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Rod of the Wicked (Church Boyz Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

H.H. Fowler , Anita Bunkley
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Book Description

Imagine sharing the spotlight with a ruthless blackmailer, whose only intention, is to take all of which you’ve worked hard to achieve – your wealth, your fame, and your church of seven thousand members. For Pastor Leroy Paxton of Mount Moriah Baptist Church, this is no imagination. Five years ago, he committed a toxic sin and almost lost his life trying to cover it up. He now comes face to face with his past, which haunts him from the pulpit to his bedroom. And the only way out of this nightmare is to make a decision that could cost him everything.

Then imagine being mentored by one of the most revered men, Abraham Winder, whose stance on accountability and sexual purity is taught rigorously within the Mount Moriah mentoring program, only to discover your mentor is not what you expect. This is the reality for Dominic Housten, one of Abraham’s closet and trusted protégés, who accidentally stumbles upon a scene that left him frozen in disbelief. As Dominic struggles with betrayal, he confides in the pastor’s daughter – the only woman he’d secretly loved for years. The only problem with that is the pastor’s daughter is married to Phillip Benjamin, a deacon of the church and an extremely jealous man, who suspects Dominic’s intention runs deeper than just a casual friendship.

The intertwined lives of these four men show that the righteous are not perfect, and at times, are tempted to forsake the ways of God. As each of these men battle to regain their focus, they will come to realize that the consequences of their sins are far greater than they’d anticipated – just one stupid mistake could produce a lifetime of hell!

Editorial Reviews


"A Real Page Turner!"
This book is a must read. The characters and scenarios are painted so vividly, you can actually see the people and the events as they unfold. This book has romance, suspense, secrets and explores the undeniable truth that we are all just humans trying to make our way through life. This author has such a wonderful gift!
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Product Details

  • File Size: 403 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Publisher: H.H.Fowler (April 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007S9ZYH0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #791 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YESSSS.......A MUST READ!!!!! August 4, 2012
By Monique
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Let me just say I haven't bought any urban books since I have gotten my Kindle and thats been 8 months ago! This is the first urban book I have read in a long time! Omg....I was captured from the beginning to the end! The characters were great and things like this really happen in the church today! But if you are considering this book, please DO! Me being a single mother of two boys, a full-time job, and other activies.....I READ THIS BOOK IN 3 DAYS AND THAT ISN'T NORMAL FOR ME! A straight jaw dropper.....just purchased Church Boyz part#2! Thanks for reading my review! :)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Church Boyz Series May 28, 2012
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I just finished and was shocked and sad to flip the page of my Kindle Fire to find myself at the end. Excellent writing style and technique. So looking forward to the next part of the series. I am definitely craving more. How long must we wait!!!!!! Props to the author H. H. job well done and eagarly awaiting the next since you left us hanging. lol
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I must have read a different book February 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I saw that the book was free and read the reviews and thought I would give it a try. The books starts over very slow and is all over the place.

Everyone in the book is hiding something from someone and half the time you don't know what they are hiding or why. The characters are very judgmental and sanctimonious and the use of labels when identifying clothing was sickening for a Christian fiction book.
The First Lady can only wear really expensive clothes but when she leaves her husband she takes her Gucci bag and stays at the Best Western?!
The First Lady and her daughter whine a lot and were annoying.

The books never tells you anything, hence the book being a trilogy. So I assume you find out the answers to the secrets in books 2 and 3?

I will save my money
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable August 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have really enjoyed reading this book. The story line seems very plausible. Several of the main characters are so lovable you can not help but pull for them. The politics behind the scenes at church make for an interesting read. The only thing that would have made it better is if the story had an ending and did not leave you having to read another book to find a conclusion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read April 17, 2014
By RDE59
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Excellent read. Downloaded it to my kindle fire after reading
the Church Girlz series and I do plan on downloading the
other to books in this series.HH Fowler is a wonderful writer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!!!! April 16, 2014
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Initially it took me a "minute" to get into this after the first chapter. However, from that point on, I really couldnot put this book down and purchased books 2 and 3 for my kindle. I ready both in one day! This was an excellent read and although some thought it was "over the top" and unrealistic, it was very realistic in my opinion. I'm glad it ended in book 3, but it was spell-binding. I wish we could have another book to see how well the Paxtons and Dominic are doing. I'm also glad that Amo'ree did not get her way. Kudos to the author!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Conflicted April 13, 2014
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I find myself finishing the book but feeling conflicted. The style of the dialogue and the narrative did not match. There were attempts in the dialogue to make the characters sound hip and urban, yet the language seemed forced and phony. Then the narrative was much more eloquently written. The two styles did not mesh well.

Then, the story abruptly stops, leaving me wondering how it ends - so, I'm going to purchase the next book in hope that all the loose ends are tied up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good storyline but too drawn out February 4, 2014
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This book is a good read but takes too long to get to the climax of the story. I'm assuming the author want to capture readers attention but I wasn't satisfied with the ending. Hopefully, part two has a better climax and more suspenseful ending.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous
Was I supposed to have sympathy for the Christians in this book?

You've got a pastor who impregnated a fifteen-year-old (but she said she was older, seriously! Read more
Published 2 days ago by morehumanthanhuman
3.0 out of 5 stars PREDICTABLE
This book has a beautiful cover and an enticing blurb to lure the reader in, but it was very predictable. It was nothing surprising. Read more
Published 3 days ago by C. Evans
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible
This book was horrible from start to finish. I only finished the book because I paid $9 for it. This is definitely not a page turner.
Published 8 days ago by Lashae
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
This first book grabbed my attention from the beginning. I can't wait to start the second one. This is a new author for me but I'll be looking for more books in the future.
Published 11 days ago by Janis Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
The plot thickens but it takes a while, but turned out to be pretty good.
I will definitely ready Book 2.
Published 11 days ago by SHAWANDA THREETS
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Read
This is the first book I have read by this author and I can say I am really impressed. Secrets can really come back to haunt you. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Tiffinee Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot put ot down
A well written book with a good story line. The plot was good and the character were real. The book outlined the problems that Christian and people on the pulpit struggle with. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Cary Forrester
5.0 out of 5 stars Rivetting!!!
This book had me on the edge if my seat & put my through every emotion possible! A must read!
Published 15 days ago by Robin
5.0 out of 5 stars Church Bozyz' Series - Book 1 (Rod of the Wicked)
Downloaded it on my tablet with no problem. Enjoyed reading it and will eventually get the rest of the books in the series
Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Men in the church!!
I loved this book. It was like an addiction. I find myself enjoying all the books by H.H. Fowler. Although, church boyz was a little more subtle.
Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Conceived in the chills of Switzerland, Fowler's parents journeyed back home to the Bahamas where he was born and reared a Caribbean product. A cosmopolitan at heart, Fowler's interest in the power of writing was ignited at the impressionable age of thirteen, awarding him the opportunity to share his furor with his family and close friends. His first poem, inspired by his Literary teacher was published at age fourteen by a recognized publishing company in Washington D.C.

He's a graduate of Remmington College in Tampa Florida and was elected to deliver the graduation speech for the Bachelor program. Most of his reading and writing experiences have been immensely touched by noted prolific writers such as, Agatha Christie, John Grisham, Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim Lahaye. He now introduces his new novel, "Church Boyz".

Fowler's favorite activities, besides writing and reading, include playing the piano, traveling, and meeting new people.

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"I am fascinated by storytelling, and how characters develop into people I feel as if I've known all my life."

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