Plot Twists & Mounting Tension

#MysteryAI.  Every mystery writer needs to tack these tips on the wall over their desk for easy reference. These brief but potent insights are from author Carmen Amato‘s June 2017 “Mystery Ahead” newsletter.   There’s a lot of wisdom here. A good mystery has two drumbeats: plot twists and mounting tension.  Here are three classic…

Advertisements

Book Review: TRYING TO SURVIVE

Book Review:  Trying to Survive: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival – Zero Power Series Book 2, by Max Lockwood Rated 3 out of 5 stars by reviewer Iris Chacon. A complimentary ARC was provided to this reviewer for an honest, unbiased review.   This sequel picks up only moments from where the first book, It Began,…

Book Review: Death on the Range

Review of Death on the Range, Target Practice Mysteries One, by Nikki Haverstock. Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon. After a painful divorce, Diane relocates to rural Montana to take a job at an archery training and practice center, finally making use of her long-abandoned college passion. Diane makes friends quickly, especially with…

Book Review: IT BEGAN

Review of IT BEGAN (Zero Power Book One; A Post Apocalyptic EMP Survival) by Max Lockwood. Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.   The author kindly provided me a copy of the ebook upon my promise of an honest review.   High school teachers, Clara and Cooper, are both colleagues and carpool…

Book Review: ROADSIDE

Review of Roadside by AngieDokos. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon. After Zayne and his father happen upon an injured young woman left for dead on a deserted roadside, her recovery and protection become central to Zayne’s life. The story revolves around the victim, Serena, and her relationship with Zayne and other…

Review: RESURRECTION AMERICA, by Jeff Gunhu

Review of Resurrection America (A Thriller) by Jeff Gunhus. Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.   The author furnished this reviewer with an advance download of the book on the promise of an honest review.   Science fiction fans will enjoy this engaging thriller about mysterious doings in the isolated town of…