|Title||Behind Closed Doors|
|Release Date:||July 25, 2012|
|ASIN/ISBN:||ASIN:B008PDV4HM, ISBN-10:1478316926 , ISBN-13: 978-1478316923|
|Book Description:||On the surface, siblings Brenda and Brian Andrews are attractive, well put together, ultimate catches for any single male or female looking for a suitor. Unfortunately, looks, and the Andrews siblings, can be deceiving. Their true chaotic, manipulative & promiscuous lives are revealed when their often abusive & alcoholic father dies under bizarre circumstances. Soon, the doorway to dark family secrets is slung open at the funeral, where many dust covered skeletons begin tumbling out; threatening the pedestals that Brenda and Brian once stood on, plunging them into a dangerous descent that they may never be able to come back from!|
|BRT Review Title:||Thoroughly entertaining and fun!|
|BRT Review:||This book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions and even as I’m writing this now I’m chuckling. Both of the main characters are relatable or familiar, but Brian is most assuredly the one you’ll love to hate. In fact, there may be more than one character you’ll dislike greatly, but they are offset by other good counterparts. I appreciated the instances of comic relief intertwined with the suspenseful plot that kept me guessing. If you’re a prude however; this book would probably offend you, since there is a lot of profanity and some graphic sex scenes, but luckily I’m not easily shocked. Dare I say that in the midst of all the chaos, there is a developing growth and love story for both main characters. The cliffhanger at the end was a surprise and leaves the door wide open for a sequel. I’m impressed with this book as a new author, although I noticed a few typos, it didn’t take away from the story. Great book review talk! But you be the judge.|
Monthly Archives: December 2012
|Title||The Man With The Green Suitcase|
|Release Date:||July 30th , 2012|
|ASIN/ISBN:||B008RTZ312 / 0615675085|
|Book Description:||What does…A prostitute,
A corrupt businessman, and
A disfigured young woman
Have in common with a mysterious, old homeless man who carries a green suitcase?The old man comes into people’s lives because it is important for them to experience the visions
that he is somehow able to show them–visions that even he doesn’t understand.
But whoever he connects with will go through a transformation that will change
The old man has no memory of who he is or even what the suitcase holds.
But one day he will find out all about his own secret
This story is magical realism, realistic with paranormal elements, a mystery that needs to be solved, and a man and woman who will finally realize that they were meant to come into each other’s lives and remain forever.
|BRT Review Title:||Surprisingly original and captivating!|
|BRT Review:||This was a fantastic and captivating read. I really appreciated the writing style and the lucid way the story was delivered; so much so that in reading it, I pledged internally to work with Hosea Feed The Hungry (a charitable entity in Georgia) this year. The book itself is not about helping the homeless, but the key character in the story, who is a homeless man who is the catalyst for interactions between all the other characters, is a homeless man. Dee Doanes descriptive narrating brings you right into the fold of the story and transformations that some characters make are not only surprising at times, but touching. As it turns out, the man with the green suitcase is a fortune-teller of sorts who bestows visions to those in his presence, whether solicited or not. The characters find rather succinctly that what’s done in the dark, always comes to light. For some of the characters, the light is bright…but not always! Great book review talk! But you be the judge.|
|Release Date:||March 26th , 2012|
|Book Description:||“An extremely talented and highly skillful writer.” — Kevin Moore“A unique, interesting and crazy story” — Paul AitkenWhen a young boy follows a dark-winged creature through his summer suburbia, the world opens before him. But as reality peels away, and as the entities from beyond pour through, nothing can be done.
The mind bending has just begun. And what follows will change the boy and his family forever. For the Multiverse has found a friend; the beings of the black beyond are calling.
|BRT Review Title:||Vivid, twisted and engulfing|
|BRT Review:||Kudos to Evan Bollinger for creating a vivid and enthralling story where you can wrap yourself into the mind of a child as he chases a creature that keeps you teetering between the realms of reality and fantasy. I never thought there was such a thing as being “too detailed” but, at times I did find myself skipping through indepthly descriptive portions of the story to get to the meat of the scene. Clearly a talented writer, Evan’s verbiage sometimes reminds me of Stephen King, but can become rather long-winded, without using run-on sentences, if such a thing is possible. Despite that minor flaw, the story line kept my interest throughout and the creepy discoveries that are more reality than not, including an unfortunate happenstance to a young girl is frightening. If you’re tired of predictability and guessing the ending 3 chapters early…you won’t be disappointed this time. He leaves you with your jaw dropped. Good review talk! But you be the judge.|