14 January 2010

Through the Triangle | Book Review, Interview, and Contest

Book:
Through the Triangle
Author: C.P. Stewart
Pages: 384 (Softcover)
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Genre: Adult Fiction | Science Fiction | Suspense
Available formats: Paperback, Kindle

My summary: What was suppose to be a short deep sea fishing trip on a private charter quickly becomes a nightmare when a boat is transported through the Bermuda Triangle. Now not only do they find themselves nearly three hundred years in to the future but they also have to face a semi human species that can see in the dark.

My say: On the off chance (while channel surfing) that I accidentally stumble upon C.S.I. it is utterly imperative I change the channel before I watch the opening murder sequence. Once the murder has taken place I am completely in. That was exactly what happened to me with Through the Triangle.

The first chapter began rather slowly but after the opening murder sequence - I was hooked. The danger, tension, and story continued to build and build from that point on. I never knew who was going to live or die.

Through the Triangle is different, smart, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I was guessing and hoping all the way to end and was left with a definite sense of satisfaction after reading the end and epilogue.

Plot: Thrilling
Characters: Relatable
Writing: Keen
Hero: Good

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My recommendation: LOST fans will love this. BUY this book, gobble it up, and then pass it on to your husband.

My cover thoughts: A very simple cover that totally works. I really liked that even the font conveys hazard.

My favorite parts:
1. Reading a book from a male perspective.
2. Reading about the supposed possible future of my home state Florida.
3. That Jake never loses his faith.

My favorite character: Juan (the young Latino) is a regular ninja! Given similar circumstances I would make this guy my best friend.

My Meter Readings:
Adventure-o-meter: HIGH!
Kiddie-o-meter: This one contains plenty of violence so it is best reserved for older teens and adults.
Adult-o-meter: Adults will relish in watching this group of travelers learn to survive and make sense of their surroundings.

My notes:


Click here to read my Tuesday Teaser quote from Through the Triangle.
Click here to visit the author's blog.
Click here to read Readaholic's mini review of Through the Triangle.
Click here to read Peace Love & Pat's review of Through the Triangle.

My shout-out: I can not forget to thank Ellz Readz for bringing this riveting read to my attention.

My author interview:
Q: What inspired you to write about the Bermuda Triangle?
A: I have been curious about the Bermuda Triangle since reading the original article in an old Argosy magazine, especially after finding that there are other places that exhibit similar anomalies. Actually anything labeled as "unexplained" grabs my attention. I am also very interested in time-travel and its possible ramifications.

Q: Which character do you relate to the most and why?
A: Probably Jake, because of his appreciation of new things, searching for the good in everyone until proven wrong, and his ability to remember bits and pieces of things he had heard or read, but sometimes not all the facts.

Q: While I am happy where you left the characters I must ask will there be a part two?
A: Through the Triangle was initially written as a stand-alone novel, but I had outlined a sequel for my own entertainment in case I ever decided to write it. Actually, since this is my first foray into writing, I didn’t expect the overwhelming positive response from reviewers and readers, many of whom expressed a desire to follow the characters through another novel. Sensing the interest, I set aside a different novel I was working on to concentrate on a sequel, but my vision went in a totally different direction from the plot I had previously outlined, so I have decided to write both sequels which will result in a trilogy. I have started posting my progress on my blog, http://throughthetriangle.blogspot.com for anyone who may be interested.

My contest: Interested in a chance to read Through the Triangle for FREE? Enter to win my gently used (SIGNED) copy of Through the Triangle!

Contest rules
To enter you must:
1. Be a resident of the US.
2. Be (or become) a follower.
3. Comment with your email address.
4. Note in your comment if you are a
new or existing follower.
5. Contest ends February 15th.

My final say: I honestly wanted to growl at people who interrupted me while I was reading this book.


Thank you Mr. Stewart for making this review, interview, and contest possible.

45 comments :

  1. Woo-hoo! Heck yea, I want to read this puppy!

    Already a follower
    mrso_d at yahoo dot com

    Thanks! :-)

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  2. Wow! Great review, Juju!

    No need to enter me, as I have this book on my nightstand but your review has made me want to run home and immerse myself in this obviously terrific tale. Thanks so much for revving up my engine! :)

    Love your header, BTW!!!

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  3. Anything labeled as "unexplained" grabs my attention too!

    I've seen documentaries about the Bermuda Triangle and it's so captivating.

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  4. I would probably never have even looked at this book because I really don't like the cover. Thanks for reviewing, it sounds really good!

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  5. I'm actually starting to get back to reading! I bought 3 new FUN books!!!

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  6. Maya: Oooo I want to see that documentary :)

    Fifi: *high five* Whatcha get?

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  7. Anything to do with the Bermuda Triangle and I am hooked. I am so fascinated by it!

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  8. Sounds really exciting! I always appreciate a book that's so suspenseful and exciting that I can't set it down.

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  9. Awesome review. I definitely want to read it. The Bermuda Triangle is so intriguing!

    demonicattractions@gmail.com

    old follower

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  10. Not entering! :D

    But I'd just like to say that basing a story on The Bermuda Triangle is so awesome! I've always been curious about it :)

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  11. This book looks good! I absolutely love LOST - and the Bermuda Triangle.
    Thanks for a great review and interview!

    Please enter me :)
    WilowRaven[at]yahoo[dot]com
    I'm an old follower

    Thanks!

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  12. Sounds very interesting! never read a book about the Bermuda Triangle before!

    Bookjunkie221@gmail.com
    U.S. Resident
    Existing Follower

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  13. Oh, this sounds really good. When I first saw the cover I wasn't really interested but after your review it looks like one to add to the pile! I would love to win it too!

    geeb.bookblog@gmail.com
    U.S. Resident
    Existing Follower

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  14. Don't include me 'coz am not in the US, but, re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/01/win-through-triangle-at-tales-of-whimsy.html

    Enjoy the blog contest everybody!!

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  15. I am really intrigued by this book. The premise has pulled me in and as you enjoyed it so much that is very encouraging.
    [Not an entry].

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  16. love LOST and CSI (original) so this is totally my type of book!

    I'm a new follower :)

    cytljjb @ gmail.com (without space)

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  17. The book sounds great!
    muse_in_the_fog@hotmail.com

    http://muse-in-the-fog.blogspot.com/

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  18. Great review. I'm a Lost fanatic, so I'm sure I'd love this book!

    Please enter me. Old follower

    McKenzie
    mac.attack17(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. This book sounds like it's full of adventure and one I'd enjoy. Great review!

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  20. Sounds like a great book - please enter me Juju. Of course I'm a follower.
    mary.e.campbell(at)comcast(dot)net.

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  21. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway. I am a new follower.

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  22. What an absolutely fabulous blog! Love the way you communicate with your readers! I'm not a follower!

    Joanne @ Slice of Life

    http://joanne-sliceoflife3.blogspot.com

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  23. Okay - haven't had my second cup of coffee yet to proofread my post -- make that "NOW a follower!!!" LOL!

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  24. Sounds interesting! I'm a LOST fan, so this might be something I'd like.

    I've got something for you here:
    http://theladybugreads.blogspot.com/2010/01/recent-awards.html

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  25. Welcome welcome Joanne, Muse, Justpeachy, and Christa :)

    LaCoccinelle: Thank you darling :)

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  26. this looks great and I'm a follower and resident jacksond@nhr3.net

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  27. This sounds good! I'd love to win it!
    I'm an existing follower.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  28. I'd love to join in too!! I'm from VA. And an existing follower.

    athira.c AT gmail DOT com

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  29. This sounds great!

    I'm a US resident, I'm an existing follower and here is my email: whatinabox at gmail dot com :-)

    Thanks!

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  30. I would LOVE to win this!
    Thankyou!! :D:D:D
    I am a follower

    -Lindsay

    lindsay15photo@gmail.com

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  31. Wow, you growled? Impressive!

    Count me in. I love Bermuda Triangle stuff.

    demonicattractions@gmail.com

    old follower

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  32. this sounds captivating thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  33. I love LOST and would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance. I am a new follower

    nickolay

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  34. new follower
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  35. Ama New Folower, and think Hubby would Love this one!(after I read it first!)

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  36. Great review and interview! I absolutely love your final say; that says it all, doesn't it?
    :P

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  37. This book sounds riveting! Would love to win it!

    New follower

    pirate_pony2 at yahoo dot com

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  38. I'm a new follower through google friend connect
    mannasweeps AT gmail DOT com

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  39. Please enter me in this contest. Thank you. I am a new follower.

    kmichellec87@yahoo.com

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  40. I'm a new follower! This books sound amazing! I love the whole premise. THanks for letting me know about it.

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  41. New follower! You're right, I'm a LOST lover and this book looks perfect! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! :)

    heather
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  42. This looks like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance! I am an existing follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  43. *********PLEASE NOTE************
    This contest is closed.
    The winner was announced 2/16/09. (http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/2010/02/contest-winner-through-triangle.html).

    Thank you to every one who entered!
    Please continue to check back for more contests.

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