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Rough Draft [Kindle Edition]

Michael Robertson Jr , Dan Dawkins
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Book Description

When three of the world’s most prominent horror writers are viciously blackmailed, they are left with no choice but to abandon their comfortable lifestyles and take up seclusion in a tiny cabin in the mountains of Colorado, just on the outskirts of a mysteriously deserted mining town.

As the three trapped writers work together, struggling to understand and meet the demands of their blackmailers, they soon realize that they aren’t alone. There’s something else out there in the woods with them—something that doesn’t like visitors—and soon these masters of the macabre are caught right in the middle of their own very real horror story.

Editorial Reviews


"There are several things I look for in a good thriller, one of those elements being the way a chapter ends. The author has a great talent for this, and on many occasions I was left hanging at the end of a chapter with a compelling scene that kept me turning pages to say the least." ~ Cheryl Bradshaw, Shamus Award Finalist and USA Today Bestselling author.

"I was trying hard to think of what may happen next and the author threw a curve ball at me as a body turns up....then another....then another. Put three well known horror writers in the same town and sit back and watch the horror come to them." ~ Chris Blewitt, author of the #1 selling Sports Fiction novel Deep Rough.

About the Author

Author of suspense and horror novels, as well as short stories and collections, Michael's books have been downloaded over 80,000 times on His suspense novel Regret* has been in and out of the Top 100 Suspense rankings on Amazon. Rough Draft, a horror novel and newest release, has been in the Top 100 horror rankings.

Lives in Virginia where he's currently working on a new novel and trying to keep himself from thinking his next idea is a better one.

*Writing as Dan Dawkins

Product Details

  • File Size: 371 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490307222
  • Publisher: MRob Media LLC (January 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NOOQ2I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,292 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and suspenseful .... October 7, 2012
By catlou
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I don't have much patience for continuing a book in which I've started to lose interest, or I frankly consider stupid (stupid characters or stupid plot), so I only finish about 5% of the books I start. ROUGH DRAFT was a book I couldn't put down. This book was crafily composed with interesting characters, and provided a nail-biting, suspenseful plot. I've never written a review before, but felt compelled to pass on a big "Thank you" to the author for producing a great and entertaining read, and to suggest to readers to give this book a try. I bet you'll be hooked from the first page.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Premise August 17, 2012
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As soon as I finished reading Rough Draft, I immediately Googled the town in question, wondering if these events were partly true, it was so well-written. The book pulls you into the story as you try and keep up with the twists and turns that follow the characters. I was trying hard to think of what may happen next and the author threw a curve ball at me as a body turns up....then another....then another. Put three well known horror writers in the same town and sit back and watch the horror come to them.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A book I loved and hated October 7, 2012
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Three writers of horror novels, are blackmailed into going to a cabin to collaborate on a fictional account of the disappearance of the people in Pike, a nearby old time mining town. The person behind the blackmail was not predictable.
For suspense and plot this book is a real winner. It was fast-paced and hard to put down.
The one thing that I didn't like was the portrayal of the female novelist. Initially when the three meet the two males are surprised to find that Vic, whom they both respect as the best writer, is actually short for Victoria. Victoria is made out to be the sniveling, crying and hysterical woman needing to be held by a man for comfort. The men not only take on the role of Victoria's protectors, but also believe that they have to keep her from getting upset. This is just too stereotypical. This is a woman who can write such vivid horror tales; yet she is the one needing to be protected by the other two? I would have loved to have seen the author add some scenes where Victoria showed the gumption to fight as well as the two men.
But as a thriller, this book is masterful!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner August 23, 2012
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I loved this book! Once I started reading it I wasn't able to put t down. The only thing that kept me from giving it five stars was that I was left with a question or two, making me wonder if the author forgot to tie up a few loose ends or if he did tie them up before he really should have. I also think that the book could have been so much more if the characters were given deeper parts.
I would recommend this book though. I think that its storyline is unique and it was easy to read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great plot, poor editing October 5, 2013
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I want to start by saying I really enjoyed this book. The plot is fantastic, and definitely engrossing, even if the ending is a little weak. If it weren't for the really stupid writing mistakes, it would have had a four star review instead.
For the authors (and all aspiring authors): the phrase is "once IN a while" not "once AND a while". You "wander off" not "wonder off". These types of mistakes pulled me out of the book, and after a while started to make me angry every time I read them.
The only other complaint is the female protagonist; she's just too weak a character. She is supposed to be one of the best horror writers in the world, but acts like a frightened teenage girl every time something bad happens. Really???
I would love to see this book re-released after being edited, cleaned up, and improved in those areas, because the plot is a really cool idea!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great writing, weak finish December 6, 2012
By shelly
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I wasn't sure what to rate this, I went with 3 stars because it did hold my interest throughout the book, and I liked the characters and found them to be well developed. The premise was interesting but the end just kind of petered out for me. I was expecting a storyline more along the lines of the circumstances the characters were in would be affected by the story they were writing or something and instead it was just - I don't want to give anything away but it was a pretty weak reasoning for the entire set up of the story. Not to mention no follow up to the events that occurred on the mountain. No media attention to what happened? With a more cohesive ending/reason for plot I would bump this up to 4 stars easy. Strong start, weak ending but I did enjoy the writing enough that I will look for more by this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll lose sleep! September 8, 2012
By Mary Jo
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Rough Draft had me hooked right off the bat. It's a very hard book to put down. Right when I think I know what's coming next.....SURPRISE! Awesome read! Love it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars suspenseful August 3, 2013
By Georgi
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I found myself thinking about what was going to happen next. Good story but the female character was a wimp. My fávorite was the geek. I too was disappointed in the ending. But the time at the cabin.....whew....that was really good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Wasn't sure I'd like it. After reading first chapter but I got onto it quickly. Good story line lived the ending
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Published 7 months ago by kathyk
4.0 out of 5 stars ROUGH DRAFT
This book started off really good, then sort of went a little downhill for me. I still liked the premise of the book.
Published 8 months ago by atabarac
4.0 out of 5 stars not expected!! In a good way..
I had no idea what I clicked on in my husband's cloud looking for a book to read. It started off completely different than I would imagine this story to have gone. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Maine Man
5.0 out of 5 stars A REAL Page Turner
I've never read a book so fast in my entire life. Just when I needed to it put down, somebody would say something like "Did you just hear that" and of course I'd go on. Read more
Published 9 months ago by KAinSC
4.0 out of 5 stars great read!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I liked the characters, the story line was great, had mystery that you never knew how it was going to go and it moved right along. Read more
Published 9 months ago by dj
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I really enjoyed this book. The ending was not at all what I was expecting and while it was a bit disappointing I am over all happy it ended the way it did. Read more
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