Buffalo City Czar by James Scott

buffalo city czarWhen you think of the word Czar you automatically think of a person who is in charge, a person who is in control of everything ~ according to Merriam-Webster it means: one having great power or authority.  It is not often that you see that but when you do the only thing you can do is respect it or suffer the consequences.

Julius Smith grew up in a broken home.  Julius’s mother was married a couple of times but the men continued to leave the family not to return.  This caused the streets and street life to become Julius’s best friend.  At the ripe young age of ten, Julius discovered that he wanted to live the life of a mogul, absorbing any and all information that he could in order to be the best he could be in his future endeavors.  When Julius became a teen he got in trouble with the law and had to serve one year in a juvenile facility only to meet up with his future lifelong friends.  With the help of Black and Mike, Julius took the knowledge that he had obtained and turned it into a very lucrative business.  Julius knew one thing and one thing only, that he wanted to be on top and he would do whatever he needed to do in order to get there.  As the saying goes, be careful of who you step on in your rise to the top because you will definitely see them on your way back down.  Being a successful businessman will gather you many enemies but part of your success is knowing just what to do with them.

Buffalo City Czar is a very intriguing tale of life in the big city.  The characters and their antics make the story flow and keep you so engrossed that you can find out what is going to happen next.  The intensity that this story offers make you scream for more and that is a plus in my book.  The is the freshman novel for this author and I look forward to seeing more from James Scott in the future.

Buffalo City Czar is available in e-book format on Kobo, Nook, Sony E-Reader and iTunes.

Truth, Lies and Confessions Act I by Rahiem Brooks

Truth lies and confessions act 1Most people are living paycheck to paycheck in today’s society but how are you supposed to survive when you receive a paycheck and you are still homeless?  It is a fine line that many straddle on a daily basis and don’t even realize it.

Lt. Detective Brandi and Rev. John Brown woke up one Christmas morning to find that their son Michael was missing.  Though there was a note stating that Michael left on his own, his mother believes that he could never leave and had to be kidnapped because he loves his parents, right?

Kristofer Whitley is Sr. VP of Marketing for Rothman and Wong Advertising, Inc and life seems to be going just great, awesome job with an entire wing named after him, state of the art apartment with more room than he needed, and a trophy wife that loved him.  The only thing that Kristofer is missing is the only thing that money can’t buy.

Meechie, Lou and Michael are a trio that sticks together because of their circumstances.  All three are homeless and living in a shelter but they look out for each other, but what will it take for them to become better and more productive people?  Will they let their situation dictate who they are and who they will become or will they take the bull by the horns and throw it to the ground and conquer it?

Truth, Lies and Confessions Act I is a very compelling story about homelessness and how easy it is to get in that situation.  Brooks has taken us into the lives of these families and told their story about how and why they   are where they are today.  It is a very gripping tale that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting on the next act.  Kudos to Brooks once again!

Truth, Lies and Confessions Act I is available for purchase on Amazon.com in Kindle only and iBook.