Heroes To The Public Villains To The Law is the final book in your trilogy. Was there anything that developed organically while writing this series that surprised you?
While writing this final book, I wasn’t all too sure how it would go and end. As I wrote it, many new creative ideas came to mind. It took much focusing and thinking just to write it. As I wrote each chapter, it would take me vividly into my imagination as if it were all taking place. I enjoyed writing down each mind scenario that I kept coming up with, then erasing and restarting it again just to get it right. It took much of my time, imagination, and patience just to make a point and get the final messages out to a public that still may not understand the why. I was rather surprised by the way it all played out towards the end.
Were you able to cover everything you wanted to in this series?
Yes, I pretty much covered everything that I wanted to discuss through the written series.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your trilogy?
I hope they first and foremost understand why I wrote the series which was to bring light on the matter of child abuse, pedophiles, rapist, and racism issues. To understand that each one of us can make a difference in these issues by advocacy. To help stop the abuse of children whether that be by a parent, caretaker, or foster. Insist in harsher punishments for both sexual rapists and pedophiles. To help change the weak laws that are currently set in place for racism into better ones.
Are you planning to write more books featuring the characters from this series or are you working on something different?
At the time being, I will not be writing any more books now or in the future. My trilogy series was the last of my books to write to try and get an important message out. In the meantime, I have some of my books available on Amazon and book stores.
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Heroes To The Public Villains To The Law is Marta Nater’s third and final book of her exciting villains’ series. The villains that we met in the first two books are back for a final confrontation. Shadow Claw and her daughter Darla are using their strange super powers to run from the law and seek vengeance. Jerico Raven, Nina Dansk and Danny Rojas are teaming up to bring some sense of order into their surroundings. And Cora Rollins is back in New York, more hateful and angry than ever, focused on hunting down sex offenders and human traffickers, taking justice into her hands. All of these characters will clash and confront each other in a fight that might be the final one to restore order and justice in the streets of New York.
Nater’s final book is incredibly thrilling. From the very start there’s action everywhere, something new and exciting is always occurring and the characters have to figure out how to deal with each situation. As they run from the law the characters keep trying to manage justice in their own way. However, as Cora Rollins takes her vigilante justice too far, she might have to confront her own family and friends. Now the villains that we’ve met are older and trying to move on from their old ways as they build their families, expecting that the criminal justice system has learned their lesson. Cora will not let this happen though, and will make sure to bring chaos every step of the way.
Every chapter of this book was exciting, it’s simply not possible to get bored. It was interesting getting to see the evolution that so many of these characters have had, and how they’ve changed and become less vengeful throughout the series. The main point remains though: there are huge flaws in the justice system, and it’s necessary to find a way to bring true justice in order to protect people from the most horrible criminals. This series has been a fun adventure through which one can explore the effects of vigilante justice, and leaves lots of doors open for readers to make their own conclusions of what is right and what needs to change.
Heroes To The Public Villains To The Law has a compelling plot and engaging characters, this book marks a great and exciting end for this series. There are lots of unexpected events to look forward to in this book and plot twists that will keep the storyline at a steady exciting pace. There are hidden secrets behind every character which will be finally uncovered in this last book.
Pages: 169 | ASIN: B09XVKDJLZ
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In this third and final book novel emerges a new teen villain, Darla.
When her father, Shadow Claw, is finally captured, an enraged Darla, unable to help and left with no other choice, makes her way into Africa to seek the help of villain Cora.
Upon Cora’s return to New York, law enforcement is faced with Cora’s ruthless wrath again.
Cora’s return brings her previous rivals, Jerico, Nina, and Danny, back to the scene.
Cora and her new triple team members from Africa set their eyes on human traffickers.
Left with no other options, FBI headquarters sort out prisoner Amadou Khan to help in the capture of the villainess Cora.
Commissioner Danny’s adopted sister, scientist and technologist Julia, joins the fight.
A new mafia king leader takes over for the late mafia king. Commissioner Danny’s dark secret from his past is discovered, bringing dire consequences.
A familiar face from Nina Dansk’s past returns for her.
After receiving an unexpected tip about his parents’ unsolved death, Jericho faces a new betrayal and a rival.
Beast Shadow Claw’s true identity is finally revealed.
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Life Growing Up shares your experiences growing up and dealing with abuse. Why was this an important book for you to write?
To be completely honest, I wanted to relieve myself of so much anger. While writing this book, I felt much tension alleviate and less stress.
There are a total of twelve of us siblings, eight brothers and three sisters, and each one of us has a story to tell and share, this one was mines. I also wrote it because of how angry and bothered I was with Child Protective Services who ignored our cries for help over the years that we were growing up. I believe their involvement could of made a difference and would have saved us from daily abuse.
I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?
The hardest part for me was writing about the abuse itself. I hated reliving the sexual abuse parts along with the times my father physically hurt me as well as my siblings. I don’t like talking about it because it brings back very heartbreaking memories. The hardest part to write about was when my Nine year old brother “Quithoberto” died seven days after falling from a wonder bread and hitting his head on the concrete. Just a week before he died, my father had beaten him up pretty bad. I loved him very much, still do. I never forget him, I miss him dearly even until this very day. Though I wrote in the book that he was one of the lucky ones, because he would never get hurt again by our father, unlike us.
What is a common misconception you feel people have about child abuse?
Some of the misconceptions that people have about child abuse is that it only happens in lower socioeconomics families which is not true. It also happens in both middle and upper class prejudice and self-deceptions and fueled by statistics derived mainly from sources involved in the treatment of child abuse in lower class families. In reality, both mid and upper class families are more difficult to obtain, but current literature demonstrate and or prove that child abuse occurs in all socioeconomic levels. The belief that abuse occurs only because parents misjudge their strength when physically disciplining their children is a simplistic view of abusing behavior that fails to consider the complex dynamics underlying parental abusive patterns. The preferred or main view that children are sexually abused primary by assailants unknown to them is undetermined by statistics showing that the majority of sexually abused children have been victimized by someone known to them, often being relatives. The misconceptions that child abuse occurs most frequently in school aged children is challenged by statistics showing that almost half of those abused are under the age Six. Unfortunately, while some argue that criminal prosecution is the best way to handle child abusers, the difficulty of gaining a conviction and the need of abusing parents for rehabilitation argues for civil action’s being the most effective one.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?
Well I know that I am not the only one to have experienced child abuse in anyway, there are thousands out there. Why do you that think some children who grow up with severe inflicted child abuse turn of the system? Many of them just like us, were let down by Child Protective Services. Many children have died under the watch of Child Protective Services and this is the reason why now in our present times Child Protective Services have improved in their methods. If you are one of the fortunate lucky ones that were never abused by your parents, then you have absolutely no idea was it is like for us who were abused. So I encourage you to do research on the topic or subject at hand and see for yourself how bad it is. Also, report any kind of suspected abuse, don’t keep silent, help the child. I wish someone had cared enough to help us out of a life of misery, because that’s exactly what it was, a life of misery, day in and out, for years.
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Life Growing Up by Marta Nater is a heartbreakingly true story of child abuse. In this book, Marta shares her life and invites the reader to discover the horrors she and her siblings endured while growing up. This important story needs to be known since it’s constantly repeated worldwide behind closed doors.
What are the things that some children have to go through in their lives? This book opens a discourse surrounding the mental and physical abuse that children sometimes have to endure and showcases the many ways in which this sort of abuse ruins their development. The story has a strong emphasis on sexual abuse and how horrific it can be to a child. In the book, we see Marta’s story through the eyes of a child, getting to see the hurt, the pain, and the inability to run away from the torture since it’s a horror that starts in her own home, committed and ignored by her own family.
Many questions are raised throughout the book. What are we willing to do as a society to protect children? Are we doing that right now? What needs to be changed? Currently, the problem of child and sexual abuse is very complex, with a tendency to be hidden and ignored, so it can never be dealt with with the urgency it needs. The authorities and Child Protective Services often make the problem worse and ignore their role in protecting and securing the lives of children. All of this is showcased throughout the book with great detail so the reader can grasp the state of the situation.
The story that is told is definitely a very hard one, but it’s essential to share it, given how many people there are out there dealing with this sort of abuse. The author also takes an opportunity to explore the origin of child and sexual abuse, sharing how often the children that are abused turn around as adults and cause the same abuse to others, their minds completely changed and damaged. Despite the horrors recounted in the book, the author finds a way to understand her abusers and tries to forgive the people that caused her so much pain and ruined her childhood. The importance of raising children with love and care is shown, understanding that many are trapped in hell inside their own homes, and something needs to be done urgently to fix the situation.
Each chapter reads like a diary entry where we get a glimpse of the different forms of abuse that were going on in the author’s home throughout her childhood. I feel that this book would benefit from another editing; there are a few instances where a few grammar errors and writing mistakes appear; however, the story told is incredibly relevant and gets the message across.
Life Growing Up is a heartwrenching memoir showcasing a severe and universal problem that affects and impacts children worldwide. It’s not often that people get to understand and view directly the sort of suffering that others have gone through. This profoundly personal biography will open the eyes of readers that have never experienced abuse, and for those that have, it is a hand reaching out to say you are not alone.
Pages: 114 | ASIN : B00D4X8NEA
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I Am Beast sheds light on the important topic of stalking and specifically on the case of Jennifer Kesse. Why was this an important book for you to write?
I wanted to write a book of this sort because truthfully I been there, I know what’s it like to stalk someone and become obsessed with them. And let me personally say that the inner feeling, thinking and dark thoughts that go through once mind is not pretty at all. My goal in writing this book was not just to bring into light the ugly reality face of stalking and how far it can or will go, but also to reach out to those who take these matters lightly instead of seriously. Being from and residing in Orlando Florida, Jennifer Kesse abduction story really hit home. Something about her abduction case is mysterious, and how it appears to have taken place is just off. And after so much extended researching, I strongly felt that Jennifer Kesse abductor was obsessed with her in some way possible. I truthfully believe without any sort of doubts that she was being carefully watched, and that her abduction was premeditated. I mean let’s be honest here, the abduction itself was just too perfect. Something evil was surely lurking around her that perhaps she herself may have felt uneasy about but at the same time she was oblivious of it within her own surroundings. Her complete disappearance for fifteen years up to date is proof enough that her abductor no doubt figured out ahead of time that she was not to ever be found by anyone. It is indeed a very heartbreaking case, while a mystery that by the looks of it, may never be solved nor discovered.
What is a common misconception you feel people have about stalkers?
Unfortunately people don’t take stalking nor obsessions serious and they make the mistake of seeing it as something that will eventually subside on its own. The majority of stalking victims are usually stalked by someone they already know. And what’s worse is that many fail to see that stalking is not romantic nor sexy, it is actually the complete opposite of it.
We should never be encouraged to interpret someone’s repeated attentions as romantic or desirable. Repeated unwanted attentions are not flattering or positive. Attitudes like these are reinforced by popular culture, which often portrays unhealthy behaviors as romantic and/or sexy. While we have become somewhat more sensitive to portrayals of domestic abuse and rape, stalking still seems to lack critical attention as far as the entertainment industry is concerned which is unfortunate. People should never underestimate a stalker. We need to see stalking for what it really is which is a serious crime that happens to too many people, too much of the time, yet is too often minimized by our present culture at large. We know that it takes a community to say no to abuse and violence. It is time that we as a community also raise our voices and say no to stalking, too.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is being stalked?
Stalking is frequently a precursor to much more serious, sometimes leading to lethal acts. So my best advice is to never accept any gifts from your stalker, that would actually be the worse thing you can do. Never accept or answer any calls from that person, avoid things such as unsolicited or unwanted letters, even emails. Always look back, front, side to side to make sure your not being followed. Stay within a public place visible to others in view. Always inform close family members, close friends as work colleagues, even neighbors of what is taking place and above all, report the person stalking you to the legal proper authorities. Keep a record of everything, even the simplest of details. Never confront your stalker head on, avoid at all cost as your life could be in serious danger.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?
Hopefully gain some knowledge and recognition on the topic of both stalking and obsession. All stories written in book are factual, each one took place. It is of the upmost importance that anyone suspected of being stalked should get updated with their current states laws on stalking. Don’t let someone’s pretty face, or charm ways fool you. Take it from someone whose been there, stalkers are no game, no joke, their thinking is without any reach, any reasoning. Their main goal is you and only you, as you have become someone they believe they can’t live without. Never take stalking nor obsession lightly, behind their face and smile lives a beast waiting to explode. Don’t ever put your life at risk over ignorance on issues like these. Stalkers are real, they exist.
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With Cora and Nina’s whereabouts unknown and Jericho Raven switching to the right side of the law, New York City seems peaceful. But a new villain soon arises in Amadou Diallo. The young man becomes NY City’s latest vigilante as he goes about hanging white supremacists and known racists. While law enforcement tries to stop Amadou, a series of events cause Nina and Cora to resume torturing and killing pedophiles, rapists, and child abusers. Once again, New York is plunged into chaos as the villains look to force the government to create stiffer punishments for sex offenders and racists. But as the villains seek to change society, they also face life-changing situations.
Marta Nater’s The Return of the NY Villains for Justice is the second book in the action packed Villains for Justice series. Your typical story is about righteous heroes, Marta’s is about villains. The book is steeped in themes of social injustice as Nater takes a peculiar approach to spotlight some of the biggest societal ills and call for drastic actions to curtail them. The story is less of an entreaty and more of a grim prediction of what may happen if the American society and the world at large fail to severely clamp down on racial injustice and sexual crimes. Nater’s writing is direct, raw, and emotive; a reflection of how strongly she feels about the themes. I find her passion contagious, empathy-inducing, and capable of triggering a sustained connection between the reader and the story.
While I applaud Nater’s approach to crafting the story, I felt that certain areas of the story could have been improved with some editing. This is a story with some wild twists that will leave your head spinning. The characters are all interesting but some go through an incredible evolution.
Overall The Return of the NY Villains for Justice is an entertaining book replete with thrilling action and thought-provoking themes.
Pages: 91 | ASIN: B09CDWR7YX
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Marta Nater wrote I Am Beast to educate readers on the heinous act of stalking, which causes a victim to suffer extreme fear. The book consists of five chapters, the first four of which, in the form of factual stories, analyze stalker behavior types, motivations of the perpetrator, and the impact of the crime on the victim. In the last chapters the author covers the book’s sole objective. The author reminds the reader of the case of Jennifer Kesse, unaccounted for since January 23, 2006, from Orlando, Florida. In asserting that Jesse’s abduction was the work of a stalker and analyzing possible abduction scenarios based on extensive research into Jennifer Kesse’s case and the psychology of abductors, the author explains what she believes occurred with Jennifer Kesse.
I Am Beast begins with a poem from the perspective of a beast which is symbolic of a stalker or the abductor of Jennifer Kesse. Though the beast seems to have been struck by conscience, confessing the negative consequences of his conduct on the victim, his confession takes a turn to his fear, which later on becomes a challenge for people to find him, the only way to find the many Jennifer Kesses in the world.
While researching extensively to identify what happened with Jennifer Kesse on the unfortunate day of January 2006 and noting the suspects she feels were let go, the author’s persistence in investigating a case 15 years old is admirable and brave. It’s nice to see that the book offers more than just the intention to kill the beast, the stalkers. Stalkers and victims are both prescribed physiatrists and therapies, with the belief that those who are determined will change.
I Am Beast enlightens the reader on the seriousness of stalking and how it could worsen if the early stages are ignored or taken casually. The book certainly educates readers on a crime that is often ignored, sometimes due to fear of being stigmatized as weak. It is an appeal to help find the abductor of Jennifer Kesse and a guide for potential victims to come out of the initial phase before another beast is born and another Jennifer Kesse is taken away.
Pages: 87 | ASIN: B07P89MKW6
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