Sunday, April 12, 2015

Review of Confessions of a Caffeine Addict

Confessions of a Caffeine Addict

40 Stories edited by Marina Kushner

Reviewed by Roy Murry, author.

By the time I finished this book, I had at least a hundred caffeine drinks: coffee and Pepsi. I am overstating my consumption. My caffeine intake is much less.

The stories in these ‘I did it,’ the people are candid about their addictions. And it seems that one must first accept the addiction to come it.

Each addict had their starting and ending points, if they were as candid as it seems. Some had returned to their consuming ways and rehabbed out to normality. But that lurking need remained until they found an inner epiphany.

Overcoming a need that is a habit, for these tales of insecurity prevailed throughout. It was the realization that the body functions better without a ridiculous amount of caffeine. This turned things around for many.

All in all, the stories were insightful, but not compelling enough to dilute one’s addiction. I feel that a life’s story a la biography would be more compelling.

Each story is an interesting read and done in such a way that you can read a few stories with your morning coffee, or not. The book costs as much as a Starbucks Latte. You decide which you need most.



Monday, March 30, 2015

Review of Blogger's Guide

Blogger’s Guide to Absolutely Nothing

Blogged by Seumas Gallacher

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


I had absolutely nothing to do this afternoon, so I looked into my Kindle’s library for something to read. I have read and reviewed two of Seumas’ books (Vengeance Wears Black and Savage Payback) on this very blog.

I noticed The Blogger’s Guide…and thought what the hell. I got Absolutely Nothing to Do. I clicked onto the opening page and didn’t put the Kindle down until the end of this fun filled comic relief from my daily chores as a writer, blogger, and now Social Media Director of American Indian Veterans Memorial, Inc.

I was entertained from beginning to the end. The books of his I reviewed are thrillers that kept my attention. In these blog posts, his humor kept me laughing click after click of the forward arrow.

His knowledge of blogging and Indie authorship shed some new light on my knowledge of self-publishing, which I may try with my third novel Homeless in Homestead. I haven’t enjoyed my experiences with two Independent Publishers.

For those newbie writers out there, Seumas’ fun words of blogging wisdom maybe what you are looking for in helping you career. At least you’ll be laughing your afternoon away as I did today.

Check Seumas out: http://amzn.to/1HgBuPb


Note: Guide is not available. on Amazon. Ask Seumas and you'll shall receive or just read his blog.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Review of McClintock's War

Johnny McClintock’s War

Written by Gerry McCullough

Reviewed by Roy Murry


The concerns of man with the respect towards others are based on many factors, none of which binds us together as living beings closer than the belief in a God. We gather in groups: countries, religious, military or political that do not give us true fulfillment, but are the corner stone of our existence from the time of birth.

In John Henry McClintock’s War, Ms. McCullough uses the life of an Irishman, brought up in the turmoil of World War I and the internal strife of his beloved country, bringing to light the sometimes ignorance that us humans live by. Wars have been fought by man since the Stone Age, but it is the internal war within us that Ms. McCullough shares in the life adventure of her main character.

It is that war that John Henry must come to terms with. He sees death all around him because of illogical reasons. He muddles through because of his love for Rose and the God they believe in, not the religious groups that separate them.

John Henry’s journey is a difficult one, knowing the historical facts which we get a touch of in this fast pace novel. Ms. McCullough prose is somewhat poetic at times, but her writing gets to the root of evil vs good in the human mind. This is where her John Henry excels: he sees the good and over comes the evil.

I recommend this short adventure into the turmoil of war. Many of us have been there and are still trying to overcome what John Henry overcame. We have to be reminded of it from time to time, as Gerry McCullough has done so elegantly.


Purchase at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1BUSfum

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review of GOTU

G O T U

Written by Mike McNeff


Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Crossing our borders, have been a controversial political problem from the union of these United States of America. What crosses those legal divisions are the contention of debate?

G O T U is a thrilling story of men who protect our rights to be a sovereign free nation, free from illegal drugs or human trade. Arizona is one of our states, where the border has been violated numerous times.

Commanded by Police Sergeant Robin Mariette, a special operations unit is set up to protect the Arizona border from Mexican trafficking. They make a major bust on the USA side which upsets a Mexican kingpin who looks for revenge close to the unit’s home.

Legal actions are put in place just as the kingpin is about to get his payback. This puts Sergeant Mariette’s team into action that will have international complications. The results are overwhelming.

McNeff’s story is fast pace and can be read in one sitting. The characters are believable and well thought out. Although this is fiction, I felt like I was reading a true account of men who bravely protect our borders.

I feel we will be reading more of Mariette’s unit in the future. The ending left the door open for more action packed adventures like this one.      


Monday, March 9, 2015

Roy Murry Named Director of Social Media Communications





At a meeting Saturday night, March 8, 2015, in Hollywood, Florida’s Italian restaurant Mario’s, Author Roy Murry was named Director of Social Media Communication of the American Indian Veteran’s Memorial, Inc., non-profit, a Seminole Initiative by Seminole Council’s Stephen Bowers and Project Director Elizabeth Bates.

Roy Murry:        http://linkd.in/1wXF7tk

This project is dear to my heart. It’s part of an initiative ‘Education at the Wall.’ The wall is The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.  

A modern underground exhibition to educate Americans about ALL Veterans will be completed when we reach our goal of receiving donations and gifts of eighty million dollars. My Target Date is late 2017 to break ground.

I will keep you all advised and ask for your help and money. LOL

Wish Us Luck and send a check. I'll give you details soon. Thank you for your time.

Come like us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/aivmi or at : http://aivmi.org/

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Review of Double Shot

Double Shot

Written by Cindy Blackburn

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

Double Shot hits all the pockets. Nine Ball is the game. Murder is the reason for the games that are played at Wade On Inn, where homicides were presumed to have taken place.

Jessie, the main character, is asked to do something out of pocket by her Captain of Detectives boyfriend. Her profession is writing romance novels and her pool game gets her into the fray of a whodunit.

Accompanied by her girlfriends, Jessie navigates through a saloon population that is hiding the murderer in its mists. They all put in their time evaluating the suspects to an unexpected conclusion. 

In the background, Jessie's beau is somewhat in control of the situation. But it is Jessie and her friends who do the investigating work on site.

The writing is upbeat, sometimes funny, and right on the Nine Ball. There is no clutter in Ms. Blackburn’s prose. She gets to the point, even using two animals, a cat and a dog to up stage the humans in a humorous way.

I recommend all of her mysteries. I have read and reviewed three. All of her novels are snappy in cadence and keep you involved. I’ll be back to enjoyed another.

Find at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MkpvmR

Friday, February 27, 2015

Apology From Hollywood



                    Apology  from   Hollywood


To my Friends, Fans and Followers, I send my apologies for my not posting a review for the month of February 2015.

I have gone through a transition after living the last five months in a place that I wouldn't wish on anyone. I lived in a volatile situation where my thoughts were not considered but demeaned.

Where I lived, the other person thought he KNEW EVERYTHING. According to him, the rest of us humans are useless. His words in private. I was to be his Robin.

He lives in a vulgar, disorganized, and cluttered world of negativity. He shows the world a different face, smiling and laughing with people he ridicules in private.

Being the positive minded person that I am, I thought things would change for the better once I got a job, which he said he would help me find. He had friends he said who would help – a US Congressman and a prominent lawyer.

That help never came. I was stuck literally in a world of smoke unemployed with limited funds. He smoked in his car and his house, which watered my eyes and burned my skin. Also I coughed constantly. 

Happy days are here now. I am free from my prisoner. He thought he was my benefactor. He was a benefactor with a price – do it my way or the highway.

I took the highway back to Hollywood, Florida, where I am smoke free and writing this in my studio where fresh air abounds.  My next book review will be a week from Sunday, March 8th or sooner – Cindy Blackburn’s   DOUBLE SHOT.

Thank You for your time. See you online.