Archive | July 2013

The Summer of Wrath- reviews

Summer of Wrath front coverI have to admit, I am a little excited about the early reviews from the Summer of Wrath. So for your viewing please I took the liberty to post a few here….it is available on both amazon as well as b&n

5.0 out of 5 stars wow July 3, 2013
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A remarkable story about awareness of human trafficking. This book shows how easily it is to become part of the underworld of human trafficking. But as a Christian who have to remember who child you are in order to survive the tribulations of the world
4.0 out of 5 stars Wrath and Anguish July 17, 2013
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In this story by Cassandra Baker-Durham we are introduced to Wilson a police officer who when he was a young boy got saved. His family is a christian family with christian values. So when Wilson’s youngest sister Natasha is kidnapped, he practically loses his sanity and his self trying to locate her. Wilson goes through such a traumatic and aggressive transformation as he searches for his lost sister. He will need to call on all of his strength and the power of God to make it through this tragedy with his soul intact. This story takes you through it all. Family ties, the need for vengeance, survival, and the ugly world of human trafficking. The Summer of Wrath is a great start to her Deadly Sin series. I’m looking forward to the next installment.
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars July 9, 2013
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The Summer of Wrath takes the reader inside the pain of losing a loved ones. It speaks of a horror that’s becoming more and more prevalent and speaks to it from the dual focus of a police officer who is also personally involved in a case to the point of obsession. Cassandra Baker- Durham’s Summer of Wrath invites the reader in and makes them think and feel. Good job!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story!, July 5, 2013
This review is from: The Summer of Wrath (The Seven Deadly Sins Series) (Kindle Edition)

I truly enjoyed Cassandra Baker Durham’s book, The Summer of Wrath. She takes you through the anguish of a family, and Wilson, the brother, who is also a police officer, in particular, dealing with the disappearance of Natasha. I can’t imagine how one would feel to know that their child or sibling has just gone missing. This author does a superb job taking you through the emotions of this brother’s descent into a focused madness as he fights against the limited time of losing his sister forever. This story heightens the awareness of human trafficking–indeed sex slavery being prevalent, making the story relevant in painting it as something that could be found in or near a neighborhood of anyone of us. She also delves into issues of faith and consequences to actions, hence the reaping of what one has sown. This was a very engaging story that I believe most will enjoy and a great introduction to her ‘Deadly Sins’ Series .

So what will your review say about it??? I cant wait to see.
Thanks
Cass

The Danger Project- Segment #14

The Danger Project is part of a writing collaboration with several other writers in which each week one of us completes a segment. See the names of the others authors below. Thanks Cass

 

  winter-cabin-1024x768 Jayde steadied her gaze on the cabin ahead. She silently prayed that they were not too late. Her hands reflexively formed into fist as nervous energy pulsed through her veins. Her mind began to drift to the tall sexy stranger that saved her life. Was he single? Was he married? Was he gay? Did he have a wife and kids somewhere out there waiting for him? She looked over the crest of the mountainside terrain in which they were driving. She imagines a woman out there, staring into a star filled sky, longing, and praying for the safe return of her husband.  Telling her children at the end of their nightly bedtime story, “daddy will be home soon.”  The forward  lunching motion of the jeep shook her out of her daydream.

She clutched the dashboard of the jeep and sent a fiery glance at Jason

“Sorry, but you do remember that we are in the mountains in the middle of a snow storm, going back to our possible deaths.” He grumbled.

Jayde feeling more at ease softened her expression. She reached over placing her hand on his forearm and summoned her womanly wiles, looked him squarely in the face and said. “Jason, I’ll make it worth your while.”

His name on her lips lit a slow burning flame that settled within the pit of his stomach.  He coughed and sputtered while trying to swallow. The heat slowly made its way down his powerfully built thighs, down his hard calves and to his feet.

“You, umm,” he stammered, “We have to live through this first” he released a frustrated breath.

She looked over at him and blushed, “slow down cowboy, I was talking about making you dinner or something,” she grinned. Her smile was an outward symbol of her inner turmoil.

He tightened his grip on the steering wheel hoping to concentrate on getting them back to the cabin safely without rising the suspicious of its inhabitants.

Jayde knew that Kyle had been in love with her since forever. ” Where in the heck did that thought come from.”

“Here I am struck in the middle of a robbery /homicide and flirty with Jason of all people.”  Deep inside she knew it was just her anxieties about what was happening just manifesting itself, she knew all too well how trauma would do.”

” Jason’s not so bad,” she mused. She knew that with him , at least she would have had a good life. It would have been on this mountain, but a good life non the less. She  felt the pangs of regret knowing that he would have never used and abused her the way that her husband had. She shook her head to clear out the countless images of him standing over her with a belt and buckle in hand, ready to strike at a moment’s notice. She unconsciously slid closer to Kyle while tremors of fear quaked within her. The flashbacks were getting easier to deal with now. She hoped that in then fear future they would be a part of her distant memory instead of her daily musings.

“Get up, Get up, right now you whore.” She could still hear the bass in his voice right before he would hit her and knock her down again. No matter how many time he’s knocked her down she refused to get up, unless he pulled her to her feet and made her stand. Apart of her said what’s the use, if he was only going to knock her down again.

Once he hit her so hard that her jaw remained sore for two months. She tightly wound her arms around her body and rocked forward slightly reminding her self that those days are over now.

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Kyle looked down at his bloodied leg and could his consciousness beginning to wane, “faith don’t fail me now,” he muttered.  The robust throbbing of his leg matched his heartbeat. He tightened his grip on the gun that he had aimed at Norm. “Don’t even think about it” he grimaced. He looked around in search of a chair to get the extra weight off of his leg.

Norm could feel his chances of picking up his riches slowly slipping away with each additional moment that Kyle was alive.  He tried to formulate a plan in his mind to escape the madness he now found himself in.  All of this could have been avoided if that “punk “would have just kept his end of the bargain.

Other contributors include:

Nikki Walker ,  Margaret Johnson and Deidra Green

This entry was posted on July 23, 2013. 3 Comments

With Benefits- Christopher Bynum

 with benefits5.0 out of 5 stars So amazing! July 16, 2013
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Dude take a bow. Take a bow, take a bow. This is one of the books on my 10 tens best books read this year. I loved the slow walk into their friendship and then the cross over into their romantic relationship. This book at times is so subtle that I was at one point unknowingly holding my breath. I loved the supporting cast of characters and the dynamics they brought to the book. Most of all I loved her relationship with her BFF. The conversations that they had were so real, so hilarious and so transparent. I loved this story.
Ok so on to the review. Britt and Kyle met when he came to work on her computer at her company. Sparks did manage to fly, but it was later before someone struck the match and lit the flame. They had a serious flame, but of course there was some insanity thrown in to dampen the flow of the fire. So can friends just be friends with benefits…. you’ll have to read it to find out. I recommend that you one click this book today!!!