Tuesday, December 20, 2011



Inspired by the 1838 hanging of a fourteen year old slave girl who once lived in the Snelson-Brinker cabin, combined with the deep roots of Missouri author, Richard Oliver Snelson, a Masterpiece of historical fiction was born. Captain Paintier lives with disturbing, haunting memories of his boyhood home. Under military orders, he must return to his homeland as he relives his nightmares of the past. Tormented by guilt, dedication to his call of duty, his new love life and the burning desire to cleanse his past sins, he finds himself on a dark road to danger. Who was involved in a forbidden friendship, and who was responsible for the death of a young girl? It is many years later when the Captain returns, does he seek redemption, and can he mend his old wounds? I highly recommend this captivating book to all fiction lovers, who enjoy intense drama with explosive action in an intriguing adventure. The story grabs your attention immediately and the characters come to life, along with Southern mythology, culture, and tradition. The author conveys the issues of the Civil War, injustice, and the horrifying incident at Steelville. Who was responsible for the ambush that burned down Nelson's home, and killed his dad? How old was Nelson the day they murdered Mary, and what happened to Joshua's mother? The reader can imagine frightened horses running in pouring rain as Richard Oliver Snelson describes hardships of war and chilling events in a battle cry for freedom, made for the movie screen. The story is insightful,  as spine-tingling as REVENGE, and as thrilling as THE COURAGE OF LOVE. "THE HAWKSBILL CRAG" is historical fiction at its best!


Monday, December 12, 2011

5 Star REVIEW~~"SIDE-YARD SUPERHERO:Life Lessons From An Unlikely Teacher" Dr. RICK D. NIECE


Inspired by small town nostalgia and precious memories, Dr. Rick D. Niece takes the reader on a delightful journey of fond memories of friendship that will not only tug at your heart, but will make you laugh, and cry. Bernie, confined to a wheelchair with cerebral palsy, became Rick's best friend. He teaches Rick about human spirit, compassion, and trust. A lifetime adventure begins between two young boys in a small town, where morals and values reflected on the kind of person we would like to be. A small town in Ohio existed where many children spread their wings and left the nest, but it was also admired as the perfect place to come home. I highly recommend "SIDE-YARD SUPERHERO:Life Lessons from An Unlikely Teacher" to all those who enjoy stories that are filled with inspiration and sentiment, and for people with disabilities, and their loved ones. The author penned a touching, heartfelt story on true friendship, loyalty, and life's best lessons. Rick and Bernie share an unbreakable bond of friendship in a picture-perfect childhood, where precious memories are treasured forever. This book is a magnificent work of nonfiction, based on true friendship, boyhood memories, and life's unforgettable lessons. A refreshing remembrance of innocence, seen through the eyes of a hero.




Saturday, December 10, 2011



Most children develop a craving for reading at an early age, under the influence of parents and teachers. Many of their favorites are classics, Nancy Drew, or perhaps 'The Cat In The Hat.' But, Steven Clark Bradley preferred World Book Encyclopedias, peeking his interest in travel, and so his life began. After exploring thirty-four countries on four continents, Steven based his work on actual events, weaving a tense and suspenseful treatise in fiction. The author of five dramatic thriller novels, bringing stories and issues to life, then the best Memoir I have ever read is born. An Instructor of English and business, helping students in Translation and Linguistics, an ability to speak French and Turkish, an assistant to a prosecutor and he continues to move forward. Steven Clark Bradley is the true definition of the word Scholar, his life opened up many doors, and he walked through them. His luminous ideas and creativity will indeed leave eternal footprints in the sands of time. More important, Steven conveys that life has many roads to walk on, many succeed after failure in lessons learned. However, without Faith, we have nothing! If we cannot forgive, how can we possibly move on? Without love in your heart, how can your mind focus? To forgive others and be forgiven for wrong-doing, whether intentional or not is the Golden key to freedom, strength, and peace of mind. In addition, family and friendship are priceless, precious, and sacred. The love Steven shared with his parents and siblings is a treasure that inspired him to be a better person. After living seventeen years abroad, restoring shattered relationships and learning what failure is, Steven Clark Bradley finds a new leap in faith. The author reminds us about respect for life itself, and that it's crucial that a great nation must care and show mercy to the less fortunate. Today, is America really better than those we destroyed, is freedom really free, and will our great nation continue to stand tall and brave? I highly recommend this book to all those who enjoy an autobiography that's filled with inspiration, honesty, and is educational. This endearing Memoir, penned by a Master storyteller will inspire as much as it will make you laugh, and cry. A remarkable, passionate story that will leave an aftermath generation-after-generation, from one author who makes a difference in this world!




Friday, December 9, 2011



Dianne Ebertt Beeaff takes the reader on a journey through powerful places in civilization as she conveys mystery, discovery, and spiritual growth. A Master storyteller, combined with historical research, the author captures the essence of archaeological treasures. Dianne skillfully applies her expertise, through extensive European travels, combined with her love for history. This unique book is rich in knowledge, provides analysis of prehistoric cultures, and an interesting discussion on civilization through the ages. I highly recommend this book to all those who enjoy insightful lessons on humanity, and how ancient Megaliths help contemporary society. I also recommend this book to all those who love to travel, while learning about Europe's fascinating architecture, and spiritual potential. "SPIRIT STONES" inspires the reader to embrace Western Europe's monuments and prehistoric landmarks as we travel through history, while indulging in celebration and hope, and given the privilege to view breathtaking photography of stone architecture. To touch a stone, and learn of the mysteries within and its symbolic truths becomes an unforgettable journey, providing spiritual significance of life itself. This modern-day guide is a delightful, refreshing look at humanity in a spectacular work of nonfiction.