Sunday, May 31, 2015

Review of "Sebastian"

Extraordinary tale about Sebastian, a vampire and Hanna, the daughter of an Archangel. Sebastian, a vampire at eighteen via his mother, was reared by her not to hunt humans. However, when she was killed by them, he turned and he wanted to make all humans pay for her death. He killed Hanna's human mother, then discovered her baby in a bag and fell in love with her. She became his reason for change, to no longer kill humans. He knew he couldn't raise her, so he found parents for her and financially supported them in secret. He continued to be drawn to her, he couldn't stay away despite the danger of being found out. Hanna had special powers of her own. She was drawn to him and eventually fell into romantic love with him, but that's not the end of the story. 5 Stars  

Friday, May 29, 2015

Review of "Confessions of a Slut"

Selma Brazinsky is a 34 year old, unmarried, double D gal whose Mama is always trying to set her up. Every Friday night at Shabbos dinner there is a new dud for Selma to endure. Finally, she has enough of the nonsense and joins the Love Connection, an online dating service. The men she meets are as bad, if not worse than the schmucks her Mama throws at her. After a hair mishap with Bubba, she gets a new hairdo courtesy of gay Frankie. She adopts a dog who chews up her sex toys and decides to investigate a sex toy shop whose owner is an acquaintance of Frankie. What happens next is completely outrageous. If you want to laugh good and hard, this is the book to read. A. R. Alan this is your best yet! 5 Stars  

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Review of "Corrupt Vision"

This is the story about Rigenzi which is a region filled with corruption. Politicians, police, anyone with influence takes advantage of the common people of the region. The government corruption and poor infrastructure cause Rigenzi to rely almost totally on foreign aid. Tribal conflict, and language differences are the daily normal. The people are unaware of the power of education, science and technology. Poor economic conditions cause a religious revolution which focuses on spiritual intervention. However, it's not enough to cause a major change in the overall situation. 2 Stars 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Review of "Nixon and Dovey"

Young Nixon Curry learns to shoot and ride with his Pa's guidance and he becomes accomplished at both. Curry dreams of winning the Governor's Cup, building a stable of his own and breeding thoroughbreds. But the high-strung Curry makes enemies along the way who challenge his resolve and his friendship with Cyrus, a young Negro boy. He meets the love of his life, Dovey, a senator's daughter who is betrothed to Ben Wilson, an enemy. When his Negro friend is beaten almost to death, Curry tries to save him, but he dies at the hand of another. Curry faces charges of murder when he kills Ben who he suspects killed Cyrus. He marries Dovey inspite of the senator, but he continues to be prosecuted until another enemy kills Dovey. Curry is now alone and on the run from the law. 5 Stars        

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Review of "A Tree Called Tenalpa"

This clearly is the story of; "The grass looks greener on the other side of the fence". Six distinct characters are portrayed leaving their homeland in search of a better life. Each faced adversity, but for some time, did actually have it better. However in the end they all returned home having learned a hard lesson. The other side of the coin is, the people they met and interacted with were mean and discriminatory. The simple and sad fact is, there is discrimination all over the world in this year 2015. The question is; When are we human beings as a whole going to get past it to appreciate each other? 2 Stars

Monday, May 11, 2015

Review of "The Girl Who Nearly Missed the Plane"

This is the story of a conversation between two passengers on the thirteen hour flight from Hong Kong to Frankfurt. David, is an reticent English businessman in his fifties and Sumei (Suemay), is a gregarious Chinese student in her thirties. Sumei, who is late arriving, boards the plane last, and sits in the only seat available next to David. The colloquy starts innocently enough, then David finds himself attracted to Sumei and starts to divulge details about his life. He actually bares his soul much to the delight of Sumei, as flirting and innuendos permeate the dialogue. They even plan a potential liaison in the U.K when they arrive at their final destination. However, when they deplane in Frankfurt, the future is obscure. 4 Stars      

Review of "Lethal Conspiracy"

After a long depression caused by his wife's death, Steven, a professor, Middle East expert and UN official, finally meets Samantha (Sam), a clinical psychologist, and they hit it off. His friend, Peter, a professor and CIA agent, convinces Steven to help uncover a plot inside the UN to destroy Israel and start a nuclear war. The conspirator's plan unfolds while Steven is in Baghdad to help negotiate the U.S. withdrawal and they are in Sadr City building bombs to strike Iran and blame Israel. Mossad also has agents working undercover to expose the plot. As the scheme is close to fruition, Sam is kidnapped in an attempt to silence Steven. All hell breaks loose in an effort to stop the conspirators and rescue Sam. But wait, there is surprise ending. 5 Stars  

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Review of "No Heaven, No Hell"

In this drawn out and far fetched tale of the afterlife, Dan Nelson attached his mind to Jeannie Stanforth minutes after his death. Shocked by the fact he was still alive, so to speak, Dan familiarized himself with his new situation. Jeannie and Dan soon discovered she wasn't the only person with an attached mind. A foundation was formed with family and friends to gather information and proof of this strange existence, to eventually present the reverie to the world. However, before they had the opportunity, their lives were threatened and they barely escaped death. Violence and turmoil became the state of affairs after their publication. This story would be improved by a professional editor. 2 Stars

Friday, May 1, 2015

Review of "Missionary or Mercenary"

ISNER G. had it made; he was comfortable in retirement, but he wanted more. He anonymously returned to his homeland determined to make a difference. His goal was to provide a home for all the children in a valley city who lived on the streets. He built a business selling herbals whose profits would support the children's home, meeting trusted friends along the way. Next he built a facility that produced an herbal tea which he sold to the entire nation for a dollar a bottle. He was successful and happy, and then the wheels fell off his machine. Politics, dirty politics undermined his mission, defamed his character and crushed his golden heart. He retreated from the organizations, but left them intact and in capable hands. Then he fell asleep on his way home. 5 Stars