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Monday, January 20, 2014

Book Review - Amanda's Eyes by Kathy DiSanto plus $25 Paypal Giveaway

Book Review
Amanda's Eyes
by Kathy DiSanto

Book Description
Think what you see is what you get? Better think again.

Waking up is the pits when you come to in a hospital with a broken arm, a colorful assortment of abrasions and contusions, and a face swathed in bandages. It’s even worse if you can’t remember what hit you.

The bad and the ugly are crime reporter Amanda “A.J.” Gregson’s business. But learning she had a ringside seat for an explosion that killed two agents of the Continental Intelligence and Investigative Service (CIIS), incinerated an entire block of warehouses, and did so much damage to her eyes they had to be surgically removed? Well, that gives the darker side of life a whole new meaning.

Haunted by elusive nightmares, A.J. waits for her transplant and struggles to remember the events leading up to the fateful night of September 4, 2075. Weeks crawl by without a glimmer, before memory finally floods back the night before surgery, every detail brutally clear.

The explosion had been the work of the Ferrymen.

“The Ferrymen. My not-so-magnificent obsession for more than a year. Only a cataclysm could have made me forget. I guess you could call them hitmen. You could also call Einstein a math whiz. Think ruthless. Think unstoppable. Think killers so proficient ‘caught the ferry’ was fast replacing ‘bought the farm’ in common usage, and you have the Ferrymen in a nutshell.”

The transplant surgery goes off without a hitch—welcome news, because A.J. is raring for a rematch with Hell’s Boatmen. But contrary to popular belief, what you see isn’t always what you get. Take her new eyes, for example. Those baby blues may look perfectly normal, but they possess a power that turns her world upside down—the power to see into the hidden dimensions of the human heart.

 When the Sight unmasks the mastermind behind the Ferrymen, the unveiling is as stunning as it is unbelievable. The revelation sets her on course for a second head-collision with evil. Will she survive the final encounter?

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About the Author
Award-winning author Kathy DiSanto wrote her first novel in 1997. That year, she published two romances with Bantam’s Loveswept line. One of them, For Love or Money, won a 1997 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. 

In 2012, Kathy self-published two futuristic thrillers. Amanda’s Eyes is a near-future paranormal thriller and the first novel in a series featuring crime reporter A.J. Gregson. Why Live? is stand-alone dystopian science-fiction. 

Thanks to her day job as a communications specialist with a major university, Kathy has written more than two hundred features for print and the web. 

She is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Independent Author Network, the Independent Author Index, the Indie Writers’ Network, and World Literary Cafe. 

When not writing, she takes brisk walks with Molly and Lucy (her rescue dogs), reads, and indulges in her latest hobby at the firing range.

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Our Book Review
A thriller set in the year 2075.  The author's imaginative scene of the future and how mankind will travel and correspond is very clever .

The heroine of the story is a female reporter who is investigating a major criminal gang called the ferryman. When she is getting close to the truth and finding out who is the big cheese behind them she is caught in a fire blast which causes her to lose both eyes.  The surgeons replace her eyes and give her sight back but the eyes give the reporter a special power.  This drives the reporter to find the person who caused the heartache and bring them down.

The novel is very well written and the characters and scenes depicted are left open to the readers imagination and perception.  The story-line follows one of greed and corruption which is common place in today's world. As the reader you feel as if you are a hologram in the background looking through a time wrap and want to help the heroine in her quest .

A page turning thriller with a lot of emotive feeling and passion as well as sorrow.  In the pursuit of the truth and bringing down a criminal underworld how far would you go and put your life on the line to achieve your goal?

Books and stories that are set in the future are not normal my cup of tea because I am a very logical person but reading this book didn't cause or give me any problems. A well written novel with excellent explanations and food for thought for the future and how we will live and travel.

I look forward and hope I will get the chance to review more books by this author.

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Sharon x

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  1. Sharon, many thanks for taking the time to read and review Amanda's Eyes. Your kind words are deeply appreciated! Also appreciate all your hard work in setting up the book tour. Consider me a fan of Becky Valley Books!

    1. Thanks so much Kathy we have thoroughly enjoyed it xx

  2. This book sounds amazing! I am reading this one next! I love a good action packed thriller. I just finished one that kept me up all night long. The book is called, " Chasing A Miracle" by author Eliot Hartford Bailey. It is the first book in a trilogy that will only get stronger as it progresses. Now I am off to find "Amanda's Eyes!"

    1. It sure does, Robyn. Yours does, too! I will check that one out. Thanks!

  3. Oooh I love learning about new books from Authors I have not yet heard of - this book sounds super interesting, great review and thanks for sharing :)

    Laura x

  4. This sounds like a book I would really love. Thank you for sharing the review!

  5. Sounds like a great read! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway!

  6. Leesa, it's a good one! You will love it. Also this website is fantastic! Lots of great books!


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