Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo | A Miranda Reads Review

If you’re going to go negative, this review by the wildly popular Goodreads reviewer Miranda Reads that I’m reblogging here for your entertainment and instruction is exactly how it is to be done.

You’re welcome, now do yourself a favor and go check out more of her magic…

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IT WAS A COMPLETE DISASTER.

Whelp…that was horribly disappointing…

I cannot begin to explain how utterly…blah this one was.

SO many people recommended it, and I honestly feel a bit awful with the low rating – but ehhh, what’s the point of goodreads if I can’t rant? 

How to Write a Hit YA Novel 101 

(In 5 easy steps!)

1. Make your main character ugly

“She’s an ugly little thing. No child should look like that.”

Like realllllllly ugly.

Pale and sour, like a glass of milk that’s turned.

And she must be skinny, but in the malnourished-and-kinda-hot sort of way.

AND REMEMBER 
– she can never be so ugly that the Generic Love Interest(s) aren’t attracted to her!

I’m sorry it took me so long to see you, Alina. But I see you now.

Your Main Character must be ugly enough so that…

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FACTOTUM — The Worst of America At Its Best

BOOK | FICTION | LITERARY
FACTOTUM
BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI
RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★

 
Heinrich Karl (Charles) Bukowski – image courtesy of Wikipedia

I’ve never been much of a Charles Bukowski fan…

Not because I don’t like him…

But just because I never got around to reading that much of his work.

However, I’ve always liked the idea of Charles Bukowski…

The legend of Charles Bukowski.

Of him being someone who just did not give one single fuck care about society and its oppressive norms.

Bukowski, or the idea I have of him, appeals to me because he is so opposite of who I am…

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Read any good Indie Authors Lately?

I’ve been reading the traditionally published authors too much as of late so I’m looking to buff up my sidebar’s “Want to Read” list with a few more Indie Authors…

Read any good ones lately?

While I’m mostly interested in Literary Fiction, Horror, Thriller, and Neo Noir (horror & mystery) books, I’ll consider pretty much anything — except Erotica — as long as it’s good.

So, if you’ve read something good from an Indie or if you’re an Indie and you’ve written something good, let me know please and I’ll add it to the list.

Can’t guarantee when or if I’ll read it, but I do guarantee that when and if I do, I’ll post a quick review here, on Amazon, and on Goodreads.

Hit me up!

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#IndieAuthors

Crime Time: new books and recommended reads

Check it out! Features The Good Kill, among many other kickass-looking books.

FYI – There is an Amazon Giveaway of The Good Kill all day today. Snag your free copy here >> https://amzn.to/2LLkhsu

MurderMayhem&More

Ready to hit the beach? Don’t forget to take a stack of crime thrillers, espionage adventures and murder mysteries with you. Here’s the latest new publications from indie authors and bestselling big names, from hardboiled pulp fiction to Nordic noir, spy stories to high-tech thrillers, police procedurals and political conspiracies. Expect the unexpected!

perf6.140x9.210.inddTHE RUSSIAN HEIST by Robb T White
Meet Dimitri, a Russian thug, who can’t quite believe his luck when he stumbles across an incompetent plot to steal millions of dollars in small denomination notes. The home-grown gang of small-town misfits he meets comprises a disgruntled armoured-car guard, his promiscuous wife, their loser of a son, and an alcoholic professor of economics. Hijacking their heist should be simplicity itself for the psychopathic killer… but he reckoned without the skills of the Special Agent assigned to hunt him down. Crackling dialogue delivered in hardboiled style.

Image result for knife jo nesboKNIFE by Jo Nesbo

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The Good Kill Is Now Available

THE GOOD KILL: A Killian Lebon Novel
A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deeper trouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase. . .

Apocalypse Now…Jacob’s Ladder…Scarface…The God Father… I’m tossing out movies that were so so hard for me to watch, but were done so so well that they of course, stick with me visually and emotionally. I’m doing that because The Good Kill hits me in the gut the same way those classic movies did. . .

Goodreads Reader Review

For all of you who pre-ordered your digital copy of the book, thank you! Amazon has magically delivered it to your Kindle reading device/app.

For all of you who would like to order a print or digital copy of the book, thank you! You may conveniently do so by clicking the little blue button below.

Free with Kindle Unlimited
The Good Kill: A Killian Lebon Novel
 

I hope everyone enjoys the read! Let me know what you think.

Thanks again and…

Write on!

 

A Song to Get You in the Mood for THE GOOD KILL Release Tomorrow

Sean “Big Mac” McKnight, one of my favorite characters from The Good Kill, is a huge Slayer fan; therefore, in his honor and in honor of the book’s release tomorrow, it is Slayer’s “Repentless, — a term which, coincidentally, could also be the novel’s theme — that we shall proceed to rock it out to. . .

NSFW
 
 

A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deeper trouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase. . .

ORDER HERE

 

#dark

#violent

#thriller

 

One Week Until Release, Yo!

A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deeper trouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase. . .

Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?

Of course you have.

But just in case you want to gift a family, friend, or foe with one, you can do so right here.

BTW, we have our first review of the soon-to-be new release posted on Goodreads. Here’s a little taste of it:

Apocalypse Now…Jacob’s Ladder…Scarface…The God Father… I’m tossing out movies that were so so hard for me to watch, but were done so so well that they of course, stick with me visually and emotionally. I’m doing that because The Good Kill hits me in the gut the same way those classic movies did. . . [MORE]


#amreading

#newreleases

#fingerscrossed

#andtoestoo