“Red Queen Check: An Electric Eclectic Book”

I’m excited to announce Electric Eclectic Books has released another of my novelettes, “Red Queen Check.” It’s an expanded version of a short story I wrote a few years ago. Exploring the themes of revenge, power, and wealth, it is timely. With so many high profile cases of women being sexually assaulted by wealthy men in influential positions flooding the media, the story of Mark … Continue reading “Red Queen Check: An Electric Eclectic Book”

Win-Win with Electric Eclectic Books

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
As many of my followers and supporters know, I love to write short stories. I enjoy the challenge of creating viable characters and setting them down in situations that range from the frightening to the poignant. Electric Eclectic Books has released five of my longer short stories, novelettes, under their banner. It’s an honor to have my work represented… Continue reading Win-Win with Electric Eclectic Books

9 Tips for Writing Better Short Stories

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
In April, I was a judge for two writing contests – Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver contest and Ryan Lanz’s short story contest. I was honored to be asked to fill the role once, let alone twice. And while I enjoyed judging great stories, I also learned a few things about how to make short stories better because some patterns emerged.… Continue reading 9 Tips for Writing Better Short Stories

Dark at The Top of the Stairs

Originally posted on Karen's Book Buzz Blog:
Genre: Crime/Mystery/Noir Description In true crime noir style, two hard-boiled detectives investigate the apparently accidental death of a wealthy older man. Found lying dead at the bottom of the stairs in his expensive home, the only other person at home was his wife. While it looks like an accident, the detectives smell a rat. But, even when… Continue reading Dark at The Top of the Stairs

A Frequent Peal Of Bells: The Phoenix Series – Book 11 by Ted Tayler

  It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Ted Tayler’s Phoenix series. The eleventh book in this action-packed series, A Frequent Peal of Bells, continues the conflict with the criminal organization, The Grid, as well as additional terrorist attacks across Britain. Tayler maintains his skill at focusing on current events and weaving them into tightly knit fictional tales that mimic real life occurrences … Continue reading A Frequent Peal Of Bells: The Phoenix Series – Book 11 by Ted Tayler

“The Orb: An Electric Eclectic Novelette” by Paul  White

Blurb “The Orb” is a fast-paced, urban action, speculative fantasy adventure. After stealing the Orb from the Librarians, she is on her way to meet the Cardinal who has promised to pay fifty thousand pounds to lay his hands on the Orb. But the Librarians what their treasure back and are willing to go to great lengths to ensure that happens. However, they are not … Continue reading “The Orb: An Electric Eclectic Novelette” by Paul  White

“A Cry in the Night: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Karen J. Mossman

“To the entire world Rick has it all, rock stardom, fame, fortune… but inside he is burning out. On the edge of depression and a breakdown he takes to an isolated shoreside hideaway and crawls into a bottle. But he is not alone. Gemma is in the apartment below, a lonesome, solitary figure, who is always in tears. Inevitably their paths cross, each time getting … Continue reading “A Cry in the Night: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Karen J. Mossman

“Mark of The Hyena: An Electric Eclectic Book” – By Mark Fine

I’ve enjoyed Mark Fine’s writing since I read his novel, The Zebra Affaire. Delighted to find his Electric Eclectic novelette, Mark of the Hyena, I eagerly dove into reading it. Fine’s writing is almost poetic; his use of words musical. This short story captures all the beauty and harshness of sub-Sahara Africa. When the San Bushman of the Kalahari, N!xau, comes across the barely living … Continue reading “Mark of The Hyena: An Electric Eclectic Book” – By Mark Fine

Easy Prey (The Detective Temeke Crime Series Book 5) by Claire Stibbe

As a fan of Detective Temeke and his partner Malin Santiago, I was delighted to see a new book in the series. Easy Prey, by Claire Stibbe features a fascinating character, Jessie Bowman, who embodies the indestructible illusion of youth. When her best friend, Brianna Ortiz, disappears from their tent while on a camping trip, Jessie is thrown into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with … Continue reading Easy Prey (The Detective Temeke Crime Series Book 5) by Claire Stibbe