I have friends who see auras, although I do not myself. I spent many hours researching the occult, listening to hypnotists, mediums, Reiki masters, and many others in preparation for my novels. The reason why this all works well with The Master of Perceptions is the basic premise that Hunter perceives things differently that everyone else. There are only really three “senses” from a strict perspective. Electromagnetic, tactile (which includes vibration, the actual definition of temperature) and chemical. All perceptions are the brain’s interpretation of these sensed inputs. We all say “five senses” because Aristotle did many years ago. He … Read More
Anyone interested in helping me with a project — I want to get to #1 on Amazon on February 21, 2019. If you are interested in buying a copy to help me out, please do it on Feb 21 (the official launch date) so I can get as highly ranked on Amazon as possible!! Help me achieve my goal!!
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was introduced to this series by a huge fan who bought and read all 12 books in the series before getting me my own copy. I enjoyed the story tremendously and I am on to the second book immediately. The main character, Mary “Jacky” Faber, is perfectly written. An orphan growing up on the streets of London, she is street-smart and naive simultaneously. She catches a lucky break in her miserable existence and gets aboard a Naval ship, where the adventure really begins. Between an engaging story, solid … Read More
http://www.sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com/2018/12/book-review-sight-of-demons-master-of.html The Sight of Demons Saturday, December 15, 2018 Book Review: ‘The Sight of Demons (The Master of Perceptions, #1)’ by Darin C. Brown The Sight of Demons by Darin C. Brown ‘While he speaks, I struggle against the demons, overwhelmed by my internal battle.’ New Hampshire author Darin C. Brown earned a bachelor degree in engineering physics, a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Cornell, and a PhD in biophysics from the University of Illinois. He has been an ER doctor, but now devotes his time to writing, acting, and directing theater as well as to an active and … Read More
Lust by Mike Wells My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mike Wells wanted to write a fast paced, “unputdownable” book, and he succeeds with Lust, Money and Murder. With a fantastic kick-ass female lead, strong development of the major and minor characters alike, excellent writing, and a blistering pace, this series opener moves so quickly that you can read the whole thing in two hours. The plot is obviously incomplete as this is a series, and that’s why it’s a four star instead of five star review, but aside from that, there is nothing not to like in this action … Read More
The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore My rating: 4 of 5 stars For the right audience, this is a 5 star book. The plot is excellent. Doore builds a world in a barren wasteland of the dark ages which contains a few paranormal elements but mostly reflects historical fiction. The story twists and turns with action, intrigue, and emotion. The internal and external conflicts are both well developed and well resolved, with a satisfying and powerful ending. Included also is a message that plays perfectly within the storyline. The writing is excellent. Except for the formatting, which is quite terrible … Read More
The Sound of Suffering will be coming out in February 2019! You can pre-order on my website for $15 and it will be shipped when it is published! Click on the store, or the link to the right of the home page to buy!
The Jack by M.K. Harkins My rating: 2 of 5 stars The Jack, by MK Harkins, is book two of The Immortal series. This review contains spoilers, by necessity. This is also a NetGalley review. I was apprehensive about reading a second series book without reading the first, but after a few chapters, I picked up that Archer, the lead character, had done many unspeakable things in the prior book, and he betrayed his race of Readers and tried to force Ann, who was destined to be with his best friend Devon, to marry him, killing the race of Seers … Read More
Past Tense by Lee Child My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a review of the NetGalley e-book version, so there may be subsequent changes. First off, it’s Lee Child, and so you know the story is going to be good. I stayed up until 2AM finishing the last few chapters. The character of Jack Reacher is well established from prior novels, but from this novel the reader gets a strong feel for his ability, sense of responsibility, and duty. Characters on both sides of the good-evil spectrum are also well developed, as one would expect. The setting is … Read More
Lord of Fire by Flossie Benton Rogers My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a quick and fun read, a cross between fantasy and romance, with a bit of action sprinkled in. The world-build is interesting, in that Fae and other creatures use cell phones and drive cars, and the ability to travel to other realities and times is taken as a given (probably built up in the prior books, as this is #5 in the series). The writer is clearly an expert in Reiki and chakras, and she does a nice job conveying how the colors, crystals, and … Read More