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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Book Review: Out of the Past by Jeffrey Ballam

When love goes wrong, sometimes things get even more complicated. Such is the case when Paul loses his lover, Eric, and then falls for a dashing lawyer named Javier while on jury duty. Paul is reeling from Eric’s departure, something he can’t find closure from since Eric won’t speak to him. So it is with reluctance that he pursues a new relationship with Javier. But the works get gummed up with the trial on which Paul has been chosen for the jury and also by the sudden and unpleasant reappearance of Eric, who has an agenda of his own. First time novelist Jeffrey Ballam creates an enjoyable and consuming tale of modern romance that displays characters on emotional journeys which are converging in unexpected ways. The result is a story that people will remember. Well written and with a cast that runs the gamut of human conditions, "Out of the Past" is a winner any way you look at it. 5 Stars.

Book Review: Dizzy by Arthur Wooten

Novelist Arthur Wooten's latest release is another masterpiece from this multitalented scribe. "Dizzy" is the story of Angie Styles, a hugely successful Broadway actress. At the pinnacle of her career, Angie is stricken with an illness that changes her entire life. Diagnosed with bilateral vestibulopathy, Angie has to adjust to constant dizziness and the myriad of cohort symptoms which accompany her condition. Her existence is changed forever by this debilitating illness. As Angie begins to deal with her situation, she finds herself on a personal journey of self-discovery that is pure Arthur Wooten magic. Angie's story is one that readers will not forget. Inspired by true events in the author's own life, "Dizzy" tells a tale that is uniquely gifted and inspirational, written with heart, humor, and tears. Mr. Wooten always delivers with his work and he's proven once again that his talent is for the ages. 5 Stars.