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Book Title: What Does God Sound Like? by Bernie DiPasquale
Category: Children’s Fiction, 34 pages
Genre: Children’s Books, Values & Virtues, Christian Books
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Release date: September 14, 2016
Tour dates: June 25 to July 20, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

We tell our kids that God is everywhere. Pray and maybe He will answer. But if God is everywhere and has created all things, then He must be talking to us all the time. This is my short story to help my Grandchildren understand they can talk with God all day, every day, everywhere.

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Bernie was born and raised in Baltimore, MD and now resides in Joppa, a small community just a bit north up the I-95 corridor. He has spent his entire professional career in Education and Financial Services. More importantly he is a Husband, Father, and Grandfather to a beautiful family.

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Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
Date Published: April 1, 2018
Publisher: War Fighter Books
 
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Everyone knows Elves don’t exist. Or do they? Daniel Thomas spent years making a career of turning his imagination into the reality of best selling fantasy novels. But times are tough. No one wants to read about elves and dragons anymore. Daniel learns this firsthand when his agent flatly says no to his latest and, what he deems, to be greatest novel yet. Dissatisfied with the turn to zombies and vampire lovers, he takes his manuscript and heads out to confront his agent.
His world changes when he finds his agent dying on the floor of her office. Too late to help, he watches as her dead body disintegrates into a pile of ash and dust. Daniel doesn’t have time to ponder what just happened as a band of assassins breaks in, forcing him to flee to the Citadel and the home of the king of the high elves in order to survive. Daniel soon discovers that all of the creatures he once thought he imagined actually exist and are living among us. His revelation comes at a price however, as he is drawn into a murder-mystery that will push him to the edge of sanity and show him things no human has witnessed in centuries

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About the Author

 photo new author shot 1_zpsp81iusan.jpgChristian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active duty US Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has gone on to publish 17 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. His first published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

Passionate about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C. and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other. You can find out more about his work by following him @ https://www.facebook.com/ChristianFreed or on Twitter @christianwfreed.
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My Review

5 stars

Daniel Thomas is a former soldier that has made his civilian living as an author of fantasy stories with elves in them. But Daniel’s publisher tells him that the market has gone to zombies and vampires and she just can’t sell his books. Daniel gets rather upset and goes to confront her. He finds her moments away from death in her office. But when she tells him that everything he wrote was true and that she couldn’t publish the books and let the rest of the humans know. Daniel’s world gets turned upside down as he learns how the fantasy creatures he wrote about live next to humans in disguise. But then he is thrown into solving a murder.

I loved this story. You have a realistic world and characters that draw you into the story. This world is well created and I enjoyed all the classic fantasy creatures/monsters that Daniel comes across. Of course you get a feel of Mr. Freed’s military background that just adds more realism to the fight scenes in the story.

This is the first book I have read of Christian Freed’s but it won’t be my last. I loved Where Have All The Elves Gone and I recommend anyone that likes a fantasy story to check it out.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

Where Have All the Elves Gone? Excerpts

“Daniel…. you must leave!” she finally managed to gasp after he placed her on her back and elevated her head above a stack of books.

The truth being too dark, he decided to lie. “Shhh, save your strength, Ariel. It’s going to be all right.”

Her right hand weakly grasped for him. “Listen to me…not much time….is coming back. You must flee!”

His eyes narrowed with concern. She must be delirious. “Ariel, stop. Whoever did this is gone. You’re going to be fine, but I need to call 911.”

“No time,” she protested. Her eyes glazed over before returning to normal. “Go to the bottom drawer of my filing cabinet. There is a small black case. Take it. Keep it safe. You will be contacted with instructions on what to do. Please, Daniel. Do this for me.”

“Who did this to you? What’s going on here?” he asked, his curiosity getting the better of him.

“The princess must be kept safe!”

He froze. Princess? What the hell was she talking about? There was no royalty in central North Carolina, at least none he was familiar with. She must have read too many fantasy novels and was now imagining things. He glanced down. The blood had stopped spreading, mostly.

“Ariel, what princess? Stop talking! You’re wasting your strength and I need you to be strong for me,” he tried to console.

She offered a haunting smile. “I’m so sorry, Daniel. Your books…wonderful. And…true.”

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“There is movement down the hill to the right,” Guilt interrupted.

“Where?” Daniel slipped the night vision over his eyes and followed where Guilt pointed. Nine figures, taller and bulkier than elves or dwarves, stalked through the planted bamboo grove running from the central plaza up to the aviary. Humans! He let the thought slide, finding it entirely too comfortable in making such a proclamation. Still, the question of what they were doing and who they were remained. “I didn’t think there were any humans involved.”

“Xander has a few remaining. The ogres took care of most of them. There should not be any others here,” the gargoyle snarled. Unlike the other races, he could see perfectly at night, so he noticed their armor, their guns, and their distinct manner marking them as government agents. The temptation to fly away and not look back grew stronger. Dealing with the king and queen was one matter, one he had no qualms with facing, but the government took matters to new levels. Too many of his kind withered and died under federal interdiction while being blinded by false claims of protection. He had no trust in the men darting through the trees but didn’t want to risk a confrontation with them either.

“It is DESA,” he said, backing deeper into the shadows.

Sara asked, “What’s DESA?”

“A clandestine government department answerable to no one,” the gargoyle divulged. “The Department of Extra Species Affairs. They hunt us, contain us, and regulate everything our species does. They are very bad people.”

Daniel had never heard of them, but that didn’t really surprise him. In Afghanistan, he’d worked with more people that officially didn’t exist than he could have imagined. There were government departments by the dozens he’d never heard of before the war, and that frightened him. People that don’t exist can get away with anything. No wonder these guys hate humans so much. We’re still hunting them, still trying to be the overlords.

“Do we engage, or will they ignore us?” he asked, suddenly more concerned with their chances of getting to the princess. Once again the tables had turned, leaving him with the wrong cards.

“It is bad enough they are here; do not risk open confrontation with them unnecessarily. It is a fight we cannot win.”

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Unfinished Business

He loved being him… he got away with murder.

She loved being her… until she met him.

The steamy roller coaster ride of psychotic David’s obsession with his childhood sweetheart, a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating sex scenes.

With the help of her gutsy friends, fun-loving city girl Tara Warr is the only victim to survive David Howard’s death list. Whilst lounging in prison the hypnotic sexual tour de force enlists an eager recruit, seduces a prison warden and relocates to the sunnier climes of Mexico, a freedom short-lived when his charred remains are found in the fire of a plastic surgeon’s clinic. The police cease their search, finally Tara and her friends can relax, David is dead.

Laughter soon turns to fear when he communicates via Tara’s laptop that he is very much alive, knows their every move and is ready to finish what he started. He is among them, but who? He has a brand new face.

Tara has had enough, time to turn the tables and make him suffer.  A woman unafraid of death is a dangerous thing. Has David finally met his match?

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Author’s Bio         

British Author S C Cunningham (The Penance List, Unfinished Business and The Deal) creates psychological and paranormal thrillers with a skilled mix of fueled tension, dark humor, and pulsating sex scenes. Her works offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

Cunningham writes what she knows. Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in The Deal, the first in the Fallen Angel Series. Twenty years later she crossed paths with a violent serial attacker, thus sowing the seed for her thrillers The Penance List and Unfinished Business part of The David Trilogy. She is currently working on Book III For My Sins.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of rock music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the Police – Wanted & Absconder Unit, Intelligence Analyst, Major Crime Team, Investigations Hub.

Having worked in the music to film industry, she writes with film in mind. The Penance List has been adapted to film screenplay.

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My Review

5 Stars

David is in prison and Tara thinks that she can finally start getting over what he did to her. But she finds herself still drawn to him. She decides to confront him one last time but is left off balance. David is still obsessed with her and will out soon enough to visit her again. He is determined to continue what he started in Penance List.

The Penance List completely threw me for a loop and I couldn’t wait to read Unfinished Business. This series will have you emotionally through the ringer. In the present, David is a brutal stalker that really believes that he loves Tara but really wants to kill her.

At the same time we learn even more about David’s childhood and how this monster was shaped. It’s pretty dark and brutal but you can’t help feeling for him. A child is an innocent and you can’t help but feel for what he went through. But you can see how it shaped him into the present monster.

Tara is completely suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Although she is afraid of David she also is draw to him after her ordeal. Although it might not seem logical, you see this happening all the time with kidnap victims. And the ending? I wanted to slap her silly.

This is a dark thriller that will keep you breathless from the terror and sex. It’s a great read but I recommend reading the books in order.

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