I have to admit I'm kind of late to the party when it comes to the Bad Love Gang and all the adventures their creator Dr. Kevin Schewe has gotten them into---but better late than never. BAD LOVE MEDICINE is a fun literary ride that really does have it all. Giving us friendship coupled with adventure, history and all the good things we love in a book, it keeps you turning the pages.
The heroes are relatable and carry the story well, and the places Schewe takes them allows them to use their knowledge and connection to make a difference.
A great read that all ages I think will find something in it to enjoy.
February 26, 2022
This book is such a hidden gem as it is truly, an immersive experience. Dr. Schewe opens by thanking his many patients over the years as a radiation oncologist and the lessons they taught him. He then has a playlist to listen to while you enjoy the book! This is such a unique concept and sets him apart as a superior creator. It just adds a huge amount of creative depth and will undoubtedly expand your music palate. The Soundtrack to Bad Love Medicine includes 23 songs and I created a playlist on YouTube as an easy reference for myself. The songs are well chosen, integrate wonderfully, and allow you to experience it with the additional sensory effect. Much like listening to Dark Side of the Moon while watching Wizard of Oz - it places you on another level entirely and helps cultivate a mesmerizing experience. This is book 4, however, Dr. Schewe really thought of everything and ensures you are caught up fully by including complete character summaries/ overviews right at the beginning. It is meticulous without being lengthy and they are a fantastic support tool to reference throughout. While the amount of characters can seem a smidge daunting, they are all well developed, serve a purpose, and are actually interesting. The story itself flows quickly and works splendidly. His experience as a radiation oncologist shines through the pages in both his ability to explain technicalities and his passion. It is a highly entertaining, niche, and unique story that is like the movie Kung Fury spliced with Grey's Anatomy while on steroids.
Deidre (Amazon Review)
August 6, 2021
How many e-books come with soundtracks? This one does, and of the 23 listed songs, I knew all but one. That might be because the author and I are the same age and grew up in the same general area. But, if you're younger or older, male or female, I can make a prediction: There's a 99.9999 percent probability you will love this book.
Don't worry that it's a "part 4" within a series. This one is a stand-alone story and my guess is that the others are as well (I have not read any of them, but this installment spurred me to purchase all 3). The highlights of the book, for me, included the fact that it is dead-on historical fiction. Dr. Schewe includes enough WWII factoids to make Bad Love Medicine seem real. His excellent characters do the rest of the work at creating a fully believable tale of good youngsters vs evil Nazis.
As noted, I've not read books 1-3, but this one definitely has an Indiana Jones flavor to it, along with elements of Star Wars, TV show Quantum Leap, and several classic Twilight Zone episodes. If you were born in the late 1950s, all those stories and series occupy a decent chunk of your brain's available memory cells.
Bad Love Medicine felt to me like a top-notch WWII drama that could easily be made into a film. An enterprising young writer could build a winning screenplay from the story. No spoilers here, but I guarantee you'll enjoy the ending as much as all the twists and turns along the way. I'm a Churchill buff, so there were quite a few scenes that got my attention immediately.
This is crisp, interesting, professional writing from an accomplished physician, which means the entire medical angle is as realistic as can be. Bad Love Medicine is good medicine for readers in need of a fun summer book. I'm ready to binge-read the first three.
A Book Reader (Amazon Review)
August 6, 2021
The fourth installment in Kevin Schewe’s ‘Bad Love Gang’ contemporary Sci-Fi series, ‘Bad Love Medicine,’ has landed in a blaze of time traveling, historically inspired, music filled edge-of-your-seat heroic glory. The Bad Love Gang, populated by a group of battled wizened teenage heroes with colorful nicknames, finds itself completing two parallel missions in the final months of World War II. World history changing implications, from previous time travel missions and encounters with an advanced alien civilization, come back to haunt the Gang. Tasks personal and professional, taking place on different historical timelines, must be ruthlessly dealt with simultaneously.
‘Bad Love Medicine’ brings the reader into close contact with wartime London, Liverpool, Berlin and Hitler’s famed hilltop retreat at Berchtesgaden. Famous combatants and political leaders mix-it-up with fictional characters whose rich, historically factual backstories make them come alive with fear, hope, hatred, anger and courage. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is featured in one scene and Schewe ably portrays his quick wit, historical wisdom and acerbic sense of humor. In fact, the author displays his desire to get the history right by using many famous Churchill quotes within the conversations.
Detailed history moves along with the often light-hearted yet serious banter amongst the young heroes, which is then, as in all the ‘Bad Love Gang’ books, peppered with famous popular songs from the 1960s and 1970s. Schewe’s ability to balance all the story lines keeps the story moving rapidly forward with few dull moments and a hunger for the next installment…
July 16, 2021
Like a perfectly cut 58 facet red diamond, Dr. Schewe’s latest book is a rare gem. It has it all ...humor, excitement, tragedy and romance interwoven with fascinating physics and complex biology that’s easy to understand from this masterful author. This time the Bad Love Gang is dealing not only with saving a single life but multiple future lives if the “guttersnipe” Hitler manages to maneuver himself into the future. The Bad Love Gang must ride again to save humanity.
In these days, when UFO sightings are becoming more common in the mainstream, it gives a realism to the story. “Bad Love Medicine” provides the reader with a fascinating, behind the scenes view of the Nazi Party and Hitler’s inner secrets; their initial inexorable energy and
euphoria followed by the disconsolate stupor and detachment that ultimately defined and beclouded their judgment. Injecting fascinating facts into the story assured the tremendous character development. We weep when they weep, were angered when they’re wronged, and we leap for joy and delectation when they succeed. The book is full of anfractuous underpinnings that piques one’s interest at every turn.
From the details of Churchill’s favorite Cuban cigars, elite British espionage units, the inner workings of WW2 military aircraft to the complex world of breast cancer genetics and nuclear physics ... the book has a taste to whet any appetite. The way in which popular classic tunes are sprinkled in will bring a smile to any music buff while providing levity for such a deciding event that could have changed the course of human history.
“Bad Love Medicine” epitomizes the importance of saving one life and how the implications can be far reaching for the betterment of humanity. The book reminds me of the sayings/quotes from “Schindler’s List” and the Talmud, “Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” Time is of the essence. If history was taught this way in school, everyone would be a scholar and educating ourselves not only about our accomplishments but the horrors of the past that should awaken and give insight to the path of a better future.
Dr. David Holladay
June 4, 2021
Dr. Kevin L. Schewe, oncologist, entrepreneur, and the prolific author of the Bad Love series brings us another entertaining and thrilling volume, Bad Love Medicine. This blockbuster fourth book reunites
characters and story lines from the three previous books in another explosive installment that ties the pieces together and continues the fast paced action.
Picking up where Bad Love Beyond left off, with the impressively skilled gang of time and space traveling teenagers on a quest to the Planet Azur, we find our heroes partying down with the Azurians to celebrate their heroic and successful attempt to divert a devastating volcanic threat. To thank them, Queen Blue Nova One gives them an advanced gene therapy medicine that will prevent “Meatball’s” girlfriend Hannah from developing breast cancer (as seen in Bad Love Beyond). At the same time Blue Nova One reveals that prior to meeting the Gang in China (Bad Love Tigers), she and her husband had been harvesting blue exotic matter in the Black Forest region of Germany, resulting in the tragic death of her husband and potential loss of containers of blue exotic matter into the hands of the Nazis. She secretly gives BB “Bubble Butt” Schafer a device that can rewind time by 30 seconds and call her from Azur into the action, ready to help.
Past danger and present threats loom all at the same time, with the Bad Love Gang’s nemesis, Russian sleeper agent Borya Krovopuskov still at large in the present and with Hitler having captured Azurian blue exotic matter in WWII Germany. Hitler instructs his physicists to build the “Black Hole Project” and makes a secret plot to travel forward in time and re-emerge later in history. The future of the world and the future of Meatball’s love are both at stake, making it necessary for the gang to use the White Hole Project to return to WWII London, meet with Winston Churchill, and develop a plan to both foil Hitler and find Hannah. Can they locate Hannah and give her the medicine that will prevent her illness? Can they thwart Hitler’s plan to bring his evil philosophies and regime to the future? Will they need to use the mysterious rewind device and call Queen Blue Nova One to help?
With its entertaining dialogue, Schewe’s trademark historic details, and built in soundtrack, Bad Love Medicine is the sci-fi history mashup that will cure your boredom and keep you on the edge of your seat.
If you’re looking for the perfect adrenaline-fueled summertime read, look no further, because the Bad Love Gang is back and kicking butt!
June 3, 2021
As much as I have enjoyed the previous three books in the Bad Love Book Series, Dr. Kevin L. Schewe’s latest book– “BAD LOVE MEDICINE” – takes his endearing characters to their next level! Without a doubt the best tale in the series yet, this novel intermixes themes of history, sci-fi and music together to craft a winning story that takes the reader to the edge of their seat. From the depths of the Universe to World War II Germany, it all comes together in this book. Schewe portrays his characters so realistically that you’d swear you already know them, and researches his topics thoroughly, bringing a high level of realism
to his stories. Fantastic yet grounded, “BAD LOVE MEDICINE” will leave you desperate for more, just as it did me.
Kathryn Raaker, Radio/TV Host & Author
June 9, 2021
MAGNUM OPUS describes Dr Schewe’s latest time travel escapade, Bad Love Medicine, in the Bad Love Book Series.
His artistic ease of combining familiar historical events with cataclysmic fiction is exhilarating. Compelling storytelling transports the reader via time travel, from Hitler and cancer cells, to the Beatles’ Abbey Lane without a hiccup.
The author’s use of historical description and scientific knowledge,
might lead one to believe that the author is an actual Time Traveler. Sir Winston Churchill once told the Bad Love Gang, “…. never give in.
Never, never, give in…”. They never do, but they also…….
“Live dangerously, have fun, don’t die.” - The Bad Love Gang
June 2, 2021