Cover Reveal – Crimson Clouds

Book Cover - Crimson Clouds

Here's our next adventure selected from Book Club Reading List. I'm already one-quarter through Crimson Clouds and enjoying it so far. Robert, a cosmopolitan Frenchman and still attractive in his early sixties, has just retired from a brilliant career at the United Nations. He is at a loss for what to do with his now seemingly endless free time. He has no desire to go back to work … [Read more...]

Book Review – Wings to Redemption (1 Star)

Wings to Redemption

Wings to Redemption is a techno-spy novel primarily set in San Francisco.  I selected this novel from Book Club Reading List to participate in our France book poll. Given the book's description, "You will travel the twists and turns from Sydney to Paris," and the book poll title, "Let's Tour France", I mistakenly expected France to play a larger role in the story line.  Notwithstanding, San … [Read more...]

Author Interview – Paul Landes (Wings to Redemption)

Wings to Redemption

What is your experience with the setting of the book? Have you visited or lived in the area? If 'yes', what about the area inspired you to use it as the setting?

I was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and I've always been on the lookout for different and unusual places to visit. In the early 1970s when I was finishing up college, I discovered it was possible to fly on FedEx planes virtually anywhere in the world, almost for free. From their Memphis headquarters, I boarded … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal – Wings to Redemption

Wings to Redemption

The readers have spoken. In a landslide victory against three other contenders, this month's travel novel will be Wings to Redemption. Stay tuned as we explore exotic regions of the world through the lens of this high-impact, high-intensity techno-thriller. Here's a brief summary of what we can expect.


A fast paced, romantic … [Read more...]

Let’s Tour France (Book Poll)

Love in Paris

This month we will take a tour of France. To get in the mood for our vacation, check out these fun facts about France.

Facts About France

  1. France is the second largest economy in the Eurozone.
  2. France was the most popular destination in 2012 (83 million tourists)
  3. The Louvre Museum was the most visited museum in the world (9.5 million visitors 2012).
  4. More electric cars were sold here during 2013 than any other EU … [Read more...]