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Two Days Gone

Review by K. Brooks

 

Books featuring authors always amuse me well before I have a chance to read them. Particularly any involving authors in dire circumstances or dangerous plots, as there is always that split second flash of fear through my brain when I think “but what if?”

Two Days Gone opens with a series of brutal murders, a lost suspect, and a bitter cop. What starts as a traditional mystery thriller soon transforms into an elegant and twisted race to the climax. I always appreciate thrillers that constantly keep the reader guessing. Guessing not only the “who dunnit” but constantly and consistently revising the readers’ feelings and expectations of every character, their motives, and the outcome of every scene.

I loved it.

I loved every dark corner of this 400 page novel, I loved how the author took the reader by the hand and led them through DeMarco’s thought process, his crime solving, and every tortured action that he takes to save his author friend, who he believes innocent of the crimes that have been pinned on him.

The writing is elegant, suitable and reflective of a novel about an award winning author. The transitions between the characters and their points of view are inspired, the emotion that is woven in between the words and thoughts of one character versus another stand out vividly. If you were to put the book down and pick up at a random point, you’d know exactly whose view you were reading about by the sheer change in desperation.

This is definitely a book to pick up whether you are a reader or a writer, as it will inspire and it will entertain no matter who you are.

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When #Shadows Creep #newproject !!!

I love being excited about a project again. The thrill that’s felt in creating something new is uncomparable.

It’s no secret that I had felt bogged down with “The Scars That Bind Us” – it was a lot of work and not much reward. I did some editing, got near the end, threw away a middle piece, and stared at that manuscript for weeks. And it laughed back.

I needed to take a rest, and I needed to stay creative.

I am so thankful that NaNoWriMo came into my life because it spun a new story out of my heart and mind. It also gave me a whole new backstory that could be hitched to the world of TSTBU and TSTLU and maybe make something, even more, one day.

And that’d be nice.

I have to sit down now, and I have to write the dreaded blurb. That little piece of writing that’s supposed to decide for the potential reader if they are going to go along for the ride. Or not.

How do you consolidate, an entire novel, into only a few words? Better yet, a consolidation that gives away no pertinent spoilers and doesn’t leave a bad taste in the reader’s mouth? It’s definitely a struggle.

I’ll share below my mood board for “When Shadows Creep” because it was definitely a fun and entertaining side project that helped keep the juices flowing.

Until next time, honorable readers.

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#spoiler alert

 “I met Addy about four days later. It hadn’t really sunk in yet. I hadn’t even realized what I’d done. Levina had showed up, so quickly. Put me to rights. And then I was saved in other ways, by Addy, by the marks, by the bunch of you. And I had hope again. Briefly. It wasn’t until after, standing on that hill, staring at the place where I had died, that I realized if I’d succeeded the first time, nothing could have ever been right again. Horrible, terrible things had happened to me, I’d broken in every way that mattered, and yet, the people in my life did everything in their power to give me that chance to breathe again. And nothing will ever take that feeling, that love, away from me,”

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Common names #ageofadaline #ebook

So here I was, thinking how wonderful and unique the name Adeline was – and now there’s a movie with a pretty close name.

Oh well.

At least Reggie and Clara can never live down the wonderful Reginald and Ella-Clara their mother insists on calling them.

But it would be better if she called them nothing at all.

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Launch went fantastically! #ebook

Thank you, everyone who made the launch a success!

I am proud of the initial sales, I am proud of the growth in fan base.

Without you guys, this would go no where, so thank you, thank you again!

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Here it is!

So glad to be part of this process.

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