What’s in a Book?


What’s in a Book?

What’s in a book?
Between the covers
Let’s take a look
At the wonders inside

Whether fact or fiction
Novel or poetry
Written with perfect diction
Or slovenly prose

What about genre
Romance or mystery
Fantasy or horror
Thriller or erotica

Escape the mundane
Visit the fantastic
Magical worlds
Imagination elastic

So what’s in a book?
Now you know
Anything you like
Go on give it a go

For this, and other random poetry, check out ‘Who Want’s a Theme Anyway?’ here:

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A collection of poetry celebrating the beauty of the random. There is no thematic link to these poems, they touch upon almost any subject that crossed the author’s mind in the moment. They were born from a series of journal notes made over the course of a number of months. This collection is an eclectic mix of poems and range from love poetry to landscapes, children, paranormal, science and technology, and animals, with a lot of other topics thrown in for good measure.

My GRL by John Howell

Announcing the re-launch of My GRL


The cover is new and the book edited once again to enhance the experience. What is really nice is the price has been cut for the introduction. You can buy the kindle version for a special introduction price of


Here’s the blurb.

John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a well-deserved leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission. Amazon for the kindle version

Here is the link to Amazon for the Kindle version

Here is the link to Amazon for the Paper version

Check them out and read the first few pages on Amazon.

Also, you can check out John Cannon’s other two adventures, as well as, the new My GRL at John W. Howell’s Author Page










Author Bio

John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the adventure, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016. All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

John lives in Port Aransas, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

The Paris Lawyer by Sylvie Granotier

The Paris LawyerThe Paris Lawyer by Sylvie Granotier

Description from Goodreads

As a child, Catherine Monsigny was the only witness to her mother’s death. 20 years later as an ambitious attorney in contemporary Paris, she catches a professional break when her boss assigns her to major felony case in rural France. An immigrant stands accused of poisoning her husband, but her secrets are not the only ones hidden in the scenic rolling hills of Creuse. While preparing the defense, Catherine is reunited with images of own past and a high-intensity search for two murderers ensues. Who can she believe? And what will Catherine do with her past should she discover it?

I gave this book four stars out of five

My thoughts:

I quite enjoyed this book. It was a relatively quick and easy read.

I liked the protagonist and found the story interesting. The character development and the back stories of the major players were well handled, with sufficient detail retained to leave some uncertainty about characters motives. I liked the fact that the author led me off in one direction and had me convinced early on of how the story would end, only to find that I was wrong in my assumptions.

One thing that I did not like about this book were the numerous dream sequences, or half remembered events from the past. I had trouble telling sometimes which parts were actually happening, which were real, and which harked back to times gone by.

There was a reasonable pace to the book, although I did find that the dream sequences interrupted progress at times.

I thought that the way the main story and primary sub plot were treated was excellent. I liked how they weaved in and out and took over precedence from one other, with what I had considered sub plot ultimately becoming the main thrust of the novel for me.

The conclusion to the story was surprising and I loved that I had not seen it coming too early on.

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys an easy to read thriller, mixed with a little romance. A clever plot, well executed. A most enjoyable read.

This review is based on a complimentary copy provided by Netgalley and the publisher.