Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Secure Heart

By Charity Parkerson

A Secure Heart is a story with something for everyone. It contains everything from battles to romance, with characters with flaws just like average people looking for love in their life; and as in real life, you never know when or how you’ll meet the one.  

Black Ops personnel, a security company, an artist, and more are within the pages of A Secure Heart. You’ll have to read A Secure Heart to get it all.

A Secure Heart is an engaging read for anyone who picks up a copy, which I recommend.

A Secure Heart is not for young children because it contains some sex scenes. While not explicit, for younger readers, parents should review first.

This reviewer found A Secure Heart by Charity Parkerson well written and a good read. It kept this reviewer entertained with the story and characters with empathy while wondering what was going to happen next. Reading about the character’s backstory was an interesting addition that gives the reader a reason why the characters act the way they do.

A Secure Heart is recommended as a must read,  and is awarded five stars out of a possible five stars.

Reviewed By
Robert Medak
Freelance Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader, Reviewer, Marketer

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Other Island

Author: Jaime Martinez Tolentino

The Other Island is an engrossing tale of a Hispanic kid from Puerto Rico whose parents moved from the island to apart of New York in hopes of giving their children a better life.
People can relate on many levels to The Other Island. This memoir is also part history. Readers will learn something about growing up in the U.S. when English isn’t your native language, and one comes from a different culture.
The protagonist must face the difficult task of assimilating into a foreign way of life and overcoming not only language and cultural issues, but also health issues and issues of poverty and cultural stereotyping; being Puerto Rican growing up in the 1950s and 1960s El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) of New York.
Then there is the problem of having to move to El Barrio because New York declared eminent domain over 17 blocks (16.3-acres); including the one where you’re living, in a rundown building. Then, having to move into the only place available, which is a step down because the city is going to build the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where your building presently stands. All your family receives in compensation is moving expenses, leaving the family to find a new place they can afford.
This review is from reading The Other Island by Jaime Martinez Tolentino, a Puerto Rican who was the first in his family to entertain the idea of college. He was the first in his family to graduate from college.
The Other Island is a book for every reader. The Other Island receives a five out of five stars rating, with a must read recommendation.
Robert Medak
Freelance Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader, Reviewer, Marketer
My Social Media Sites http://xeeme.com/RobertMedak

Writing Is A Business

By Karen Rose Smith 

Writing Is A Business isn’t just another book about writing. Karen is an author with over 20-years in the writing business.

Make no mistake; writing is indeed a business as Karen expertly explains in her book Writing Is A Business.

Writing Is A Business is the perfect gift for anyone considering a writing career, and for today’s authors because of changes to the way book publishing is changing, and authors must keep up with the business of writing.

Anyone calling themselves a writer needs a copy of Writing Is A Business in their reference library. Writing has always been a business, because of changes in publishing, writers are required to learn the business side of writing and publishing. Writing Is A Business will help writers with the basics, and then writers must learn what they need from there to help their career in writing.

Writers need research for their stories; they also need Writing Is A Business to research the business side of their careers.

This reviewer found the information in Writing Is A Business useful and recommend writers grab a copy and learn about the other hats they must wear in today’s book publishing environment.

Writing Is A Business receives five stars out of a possible five stars.

Robert Medak
Freelance Writer, Blogger, Editor, Proofreader, Reviewer, Marketer
My Social Media Sites http://xeeme.com/RobertMedak