Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Book Review: Martin Willitts JR: How To Be Silent

How to Be Silent

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Author: Martin Willitts Jr.
Title: How To Be Silent.
Genre: Literature and Fiction, Poetry, Contemporary, American, Regional and Cultural, United States, Contemporary Fiction,.

This book I got as part as a goodreads giveaway and firstreads. I have never won anything before. I want to say a big thank you to goodreads for having a great site and I want to say a big thank you to the person who hosted the giveaway and picking me as a winner.

I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this.

I normally read books of this genre but I also stepped outside my comfort zone. I am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

I highly recommend this book.

This book has 90 pages in it.

Quotes From This Book:

This ecstatic poets wrote lovingly about the search for god and when they found god, they were overwhelmed with god's presence. They reached out with praise, or psalms, or anguish, or tribulations, or struggled with the unspeakable, of found they could not give words to what they had seen or heard, but many of the mystics saw god as love.

You can hear the footsteps of god when silence reigns in the mind. - Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

We need to find god, and he can not be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence, see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... we need silence to be able to touch souls. - Mother Teresa.
In the beginning was the conversation. - Erasmus' translation of John 1:1.

Whoever discovers what these sayings mean will not taste death. – Jesus, according Thomas, dead sea scrolls, saying #1.

Know what is in front of your face and what is hidden from you will be disclosed. There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. - Jesus, according to Thomas, dead sea scrolls, saying #5.

Even though you are not equipped, keep searching: equipment is not necessary on the way to the lord. - Rumi, the journey.

And then alone in cold, light, open space, yet still deep within the mature erected form, a gasping for the clear air of the first one, the old one. - Rilke, imaginary life journey.

A “daemon” according to socrates, was a spirit who would speak up when it was about to something not in accord with its true nature.

Kabir says this: when the guest is being search for, it is the intensity of the longing for the guest that does all the work. Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity. - Kabir, ecstatic poems (2004), version by Robert Bly.

We should highly rejoice that god dwells in our soul and still more highly should we rejoice that our soul dwells in god. - Saint Julian of Norwich, infinite love.

No sound of the mid-day bell enters this fastness where blue mist rises from bamboo graves: down from a high peak hangs a waterfall; none knows where he has gone, so sadly l rest, with my back leaning against a pine. - Li Po, visiting a taoist on tiatien mountain.

One night as l sat in quiet, I seemed on the verge of entering a world inside so vast I know it is the source of all of us. - Mirabai.

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. - Meister Eckhart.

How shall the heart be reconciled/ to it is feast of losses?. - Mary Karr, facing altars poetry and prayer.

For god is not the author of confusion, but of peace. - I Corinthians, 14:33.

Synopsis: This is a collection of meditative spiritual poems Martin Willitts, Jr lives simple quaker principle of god is everywhere, in everyone”, seeing both the good and bad, but also the awe of waking every day. He turns inwards with silent meditation and outward with his own version of psalms. He knows the small objects are just as important as the large for our own survival. This book will be appreciated by people who like poets such as Rumi, Hafez, Thomas Merlon, Emily Dickinson, Lalla, Rilke, Dogen, Yeats, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, Gerard Manley, Hopkins, Blake, Kabir, Mirabai, St Augustine, William Stafford, George Herbert, Meister Eckhart, Li Po, St Teresa of Avila, Simone Weil, St Francis of Assisi, Kahlil Gibran, St Catherine of Siena, St Thoams Aquinas, Julian of Norwich, and D.H. Lawrence.

Review By Other People:

Like “finding secrets in an acorn” this book can “shush the stars” in its intense, yet humble description of a spiritual journey in to silence of listening, the silence of unexpected encounters with the frail, omniscient love. A mystic poet, a passionate and patient gardener, and an expert weaver of words, Martin Willitts Jr takes us on the way through a world “that folds into a pocket” to ecstatic visions “in the presence of absence” these poems, inspired by Rumi, Gnostic Gospels, Kabir, Li Po, Blake, mother Teresa, and other mystics, resound with birdsongs notes “building a ladder of light” and teach us to “ accept the emptiness of our hearts” - since at the end, only the “tender rain” of love remains. This book of psalms, reflections, and meditations is a manual for seekers of truth beyond religions and rituals, the truth that we breathe in, while “free-falling” into endlessness, into trust. - Maja Trochimczyk, PhD, poet, music historian, and editor of meditations on divine names ( moonrise press, 2012).

This exquisite poetry collection explores silence as a spiritual pathway, journey, search, and discovery. Each poem is a tiny gem at once delicate and deep, dark and luminous. Studded with surprising imagery – nightjars “belonging more to darkness than to the known” , A nightingale who “sings a peach blossom frominvisible stillness” - these poems rouse and delight, opening the reader's eyes to the many unexpected facets of silence, Willitts is a virtuoso at balance and harmony while his poems are tinged in dark hues of imperfection, unworthiness, and loss - “ a flight of rain has departed without you” - they never fail to bring us back to brightness at just the right moment reminding us that “loss never empties light completely” as Willitts delves into the myriad ways silence plays out in our lives, he calls on the reader to listen, closely and deeply, for the messages we will find there. - Jill Jepson, author of writing as a sacred path: a practical guide to writing with passion and purpose.

These poems are a window into a darkness that is filled with light... A meditative space filled with dusky wings that carry us aloft with those things that are greater than ourselves, shimmering with the clarity of a moonlit mountain lake. - Jared Smith, author of to the dark angels.

Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it. I can not put in to words how great this book is I would tell people to read this book for themselves to know how great it really is. I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. It did not take me long to read this book. There is some great poems and quotes in this book. When l was reading this book I would put some essential oils in my humidifier and put the lights on my humidifier on and chill on my bed and listen to magic or spotify. I also put on my christmas lights that are on my christmas tree. I sometimes light a candle when l am reading this book.

About The Author: Martin Willitts Jr is a retired librarian. He was a field medic for american friends service committee (Quaker),a former jazz musician, and has built over 100 houses for habitat for humanity. He won the 2014 broad sided award, the 2014 Dylan Thomas international poetry contest, and editor's choice in rattle's ekphrastic challenge (June 2015) he has more than 20 chapbooks to his credit plus 11 full – length volumes, including the national ecological award winner searching for what you cannot see (hiraeth press, 2013) . Dylan Thomas and the writer's shed is due out from futurecycle press in 2017.

About The Book: I love the picture on this book cover. I like the colours used on this bookcover and the colour used for the font makes the writing stand out more.

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.


I wish l could rate this book more than the five stars because it is worth more than the five stars l rated it.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Book Review: Lattice Boykin McKoy: Speak Of Love

Speak of Love


























Author: Lattice Boykin McKoy
Title: Speak Of Love
Genre: poetry, drama and criticism, poetry, drama, criticism,


This book I got as part of a goodreads giveaway and firstreads. I have never won anything before. I want to say a big thank you to goodreads for having a great site and I want to say a big thank you to the person who hosted the giveaway and picking me as a winner.


I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this.

I normally read books of this genre but l also stepped outside my comfort zone. I am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.


I highly recommend this book.


Book Dedication: to husband Romay.


This book has 120 pages in it.


Synopsis: This is a book about love and it is implications for life. It speaks of love in many styles and voices. Poems are depicted through dreams, wisdom, desire, gratitude, hope, faith, goals, loyalty, triumph, imagination, happiness, magic, achievement, imagery, wonder, remorse, denial, opposition, religion, sorrow, betrayal, illness, despair, youth, old age, and many other facets of life. It is designed to promote a certain inquiry toward love and how it is perceived. It is hoped that the reader will speak of love, if only vicariously. Several poems have been revised from their previously publication form.


Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and harder to put down once l started reading it. I love this book and l was hooked after reading the first poem. It did not take me long to finish this book. I was sad to finish this book. I would happily read it again. If l had not won this book l would have bought it because l love poetry. This book has some amazing poems in it. I really enjoyed reading this book I just wish it did not finish because it was that good. This book will leave you wanting to read more poems. I can not put in to words how great this book is l can not put in to words how amazing the poems are I would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it really is. When I was reading this book I would put some essential oils and put the lights on my humidifier and chill on my bed and listen to magic or something on TV or netflix. I also put on my christmas lights on that are on my christmas tree. I sometimes light a candle when I was reading this book. I reviewed this book on amazon UK and US, goodreads and on my blog.


About The Author: I am the sixth sibling of ten ( three boys and seven girls), born to Rev. and mrs. L.B. Boykin of rose hill, north Carolina. I became an RN in Wilmington, north Carolina. These are some of the institutions where l practiced: Meharry medical college in Nashville, Tennessee, Howard university in Washington, DC, and the university of maryland, provident hospital, and seton psychiatric institute, all in Baltimore, Maryland. My BS, MSN, and PHD were finished at the university of Maryland. In 1954, I married Savoy Sherrill we divorced in 1969. I am presently married to Romay McKoy.


Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.

I wish l could rate this book more than five stars because it is worth more than the five stars l rated it.






Thursday, 1 December 2016

Book Review: Simon Laffy: Seed Of Satan

Seed of Satan

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Author: Simon Laffy
Title: Seed Of Satan
Genre: historical fiction, thriller, suspense, military, fiction, historical,

Where l got this book: somebody contacted my sister asking her to review this book but they asked her if she knew anybody else who reviewed books and she said send me two copies and l will pass one on to my sister.

I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review somebody on behalf of the author contacted my sister through her book reviewing blog.

First of all l would like to say a big thank you to Simon Laffy for sending me this book and giving me a chance to read it.

I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this.

I normally do not read books of this genre but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres l am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

Reviews by other people:

Against the background of war torn and embittered Europe, seed of Satan runs a taut journey through 20th century history, detailing the role and rise of science as an agent of freedom and death. Laffy's prose runs at a high speed as we witness the characters come to grips with what this new power means, reaching a crucible of social and spiritual disquiet on the western
front. - Kailas Elmer, Trebuchet magazine.

Simon is a really natural storyteller, in that he makes you care about the characters and what happens to them. Like all excellent writers, he keeps you engrossed and when you have finished the book, the temptation is to start reading it all over again. A sure sign of quality. - Malcolm Dome, Journalist and Author.

Simon successfully blurs the lines between fact and fiction while keeping within the framework of historical accuracy at the same time making sure the reader is totally engaged. Well done, Simon. - Phil Collen, Rock Musician and Author.

Book Dedication: For Rita.

This book has 285 pages and 12 chapters in it.

Credits: The parable of the old man and the young, plus excerts from dulce et decorum est, strange meeting, arms and the boy and anthem for doomed youth. Written by Wilfred Owen as appearing in “Wilfred Own: the war poems” published by Chatto and windus, 1994 edited by Jon Stallworthy. With the kind assistance of Yvonne Morris of the Wilfred Own association.

Edited by Joy Hutchinson and Peter Barnacle.
Cover design by Ann Beedham.
Publicity by Neil Anderson media LTD.

Special thanks to: Betty, Danny, Cabby and Stevie Laffy, Ed Hutchinson, Phil and Helen Collen, Chris Epting, Reina James, Claudia Cavazos, Malcolm Dome, Kailas Elmer, William Warby and all my family and friends.

Synopsis: Some things should not be messed around with. Somewhere, fools are playing with fire sometimes, a slight mistake can tip the balance. Someone is about to kill us all. Deep in the heart of the Kaiser's reich, scientist's work desperately to produce a form of germ warfare that could provide the elusive breakthrough on the western front, thereby bringing ultimate victory to the central powers. One young englishman is willing to risk his all to try and prevent them from succeeding.

Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it. I was sad to read that lady Amelia ambrose passed away giving birth to her twin boys William and Michael .It did not take me long to read this book. I can put in to words how great this book is l would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it really is. I was sad to read that William's plane went down but glad he survived and the army asked Michael to go back to Germany as William to find out about the seed. It was horrible to read that Michael had to kill an innocent woman to keep his secret. I wish this book would not end. I was really very sad to finish reading this book. I was sad to read that loads of innocent people was dying due to a deadly virus called the seed. It killed any animal or human that breathed it in. I was very sad to read that Michael died at the hands of his brother who he once shared a womb with. If Michael had lived he could of saved all the people who breathed in the seed because he had the antidote serum. I was really sad that all the people who was working on the seed was killed in cold blood but not before Michael was given the antidote serum. Michael did not want to kill any more people. I wish Michael had survived l do not understand how a father can turn against one of his children. William and Michael's father sounds like he only wanted his beloved William and not Michael. I am glad Michael had his mother's family to love and support him. I do not understand how two brothers who once shared a womb could end up fighting against each other one for Germany and one for England. Fathers are suppose to love all his children the same I wish William and Michael's mother had survived their birth as things may have been different. I was glad that William did not kill his wife. It was really nice that she helped Michael. I wish Michael had got to marry Rachel. I just wish William treated his wife better so she did not have to turn to Michael to feel love. I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. When I was reading this book I would put some essential oils and put the lights on my humidifier and chill on my bed and listen to magic or something on TV or netflix. I also put my christmas lights on that are on my christmas tree. I sometimes light a candle when I was reading this book.

About the author: Simon Laffy was born at home in Hoxton, London. He started playing music at fourteen years old, inspired by his musician brother, Steve. He joined his first band at fifteen and was playing in London clubs (Dingwalls, the Embassy, Maunkberrys) before being old enough to be in them. Simon signed his first record deal (with glam rock band Girl) at twenty one years old and toured Europe, the far east and the UK. Subsequently he has played at most venues in Britain. Including Wembley arena, Hammersmith odeon, the marquee club and at the reading and phoenix festivals. His music career includes working as a producer, composer, arranger, performer, engineer, programmer, live mixer and DJ. He has played on fifteen albums and eighteen singles, as well as performing on countless studio sessions, TV and radio appearances, interviews, photo sessions and approximately two thousand gigs. Recently, Simon has formed a rock band, Man Raze, with his former girl bandmate Phil Collen from Def Leppard and Paul Cook from the sex pistols, began a dance album project called pearl avenue with Joel Parkes, the Canadian  singer/songwriter, and started a remix production team called the manic mechanics. He has also formed two record companies, surrealist records and derrida records. Simon Laffy is the brother of Gerry Laffy.

About the Book: I really love the book cover on this book and the picture. I love that some of the writing is textures. The colours of the writing makes the writing stand out more.

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.

I wish l could rate this book more than five stars because it is worth more than the five stars I rated it.





Monday, 14 November 2016

Book Review: Mark A Jacobson: Sensing Light: A Novel

Sensing Light: A Novel


























Author: Mark A Jacobson.
Title: Sensing Light: A Novel.
Genre: Fiction, Medical, Gay and Lesbian, Literature, Genre Fiction, Literature and Fiction, Historical,


I got this book in exchange for an honest review. Somebody on behalf of the author contacted me through my book reviewing blog asking me to review this book. I would like to say a big thank you to Serena Agusto-Cox for taking the time to email me.


First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Mark A Jacobson for sending me this book and giving me the chance to read it and l would like to say a big thank you to Serena Agusto-Cox.


I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio even if you do not read books like this.


I normally do not read books of this genre but l stepped outside my comfort zone with authors and genres I am so glad l did because l have read so many great books and come across some great authors.


This book has 365 pages in it.


I highly recommend this book.


Synopsis: Three doctors meet at the onset of the AIDS epidemic this breakout book by Mark A Jacobson, a leading bay area HIV/AIDS physician, follows three people from vastly different backgrounds, who are thrown together by a shared urgency to find out what is killing so many men in the prime of their lives. Kevin, a gay medical resident from working class Boston, has moved to San Francisco in search of acceptance of his sexual identity. Herb, a middle-aged supervising physician at one of the nation's toughest hospitals, struggles with his own emotional rigidity, and Gwen, a divorced mother raising a teen daughter, is seeking a sense of self and security while endeavoring to complete her medical training.


Review By Other People: A compassionate, intelligent novel, part medical thriller, that only someone who was there from the start could have written. - Bill Barich, big dreams: in to the heart of California.


A powerful work of fiction that authentically evokes the bad and the good. - Eric Goosby, MD, US global AIDS coordinator, 2009 – 2013.


A moving story of doctors navigating the intersections of suffering, ambition and discovery. - Krista Bremer, my accidental Jihad.


Review: I found this books really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it. I was sad to read about all the people that passed away and I would like to say rest in peace to them and I was sad to read that Kevin's father passed away due to lung cancer. I was sad to read about Herb's accident. Herb saved his wife from being knocked over. I was sad to read one of the nurses that worked in the ICU got stuck with a used needle and she got AIDS. I was sad to read that Marco was ill with AIDS and I was sad to read that Marco's mother was poorly it was nice that Marco went to look after his mother. I can not put in to words how great this book is I would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it is. I was sad to finish this book. I wish I could rate this book more then five stars. This book raises awareness for AIDS. I like reading about Kevin, his life and his family, Gwen, her life and her family and Herb, his life and his family. Sometimes l put on magic on and some essential oils in my humidifier and relax reading this book. It did not take me long to finish this book. Kevin, Gwen and Herb sound like great people. I was happy to read that Gwen was given the all clear after accidentally getting stuck with a used needle. I like reading reviews from other people. I love that Gwen, Kevin and Herb are really close. I was sad to read that Kevin had AIDS at first he only told Marco and his sister but then he told Gwen. I got this book in paperback. I rated this book on goodreads, amazon UK and US and my blog. Gwen, Kevin and Herb sound like fun people when they had a glass or two of wine. It was sad to read that when Herb was younger he got hit in the nose which broke glad his parents took him to the police station to get the person who hit poor Herb. Herb sounds really close with his wife. I wish the bathhouses are closed. It was sad to read that Marco passed away. It sounds like Marco made planes for his funeral. I feel for his mother no mother should have to bury their child. It was good to read that Eva and Martin had picked colleges to go to and Herb and his wife had made plans to go travelling. Glad that Gwen and Rick are still together. I was sad when Kevin was getting poorly I thought he was going to die I am glad he survived. I was happy that Kevin was close to his mother and sister again and they was going to visit him. I would love to read more about all the people in this book and more about AIDS and the treatment. I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. I was happy to read that Kevin met someone to be with after Marco passed away but Barry had AIDS too but he sadly passed away. Kevin was getting more poorly and he ended up in a wheelchair and he went in to a hospice and then Kevin sadly passed away and he wrote a letter to his sister to help Gwen and Herb from the grave. Herb's son Martin and Katherine's son Douglas had told their parents that they was gay. Herb was right to be worried but Martin does not sound stupid. It is nice that Kevin was helping his friends still even though he is not alive. Kevin sounds like a great friend and guy. I would love to read more books from Mark A Jacobson. I was happy to read that tree's was planted in memory of everybody that passed away and Kevin's sister fetched some of his ashes so they could be planted next to the tree in his memory and the rest of Kevin's ashes were put in to the sea by Kevin's two best friends Herb and Gwen which Kevin would have loved. This book is really great.


About The Author: Mark A Jacobson, MD, is a professor of medicine at the university of California, San Francisco and an attending physician at San Francisco general hospital. He began his internship in 1981, just days after the CDC first reported a mysterious, fatal disease affecting gay men. Dr. Jacobson is a clinician, educator, and researcher who has  specialized  in HIV/AIDS and it is complications since joining the UCSF facuity in 1986. His earlier career involved developing effective treatments for AIDS – associated opportunistic infections. His subsequent research investigated protective immunity against chronic viral infections, in particular cytome galovirus (CMV). He currently directs urgent care medical services for the ward 86 HIV clinic at San Francisco general hospital and is the editor for the ward 86 medical management recommendations posted on UCSF's HIV insite website.



About The Book: I really like this bookcover and the picture of the bridge and I like the colour of it too it is my sister's favorite colour.



Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.















Monday, 7 November 2016

Book Review: Lonnie Ostrow: Poet Of The Wrong Generation: A Fable Of Stardom's Rewards

Poet Of The Wrong Generation: A Fable Of Stardom's Rewards


























Author: Lonnie Ostrow.
Title: Poet Of The Wrong Generation: A Fable Of Stardom's Rewards.
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult, Literature and Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Teen and Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Literature, Fiction, Mainstream Fiction,

I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The author Lonnie Ostrow and Elton Richards contacted me through my book reviewing blog and asking me to review this book.

First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Lonnie Ostrow for sending me this book and giving me the chance to read it. I want to say a big thank you to Lonnie Ostrow and Elton Richards for taking the time to email me.


I would tell people that you should step outside your comfort zone with books because it is good to add more authors and genres to your reading portfolio. Even if you do not read books like this.

I normally read books of this genre but l also stepped outside my comfort zone l am so glad I did because I have read so many great books and come across some great authors.

I highly recommend this book.

This book has 466 and 39 chapters in it.

Synopsis: It is not that l do not love you, and my tears are yet to dry. But you can not go back and forth forever and we have already said goodbye. Through these words. A young poet unearths his musical soul while severing ties with the woman he loves after her stunning betrayal. Unknowingly, in writing this ballad of literation, he will soon evolve as one of the fastest rising stars on the pop music landscape. This year is 1991: the place, New York city. Here we meet Johnny Elias, a college student from Brooklyn with boundless adoration for two things in life: timeless popular music, and the heart of a sweet complicated young woman who is clearly out of his league. Megan Price not only is the object of Johnny's affection, but also the only daughter of New York's most powerful PR woman: the indomitable Katherine Price. Projecting that her daughter's boyfriend will never live up to the family standard, Katherine cleverly perpetrates a series of duplicitous schemes to rid Johnny from her high-class world. But in her callous disregard, she inadvertently sets him on a determined course to his improbable musical destiny – while sending her own daughter spiraling down a path of devastation. Poet of the wrong generation tells the symmetrical story of a lovable underdog and his meteoric rise to stardom, his humiliating downfall and his unprecedented attempt to reclaim his place as the unlikely musical spokesman for his generation. At the heart of poet is a tale of star-crossed lovers and their struggle with unforeseen success and disillusionment, in an attempt to rediscover lasting harmony. Uniquely integrating a variety of original song compositions, poet projects the epic clash between true contentment and the fable of stardom's rewards; a nostalgic journey through the major events of the 1990's, with a cherished cast of characters and a stunningly unpredictable conclusion.


Review: I found this book really easy to get in to and hard to put down once l started reading it. I was hooked on this book after reading the first page. It was very sad to read that Johnny's mother left him on the door step of a police station when he was just 16 mouths old and he was moved from foster home to foster home. Glad Johnny has his own apartment. I was sad to read that Jacqui's father passed away. I was sad to read that Megan lied to Johnny so he ended their relationship which broke his heart. I was glad that Johnny was writing songs about the hurt he feels and his heart break. I wish I could rate this book more then five stars because it is worth more then five stars. I can not put in to words how great this book is I would tell people to read it for themselves to know how great it really is. I got this book in paperback right now this book is available ebooks and printed reading copy. I reviewed this book on goodreads, amazon UK and US and on my book reviewing blog. I got a advance reading copy of this book. I was sad to read that Megan's father passed away. I am glad Johnny found out where Howard was. I was sad to read that Howard's wife passed away due to breast cancer. After reading that Howard has a son named Josh makes me wonder where he is now. It was nice of Johnny to write a song for Andy's girlfriend. It good to read that Johnny has a album coming out soon. It is sad that Megan's mother is planning a engagement party for Megan and Gerry even though Megan has not said yes as she still loves Johnny and deep down Johnny still loves Megan. I thought reading this book that how Megan's mother can do that to her daughter and I wonder if Howard sees Johnny as his son Josh. Howard sounds like a great guy even after what he has been though. I am really enjoying reading about everybody in this book. I wish Megan and Johnny would get back together and Jacqui would come back to Andy they sound like they make great couples. I want Megan to marry Johnny not Gerry. I would love to read more about Johnny, his life and his friends and career. I would love to read more books by this author. I wish Megan told her mother that she was going to be with Johnny no matter what she said. I was sad to read that Megan's husband Gerry was hitting her and he sounds like a horrible guy hitting a pregnant woman. It was nice of Johnny to send Megan a wedding present. I hope Gerry goes to jail for hurting Megan. Megan's mother should have let her be with Johnny because they love each other and Megan would not have been beaten. It is funny that Katherine thought Johnny was never going to be any good for Megan and now he is a famous singer . It is weird why Katherine is following Johnny's progress in the papers. I hope Megan and Johnny get back together. I am happy that Andy and Jacqui are getting married and Jacqui is designing album covers after she designed one for Johnny and Andy is now Johnny's manager. It was nice of Johnny to buy Howard a new car, a brief case and a notebook with his name on and johnny was nice wanting to record the song Howard wrote for his son so his son Josh knows he has not forgotten about him after all the years that has passed I hope father and son are reunited again. Howard sounds like he is a great father. I like that Johnny is close to his foster mother and she always believed he was her little superstar. I hate that Katherine got a picture edited to make it look like Johnny and Andy was boyfriends when Andy was engaged to Jacqui and Johnny was in love with Megan still. They could tell the picture was fake. Katherine made it look like that Gerry bought them the apartment for Gerry and Megan but it was Katherine who bought the apartment to make Megan marry Gerry. I was sad to read about the bombing in New York. Johnny wrote a song about the bombing. I was sad to finish this book. I loved reading the song words in this book. I am sad that Megan is going to be a single mother but l believe she be a great mother and she will let her child be with anybody that makes them happy not like her mother did to her and Johnny. I can not wait for Andy and Jacqui get married. I hope they have some children I hope they name one after Johnny because he was the one that fetched them back together with his song that he wrote when she went away because her father sadly passed away. I am glad Andy and Jacqui are still together. I am so glad Megan got rid of that monster her husband become I can not get enough of Johnny's songwriting Johnny deserves to be happy after everything he has been through I hope Howard finds his son Josh l am glad this book is on my bookshelf I wish there was a follow on to this book. I  am glad Megan kept her baby because it is not the baby fault that the father beat Megan. I was sad to read that Megan went in to early labour but her son was born healthy and Johnny sent Megan and her son Alex a gift basket and l am so glad that Johnny met Megan's baby it sucks that somebody tried to make it look like Johnny was injecting drugs. I am in love with this book. I am happy that Megan named her son after her grandpa. Megan sounds like she makes a great mother. Megan's mother should listen to Megan when she tells her she needs nothing. It sounds like she trying to take over Megan's and her son's life. Megan's mother Katherine tried to tell Megan what to name her son. I like the name Megan picked for her baby boy. I am glad Megan stood up to her mother. I was happy to read that some of Johnny's music was still being played. I was very happy to read that Howard's son Josh heard the song his father wrote for him when he was younger and he went back to his father with his baby boy Jeremy I was sad to read that Jeremy's mother went out for diapers and never returned leaving Josh to raise Jeremy on his own. It nice that Howard got himself a girlfriend and the house was being updated and baby proofed. It was nice that Howard was watching Jeremy so Josh could work and go to college. I was happy that Johnny pulled off the concert in the park for free. I was sad to read that Megan fall from her apartment but l was glad to read that she survived l am glad Megan asked Johnny to look after Alex until she recovered from her injuries. Megan's mother did not like that Megan wanted Johnny to look after her grandson and that she did not want her to look after Alex. It was nice that Zach told Johnny he was great at singing. Megan was that Johnny was singing again and that he pulled off the concert on the great lawn. I hope Johnny and Megan stay together this time and nobody breaks them up again.


About the Author: Lonnie Ostrow has been an innovator, storyteller, promoter and celebrity – insider for more than two decades. With poet of the wrong generation, he combines all his unique experiences to bring you a novel of love and betrayal, music and fanfare, downfall and redemption – a fable of stardom's rewards, set in New York city during the 1990's. Since 2001, Mr Ostrow has been the publicity, marketing director and researcher for the iconic best-selling novelist Barbara T Bradford. He also serves as an editorial and marketing consultant for a collection of first-time authors through the editorial department previously he served as a PR executive, promoting an assortment of first-time celebrity authors including Ray Manzarek of the doors from 1995 – 2001, Mr Ostrow was widely credited with inventing the “ living celebrity postal phenomenon” in all, he worked with more than 40 legendary personalities from Bob Dylan to the bee gees, Sylvester Stallone to Jackie Chan, creating high – profile media events to celebrate their postal recognition by an assortment of foreign nations.

About The Book: I really love this bookcover and the range of colours used on this bookcover.

Star Rating: Five Out Of Five Stars.

I wish l could rate this book more than five stars because it is worth more than the five stars l rated it.










Sunday, 16 October 2016

Book Promo: G.L. Ross: Crosswind

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The exciting conclusion of The Flyboy Trilogy! Lisa’s memory has returned along with her burning desire for wickedly hot Captain Lance Miller. Passion soars when the two unite. Lance is thrilled his goddess finally remembers him, but which Lisa is coming home with him? In some ways he is eager for the return of his original, sweet, loving Lisa, but he also adores his new and improved, sexy, opinionated, wild tiger. They are settling into their smooth sailing, happily reacquainted life when Lance’s flyboys are called to Afghanistan. This disruption is nothing compared to the turbulent arrival of Lance’s insanely hot, long lost half-brother, fighter pilot Derek Fuller. Derek’s arrival may cause Lisa’s path to be completely rerouted.

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Step by firm step he approaches me, backing me against the wall. “Lisa, I can only be so strong.” He captures my wrists, holding them firmly above my head. Staring vehemently into my eyes, he continues, “I’m not a saint. I love my brother, but when it comes to you I lose my mind and my honor.” His eyes lower to my heaving chest. After dropping his head back to look at the ceiling, he returns his gaze and continues, “I’m begging you to stop whatever this teasing torment is, because if you keep this up we’re both going to wake with regrets.”

His forearms rest against the wall. Fanning his warm, labored breathing across my face, his hips press firmly against me. The heat of his rock solid erection between my thighs excites and lubricates every blessed inch of me. His head drops to my shoulder. Against my ear, he whispers, “You’re my kryptonite.”

“My hearts pounding,” I reply.

“Sweetheart, mine's been pounding ever since I first laid eyes on you.”

I whisper, “You really want me…and think about me?”

With his forehead pressed to mine, he replies, “If you’re asking me how many times you’ve entered my thoughts I would have to say once, because, quite honestly, you never really left my mind from our very first encounter.”

“How much of what you say is bullshit and how much is sincere?”

He tosses his head back and laughs, before placing his lips directly in front of mine. “When it comes to you, Lisa, it’s all factual.”

“You’re maddening.”

His crystal blue eyes turn dark. “Well, that’s the pot calling the kettle black.”

His breath brushes warmly against my lips. “Are you going to kiss me?” I ask.

“I want to.”

“Then do it. I miss being kissed.”

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G.L. Ross is a proud, sixth generation, native Texan. As a true Southern Belle, G.L. has always dreamt of the “happily ever after,” the prince riding in on the white horse sweeping her off her feet. She hasn’t found “Prince Charming” – yet (always an optimist) – but finds him every time she writes about her characters’ “happily ever after” endings.

Her motto in life is to “always find the good” in every person and situation. Whether through laughter, prayer, music, or a glass of wine or vodka, G.L. finds the good in life and shares her sense of humor, love, and adventure in her stories. Each book will inspire you to stand strong in faith and believe in second chances. Take flight with Lance & Lisa in Turbulent Passion, Burning Desire, and Crosswind (The Flyboy Trilogy). After twenty-seven years as a Flight Attendant, G.L. has incredible and often humorous insight into the aviation industry. She shares many of these stories in the Flyboy Trilogy. Plus, you must meet hunky rancher, Graham Gaskin, in A Rose Has Thorns…he is hot! Fall in love with Rachel and Brooks in The Strength of Love, an Inspirational Romance and recipient of the Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Seal.

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