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Initial post: Oct 24, 2008 12:33:57 PM PDT
J. Easterly says:
I have written a Sci-fi Fantasy thriller book called "Within the Element" I would love if you could check it out and tell me what you think! Thanks

What have you written?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2008 4:46:58 PM PDT
john allen says:
Hi J,

Thanks for providing a forum for writers to discuss their books.

My holiday novel "Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices," has just recently been released in the Kindle format.

Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, has described my book as having "messages of love and wisdom to make your heart sing with the recognition of the miracle of life."

This is a book that was born of grief...and written in an effort to offer hope to others. The story began as an outgrowth of a terrible tragedy I witnessed just a few days before Christmas.

My family and I had moved temporarily to a small western town so that I could work on an intensive technical writing project that required I work on the business premises with other writers. We loved small town life. We became close to a wonderful family consisting of several children. I became particularly close to two teenage sons from that family. These boys were an example of everything that great about youth. They were active in their church. They were high achievers in their high school. They loved music. And they were active in scouting and community affairs.

They were the essence of everything that's great about youth.

Just before Christmas they were on their way to sing a special number at church meeting. Riding with them were two teenage girls. (The four young people were to sing a quartet.)

On the way to church they rounded a bend, came upon an unexpected icy patch on the road, and skidded into a river that ran parallel to the road. All four young people were lost in this terrible accident.

It was hard for me to conceive what the parents must have been going through. The next evening my wife and I went to offer our condolences to the parents of the two boys.

Words failed me. I held the father in a bear hug and shed some tears with him. When the tears stopped, he told me that he was at peace. He knew their sons were in a better place. And he knew that the Savior had made it possible that he would see his sons again.

Talk about faith...

From that point on I did some serious soul searching. I also became a better father and husband.

The unthinkable had happened to my friend. But his faith helped him to survive the ordeal.

At that point, the story for my book began to take shape.

(In the book's Afterword I go into more detail about the origin of "Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices.")

The story deals with a man who suffers a terrible loss just before Christmas. Then it shows how he ultimately finds peace through a few simple acts of kindness.

I appear briefly in the book in the guise of Brent Watkins and express my thoughts about the tragedy through his character.

If you go to my blog on the hardback edition, you can click on an mp3 link and hear an original song, "The Spirit of Christmas," that plays an integral part in the story. Just after the main character, Eric, hears the song amazing things begin to happen...

All the best,


In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2008 4:22:32 AM PDT
Visionchild says:
It's always nice to see a new forum so you're not the 17,765th person to plug, haha!

I highly recommend my debut thriller, Vision: Evan's Book by Dan Fitzpatrick

In 1944, a top secret organization called the SKP, began a project.
The project was to make M. Sebastian Siman a preventer of extreme violence by using death as justice.
...the project went wrong.

Instead of becoming a hero, Siman became a brilliant, powerful, unstoppable maniac who brutally murdered over 300 people during a 10 year killing spree. As a result of failed experiment, he encountered a side-effect; the ability to teleport a replica of himself to wherever he wanted to go, called visions. It was in these mysterious visions that he brutalized his victims until his sudden disappearance in 1967.

In 2007, a librarian named Jade Walker witnessed a brutal rape and murder in an old abandoned house in Ariana, Ohio. After a brief physical encounter with the murderer, he finds himself on the side of the road, in New Hampshire. He believed the experience was only a nightmare, until he meets the mysterious Agent Fitz, the new SKP leader. Jade soon learns that not only was his experience real, he was witnessing Siman's return, in a vision of his own.

So now with help from Agent Fitz and a mysterious book which holds all the secrets of the vision, Jade must learn to embrace the newfound power he shares with Siman, since he is the only one that could possibly stop him.

Follow Jade's haunting adventure in this bone chilling, plot twisting, page turning, action-packed thriller. Vision: Evan's Book will keep you guessing all the way until the mind blowing end!

Will Jade be just another victim in Siman's new wrath, or has the world's
deadliest serial killer finally met his match?

the author

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2008 12:17:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 25, 2008 12:17:39 PM PDT
JDunn says:
Hi, Our new novel Digital Destiny is a futuristic techno thriller that will appeal to many different kinds of readers. Below is our press release.

For More Information,
Contact: James Dunn

Bloomington, Ind. (Oct. 16, 2008)- In a world just short of beyond our imagination, rife with ethical and political dilemmas that are sure to become our destiny, comes Digital Destiny, the new futuristic crime thriller by Jeromie Carr and James Dunn.

Halfway through the 21st century, it is the golden age of the digital lifestyle. All books, money, and communications are electronic, and are stored on a centralized network operated by Digital Data, Inc. (DDI). While most people are glad to embrace DDI's technology, the news is full of reports of a fringe group of anti-technology terrorists called The Way exist covertly, making mischief the world over.

Detective Jack Tate, and his partner, Kimi Arimuro, are charged with investigating the murder of a legalized prostitute in Denver, Colorado. What at first appears to be a crime of passion begins to look more like premeditated murder as Jack and Kimi follow the clues left by an unknown enemy with an unknown motive. At a breakthrough moment in Jack's investigation, an explosion on a train in Prague kills a key person of interest in the investigation, leaving behind only a rare substance called Spartanium.

Soon afterward, Jack finds himself severed from the very technology that makes him an accepted member of society and an effective police officer...digitally murdered, unable to interact with the electronic age. He is convinced that whoever killed the prostitute and detonated the Prague bomb is also behind his predicament. Homeless and broke, Jack eventually winds up in the care of The Way. They, too, have been wrongfully shut out of the system, unable to shake the public misconception that they are violent terrorists.

Reinvigorated, Jack resumes his investigation with the help of The Way and Kimi. Using the substance from Prague as a clue, Jack locates a scientist in New Mexico named Kathleen Bryant. Once Jack and Kathleen develop mutual trust, they reveal details of each others' work that lead them to believe that somebody has stolen the plans to one of Kathleen's inventions to use it for sinister purposes. After suffering helicopter attacks, surveillance and counter-surveillance, secret elevators, and shootouts, Jack and his team prevail.

Digital Destiny is a story for all kinds of readers. It contains simple explanations of believable technology that everybody can relate to, such as efficient commuter trains, safe nuclear waste disposal, and identity theft deterrents.

For more information about Digital Destiny, visit or

About the Authors
Jeromie Carr is a Colorado native that doesn't quite fit the nerd stereotype, enjoying a variety of activities from discussing philosophy to acting. He is a graduate of Colorado Christian University.

James Dunn is a Colorado native, an adventurer and certified scuba diver who has traveled extensively. He has worked as an electrical designer and is an inventor. He is a graduate of Bellevue University.

978-0-595-50857-0 * 5 x 8 * Trade Paperback * 292 pages * $17.95 * Amazon Kindle $6.59

Available at,,, & Amazon Kindle


In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2008 12:44:41 PM PDT
I'd love to get in on the action, if I may. My novella, available on this site and a few others, is called HorrorCon.

I've long considered horror conventions - most often held in large hotels over the course of a long weekend - ideal settings for an intimate and spooky story. A fan of Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, I imagined one where a young woman trying to move on after a devastating personal tragedy attends a horror convention where she sells "authentic monster artifacts" and meets a mysterious author who becomes strangely obsessed with her. Together (and separately), they embark on an harrowing journey that is daunting, deeply moving and frequently frightening. When you realize that the author may be something other than human with possibly more sinister interests, the chills show up in full force.

With HorrorCon, I tried to sneak up on the reader's more fragile sensibilities by laying a spooky pulse under an exploration of the horror convention experience. I also tried to approach my complex character development as a form of mystery for the reader; we're never sure exactly where our characters stand until all the hints add up to a revelatory end.

The novella (133 pages) is available here in print and via download on

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2008 7:36:19 AM PST
Hi, J.

My Name is Tracy Anderson. Allow me to humbly recommend my book; "Odd Dwellers"

This title is only available in the "Kindle" format for now. I know that this limits my audience; however I am currently working towards getting it into print as well. You can find the Kindle version at:


Feel free to download the free pages and enjoy. If you like Si-Fi thrillers I believe this will be your cup of tea.

Here is the product description:
Allen Ryan and his wife Sharon set out for a casual camping trip on their way from Albuquerque to Phoenix. Upon witnessing a freighting encounter involving something horrific, they are beset upon by a mysterious security force in the wilderness of New Mexico. After being led to and held at a remote government compound they soon learn that escape holds their only hope for survival.

Research scientists at the isolated NASA complex had fallen prey to a cold and calculating alien consciousness, as well as to their own greed. Blind avarice compels most of them to be unaware of and not really concerned about the terrible dangers involving both the "DWELLERS" and the alien consciousness that have inhabited an orbiting satellite.

Soon several other innocent individuals are caught up in the violence and destruction leading up to a major transport sequence. Site supervisor, John Sperry forces his will upon all those around him in an attempt to profit individually from the physical transport of a savage creature to the surface of the planet.

Through teamwork and resourcefulness the innocent battle for their lives against an enemy that has never before been encountered by man, one that has never before been a natural inhabitant of our world.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2008 9:02:32 AM PST
Hi all. MY debut novel, Advantage Disadvantage, hit Amazon in August, 2008. It is written from my experiences as a longtime high school basketball referee:

Advantage Disadvantage is a nail-biting, behind-the-scenes pass into the world of high school sports and the people who make and break it. Set in Chicago, its innately urban backdrop is full of distinctly Windy City landmarks. This is the perfect read for sports fans that love an insider's insightful and deliciously-sinful plot full of twists and turns. You'll find the perfect blend of bravery, betrayal and who-done-it adventure in this vividly penned thriller. (by my 1st reviewer)

A neighborhood bookie peddles athletes to college coaches and develops a sport betting operation centered on high school games. He recruits an accomplice to execute his last bet, one that could set them up financially for life but is fraught with danger. The Chicago Police investigate the greedy gamblers who might try to manipulate a high school basketball playoff game. A chance meeting between the father of a mediocre student-athlete and the bookie puts in motion a sequence of events transforming the player into a Division 1 prospect using unorthodox basketball training methods. Corrupt adults, who selfishly engage in risky and exploitive behaviors, surround the athlete: gangland profiteers, win-at-all-cost coaches, greedy street agents, shoe company representatives, college recruiters, disloyal lovers, and others. Advantage Disadvantage examines the motivations that drive the surrounding adults to corruption, betrayal, and greed.

Check out the listing on Amazon. You can read the first chapter online, table of contents, etc. Also, you can reach me at

Yale R Jaffe
Author: Advantage Disadvantge

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2008 4:06:09 PM PST
thanks for starting up this thread! i've enjoyed looking through the posts and checking out the different books referenced.

i myself am not a thriller author, but i'm working with someone who is. jonathan javitt recently wrote a novel based on genetically modified food and the affects it may have on our society. in thriller form, it's quite thought provoking! here's the descrip:

Capitol Reflections is a novel but it's a story that could just as easily be taken from the pages of a newspaper. According to the author, "the names of some of the good guys are appropriated from friends of mine ... The bad guys, however, are not based on any living person. That said, I believe that with sufficient greed and lack of morality, someone could perpetrate a conspiracy along the lines of the Capitol Reflections."

jonathan is also a Senior Fellow in the National Security Health Policy Center and advises the World Bank and the health ministries of several foreign countries, so he knows what's going on behind the scenes.

if anyone would be interested in doing a book buying exchange, like other posters had mentioned, we'd definitely be interested!

thanks for the support!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2008 5:26:32 PM PST
Alexis, I am willing to send an electronic PDF file of my book for anyone to read/review it. You must agree in an email not to distribute further and if so, I will respond to your email with the file.

To give you a feel for the book, here are a couple of reviews that have been posted:
Advantage Disadvantage is a nail-biting, behind-the-scenes pass into the world of high school sports and the people who make and break it. Set in Chicago, its innately urban backdrop is full of distinctly Windy City landmarks. This is the perfect read for sports fans that love an insider's insightful and deliciously-sinful plot full of twists and turns. You'll find the perfect blend of bravery, betrayal and who-done-it adventure in this vividly penned thriller.

Advantage Disadvantage is a cleverly interwoven tale of High School athletes who are unwittingly taken in by the sleezy characters that cling to the periphery of organized sports, and profit from them by means of greed and deception. This book was eye - opening and shocking, and at other times touching and surprising - but never was it boring. The characters inspired hope as well as loathing, and made me think that High School athletics might not be as simple and innocent as we are led to believe. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the sequel.

Anyway, if you think you might be interested, let me know via email:

Yale R Jaffe
Advantage Disadvantage

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2008 6:44:57 PM PST
Samaya Young says:
W.I. Investigations Vol. 1-4 available here on Amazon as a bundle, but also as separates on (there are also free samples available on this site)

It's a new series I've developed about a detective agency taking on cases that the normal investigators could not unravel. Sort of like the X-files without the extraterrestrial angle. They're quick reads. Small pocket books, or downloads. Lots of humor, darkness and thrilling encounters with a variety of beings walking this earth.

Here are some short blurbs of each case/story in the Volume.

W.I. Investigations Vol. 1-4

Walsh International Investigations specializes in the supernatural, paranormal and extraordinary. Cases where the authorities have come to a dead end and where the solution often is not at all simple. Led by the enigmatic Roger Walsh, the main detectives of the agency delve into the unbelievable and often-time dangerous cases for which they are hired. These are the first four cases of W.I. Investigations as its leading detectives set out into the thrilling world of the unexplained.

Case 1: Shape-Shifter
Vin Rubio and Willow Mooserunner are assigned to check up on an old and dear friend of their boss who has locked himself up in his home claiming that someone is out to get him. It is up to Vin and Willow to figure out, who... or what... the threat is and keep Judge Oscar Greenwood safe. Soon thereafter their own lives are at stake as well when they finally face the creature that wants the judge dead.

Case 2: The Martyr
Rupert Pascal and Wally Saunders don't get along well. As newly assigned partners at W.I. Investigations, neither is happy with the situation, but when they start on their first real case, they are left with little choice. An illustrious psychopath, who kills the people that buy his paintings, has left a trail of victims, and soon they are forced to trust each other with their lives, when the killer decides that they, too, should die.

Case 3: The White Doves.
Ashley and Elyse Cooper have been dependent on each other since the death of their parents, and when they take on the case of two missing sisters -who supposedly joined a sect of some sort- they do not hesitate to go under cover in order to find out what happened to the two women. What they find, might turn out to be more dangerous than they every could have expected.

Case 4: Hero
Ayre Walsh, daughter of Roger Walsh the founder of W.I. Investigation, is finally allowed to handle her first assignment, solo. The agency is hired by a woman who survived a supposedly deadly car accident, when she was saved by an unknown man.
It does not take Ayre long to find out that this man, this hero, has been traveling all over the country, selflessly saving one person after next, without ever taking credit for it.

Thanks for the opportunity to put this out here, J. Easterly.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2008 4:31:37 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2008 4:35:59 AM PST
Jesus has risen again. But this time She faces far more than ever before. In a city populated by vampires, monsters, and demons, She has to cope with drugs, brutality, violence and sex.
Pilate is a drug lord vampire in this re-telling of Christ's final days set in modern times in a Midwest American ghetto. When given another chance to save the Earth's new female Christ, will the re-incarnated Pilate choose to protect Her, or wash his hands in this life as in his first. Be warned: The Harbor is wicked. The violence is graphic and brutal. The terror is palpable. Pilate is not your parents' bible story...
It is a starkly horrifying world of vengeance and redemption played out on the darkly wicked crime and drug-fueled, post-industrialized streets of The Harbor. These re-tellings of familiar bible stories are definitely not for the faint of heart. Pilate is the first installment of the ground-breaking Harborside series and is available in paperback, ebook, and Kindle editions.
Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2008 5:48:45 PM PST
Want a FREE e-book of PILATE? Well, Do YA?
I am seeking a score of reviews for my Hardcore/Bizarro novel: "PILATE: A Brutal Bible Tale". For all those interested in receiving a FREE professionally written and formatted e-book version of this published novel, please e-mail a request to: Indicate that you want PILATE and I will send you back a pdf attachment in exchange for you posting a review (whatever you think, I am confident you will dig it) on To further simplify, here is the direct link to post your book review:

Pilate: A Brutal Bible Tale

Thank you in advance and a very happy Hardcore Bizarro day to you all!!

All the Best,

Steven Rage

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2008 5:56:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2008 5:57:22 PM PST
Samaya Young says:
Hi Steven,
I tried to send you an email but got a "failed to deliver message". Something about the address not being correct, or some such. If the offer still stands you can contact me on your myspace for my email address. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2008 3:03:43 PM PST
Below is a brief description of my book, 'Harbinger of Doom,' along with copies of a couple of reviews posted for the book on Amazon.
The link to the paperback is:
Harbinger Of Doom
Kindle version:

In Harbinger of Doom, Glenn G. Thater transports you to a time of legendary heroes, armored knights, spectacular duels, courtly intrigue, otherworldly evils, and ancient forbidden magics. When mad sorcerers open a gateway to the very pits of hell, releasing outre demons of darkest nightmare upon the world, only the intrepid knights of House Eotrus stand in their way. Claradon Eotrus takes up the mantle of his noble house to avenge his father and hold back the tide of chaos that threatens to engulf the world and destroy mankind. Claradon recruits Angle Theta and Gabriel Garn, mysterious knights of mystical power to stand with him. Theta and Garn take up their swords one last time against the coming darkness - a darkness from which only one will emerge. But Claradon has bought far more than he's bargained for, when his comrade Ob discovers the terrifying secret of Angle Theta. A secret so horrifying as to shatter a man's mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.

Here's a copy of a 5 star review posted for Harbinger of Doom by an Amazon Top 500 Reviewer:

" An amazing tale of swords, sorcerers, and more!, November 11, 2008
By ellen "ellen in atlanta" (Atlanta, Georgia USA) -
What an amazing novel Glenn G. Thater has written!!
In the foreword, Thater has introduced the legend of Angle Theta. He is a character that has been cited in a number of ancient writings, and is the stuff legends are made of. He is larger than life, enigmatic, and a formidable character, unafraid to fight evil.
At a terrible time where an evil presence is destroying people and land, a group of people, including knights, sorcerers, and the mysterious Angle Theta, go to find what is going on. It turns out there is a portal opened, where evil entities are able to travel back and forth from their dimension to this kingdom.
This is a fight of such dynamic proportions, that literally the fate of mankind weighs in the balance.
Who is Angle Theta, and what is his stake in this battle?
In his review, Dennis Batchelder posed the question that shed a great deal of light on the situation - what if those who were benevolent gods/entities decided to do a 180 on us and became the evil ones? What happens if one of their greatest knights refused to turn evil? What if this person made it his life's destiny to destroy the evil that was trying to darken the world?
This is an epic battle of good and evil. A powerful ancient entity who fights to stop evil from encompasing the world.
It is an amazing read that draws you into its D&D theme, and Thater's writing has you in the heat of the battle, and leaves you wanting more of this epic story.
One thing that is particularly helpful is the appendix where the book's characters and roles are listed and I found this listing particularly useful.
My curiosity is peeked by the legend of Angle Theta.
He reminds me a little of Moorcock's Lord Elric of Melnibone, who struggles with issues in the fight of good and evil.
Cannot wait to read more of this saga from Glenn G. Thater.
For those of us who love to read of demons and dragons, knights in armor and legends of long ago. "

Here's another review, this one by Dennis Batchelder, Author of Soul Identity.
"By Dennis Batchelder (Bellevue, WA USA) - See all my reviews

Glenn Thater's "Harbinger of Doom", set in a world of men, gnomes, elves, and wizards, asks a tough question: what if we've got it all wrong? what if the God we follow turned bad, and the one we call the Devil is really a maligned angel on a quest to rid the world of evil?

So goes Thater's tale, and he tells it in a voice as pretentious as Tolkein's. His world is called Midgaard, its capital called Lormion. Thater populates Midgaard with knights, a young-man-turned-king, a belligerent gnome, a couple scardey-cat wizards, Sir Gabriel, and Lord Angle Theta, the Harbinger of Doom.

The sword and scorcery part of the book is fun, and there's a decent battle scene inside a black temple, but what fascinated me was the clever idea that Azathoth/Odin/God's heart turned black, and the one we know as the Bogeyman is really the one who is trying to save us. What a twist, and what an imagination! "

I hope that you'll check out Harbinger of Doom.

glenn g. thater
author of harbinger of doom
paperback link: Harbinger Of Doom
Kindle link:
Official website:

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2008 2:31:55 PM PST
Hi J. Easterly,

"The Scoloderus Conspiracy," reviews on Amazon (Bob Barzan and Ellen George wrote the most about it) and lots more at Paperback or Kindle--a futurist thriller that will keep you entertained.

Thanks for the opportunity to promote...


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2008 8:01:41 PM PST
I've written a popular fiction/ mystery thriller about what could happen if the American people empowered their federal government to the point of sacrificing some of their civil rights just to feel safe from terrorism. The title is, "Homeland
Security: The Beginning". It has action, suspence, humor and romance and was written as a wake up call for America. The ending will take you by suprise. I will be working on a sequel this winter.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2008 11:29:45 AM PST
Amaz Shiraz says:

I have a nice and official press release for my book over here:


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2008 7:02:27 AM PST
Sean Harris says:
Allow me to join in on the shameless self-promotion and talk about my book Dead of Winter (paranormal thriller).

Here's the synopsis:

Allysen Coles sees dead people...
When a young woman reaches out from beyond the grave, Allysen answers her pleas to solve a decades old murder.
Vivid dreams about the girl draw her closer to the truth, but also reveal her own life may be in danger.
As she does more research, ghostly activity around her continues to escalate. Allysen soon learns people and things in Fairbanks are not what they seem.
Will she put the pieces of the puzzle together in time?
And-can she even trust her own friends to help her?

If you decide to pick up a copy, lt me say thanks (in advance) and I hope you like it.
Hit me up online:


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2008 11:23:03 AM PST
I am the author of At the End of the Day which is sold here and I am thankful for that. It really is hard to get your book to be sold in most places! My book is non-fiction dealing with adversities in real life. It's really not as depressing as it sounds but I really would love to hear reviews from anyone. Yes, please be my first review.
with much appreciation,
Lisa Davis Budzinski

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2008 12:16:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2009 5:27:19 PM PDT
J.R. Reardon says:
Hi everyone,

My name is J.R. Reardon and I am the author of the new legal thriller, "Confidential Communications." You can find information at

The synopsis is as as follows:

Rebecca Lawson, a young general-practice attorney in Vermont, expected to expand her practice when she was hired by Allan Richards to investigate a suspicious employee. Instead, she finds herself amidst national and international conspiracies, manipulations, and murder. With the help of an old colleague from Boston, Joshua Tameron, she learns that the financial security and innocent citizens of the United States are in imminent danger, and it is up to them to expose the truth. Confidential Communications is a legal thriller that takes the reader on a ride which evaluates the vulnerability of us all while witnessing the downfall of greed.

Please feel free to check it out and pass the world along:) I hope everyone is having a wonderful November -

J.R. Reardon

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2008 3:25:10 AM PST
If Donald Goines wrote a vampire novel....., November 25, 2008
By Jordan Krall "film noir fan, author.." (Noir Jersey, USA) - See all my reviews

Truthfully, I'm not the hugest fan of vampire fiction. It's not that I don't like's because there is so much trash that passes for vampire fiction nowadays (i.e. Twilight, etc). So I was pleasantly surprised when I had the chance to read this book.

It's sort of like Donald Goines writing a horror novel. It's similar to Goines because of the detailed use of the urban/drug culture. The author seems knowledgeable in the subject unlike many horror/crime authors who stick drugs into the story without knowing a damn thing about it.
The author writes dialogue as if he's actually hearing it (similar to how Elmore Leonard writes dialogue.) With the drug dealers and murderers we meet in PILATE, it would sound pretty silly if sounded like people straight out of suburbia. This is one of Rage's strengths.

Some of his prose is unique and relaxed which might turn some people off but will definitely grow on you as you read on. It also presents a style that is all his own.

I guess one problem I had was that it was a little bit confusing as to which side each character was on. I felt a little bit confused but I thought that the author more than made up for it in the violent and suspenseful scenes.

The idea of transferring biblical mythology and vampires to a modern ghetto setting is pretty unique. If you think about it (vampires in the ghetto..) it could've very much came out campy but Steven Rage avoids this completely.

Those of you who are fans of Hardcore Horror will be pleased. There are some pretty violent and bloody scenes.

Overall this is a unique book. I guess it could be considered a horror novel but it's not really scary. That's not a BAD thing, really. Edward Lee is horror but his stuff isn't scary either (at least not to me...). This is a new take on the vampire subgenre that's worth reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2008 10:09:11 AM PST
Going green and bioterrorism are at odds with each other in the action filled thriller, Green Power, by Charles Vrooman.
After the renowned Microbiologist Dr. Ray Pendleton leads a demonstration to close down Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant, Ray is assaulted by two of Dirk Hendrickson's fellow Delta Valley Militiamen. Ray survives the beating and motivated to set up Methane Digesters as an alternative source of electrical power for Lodi dairies.
Dirk's continued attacks on the professor and his projects results in a death threatening epidemic pointing to one of Ray's methane lagoons as the cause. The infected patients are admitted to UC Davis Medical Center. Linda McCord, a lab tech at the hospital and former student of Dr. Pendleton, works with Ray to prove that the methane power source is not the cause of this spreading disease. Both Ray and Linda develop a romantic relationship while working together. Linda is devastated when Ray develops a serious infection from the bacterium causing the epidemic.

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