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Friday, March 14, 2014

Blog Tour/Review - Stim by Kevin Berry (#giveaway $50 GC)

Stim by Kevin Berry 
Publication date: October 16th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult


Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.

This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert’s point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.



Book – Stim
Author – Kevin Berry
Publication Date – October 16, 2013
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – New Adult, Contemporary
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars

Book provided by Author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.

This book touches a very sensitive subject with the world today.  I chose to read and review this book because I currently work at a center for children with autism.  I may only do the medical billing for the services these children receive but I do come in contact with them on a daily basis and I can only say that these children are the sweetest (most of the time) and most truthful children I have ever met.  That even goes for my own kids!   I have also taken courses in Psychology to try to understand what is going on in the Aspie minds. 

This book not only gave me a wonderful insight but I fell in love with Robert and Chloe – I found myself laughing, crying and getting angry at those who just didn’t understand or didn’t have any type of empathy for our hero and heroine.  There were times that I wish I was in close range those ignorant people to smack them upside their head!

I can only reiterate that this was a heartwarming story that touched my soul deeply and gave me a bit of understanding when dealing with the children at our center!


Kevin Berry is an indie author. His particular niche is writing Aspie New Adult contemporary novels set in an earthquake zone. The first of these is STIM, published in October 2013.

His first novels, co-written with Diane Berry, are Dragons Away!, Growing Disenchantments and Fountain of Forever (humorous fantasy). These are available as paperbacks and ebooks at Amazon and elsewhere.

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  1. Great review, Carol! I love how honest and real this story is and it sounds like an emotional journey but also an eye opening one!

  2. Thanks, Carol, I'm glad you liked the book.

  3. Love a book that has humor and deep emotion in addition to "romance". Thanks for bringing this book to my attention.

  4. Stim was a great book! I had to get the next book as soon as I finished it.