The Dream Virgin: A Ventures Nest Thriller By: Don Quine (Reviewed by Rochelle)

About Book:

The Dream Virgin A young comic book entrepreneur wins a Startup contest to work on her dream venture at a innovative business incubator in the Oregon Alps, but when a homicidal maniac escapes from the state prison mental ward, the teen’s sponsored summer gets ambushed by a madman she must confront and destroy. Elfri Fleming travels to public libraries in the southwest with her ex-cop grandfather to teach kids the power of lucid dreaming. A converted school bus called the Dreamland Express, fifty-nine issues of her Dream Zoo comics, pure talent and calculated ambition helped the professional dreamer create a mobile enterprise with a loyal following who question why there have been no new comics for way too long. Why did Elfri stop drawing Dream Zoo and start a new comic book series that she keeps hidden? How in one whirlwind summer did the Texas tomboy adapt to a tourist town with a futuristic boardwalk of trend-setting shops and lakeside intrigue? What made her move into a guarded estate to help a mute boy, then fight to the death to save him from the killer who abused him eight years before? Ventures Nest is a fun and freaky high-risk thriller where the payoff of good and evil will blow the minds and capture the hearts of popular fiction fans!

About Author:

Donald “Don” Robert Charles Quine (born September 11, 1938) is an American author, actor, and sports promoter. He is known for his television roles playing Joe Chernak and Stacey Grainger in Peyton Place and The Virginian. Quine also was the president of the Professional Karate Association (PKA) whose Kick of the 80’s weekly fight series on ESPN ran for close to a decade. He wrote American Karate, a book on self-defense, and The Dream Virgin, his first novel in the thriller series called Ventures Nest.

  • Paperback:  314 pages
  • Publisher:  Gecko Group Books (May 18, 2018)
  • Genre:  Thriller

My Review:

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Disclaimer straight up: this isn’t something I’d typically pick up and read, and I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This book was wild from start to finish.

Personally, I had trouble getting into the story and the first half wasn’t very interesting to me. But somewhere around the halfway mark it picked up and I was sucked in.  I am giving this book four stars.

The Dream Virgin reads a lot like a movie or TV show (sorta like Stephen King’s Rose Red mini-series), and that’s basically how I read it (in three parts, rather than all at once).

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