Thursday, September 30, 2010

And the Beat Goes On

Tracy Krauss

Archaeologist Mark Graham unearths a remarkable discovery while at a dig site in the mountains of Zimbabwe. Fossilized remains of a pterodactyl are found carefully buried alongside those of gigantic human bones. Speculation leads to the possible existence of a mythical race known as Nephilim, a pre-flood people alleged to have descended from both gods and men.

But skepticism and sabotage delay Mark and his fellow archaeologists as the dig site is compromised, putting their discovery – as well as his very life – in grave danger. Deceived and framed by trusted friends and colleagues, Mark struggles to safeguard his findings and protect his reputation in order to unearth the mystery behind the Nephilim.

My Take:

I am a very visual person, so I always have a first impression of a book in mind from what I see on the cover.  I shouldn't let this happen, but I can't help it.  To be perfectly honest, I was a little turned off by this cover, it isn't my cup of tea.  I don't know how many times I need to be reminded of this, but you can't judge a book by its cover!  I was immediately drawn into this book, and I was able to easily concentrate on it even though I was on my 30th rigorous minute on the ARC at the gym with two ladies on either side of me talking very loudly to each other in another language :)  And the Beat Goes On is exciting, well paced, extremely entertaining and interestingly discusses scientific basis for Intelligent Design.  The characters are fabulous, the romance is wonderful, all in all, And the Beat Goes On is just an awesome book.  I finished it in about a day and a half, and couldn't even put it down toward the end if I tried.  I review a lot of books, and I don't care to reread or even keep many of them, but this book is one I will keep on my bookshelf and read several times over.  2, Borders with a Coupon

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

If this book were a movie it would likely be rated PG-13 for adult situations

***FTC Disclosure:  I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all opinions are my own***

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Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for the e-mail and welcome. Since I've visited Zimbabwe, I was hooked immediately...liked what evolved, made a note to get the book. Thanks!

jen said...

Hi! Thanks for swinging by me at bloggy moms. Great site - hopefully I'll be able to send you my book when it's published for one of your great reviews.

Keep up the great work!

The Survival Mama

Tracy Krauss said...

Thanks for the great review. Glad you liked it!


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