Recent Reviews for D. J. (Don) Stephens
HALO (Book) - 9/9/2004 1:55:52 PM|
All I can say is HALO sounds like a thrilling read! If this book is anywhere near as captivating and thrilling as Bearkiller, I can't wait to get a copy.
BEARKILLER (Book) - 9/9/2004 1:35:41 PM
Story Telling At It's Best:
D.J. Stephens has done an excellent job of pulling the reader right into the story with the characters! The author has given very close attention to details and has an uncanny ability to entwine accuracy within his story telling. Bearkiller is an adventure that caught my attention on the first page and drew me so deeply into the story I could not stop reading. I was one with the characters, experiencing the Native American life page after page. The story is at times raw and rough as life was in the days the Native Americans roamed free in the Montana mountains. I held my breath through gruesome battles that were handled with delicacy for all who read. I expereinced great hunts and felt the thrill of the kill! This book is full of action and adventure yet invovles love and caring. Throughuot the entire book I appreciated the respect the author displayed to the Native American and their beliefs. This was brought out in such a clear and tender way. I was captivated from the first page and the pace of the book remained true to the end. This is by far one of the best by a new author that I have had read. D.J. Stephes proved to be an artist with words. He took the tiniest details and made them become real to my eyes. If I were to recommend just one book from Publish America as a must read, Bearkiller would be my choice. The only disappointment I felt with this book was the fact that I came to the end and there was no more to read! When I did read the end, D.J. Stephens did not disappoint me. The story ended as well as it began and as well as it read all the way through. I walked away from this book feeling I had been blessed with a very up close and personal glimpse into the life of my ancestors. I knew when I put this book down I had just read the work or a real professional!
Reader and Author,
Sherry L Gibson
BEARKILLER (Book) - 7/13/2003 2:25:23 PM
Congratulations on your book. The plot sounds intriguing. Best of luck in your writing career. Regards, Kaz
BEARKILLER (Book) - 7/9/2003 9:03:03 AM
DJ, this sounds like an interesting story, and a well-written one. Please let me know when it is released. Lisa
BEARKILLER (Book) - 5/25/2003 6:42:30 PM
Don asked me to read his manuscript prior to sending the final revision to his publisher. Once I started I couldn't put it down, the story completely pulled me in and couldn't wait to turn the page. When I finished I was exhausted, there are no pauses in the excitement. I will buy it to read again as soon as it's released.
BEARKILLER (Book) - 5/25/2003 4:10:57 PM
I have had the privilege to read the manuscript of "Bearkiller". From the very first page I was hooked and couldn't put it down. D.J. Stephens writes a book the way I like a book to be written. It is a fast paced, action packed, suspensful and thrilling novel, page after page. I love the way the story line was tied to both the past and the present.It is definitely a "must read" book. You will immediately become a D. J. Stephens fan after reading this book! I was so impressed with this novel, that I knew it would be an asset to carry in my Native American & Southwest Art store, Spotted Moon. I contacted D.J.Stephens and asked if he would do a book signing, as soon as the book was available, and I am happy to say he has agreed.
BEARKILLER (Book) - 5/24/2003 8:51:56 PM
enjoyed the excerpt
Silver Wings (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 1:39:45 PM
John M Domino, Major USAF (ret.)
Silver Wings (Poetry) - 4/16/2009 2:37:35 PM
A wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing.
You are my life. (Poetry) - 6/19/2008 2:59:24 AM
Wow, it was like what I got in my emails lately. Just the words of pure
love so honestly expressed.
Thank you for putting these into a poem.
You are my life. (Poetry) - 6/15/2008 5:12:02 AM
very well said....i miss my friend too much after reading your verse...
Silver Wings (Poetry) - 6/7/2008 3:58:29 PM
Well earned it was, and you were trained properly and glad you had a good experience there.
You are my life. (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:20:12 AM
sweet and filled with love and beauty
Silver Wings (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:19:29 AM
I love the telling of this experience through poetry.
Raven (Poetry) - 3/18/2008 10:18:43 AM
You are my life. (Poetry) - 2/29/2008 11:08:34 AM
Nice writing and husband Tom was my life til he passed away in front of me Aug 17 07, still grieving him and won't let him go. Thanks for the reminiscing poem. Good work.
Silver Wings (Poetry) - 12/1/2007 1:42:00 AM
This takes me back to good old Fort Benning....Young and fearless we were.
You are my life. (Poetry) - 7/19/2007 9:56:44 AM
Lovingly said and felt DJ!
Warm Hugs and Love, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
Always appreciate our Blessings!
Give her a copy of your heartfelt feelings, HERE!
You are my life. (Poetry) - 6/1/2007 9:38:04 AM
a wonderful way to say to the beloved about loving, love.
life is so great if you can say to your bestbeloved I need you.
I love you.
You are my life.
Silver Wings (Poetry) - 4/22/2007 5:29:05 PM
vivid imagery-i enjoyed the write
Airborne! (Poetry) - 2/28/2007 11:07:36 PM
Hoo'ah! Even though I am partial to Cav, I.E., a former Scout, I truly loved this poem.
You are my life. (Poetry) - 1/15/2007 8:25:25 PM
Beautiful poem expressing the sacredness of your loving heart!!
Well done D J ~ Thanks for sharing you!
Love, Suzie :-D
You are my life. (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 2:50:54 AM
... and I hope you gave your love a copy of this poem. Very nice, DJ, a lovely reflection on love.
You are my life. (Poetry) - 6/30/2005 5:39:12 PM
Airborne! (Poetry) - 9/10/2004 5:20:17 AM
Bravo! Three cheers to all who have put their life on their line to keep our freedom ringing clear! I applaud your write and the years of your life you give to protect this great country we call the USA.
You are my life. (Poetry) - 8/23/2004 4:51:24 AM
Another wonderful write! Well penned words and lets the romantic in you shine through. :)
Raven (Poetry) - 8/23/2004 4:49:50 AM
Lovely poem. A wonderful dedication to Raven. It's never easy losing a pet. They become such a big part of our extended family. Thank you for sharing with us.
Raven (Poetry) - 2/24/2004 12:11:11 PM
touching, warm poem that i liked very much...a true lover of pets.
Silver Wings (Poetry) - 1/20/2004 10:21:05 AM
What a great descriptive write. You took me there with you!Stayed in poetic form to boot! Wow! Feel proud, you should. Bravo!
Silver Wings (Poetry) - 1/20/2004 9:45:23 AM
Bravo! And you lived to tell the tale....wonderful poem...must be exciting.......me? I get scared looking out of a 3rd floor window!
Raven (Poetry) - 1/11/2004 8:54:56 PM
I enjoyed reading this. It is very well written.