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The Policewoman

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The Policewoman by Justin Roberts

Narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Drug Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants around the world and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an antiterrorist unit. She’s also smart, beautiful, and extremely good at her job, which is why she is assigned to an Interpol Incident Response Team in Manchester, set up to find and stop The Cartel. Alongside colleagues from the United Kingdom’s SAS, she must quickly learn new Close Quarters Battle tactics and apply them to a vengeful and threatening battlefield. Sarah’s investigation appears to be going well until the fight turns personal. She must now struggle to save her friends, family, and even herself. Spanning the globe with a keen knowledge of special forces tactics and some genuinely shocking twists, this book warns of a bloody, drug-addled future we may soon face.

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 Justin W.M. Roberts

Author’s Bio

Justin W.M. Roberts was born in London, son of a British Army General, and grew up in Hong Kong, Germany, and England. After graduating from Hull university with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Psychology, he continued traveling and living Europe, Africa, and Asia.

He currently lives in Indonesia where he is an analyst of political affairs and an active promoter of secular humanism.

Authors of military thrillers are welcome to PM him for book reviews.

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My Review

5 stars

Sarah Michelle Dharmawan works in the special forces in Indonesia. Because of her training and experiences she is asked to help out a special Interpol team that is looking into an Irish drug cartel that is setting up in Ireland, England, and Indonesia. It seems the cartel is filled with former British military that are willing to do whatever it takes to keep the cartel running. Sarah is about to have a crash course training with her new team to be able to fight the cartel people. But at the same time she has found someone that she cares for in Michael. But this is not really an environment to start a relationship in.

I loved all of the training and fighting in this book. You can tell that Justin Roberts has some real life training. I just love books and movies with realistic action. Truth be told, my all-time favorite part of the book was when Sarah meets everyone and they are going to issue her a weapon and she shows that she brought her own. YEAH! A woman after my own heart.

This is a great story that will keep you on your toes. It doesn’t spare details which just makes it so much more believable and realistic. I admit that the first part of the book dragged a little for me as we got to know everyone and got the setting built. After that things start flying and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough or wait to finish at another time.

This is a great story and one that I recommend reading. It’s a great read and an amazing debut. Justin Roberts is an author to keep an eye on.

I received The Policewoman from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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Pearls of Daily Life – Short Stories and Poems on Self-Discovery by Antonia Loschner

In the hurly-burly of daily life, all too often, the Self happens to get lost. However, with its overall knowledge of our needs and strengths, it would by far be the best personal advisor we can have. This collection of short stories and poems invites a journey of discovery. Diverse but amicable characters are experiencing the joy of rediscovering their Self in manifold situations of everyday life. A pocket book for small breaks in-between: to explore, reflect, dream, chuckle and relax.

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Antonia Löschner 

Author’s Bio

Hello!

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist and certified mediator working as an international life and career coach for life transitions. Since I know from my professional and personal experiences that finding one’s Self and considering one’s needs and strengths is the key to a fulfilling and happy life, my fiction and non-fiction writing revolves around those topics. Especially our introvert, intuitive and creative personality aspects are often neglected in a fast-paced, money-oriented world and might like some more involvement. Therefore my Bookshelves present books of people whose works allow us to experience ourselves emotionally or let us understand even better the human mind. I absolutely recommend all those books, always provided that they are read reflectively.

All the best!
Antonia

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My Review

5 stars

Our lives are really busy. We rush through home life to get to a hectic work life. Rush to get all of the tasks in work done in a day then rush back home to get food made, the family organized, and prepare for the next day. It’s easy to lose our sense of self in this jumble we call life and it’s easy to let outside events affect us. Even the miscommunication with those we love can throw us for a loop. Things like these make us feel bitter and like there is nothing for us in this life.

But simply making time for ourselves, doing something we enjoy, and sharing with others our passions can make a difference in our lives. This short book is a collection of poems and stories about that. How can we take a moment and change it for the better? How important is something you do or who you spend your time with? What are you willing to do to make yourself or someone else happy?

It’s easy to forget about the little things that mean so much to all of us. This book is a great way to remind ourselves to do something for us, to learn how important it is to take time for ourselves, and how simple things like this make our lives so much easier.

I admit that I’m not really a poetry person. But I really liked how this short book made a point of how important you are and how we need to spend time with ourselves to really enjoy life. This is a great little book and one I strongly recommend reading. It will surprise you.

I received Pearls of Daily Life from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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Forgotten

AM13 Outbreak Series Book Two
Post-Apocalyptic, Horror, Dystopian, Sci-fi Thriller
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
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Every attempt to contain the deadly AM13 virus has failed, leaving humanity on the brink of extinction…
The plague is spreading out of control with no cure in sight. Then the government announces its new plan—a sanctuary in an area completely untouched by the infected—as long as you can get there alive and unscathed.
Ethan Watton has managed to survive this long, even with OCD making every day more hellish than it already is…
Ethan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder dramatically affected his life before the infection began. Now he’s desperate to get as far away from the zombie virus as humanly possible. Isolated and afraid, Ethan thinks there is no way in hell he will survive the epidemic.
Alyssa Turner has spent her teenage years prepping for the undead to challenge her zombie killing skills…
Alyssa knows with absolute certainty that she will survive the AM13 virus. She’s read all the books, watched all the films, and done all the research. She’s strong, tough, and a self-proclaimed badass. Any group would be lucky to fight alongside her…until the unthinkable makes her doubt every skill she’s acquired.
Dr. Jones is a scientist who doesn’t understand why he was selected to produce a cure…
Surely there are survivors more experienced in virology than he is. And what will happen to him—and the rest of the species—if he fails? Is the fate of the human race really resting on his shoulders? Or are there others working toward the same goal?
With the zombies multiplying and survivors struggling to make it to the sanctuary, Ethan, Alyssa, and Dr. Jones fight to fulfill their destinies. If they fail, their fate is sealed, and they will join the millions of others who have been…
Forgotten.
 
Other Books in the AM13 Outbreak Series:
 
 
AM13 Outbreak Series, Book One
Leah Watton’s practical joke has spiralled way out of control—all to impress a crush…
With a prank online video, Leah hopes to catch the attention of Jake Colton, a cute, blond-haired, blue-eyed co-worker she’s had a crush on for months. But instead of sending it to Jake, she manages to forward the clip to her boss—who buys every gory second.
When mass panic ensues, Leah learns the video is more than a staged act…
The government is calling the virus AM13. As the outbreak spreads, citizens are forced to stay indoors while they assess the gravity of the illness. Most people are quarantined in their homes, but Leah, Jake, and Leah’s best friend Michelle are some of the unlucky few who are stuck at work when the Lockdown occurs.
That’s where she first encounters one of the infected…
Aside from a contaminated woman devouring one of her co-workers, Leah has another problem. Does she do as she’s ordered and stay at work? Or should she disobey government orders and break free to reunite with her family?
She can’t go it alone—after all, Leah has none of the skills needed to survive—but with Michelle and Jake by her side, not even a contagious virus and a sea of the dead can keep her from…
Breaking out of the Lockdown…
AM13 Outbreak Series, Book 3
Writing books about the horrors of the zombie apocalypse is one thing—but Georgie Blake can’t believe it has become her reality…
She never expected her fictional stories of blood, death, and the consumption of human flesh to jump off the page into the real world. She certainly didn’t think she’d survive this long if they had. As a shy novelist, she was sure she’d be one of the first to die.
Safe in the Sanctuary, Georgie holds on to hope for a cure…
But that’s not all she holds on to. The government has promised the people of the Sanctuary that they can return home. The rumours are rife that there is an antidote on the horizon. But even if not, the infected are dying out, throwing the treacherous AM13 virus to the brink of extinction. If the infection dies out, this horrible nightmare Georgie is living in will be a distant memory.
Until everything that’s right goes terribly wrong…
Soon after meeting some new friends in the Sanctuary, Georgie learns she’s going to have to face the monsters outside the walls if she wants to return to her old life. But for a scared, introverted bookworm, it may be too much to consider…
Will Georgina conquer her fears of the dead to return home, or will she be one of the countless others who have gone Extinct?
About the Author

Samie Sands is the author of the AM13 Outbreak series – Lockdown, Forgotten, Extinct, and Not Dead Yet. She also has shorts featured in best-selling anthologies, and featured stories on Wattpad.
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