March 29, 2021

Well, last week, I just took a break from writing after recovering from my cold or allergies. Not sure exactly what I had, but it wasn’t Covid.

When I was sick, I did a lot of reading. There wasn’t much else I could do. I found reading a good novel helped to deal with the cold, and especially at night when my symptoms were worse.

My mind needed a break from reading and the writing process. I decided to work on a new epic song that I am composing. It is not finished, but I have a good start, and I am pleased with the progress so far.

There are times I have to allow my creative juices to replenish, permitting my mind to rest, especially after dealing with a cold. I find working on composing a musical piece helps my mind and my body to relax, and at the same time letting my mind be creative.

It allows me to see my manuscripts and my blog posts in a different light, giving me a fresh perspective on ideas and topics.

This week, I also found some new novels that have piqued my curiosity to read, so they are on my reading list, not sure when I will start reading them.

Here are my plans for this week:

Tomorrow, I start physical therapy for my back; I was recently diagnosed with spine osteoarthritis. So my rheumatologist recommended physical therapy, and then we will go from there.

Then later in the week, I will receive my biologic medicine. So, I am going to do some writing and editing in between my appointments.

My review for The Persian Gamble

The Persian Gamble is the second novel of the Marcus Ryker series written by Joel Rosenberg, and it is the continuation of the saga.

Each of the three novels in the Ryker series is broken down into acts, The Kremlin Conspiracy was the first act, the Persian Gamble is the second act, and the Jerusalem Assassin is the third act, which I am in the process of reading now. The fourth novel, the Beirut Protocol in the series, was just recently released.

The Persian Gamble had a confusing second chapter that threw me, after reading about Ryker in the first chapter, but I stayed with the story, and it turned out the chapters second thru six were crucial.

Then in chapter eleven began Ryker’s storyline, and so did the action. The Russian and American governments are hunting Ryker and his friends after the assassination of Russian leaders. Ryker is figuring out how to convince the American President and other government officials to rescue him and his friends by offering information from preventing a world war.

Once I read chapter seven, the story started to fall into place, reeling me in; I was hooked. The story was a thrilling ride filled with drama, action, and adventure.

Throughout the novel, I kept wondering what was going to happen to Ryker and his friends. The last few chapters were spectacular, I felt like I was watching a movie in my mind, and the ending was superb.

I enjoyed reading the Persian Gamble was exciting and entertaining. If you are looking for an excellent Christian political-thriller, I recommend the Kremlin Conspiracy and the Persian Gamble.

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My Review for The Kremlin Conspiracy

The Kremlin Conspiracy is a well-written story with excellent characters with tons of action. I found the story gripping and entertaining, and Joel Rosenberg delivered an exciting novel.

The main character Marcus Ryker is a powerful and authentic character that moved the story forward. Ryker is introduced as a teenager, Rosenberg used the storyline to reveal Ryker’s character, creating a bond between Ryker and the reader on his journey to adulthood.

Oleg Stefanovich Kraskin is a supporting character who lives in Russia. He comes from a wealthy, influential family and his fiancé is the Russian President’s daughter. Oleg is the complete opposite of Ryker and stayed in the background and not wanting to cause trouble for him and his family. Oleg desires a promising future for Russia and wanting to start a family as he accepted the president’s aide position.

As the story unfolds, Ryker and Oleg’s lives became intriguing, and thrilling to read as their lives intertwined.

I loved how Rosenberg took his time to develop these characters, allowing the reader to connect and bond with them throughout the story.

The Kremlin Conspiracy was a fantastic and thrilling read. I kept wondering what was going to happen next.

If you are searching for a Christian political thriller, then The Kremlin Conspiracy is an excellent choice. The novel is available on kindle unlimited.

My reading list for March

I have 100 pages in, and at times the story can be a little slow, but so far good story.

I am enjoying the story, and so far, it’s been an exciting ride.

I was in the mood for something different, so I chose to start reading this mystery novel about a K-9 Unit. I was pulled in by the powerful opening chapters. I’m looking forward to reading more about this K-9 unit.