Sunday, June 26, 2016

Selena the Movie

Selena Gomez

Those who know me, know that I am partial to Latin women, having married two ladies from the Dominican Republic. So when I saw the movie Selena with a young Jennifer Lopez, I couldn’t stop watching.

Even though Jennifer was not a singer, her portrayal and that of Rebecca Lee Meza as young Selena seemed very genuine. The glue to the movie was Edward James Olmos as Selena’s father.

Whether you are a lover of Selena’s music or not, you will enjoy this story of a young American Latin singing sensation, whose star is taken away from the world. This movie gives you entertaining moments of the growth in Selena’s short career.

Adored by all, Selena is gone, but her music will live on in the Mexican and North American communities. This movie does her and her family honor.

If you don’t take the time to see and watch Selena the movie, you will be void of knowing the emotional nature of Latin music’s effect on our American culture, which has been part of my life for thirty-eight years. 

I loved it, and I love Latin women.

You’ll cry at then as I have.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Review Sarah Woods Mysteries

Sarah Woods Mystery Series
Books 1- 2 and
Island of Illusions

Jennifer L. Jennings

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

I started reading Book 1 & 2 of this series and couldn’t stop. I continued on and read book three - Island of Illusions. Ms. Jennings style is smooth. She effortlessly tells a story of an intriguing mystery.

Her lead character Sarah Woods, a masseuse and housewife, is at a crucial turning point in her life. Then in a flash, she is involved with a murder in book one. From there on, she stumbles into situations that the need her unique intuition.

The individual plots of each book are well constructed leading the reader to an unpredictable end. In each, I was involved to the end, leaving me with the thought – why didn’t I think of that? And, I have read many mysteries.

The main characters are evolving nicely, and I look forward to reading more.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Review of Protected by the Falcon

Protected By The Falcon
The Ancestor’s Secrets series
Book 1
Written by Erika M. Szabo

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

The world we live in has an undercurrent that is visible but invisible at the same time. Ethnic mores and mysteries are abounding within diverse communities in America.

Ms. Szabo brings to light in her novel the beliefs of the natives of Hungary, known as the Huns, who live in America today. Ingrained in their ethnic background for centuries are mysteries her main character Ilona tries to unravel.

As a doctor, Ilona has a special gift she and her community believe is birth given that only the chosen attain. This gift leads her and her closest friends and family into a whirlwind, initiated by a mystic with a strange power that desires her ill will.

The story leads you into an incredible world of control and conflict over rules that may or may not be applicable in today’s lifestyle. It is a fun, interesting comparison that woven into the past and present.

Ms. Szabo’s writing style is easy to read and flows smoothly. She keeps you mesmerized with colorful words, paragraphs, and characters.

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