Sunday, October 1, 2017

Tattle & Wrye column October 2017 edition


October 2017


“Whaja think I should wear for Halloween? Tattle holds up a ghost costume, a mummy costume, and a Witch’s hat.

Wrye decides to stay clear of anything suggesting Tattle might be a witch. “How about ghost? Then you can go boo-gie.”

“Ha-ha! But what about the mummy?”

“You’re not wrapped up thigh enough. Brrrhahahaha!” Wrye laughed at his joke.

She wrinkled her nose at him then put on the witch’s hat. “How about….”

Wrye tossed the hat aside, again refusing the bait of calling her witchy. Instead he escorted her into a Love of Literature Leap.

Wrye Balderdash and Cavendish Brown exchanged hi five, low five, and a chest bump. 

“Good to see you again. That last paranormal adventure in THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER was harrowing.” Wyre does the two finger eye point. “You almost had this ole man wetting his pants.”

Cavendish raked fingers through his hair, “That was a boo-licious treat, glad to have shared it.”

“Hey, I’m the jokester ‘round here!”

Tattle kisses Cavendish on the cheek. “Actually, that would be moi. See you in cyberspace.”

With a wink, the two vanish in their Love of Literature Leap Review and appear in THE FORTUNE TELLER'S SECRET by Ron D. Voigts - Book 2 "A Cavendish Brown Paranormal Mystery"

After he felt Tattle’s kiss, Cavendish awakened and realized he was dreaming. “Who were those two strange specters?”

Tattle smacked Wrye on the arm, playfully. “He thought we were specters. Tee hee.”

“He called us strange. What a great compliment. I like this character.”

“Cavendish is not your typical hero, but he is A…A…Adorable! And always gets caught in the odd and bizarre. I’d have it no other way. His imperfections are what makes him so perfect.”

“You have a crush!”

Tattle’s thumb and forefinger nearly met. “Maybe just a little, but I am always impartial in my reviews. I fully got caught up in the story not just cause Cavendish is a dimensional, complex character but because the author nabs your attention immediately. I mean, a female ghost appears to him, he tackles a cold case file, there’s a dead man on the Ferris Wheel, and a teenager plotting to bomb the carnival. Ooooheeeee!

“That’s not all of it,” Wrye concluded. “Don’t forget how he and local sheriff, Clinton Pike, can’t agree on anything. Plus, there is the appearance of The Angel of Death, a Fortune Teller’s skills predict Cavendish’s life is at stake.” Wrye pretended to kick an imaginary bucket. “And away he goes.”

“He’s going nowhere, you bucket kicker, you!  He has the help of Jane, a psychic, and Alex, a Goth witch!”

“The paranormal layers the storyline with a different twist. Ron D. Voigts executes every phrase of the plot with a grab-em-hard and don’t let go attitude. There is never a glitch, or hang-up. Just one mystery after another, that you, the reader, must uncover and unravel. However, not a single hint gives you an idea to the conclusion. You just have to read and read and read. Another winner! This book is another winner!”

“For me, it’s not just the brilliance of the overall story, it is the individual characters. They aren’t puppets dancing to the author’s pen strokes, more storytellers expecting the author to write their personal narratives. I find myself expecting Alex to walk around the corner with a wink or Marbella Wellingway, newspaper owner, to offer me a deadline. Every minute detail is exposed in every character, while the plot continually demands one’s attention. As always Ron D. Voigts gave us an unforgettable story needs to be read more than once.  You won’t be disappointed. Excellent work!”

Arm-in-arm, the literary sleuths, dash into their review of the thriller BAI TIDE by Erika Mitchell.

“Move over James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Adrian Monk, and Maxwell Smart, there’s a new investigator in town!” Wrye pulls down his Fedora and holds up a finger gun. “Bai Tsu, a newbie, Asian/American CIA agent is out there and ready to take numbers and peel potatoes.”

“Peel potatoes,” mouthed Tattle, took a puzzled breath and let it go. “Bai, fresh from BLOOD MONEY, is twenty something, humorous and self-effacing, tough yet modest and on an undercover cushy job assignment as a gym teacher for a girl’s prep school. This mission should have been as easy as eating a snow cone on a hot day, but nooooo, it turns out that one of the girls are being targeted.  So, during the investigation, Bai unearths a devious plot that could ultimately kill millions upon millions of people.”

“Ah m’slip-and-slide reviewer, did you also realize he needs to ask for help from the very person he can’t trust? Annnnd that he will be traveling across the globe in heat and sand, cold and ice?”

“I did, I did.” Tattle nodded vigorously. “Erika also takes unusual secondary characters and weaves them in and out of the story seamlessly. Her plotline is flawless. The research is amazing. Though this is a fun read, you also learn a few things, just as Bai learns more about himself and his chosen profession. I really like this new breed of character, and Bai’s style of investigation. I am hooked!”

Ericka did a masterful job with the action sequences, especially the hand-to-hand combat. As a martial arts fan, I found the fight scenes to be accurate and enticing. And much to Tattle’s delight, there was a nice dusting of prickly romance to satisfy her ooohhh ahhhh needs.”

“Hey! I don’t ooohhh ahhh anything.” She gives Wrye a sniff then adds, “This is action laden, tension absorbing and totally entertaining. Read this book, it is a delight.”

Hope you enjoyed this month’s reviews. More to come!

Happy Halloween Month!!! (To those who celebrate)

Dona Penza Rutabaga Tattle, Esq. and Associate Wrye Balderdash
of Blather City, Wannachat

Created and written by:  Angelica Hart and Zi

Books by: Angelica Hart and Zi
Books by: Vixen Bright and Zachary Zane

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