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Hi, Joseph. I invite you to review some of the great short stories and novels featured on PatronQuo.com. Each story and book excerpt on the site comes with its own Match Bout Record Chart. All visitors to the site are randomly assigned a literary match bout to judge. So, please take the time to weigh in with a vote and then to review the two stories you judged. You can then post a link to your review on our Book Blogs group Online Fiction Writers' Death Matches. Overall, it's a great way to help out self-published and indie authors. Regards!
On Jan 9th, 2010 my debut novel, SUGAR (Dutton/Penguin Publishers) will celebrate its 10th anniversary and in order to commemorate this milestone I am campaigning to sell 10,000 copies between now and that date.
“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And if you could help spread the word by blogging, twittering ad Face-booking my campaign, it would mean the world to me.
Here is a summary of the book, The 5E's of Potter's Field. Your opinion would be valuable.
In 1991, Mrs. Hazel Green, a seventy-one year old woman, living in apartment 5E in a south Bronx tenement, died. She had lived in that three-room apartment for almost half a century. When I went to clear it out, I was astounded by what I found there...the woman had stacks of paper in every room of the house almost as if she had saved every piece of paper with which she had come in contact. This included a journal she had kept, the diaries of a daughter, letters that crossed continents, magazines, newspapers, ticket stubs, rent receipts, food coupons, report cards, political and religious brochures, checks...all of which defined a fifty-year period of time. The paper told a story of three children and a widowed mother, who in different ways tried to escape 5E and the poverty into which they were born. The 5E’s of Potter’s Field is loosely based upon that paper and recreates the lives of the children people who grew up in its dark cavern with the mother who was never able to model love for them. The story asks what happens to people growing up in a loveless environment entrenched in a society that favors indifference and mediocrity and fails to understand the worth in human connections. Do they become drug addicts as the son did? Do they endure a life shielding themselves from emotion as the sisters? Sydney Green, the middle daughter, tells the story of the occupants of 5E. We follow her thirty year struggle with the poverty, and the physical and mental abuse of 5E as she wanders on an idealistic journey through Broncksland, her name for the Bronx, West Africa, the inner city of Los Angeles, a small town in California, an Indian reservation out west, before finally returning to the place she found her greatest peace, West Africa. The novel begins in Sierra Leone during the civil war and details her lifelong struggle with love, guilt and shame while trying to prove herself worthy of the crapshoot...being born. It is set against the sweeping panorama of 50 years of history, following the madness in the world and the madness in Sydney Green.
Hi Joseph, I want to introduce you to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. I was wondering if you would like to review my book for your blog or sites such as Amazon. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. If you would like to read it I can mail an advance readers copy to you. Thanks for your time in advance.
Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”
Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."
Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"
The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
I read in one of the topics about self publishing that you knew a website that reviewed self published titles. Could you share that site address with me?
I'm a first time author and self published my first book that was released just this month. I'm hoping to land a proper publishing deal soon. However, resources are always the problem.