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The Pawn by Steven James – A Review
admin / January 24, 2013
I’ve always fancied myself as having good radar for the fiction available today.  Particularly in the genres I enjoy, but it seems I need to take the radar unit in for a check up. A while back a copy of The Pawn by Steven James[..]
So Cometh the Egg (and with it Much Fun)
admin / January 18, 2013
I've always had a grill.  Something about cooking outside, I guess.  Perhaps it's the fact that no one really questions the cook having a beverage in hand while cooking.  Maybe it's cooking over an open flame.  Maybe it's an escape.  Perhaps it's a return to[..]
The Last Bastion of the Living – A Futuristic Zombie Novel – A Review
admin / January 11, 2013
People love to write about zombies. Why? People love to read about zombies.  Basically, people love zombies. The problem is most zombie fiction is very similar to a zombie – rambling about with no clear direction, cause or goal.  This creates another problem.  With so[..]
A Little Something for the New Year
admin / December 30, 2012
So you have to love the folks over at Novel Publicity.  They always have something going on.  They also have an incredible knack for finding great new books and authors.  To usher in 2013 they have a wonderful opportunity to not only learn about a[..]
Bluff by  Lenore Skomal – A Review
admin / December 20, 2012
Soon after I started reading Bluff by Lenore Skomal someone noticed the book and asked the question, “What kind of bluff – cliff or deception?” Having read all of 10 pages I looked at my inquisitor and answered with a framed air of authority. “Cliff,”[..]
Flesh by  Khanh Ha – A Review
admin / November 02, 2012
All too often people forget the makings of a great story is not how grandiose the plot may be or the size of the stage upon which the novel is set, rather it's the characters and, in reality, how important their story is to them.[..]
And after a Brief Intermission – We’re Back
admin / October 19, 2012
It’s been a crazy, exciting, depressing, exhilarating and trying year.   So far anyway, but normalcy seems to have returned and with it a hope to return to regular posting once again.  To start off my return to the blogosphere, I thought I’d post a few[..]
The Trust – A Review
admin / September 24, 2012
So in 2011 I published my first novel, a thriller set primarily in Charleston, South Carolina.  It's called The Trust.   In addition to writing novels, from time to time I review them.  I don't have any set formula as to what books I review -[..]
Angry Woman Suite – A Review
admin / September 07, 2012
When I was a child growing up in rural South Carolina the nearest (and only) mall was an hour away.  Oh the joy when we loaded up and rolled in to do some shopping.  One of my most favorite stores was store called Spencer’s Gifts[..]
Forgive Me, Alex – Lane Diamond – A Testimonial
admin / July 19, 2012
My name's Dan Helton, but my friends just call me Dan.  Well, they used to.  I live, or lived, a pretty normal life in Crystal Lake, Illinois.   Oh, I guess I should tell you I was murdered.Crystal Lake's not much of a place, but at[..]