Book Review: “The Soul of Power”


(See all of my Book Reviews) – “The Soul of Power” eBook was published in 2019 and was written by Callie Bates ( This is Ms. Bates’ third novel and the third book in her “The Waking Land” series.

I received an ARC of this novel through in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in another universe and place, one that allows magic.

The primary character of this book is Sophy Dunbarron. Dunbarron is the illegitimate daughter of the king. Now, since she joined the rebellion led by Elanna Valtai’, she has assumed the throne of a once divided country at the age of 21. Her position is far from secure as there are many who oppose her and she must respond to an open rebellion.

She fears she has lost her close friend Valtai forever when Dunbarron learns that Valtai has been captured. She also discovers a secret about herself that could cost her the throne. Will she and her forces be able to qualm the unrest at home and hold off the forces that want to take her country.

I thoroughly enjoyed the 13 hours I spent reading this 464-page fantasy. While the lead in this novel is 21, it still has a Young Adult feel to it. I have read and enjoyed both of the earlier books in this series (“The Waking Land” and “The Memory of Fire“). I think that Ms. Bates has created a very engaging fantasy universe. I liked that this book in the series took a different point of view than the earlier volumes. It is also written in the first-person view of Dunbarron. While this could be read on its own, it would be best to read the prior two books of the series first. I like the chosen cover art. I give this novel a 5 out of 5.

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Black Friday Weekend Sale by Xojo on Mac Software


Xojo, Inc. of Austin, Texas, creator of Xojo, a multi-platform development tool for desktop, web, mobile and Raspberry Pi apps, has announced that their entire Xojo store will be on sale from Black Friday, November 29, 2019, to Cyber Monday, December 2, 2019. All new Xojo licenses, renewals, and upgrades will be discounted to 20% off of their original price. Xojo 3rd party products and XDC Videos are also included in this epic sale. Tickets for XOJO.CONNECT, The Xojo Developer Conference will be discounted by $200.

Xojo is the best environment for professional developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike who want to develop for the desktop, web, and mobile. Xojo applications compile to machine code for greater performance and security. Xojo uses native controls so apps look and feel right on each platform. Since one set of source code can be used to support multiple platforms with native apps, development is ten times faster. Simply drag and drop to create the user interface, utilizing one straight-forward programming language to implement the app’s functionality.

Xojo is free to use for learning and development, but a license is required to build a stand-alone application. Xojo offers a 90-day money-back guarantee on all new licenses, so if you purchase during this 20% off sale and are not completely satisfied you will be eligible for a full refund. The discount will be applied automatically in the store upon checkout. Licenses are available in the following options: Web, Desktop, iOS, Raspberry Pi, Xojo Pro, and Xojo Pro Plus.

Military during Thanksgiving

I’m a couple of days late reblogging this, but I still wanted to share it and add my own thanks to those who are serving away from their families during this US Holiday.

If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest.
* The”World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 340 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
* The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
* The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.


Pacific Paratrooper

The Thanksgiving Day card GP Cox received from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans


Thanksgiving during WWII…

They’re celebrating Thanksgiving on this very day,

My thoughts are at home, though I’m far away;

I can see everyone, eating dinner deluxe,

Whether it be chicken, turkey or even duck;

The fellows over here won’t whimper or moan,

They’ll look to the next one and hope to be home.


Truly and honestly, from way down deep,

They want you to be happy and enjoy your feast.

These holidays are remembered by one and all,

Those happy days we can always recall.

The ones in the future, will be happier, I know

When we all come back from defeating the foe.

_______Poem by an Anonymous WWII…

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DEVONTechnologies Black Friday Sale on Mac Software

Starting November 29th, 2019, from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, DEVONtechnologies of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho sells all its software products as well as upgrades for 25% less. Discounted products include all editions of DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and DEVONsphere. DEVONthink saves all your documents, keeps them organized, and recalls them whenever you need them. DEVONagent finds that needle in the haystack we call internet. And DEVONsphere keeps the data you need always at your fingertips.

DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution for the Mac. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed and edited, PDFs annotated. DEVONthink 3, released this fall, lifts document management on the Mac to a new level.

DEVONagent is DEVONtechnologies’ web research solution for the Mac. It finds information searching multiple sources in one go and applying powerful filters to the retrieved data. The presented results can be further processed and saved to the internal archive or handed over to other applications, e.g. DEVONthink. DEVONagent also offers a range of automating options to run searches unattended. It adds found data to the user’s archive or send reports by email.

And, finally, DEVONsphere Express is DEVONtechnologies’ desktop search assistant. It runs as a menulet and indexes documents and other data in the background with the same AI-based technology used in DEVONthink and DEVONagent. Unlike traditional search utilities DEVONsphere Express is highly context-aware. It focuses automatically on what the user is working on and finds related documents, email messages, web pages, and more.

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Offer:
When it comes to celebrating, no time of the year compares to the last three months. October is the month of pumpkins, ghosts, and ghoules. November brings us colorful trees and tasty turkeys. And December, finally, is the month of the months for children and adults alike. So whatever your traditions are, let us all set a day aside this week to come together and give thanks for all we have. Stop for a moment and all take stock of how well we’re doing.

“We at DEVONtechnologies are thankful for our families, for our colleagues, and our friends. For our work that we enjoy and are passionate about. And for that the software we make helps our customers do better what they do. So in line with the old tradition we offer all our products, from DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go to DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express, at a 25% discount this weekend to say ‘thank you!’ Now is the best time of the year to get ready for a productive new year.” – Eric Boehnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies

DEVONtechnologies’ Black Friday offer starts Thursday, November 28th, 2019, 6 p.m. UTC and ends Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, at 9 a.m. UTC. It cannot be combined with other offers such as the students & educators discount.

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An Interview with Author J. K. Kelly


(See my other Author Interviews ) – I have read, enjoyed, and reviewed two of Mr. Kelly’s novels – “Found In Time” & “The Lost Pulse“. Mr. Kelly was kind enough to let me interview him a short time ago.

Myself: When did you first realize that you wanted to become a writer?

Kelly: That might actually go back as far as grade school. I liked to tell stories as far back as those years but once I learned how to type in freshman year of high school I had learned something that could keep up with my thoughts and it was on from there.

Myself: What is the first piece that you remember writing?

Kelly: The first writing credit I ever received was in the sixth grade. In response to a question from the editor of Highlights Magazine who posed the question – “Do you believe Martians exist?” – I wrote back that I’d believe it when I saw them walking down main street. They ran my response and a cartoon that made the cover that of two Martians walking down the street as school kids hid behind mailboxes and store facades and watched in awe.

Myself: That is really a special way to begin your writing career. What is your academic and work background?

Kelly: I studied Journalism and Law Enforcement at Penn State University but when I was offered a dream job, that of the PR Director for a NASCAR team in Charlotte, I left the Happy Valley and never looked back.  I had been doing freelance writing and photography on weekends while I was in college and that was my first dream job – traveling, writing, taking pictures, and going to the races. A detour due to the needs of my family took me from the NASCAR gig and I thought I was finished but when an opportunity with a small start-up named VP opened in Pennsylvania I was back in racing and spent the next 28 years helping to build that company into the global player it is today. I was able to satisfy my craving to write by contributing PR and marketing materials in lieu of a proper marketing team but once it was time to come in off the road I was able to jump back into storytelling and here we are, four years and three novels later.

Myself: That background is similar to some of the other authors I have interviewed. So many seem to have been interested in writing most of their lives but only were really able to pursue it once they were retired. What part of the world do you currently live in?

Kelly: I live in Media, Pennsylvania with my wife Lisa and the yellow lab she promised me if I ever agreed to stop the global travel. 

Myself: Do you think that living there has affected your writing?

Kelly: Only in that like some of the film directors and actors who are from or favor the region in their work, I like to include elements of Philadelphia or it’s historic sites and sports teams from time to time in a scene or two.

Myself: How do you relax? What are your hobbies?

Kelly: Spending time with my kids and grandkids, something I missed a great deal of while I was working in motorsports, is a great pleasure for me.  A good film, book, or walk with my wife does the trick but believe it or not, travel relaxes me. Whether it’s a thousand-mile drive or a flight to the other side of the world, it relaxes me and gives me a clear head to develop ideas for what I am writing or what I might like to tackle next. 

I still enjoy photography, football, and watching auto racing – primarily rally car racing – very much.

Myself: I agree that being able to spend time with kids and grandkids in retirement is satisfying. My wife and I enjoy driving across the country too, though I would not say that it relaxes either of us. What else would you like to share about yourself?

Kelly: Just that I’ve always considered myself a very lucky person. I was adopted by a great set of parents when I was an infant. I could have been adopted by who knows what but my adoptive parents were fantastic and what they didn’t pass along to me in genes they most certainly did with their love and life lessons and I’ve been on a lucky streak ever since. I touched on adoption in a scene in Found In Time and hope that touched any readers who could relate.

Myself: Did you read much growing up?

Kelly: Actually not that much because the Catholic school nuns in the 60’s used to knock some of us about when we said defiantly that we didn’t see much reason to read the assignments or memorize poems. That might actually have pushed me away from books for a time.

Myself: What have you read recently?

Kelly: In the last few months I’ve read two of Brad Thor’s latest, Navy Seal Brandon Webb’s Mastering Fear, A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin, Murphy’s Law by Jack Murphy, Endurance by Scott Kelly (no relation), Endurance by Frank Worsley, and I’m racing through one of Mark Greaney’s thrillers. 

Myself: You have read quite a lot in the past few months What is your favorite genre? book? character? author?

Kelly: Oh that’s tough. I really enjoy autobiographies but of course, thrillers come in an extremely close second.  It goes without saying I think JJ Jackson is a real badass with a heart but you might expect that of me. My favorite book is a tough one, it’s like asking favorite movie, of which there are at least a half dozen.  I really got into Dan Brown, appreciate James Patterson for his work and taking the time to give me some advice, and I am looking forward to seeing what Brad Thor’s got coming next. There are many more but too many to list.

Myself: I too have been a fan of Dan Brown and have read most of his novels and I have read some James Patterson. Where is your favorite place to read?

Kelly: In bed late at night when there’s not a sound in the house. 

Myself: Do you prefer paper or eBooks? Do you listen to audiobooks?

Kelly: I do prefer paper but I always have 2-3 audiobooks loaded so I can dive into something good when I’m driving to a trade show or a race. It’s weird though because I can’t listen when I’m just sitting still.

Myself: What books do you recommend to others? Give as gifts?

Kelly: That’s tough. All of my friends have such different interests in books. If a book lover I know is due a gift they get a B&N gift card.

Myself: What makes you sit down and want to share your stories?

Kelly: I like to entertain people, sometimes with jokes and other times with wild stories so there’s that. When I can up with a concept for a book and it excites me then I can’t wait to get it on paper and get someone to give it a read. If they come back with a smile or a laugh or ask what happens next then I feed off of that.  There’s an excitement in a book lover’s eyes and I like fueling that, giving them something they react very well too, fuels whatever it is inside me that’s driving the creative.

Myself: What are your ambitions for your writing career?

Kelly: I’d like to reach the level of success that I’m fueling a much larger audience the way I described a moment ago.  I saw how much I had to work and sacrifice to help grow that start-up into a global player and now I’ve turned that same focus and passion into my writing.  With a little of that luck I mentioned earlier hopefully more and more readers, an agent and hopefully a publisher, will help me reach that goal.

Myself: Is there anyone who has influenced your writing?

Kelly: I’ve worked with a few editors who throw a lasso from time to time and ask me, “you intended to go there?” and then I either explain it and keep going or listen to their counsel and reel it back in a bit.  As far as any authors, I can say, generally speaking, any of those who kept me reading, regardless of how late it was. 

Myself: How did you pick the genres for your stories?

Kelly: Oh, that’s an interesting wall I crashed into.  I wrote my first novel, Found In Time, as a story that featured good guys killing bad guys, camaraderie, non-stop action, love and heartbreak, science fiction/time travel, history, and a trip to Gethsemane where a group of Marines took a knee to ask for a miracle.  Then I had people in the industry told me I needed to pick one. Ok, thriller!

Myself: Where do your story ideas come from?

Kelly: With the fiction, the story ideas just come.  When I used to spend a lot of time telling jokes people would ask me, “How the heck do you come up with this stuff?” and the same holds true for my books. The fact that I’ve seen so much of the world allows me to take the readers to places they might not ever get to or even know existed. In the case of the non-fiction Fuelin’ Around, which is about my time in the motorsports world, people often told me they thought I had a very interesting life and should share it so I did.

Myself: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just to see where an idea takes you?

Kelly: I write the first chapter and then layout on a whiteboard where we should go from there. Sometimes we take a left or a right and if it works, we come back to the original bearing or follow the flow.  In one case, I wrote the first and last chapters and then built the middle. That was an interesting journey.

Myself: Where do you do your writing? Why there?

Kelly: 95% of the time it’s in my home office. It’s quiet until the dog or the Mrs. decides that it’s time to disrupt things for a bit but I’ve threatened shock collars for them both so they usually leave me to it when they can tell I’m on a roll. In actuality, Lisa works in fashion and is out of the house quite often and we take our lab to a really neat place where she can run around with her friends all day and then comes home worn out, happy, and hoping for dinner.  

Myself: What is your schedule like when you are writing?

Kelly: I can sit down at 8am and not look up until I need more coffee. It might be noon or later and then it continues.  Most times I know when it’s time to stop and give the brain and the hands a break.  Then I might be headed out to play with two of my grandchildren and will come up with an edit that I will dictate into Notes on my phone while I drive. 

I can write for three days in a row or one day in a week and then jump back in like I hadn’t stopped. 

Myself: About how long does it take you to complete a first draft? How long do your revisions take? 

Kelly: It might take six months to get to what might be halfway and then I start feeding chapters to one of the editors I work with for feedback. I keep moving forward and then apply or push back on some of their critiques. In all, from start to finish, it takes me a year but that’s because I’m on my own schedule.  I write some things for one of my past employers and if they give me a deadline, I always deliver with time to spare. Hopefully, someday a book publisher will offer me that challenge.

Myself: How much research do you put into a novel?

Kelly: Whatever I need in order to make the story credible. I’ve been everywhere I write about, except Camp David and the ISS. I know a bit about weapons, law enforcement, and the military and find experts who can answer what I need in order to get it right. The next novel is mid-way through at this point and I sought out some extraordinary people in some very high places to make sure what I was writing was dead on.

Myself: What tools (software?) do you use in your writing?

Kelly: Word. I’ve also been using First Draft to develop a screenplay.

Myself: What are the hardest and easiest things about writing?

Kelly: For me, it was the rejection letters. They’re like a drag race. You get one shot and if you don’t get a win light you pack up and go home to race another day. To me, the easy part is telling the story.

Myself: What advice would you give to an aspiring author?

Kelly: Get feedback from people who will give you an honest opinion on your work and be sure you know what you want to get out of writing and then go for it. Then work with some people who can help you make sure your writing and the work is the best it possibly can be.

Myself: What novels/works have you published?

Kelly: Only three so far:

  1. Found In Time, my debut novel, October 2017
  2. Fuelin’ Around, non-fiction, November 2018
  3. The Lost Pulse, sequel to FIT, October 2019

Myself: What are you currently working on?

Kelly: I had started a new novel, another thriller, a few months back but the JJ [the main character from Found in Time and The Lost Pulse] pulled me back in and so he’s back but not everyone made it home this time. The feedback from the team I work with is very, very good so I’m really looking forward to the next few months of work.  I’m still hoping to partner with someone who can help take it all to the next level in publishing.

Myself: What else would you like to share?

Kelly: I’m very thankful to everyone who encouraged me to follow my passions throughout my life and who helped me along the way.  The feedback and reviews I have received, and I do very much remember your review of Found In Time, has been so encouraging I can’t thank you and the others who have been so kind to me. Thank you John.

Myself: How should your fans follow you or get in touch?

Kelly: The easiest thing is to visit my website and contact me there. I’m also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well, but the website works best for me.

Digiarty Black Friday Sale on Mac Software

Product Announcement – This holiday season, Digiarty Software of Chengdu, China will celebrate by launching the largest-ever Black Friday Sale in the company’s 10 year history. Every shopper is eligible to receive an unexpected holiday thrill: a coupon code that delivers up to 75% discount on its best-seller for Mac specialized in DVD ripping, copying, video converting, resizing and media transfer.

Unlike many online retailers that run Black Friday promotion for five days, from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, Digiarty goes even further and extends the holiday sales until Dec. 9, 2019. Get the coupon code to save up to 75% off and enjoy a life-time free upgrade on its 2019 Black Friday sales page.

It’s estimated customers are bullish on 2019 Black Friday weekend, with average spending forecasted to top $470, according to ICSC research. Digiarty further builds the excitement by releasing a historically huge discount offer over the course of the event. “Holiday shopping doesn’t necessarily mean moving through the crowd at the cost of family time, all to end up with overconsumption.” Said Jack, CEO of Digiarty Software, “At Digiarty, massive discounts are in the palm of your hand. You can purchase gifts at up to 75% off without blowing your budget.” “On top of that, there is neither hunger marketing nor price enhancement before sales.” He added.

The holiday gift WinX Black Friday Special Pack for Mac from Digiarty is not only cost-effective but also full-feature. Customer can take a sneak peek of the 4-in-1 holiday pack:

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac : A newly updated DVD ripping software with overhauled DVD analysis kernel. It rises to fame with the success of scanning any DVD, whether it is region-locked, sophisticatedly encrypted or damaged. It’s able to make 1:1 copies of DVD movie library without losing quality, and speedily turn DVD movies into digital MP4, H.264, HEVC, AVI, MOV, etc in minutes, so that customers can store DVDs in hard drive/cloud, or play the compact file on the go without a disc drive.

WinX HD Video Converter for Mac: With an ongoing focus on the latest trends in technology, WinX HD Video Converter for Mac makes timely support of 4K/8K UHD video, HEVC codec, and GPU acceleration. It is capable of handling conversions to everything from HEVC to H.264, MP4, AVI, WMV, MP3, etc. – all at a dramatically accelerated speed. There are 420 user-defined profiles available for quick conversion to popular devices, including phones, smart TVs, and tablets. Customers are at the fingertips to download online content, compress oversized 4K/HD footages, make basic editing, adjust parameters, and more.

WinX MediaTrans: A great iTunes alternative that simplifies and safeguards the whole data backup and syncing process without erasing data. It can not only transfer photos, music, videos, ebooks, etc between iPhone iPad and computer but also make ringtones, create a playlist, convert files, password protect photos and videos against privacy leakage, all in one fell swoop.

5KPlayer: A video player that plays everything, including SD, HD, 4K, DVD, and Blu-ray discs. It supports files that come in HEVC, MKV, AVCHD, AVI, MOV, FLV, MP4, WMV, MP3, AAC, APE, FLAC, any formats – no third-party codecs required.

On top of the 75% off gift pack available throughout the holiday offer, customers can also take advantage of the event to get a single DVD ripper, video converter, and more, all at jaw-dropping prices.

Pricing and Availability:
Digiarty’s 2019 worldwide Black Friday event begins over the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend and lasts until Dec. 9, 2019. During the period, WinX Black Friday Special Pack for Mac, compatible with the latest Windows 10 and macOS Catalina, is price-slashed to $49.95, from previously $199.95 (USD). Customers can get a head start on the gift lists and ready family for home entertainment by visiting the 2019 Black Friday sales page.

See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!


Cyber Monday Sale of Xeric Design Software for the Mac


Xeric Design of Incline Village, Nevada is celebrating Cyber Monday with savings of up to 50% through December 2, 2019. Full versions start at $14.99 and upgrades start at $9.99, including a one-year data subscription. This offer is valid only from the Xeric Design website.

EarthDesk 7 replaces your static desktop with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage, allowing you to track hurricanes and other weather systems on your Macintosh or Windows desktop. The software operates silently in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. Unlike a screen saver, which only appears when your system is idle, EarthDesk’s dynamic desktop is continuously displayed as your desktop background (and optionally as a screen saver).

EarthDesk 7 allows users to purchase an optional data subscription (included in the Cyber Monday sale) which offers double the update frequency and 16 times as much detail in the cloud layer with precisely geo-located clouds using data from up to 23 satellites. In addition, this service displays other real-time data including worldwide earthquakes, named storms (typhoons, hurricanes, etc.) and the position of the International Space Station.

Major new features introduced in EarthDesk 7:
* Greatly improved support for multiple screens and Retina displays
* Many new positioning options including centering on a specific lat/lon or real-time data such as the location of the most recent earthquake
* City labels now support multiple colors and different screens can show different sets of data
* All new city database with support for adding, editing and removing of cities
* Presets are exportable to easily move configurations between different computers
* And more
Requirements and Downloads:
EarthDesk for Macintosh requires Mac OS X 10.11 or newer. EarthDesk for Windows requires Windows 7 or newer. Some features are platform-specific. For more information and to download an evaluation version, please visit Xeric Design online.

See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!


Black Friday Sale on Black Node Software for the Mac

Graphic Node of Sakiai, Lithuania, the developers of high-quality templates and illustrations for OS X, have announced their biggest discount campaign this year so far. The company offers savings of up to 50% on selected products. This happens only once in a year, so it’s a good chance to get the good stuff for your Mac, or stock up on gifts in the form of ‘redeem codes’ to colleagues and friends. Graphic Node is marking the occasion with an offer up to 50% off selected AppStore products Nov 27th – Nov 29th.

Graphic Node today announces the largest discount campaign this year so far. The company offers savings of up to 50% on its selected products. This happens only once in a year, so it’s a good chance to get the good stuff for the Mac, or stock up on gifts in the form of ‘redeem codes’ to colleagues and friends. Graphic Node is marking the occasion with an offer up to 50% off selected website products through Nov 27th – Nov 29th. Users can view applications on the Graphic Node Web site and purchase over the Mac App Store and iOS App Store.

The modern and polished templates supply a collection of over 13,000 easy-to-use templates for creating business and personal content with Apple’s iWork products. It’s the easiest templates applications for every occasion to use. A wide range of possible modifications allows you either to stick to the ready-made samples or to engage your imagination and fit the templates to your expectations. We provide regular monthly updates with new templates. The offering kicks off through Nov 27th – Nov 29th . Get up to 50% off on Graphic Node selected products.

See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!


Where to Download Software for the Mac

(See my other Mac-related posts) – Have you heard or read of a Mac App that you now want to download and try? That is easy and very safe if you find the App on the Mac App Store. But what if it isn’t carried in the App Store?

I came across the article “The 7 Best Sites to Securely Download Safe Mac Apps” a short time ago. There are 7, but really only 5 are clearly identified alternate sites. Their 6th site is the Mac App Store. The recommendations from MakeUseOf for download sources are:

    1. MacUpdate
    2. Softpedia
    3. Pure Mac
    4. CNET Download
    5. MacApps
    6. Mac App Store
    7. Download Directly From the Developer – (See my new macOS Software Directory for a list of some of the software available for the Mac and the vendor’s website)


While your Mac has built-in protection against malware (See my article BUILT-IN OS X MALWARE PROTECTION), you do run a risk when downloading software from other sources than Apple. If you are not familiar with the source of the software, search on the Internet to see if there are any concerns about the vendor.

Book Review: “The Lost Pulse”


(See all of my Book Reviews) – “The Lost Pulse” eBook was published in 2019 and was written by J.K. Kelly ( This is Mr. Kelly’s third publication and a sequel to his first novel “Found in Time“. I interviewed Mr. Kelly after I finished this review.

I received a copy of this novel from the author in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Language. The story is set in the near future. Terrorism has reached new heights.

The Whitehouse is an armed camp surrounded by a wall. A well planned and executed attack on Guantanamo Bay has released many enemies of the US. A very select team is allowed to use a time travel device to fight the growing terrorism. They are restricted though to never changing history.

I enjoyed the 6+ hours I spent reading this 266-page thriller. I read the first book of the series earlier and enjoyed it as well. It is, other than the time travel, what you would expect from a thriller. The cover art is OK. I give this novel a 5 out of 5.

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