The Misadventures of Alex Perez
Book 1 (2009)
The story of Alex Perez, a Panamanian immigrant from Texas who travels through Mexico, and Guatemala, with his fiance' and obstinate future mother-in-law. On the road they encounter a number of colorful characters. These include two young Mexican kids on the lam, a lustful priest, a drunken boat captain with a blind first mate, and a police officer who owns several whorehouses. This novel is a satirical and humorous take on the clash of cultures between north and south of the U.S border.
The Amorous Antics of Alex Perez
Book 2 (2012)
The story of a Panamanian lothario who tries to find high ground. Throughout his European journey, Alex finds himself in the company of men who chastise his immoral behavior, and women who encourage it. While recuperating in a Paris hospital from two gunshot wounds, God invades his dreams, and shows him what heaven and hell are going to be for him. He also tells Alex the Grim Reaper has been released, and his name is on the list. Knowing God is giving him a second chance, Alex decides to behave and walk the high moral road. Playing it safe, he leaves Paris for Zurich. Unable to avoid Swiss police trouble, he runs to Munich, where he gets involved in a plot to root out a terrorist cell. Running for his life, he gets on a train where he is befriended by Helga, a lonely, innocent widow. With the Grim Reaper close on his heels, Alex has to decide whether to behave or revert to his lustful, immoral ways.
Alex Perez Mexican Adventures
Book 3 (2013)
A bawdy, humorous, and culturally incorrect novel about Alex Perez, a destitute Panamanian immigrant who tries to better himself by going into the tourist business. He hires a crew, and takes American tourists into Mexico on a no-frills, Mayan Archaeological vacation tour. What happens to him, his crew, and his customers will make Murphy’s Law look tame. He quickly learns he has no business, trying to make money in Mexico. Before the tour is over, he gets arrested for immoral behavior, his wife files for divorce, and his tour group is run out of Chiapas, the Yucatan, and Quintana Roo.
Alex Perez Goes to Afghanistan
Book 4 (2016)
The story of Alex, an immigrant from Panama who is employed as a reporter by a Texas newspaper. He gets an invitation (via a nefarious French gunrunner) to get the scoop of a lifetime. A face to face interview with the reclusive Mullah Omar. The notorious Taliban leader is supposed to be hiding somewhere in the Kondoz Mountains. As Alex travels to the rendezvous point, his group is taken over by an American army colonel, a man obsessed with capturing the Mullah, and collecting the bounty on his head.
Alex Perez Returns to Panama
Book 5 (2017)
Alex goes to Panama to look for Salvador, his missing brother. During the search, he is ensnared into a conspiracy by a rouge CIA agent, and an unscrupulous local security officer. Their plan is to steal the CIA money being offered to Chucho Martinez, a defector from the FARC. A bawdy, and humorous, follow the money trail story-line with unexpected twists and turns.
Exploits of a Passionate Man
Book 6 (2020)
The sequel to An Ill Wind - The story opens with Alex doing time in a northern Mexican jail for stealing a farmer's pants, his horse, and a load of plantains. He flees Mexico and goes to Panama, one-step ahead of a pursuing pregnant wife. A new character is introduced, Deni Perez, Alex's kid sister. Along with their brother, Salvador, they fight to remove a cartel drug lab from family land in Panama.
The Adventures of the Danube Sisters
Book 1 (2016)
Princess Jana finds the restraints placed upon her gender unacceptable. She enters a race that is for men only and wins it. Her success causes a ruckus, and she’s insulted. Alexis, a young man Jana has fallen in love with comes to her rescue and kills the Crown Prince of Astoria, starting a war. Marika is engaged to Alexis. Jana rebels against family authority, and leaves home in search of adventure. When Queen Beatrice, their mother is kidnapped by Marcus the evil wizard, and locked in an Urukian tower, Marika joins an effort to free her and faces the dragon guarding her mother. Samara kills a man in cold blood. Jana crosses the Dorrian desert and enters the forbidden zone..
The Adventures of the Danube Sisters
Book 2 (2016)
Queen Samara meets with Mistofeles, the cave devil and collects a set of riddles to do with impending doom. Jana and Alexis decide to conquer the territory of Aburkia, a wild and mystical land inhabited by ghouls, dragons, and Soira, a young sorceress who keeps a man she likes locked in a room. Marika plans to hunt one of Soira’s dragons, but the sorceress is tipped off, and she kidnaps her. The Arabs invade Calais, they defeat the forces under Alexis. He escapes to fight again, and rides towards Aburkia. When the war spills into Soira's territory, she, Alexis, Jana, and Marika, together with an army of ghouls and dragons battle the sandmen..
The Adventures of the Danube Sisters
Book 3 (2017)
Korina goes to Aburkia to fight; she schemes and meddles in Uruk, causing the demise of the Kassarov’s rule. Princess Jana is still waiting for Alexis to notice her, while her sister Marika, on a whim steals his heart with a reckless kiss. The Calaisian armies are on the brink of total defeat when the ‘girl with hair the color of the sun’ joins up with the ‘death warrior,’ and together they bring the war to a favorable conclusion. Marika is deposed and thrown into an Urukian dungeon, forcing Alexis to mount a rescue attempt. Jana, spurned by Alexis, marries Daghbi, the new Sultan, and moves to Arabia..
A menagerie of stories featuring A Park Bench and Cigarettes - The story of a man who finds himself in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in a park with dead people, who think they are alive. Included in the collection are: Nurse Miriam (for adults) - Rejali and the Camel - A surreal piece about an Arab prince who is lost in the desert, and is rescued by a mouthy Hindu camel. The Last Mango on the Limb - Homage to the Canal Zone, during the end of the golden age of colonialism - Don Pedro's Cow - a humorous story of a good deed gone wrong - Panamanian folklore, the story of La Tulivieja - Panama's version of La Llorona. And many more.
For the Love of Lust - For Adults Only The story of a scandalous love affair between Leopoldo, an amorous Spanish Prince, and the enchantingly beautiful, Marquise Sophie Dubois. A devious and immoral woman. An affair that soon engulfs her two daughter, Marguerite and Emmanuelle. The story is laced with more than just wanton lust. Its also a quasy-historical novel, dealing with political intrigue, the Jacobin Club, the guillotine, and a revolutionary war. The story moves from France to the swashbuckling, pirate infested, Caribbean theater when Prince Leopoldo is exiled to man the fortresses of Portobelo, in Panama. There he plots to steal the king's gold, and return to France, and the arms of the Dubois women. For the Love of Lust depicts the classic story of ‘beware of what you wish for' as Leopoldo, obsessed with capturing the minds and bodies of the Dubois females, succeeds. But at what price?
Political and Religious Satire - The story opens with Sebastian Bryant, a city worker in charge of maintaining the structure of the Statue of Liberty. He shows up to work one day and gets the surprise of his life, the statue talks to him. It turns out Lady Liberty is a disgruntled icon. Not pleased with the present state of affairs in the United States, and wants him to tell the nation she will talk to them on the 4th of July. The banter between icon and worker provides the novel's humor. Sebastian reluctantly accepts her request; and you can imagine what he faces when he tries to get the inhabitants of New York, the religious oligarchy, Washington, and the world into believing Lady Liberty will actually speak to them. The message is a good one, and timely.
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