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"Not only does Wright excel at character building, but has a raw talent for perfectly meshing his environments to pull a reader into his world... I could see this book developing into a movie much along the lines of the Blob or the Fog... EPIC THRILLER..."
-- Kim Heimbuch

About the Author

J. Joseph Wright penciled his first novel in the fourth grade, but, after failing to publish it, toiled away in obscurity until his freshman year in high school. Upon reading and, inexplicably, enjoying one of J.'s witless essays, his English Comp teacher, a man of questionable taste, recommended he write for the school newspaper. Soon J. was regaling the student body with a fantasy horror fiction column, gaining a robust early fan base, albeit from a captive school audience.

After college, J. left a highly lucrative career in television for an even more lucrative career as an author, and now writes Paranormal Romance, Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

Website - JJosephWright.com

Twitter - @JJosephWright

Product Details

  • File Size: 645 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carrier Press (November 22, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 22, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009XNCNB4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,211,094 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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J. Joseph Wright penciled his first novel in the fourth grade, but, after failing to publish it, toiled away in obscurity until his freshman year in high school. Upon reading and, inexplicably, enjoying one of J.'s witless essays, his English Comp teacher, a man of questionable taste, recommended he write for the school newspaper. Soon J. was regaling the student body with a fantasy horror fiction column, gaining a robust early fan base, albeit from a captive school audience.

After college, J. left a highly lucrative career in television for an even more lucrative career as an author, and now writes Paranormal Romance, Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

Website - JJosephWright.com

Twitter - @JJosephWright

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Very creepy from the very beginning, this book has all the makings of a classic horror thriller. Local handyman Jeff warns the townspeople that there is something dangerous in the black snow but nobody believes him. Journalist April Jones is investigating a radiation leak from the old nuclear power plant. Are the leak and black snow linked?

The characters were likable and I found myself screaming in my head at them to get away from the black snow. An easy, enjoyable read with plenty of action and gore.
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I wanted to like this book but, the characters were stupid people. The female reporter goes alone to meet three,men who are rude,hostile and feel her up ans later she goes back to confront them alone even giving them information no reporter would have. The bad guys come across as just as stupid. The,father knowing there's danger gives in to his son despite knowing it's dangerous. The plot was good the execution not so much.
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I can see this book possibly being adapted to a TV mini series, or even a movie. The progression wasn't too fast or too slow, it maintained a steady flow throughout. I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next, and even worrying for everybody's safety. I can't say anything negative about this book; I think anybody who reads Bitter Cold will enjoy it as much as I did!
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Bitter Cold: A Review
Novel by J. Joseph Wright

This story centers around Jeff, a widower, Logan, his twelve year old son, and April, a newspaper reporter for the Oregon Daily News. The three meet when April's neon has a run in with a guardrail on a snow slicked highway. They subsequently find themselves battling to stay alive while running from an unknown, but cunning and relentless entity brought to life by a curse that devours any living thing in its path.
This is a nice, quick read that requires no thought. If you start thinking about things a little too much, though, the story starts to lose its luster and little things start to creep in that just don't quite seem right. Like the teen at the beginning of the story who goes out in a "gale" to use the bathroom because a bucket in a corner of the room is too primitive (peeing in the woods is not?), and can take the time write his name in the snow and take in the scenery. That he can see the scenery or the bottom of a gorge requires moonlight that I'm pretty sure doesn't occur during a snowy gale. Did I mention the year is 1890? I'm not sure that "frigid tundra" is a term familiar to many in that time period. Also, the way the author resolved the issue with the entity at the end did not sit well with me. Does several feet of snow, esp. after a blizzard, just disappear in 1 day? In Rainier, Oregon? The epilogue also does not even mention Amy or her dog Sadie, secondary characters that along with our heroes are the only survivors of the town.
Other than these and other small details that don't quite add up, it is a fairly decent book. I especially liked the messages found by the rescue personnel at the end of the book.
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REVEW:  BITTER COLD by J. Joseph Wright

An excellently-written, almost poetic in description, paranormal story which I literally read in one sitting. By turns thriller, Supernatural, gently romantic, corporate-greedy, with a large cast of characters to entertain, delight, and scare the reader. Not to mention, anyone who isn't cowed by this wildly-imagined "monster"--well, doesn't have a lot of imagination.  BITTER COLD has my HIGH recommendation. Can't wait for more from this author!
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This was a very good book. It reminded me a lot of a Stephen King story, but maybe not quite that creepy! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and didn't want to put it down until I read the last page.

April Murray is a hard nosed journalist who is on the trail of a killer story. A local nuclear plant is covering up what she thinks is a leak that is contaminating the area. However, when the bigwigs at NWP try to scare her into backing off the story, she suddenly ends up in danger....in more ways than one. Not only is there a possible nuclear radiation leak in the vicinity, there is also a strange "monster" that is traveling in the snow and devouring anyone that comes too close. She teams up with father and son duo, Jeff and Logan, when they take her in during a blizzard, and they witness first hand the gruesomeness of the oil-like "blob" when a teenage boy has his foot eaten off when he gets caught in it. From here it's a race against time as Jeff, April, Logan and a handful of neighboring survivors try to stay one step ahead of a certain death by the black snow.

While this story is fast paced, anxiety inducing, and cringe-worthy at some points, it is has a few very sweet and touching moments that showcase both human bravery and selflessness, and that of man's best friend. There were two scenes with Sadie (a German Shepard) that actually brought tears to my eyes. I also admired how determined Jeff was to warn as many people as he could about the danger they were in, and his single mindedness when it came to protecting his son. April was also one tough cookie when faced with hard situations. She didn't back down from the black snow, or from the corporate bullies who were trying to threaten, and then kill, her.
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