The Bonds of Men

November 28, 2016

Review of Johnny and Jamaal by K. M. Breakey

by Anita Lock       Selected as a Top Pick!      

Breakey presents a provocative and timely tale in his latest story read. Set between Vancouver and St. Louis, Breakey’s plot initially highlights on Johnny and Jamaal in preparation for the main portion of the story that centers on Luke and Chantal. Breakey’s clever use of character design and interaction provides verisimilitude to the difficulties woven into black and white relationships. In addition to this realistic picture, Breakey aptly incorporates plenty of black and world history, both past and present, to emphasize the depth of racism in the United States. Great examples include Ferguson, the racial harassment at the University of Missouri, and the horrific ISIS attacks in Paris. Alternating character scenes shine lights into the importance that supporting cast play into the narrative’s storyline. Well written from beginning to end, Johnny and Jamaal is not intended for the faint of heart. Breakey’s story is nothing less than eye opening, especially for those who desire to understand race relations in the U.S.

Review of LOYALTIES by Deb Dorchak

by Chantelle Atkins       Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars      

Captivating and explosive! Loyalties has enough drama, intrigue, grit and action to keep me loyal to this series. The authors do a fantastic job of setting you up on a ride and letting you go. Everything is put into place perfectly in this book. Characters, plot, setting, genre, style, narrative, dialogue, and emotion. Not to mention the questions raised. This book takes you on a journey into the minds and lives of some very unusual people. It twists and turns, releasing detail when it is needed, and the excellent writing allows the drama and the characters to show you the way.

Interview with Deb Dorchak and Wendi Kelly

by Chantelle Atkins            

Bonds of Blood and Spirit is an exciting series authored by Deb Dorchak and Wendi Kelly. Loyalties is book one in this series, and in this interview, Deb explains how the story came about and what it’s like writing books with another author!

Are you a REAL writer?

by Steve Wetherell            

What makes a REAL writer? A lot of people seem to think they know the answer, but is it even a question that can be answered? Or should be?


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