Boom! Another five star review, this time from the very discerning Catherine Rose Putsche. And I say discerning with all seriousness, she consumes only top notch novels from truly gifted authors. Don’t let the fact that she read a superhero noir fool you (I think she was drunk when she agreed to review me, so yay vodka!)
Add one more hero to the mix as Karleigh Reads joins the ranks of the Gold Coast City white capes by helping to flense the world of evil with a guest post from yours truly. So head on over there and check out her site. She’s a dame who knows books, and champions the indies of the world, as well as offering insight on the craft we all love. But if you show up after sundown don’t expect her to be around. I’m pretty sure she dons a cape and cowl to fight crime at night. Granted that’s just a theory, but then again so is evolution… so, you know. It’s definitely true.
After my dizzying descent into a sociopathic need for revenge (and the redemption that came from resisting it) I’ve finally come to the end of my review troll roller coaster. And I’m strangely grateful because it’s taught me one thing: people are pretty amazing. For every one person who tries to be a dick there will be ten to pop up and help stop them. Ten to roll their eyes and think, “What a jerk.” Ten to support the artist.
Ten to one. Those are good odds. It’s like this world’s a happy hydra.
And I’m happy too. Because a single mean spirited review is a small price to pay to be reminded that there’s far more heroism and good deeds in one revolution of the real world than all the Marvel and DC comics in print. So don’t ever run the human race down to me. Sure we make mistakes, and act out in destructive ways, but in our hearts we’re superheroes, one and all.
Finally, as the choo-choo settles into the station, we visit Book Obsessed Human for a story about hospitals in China. It’s funnier than you think. But keep your expectations low anyway.
Stop by (why don’t you) at Buttonholed Book Review, where I’ve been graciously offered a guest post by Jeff. I’ll be writing on Proactive vs Reactive scenes, and how they link together to form the cohesive plot in the modern fiction we all love. Meanwhile Jeff will be reviewing literally hundreds of books for you. Seriously, he’s the hardest working reviewer I know. I’ve seen his TBR list. It’s longer than Santa’s
A special thanks to Dan Strange, my new favorite artist out of England, for my dazzling new cover. Capturing the classic noir detective tone with the necessary soft sci-fi element, this cover’s so beautiful I’d date it if I could. Actually, I’d try to date it. The fact is this cover’s so far out of my league I’d have to wait until it broke up with its last boyfriend and catch it on the rebound when it’s all emotionally vulnerable and willing to lower its standards. But anyhoo, enjoy it!
In one week we’ll begin my virtual blog tour with a total of seven stops that will occur on Thursday the 6th and Friday the 7th, coincidentally the TWO FREE PROMO days for Dane Curse. That’s right, for 48 hours you’ll be able to not only read my take on crafting fiction and living in China, but also get my book for no money down, and no payments… forever!
The tour will also feature my new cover crafted by the famous Daniel Strange, my favorite artist out of the UK. If you got a moment in the coming days please check out the following hosts who have been kind enough to help me get the word out!
Tour dates and venues:
|Literary Musings||http://www.literarymusing.weebly.com||Aug 6th|
|Readaholic Zone||http://www.readaholiczone.blogspot.com||Aug 6th|
|Reading to Distraction||http://www.readingtodistraction.com||Aug 6th|
|Boom Baby||http://www.boombabyreviews.com||Aug 7th|
|Book Obsessed Human||http://www.bookreviews77.com||Aug 7th|
|The Readers Hollow||http://www.thereadershollow.com||Aug 7th|
|Buttonholed Book Reviews||http://www.buttonholed.blogspot.com||Aug 7th|
A deep thanks to Please Pass the Books for taking the time to visit Gold Coast City!
Review: I was fortunate enough to capture this golden nugget on a promotional free day, and while free on Amazon can be a hit-or-miss, I can honestly say Dane Curse is a hit. This is classic noir at its finest… Read the rest at:
Thanks to Unlimited Book Reviews for the kind words, you’re welcome in Gold Coast City anytime!
In a world with super-heroes and super-villains, Dane Curse is a small-time private detective who has left his villainous past behind. When the city’s top villain asks him to investigate the death of the world’s greatest hero, you know there’s going to be trouble, and this tongue-in-cheek mystery doesn’t disappoint.
Written in the style of American pulp detective novels, the story romps along with plenty of humour and action. The editing is pretty good and it’s very readable throughout. Great fun.
Expect some adult content and a lot of over the top violence.