My first review was from LA Talk Live Radio, and I was so happy about it, that I placed it on the cover of my novel.
My second review was from MAX CROWE a script mentor and social media personality who host a radio show with along with Wendy Adams of Light Wave Radio. His review is placed on the back over of the book.
Okay, I just wanted to say thank you to the many people who are down loading my .99 cent Kindle e-book and it looks like it is on the way to becoming a hit viral hit as well as my the paperback edition which is priced at only $13.95.
I am also getting a great very good response from my website with the (special edition) Character Fingerprinted Signature Edition which is really keeping me ( I mean my characters’ 🙂 busy sending out these books. (http://www.freddyhowardbooks.com/buy-now.html).
As you can probably guess from the website, these books are authentically signed and fingerprinted with my patent pending process by the character in the book and then shipped out to the reader.
These orders have to make a special stop at the characters residence before being personally shipped out, so allow about 12-14 days (usually less) to receive this book.
Remember $5.00 of every sale of this a special edition book is donated directly to SmilTrain.org (www,smiletrain.org) to provide cleft lip surgery for small children (http://www.freddyhowardbooks.com/fund-a-smile.html).
The goal is to raise $50,000 by February 2014. Thank you for your support, and you can also donate directly to SmileTrain if you like. Either way ,it is a great cause to help children and promote awareness.
And remember you can also interact live with the characters in my book. They are on at various times, but you can often look on the site at the link below to see when and which character will be live, or you can simply follow me on FB, Twitter or one of my social media sites, and if you see me on, simply ask to interact with the your favorate character, and I will do my best to wake that character up from bed:)
You can often (not all the time)see the status and when they will be http://www.freddyhowardbooks.com/chat-with-characters.html
Now without further delay, below is my first review by a customer (from Amazon).
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT DEBUT, February 3, 2013
LUKE 11:24 (The dark obsession of a killer clergy) (The Chronicles of Luke 11:24) (Kindle Edition)
I can truly say after reading this book that it KICKS FICTION BUTT! It’s kind of long for a debut, but it’s a page-turner and sends you through a whirlwind of emotions. Totally worth it! I finished it in a matter of days. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it a 15!
At first I was critical of the multiple prologues, but I think the author was trying to set the tone for the rest of the book while giving background on the characters. He did a great job. He takes you through the lives of several characters, showing both endearing moments and hardships. After reading the author’s bio, I see that he is/was a police officer. I guess that explains the graphic crime details and police lingo.
Some people purchase books because of the cover art. I’m not one of those people, but the cover seemed to me to be a perfect depiction of one of the character’s inner struggle of good vs. evil. In short, the cover is awesome! I was skeptical of the media review on the cover comparing it to the work of Stephen King and Dan Brown, but after reading the book I can see what they meant and can agree that it’s on par with the genre if not better. It’s a thriller with a good mix of mystery, religion and crime. I was hesitant about the purchase upon reading the disclaimer on the cover for mature audience content. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting into, but pleasantly surprised. Yes, it has adult themes but no more than an R-rated movie– though it’s not something I’d want my children reading. It has a religious motif and overtones relating to the Christian faith, but don’t let the biblical verse fool you– it’s not a religious book lauding Catholicism. It may even be sacrilegious to some. Either way, this will generate controversy. If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you’ll LOVE Luke 11:24.
I became hooked on his interesting characters and could see the imagery jump off the page while I was reading. Like a lot of books, I could see this being adapted into a feature length film. Overall, this was a wondrously, mind-blowing read. It includes a snippet for the next book which also grabbed my attention, and I cannot wait to see what else comes from this author. Very impressed!
END OF REVIEW
The other marshal stood in the middle of the kitchen looking around. There were not many places to hide. He opened the refrigerator, knowing that it would have been suicide for someone to lock themselves in there. Nothing. Because the marshal was bored, he opened up all of the cabinets. Again, nothing. Not even food. He walked over to the stove. There was a math paper on it with problems and solutions that he couldn’t understand. He studied it for a moment. The boy had been here.
Antonio drew back to sneeze, just as the marshal placed his hand around the handle of the stove. He would check it; there was nowhere else to look, so he pulled it open…
“Charlie! Let’s go!” the senior marshal yelled from the living room. It startled him, and he looked away from the opened oven and missed Antonio’s face staring up at him. The marshal let go, and the door came up and crashed hard against Antonio’s face, just as he sneezed. The noise covered him. Antonio thanked God.
“Thank you, Mrs. Florentino,” the senior marshal nodded. Diane handed him back his pen and clipboard. She was angry, but at least they left without her son. Diane wondered why they had not arrested her. They would be back.
Antonio opened the bathroom door, and there was his strong mother lying in the bathtub crying like a baby. He told her that he would never let them take him away from her. He promised. Diane looked up at him. She was beginning to feel the mirth of defeat. It was as though the Devil himself was whispering sinister dooms into her empty ears. Tears burst from her eyes. “What have I done to deserve this?” she screamed in anger and covered her face. “What? What? Why, Antonio? Why is this happening to us?”
Antonio didn’t have an answer for her and knew it was better to just let her sulk in despair. He knew that a hug right now might destroy her, so he stepped back and listened hard to her pain and suffering. When the screaming became too much, he covered his ears and let the madness have its way. Antonio listened for an hour, until his mother was all cried out. Then Antonio removed his hands so the evil spirits could leave him. He tried to be strong, but somewhere in his heart, a tiny seed of hatred had been planted. It would either die, or it would forever live with him…