In this hectic world, virtual and real, you have to be a little noisy to get noticed. Noisy, my friend, is nice. Nice for the author you tell someone about over coffee, nice for the reader who gets a personal recommendation, nice for the world where crass commercialism takes the place of the chat over the fence with your neighbor.
My idea is to get readers talking to people they meet in the real world about what they’re reading. You’re reading books, right? (Whew.) Whether it’s a book of mine or your new favorite author you’re bursting to tell the world about, get noisy, friends!
To help you break the ice with strangers, I’m offering you a deal. This cool sticker proclaims you are indeed a Very Noisy Friend — stick it on your laptop for the coffee shop, your car or bicycle around town, your notebook at school, your desk at work. When someone asks you: What is a VNF? you’ll be ready with your answer. Tell them about your latest under-the-covers-with-your-flashlight read, the one you stayed up too late to finish, the one that made you laugh then cry then laugh again, the one you hated finishing and can’t wait for the next.
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Have you read the latest Rory Tate thriller?
Over the Tobacco Root Mountains, the western sky clung to shreds of orange light as the wind died, leaving the smell of pine and clover. The peaceful end to the lull between the chaos she’d left behind and the mayhem to come. Summer had come late but eager to Montana, bursting from every rose bush and sweet pea vine along the streets as Cody Byrne reported for her shift as a police officer.
Duty was reassuring. It was normalcy, after her reserve tour in Iraq, since she’d returned with panic on speed-dial. Tranquil sunsets and duty would calm it, even if they bored the silver off her spurs.
The shrink said she needed routine, so routine it was. She hadn’t taken a day off since she got back, even if it meant the graveyard shift.
So begins PLAN X, a story about a soldier who is a cop, a daughter who never knew her father, a raft of ancient documents, and a man without a past. Read more.
PLAN X is getting rave reviews! Have you written yours yet?
IR Verdict: A quick and thoughtful thriller that takes Officer Cody Byrne around the globe in a series of murderous twists that include shocking personal discovery, Shakespearean drama and royal connections that she never could have seen coming.
Assigned to the seemingly uncomplicated identification of the surviving [bomb] victim, Byrne ends up in the kind of tumultuous mystery that affects every part of her own life and uncovers centuries old pages spread around the campus, her family and the globe that could potentially be part of Shakespeare’s final and unpublished drama.
From her attempts to uncover the real identity of the burn victim in Montana, Officer Byrne unwittingly encounters conflicting experts and international espionage. Everyone she meets seems to share the common goal of stopping her from learning the truth about the potentially history altering pages and their global implications in multiple covert operations and the British royal family.”
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