the_black_lens_thumbIs it possible for a piece of fiction to help fight sex trafficking?

That’s a question I’ve asked myself for years while writing The Black Lens. It’s an important one, because one of my main goals has always been to use this book as an awareness tool to battle modern slavery.

Thankfully, three readers just answered that question for me in their recent reviews. Each one of them said they wanted to become more involved in fighting trafficking as a result of reading my debut novel. See what they have to say:

“It isn’t very often that you can say a fiction book changes your perspective on life but this book will do that. I couldn’t put it down, I had to see how it ended, so it was read over the course of a weekend and I haven’t stopped talking about it since. It puts you through a whole range of emotions and it made me want to go out and stop sex trafficking.”


“I finished the book within a week of receiving it. The characters and plot begin to draw you in immediately (it felt like a crime show). The writing is neither slow nor over the top which brings reality to this tragic world of sex slavery … I hope this book will bring an end to sex trafficking as it made me want to be more involved as well as changed my outlook.”


“I believe this story which lays out an unseen crisis in our society needs to be shared with anyone raising a family. It should be mandatory reading for counselors, teachers and administrators. Furthermore, I believe any student enrolled in an education major should be required to study this book and others related to sex-trafficking in America … I also have signed the Defender’s Pledge (against pornography and prostitution) and my two sons have also joined me with the Pledge. I am committed to becoming a part of the solution of this hidden crisis in America.”

To read more reviews of The Black Lens or order a copy, please go to Amazon.