Triangulating Bliss

The Mystique of Living Book 1

Fiction - Inspirational
299 Pages
Reviewed on 09/21/2015
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Author Biography

Janelle Jalbert has ghostwritten more than a dozen nonfiction books on a full range of topics. She also worked as a copywriter for some of the biggest online names and worked as a motorsports reporter covering NASCAR. Jalbert enjoys bringing stories to life that celebrate the magic in everyday living.

Triangulating Bliss is Jalbert's debut novel and the follow up to her award-winning collection of flash fiction, Flash 40: Life's Moments, which won the 2016 Silver Medal for anthologies in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Jalbert's other releases include Wine for Beginners and WINGDOG: Soul Pup.

Jalbert currently lives in Southern California, though she regularly returns to her second home in North Carolina when her pack of pups grants her a vacation.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

Triangulating Bliss by Janelle Jalbert is a fascinating story filled with unusual encounters and heartwarming surprises. Mikel Thomas, a professional basketball player, has been found dead in his home in West Los Angeles and is alleged to have committed suicide. The story is all over the papers, and when Greg Ellison receives an email from the deceased, he learns another secret of his family. Spurred by the desire to uncover the truth, he starts an investigation that will lead him to the Bliss Bar & Grill, a place where people have been mysteriously disappearing, all involving an enigmatic man with blue eyes, a set jaw, and dark hair. Greg knows that soon it will be his time and the question is: Will he be ready to cross the threshold into another dimension?

This is one of those books that I finished reading before even noticing that I ever started, one a reader finishes and feels like holding close to the heart for a very long time. Janelle Jalbert has the gift of enticing and seducing readers with a story that is as strange as it is relatable. Her prose is beautiful, and it comes off the pages like music. To further entice and woo her readers, she has created memorable subplots that are equally interesting to read, compelling characters that readers will immediately fall for, and surprising twists that make the read even faster. Triangulating Bliss will appeal to a wide audience, including fans of romance and mystery. Janelle Jalbert is one of those authors to watch keenly and I can’t wait for the sequel to Triangulating Bliss.