October 2014 Blog Posts (18)

Review: A Real Shot in the Arm

A Real Shot in the Arm, by Annette Roome

A Plot Summary:

When Chris Martin — housewife and mother-of-two —…

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Added by Tilda Endeavour on October 31, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Review of DEADLINE by John Sandford

A backwoods crime thriller. At Murder Beach Mystery Reviews. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com 

Added by William Wilde on October 31, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Research Rejection, Part III

rejection 3 I posted the idea for this blog on Facebook wanting some comments and asking if other authors had experienced rejection. My thanks to David Schlosser and Bob Dunbar who responded with an example each. I can't make up this stuff so I'll let them tell their short stories in their own words:…



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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 25, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments

Life in a Haunted House

We never get any trick-or-treaters. I can tell myself that it’s because we’re the only house on a dead-end street and surely, being off the beaten path is part of the problem. But if I’m to be completely honest, it’s because I know that little kids are afraid of our home.

Yes, we live in THAT…

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Added by Victoria Dougherty on October 23, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

J Jay Brighton returns to Crimespace with BURNEM

BURNEM will hit Kindle's Bookstore in time for Columbus Day weekend, October 10, 2014, a full three weeks earlier than expected thanks to Amazon's publishing efficiency.  A preview of my new novel is now available on Amazon and can be accessed…

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Added by jjaybrighton on October 22, 2014 at 9:21am — No Comments

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: Murder in Maui\Murder in Honolulu\Seduced to Kill in Kauai

 

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle contains three full length bestselling suspense thriller novels by R. Barri Flowers, including Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai. 



Murder in Maui: A Leila Kahana Mystery is a police…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:18am — No Comments

Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales.

 

The collection…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:09am — No Comments

The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare.

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a riveting new historical true crime short,: The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare.

 

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:07am — No Comments

DETOUR

Anyone ever seen the 1945 film noir classic Detour? It was based on a 1939 novel by Martin M Goldsmith, and I've just narrated the audiobook. This is the first time this novel has ever been released in audio form and I'm thrilled to have done it.

You can check it out and listen to an audio sample here. http://j.mp/1y6XCr2…



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Added by Mike Dennis on October 20, 2014 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

Release of Chase Baker and the Golden Condor

Chase Baker II is here. The followup to The Shroud Key which Suspense Magazine hailed with 5-Stars, Chase Baker and the Golden Condor is a full of action, romance, and a whole lot of crime down in the Amazon Jungle where life is precious but death is all too easy.…

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Added by Vincent Zandri on October 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Building Castles and Shit-Scrubbing

16 October 2014 - The ball is no longer in my court. I have passed on the manuscript to my trusted proof-reader as well as to a dear friend with whom I bounced off ideas and storyline progression during the whole writing process. I have finally shared my newborn creative offspring with a closed circle of people.



After the necessary cosmetic and structural changes to the book I anticipate carrying over in the coming month or two, I will be able to share my work…

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Added by Simon Duke on October 19, 2014 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Research Rejection, Part II

rejection 2 My first rejection came from a rude secretary in the Quad Cities when I was driving the route Mallory took in Beta. I stopped at a plant that processed meat gelatin. (Yeah, sounds disgusting to me, too) When I asked the secretary if there was a PR person available she told me one didn't exist. When I asked her who might help me, she said he wasn't available. I gave her my name and contact…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 17, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Research Rejection, Part I

rejection 1 I thought about this topic several weeks ago when outlining a chapter to put at the beginning of Mallory Petersen's next adventure, Delta. In the story she meets a classmate about halfway through the story. When I wrote the first draft, I thought the scene worked, but after reading it to a critique group, and discussing it with a friend, I decided I needed to introduce the classmate earlier…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 10, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Good News, Bad News

Good News--My PI novel, "The Combat Zone," about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970's Harvard Square and spends time in the Combat Zone, Boston's red-light district, made the final cut (5 novels) in the Minotaur/Private Eye Writers of America "Best First Private Eye Novel" competition.

Bad New--it did not win.

I guess I am still looking for an agent/publisher for this novel, which will hopefully be the first in a series. Working on second book now. 

Added by Jed Power on October 8, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

THRILLER SERIES REVEAL: Emily Stone Live-Action Film Short

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Added by Jennifer Chase on October 4, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION

This is my first post on this site, so I'll give you a little background about myself. I gave up my day job a few years back to become a full time writer. I'd had the idea for a crime novel for many years, but never had time to actually put in the work needed. Well, it was a struggle, but I finally completed my first novel "Broken". For about a year I thought about submitting to a publisher, but could not write a synopsis that I really thought did the book justice. In the end I choose to go…

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Added by Tony Todd on October 4, 2014 at 12:45am — 2 Comments

Review Regrets

regrets I wanted to write this on one of the reviews I've done on my other blog, braytonsbookbuzz.wordpress.com but decided instead to write this up as a regular blog. One of the reasons I chose to do it here instead of there is because I initially thought I'd write this at the beginning of one review and it might seem like I was lambasting the author, which, essentially, I am. I could have written up a separate…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 3, 2014 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

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