Category Archives: Musings

Book Review: Cruzader by Omar Morales


When Omar Morales, Guinness World Record holder for writing the longest comic book published, asked me to review his graphic novel, I had no idea what to expect since I don’t think I read more than one graphic novel in my life.  And once I saw the cover and started reading, I realized that Cruzader wasn’t like anything I have read before. 

It’s a comic, it’s a fantasy, and it’s a Christian novel all in one filled with unrighteous villain both from and out of this world. I must confess, I usually wouldn’t pick up a graphic novel especially if it’s a religious one. But reading the Cruzader taught me the real meaning of not judging a book by its cover. I actually enjoyed leafing through the vivid graphics and reading the brief but encompassing dialogue. And the preachy vibe that usually makes me avoid religious books and films was not as intense in the Cruzader. 

The book itself felt more like a series of short films that can be enjoyed independently. Although, you have to read them all until you get to the final few stories where things begin to change. I must admit, I would’ve loved to see more conflict in a lot of scenes. But I guess the concise nature of graphic novels doesn’t leave much room for that. 

All in all, I really enjoyed reading the Cruzader and looking forward to what Omar Morales has in store next. Please grab a copy and let me know what you think. You can also follow Omar on his blog and social media accounts. 

Bio
: Omar Morales is the creator, writer, publisher and eternal sufferer of CruZader™: Agent of the Vatican – a supernatural tale about an exorcist who is forced into duty as a holy hitman for the Vatican against his will. He summarizes CruZader in five words sure to give comic book fans the chills, “Aliens. Prophesies. Sinners & Saints.” Morales literally blew up with CruZader, producing a poster-sized version of chapter one to gain entrance into the Guinness Book of World Records as the titleholder for “Largest Comic Book Published” which you can see at the Guinness website: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-comic-book-published
Bio video: https://youtu.be/4eWFjeWiPaE

Links: http://www.theforcemedia.com or info@theforcemedia.com to purchase direct from me. For a free preview of CruZader chapter one: http://www.freedablecomics.com/comic/cruzader-agent-of-the-vatican/
 

Social Media: http://www.twitter.com/thecruzader ; http://www.facebook.com/theforcemediallc.com ; https://www.instagram.com/the_CruZader/ ; https://plus.google.com/+omorales81 ; https://www.youtube.com/user/omorales81 ; http://thecruzadercomic.tumblr.com/

                     _______________

I’m still accepting submissions for book reviews. If you have a book that you want me to review or if you want me to promote you or your project on my blog, email me at inquiries@missbenison.com Next available slot is April 15th, email me to book it. 

Advertisements

Meet the New Beauty Writer for Cliché Magazine


Hello everyone!

Did I mention to you guys that I am now the new beauty writer for Cliché Magazine? That’s right. I’m very excited for this new opportunity and I’m learning a lot every day. My first article, 5 Ways to Stay Healthy and Fit This Year, was published recently. Click the following link to read it: https://www.clichemag.com/5-ways-to-stay-healthy-and-fit-this-year/

Stay tuned for more lifestyle and beauty articles from Cliché brought to you by yours truly. Also, don’t forget to follow my new blog and my precious project: The Positive Nation for posts that will inspire you, motivate you and put a smile on your face.

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Creative Collaboration 


I may not be big on resolutions, but I am huge on setting goals and plans and achieving them. And, boy, do I have a long list of these for 2016! One of them is something that I think you guys will enjoy and I’m fighting the urge to announce it. But I can tell you this, it will be ready soon, and it’s going to be cool. 

For this particular project, I had to collaborate with a photographer– are you starting to get a sense of what the project may be? No? Okay, good. So anyway, I collaborated with Eric Christopher Jackson who is a writer, poet and photographer. 

  

The cool thing about me working with Eric is that him and I have been following one another on social media and blogs for a couple of years or so now. I even posted a review of his poetry book a couple of years back when I still lived in Lebanon. And to my surprise, when I moved to Vegas, I found out that he lived here too! Small world, huh? 

Anyway, check out his blog and some of the photos he took of me. The photos he posted are not related to the project I’m working on, those would be revealed in due time. Hope you guys are having a great week and a wonderful start to the year! 

Car-less Whisper


A few months ago, I wrote a post about the struggles of living in Las Vegas without a car. The bad news is, I still don’t have a car. But the good news is, you get to hear more about my silly struggles. Yay!

First of all, let me explain, because I’m sure many of you are wondering why a young, intelligent person couldn’t get herself a car within 6 months. Well, the answer is simple, I spent the money I saved and went to New York City. Twice.

I know, I know, I’m sorry okay? I just couldn’t help it! I mean look at this place.

It had been my dream to visit New York City since I was a five year old, especially in the fall season. Actually, I also wanted to visit it during Christmas but I was able to control myself and not go. Well, my account did all the controlling for me… So anyway, I chose to fuel my soul and cross something off my bucket list instead of comfort and crossing something else off my bucket kist. And believe me, I don’t regret it one bit.

I didn’t regret it when an old man pissed his pants while sitting next to me on the bench of the bus stop then got on the bus and took a seat. I didn’t regret it when I spent over a $200 in Uber rides last month because we have that in Las Vegas now and it’s making me lazy. I didn’t regret it when I waited for thirty minutes for the bus to arrive in the dead cold and got sick for two weeks. And I’m not going to regret it now that I feel like a burden to all my friends because they have to pick me up and drop me off whenever we need to go out.


Does it vex me that I have to leave my house at least at hour ahead of time to get anywhere where it would take me 10 minutes to get there with a car? Does it drive me insane that whenever I’m on time the bus arrives early and I miss and then the next bus is late? Does it trouble me that I have to walk home many times because I can get there quicker than if I take a bus? Yes. Yes. And not so much now, but Vegas summer is right around the corner… But the point is, I have a plan. Of course, I had a plan six months ago, so don’t mind me, I may just be back in a few months to tell you how it all went wrong again.

Until then, keep me in your thoughts and prayers whenever you get into your car in the morning and turn your heaters on. Let me be your gentle reminder not to take anything for granted.