Life Long + Giveaway


Book Details:

Book Title: Life Long by Ronald L. Ruiz
Category: Adult Fiction, 268 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Amika Press
Release date: June 9, 2017
Tour dates: Sept 18 to Oct 6, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (For foul language and questions about the existence of God)

Book Description:

Ray Lopez is on the run with a duffel bag full of cash. Both drug dealers and the police are after him. But Ray is not a criminal. His last brush with the law was over traffic tickets. Recently released from the hospital with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, he is haunted by voices, auditory hallucinations, that frighten him and cause him to question his every move.

Ray’s journey from California to Laredo is perilous. Like so many Americans before him, he travels through unfamiliar territory with no clear way of knowing who will help and who will harm him. And he may well find himself on the wrong side of the border with a mind that has no borders.

Praise for Life Long:

"Ruiz proves to be a very sharp social critic, and no detail gets past him in this richly imagined book. A highly recommended novel that appeals to both the heart and the head."
- Kirkus Reviews

​My Review

This is the second book I have read by Mr. Ruiz. He is a great storyteller. Talk about character development. Instantly, I connect with the characters and their stories. This book was no different.

Ray was so likable and personable. I enjoyed traveling with him on his journey. Although, I must say that Mr. Ruiz did a wonderful job of showcasing Ray in a great light without making him debilitated by his mental illness. Yet, at the same time Mr. Ruiz showed how mental illnesses can affect people but with the right treatment, there is success. It was like I was right there with Ray on the bus as he traveled from location to location meeting different people and eating hamburgers and drinking Coke. The ending put a smile on my face. Life Long is a treasure that will dig deep into your soul with a loveable character and a rich storyline!

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Meet the Author:

Born and raised in Fresno California - Educated at St. Mary´s College California, University of California Berkeley, University of San Francisco - Practiced law from !966 to 2003 as a Deputy District Attorney, a criminal defense attorney, and a Deputy Public Defender - Appointed to the California Agriculture Labor Relations Board by Governor Jerry Brown in 1974 and later served as the District Attorney of Santa Cruz County California.

Ronald L. Ruiz has published 5 novels and a memoir. Happy Birthday Jesus (1994), Giuseppe Rocco (1998), The Big Bear (2003), A Lawyer (2012), Jesusita(2015). and Life Long (2017).

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook

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traveler said…
Thanks for this captivating novel and your great review.
Amika Press said…
Thanks so much for reviewing Life Long.
Cheryl said…
It was easy to review this book when I loved it so much.

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