Sunday, November 28, 2010

Book Review of 'The Price of Life' by Greg McCarthy

The Price of Life was written by Greg McCarthy and published by Otherworld Publications, LLC, in July, 2010. You may purchase it from
Jennifer Haller is an eight year old with a brain tumor that is killing her. But her mother Julie, finds that the insurance company is refusing to pay for Jennifer's surgery. Shortly after Jennifer's diagnosis, her father, Marine Captain Ed Haller loses his leg to a road-side bomb in Iraq and is sent home to rehabilitate while his daughter fights the cancer that inevitably kills her.
The Hallers turn to attorney Grant Mercer, whom they hire to sue the attending neurologist and find some justice for their daughter. But they soon learn that the government has put a cap on the amount of money that can be awarded. Unconcerned with the money, but wanting to honor their daughter, the Hallers proceed.
Then Mercer puts together the deaths of a lobbyist, a state senator and an insurance executive with the kidnapping of Jennifer's doctor, and discovers how far some will go when other options fail.
Mr. McCarthy has been a practicing attorney for 24 years and has seen both sides of medical malpractice cases in Texas. He has nailed this legal/medical thriller and made it very hard to put down. The characters are true-to-life and made me sympathetic for their anger and sadness. The Price of Life is so spot-on for our day and time, that I am giving it a 4 spider rating.
Anyone who loves a legal/medical thriller will want to read this one. Great first novel by this up-and-comer.
T Lane

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Book Review for 'Nail Your Novel' by Roz Morris

Nail Your Novel was written by Roz Morris and is available for purchase at or
Here at WebbWeaver, we don't normally review non-fiction or self-help books, but when Roz asked us to review her book Nail Your Novel, we couldn't resist. We are constantly being bombarded with questions from aspiring authors about the writing process and how to stick with it. This book answers all those questions and more.
Roz Morris is a professional writer with over 12 titles to her name as well as many others she has ghost-written for some big name authors, so her insight and advise is invaluable. Roz lays out a simple format, explaining everything you would like to know from start to finish when it comes to writing a novel. Nail Your Novel is a step-by-step, in depth look into characterization, plot development, first drafts and even book synopsis. Everything that can help you get an agent or help you sell that book.
Nail Your Novel also touches on the difficulties and obstacles that occur during the writing process and that, often times, hinder an author from completing their novel or cause them to simply abandon the manuscript altogether.
I am giving Nail Your Novel a 5-spider rating and recommending it not only to aspiring writers, but to seasoned authors as well. Anyone looking to start out in the writing profession or looking to get back on track in an established career will find a priceless tool in Nail Your Novel.
CK Webb

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Book Review of 'Tales From Gundarland' by Hank Quense

Tales From Gundarland was written by Hank Quense and published by CreateSpace in June, 2010. It can be purchase at and you can read more about Hank at
Tales From Gundarland is a compilation of six short stories and two novellas filled with a host of interesting and memorable characters. Each story is entertaining and will easily hold your interest. The book has a wonderful introduction that gives you facts about the population and diversity of the people of Gundarland and each story tells a tale that will entertain and keep you laughing.
Mr. Quense's style of writing grabs and holds your attention and moves you along through the entire book. Each story has a different theme but they all are very interesting and enjoyable.
I am giving Tales From Gundarland a 4 spider rating and recommending that you check out this great little book. It has something for all ages.
T Lane

Friday, November 12, 2010

Book Review of 'Cataclysm Children' by Paul Nemeth

Cataclysm Children was written by Paul Nemeth and published by Publishing in November of 2009. You may purchase the book at and you can find out more about Mr. Nemeth at
Ian Andrews, otherwise known as 'Fury', was a founding member of the 'Brotherhood of the Wolf' back in 1990, when he and a group of young, angry youth formed the satanic cult. The cult was the only family these kids knew, but after a string of violent incidents, the cult's leader is jailed and the group, quieted. Ian moves on with his life and leaves the area to find a better life for himself.
But in 2003, Ian returns home for a friend's funeral, only to discovers that his young nephew is being dragged into the same cult. A few angry men are leading a group of young boys in a reign of hatred and terror and Ian must struggle to save his nephew before it's too late.
Mr. Nemeth has given a voice to the youth of our country who need guidance and direction, but who have been largely forgotten in our society. Cataclysm Children is the story of what happens to these forgotten children and what can take place when they are left to make their own way. It should be read by every busy parent whose child has outgrown the innocents of youth. This book will open the eyes of adults who read it and hopefully will hit home in our society.
I am giving Cataclysm Children a four spider rating and hoping that every parent will take the time to read this frightening but enlightening book.
SB Price

Friday, November 5, 2010

Short Story Review for 'HAWK' by Cynthia Hepner

HAWK was written by Cynthia Hepner. It is one of many of her stories that are available through Cynthia's site at or
Hawk is a Native American who also happens to be the leading defense attorney in the state of Washington. But what sets Hawk apart from other lawyers, isn't his heritage or his bank account but rather his uncanny ability to see the truth in his clients. Hawk will never take a case if he isn't 100% certain that the person is innocent. When Hawk is approached by Cassie White Eagle about her missing younger brother, Hawk quickly dismisses the woman. Cassie's persistence soon pays off and Hawk agrees to look into the disappearance. After having his investigator research the case, they find that the boy was arrested and never seen again. The jail says they don't have the boy but an insider says different. What they find is a cover up by, not only the local authorities but some big players in politics. Time is running out for Jason White Eagle and Hawk must sift through an ever thickening web of lies and deceit in order to get to the truth and stop the clock that is ticking for the missing boy.
Hawk is a well written and cleanly put together story with likable characters. It is listed as a short story but could easily launch a fantastic series of novellas, with Hawk as the central character. I am giving HAWK a 4-spider rating and recommending it to lovers of legal suspense. Cynthia Hepner has stumbled across something special with this one and I can't wait to see where she will go next.
CK Webb