Gemm&I is an interesting story about a tightly-bonded family of six who are not just open-minded but also like enjoying themselves the much they could. They were respected in the community and everything seemed perfect until an unknown but horribly dark past came unravelling. The ensuing turbulence would threaten to destroy everything they hold dear. Would Fernande survive the nightmare?

Other characters in the book include Ian, Gemma (Fernande), Ewan, Cody, Leigh, Meghan, Siena Semmes, Roberth Semmes, Jessica, Anastasia, Connor, Reggie, Priscilla, and Cheyenne among others.

The characters are well developed with distinct attitudes; Cheyenne is habitually foul mouthed and never seems to run out of lewd invectives, as well as the weird interpersonal relationship between the kids.

Gemm&I was written in flowery English that flows seamlessly and is absolutely enjoyable to read. This book would not only keep you entertained but will also make you laugh, chuckle and even cry. It is indeed a classic—the sort you won’t mind reading over and over again!


BIO: D. Brent Isbell is a father of three (now adult) children, owner of a lovable pit bull and a psychotic but sweet cat, and the feeder of countless wild birds that daily invade his backyard in the U.S. desert southwest. He is a military war veteran with a career spanning twenty-six years, now earning his living in the private sector. A product of the darker side of Generation-X in the rural Deep South, D. Brent Isbell has endured a lifelong battle with the deep-seated psychological effects of childhood sexual abuse compounded by dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety-induced breathing difficulties, Tourette Syndrome, and the stresses associated with long-term family violence. With the aid of cognitive therapy and a small but strong social support structure, the author has come to terms with past traumas and has discovered a way to convert those negative forces into positive, constructive energy by writing dark, horrifying, reality-based tales laced with empathy, compassion and hope.

Genre: Psychological