Review: In the Image of Man

Allow me to introduce Bob, the small god of vending machine repair and computers. He may be new at the job, and he is still learning, but he is a very hard worker.

As the story unfolds, there is an ancient godling adrift in Berkshire, England, and he needs believers if he is going to keep existing. This tiny god, who comes to be known as Bob, is small, powerless, and unseen. Drifting through the ages, he is brought to consciousness following a tragedy and must gain followers to stay alive – and without belief, there is no capacity for miracles.

Bob goes to work, invisible and inexperienced, silently watching and hoping for people to love him. He learns all about vending machines and then computers, but humans prove much more complicated. As the days pass, his power increases as his unknowing colleagues mutter “oh God” and start to believe, even if only a little.

But modern life takes its toll, even on a higher deity. Bob needs a sacrifice, a token of dedication. Not any old sacrifice, though – no blood and guts are needed here, just a chocolate bar given freely in his name.

Ray Charles and Mary Callaghan had no idea that their lives were going to be changed forever when this weak but desperate small god introduced himself. Ray’s anger over his wrecked car tire draws Bob like a beacon to him. Mary’s emotional turmoil teaches Bob all about love and betrayal. He watches over her, but not even a god is safe from making serious mistakes. Soon, a psychiatrist, the police, and even the Pope are brought into the confusion. On top of all that, Bob finds that he needs a far bigger congregation if he is going to save the world from impending doom. Can he do it?

The first in a quirky, fun trilogy, written in a tongue-in-cheek style by author Mark Long, this story looks at human nature and belief systems in a distorting mirror. It is charming, sweet, and thought-provoking.

Review: From What’s Broken

Amanda and Matthew are on the cusp of their happily ever after. They have a stable marriage and a lovely daughter, and they are eagerly awaiting the birth of their second.

Tragedy strikes suddenly, and the couple’s picture-perfect life crumbles. Ivory, their firstborn child, dies in an accident. Not knowing how to deal with their pain, Amanda and Matthew blame each other for their loss and drift apart. They soon realize their relationship might not bear the burden, leaving their surviving daughter to cope with the aftermath of two grief-stricken parents.

Review: The Stop

What would you do to protect what’s yours?

Donnie’s whole world changed the day he met Nate at The Stop, a cruising spot outside a small Texas town. Nate saw him, knew him, cared for him, and then one day, in an incomprehensible act of violence, Nate was taken from him.

Broken but not beaten, Donnie steps into Nate’s role at The Stop with one goal in mind: Find the man who murdered his lover and see justice served no matter the cost.

Content warning: Violence, sexual situations, sex work, rough trade.

Review: Magical After: Dark World, Book 1 (Part 1)

A man whose world has been shattered embarks on a daring and dangerous adventure. In a last and desperate hope, he enters a virtual world only to find that it is so much more. Join him as he faces werewolves, dragons, and fairies. How will he escape assassins, deal with the rise of the zombie demons and uncoil the control the gods have on the two worlds of Atsia Major and Atsia Minor.”David, let yourself be touched by the celestial bodies. Then yours will be one of imagination and invention. Take this path to find the greatest joy in your new world. When you look up to the great expanse, you will see what others do not. For you, the stars will be a marker and a sign. All that you imagine and create will be touched by the might of the stars…”

Review: That First Client: Find and Attract Your First Ideal Client

You’ve hung out your shingle “open for business,” but hear crickets. Where are your clients?
You’re an intelligent, confident woman—running a business shouldn’t be so difficult! Doubts creep in, and you begin to wonder, “Did I make a mistake?”No! You didn’t. You need a practical and easily implemented marketing strategy—and someone to guide you, cheer you on, and stop you from quitting. Filled with practical exercises and tried-and-true marketing methods, That First Client is the answer to your question: How do I get that first client? With this book in hand, you’re about to find out. And all without overwhelm!

Reviews © Copyright 2022 Korra Baskerville