Friday, September 30, 2011

Review Of Abyss of Chaos by David Beem

Abyss of ChaosAbyss of Chaos by David Beem

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The year was 1981, I was sixteen and I remember sitting in the balcony of the movie theater and watching spell-bound as Indiana Jones fought his way across the big screen in an epic story that grabbed me by the throat and wouldn’t let go. It was Raiders of The Lost Ark and I watched that movie at least fifteen times over the next year. To this day it is one of my favorite films.

I had a serious case of déjà vu as I cracked the pages of David Beem’s new thriller, Abyss of Chaos. I was instantly transported back in time to those days in the theater balcony and I soon realized I was off on another roller coaster, rock and roll ride. This is just plain fun and can’t put it down reading.

And when you add in the deft handling of historical information layered upon modern issues and dangers the world faces right now, it adds up to a masterful job of storytelling and writing.

Daivd has managed to create characters that we root for and those we would pull the trigger on ourselves if we could. But the best part is there is more to come. This is the first book in a series of stories that the author is working on and I for one can’t wait for the next one.

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Alex Donovan's 1952 Jaguar xk-120 convertible.

Alex Donovan's 1952 Jaguar xk-120.

Hard at work on book two and the car makes an appearance. Let's just say it will take Alex's mechanic in Boston, a guy named Tommy Stevenson, many months and a lot of money to bring her back. But Alex has the cash.

I want to write like a Honey Badger...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Goodreads Book Giveaway!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Slow Boat to Purgatory by Vernon Baker

Slow Boat to Purgatory

by Vernon Baker

Giveaway ends October 25, 2011.

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at Goodreads.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sometimes it just doesn't happen...

This writing thing is hard.

Not hard in the sense that you need a degree or a piece of paper from some august purveyor of platitudes. No, it's hard as in carving out the moments that are real. The moments laden with the fatty, succulent, suck it off your fingers and savor it, cooked just right results, where everything seems to flow from your fingers onto the page in just the right tenor and pace.

I tried to force those moments today and they gave me the finger. They told me to come back later.

And so I shall.

Finally up on Goodreads...

Finally got my Author info uploaded at Goodreads. If you've read the book and feel like leaving a review I would appreciate it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Back to the Books Giveaway Hop Winners.

Congratulations to Lisa and Kim! They are the winners of signed copies of Slow Boat To Purgatory. Thanks to all of you who dropped in. I hope you'll stay involved with the blog and for those who didn't win check your e-mails for a special e-book promotion just for you.

Thanks again.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to the books giveaway hop. Enter to win a signed copy of Slow Boat To Purgatory!

Enter to win a signed copy of Slow Boat To Purgatory. I will be giving away two copies. Just follow the blog and comment on this post with your e-mail address and you'll be entered to win.