Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Review of Ric-A-Dam-Doo

RIC-A-DAM-DOO: The Snow Devils

Wayne A.D. Kerr


Reviewed by Author Roy Murry



The world is running amuck with the slave trade and has been for centuries. On a daily basis, a young woman is missing, leaving a heartbreaking void in their families.

Janet Porter, an Interpol agent, is waiting in expectation of an elite Special Forces group to help her disrupt a slave trade operation in progress. A five-man team arrives, a Canadian group who's unknown to her. They get the job done with spectacular precision, and one Sargent Reese falls in love with Janet.

She and the team of Ric-A-Dam-Doo complete many missions together, and Reese and Porter are a married retired couple living in Arizona, on-the-lamb so to speak when a friend's daughter and girlfriend come up missing. It has all the MO of slave trading. Still physically fit, the Reese's take up the task unbeknown to the FBI's Agent-in-Charge.

The suspense, thrilling action and characters come alive in a present-day crime, using chapters of the group and Reese's past adventures that made them who they are. There are surprises on both sides of the Mexican criminal border that keep the reader engaged.

Mr. Kerr's style is gripping and informative. His writing leaves you wanting more. So I think we'll hear more of the Reese’s.

Purchase:   http://amzn.to/2idUqc7


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Review of An Empty Tree

An Empty Tree
Blue Eyes, Book 1

Glenn Trust

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

On a daily basis, people are placed in compromising positions. However, a few lives go through dangerous ones. Sometimes in a matter of minutes, a person's life expires for unconjurable reasons.

Glenn Trust thriller starts off with a murder and a kidnapping of a woman whose Blue Eyes enchants her abductor. He cannot understand why she is so complacent with the situation to the point of her helping him commit another crime.

Innocent lives die as the State Troopers try to bring in the criminal and the person with the Blue Eyes, who has her sinister history. At the end of the road, so to speak, each will go their way.

Mr. Trust does an excellent job of identifying each character devoting short chapters for each as he has them converge into the final one. Blue Eyes history he exposes in the final. It will surprise the reader, and you will want to know more about her.

If you like thrillers, An Empty Tree is one to read.



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Review of A New Prospect

A New Prospect

A Sam Jenkins Mystery

Wayne Zurl

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

There is a new sheriff in town, literally and figuratively.  He is Sammy to his lovely wife and very close friends.

After retiring from an NYC police department at the ripe old age of fifty, he and his wife settled down in a small Tennessee town.  Reaching the age when many people do retire, sixty-four, he applies for and begins a new career as police chief of Prospect.

Not even a week into his new endeavor, a wealthy resident is found dead at a Car Show. This event is when his and that of his new work environment come into conflict over Sam's abilities to conduct the murder investigation.

His style endears some and his respect increases as Sam goes about business even though hindered by his boss and wealthy individuals. The chief's secret investigation takes interesting turns, and how he conducts himself sets the tone for future series novels.

Mr. Zurl's understanding of the human character comes across in his prose especially in applying Sam's NYC artistic abilities to Tennessee's simple slow pace of life. Stimulating, sometimes comical, and natural flowing, you'll enjoy the characters in A New Prospect.

I have read other novels by Wayne and will return for more.

Presently free on Kindle: http://amzn.to/2henSQ8


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Review of Dream Angel

Dream Angel
(An Angel Novel Book 1)

Jane West

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

The concept of some mysterious elite controlling the world order using their wealth to reach their goal has been around for millennium. In Dream Angel, a teenager who has been on the run from the unknown, direct by and with her mother, arrives in a small town after many moves.

Stevie, her nickname, arrives at school meeting a new group of people. One, in particular, a young man who is different from all the boys she has ever met. He drives an expensive car, listens to classical music, talks in strange medieval speech, and is gorgeous.

Their encounters reveal that Adrian, his name, is a cut above the others. He is rich, commanding of presence, and mysterious. Stevie is falling in love, but at what cost. He is part of a world that she believes that she could never be a member.

Here is when the fun begins: Unbeknown to her, she is a member of his society because of her dead father's bloodline. This revelation comes to the forefront during one of Stevie's and Adrian's meetings.

She is the chosen one (Dream Angel,) and he is her soulmate and destiny. To get to the climax of their fusion is a relationship rollercoaster ride that has turns you don't anticipate from beginning to end.

The novel ends with an unforeseen twist that will have the reader asking for more. Luckily there is a Book 2 in the saga Dark Angel.

Purchase:  


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Review of The Unholy




The Unholy
     A Novel

Paul DeBlassie III

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry



The religions of this world have been in conflict from the beginning of time. God of one is not always the god of another. In The Unholy, spiritual presence is understood on different levels.

Dictates and lies are used by a dominant church leader to control his flock comes in conflict with a young therapist's beliefs, who was traumatized as a child. Claire and the cleric have a disturbing connection other than their dispute over what theology to follow in getting to a heaven.

The dark side of man's reach into the unknown is one of the themes that control the background of a story that will put chills running down your spine while reading a familiar tale - Power in one man's hands leads to a disturbing and an unholy ending.

Mr. DeBlassie's prose keeps you interested in a dynamic twist on human relationships that are clouded by their belief systems. His characters are well defined and collide into an unexpected ending.

I will be reading another of Paul's novels in the future.



Friday, December 9, 2016

Review of Sandstorm in My Heart

SANDSTORM IN MY HEART
              A Romance

           Faith Mortimer


Love sometimes hits when you least expect it. Ann is upset with her boss' boss because she can't keep following her pursuit.

After working on an excavation site in the desert for months, Ann's convinced that what they are looking for is there and they are close to finding it. But money funding for the work is cut. Her heart is heavy.

This situation sets up a love affair where two people find out the truth about each out. This truth brings them together leading to an unusual ending. The suspense up to it is well worth the read.

Always have enjoyed Faith's prose and will keep reading her works.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Review of BOUGHT

BOUGHT

Charissa Dufour novel

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


A young princess Bethany finds herself in a position of being abducted while in route to visit another noble. What happens next is intriguing and brings her down to earth. Her real self-comes out during her adventure.

We all understand or believe in this genre a knight in shining armor will be coming to her aid. Wishing and wanting the man in a complimenting storyline to be that knight may lead the reader astray.

The two stories meet in a way that will leave the reader on edge, wanting more and a conclusion they should enjoy. Sometimes you don't get what you want.

What you will receive from reading Ms. Dufour's adventurous lead into the Dothan Chronicles is a page-turning story of a young royal in turmoil. Dufour's characters and their personal encounters are well written. 

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2fMccDT I was happy it was free on Kindle. 


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Review of Sexiest Couple Alive

SEXIEST COUPLE ALIVE

M. Clark aka Mary Ting

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Olivia and Nate have had a rollercoaster ride in their relationship. Both living in the cut-throat fashion world where people are glamorous, they try to find a way live in love.

But love doesn't come easy when people are playing with your life. Olivia is confronted by an ex-lover who won't let go. Nate believes he is in the wrong relationship. How their conflicts collide is the storyline.

You'll be biting nails waiting for the two together. When they do, it is not over.  It isn't over until it's over. If Nate goes forward with his heart physically, he may end up in jail.

Others roadblock their love affair. Only reading this Romantic, a bit sexual, will get the answer.

Again, Ms. Ting novel gave me a few enjoying nights reading this eBook. Purchase at http://amzn.to/2eUtEWd


My Rant: I am disappointed in my Fellow Americans

I am disappointed in my Fellow Americans

Note: I did not vote for Donald J. Trump or Hillary R. Clinton.

As you know, but if you didn't, I am a Vietnam Veteran with a college education and am well read - book a week. And I know and understand History, Geography, and Psychology, which it seems many of you don't.

When you are in a contest like the Presidential election, you know the rules are going in. It seems like many don't or didn't, because now and as in the past after the election is over, people want to change the system because their candidate didn't win according to the rules. Where were these people between this and previous elections?

Maybe they were too young. Then now you have a chance to change the system of an election after the vote of the electoral college votes as their States decided. You think you have that right now. Legally, I believe you can. I'll look it up.

But if that happens, a minority will decide the fate of our country, which is unacceptable to me. I would go to war over this move. How dare you tell me you change the system, after the fact, so the few in the electoral college can tell us who should be President? That move, my unknowledgeable, is Nazism. Pious few telling others what to do. 

The reason we have the system we have and our government founders put in place is, so a few States (California, New York, Florida, and Massachusetts) do not have the power over the rest of the country because of their population. In the present system, all States are on an equal plain.

Many candidates for Presidents have won the Popular Vote but lost the electoral vote, Democrats, and Republican, but they understand the laws of our Constitutional Republic. You want a straight Democracy move to Venezuela et al. and see what an uninformed citizenry get for voting for one person.

Lastly, if you ally with criminals like George Soros MoveOn.org and Black Lives Matter to change our laws through thuggery, you will end up fighting a war against people who know how to fight, Like Me.

Have a safe Sunday and Life. 

Roy Murry

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Review of The Revelation Room

THE REVELATION ROOM

Mark Tilbury


Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


Receiving salvation and spending eternity with one's God, is what many souls want to attain. In Mr. Tilbury's novel, a young lady reaches out and ends up in a community run by a nut case that speaks to God.

Her parents hire a detective to find this lost child. In the detective's pursuit, he is put in a compromising position, which leads to his son's and friend's investigating into both the girl's and his disappearance.

The whirlwind begins when these investigators find the community’s location and become part of a small group that is preparing for the journey to meet their maker. Ruled by one man of dubious intent; the events that follow makes one think of becoming an atheist looking for a way out of their predicament. 

Goosebumps will arise when reading the thrilling confrontations portrayed by Mr. Tilbury. He keeps you turning the page to see what's next up to the absurd conclusions.

It was a great Holloween read for me. You can read it on a dark and rainy night.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

Review of Finding Liberty


FINDING LIBERTY

Regina Puckett

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


Time in the future, an air balloon operator finds a bundle of joy on his way as a trader while stopping for fuel. The world is sparsely populated which helps him make the decision to bring up this child.

His new parental love grows as the young lady develops. She learns his love and rules that will help her understand the world they live.

The relationships of the few characters are robust and healthy which enhanced the storyline. And, the prose moved along smoothly leading to Liberty's independence which came with a price she didn't care to pay.

A quick story, I enjoyed.

Get at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fiRFaN


Monday, October 24, 2016

Review of VENT

 VENT

Robert K. Swisher Jr.

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

I'll give you a penny for your thoughts. No, I won't. But, Mr. Swisher Jr. in his book VENT will ask you questions you'll have to think about before answering or not. It’s up to you.

However, the questions intertwined throughout this simple, enthralling encounter of two men - one in route to the airport after a funeral and the other a well-known local character who speaks his mind. Unlike most meetings, theirs is unusual and funny.

They talked for hours about serious subjects, and not so dangerous ones. While they are conversing, the author asks your opinion about those items that will make you think.

Of course, there is no interaction with Mr. Swisher, but you'll enjoy the book if you come clean with your thoughts. And I believe you will learn something about yourself or not. It’s up to you.

Sometimes I just laughed and moved on. Other times, I stopped and thought.

I found the story enjoyable as presented and my venting along with the two characters was hilarious, compelling, and thought-provoking. I wanted to answer more questions, write my own, or write chapters in the blanks, hoping the men conversed more.

It's a new concept which kept me involved. If you want fun, purchase at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2f9WVNZ


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Review of Everyone's Crazy Except You and Me...

Everyone's Crazy Except
You and Me...And I'm Not So
Sure About You

Lionel

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


This book is enjoyable. Well, it depends if the subjects intoned within matters to you. LOL, Lionel, gotcha. Yes, the snippets of humor and personal banter are hilarious and short which the reader will love a la twenty-first century.

After reading a topic or issue stated, one can put the book down, think and mull over the item, read over, laugh again, and then move on, because of the length of each. From explaining important issues as 'Hate Crimes' to mundane 'Words Fail Me' and the subject of 'Big Foot,' you will be glued to the page.

It's fast pace and informative whether you are a Conservative or not. Lionel writes about themes we dealt with in the enjoyable time in our lives before 2008. I know he would communicate different motifs today after listening to his videos on Youtube.com of the political circus we are living through in 2016.

I hope he does put to pen and paper this era as he has his past. It would be just as funny or funnier. Can't wait, Mr. Author.



Monday, October 17, 2016

Review of The Confession

The Confession

John Grisham

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


To kill or not to kill is the question when it comes to violent crime. "Should the State execute a killer?" is the undercurrent of Grisham's The Confession.

Whether you agree with his philosophy or not Grisham makes a good dramatic case for his position. A man is to make the ultimate sacrifice.

A criminal walks into the office of a minister and confesses to a crime that propels this thriller forward. Deadlines have to be met and are not.

The minister and the confessor cross State's lines, and the country becomes aware of the atrocity about to happen through the efforts of a devoted lawyer. All attempts to resolve the situation is taken with negative results.

Extreme forces come alive that make the situation volatile. Churches are burned on both sides of the conflict to keep a man alive. The result is deadly and not arrived at happily. 

This book will keep you on your toes, and you keep changing the page.



Saturday, October 15, 2016

You're Stupid


Me, before going to 5th Special Force Group, Vietnam, as Operations and Intelligence Specialist in 1969.

I have been dealing with uninformed banter all my life.  





"You are stupid for voting 'None of the above.'
You're voting  Trump." A man said to me at my local bar.

Well, I am not going to give the whole conversation. But the person who called me stupid was and always is a Democrat. He was heavy on the verbiage about the Republican's nominee character but very light on the issues.

I noted that one: The Democrats and the Republicans gave us flawed candidates who were not my fault because I am an Independent voter and could not vote in the primary. He didn't know that fundamental issue - Independents are not allowed to vote in Florida primaries.

Moving on two: I think both of the candidates are flawed and would lead into war, Clinton because of her hawkish and globalist leaning, i.e., opens borders and receiving money from George Soros. The person agreed with me when I said Trump was useless and uninformed. However, he had no idea who Mr. Soros was.

Again, the man didn't know of the issues. His only basis for voting Democrat was that they were for the working man. He could not back it up with fact.

And with many women, most real issues don't matter, only the fact that Trump is a male chauvinist pig warrant attention when they vote for President of the USA.

John Kerry, a Democrat and Secretary of State, another Obama appointee said at his first meeting with the UN, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQxV9ua9jLw
, you have a right to be stupid in the USA. He is an Elitist like his boss and Hilary Clinton if you feel Americans are stupid.

God Bless America and boy do we need it.


END of Rant.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Review of Time and Again

Time and Again
The History Mystery, Book One

Deborah Heal

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

At eleven years old, Merrideth is going through a difficult time in her life, moving into her mother's great aunt's old house after the recent divorce of her parents. Her mother is busy with career asks for a tutor for Merrideth from a university.

Arriving at the Illinois country home is Abby, a young lady volunteering her time to help reach her goal as a teacher. She learned right away her student is intelligent but confrontative in her demeanor.

Abby does her teaching task well and sees progress in her student, with some hurdles still to overcome. While using the computer, they come across a peculiar flash from the past - a photo of the house they are in during the 1850s with living people including some famous. It's a mystery they try to unravel. 

This historic show goes into virtual reality bringing the student and teacher close together. Merrideth is more animated, learns her lessons, is friendlier towards Abby, and people in the old neighborhood. Abby meets a young man and becomes more confident in her teaching abilities.

Time and Again trilogy's book one sets the tone for some exciting conclusions. I will be looking forward to reading them.


Free on Kindle.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Review of The Good Teacher

The Good Teacher
Women of the Willow Wood - Book 1

Lorraine Carey

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Life is not what it seems in Daniella's world. Everything is just fine, as everyone keeps on telling her. It appears that way, but some strange things are happening around her.

She is living with the man of her dreams - he has money, owns a beautiful house, a good job, and all the right physical equipment to keep her happy. Although from a poor background, her efforts have paid off after an arduous journey to becoming a respectable teacher.  

Her problems are minimal: she has a sick mother, and she is nervous about her new life as a teacher. And, she worries about her father's demise.

All does not go well at the school she is assigned. A couple of children have family problems, which she endeavors to correct leading to traumatic results. 

Because of these events, she breaks up with her lover, and her life goes into another direction with the help of an unlikely mystic Christian group.

What Daniella encounters changes her life forever. You will want to read Book 2 to find out.  



Review - Out of a Dream

Out of a Dream
Sandy Cover Series - Book One.

Rosemary Hines


Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


Faith doesn't come easy. Michelle Baron from Sandy Cove, Oregon, USA is looking for "Self." You may have done that yourself. I did my searching also, but this is not about me.

Michelle's grandparents are devoted Christians; her parents are the individualist, mostly her father - a rock of a man; and she and her newlywed husband have yet to find their way.  Steve, a lawyer, is into the facts of life.

They have moved away from her family who lives in California so that Steve can fill a lucrative position. Twenty-one year old Michelle has time
on her hands, waiting for teaching college to begin.

The plot thickens: She walks into a bookstore and walks out with New Age material; an appoint to learn about herself in group sessions with a man who becomes infatuated with her; Steve discovers the Bible, and her father disappears.

Michelle's marriage, father and family wages war with the realities of their lives and who or what to put their faith. Everyones' mental battles are the centerpiece of the story.

Ms. Hine's characters are well defined, and it will be interesting to see where the family's story goes in Book Two. The novel did not overly profess the Christian faith but left you wondering if that faith is the way.

I enjoyed it with some tears for and screams at Michelle.



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Review of It's All Coming Back To Me Now

It's All Coming Back to Me Now
Lovely Whitmore

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

I found this little jewel of a young adults' book that tells the love story gone astray because of an accident that blocks out a young women's experiences. She, Latrease, cannot remember who she is or her history.

A young doctor, Randy, who has had a background with women, including Latrease, shows up at the hospital she is in. After much thought and thinking the young psychiatrist is her consultant, she agrees to live in his guest house until well.

From here, we understand her plight and his guilt in not being the lover she deserves before her accident. Latrease learns about herself through Randy and his family.

Put this together with Latrease's pregnancy; Lovely Whitmore has written an emotional rollercoaster that will enrapture you. It is a lovely and enjoyable story she has written.



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Review of THE SECRET

Review of THE SECRET
by Danny Kemp


Reviewed by Author Roy Murry



There are strange bedfellows in war. In The Secret's case, it's a prince and the ruler of Germany meeting before World War II. The results of their encounter start a private Royal event kept out of the public eye.  

Only a hand full of people knows the truth, which leads to criminal actions that fester. Influential people in the United Kingdom want the result of the need to go away into perpetuity. And this quest is put into the hands of a few.

This adventure, Mr. Kemp interwove a thrilling intergovernmental plot that leads to disaster for a few high-level intelligence and wealthy person. His prose keeps you on your toes to the end following a spy expert and a newbie muddle through events at hand.

All-in-all, the novel kept me involved and gave me a profound view understanding how the British 'Get about.' It may be the making of another James Bond, using the formable newbie.

It’s worth the read. Purchase:
US:   http://amzn.to/2cvRg3K  UK: http://amzn.to/2djxSbk

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Review of Angel's Blood

Angel's Blood

Sallyann Phillips

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


Angel Blood dripped into the blood of a young werewolf by the name of Tavi with incredible results that define her existence. She arrives in a small town where like kind beings live. With time she learned to trust the Pack, which is mystified by her abilities.  

The power system of the Pack brings out Tavi’s reasons why she is different from other male and female werewolves, and to them, those unusual characteristics overlooked because of her tragic family story. The Pack brings her into the fold against her doubts in their sincerity.

Tavi’s upbringing and an Alfa Male who is upsetting her and the Pack’s with outside interference become the driving force in the story. It’s developed with fascinating and thrilling escapades that are novella moving.

Ms. Phillips writing flows with enjoyable highs that overshadow the lows. Her knowledge of Werewolves and Vampires gives this adventure credibility if you believe in this mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or a therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature.

Not my genre, but entertaining none the less.



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Review of Low Tide

LOW TIDE
A Forgotten Coast
Suspense Novel:
Book One

Dawn Lee McKenna

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Being a police detective is a tough job. It's exacerbated when you perform the work in a small seaside town where everyone knows each other.

Maggie is the homicide investigator in Apalachicola on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and someone she knew since childhood was found dead on the sandy beach of St. George Island. The story that follows goes into the victim’s life and that of Maggie.

Her family and his are on the opposite side of the law. The background, settings and colorful scenes are laid out nicely and enhance the story.

Some suspenseful events are thrilling and interwoven into Maggie’s police duties leading to an unexpected ending. The incidents traumatically affect her and are a precursor to Book Two.

Dawn Lee McKeena did an excellent job in setting up the novel for the reader to want to read more about Maggie’s life as a detective. There is no conclusion. You’re left with, “What’s next?” and you click and buy Book Two.

Purchase/Kindle: http://amzn.to/2c1XHbH

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Review of Forget Me Not.

FORGET ME NOT
Mark Kane Mysteries, 
Book 1

JOHN HEMMINGS

Reviewed by 
Author Roy Murry

Many mysteries I can somewhat see where the plot is going. Not so with Mr. Hemmings’ story about finding out if a person is who she says she is.

As the plot thickened, I got some clues, but they led me to the wrong conclusion. Mr. Hemmings kept me on my toes with Mark Kane’s investigation which leads to questionable conclusions.

Kane’s ability to get to the meaning of the matter at hand is by understanding how people are motivated. His mental processes of perception are used to get results. The author accomplished the task exceedingly.  

The main characters were well defined especially that of Mark Kane and his Lady Friday Lucy. These two understandably meshed together and charmingly offset each other's weaknesses. It will be interesting to see where their relationship will lead in the series.

I enjoyed the pace and banter of the prose and the serious of the matter at hand – the death of a person under interesting circumstances. I’ll be looking forward to reading another of John Hemming’s novels.

Purchase: http://amzn.to/2c4u2Qf  presently Kindle Price: $0.00




Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Review of The Fencing Master's Daughter



The Fencing Master’s Daughter

Giselle Marks

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

The 1800s, in Europe, the Napoleonic Wars dominated world attention, especially in London. History has told us that the English and the French always had problems getting together on many issues.

An interesting conspiracy highlights the "Backdrop" of Ms. Marks's interesting romance story between an Englishman and Frenchwoman. Both of these main characters have their history that complicates the situation.

Her beauty and his stature are woven into a conflict that preceded their traumatic meeting in the streets of London, which comes to the forefront later. Her history in France as a child and his present-day heritage conflicts are the dynamic forces driving this fast-paced adventure.

The colorful languages of both countries during the period are used in the appropriate places making the novel seemed plausible. The characters became flesh and blood, and you can feel their sentiments through Ms. Marks’ words.

I’ll be reading another of Giselle’s novels soon.  






















Sunday, August 28, 2016

Review of FLAWED GODS

FLAWED GODS
Angela B. Mortimer

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

In many religions, Gods exist that the followers believe will protect them from all kinds of atrocities. FLAWED GODS, a science fiction space opera, gives the reader different levels of deities with superhuman powers, each looking for answers to why they exist.

The main character Doella has powers that many of our well-known superheroes would love to have. However, the ability she uses most is her sexuality on earth and other worlds that she travels, manipulating situations to her advantage.

Her strengths lead her and her compatriots, some of which are her lovers, into a position of deflecting a universal conflict between odd-shaped creatures, including dragons that can shape change into humanoids. The war, with Doella’s help, can be alleviated, is directed by another God like group inspiring Doella into that position.

The ending will inspire the reader to want to read on in the series, as it has for me. A new day is arising in Doella’s life and the universe she lives.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Review of Shit Politicians Say:

Sh*t Politicians Say:

JESSE VENTURA

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Just this last year after many years of being apolitical, I looked, studied, and journalized my thoughts. From this evaluation, I wrote my white paperSixty Days To the End of The USA As We Know IT’; and during that time I read Jesse’s book.

In my published white paper, I used a few of his book’s quotes. I did this because they were within the scope of it.

Jesse’s SHIT POLITICIANS SAY is funny and informative. If you are interested in politics, this is a book to enjoy and use when in conversations with friends and families today.

Most of the quotes are forgotten but still apply to the present day’s elections in the USA. It seems that what goes around does come around again.

Example: “In America, you have a right to be stupid…” part of a John Kerry quote as secretary of state on his first trip in 2013. Can you believe it? It’s true he said it.

You’ll have to read this fascinating collection, which includes quotes from Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and presidents back to John Adams.

And, who can forget Bill Clinton’s …it depends on how you define is, is?



    

Review of Regenerate

Regenerate: A SGT Major Crane Thriller

Wendy Cartmell

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Police work can sometimes be very boring and tedious.  Ms. Cartmell’s story of SGT Major 

Crane’s detective police investigation comes alive and fills in the boring and tedious part with character development.

In this episode of Crane’s career, women and devotion to their man’s military existence are the centers of this novel. Also, there is a drug deal in the making.

The psychology, the hardships, and their love of two military wives’ stories are compelling and heartbreaking. Crane and the local police try to understand what is going on when one of the women leaves a bundle at the church's door.

Then other events move their primary drug deal investigation into a conundrum that slows down putting the dealers in jail. Those events are surprising and will keep the reader moving the pages.

The story is fast pace and gives the reader a good look into how the UK’s military functions on wives of soldiers. It is eye-opening and enjoyable read.



  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

60 Days


Published


Sixty Days To the
End of the USA
As We Know
IT



A Psychological Warfare Interpretation
Of 2016 Primaries



                                                                                                 ©roylmurry 8/14/16

Insight
     I am going to give you a little insight as to where I am coming from, before explaining my opinions of the United States' Presidential Election of 2016, using a journal format.
     I am a novice at political endeavors, so my vocabulary will be non-political. I will try to be informative, sometimes funny, and as evenhanded as my personal bias will allow me to be.
     Having never participated in the election process nor ever supporting any candidate for president, I voted only in the general election. As an independent or non-declared party member, I could not vote in the primaries. When voting in the general election, I flipped a coin – heads Republican tails Democrat and then voted based on the result.
     The process worked for me because I believed it didn't matter since to me all politicians were liars, who spouted platitudes that in the end never came to fruition. The other reason was the Congress was packed with these same types of politicians from other States, who were so diverse, that they couldn't agree on most things important to the country. 
     This time around I am looking at the Presidential primaries in a different way.  Using my training in psychological warfare, I will evaluate the primary elections through a different magnifying glass.
     Having graduated from John F. Kennedy Psychological Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while serving in the US Army, I became one of our military's finest – a Green Beret in 1969. My MOS, Military Occupational Specialty, was 11F25VS or Infantry Operations and Intelligence Specialist.
     In Vietnam, I worked for the last nine months at 5th Special Forces Group, Headquarters, Nha Trang. What I did my first four months in the country can only be described as super psychological warfare – top secret. I dropped my dog tags and went on a mission.
    For my service to my country, I received a Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement in intelligence work by setting up operations that psychologically affected the enemy. I am not going into detail because we lost that endeavor, but because I don't feel comfortable telling you what we did. The enemy did worse than what we attempted or completed, and they were victorious.
     The lessons we learn when we are young and having lived through war tend to stay with us. In my case, the study of operations and intelligence about psychological warfare became part of my mental fiber. Those techniques I have used thought-out my life. I graduated from college after Nam; working for my local government of Lowell, Massachusetts for a short period; becoming involved in a major crime, and later put on the witness protection program because of my choice, and participating on many levels of international business before I retired.
     I will write in my journals what I think about the Presidential candidates' actions, using what I believe are the turning points in the primaries from a psychological warfare point of view. My opinions will not be pretty and will offend many on both sides of the aisle. However, I will try to be fair.
     I have been sitting here in our home/office for the last two month's working and watching the political repartees on CNN TV of those who want to rule the United States of American as President. It's not my normal behavior, but I share the office with my friend and supervisor, who love politics.
     I prefer to listen to soft music while performing my job as social media director of a non-profit. I won't name her or give her opinion because these are my words, ideas, and interpretation of the events surrounding an important part of our history.
     I am a US Citizen, living in the State of Florida. My supervisor is also;, and we conversed about the ongoings of the Republicans and Democrats. Her words and opinions will not use in this journal.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review of INESCAPABLE

INESCAPABLE
By

Zee Monodee and Natalie G. Owens

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Vampires, wares, and all other combinations of same a is the backbone of this fast-paced novel that leans towards being a novella but is book one in a series. The characters are developed; and when you come to the end of this book’s story, the reader will care to know what will happen in their lives.

The power over the current world situation in the conflict between non-human factions is interesting and intriguing. The plot is well put together, leading to the validation of the unique mystic beings roaming the earth.

Vampires etc. are not my genre, but I found myself fascinated by the diversity of the paranormal character’s background, which seems unlikely but help the flow of the prose. Those who enjoy this genre will be pleased and continue reading the series.

I was just dabbling and enjoyed the diversion. Recommend for non-dabblers.