Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Wendy Unsworth, Don Massenzio and Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Welcome to the first of the author updates this week and our first author with news to share is Wendy Unsworth with a review for her recently released novel Dirty Work (Berrywood Book Three)

About Dirty Work

A shallow grave.
A body to find.
But no one is looking.

Caroline Duke and her sister-in-law Marcie lead very different lives, but blood is thicker than water; they are close, they share things.

Husband troubles.

Marcie has everything she could possibly want, funded by Nathan’s high-powered city job. She pays for her privileged position in lonely days and nights, while her husband works away.

Caroline is struggling with two jobs and out-of-work Pete, who brings in no money at all. He is never home either. He spends his evenings in bars and clubs and the occasional ditch.

But everything in the Duke family is set to change. And for the better. Pete declares he has given up drinking for good and is getting a job. Nathan announces his intention to work less, spend more time with Marcie.

A birthday dinner should be the perfect occasion to bring the four together. But when is a party not a party? When someone ends up dead.

An early review for the book

Unsworth’s first novel – The Palaver Tree – will always be my favorite, because I too lived in Africa.

Her novel – Dirty Work – is another must read. The deceptively simple story of two couples morphs into a mystery with a number of surprising twists that kept me turning the pages. On the surface it would seem that Nathan, with all his money, his beautiful wife and stunning home, has the upper hand. Below the surface, however, things are churning – nasty things, that lead Nathan, his brother and his sister-in-law into a web they never could have imagined.

Well written with strong characterizations, great descriptions, and lots of action, Dirty Work is a story not to be missed if you like mysteries and even if you don’t.

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Also by Wendy Unsworth

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The next author with recent reviews is Don Massenzio for Frank Immersed (Frank Rozzani Detective novels Book Five)

About Frank Immersed

Frank and Jonesy are back. This time the case will require all of their talents. Young female passengers are disappearing from luxury cruise ships. After young twin daughters disappear during a family cruise, Frank and Jonesy must go undercover to find out what’s happening.

The stakes are high and the odds are against them. Will this case prove to be more than they can handle? Luckily, the twins’ father, Jim Mason, has special training and associates from his past that will be called upon as the search for the girls escalates.

Follow Frank and Jonesy on this ocean-going adventure as they search for the twins and dredge up powerful bad guys from one of their past cases in this latest adventure, Frank Immersed.

The recent reviews for the book

Absolutely loved this book!!! What a great Mystery story! It was definitely a book I could not put down! It kept me engaged from cover to cover! I definitely recommend this book to everyone!!!

Great Book on July 11, 2017

Sorry it took so long to pick up the book! I’ve had it a few months now & just finally found the time to start reading it, on Sunday. Two days later & I’m done. The storyline kept me drawn in the entire time. I absolutely loved it & can’t wait for the next one!!

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A selection of books by Don Massenzio

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The next author with news is Vashti Quiroz-Vega with a recent review for The Fall of Lilith: Fantasy Angels Series

About The Fall of Lilith:

So says Lilith, the most exquisite of the angels. The two most important pledges an angel makes to God are those of obedience and celibacy, and dire consequences await any who break their oaths.

At first, the angels are happy in their celestial home, learning and exploring together. As they grow older, though, Lilith begins to question these pledges, which now seem arbitrary and stifling. Her challenge of the status quo leads to disagreement, jealousy, and strife among her peers. As the arguing and acrimony grow, lines are drawn and sides are chosen. Is war inevitable?

Filled with robust characters, incredible landscapes, and exciting action, The Fall of Lilith is an epic tale of seduction, betrayal, and revenge.

Free Will involves asking difficult questions and making hard choices, choices that require strength and sacrifice. These decisions can tear apart friendships and cause rifts between allies.

They can even threaten the foundations of Heaven.

One of the recent reviews

Lilith  on October 3, 2017

Where do I begin? I have never before read a book this epic and amazing. The genre isn’t my normal genre but I have come to appreciate other genres as my reading and writing career goes forth.

This book starts with heaven and there are three levels of heaven. God has given the angels free will and He loves all His angels. As the angels grow older, like teenagers, some find they want to have free will on their level of heaven. The angels lived in a paradise called Floraison filled with lush meadows, gardens, waterfalls, and the like. They have no need for food. Lilith decides that she wants more; she wants free will in all ways possible. She becomes evil – quite wicked and very manipulative. She uses that to her advantage and she knows just how to get other angels to rebel.

God decides to show his angels a new creation and from that He makes the galaxy and eventually Earth. During Creation the angels watch as He makes the oceans, water creatures, trees, grass, animals, and flying creatures. He creates a beautiful Garden of Eden filled with the most luscious flowers, trees, etc and then He makes Man. Man shall be the ruler of this domain and He makes this man a woman to be with him. Adam and Eve – they are naked and the most beautiful creatures the angels have ever seen. Lilith starts a revolt and they lose, and are banished from Heaven.

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Also by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

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47 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Wendy Unsworth, Don Massenzio and Vashti Quiroz-Vega

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  2. What a wonderful surprise! This never gets old. Thank you very much, Sally! It’s wonderful to get a great review and to see it displayed on your blog makes the experience even better. I enjoyed the other reviews too. It’s wonderful to be in such great company. I appreciate you! ❤ xx

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  3. Wonderful trio of authors and books here today Sal. I’ve got Wendy added to my TBR, one or two of Don’s books awaiting my eyes, and Vashti’s book, which in particular I’m saving for my winter beach reading! 🙂 ❤ Congrats on all the well deserved reviews all. 🙂 xx

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  4. Wendy, nice opening hook with your book. Don, your suspense book sounds riveting and Vashti, Mary’s review of Lillith is wonderful!! Great group of authors and reviews!! My TBR pile is starting to topple over again.

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