Friday, March 2, 2012

Finding Katie Virtual Book Tour - John Smith Book Review

Welcome to Virtual AuthorBook Tours for Novel * Finding Katie *  by John Smith

The very wealthy and very sheltered Preston Meadows lives his life protected from even the hint of harm. His world is safe and secure until someone kidnaps his sister, Katie. Against his parents’ wishes, Preston sets out on his own to find her. Preston works hard to blend in with the “regular” people roaming the streets of Dallas – but the real world is zany, insane, full of danger and ruthless criminals. Preston soon begins to learn more about himself and finds he has a knack for foiling certain crimes. In his adventures, during his search for his sister, he makes friends with some of the strangest people he could ever imagine. Along the way, Preston falls in love, comes face-to-face with a self-described Drug Lord, and discovers a side of himself he never knew existed, especially after the Drug Lord kidnaps his girlfriend.

My Review

Reading the Blurb I must say I wasn't sure what to expect, Yes I was interested as I enjoy novels written by John Smith but after reading Finding Katie I was indeed a happy camper !! I found myself giggling at many a scenes , even in the dire circumstances of this story, John found room to add in the humour. I don't think Ive giggled so much in a story as much as I did in this !! 

 Finding Katie is more of a Mystery with Elements of the Paranormal world - filled with romance as well.

Heartfelt moments where present, I must say John Smith did  a fantastic job of blending romance, action, humour and all aspects in this story giving us readers that happy medium where nothing is missing or left out .. Just content once the last page has been turned !

Preston Meadows, is rich and has led a sheltered life, for more reasons than one, he has a gift, that his dad likes to keep hidden from the world till the moment suits him.  Being given all that he needs in life, never realizing the poverty and the heart break outside the confines of his own lavish life., Preston ventures outside his bubble into the real world, of violence, drugs, and chaotic individuals .

Preston goes undercover  as ** someone ** less fortunate  to find his Kidnapped sister Katie,  On his journey he makes one of discovery,  the person he was and the person he can be.  - To move forward live his own life and to also find his sister in the mean time. He meets some unsavoury people along the way, makes wonderful friendships, and also makes many enemies. He sees the world - from many people 's views  along the way, moment where his heart wants to break just at the thought of what they have been through..  Of course Preston being the kind hearted soul he is helps in every way possible. Even mopping the floors lol !!

I enjoyed Preston's character - he was strong willed and caring -  and even took it upon himself to care for a dog that was very unsavoury lol..  I found his chatter quiet amusing he just didn't blend in with the street lingo . This alone got him in trouble lol..

Alot of wonderful characters were created in this story - all with depth , definition and huge personalities ! I'm sure many of them will make you cringe, giggle and even smirk !

John Smith has written an exceptionally well balanced novel with great character development and emotion, and is a book that I'm sure any reader with a sense of humour will enjoy .  Well blended story - filled with a  smooth flowing storyline encased  with banter, humour, romance   and the meaning of true friendship, love,  family and caring for others no so fortunate.

Overall, I  give this 4 1/2 stars !! I will certainly be reading more of John Smith's future novels !

Meet John Smith

I write under two name John J. Smith and pen name Jonathan Black. Why do I do this? I've been told when a reader sees my work they have an expectation, hence the two names. I have won several awards under each name.

I've been called a prolific Fiction writer. I enjoy writing romance and mainstream as John and paranormal and paranormal romance as Jonathan.

Several of my novels have been converted or rewritten into screenplays; for which I've also have won several awards.

I reside in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

Finding Katie can be brought over at Amazon - Amazon buy link