Tagged: fiction

Finish the Story – The Recruit – Part 13

Welcome to “Finish the Story” prompt, by Teresa. The idea is that Teresa gets things started and then tags another blogger to write the next section. Ortensia72 tagged me to write part 13.  Here you can find the full story (all 12 parts in 1 place) – Ortensia72 Or you can visit every blog and meet 12 amazing people:  Part 1 by Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith Part 2 by Kristian at Tales From the...

The anatomy of a triller

Dan Brown’s masterclass #takeawaykeys  1. The most important stones to build a perfect thriller are: world the sole dramatic question a hero a goal obstacles a moment when a hero concurred a villain 2. Think 3 C’s First C – The Contract That promise you are making with the reader (do NOT break it!) Second C – The crucible Something that holds things together and doesn’t let them escape (fill...

Books fall open, you fall in…

There is no WP-life without ‘awards’. Thanks to great blog ‘Daughter’s Diary’ QUESTIONS:  1. What’s your favorite fiction? A good book, any genre. The older I am the more I think that ‘genre’ doesn’t matter – I simply prefer to read ‘a well written book’, preferably with an interesting writing style or heroes to relate. A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading...

Tears of my enemies

I watch him cry. Because that is what I do. I wait and watch… I am the collector. I collect the most precious thing in the world – the tears of my enemies. It’s a very rare business and I know you never heard about it, but while it doesn’t pay the most bucks, it keeps me sane. In some cases, taking their tears helps me to drink their wisdom,...

Book Review “In the Calyx”, Libre Paley 

“I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin.” Sara Gruen 1. From Stefan (aka all male readers):  Wow, this story had me glued to my wife like never before! Wonderfully written storyline and very detailed characters! All sex scenes kept me totally engaged until the very last...

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, BUT…

Time to choose the best book cover for Dulcinea and The Death Code! Number #1 or #2?  “Aspiring authors, get this through your head. Cover art serves one purpose, and one purpose only, to get potential customers interested long enough to pick up the book to read the back cover blurb. In the internet age that means the thumb nail image needs to be interesting enough to click on. That’s...

“The Pearl Territory”, chapter 9 – Cash #privatejournal

I remember her hair – the color of white snow – and vibrant orchid eyes, almost like mosaics, unnaturally beautiful, the mix of forgotten spring and crystalline heaven. I remember her laugh, bright like a birdsong. It was as if her laugh lifted the dark veil from my heart and allowed me to see the world with different, happy eyes. Sunny. Joyful. Confident. A cloudless spring day. This is what...