Book Review: IA B.O.S.S. by John Darryl Winston

Genre: Fiction, SciFi, Fantasy, Coming of Age Published: February 2, 2018 Kindle Edition: 311 Pages Goodreads Synopsis: Supernatural abilities are revealed. A sacrifice is made. A hero is born.  Naz Andersen’s life is quickly becoming complicated. After losing his best friend to suspicious circumstances, he turns his attention to ruthless gang leader Roffio Styles and the…

Book Review: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

James Cudney has weaved a superb poignant family drama, with intricately woven characters, a stealthy family plot, reconciled painstakingly to the last tear producing page. I laughed, cried, and ached with the main protagonist, Olivia. An author producing these emotions is truly a gifted writer. Genre:  Contemporary Fiction,  Social  & Family Issues Published: October 8,…

Book Review: Immortalis: The Guardian by Leah Lozano

A Fantasy Novel With Paranormal Romance That’s Hot But Dangerous, With Love, Conflict And High Stakes Juxtaposed Between Dueling Mythical Creatures (Immortalis).  Genre: Fantasy Published:  September 7, 2015 Kindle Edition: 432 Pages Goodreads Blurb: Enter a realm where everything can take human form. Asteroids are Watchers and Stars whisper prophecies to the Ancients. Light and Dark create…

Book Review: Trapping: (A Lyn Kramer Mystery Book 2)

Ms. Jones Weaves Suspense And Mystery With The Second Installment Of Her Detective, Crime Mystery Trapping.   Genre: Mystery Published: April 4, 2018 Kindle Edition: 195 Pages Goodreads Blurb: A bittersweet reunion… Separated by feuding families when they were children, Detective Lyn Kramer of the Elm Grove Police Department and her estranged twin sister, high…

Book Review: Heir of Ashes (Roxanne Fosch 01) by Jina S. Bazzar

  Heir of Ashes Is A Fantastic Action-Packed Novel Bordering Fantasy, Sci-fi, And The Paranormal. Genre: Paranormal Thriller Date Published: April 15, 2018 Kindle Edition: 405 Pages Goodreads Blurb: Roxanne Fosch had a perfectly normal life at the age of twelve. Cool, popular, pretty, smart. Her dreams of a perfect, successful and prosperous future seemed…

Never Elaborate But Sometimes Vague: Logline and Tagline

  In the midst of preparing my third novel’s synopsis, logline, and tagline, I researched other author’s book covers and came across numerous taglines that inspired a satisfactory completion of my own. With all the subplots, twists, and characters it took many drafts before I successfully summarized an 80,000-word novel into one sentence, and it…

Authentic Book Reviews

At times, I’m hesitant to write a bad review, wondering if my judgment is flawed, especially if it’s not my preferred genre. Surely someone else has a better opinion. But being genuine is better than false praise. As a writer, I’ve learned one of the greatest efforts an author can make is supporting fellow writers….

Toward A Different Stream

          I meander a bit diverging, twisting, and flowing aimlessly dodging stagnant conventions dabbling in a little of this and that never a straight path enticed nor pondered sinuous cerebrum crevices like a waterfall, forever flowing I meander, a persistent crooked stream through motionless, manmade ponds escaping raging rivers and confusing channels toward…

Downtime

Last year was, above all else, an uncompromising creative effort to finish what I started. My mind, messy with factual and fictional images, either utilized or trashed, kept me in constant wonder. Immersed in the fabric of my plot, characters, dialogue, and information, I felt isolated—not my typical self, abandoning friends and family for fictional…

Finally!

I’ve been away, but not gone entirely, thoroughly engrossed in my characters, it was an effort that required any extra time I had left in a busy, chaotic life. Finally, I’m done with my third novel, Kalorama Road, titled initially, A Blog Affair. Much like marathon training I’d done over the years, the novel required…