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New On My Shelf This Week

This week I am sharing my latest complimentary book, as received from the lovely Samantha Lien of ‘Roger Charlie‘, Publicity and Management Agents.

The book’s author, Charles Kowalski, will be stopping by on July 10th, with a guest post for my slot on the upcoming blog tour and I can’t wait to find out what his chosen topic will be.


Robin Fox, peace-loving professor of world religions, wants only to leave his dark past as a military interrogator behind him. But when an unknown suspect tries to disperse a deadly virus in downtown Washington, Fox is unwillingly drawn back into the shadowy world of intelligence.

The FBI and CIA automatically suspect Islamic terrorists, but Fox digs deeper to discover the far more frightening truth: a global conspiracy to eradicate all religion from the face of the earth.

From Washington to Jerusalem, from Rome to London, Fox must use all his skills to stop devastating attacks on the world’s holiest sites on their holiest days.


Image Of Author Charles KowalskiCharles Kowalski’s debut thriller, MIND VIRUS, won the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Award (Action/Thriller), and was a finalist for the Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award, the Killer Nashville Claymore Award, and the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association’s Literary Award (Mystery/Thriller).

Charles is almost as much of a global citizen as his fictional hero, Robin Fox, having lived abroad for over 20 years and studied over 10 languages.

He now divides his time between Japan, where he teaches English at University and Downeast Maine

Keep at it! Keep writing until the story is told, then keep looking until you find someone who believes in it as strongly as you do. It always seems impossible until the moment it’s done!

Catch up with all the latest news at Charles’s website

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Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Elizabeth

      ‘Conspiracy Theories’ is probably not the section of a bookshop I would search out before anything else, however I do like to mix things up a little in my reading and the premise of this one sounds so good!

      I am a firm believer that money and religion (any religion), are the roots of all evil and responsible for most of the unrest in the World today, so I am particularly interested in discovering how Charles works the storyline and to what conclusion!

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope that all is well with you and have a good week 🙂

    • Hi Martha,

      A virus which apparently only attacks religious gatherings, the thought is quite worrying really, especially if hitting such narrowly targeted events is actually plausible … I want to know how!!

      Thanks for taking the time to visit this week, I always appreciate your comments 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      I agree that this one might be a bit too close to the truth for comfort and maybe a little too disconcerting for some readers, given the headlines we are bombarded with on a daily basis.

      Even more disconcerting is the question – Who is at the top of the chain in this global conspiracy? I’ll lay money it probably won’t turn out to be the obvious suspects!!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment on this week’s post and ‘Happy Reading’ 🙂

  • Anything dealing with mind control, particularly dispersed via a virus, sounds creepy and exciting! Once again, one I might prefer on the screen rather than a book, but who knows… I won’t pass judgement until you feature it further.

    • Hi Kelly,

      I often wonder just how many people have already beeen brain-washed by the authorities and we just don’t realise that our lives and thoughts are not our own.

      The fact that this virus seems to be able to be targeted at specific groups of people, rather than the generic viruses of many television shows and films, is even more spooky.

      Surely to wipe out religion totally, you have to kill everyone who has any religious thoughts or ideas at all. There only needs to be one person left alive with the spark to re-ignite a religious faith or culture and it won’t take long for the World to be back where it started from!!

      I am really looking forward to Charles’s guest post, as I have no idea what topic he is going to focus on 🙂

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      Intriguing and definitely interesting.

      Quite often when I watch news programmes, I do wonder at the Trump ‘Fake News’ concept and wonder if there is so much more going on behind the scenes of a storyline that we are being duped into not questioning.

      I am left to wonder how much ‘whiter than white’ the FBI and CIA are in ‘Mind Virus’, or are they simply using Fox to hide the truth and protect the chief conspirator?

      Happy Reading’ and thanks for the visit 🙂

  • Enjoy Mind Virus, it sounds good. I don’t read many conspiracy books, but I watch my share of conspiracy/real crime tv shows. I wonder how I’d like the book versions.
    And I like the advice on writing. Happy Monday 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      When I am profiling an author for a post, it is always fun to try and track down a quote or two to share. As with all quotes, many of them can be very much alike in their sentiment, but it somehow gives a biography a much more personal appeal.

      I’m not much of a one for watching conspiracy television shows (I never seem to get time for viewing – apart from to catch up on the news once a day). However, hubbie does watch loads of films and the premise for ‘Mind Virus’ does sound like something straight from the script of Mel Gibson’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’, doesn’t it ?

      Great to have you stop by and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

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