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Book Review-Blue Coyote Motel (Coyote series Book 1)-Dianne Harman

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I actually purchased this book as part of a 3 book set. I decided to review them all separately. I have read other novels by Dianne Harman (the Cedar Bay Cozy Mysteries) and thoroughly enjoyed them. This book is very different from her light hearted Cozy's. It deals with the depths of human despair. The visitors to the Blue Coyote Motel don't know why they feel better--absolutely marvelous actually after their short stay. They ultimately all come back and what they find out shocks them. It takes a bit for all of them to decide what to do. Meanwhile Maria-the owners wife goes into hiding in France-and that is where book 1 ends! Luckily I have the next two so I can find out what happens next quickly! Read the about the book below!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

Would you take an anti-aging hormone? What if you could keep your youth? If someone you knew was terrified of aging, and you'd invented the hormone, would you give it to them? Even if it meant discovery would cause you to lose your chance of winning the Nobel Prize?

Blue Coyote Motel is a suspense love story which begins in the barrios of Southern California and spans the globe in such diverse locations as Provence, South America, and the Himalayas. The beautiful Latina, Maria, and her husband, Jeffrey, a scientist fired from a prestigious laboratory, struggle to build a new life in a remote Southern California desert areas as owners of the motel.

Along with the anti-aging hormone, Jeffrey invents a "feel-good" wonder drug to help Maria with her depression. As Jeffrey becomes insane he begins to experiment with the wonder drug. Six wayward travelers, including an alcoholic priest, a couple who own gold mines in Brazil, a depressed widow, a struggling salesman, and a Native American pediatrician find themselves spending the night at the small motel. The next morning they wake up feeling better than ever. Has Jeffrey's miracle drug delivered? Or is the nightmare of addiction only beginning?

Blue Coyote Motel presents an engaging look at the human frailties present in all of us.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)(Picture from Twitter)


Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world, most recently dividing her time between Huntington Beach, California and Sacramento, California, where her husband was a Senator. An avid reader, Dianne brings the richness of her life experiences to her novels, Blue Coyote Motel, Coyote in Provence, and Cornered Coyote - all of which are available now in the Coyote Series. She is also the author of Tea Party Teddy and Tea Party Teddy's Legacy, California political novels.

Being a dog lover and having attended cooking schools all over the world, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs - and her first cozy mystery, Kelly's Koffee Shop was written. It is #1 on the culinary cozy mystery list and #3 on animals. Her second book in the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series, Murder at Jade Cove, will be published soon..

An Award Winning Bestseller, Blue Coyote Motel was selected as a quarter finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest, Goodreads Psychological Thriller of the Month Book, and e-thriller Book of the Month. Blue Coyote Motel and Coyote in Provence were finalists in Chanticleer's CLUE awards contest.

Blue Coyote Motel is a suspenseful love story which begins in the barrios of Southern California and spans the globe in such diverse locations as Provence, South America, and the Himalayas. The beautiful Latina, Maria, and her husband, Jeffrey, a scientist fired from a prestigious laboratory, struggle to build a new life in a remote Southern California desert area as owners of the motel.

Along with the anti-aging hormone, Jeffrey invents a "feel-good" wonder drug to help Maria with her depression. As Jeffrey becomes insane, he begins to experiment with the wonder drug. Six wayward travelers, including an alcoholic priest, a couple who own gold mines in Brazil, a depressed widow, a struggling salesman, and a Native American pediatrician, find themselves spending the night at the small motel. The next morning they wake up feeling better than ever. Has Jeffrey's miracle drug delivered? Or is the nightmare of addiction only beginning?

Coyote in Provence and Cornered Coyote complete the trilogy which spans the globe and introduces a character, Slade Kelly, a loveable irascible private eye, who many say has become their favorite literary character. The Mafia, food, wine, art, Provence, courtroom drama - all find a place in these books.

The Teddy saga is a multicultural romance set against the political background of California. It's the story of Nina, whose husband succumbs to the power of his office. Bigoted and biased, the ultimate irony occurs when she becomes romantically involved with the founder of the Republicans for Latinos, and in the process, discovers herself. The story continues in Tea Party Teddy's Legacy, a conclusion to Tea Party Teddy in the form of a novella.


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30 comments :

Jeff Taylor said...

Oh that's intriguing. It seems all drugs promise something wonderful but the side effects are just as bad as the original problem.

Masshole Mommy said...

I think this is a story that both my husband and I would enjoy! Adding it to my list!

Sharon Martin said...

Oh a 'feel good wonder drug' sounds wonderful doesn't but what will the downsides be? I'm intrigued.

Scott said...

You've got me intrigued. I want to know what made them really feel better at that hotel. Was it really a 'drug' or something else?

Mama Banana said...

I can't remember the last time I read a book, but I do get them as gifts for a relative and will have to remember this one!

Liz Mays said...

I'm hooked. That premise is just too wild not to read! It sounds sooo good!

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

Sounds like a good read. I need to start a new series I just haven't been able to look for something that seems interesting, I may have to check this one out.

Melanie Scout said...

What a unique storyline. I've been looking for something different and interesting to read.

Michelle Feliciano said...

That sounds like a great read. I wonder what I would do if that drug existed.

Crystal said...

There are places that make me feel better, but I'm not sure it's for the same reason. I love that you can jump right into the next two books. It's hard to stop once you're committed to the story and characters.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

This looks like a great book! I'll have to put it on my to-read list!

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

I love Dianne Harman! She is such a wonderful actress!

Angela McKinney said...

Sounds like another awesome read. I really love your book reviews

Sandra Shaffer said...

Cool! Love trying to see if I can identify with an area. I'm in California, so this is a series I bet I would like. Plus, it's a love story :)

debdenny said...

Well I think I am HOOKED. I have to check this one out.

Lesley said...

I am adding this to my reading list. I think this is going to be excellent.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I don't think that I have ever read a suspense love story. I think it would make for an interesting read.

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

I love series! And I'm definitely intrigued by your description of this one!

Housewife Eclectic said...

What a interesting story! It would be fun to read!

Katherine Bartlett said...

Not really my type of story. Don't think it would really fit with my lifestyle

Jennifer Williams said...

I could only imagine what the response of the visitors would be. To wake up and feel better than you ever have - who would not want to go back and figure out what was causing it. I will be adding this set to my list.

Lena B said...

Tempting storyline. Can't way to check it out

mail4rosey said...

It speaks a lot for her writing talent that she can such different types of books and they're all intriguing. This sounds like a good set.

Amanda McMahon said...

Drugs are major issues... and I know many who "enjoy" without too many side effects...

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

This sounds really intriguing. I want to know what they were given now to make them feel better.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

This sounds really intriguing. I want to know what they were given now to make them feel better.

Maria said...

I think I'm hooked! I get so wrapped up in these books that I get disappointed when my book is finished!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Suspense and romance together in one story...I like it!

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

This sounds like it has some interesting plots. Thanks for your review.

Sandra Watts said...

Sounds truly interesting. I am intrigued and want to know more about it now. Time to read.

 
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