Book Review: “The Adventures of Captain Pump: The World’s First Fitness Superhero” by Addison Coleman

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Most books designed for children advocate some type of message. Usually it’s something that they can learn a life’s lesson from. Often the lesson is of a right versus wrong nature, or a life’s value. “The Adventures of Captain Pump” lends itself to those values as well, however it goes further and beyond this. It actually offers a life of health, fitness and well-being that could very well stay with the recipient forever.

Written in super hero form by fitness expert Jasson Finney, “Captain Pump” is an unlikely hero. He begins as George, the school janitor. George has the wish and desire to teach children had to stay fit, only he can’t find a way to do it. Suddenly one day a tiny fitness dynamo pops out of a magic comic book and Captain Pump is born, the adventure begins.

The book has elements of adventure, excitement, villainess characters, and elements of humor. The outstanding fact is that Captain Pump is the world’s first fitness superhero, a unique and progressive concept. The author Jasson Finney has been helping people stay fit for years as a personal trainer. Finney has made Pumpland come to life where children experience Captain Pump’s efforts to ward off villains who get in the way of leading a healthy existence.

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The book is cleverly written and formatted with excellent illustrations. A love and trust for Captain Pump is quickly formulated. It’s easy to read and understand with a sense of adventure sure to interest any child in today’s superhero climate. Hats off to the author for his innovative idea.

The Official Website for Captain Pump may be found at https://www.CaptainPump.com

4/5 Stars

“Down From Beast Mountain” By Gerry Griffiths

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Just released: “Down From Beast Mountain” written by author Gerry Griffiths and narrated by Rick Barr in audiobook format. Now available worldwide, download your copy today!

A beast with a grudge has come down from the mountain to terrorize the townsfolk of Porterville.

The once sleepy town is suddenly wide awake. Sheriff Abel McGuire and game warden Grant Tanner frantically investigate one brutal slaying after another as they follow the blood trail they hope will eventually lead to the monstrous killer.

But they better hurry and stop the carnage before the census taker has to come out and change the population sign on the edge of town to ZERO.

Gerry Griffiths enjoys writing horror, adventure thrillers, and speculative fiction. He has earned honorable mentions from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Writer’s Digest. Five of the short stories in his collection, “Creatures,” were recognized in the 77th and 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association.

Download your copy of “Down From Beast Mountain” written by author Gerry Griffiths and narrated by Rick Barr on Amazon/Audible in the United States here:

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“Blacke” By Author Reagan Rothe

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Why would he deliberately publish novel after novel? Why when he knew someone close to him would suffer? Or did he know? Did he truly understand the demons that stir inside him?

When Mr. Blacke speaks…people listen. He is one of the greatest authors of our time, spinning webs of witty words and fascinating tales. But with a dire consequence. And when he finally elects to hermit himself from the outer world, a case of writer’s block strikes. This forces Mr. Blacke to return to civilization, seeking the inspiration needed to finish his latest masterpiece, All Roads Lead to Damascus. But what he finds is more than he bargains for – a muse worthy of loving. And if history is said to repeat itself, what lies ahead….

Download your copy of “Blacke” written by author Reagan Rothe and narrated by Jamie Cutler on Amazon/Audible in the United States here:

“North Sea Hunters” By Brad Harmer-Barnes

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Jaws meets Das Boot! In the dead of night the U-616 – a Type VIIB U-boat patrolling the British mainland in the early years of World War II – rescues a solitary survivor from a sunken ship. His story is so outlandish as to be unbelievable: a colossal shark – far too large even to be a great white – hunting them for days before savaging straight through their hull and sinking them down into the ocean.

Captain August Krauser is skeptical of the man’s story, but as the U-616 continues its patrol, he is forced to admit that the danger lurking in the water is very real. Something impossibly large and ancient follows the submarine, bringing the two greatest hunters the North Sea has ever seen into an explosive confrontation.

Download your copy of “North Sea Hunters” written by author Brad Harmer-Barnes and narrated by Marlin May on Amazon/Audible in the United States here:

“Terror In The Mist” By Author C.G. Mosley

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The island in the mist is no longer a secret. Despite Jonathon William’s best efforts to keep it safe and hidden away, the city of New Orleans becomes the first victim of a dinosaur attack. In the aftermath, a secret department of the United States military, led by the mysterious Mr. Cold, invade the island and begin a program to weaponize the prehistoric animals. Jonathon does his best to warn Cold of the dangers related to such an endeavor, but his warning is ignored.

Jonathon goes on living his life with Lucy, and their daughter Lily, while Mr. Cold recruits survivors Glenn Hardcastle and Dr. Charlotte Nelson to help him reach his goal of weaponizing the dinosaurs. Two years later, incredible circumstances again force Jonathon back to the island, but this time he’s joined by a team of mercenaries. Their mission was supposed to be a simple rescue and recovery, but as usual, nothing on the island is simple.

Once again, the carnivorous dinosaurs inflict a significant amount of carnage and death, but this time the island itself seems to fight back as well. With death and destruction seemingly breathing down his neck, paleontologist Jonathon Williams is suddenly faced with his greatest challenge yet! The island has essentially become a ticking time bomb…. Will he escape before it’s too late?

“Terror in the Mist” is the exciting conclusion to the “Island in the Mist” trilogy!

Download your copy of “Terror In The Mist: Island In The Mist, Book 3” written by author C.G. Mosley and narrated by Robert Keesecker on Amazon/Audible in the United States here:

“In Grace’s Time” By Author Kathie Giorgio

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Fifty-six-year-old Grace faces her worst nightmare: the death of her son. When Grace’s daughter confesses she’s at fault, Grace knows she should reassure her. But she can’t.

Virgil is about to leave for his once-a-year cross-country trip, building inventory for his doll shop. In a haze of grief, Grace asks if she can go along. Sixty-five-year-old Virgil is gay and unsure how he feels about the gay rights battle. His longtime long-distance lover proposes marriage, something never before possible. But it would require Virgil to give up his home and business.

Their journey takes them to a farm with five-legged cows and two-headed calves and a factory that makes the sweetest candy corn. Their futures are predicted over leftovers in a roadside diner, and they forage in flea markets and auctions and old barns.

Together, Grace and Virgil cross road after crossroad, trying to find home and family.

Download your copy of “In Grace’s Time” written by author Kathie Giorgio and narrated by Doug Greene on Audible/Amazon in the United States here:

“The Exiled Otherkin” Written By D. Lieber

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Exiled from Faerie when her father dies, half-Fae Ember is surprised by how much the human realm has changed since she was there last. She takes a dangerous job on a merchant airship, hoping a life on the move will keep her well-hidden. Sure, she misses her brother, but years of apathy have numbed her emotions.

When the optimistic and naïve Reilley follows her, it’s annoying to say the least. But when she starts feeling responsible for him, long-stifled emotions crack the ice around her heart.

Faeries, pirates, and traveling players meet in this steampunk fantasy adventure as Ember tries to cope with feelings long forgotten and a past that pursues her while balancing new friends and lovers.

Download your copy of “The Exiled Otherkin” written by author D. Lieber and narrated by Tristan Wright on Audible/Amazon in the United States here:

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“Follow Me Down” By Author Gordon MacKinney

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Urban explorer Lucas Tremaine should buckle down and complete his masters in architecture, but the past torments him. Six years earlier, Drax Enterprises’ negligence killed his father and left his mother strung out on Valium. Lucas longs to punish the corrupt behemoth of Cincinnati real estate development, but what can one man do?

“Plenty,” says old Mr. Blumenfeld, Lucas’s boss and a former photojournalist with too many secrets. Evidence to bury Drax exists, he claims, but to find it, Lucas must breach the city’s welded-shut subway system. Lucas takes the plunge, aided by his best friend and moral compass, Reuben Klein.

The deeper the duo infiltrates the dangerous underground, the further back they turn the clock. They learn that Drax’s corruption intertwined with fascism’s rise in Germany. That campfire tales of a subway crypt were true. That no one can be trusted, not even Lucas’s boss.

Download your copy of “Follow Me Down” written by author Gordon MacKinney and narrated by Gregory Walston on Audible in the United States here:

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“Belladonna: A Vampire Journal” Written By Bobby Collins and Jimmy Star

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On the other side of Romania sits a cottage on the hill. An unexpected visitor stumbles upon the cottage occupied by its owner Maura Avram and her daughter Belladonna. The stranger falls for the daughter, quickly finding out that he has stumbled upon a nightmarish love affair.

“Belladonna: A Vampire Journal” is a throwback to another era, an incredibly classic vampire story for all. A great short story for vampire fans as well as readers who enjoy terrific, well-written stories.

Written by the authors of the Best-Selling short story “Devil’s Bluff.”

“Belladonna: A Vampire Journal” is available for download worldwide on digital sites like iTunes, Amazon, and Audible.com. Written by Bobby Collins and Jimmy Star with narration by Earl Hall, download your copy of this incredible story today.

Get your copy of this incredible audiobook today, which is also available in Kindle format:

Check out the Amazon Author Page for Bobby Collins:

http://www.amazon.com/author/BobbyCollins

Check out the Amazon Author Page for Jimmy Star:

http://www.amazon.com/author/JimmyStar

“The Details Of My Reality” By Katie L. Oslin

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Amy Thatcher is full of despair since her best friend is no longer by her side. Known as the ice queen, Amy is quick to dismiss people and barricade her sweet and beautiful soul. Although young, she’s wise beyond her years. And nothing and no one is going to get in the way of achieving her goals; or so she thinks.

Life soon shows Amy that it has other plans. She’s suddenly thrust into a world full of difficult circumstances and even more difficult decisions.

Download your copy of “The Details Of My Reality” written by author Katie L. Oslin and narrated by Greg Walston on Audible in the United States here:

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The official website for Beacon Publishing Group may be found at http://www.beaconpublishinggroup.com