And here it is…

Awesome, congratulations!

Livian Grey

Live to Tell is now available! It’s incredible to see this in print (at least electronically, I’ve yet to see the paperback version) and to think about the journey it took to come to this point. When something goes from a mere intangible thought to a finished draft to a genuine book, it’s surreal in a way to see you’ve made something from basically nothing. I’m really excited (and very scared) now it’s out there. All writers are sharing a piece of themselves when they present a book to the world, any judgement placed upon it is a judgement placed upon them, like any type of art.

So I hope when you get the chance to read it, you enjoy it, and if you don’t, tell me why, I’m open to any criticism right now. And believe me, I’m prepared. I’ve already put it through my mental ringer.

Available now…

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Book Review: Death in Printers Alley

Book Review:                                     Death in Printers Alley

Author:                                               Ken Brigham


Personal Quality Rating:                   5


This Science Fiction Novel revolves around a murder taking place in ‘Printers Alley’ – which is associated with musicians and nightclubs.  Bonz Bagley the owner of a club in the street is murder in the early hours of Sunday morning.  A former detective, Shane Hadley hears the shots fired and wheels his wheelchair into the direction of the fired shots.  On reaching the porch overlooking ‘Printers Alley’ he see’s someone running away from the crime scene, with a slight hitch in their gait.

The police arrive within minutes and detective Hardy Seltzer interviews detective Shane Hadley.  A connection is made and Hardy and Shane start with their detective work.  Hardy goes with his gut and arrests Jody and Shane still keep the investigation going on his end.  Not believing that the criminal will hand over the gun.

KiKi (Katya Karpov) is Shanes wife and she is suspicious about data she thought did not make sense.  Cy Bartalak and his wife Beth work alongside KiKi and she has her doubts about the results of the tests.  She looks access Beth’s computer and finds information that is damning to the project.

Social / Historical Context:

This dynamic story tells about the drive for success in the business world, the craziness of the academic world – the quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  The morals and standards of people involved.

The policing and the politics that is ongoing throughout the story and the way Hardy and Shane work together.  How they reach their different goals.

Writing Style:

The writing style to my mind is evocation and commonplace.  It narrates the experimental drugs that are used on people and the outcome of the tests.  The story is really about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and the people involved in the studies.  The focus is on the studies and detective work around finding the murder.  The characters are exciting and interesting.

The writer knows the academic world and is able to describe the environment, his investigative skills are really good.  I think the writer has the ability to draw you into the story and you keep wondering what’s going to happen next.

I enjoyed the read and to be honest I just could not put the book down, it was thrilling and interesting and I like the angle the writer took.

My Thoughts:

I liked the story; I like Katya Karpov – the neurologist, her retired detective husband Shane Hadley and the people she was associated with.  Beth and Cy Bartalak at the university.  Bartalak’s business dealing and the cunning way he draws people into his business venture.  The murder of one of the club owners in Printer’s Alley, Bonz Bagley.  Not forgetting the detective doing all the hard work Hardy Seltzer, not your normal run of the mill kind of guy.  Excellent story!  Must read!

New release: 2:22 AM

Really interesting 🙂

Cristian Mihai

coverThey say the only ones who are awake late at night are the lonely and the loved. The former find it hard to fall asleep when all they have to do is dream with open eyes about their beloved. It’s almost a compulsion.
But what about the lonely? All the artists, the dreamers; the ones who hold tight to a reality they don’t understand and want to explain?

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The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Critiquing Chemist


Rate : 5/5
Medium : Book
Initial Note :

First and foremost, TheFate of the Tearling represents an incredibly exciting first for the Critiquing Chemist, having been the first requested book to be sent to me by a publisher! I have to thank all of my fellow bloggers for supporting the Critiquing Chemist in the last year, thereby allowing me to achieve one of my dreams/bucket list items I’ve had since I was in my teens that has always seemed fundamentally impossible.

Overview (No Spoilers): TheFate of the Tearling is the eagerly anticipated, concluding novel of The Queen of the Tearling trilogy. As often happens upon obtaining the last book in a well loved trilogy, I find myself dreading actually opening the novel in question for the fear that the author will have run out of steam or feel rushed/pressured, as such producing an uninspired finale, e.g…

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On Writing Novels: The things no one warns you about

Blissful Scribbles

Shock horror! How DARE she? What kind of writer does that make her? You mean you don’t LOVE every second of every minute that you are writing? She’ll never make it!

That’s what I imagine people will think when I admit there are things about writing that I hate. I mean hate, not just dislike. However, part of me wonders whether there isn’t something that every aspiring (or even, god forbid it, published!) authors can’t stand about writing. So, I’m going to let brutal honesty flow onto the page, and I’m hoping that it will encourage others who feel the same.

Getting up so damn early

When your alarm sounds and you’re shaken from blissful sleep three whole hours before you start work, just so that you can write. You hate the commitment, you hate the sacrifice, but most of all, you just plain hate being out of your…

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Pre-launch – Daily Devotional Ebenezer

Awesome, my Book “Daily Devotional Ebenezer” will be available from May 21, 2017.  “Simply put, a one-minute scripture with some of my personal inspirations and prayers. Now you can put the Holy Spirit back into your quiet time with the Lord each day using Daily Devotional Ebenezer.”    If you hurry now, you are able to purchase my book at for a digital copy at a 50% discount rate, stay tuned …