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Oh Crap! Now YA, steam punk, time travel thriller?

A few weeks back, I was sitting at a keyboard trying to push some words into a new chapter for my third book in the Toronto Vampire Chronicles (Book 2 – Lycanthrope Rising released Oct. 1, 2017) and a prequel and sequel to Gravity Games for my Nathan Sherlock Foodie Thriller series. Nothing happened. Whether…… Continue reading Oh Crap! Now YA, steam punk, time travel thriller?

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Photo art, choose silent beauty over noise

An Artscope post by Oliver reminded again me how much I’ve fallen away from appreciating the magnificence of photography. In the following photo link, Diana Klute captures a paddleboarder off the Cape Verde Islands as nature sends the sea and spray to create a pointillist effect worthy of George Seurat’s brush. <p>Source: <a href=”https://artscope.de/2017/03/01/oliver-5/”>Oliver</a></p&gt; In…… Continue reading Photo art, choose silent beauty over noise

crime · mystery · Sci-Fi · Thriller

Slow start but clever ending for The Forgotten Room

The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child gives initial vibes that it’s heading toward the supernatural, perhaps with a ghostly presence that’s responsible for the gruesome suicide of a senior researcher at a stuffy think tank on the coastline of Newport, Rhode Island. The main character Jeremy Logan was a prof at the Lux research institute years…… Continue reading Slow start but clever ending for The Forgotten Room

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A werewolf in chic clothing

After perverting the vampire myth with my first novel Late Bite, I decided to continue my stream of semi/alternate-consciousness by tossing in, what else, my take on werewolves for my just-completed but stand-alone third horror thriller, Lycanthrope Rising. I won’t be releasing it for awhile. As my third foray into authordom, I’m looking for a literary…… Continue reading A werewolf in chic clothing

crime · Police procedural · Thriller

Doom Murders, solid religious thriller without Da Vinci Code’s hyperbole

The Doom Murders by Brian O’Hare A Catholic Bishop found brutalized, naked, and oddly posed in his Belfast study sets DCI Jim Sheehan and his detectives on the trail of a killer who police suspect sees himself as the hand of God. That suspicion deepens as the murder toll rises. All victims are Catholic, hold…… Continue reading Doom Murders, solid religious thriller without Da Vinci Code’s hyperbole

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Dark Matter’s many dimensions a treat

Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch As the Joni Mitchell song goes: You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Despite a couple minor logistical gaps, this sci-fi thriller by Blake Crouch is a super charged adventure where college physics prof Jason Dessen finds himself in a dark dilemma of his own making,…… Continue reading Dark Matter’s many dimensions a treat

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Trump presidential win means the revolution is now

America’s second revolution started last night. Thank God it began with an election. Donald Trump sounded presidential for the first time in his acceptance speech. http://bit.ly/2ek9Z35 He showed he’s capable of speaking without being nasty – at least during an acceptance speech. If the President-elect understands the gravity of his post, he will let his actions…… Continue reading Trump presidential win means the revolution is now