KBoards (formerly Kindle Boards) is a website devoted to all things Kindle, and is the largest independent Kindle user site on the web. It has over 70,000 members and over 2.0 million posts. The site includes a Kindle user forum, a Kindle blog, and other attributes such as a Top 10 page and a Link-Maker tool. Its forums have boards categorized by genre and focused on Kindle books, accessories, reviews, user tips, and other Kindle-related topics. We also regularly run exclusive contests and giveaways in cooperation with our Kindle accessory sponsors.Read More
The Librarian stepped around the corner of the bookshelf and froze. She raised her hands to her cheeks and screamed. Still, she couldn’t look away. Beaten, battered and ripped apart, it lay in pieces at her feet.
Clearly, the book was dead.Read More
So, I’m having a slow day at work and started to check out the Shelfari site which looks pretty cool. This is a great website for readers.
Shelfari promotes its “virtual bookshelf” as one of its main features. The virtual bookshelf displays covers of books which the user has entered, with popups to show the user’s book information (review, rating, and tags). Sorting by author, title, date, rating, or review is available to the viewer of the shelf. Users may organize books into different shelves, including already read, currently reading, planning to read, wish list, currently owned, and favorites.Read More
Every suspect is hiding a secret. Let me repeat for emphasis: EVERY SUSPECT IS HIDING A SECRET. It’s just that only one of them is hiding THE secret. The others don’t want your hero uncovering that they’ve stolen family heirlooms, was responsible for the happy couple’s break-up, dealing drugs, burned down the school building, pirating cable TV. Part of the fun of reading a murder mystery is unraveling the sordid lives of the suspect line-up.Read More
If you are an avid reader and you want to learn more about the hottest book releases, there is no longer a need for you to search further to find the best books that will suit your taste and style. With Book Trailer Cinema, you can now find the official trailers of some of the latest book releases to help you discover and pick the best reads out of the tens of thousands of titles being published every single day!Read More
You know that dramatic reveal at the end of a good mystery where the sleuth explains who committed the murder and why? **SHOCKER!** The author had all those details worked out well before the first page. A good mystery writer begins the book knowing the murderer’s method, motive and opportunity. And all those elements must logically add up, else readers will be very unforgiving – and very vocal — in reviews.
So when I’m considering a character to commit murder, these are my considerations:Read More
Stillwater, Florida (AP) – The murder of Janice DeStoppalace put police detectives on high alert last week. Discovery of her body was worse than anyone expected, especially since the victim led such a quiet life. She was a receptionist at a downtown insurance agency. She was a loving mother and wife who wrote amateur detective novels in her spare time. Now she’s the face of a hate crime that is growing in intensity. Its fervor is raging across the country: at writer’s conferences, book fairs, local critique groups, even between couples who are both writers.Read More
Last month, Aly with Reading Shy with Aly interviewed me about ‘Prey of Desire.’ The interview posted on her blog today. I’ve included it below and you can access the full interview on her website, available here.Read More
So what’s wrong with this mystery? Where do I begin?
Right off the bat, it’s hard to imagine the police leaving this kid behind at home when his father was just arrested and his mother was murdered. Also, you never, ever jump in the head of the murderer like that. But… before I start getting hate mail for spoiling someone’s story, let me confess.Read More
‘Prey of Desire’ is featured on ElectivelyPaige.com, a book review site. They wrote: “A prologue opens this book and from the first page I was hooked. JC just has a way with words, let me tell you. This book will make your head spin…”Read More