||July 9, 2008
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Destiny Of The Divas
Missing her brother's presence at her graduation party, Destiny Masters was determined to make a difference. The problem was, how could she tackle such a formidable task when others had failed?
Follow Destiny as she meticulously acquires her elite team of super-sleuths, under the guise of an all female rock band and prepares them for their ultimate goal, to try and find those responsible for her brother's kidnapping and death.
When she dies, at seventeen, it's Destiny Masters’ desire to find those who were responsible for her brother’s death when she was only nine years old. Her spirit would not rest until that was accomplished.
The lightning bolt that took Destiny’s life also empowered her then restless spirit with supernatural powers, but powers that she couldn’t use to find her brother’s killers.
Destiny's body no longer existed as flesh and bones, but then was nothing more than sparkling molecules that surrounded the shape of a seventeen year old girl.
One at a time, Destiny meticulously acquired her elite team of super-sleuths, under the guise of an all-female rock band and gave them the powers they needed to fulfill her desire.
At The Battle of the Bands, Destiny's Desire rose to the top of the leader board. In Round Two, J.B. & the Tucks tied Destiny's Desire for the top position, but before they could rally, J.B. learned that his son was missing and presumedly had been kidnapped. Destiny's Desire went into action to find Jeremy Bradley.
The band, Destiny's Desire, went on an East Coast tour and they were confronted with another kidnapped child in Atlanta, GA. Using the assistance of Detective Moss, they found the missing girl, subdued her captors and remained anonymous.
Returning home, to wrap up their first official tour as a band, it was time for the elite team of super-sleuths to go into high gear to try and find Josh Masters' killers.
Look for the sequel, coming soon, DESTINY OF THE DIVAS II - ANGEL OF MERCY
On April 14th, 1983, seven year old Josh masters was playing ball with his friends at Lambert Field, just three blocks from his home. Where he was one of the last boys to bat, that afternoon, his glove sat on the bleachers behind the bench where he and his friends were seated.
“That’s it, guys, let’s go home,” the four foot, eight year old Timmy Ferris said, and the boys got up and started to leave the park.
Josh stood up and walked out of the park with his friends. He’d gone about a block when he remembered his glove. “I got to go back to the park and get my glove. I’ll see you guys tomorrow,” He said and turned to head back to the park.
As he reached the park, a white van was parked near the backstop and he headed over to the bleachers where he’d laid his glove. As he approached the seats, he could see a man sitting on the second row.
“Hey mister, did ya see a baseball glove laying around?” Josh asked the six-foot man with a scruffy beard.
“You mean this one?” the man asked back and showed the boy a baseball glove he had on the bench beside him.
“Yeah, that’s the one,” he replied with a smile. “Thanks!”
The man stood and placed his hand on Josh’s shoulder, and said, “Hey, no problem. I’m leaving anyway, so I’ll walk to the van with you.”
They approached the van and the man looked around. Seeing as no one was looking, he reached down and grabbed Josh up in his arms and shoved him quickly into the back of the van, slamming the door shut behind him.
The van pulled away from the curb with the wheels screeching and Josh screaming in the back, while the first man held him down.
“Shut up and be quiet,” the man said as the driver headed to the outskirts of town.
17 DAYS LATER
At the local newsstand, in downtown Hartford, the newspaperman held up the morning’s edition, and yelled, “Extra, Extra, read all about it. The missing Masters boy found slain. Extra, Extra…!”
The headlines, on that morning’s edition of the newspaper, read:
THE BODY OF SEVEN YEAR OLD JOSH MASTERS FOUND SLAIN.
At seven-forty, on Tuesday evening May 14th, 1983, the bruised and battered body of seven-year-old Josh Masters was found on the side of the road near New Haven on Interstate 84, by the driver of a disabled vehicle. His CB radio call brought the state police to the scene within minutes. The boy had been missing since Sunday, April 14th when he returned to Lambert Park, on Elm Street, to retrieve a baseball glove he'd left behind and he hadn't been heard from since.
It was not known at this time if the boy had been sexually molested, or not, and a full autopsy was scheduled to be performed later today, by the Hartford Police Department. The exact cause of death is not known. Several suspects have been brought in for questioning and were released. The boy's parents and sister have been ruled out as suspects in Josh's disappearance.
Destiny Of The Divas
“Destiny of the Divas” by Ernie Johnson, was indeed different. An all girl band, brought together by lightning and a sister’s overwhelming desire to find the guilty party responsible for the death of her brother.
Hand chosen by Destiny, each band member finds themselves in the middle of a bizarre initiation into the world of music, and in their off time…magic…sort of.
With super-natural powers, Destiny’s Desire makes its way to the top of the music industry while finding kidnapped children all in the name of Destiny. One by one, cases of missing children are solved through the help and relentless pursuit of the band.
I loved the powers each girl possessed and the way they outed the bad guys. Their unwavering desire to help is only matched by the immense talent they find was within themselves all along.
The only disappointment I felt with this book was that the capture of Destiny’s brother Josh’s kidnappers/murderers was over so quickly. After the horrible things they did to him, I wanted to see their price come more dearly. The take down was too easy for me.
All in all, the story idea here was new and innovative as far as mysteries go. I think young, teenage girls would really enjoy this book.
Reviewed by: Terri Ann Armstrong, Editor/Author of “My Soul has Spoken, “Where Do I Begin?” and “Husbandry 101” www.freewebs.com/tarmstrong
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Reader Reviews for "Destiny Of The Divas"
|Reviewed by Ernie Johnson
|I loved it!!!, October 9, 2008
By Elsie Duggan
I started this book awhile ago, and got busy and finally just got to finish it. It is so well written and holds your interest. It starts out with a murder of a child, and you think it is all going to be about that, and it sort of is, but it continues with his sister going about finding his killer. It goes into the paranormal in ways I didn't expect,
and once I began reading it again, I couldn't put it down. My 16 year
old grand daughter was visiting me this past week end, and of course was
bored and I gave her Destiny to read, and she took it home with her and
called me tonight and wanted to know if this author wrote other books, I am sure you or your youngsters in your home will enjoy it. What a great Christmas gift it would make. I highly recommend it.