Colorado author Kevin L Schewe, MD is a board-certified cancer specialist who has been practicing radiation oncology for over thirty years. He is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded Elite Therapeutics and Bad Love Cosmetics Company, LLC, and serving as Chairman of the Board of VIASPACE – a clean energy company. In his original novel in this BAD LOVE series, Kevin stated that he and his sister share a fascination with time travel stories, and when that sister faced, fought, and survived her own cancer diagnosis, the impetus to write his series originated.
BAD LOVE BEYOND is the newest volume of the BAD LOVE series and once again the author admixes history with fantasy so successfully that the book both entertains and informs. Not only is this a compelling story, but also Kevin enhances the tale by supplying access to a 31-song soundtrack to accompany the spirit of the story, and allow the reader to become ‘an honorary member of the Bad Love Gang!’
For those new to this series, the Bad Love Gang is a group of young teens from Oak Ridge, Tennessee who are capable of time travel (with the aid of their White Hole Project time machine!) and are lead by Kevin “Bubble Butt” or BB Shafer, age 16, ‘a borderline genius who has one foot in reality and on foot in destiny, has a great sense of humor, loves strategy, adventure and popular music (has a “music brain”) an is a pilot.’ And if that fascinating character isn’t enough to magnetize you, the other members of the gang as well as all the characters in this new terrific adventure are detailed at book’s beginning. For example, we meet Charlie/Chuck ‘Ding’ Brooks - ‘age 26, African-American/Latino FBI agent specializing in undercover anti-KGB investigations. Assigned to Bad Love Gang by President Gerald Ford, Trained in martial arts, unconventional by FBI standards and a pistol marksman. A classic baby boomer who loves music, dancing and doubling as a radio announcer. Loyal and handsome with a great sense of humor.’
Yes, the preferred journey is to read the first two novels of the series prior to launching the BAD LOVE BEYOND, but the author distills the plot of his new volume in a manner that catches the novice up to date: ‘Back from their mission as the Bad Love Tigers to secure the secrets of Area 51 and the White Hole Project, the Bad Love Gang are summoned to the Oval Office by President Gerald Ford. They receive his blessings to use the White Hole Project to attempt intergalactic space travel in search of the cure for Hannah Lieb’s breast cancer. But Ford warns them, their arch-enemy, Russian KGB super-agent, Borya Krovopuskov, remains at large and a constant threat. Fighting off the KGB and Krovopuskov, the group sets a trap for him as they plan to return to Area 51 in 1942, using the White Hole. They reconnect with their alien friend, Blue Nova One, on Earth’s sister planet, Azur, 11.5 billion light years away. The Blue Azurians are facing a dire shortage of blue exotic matter and the Republic of Azur is facing a volcanic extinction event of historic proportions. The Bad Love Gang must deal with dinosaurs, the forces of nature, the mystery of The Bermuda Triangle and alien politics in their race to get the cure for Hannah. Can they do it?’ Never doubt – their motto is ‘Live dangerously, have fun, don’t die’
Though this fantasy time travel story is fiction, the historical information it references is real, and the author’s intensive research into those details is impressively accurate. The initial volume – BAD LOVE STRIKES – utilized time travel to transport the Bad Love Gang to the Holocaust in 1944 to save the Jews and gypsies, returning in 1974. BAD LOVE TIGERS centered on the White Hole Project and defending the Area 51 secrets about UFO and aliens. Now in BAD LOVE BEYOND the gang propels us to another galaxy – and Planet Azur – and the interaction with the inhabitants produces an immensely creative and entertaining venture as well as a novel transport of anti-cancer meds to the USA – but to say more would diminish the pleasures and ideas the book produces.
Skillful writing (both historical and fantastical), a zesty sense of humor, an appreciation for pop culture, and the ability to create memorably entertaining characters combine to make this an immensely impressive novel - and experience! Very highly recommended.
Top 50 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer
November 28, 2020
In this third installment of the “Bad Love Series” by Kevin Schewe, the gang goes on an “intergalactic” journey through time and space. On the heels of Book Two’s heroic mission in which they secured the secrets of Area 51 and the White Hole time travel portal, the gang is summoned to the White House and the Oval Office to meet with President Gerald Ford.
During the meeting, they receive President Ford’s permission to use the White Hole Project to go to Earth’s sister planet named Azur 11.5 billion light years away, to search for a cure for Hannah Lieb’s breast cancer. However, once again, Russian KGB super-agent and archenemy Borya Krovopuskov is hot on their trail trying to thwart their efforts and President Ford reminds them of this danger. So, they decide to set a trap for him as they plot out a scheme to return to Area 51 in the year 1942 using their time travel methods.
The gang reconnects with an alien ally know as Blue Nova One. who tells them of a dire predicament. The alien informs them that the Blue Azurians are facing a shortage of blue exotic matter and that without this substance the planet could be in danger of extinction from a volcanic explosion. In order to save the residents of Azur, the Bad Love Gang this time has to face a series of new threats including dinosaurs, the forces of nature, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle and other forces of nature to complete their mission and save Hannah.
This volume of the series combines the stealth and ingenuity of the now-familiar members of the Bad Love Gang with both old and new threats at every turn. Bubble Butt and his friends show their characteristic ingenuity and courage as they go above and beyond any previous endeavor to complete their task. The suspense is at an all-time high and Kevin Schewe shows his remarkable imagination and skill as a storyteller as he takes the gang into outer space and an environment unlike any encountered before.
Once again, fans of history and science fiction will be engrossed by the story that unfolds in the pages of this latest action-adventure. Whether you’ve read the two previous novels or are a newcomer to the trials and tribulations of the Bad Love Gang, you will be entranced by the danger and intrigue of “Bad Love Beyond.” It’s a thrill a minute and absolutely out of this world.
John J. Kelly
Detroit Free Press
November 27, 2020
‘Bad Love Beyond’ Went Beyond Anything I Expected, Now I Have to Buy First Two in Series!
I didn’t know what I would find within the world of the Bad Love Gang, but it turned out to be light years, literally, from what was envisioned. History mixed with fantasy touched with Cold War espionage and leavened with the other worldly high tech and pre-historic wonder is the best way to hit all the bases.
During the new current adventure, in Bad Love Beyond, are references to the first two assignments of the time-traveling Bad Love Gang, both involving high-risk rescue missions during World War II. A colorful cast of characters, many pretty young, with hilarious nicknames and a biting sense of humor are to be found within life and death missions on Earth and across the Universe.
The author’s grasp of tech and popular culture, including music, created a story that is going to make me buy the first two volumes of the Bad Love Gang series.
November 23, 2020
Kevin Schewe’s ‘Bad Love Series’ of science fiction adventures take storytelling to the next level. This talented author not only transports his readers on exciting adventures through time, which are historically accurate, but he also enhances their enjoyment by suggesting a sound track list. Throughout the book there are references to these songs which evoke wonderful memories for the characters, and fit into the plot brilliantly.
The main protagonists are the Bad Love Gang who live up to their motto ‘Live dangerously, have fun, don’t die.’ They are all described in the front of the book and this is where the readers discover their nicknames, and the reasons behind them. As the series has progressed the gang has grown, and between them they have a wide expanse of knowledge and skills, which prove invaluable during their escapades. However, the gang are hunted by spies Boris and Christine Krovopuskov, who will stop at nothing to learn the secrets of The White Hole Project (time machine) for Mother Russia, killing without compassion anyone who gets in their way!
As Bad Love Beyond begins, the gang find themselves invited yet again to The White House, Oval Office. However, although only ten weeks have passed since their last meeting with President Gerald R. Ford for the gang, it has been thirty years for the President. Those years between have taught him to respect the advice of the gang, and he reads them extracts from The Book of Presidents about their last visit, and events which happened in 1945 (story told in Bad Love Tigers, Book 2 in the series.) They talk about an imminent NASA mission in the planning, and then Bubble Butt reveals he has an idea for a secret plan to use The White Hole Project to go into the future. It hinges on going back in time to WWII, when the gang were sent on a mission to keep the Area 51 Project, and its secrets in America’s hands. It was on this adventure that they saw the alien Blue Nova One, he believes he can go back, re-live the time, and seize the moment to explore the future.
It’s a success! The gang are transported to the beautiful planet Azure, 11.5 billion light years from Earth, and find the planet, how it has evolved, its people, and their technology fascinating. Good relations are established. However they soon discover that the Queen of Azur is worried, an environmental disaster is set to destroy the Republic of Azure, a distant island nation, however, distrust has arisen between the peoples, can the Bad Love Gang heal the rift, help, and avert disaster? Join the gang as they battle bravely against adversity, facing danger and death in their quest to save the planet, and the people of the Republic of Azure.
Vividly detailed, and historically accurate, this author sends his readers on an unforgettable rollercoaster of a time travel story, guaranteed, I believe, to rival the classic ‘The Time Machine’ by H. G. Wells. Highly recommended!
November 8, 2020
Dr. Kevin L. Schewe, cancer specialist, entrepreneur and author, brings us Bad Love Beyond, the third installment in his “Bad Love Gang” adventures. In Bad Love Beyond, Schewe reunites us with his irrepressible gang of precocious teenagers. With their brains, impressive list of skills, and access to the time travel technology of the White Hole Project, they’re ready for whatever challenges will follow Bad Love Tiger’s epic cross-country road trip and adventure to China, in which they attempted to keep the secrets of Area 51 and the White Hole Project out of the hands of their enemies.
Bad Love Beyond deals with lingering threats, looming mysteries, and personal crises on all sides. Beginning with a high speed chase and shootout with Russian agents enroute to a secret meeting with President Gerald R. Ford, it becomes obvious that Russian sleeper agent Borya Krovopuskov is still at large and a major ongoing threat to the security of the White Hole project and the nation. The mystery of the alien visitor Blue Nova One looms in the mind of BB “Bubble Butt” Schafer and he hatches a plan to use the White Hole Project to link time and space travel, visit the planet Azur and discover the reasons for their visit to Earth. “Meatball,” another member of the Gang, learns that the woman he fell in love with during their first time travel adventure to 1944 is now dying of breast cancer. Can the Bad Love Gang handle all of these challenges? Will they manage to conquer time/space travel and visit Azur, come back with a life-saving cure for breast cancer, and set a trap for the Russians all at the same time?
Bringing his signature sense of humor, love of music, expansive grasp of history and attention to detail to bear, Schewe tells a romping and action packed tale of space travel, alien culture, and relationships. The descriptions and historic elements of locations and included playlist of songs which run throughout the narrative really draw the reader in and set each scene. If you enjoy history and sci-fi, or have ever wished that Frank and Joe Hardy and their friends were more interesting, you’ll love the Bad Love Gang and their adventures!
Educator and Writer
November 3, 2020
The Bad Love Gang is back at it with an ample supply of action, adventure, espionage, intrigue and suspense that keeps you enthralled and engaged with anticipation to turn the next page. The adventure takes us to a new planet with many parallels that remind us of the sadness, elation and political ramifications not so far from home... even though it’s 11.5 billion light years away!
As a radiation oncologist in practice for over 30 years, I’m amazed by Dr. Schewe’s ability to masterfully weave the recondite world of nuclear physics and time travel and apply it for the betterment of ‘humankind’. The historical detail gives one a fascinating glimpse of the majesty of erstwhile times and the paradoxical truth , quoted by Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr, “plus ça change, plus cest la même chose”- The more things change the more they stay the same...
The accurate facts, places and settings appeal to many interests: the history buff, science fiction enthusiasts, music lovers and spy devotees. It’s like flying through the Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, Jurassic Park and captain Kirk’s starship with a wonderful tour guide; fascinating and compelling for all readers with a diversity of interests.
David A. Holladay, M.D.
October 27, 202
The madcap/fun-loving crusaders, the Bad Love Gang- (BLG), return with a “far-out” quest in Bad Love Beyond.
Pre-teens to seniors will delve into captivating encounters merging the past with the present, through time-travel, by protecting the White Hole Project. BLG’s interstellar driving force is the hope of finding a cure for cancer. This project includes joining forces with Blue Nova One, acquiring Blue Exotic Matter, and especially saving neighboring planets from extinction. Their challenges are increased with the return of Russian spies, dodging volcanic matter, and even dinosaur encounters!
The music soundtrack continues entertaining and helping the characters, “chill,” especially during impending danger.
The camaraderie of the characters grows, as does the idea of embracing new experiences and changes. Civilizations learn to work together by sharing and protecting limited resources, demonstrating cooperation as a necessity for survival on any planet.
If the BLG travelIng to another planet promised a cure for cancer, I know the older BB (aka Dr. Schewe), would do exactly that. Hope lives!
October 26, 202