Kevin L. Schewe, oncologist and entrepreneur, brings us his entertaining and fast paced second novel, Bad Love Tigers. In his first book Bad Love Strikes, the Bad Love Gang stumbles on a major government secret, the White Hole project, which allows them to travel through time. Led by BB (Bubble Butt) Schafer, a precocious borderline genius with a “music brain,” this intrepid group of teens are far from ordinary with an impressive set of skills between them including pilot, genius, mechanic, communication device expert, fluent German, and a jack-of-all- trades who can cook.
When their New Year’s Eve party at the White Hole Project is crashed by KGB sleeper cell agent Russ Krovo, BB and the Bad Love Gang are flung into an adventure that finds them traveling back in time in order to save the future. Bucky, the Special Forces pilot specially selected by Franklin Roosevelt to be the first test pilot of the White Hole Project, recognizes Krovo during their New Year’s Party encounter and suspects that the security of the project may have been compromised from the beginning. The gang decides that they must “establish and secure the future of the White Hole Project” starting with a visit to 1945 and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. They road trip across the country trying to protect and preserve the secrets of Area 51, the White Hole project, encountering spies from India, Russia, and China all along the way. Will they fulfill their mission? Can they thwart the forces that threaten the future of the United States?
This young adult novel is a great combination of science fiction, historical fiction, and spy thriller. Along with medicine and business, it’s obvious that Dr. Schewe really knows his history and his accurate descriptions bring the story to life. Full of humorous escapades, historic detail, and with an accompanying recommended soundtrack, Bad Love Tigers is a one-of-a-kind read!
Jessica R., Educator & Writer
September 18, 2020
One of my favorite authors has always been Micheal Crichton. Crichton combines technical details, with adrenaline-filled actions, and engaging concepts to create a blockbuster book that can not be put down. This book is the best example of a book following this format, and it succeeds by every metric in my opinion.
Going into this book, I was worried I would be lost having not read the other books in the series; luckily, this was not the case at all. All the characters have brief descriptions, and the plot quickly jumps into it, as the characters travel back to 1945. There are a lot of characters at the beginning of the book to keep track of, and they can sometimes “blend together;” however, despite this, I found no difficulty into jumping into this series with this book. Although, the beginning of the book in general did not capture me, as soon as they go back into time - which is very early on luckily - I could not get enough of this book.
This book masterfully blends actions and descriptions; it never gets bogged down by flowery-writing about, for example, the color of the sky. Instead, each word matters - whether it’s talking about the actions of the characters or going into engaging technical descriptions. Having come from several slower reads, this was incredibly refreshing and made for a 350-page novel that felt akin to watching an extremely good action movie. To add to this feeling of being more than just a “boring ol’ book,” one of the first things one will notice when reading this book, is it comes with a suggested song-list to play during key moments in the book. THIS WAS AWESOME! I wish all authors did this!
Amazon Reviewer [Kit Callahan]
July 26, 2020
Unfortunately I have not read the first book in this series but it is definitely on my to read list now. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the writing style, the history, and the time travel in Bad Love Tigers. The author, Kevin L. Schewe, MD, FACRO is a truly talented writer with a knack for story telling. You really feel like you know the characters and genuinely care for them. It is helpful that there is a bit of a bio for each character in the beginning of the book, especially if you haven't read the first one. I have experienced a few other writers that do this and I love it.
I'm a bit of a history geek and I love the idea of traveling back in time to live in these significantly historical times. I have a real interest in the Holocaust so I'm looking forward to reading the first book.
In this story, the gang returns to the White Hole Project for a New Years eve celebration. They are ambushed by a KGB agent that wants to steal the secrets of the project. This forces the gang to travel back in time again and take us through an exciting adventure that is based very accurately on actual history. The gang takes us to Area 51, tells us a fascinating ghost story, and lets us get to know President Roosevelt. I actually learned a lot. I had never heard of the City of Fountains or the Czech capital of Kansas. There is just so much information!
I will be recommending this book to my fourteen year old daughter as it not only offers a great story but opens a reader up to becoming more interested in our history. This would be a great novel for school assigned reading. It is, however; an excellent read for adults as well!
Now one of my new favorite authors! I just love this book!
Amazon Reviewer [Michelle]
July 8, 2020
The imagination put forth by Kevin Schewe is really something else, it's quite the tale of suspense and of history. The scenes put forth and created by this author force a sense of wonder on the reader, without giving away too many details or spoilers, I will admit that this book is as fun of a read as it is intriguing and informative. it's not often you learn something from a book as well as be so carefully entertained by the well-crafted display of authorship expressed by Schewe.
Aliens? Natural phenomenon? The lure of espionage and the thrill of the chase. So many ideas come to the shores of the mind as you read this book, I think I time-traveled into the future on the basis of having fun alone, I hadn't read a book that's as modern as it is entertaining and thrilling. This is the kind of book I would gift to a middle schooler or an avid reader, Schewe captures all the proper elements of a great work of fiction and utilizes certain literary ideas to weave together a story, not unlike the little rascals mixed with James bond. If you enjoy a series that continues to have more to offer I would look no other place than here. Its all and all a really fun read that at times is light-hearted and at other times it's really thought-provoking and full of intrigue. A mysterious thread is loosened from the spool of the imagination as scenes creatively expressed by Schewe easily play out in the mind. A read I would read again and again, a series we need more of!
Amazon Reviewer [Desmond White]
June 30, 2020
“Bad Love Tigers” by excellent author Kevin L. Schewe, M.D., is a book you just HAVE to read if you are at all interested in science fiction and/or recent American history. It is just fantastic.
Without being a spoiler, I can say that this time travel, historical novel which reunites the Bad Love Gang is just a hoot, a fantastical journey into the past, and one of the most creative and original works of sci/fi that I have ever read, and I have read many.
I have no idea how Dr. Schewe came up with the whole vision of the Bad Love Gang and the White Hole Project, but I’m glad that he did. The very idea of such a group and such fantastical journeys is just out of most peoples’ abilities to imagine. I’m so glad that it is not out of his.
The idea of including suggested soundtracks in the book, to set the mood of each period in time that the group visited, as the chapters progressed, is just brilliant! I have never seen this method of reader-involvement used before. As one who lived through the times in which those songs were created and introduced to the public, it made the whole theme of the book EXTREMELY believable and almost spooky in its relevancy and accuracy. It is exactly as if the reader, especially a reader of my generation, actually traveled back with the Bad Love Gang, to the period suggested by the songs. Fantastic!
Please take the time to read this wonderful book. And then, read it again.
Amazon Reviewer [vtreviewer]
June 27, 2020
I was reading this insightful and encompassing book during a time of uncertainty in this world : the COVID 19 crisis. When ‘ normal life ‘ seemed to vanish in an instant, what was once considered routine became arduous and restricted ... incertitude crept in and began to take hold.
It reminded me that situations and assurances are ephemeral in a fragile world, where assumptions and fear may overshadow truth and logic, when mindfulness is important affirm stability and structure. I needed an escape; hope was on the horizon.
The recent “Bad Love Tigers“ book took me on a thrilling journey, Dr. Schewe masterfully intertwines the assurances of simpler times with the abstruse field of nuclear physics and time travel with all it’s assumptions, paradoxes and hypothetical possibilities ... it left me yearning for more.
As a practicing radiation oncologist for over 30 years, I’m familiar with the arcane world of nuclear interactions and their implications for past and future generations. Dr. Schewe takes these difficult concepts and makes them clear and accessible for the everyday reader. It’s an enthralling book that kept me spellbound and excited to turn the next page. Dr. Schewe also delivers an excellent historical panorama of past and current places that played and continue to represent some of our most cherished and impactful memories.
I relished the way foreboding situations were interlaced with the humorous realities of everyday life during our younger and ingenuous childhoods. The book is certain to entertain the young and the most die hard intellectual wishing to escape with the whim and humor only a master could execute. It’s a riveting story from a banner story-teller.
Dr. David Holladay
May 28, 2020
The Bad Love Gang is back with guns blazing to save the world. Their motto is “live dangerously, have fun – don’t die”, which sums up their crazy, time traveling adventures.
Amidst spies, assassins and aliens, the gang travels around the United States and China on their current mission. Bouncing from the 1970’s to the 1940’s BB, Browmar, Bucky, Waldo and Tator have the honor of meeting with President Roosevelt very shortly before his death. During this meeting they discuss the White Hole Project (time travel) and shock FDR by reintroducing him to Bucky, who was assumed dead the first time the White Hole Project was used.
With FDR paving the way for them and the rest of the Bad Love Gang as they travel to several key cities working undercover to complete their mission. One of the stops was personal for Bucky. He needs to see his parents as they were notified that he was missing in action and presumed dead. One of their destinations is the infamous Area 51 and a spot in China that observers claimed to see a space ship much like the one in the states. Arriving there in time to contact the aliens, will change the gang’s lives forever.
Schewe brings page turning action and drama from the first pages to the last. His characters are quirky and funny, cracking jokes amidst missions that will impact each of them as well as the world as we know it. It is fascinating to read the historical facts interwoven with the time traveling fictional characters. I was particularly interested in learning more about Allen Wright, a real-life hero that flew missions in China in the 1940’s. Yes, I did look him up and he was an amazing man. I love a work a fiction that takes this leap to further engage the reader and provide an opportunity to read more about the historical facts and figures mentioned along the way.
May 21, 2020
This book, like it’s prequel Bad Love Strikes, takes the phrase “getting into a book” to a whole new dimension as the author provides his readers with an excellent playlist to listen to, linked to the events in the book, wonderfully enhancing this exciting time travel adventure.
During the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the “White Hole Project” was conceived and built. This project is a time machine and it is housed in a top-secret deep underground bunker. Its location is adjacent to the K-25 project building, more commonly known as the Manhattan Project, the place where the world’s first nuclear bomb was built.
In Bad Love Strikes a teenage gang of the same name, discover the project and undergo a time travel mission to rescue Holocaust victims in 1944 Poland This story begins just after they have returned from their first adventure, and the gang is assembled at the White Hole Project to celebrate New Year’s Eve 1975. The music is playing, and none of them suspect that at the stroke of midnight the room would be plunged into darkness and they would be attacked by a Russian KGB agent intent on discovering the project’s secrets.
In conclusion: This new adventure of the Bad Love Gang is mind-blowing, the talented author takes his readers on an incredible rollercoaster of an adventure which intermingles true historical facts and incredible moments in the past, with conspiracy theories and science fiction. Not forgetting of course that throughout there’s a sprinkling of romance, heaps of comradeship, and that all-important patriotic duty, all carried out whilst maintaining the gang’s motto “Live dangerously, have
fun, don’t die!”
May 12, 2020
BB’s (Kevin Schafer, aka “Bubble Butt”) gripping narrative is a smooth
segue from his previous book, Bad Love Strikes.
Reading mimics interaction with the interspersed moments of
suspense, sarcasm, singing, laughing, and quotes, while reinforcing the theme of Patriotism, Faith, and Hope.
The Bad Love Gang utilizes their time travel and military experience as
they are challenged by spies, harrowing road trips, ambushes, and a
foray to China to investigate a UFO.
A multitude of genres explode in the chapters to entice the reader
including: WWII, aeronautics, history, music, science fiction, family and more.
The “Scent” of time travel combined with the author’s command of the subjects make a powerful and entertaining teaching tool that continues to ask the “Why?” of events in history, and provides a wild, engaging answer via a recounting of the Bad Love Gang’s exploits!
May 4, 2020