You are invited to join the Rosemarie Skaine personal newsletter and receive exciting information from Rosemarie Skaine. Enter your email address and click 'sign me up!'
Newsletter Dated: 7/26/2007 11:01:46 AM
Subject: Newsletter: Summer Recommended Reading
Happy Hello Dear Readers,
One of the genuine pleasures of being an author is experiencing the collegiality with other authors. These past weeks has brought much talent to the printed page. I am honored to be a part of the writings of these particular authors and highly recommend their books to you. The topics are varied and I believe there is something in the list for all tastes. Serious topic first:
1)A Muslim Archipelago: Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia by Max L. Gross. Washington, D.C.: National Defense Intelligence College, 2007. From the book, the Center for Strategic Intelligence Research states:
“...[T]his work is illuminated by the author’s more than three decades of service within the national Intelligence Community. His regional expertise often has been applied to special assessments for the Community. With a knowledge of Islam unparalleled among his peers and an unquenchable thirst for determining how the goals of this religion might play out in areas far from the focus of most policymakers’ current attention, the author has made the most of this opportunity to acquaint the Intelligence Community and a broader readership with a strategic appreciation of a region in the throes of reconciling secular and religious forces.”
Enjoy the following fiction:
2)Brian Miller and the Twins of Triton by J. Michael Brower. Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine at Lulu located at http://www.lulu.com/content/798643. Here is the first paragraph of my review of this exciting book:
“Brian Miller and the Twins of Triton by J. Michael Brower is the first book of a trilogy. It is a fictional account of Brian, an ordinary American kid, not doing extraordinary things, but THE extraordinary thing. That is, saving the world. Actually, he's helping Katrina, a Russian girl, save the world. Brian Miller is faced with far more than just thwarting an asteroid (what NASA terms a "near earth object") on a collision course with Earth. He must destroy two asteroids so targeted. Simultaneously, he must overcome his debilitating dependence on heroine while dealing with all the high school challenges encountered by today's teenager—all without magic.”
3)Robert Anthony Montesino’s (Ed.) words to describe an Internet speculative fiction issue re: “Speculative Fiction Centre's summer issue is now available for your reading pleasure! Check it out at www.specfiction.com, Lee Garrett's "DARKHOLD" & "LAST REQUEST, AFTERLIFE by David Gardiner, THE TURNING by Terry Lloyed Vinson, THE ONE & ONLY by Greg Banks, NOSE-RINGS by C.H Crowe, THE NAME ON THE WALL by Mary Rose & BRIMSTONE by Leonard James (probably one of the tightest pieces of fiction I've read in awhile)All great stories & Lee's poetry offerings are especially poignant. What to see why I'm saying all this...go see for yourself!”
4)Larry Lounsbury, The Right Spot. Lulu at http://www.lulu.com/content/950093 describes Larry’s book, “A book of poems that examines some of the deepest aspects of love in this world.” At his AuthorsDen site, Larry describes his book: “A book of poems that examines some romantic aspects of love in this world. My hope is that old and new readers may capture a bit of true loves essense from its pages. It is also downloadable. My Hopes are that new readers will enjoy its romance.”
Something for all in this list. Enjoy your summer reading – or writing – whatever your case may be.