“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

December Book Blog

Still on Sale  “The Assassin Who Couldn’t Dance” by Glen Barrera is still only 99 cents on Amazon Kindle! With twenty-six 5-star reviews this is a must read!                         Blue-eyed Hector Munoz (his present name) is fluent in five languages, can kill a man a hundred different ways and yet, at twenty-three had learned almost nothing about life and love. His father and brother were … Continue reading December Book Blog

More “Crooked Tales”

A short story is a shard, a sliver, a vignette. It’s a biopsy on the human condition but it doesn’t have this capacity to think autonomously for itself. ~Will Self “Ultimate Sampler of Exciting, Talented Authors” “Eager to meet great writers? Well, the short story is the ideal medium to discover new favorites. A single folio of short stories is the perfect platform to display … Continue reading More “Crooked Tales”

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

I must confess Mark Fine is one of my favorite indie author’s. I further confess his short story contribution to Twisted Tales, Karmic Odds, is one of my favorite stories in the collection. With the same adept use of prose he shows in his full length novel, The Zebra Affaire, Fine weaves a tale that is both compelling and disturbing. Beginning with an easy pace, … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

FINE REVIEW: “The Railroad” by Neil Newton ~ Courageous Book Steeped with Gravitas

Originally posted on Mark Fine | Ruminations:
The Railroad by Neil Newton My rating: 5 of 5 stars There are times it takes great courage to write, especially when the events are personal—a major human-made catastrophe. Add to it a fictional focus is on the bleaker side of the human condition, and you have a book steeped with gravitas. This certainly is the case in author,… Continue reading FINE REVIEW: “The Railroad” by Neil Newton ~ Courageous Book Steeped with Gravitas

“The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine: An Interview

It is rare to meet an independent author whose writing is as extraordinary as Mark Fine’s. I don’t say that lightly. Over the past several months I have almost exclusively read books by indie authors. Many were very good, some were good, but Mark Fine is in a category of his own. “The Zebra Affaire” is much more than the romantic tale of interracial lovers … Continue reading “The Zebra Affaire” by Mark Fine: An Interview