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    New Year - New Blog - ethanjones.blog.com

    Hello everyone,

    My blog is now online:

    http://ethanjones.blog.com/

    Tomorrow, an interview with Claude Dancourt, author of Second Chances and Tuesday, the review of 22/11/63 by Stephen King.

    Thanks for your visit.

    Sincerely,

    Ethan

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    Welcome to the blogosphere. The layout looks nice.

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    Room for debate on e-book pricing

    Hello everyone:

    I hope everyone is having a great time writing, revising or plotting about their writing.

    If you have a few spare moment, there is room for debate on e-book pricing on my blog:

    http://ethanjones.blog.com

    All comments are welcome.

    Thanks,

    Ethan

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    My review of Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva

    Hello everyone,

    My review of Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva is on my blog:

    Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva


    Enjoy,

    Ethan

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    Thumbs up

    Nicely done, Ethan...it's interesting how I found myself--literally--true, sitting on the edge of my seat after reading your review of this suspenseful thriller. Always game for a spy vs spy chess match.


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    Hello everyone,

    My review of Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva is on my blog:

    Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva

    Enjoy,

    Ethan

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    Thanks, AFord. I appreciate your comment.

    Next week, a review of another spy thriller, The Secret Soldier by Alex Berenson.

    I hope you'll enjoy that one as well.

    Ethan

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    Thank you - 100 visitors to my blog

    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to thank you everyone who has checked out my blog. Today I had the 100th unique visitor since I started on January 1.

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Ethan

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    Congratulations!!!!

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    Good for you



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    Grats!
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    Awesome! Those milestones are always exciting!
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    My review of The Secret Soldier by Alex Berenson

    Hello everyone,

    My review of The Secret Soldier by Alex Berenson is on my blog: http://ethanjones.blog.com

    Enjoy,

    Ethan

    P.S. I'm reading the ARC of The Shadow Patrol, the next Alex Berenson spy thriller (which comes out on February 21, 2012), and that review will come soon to my blog.


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    Exclusive interview with Erin Kelly, author of The Dark Rose

    Hello everyone,

    Come and enjoy an exclusive interview with Erin Kelly next Monday, January 30 on my blog. Ms. Kelly’s second book, The Dark Rose, a psychological thriller comes out on February 2.

    My blog will feature an excerpt from The Dark Rose on February 3.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ethan

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    This week on my blog

    Hello everyone:

    Thanks for checking my blog over the last few days.

    This week my blog will feature:

    Today
    – interview with Erin Kelly, the author of the author of The Dark Rose, a psychological thriller comes out on February 2

    Tuesday
    – review of 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

    Wednesday
    – Good and bad characters

    Thursday
    – Plot holes

    Friday
    – excerpt from The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly

    Enjoy,

    Ethan

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    Sounds interesting. I'll defintely follow this week!
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    Thanks, randi.lee, I appreciate it.

    Ethan

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    My review of 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

    Hello everyone,

    Please enjoy my review of 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz.

    Thanks,

    Ethan


    If you weren’t scared of lightning and thunder, you will after reading the description of a fearful storm in the first few pages of 77 Shadow Street. The story involves a unique cast of characters, including a killer called Witness, a single mom called Sparkle, and a paranoid man called Fielding, living in an apartment complex, which used to be a haunted house.

    Mr. Koontz boxes himself and the characters in the Pendleton apartment building, where almost the entire story takes place. Every 38 years something strange and diabolic happens in the building. Its residents begin to see strange creatures appearing in their apartments, as the fabric of time and space begins to warp. The past becomes the present, albeit temporarily, then, it becomes the future.

    There is very little dialogue and a lot of extremely detailed and repetitive descriptions of the storm, the apartments’ furnishings, and the clothes of the characters. Similar events happen to each of the residents and we see their similar reactions to such events. Mr. Koontz tells us the entire backstory and a lot of flashbacks of its characters, as the story goes from one apartment to another, with every chapter introducing yet another strange character. They all experience something paranormal and extra natural in their apartments.

    What is this ‘thing’ that is tormenting the Pendleton residents? Is it a demon? Are the residents hallucinating or is it real that a strange creature wants to exterminate them all? Did it come from the past or the future?



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    How to avoid falling into plot holes

    Hello everyone,

    A few quick thoughts on how to avoid falling into plot holes on my blog:

    http://ethanjones.blog.com

    Enjoy,

    Ethan

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    To answer or not to answer one-star reviews?

    Hello everyone,

    Please enjoy my take on whether an author should answer or not one-star reviews - http://ethanjones.blog.com

    Thanks,

    Ethan

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    I agree, Ethan, that it makes little sense to answer negative reviews.

    What stumps me--and I've mostly seen this on Goodreads--is when a reviewer makes positive remarks, yet gives a one- or two-star rating.
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    Avoiding the watery middle

    Hi everyone,

    Today on my blog - my thoughts on avoiding the watery middle in a novel - http://ethanjones.blog.com

    Enjoy,

    Ethan

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    My first fan questions

    Hello everyone:

    I got some fan questions recently, and my answers are now on my blog: http://ethanjones.blog.com

    Thanks,

    Ethan

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    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for checking my blog over the last few days. This week my blog with features:

    Today – My review of Helsinki White by James Thompson

    Tuesday – My interview with James Thompson, author of Helsinki White

    Wednesday – Plotting the plot

    Thursday – The swinging pendulum – traditional vs. e-book publishing

    Friday – Storyline similarities

    Enjoy,

    Ethan

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    Hi everyone:

    Thanks for checking my blog over the last few days. This week my blog will feature:


    Today
    – My review of More Forensics and Fiction by D. P. Lyle

    Tuesday
    – My interview with D. P. Lyle, author of More Forensics and Fiction

    Wednesday
    – Who’s making the dough?

    Thursday
    – Will Titanic ever rest in peace?

    Friday
    – An excerpt from More Forensics and Fiction by D. P. Lyle

    Enjoy,


    Ethan

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    My review of Calico Joe is featured on John Grisham's Facebook page today.

    Enjoy,

    Ethan

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