Jackie, you are so much a part of the whole writing scene - your reviews are so very important. I just started posting here as a way to jumpstart my writing - you know, I'll try anything! I'm not on Facebook - I guess I have to limit some stuff online or I'd never get anything done! It's sp good to "see" you here!
Hi Jackie , I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. 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 just got a copy of Mystery Scene Mag with your review of my book LIFEBLOOD. Thank you so much! Not just because you said such nice things, but because yours is one of the best WRITTEN of all my reviews. Half the time I'm not sure the reviewer read more than the jacket blurb. Cheers and best wishes and thanks again.......
Jackie, Greetings: Just to let you know that my New Orleans noir mystery, The
Beatitudes, has received 5 starred reviews! I am donating all royalties to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the public libraries. I have posted Chapter I on my blog www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com. Please read and if you like it, help rebuild a library for NOLA. Thank you Lyn LeJeune
Hi Jackie: I'm way out here on the opposite coast and have spent more time in the Mediterranean than in California, including two years in Greece. I do have a book in me set in Greece but just haven't gotten around to it yet. It's in the "to write" queue. I've written a couple of book reviews, one which I wrote but didn't post--just sent it back to the author. The review wasn't positive but the critique (which I reminded her was just one person's opinion) was constructive. Hoped the author would at least call me a jackass or something, but never got a reply. What can you do? (rhetorical).
Stephen White and Jonathan Kellerman. Also two of my favorites. Ever try James Lee Burke? I only aspire to write as well as he.
Hi Elizabeth - Here's the link to a review I did on Pamela Samuel-Young's legal mystery. While there, you can check out other things I've posted. I seem to be doing more theater reveiws these days (probably because most of the book reviewing is for magazines), and a few human interest stories as well. Actually... here are three links! Happy reading!
Book Review: http://valleynews.com/TheValley/Stories/Reviews/General-Reviews/Story~169622.aspx
Hi, Jackie! You asked about explicit sex. My books have sexual tension but not a lot of sex. I save explicit writing for my alter ego, who writes erotic romance. These books focus mainly on the growing relationship between the hero and heroine, the personal growth as they're tested by the external suspense plot, and the mystery itself. I follow the hero's journey (Joseph Campbell), but don't we all? (whether we know it or not!)
You wrote: "maiden name is Love too and I'm from Pennyslvania..".
The family tree runs through there, but in the early 1800s. We are likely related. My sister Annette is our genaeologist. We trace back to an infant named John Love, left at an orphanage in 1747 by his 17 year old father.
You wrote: Do you speak French, or are you faking it?
I am a functional illiterate in French. I have learned it phonetically while vacationing there (I have a timeshare condo in Vincennes - outskirts of Paris). I am afraid that my French is very bad now, since I have not visited in three years.
We gotta be related, Newt. Completely off the subject, but I used to call those square, fruit filled cookies, Newt Figtons. Yum. I just finished three stories for our local newspaper, downloaded pix from my camera and up to the paper. I'm beat...and going to hit the sack. Thanks for the invite to be "friends, cuz.
Hey! If a author writes a novel in the forest, and nobody reads it, did it make a sound?
I'm newt, slithering from the shallow end of the gene pool, into the open ocean. Sharks are likely to eat me before the salt water kills me, but who wants a quiet life?
Thanks for your note. The initials are for Laura Ann. The trailer was put together by the woman who manages my website--it was very exciting to have it done. Her name is Clara Mizenko & I recommend her highly (Mizenko Web Design.)
Hi....you do like mysteries and crime from your profile. Glad to meet you. I'm also a writer. My book, The Beatitudes, will be out in the fall. I am donating all of the royalties to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the libraries. My blogspit www.beatitudeinneworleans.blogspot.com decribes my Beatitudes Network, has excerpts, recipes and news. Hope you become my friend.