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A Lament for Indie Authors

Hey Everyone!

I recently started a new section on my website for reviewing indie books. I hope you check out my article about indie books. Also, if you are an self-published author, I would love to hear from you! I want to read and review your work and promote it to my followers (all 30K of them!).

Email me if you’re interested! author.mbkeen@gmail.com 

Indie authors are the hidden gems of the literary world. Here’s why you should read their work: www.mbkeen.com/read-indie-books/

Announcing the Keen Reader’s Bookclub!

Happy almost Friday! I’ve been talking about starting a bookclub for a while and a lot of my followers seemed to be interested, especially those with tight schedules and who don’t always know what book to read next. If you would like to join my bookclub, welcome aboard! 📖✈️ Bookclubs are an awesome way to stay motivated to read and meet likeminded people, even just virtually.

Joining is easy: simply like my FB page: http://www.facebook.com/authormbkeen
There I’ll be posting the book of the month and weekly discussions 💬📝

Go to my website http://www.mbkeen.com/keen-bookclub/
or Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/authormbkeen/
for the link to buy the book and the weekly reading schedule. Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Reading!

Should You Read American Gods by Neil Gaiman?

In addition to writing tips, I also post book reviews on my new blog http://www.mbkeen.com/

Check out my review of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, a bestselling, sci-fi, fantasy novel that was turned into a series on STARZ. http://www.mbkeen.com/american-gods/

Also, stay tuned, because I’m starting a bookclub! Let me know if you’d want to join. I’ll be on the look out for fun and thought-provoking reads, suggestions are welcome. Have a great week!

Book Review: Love in the Time of Cholera

In a town along the Caribbean, during a time when the Cholera epidemic had not yet fully abated, Florentino Ariza, a simple young man who works in the post office, and Fermina Daza, the daughter of a suspiciously wealthy man, fall in forbidden love. But their romance is short lived. After Lorenzo, Fermina’s father finds out about the innocent letters exchanged between his daughter and a common boy, he forbids the relationship and does everything in his power to prevent it from flourishing including marrying his daughter to the wealthy doctor Juvinal Urbino.

Read the full review on my website: http://www.mbkeen.com/review-love-in-the-time-of-cholera and please subscribe to my newsletter 🙂

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. 

: 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.