Tagged: book-review

“The Pearl Territory”, ch 16 – #dialogue

x x x Circle Rulers. Faro sits near the bed, crying. The cold body of Father Callum is hidden in the bathroom. Pastor Hoff knocks on the door. He is not alone. Behind him stands James Garrett, the new leader of Circle Energy. James Garrett: Who is in that bloody bath? In those yellow heels? Faro: (crying) F-f-faa-th-eeer Call-uuuuum. Pastor Hoff: This is good and bad at the same time....

There’s no story unless something is out of place

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler Continue sharing some critique on my books. First one, for my debut #ya novel Dulcinea and The Death Code.  1. I think, overall, I would simplify the beginning more, shorten it,...

You are under arrest! Surrender immediately!

Please, come out slowly from your car… Show me your hands! I can’t see them! What is it? The book? (reading loud) “So A-B-S-U-R-D IT MUST BE TRUE”. Well, this is a WEAPON! I’d like to see your license. Don’t have one? Only Kindle… Put your hands behind the head! GO!  x x x Thank you all for wonderful reviews for my debut book of satire and adult humour – So...

Writing is a lot like making soup…

Writing is not just a process of creation. It is also a process of self-discovery. Cristina Istrati Working on the final revision (before sending to editor #1) of Damn Ray Reviews. Check ‘table of contents’.  Introduction “Idaho”, Emily Ruskovich “Big Magic: creative living beyond fear”, Elizabeth Gilbert “Hot Milk”, Deborah Levy “Here I am”, Jonathan Safran Foer “Ripples on the pond”, Sebnem E. Sanders “Born a crime”, Trevor Noah “The Book...

Video

Take a look at my promotional video for Dulcinea and The Death Code.

Book cover alert!

I’m planning to change my “Absurd” book cover, because (so far) it sells better than Dulcinea. And Dulcinea got a professional cover already. So, there’re 8 variants. Look at the first 4 below. What do you think? I liked the cover with the red hair (girl), but I said to May (designer) it is ‘TOO GIRLY’ 😱🤪💃💃, so she provided 4 more variants. Help! 😂😂😂 and 4 more: WHAT DO YOU...

Book Review “Fields of lies”, Sabina Gabrielli Carrara

Writing a book is always a hard job. One is always tempted to limit oneself to dreaming it.  Gaston Bachelard But she did it. From dream to reality is only ONE jump, but it is a damn hard one. Well done, Sabina! The idea of the book:  Cheat – Kill – Repeat…  Just kidding. Here it is: Some people are good at hiding their dark side, and when we like...