Wednesday, October 22, 2014
My novel MONSTER always draws some of the most interesting reviews. It’s not that the novel pretends to be one thing, and then turns out to be something else. It is pulp fiction with high adventure, humor, and violence. While MONSTER was written with a decidedly conservative viewpoint, the story unfolds over 600 pages of action packed military and espionage scenarios, drawn together into an ending a reader will not forget. At $2.99, I think it’s a bargain, but I’m of course prejudiced in favor of the Golem I created in Jeremiah McDaniels aka the Cold Mountain, and his sidekick Kumar Rasheed. I liked this latest reviewer’s take on the novel. He claims it’s a typical Bernard Lee DeLeo novel. He’s right.
5.0 out of 5 stars very easy reading, a very engrossing main character, September 19, 2014
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This review is from: MONSTER (Kindle Edition)
A typical Bernard DeLeo book, very easy reading, a very engrossing main character, maybe a little over the top, but If you like Bernard DeLeo books with lots of action where the main character doesn't bother warning bad guys, he just takes them out, than this is a book you will enjoy. By the time you finish the book you will feel you know the characters intimately. From the very beginning when Jeremiah McDaniels (aka: Cold Mountain) attempts to rescue the little girl, the action doesn't stop. I had to force myself to put the book down so that I could could get some sleep (and do my real job) If you cross Cold Mountain you might as well as write your obituary, because he will hunt you down and destroy you....in is not a matter of IF or when, but more like how. And how the information he 'squeezes' from you will lead you on the next adventure...you'll want to keep reading until the end...A very good, very typical Bernard DeLeo written book.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Today is my beloved’s birthday. I contemplated not posting anything. I loved her so much, I decided this was a day to celebrate her transition into the beyond. She was the toughest, most brave soul I ever saw facing death. She said goodbye to us before the cancer took her brain in a way that would seem paranormal to many. Joyce loved us… me, Eva, and Jim around her, and her family. I won’t share more, other than to say she faced death with a dignity I only pray I can emulate. There are times beyond reality we can share the unimaginable. It is… unimaginable my Joyce is gone.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The writing has been my friend lately. With Nick McCarty, Rachel, Jean, Gus, and Deke the dog keeping me company, I’ve allowed my fictional characters in Cold Blooded, Book III to take my mind into their world of ‘Sins and Sanctions’. It is a blessing. Nick and Gus have taken on a comic book flavor to assuage his quirky side. He expands their confrontations with bad guys under the guise of El Muerto and Payaso to violent but humorous endings. ‘Sins and Sanctions’ is now at 73k words, and on its way for a November release.
My partner, RJ Parker, in the meantime has the first book in three of my series on sale for 99 cents each. In the worlds of John Harding’s Hard Case series, Rick Cantelli’s P.I. land of darkness and shadow, and Mike Rawlins’ paranormal young adult Demon series, the first books are under a buck. The entry book into these three action series adventures is a bargain. These are all standalone novels, but will we hope entice the readers into sampling more of each series.