newer review 090418

Writing away on Risen From The Dead. About 200 pages into it by now and the action is getting hot and heavy. Kiki is becoming a naughty girl. Penelope The Pooting Spider now has some artwork with it. Steve is ROCKING.

Got another review for Dead & Dead For Real. Here it is:


I read a lot of action and thriller books, so this is definitely a genre I’m familiar with. I’d never read anything from Robert L. Clayton, but the premise seemed intriguing – especially with the paranormal element. I’m always on the lookout for new authors, so I was curious to see how he would deliver in this one “Dead & Dead for Real”.  While not a perfect book (but is any, really?) I was pleasantly surprised with both the quality of the writing and the creative risk-taking Mr. Clayton used to set his book apart from the masses. He genuinely impressed me with his world-building and interesting characters and inventiveness on many levels. Great detailing gives this story authenticity with regards to military life and police procedures, and we genuinely feel transported into this complex, wild ride from the very beginning.  We also really feel like we are ‘in’ Kiki and Nick’s heads and sharing their ‘extraordinary’ experiences with them – whether it is memories or voices or the current dramatic situation they are in at the time. The chapters are short and the whole thing is very fast-paced – perfect for the genre. The editing is very good, the only thing was the frequency of introducing characters with just first names (and sometimes never get a last one) and sometimes it is hard to tell who the speaker is in conversations. But other than that, the delivery is great and I think this a very promising start to an exciting series! Recommend. (4-5 stars). Stephan Beacher—Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

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