Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book Review of Primal

Book Review of Primal
 Sponsored by Virtual Book Tours

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PRIMAL by D.A. Serra
screenplay originally purchased by James Cameron
Crime thriller with heavy psychological element
If it were a movie, it would be rated R.
Publisher: Perry Street Pictures, Inc., May 13, 2012
Category: Crime Thriller
Tour Dates: September 17 - October 12, 2012
Available in ebook: 191 Pages

Blurb : 

The most dangerous place on Earth is between a mother and her child...
With everything at stake - what are you capable of? What if the worst happens and you're not a policeman, a soldier, or a spy with weapons training and an iron heart? What if you're a schoolteacher - a mom? In this gritty crime thriller a family vacation takes a vicious turn when a fishing camp is invaded by four armed men. With nothing except her brains, her will, and the element of surprise on her side, Alison must learn to kill or watch her family die.
 And then, things get worse.

About the Author:

Deborah Serra was a screenwriter for twenty years and recognized by the Writer's Guild for her long term continuous employment. She has written ten TV movies, four feature films, and numerous TV episodes including two years as a staff writer for NBC. She worked for top producers, directors, and actors. She has taught writing at the University of California, San Diego, Wofford College and at writers' conferences nationwide. Serra has now turned her attention to novels, and she was honored as a recent recipient of the prestigious Hawthornden Literary Fellowship, and as a semi-finalist for the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Award given by the Faulkner Society in New Orleans, LA.


Deborah's Website

Tour Schedule:

Tour Host:                                 Date of review:              (GP)Guest Post, (I)Interview, or (G)Giveaway?
Tea Time With Marcie                 Sept.17                         G Sept 4
Psych Babbler Over a Cuppa Coffee Sept 18                        G
Coral Alchemyofscrawl                  None                                     I Sept 18
Jamie MN Girl in LA                         Sept 19                                 None
Kami Black Hippie Chick            Sept  20                        GP Sept 21
Darlene's Book Nook              None                            GP & G Sept 21
Thoughts of Joy                                    Sept 26                         None
Renee Succotash Reviews         Sept 27                         G
Mason Thoughts in Progress       Sept 30                                 GP Sept 28
Misty The Top Shelf                        Oct 1                                      None
Vanessa Dark Haven Maven       Oct. 1                                    I Oct. 2
Rick Rhodes Review                        Oct. 2                                    G
Vicki I'd Rather Be Reading           Oct 3                                     G
Cheryl's Book Nook                  None                            I & G Oct 3
Susan Bloggin bout Books          Oct. 4                                    None
Gina's Library                    Oct 5                      None
Earth's BookNook                   None                            Feature Oct. 5
Lucy Moonlight Gleem               None                            GP & G Oct. 5
Diana Offbeat Vagabond              Oct. 6                                    G
Joy Story                                              Oct 8                                      None
Hilary Novel d' Tales                        Oct 8                                      None
Bev The Wormhole                         Oct 9                                      I & G Oct 10
Farrah Book Faery Reviews     Oct 10                          GP & G Oct 12
Mindy Books & More Books      Oct 11                          None
Other Reviews:

 "To some, Minnesota's North Woods are a soothing antidote to the stresses of civilization. But to others, all that unpaved, unpeopled wilderness is just plain unnerving. And therein lies the seed of some very spooky storytelling."- Amy Goetzman, MinnPost
 ""Primal" the new book by D.A. Serra is a page turner. The story line and the characters engage you, and once you start you won't put it down until you are finished. The story reminds us that no matter how carefully we craft the "bubble" around our every day existence, no matter how safe and secure we make our environment and our lives, a chance encounter with evil can shatter that bubble and change our very persona forever. This is a great read."- Michael C Bertin, Amazon Reviewer
 "Better than PD James. An astonishingly gripping tale, but more than that, it is full of insights, and wonderfully well written. The voice is unique, but it has that PD James quality."- Patricia S. Churchland "Neurophilosopher", Amazon Reviewer
 "Mary Higgins Clark, watch out! I downloaded Primal and the new Mary Higgins Clark at the same time, and of the two, to my surprise, although I am a big MHC fan, I really enjoyed Primal best. If you love a good thriller, like I do, this is the book to read! A real page turner, riveting suspense, - well conceived and beautifully written - this author should to be on every thriller lover's 'to read' list!"- Lora, Amazon Reviewer
 ""Wow." It might be an hour or two before my breathing slows down and my stomach unwinds itself from a tight knot. I only put the book down twice since I started reading it. The book was so vivid. With confidence I can say Primal has brought out the most emotion of any book I have ever read. I have never been so consumed by a book before. The book is honestly one of the best I have ever read."- Laura, Amazon Reviewer
 "I love a great story, one that is packed with explosive action. Primal is right on top when it comes to a suspenseful thriller. I was always anxious to get to the next chapter. I wanted to read fast, but the dialog was so good I didn't want to miss any of it. I was sad when I realized that I was coming to the end of the story. The characters in this thriller came to life for me. I couldn't help but put myself into the plot and to wonder what I would do if put into their same situation. If you love nail biting, explosive action that will not disappoint, Primal is it." Max- Amazon Reviewer

Book Review:

            I watch television shows like “American Ninja Warrior” or watching movies like “The Borne Identity” where people perform amazing feats.  Or I read about people lifting cars off loved ones.  As a parent you always wonder if you would be able to protect your children if you had to.  We have a running joke in our family that I would jump in front of a bullet for my kids without hesitating; and I would jump in front of one for my husband but I might think a moment first.  But reality is no-one really knows what they would do in a life threatening situation because we are rarely put in a situation where we would have to do something like this.

            This book is about a gentile, soft-spoken mother who goes on an ill-conceived trip with her husband and son.  The fishing trip is supposed to be four days of uncomfortable time in the woods with her reading and her son and husband fishing that would prove that she was more than just a girly-girl.  Instead it was a few hours of horror that lingered on after they returned.  Everyone thought she had lost it and that the trauma had gotten to her.  If you see and hear things others don’t, does that mean you are crazy?  And if you are crazy, does that mean no-one is really after you?

            Tension simmers in this book.  I give it a rousing 4.5 out of 5 clouds.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!