Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"All they are is dust in the wind." Song lyrics


"Dust to Dust," immediately catches the reader's attention and holds it like an iron grip, as the action unfolds with the forces of good are pitted against an evil that could destroy the world.

Scott Bryant is a regular guy who could be your next door neighbor. He's out on the town with a couple of friends. They come upon an elderly couple who are being attacked by a gang. Scott and his friends decide to involve themselves to save the couple. In the heat of the battle, the old man notices him and announces that Scott is Capricorn. With that pronouncement, Scott felt a tremendous serge of power come over him and he led the attack against the gang.

Later, Scott has a dream of the Oracle and sees another, like himself, heading toward the Oracle. This Oracle is a saving place that had a meaning which Scott couldn't yet understand. However, there were many skeletons that seemed to be coming to life with evil intent.

Melanie Regan is another character beginning to have talents and power that she didn't know she had. When an earthquake strikes L.A., a group of robbers attempt to steal items from a jewelry store and assault the young clerk who works there. As with Scott, Melanie shows her heroism and chooses to intervene without regard to her own safety. Suddenly, Scott is by her side and they work together to overcome the robbers and save the clerk.

Heather Graham has a talent for making things seem possible and there is something about the bravery of these characters that is refreshing and makes the reader wish them success with their challenge.

While they are helping others, we become aware of sinister forces that are forecast in the form of these skeletons that are coming to life and darkness is threatening.

Told in a manner that reminded me of Stephen King's "The Stand," Scott and Melanie follow a spiritual summons to Rome to Sister Maria Elizabeth. Sister Maria Elizabeth is similar to Mother Abigail in "The Stand," who is an elderly woman and the leader of the good survivors.

Both Mother Abigail and Sister Maria Elizabeth are beacons to others and they tell the characters that after others arrive, the battle for earth will begin.

Heather Graham's work is always entertaining. The characters are realistic and well described. The plot of "Dust to Dust," is clever and believable.

Giveaway rules:

Giveaway will end at midnight July 29th.

Be a follower of this blog.

If possible, follow on twitter @mikedtheauthor

Under comments, indicate that you wish to be included in the giveaway and leave your email address for contact.

U.S. and Canadian residents only. (Sorry, postage)

Good luck.


Tracy.H said...

This one sounds great! I would love to be included in the giveaway, thanks. :0)


Holly said...

I would love to be included in this giveaway! :)


Linda Kish said...

Please include me. I clicked on your link as requested.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Rebecca said...

I'm a new follower and I clicked the link and said you were helpful. I would love to win this book:)

Darlene said...

Heather Graham's books have been on a TBR list. I haven't had the pleasure of reading her work yet, but she sounds great! Please enter me in the draw!

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

PS: I'm already following you on twitter (@DarleneBookNook) and I liked your review on Amazon.

Heather said...

i haven't had a book keep me up reading till all hours. This defintely sounds like one of them.

Please enter me in the contest. Oh yeah, I did say yes.

Anonymous said...

HI Mike! I loved The Stand--if this is even half as good, it's worth a read! Thanks for giveaway, Rae-
Best O' Books bestobooks@gmail.com

heather said...

Sounds like a great read. Count me in, please :)


Denise Z said...

Your review was awesome and I definitely hit liked on you amazon review! Thank you for sharing about this great book and inviting me to visit for the wonderful giveaway opportunity.
follower - Denise Zaky


Julie said...

I would like very much to be included in this giveaway:)

I am an email subscriber/follower.
I clicked "yes" at the end of your review.
I am following you on Twitter: @jwitt33

Thanks so much for this great giveaway!
jwitt33 at live dot com

Julie said...

I am also a GFC follower because I just got the dang thing to let me follow!
jwitt33 at live dot com

Anonymous said...

Great review - Can't wait to read it as I love The Stand. Am following blog and fulfilled Amazon requirements. Would love to participate in giveaway. Thanks,

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Please include me.
I clicked on your link as requested.
followed on twitter @alterlisa
I am a GFC follower-Lisa Richards


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Vidisha said...

Love to be included in the giveaway!!!

Follow on twitter ~ sweetvidisha

GFC follower

vidishamun at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

I loved The Stand. This sounds like something I would enjoy too. Thanks for the review and contest! I found your blog over at goodreads-free book give away! please include me.


Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway - please include me! I am a new follower on GFC as Suz and I would love to win!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

Jennifer said...

Reading my first Heather Graham book right now and I am really enjoying it. I would LOVE to be included in this giveaway :)
I follow your blog and twitter and clicked Yes on Amazon, as it was a great review!
Thanks Mike! Jennifer from Can't Put It Down

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in the contest.

Anonymous said...

I'm a subscriber--I have your blog on my iGoogle page, but Amazon won't allow me to mark helpful. They view me as a friend and will only allow one of your friends to say yes. :( I wish that rule would change.

Anyway, no need to enter me. There's a copy of this book at our library. Best to give others the chance to win, eh?

peg42 said...

This book sounds really wonderful. Please enter me into your giveaway.
I'm a GFC follower (rickpeggysmith)
Indicated "YES" my review was helpful.
Follow on twitter (peg42)
Thanks so much.

Julie S said...

I've heard good things about this one. Count me in the giveaway :)
GFC follower and said your review was helpful.

Teresa K. said...

Mike I haven't found a Heather Graham book I haven't liked yet. I was very fortunate to meet her last year. She is a lady who is a lot of fun.

She's very gracious. Please include me in your giveaway.

Your review was very good on this book.

Teresa K.

mamabunny13 said...

Please enter in this giveaway.

I read your review on Amazon and clicked Yes.

I follow via gfc

mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Heart2Heart said...


Thanks for the reminder to check this one out. I'd love to be entered in this giveaway. Please include me.

Stevenkat27 (at) verizon (dot) net

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC sounding book! I would LOVE to be included! Thanks! I follow your blog and follow you on Twitter.

Molly AT reviewsbymolly DOT com

Tea said...

I follow you..... I would like to be entered in contest giveaway, please.


Elaine said...

After reading your review, I NEED to read this book. And comparing it to The Stand has me intrigued. Thanks for the giveaway!

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