Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Book Tour: Amanda's Eyes by Kathy Disanto

Think what you see is what you get? Better think again.

Waking up is the pits when you come to in a hospital with a broken arm, a colorful assortment of abrasions and contusions, and a face swathed in bandages. It’s even worse if you can’t remember what hit you.

The bad and the ugly are crime reporter Amanda “A.J.” Gregson’s business. But learning she had a ringside seat for an explosion that killed two agents of the Continental Intelligence and Investigative Service (CIIS), incinerated an entire block of warehouses, and did so much damage to her eyes they had to be surgically removed? Well, that gives the darker side of life a whole new meaning.

Haunted by elusive nightmares, A.J. waits for her transplant and struggles to remember the events leading up to the fateful night of September 4, 2075. Weeks crawl by without a glimmer, before memory finally floods back the night before surgery, every detail brutally clear.

The explosion had been the work of the Ferrymen.

“The Ferrymen. My not-so-magnificent obsession for more than a year. Only a cataclysm could have made me forget. I guess you could call them hitmen. You could also call Einstein a math whiz. Think ruthless. Think unstoppable. Think killers so proficient ‘caught the ferry’ was fast replacing ‘bought the farm’ in common usage, and you have the Ferrymen in a nutshell.”

The transplant surgery goes off without a hitch—welcome news, because A.J. is raring for a rematch with Hell’s Boatmen. But contrary to popular belief, what you see isn’t always what you get. Take her new eyes, for example. Those baby blues may look perfectly normal, but they possess a power that turns her world upside down—the power to see into the hidden dimensions of the human heart.

 When the Sight unmasks the mastermind behind the Ferrymen, the unveiling is as stunning as it is unbelievable. The revelation sets her on course for a second head-collision with evil. Will she survive the final encounter?

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My Review:

This book has it all! There is murder, mystery, investigations, futuristic settings with the tech to go along with that, a little of the supernatural, and really great characters.

I read this book because of its title, of course. With my name being Amanda, it was a given that I had to at least give it a try. I didn't even read all of the back. So I was in for a treat when I started reading it. There was so much more to it that I thought there would be.

A.J. is a great character. I think that she really held up well when she woke up with no memory and no eyes. I would have panicked and not calmed down the entire time I was in there. Luckily, this is set in the future, so it took little time to get her healthy and sighted again.

She is supposed to lay low after she gets released from the hospital, but of course our reporter is not going to do that! She is determined to get to the bottom of who The Ferrymen are. She is hopeful that she can do so without risking her family's lives in the process.

I can't tell you more than that, or I will ruin the book. Just let me say that the book is very well written,  though I did have a glitch in my copy. The name of the doctor changed from one chapter to the next. Other than that, the book flowed smoothly and quickly. The characters were great and the story is very engaging.

I recommend this to anyone that loves a great story with murder, action, and a little extra twist thrown in.

About the Author

Award-winning author Kathy DiSanto wrote her first novel in 1997. That year, she published two romances with Bantam’s Loveswept line. One of them, For Love or Money, won a 1997 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. 

In 2012, Kathy self-published two futuristic thrillers. Amanda’s Eyes is a near-future paranormal thriller and the first novel in a series featuring crime reporter A.J. Gregson. Why Live? is stand-alone dystopian science-fiction. 

Thanks to her day job as a communications specialist with a major university, Kathy has written more than two hundred features for print and the web. 

She is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Independent Author Network, the Independent Author Index, the Indie Writers’ Network, and World Literary Cafe. 

When not writing, she takes brisk walks with Molly and Lucy (her rescue dogs), reads, and indulges in her latest hobby at the firing range.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. I do hope you haven't got x-ray eyes aswell then !!

    1. :) That would be a mixed blessing, wouldn't it!

  2. Hey, Amanda! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review AMANDA'S EYES! Knowing you enjoyed the story just made my day! BTW, if you ever do get x-ray eyes, let me know. We can collaborate .... :-)


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