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Ebook Details
  • 10/2022
  • 186 pages
  • $1.99
Richard E. LaMotte
The Treasure: A Fun Romp Through the Amazon with Love, Adventure and Headhunters

Adult; Romance; (Market)

Early Review - "Action! Romance! Headhunters! 
From a mansion in New York to dangers in the Amazon jungle in the 1930s, The Treasure is a classic fun adventure full of unexpected twists and turns, complete with a beautiful ex-showgirl, would-be heroes, ever-present villains, and life-threatening events."

Beautiful Linda Dawson discovers that her older wealthy husband has secretly gone to South America to find a fabulous treasure. With his corporation cutting off all funds to her, her time is running out to claim her financial rights. She must find her lost husband...or his dead body. Now, her only hope is to follow his mysterious trail into the deadly Amazon to find him ...and what he was after.

Surrounded by enemies that will stop at nothing to prevent her from her rightful fortune, can she trust Sam, the rugged former soldier with a clouded past, to safely guide her to her missing husband or to his dead body and her treasure? Or is he just another enemy —preying on her emotions to prevent her from completing her quest? And what about Tom Jackman, the suave, handsome New York family lawyer that accompanies her on her quest to protect her?

 The danger threatening from every side—from sinister corporation board members to headhunters and more—will Linda's secret be enough to guide her to her treasure?

The Treasure, another page-turner from Richard E. LaMotte, is a fast-paced, white-knuckle ride—a fun action adventure romance that takes place in the Amazon of the 1930s.

Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 7.50 out of 10


Plot/Idea: The Treasure is fast-paced, with twists and turns throughout that will keep readers guessing. LaMotte has researched the setting well, helping it to organically bloom with life, and the interaction among characters is thoughtful, leading to a satisfying conclusion.

Prose: LaMotte writes with humor, and the action is easy to follow, with animated scenes that fairly leap off the pages. Characters' reactions are descriptive and add to the element of adventure.

Originality: A memorable and intricately detailed setting will set this book apart from others in its genre.

Character Development/Execution: Each character is motivated by something different, which makes their interactions and dynamics interesting. Determined main players keep their end goal in mind, regardless of who they meet and what outcome they may find along the way. 

Date Submitted: August 30, 2022

Reader's Favorite 5-Stars

Reviewed by Sheena Monnin for Readers' Favorite

The Treasure: A Fun Romp Through the Amazon with Love, Adventure and Headhunters by Richard E. LaMotte is a high-energy, hilarious, witty, and engaging adventure story of one woman’s quest to find a missing husband and a long-lost treasure. Linda is the beautiful and alluring wife of wealthy businessman Truman who went missing in the South American jungle, leaving his wife in danger of being left penniless if the board of his company has their way.

Linda and Truman’s attorney Tom set off to find the treasure and find Truman. Along the way, they meet tribal warriors, local guide Sam, and other unsavory characters. Each page is full of lively interaction, exciting plot twists, and high-stakes adventure. In the end, the story is wrapped up beautifully, and the characters each find a fitting conclusion to their journeys.

The Treasure by Richard E. LaMotte is cleverly written and sure to please the reader with its charming humor and surprising plot twists. It was a delight to read! I enjoyed the character development of each of the main characters. I loved the realism of the dialogue and the way each character was motivated by their dark secrets to make the decisions they did – brilliant!

The author displays a great sense of humor and an understanding of human nature in the way he writes this endearing story. Readers will find themselves laughing and enjoying each page from start to finish. The author paints a picture in each scene and draws the reader in through his fast-paced dialogue, vivid descriptions, and a page-turning plot.

New Novel By Richard E. LaMotte Now On Pre-order Sale

For Avid Romance Action and Suspense Readers. 

Soon to release, "The Treasure," a beautifully written book by influential writer and novelist Richard E. LaMotte, is now available for a special Pre-release E-deal sale of $1.99 from Amazon Kindle. 

An action-packed suspense-filled romantic romp through the Amazon jungle in the 1930s is a real-pager-turning adventure! Grab your special price now before the price goes up on the release day of Oct. 1st, 2022. 

Ebook Details
  • 10/2022
  • 186 pages
  • $1.99