Monday, January 31, 2011

I Am Royalty, Volume 1

I Am Royalty: Profiles In Black History (Volume 1)I Am Royalty: Profiles In Black History by Seeing Growth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Seeing Growth (Emmanuel Brown) has published, “I Am Royalty,” for the younger generation to have role models from diverse backgrounds and walks of life to showcase their life examples as a way to promote unity among our communities. This is an autobiographical profile of 38 Black Americans, both men and women, as a positive alternative to influence and encourage our young people that they can thrive and soar with their dreams and goals too. Moreover, these are inspirational stories and bios of heroes of today, not of tomorrow (the past) and there is still hope for our future.

I was also honored to share my profile, bio, and achievements I have accomplished thus far.

We need to get these books to our youth in our communities; please play your part and have a heart to get a copy to share with the teens in schools, churches, and youth programs. We hope this book will empower our youth to become who they are destined to be.

*Dream 4 More Reviews received a copy of "I Am Royalty" from Emmanuel Brown ( for a review.

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Adrienna Turner
Wooed Me Dream

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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Boy with Stripes by Rev. Eddie Wiggins

The Boy with StripesThe Boy with Stripes by Rev. Eddie Wiggins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Boy with Stripes is a memoir about Eddie Wiggins who once felt unloved, unwanted, physically and verbally abused, and lack of identity. He was adopted at the tender age of two years old to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wiggins and born in Riverside, CA during the 1950s. He never truly knows his heritage or race and when he asked his Mom, he never wanted to know since it “hurt too badly.” She was an educator and student counselor, yet abused her adopted son. She beat him so badly until blood splashed out and welts marked his body, whether wet or dry, with a razor strop used at barber shops to sharpen their razor blades. His adopted father, known as Dad, also was adopted except by a white family. He was a famous African-American surgeon and physician, but amazingly was unaware of the abuse for a number of years that was forced on his son-Eddie. When they had a son and daughter, they were not abused and his mom refused to allow Eddie to play or touch even his younger sister.

There were times that Eddie prayed to God to kill his mother before he ended up dead. He watched shows like Brady Bunch and wished his life could be like that (fantasy) but his reality was abuse. Anyone who witnessed or he told about the abuse (e.g. coach and Dad), no one was able to do anything to her. He knew as a young child that he would not follow his father’s footsteps as a doctor since he hated the sight of blood, but God had another plan for his life. He’s a conqueror and survived the years of physical abuse, verbal abuse of not feeling loved or wanted, and classified as “incorrigible” to be awarded to the mental hospital because of his mother’s evil plan to get him out of the household. He fought to get out of the mental ward but his mom refused to take him back after he passed all the tests to prove he was not incorrigible. In the midst, he met a great friend and worker that were for his best interest. He learned that he was also likable and loved, when he never felt or learned this before while living in the home with his mom.

He also shares his life experiences during childhood up to high school, and later will share his other experiences in future memoirs. He will open the reader’s eyes to other horrifying truths where you start to wonder is there any hope, faith, and love. He didn’t know God until he met Doris and her family to open his heart, but still could not see or know this Spirit of God until he discovers who he is in Christ.

Dream 4 More Reviews received a copy from the author for a review.

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Adrienna Turner

Wooed Me Dream/Sweet Dreams, 4.5 stars

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ann M. Hampton's What My Heart Desires (Book Review)

What My Heart DesiresWhat My Heart Desires by Ann M Hampton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ann Hampton’s first novel, “What my Heart Desires” opens up with Tracy Moore who has a whirlwind relationship with a married man to a widowed man. She first chooses the married man to meet her sexual desires. Tracy confuses sex for love, which many women do. When Troy, Richard’s best friend, steps into the picture, she can’t see what’s good for her, only what’s good for the moment. Eventually, Tracy wakes up and discovers what true love is.

Overall, this fiction novel is short, learn about the importance of relationships, and “jealous love” is not real love. This book covers deceit, lies, and betrayal among the parties involved and we have to be careful who we choose to love and what are their alternative motives. There are important life lessons on “respect” and “love” that should be reciprocal of what you have to offer in relationships. In addition, the author shows us that women love or fall too easily for the men they are sexing. With some sexual addictions, there can be a craved-raged pervert lurking among us once we are no longer involved with them.

*There were minor typographical and editing issues noticed in the novel but should not deter you from the actual lessons demonstrated in the book.

Dream 4 More Reviews received a copy of "What my Heart Desires" from the author for a review.

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Adrienna Turner

Sweet Dreams!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Host of the Year and Dream 4 More Firm Reviews are nominated

Dream 4 More Firm was nominated in two categories via Adrienna Turner.

Best Review Group: Dream 4 More Firm and Host of the Year! Please send your votes today and make it count. We have only until 1.31.11. Dream 4 More Now. Thank you!


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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dream Challenge

Dream 4 More wants to know if you can meet the challenge. We want to challenge you to write your life goals (100) and read at least 100 books in a year. Those who read 100 or more books in one-year will win goodies and box of books. We require you to join the site and become a member to get updates.

If you want to share your life goals, we love to know. More importantly, we want to see the list of book you've read. You are also welcome to review our 2009-2010 books reviewed to add to your list or review the BOM we've done too. This list is on our Facebook Groups: Dream 4 More Firm and Dream 4 More Reviews. Welcome to participate on there too.

You can save your information in WORD, EXCEL, or somewhere that later you can submit in the list to us via email at to read on the air our dream winner. Those who participated, we'll see if we can send you a small gift for your efforts.

Dream 4 More wants to see who can take the challenge starting Jan. 1, 2011 until December 31st to write your 100 life goals and read at least 100 books from new and seasoned authors and stem from any type of genre, author, and such.

Write the title of the book, author's name, and/or year the book was published. Or you can share here if you like. I'm reviewing my 100 life goals written in 2009 and may renew, refocus, and restore one for 2011. Some goals I see I'm still pursuing on the list. Can you dream 4 more?

We'll also set aside some books we receive and win a box of books and other goodies by the end of the year to start your New Year. We'll add this to our Forums if you like to join and keep track of it there to see and view. on Forums "Contests and Wins" only open to members who are signed in their accounts. Join our Membership to keep up with the updates.

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