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5 Star Review: I started reading this book on the heels of Super Bowl LIV and found a story about high school football players that goes far beyond the game.

Chapter One in Part One of ‘Slipping into the Green’ gives us a glimpse into the beginning of a high school quarterback’s promising career. It is 2012 when John Wiley addresses Jake Cane (Number Seventeen) as he comes out of the locker room at Green Mountain High School. “Our university is a perennial contender,” says Wiley. “We could provide you with the national exposure you’ll need for a career in the National Football League. You could be a number one draft pick, maybe even a Heisman Trophy winner, and you know where all that leads don’t you, boy?”

What high school football star doesn’t’ dream about a multi-million-dollar contract with the NFL? And Jake is especially vulnerable because his family is deep in debt due to his father’s recent business failures. Suddenly everything seems so promising for Jake. But in a matter of minutes, his life and dreams are shattered by a tragic career-ending injury.

As time passes and years move from 2012 to 2020, Jake’s life crumbles from sorrow to uncertainty to bitter withdrawal. Then, Emily Perkins, the brainy class nerd, comes up to him one day and explains that there is a vortex in the ravine behind the school. It’s a green shimmery thing that is a doorway to the past. And it may just allow Jake to go back to 2012 and relive the play that caused his tragic injury. Jake is skeptical, but then, he and his girlfriend go exploring. 

Something was shimmering there… in shades of green… like a waterfall forming in mid-air. And then it began to hum, suddenly surging with energy like a fallen electrical wire. The thing snapped, and the soft ripples started to pulse and shudder furiously before, just as suddenly, it calmed again.

Diane thought it was beautiful but scary as hell, and wondered again why she had ever let Jake talk her into this. The answer, of course, was guilt. After his crippling injury eight years ago, she was maybe the first one to realize that he really didn’t want to get better. He’d refused the cortisone shots that would at least have dulled the pain; then, he’d given up on all the other painkillers and the physical therapy and just went into a long deep depression.

He went from being the high school superstar to a guy who just hung out in the background and watched. And if anyone tried to talk to him, he pulled away, and that pulling away was so painful that it hurt anyone who wanted to connect with him. 

After a couple of years of that, Diane just couldn’t take it anymore. She stopped seeing Jake, and he didn’t even seem to care. He’d taken a job the school offered him out of pity she thought: assistant janitor, none of the heavy stuff, just basically shuffling around pushing a broom and a mop. He went from being a football hero and probable valedictorian to a ghost, who haunted the school, stayed in the background, just watched things happen, and looked hopeless.

And then yesterday, he called her sounding more like himself again. He said he had something to show her, something that might make everything different. She tried saying ‘no,’ but then he went into his guilt routine. Gio had turned him down; no one believed in him anymore. Jake knew the line would work with Diane. And it did.

Now she crawled backward to get even farther away from that strange spatial vibration. But then there was that sudden crackling surge of energy again. It took on the shape of a man, Jake, who came plunging back through it.

From that moment on, this story deals with both the past and the future, as Jake makes repeated attempts to enter the past and undo his fate. But he soon finds he can’t do it alone. He needs help… help from the kids on the 2020 football team, help from an amazing teacher whose lectures are so powerful that they too are a gateway to the past. The characters are tied together by Jake’s tragedy, by family bonds, friendship, those amazing historical lectures, and the kids’ own psychological scars. We see firsthand the characters’ psychology and face the age-old questions, What If? And What Now? What if a Vortex was all Jake needed to go back in time and have the career that was promised to him? What if he needed more… to find someone to be injured in his place? Would Jake be willing to sacrifice one of his friends to achieve his dream?

What sacrifices would you make? I invite you to read Jake’s story and study the psychology that Authors Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira present. Slipping into the Green is a Coming Of Age Fantasy that raises important ethical questions for teens and grown-ups alike. And it is just one heck of a good story.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Coming of Age Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Slipping-into-Green-Nick-Iuppa/dp/B0842JN3SP/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580762629&sr=1-1

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Slipping-into-Green-Nick-Iuppa-ebook/dp/B084737JG6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580762629&sr=1-1

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5 Star Review: This first installment of The Sitcom Murders is a dark comedy about a sexy sixties TV character who suddenly realizes that her TV show has become a horror story and she just might be the first victim.

Lacy Livingood, the TV heroine, is home alone when a madman suddenly begins breaking down her kitchen door. Terrified by his hideous stocking mask and threats of rape and murder, Lacy beats him off with a frying pan, then rushes to her car and drives across LA to find the show’s writer. She’s not sure what to expect, but aging screenwriter Billy Edelman explains it all.

“Ya know, for a girl half the world thinks is brilliant, you’re a little slow on the uptick,” Billy answered. “You and Johnny and Ronnie are characters, in a sitcom, a very popular one fifty years ago. Look at this.” And with that Edelman clicked a link and entered eBay. He typed in “Lacy Livingood” and pages and pages of Lacy Livingood memorabilia confronted him: autographed photos, scripts from the show, clothes she had worn.

“But our show’s not on anymore,” Lacy whispered.

“People’re always lookin’ for somethin’ fresh,” Billy answered. “If not new characters, at least old characters in new stories. And that’s what I’ve given them.”

“So now I’m the main character in a horror story,” Lacy said at last. “Okay. But if I have to be in this show of yours, at least teach me how to defend myself. You can do that much for me can’t you?”

And Billy could; in fact, he could help Lacy learn to enjoy murder as much as his villains… but with dire consequences.

Author Nicholas Victor (aka Nick Iuppa) has given us something never seen before, a TV sitcom character who actively conspires with her show’s living writer to defeat the bad guys. There is a fine line between reality and fiction, TV characters and real people, self-preservation and blood lust. And sexy Lacy finds herself right at the crossroads of everything and loving it.

If you enjoy dark humor, pick up a copy of The Sitcom Murders I – SEXY SIXTIES SUBURBIA. I’m sure you will enjoy the read and find yourself looking forward to the next installment. (A preview of The Sitcom Murders II: SEVENTIES NEWSROOM is available as part of the first book).

I think you’ll find yourself as curious as I am about where the author will go with this new series…and just who Lacy Livingood will murder next.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Dark Humor, Horror

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Sitcom-Murders-Sexy-Sixties/dp/1796538477/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Sitcom-Murders-Sexy-Sixties-Suburbia-ebook/dp/B07NKTSVDQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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5 Star Review: This is not your typical Alien Invasion.

If you are new to Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira’s books, you are in for a surprisingly powerful paranormal adventure. Those of us who have been following these authors, find this first book in The Peacemaker series, a masterful beginning.

Imagine a terrifying supernatural experience that gives you incredible powers! This is exactly what happens to a teenager named Victor Encinas, who is so desperate to join his brother’s gang that he desecrates a religious shrine as part of his initiation. And then:

“Suddenly a beam of intense white light shoots down at Victor and blinds him for a moment. He falls to his knees and feels himself jerked up feet-first into the sky above the church. The building, the truck, and the whole parking lot seem to jump back violently until he finds himself suspended hundreds of feet over them. Victor twists up to look into the light that has captured him, but its brilliance overwhelms him. “GOD ALMIGHTY!” he calls.”

Does God have anything to do with it? Victor is freed from the beam of light but soon learns that he has just been chosen to become a human peacemaker and stand against an exiled alien high priest who is plotting an interplanetary religious take-over of the earth.

As US government, Native American, and Religious authorities work (sometimes at cross purposes) to understand the strange puzzle pieces coming together near the mission, a series of grisly serial killings begin. And then, as if young Victor doesn’t have enough on his mind, he finds the most popular girl in school falling in love with him, becoming a great help and support, but, in the process, also a target of the killer.

If you enjoyed reading The DA VINCI CODE, you will not want to miss “Alien Mission,” the first installment of The Peacemaker series. Take special note of the extensive list of characters at the beginning of this book, as the authors will build on this list going forward. This story is beyond your wildest imagination, and it is only the beginning.

I look forward to what comes next in The Peacemaker series.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Product Details:
Series: The Peacemaker (Book 1)
Genre: Coming of Age Fiction, Paranormal Horror

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1790666074/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Alien-Mission-Peacemaker-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07L2LM7KX/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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5 Star Review: Nick Iuppa, Author of ‘Bloody Bess And The Doomsday Games, has teamed up with John P. Mendoza to bring us another fast-paced, action suspense thriller that will keep readers turning pages and biting their nails.

There’s a large cast of unique characters, many of whom are confined to business class cars on the Copper Canyon Railway as it speeds through the Grand Canyon of Mexico, unaware of the impending man-made disaster that’s about to shatter the serene environment.

Somewhere in the process of grieving for his lost wife, Adelita, his “warrior woman” love, Professor

Tom McKeever walks a thin line between reality and golden memories that keep pulling him back into his-her beauty, delicious aroma, and open arms. The gut-wrenching knowledge that there was an experimental cancer treatment that might have saved Adelita’s life, had it not been for the decisions of one man, is more than Tom can bear. The need for revenge seethes like red-hot embers but conflicts with thoughts dredged up from a Catholic School upbringing: “Vengeance is mine, saith the lord!”

Time is running out, but somehow the collateral damage begins to seem more and more defensible, a justifiable murder suicide. Is it? Find out; come ride the rails into Copper Canyon when time is definitely not on your side.

Avenging Adelita by Nick Iuppa & John P. Mendoza by these two authors give the reader what they have come to expect; great descriptive writing, with dialog and startling transitions from present to past and back again placing the reader in the mind of this widower.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Romance, Horror, Occult Fiction

Amazon Print:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1505333083?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1505333083&linkCode=xm2&tag=colcofpre-20

Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QHRC198/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00QHRC198&linkCode=as2&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=N5IX2WVJHVQKXECA

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5 Star Review: Bloody Bess And The Doomsday Games is a magnificent fictional horror drama featuring ancient vampires, teenage romance, and a top-secret military project. The Doomsday Games, as the project is called, involves a team of international scientists, engineers, and military personnel who gather in the ancient town of Murdenwald, Switzerland, to do no less then put an end to war.

Nick Iuppa developed a cast of authentic and unique characters like Elizabeth Laskaar (Duchess of Hungry) known as “Bloody Bess” to her victims in 1580 in the small village of Nyirbator Hungary. She prowled the streets of Murdenwald seeking out young women to murder so that she could bathe in their blood. Her husband Ferenc, some say, is still the director of the town’s ancient library. A most beautiful man with midnight blue eyes, he waits for naïve young women to come to his tower and aid him in his evil work. Then there’s Donny Vito, the world’s greatest film producer, called upon by the U. S. President to breathe life into the Doomsday Games. Elli Capadonico is the girl Donny loved in his youth; she fell victim to Arnie Cudgel, an obsessive young man with both romantic and sadistic intentions. The cast also includes scientists, mathematicians, military personnel, writers, artists, technicians, Chu Yun Trang (the director of a rogue nation seeking to build nuclear weapons), and a myriad of simulated characters who populate the virtual Armageddon.

Nick’s highly descriptive writing takes the reader from the Middles Ages to a 1950s high school romance, to mysteries surrounding the ‘knowledge’ held in the ancient Murdenwald Library, to the International Simulation Center itself where the final challenge becomes solving “the God Problem.” Nick weaves these stories together so skillfully that the separate lines merge to become plot twists in an amazing and unexpected ending.

The author, Nick Iuppa, is the son of a prominent Rochester, New York doctor. Nick attended the University of Notre Dame and did his graduate work at Stanford. Nick’s first job was at MGM Studios in Hollywood where he worked on TV specials with Dr. Seuss and Chuck Jones (creator of the Road Runner). He also had the privilege of writing for the Wonderful World of Disney, working as an instructional designer for Eastman Kodak, leading Bank of America’s in-house TV production group, managing the Learning Technologies Group within Apple Computer, and finally returning to Paramount Pictures in Hollywood where he designed Internet entertainment and built Hollywood-style simulations for the military.

Nick’s extensive travels to Europe have inspired some of his characters and settings. His work history, technical knowledge, and experience have given him the tools and concepts for his novels.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Romance, Horror, Science Fiction

Amazon Print:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1941536069/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1941536069&linkCode=as2&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=LWQSI4WOPCU7P6UO

Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KSNKBH6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00KSNKBH6&linkCode=as2&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=BH4DMSCVS4URZKMM

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5 Star Review: Step aside Indiana Jones. There’s a new adventurer in town. Esteban Dorantes may be a little more reluctant, but he has an even greater sense of destiny than even Dr. Jones. Dorantes is goaded by the desperate needs of his impoverished hometown and visions of his great, great grandfather… an African slave who once led Spanish Conquistadors on the first quest for the Seven Cities of Gold.

The story opens in the Arabian Desert where a wall of wind a mile high and a hundred miles wide, roars though an oasis carrying off a husband and wife team of archeologists but leaving behind their five-year-old daughter.

We move to La Sentencia, a small town in Arizona, which is devastated by its own windstorms and other disasters including the immanent closing of a copper mine… the only business in that part of the state.

What’s the link between these two desolate desert locations… the little Italian girl who suddenly shows up on the winds of a sandstorm to advise the residents in Arizona? And then there’s an ancient artifact that may have been left by space travelers. Does it hold the key to the building of great earthly civilizations… and the salvation of La Sentencia?

Esteban Dorantes must have some sense of all this as he decides, at the little girl’s bidding, to takes up his great grand-fathers quest for The Golden Cities and save his home town in the process.

The novel’s fifty-six chapters of action-packed adventure may surpass some of the greatest quests ever told, with its Aztec lore, science fiction spacecraft, magical jukebox, a destiny that spans generations, horror, humor, three camels, talking coyotes, a very sexy substitute high school teacher, the devil himself, and, of course, a love story.

I invite everyone to read Esteban’s Quest and experience this compelling tale for themselves.

I loved Esteban’s Quest by Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira. I encourage you to purchase other books by the team including: The Carlos Mann Trilogy (Alicia’s Ghost, Alicia’s Sin, Alicia Bewitched) and Avenging Adelita (romance), in addition to the stand-alone novels by Nick Iuppa include Bloody Bess And The Doomsday Games (fictional horror drama featuring ancient vampires, teenage romance, and a top-secret military project) and Taken by Witches (a modern horror story based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales).

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural, Ghosts, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban, Magical Realism, Sword, Sorcery, Epic Fantasy

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/Estebans-Quest-Nick-Iuppa/dp/0986324167/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1469462873&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=951fa0074546c0f658a30744455f6495

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Estebans-Quest-Nick-Iuppa-ebook/dp/B01INXLN38/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1469462873&sr=8-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=356180fe416ccdbee87007896acf16dd

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5 Star Review: If you have ever thought that reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales to your children or grandchildren might frighten them, then you’d better keep the lights on while reading Taken by Witches to yourself.

Author Nick Iuppa asks questions you might not ask aloud. “Do witches exist; where does their power come from, and to what ends will they use it?”

Masterfully written, this multifaceted story begins in the small Polish village of Zakopane high in the Carpathian Mountains. A warlock skillfully tells the story to a shopkeeper and his young daughter after he returns a collection of gruesome masks that the shopkeeper once sent to America so they wouldn’t fall into the hands of the Nazis. The masks are all images of the same woman, a witch named Babcia (pronounced Bob-cha) the Polish name for grandmother.

The warlock’s story begins with a young boy named Niko Madonie who realizes that his grandmother has supernatural powers that terrify him up until the day she dies. As an adult, Niko marries and becomes a successful writer in Hollywood. But even there he is haunted by memories of Babcia and he finds he must struggle to protect his wife from new age witches who decide to sacrifice the beautiful young woman to please the ancient crone.

Imagine Babcia’s evil smell: (the stench of blood sausage mixed with the spicy sweetness of gingerbread) and realize that ancient history doesn’t always stay in the past. Centuries after Niko’s grandmother lost her first baby to medieval witch hunters, she bears a new family to a new husband in a new land, America. But even in this future place and time, she remembers the vow she made when the infant was murdered: “Atrocities to her loved ones will never happen again,” no matter what the consequences.

Author Nick Iuppa has impressive credentials as the former Creative Director of Paramount Pictures’ Digital Entertainment, Head of Apple Computer’s Learning Technologies Group, and Writer for the Wonderful World of Disney.

I enjoyed Taken by Witches by Nick Iuppa as a modern horror story based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which first brought the essence of ancient witchcraft into America’s bedtime stories. Nick’s other novels include Alicia’s Ghost, Alicia’s Sin, Alicia Bewitched, Bloody Bess And The Doomsday Games, and Avenging Adelita. 

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Literature, Fiction, Horror, Occult Fiction

Amazon Print:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0986324140/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0986324140&linkCode=as2&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=MGHKOZ5WQRO2324D

Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0178X2V58/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0178X2V58&linkCode=as2&tag=colcofpre-20&linkId=U63J2YS2HJOXKR74

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5 Star Review: In this very funny and interesting read, a dreamy young Mexican woman name Claudia Madero joins a group who tries to cross the US/Mexican border illegally and is shot at by American vigilantes.

Her aging uncle is mortally wounded in the incident, and – after being returned to her hometown – she partners with a local priest and a successful merchant in an attempt to make a dramatic statement about the negative consequences of US border policies.

Why not recapture the Alamo, she decides, draw the attention of the press, and force an honest debate about the issue?

Of course, there are bungling players on all sides of this comedy, and Claudia and her “Army” end up liberating, not the real Alamo, but a Taqueria designed as a replica of the historic shrine. It doesn’t seem to matter though. The US President decides that he too wants to make a statement and so he sends the US Marines to confront her.

No matter what your political view, we feel that it is important that everyone be informed about both sides of this complex and difficult issue. This is not the time to ignore current events and become a bystander.

If you like Saturday Night Live, you will love this book. I could see some chapters as a skit with the actor Alic Baldwin cast as Donald Trump.

I think you will really enjoy The Battle For The Alamo Taqueria. It is a powerful but humorous presentation of an important side of the immigration issue and perhaps a warning about apocalyptic consequences.

Review by Theodocia McLean (Book Marketing Global Network).

Genre: Humor, Satire, Political Fiction

Amazon Print:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998980617/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519325219&sr=1-1&keywords=THE+BATTLE+FOR+THE+ALAMO+TAQUERIA

Kindle:
https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Alamo-Taqueria-Nick-Iuppa-ebook/dp/B079XVHKSK/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519325219&sr=1-2&keywords=THE+BATTLE+FOR+THE+ALAMO+TAQUERIA

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