Friday, October 7, 2016

Dreams of Her Own

Author: Rebecca Heflin

Millie Stephens is the personal assistant to an author of romance novels in New York. Millie is a mouse of a woman, dressing down in all brown, brown hair, glasses and timidly shy.

Millie loves her job, but little does she know that her life is about to change.

One day while running an errand for her boss, Darcy Butler-Ryan, Millie wasn’t watching and someone pulled her back at a crosswalk just before being struck down by a large truck.

The benefactor she didn’t see held her in the air and tight against his chest. Millie was in for a surprise.

When Millie saw who helped her, thug was the first word to pop into her head.

Shaken, she finished her errand and then back to Darcy’s brownstone and back to work.

While at work, Millie thinks about her close call. From reading and hearsay she thought about how people in her situation have their life run before their eyes. Hers reel is blank, her life is nothing, she is nothing.

Then one day while Millie is out, her thug comes to Darcy about converting a room into a nursery for her impending delivery.

Millie returns to the brownstone while Darcy is out. Hearing noises from upstairs, Millie goes to investigate. There in a room is her thug. A contractor working on the room. Millie turns to leave but her notices her and speaks. Millie is tongue tied and nervous.

She hurries out and tries to settle down.

Over time, through a comedy of errors, Millie begins thinking about her life and the dream she wants to explore but doesn't have the courage, plus feelings of conflict while working for Darcy.

Dreams of Her Own isn’t your normal romance novel. In some ways it is a coming out celebration of the new Millie, with help from Darcy, her sister and others along with romance.

Dreams of Her Own, s not like other romance novels you’ve read. Dreams of Her Own, will give you a laugh and situations readers will relate to even they haven’t experienced them.

This reviewer awards 4 out of 5 stars to Dreams of Her Own.


Robert Medak

Freelance Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader, and Reviewer


Author: Sean Fraser

Imagine if you will, you are a young somewhat naive woman from Florida working for a company in a city like Vienna.

One day you receive a package with your name on it. Not realizing that it is meant for the other Sarah in the office.

You open the box expecting a care package from your mother but instead what you find unnerves you.

What you find, is that your identity has been stolen. How do you get it back?

You visit the one friend you made and seek her help with what is in the box.

Unbeknownst to Sarah what is in the box could mean her life and little does she know that this is the beginning of the strangest adventure involving danger, intrigue death and foreigners anyone could imagine.

Sarah is told to go on the run by her friend, but is she Sarah’s friend.

Follow Sarah’s life and death struggle in Extreme Betrayal. Who is the ultimate friend that helps Sarah.

Extreme Betrayal is engrossing and will keep you reading to find out what happens next as Sarah travels through European countries and into the belly of the best to clear her name and get her identity back.

If you enjoy mysteries with action that will keep you engaged, Extreme Betrayal is the book for you.

Sarah’s thoughts are centered on staying alive.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Run-Away Couple

Author: Maggie Tideswell

Piper and Marcus’ story is one of hate that started in high school. With a dash of deceit instigated by Eloise, Piper’s sister, has plans.

Piper should have known better seeing Marcus standing behind her younger sister. Her sister knows how much Piper hates Marcus and his ever present pranks. She wants no part of Marcus.

Why was he at Eloise’s wedding in this creepy castle over an hour drive from home.

Piper has no clue has to the plan concocted in Eloise’s devious mind. Will Piper catch on?

Piper the perpetual bridesmaid, prays that she’s not paired with Marcus. Unfortunately for Piper, no such luck.

The Run-Away Couple contains many unusual occurrences during the reception and storm causing Piper to spend the night at the Castle looking B&B since it’s dark and Piper would have to spend more than an hour on the road back home.

The Run-Away Couple is a story of romance and connivance by Piper’s sister Eloise.

The question that you will have to read the book to find out is, will Eloise’s plan for Piper work

This story will hold your interest even if romance stories are not your favorite genre.

The Run-Away Couple is a recommended read with a rating of five out of a possible five stars.


Robert Medak

Freelance writer, blogger, editor, proofreader, and reviewer

Friday, March 11, 2016

Imperfect Echoes

Author: Carolyn Howard – Johnson 

Imperfect Echoes is a series of poems by Carolyn, and a look at simple things in our lives that many don’t take the time to find the joy in their lives.

In this book, Carolyn draws with words allowing the reader to reminisce, if you are old enough, about living a life before social media and texting.

Through Carolyn’s way with words, readers are transported to times and places painted though the use of words on a page as a painter uses brushes to paint on canvas.

As you read Imperfect Echoes, you are able to reflect and reminisce about experiences, places and people from our planet.

Have a few moments to spare? Read a poem from Imperfect Echoes, it is not a book you have to read cover to cover in one sitting, although, you could. It is about the visceral response elicited by the poems.

Imperfect Echoes, is a book even those who don’t like poetry will enjoy reading and experiencing the written word in the form of free verse.

Imperfect Echoes is a five star recommended read for anyone who likes a good book. 


Robert Medak

Freelance writer, blogger, editor, proofreader, and reviewer

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Strategic Career Engagement: The Definitive Guide for Getting Hired and Promoted

By Stoney deGeyter

Strategic Career Engagement is relevant for anyone looking for a job at a small business or corporation. This book is more than just a guidebook. There are concrete examples of qualifications that make candidates competitive for open positions, like how to interview so that you appeal to the hiring manager.

Anyone looking for a job or working online will find a plethora of information on his or her personal career platform -- an important factor for finding a job or building an entrepreneurial brand. Also within the pages of Strategic Career Engagement are resources that candidates can search to learn more about topics like improving their resume.

If you are a job seeker or business owner, I recommend that you add a copy of Strategic Career Engagement to your business library.

After reading Strategic Career Engagement, this reviewer awards five out of five stars to Strategic Career Engagement and a must read recommendation for any job seeker or entrepreneur.

Robert Medak

Freelance Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader, Reviewer, Marketer

The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Period!

By Stoney deGeyter

The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Period contains checklists, and action points that anyone from a new or seasoned entrepreneur needs to have in their online marketing arsenal.

Although, you may not do your own marketing, The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Period is a book every entrepreneur should have in their library as a reference to audit your marketing to assure that all relevant items of your online presence are well-appointed and up to date on your website.
The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Period is a good reference for asking questions before you hire a marketer to address their knowledge of your requirements. Without clear understanding, your marketing may fail.

All entities online should have a basic understanding of what marketing is and isn’t in relation to individual entrepreneurs and small businesses.

There is no one size fits all marketing plan, a plumber or a freelance writer would not market to the same clients, therefore, by reading and using the checklists in The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Period will help your marketing efforts for your particular needs for marketing to you ideal client.

Without a concrete plan using the checklists in The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Period you could sped a good deal of time using the trial and error method. Save time, pick up a copy of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Period and learn about what your online site needs to market effectively.

This reviewer awards five out of five stars to The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist Period by Stoney deGeyter.

Robert Medak

Freelance writer, blogger, editor, proofreader, reviewer, and marketer

Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together

By Pamela Slim

Body of Work reads like a memoir but is more than any memoir you have ever read. It is a life story that shows in detail how to transform from where you’ve been, to where you might be and the rationale behind it.

Aside from being a pleasant read, Body of Work is also an instruction manual about looking at your life experiences, and how they make you the person you are today; how to transform yourself creating the life you want by examining your life experiences, what you have learned along the way and how to transform in to the future you.

If you are feeling stuck in life, wondering what to do, Body of Work is the perfect book to help you understand where you are and possibly metamorphose into a better you.
Body of Work, is also an excellent manual on how to write a memoir for anyone considering writing a memoir or keeping a journal.

This reviewer awards five out of five stars to Body of Work by Pamela Slim with a must read recommendation.

Robert Medak
Freelance Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader, Reviewer, and Marketer