Book Review: What Would a Muslim Say?

I was provided with a free copy of What a Muslim Would Say in exchange for an honest review. Let me begin by verifying that I am not a Muslim. However, since writing a novel (Forbidden, by F. Stone) wherein the setting is the Middle East and most of the characters are Muslim, I have …

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Executive Actions by Gary Grossman Book Review

Executive Actions by Gary Grossman on Tour June 1 - July 31, 2017 F. Stone's Review I received a free copy of Executive Actions in exchange for an honest review. This is one of the best mystery novels I've read. Any reader who craves intense political intrigue, international drama, and detailed plotting of the American …

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Mustafa Akyol: Faith Versus Tradition in Islam

Journalist Mustafa Akyol talks about the way that some local cultural practices (such as the seclusion of women) have become linked, in the popular mind, to the articles of faith of Islam. Has the world's general idea of the Islamic faith focused too much on tradition, and not enough on core beliefs? https://www.ted.com/talks/mustafa_akyol_faith_versus_tradition_in_islam  

FORBIDDEN: Romance in the Laundry Room

Forbidden is packed full of suspense and really bad dudes. Every few chapters, I lighten the mood just a tad. It's my practice to slip in a scene where the reader can relax. It makes those next 'run for your life' scenes so much more tantalizing. But even in the moments when the characters are …

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Romance Novel With a Twist

Forbidden - a crime suspense and romance novel with a twist. What is so special about romance being part of a crime suspense novel? Not much, unless the main male character is a devout Muslim. When the first few chapters of Forbidden were written, I had no intention of adding romance to the plot. After …

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