Thursday, April 24, 2008

Review of Blood Harvest by Brant Randall

Title: Blood Harvest
Author: Brant Randall
Pages: 286
Publisher: Capital Crime Press
ISBN: 13:978-0-9799960-1-6
ISBN: 10: 0-9799960-1-5

Brant Randall delivers in this historical mystery based on a story told to him by his grandmother. Although most of us think the KKK was a southern phenomenon, it had a direct hold on the New England states where this story unfolds—and in most other states across the nation.

Brought to life is 1920’s America; a time of prohibition, bootleggers, mob rule, the first sexual revolution, unionization of the workplace, the Spanish Influenza epidemic, returning war veterans of all races and ethnicities, the League of Nations’ promise of no more war, a huge influx of immigrants, speak-easies and jazz. It was a time of extravagant prosperity and extreme poverty.

Told in nine unique voices is the story of the trial and lynching of one successful immigrant, brought about by the greed and jealousy of a moonshiner rival. More intriguing is that the immigrant was married to the rival’s daughter.

How did another body show up at the death site? How much did law officials know beforehand? Was “justice” manipulated to serve specific purposes?

Although fictionalized, Blood Harvest brings us real history. How many of our direct descendants were members of the KKK in that time? Or are now? This book will beg you to search for answers to those questions.

The author’s impeccable research brings history to life. Blood Harvest is a highly recommended read!

Linda J. Hutchinson

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Winner of a $20 Gift Card to B&N!

During the month of March, The Writer's Chatroom hosted a virtual book tour for debut author Jordan Dane. We had a great time doing it!

Those who posted comments on the blogs of VBT hosts were eligible to win one of five $20 gift cards to that fabulous bookstore.

At the "Show--Not Tell" "Launch P-A-R-T-Y!" on March 30th, we scrambled the names of blog visitors and randomly drew five winners.

All of the winners have been notified except for Margay who visited at Billie William's Printed Words blogsite. We'd love to send Margay the gift card. So ... if you know Margay, please contact me at

Friday, April 04, 2008

I've been in Hijacked Browser hell once again

I'm still attempting to repair the damage done during the last attack (which Norton seemed to not notice and IE was oblivious to).

And I'm still having issues getting signed into blogger. My issue isn't covered in any of the blog posts at the help section and trying to post a message is a nightmare.

Every time I attempt to sign into I receive a 404 error code. This code tells me I've made it to the site, but can't get in. UGH! Ha! Today I found my own way in. Arduously, I might add.

Please bear with me until these challenges are resolved. I've been reading some fabulous books when not fixing my laptop. Upcoming reviews include Glitter of Diamonds, The Cleaner, Holiday Writes (which I have a story in), Blood Harvest, Beloved Castaway, and The Pandora Key.

The "Launch P-A-R-T-Y!" for Jordan Dane at The Writer's Chatroom on March 30th was a hoot. We had a great time at all the stops on the virtual book tour! You go, girl! This one is destined for many years of success!

You just never know who might stop by our Wednesday or Sunday evening chats at TWC. Last Wednesday's surprise visitor was Danielle Steel!

Hope to see you soon!