Monday, March 19, 2012

A Four-Star Review on Goodreads

Thank you, Myrica, for this nice four-star review on Goodreads: "Intellligent and entertaining detective fiction, well-plotted with a great array of characters."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Post From Page 77

Following the lead of M.C. Howe at Pensive Sarcasm, I'm posting a tiny bit of Tainted Souls here. The rules are you go to page 77 of your ms., count down seven lines, then post the following seven lines. Note: this is not the most riveting part of the novel! Here goes:

After Maria dropped out of school the following autumn, Frost arranged a job for her at a local hardware store. She quit after two weeks. He called a few times after that but never reached her. He could have driven to la zona to see her but never did.

Frost's call to her on the ride back from Peacock was his first in well over a year. Maria's mother, Candelaria, told him she didn't know where her daughter was. Maria was often in and out these days.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Good Review at Goodreads

TAINTED SOULS is off to a good rating at Goodreads, with a 4.5 rating, though the math is a little funny, seeing as it's based on two reviews, but there's only one review, though the reviewer may have given it two different ratings. Got that? Anyway, the reviewer liked it, and that's what counts, right?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Five-Star Review for Tainted Souls

It's always nice to wake up to another great review, describing Tainted Souls' "many twists and turns that keep you wondering," which you can find here at Amazon (or click on the "Reviews" page). On a cloudy, gray, cold day in Seattle -- I know you're asking, "Is there any other kind of day in Seattle?" but the answer to that is a definite "Yes," at least most years -- it's a great pick-me-up to go along with my Starbuck's instant decaf (coffee maker has been broken since before Christmas).

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