Lucy (2014) in the Sky with F***ING BRAIN DAMAGE!

This will be a short post (rant). I was flying to the UK in either December or February, when I was met by a promising movie, Lucy (2014) starring the great wooden cigar-store Indian actress Scarlett Johansson. I was a bit excited, as it promised to be Sci-fi, looked bad, and I’d heard nothing of…

Another 5-star Review for Hard as Roxx

Yay! (I stole this from Amazon.com) Shhhh! Don’t tell them. 🙂 Thanks to Ann L. Newman for buying the paperback, reading the book, and leaving such a kind review. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful Intriguing futuristic world, October 5, 2013 By Ann L. Newman Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from:…

The Thin Ending

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett My rating: 3 of 5 stars Meh. I can’t describe what I didn’t like without a major spoiler. Suffice it to say the writing flowed easily and the main characters were likable enough, but the detective work began to get tedious. Hammett was a former Pinkerton detective, and I…

Review: Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg

Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you are a writer, there is a sadness in completing a masterful work. It is that surety, the cold knowledge that you will never write anything so important, or so simply. That is my unfiltered reaction to having completed Dying Inside. Silverberg filled…

If You Read, Your Voice Matters

For a long time, there was debate regarding whether reviews lead to sales of movies and books. However, recently,it has become more apparent that is the case. In fact, in one empirical study, “Do online reviews matter? — An empirical investigation of panel data,” by Wenjing Duana,Bin Gu, and Andrew B. Whinston, researchers found that…

A New Review for Discovery (The Stream, Book 1)

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable YA Fantasy, July 9, 2013 By Shazza – See all my reviews This review is from: The Stream: Discovery (Paperback) Charlie is a lucid dreamer in a way that is beyond what most people can do – he finds out what happens in his dreams has an effect on the world around him. And…

Review: The Fault in Our Stars

 — 5 out of 5 Stars “My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations.” — from The Fault in Our Stars The plot of the book is quite simple: Hazel is a girl with terminal cancer. She has been terminal for years, living with cancer-damaged lungs courtesy a miracle drug that has extended her…

I Rite Buks

As a reminder, I do have books for sale on Amazon. I don’t really care about the money, to be honest. Rather, I use the sales to judge whether my work is liked enough to continue developing new characters and writing new stories. I have a science fiction adventure in editing, and a suspense (detective)…

Another 5-Star Awakening Review

I received a nice message informing me of a new review of Awakening on Amazon – 5 stars! To date, The books have received no reviews lower than one 3.5-star mention. I am grateful to all who’ve taken a chance on the books. Read the review here.

Awakening, On Sale Now.

We interrupt this blog for a commercial announcement. Book 2 of The Stream, Awakening, is on sale at Amazon.com. You can read the newest review here. He walked to one rail and could see the night sky. There, dragons and three-horned unicorns fought a pitched battle with no real objective. Below, he could barely make…

1st Review for Awakening

The first review of Awakening is up, from Karen Doering of Parents’ Little Black Book. It is currently up on Amazon, and I will add links to their website and Facebook page when they appear there. It’s 4-stars, which I think is fair. Given this was originally the second half of a Nanowrimo book, 4…