“You know the problem with heroes and saints, Nikolai?”
I asked as I closed the book’s cover and headed for the door.
“They always end up dead.” Leigh Bardugo
To spread the word about my wonderful, truly sparkling and never-shredding thriller book Sophia von X, I decided to promote it on Chic Lit Cafe – books & reviews
What can I add to everything that has already been said about Sophia’s story (check reviews )?
- I think the book is quite random… and the way I’m writing, too. The book was born from the picture (iconography) of Christ Pantocrator I saw in some magazine. I remember I thought: wow, it would be fun to write a novel about this place – Hagia Sophia. I’ve never been there, by the way, but that’s what the Internet is for 😂.
- It’s fast.
- It’s overcrowded.
- My heroes: TOO MANY 😂
I don’t have any favorite heroes or villains. Each one is unique, beautiful and brutal.
The story revolves around Sabina Ferrara, a simple Sicilian woman, who, against her will, has been dragged inside of a mad group controlled by a rich mogul from Jerusalem. She is doing her best to survive. And yes, she makes mistakes, but her move at the end of the story is very smart, even if I can’t tell you how, what and when – you’ll get the full idea of her survival skills in the epilogue.
There is also 1 hidden villain – I’m leaving a hook in the middle of the book, to find him/her…
- The thriller is stand alone and short – only 206 pages in print, but I believe it is enough. I have nothing more to say or add. Anything else would be babbling. I know a lot of people love babbling. Forgive me, I’m a very bored person… and some things* I simply don’t want to know – unless, in my eyes, it’s very important.
I’m the author, so I guess I can twist it as I wish 🙀😉
- This book is not everybody’s cup of tea.
I know the female crowd would love to read about the romantic or psychological struggles (fucked up mind) on 100+1 pages. Well, I doubt I am a female… I mean when I’m writing a book. I am Ray. And Ray has nothing to do with ‘females’ or me.
Or maybe I just want to get it over with as quickly as possible. In any case, I give only the details I think are essential for my RANDOM course. And I like it. Suspense should be suspenseful… 😜🔫💣. It shouldn’t give ‘yawning’ to the reader.
- I did my best.
Damn! Just lied. Ok… let me try again. I WAS FKN IN A RUSH TO FINISH THE BOOK! I still think it was a good result for a 6 month job.
Ebook is 99 cents until 1 May. In May – $2.99. Afterwards – $5.99.
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I’m working on the So Absurd It Must Be True, book 2 during the month of May. I’m planning to publish it at the end of May – at the latest the first week of June (as you remember, my book cover is ready).
This summer I’ll work on book 2 of the Child of Illusion series (Dulcinea). It should be ready in September (for publishing). Haven’t started yet… 😂😂
I also have 2 more projects: a sci-fi story about the Pearl (you can find the blurb on my website) and a new thriller/drama (working title – The Concept of Family).
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Recommendation: My Name is Danny: Tales from Danny the Dog, by Andrew Joyce
I just finished this absolutely amazing, positive, fun, humorous, full of kindness book… Did I fall in love with Danny? Yes, I did. He is probably the best read (hero) I have had in the past 3-5 months.
If you are stuck in negativity, have writers block, are tired of reading, living and breathing – this is the best choice you can make. Posted my reviews on Amazon/Goodreads.
I’m also reading:
- Honey Ko, by William C. Pennington – Writers Envy WP Blog
- Grinders, by Craig Boyack – Cold Hand Boyack WP Blog
- Rise of The Draman, by Alexander Elliot – author’s website
- Walk away silver heart, by Frank Prem – Frank Prem’s WP Blog
- Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, by Gabriella Marie Milton – Short Prose WP Blog
I’ll post some reviews this weekend, some – in the middle of next week. Good luck with writing, sales, ideas, editing… or whatever is important to you now.
Stay safe! Keep distance!
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