Friday, October 24, 2014

Reivew of Lionel's Grand Adventure

 Lionel's Grand Adventure
 By Paul R. Hewlett

Reviewed by
Author Roy Murry

"To be young again," we all over sixty wish we could be, but know in our hearts of the impossibility. This is my second read and review of this book.

However, we know that in our hearts the Golden Rule of being kind to one another is important axiom . This was taught to us when we were young and hopefully was interwoven into our character.

To those that have learnt that rule, they should read "Lionel and the Golden Rule" to their children, so they can understand what it means to be kind to one another no matter who they are. 

Lionel is an ugly duckling in a world that doesn't see him for what he is - a boy with a good heart.  At twelve years old, he finds a lucky charm. It's a Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun. Please don't make me say that again - A Walbaun.

Anyways, the Walbaum doesn't work like all luck charms should. It leads you away from your present situation and full fills your wishes on another plan - a level of inspired contentment. Lionel makes wishes holding the Walbaun which changes the world he lives for the better, and the adventure begins.

The Walbaun brings Lionel on a journey you and your child will never forget. As an adult, I enjoyed the fun too. Well written for a child’s imagination, I recommend this book to be read by both old and young.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Go Madrid


In my travels to many countries, over twenty five, I can truly say that Spain was one of the most surprising. My wife, at the time, was from the Dominican Republic. She loved to go out dancing, dining out, or clubbing at night.

Off course, she spoke Spanish fluently, me so-so. To make this story short, we went to Madrid to visit her friend who was going to dental school. It was one of our stops on a Madrid-Paris-Italy-Madrid back home to Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. It was a trip where I combined business with pleasure.

In Madrid, we stayed at the Hotel Miguel Angel, which at the time was a fantastic buy for the gorgeous property and amenities. At the time, I was a hotel executive and I know quality for the price. We were close to the action and the museums which made me and my wife happy campers.

We went a la cart, because the company I worked for paid for room and airfare on an In-kind-basis.  It’s a hospitality business interchange of services.
However, since I’m in the know, I recommend for those not in the loop. Their rates seem reasonable and the itinerary is what I like.
In Spain, we took a train ride to Seville. It’s an important stop if you love dancing – Flamingo Dancing – to be exact, as my first wife does. 
Madrid was lots of fun and your Spanish can be nada or so-so like mine to party. I won’t say what the best is, but here you can find out:

Go and have FUN in Spain.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Review of A Tine To Live, A Tine To Die

A Tine To Live,
    A Tine To Die

Written by Edith Maxwell

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

When I first looked at the cover, I thought, Tine & Vegetables, what do they have in common? “Tine to Live and Tine to Die,” what does this me? I am glad I looked inside the book.

Food has its mysteries, but this was a murder mystery, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Having had part of my life living on a vegetable farm with my grandparents, I related to the main character’s daily endeavors albeit she is farming an organic farm; my grandparents did not.

Cam, the protagonist, farm is disrupted by a deadly event where a pick fork with three tines was used. The police are called and the mystery of what had happened commences.

In a well written story, Ms. Maxwell uses her main character to explain how organic farming is done, how she is coping with bad publicity the farm is getting over a murder on her farm, and how she is trying to unravel the mystery to save a friend.

I know food is interesting. I eat every day LOL.  Ms. Maxwell has woven an entertaining adventure around it - a pleasant read with a exciting ending.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Review of Bourbon and Blood

Bourbon and Blood

Written by Garrard Hayes

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Life in the Big Apple, New York City, can be overwhelming. It can be even deadly, if you happen to be dragged into being associated with mobsters. This is what happens to Mr. Hayes’ main character Bill. The “Who, what, when, why and how,” is conveyed in plausible events.

From induction, Bill goes on a path of never ending destruction of property and individuals. He is paired with a criminal mind, who is working for his own preservation and leaves Bill with the bag at times, so to speak.

All the elements of the criminal world crosses Bill’s path including drugs, prostitution, murder, and gang boundary battles. Using living color descriptions of the underbelly of big city life, Mr. Hayes keeps us on the edge, scene after scene.

In the last scene, which comes after Bill makes an important decision; the author leaves the reader wanting to know what will happen to him next.  Will his journey bring him back to a normal city life free from crime involvement? Will his love affair renew itself?

Well, I will have to read the next book in this series. It will be on my BTR list when it comes out, because Mr. Hayes' writing is no nonsense prose, thrilling, and right to the point.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Hot scene from Three Wives

Three Wives of Don Quixote Smith

Excerpt from Part II Second wife, a Prostitute, who Don Quixote meets at a brothel in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic.

The wives tell their stories. Romonita speaks:

      I handed him the soap and checked his nails. “I’m glad you got a manicure or I wouldn’t let you wash me where I want those fingers to go.  Don’t be gentle.” I kissed him and turned around giving him my rear end to wash.
     He rinsed me down with warm water and moved his soapy fingers down my back to the crack of my buttocks. Kissing me on the neck he whispered, “I know what you want.”
     Moving gently at first, he entered my wanting body with one and then two fingers. Kissing my neck and back, moving his fingers in and out for some time (I lost my sense of time.) I heated up so much I almost climaxed. 
     When he removed his fingers, he seemed to be taking a break.  I turned around to kiss him. One short kiss was all I got. He turned me around saying jokingly, “I’m not done with you yet.” He kissed my neck.
     Q penetrated my anal area. First, probing with one finger and then with two, I went crazy with my motions towards his prob.  Again, I lost time in the pleasure of the moment – his fingers probing each orifice and my movement towards his force, giving me enjoyment I never received from a man I cared about. I climaxed with such a groan I was crazy with joy.
      I relaxed for a moment and then took control. Face to face, I said, “Now you get what’s coming to you.”

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Henry David Thoreau

1967 Stamp

Henry David Thoreau

Was another of The American Transcendentalist, who help set the foundation of American Literature, a course I took in college.

Mr. Thoreau is best known for Walden, but he was so much more. He was an author, a poet, a philosopher…If you want to learn the philosophy of Simplicity, get a copy of Walden, Civil Disobedience, and Walking for free or near free:

I’m from Massachusetts, been to Walden Pond, and went to college not far from it, so I can say that I have knowledge that most don’t have about Henry David. He was a pain in the ass and wouldn’t conform to society.

This, for me, is a good thing. I’m certain that Mahatma Gandhi read Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience, as I have. We are both for the better for reading it. Fortunately or unfortunately for me, I read after fighting in the Vietnam War. That war meant different to me after reading his works.

If you want an alternative to what you have been taught, read one of Henry David Thoreau’s essays or books.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

London Baby

Whitechapel, London

London has a mystery still unsolved. You know about it, but don’t think about it. The sleuth in you will want to solve those unsolved crimes when enlightened.

Rags Daniels, an English author of thrillers, notes “In the early hours of the 31st August 1888 a man is walking to work down a dark lane in Whitechapel, he sees a shapeless bundle lying on the ground near some gates; curious he goes over to investigate.

His gruesome discovery of a murdered East End prostitute then started one of the most famous man hunts in the world.” That’s the hunt for who was Jack the Ripper, going from one unsolved murder after another.

It’s not the only reason to visit vibrant London. However, when you go, recommended by Londoners is that you take one of the many walking tours.
For visiting Ripperologist and Beatles followers, setup your tour before departing

Well you’re in the East End of London stop at one of the pubs and have fish and chips Another delightful experience is to cruise on the Thames and have dinner

You know how to get to London. While you’re there, it’s recommended by London taxi owner Danny Kemp, mystery author, to rent a taxi for the day and get a tour guide included.

Haiti is a place to vacation…

Cape Haitian, a place to visit.

Written by Author Roy Murry

Your first thought would be one of, “Are you kidding me?”  We’re not. 

If you have a heart and want to help a country and its people come back to life, going to Haiti for a short vacation will have you feeling good about yourself and you'll be asking, “Why hasn’t anyone told me about this?”

Recommended is a week vacation in Cap Haitian, Haiti where you’ll meet the old and the new Haiti clashing for the better.

In the book, The Three Wives of Don Quixote Smith, released by Tate Publishing, there is a scene at The Citadel where lover’s kiss and one of their wedding at Hotel Roi Christophe in 1977. To learn more about that adventure, go to:

At that time, there wasn’t the night life that this small town on the northern coast now has So check it out or just relax under the sun at one of the twelve hotels

What can be said is that the people haven’t changed since 1977.  They are one of the most pleasant on the face of the earth. Unfortunate, the reality is they are a poor people.

Use a local guide to get you to The Citadel and nearby Sans-Souci Palace. Be prepared for a walk and donkey ride up to what was once called one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

There are various ways to get to this beautiful area that few venture However, it’s recommended to fly direct from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Florida.

Put a little adventure into your life. Bring cash to donate to the local economy.  Smiles will greet you everywhere you go.

Read: Frist Don Quixote Smith wife, folkloric dancer, kissed him on this castle in Cap Haitian

Key West is in the Caribbean

Key West is in the Caribbean

Written by Author Roy Murry

Most Americans don’t know that Key West, Florida is in the Caribbean and the southernmost city in the Continental United States. This little island is a travel destination that all Americans should visit once in their life time.

The Caribbean sun and sand is waiting for those who want to relax or people watch during the day on Smathers Beach. Bring a book or your eBook and lounge with your partner on this popular site. For the adventurous, hand gliding and other water sports are available.

If you like to wander, there is much to see. There are shops galore to buy almost anything you want, including handmade candles and key lime pie at Kermit’s Shoppe. Bars are everywhere. Hemingway’s old hang out Sloppy Joe’s Bar and the Green Parrot are the most visited, but there are many others. Restaurants are everywhere serving your heart’s desire.

For a cultured experience, the Audubon House and Hemingway’s house are on Whitehead Street. If history is what you like, visit Harry S. Truman’s little White House or Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway Station. Information on these and other places inquire at Key West Chamber of Commerce on Front Street or call (305) 292-5000.

Five to three star accommodations are many and should meet your vacation budget.

You can get to Key West by air or car. Recommend is to take a week vacation, fly to Miami, Florida, rent a car, and drive down the scenic highway through the lesser known beautiful keys.

Review of The Drive-By Wife, Book 1

The Drive-By Wife, 
Book 1

Written by Mike Wells

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Mike has done it to me again. I read his Lust, Money & Murder (Series,) and could not wait to read each book in the series.

The Drive-By Wife leaves you in the same mood. A wife and her husband have an encounter with a man in a park. This confrontation spins off numerous events that bring more conflict into their lives.

In their situation, life snow balls into events that become uncontrollable. They are at odds with each other to the brink.

Fast pace and suspenseful, this novel will keep you involved and want more at the end of Book 1.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Review of No Mercy

No Mercy

By Wendy Cartmell

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

As I have mention in a previous post, I enjoy short stories. In this small collection, Ms. Cartmell also gives an excerpt for Steps to Heaven, which I totally enjoyed a few months back, and others with short stories.

In each story, she keeps you on the edge.  “No Mercy” is the events of a soldier being burnt to a crisp in his kitchen. It’s another Sergeant Major Crane SIB Investigation, as was Steps to Heaven.

Two leads are perused with interesting results, but the possible murder suspect isn’t apprehended.  It may have been the victim, who set himself on fire, or it was a domestic violence situation that led to his death. She had No Mercy.

“What if…?” is a different twist on domestic violence.  This may or may not have ended in a boom. “Another Satisfactory Day” has a marriage end in a comical and resolving day for the wife.

Wendy keeps the reader involved and interested. She has mastered story telling.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Review of The Law Man

The Law Man

Written by Vonda Norwood

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

If you are looking for Erotic stimulation, I recommend any of Vonda Norwood’s novels or short stories: Indie Authors Make Better Lovers, Playing the Coach, and others. She has a knack of putting you in the middle of the action when she writes.

In The Law Man, a young college student, Mary Evans is looking for someone to control her daily sexual life. A little domination is what she would like. The explicit way that Ms. Norwood conveys this to the reader may or may not shock you.

For me it was entertainment, reminding me of when I was young and uneducated sexually. Mary is a student who has learned her lessons from her dominating professor behind closed doors of his class room to explosive heights.

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