Arthur J. Levine is a computer junky who envisions vast social changes taking place as a result of technological innovations on the Internet incorporating the use of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and virtual reality.
He has a background in finance and publishing and is the author of the novels Home Grown Terrorist, Voyeur Bomb, and The Magic Pill. He is a former Director of New Business for Family Circle Magazine. He graduated from The Wharton School of Business with a BS in Economics.
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Sequin Boy and Cindy
Two lonely young people from abused backgrounds meet, fall in love and form a beautiful union in this paranormal romance plus.
Johnny Oops 11 - Timeless
In this sequel to the novel Johnny Oops we discover his son Johnny oops 11 traveling to different worlds, marrying a Blue lady by the name of Ala, and having a Magenta colored son with Yellow hair by the name of Johnworld 1.
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Smashwords book reviews by Arthur Levine
- Sudden Death (endorsed by James Patterson & Clive Cussler)
on Nov. 04, 2010
This book is pure entertainment. Set at some of the finest country clubs in the US, and featuring a top of the line slightly quirky and definitely insecure egotist by the name of Reid Clark as Pro Golfer extraordinaire, we are treated to a treasure chest of inside information on how a number one pro golfer operates both on and off the course. In addition to being an intriguing golf story complimented by beautiful women and the interplay of a big money sponsorship offered by a golf equipment company, we have the added suspense of our hero being under a death threat if he wins his next tournament. All of this is put together with a mellifluous new voice by the author, Michael Balkind, in a package that makes for a great read and warrants five stars.
- Learning To Be Irish
on Dec. 07, 2010
Learning To Be Irish – Review *****
Have you ever read about a place that you’ve never been to and felt that you knew it intimately because the home and the people were so well described? I could practically smell the fire in the fireplace and hear the Irish brogue of the town gossip. That’s how I felt when I read Learning To Be Irish, and that’s how I felt about the main characters, the strong willed Daire, and the man she came to love, Padraic. I felt I knew them both and was a part of their lives. This is a place where a homespun instant wedding takes place, a child is conceived and a grand father’s fondest wish comes true in a land of Leprechauns and faeries.
Learning To Be Irish is about finding love and happiness. It’s a beautiful tale of a simpler time and a lush small village in Ireland where true virtue was really important, the simplest gesture could easily be misinterpreted, the community of gossip prone towns people worked together to help a stranger, and a tinge of mystery and strange goings on was always in the air. This is a wonderful place where people can walk around so enjoying life that they feel like they have a pocket full of emeralds. Charmingly told and heart warming—you will laugh and cry. This novel deserves five stars.
- The Witness Wore Blood Bay
on Jan. 27, 2011
With her new novel, The Witness Wore Blood Bay, Linda Evans proves once again that she is a wordsmith of the first order. Her principal character, Leigh McRae, leads us through a maze of false starts as she tries to clear her fellow horseman, Candy, of murder charges. She has numerous side adventures with her cousin Sammi as she helps her discover who or what is poisoning neighborhood dogs, and tries to advise her on her hapless love life, all the while trying to discover the true identity of the killer. Just when you think Leigh can’t solve this crime, she uses the clue of a child’s toy to lead us to the real murderer, and clear her friend of false charges. You won’t want to put this page-turner down as Leigh leads us from one heart-pumping discovery to another. This one deserves five stars.
- Hostile Witness
on Feb. 02, 2011
Hostile Witness – Review
There are fabulous books like this one that you just can’t put down because you have to find out what is going to happen next. It’s a blessing. Rebecca Forster has crafted a wonderful story that tantalizes your senses with the challenge of non-stop action. Key characters, Joise the lawyer, and her client the mentally peripatetic Hannah draw you further into the plot and the various sub plots leading with exquisite detail to shocking conclusions, but I won’t tell. You will have to unravel them for yourselves. This one deserves five stars.
- An Unassigned Life
on Feb. 20, 2011
An Unassigned Life by Susan Welles Bennett
This wonderfully imaginative and funny novel is about a writer named Tim Chase who commits suicide. Failing to meet the criteria to go to Heaven or Hell, he is left in limbo. His state of existence such as it is benefits from a mentoring angel who supplies him with El Pad—a computer like hand held tablet that answers his questions and provides rules for poor souls such as his caught in this state of unassigned life. El Pad allows him to go outside of his home without fear of being exorcised as an evil spirit. Physical contact with living humans causes him flu like symptoms and he can’t be seen except for those with chemical mental imbalances or when extreme emotionalism causes him to materialize. As El Pad says there are always exceptions to the rules.
Tim has two objectives, to finish his new novel and to advance to a higher state of being. Along the way he meets friendly fellow ghosts who come alive in Susan’s words from an old woman next door to a priest who offers much valuable advice such as “The living are always trying to find the shortcuts to happiness in life, but look what happens when someone achieves premature success: they bloom too early and spend the rest of their lives dying.” Terrific.
Even more exciting is the way Susan’s character Tim gets into the minds and hearts of living humans while they are asleep and alters their dreams—mine too I think. I won’t give you the details lest I reveal too much of the story, but if you read this well written novel the author may just have one of her characters enter your mind and help you become more than you have been. A fast paced page-turner with a great twist at the end. This one deserves your attention and five stars.
- Declaration of Surrender
on March 17, 2011
Declaration of Surrender
Action, adventure, mystery, murder, and thrills, this page-turner has them all including a liberal amount of blood and gore. Jim Burkett has crafted a wonderfully entertaining novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Written with a real knowledge of cell phone technology, we discover what’s possible and even uncover some information that has previously been the purview of organizations like the FBI, CIA, or the Homeland Security Department of which Nick, our central character is a member. Join Nick as he uncovers a secret that has cost many lives and dates back to a compact from the end of World War 11 concerning the transfer of unbelievable national wealth, which could bring the US economy to a standstill. I’m not going to tell you more, but Jim will in his no nonsense unique voice. You’ll have to discover the secret for yourself. The characters are so realistic it’s hard to remember that this is fiction. Deserves five stars.
- Lunch Reads Volume 1
on May 25, 2011
Lunch Reads – A Very Old Man by Jenny Milchman
From the first line of this wonderful short story describing The Very Old Man you know that Jenny is a writer who has total command of detail and description. And before you finish the first page you will believe she is a consummate storyteller. She puts the reader in the scene.
Add a element of suspense, a nasty old coin that magically affects a nine month old baby replete with falls and old plumbing bubbling up over the baby’s crib and you have a prescription for an entertaining lunch time read that will leave you speculating over what the ending means and wanting to read more from this talented author. Definitely five star material.
on Aug. 05, 2011
Deadline by James A. Anderson
Non-Stop Action and a Thrill a Minute.
James Anderson does an excellent job intertwining four different plot lines of murder, romance, thrills and suspense. The result is more action than you can possibly image. Fortunately for us the novel, Deadline, does this for us with the precision that only a journalist can bring to a topic he is thoroughly familiar with.
The action comes to us non stop from all directions. A serial killer kidnaps a female newspaper reporter. A newspaper editor nearly loses his estranged daughter to a suicide attempt. A leading foreign correspondent gets the interview of a lifetime. The publisher of the newspaper struggles to keep his paper alive and stay loyal to the love of his life.
James spins his stories with the cool clean hand of a newsman. We are given the facts and just the facts of this fictional novel with such clarity and vision that we can’t help but feel it’s real. This is a great edge of your chair read and deserves five stars.