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  • Creating the setting with visual imagery
    Creating the setting with visual imagery
    Creating a scenic setting with the use of visual imagery is as important and necessary as is your main character in your story. Without visual imagery your story will fall flat.What is visual imagery in writing? "Imagery, in a literary text,...
  • In the Woods
    Irish perceptions bless Tana French’s novel ‘In the Woods’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Betsey Van Horn of Austin writes lots of reviews for Amazon and splashed a vivid picture of this 2008 novel when it came out. Examiner read the novel recently and feels what Van Horn wrote might inspire...
  • Gone Girl
    Review: 'Gone Girl' will likely never be gone
    “Gone Girl” is a David Fincher("Zodiac," "Panic Room") directed film starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, husband of missing woman Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike). Both are writers who fall in love, experience greatness...
  • The Seamstress
    Albuquerque readers anticipate ‘The Seamstress’ by Frances de Pontes Peebles
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Albuquerque readers who love a long, delicious novel are in for a treat. The library system has five copies on hand and Amazon has an endless supply.Back in 2008-09 when “The Seamstress” ...
  • Pentian
    The Pentian thriller Cyberwar is funded, heading to bookstores
    One of the newest exciting publishers to break into the US, Pentian has seen its premier English title Cyberwar by R.J. Huneke, get 100% funding and is readying a release date of the thriller novel.Cyberwar is coming to bookstores this fall, in e...
  • Quilts of Love Authors Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll to Host Facebook Chat
    Quilts of Love Authors Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll to Host Facebook Chat
    With cooler weather coming just around the corner, it will soon be time for readers to pull out the quilts and settle in with a new book. Abingdon Press authors Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll invite readers, with quilts in tow, to join them for...
  • The Promise by Beth Wiseman
    God Never Wastes an Experience
    Most authors draw from life experience when writing a book. However, for best-selling author Beth Wiseman, the inspiration for The Promise (Thomas Nelson/ September 30, 2014/ISBN 978-1401685959 /$15.99) came from encounters most readers could...
  • The Seamstress
    ‘The Seamstress’ by Frances de Pontes Peebles immerses readers in a lavish story
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Back in 2008-09 when “The Seamstress” (Harper Perennial) by Frances de Pontes Peebles was published one reviewer wrote for Amazon, “This book is about the relationship between two...
  • Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney
    Deborah Raney Discusses the Importance of Family in Hard Times
    They say blood is thicker than water, and in her latest release, Home to Chicory Lane (Abingdon Press/August 19, 2014/ISBN: 978-1426769696/$14.99), Deborah Raney writes a story that examines how the love of our family can help us weather life...
  • 'A Changing Marriage' could be a non-fiction instead of a fiction book
    'A Changing Marriage' could be a non-fiction instead of a fiction book
    When Bob and Karen met in college, it was love at first sight. Other people envied their relationship. After college, they had a fairy tale wedding and they both obtained good jobs. Everything seemed to be going well, until they had children.Bob,...
  • The Maze Runner
    Review: 'The Maze Runner' gets slightly lost in translation
    "The Maze Runner" is a recent film adaptation of the novel of the same name. Based upon the 2007 James Dashner book, the 2014 flick manages to stay somewhat true to the main plot, but also deviates significantly enough to cause...
  • The Sea House
    Elisabeth Gifford Discusses Allowing Honesty to Heal You
    What happens when you bring the truth of who you are and where you’ve been into the light? In her impressive debut novel, The Sea House (St. Martin’s Press/April 15, 2014/ISBN: 978-1250043344/$25.99), author Elisabeth Gifford...
  • Ordinance 93
    Interview with Ordinance 93 author Lilia Fabry, part 2
    We continue our interview with Lilia Fabry, the author of the pro-life thriller Ordinance 93Q. How much work did you put into the story itself before you started writing? Was this outlined before the computer was even warm, or did you just start...
  • Orphan Train
    ‘Orphan Train’ popular with Albuquerque readers
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Albuquerque libraries are almost besieged by readers who want to delve into a novel about orphans who came west from the East Coast during a span of 75 years. Even though the system has 15 copies, at...
  • The Bootstrap Ultimatum Reviewed By Norm Goldman of Bookpleasures.com
    The Bootstrap Ultimatum Reviewed By Norm Goldman of Bookpleasures.com
    Author: Avraham AzrieliISBN: 13:9781499717488The seed for what would become Avraham Azrieli's The Bootstrap Ultimatum was actually planted twenty-five years ago during the author's first year in the USA.Azrieli was studying law at Columbia...