Every day, someone tweets or emails or otherwise messages me to let me know that they’ve read my novel GUESTLIST. It’s an amazing feeling, to know that something I’ve written has affected another human being in so strongly a way that they must reach out to me to let me know their opinion.
I’ve heard it all – people love Juliet and Swann, others hate Ava with the intensity of a thousand white suns. For some, it presents a New York City that is authentic and wholly familiar; for others, it’s like visiting the city for the first time and experiencing a world they’ve never before encountered. I’ve had people tell me my characters have motivated them, and I’ve had people question whether certain characters are based on them. I’ve had people dream about my characters. Hell, I’ve even had someone tell me they think Ava is the good guy of the whole damn thing!
The point I’m trying to make is, everyone who’s read GUESTLIST has a strong opinion of the novel. That’s a good thing. I want people to talk about it, to love it or hate it.
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The erotic short piece Black Silk Blindfold by Vanessa Wu is a coming-of-age tale in which a young woman plots sexual conquest over her younger colleague over the course of a short holiday.
Our unnamed narrator works for a prominent law firm, and she often finds herself flirting with the new associate Benedict Knowles. Fresh out of law school, and freshly dumped by his girlfriend, Benedict is the very definition of naïve. His innocence arouses our narrator tremendously; despite Benedict later revealing he’s found a new girlfriend, the two end up going to Helsinki, staying in the same hotel room to ostensibly save money. As the sun doesn’t set in Helsinki during the summer, our narrator declares that she will be unable to sleep without the titular silk blindfold. And so the sexual games begin.
Can I be for real with y’all? I don’t know anyone who uses a Kobo eReader. But hey, that doesn’t mean I don’t want my Kobo homies to miss the party! And so, my debut novel GUESTLIST is also finally available for Kobo. Just like its Kindle and Nook counterparts, it’s only $2.99.
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Hot Skull, a thriller set in Jamaica, revolves around Mark, a contract killer for the police force. After the murder a young boy, however, Mark begins to struggle with guilt. When Mark saves and falls for a seductive young woman, Stacy, he suddenly finds himself at odds with his employers and is ensnared in a fight for survival.
Looking for a new book to read, like a thriller that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat? Then check out The Darkness Kept, a contemporary fantasy thriller written by L.R. Giles. During this weekend, and this weekend only, you can download The Darkness Kept for your Kindle ABSOLUTELY FREE.
Yes, you read right. Absolutely free. The novel’s synopsis, from Amazon:
When three Cablon Corporation executives, collectively known as “The Wizards of Finance,” are kidnapped and murdered, all Hell breaks loose. For the “Wizards” are not just the recipients of a clever nickname. They are Mages from a long tradition of Dark Magic, masquerading as wealthy businessmen in a world where money and science have usurped faith and sorcery. They have many enemies, but none foolish enough to challenge their seat of power. Until now.
Kendrick Dampier is the one Mage in the world brave enough to stand against Cablon, but his past is darker than even he knows, and he has enemies of his own. Two scarred avengers intend to see him face justice for atrocities committed long ago and a European gang that has lost millions to his crusade want compensation in blood. But, they have to get in line. The surviving heads of Cablon now have Kendrick on their radar and they won’t let anyone rob them of their chance at vengeance. They all track Kendrick to Portside, a city as peaceful as any place blind to the truth. Beneath the daily bustle and the nightly debauchery there are forces at work beyond comprehension. When they collide it may not result in the death of just one man, it could mean the destruction of an entire city.
Y’all already know, I do not like eBooks, I do not have an eReader. I do, however, have the Kindle app on my phone, so from time to time I will cop the occasional eBook, like Bernice L. McFadden’s Keeper of Keys or Writing Fiction For Dummies. The other day, I got another eBook: The New York Writers Workshop’s Portable MFA in Creative Writing. It is currently free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Hey, I may not like eBooks but even I recognize a good value when I see one. So sayeth Amazon:
Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition. Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn’t because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements? Well now you can fulfill that dream.
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