Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Shatter Point Blog Tour and Giveaway with Jeff Altabef

Shatter Point
By Jeff Altabef
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Published: Sept. 22, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

Maggie met Cooper at a young age, but even then she sensed something was wrong with him. His charm, good looks, and wealth could not hide the danger that burned in his sapphire eyes.

Some nightmares don’t go away. He’d been haunting her from a distance for as long as she could remember.

Now things have changed.

When her sons Jack and Tom discover she’s been taken, they set out to rescue her and uncover nefarious family secrets, explosive government conspiracies, and a series of horrific murders along the way. Only their colorful great aunt and a covert resistance group can help them navigate the dark underworld full of political subterfuge and class warfare.

All the while, Maggie struggles to outwit her tormentor in a life and death psychological battle of tense desperation. Will Jack and Tom arrive before Cooper reaches his shatter point?
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My Thoughts:

Shatter Point is a fast moving psychological thriller which includes political intrigue and a medical conspiracy.

Stalked from a young age by Cooper, lower class Maggie has never been able to free herself him. He has always followed her from afar keeping track of her and her children. Fearing for herself and sons Jack and Tom she has never told the authorities about Cooper

Now with Maggie having disappeared and conspiracies and murders abounding, time is running out.

Shatter Point is extremely fast-paced and a heart-racing adventure. Lightening the adventure the tension however is Tom and Jack’s unique great aunt who is well able to handle herself against the enemy even when she sticks to her old fashioned weaponry against their new technology. Drifting back and forth between past and present in the storytelling, the story is woven of years of stalking and abuse on the part of Cooper on both Maggie and the women that were murdered in her place.

The shatter point comes when the antagonist loses his grip on reality. But Maggie didn’t leave her family many clues to go on. I liked the tenacity of her two sons and of Maggie’s aunt.

I thought the characters were likable and realistic. I did think the solution of the brain development problem was probably solved a little too quickly and easily though. I can even see a possibility for some kind of sequel after this book.

I liked that the book only had mild profanity and the clean romantic theme through the story. It made for a pleasant read without having to think about censorship too much. I enjoyed reading this story and gave it a rating of 4 out of 5.

Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

Jeff Altabef lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of "telling stories," he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and you
ng adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, is his debut novel. Jeff has a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories. You can find his blog, The Accidental Writers Workshop, on The Patch. Jeff also writes a column for The Examiner under the byline - The Accidental Writer.

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About the Book - About the Author - Prizes!!!

About the prizes: Who doesn't love prizes? You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of Shatter Point! Here's what you need to do...
  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog
That's it! One random commenter during this tour will win the first gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win--the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE.

The other two prizes will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Shatter Point tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

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  1. Thanks for reading and posting such a well written review. Great Aunt Jackie is my favorite character to date!

  2. I liked how he was able to slip in some comedy as well - with Aunt Jackie. And the taser with doctor Samuel W.!

  3. This is a fantastic giveaway. There's lots of authors that I haven't heard of, let alone read anything written by them. Thanks so much for the opportunity and good luck to everyone.

  4. Excellent review! I can't wait to read this one!