Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 212!


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.



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"One of my bitches gave birth to a litter of mongrels. Before, they were too young to tell. But now... Well, I'd hoped for purebreads."
"Are we speaking of dogs or women?"
"Which would you prefer?" He gave her an impish grin.
"Oh, hush up," she hissed, and he chuckled.












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#8: A Death In Vegas - Christopher Meeks

In A Death in Vegas, the president of a company that specializes in beneficial bugs for organic gardeners discovers a young woman dead in his Las Vegas hotel suite. She had worked as a sexy lady bug at his convention booth -- and he had nothing to do with her death. While that's being investigated, the FBI raids his booth on a money-laundering scam that he knows nothing about. Soon, the coroner doesn't have good news, either. Who has set him up? Why? With the police and FBI are against him, and his wife missing, he flees to find answers and his wife. 

Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: White Whisker Books (Aug. 15 2014)
ISBN: 9780983632993

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AUTHOR BIO:
Christopher Meeks was born in Minnesota, earned degrees from the University of Denver and USC, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1977. He's taught English at Santa Monica College, and creative writing at CalArts, UCLA Extension, Art Center College of Design, and USC. His fiction has appeared often in Rosebud magazine as well as other literary journals, and his books have won several awards. His short works have been collected into two volumes, "The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea" and "Months and Seasons," the latter which appeared on the long list for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He's had three plays produced, and "Who Lives?: A Drama" is published. His focus is now on longer fiction. His first novel is "The Brightest Moon of the Century," and his second, "Love At Absolute Zero."


REVIEW:
A fantastic whodunit!
I really like Patton. He's the character that gets the job done. If it wasn't for Patton, there'd really be no story. He is literally both the cause and effect.
Reading along trying to piece together the story was fun. I thought I had it a couple of times, only to find I was dead wrong. I'm quite impressed with the mind-bending ending. I expected it once, then was thrown way off, so when things really did happen I was in aw and thrilled.
Great writing for such a small story, especially to have the impact that it did. Mystery lovers will devour this one in a couple of hours, tops!

4/5

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#7: Casual Friday - Shane Kuhn

Casual Friday is the story of hit man John Lago’s very first assignment as a recruit with Human Resources, Inc., a placement agency that sends assassins, disguised as interns, to take out high-level targets under cover of corporate invisibility. John will go on to become the most successful “intern” in HR’s history. You can read more about his career in The Intern’s Handbook, a full-length thriller that will be published on April 8, 2014.

The Intern's Handbook will be touring Freda's Voice in February!

  • Kindle: 917 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Feb. 4 2014)
  • ASIN: B00I1IW7PO


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AUTHOR BIO:
Shane Kuhn is a writer, director, and producer working in the entertainment business and advertising. He is one of the original cofounders of the Slamdance Film Festival and he’s currently developing a novella and television series about a highly sophisticated international heist ring for the European market. He lives and works in Colorado, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. He is the author of The Intern’s Handbook, bought for film by Sony Pictures, and Hostile Takeover.


REVIEW:
For the most part, I liked it.
I hated the ending though. With a passion.
I was enjoying the flow of the story. John Lago is quite the character, and he introduces the reader to a world we wouldn't otherwise know anything about. I liked how this story was a twisted take on that world. That definitely appealed to me as a reader.
At the end, I think the author was going for dramatic. It didn't work for me though. I said out loud, 'That's it?!'. Then I shook my head a few times. Yup.
I hope The Intern's Handbook picks up where Casual Friday abruptly left off.

3.5/5


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