The Necromancer’s Daughter Book Tour: Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of The Necromancer’s Daughter’s Book Tour!

I hope you enjoy:

~ My favorite book from my host’s list, along with my review.

~ Something from or about The Necromancer’s Daughter (follow the link below).

~ Leave a comment on my hosts’ sites, and your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. The more tour sites, the more entries!

Day 21, here we go!

John Howell’s Blog: Fiction Favorites

John is a prolific blogger with almost daily posts. He’s also a contributor over at Story Empire where he shares his writing knowledge and experience. He posts daily on his personal blog, sticking to a set schedule including stream-of-consciousness and photo prompts, a visit to the goings-on in his neck of the woods, hilarious top ten lists, good news from around the world, and my favorite… conversations between his dogs, Lucy and Twiggy. They’re adorable.

Somehow, between all that blogging, John writes great books, including thrillers, paranormal suspense, and paranormal stories about life after death. I’ve read all of his fiction, and now my husband is hooked too. Here’s the book that kicked it all off:

My GRL by John W. Howell

My Review: John Cannon is on a sabbatical from his high-powered attorney job and decides to spend a year on Mustang Island off the coast of Texas working on his used 65’ boat. Then his friend ends up shot, and the sheriff suspects that he’s keeping secrets. Add to that, it turns out that terrorists want his boat.

This book moves along at a fast clip as John deals with the sheriff and then gets embroiled in the terrorists’ plot. He’s a dynamic character, and for me, he brought the book to life. He’s kind of an average guy, but he’s smart and resourceful (for the most part), and he has some attitude. I had a great time watching him deal with all the problems while completely out of his element.

The story didn’t bog down with description or backstory, and it had just the right amount of shipboard detail to lend authenticity to the setting, John’s capabilities, and the story’s resolution. I will definitely read more of this character and author. Though a thriller, the book was also a lot of fun. Highly recommended for readers of action novels and thrillers, and book-lovers who enjoy great characters.


If you have a chance, head on over to join The Necromancer’s Daughter tour at John’s blog: Fiction Favorites.