The reviews are in…

Wonderful characters, kept me turning the pages.

Christine Woinich wrote the following review.

5 Stars

“This story caught me and would not let go! The instant attraction between Brooke and Scott was great but not the only pull in this story. I had to know what happened, who did it, and could not stop turning pages. I loved how Brooke’s deafness did not stop any of the story, love, danger, etc. keep her from doing things. Scott’s instant protectiveness made him a wonderful counterpart. From Brooke’s past tragedies to the current situation, I enjoyed the entire package. I highly recommend this story.”



Goodreads Review by Grady Harp

5 Stars

“…Destiny writes romantic suspense novels, and her concepts for stories are enhanced by the out of the ordinary characters she carves…Having created a deaf heroine whose live is lived in 5 minute intervals makes for a fascinating device for a romance…This is a stunningly original novel, well written and tense enough to satisfy the most finicky suspense story lovers. Highly recommended.” ~ Grady Harp


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Do my friends and family know that I’m a romance author?


Many writers keep their pastime/career a secret. Do those close to me know that I write? You can find out the answer to that question and more in my interview at Kam’s Place. Follow the link here: http://www.superkambrook.com/2015/10/author-showcaseinterview-and-review-of.html

There is also a new review of my recent release by Kameron Brook. Read her review after the interview. I think she liked the book! 🙂

A disturbing book to read…

Blurb:  Nature Kranderson, a reclusive psychic, stumbles upon the work of a serial killer when she tries to locate a missing teen for her family. For some reason, the killers face remains shrouded. That has never happened before. She has always been able to ID them. It frustrates her, and makes her a little nervous. Unfortunately, she can see everything he does to the girls—every perverted detail—including a wire whisk used on one girl and a riding crop on another. He gets off keeping them naked and using them as often as possible before he becomes disenchanted. When that happens, death follows.

Nature joins forces with Sheriff Web Westerly and begins a cross-country journey that takes them to Florida. Another teenage girl is missing from the Brevard County area, and the police have asked for her help. They want to find the girl before anything happens to her. After they arrive, Nature discovers her
disappearance has nothing to do with the ‘Man’, as she’s dubbed the killer.

While in Florida, the police approach her about another missing girl. She was taken from a park near the beach and they suspect it may be the serial killer who has her. Nature confirms their suspicions. Afterwards, thinking her work is done, she gets ready to go home, back to Montana. Before that happens, she is called upon for another case in Daytona. The Man has struck again.

The news people catch wind of the missing girls. They learn of Nature’s involvement and track her down, seeking an exclusive interview, flashing her face across the television screen once they locate her. Unfortunately, someone else is watching that day. A serial killer is looking for his next target, and he thinks he may have found her on the news.

Note: This book contains graphic sexual content, violence and adult language. Intended for a mature audience.

My thoughts: I’m not going to give a full assessment of my opinion about Innocence Taken, because the book was just too much for me to stomach. I’m not usually squeamish about violence, death, blood, guts, etc. I like the horror genre, but this was different. There was unexpected content in this book that went beyond what I want to read.

For me, the problem was the rape scenes. The rape victims enjoyed being raped. That really disturbed me and I didn’t like it.

With that said, if you would not be bothered by such content, the writing is solid, the characters are well-developed and the killer is original and scary.

Where to buy: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/janet_durbin/innocencetaken_info.html

Published in: on June 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“…never experienced before…” Read the full review!

From Anna, Goodreads Reader, here’s a new review for The Curse of a Mind:

“Highly psychological in its whole, yet lighthearted and entertaining, this novel is highly worth the time it takes to snuggle up and read.

As the story proceeds, there are twists and turns that all of the characters never expected to come across. I have to admit, at the end, there was quite the surprise awaiting me.

The character dynamics easily mesh together, yet each individual has the ability to stand on their own & be a strong lead. The continuing development of the “love interest” allows the story line to drastically deepen, despite the suggestion that this relationship will never fully develop.

The killer — well, that’s a whole different topic. Something that can only be described as both highly interesting and disturbing. Something that I have never experienced before within a novel.

As for everything else in between, you need to read it yourself to find out!”

Also, there’s exciting news! The print version of this book is on sale right now at Amazon for $9.37. It’s originally $12.95. It’s also eligible for super saving shipping! Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Mind-Destiny-Booze/dp/1936167344/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1305810686&sr=8-2

For more buy links, including this book in e-book format, click here: http://novelistdestinybooze.books.officelive.com/thecurseofamind.aspx

“It is her best book so far!”

New Review emailed to me Monday, March 7, 2011

“I have read about 3/4 of the book. It is so good! I started it Saturday and have read all my spare time. You know how some books you can figure out what is going to happen and who the culprit is, well, I don’t have a clue! So that makes for good reading. It is her best book so far!!” ~ Sandra, Reader

They can’t win. The perpetrator is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds. How can they possibly get away when he knows their every move?

Chris Chambers is a private investigator with great instincts and a shady past. She works with a skilled team on cases that most P.I.’s won’t touch. She’s hardened to life, hardened to people and as tough as the military trained her to be.

Her team’s newest case is a construction worker by the name of Aidan Wolfe. Aidan is hardheaded and successful, a man with no friends and a long list of enemies. Someone is trying to kill him, someone with extraordinary gifts.

The investigative team and Aidan will be confronted with their worst enemies—themselves. They are cursed to face their own thoughts, inner fears, prejudices, and every private feeling or emotion they have as this man toys with their minds and hearts.

Can they survive? By the end, will they want to?

5 Stars from Linda on Goodreads! :)

Linda reviewed The Curse of a Mind on Goodreads and rated it 5 stars! Whoohoo!

Here’s a highlight from her:

“WOW, Does Ms. Booze Grab You By The Throat At The First Page And By The End You Just Want More!”

Questions about THE CURSE OF A MIND

The Curse of a Mind was reviewed by Nancy over at Cheryl’s Book Nook! After reading the book, she had a few tough questions for me. Want to see my answers? Read the review and the interview here: http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/2010/12/curse-of-mind.html

THE CURSE OF A MIND gets 4 marks by Mind Fog Reviews

Here’s a highlight from the review:

“…Destiny is an author you should be ready to follow into the big leagues…Destiny’s mind is a frightfully delightful one that continues to bring out one great novel after another. You won’t put this down until you see “whodunit”.”


Anastasia Cassella-Young

Mind Fog Reviews


Posted at http://bookgoddessno1.blogspot.com/ by Book Goddess No 1:

This was a gripping novel right from the opening sentence and I could not put it down. There were so many twists and turns and I loved how it kept you guessing and even rooting for the “bad” person throughout the novel. I am looking forward to reading many more novels by this very talented author.

Medical thriller, FBI and police intrigue, mafia, hitmen = my perfect novel.
This novel will keep you guessing and will make you want to read it over and over again. It is actually back on my list for books to read and I want to read it again. Not many books after being read, make this list so that tells you how much I enjoyed it.
I would highly recommend this novel to everyone!!!
Rating 4.5 out of 5
Published in: on December 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Me? Compared to James Patterson? Whoohoo!

“This book has a very inventive plot with an ending I didn’t see coming. The characters were likable. Very emotional read in parts. Destiny should think about making this character, Chris Chambers, and her team into a series. James Patterson’s woman’s murder club better watch out…Destiny is coming.”

~ bookaholic, Shelfari Reader

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