Review: Squat

        Synopsis: Health, diet, and fitness have become a multi-billion dollar business. The industry explodes into every corner of the industrialized world. A person can‚Äôt ignore the inducements and promotions that exist in every media source on the planet. Yet, the commerce surrounding the business has a unique and curious component. The... Continue Reading →

Review: Gather & Make

          Synopsis: Gather & Make is an award winning, newly published, one-of-a-kind book. The book provides step-by-step instructions for activities that encourage lively engagement with plants. Three easy-to-create, affordable activities are featured for every month of the year. Each activity in Gather & Make is carefully selected to harmonize with the... Continue Reading →

Review: Evokations by Hawkins

            Synopsis: EVOKATIONS is a spiritual awakening, a term I've coined to implement the meditative healing of America's very soul. The thoughts and emotions conjured EVOKE figurative pillars of esoteric collaboration where semantics, style, and purpose adjoin feelings within the principal scope one calls the promise of TODAY. Therefore, one... Continue Reading →

Review: Where Triples Go to Die

Synopsis: In irreverent, laugh-out-loud style, Where Triples Go to Die illuminates the messy intersection of sports, race, and romance in contemporary college life. Black superstar Juke Jackson and white counselor Malcolm Wade, each facing relationship crises at home, forge a bond at school as Wade guides Jackson‚Äôs quest to join the legion of African Americans... Continue Reading →

Review: Miseries, Illusions and Hope

Synopsis: My second book‚ÄĒMiseries, Illusions and Hope‚ÄĒis a collection of few short stories I wrote in the last few years. Most of them appeared on my blogs on Facebook and Blogger.  These stories are about everyday people who are working hard for themselves and their loved ones. I call these people everyday heroes. They may... Continue Reading →

Review: The Monk Woman’s Daughter

Synopsis: This eye-opening and entertaining first novel paints a vivid picture of the rough-and-tumble of 19th century urban America. Vera St. John is a resourceful girl growing into an unconventional woman. She comes of age through the wild streets of New York City, the quiet rural village of Flatbush, the mob violence of Baltimore, and... Continue Reading →

Author Interview with Both Judith Ravin and Muhammad Hassan Miraj 

  Review links: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/RXF42ESN6QBLS?ref_=glimp_1rv_cl Blog: http://wp.me/p4n3Np-6fO Twitter: https://twitter.com/urbanliterary/status/890720375327404032 ULM: What led you both into doing this book together? Ravin: The first time I met Hassan it was obvious he possessed a writer‚Äôs craft. He spoke in parables and was always attentive to the possibilities for extrapolation of the tales spinning in his head. Although... Continue Reading →

Review: Beyond Our Degrees of Separation 

Synopsis: A narrative weave of testimonial non-fiction by Judith Ravin and Muhammad Hassan Miraj, Beyond Our Degrees of Separation evokes points of intersection between the United States and Pakistan. Hailing from oxymoronic bureaucracies, the co-authors transcend their respective realms of diplomacy and the military to reaffirm commonalities beyond differences. The alternating narratives trace their real-life... Continue Reading →

Review: Madisonville 

Synopsis:  Something isn't right at Madisonville, Idaho's most secluded penitentiary for its hardened criminals, and prisoners keep disappearing.  Six college students are sentenced to Madisonville after almost getting away with the perfect crime. After a few short weeks behind bars, the six men awake in a meadow with no recollection of how they got there.... Continue Reading →

Review: Trout Run

Synopsis: Eddy Trout, part-time bartender, and pot-grower had a troubled heart. In this, the second novel of the Eddy Trout Series, Eddy has left his wife and buried his father in a gone-to-seed garden, and now he‚Äôs running hard toward what he hopes is a new, brighter tomorrow. His sister, Em, has disappeared, and he‚Äôs... Continue Reading →

Review: Coping with Ash

    Synopsis: Ashton Taylor was a hypochondriac‚ÄĒjustifiably so‚ÄĒwith multiple and sometimes self-diagnosed issues that turned him into a bit of a misfortune teller. Always knowing he would die young-ish, and anticipating what would otherwise have been an unorganized and messy affair for others, he had thoughtfully left behind a step-by-step post-mortem plan. Choreographing circumstances... Continue Reading →

Review: He Said She Said

Synopsis: Joshua Adams is a Harvard-trained Philadelphia lawyer and managing partner of White & Marks, a prestigious 300-plus-person law firm. The story revolves around a disputed charge of sexual harassment by a former white female associate against a prominent black senior partner. In addition, crafty European interests seek to wrest control of the firm's largest... Continue Reading →

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