5 STAR REVIEWS:
There’s only one word I can use to describe Rhani D’Chae’s writing of SHADOW OF THE DRILL and that word is… WOW!!! There was a time when I could honestly say that the majority of the reads I was picking up, were just poorly written pieces of junk. Based on the masterpieces that I now have listed on my page here, I am feeling my luck turn around in the Indie Read department, and it seems, each book gets better and better and better.
When I first saw the cover of this book, I wasn’t impressed at all. I was actually pretty turned off because the cover looked a bit “cartoony” and made me think that’s what I’d find between the covers of it. Was I ever wrong. THIS BOOK WAS FANTASTIC! The writing was impeccable, the storylines were awesomely intriguing and I could envision myself in the theater, popcorn spilling all over the guy next to me, as I jumped, screamed and held on to his arm through each magnificent (and at times, terrifying) moment. I want this book to be turned into a movie! To me, that is what makes for great writing. SHADOW is a harsh story and at times, some might consider it to be an extremely harsh read. There was unspeakable violence in this book, there was profanity and there were sex scenes, but all of these made this story the perfection it turned out to be. There was just the right mix of each, and the author could not have written any of it any other way, without doing incredible disservice to her perfectly crafted characters.
Rhani D’Chae has a fan for life here and I am anxious to see just how far her brilliant mind will allow us to journey, in her next release. I dare you to read this book and not enjoy it! If I could give it 10 stars, I would!
~ Nonnie Jules
Masterfully executed and impeccably written.
Those are the words I can find to describe this very powerful writing. I had to stop a couple of times to check on the name of the author to make sure that this was a woman writing so powerfully about a world that is dominated by men, men like Decker and Rudy.
The author had the control of the English language that is so exquisite, with some expressions that can only be dreamt by many writers, and used with such perfection, that I have taken notes.
Charlene is a woman I admire. Her steadfastness, her faith, and her strength is what the world they lived in is required for a woman to survive it, and she survived it.
I started off hating Decker, and all those like him who use brut power to cow everyone else around them, but then, in the end I was rooting for him. I wanted him to win, and I wanted both men, Decker and Rudy to survive and continue their policing, their defense of the weak, especially women. This is an extraordinary read, and as I said, I took notes. Brava.
~Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko
I read a lot of Indie fiction not looking for ‘Diamonds in the rough’, but rather to find interesting books without the staid characters, formulaic plots and over-edited writing. This book epitomises what I enjoy and made for a great fun read; human, raw, angry, lively, original, vengeful, at times violent, other times erotic, and sometimes both violent and erotic!
It’s a revenge story at it’s heart, but Ms D’Chae has put a lot of effort to develop characters who have depth, background and purpose, and the result is a delightful mix of friendship, action, sex and obviously a fair degree of violence. She writes scenes which are surprisingly visual, too, with page turning action, arousing erotic scenes where the pheromones almost drip from the page, and heartfelt human interaction with honest dialogue. The result is a good story, well written and the establishment of some characters we’ll surely see more of in future … and I’ll be there to read them too.
~ Garrett Addison