Jhaymes Pann

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Smashwords book reviews by Jhaymes Pann

  • The Tourist From the Light on Feb. 14, 2013

    I began reading Bryon Williams' The Tourist from the Light with the intention of reading a chapter or two before I slept. Before I knew it, it was 3am and I had devoured the entire story! Suffice it to say that I had to forgo the whole sleep idea as this book resonated with me in way that's difficult to verbalise. I found myself laughing, crying, smiling, sighing, shaking my head in wonder and sometimes gently trembling with a profound sense of truth. The Tourist From The Light is a remarkable tale of Peter, a young atheist psychotherapist forced into re-examining his limited professional, personal and social beliefs after several sessions with a seemingly ordinary, middle-aged client, John who not only opens Peter's mind to the possibilities of reincarnation and a continued spiritual connection with the Soul but also connects with Peter in a surprisingly personal way which will forever change his perception of the world in which he lives. This story will take you on an entertaining and enlightening journey that truly has the potential to change the way you view life, death and everything in between. Thank you to the author Bryon Williams for opening my heart and mind and perhaps triggering some distant memories of my own "soul connections".
  • The Reluctant Psychic on April 16, 2013

    This book had me hooked from the very beginning. I love that the story's protagonist is murdered during the first few pages. Although it left me feeling a little concerned for the rest of the story it also had me thinking "this is an exciting beginning, let's read on..." This classic murder mystery with an esoteric twist will entertain as it has you guessing at its twists and turns whilst exploring some of the 'what ifs' of life after death in a sensitive, entertaining and comedic manner. This is a writing style I've come to enjoy from author, Bryon Williams, writer of 'The Tourist from the light', 'The Twilight Escort Agency' and 'The Grumpy Old Withered Of Oz' to name a few. We begin with the sudden and unexpected death of an ambitious young police detective, Lucielle 'Lucky' Lambert. Searching for her killer with only limited help from her handsome and enigmatic spiritual guide, Joseph, she is forced to enlist the help of the book's name-sake, Evelyn, 'the reluctant psychic'. The story takes us through the familiar streets of Melbourne's suburbs and finds us reopening cold cases, chasing down street thugs, tracking drug traffickers and murderers and even going undercover into a biker gang for the elderly whilst simultaneously exploring the ethereal world of the afterlife in the form of the Celestial Investigation Agency or CIA for short. We'll meet some deceptively likeable and unpleasant characters, enjoy a little misdirection and find ourselves both surprised and satisfied with the conclusion. Bryon's Williams' character driven cinematic and comedic writing style will draw you in and keep you entertained until the very last page. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the Psychic Spy series, 'The Mystery Of Masterman's Retreat'.
  • Code Name Millicent. on April 24, 2013

    Don't let the title deceive you into believing this to be a children's story. This would be an error in judgement which will lead you down the unfortunate path to never having read this delightful book. A story for cat lovers and crime fiction lovers alike, the remarkably original Code Name Millicent: The Cat Intelligence Agent Who Came Out Of The Cold will amuse as it entertains with a fantastical insight into the lives and minds of our furry feline friends. Bryon's Williams' character driven, cinematic and comedic writing style will draw you in and keep you entertained until the very last page. Join our protagonist, Millicent, a rather clever and athletic Oriental Shorthair during a top secret assignment taking her across sub-tropical Northern New South Wales to the infamous hippy haven Nimbin in search of a notorious yet elusive local drug baron. Millicent finds herself dodging nasty rottweilers, shady humans and poisonous cane toads as she teams up with some unlikely associates including the slightly damaged and cantankerous old puss, Bertha as well as her "human servants" Pat and Jenny. The story sees our adventure seeking motley crew in a delightfully original take on the classic action crime genre with a humorous twist. We wrap things up with a death defying shoot out in a blaze of fire and even a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. All in a day’s work for Millicent, the self-confessed beauty, the ever-ready, martial arts trained and highly esteemed Field Agent of the CIA.