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Blue Coyote Motel

Dianne Harman Updated
 
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Blue Coyote Motel

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Full Title
Blue Coyote Motel
Format
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Rated for Readers
Rated PG-13 (questionable content for children under 13)
ISBN
9781480094352
Blue Coyote Motel

Book Description

A finalist in Chanticleer's CLUE Awards. A quarter finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest and Book of the Month - Goodreads Psychological Thrillers & e-thriller!

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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This book is about at what cost will people do to feel and look better? When a scientist comes up with a drug to keep people from aging he goes against the company's rules and gives it to his new wife before the FDA has approved it or tests being run. As a result he and his wife get fired, that is where they come across a motel in the middle of the desert and decide it's the perfect place for him to keep "discovering" new drugs. It's at the motel that people that stop by, are used for tests without their knowledge. Things seem great for awhile for everyone. Then things start going south, so to speak. What happens? You need to read this book to find out. It is a great read, and possibly not too far out in the future for real.
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Intriguing Cast of Characters, Suspenseful Plot
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Blue Coyote Motel is a well-written, easy to read novel shedding light on many different facets of addiction. I loved how the author carefully introduced us to the cast of characters in the first half of the book by drawing us into their lives and then revealed how their lives intertwined in the second half. Very well done and I loved the suspense that led to the reveal. I pulled for each of the characters in their individual situations, battling their own demons in their own way. It brought to light the fact that each of us have some form of addiction in our lives and identifying the addiction is often something we are hesitant to do. I'm excited to see how the next chapter plays out in Coyote in Providence.
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Great Read
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Blue Coyote Motel is a wonderfully written book by Dianne Harman. This is the story of the perfect discovery in an imperfect world. Harman writes in an easy to read manner. You get to understand each and every scene that is played out. At the same time the pace of the book is fast. Ready to turn from page to page, always wanting to know what will happen next. This well developed story is complimented by the well thought out and believable characters. They are written in a way that you actually feel and care for them. We get to know them, their motivations, their fears. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 stars
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Blue Coyote Motel addresses many important issues; the most prevalent being women's poor self-image, drug addiction and the violation of issuing drugs to unsuspecting victims. The plot revolves around a mad scientist and his image-obsessed wife who set up a motel in the middle of a desert. He organizes an illegal lab in the basement of the motel where he fabricates clandestine drugs to alleviate his wife's fears of getting old and another one that will save the whole of humanity from depression and evil and therefore make the world a better place. His guinea pigs are the weak and unsuspecting clients who stop by for a restful night. Dianne Harman's suspense novel brings us beyond her unique story plot. There is a message of hope here that empowers all of us; that we must look into ourselves to find our inner strength to overcome our fears and weaknesses. This story doesn't simply aim to entertain; it is an affirmation of the goodness inherent in each and everyone.
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“Blue Coyote Hotel” by Dianne Harman has at its heart an excellent idea and an intelligent concept that is very well presented and told with irony as well as compassion. The main character Jeffrey is an idealistic scientist very much in love with his beautiful wife Maria. Working on an anti-ageing drug initially he compromises his work life for Maria, loses his job and ends up pursuing his dream of making the world a better place by other means at the Blue Coyote Hotel. The book actually begins with the story of one of the visitors to the Hotel and how his stay in their specially ‘air conditioned’ rooms positively affects his life. Throughout the book Maria and Jeffrey’s story is interspersed with segments about visitors whose lives miraculously change after staying at the hotel. For me this concept worked extremely well as we get to see the potential of Jeffrey’s dream and almost accidentally get to know some of the characters that will become more important for the plot later. Harman has created two very interesting main characters with a lot going on in their lives and heads and she takes us honestly and compassionately through their changing circumstances while adding some other very colourful and entertaining people to the mix: A catholic priest, a Native Indian Doctor and an overweight business executive to name some of them. With all the care that was put into the story and the people populating it, the book does an excellent job at making us feel for the characters, even if they bend the rules or are involved in ‘drugs’. You get to see where each character comes from and how their motifs are quite often benign and honourable. Told with wit and a great sense of irony this is a complex and engaging read that stayed with me for a long time after I finished it. With romance, idealism, moral aspects and even some suspense in the story this is a remarkable debut novel by a confident and compelling new writer. Harman tells her story with a perspective changing, confident voice which translates into a great narrative. I read the book in almost one sitting, completely involved, taken in and curious were the story would end. Original, fascinating and very well written this is highly recommended.
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