Monthly Archives: March 2015

Game Review – Saw II

Game Review: Saw II: Flesh & Blood
Platform: Xbox 360
Release Date: 2010

Story: Step into the dark and tormented world of Saw 2 and experience the gruesome traps that Jigsaw has created to test your will to survive. With new traps, puzzles, and combat system players will need to think fast and act quick to pass the rigors of the tests Jigsaw has engineered. Set between the Saw and Saw II movies, the game follows Detective Tapp’s estranged son Michael, who become Jigsaw’s next subject while he is investigating father’s recent death.

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Fast Review: Saw II: Flesh & Blood. Not exactly a game that will jump out at you, and one that I haven’t seen at JB Hifi, or EB Games. I found this on Xbox Live as a Demo.

The scene starts with Campbell, a drug addict placed in the “Venus Fly Trap” who has to cut beneath his right eye to retrieve a key to stop the deadly mechanism. He then has to go through numerous, deadly traps in order to retrieve his long lost son, who is also a drug addict, including throwing a man off a ledge for his own survival. Before finding his son, the player is forced to choose either sacrificing Campbell for the sake of a stranger, or saving himself.

The gameplay is very graphic, with scenes of self-mutilation and horrors that even those with strong stomachs (like me) made cringe … well, maybe just a little 🙂

Overall, the graphics were good to a point, but the storyline was not all that spectacular. For me I rather play TWD or State Of Decay than this.

My Rating: 3 out of 10.

Book Release – If You Leave This Farm by Amanda Farmer

If You Leave This Farm: The Dream is Destroyed
by Amanda Farmer

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  Genre: Memoir, Autobiographic
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Release Date: July 2014
Description
My book chronicles the story of our move to Minnesota as a family when we are teenagers to farm together. The first year’s catastrophic crop failure sets off a determination by our father to totally control our circumstances and leads to 12 years of struggle by my younger brother and I to leave the farm. Interweaved into the story is our life as Mennonites and the influence that has upon our lives. 

 

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Amanda grew up on the farm and worked together there with her family until the age of 29. She now lives with her husband on a hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. They have one grown daughter. Amanda holds a Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia and currently works in that profession.

Author Links –

Website: www.farmgirlwriter.com
Blog: https://farmgirlwriter.wordpress.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanda-Farmer/762017803836447?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/farmgirlwriter5
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22833980-if-you-leave-this-farm?ac=1
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/You-Leave-this-Farm-Destroyed/dp/1480809284/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423873269&sr=1-1&keywords=if+you+leave+this+farm

Excerpt One:

I grab a book to read while supper is being put on the table. Reading is my escape to adventures I probably will never see, but there is nothing to stop me from dreaming. I work in a few paragraphs before it is time to gather at the table. Daddy begins by reading a passage aloud from the Bible. Then he prays before we dig into a hearty meal of farmer’s fare: potatoes, meat, a vegetable, and always a dessert.

“Children,” Daddy says tonight, “Next Monday evening, we are going to go to Nirvana to see some slides of farms that are for sale in the Midwest. They are being shown by a real estate agent from there. I need you to get the milking started right away when you get home from school.”

Daddy has been talking for some time now about buying land “out West” and moving out of the crowded Pennsylvania area. Currently, Daddy is renting land in small blocks of five to ten acres, as far away as twenty miles from the home farm. He and Paul are farming around five hundred acres altogether. We all spend a lot of time on the road, traveling back and forth to the various fields and hauling the baled hay home during the long summer days. Daddy and Paul think it would be so much easier to just have a piece of land all in one block to farm. I am not so sure about this idea, but Daddy promises that if we do this, we won’t milk as many cows. We will only have maybe fifty cows. That sounds like a wonderful idea to me and I am open to an adventure. By now it is nine thirty, and I fall into bed, exhausted with dreams of faraway places and fewer cows to milk.

Excerpt Two:

I spend my morning after milking today reading the local newspaper and the Budget (Ohio), an Amish-Mennonite newspaper. The Budget is a compilation of letters from “scribes,” or writers, in various communities all over the country, telling of the happenings in the lives of other Amish and Mennonite families. The letters hold a certain fascination to me as, it seems, all kinds of strange and exciting things happen in other people’s lives. In contrast, my life is the same stressful combination of work and sleep and nothingness every day. I have started to become increasingly more discouraged and just plain tired of the life that is mine. Daddy’s response to any voicing of this weariness is, “God gave us all these gifts. We need to be good stewards and work hard to take care of them.”

After about an hour of reading, I make my way to the barn to stand upon my perch, from which I scout for cows that I will need to breed later in the day. Then it is time to hook the gooseneck cattle trailer to the pickup and take the bull calves that have been born in the last week to the sale barn. It is a job I enjoy. It does take a special skill to back a gooseneck trailer around, and I am proud that I have mastered it. Not many women can do what I do on a daily basis.

As I return from my fifty-mile round trip, I notice a car in front of the house. Daddy is talking to a building salesman. I step inside in time to see him signing a contract for another machine shed. My heart drops. Just what we need. More buildings to pay for. I am feeling depressed, but the day is warm, so I walk out into the pasture to check on the dry cows. I lie on the grass in the pasture, with the sun on my face, and allow the tears to course down my cheeks and onto the fading grass of summer. Oh God! Help us! is all that I can pray. I want my life to be about more than paying for buildings and cows.

Interview With… Keith Austin

Today I am chatting with Sydneyite writer, Keith Austin. Originally from London’s East End, Keith has been a journalist more than 36 years. After working in local newspapers in London, Essex and the Home Counties he made the move to Fleet Street in 1986 when he joined The Sunday Times as deputy chief sub. Since then Keith has worked in Glasgow, Beijing and, for the past 18 years, Sydney, Australia.

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Keith has been, variously, a chief sub, production editor, travel editor, feature writer, regular columnist, news reporter, restaurant and book reviewer, and has also edited two cookbooks, Blokes and Seafood, and four editions of the NSW Good Pub Food Guide.

He is also the author of GRYMM, a novel for Young Adults described by The Guardian as “up there with Stephen King and Neil Gaiman”, and SNOW, WHITE, published in 2014. JAGO, the third of his Fractured Fairytales, was published as an Amazon Kindle edition in November 2014.

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He is passionate about food, drink, travel, writing, photography, humour and football. But not in that order.

Keith, what inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Work, life, everything? I write travel stories and general journalism for a living and I write for fun, too, so getting out of bed each day isn’t much of a chore. Also, there’s so much to see and so little time in this life – it’s best not to waste it in bed staring up at the ceiling. Don’t want to go to the grave saying ‘what if…’

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
Stephen King, so I could pick his brain. With any luck Joe Hill might pop in for tea and I’d get two for one…

What’s the story behind your latest book?
Jago, A Monstrous Tale of Happy Never Afters was inspired by a real place in East London, where I come from originally, and a book that was written about it many years ago called A Child of the Jago. The Jago was the name given to a rookery, or thieves’ den,  in Shoreditch – a sort of hellhole within a hellhole in the 19th century. It’s something that just stuck in my mind for decades, that one day I’d write something around it. Then I got the idea of two street urchins in the 19th century who find a dragon in a basement and somehow the two things just fell into place. Of course, not everything’s quite what it seems …

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What are you working on next?
I’m about halfway through a novel called Surreal, which I’m hoping an artist friend will illustrate for me. It’s about a 10-year-old girl who gets locked in a toilet at her grandparents’ house. I know, I know, but, trust me, it works … I think …

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
I can spot a misplaced apostrophe from outer space!

Who are your favorite authors?
How long do we have? In no particular order: Stephen King, John Banville (Benjamin Black), Cormac McCarthy, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, Isaac Asimov, R. J. Ellory, Alexander McCall Smith,  Oscar Wilde, Raymond Chandler, P. J. O’Rourke, P. G. Wodehouse, Damon Runyon … it’s a never-ending list, I’m afraid. Of them all, McCarthy is probably my favourite; I just read A Child of God and kept re-reading passages to make sure they were as extraordinary as I thought they were the first time round.

What do you like to do with your free time?
I write books, and play soccer for a local team here in Sydney. I like movies, beer and pubs, too.

Tell us about your plans for upcoming books.
Well, after I’ve finished Surreal I’ve got another kids’ book planned – all I can say is that it’s about clowns – and then an ambitious project that I’ve been thinking about for a while now which will see me collaborate with my brother-in-law on a sprawling, inter-generational horror story set in Britain. He writes frighteningly creepy short stories under the name Benedict Ashforth so I’m going to hitch my wagon to his for a while. If it works it’ll be epic.

Where can people find you on the web?
My website can be found at www.keithaustin.org and Twitter. I have Facebook pages for my books Grymm and Snow, White.
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Any final thoughts?
Just thanks for giving me the opportunity to dribble on about myself! It’s a tough job getting your work noticed so any help is much appreciated. And if anyone’s got an interest in my stuff you can read FREE chapters of Grymm, Snow, White and Jago via the website.

Keith thanks for being my guest today 🙂

Interview With…. Sandy Semerad

HI readers. Today I am chatting with mystery author, Sandy Semerad.

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Sandy, thanks for being here today. Tell our readers about you.
As a child, growing up in south Alabama, I escaped reality by making up stories in my head. I’m still making them up. Although it took me many years before I finally wrote one of those stories down.

After my first novel was published, I was delighted when readers told me how much they enjoyed it. So I got hooked on the writing process.

I learned the craft of writing as a journalist. I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

I’ve worked as a newspaper reporter, broadcaster, editor and columnist, mostly in Atlanta. After I moved to the Florida Panhandle, I worked for a while with a local newspaper, and I also accepted gigs as a makeup artist. (I learned the art of doing makeup as a model, but that’s another story.)

It was after I began to travel with a national publishing company of chamber of commerce literature that I wrote my first novel, now titled SEX, LOVE & MURDER (previously called MARDI GRAVESTONE), HURRICANE HOUSE followed and then A MESSAGE IN THE ROSES.

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I now live in Santa Rosa Beach with my husband Larry, spoiled Shih Tzu P-Nut and adopted cat Miss Kitty. I have two grown daughter and a granddaughter. They all provide constant fodder for my writing.

What inspires you to get out of bed every day?
My mind spins with things I want and need to do. I’m most inspired when I wake up with a great idea that I want to write down. I’m a morning person. I like to rise early and get a head start on the day. You might say, I’m driven, although I never seem to catch up. There’s always stuff on my “to do” list. In that way, I’m similar to my protagonist Carrie Sue Justice in A MESSAGE IN THE ROSES.

Also, P-Nut has to be walked. She rules and is trying to teach me to live in the moment. I also enjoy exercising in the morning to get my endorphins pumping. I used to run, but now work out to exercise DVDs.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?

Probably, President Obama, because I think it would be fun to follow him around for a day, and I could blog about my experience.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
A MESSAGE IN THE ROSES is based on a murder trial I covered in the mid-1980s as a newspaper reporter in Atlanta. The trial haunted me for many years. I created the character Carrie Sue Justice to tell the story. It begins with Carrie Sue today, finding her journal. The story is told through her journal entries. Since this is fiction, I’ve embellished and changed the names and many of the facts as presented. The steamy love story is complete fantasy.

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What are you working on next?
A sequel to A MESSAGE IN THE ROSES.

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?

Larry, my piano playing husband, tells me I have a talent for singing and songwriting. He always wants me to perform. He has a weekly gig at the Presbyterian Church in Freeport, Florida, and when I’m not traveling with my day job, he encourages me to sing solos at the church. I also sing in the choir. My other interests include: cooking for my friends and family.

Who are your favorite authors?

Three of my favorite books are: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, written my Harper Lee; HUCKLEBERRY FINN, by Mark Twain; and WHITE OLEANDER by Janet Fitch. The works of Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare are brilliant. I’ve read every Mary Higgins Clark mystery, and probably all of Sandra Brown’s books. Nickolas Sparks is another favorite. I also enjoy Nora Roberts, Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben. I’ve read most of Jeremiah Healy’s mysteries. I’m sure I’m leaving out many of my favorites. I just finished reading J.K. Rowling’s CASUAL VACANCY. I’m now reading a book by Danielle Steel. And I’ve enjoyed authors—too many to name—published by my publisher, Books We Love. So, as you can see, my tastes are varied.

What do you like to do with your free time?
Write and read and spend time with my family.

Tell us about your plans for upcoming books.
As I mentioned, I’m now working on a sequel to my latest novel, A MESSAGE IN THE ROSES.

Where can people find you on the web?

My web site: www.sandysemerad.com
My publisher’s site: http://bookswelove.net/authors/semerad-sandy/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandySemerad

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Any final thoughts?
I want to thank you for interviewing me and thank the booklovers. I hope you enjoy reading my books.

Thanks Sandy for being here today 🙂

 

Movie Review – Avengers Grimm (2015)

Avengers Grimm (2015)
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Rileah Vanderbilt, Milynn Sarley, Lauren Parkinson, Marah Fairclough, Lou Ferrigno
IMDB Rating:
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Plot: When Rumpelstiltskin destroys the Magic Mirror and escapes to the modern world, the four princesses of “Once Upon a Time”-Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel-are sucked through the portal too. Well-trained and endowed with magical powers, the four women must fight Rumpelstiltskin and his army of thralls before he enslaves everyone on Earth.

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Review: Avengers Grimm…. At first thought, one can be forgiven to think that this film would be some kind of crossover between the Avengers Movies and the TV show Grimm.

At least that is what I thought, until I started watching this.

Casper Van Dien stars as the main villain, Rumpelstiltskin. To cut a very long story short, he transports himself and Snow White (Lauren Parkinson) through the magic mirror to the modern world and ends up being the mayor of some city, with everyone under his spell… Hmmm.. Along for the chase through time is Rapunzel (Rileah Vanderbilt), Cinderella (Milynn Sarley) and Sleeping Beauty (Marah Fairclough) . They team up with Red Riding Hood to defeat Rump and his legion of slaves.

Interesting concept for a movie. I will say the title and movie poster was more appealing than the actual movie, hence why after 30 minutes of this I switched it off. I can only imagine the number of outtakes this film has, with each of the actors trying to take their role seriously. 🙂

As far as B-Grade flicks go, this was okay, but there are better B flicks to see.

Verdict: A Grimm movie indeed! 🙂
My Rating: 5 out of 10

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Interview With…. Ashley Howland

Hi readers. Today I am joined by Ashley Howland, author of “Obi The Super Puppy“, and “Ghostnapped“.

Ashley lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She and her dogs, Obi and Stitch, work for Labs ‘n Life, a nonprofit organization that works with youth at risk to train Labradors as autism assistance dogs (www.labsnlife.com). She is inspired to write by her husband Ross, her daughters, Maddy and Aijay, and of course, Obi and Stitch. They are a constant, endless source of material and happiness. Her next book is a novel for teenagers titled It’s What You Do Next That Counts.

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Ashley, thanks for being here today. Please tell us about you.
I am a mother, teacher and writer. I love to create characters and stories with my two girls.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My dogs certainly help by jumping all over me. Actually I would have to say my girls. They are so full of energy, life and have an amazing natural zest. It’s pretty easy to get the day started
with them bouncing around. The dogs are just as energetic.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
I’d have to say Andy Griffiths and yes my girls would have to come. They love his books and would love a chance to spend the day writing with him.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
It’s What You Do Next That Counts is a book for teenagers. It’s about a year in the life of a sixteen year old girl. Her parents have died and she has moved countries to live with her Aunt and Uncle. It’s a book with a lot happening. Callie the main character has made some pretty tough decisions, but she meets some great new people on the way.
To me this book is all about friendship and finding yourself. It is set in Perth and Vancouver, two cities that are worlds apart. This book will appeal to boys and girls, there is a lot of Australian life in the story, with the beach, cricket and other sports playing and important part.

I will be releasing this book on Kindle towards the middle of March and then the print version will follow!

What are you working on next?
Next  have the sequel to Obi the Super Puppy and the Mystery of the Red Mist:
http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Howland/e/B00BQA4XRO
This one is called Obi the Super Puppy and the Quest for the Last Laugh. These books are about my first Labrador, who thought he was a super hero. He was always doing strange things, but with such purpose. In these books he tells my two girls all about his adventures. The second book also introduces our next Lab – Stitch. It’s been a lot of fun to write about Obi and keep his memory alive.

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Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
Most people will tell me that writing is a special or extraordinary talent, I hope it is. However I think my desire to do things and to be creative is more amazing. I’m not sure I am very talented at most of the things I do, but I still like to do them. One example is cake decorating. Every birthday I create cakes for the girls. They love to make it hard for me too. One ear it was Snow White and the seven smurfs on a pirate ship. I was up for the challenge and it ended up being pretty cool. I am still mastering cake pops, but it will not defeat me. I can now do something that resembles a reindeer, monkey and polar bear.It’s a bit of a laugh as the girls love to see what I can come up with.

Who are your favourite authors?
I love Roald Dahl, he was always my favourite and I still read his books to my girls and my classes. Other authors I enjoy reading are Andy Griffiths (perfect for reading to primary school students) and
John Flanagan (love the Ranger’s Apprentice). I read a lot and like to try different authors. Basically I love books with action, mystery and a good laugh.

What do you like to do with your free time?
Free time, that’s an interesting concept. When I get some down time I quickly grab the computer and write. It isn’t always a story, sometimes I just like to get on my blog: http://ahowland.org/wordpress/
I think it’s important to find some time just for you and to do something you love.

Tell us about your plans for upcoming books.
I am working on a series of nonfiction activity books. They will be the Not So Boring Books. The first one is all about creative writing. By the end of the book you should have your very own story completed. This project is something I am really passionate about because I love writing with children. The next project is a series of super hero books. My girls helped me develop their super hero characters and I have some first drafts done. It will take me a while to get the first one or two books out, but I am hopeful of a release later this year. They are The Lighting Lilly and Princess Sea Adventures. Right at the moment I am taking part in the chapter book challenge. The aim is to write a chapter book in the month of March. This year it’s a pirate trilogy for me. So I am very busy, but that’s always how I work
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Where can people find you on the web?
I have a webpage that will be updated later this year: http://ahowland.org/
Other than that and my blog I am on Facebook:
I also have twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads and Amazon.
I can also be emailed at ashley@ahowland.org as part of my blog I run Stitch Says which is a chance for me to help promote other children’s authors. I offer reviews and interviews.

Any final thoughts?
I’d just like to say thank you for this opportunity. I am very passionate about reading and writing so it’s great to be able share on a forum like this!

Thanks for joining us Ashley 🙂

Interview With…. Joe Compton

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Hi readers. Today I get to chat with Joe Compton. Author of the crime thriller, Amongst The Killing.

Born in Hawthorne, CA in December of 1973 Joe grew up in Southern California; the majority of that spent in Torrance, CA. Writing has always been that thing he could do at an early age. He spent many a summer stints with his Grandma and Aunt where he was left mostly to his imagination and would escape by writing scenes and short stories; then acting them out in the backyard. Sometimes bringing in his brother to help act or just be an audience member. Then when his mother went back to work, Joe would spend the summer with his brother, write scripts ( even before he knew what a screenplay was), and perform all the characters for his brother.

Joe went on to South Torrance High School and while he wasnt the world’s best student, he did manage to have 3 short stories published in the school’s annual creative anthology. They were mostly horror driven, in the vein of Poe or Lovecraft. It would be Joe’s first published works. One of those stories Joe would end up turning into a screenplay and short film. Joe served his country in the United States Marines for 4 years, were he wrote the very first draft of Amongst the Killing. Once he was out of the Marines Joe moved to Denver, got another short story published in a underground magazine called Harvest Moon, a sort of reader’s digest for Horror fans.

Joe started writing screenplays and decided he would like to try making movies. He shot his first movie, Karl’s Liquor in 2001 ; which had one screening and one screening ever, at the awesome, world famous Mercury Cafe in Denver, CO in August of 2001. Joe went on to make 2 more short films, Devilwind and aforementioned (short story turned into movie) Out of Range. Joe at one time had a deal in place with a publishing company to publish Amongst the Killing but didn’t want to change the principle concept and thus walked away. Now a few years later he has started this company and decided to his first release would be Amongst the Killing . In 2010 Joe met the love of his life, his wife Shawna. Knowing that they will have children very soon he wanted to have something to hand over to his child, should they want it. So he felt the time was now to do this.

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Joe, thanks for being with us today. Please tell our readers about yourself.
I grew up in Southern California, loved to read and write virtually my entire life. I was writing and storytelling before I could remember doing so. I have lived a lot of places, California both Northern and Southern, Austin, Denver, North Carolina, and Japan. I was in the Marines for 4 years. I also love movies, so while in Denver I made 3 short films and helped other filmmakers make theirs. I have always been an free spirit and wanted to do something creative. So the movie thing wasn’t really going the way I hoped but I knew I had this book I wanted to get out. Then in talking to people I know and having been to a few writer’s conference. I realized I wasn’t alone in this thought. So I started this Publishing Company and along with my book I hope to get those folks out to the world too. So here I am starting with my first novel, putting that out there and seeing what happens.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What doesn’t. Life is such a gift and I don’t take that for granted. I like to be creative and any day that starts with me doing that, that’s the best days. I am not much for sleep. Although getting older now has me appreciate it more but I just would rather be doing something creative. I like to challenge myself and I am not afraid to put myself out there so I try to do so everyday.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
I think right now I would welcome the opportunity to hang out with someone I could learn alot from and I think Steven Spielberg would be that guy. He is beyond busy and he is an impressive human and moreover impressive working machine. I think being a sponge around him would be the most I could gain from an experience. He’s also famous for all the right reasons and it doesn’t define him. I like that.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
I am not a big fan of the judgmental aspect of society and I wanted to write that challenges the notions of what we assume in people, just my their title and their actions. I really felt like I hadn’t read a story that really captures both sides of the story either. A detective and mass murderer seemed like the ultimate playground for those thoughts. So I spent a lot fo time learning about the cops and especially detectives. I read some murderers biographies and try as much as I could to read the auto-biographies more so than someone else giving accounts. Then I applied the emotional aspects of being human and this book is the result of that.

What are you working on next?
I am writing 2 books right now. One is a sequel to this one called “We The Moral Majority“. The other is a departure from the police world and into the World of war called “P.O.W.” about a young Marine Officer who recounts how much he changed as a result of being a prisoner of war.

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
No I am pretty talentless other than writing, nothing had ever been natural to me.

Who are your favorite authors?
Poe and Shakespeare are my go to reads. I am actually all over the place though I like HP Lovecraft, Mario Puzo, Jon Steinbeck, Ray Bradbury, Alice Sebold, the early works of Dean Koontz, and James Patterson. I also like AJ Jacobs and all the crazy things he tries and writes about.

My 2 favorite books are To Kill A Mockingbird and The Davinci Code. Those are as close to perfection as I have read.

What do you like to do with your free time?
Movies, I love the ethereal experience of a movie theater and I go as much as I can, which is usually about 35-50 times a year. I also love baseball, especially the San Francisco Giants. Go to a handful of their games and to a handful of their Minor League Affiliate. I live in San Jose, home of their Single A team. My wife and I go to a dozen or so of those each year too. Been real bad about reading the last couple years but I vowed to get myself more into that.

Tell us about your plans for upcoming books.
Well my publishing company has several we hope in the horizon. The Author, me, has the books I mentioned early and just might have a couple more I will write. I carry a notepad or am never far from a pen and paper and come up with ideas all the time. So I try to constantly be writing.

Any final thoughts?
Thank you so much for doing this. I really appreciate it. Everybody should go to amazon.com, itunes, barnes and noble, or smashwords and buy my book. My website is very interactive so you can tell me what you thought, good or bad I really appreciate any feedback.

Thanks Joe for being here today

 

ATK Final Cover (3)   Title: Amongst the Killing

Author: Joe Compton

Genre: Crime Thriller

 

For as long as he could remember, Detective Charles Street wanted to be a police officer, moreover a detective. He wanted to be knee-deep in the action, working the biggest cases, and reaping the biggest rewards. But he didn’t think when his dream job came calling that it would ever turn into his nightmare.

For as long as he could remember, Jack Casey just wanted to be free, his own man to do what he pleased, when he pleased. He too craved action, and when his dream life came calling, he didn’t think he would meet anyone who was his equal, and definitely didn’t think he would ever have difficulty leaving behind the world he loathed and mocked.

  Amongst The Killing documents both of their stories, told in their own words, as the moments unfolded when their paths first crossed and their lives intersected. How could two men, with two different philosophies, be so different and yet so connected?

As the ultimate cat and mouse game unfolds, each has to deal separately with the other’s decisions and the effects they have in turning their lives sideways and upside-down. Will one of them crack? Will one of them succeed? Ultimately, the journey may mean more than the game, and show both of them the outcome neither was ever expecting.

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Goodreads Giveaway – Angel Valence

Goodreads Giveaway:

Angel Valence by Max Davine.

Contest is open to anyone in Australia.

 

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Angel Valence by Max Davine

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Giveaway ends March 31, 2015.

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