Saturday, June 30, 2012

Secret Sins: Murder in the Church Prologue

                Spirit Temple Pentecostal Christian Church has everything a good bible thumping Holy Roller would want, shouting, speaking in unknown tongues, Holy Ghost dancing, fainting and rolling around on the floor in fits of rapture, live music along with a big choir. Membership has reached seven thousand. This is the Easter morning service, and that means it will be very long, and they still have to come back for Evening Service. Evening services can last past 2 A.M, and that is seven days a week.  Sunday school is at 8 A.M. and church services start at 9:30 A.M.
            The first collection starts at about 10:30 A.M and the Ushers are wearing white dresses. Sister Nadine is an elegant old woman of seventy, and she hands the collection plate to a woman sitting at the end of the pew and she passes it to the person sitting next to her. This continued for about twenty minutes until they completed the ritual, and that’s with almost thirty Ushers. Some people dropped cash into the collection plate while other dropped a collection envelope into the gold plate. This was not Nadine’s Sunday, but the regular Usher was helping someone that over-heated and passed out in the Holy Ghost Room, so the Mother of the Church, Mother Beulah asked her to help with the collections.
            Nadine sent the tray down each of her rows without a problem until she got to the end of the last row. She noticed an opened collection envelope on the top, and sticking part of the way out, a lottery ticket.
            On musical queue the ushers marched to the end of the church to a waiting Mother Beulah with their collection plates. Nadine whispers to Mother Beulah, “Someone put a lottery ticket in the collection plate.”
            Shocked, Mother Beulah asked, “Who did it?”
            “There are so many people…I couldn’t tell,” says Nadine.
            Mother Beulah informs Nadine, “It’ll be okay. I’ll take it out and throw it away in the counting room.” 

Secret Sins: Murder in the Church Book Trailer

Friday, May 18, 2012

Book Trailer

I have just completed my first book trailer. The trailer is for my upcoming titled, Secret Sins: Murder in the Church.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Treatment Review: The Dark On Fire

The Dark on Fire
By Verigold
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewed by Kathy Bobo

The treatment, The Dark on Fire's setting takes place after military bomb misfires upon small Ohio town. The protagonist, Jack Hart decides to stay after everyone leaves, but the antagonist, Lillian and Jordan steal the show. Lillian and Jordon are strong convincing characters that any movie viewer would love to hate. The main focus of the story is Lillian and Jordan inkling of a Hart family has a secret. The secret regarding Mrs. Hart and the mysterious Dr. Marianne is sure to offer plenty of mystery and suspense. With development, the treatment could easily become a movie franchise.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Monk by Amy Gerrard

The Monk
By Amy Gerrard
Reviewed by Kathy Bobo            

I could visualize the monastery from the wonderful descriptions. One could almost hear the Monk’s at Vespers and chants while reading Amy Gerrard’s short-story, The Monk. The author could have added more to the story.  She could have given the reader more information such as his name, what order he belongs to and his location.
The Monk is told from one single point of view and one character, The Monk. It would have added more drama if there had been interaction between the Monk and another character.  The author leaves two hanging mysteries, “They had plunged him into darkness, eternal darkness. And he had
remained there until.....”

Amy Gerrard could have added much more to explain the Monk’s relationship with Erin. Such as what happened, “He allowed himself a brief pleasure as he thought of ‘Erin’, one of the girls from the village that he had so loved. Although secret and considered profane before the teachings of the brothers, he had delighted in her company.”

The story so abruptly breaks away, that there is no time to consider whether the main character is saint or a sinner. As a story, The Monk has a good premise, but with more development, it would make an interesting and intriguing full length novel.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Book Reviews: Secret Sins: Murder in the Church

Book Reviews: Secret Sins: Murder in the Church: A Church minister’s life is turned Available Summer 2012

Book Review: At The Edge of the Lighthouse

April 30, 2010

At The Edge of The LighthouseBY GABRIEL  J.M. 
I’ve only seen photograph’s of lighthouses, but novelist Gabriel  J.M. made me feel as though I had been in the lighthouse with the main character, Liam when he decided to tell his story.  It is the story of one man living alone in lighthouse, and he explains what it is like to live in a lighthouse that seems to take on a life of its own.
Liam is likable, and he make you feel what he feels, see the things he sees, and hear the things he hears. In, At The Edge Of The Lighthouse, there is a mix of the X-Files and Twilight Zone with a shot of Night Gallery with a slight trace of strange space ships and creatures from the Book of Ezekiel.   Liam begins hearing a female voice inside his head that eventually progresses to visions and other out of body experiences. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Liam falls madly in love with the female counter part of the Creature From The Black Lagoon, “I saw her face. I was taken aback by her beauty … her lizard face and green glaring alligator eyes.”
At The Edge Of The Lighthouse has a couple of interesting characters like the man in the Bait Shop that warns Liam, “Please tell me you don’t live around here! Please tell me that you live far from here and that you’re simply a visitor. If that’s the case, then I suggest you to leave this place immediately.”
If you’re the type that likes reading stories involving Alien abduction, government cover ups with a twist of apocalyptic themes, then At The Edge Of the Lighthouse is well worth it.