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Can I Be Frank! by Rickey Teems II

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Rickey Teems II tackles the often ignored and sensitive subject of internet porn addiction and turns it into an entertaining read in Can I Be Frank! We meet Frank(lin) while he is watching porn on his computer at work in his cubicle, what an introduction and who does that? Does Frank not know browsing history is traced by employers or is his addiction that deep that he merely does not care? Frank not only loses his job; his wife also says she is leaving him.

Franks finds solace in singing karaoke all over the city but he knows that something must change in his life. My favorite part of the book is when Frank’s cousin suggests he starts dating. Teems’ descriptions of these dates had me laughing out loud because Frank has absolutely no concept of how to interact with women nor how to censor himself.

Even though Frank is going on these dates and making ends meet by singing, his addiction to porn is still there. Well, that is until he finds a new sense of spirituality and then Teems takes us on another journey to see if Frank will choose his addiction or his faith. As with all of his novels, Rickey Teems II explores social issues that make you think, make you feel and most of all, will keep you engaged. Can I Be Frank! is one novella you should definitely read!

5 Stars

 

You Can’t Eat Toes For Breakfast by Rickey Teems II

Title: You Can’t Eat Toes For Breakfast

Author: Rickey Teems II

Rating: 5

Headline: Educational Yet Very Fun!

 

As a preschool teacher I am always on the lookout for books that are age-appropriate, educational, and will keep the children’s attention and You Can’t Eat Toes For Breakfast by Rickey Teems II, is a book that my class would definitely love! George mistakenly hears “toes” instead of “toast” when his mother tries to serve him breakfast and that begins an exploration of various body parts and why they cannot be eaten.

 

Rickey Teems II has written a children’s book that even an adult will find hilarious and can appreciate the message that is being taught. And, as a teacher I can easily think of complete lessons I could plan around You Can’t Eat Toes For Breakfast. As an added bonus, the illustrations are colorful and also very well-done. This book is an all-around winner. Well done Mr. Teems!

 You Can’t Eat Toes For Breakfast can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/You-Cant-Eat-Toes-Breakfast/dp/0983222630/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348602294&sr=8-1&keywords=you+can%27t+eat+toes+for+breakfast

 Visit Rickey Teems II’s website here: http://www.noguilebooks.com/NG/

Unshakeable Faith by Rickey Teems II

 

Title: Unshakeable Faith

Author: Rickey Teems II

Rating: 5

Headline: All You Need is Faith

A lot of us that claim to be Christians say we have faith, but do we really mean it? In Unshakeable Faith by Rickey Teems II, we the readers, get to see what it means to have true, unshakeable faith. Faith is a young lady who has a past but has decided to turn her life over to Christ, but guess who is trying to stand in her way? It is the other women in the church that constantly remind Faith of her past and they are determined to not allow her to move forward with her life.

Teems writes a story of how Faith must have ‘Unshakeable Faith’ so she keeps her focus on God and not on church folks. The story is powerful and forces you to take a hard look in the mirror and think about how you treat people who want to turn their lives around. Unshakeable Faith is labeled a novella, but Rickey Teems II writes a story that has as much style and substance as a full book.

Unshakeable Faith is part of the Three The Hard Way series which includes novellas by Moses Miller and Brian W. Smith. I highly recommend reading the entire series.

Regression by Rickey Teems II

Title: Regression

Author: Rickey Teems II

Rating: 5

Headline: What Year Is It?

What if you woke up one morning and heard that hip hop had been banned? What if you woke up one morning and heard that our classrooms were going back to being segregated? What if you woke up one morning and heard that concentration camps were coming to America and the police would be putting all African-Americans into them? What if you woke up one morning and heard that all African-American athletes refused to participate in the Olympics? These series of what if’s and different scenarios are explored in the book Regression by Rickey Teems II.

The above questions are reality for Regression’s main character, Aeneas. Aeneas goes through every rollercoaster possible to save his son, Naashon, from facing this new reality. Even though Regression is a work of fiction it could very easily be our reality if our society continues down the path we are currently headed. Regression has it all: action, love, an example of what a parent is willing to sacrifice, plus it opens a dialogue about serious societal issues. Teems has written a thought-provoking piece of work and I would recommend that everyone read Regression.

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