Reviewed by: Hollywood Book Reviews
Author Harry E. Gilleland, Jr. takes readers on an action-filled excursion through life, as it was, in twelfth century England in his latest novel A Wandering Warrior. Mr. Gilleland is a lauded author and poet and A Wandering Warrioris his eighth published work. The novel centers on a…Continue
Added by Nicole Sorkin on June 19, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments
Reviewed by: Susane Gattis, Hollywood Book Reviews
I cannot imagine leaving what is known and familiar to me and traveling half way around the world to try to make a new life. Throughout this novel, thoughts of whether I could do that circled around in my head. In A Shattered Dream, A New Immigrant’s Life Story, Dan Liu takes such a journey in his…Continue
Added by Nicole Sorkin on June 18, 2013 at 10:13am — No Comments
Title: A Fighter's Chance
Author: Gabriel Gonzalez
Publisher: No Frills Buffalo
After being raised in the poor sectors of society for his entire life, Aiden Caliber has found the one…Continue
Added by Mark Pogodzinski on June 2, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments
The highly recommended action packed sequel.
When Robert ‘Bobby’ Valentine’s daughter Lynn asks him for more stories about The Starlight Club, how can he…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on May 1, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments
The Starlight Club by Joe Corso
Winner of the eLit…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on April 30, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Deputy Marshal Archie Lean of the Portland Police and private detective Perceval Grey are back in the sophomore effort from Kieran Shields, author of The Truth of…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 24, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments
Broadway Paperbacks (Random House), 404 pgs
Submitted by Random…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 19, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments
Added by Lynelle Clark on April 13, 2013 at 3:25am — No Comments
Published June 2010 by St. Martin's Press
Rating - 4 Really liked this one
Read this in approximately 24 hours and really enjoyed it. The last couple of installments in this series seemed to be…
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments
By Chris Bohjalian
Crown Publishers 378 pgs
Rating - It'll Do and a Half
This is a weird little book. If you are familiar with Chris Bohjalian's work then this will not surprise you. He is a master at New England village life. You understand that his books could not be set anywhere else. There are hamlets in these mainly rural states that remain fairly isolated. This allows all manner of belief and behavior to take hold and hold on. I'm…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments
a tale of the Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Bee Keepers, Wine Makers, and Brewers Who Built New York
Crown Publishers (Random House), 335 pgs
"Go on bite the big apple..." Richards and Jagger warned us. I always took…Continue
Added by Michelle Lancaster on April 8, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Hi fiction readers, authors, bloggers,
Here''s one for you to chew on and review. Please like my fb page if you like the synopsis and send me a message of your book if you'd like me to blog about you on my page.
About the Book
Shot in the Dark, first in the Dark Steel Novel series, uncovers an explosive government connection arising out of a sequence of sniper murders that lead directly to the presidential candidates for the 2012…Continue
Added by Suman Saxena on March 27, 2013 at 12:49am — No Comments
The last time I’d cried because of a book was years ago and the culprit was Marley and Me. Crazy Quilt is such a different book yet so alike in many ways. Both deal with death and loss, both are incredibly moving stories, and both remind us how short and precious life is.Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on February 4, 2013 at 8:15am — No Comments
So, you married yourself a writer, eh? You bought into the romantic notion of the two of you sitting fireside, drinking glasses of pinot noir while your significant other sits beside you writing the next great American novel. The only sound is the crackling fire and the tapping of the keyboard as they belt out their genius.
Every once in a while your significant other looks up from their masterpiece and flashes you a smile that makes you feel like you’re the most special person in the…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on February 3, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments
I’ve spent the last few weeks doing a lot of marketing and promotion for my nine novels and it has paid off. My main blog, ALWAYS WRITING has reached a milestone 250,000 + page views, and the other sites that I post blog articles have reached a combined 150,000 + page views. Not bad for the twenty months they have been in existence.
Now that I’ve reached a comfortable level of exposure it’s time to get back to the business of writing books. I did manage a 20,000 word…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on January 29, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Two years ago, after amicably parting ways with my literary agent of four years, I decide to take destiny into my own hands and publish my books in eformat. I had a huge collection of completed and professionally edited novels and decided that publishing one every three months seemed feasible. So, that’s what I did.
Little did I know I was on the cusp of an indie publishing revolution. My books were available at the right time, for the right audience, and at the right price.…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on January 25, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments
I’ve been writing 50,000-70,000 word novels for a while now and to do it properly takes a lot of time. My fastest writing ever was last year when I finished a 60,000 word novel in eight months. And I do believe there will always be readers who want to immerse themselves in a long, detailed story. However, I also believe that a new wave of reading experiences will take over the future. What are these, you ask?
As our lives become busier and busier, it’s harder to find time to sit and…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on January 20, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments
I just got back from a three day trip to the casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I brought my laptop but got little creative writing done. I did pretty well playing at the blackjack tables and also threw a few bucks into the slot machines. It was while playing the progressive machine that my mind began to imagine ‘the what if’s’.
The jackpot was for 1.2 million dollars. What if I suddenly hit it big? What if all the right symbols lined up and bells start ringing?…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on January 16, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes a writer better. Certainly, you have to be creative, that’s a given, and you have to love stories and reading. But what is that will make you better? Here’s my answer; time.
What do I mean by that?
With the exception of a few very talented people, most writers take years to hone their skills. Some writer’s like Stephen King say that a writer’s schooling is never finished. That writer’s always have…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on January 13, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments
Just wanted to remind all my followers that my latest mind-bending trip is now available on Kindle. Thanks so much and spread the word.
What if everything we perceive, all we experience, is just a figment of someone else’s imagination? And what if that someone is dying?
A botched military mission finds new recruit Christopher Parker in a hostile prison camp. His life has become pain. To escape the prolonged misery of torture, Christopher…Continue
Added by Neil D Ostroff on January 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments