Kevin Basil is an up-and-coming Indie Author born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, writing has always been his passion. His first book, Suffer No More, was published in 2007, shortly after his High School graduation.
By using words and a little imagination, he plans to spread his messages and his stories to the world one reader at a time. As a result of his background in Business education and his dream of entrepreneurship, Kevin has chosen to create, publish and market his works without the assistance of large publishing companies.
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Star Wars & Recovery
by Kevin Basil
In STAR WARS & RECOVERY, the parallels between the Star Wars universe and addiction are explored using examples from the films themselves. From the Force and spirituality to sponsorship and the relationship between a Master and Padawan, comparisons are drawn that make the principles of recovery more accessible and understandable for all.
Leap of Faith
by Kevin Basil
Two lost souls meet by chance in what should have been their final hour. This is the story of their night together as one tries to convince the other that life is worth living. Follow them around Long Beach, California as they search for the will to live.
by Kevin Basil
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
After Egypt is destroyed by an earthquake, an ancient text is found buried in the rubble. When it ends up in Nick Riley's possession, he and two friends find themselves in a race against time and a fight for their lives. How did mankind get here? What is our purpose? What will be our end? To save us all Nick must unlock the secrets of... The Unlimited.
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Smashwords book reviews by Kevin Basil
2012 The Secret Teachings of the Next Door Neighbour
on Aug. 28, 2011
I enjoyed this novel. The topic of 2012 really interests me and I have done a lot of research on it. This story brings a refreshing twist to the mystery of 2012. I like novels that use more fact in them (it just makes it seem so much more real) but this novel skimmed the surface while keeping me engaged in a race-against-time type of story. The characters were well thought out (I enjoyed seeing Paul progress through the stoy) and the story flowed great. Some authors fill countless pages with too much detail and I find myself skimming pages. Others don't include enough and leave too much for the imagination. These two treaded the fine line between the two, keeping me wrapped up in the story while leaving something to the imagination.
I will give one piece of constructive criticism because, as a fellow author, I know the importance of it. There were a good bit of editorial issues that appear to have been overlooked. I also didn't enjoy the foreign language parts. It left me confused and feeling left out.
All in all though, I enjoyed this book!
The Value of Life
on Feb. 28, 2012
The description for this book looked so good that I just HAD to add it to my to-read list. After not even a quarter of the book, I was enthralled. I couldn't put it down! The plot is incredible, the characters individualized and developed, and the twists unpredictable. It kept me guessing until the end. Aside from the editing errors that could easily be touched up (hence the four stars instead of five), the book was great. I'm going to buy the next one now!
To Kill or Not to Kill
on March 01, 2012
Another page turner like "Value of Life." I couldn't put it down. I actually read this one in about a day. Crowson has a way of leaving you guessing even if you think you know what's happening. It's fast-paced, exciting, and very well thought out. He leaves no loose ends. Definitely worth the money!
The Magic Pen
on March 01, 2012
For being less than 20 pages this was a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Every writer should read this as well as readers. It has a great message behind it and I found the descriptive details fantastic. It really helped me SEE the story. I do have to say that at times it was a little choppy and less thought out. Overall though, I'd recommend it. Looking forward to checking out more of Ferero's work!
on March 08, 2012
This is a fantastic novel. A little rough as far as the acts that take place? Yes, but the description says that doesn't it? If it sounds like something you couldn't read, it probably is. That's too bad though because it really is a hell of a story. The second half of the story particularly was excellent and the end was phenomenal.
Looking For Love In A Bar Called Eternity
on March 12, 2012
This is a fantastic novel! I decided to read this after reading The Magic Pen by Ferero and I am so glad that I did. Ferero does an incredible job with his descriptions, making you really see and feel what is going on in the story. His writing style is remarkable.
My favorite part of this novel is how Ferero created characters named Love, Hope, Peace, Hate, etc. The story revolves around the battle for Earth, where Hate has been trying to take over. Love goes to Earth to try and spread her message and beat Hate. Our hero, U-Man, and his partner Angra (a man with anger issues) head to Earth to rescue Love and help defeat Hate. Ferero does an incredible job of walking a thin line between the characters and the emotions they're named after. At times, when others are talking about Love or Hate, you have to remind yourself that they are both characters and emotions.
Ferero's message is incredible and he did a remarkable job of pulling off such a creative and original idea. It was exciting, entertaining, and full of surprises. I'd suggest this novel to anyone.
The Fifty Cent Café
on March 14, 2012
Another great book by Ferero! This story centers around a society under complete control by the governing powers. People are implanted with chips that make them act and feel however the Supreme Mind wants them to. Every second of every day is regulated strictly. Citizens, called Taggers, are told that it is for their own protection against the human rebels (those who escaped and will not conform). Citizens who aren't Taggers are called Voids and are basically human robots.
The story revovles around a central group of characters- Taggers named Luke and Frank, Voids named Eric and Kayden, and Captian Gore and his Avoider team (basically they are police). Some Taggers have heard the stories of The Fifty Cent Cafe, a human rebel hideout left over from the war that trashed the world and brought about the system. Taggers and Voiders alike begin to change, having anti-system thoughts. With the help of some human rebels, they attempt to escape their life of bondage and control in order to live a more rewarding life of freedom. This is the story of their struggle for freedom.
It is a great story full of political, psychological, and philosophical overtones. Ferero again does a great job of incorporating all of these elements into an exciting read. I only had two issues with it: There was a lot of narrative and being told what was happening, instead of it playing out in the story, and the ending left a lot to be resolved. Perhaps a sequel is in the works?!
on March 18, 2012
I knew that I would love this book just by the summary. I'm obsessed with original stories and new ideas so this book is an instant favorite for me. The idea that a corporation helps people track their souls from one lifetime to the next so that people can transfer their money or knowledge back to "themselves" is ingenious. I loved the story and everything in it.
The characters were believable and I found myself thinking of them as friends. That's hard for some authors to pull off but Batchelder does it wonderfully. The twists kept coming, which barely allowed me to stop at the end of a chapter. All said, I can't think of one negative thing about this book. It was superb in terms of characterization, how the plot unfolds, the end, the descriptive portions, etc.
I cannot wait to read Soul Intent!
on March 30, 2012
Let me start off by saying that this is a very good story about loss, longing, desire, and tragedy. The story follows Peter, a man who just lost someone very close to him, as he journeys through his life trying to keep it together. It is a story about a broken man just trying to keep going when the pain threatens to destroy him. This is a great story about his journey, the connections he makes, and the people he meets. The story is written very well and the characters are well developed.
However, I found it hard to get through the story. This is entirely due to being misled. Does the cover look like it belongs to a drama about a man trying to find himself again? No. Does the first line of the synopsis ("If your future is written on your palms, can you change it by scarring your hands?") make you believe that this is a story about doing just that to somehow change your future? Yes. It is all very misleading and I found myself confused for at least the first half of the story because of it. Aside from that, I'd say the story is very good.
A Thief Of Notes
on May 20, 2012
Another fantastic book my Ferero! I always find myself amazed at the original and creative ideas that he brings alive his stories. This book is no exception.
In A Thief of Notes, Ferero manages to once again create an incredible world of fantasy and mingle it with reality. The idea of bringing music to life is beautiful. I love the creativity in the story and how Ethan is able to use music as a weapon and a defense. Ferero writes in a poetic way about the music and the abilities that it gives Ethan.
In this book you'll find action, adventure, a little romance, and fantasy. Ferero blends it all perfectly once again and I was incredibly pleased with the read. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an incredible story of imagination and possibility. Music lovers will especially appreciate this story!