Hello, my friends, hello.
Back in the blog saddle again, still scratching my head and wondering what I should write. It’s come to me that I should write more about my favorite subject…Mama Stone’s bestest little boy. But what I will post here will not be all about me (bummer, right?) …nope, I do want to spread the love and give some shout outs while receiving some myself. Confused? Well, I am!
Received some preliminary reviews for Things to do in Denver when you’re un-dead and I couldn’t be happier. Cloud nine time and all that. Not sure it’s a desire for approval (about 75% true, I think), or a need to see what you’ve labored over in print (20%), self-gratification (3%), and/or just winging it so see what life flings your way (2%), but when you receive a positive review, you just want to stroll up to the nearest person and plant on a big wet one. Not recommended if it’s a big burly brute with a five o’clock shadow (sorry, Bart, my bad).
Here are some snippets from said reviews from three talented writers I have mucho respect for: Shay Fabbro (the Doctor), Bob GR Holton (The Cool One) and Clarrissa Lee Moon (The Pagan).
|“Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? Never fear, the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) is here to keep the ghouls, zombies, harpies, and vampires under control. Kal Hakala is the best agent in the Bureau, and in this business, that means he has survived longer than anyone else. Dealing with the foul fiends of the Underworld leaves agents with razor-sharp edges and sarcastic humor, a perfect combination to help them stay alive while combating the forces of evil.
Things To Do in Denver When You’re Undead introduces the reader to Kal Hakala, an agent in the BSI. Very early on, we learn that his job is unlike any other on the planet: he is in charge of keeping the The World Under from wreaking havoc on the World Above (aka our world as we know it). We also get a taste of his personality, which is acerbic, sarcastic, and brutally honest, everything an agent needs to survive. They don’t have time to coddle or play games. Their lives, and ours, are at stake.
While working on the Organ Donor serial murder case, Kal’s team begins to unravel something terrifying and sinister, something that can endanger all of their lives, and any civilians that get in the way. Using flashback chapters intertwined with present day, Stone begins to weave a tale, giving the readers tantalizing clues to the truth behind the gruesome Organ Donor murders; a truth that could be the end of Kal Hakala and all he holds dear.
I had the great pleasure of reading an ARC e-book copy of this novel. While my students slaved away on their final exams, I sat with my Kindle, reading Things to do in Denver When You’re Undead. I laughed out loud a few times and some of the references Stone made to the state of Colorado and also references he makes to other scifi greats (Star Trek anyone?). It probably freaked my students out at first to hear their professor cackling at the front of the room. When I shared a tidbit from the book, they laughed too, which helped to ease a little of the tension. If you like quick wit, sadistic charm, and bad ass gadgets, then you will enjoy the hell out of this book…no pun intended.” –Shay Fabbro, PhD
Thanks Shay! And check out her Portal of Destiny series, available on Amazon.com, Smashwords, and B&N. The first book, The Chosen, was a finalist in the Indie Excellence 2011 Awards. Way to go, Doc.
Our next contestant is Bob GR Holton:
And Last, but not Least is Ms. Moon:
–Clarrissa Moon author of The Nightwolves Series and Celeste’s Nites
Buy her books! They’re delightful. And if you don’t, she’ll put a spell on you (trust me, I know what I’m talking about).
So, dear reader(s), I’ve crowed enough, my confidence levels are soaring. I’d love to tell you that you’ll receive complete satisfaction and find a cure for psoriasis by reading my book, but that would be silly. I just hope that you will be entertained.