Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flames Rising Reviews Hiram Grange & The Chosen One

I recently blogged about moving ahead to other projects and not resting on my laurels, not being content and continually striving to improve my craft...but hey, even so, it's still nice to see a review or two roll in.  Makes getting up early in the morning easier, helps pad the heart against recent and future rejections.    So, here's what Flames Rising has to say about Hiram Grange & The Chosen One...


"The writing is excellent and, like Twelve Little Hitlers, well-paced. Lovely and deadly imagery, the characters are in sharp relief, and you feel like you’re tagging along as they go through their lives. They make bad choices, deal with heartache, battle maggot-infested and tentacled monsters from the Abyss—you know, the usual."

"There’s a great deal of humor in Chosen One...I only wish it was longer. It has an epic tone and I wanted to read more of it. I don’t want to give away too much, but there’s a lot of good writing and a great story here."

I'm especially happy about the humor part, because believe it or not, I worked on the humor almost as hard as I did the action scenes, mostly because my initial attempts at Hiram's humor turned out so dismal.  I tried to be intentionally scandalous and ridiculous, and it just came out all wrong.  

Hopefully, the smattering of Hiram fans I have won't be turned off by this, but I only started getting what I thought as Hiram's humor right when I started channeling my inner Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, played by James Marsters).  Once that happened, my Hiram turned into somewhat of a dry smart-ass, and that seemed to work just fine for me.

So, what are you waiting for?  Maggot infested and tentacled monsters?  Girl in peril? Dry smartass?  Big explosions?  What's not to love?  On Amazon....