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My Last Confession

There’s a new (free) short story available from Michael Brookes: My Last Confession. If you get a chance to read it, please take the time to leave a review and perhaps pick his the novel – The Cult of Me … Continue reading

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Forgive Me, Alex, by Lane Diamond

“The sleepy town of Algonquin was once terrorised by a ruthless predator; a serial-killer who took pleasure in torturing his victims to death.  No one understands this better than Tony Hooper who experienced first-hand the damage the reaper dealt.  Now, … Continue reading

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Serial Date, by D.V. Berkom

“Serial Date – an entirely new take on reality TV, where beautiful young women are set-up with ex-cons pretending to be ‘serial kilers’ but what happens when a bonafide serial killer gets thrown into the mix? Cue Leine Basso, an ex … Continue reading

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Spy Hunt in D.C., by Max Connelly

A short story set in the aftermath of Spyhunt in Dixie. Genre: Espionage thriller Length: < 6000 words Rating: 3 stars If you have a keen eye you might notice that I reviewed this short previously in the post short … Continue reading

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Bella, by Steve Piacente

“A striking widow intent on proving the military lied about her husband’s death lures a Washington journalist into the investigation. Working together, they discover the power of temptation, the futility of revenge, and the consequences of yielding to either.” Rating:  … Continue reading

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Love and Wrath, by G.E. Johnson

The title sums up what you expect from this book and it doesn’t disappoint. Rating: 4 stars Genre: Urban fiction Length: ~23,000 words Set against a backdrop of the Kansas City artworld this novel tells the story of Lily, an independent middle-aged woman … Continue reading

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Short stories as a marketing tool?

I’m a keen believer in the power of a good sample.  For authors this could refer to sample chapters of a new book, or, as I highlight here, making short stories available for free.  As a marketing tool a good short story … Continue reading

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