Friday, 26 May 2017

Books Written By Author Brenda Mohammed


I am Cancer Free: A Memoir was the Winner in the Category Non-Fiction in the McGrath House Indie Book Awards 2016. The book also earned a five-star review and five-star seal in February 2017 from Readers Favorite.

My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living placed second in the Category Bio/Memoirs in Metamorph's Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2016.
Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy received a five-star review and five-star seal from Readers Favorite on 14th September 2016.

Retirement is Fun: A new Chapter was a nominee in Metamorph's Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2016.

Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka - Five spine-chilling stories – Book is a nominee for SIBA Awards 2017.

Memoirs of Dr. A. M. Khan - [2014] – Journey of an Educator.

Stories People Love (2014) - Four exciting short stories of crime, adventure, and love.

Adventures of Squeaky Doo (2014) – Travel Memoirs of a Teddy Bear.

Your Time Is Now: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die (2014) – Powerful words of wisdom connect to events in the author’s life. The book includes Inspirational poems.

Heart-Warming Tales (2014) – Five Tales of Crime, Love, and Unhappy Marriages.

Travel Memoirs with Pictures: Exploring the world. [2014]- a Pictorial memoir of the author’s travels.

Revenge of Zeeka: Zeeka and the Zombies [Book 1] [2016] – First book in a spine-chilling series.

Zeeka’s Child [Revenge of Zeeka Book 2] [2016] – Mystery surrounds Zeeka’s Child.

Zeeka Returns [Revenge of Zeeka Book 3] [2016] – Zeeka decides his fate.

Zeeka’s Ghost [Revenge of Zeeka Book 4] [2016] – Zeeka’s Ghost haunts Steven.

Resurrection: [Revenge of Zeeka Book 5] [2017] – Sudden appearance of a stranger, bothers Steven.

She Cried for Me: Autobiography of a stray dog [2017] who found a loving home.

Books are available at Amazon Universal Link

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Autobiography of a Stray Dog - For Dog and Pet Lovers

I wrote a short story "She Cried for Me" after my pet dog died on 17th May 2017. It was a sad day for me and with tears in my eyes, I wrote a short story about her. She was a homeless dog who my husband and I had taken in ten years ago.
It is also standalone.
Proceeds of sales of the Book will go to the Animals Alive Dog Rescue Shelter in Trinidad, the Sanctuary referred to in the Book.
Only 0.99 cents

Read a sample chapter below:

She Cried for Me Chapter One

“What are you doing here, dog?” he shouted. I cringed as I saw the broom raised in his hand. It came crashing down but I darted away for cover under the steps. He came after me and I lay crouched in the lowest part of the area where he could not get at me. He stooped to glare at me and blurted out, “When I get back home tonight be gone from here. Do you hear me, dog? I cannot afford to buy myself a proper meal, far less feed you. For your own sake leave, or I will kill you.”
I heard from my master those last words. I was scared to death. I was just sitting on the lawn. I was not disturbing him. Why did he hate me? Where would I go? I was born there.
My mother gave birth to my brothers and me under those steps where I lay. My master’s wife who loved us and took care of us passed away one month ago. My mother died of starvation two weeks after my master’s wife died. He gave away my brothers to two of his friends.
I recall that day. His friends came to visit him and they started drinking and behaving raucously. They were also smoking something, which smelt awful.
Late at night, three of them stumbled out of the house. They looked at us as we huddled together on the ground. We were hungry and expected dinner. My master threw some scraps of bread on the ground. They turned to leave.
One of them turned around and asked my master, “My son has been asking for a pet. Can I have that one?” He pointed to my brother. He was better looking than I was. In fact, both my brothers were better looking than I was. I am a girl but I was scrawny looking because I lacked proper care and nutrition.
“You can have all three,” he said. ”My wife loved pets but I have no time for them. To me, they are bloody nuisances.”
“I will take one for my son too,” said the other man. He stood for a while looking at us, glancing from one to the other. I hoped that one of them would take me away and feed me. I started thinking how nice it would be to be the pet of a little boy. It was not to be. In the blink of an eye, they took up my brothers and walked off with them. I was alone. My master looked at me and said, “No one wants you, dog. I am stuck with you.” I felt abandoned. I did not even have a name. He addressed me as ‘dog’ each time.
For days, he did not feed me. Luckily, for me, the little girl next door would throw me a few sausages when she was feeding her dogs. She was very kind, and her dogs came close to the fence to keep my company.
When my master was at home, he would sweep the yard and threaten me with the broom. At times, he would hit me with the broom and I would run off howling in pain. It was becoming unbearable to live there anymore.


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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

A foreign businessman's view of Trinidad

Travelogue by Kubilay Serbes for Thenex 12.2.-19.2.2017

I’m Kubilay Serbes and, being a Thenex Sales Assistant, I was happy to accompany Mr. Peter Schulte, Sales Manager & Director at Thenex, on a business trip to Trinidad & Tobago the 12th of February.

Since I started working at Thenex in the Thenex Trinidad and Tobago sales team, I was curious how Mr. Schulte – who has over 27 years in this business – works, when visiting our clients in Trinidad.
I also saw this trip as a great chance to get to know our clients personally and to finally visit one of the most important sales markets of our company.
And it is also an interesting experience to personally meet the people I only knew from telephone and Email contact.

After a long flight and arriving at the Hotel in the evening we had a very warm and friendly welcome in Trinidad and started work the next day immediately.
First, we visited an awesome UREA Fertilizer and Ammonia productions plant located at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate.
For safety reasons, I had to shave off my beard before entering the plant.
Therefore, a quick visit to the closest supermarket was necessary to buy disposable razors first and give myself a new “look”!

Together with our Local Sales Executive Mrs.Chitra Badal- Mohammed, we said hello to the purchasing department.

Things became really exciting when I saw the portal scraper made by Schade Lagertechnik for the first time.
I was fascinated to be so close to that giant machine. Of course, no way to get in there without safety helmet and glasses, things I never have to wear in our office!

A relaxing and well-deserved dinner at our hotel completed this very interesting and informative first day in Trinidad – far away from cold Bocholt, Germany.

Right from the start, I was impressed by the country’s beauty!

Next day, we took the freedom to have a typical Trini breakfast on the way – „Doubles“ – to our next customer a combined cycle power generation plant, where we were shown the entire plant, which was another compelling experience.

But there was more to come and to see: On the same day, it was a special treat to be able to visit the Pitch Lake next, the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world at La Brea in southwest Trinidad.
The Pitch Lake has not only attracted tourists from all over the world but many explorers and scientists as well, since its discovery in the 16th century.
Therefore, I was not the only one to be totally overwhelmed by this wonderful natural phenomenon! Look at the photo and you can see the sticky tar!

We also visited the best regional Brewery, where we enjoyed a technical brewery tour.
No question, it’s always fun to see how good beer is brewed and produced, before reaching consumers around the world!

During the following days, we called on two more customers. It was exciting to pay a visit to a three-plant ammonia production facility and a deepwater port in central Trinidad.
Next on our list was an older power generation plant, operated with gas turbines. As you can see on the photo: Never without our Thenex safety helmets!

The day ended with a video conference with Thenex management in Bocholt, giving them a short report on our proceedings in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Before we flew back to Germany we had some time off: Friday, 17th February we spent some time at the amazing Army Fete, which is part of Trinidad & Tobago carnival happenings. And Saturday we went to the Blue Range venue, enjoying another really good event evening.

The purpose of this business trip was to improve contact with our customers and to find out, how we can help them more. I think we have more than succeeded! For me, it was very exciting to visit all these huge industries and meet all these nice people. I have learned that nothing can replace personal contact with our key partners on-site. I also gained greater insight in the urgency of supplying and procuring material that is needed by our customers.

Looking back at this business trip to Trinidad and Tobago, I can just say that I was fascinated from the beginning to the end, not only by the many companies and plants we visited but by this beautiful and very hospitable country as well. I can only hope to travel through the Caribbean again soon!

A few notes from Mr. Peter Schulte: For me, it was a great experience to see the young generation in contact with our clients.
Thenex is a great and growing company and I am happy and proud to share my knowledge with young people like Kubilay.
He did a great job and for me, it is just as interesting to hear how he sees the job and today’s business.
I can still remember my first trip in 1995 when my Mentor and Predecessor took me to Trinidad!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Fascinating Memoirs written by Amazing Authors

Meet some Real Lives Authors and read their amazing stories.
But first, look at the Video.

Rich Israel is the author of Groovin': Horses, Hopes, and Slippery Slopes (Hippie Adventurer Book 1).

Here is an extract of a review of his book from Readers Favorite.

The author is a highly skilled storyteller--he describes each scene and person so well that the reader feels he was actually present. The book itself is inviting with meaningful quotes at the beginning of each part, some artwork, and a few photographs. The dialogue is crisp and well-
The reader is engaged from the first page to the last.
Mr. Israel notes that this book is the first of a series he is calling The Hippie Adventurer Series. Looking forward to the next one!" 5 STARS--Deborah Lloyd, Readers' Favorite
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Kelly Artieri is the author of A Spot in my Heart: Loving a Special Needs Dog

This is what an Amazon Reviewer had to say about her book.

Reading this book is like having a heart to heart conversation with the author about the joys and heartaches of dog ownership.
My dogs are "normal", but, like people, none are perfect.
Communication in any and all forms is essential in all relationships, whether it's dog to dog, people to dog, or people to people.
I like books that entertain and teach at the same time; this book is one of the best in that regard. This is Ms. Artieri's first book, but I certainly hope it won't be her last.

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Jeffrey Von Glahn is the author of Jessica: The autobiography of an infant.

Here is one of the book's best reviews.

Who remembers accounts of their infancy? Of being born? Practically no one. But Jessica is an exception. She remembers before and after her birth. And it points out the fact that it’s so important to get a good start because it can profoundly affect the rest of your life either positively or negatively. Dr. Jeffrey takes you through the stages of Jessica’s life and paints a riveting portrayal of a damaged woman who somehow regains her sense of self. Good plot, good pace, excellent story! Good Job!
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John U. Gunter is the author of My Schizophrenia: One Man's Struggles With Mental Illness.

This is what a doctor said about his book.

Your story helps us to be better clinicians and support you and others with recovery." ~ Dr. Celeste Johnson, DNP, ARPN, PMH-CNS.
Buy the book at this link.

Liz Norman and Tracey Samios have written Mum's the Word: Two Mums' Take on Life with Kids
'An exceptionally funny, helpful and wise take on life as a mum with kids.'

I read and reviewed this book.

Here is my review.

This is a book which brought back memories of motherhood.
It was filled with humour, love, and caring.
The authors are right.
Motherhood does not come with a rulebook.
It was well written and made me laugh.

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Raquel Fletcher wrote The Year I Turned 25: A Memoir About Sex, Anxiety and a Dog Named She-Devil.

An Amazon Customer said this about the book.

Loved it! A very honest account of living with anxiety and helped make my own struggles feel more normal. I think it's important to open the dialogue about mental illness in order to break the stigma around it and the author does this in a serious but yet humourous way. I highly recommend to all! Thank you so much, Raquel!
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Mickey Thomas, an ex-marine wrote the book The Grass Swale: Living With Guilt, Depression, and PTSD

I read and reviewed this book also.
Here is my review.

The Grass Swale is a personal Memoir of the life of the author, Mickey Thomas.
He has shared a great deal of personal information with his readers.
Not many people are brave enough to do so.
He blames himself for the death of his brother, but perhaps if he had accompanied him that night, he too may have met his death in that fatal accident.
His experiences in boot camp and as a Marine were terrifying.
No wonder he suffered from PTSD.
His wife, Hope, and four children were stabilizing factors in his life.
He was even blessed with grandchildren.
Despite the many ups and downs in his life, Mickey has a lot for which to be thankful.
The book was interesting and lessons can be learned from it.

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Jonathan Fryer, a British journalist, wrote Eccles Cakes: An Odd Tale of Survival.

Eccles Cakes is beautifully written, poignantly touching, disarmingly frank. Michael Bloch

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Stephen Bentley is the author of Undercover: Operation Julie - The Inside Story.

Here is my review of the book.

This book is an intriguing depiction of drugs, crime, and passion and the arduous lives of police officers. In his memoir, the author relates his experiences as a young detective right up to Detective Sergeant, and then as an undercover agent. Operation Julie was the highlight of his career in undercover work, and it was also the cause of his illness that caused him to resign. The police service treated him shabbily, but he managed to move forward with his life in an admirable way. He pursued a degree in law, followed it up with post-graduate studies, and had a successful career as a criminal defense barrister until his retirement.
The book was a page-turner, and I enjoyed reading it.

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Mary Thorpe wrote a book about her grandmother - That's just how it was.

Here is a glowing review of the book.

Readers should enjoy this poignant read and be able to experience Bridget's woes and triumphs along with her.
Moreover, they will end by thanking God that women like Bridget existed as role models for women everywhere and that such strong, hardy and steadfast women contributed to forming that charming, quirky, determined Irish character which shines in Irish eyes all over the world." (Shayne Langstroth BEd Hons.Med)

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Louise Beaubrun Macaluso wrote Broken to Be Blessed: A Turning Point.

I reviewed this book myself and found it inspiring and motivational.

Here is my review.

Broken to be Blessed is an inspiring and motivational memoir.
The author left her native home to go to America for a better life.
While still getting used to a new country, her life changed dramatically eight months after she arrived there.
Her description of the raging fire, which took the lives of five family members and disfigured her, brought tears to my eyes.
Despite the many months turning into years, she spent in the Burn Unit of the hospital obtaining treatment, and the many trials she faced, she overcame all obstacles. She achieved all of her Education goals and found a wonderful husband.
Her strong faith in God and the Bible references she used reminded me of my own life challenges and God’s love, which I too experienced in my life.
Coincidentally, “Great is thy faithfulness,” is also my favorite hymn and theme song.
When I started reading this book it was hard to put down.
It is a page turner.
I recommend this book very highly.

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Evelyn Mann wrote Miracle In My Living Room: The Story of a Little Mann.

This is another book that I had the privilege of reading and reviewing.

Here is my review.

This book was inspiring and evoked my emotions.
It is indeed a story of hope and faith in God for parents who were determined to see their baby survive despite the doctor's negative diagnosis.
They overcame many trials and obstacles through that eleven-year journey.
Miracles do happen and I believe in miracles because I have experienced many in my life.
I recommend the book to all who are faced with similar circumstances.
Never give up.

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Ann Marie Mershon wrote You must only to love them: Lessons Learned in Turkey.
This book is really popular and has received 55 reviews to date.

Read this wonderful review from one of her fans.

American author Ann Merson should be Turkey's ambassador for world peace. From the moment she first set foot in this fascinating country, she never wavered from her love of all things Turkish. I know because I lived these stories with her. Ann writes from the heart, with a keen eye for human interest, and with a fascination for the threads that bind humanity. "You must only to love them," states her Turkish friend, and love the Turks and Turkey Ann Mershon does, from the first page to the last. You will be spellbound by the adventures Ann jumps into head first, as well as struck by the kind nature of the Turks emanating from the book's pages, as well as its message of co-existing in and embracing new cultures. For me, the book was a walk down Memory Lane, but for you, it will perhaps be an eye-opener that shows, not a strange and unwelcoming Middle Eastern mindset, as is often portrayed in inaccurate reporting, but a loving and welcoming culture that embraces kindness to one another, helpfulness, and tolerance. Read and savor Ann’s account of her extended international teaching stay.

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Rebecca Long Howard wrote about a huge catastrophe in her life - The Day After the End of the World: A Tale of Catastrophe and Other Gifts.

One of Rebecca's fans wrote this review.

Habitually, I read with a book propped on something: desk, table, steering wheel (not while driving, I promise).
When I read this book, I had to hold it in my hands.
The author tells the story with her heart and soul, giving the reader the closest glimpse possible of the heartache and triumph she experienced. From fear and tragedy to hope and victory, she made sense of chaos.
Well done.

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Peter H. Green is another remarkable author who wrote Radio: One Woman's Family in War and Pieces (Voices of World War II Book 2).

An Amazon reviewer praised Peter's work in this review.

A heart-warming story of a loving and hard working family during World WAR II.
It brings back long forgotten memories of listening to the radio, Victory gardens, rationing books, women in new roles at home and work.
Well done - look back to another era in everyday life.
George Bohigian MD

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Liesbeth Heenk is a Dutch art historian, author, and publisher. She has written a series on Van Gogh. The books deal with various aspects of the artist's life and work: Van Gogh's Inner Struggle, Van Gogh and Money, Van Gogh in Love. Most of the volumes are available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. She also published the series Amsterdam Museum Books for tourists and visitors who want to get the most out of their trip to Amsterdam.

A reviewer had this to say about Liesbeth's Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam: Highlights of the Collection.

I bought this as a series of ebooks to prepare me for my upcoming trip to Amsterdam. This one is my favorite, since I feel a special connection to Van Gogh. While this book is definitely a great resource for the museum, I was pleasantly surprised at all the history and context included as well. For instance, this book discusses the Japanese influence on some of Van Gogh's work--something I have not read in other books on this artist. In addition, Van Gogh's contemporaries are also discussed. Even the smallest interesting facts--such as the meaning of almond blossoms as it relates to a painting Van Gogh did--are included. Along with maps and resources, the detailed information on Van Gogh in this book is invaluable. A definite must-have for those planning to visit this museum!

Get her books at this link on Amazon.

Cheryl Evans wrote the book I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child.

Here is an extract of a review from Readers Favorite.

In the closing pages of I Promised Not to Tell by Cheryl B. Evans, the author says she wonders if she has made a mistake in publishing this book. Let me begin by assuring her the only mistake would have been to not publish it. I Promised Not to Tell is quite possibly one of the most important books to date on a very controversial and little understood social issue: transgenderism. I Promised Not to Tell will open a few more minds, clarify the myths and falsehoods, and get more people talking openly about what being transgender really means. I loved I Promised Not to Tell. Couldn't put it down. Highly recommended reading." - Viga Boland for Readers Favorite 5 Stars!

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Ann Richardson wrote Life in a Hospice: Reflections on caring for the dying.

Here is the latest review for the book.

Ann Richardson did an excellent job with this book. For some, hearing the word "hospice" may seem intimidating. However, this book is about living; it depicts the lives of individuals who are devoted to selflessly aid fellow human beings who are facing their darkest time. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Life In A Hospice, because it teaches poignant life lessons we all should be aware of in order to be our best selves. I highly recommend it!

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Last, but not least, is my story, My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living

This story is not only about banking, but it is about my personal life and how and where I met my husband.
I also wrote about my very first trip abroad which took me to New York, Canada, London, Germany, and Holland.
My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living was voted second in Bio/Memoirs in Metamorph's Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2016.

Here is one review of the book which I like very much.
Inspiring and eminently interesting story
ByKato's Revenge on June 26, 2016
Format: Paperback
5.0 out of 5.0 stars
For those of us who are not in the banking industry, and for me, especially living in a country where the capital is the financial hub of the country (perhaps the world) you might think a story called My Life As A Banker would be too dry to enjoy.

Author Brenda Mohammed has written quite a few books across different genres. This book is a relatively quick read but readers can be taken along her life's journey as they turn the pages.

I found myself more interested in the 'Life Worth Living' elements of the book. I congratulate her hard work which allowed her to work in the banking industry and get promoted. But I was more interested in the personal side of things, for example how she met her husband (that's an excellent segment of the book) and also attaining her strict father's support for the marriage.

The author's approach to writing this memoir is direct and therefore one imagines this is how she would speak in real life. But the tale is told with such verve and energy, it is an enjoyable book that people will find much to like.

The real life stories contained within are things we can all relate to. Things such as ending up in a great city like Toronto, but being sick at the time and told 'you shouldn't go out then'. But this is not the author's approach to life. If you have read her Travel Memoir With Pictures, you will understand what an accomplished traveller this lady is.

There's some surprisingly gory scenes in the book, tempered by some poignant sadness around certain family members, as well as the central theme of how the author made her living in the banking sector.

It's an interesting and very readable memoir from one of the more creative authors out there.

Get the book at my Amazon Universal link.

There you have it-----Real lives stories by Real Lives Authors,writing books for you to enjoy.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Fascinating Memoirs written by Brenda Mohammed and Reviews

Book Review

My Life as a Banker
ByBookaholic on July 7, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
My Life As A Banker: A Life Worth Living is a fascinating, intimate story. The author has an engaging writing style that draws you into the story and you feel as though she is talking directly to you, the reader. There is a nice balance between the professional and the personal and while I found the professional aspects rewarding, the highlight for me was reading about the author's interesting life.

The social history aspects of the book also fascinated me, particularly the descriptions of life in Trinidad and I would image that this memoir will serve as an important document for social historians in years to come.

This might sound strange to say about a book with Banker in the title, but the author demonstrates quite vividly that there are far more important things than money in life.


The book takes the reader on a journey of fun and adventure through many travels
By L.K on October 6, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Retirement is Fun: A New Chapter, is a seamless account of family life, hard work, and dedication. The author talks about her impressive career from banker to an insurance agent, to a lifetime member of the company that she worked for. Through it all, she beat the odds of life-threatening health problems. The book takes the reader on a journey of fun and adventure through many travels, work, and family life, that make retirement seem worthwhile.Roza K.

Book Review

TRAVEL MEMOIRS WITH PICTURES Exploring the World By Brenda Mohammed

By Josephine Calabrese on February 15, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Enjoyable Memoirs of Author's Travels

An informative and enjoyable book to read. The author writes of her world travels with her family. She shares her experiences with the reader.
You'll read about the various sites to see in each location, the restaurants with delicious foods, and which restaurants are more reasonable in cost and which more expensive. She writes about the various ways to travel and of the climate of the location. You read her travels to different locations in the world:
Paris, Germany, Amsterdam (Holland), New York (USA), LosAngeles, California(USA), Las Vegas, Nevada (USA), London (United Kingdom), Toronto (Canada), Colorado (USA), New Orleans (USA), Italy, Spain, Miami (USA), Orlando (USA), Caribbean Vacations, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Caracas, Barbados, Cruise to the Bahamas, Cartegena, Cruise to Cozumel (Mexico), Trinidad and Tobago.

Nearing the end of her book she ends with a delightful poem of her travels. This was a nice touch!

Book Review

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Review Rating:
5 stars! Download your free 5 Star Seal.Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

I Am Cancer Free by Mrs. Brenda C. Mohammed is the poignant memoir of the author's personal battle with cancer. Her faith in God and proving that ovarian cancer need not be a death sentence are what make this memoir a heartrending read. The author's 'never say die' attitude, the decision not to give up in life, and finally being cancer-free will encourage everyone who has been diagnosed with the disease or who has suffered from cancer. The memoir recounts from the time of diagnosis the experiences the author went through during the treatment, her emotions, fears, finances, until the successful treatment of the disease. It is a courageous story of survival, faith, and strength.

The author chronicles every step of her journey methodically, without leaving anything out, making the narration very personal, honest, and palpable to readers. The presence of God in everyone's life, a positive attitude, and the power of prayers run through the memoir. The author reiterates the fact that faith in God removes all obstacles in life. The conversational style of writing connects well with readers, making it easy for them to understand her journey. The author has also shared the poems she wrote during that phase in her life, where she again speaks about her story, faith in the Lord, and a Higher Power. For all those who are suffering from cancer and are battling the disease, this book is a must-read as it will give them hope, strength, and courage to fight the disease.

Book Review

A Time to Read: A Beautiful and Soulful Tale about Trust and Belief in the Lord!
By Author JB Richardson November 16, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Having herself experienced a lifetime of tragedy and joy, Author Brenda Mohammed assumes the mantle of theologian/philosopher in her quest to understand and explain the elegance and meaning found in the biblical verses extolled in Ecclesiastes 3.
In "Your TIME is NOW: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die", Mohammed fully examines each memorable and precious verse and applies them to her own life experiences.
In doing so, she takes the reader on a journey through a lifetime filled with trials and tribulations, despair and hope, loss and success. The author eloquently defines Ecclesiastes 3, pointing out that, by freely accepting God's will, she has been amply blessed with a faithful family, loyal mentors, good friends, and a full life.
She successfully leaves her readers with a message of hope and inspiration by sharing her belief that, through introspection and prayer, one may find meaning within the events of their own everyday experiences. She appears to be a firm proponent to the old adage, "When days seem at their darkest, surrendering and trusting in the divine will ensure peace and prosperity".
All in all, I found this book to be quite engaging. The author's reflections on her childhood were beyond charming in some spots, yet brought me to tears in others. Her candidness about her relationships with parents, siblings, husband, and her own children reminded me so much of my own family's saga, and I must admit that I was thrilled to find a read that tugged at my heartstrings the way this book did!
For any individual seeking solace and meaning in today's hectic world, "Your TIME is NOW: A Time to be Born and a Time to Die" is a beautiful and soulful read.
Thank you, Brenda Mohammed, for sharing your journey with me!

Book Review

ByJosephine Calabrese on February 22, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Memoirs of Dr. Andrew Moonir Khan: Journey of an Educator by Brenda Mohammed

Reading of Dr. Andrew Moonir's youth, life as an educator and church leader, I have come to know this man as a decent man, individual of good character, and a man who thought, planned out, and in a step-by-step process persevered to achieve his goals. Great men aren't forgotten and all learn from such men.

If a documentary hasn't been done on Dr. Andrew Moonir Khan's Life, his life should be filmed in a documentary. He is an inspiration.

Josephine Calabrese
Writer, Lyricist, Publisher, and Teacher


Brenda Mohammed is an award –winning multi -genre writer and former Bank Manager who has written sixteen books to date.
She is an accomplished traveller.
Her travel experiences have translated into a captivating array of travel-inspired non-fiction books. A reviewer of one of her books on travel said,
While many people travel, few of us are capable of sharing our experience in a meaningful and relevant way with strangers. This author does a superb job.
Brenda is also a writer of fiction.
This excerpt from a review of one of her books from Readers Favorite confirms that she is very good at it.
Revenge of Zeeka, by Brenda Mohammed, is a one of a kind novella trilogy that delivers an incredible story guaranteed to give readers an absolute sci-fi treat.
I especially liked how Brenda used current events as the pivotal point from which to build this amazing sci-fi horror. This made the story even more relatable. More importantly, however, I admired how she owned her story and created this captivating version of events. She captured with an amazing depth the setting, characters, plot, and emotions in such few words.
Brenda won awards for her books from Metamorph's Publishing and Mc Grath House in 2016. She loves to interact with her readers and other authors.
Brenda lives in the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad and is a fan of photography and art.
She willingly donates books to children's hospitals, national libraries, and school libraries.
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Zeeka Chronicles nominated for SIBA Awards 2017

I received this message on my Facebook page from Markie Jordan=Madden:-

‎Markie Jordan-Madden‎ to Brenda Mohammed
April 16 at 1:57 pm · Fisk, MO, United States ·
Zeeka Chronicles has been nominated for the #SIBA awards.

I am taking this opportunity to thank those who nominated the book.


The Book Zeeka Chronicles comprises all five stories in the Revenge of Zeeka Series. The story continues where Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy stopped.
In fact, the fifth book, 'Resurrection,' was released on the same day, i.e. 25th, February 2017.
The five stories are as follows:
Revenge of Zeeka: Zeeka and the Zombies Book 1 - This book is FREE to download at Amazon
Revenge of Zeeka: Zeeka's Child Book 2 $1.50
Revenge of Zeeka: Zeeka Returns Book 3 $1.50
Revenge of Zeeka: Zeeka's Ghost Book 4 $1.50
Revenge of Zeeka: Resurrection Book 5

In May 2016, the first three stories were packaged into one book called Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy. priced at $2.99.
That book received a five-star review and five-star seal from Readers Favorite in September 2016.

Here is an extract of the Review:

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite Sept.2016
Five Stars

'Revenge of Zeeka, by Brenda Mohammed, is a one of a kind novella trilogy that delivers an incredible story guaranteed to give readers an absolute sci-fi treat. I especially liked how Brenda used current events as the pivotal point from which to build this amazing sci-fi horror. This made the story even more relatable. More importantly, however, I admired how she owned her story and created this captivating version of events. She captured with an amazing depth the setting, characters, plot, and emotions in such few words. If you are looking for a thrilling short read, this fast-paced, sci-fi action novella will give you the time of your life.'

Books are available at Amazon Universal Link

Book Description for Zeeka Chronicles."

Zeeka Chronicles is a series of five spine - chilling stories about a jilted lover who misuses medical science for revenge.
This medical thriller is about betrayal, kidnapping, revenge, secrets, lies, killer zombies, murder, and evil.sprinkled with a bit of romance.
To what end is Zeeka willing to go to unleash terror on the small exotic island of Gosh?
Will he and his zombies escape the law?
Why did this vengeful man kidnap the son of his former lover?
One man knows his secrets.
Can he stop him before more blood is shed and save the islanders?
Will good triumph over evil?
How can one man misuse Medical science for Revenge?
Find out the answers to these provocative questions.
Get the book.
Zeeka Chronicles has been nominated for SIBA Awards 2017.
Zeeka Chronicles is a highly compelling mixture of sci-fi, supernatural, and dystopian genres, which make it an even more interesting read. [ Amazon Customer]"

Zeeka Chronicles costs only $3.99 as opposed to five books for $6.00, although the first one is FREE. That is a saving of $2.01.
Get it before the price increases at Amazon Universal Link.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Video Book Trailer - Souvenir of my Travels

Latest Five-star Review

ByBookcollecteron May 3, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a great way to learn about a real holiday/place experience. Brenda Mohammed has such a personable way of describing her experiences from everything from restaurants, flights, and hotels.

I enjoyed this very much and like all of her books, her natural style fully engaged me.
Very worthwhile and enjoyable.


For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less.
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If you buy the print Edition of Travel Memoirs with Pictures, you get the Kindle Version FREE.

Check it out at Amazon Universal Link.