Something About Sammy
Biographies & Memoirs , Review / May 30, 2020

  An emotional story interwoven with the logical and illogical; obsession and indifference; fantasy and reality. A conundrum of unfamiliar and inexplicable sensations and feelings so powerful they’ll shake you. You’ll enter the world of an older straight man settled into a new community. A man with a history of triumphs, successes, failures and let downs who has always risen out of the ashes. Experience the startling shock that engulfs him when he becomes infatuated with, and consumed by, a much younger millennial Gay man – a total stranger he has little in common with. Immerse yourself in his attempt to deal with a foreign and confusing set of circumstances, the outcome of which affects him to his core. Find yourself confounded by a cast of people and events. Throw yourself into several of the character’s personalities and positions, then determine where the fault is. Delve into the mysteries in an attempt to solve them. Contemplate how you’d feel. Conjure up your emotions and establish how you’d deal with such a situation.   A complex theme that makes for interesting reading… Whenever we face painful situations, especially where a moral dilemma is concerned, we sometimes hold ourselves back as we…

The Dead Hand – La Manita Muerta: Short Tales of a Long Dictatorship Based on True Events

  The military coup in Chile through the eyes of innocent children La Manita Muerta The Dead Hand is a compilation of short stories that allow the reader to become acquainted with the lives of their characters under the dictatorship regime in Chile after the military overthrew the elected democratic government in 1973, and their attempt to continue with their daily routines despite and in face of all the existential dangers and violations of basic individual rights. The stories evolve around the life of David Silberman, who was the prominent manager of a mining operation in the north of the country and a socialist political activist, who was kidnapped by the military after the government was overthrown. Each story stands on its own, but they are interconnected through a single riveting plot, which is based on the real events and chosen to be told from the unique perspective of women and children, because history is mostly related by male adult characters. The plot follows the realities of life under a Latin American dictatorship, but there is a hidden message for all readers worldwide. In Chile, the democratic values were shattered overnight in an abrupt transition by a well-timed military coup,…

Survivor’s Journey From the Alps to the Red Sea: World War 2 Holocaust Survivor Memoir
Biography , Review / February 24, 2020

An orphan boy. Life under a fake identity. A heroic tale of survival. Marek Herman’s life had not easy from the beginning. And yet, not even growing up an orphan in the city of Lvov, Poland, had prepared him for what the future had in store. Nazi Germany invades Poland in 1939 and changes the lives of people in the entire continent. Jews instantly come under persecution. In order to save himself, Marek, lives under a borrowed identity, and crosses the border into Italy together with the Italian soldiers who were stationed in Poland. A chance encounter he happens to witness, completely transforms the rest of his life. Marek immediately joins the resistance in Northern Italy, where the Jewish boy fights side by side with his new friends, the anti-fascist fighters. Survivor’s Journey From the Alps to the Red Sea is a spine-tingling book of memoirs, describing Marek Herman’s life, heroism and hope for a better future during all the vicissitudes he goes through from Poland, through the Alps, and all the way to the Red Sea.   An inspirational memoir of a man’s triumph against all the odds. Reviewed by Piaras on February 23, 2020 for Emerald Book Reviews Survivor’s Journey…

The Cancer that Died of Laughter
Biography / January 29, 2019

  With a mere 5% chance of recovery from cancer, Eyal Eltawil’s struggle to survive includes the use of comedy. Diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at the age of 31 and with metastases in his body, Eyal Eltawil was given a mere 5% chance of recovery. Eyal decided to look at his cancer from a humoristic point of view and find laughter in the process. The topic of his life’s story was not one he chose, but he did make the choice to create “stand-up comedy” while he struggled to survive. Using a humoristic perspective during the entire process, he turned the C word (Cancer) into one relating to Comedy. This, was Eyal’s way of dealing with his illness and enabling recovery. 3 years after his full recovery, he was told that there was a fair chance the cancer had returned. Despite the harsh news, and while waiting anxiously for the lab results, he decided to laugh again and relates his experience in a book. The stand-up comedy kept working and the recovery was there to stay!   REVIEW Offering inspiration and encouragement for people facing serious health issues. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews The Cancer…

Self-Value: The Story of Me
Biography , Relationship Stories , Self-Help / January 15, 2019

  Limited-Time Promotional Price! Please review and rate my story on Amazon! Life is exactly what you make it, if you allow yourself to quit you will become a quitter. Our Lord fought and died for us so that we may have peace, longevity, and prosperity. I believe that failure isn’t achieved when you don’t reach a goal, but by allowing the outcome of not achieving a goal to make you feel as though you have failed. Failure doesn’t occur when a goal isn’t achieved, but rather when one allows his or her spirit to be broken by life and simply stops trying. I say that one day soon the hardships in and of my life shall make me very fortunate and it shall inspire the world. This is an autobiography about my life. This is also an inspirational message to all people. Self-Value: The Story of Me, is an eye-opening, poignant, often hilarious story that explores my twelve years of childhood homelessness, juvenile delinquency and success. My life story is about a mother and son in peril that finds serenity through their faith. In sharing my story, I highlight many problems society is faced with today such as domestic…

True Crime Stories Volume 11: 12 Shocking True Crime Murder Cases (True Crime Anthology)
Crime / Mystery , True Crime / September 26, 2018

In this true crime anthology you’ll learn about some of the most shocking true crime cases that have happened in the last forty years. You will find yourself thrust into a world that is often depraved but always intriguing and fascinating, leaving you wanting to read more. These twelve cases, which span the globe, are a true testament to the idea that crime comes in all shapes and sizes. There are a number of themes in this volume, including missing persons, road trips gone wrong, and family annihilation’s. You will read about a case in New Zealand where two young people celebrating the New Year vanished without a trace never to be seen again, yet a man was still put on trial for their murders. The tragic case of Denise Pikka Thiem—a woman who went on a world trip to find spiritual meaning but ended up murdered—is also profiled in this book. The unfortunate phenomenon of mass murder, particularly family annihilation, is covered in two uniquely bizarre cases in this book. In one case, a man claimed a voodoo demon drove him to murder his family, while in another a man dressed as Santa Claus attempted to murder an entire…