Sunday, 8 February 2009

First Review for LOT 62


January 2009
Eternal Press
33 pages

Rating: 4 Cups

Julie Blalock is an ex-agent with MI6, called up for an assignment by the Ministry of Defense. Widowed because of an error on the part of MI6, Julie never planned to go back in the secret agent business ever again -- until today. She is intrigued enough to impersonate Dorothy Buchan, a rich widowed socialite with an unsavory past.

Ms. Esther May Morrow is putting on an extravagant auction with known ties to the underworld. She is here to find out who killed her fiancĂ© and is putting everything here tonight up for bid at auction, even enlisting the aid of “Dorothy Buchan” to help her.

Lot 62 is one of two existing works by the Mayan King Vichama. This is what everyone wants to get their hands on, or so Julie is being told. Having to go undercover and secure “The Archangel” at all costs is her assignment. Ms. Esther May Morrow believes the person responsible for the death of her fiancĂ© is going to be bidding on Lot 62 and she is ready to unveil the killer by fair means or foul.

This is a very fast and furiously paced bit of whimsy that keeps you on your toes. I had no idea exactly what this was going to be about, and you will not care because you will be as caught up in it as I was. This is the second in the series and is able to stand alone quick nicely. But I must say I now want to read the first and be in line to get the next couple stories in the series hinted at in the book. The end is so surprising and the twists and turns this takes you on makes you wonder how this quick tale packs such a big punch.


Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More


Danielle said...


Lainey said...

What a great review and wonder who did it *grins* thanks for posting the review someone at CTR saw it and have it up showing on our site too. I am so happy for you and yes it is a great story I cannot wait to see what else you have coming this was my first taste. Thanks again. Lainey

Robert Appleton said...

Thanks, Danielle.

Lainey, I only wish you could review all my stories *grins* It's often tough to get anyone to consider short stories for review--especially standalone eBooks. But Lot 62 couldn't have gotten off to a better start...thanks to you. I'll be sending all my Esther May Morrow tales to CTR from now on.


Lainey said...

Why thanks Robert that is such a nice thing to say and yes at CTR we take them all short and long and treat them as they should be individually on their own merit. And yours definitely stood on its own merit wish I had read the previous one though it made me interested in see what that was like *grins* and cannot wait to see what the others will be like. Whether I review them or not I will want to read them anyway. Hmm that means go and buy em I guess haha... Thanks again. Lainey