracted by her only neighbor, the enigmatic and reclusive MacKenzie Cole, who lives on top of the mountain with his Irish wolfhound as his sole companion.

As their tentative friendship grows, Sarah learns the truth about the heartbreaking secret causing Mac to hide from the world. But before the two can sort out their feelings for each other, they find themselves plunged into a night of terror neither could have anticipated. Now they must unravel the horrifying events of a murder committed decades earlier. In doing so, they discover that the only thing stronger than a hatred that will not die is a heart willing to sacrifice everything for another.

A story of evil trumped by the power of love and redemption, Wake-Robin Ridge will transport you to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and introduce you to characters you won’t soon forget.

Here is the recent review on Goodreads  Mar 25, 2017 Janice Spina rated it it was amazing

Wake-Robin Ridge is a unforgettable romance with a supernatural twist. There are two stories going on – one from the past and the other in the present. Each story is based on the past and present occupants of a cottage.

Sarah Gray is the present occupant of this cottage. Things appear to be quiet and peaceful until the past collides with the present involving an angry ghost who is the deceased spouse of the previous owner, Ruth Winn Carter. When Sarah finds a hidden tool box containing letters from Ruth to a man she loved, Frank Everly, Sarah feels compelled to learn more about this mysterious woman and her lover and this disgruntled ghost.

This story is full of richly woven characters along with a creative and beautifully written storyline. I was mesmerized by the way the author incorporated the two fascinating stories together making for a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience. I loved every minute of it!

I look forward to more books by this incredibly talented storyteller.

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47 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – John W. Howell and Marcia Meara

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing Janice’s lovely review of Wake-Robin Ridge. To have my first book still reaching new readers is such a thrill, especially reading that they enjoyed it so much! And you are such a great supporter of writers, everywhere. Love that you are sharing reviews like this, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about John W. Howell’s books, as well. Another one to add to my TBR pile!

    I hereby proclaim that you ROCK, my friend! 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    What a lovely way to start the day. Sally Cronin has shared two book reviews today, one of which is for my first book, Wake-Robin Ridge. Janice Spina gave it a 5-star review, and I hope some of you will check it out, and share Sally’s post with your followers. THANKS!! (And my heartfelt thanks to Janice and Sally, also!)

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    • Ha! Thanks, Chaos! I loved writing Swamp Ghosts. Gave me a chance to really dig into the wildlife of the St. Johns River basin, while having a waltz around a small Florida town with an angry woman, a Viking, and a deranged serial killer. Hahaha. 🙂 So glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. Congrats to John and Marcia! We all know how uplifting those reviews can make us feel. I loved Marcia’s book and can’t wait to get to the rest in the series, as well as John’s book awaiting me in my bloated TBR. 🙂 ❤

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    • Thanks, Deb! So glad you enjoyed the book. And I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about the rest. 🙂 But boyk, I understand the TBR situation. My own is teetering, for sure! 🙂

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      • Oh Marsh, every time I promise myself I’m getting back to your Ridge, it’s a beta read, or a book I need to read for my writing, and bla bla, you know how it is. But I’m looking forward to getting back to Mac and fam! 🙂 Get well! ❤ xx

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    • Thanks, Olga! Lovely review, lovely post, and a chance to learn about another writer’s work, too. What a fun thing! I’ll be following Sally’s Air Your Reviews series, for sure. 🙂

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