Turn the other way today and join the revolution. Come along with the young residents of a Twin Cities group home as they go way against the grain. No money, no hope, no health care, no job security - they know why. And one day they decide they’re not going to take it any longer. Basta.
They organize the CRUSHER rebellion, Geronimo’s Revenge.
Because it’s about time somebody did.
Mike Palecek's new novel Speak English tells what happened when some rowdy teenagers encountered an alien, somewhere around 1970. Why did they shoot it? What were the consequences? Was it really an alien, or maybe a mental patient?
How did this incident affect these three when they grew up? Did they ever meet another alien?
To find out, read Speak English.
The Witch's Ladder (Book 1)
on May 23, 2010
Definitely kept my attention. Nice concept. I'm grabbing the sequels so you know I liked it a lot.
Shatter (The Children of Man, #1)
on Oct. 20, 2010
I just finished Shatter and I really look forward to seeing the story continue. This was a tremendous novel. Scratch that; it is a tremendous novel!
I downloaded Shatter because it was free. Plus, my mother's maiden name was Mock and I wondered if we might be related. I was born in Cincinnati, too... None of that stuff mattered, before long. I was caught up in the events, the characters, the world you created. I don't know when I've been so thoroughly involved in a book--and I not only read constantly but publish books under the name CWG Press. I wish I'd had the chance to publish this one.
Like all good fantasies, this book has clear villains and heroes, good versus evil, and world-changing events. Naturally the characters we follow are involved in the most significant actions and reactions. The good people are mostly flawed, and the bad ones often have redeeming qualities, and we don't know for sure on which side some of our favorite characters will end. We like them anyway, though. We just wish they would make the right decisions. Why do they keep missing what is so obvious to us?
The novel has depth and breadth too, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One
on Feb. 19, 2013
An exciting and fast paced book. I would have given it four stars, if it weren't for the extremely annoying mistakes in grammar and spelling. Most severe was a complete lack of concern about keeping the proper tense and number, even within a sentence. It's sad that a writer with such obvious talent did not choose to get some editing help.
The characters are engaging, the story interesting, the settings nicely depicted. If only the errors had been properly addressed...
I may go on with the next book in the series, because I do want to see what happens next.