I wanted to take a moment to let those of you that I have reviews pending for, as well as my few and faithful readers, that I have not fallen off of the face of the earth. Things have been a little crazy for me what with job change issues and some crazy finance situations have directed my attention away from books for a little while, but I am slowly getting back into the swing of things here.
Publication Date: February 1, 2012
“Spellbinding story of the drug war. A page turner! A full robust story and an inside look at California’s harshest prisons.”
~ Orange County Reviews
Roll Call is a true prison story with a cast of characters that include Mexican drug cartels, Southern California street gangs and Hell’s Angels all fighting for their piece of the drug culture. In the middle of it all, B.J. is hell bent for destruction until he realizes his destiny in the nick of time.
Just Another Rabid Reader recently got a chance to sit down with Ray Gorham, author of 77 Days in September. Ray had some interesting things to say and I hope you enjoy this chance to get to know him a bit better.
I’m a married father of 5, currently living in Montana where I operate a log home business.
2. What do you do when you are not writing?
Work and family takes up most of my time. I wish I had more time to write.
Just Another Rabid Reader had a chance to catch up with Michael Meyer, author of Deadly Eyes, and get him to tell us a little more about him and his book. Without further adieu, here is his interview.
I recently retired from a forty-year career as a college writing professor. I taught at universities in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and finally ended my career at a California community college. I am an avid world traveler, and, when I am not writing, I am usually out seeing the world. I live in Southern California wine country with my wife, Kitty, and our two other cats.
DEADLY EYES by Michael Meyer
A HAUNTING CARIBBEAN MYSTERY
James Cuffy, better known as Cuff, is living in paradise with his girlfriend, on the small Caribbean island of St. Croix, where the sky is as blue as Cuff’s eyes, the ocean as pretty as Rosie’s cheeks, where the gentle lapping of the waves is a lullaby, and the swaying of the palm trees is a dance. The sandy beaches are as white as sugar, and the horizon is a world away. St. Croix indeed is paradise, the perfect place for living, laughing, and loving.
Marketing Involves Faith
In the nine months, I’ve been marketing my debut MANfiction novel Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator, I’ve discovered marketing a book takes more faith and perseverance than any other qualities I may possess. Sure, you have to have a basic understanding of marketing, an idea on how to reach readers, and you have to know your core reader base, but once you understand those basic principles, it all boils down to faith. If you don’t believe in God, you may want to start praying to a tree, the Earth, or possibly even chocolate, if that’s your indulgence of choice. Because the bottom line is you’re going to need more perseverance than it took to actually write your novel, in order to see it marketed successfully. I’m talking about developing an audience beyond your family, friends, and relatives.
When invaders brutally massacred the women and children of the Varner, Caleb witnessed loss and destruction on a scale few can comprehend. As the leader of a race on the brink of extinction, his only hope for survival is gaining acceptance into the Shadow Shifter Kingdom. Struggling with new customs, he meets Tabitha, a woman who challenges his limits.
Publisher: Ryan OBrien (February 25, 2012)
(ISBN-13: 978-0615564289, 226pp, $9.99)
An adopted Michael Henry yearned for some excitement in his life. Away from his friends, in a new neighborhood and school, he discovers the adventures of a lifetime as he learns of a portal with access to the Land of Whoo.
Michael Henry’s adoptive mother is a nurse named Sam who works in a downtown Seattle dialysis clinic. His adoptive father, Daniel, has been out of work for the past two years after his construction business failed due to the economy. Michael Henry is close to them both but still wonders about his past.
On the other side of the portal, the secrets of Michael Henry’s past and future will be revealed to him, but first he must prove himself worthy as he faces the challenges of the Five Trials to take his rightful place as the Chosen One. Can he help his grandfather, King Titus, take back his kingdom from the Dark Wizard and Master Uror? What powers does the Medallion hold? Will he be able to free the oppressed and bring freedom to the citizens and creatures in the Land of Whoo?
Publication Date: February 10, 2012
Brendan Earle is a Science Fiction Fairy Story. It is an adventure in which two people are menaced by what seems a world of magical forces. It’s about how things aren’t always what they seem, but can easily be much more real that what you think. If you read and enjoy such writers as China Mieville, Iain M Banks, William Gibson and Philip K Dick, you might find things in it that you can relate to.
Book III in the Magic Seasons series
By Jacqueline Paige
Armed with magic and a plan …
Buy link: Class Act Books Jacqueline Paige link http://www.classactbooks.com/Jacqueline-Paige_bymfg_25-0-1.html
Step into a world of magic and passions…. Read more... (2688 words, 7 images, estimated 10:45 mins reading time)