“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
― W. Somerset Maugham
- member since March 13, 2008
Thank you for following my novels (LAKE CHARLES, THE BLUE CHEER) and my reading list. My new crime novel, ASK THE DICE, has been published by Crossroad Press. ASK THE DICE has earned sixteen 4/5-star ratings on Goodreads, and is priced at $3.99. Readers have written they like ASK THE DICE’s original voice and unusual plot twists.
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ASK THE DICE synopsis:
Over the past two decades, Tommy Mack Zane has faithfully worked as a contract killer for Watson Ogg, the Washington, D.C. crime boss. Now middle age creeping up finds Tommy Mack edgy, jaded, and weary of his grisly trade. As he contemplates retirement, he is framed for the murder of Mr. Ogg’s niece. Desperate, Tommy Mack enlists the aid of his friends, the mercurial D. Noble and burly Esquire to do battle with Mr. Ogg and his mercenary “dark suits.” A new, better life filled with his passions for poetry and jazz drives Tommy Mack to the slambang climax where a few dark secrets about his past are unearthed.
I was looking at your recent Plan To Reads; you've picked some of my favorites! The Fountainhead is much more readable than Atlas Shrugged and contains the same ideas... The Spellman Files is great mind candy (I love the footnotes), and Chesil Beach is small, but deadly! Please let me know what you think of Belle de Jour, I've been thinking of reading it for sometime.... Hope you're well. Alfred
Thank you :) I just joined and I'm not sure how to navigate this site, so if this ends up somewhere it shouldn't be, sorry in advance.
I have not read the first, but I did read the Twilight series (everyone I know is totally ga-ga over it) and I found myself rather disappointed. Edward's character made me want to shred the book a dozen times (which I didn't do because I borrowed it from a friend, lol). I just got finished reading The Host, though, and I ADORED it.
Eclectic Book Club Peeps:
All righty, let's have those nominations for our next big read. What's everyone in the mood for?
Post your selections in the "Genres" thread and we'll hash it out. If that takes too much energy, I will put all genres nominated in a hat and pick one at random!