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The Forgotten Man-  was written by Craig Murray and published by www.netherwoodbooks.com   in 2011. You may purchase it at Amazon.com/Kindle. Visit the author here : THE MURRAY GROUP.COM

By Craig Murray

Have you ever wished you could find that magic reset button that would erase all your past mistakes?


Andrew awakens in a park, with no recollection as to how he got there. He calls home and finds that his wife doesn’t know who he is anymore. He is a stranger to everyone, an outcast from his own life.

The Forgotten Man is nine days in a man’s life, and who he is when everything he thought he was has disappeared. It is an affirmation of how much one has when they have nothing as much as it is an answer to the question: “If you could erase the past, would you?”

Imagine waking up- and absolutely everyone around you, that you have known your whole life, has no clue who you are.  Andrew McGregor has somehow re-entered a
world where all of his memories of a decent life are still intact but that’s all he has and no one believes his story. He is virtually propelled into a world without an identity and he is
forced to face the squalor and bleakness of living and trying to survive on the
streets.

Being homeless is a dark and terrifying challenge for thousands of people, but getting back to a productive and happy life is possible for many of them; if they can just endure the hardships and the difficult and frustrating bureaucracy of our society.  Moving from one government agency to another, standing in long lines and filling out countless forms will eventually move most into some kind of help. But that’s only if what you enter on those forms, such as your birth date and social security number are correct and in a data
base. If your whole past life has been completely erased away- there will be no
record and the scornful and distrustful looks that you will receive from social
workers and others will be plenty- and you will soon find yourself back out on
the streets.

As someone who has been through the plight of being homeless and in desperate need of help- I can relate completely to the troubles and challenges that Andrew faces.
Andrew is finally forced to stand before a looming precipice where he
will have to make a decision. What will it be? This tale will grip you and move
you and awaken you.

The story leaves unanswered a few very important questions- which I hope will be forthcoming in a future installment- but it’s a story well worth reading.  The
author does a wonderful job of showing us what a life can be like when we have
nothing- but it’s only during those hard and very difficult times that we are
able to find our true treasures in life.

I give The Forgotten Man 4 stars.

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Tom Riddell is also a book reviewer over at WEBBWEAVER

Reflections of a Whisper-  was written by J.T. Barber and published by Crystal Stair Publications   in 2011. You may purchase it at Amazon.com. Visit the author here : J. T. Barber Online.com

By J. T. Barber

Have you ever wondered why a certain thing was happening to you? Have you ever asked
yourself, ‘How did I get here?’

Several characters in this book asked themselves these same questions. One woman in
particular, Minnie, is faced with the awesome responsibility of making
decisions that will affect her entire family. But what she has yet to realize,
is that her entire family had made decisions, long before she was ever born,
that would put her directly in this position.

Reflections of a Whisper is a thrilling journey that will lure you into a tale of secrets,
love, and loyalty. This first installment will guide you through a woman’s
present, shielded from her past, as she carves out her future.

While living our lives we interconnect with many different people and places.  Family and friends sometimes find themselves pulled into our world and when tragedy strikes a tapestry is woven together that brings people together.  When catastrophe
and heartbreak mingle, questions are asked- especially when a family member and
dear friend takes a bullet and winds up in a coma.  A vigil takes place around a hospital bed as Riyah clings to life  and the lives of the people involved will never be the same.

In this first installment of the Reflections of a Whisper series, J. T.
Barber attempts to resurrect the teaching and meaning in the words of the late
song writer and singer James Brown when he once said:

“I’m colorblind.  And I don’t believe in
labeling people as black or white…And until ya’ll quit that, you’re gonna have
turmoil.”   

It is the desire of the author to redefine the colors of black and white.  I believe she is well on her way to accomplishing her goal and I look forward to J. T. Barber’s future writings.

I give Reflections of a Whisper 4 stars.

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Tom Riddell is also a book reviewer over at WEBBWEAVER

 

Wasteland was written by Lynn Rush and published by Crescent Moon Press  in 2011. You may purchase it at Amazon.com/Kindle . Visit the author here: Lynn Rush.com

By Lynn Rush

Bound by the blood contract his human mother signed four centuries
ago, half-demon, David Sadler, must obey his demonic Master’s order to capture fifteen-year-old Jessica Hanks. But as he learns more about her, he realizes she may be the key to freedom from his dark enslavement. The only
obstacle-Jessica’s distractingly beautiful Guardian, Rebeka Abbott. He must not give in to their steamy chemistry, or he will lose his humanity. But fresh off a quarter millennia of sensory deprivation as punishment for not retrieving his last target, he may not be able to resist temptation long enough to save what’s left of his human soul.

The beautifully crafted conflict and angelic romance in Wasteland will keep you turning the pages until you find yourself soaring above the clouds.  We all have to make some
tough choices in life and David’s dilemma is the ultimate  quandary in deciding which side of the double edged sword would he most like to have slice him wide open.   ”Battling
your demons” is a cliché  that many of us use but for David, the demon is horribly real  and part of his genetic make-up.  He is even forced to use his “dark side” to survive but also to avail his direction in life- he must also contend with the possibility that “the demon” could destroy his human soul and send him skittering into the woeful burning eternity of Hell- with all of its sensual pleasures and pain.

Lynn Rush expertly uses a few twists and turns in the plot of the story that will make you cringe and wonder how it’s possible that a romantic love between two souls could ever survive such tumultuous situations  and even more; how could the destiny of
humanity endure to face its ultimate fate.

So, spread your angelic wings and take flight with this story- buy the book.

I give Wasteland 5 stars.

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Tom Riddell is also a book reviewer over at WEBBWEAVER