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Book Review NYPD RED 1 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Book Review NYPD RED 1 by James Patterson

I’ve  read many of James Patterson’s books – this one is the latest and without fail, he delivered. Known for writing fiction murder/mystery,  this series fits the bill. This is the 1st book in the series of five. Published in 2012, this has been on my “To Read” list for some time. It seems that list keeps getting longer. Continue reading “Book Review NYPD RED 1 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp”

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10 Best Scariest Blood-curdling Halloween Books To Read

 

It’s Hard to believe that Halloween is almost upon us once again. It’s time to decorate the house with ghosts, goblins, witches, and skeletons. Carve some pumpkins, light candles and dress up in costume. As a teenager, one of my fondest memories of Halloween was reading horror stories under the sheets with a flashlight. Always making sure I had found the scariest, blood-curdling book to read. But a question I often ask myself is – “Where did Halloween originate from?” Continue reading “10 Best Scariest Blood-curdling Halloween Books To Read”

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7 Best Selling Books That Were Rejected

Hearing the word “rejected”

An author never wants to hear the word Rejected.  After spending what may have been many years, working on a manuscript, being told your novel has been rejected can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Many writers begin to question their ability, labeling themselves as failures, not good enough, a bad writer or I don’t have what it takes.  

Some will toss their manuscript in a closet, out of mind, out of sight until they find the courage to re-submit it to another publisher. Others sadly will quit writing altogether. The pain was just too much and they don’t want to experience it again.

Surprisingly, many best selling books were rejected Continue reading “7 Best Selling Books That Were Rejected”

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5 Famous Authors Who Wrote Their First Book After 50

5 Famous Authors Who Wrote Their First Book After 50

 

5 Famous Authors Who Wrote Their First Book After 50

The saying goes: “That age is just a number.” The authors in the following list, have certainly proved that. I am 53 and about to have my debut novel “Reckless Beginnings” published. Of course, lots of silly thoughts went through my head: “You’re too old  to be writing a book”  “It’s too late to publish a book.” and then there was this one: “You should have written the book years ago.”  I began to question myself and the dream I’ve had of being a published author. Continue reading “5 Famous Authors Who Wrote Their First Book After 50”

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25 Book fairs to attend August – December 2017 in the U.S

 25 book fairs to attend for writers, publishers, agents and authors

 

It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through the year 2017. I can’t believe it’s already August. If you’re hoping to attend a book fair this year, don’t worry there’s still time. Better yet there are 25 upcoming book fairs scheduled untill the end of the year.

Here is a list of 25 book fairs to attend for writers, publishers, agents and authors. A great way to meet others in the industry. Continue reading “25 Book fairs to attend August – December 2017 in the U.S”

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4 Books on writing that have made me a better writer

books on writing that have made me a better writer

 

So many choices but these 4 books on writing have made me a better writer

With so many books out there on writing, it was hard to narrow it down to just four. I have read many books on writing, but these four that I have listed, have been the most helpful, the most inspiring and are the ones that get me excited to write.  I continually refer back to these books, for inspiration, reference, and a memory jolt. They have definitely made me a better writer. Continue reading “4 Books on writing that have made me a better writer”

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Book Review: “Invisible” by James Patterson & David Ellis

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I personally enjoy reading book reviews before purchasing a book and appreciate the time readers have put into their reviews and want to share mine in return.

Periodically I will post my thoughts here in the “book” section of my blog after finishing a novel.

I just finished “Invisible” by James Patterson and David Ellis. Here is the synopsis:

“Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire.

Not even Emmy’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they’re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?

Invisible is James Patterson’s scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.”

My Review

Category: Fiction-Thriller-mystery-crime

As always James Patterson never disappoints me. One Thing I love about his books are the short chapters. There is Something about short chapters: where you tell yourself, “Oh I’ll read just one more chapter. It’s really short. 10 chapters later, you’re still reading.  His books are always  a quick read for me. He grabs my attention right away and has me turning the pages hastily in anticipation of what is coming next.

I enjoyed this book Immensely. Finished reading it in just a couple of days. How they unravelled the crime and Emma’s intuition was brilliant and extremely clever. Some parts I have to say, were pretty gory, made me cringe a little, well actually a lot. I had to continue reading a few more chapters after the horrific acts of crime were being described, just to erase the images now planted in my head.

As the events of the crimes unfold, it’s a continuous guessing game, one heck of a ride and a very surprising ending. One I never saw coming. I’m a very satisfied reader after reading the book. It was entertaining,  very hard to put down and a fantastic ending. You will not be disappointed.

I give this book 4 stars.

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Why I like to read printed books rather than e-books

Why I like to read printed books rather than e-books the great debate

Call me old-fashioned/old school but there are many reasons why I like to read printed books rather than e-books. The great debate

There is nothing like the feel of holding an actual book

When I pick up a book, I love the way it feels in my hands, the way it smells and the crisp papers yearning to be turned. When I first pick it up I study the front and back covers, flipping it back and forth. I love turning real pages, feeling the corners between my fingers as I progress through the story. Continue reading “Why I like to read printed books rather than e-books”