Sunday, September 4, 2016

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Throughout this series of apocalyptic novels, there will be references to things you know to be true, and extrapolations to things that are likely to occur. This first book of the Miss the Mark Series places, in a fictional setting, things that do occur in the lives of people who follow Christ, along with miracles and gifts from God. We are never perfect, but we know the One who guides our lives.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Terror Stalks an Angel starts off rather strong, intense, and wondering if Wilson and young girl will survive after bullets are whizzing and ricocheting nearby. The story pulled the chords of my heart strings, seeing unconditional love being displayed and how Wilson opened his home to a precious young child not to experience any more abuse. But instead getting more than she could imagine and expect whereas a young girl's dreams comes true by receiving everything she asked for.

Wilson seems like a dream come true, who opens his home to those who have been abandoned, abused, homeless, and hopeless; including the right connections (people from social services, police chief, etc.) to do what is righteous among those he can help in need. He genuinely loves people and cares about their welfare. Is this man real? Does a Mr. Wilson walk among us?

It is an easy, quick e-short read that a person can complete in one sitting...do not want to put it down due to the suspenseful adventure taking place before your very eyes while reading. I anticipate more to come in the series as stated on the last page. Let the adventures begin.

Adrienna Turner
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Wooed Me Dream

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dream4More Review: Anjuelle Floyd "When Drum Major Died"

When the Drum Major DiedWhen the Drum Major Died by Anjuelle Floyd

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Florina was previously and secretly married to a Vietnam soldier who died on the battlefield in 1966. She then remarried Redmond, a black surgeon, whom her parents approved of this union. However, it greatly bothered Florina for not telling anyone except her first husband's mother Melinda and unsure to share this previous marriage with her current husband Redmond. She meets an eccentric woman named Agnes once moving to Redmond's grandparents’ home. Shortly later, as the reader, I was able to see secrets between the married couple where they both had previous engagements such as Florina married to Ennis and Redmond dated Agnes. Yet I am waiting to see how the couple will either boldly tell one another about their past or previous relationships openly or keep each other guessing.

The only setback that I had with this novel (and previous work I've read by this author) is the redundancy of an important incident or episode of the character's inward secret kept being stated or re-said throughout the book. However Anjuelle Floyd taps into the inflection of the main character, intricately shares the psychological transitions of the character, and dysfunctional aspects of relationships when facing racism, prejudices, skin color complexities or inferior complexes, and other injustices.

Floyd also gently touched on the importance of education, its values and goals as a surgeon during the Civil Rights movement, and benefits of being the only Black surgeon in a small town of Poinsetta. Moreover, Redmond being a prominent figure in his community and well-educated didn’t have to marry someone of the same or similar status as others would expect like Agnes. Is education the ticket to a better life? The questions that kept being addressed or aforementioned in the novel, I was also waiting for the answer or some closure such as the significance of Redmond’s response to being with Agnes. Yet Agnes defined her meaning of the “love she had for him” and belief of “how he viewed her in reference to love” but was it enough for his wife, Florina.

Moreover, the novel itself took quite some time for me to complete and didn’t pick up for me until about 40% in the eBook version. But when it did, I couldn’t stop reading and desperately wanted questions unanswered to be answered. Although it had it slow pits because of character development and understanding the delicacy of the relationships between the characters, there were some valuable lessons taken from this read such as religious concepts, race during this era, Civil Rights Movement, and establishing relationships between married couples as well as others who play a part in making this union a success. How people married so quickly and loved so easily back then...I love a novel with historical aspects as well as relational bonds that can last a lifetime.

Love this line in the novel: “If only we could let go of each other and allow those whom we love be who they are, and we all become the people God wants u to be.”

Adrienna Turner
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www.dream4more.org
Sweet Dreams/Wooed Me Dream, 4.5 stars
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Dream4More Review: I just came to dance by Susan Malone

I Just Came Here to Dance is literary fiction. The synopsis is what caught my interest. For me, the prologue read more like a first chapter. But as I read the first few chapters, there was very little that kept my attention. Paula Anne Fairbanks is married to Martin aka Marty, who no longer has no interest in and keeps fantasizing about that kiss with Taylor Jo who seems to be no-good-man. She has a young ten year old son named after her husband: Martin Douglass. Finally things come to a fold when she catches her husband in the adultery act, and moves in with Diana, known as the Sociable witch. But it seems to be rumors of the town since I didn't read anything that indicated she was such (a witch). And also, Mrs. Paula Anne is not so innocent herself.

Oddly I didn't really like this read in the beginning but some parts made me wonder how it will end. It picked up about midway. However, I did like Mama character (Paula Anne's mother). She was relatable to me. Overall, I am glad that things worked out for Paula Anne in the end.

Dream 4 More Reviews has received "I Just Came Here to Dance" by the author for a book review.

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Adrienna Turner
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pieces of Me by Tremayne Moore Review

Pieces of Me: Finding Heather JonesPieces of Me: Finding Heather Jones by Tremayne Moore

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


"Pieces of Me" is a story about Heather Jones who is facing various types of abuse that may be overlooked. Tremayne Moore clearly shares her story about sexual abuse in the home of her parents caused by her father, and learned she could get out of the household if she got pregnant. Therefore, she did just that and hoped life would be better by moving in a neighborhood friend, Marvin, whom she's know since third grade. Her life still went down a rocky-road after the birth of her son, Jaden.

I also liked how the Mr. Moore touched on male domination and women subordination, which is actually taught by the leader, the Bishop of that church home where the couple attends. Moreover, Heather was in a roller-coaster of a relationship with a fiancé like Marvin, who always made her feel guilty, condemned for a sin since everything she did was wrong in his eyes.

There were some minor issues in the storytelling that I brought to the author's attention. Yet it didn't distract me and still was able to get the gist of it. I believe Mr. Moore's had good intentions to share what goes on in the mindset of someone being abused overall and executed some of those tales rather well; but Heather tells the story to a women's conference as if she's have a conversation with someone as scenes linger.

Most of all, I loved how he challenges the reader at the end with discussion questions in reference to domestic violence and abuse in general. He also includes valuable resources for domestic abuse/violence. Tremayne Moore is a man who writes about things that needs public attention. He is a man with a voice and hopes to get justice for the unjust. Overall, his voice was heard once again in this piece, and able to see the pieces of Heather Jones from her viewpoint; which can be a voice for many voices that are not heard. 

Dream 4 More Reviews has received "Pieces of Me: Finding Heather Jones" by the author for a book review.

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Adrienna Turner
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Abby Vandiver Virtual Dream4More Interview

Author Name: Abby L. Vandiver
Book Title: In the Beginning
Publisher: Media Web Publishing, Inc.



Synopsis or Blurb: Not fast paced or action packed, In the Beginning, is thought provoking and a page turner. Set in 1997, it follows Biblical archaeologist Justin Dickerson, who is unhappy with her life and is trying to run away from her problems. Intervening, her mentor asks that she go with him to the Fifty Year Jubilee commemorating the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem. There she finds that in 1949 some of the 2,000 year old manuscripts, hidden in clay pots in the caves of Qumran, may have been destroyed. Justin, obsessed with this revelation, is determined to get to the bottom of the deceit. Uncontrollable emotion takes hold of her, and family and faith help guide her as she unfolds the truth of Earth's ancient mysteries discovering what really happened In the Beginning . . .

Dream 4 More Blog Interview: 



What inspired you to write this book?

Right now what is inspiring me to write is that my book, In the Beginning, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller. I am so happy, I just want to write all day and get another book out there. But mostly, I like to talk and share with people about a host of things and what better way than to write? You meet other authors who enjoy the same things you do, you get feedback, good or bad, from your readers.

Share one of your dreams and how are you putting forth effort to make it a reality.

One of my dreams is to never have to go out of the house to work again. Lol. And certainly, being a writer is helping me to do that. It is so nice to stay at home and sit in front of the computer and write. Now don’t get me wrong I worked for more than thirty-five years, so this is a dream I’ve had a long time. Writing might just make that dream come true.

Tell us 4 things that people would love to know about you that we don’t already know.

Well, people really don’t know anything about me. I’m a brand new author and haven’t had many opportunities that this one, to be interviewed about my and my book. But here goes.1). I graduated from high school when I was sixteen. I completely skipped the 12th grade; 2) I have three degrees, but in spite of getting out of school so young, I still didn’t get my first degree until I was thirty-six years old; 3). I am a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; and 4) At one time I worked as the Registrar for the City of Cleveland and anyone born or died during that time their Certificate carries my name and signature. So if my writing doesn’t leave a lasting mark of me, those birth and death certificates will.

Name your future plans and how you’re building on that dream.

My future plans are to keep writing books. I so enjoy it and more so than that, I enjoy sharing my books with other people. I am so delighted when others read my book.

Who are you bringing on the dream journey with you, if any?

Just me. I’ve learned to enjoy my company. I have long-time friends, and family is always close. But I like spending time with me. But, on the other hand since writing books is part of my dream I suspect that I won’t be along because I will have a cast of characters sharing my time with me.

Who are you modeling after or use as a living example to keep you accomplishing your writing talent?

To become better at my craft, if that’s what you mean, I only look to me. I endeavor every day to be a better writer. I do that by reading other authors’ work, by reviewing English grammar and by speaking with others. And to ensure I’m getting better I look to comments and critiques from my readers.

Share in brief your writing process (e.g. time of hour you write, best time of the day or night, setbacks or disappointments, and obstacles to undergo as an author).

I am so not like any other writer I’ve met. I write on napkins and receipts and backs of envelopes. Wherever I am and whatever I have handy when an idea hits I jot it down. I don’t do an outline and sometimes I’m not even sure of the direction of the story until I’m well into it. And who can say how much time? You have to edit, re-edit and edit some more and that takes forever!

What advice do you have for your readers and/or other authors?

Get another pair of eyes! It is so hard to catch your own mistakes. I go over my work time and time again and still can find mistakes. It is so hard, especially for self-published or indie authors to get someone to read their books. But do try. It will be well worth it.

What goals are you soaring for (Soar 4 Your Encore)?

I’m too old to really have goals that I want to attain. I’ve done what I really wanted to do and that was marry the man I wanted to marry and get a college degree. I did both of those for whatever it was worth. So, now my goal, if you want to call it that, is just to keep this ole’ body going for another fifty-five years.

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