It's funny how much the quality of books can differ with self published books. Some are just awful and then there are those that are really amazing. Ten years ago everyone would frown upon self published books, but this has certainly changed over the years. Traditional publisherswatch out!
Admittedly Laying The Odds (J.R. Tomlin) wasn't one of the better novels. What might have turned into an epic fantasy adventure, filled with magick and runes, suffered from the relative shortness of the book that didn't allow much character development, not to mention the actual story being terrible rushed and lacking depth up to the very sudden ending. Add that the book could use some serious editing.
Now Peace, Love, And Murder (Nancy Holzner) on the other hand was right up my alley. It all starts with the trunk of a cab that houses a dead body, much to the dismay of the cab driver. A murder mystery filled with wonderful witty dialogues and the perfect chemistry between characters. A fast paced read that kept me guessing right til the end. Loved it!