Riley Amos Reviews, Flynn’s Gold edition

Damn I’ve been busy today. Three posts up, and all before 5. *Edit I guess it helps if I include a LINK*

I’ll say it right now. This book was slow to start, but once it got going it was a fun quick read. If you buy it STICK WITH IT, the story is good.

Pros

The author did a wonderful job with the characters.

The story itself was VERY engaging and full of quick wit between friends.

Fun, fast read

Cons

The letter at the start was just too long, interesting but long.

It could still use a little tightening up in the dialogue, and there were a couple tense issues, but not many.

Rating:

Easily a 4.5/5 I really enjoyed the characters of this book. They were a little serious, but always joking with each other. A good buddy adventure story.

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#SupportIndieAuthors, How’s publishing going? Edition.

So a bit of an update for those paying attention to me….(I know, it’s the psychopath in me, he tells me it’s all about me!)I wanted to give you guys an update on how publishing is going.
Right now, I’m happy I was an army brat and had a father that taught me the meaning of “Hurry the fuck up and wait.” We’ve already done the first 4 chapters of what will be 12, but now I guess they need time to read the manuscript and make corrections.(Anyone else think we should finish building AI’s so they can do all that hard crap?)
I’ve picked a narrator for my book. The woman has a wonderfully mid-tone voice, with a slight accent, that I think will work nice with the piece.
So yeah, there y’all go. Look for more updates, including a possible cover release, in the coming weeks and months!

Support Indie Authors! Meet my new friend.

So today is my second in the Support Indie Authors series. These are authors who haven’t donated their books to the pile yet(or maybe they have, but I haven’t had a chance to read it), but still, I want to offer my support! Today I’m introducing you to Bruce Carrol. Check him out, seems like an interesting guy.

Brief Description
If you are a beginning actor, this is the book for you! Here you will find the advice and tips that will give you an edge over other beginning actors. You’ll learn about stage navigation, performance space and how to develop a character. Here you’ll find the secrets of a memorable audition. Included are exercises to get you off your seat and performing.

Brief Bio
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Bruce Carroll works as a professional magician. He performs at numerous private events and has been the official street magician at Six Flags Great America for two seasons. For him, writing is a way to get things out of his head.
Bruce currently lives in Burlington, Wisconsin with his wife Angie and their daughter Heather.

Smashwords Link:

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AstoundingBruce

Goddreads Profile:
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1…

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/astbruc…
Twitter: AstoundingBruce
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bruce-car…
Blog: http://astoundingbruce.blogspot.com/

1. What do you do to bounce back from a bad review?

As of yet, I haven’t had ANY reviews, but I suppose I’ll take it in stride. Not every book is written for everybody. If a reviewer is being honest, that is all I can ask. If a reviewer is not being honest, then, as they say, “haters gonna hate.”

2. What has been your greatest inspiration for writing your story?

I wrote Acting: From First Audition to Final Bow after directing a local youth theater. Some of the cast had experience, but many did not. I wrote the book because I figured beginning actors would like to have a resource to help them get started.

3. Is there anyone that deserves a shout out for all the help they’ve offered you?

YES! From my Acknowledgements:
I would like to thank my wife Angie and our daughter Heather for putting up with me as I wrote and edited this book. They are so supportive and I am blessed to have them in my life. Thanks also to Bree Little Bailey, Rafal Cwiok and Kathleen Long Bostrom for their invaluable input and to Libby Mixon for her sharp-eyed proofreading.
Finally, this book would not have been possible without the instruction of Sylvia Martinez, Sandra Grand and the numerous directors and cast members I have worked with over the years. It is to them this book is dedicated.

4. What life lessons has self-publishing taught you?

Self-publishing has taught me to be fearless, or at least less fearful. Before I clicked the publish button, I was so nervous! Once the book was live, it was no big deal.

Favorite color: I like so many, but I am very fond of azure and all shades of purple.

Remember, if you’d like to be included in the Support Indie Author series, just send me an e-mail at Rileyamosreviews {at}gmail{dot} com. I love meeting new people, and learning about them.

And don’t forget to check out my Breath Of the Titans: The False Titanbriger series.
*FREE* Little Black Stormcloud
A Mother’s Love
War of the Chiefs