Friday, May 29, 2015

Gay's Days, May 29. 2015. Kim McMahill gave me A Dose of Danger

Good morning friends,

I’ve written my last two blogs about the rain in Texas. Many of our areas have been under severe drought, and now we have evacuations. One never knows what nature will bring our way.

These rainy days are perfect for reading, and I’ve been doing a lot of that.  I just bought a promising new book by one of my favorite authors. I’ve been waiting for this one to come out, and I’m celebrating—it’s here! I'm a big fan and Kim McMahill can't write them fast enough for me.
A Dose of Danger Blurb:
When researcher, Grace Talbot, and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss, they become targets of a group dedicated to controlling the multi-billion dollar a year diet-product industry. Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch, and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy. With her colleagues dead, missing, and on the run, she soon realizes she must trust the deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?

I love Kim McMahill’s writing. Her adventures keep me enthralled to the point that I neglect my own work.  She’s that good. I invite you to buy this book and read along with me. You will not be disappointed. Here’s a few of her other books I’ve read and enjoyed.
Big Horn Storm Blurb:
Niki Garat tolerates her job and the city, but she lives for her summer vacation with her grandfather at his sheep camp in the stunning Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming—until this year. When the U.S. comes under attack, including an aggressive attempt by foreign invaders to locate nuclear missiles hidden throughout remote western lands, the serenity of her mountain refuge is shattered. As area ranches are commandeered, neighbors and friends, including Deuce, her childhood infatuation, band together.

Throughout their struggle to stay alive, Niki begins to understand what came between her and Deuce, but before past mistakes can be corrected they must endure a terrifying manhunt and a desperate fight for survival.

My review on Amazon.

“Although this book is not biased regarding political parties—no mention of which party controls the White House, the US citizens face horrible radical possibilities in this work of fiction. Many think an invasion of the United States by foreign governments is fantasy, but it could happen. And what would the average citizen do if the U.S. is invaded from all sides? Would we be willing to whatever necessary? Would we own enough weapons to do it? In Big Horn Storm, The U.S. is under attack from all of her borders. Our military has been deployed to too many places to offer much protection, but is now homeward bound to restore America. In the meantime citizens are required to defend themselves. Niki and her small group find themselves in survival mode as they retreat farther up into the mountains. After Niki kills a foreign soldier to protect the man she loves, her beloved grandfather tells her, "You didn't have a choice. Sometimes we are forced into situations where we have to do things we wouldn't normally be capable's survival." Ms. McMahill loves horses and the outdoors. She does a great job with description. This is a must, eye-opening read. Recommend it to everyone who loves adventure.”
3.99 on Amazon

 Marked in Mexico Burb

An idyllic Caribbean vacation turns deadly when hostages are taken at one of Mexico’s most popular Mayan ruins. The kidnappers believe the abduction will be a simple way to negotiate the release of a colleague from a Texas prison, but the stakes become much higher when they realize one of their hostages is the daughter of a powerful U.S. Senator and another, an ex-Army Ranger who has no intention of playing by the rules.

My review on Amazon.
When a vacation turns deadly, what do you do? Run for your life, that's what. Five random hostages are taken by some very bad dudes down in Mexico. Two captives are killed and three escape. Jessica and Megan find survival instincts they didn't know they had. Jack is former military and has been trained to deal with endurance techniques. I found myself wanting food, water, and a shower as I sympathized with these unfortunate people. Their hardship was palpable, and I suffered fear and hardship along with them. I rooted for each of them to make it through the jungle, and I wanted desperately for Jack and Jessica to fall in love. I like happy endings, and this book has one. It is filled with suspense and adventure, and I enjoyed it. I think Kim McMahill is an undervalued author. Her books are outstanding.” 

Deadly Exodus 

Deadly Exodus Blurb:
Their love is forbidden…their lives in danger…

Trapped in a dystopian America where men are being exterminated and relationships are forbidden, Nyla is determined to change the course of her future and protect Ethan. Fleeing means abandoning her grandmother and imprisoned mother, but Nyla and her friends will do anything to escape an authoritarian government which has stolen their freedom and prohibits personal expression of any kind.

Desperate and dreaming of a new life, the group makes a run for the Mexican border through the inhospitable Big Bend region of Texas. Persistent patrols track and corner them, while a vast and desolate landscape inhabited by brazen predators tests their ability to survive.

Will they live to realize their dreams of a new life and a chance at love?
My Review on Amazon.
 "Kim McMahill's books are filled with believable adventure, and Desperate Dreams is no exception. This book does not disappoint. The descriptions of evil villains both, man and animal, made my hair curl. Four people escape a matriarchal society to flee to Mexico. It's the United States that no one wants to live in. Nyla says, "the land of opportunity no longer exists," and she wonders why everyone gave their freedom over to government control. Society has implanted chips that take the place of Social Security cards, credit cards, cash, keys, and driver's licenses. This book is Christian, Romance, Adventure, and Futuristic all rolled into one, and it is very good. It is scary to think the United States could become the society in Desperate Dreams.”
Shrouded in Secrets Blurb
The massacre of an unarmed South American village, the destruction of one of the greatest manmade wonders of the world, and multiple museum thefts ignite a desperate scramble to locate a deadly group of terrorists. An international team led by the ruggedly handsome but emotionally scarred CIA agent, Cash Luker, scours the globe in an attempt to keep ahead of those striving to bring thirteen mythical relics together. As Cash’s team closes in on those responsible for the devastation he must conquer past demons in order to save the woman who has captured his heart and prevent destruction of legendary proportions.
My review on Amazon:
The intrigue in this book will curl your hair. I loved the good guys and feared the bad ones. Ms McMahill never disappoints. I loved reading about the geographical and exotic sights I will never see. I could invision them through the descriptive details. This author has a vivid imagination. She kept me spellbound until the final page, and I liked the ending. All through the book, I wondered what would happen to the hidden treasures once they were found. The new locations were perfect. Thanks Ms McMahill. Your book was a perfect Saturday read.
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Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming, which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense. Along with writing adventure novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology and cookbook. When not writing, Kim enjoys gardening, travelling, and spending time with family.
 Links to Kim
Twitter: (@kimmcmahill)

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