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[Author Interview] Victoria Renteria | Redemption

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Victoria Renteria

ATAI: Tell us a little about you.

Victoria: Hello, all! (Waves) I’m Victoria Renteria, thank you so much for having me today. Hmmm, what to say, what to say . . . Well, I live in the sunny state of Florida and I absolutely adore it here. I love the sunshine and having access to the beach year-round. It’s pretty much vacation weather all the time. I often find myself working from there as much as I can. I’m addicted to all things cherry. I have probably about a gazillion tattoos. And I love green tea. Oh, and as my husband loves to say: I’m pint sized. I’m all of about five foot three inches tall. My husband and all his Army buddies like to get a good laugh at my expense. Until I put on my biker boots and go for a ride. Did I mention my dad is a biker? No? That tends to scare most men off. Lol.

ATAI: How long have you been writing?

Victoria: Wow, such a fantastic question. I’ve been writing since I was a teenager. I started penning my stories in a journal my great grandmother gave me as a child. From there I ventured into poetry. I published my first work as a Poet when I was nineteen. I’ve always loved the thrill of a good story. Find an author that can weave a world full of mischief and mayhem that you can truly sink your teeth into is a blissful escape from the everyday stressors life can bring.

ATAI: What was your most recent release?

Victoria: Eek! I am so glad you asked me this question. Redemption is my newest release. It’s a continuation, or a spin-off if you will of The Betrayed Series. It portrays two of the characters that you meet in The Betrayed Series and it tells you a haunting tale of how they came to be where they are. Their road to redemption is paved with misfortune and unhappiness. This story is close to my heart for so many reasons, it touches on some incredibly sensitive topics that others shy away from, but, it also shows you that through it all, the power of love can help us to break the chains of darkness that bind us to our past.

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ATAI: What do you love most about writing?

Victoria: Writing is my sanctuary. To be honest, I love the whole process of weaving a story from beginning to end. Creating a world that a reader can become so emotionally invested in that they can’t tell where the book ends and the real world begins.

ATAI: What do you find most challenging?

Victoria: The most challenging part of being a writer is knowing when to turn it all off. There are times that I become so invested in my work that I literally forget about everything around me. Working from home, I’m afforded that ability. However, when you have a teenager who plays baseball 24/7 and a husband who is constantly deployed, it tends to be more challenging than not.

ATAI: Where do your ideas come from?

Victoria: Goodness, I pretty much find that life itself inspires me. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes. Nothing is excluded in my world. Sometimes it comes in the form of a song, or a word, or even a game that I play with my son. Conversations or even a person passing me on the street. I’ve even had inspiration strike in the shower. Yep, you read that correctly, in the shower! Life is funny that way. I can take anything I see and turn it into a fantastic new world for readers to dive into.

ATAI: What is your writing process?

Victoria: Chaos. Crying. Rocking in a corner and pulling my hair out. Okay, maybe not in that order but they’re all part of the process. Generally, most writers will tell you that they sit down and sketch out an outline of the book chapter by chapter and know exactly where it’s going before they write it. My process is different. I know the storyline, I know the beginning, I know the end and the major points. However, all the juicy bits and the good stuff that happens in the middle I don’t know. Because characters tend to write the story themselves. So, I roughly sketch out an outline and then I allow the story to just develop on its own. Honestly, the story is constantly evolving as I write it.

ATAI: Do your characters (or message) ever seem to have a life of their own or an agenda of their own?

Victoria: Absolutely. Every single character has their own voice and directs which way the story goes. A good writer will always tell you we are just the instrument to which our characters speak through.

ATAI: What’s your favorite part of your book (or one of your books)?

Victoria: Wow, hitting me with the difficult ones. It is so difficult to pick one favorite part of my books. I really do love them all. I’d say if I can only choose one I would have to choose a section of Royal Blood. I love chapter ten where Kylee really steps it up and becomes the badass that we’ve always known she was. Her actions in this chapter just make me beam with pride. Then to top it all off the emotionally intense sexual encounter in the hallway with Alex is just icing on the cake. It kind of throws you for a loop.

ATAI: What are you working on next?

Victoria:Victoria: Eek! I am so excited to talk about Beyond The Pain. This is a Suspense/Thriller that I’ve been working on and it is incredible! I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve screamed. Seriously, this book has me on edge. It’s about Colton Monroe a man who was born with the extraordinary ability to bend time. He’s always been an outcast from society so when the police department asks him to help on a missing person’s case he is really thrown for a loop. This story has everything from supernatural to suspense, angst, you name it and it’s there!

ATAI: Where can people find you online?

Victoria: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaRenteriaAuthor/
Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/962652627143951/
Website: www.victoriarenteria.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/authorvrenteria
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14428394.Victoria_Renteria
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/author_victoria_renteria
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/22w7g6wrnw5ljfksfl6gg6r2y or search for Victoria Renteria
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2iFVE3M

ATAI: Thank you for sharing with us and our audience.

Victoria: Thank you so much for having me on today! Feel free to stalk me or join my reader group. I really hope to hear from some of you soon ☺


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Murder Is Just the Beginning – Entered in 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

4 Stars

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Carol Kravetz

Carol Kravetz’s Murder Is Just the Beginning kicks off with a mystery man trying to discover whether or not a fourth murder has been committed. Four detectives are brought into the story right away though -two young men and two young women. The women, Cathy and Krista hail from Ireland and are brought into the department via a government approved project in Massachusetts to hire and train detectives at a younger age than normal. The four characters end up in romantic relationships with one another as they work the murder cases that started off the story.

Murder Is Just the Beginning might be a fun read if readers are looking for mostly a romance novel. It is far from a true murder mystery as it is nearly half-way through the book before any real action around the case begins to take shape and even then the mystery in the plot is thin. The first chapter ended with a captivating cliffhanger, but subsequent chapters more often than not finished with a sentence or two that felt forced or more like an after thought in an effort to get readers to continue to the next chapter.

However, Murder Is Just the Beginning is quite an enjoyable read if a reader is looking for romance with a hint of intrigue sprinkled in. Carol Kravetz brings a depth to the male characters that is atypical of men -at least in how they speak and talk to one another, but this style is a fantasy that women often dream of -getting men to reveal their deepest feelings easily. By sharing two separate romantic relationships, Carol Kravetz offers a unique story of love in Murder Is Just the Beginning with a crime sub story to add more color and flavor to the tale.

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Forget Me – Entered in 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

5 Stars

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Chelsea Vanderbeek

In Forget Me, by Chelsea Vanderbeek, readers will find an intense story about a teenage girl, who is facing deep self-loathing. She doesn’t want to keep living and sadly takes her own life. But, she doesn’t disappear. Instead, she’s forced to stick around and see what happened to those around her. Before long she regrets her decision to end her life, but whether or not she can go back and change things is questionable.

With such heavy content, it is highly advisable to use caution when considering whether or not to read Forget Me. Other than the painful topic at the core of this story -deep depression and suicide- it’s an impactful tale. However, it was a bit confusing early on as to why Sabine felt so compelled to hate herself and her life. There were only mild clues as to why she was so deeply depressed. This could have been explored more, which might help readers relate more and feel a deeper connection to the the protagonist.

Chelsea Vanderbeek’s Forget Me is a deeply Christian young adult fiction, which will be a powerful draw for some readers. It was most certainly a gripping tale that moved through Sabine’s experiences of being a tortured soul while offering beautiful poetic lines early on in the story. Sabine is a poet by nature and writes glorious poetry. Eloquently dealing with the topic of depression and suicide is not an easy task, but Chelsea Vanderbeek did it smoothly and took an honest look at the young girl’s feelings without hiding from the fact that many people do take their own lives. By taking this approach to a fictional story Vanderbeek offers a way to find hope and healing for not only Sabine, but for readers or friends or family of the reader.

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Cousin’s Club – Entered in 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

4 Stars

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Warren Alexander

Warren Alexander’s Cousins’ Club is a satirical portrait of Jewish families in 1950’s New York. Convinced that her family is the least successful – and stupidest – Jewish family in America, the matriarch of the family declares that her next grandchild will be a genius. She devises a pact; the child will be passed from one family member to another so that he can learn all that each person has to teach him. What ensues is a colorful, hilarious adventure with over-the-top characters and a lesson around every corner.

Sometimes, Cousins’ Club tended to get carried away with its humor and slightly neglected conventional storytelling, making it difficult to decipher what is happening in some scenes and who is speaking in others. Also, despite there being a glossary of Yiddish terms at the end of the book, the lack of adequate context clues or reference to said glossary often made it difficult to follow dialogue when those Yiddish phrases came out to play. It is not evident until the end of the book that a glossary exists at all, and it doesn’t do much good at that point since the reader has already had to navigate the book without knowing of the glossary’s existence.

Aside from those slight mishaps, though, Cousins’ Club is a truly phenomenal read. Warren Alexander expertly blends a memoir-style narrative with satirical fiction, masterfully creating a work that is so absurd, it’s almost easier to believe it all rather than brush it off as the satire it is. The dry, sarcastic humor and eccentric, colorful characters are hilarious without trying too hard and often elicit real, out-loud chuckles. Each story, each family member, and each conversation is better than the last, making Cousins’ Club a constant page-turner. Cousin’s Club is an unforgettable literary experience, chock full of humor, creativity, and a family so wonderfully whacky that it’s guaranteed to leave the reader wanting more.

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[Author Interview] Tina Ruiz | Under the Nail Polish

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Tina Griffith

ATAI: How long have you been writing?

Tina: I began writing sentences in Grade 1. I had my first article printed in the newspaper in Grade 10. I sold my first children’s story when my kids were little, and I now write romance novels. I guess we can safely say that I’ve been writing for 45 years.

ATAI: What was your most recent release?

Tina: Under the Nail Polish

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ATAI: What do you love most about writing?

Tina: Creating a scene, a love story, and making people fall in love with my characters, and the book.

ATAI: What do you find most challenging?

Tina: Coming up with a title, and names for the characters.

ATAI: Where do your ideas come from?

Tina: Everyday life. My grandbabies, seeing people in the malls, or watching older people holding hands and smiling at each other. I take what I see and create a story around it.

ATAI: What is your writing process?

Tina: I don’t actually have a process for writing. I write when I can, when I can, and keep away from my computer when I can’t. I sometimes write a book from page one to the end, and at other times, I write ‘scenes’ and graph them together when I think I have all the pieces.

ATAI: Do your characters (or message) ever seem to have a life of their own or an agenda of their own?

Tina: Oh my gosh, yes. I’ve experienced it twice in my life, where it’s my fingers on the keyboard, but I am not typing out the words. In ‘A Second Later…’, my fingers typed out 13 pages, but it wasn’t me who wrote that part of the book. It was fascinating, like an out of body experience.

ATAI: What’s your favorite part of your book (or one of your books)?

Tina: My biggest thrill is when I write ‘The End’ after the first draft. Why? Because then I get to read the story from beginning to end for the very first time.

ATAI: What are you working on next?

Tina: I’ve got 101 pages done, on the greatest romance story ever written. It’s going to be bigger than ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. I want to give you goose bumps, and make you cry from sadness and joy. I want you to love these characters and wish for them to end up together at the end, and I want you to remember this book as the best romance book you’ve ever read in your life.

ATAI: Where can people find you online?

Tina: I have a facebook account for myself, and for my books – ‘tinagriffithromancenovelist’.


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Motherhood Martyrdom and Costco Runs – Entered in 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

5 Stars

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Whitney Dineen

Motherhood Martyrdom and Costco Runs, written by 40-something mother of two young girls, Whitney Dineen, is a collection of humorous, sometimes hilarious, adventures of motherhood. This in-your-face book lays out the ups and downs, the good, the bad and the crazy times most every mother should be able to relate to on one level or another.

Seemingly more like a compilation of stories one might keep in a journal to reflect back upon years down the road than a comprehensive story from start to finish, Motherhood Martyrdom and Costco Runs is not a guide to help other mothers, but rather an enjoyable read. The tales are short and concise, which means sometimes Dineen could have, perhaps, shared a few more details to more fully flesh out the description of the event. This could give readers a chance to enjoy even deeper belly laughs. Dineen’s high level of energy shines through the pages quite brightly, but that can be tiring after awhile -much like being a mom can be exhausting. Therefore, reading Motherhood Martyrdom and Costco Runs in the bite-sized chunks it’s written in is advisable.

Whitney Dineen has skillfully captured her wild, crazy and sometimes embarrassing experiences within the pages of Motherhood Martyrdom and Costco Runs. Readers will not only find surprises and mom moments they’ll surely identify with within every vignette, but they’ll find surprises on nearly every single page. Those few minutes moms get to just sit back and relax would well be spent devouring Dineen’s stories one at a time – whether hiding out in the bathroom or sitting in the car while rivulets of sweat slide down her back waiting on soccer practice to finish up. Laugh-out-loud and relatable, Motherhood Martyrdom and Costco Runs by Whitney Dineen, would make a great gift for your mom, sister, daughter or wife. Well done!

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[Author Interview] Paul Semendinger | Principal Sam Gets Fit

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Paul Semendinger

ATAI: Tell us a little about you.

My name is Dr. Paul Semendinger. I am an elementary school principal in Ridgewood, New Jersey. I am very fortunate, I work in the world’s greatest school. I mean that sincerely. The teachers, the kids, the parents, the staff – everyone is so wonderful and kind. There is a passion for kids there that I have never seen anywhere else.

I have been an educator for close to thirty years and have served at every level. I have a passion for bringing joy to children and adults alike.

I am happily married to my wonderful wife Laurie for 26 years. We have three terrific sons who are grown and are in college working towards their own futures.

Growing up, I was always a coach for their sports teams and volunteered with the Boy Scouts where they each earned Eagle Scout honors.

For fun, I enjoy running, playing softball, reading, and writing.

ATAI: How long have you been writing?

My whole life. I remember having a one line story published in my school newspaper when I was in first grade. I find that I am best able to articulate my thoughts when I write.

I am proud to have my first book of motivational passages, Impossible is an Illusion published along with my first two children’s picture books about a wonderful absent-minded character named Principal Sam.

In addition, I have a novel that will be published soon as well as a book about the New York Yankees – and a host of other children’s books. I’m querying some of the children’s books right now! Please wish me luck!

ATAI: What was your most recent release?

The most recent release, Principal Sam Gets Fit, just came out. The other two books Impossible is an Illusion and Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion were also released in 2017.

It’s been a busy year!

The third Principal Sam book, Principal Sam and the Three Bears, is scheduled for a 2018 release. That is when the novel is also planned for publication.

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ATAI: What do you love most about writing?

Everything. I write a lot. Each week I spend time writing a (sometimes long) reflective piece that I share with my teaching staff. (Some of those essays, in modified form, are in Impossible is an Illusion.) I also maintain my blog (www.drpaulsem.com) and write for It’s About the Money, a New York Yankees blog that is part of the ESPN SweetSpot Network.

ATAI: What do you find most challenging?

To be honest, the publishing process is challenging. I have been told by many agents/publishers that they really enjoy my writing, but also, I’ve been rejected by them more times than I can count. It’s hard to get published.

I believe my books, especially my children’s books, are positive, warm, child-centered, and fun, but I’m sometimes told that publishers are looking for more edgy characters. I’m looking forward to the day when the industry is ready to embrace kindness even more. Parents, kids, teachers, and so many find my characters lovable, sweet, and kind. I think we need lots of kindness today!

ATAI: Where do your ideas come from?

Mostly real life experiences or my imagination. The first Principal Sam book, where he confuses the holidays, came about because I was joking with little kids in my school pretending that I didn’t know what Valentine’s Day was. After thinking about it later, I thought to myself, “There’s a cute book there!”

ATAI: What is your writing process?

I try to write every day. I like getting ideas on paper (or the computer) and building from there. I live an active and busy life so I wake up early to find the necessary time to write (and to exercise). Yes, I set the alarm for 4:00 a.m.

As I shared earlier, I write a reflective (hopefully motivational) passage for my teachers each week. I also write for the parents on a monthly basis. It’s part of who I am.

I most write on the computer, but I do have notebooks where I jot ideas down as they come. I started using a standing desk last year – which I love!

I wish I had even more time to invest in this craft!

ATAI: Do your characters (or message) ever seem to have a life of their own or an agenda of their own?

I’ll answer this in two parts. For Impossible is an Illusion, the best part is when people tell me that my words helped them achieve a goal, to be more positive, or to be a better person. That’s what it’s all about. I love inspiring others!

For the kids’ books, my favorite parts are when I make kids laugh and smile. That is absolutely priceless. I love reading in classrooms or libraries and making kids laugh. It’s the best!

ATAI: What’s your favorite part of your book (or one of your books)?

Principal Sam and the Three Bears will go for a professional edit soon and be released in 2018.

My novel Scattering the Ashes is also slated for a 2018 release.

My unique history of the New York Yankees, The Least Among Them, is in it’s editing stage. I’m actually hoping to collaborate with a professional sports writer or researcher to help me tie up some loose ends to bring the book to its conclusion.

As I also stated, I write for my blog and “It’s About the Money” as often as I can.

ATAI: What are you working on next?

Author:

ATAI: Where can people find you online?

You can find me in a variety of places. Here are the links:

www.drpaulsem.com

http://itsaboutthemoney.net/ and

www.semmendinger-camera.com (but that’s a whole other story!)

ATAI: Thank you for sharing with us and our audience.

Thank you! I am honored that I had this opportunity to talk. I’d love to come back and talk more about writing, reading, motivation, running…or even old cameras.

I wish you only the best!


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[Author Interview] Graham Sclater | Cowboys and Angels

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Graham Sclater

ATAI: Tell us a little about you.

Graham Sclater: I am a music publisher and scriptwriter and of course an author.

ATAI: How long have you been writing?

Graham Sclater: I started about fifteen years ago but on several different project and once the first book was published it gave e encouragement to spend a lot of my spare time writing.

ATAI: What was your most recent release?

Graham Sclater: My seventh novel is Cowboys and Angels. the title came from a George Michael song and I used it as he died while I was writing it.

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ATAI: What do you love most about writing?

Graham Sclater: Once I have the idea I look for the names of my characters and photographs of how I imagine them.

ATAI: What do you find most challenging?

Graham Sclater: Getting to the end.

ATAI: Where do your ideas come from?

Graham Sclater: From newspaper, magazine articles or something I hear. But I need to want to research it. I leave it for as long as it takes before I feel I want to write.

ATAI: What is your writing process?

Graham Sclater: I always carry a notebook including keeping one beneath my pillow. I try to set out as many chapter headings as I can and slowly fill in the gaps as I research the subject. I type up the chapter headings and put them on the wall.

ATAI: Do your characters (or message) ever seem to have a life of their own or an agenda of their own?

Graham Sclater: They take on a life of their own and once I have a basis of a story I work from there. I hate some of my characters and the way they act but it works for me.

ATAI: What’s your favorite part of your book (or one of your books)?

Graham Sclater: Probably a section in my first historical novel Hatred is the Key set in the years 1812-1815 when England was at war with the USA and American prisoners were held here in England.

ATAI: What are you working on next?

Graham Sclater: A novel based around the life of buskers – street entertainers and their world.

ATAI: Where can people find you online?

Graham Sclater: These are the primary sites and I am also on Facebook. http://www.tabithabooks.webs.com or http://www.Graham Sclater.webs.com

ATAI: Thank you for sharing with us and our audience.

Graham Sclater: I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I did writing them. It took me a long time.


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[Author Interview] Ivy Love | Belle’s Goodbye

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Ivy Love

ATAI: Tell us a little about you.

Ivy: I’m Ivy. I work full-time as a paralegal and write in the hours in between. I have four dogs and always need to restrain myself to not adopt anymore. I love pasta, it’s the one thing I can (and probably do) overeat. I love hiking and high heels. I know those two things don’t go together, but if you look in my closet, you’ll see hiking shoes and heels that range five to six inches. (I’m kind of short) I’m a big whiskey girl. Oh, and I am not good at these things if you can’t tell, haha!

ATAI: How long have you been writing?

Ivy: I’ve been writing since I was thirteen. I picked up a pencil and wrote my first hundred-page story, front and back in a notebook. It was the first time I realized I could not only lose myself in other people’s words, but my own words, too.

ATAI: What was your most recent release?

Ivy: My most recent release is called Belle’s Goodbye. It’s not your typical romance book with a happily-ever-after. It touches on sensitive subjects and isn’t a HEA. But, this story came to me so forcefully, that I stopped writing something else to write this.

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ATAI: What do you love most about writing?

Ivy: I love writing. I never had any intention of sharing my stories, but got a much-needed nudge to do so and now I am. I have so many stories to tell and honestly, I just love having the opportunity to share them with people. If my stories touch someone, that’s even better.

ATAI: What do you find most challenging?

Ivy: Reading reviews. I have to not read them sometimes. I tend to leave a piece of myself in every book I write. My last two books were more personal and I am still working on not taking things personally, haha.

ATAI: Where do your ideas come from?

Ivy: I get my ideas from everywhere. I can be sitting and randomly just come up with an idea. Or they can come from trips, for example, I’m working on one book that came from a trip I made to a casino. I went and I just saw the whole plot unfold in my head.

ATAI: What is your writing process?

Ivy: It varies from book to book. Generally, I have the whole plot worked out in my head, before I ever start writing. As I start to write, I can see, in my head, if the plot changes. I usually won’t plot out anything by hand. If I do, it’s always handwritten.

ATAI: Do your characters (or message) ever seem to have a life of their own or an agenda of their own?

Ivy: ALWAYS! The characters always know what they want to say, how they want to say and when they want to say it.

ATAI: What are you working on next?

Ivy: I’m currently working on Becoming Us. Becoming Us, is the second and final book, and is the follow-up to Lost in Me, Found in You. I’m also working on a standalone with a working title, that’s subject to change and a follow-up to Cutting Through the Darkness.

ATAI: Where can people find you online?

Ivy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorivylove
Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/794429494008173/
Website: http://www.booksbyivy.com
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/authorivylove
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8441016.Ivy_Love
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorivylove/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ivylovepa/
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IvyLoveauthor
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5wNi41VS9AY90n-ygQl2Sg
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/user/12164040064
Amazon Author Page: http://goo.gl/RV0yAL

ATAI: Thank you for sharing with us and our audience.

Ivy: Thank you so much for having me! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me <3


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Thicker Than Blood – Entered in 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

5 Stars

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James P. Sumner

In Thicker Than Blood, James P. Sumner captivates readers for the final time in the seventh book in the Adrian Hell series. Adrian Hell is, obviously, the star of the show and his prowess as a trained assassin is in high demand. His life has been spared, but at what cost? When he’s assigned to kill his best friend, he realizes it’s time to do the right thing, which puts his life and the life of his best friend, Josh, at far greater risk than ever before. The supposed mythical club of the world’s top assassins actually exists and Adrian needs help from the United States government, including the president, if he’s to have any hope of winning the war against the clubs murderous rampage and fanatical corrpution. The shocking truth that Adrian eventually reveals takes him down a road he never expected to travel.

Written in present tense and in first person from Adrian’s perspective, Sumner’s superior skills as a writer shine through in Thicker Than Blood. The story is action-packed and will keep readers on their toes and wrapped-up with anxious nerves as Adrian and his best buddy go after the world’s top killers. Thicker Than Blood is exceptionally well-written, and even though it is the final book in a series of seven, it works as a stand alone novel. Mind you, the details, apparently from previous books in the series, dropped in by Sumner, will make readers want to go back and read the entire series. James P. Sumner’s thrilling tale of high ranking goverment officials and the world’s best assassins having a connection to another surprising world power will keep readers turning pages and sharing Thicker Than Blood with their friends. Highly recommended.

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