25-04-13

Guest Post William Dickerson + Excerpt No Alternative + Giveaway




A Thrilling Example of My Day as a Writer



7:15 am: I have what’s called a Zen Alarm Clock, which consists of a series of solitary chimes at pre-planned intervals.  It chimes once, softly, then again 3 ½ minutes later, then again about 2 minutes after that.  Again and again and again…each increment gets smaller until the body recognizes the sound and awakens naturally; or, at least in a more natural way than rousing suddenly to a shrieking alarm.  The one hiccup in my zen-awakening is that my dog, Duet, without fail, hears that first chime and proceeds to stomp on my head, rendering the remaining succession of chimes pointless.  I assume the creators of the Zen Alarm Clock had not accounted for canine bedfellows.

8:30 am: I consume breakfast – usually granola with almonds and sliced bananas.  Blueberries are sometimes substituted for the bananas, but not often.  Very large cup of coffee.

8:30 am - 11:30 am: I write as much as possible.  If I’m writing a novel, I don’t limit myself; I just keep going until I can’t go anymore.  If I’m writing a screenplay, I often limit myself to 5 pages a day.  That way, I know I’ll have a draft in 3 weeks.

11:30 am - 11:45 am: I pace around my apartment and eat some kind of snack, while pacing; it’s usually goldfish crackers or whatever salty, crunchy treat my wife has provided for my pacing-time.

15-04-13

Wallflower by Carolyn McCray

Genre: Thriller
Series: Harbinger Mystery Series
Publisher: Off Our Meds Multimedia 
Buy the book: Amazon
Source: I received an ecopy from the author
A vicious killer in on the loose. Can famed FBI profiler Kent Harbinger overcome his own mental instability to catch the mad man before he kills again? With all the twists and turns and shocking conclusion, Wallflower is the perfect sequel to Plain Jane: Brunette Beware.
No the blurb does not reveal a whole lot, I know, and I don't think I will let you know much more about the story. Why? Well If I have learned anything from reading Carolyn McCray's books it is you just need to read it.

The story starts off with action right away which had me on the edge of my seat right from the start. And fortunately that stayed that way throughout the story.

I love Kent, he is arrogant and bolt, but I am unable to hate him for it. Then there is his relationship with Nicole, who is quite the opposite from Kent, but they are so good together.

Carolyn McCray can come up with some of the most sick serial killers, it gives the story just that extra "creepy" factor which I love.

I thought that with Plain Jane (the first book in the series) Carolyn McCray surprised me with the ending, but I can tell you I did not see this one coming. There are lots of twist and turns in this story and the ending was a complete surprise. This with the high "creepy" factor this story has made for a very enjoyable story.

My rating: 4/5