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Discover The Power of True Independence
Discover The Power of True Independence
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5.0 out of 5 stars TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR MIND, May 28, 2014
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DANIEL SPERAW has penned a special book for all those in need of MOTIVATION!

BOOST YOUR PERSONAL POWER gives step-by-step blueprints for any human being interested in improving the way he/she thinks. IF one feels trapped, in a no-win situation, and knows they can change their station in life and achieve all they could possibly dream about . . . the best place to start is by reading BOOST YOUR PERSONAL POWER! Mr. Speraw literally takes his reader by the hand and takes you on the path to success which ONLY YOU can achieve.

This is a dynamic book that will change every reader's life overnight.

FIVE STARS!

Michael Phelps
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Miami Shores, Florida


Vengeance is Mine: A Benjamin Tucker Mystery (Volume 1)
Vengeance is Mine: A Benjamin Tucker Mystery (Volume 1)
by Harry James Krebs
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5.0 out of 5 stars VENGEANCE TAKES A HARD ROAD, April 19, 2014
AUTHOR HARRY JAMES KREBS devoted his working life as a Mechanical Engineer in service to his country for 37 years with the United States Department of Energy. During all those years dedicated to helping keep our nation safe, secure and energy efficient, there was a voice festering inside his busy mind . . . demanding to be set free. FINALLY, after retiring from his day job; with well earned honors and acolades, he discussed this voice inside his head with his devoted wife and she urged him to let that voice out. Thus, HARRY JAMES KREBS has embarked on the challenging career of being a WRITER. BEN TUCKER has come to life . . .set free!
BEN TUCKER is a young man, trained as a Journalist/Investigative Reporter turned crime novelist. As a teenager, he was late in a planned meeting at the local Dairy Queen with his sweetheart, Christine. Several hours later, her lifeless body was found, ravaged and raped. BEN was briefly considered a prime suspect. Severe depression took hold and drove him to several attempts at suicide. Fortunately for BEN and US (his readers), he did not succeed. Ben has lived with the guilt of Christine's death, blaming himself for Christine's tragic fate. Her killer has yet to be brought to justice.

FAST FORWARD . . . BEN TUCKER graudated college and became a journalist/Investigative Reporter for a local newspaper. When the newspaper folded, he turned to writing a crime novel based on a local serial killer. His novel, "DECEPTION" became a Best Seller. He had met and fallen in love with Maggie, a debutane from a high-society family. Perhaps it was Ben's lack of interest in her family's money, that proved to Maggie his love for her was real. No $$$ signs flashed in his eyes as he gazed into hers. After a whirwind courtship, they married in a small ceremony. Maggie came with some baggage though; she was a single mother to Julie, an exhuberant 14 year old daughter; her widowed mother, Nora who enjoyed a stiff drink now and then. Rounding out the household Ben married into is Roberta, the housekeeper/cook. A devoutly religious woman of Mexican heritage, Ben would come to compare her with "Attila the Hun". Ben brought into the family his Oscar, a little dachshund with slightly deformed legs. Ben also has a daughter, Amanda Jane, 13 who lives with her mother. Julie and Amanda Jane are "Best Friends Forever", so that makes everything nice.

Ben is groping to write his next Best Seller novel and experiencing "Writer's Block" so he avoids his agent's calls. In the town of Cary, a charming suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina a woman's body has been found. She had been brutalized and raped . . . and decapitated. Seeing the report on the local news, Ben, in his mind's eye, saw Christine's face on his television screen. His guilt came flooding back. Soon, a second woman's body was found. Her decapitated body had also been brutalized. Police had few clues, and as yet no forensic evidence. Two murders with the same Modus Operandi and the police were baffled. Ben felt compelled to offer his talents to the police. When his offer was accepted by Cary Police Homicide Detective Lieutenant John Netter, a cigar chomping, seasoned veteran with a no-nonsense attitude, who was willing to accept all the help he could get, even from a non-police source. THINK: "CASTLE" . . . he's been helping NYPD Major Crimes Detective Beckett solve difficult crimes for several seasons now. Ben had met Lt. Netter while doing research for his novel a couple of years ago. Lt. Netter, then with the Holly Springs Police Department had handled the case. Ben and Netter had developed a mutual respect and admiration for each other. NOW: FORGET "CASTLE" . . . BEN TUCKER is MUCH BETTER

Ben's decision to help the police caused Maggie to explode and send Ben to the guest house! Maggie preferred a low-key, out-of-the-spotlight of public view lifestyle. She knew with Ben involved in this horrendous case, there would be days, weeks even months of glaring publicity and Ben would be Front-and-Center! Ben, however due to his inner guilt, had to try and help the police at all costs . . . he was commited!

VENGEANCE IS MINE is not a book you want to start reading before bedtime. I guarantee you will NOT sleep.You will be late for work, if you are able to go to work at all. You won't concentrate on your job, and for some, like Butchers, that could be dangerous.

VENGEANCE IS MINE is packed full of suspense. When I thought I had put almost all the pieces of the puzzle together and I knew the killer, it was like a tornado swept through and all the pieces scattered. In spite of BEN TUCKER'S faults (wine + women), his huge ego, and a few more, you just gotta like the guy, because he is darn good at what he does.

In my humble opinion, AUTHOR HARRY JAMES KREBS has created a character that will live a long life and promises every reader many hours of reading entertainment. With a strong cast of supporting characters, richly and vividly brought to life, BEN TUCKER will be in great demand. BEN TUCKER has what it takes to be a great television series; THINK: "MR. & MRS. NORTH" (circa 1952.)

FIVE GOLD STARS FOR VENGEANCE IS MINE!

Michael Phelps
Miami Shores, Florida


STATELINE
STATELINE
by Dave Stanton
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars TO CATCH A KILLER, April 4, 2014
This review is from: STATELINE (Paperback)
AUTHOR DAVE STANTON has crafted one of, if not the BEST Private Detective novel I have read in a long, long time!

STATELINE introduces his Readers to Private Detective DAN RENO. RENO is a man with a toubled past, a fall from grace, fueled by alcohol. His love for the booze has already cost him a high paying job with a prestigous law firm and his marriage. DAN RENO is based in his hometown of San Jose, California. Almost broke, he has recovered and is doing his best to regain his own self-confidence and a future he can enjoy. After being fired from then law firm and a brief stint as a Bail Bonds Company Recovery Agent, he has been working the last couple of years for a Private Detective firm.

His now friendly ex-wife Julia has invited him to the wedding of her niece Desiree McGee to Sylvester Bascom, the son of John Bascom, a mega-millionaire scion of a vast lumber producing empire. The wedding was to be on Saturday eveing at Caesar's Hotel and Casino in South Lake Tahoe. He arrives in Lake Tahoe on Friday evening, checks into his hotel and later meets with his ex-wife and her husband, Dr. Parkash Singh.

He also has a chance encounter with two high school friends, Brad Turner and Derrick Whitehouse. He soon discovers their lives revolve around pot, booze, cocaine and women . . . NOT necessarily in that order. They later introduce him to one of their friends, a real party-boy and troublemaker named Sven Osterlund. DAN RENO's life will be forever changed by this unexpected reunion.

Saturday evening, DAN shows up for the wedding . . . all five hundred-plus guests are present. Soon, several police officers enter, and have a hushed conversation with the father, John Bascom. It is announced the wedding is OFF! The Groom has been found murdered in his hotel room.

Bascom summons DAN RENO to his suite. He offers him $100,000 to find the killer and produce him before Bascom. Bascom has no trust in the local police. As DAN soon discovers, there is good reason not to trust them. Dan accepts the case and the fun and games begin.

AUTHOR DAVE STANTON provides vivid descriptions of the locales that would make National Geographic envious. His character development is so colorful, you feel you KNOW each and every one; the good . . . the bad . . . the beautiful . . . the ugly. There are several, colorful "back-stories" astutely woven in to give the reader a clear understanding of DAN RENO and all the steps leading up to the present time. The cops are set on getting RENO to drop the case and leave town . . . for his own good. They did not consider how stubborn he is.

STATELINE is a novel you WILL NOT PUT DOWN . . . from Page One to Page 304, you will be captivated and I guarantee you will not be satisfied until you read the very lastr line!

Move over Raymond Chandler and Philip Marlowe. . . DAVE STANTON and DAN RENO have arrived!

I eagerly await DAN RENO's next case! I also want to know how he spends the $100,000! Perhaps a new car?

DAVE STANTON certainly deserves FIVE STARS for STATELINE!

Michael Phelps
Author
THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE ("The Mike Walsh Detective Novels".)


How to Make Money Writing Quick Non-Fiction eBooks...Guaranteed!
How to Make Money Writing Quick Non-Fiction eBooks...Guaranteed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU WANT TO SUCCEED - FOLLOW THIS PLAN, February 12, 2014
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ELLEN VIOLETTE has written an excellent book, mapping out step-by-step directions for beginning Writers to follow and achieve success in writing for commerical purposes. It does not matter the genre, the size, E-book or print . . . any reader will benefit from this book.

Michael Phelps
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Historic Indianapolis Crimes (IN): Murder and Mayhem in the Circle City
Historic Indianapolis Crimes (IN): Murder and Mayhem in the Circle City
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5.0 out of 5 stars VIVID ACCOUNTS OF INDY'S MOST INFAMOUS CRIMES., February 12, 2014
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I am originally from Indianapolis and my sister (still living there) recommended this book

Many of the crimes reported in this book, I have personal recollections of. The most interesting to me was the brutal murder of DETECTIVE SERGEANT JACK R. OHRBERG, Robbery & Homicide Unit of the Indianapolis Police Department. Jack was a close friend and one-time mentor of mine. I wrote "THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE", recounting the circumstances leading up to Jack's murder. Jack was not in favor of the death penalty, but I think when his killers were finally executed, he was looking down, and finally he saw Justice was served.

I highly recommend "HISTORIC INDIANAPOLIS CRIMES" by FRED D. CAVINDER. It is very well written and the facts are laid out for the reader in all the gorey details. You do not have to be a native of Indianapolis to enjoy this book.

It is well deserving of FIVE STARS.

Michael Phelps


Christmas Mall Follies
Christmas Mall Follies
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5.0 out of 5 stars CHRISTMAS MALL SHOPPING GUIDE FOR MEN, December 6, 2013
MISTER Pat Hester (emphasis on the MISTER) has penned the most hilarious, fact-filled and strategic planning book for MEN who, for whatever reason, are forced into any shopping mall across the country to do (or assist wives, girlfriends) CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. Mr. Hester has left nothing out. He has provided vivid descriptions of what a shopping mall is like at CHRISTMAS time. which seems to start earlier every year! This year, I noted (with distain) that stores were putting up Christmas decorations immediately after taking down the Halloween decorations. BLACK FRIDAY actually started on THANKSGIVING DAY!!!! I think Mr. Hester was either forced (by his significant other), or he built up his inner courage to do HIS own Christmas gift shopping, starting on BLACK FRIDAY as research for this book. Whatever his reasons, I found this book to be extremely funny. Mr. Hester has left no rock unturned in his descriptions of the highs and lows of Christmas gift shopping (he even describes the purchasing of a Christmas tree). I laughed until I almost choked as I read every chapter. The desciriptions of the Perfume and Fragrences counters, the Food Court and the parking lots are no doubt based on actual occurances . . . one has to either laugh or cry. Mr. Hester's CHRISTMAS MALL FOLLIES is a MUST READ for every MAN before he enters a shopping mall on Thanksgiving Day, or BLACK FRIDAY. Having read this book, I will hire a "Personal Shopper", expense no object.

CHRISTMAS MALL FOLLIES deserves nothing less than FIVE STARS!

Happy Holidays Amazon customers,

Michael Phelps
Author
David Janssen-My Fugitive (with Ellie Janssen)
The Execution of Justice (A Mike Walsw Detecvtive Novel)
The Jockey's Justice (A Michael; Walsh Detective Novel)
David Janssen-Our Conversatiions (Coming 2013)


Forbidden Room
Forbidden Room
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5.0 out of 5 stars GRIPPING READ, June 22, 2013
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AUTHOR JOANNE LEWIS has woven an intense mystery involving generations of well defined characters each of whom seem to grab the reader by the throat and squeeze ever so gently as the reader turns the page and the mystery deepens and the pressure on his/her throat increases. I had intended on reading this book over a two day period, but Ms. Lewis would not allow me. She managed to keep my interest to the last word and I have marked this book as one I will read over and over.


FOR LOVE AND VENGEANCE, AN INTERNATIONAL ROMANTIC THRILLER (The INTERNATIONAL ROMANCE SERIES Book 2)
FOR LOVE AND VENGEANCE, AN INTERNATIONAL ROMANTIC THRILLER (The INTERNATIONAL ROMANCE SERIES Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Cold War Returns, April 21, 2013
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President Ronald Reagan and Premier Gorbechev of the USSR declared an end to the "Cold War" in the early Eighties. Gorbechev ordered the Berlin Wall to be taken down and Germany was re-united.

However, a little known fact was the "Cold War" was still very much alive with the United States and the USSR maintaining legions of covert spies, each seeking to learn the other's secrets.

ROYCE is a "Surfer", from the beaches of Long Beach, California to France to Jacksonville, Florida. At least that had been his cover as a U. S. Government agent. That part of his life was over. Now, he was a beach bum who enjoyed surfing when the waves challenged. On Jacksonville Beach, he meets Victoria, also a "Surfer". What Royce did not know was Victoria's real job. She was a "Double Agent", a spy for the United States and a spy for Russia. However, Victoria's real "Handlers" were an international crime cartel bent on destroying America and placing blame on Russia.

Victoria knew she was about to be exposed and death would be her punishment. She hatched a plan . . . she would become "DEAD". However, she meets Royce and the attraction, the lust between the two of them was far too compelling . . . her plan to "die" could wait . . . one more night.

Victoria and Royce ended up in bed after imbibing in far too much alcohol. Royce awakes to find Victoria gone. News of a shark attack off the beach of Jacksonville resulting in the death of a beautiful "Surfer Girl" fitting Victoria's description hits Royce hard/ Then as the news reports become more confusing than factual, Royce decides to find Victoria.

An International chase from Florida to Russia to France ensues in this well researched and carefully crafted novel is well worth the read, and inspires me to read other works by JOHNNY RAY. Yes, I found far too many typos and a few other errors, which caused me to drop one star in this Review, but all in all, I thoroughly enjoyed "FOR LOVE AND VENGEANCE".


Harry O: Season 1
Harry O: Season 1
DVD ~ David Janssen
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5.0 out of 5 stars DAVID JANSSEN WAS "HARRY ORWELL", April 21, 2013
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"HARRY O'" was the fourth and final television series for the iconic Actor DAVID JANSSEN.

In this series DAVID JANSSEN stars as a former San Diego Police Detective Sergeant who was medically retired with a bullet still lodged in his back, too close to his spine to be surgically removed. Like many "former cops", with a paltry pension, he turns to being a Private Detective to earn enough money to meet the necessities of life.

DAVID JANSSEN, in real life had a slight limp, from his high school pole vaulting accident and exasperated by four years of being on the run in the QM Productions "THE FUGITIVE", in which doing his own stunts caused further damage to his knees which required surgery three times while the series was on hiatus. In "HARRY O'" he no longer hid his limp. He portrayed his role with absolute perfection. He cajoled his former police contacts to provide help in solving his cases. He still had the beautiful women trying to seduce him. He lived a simple life in a small mobile home on the beach, with a dilapidated little sports car that was at his mechanic's more often than he could make use of it, thus his transportation was usually the city bus system.

In "HARRY O'", DAVID JANSSEN exhibited his pain and exhaustion which those who knew him in his private life realized was "No Act" . . . it was the real DAVID JANSSEN. That being said, the series lasted two seasons (1974-1976). "HARRY O'" was one of DAVID JANSSEN'S favorite roles.


Richard Diamond, Private Eye: Picture of Fear/The Chess Player
Richard Diamond, Private Eye: Picture of Fear/The Chess Player
DVD ~ David Janssen
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5.0 out of 5 stars ARMY CORPORAL to PRIVATE DETECTIVE to FUGITIVE, April 21, 2013
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DAVID JANSSEN did not set out to be an actor. It was the furthest thing from his mind. A high school pole vaulting accident seriously injured his left knee, and his dreams of being a Pro Athlete ended. His mother Berneice PUSHED him into the glamorous profession that is Tinsel town. He decided to give it a try. He was not an "overnight star". He struggled and he worked hard. His career was put on hold when the U. S. Army came calling. He served his country and then returned to Hollywood. Actor/Director/Producer DICK POWELL was impressed with his voice, his good looks and his machinations. POWELL "hand-picked" DAVID JANSSEN to take POWELL's Radio role, "RICHARD DIAMOND-PRIVATE DETECTIVE" to the emerging medium called Television. DAVID JANSSEN became a STAR of the small screen. With solid scripts, excellent directors and talented actors, "RICHARD DIAMOND-PRIVATE DETECTIVE" propelled DAVID JANSSEN to Stardom. Although he strived to achieve a solid place in the more respectable (at the time) "Big Screen", his Star on the "Small Screen" again caught the eye of Producer QUINN MARTIN, who agreed to produce "THE FUGITIVE" (created by ROY HUGGINS) for the fledgling ABC Television Network. MARTIN agreed to produce "THE FUGITIVE" ONLY IF DAVID JANSSEN would take on the role of "Dr, Richard Kimble". "THE FUGITIVE" brought DAVID JANSSEN international fame and fortune.
I am very happy and proud that Passport Entertainment LLC and AMAZON has made the "Picture of Fear" and "The Chess Player" episodes available on DVD for the old fans and the millions of NEW fans of a very talented DAVID JANSSEN. They sure don't make television series anymore with the quality of "RICHARD DIAMOND-PRIVATE DETECTIVE".
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