Friday, December 28, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: STELLAR by Kevin Hollingsworth

"Stellar" is an interesting as well as compelling book of prose poetry that encompasses the wonderment of love. Further, stories of romance, love, and tragedy are told creatively through the eyes of 107 poems. In "Stellar" one will have a chance to go on an odyssey of figurative language, and will also get a refreshing sense of the human condition that we all need, and yearn for love. In "Stellar" one will also have a unique opportunity to view emotionalism seemingly painted by the masters. In reality, however, these poetic words of distinction cannot fit on a canvas but are to be read on paper and enjoyed by you and your imagination.



Stellar is romantic poetry in its finest. Hollingsworth writes with a poetic forlorn touch of longing, aching for beauties attention.

 While other poems are confident with love gained, filled with sensuality and beauty like in “Tonia”, and “Flames.”
Not one much for the romantic poetry? Hollingsworth breaks down those hardcore walls as he writes with such passion and desire! The heart cannot escape his poetic words. I think Stellar is a must have in any couple’s bookcase. Make a date night poetry night with Stellar.                                                                                                                                                      



Hollingsworth has been a dreamer since he was born in N.Y.C. His dreams started September 20, 1968. He moved to Los Angeles, California when he was very young. he received his education in Los Angeles and joined the workforce a couple of years after graduating college. he did not start writing poetry until later in life. Friends and family really enjoyed the beautiful words he shared with them from his poems. So, he continued to write and published his first prose poetry book "Wonders" in 2009. I published his second book of prose "Romance with A Touch of Love" in 2011. The dreams kept coming, and he continued to be inspired to write beautiful words. He is honored to share these beautiful words with the world in "Stellar"...

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Drawing for Beginners: How to Draw and Shade for Realism Kindle Edition By Jasmina Susak

This book is about drawing for beginners and it is helpful to those interested in developing basic knowledge and skills. It is concise, clear, no wasted words, very easy to understand, and well-written in a friendly way filled with encouragement and complemented with a lot of illustrations.
This book features verbal and visual explanations which makes the learning much easier and successful. The author contends that drawing and shading are skills that anyone can develop through patient practice and a lot of time spent on drawing even with no special talent for it.




Jasmina is an amazingly talented pencil artist creating eye-popping work. You might not think you have what it takes to reach that caliber, but Jasmina takes you beginning artists by the hand and turns you into pretty damn good artists. I never thought I had great artistic skills, but following Jasmina’s book, I drew an awesome teddy bear. It impressed me. I never thought I could do that! Jasmina teaching is easy to follow and it is fun! Love this book!



Jasmina Susak is a self-taught, colored pencil artist and author of many how-to-draw books and eBooks.
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Monday, December 10, 2018

If It Weren’t For You: Do You Have What it Takes To Forgive? By Dorothea Neamonitos

Eleanora cannot believe it - James is nothing that she'd expected to see after six years. He is poor, perhaps homeless. What went wrong? 

Determined to help him - see where life diverted from its course, she finds herself following him, and at the same time, remembering the past as she connects each dot... But there is something, she feels, haunting her deep down. Something, she knows, she had done. 

She is about to confront him for the first time when she hears him cry out in the stillness of the night. Before she knows it, she has become an eyewitness to an assault. James is battered unconscious on the ground. What could it mean? 

Now, more than ever, she must help. Whatever James is involved in, the need to make amends is more profound. Because James wouldn't be in this dire situation in the first place if it weren't for her.



A surprisingly gripping tale of pain and moral beauty, and toss in some romance. We meet Eleanora, who invariably happens to see an old schoolmate living in what seems like a dismal state. His future seemed so promising, what happened? It is here the past comes back to haunt. Past sins exposed to reveal the genuine truth.

Current author Neamonitos weaves Eleanora’s tale with strong emotion, and suspense through flashbacks and then back to present time engrossing you deeper and deeper into Eleanora’s tale, making you need to know why Eleanora feels she ruined the guy's life, and must make amends with him. Neamonitos writes this all with a gifted, passionate emotion bringing Eleanora and her world to life. She is a character so real you can easily resonate with her. If It Weren’t For You I highly recommend.


Dorothea Neamonitos was born in London and grew up in Wembley Park and Edgware. After finishing school, she worked as a Sales Assistant while attending courses for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, in preparation for a teaching position she had already been offered in Greece.

Dorothea taught her Native Language to Children and Adults, from Elementary Level to Proficient, for almost seventeen years in Athens. During this time, she completed her Diploma of Higher Education in Liberal Arts (Byzantine and European Music and History) with Distinction.

In 2012, Dorothea translated her first book The Great Martyr Saint Catherine from Greek to English, opening the way to try her hand at fiction writing. In 2016, she began her first novel If It Weren’t For You. It is her first completed novel.

Dorothea lives in Athens, Greece with her husband, Nicholas, and their five children.    

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