Monthly Archives: February 2020

Campus Call Boy, Book Review

As with any independently published book, there are some small typos, grammar, and wrong words used here and there. It’s nothing too jarring, and only jostled me from the story a few times.

The writing is very simple and easy to speed read through. As other reviews have mentioned, the story starts off strong and original. But I too was a bit thrown when the main character is thinking of upending his life for a guy he just met. In the span of the book, he dates the guy for 2 weeks total. And he is willing to give up his career of 3 years for him. It took him 3 years to go from prostitution gigs that were $60 to high end rollers who pay over a grand for each encounter. To me, that’s a bit much. Who throws their career away for someone they know for two weeks? The author could have easily fixed this, by skipping some time, and have them date for months, rather than days. The same goals for the main plot would have been accomplished, and the offense that the boyfriend feels when he finds out about the prostitution would have also been more realistic. He’s in tears about it, and come on, two weeks in? There’s no exclusive commitments made that early on, he shouldn’t be that in love or that upset.

The ending of the book felt rushed. Again, if the timeline had been spread out longer, it would have been better. The heated drama and risk of life, just gets summed up in a few paragraphs, and the story ends with a nice monologue of “this is what happened” that puts a nice bow on things.

I know all that may have made it sound like a horrible book, but honestly it was a great read. Once the obsessive boyfriend part kicked in, the book was one I couldn’t put down. I was often screaming at the character not to do things.

So if you are looking for a fun read with some drama and heated sex, this is a good one to pick up.

Campus Call Boy Kindle link.


Birds of Prey, Movie Review

I had high expectation for this movie, since suicide squad was good. I expected this one to at least be as good as that. I mean, its part of the DC world line up, and all the Batman and Superman movies were good, right?

Yeah… no. This one, just did not make the cut. I don’t know if its because it was made so long after the others or what. But it didn’t feel like it had the same writers or producers. It had big name actors, and it had the kind of special effects you’d see in a big budget film. But the plot was just plain silly. Maybe that’s what they were going for?

The actors seem to be intentionally ugly. And if they have the potential to be attractive, they are put in clothing to make them look ugly. The wardrobe looks chosen by a five-year-old. The characters all act like no one would act. It’s obvious they want the main characters to be strong women, but the idea is pushed so hard its painful. You can make a movie about women, without it being obvious you are doing that on purpose. Things happen with an outlandish amount of coincidence. I’m willing to forgive some, because it is a movie, but this is like watching a cartoon.

Its not what I was expecting. Its a big feminist type push, with nothing appealing visually and no intellectual stimulation. No humor and only cartoon-ish action.

Skip it. Nothing happens in it that will be relevant in later DC movies. I imagine the movie series will do its best to pretend this movie never happened.


New Release! 3rd book in the Gods of Earth Series

Muse of a God: Gods of Earth Series Book 3 (Amazon link)

Lawrence, who prefers to go by Laurie, is one of those gifted performers that everyone envies because he always gets the lead role.

Carter is a god with a shaded past. He created a planet… and then helped parasite type symbiotes destroy it. His current time on Earth is to prove he is rehabilitated.

He isn’t.

But he is good at manipulation. He wants to stay close to the two scientists who will discover a means to save Earth once Carter brings the symbiotes to it. One of them is Laurie’s roommate in college. Which means Laurie is Carter’s best means to befriending the scientists.

A not so chance encounter and some mocking, gets Laurie to join the lacrosse team Carter is on. Seducing him is easy enough, but Laurie quickly proves refreshingly unpredictable and his quick tongue makes Carter reconsider his choices to stay loyal to his previous love who controls the symbiotes.

But can Carter’s growing affection toward Laurie be enough to convince him to save Earth rather than destroy it?