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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Amazon Prime Day - Jim Buchanan Novels













Amazon Prime Day begins on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and runs for 38 hours. Amazon is promising more than a million deals around the world.





However, Red Road Publishers is getting an early start and offering the Jim Buchanan Novels at its lowest prices ever!

Get them at: 

https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B00G5YX89K/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1530765690&sr=8-1&redirectedFromKindleDbs=true



Friday, June 1, 2018

Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association Northeast Meeting

Conversations about Elmore Leonard, “The Dickens of Detroit”


Elmore Leonard was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. He wrote 45 novels and many short stories and screenplays. Part of his body of work transferred to the big screen are Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, Get Shorty, Joe Kidd, 52 Pick-Up, Valdez is Coming, and 3:10 to Yuma. His novel, Raylon was adapted for the small screen for the popular TV Series, Justified. Elmore Leonard was an Edgar Award winner, a Grand Master Award winner for Lifetime Achievement from the Mystery Writers of America, an F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award winner for outstanding achievement in American literature, a Peabody Award winner, and a National Book Award winner among others.


One copy of Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing will be given away during the meeting.

The public is invited to the Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association (CAPA) Northeast Monthly Meeting

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Informal meet & greet @ 9:30 - Meeting @ 10:00 a.m.
Lecture, questions, & answers from 11:00 a.m. to noon

Willington Public Library
7 Ruby Road, Willington, CT 06279
860-429-3854, www.willingtonpubliclibrary.org

CAPA is a nonprofit organization assisting authors & publishers. For more information, please go to: www.aboutcapa.com


Friday, February 16, 2018

Talking Forensics

On Saturday, March 3rd Peter Valentin, retired Connecticut State Police Detective in the Major Crime Squad will present a lecture at the Willington Public Library in Willington, Connecticut. 

Mr. Valentin combines a forensic science educational background with experience in the application of his trade as a crime scene investigator. 


Friday, December 22, 2017

Purchase any of the Jim Buchanan Novels at reduced prices while they last!


On Saturday, November 4th, my first novel, Montana Harvest was selected as an Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) 2017 Mystery/Suspense Book Award winner. In addition, my novels, Montana Harvest, Mystery at Little Bitterroot, and The Killing Zone reached the 5,000 sales mark on Monday, November 6th.

To celebrate those two milestones, the paperback and Kindle versions of my three novels are priced at $11.99 and $.99 through December 31st, 2017. You save $3 on the paperback version and $2 on the Kindle edition.

There are only 9 days left until the prices revert to $14.99 for paperback and $2.99 for Kindle. 

Get yours now!


Monday, December 4, 2017

25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards - The Killing Zone








Below is a brief commentary for your entry in the 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Thank you for participating!

Entry Title: The Killing Zone
Author: Felix F. Giordano
Judge Number: 25
Entry Category: Genre Fiction

 A few quick notes~
  • Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”.
  • The 1-5 scale is strictly to provide a point of reference; the scores are meant only to be a gauge, and are not a cumulative score, nor are they tallied or used in ranking. 
  • A "0" is not a negative score. Our online review system only recognizes numerals during this portion of logging evaluations.As a result, we've substituted a “0” in place of “N/A” when the particular portion of the evaluation simply does not apply to the particular entry, based on the entry genre. For example, a book of poetry, a cookbook, or a travel guide would not necessarily have a “Plot and Story Appeal, and may therefore receive a “0” - indicating that the rating was not applicable.
  • If you wish to reference this review on your website, we ask that you cite it as such: “Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.” You may cite portions of your review, if you wish, but please make sure that the passage you select is appropriate, and reflective of the review as a whole.
Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 4
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 5

Judge’s Commentary*:
This book was hard, gritty and intense. The characters weren't cookie cutter - Videl is as vicious as they come, yet you explain why. I relish the Native American mysticism, especially when it comes to Alma Rose's abilities. I couldn't put the book down as you kept the intensity of the pacing going throughout. This is one of those stories where you cheer when the 'bad guys' get their comeuppance, though I have a feeling this isn't the last time we'll be meeting Videl Tanas. This was certainly a terrific page turner.

25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards - Montana Harvest










Below is a brief commentary for your entry in the 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Thank you for participating!

Entry Title: Montana Harvest
Author: Felix F. Giordano
Judge Number: 25
Entry Category: Genre Fiction

A few quick notes~
  • Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”.
  • The 1-5 scale is strictly to provide a point of reference; the scores are meant only to be a gauge, and are not a cumulative score, nor are they tallied or used in ranking. 
  • A "0" is not a negative score. Our online review system only recognizes numerals during this portion of logging evaluations.As a result, we've substituted a “0” in place of “N/A” when the particular portion of the evaluation simply does not apply to the particular entry, based on the entry genre. For example, a book of poetry, a cookbook, or a travel guide would not necessarily have a “Plot and Story Appeal, and may therefore receive a “0” - indicating that the rating was not applicable.
  • If you wish to reference this review on your website, we ask that you cite it as such: “Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.” You may cite portions of your review, if you wish, but please make sure that the passage you select is appropriate, and reflective of the review as a whole.
Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 3
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 4
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 3
Character Appeal and Development: 4
Voice and Writing Style:

Judge’s Commentary*:
I enjoyed the setting of this novel and I especially enjoyed the Native American shamanism and language sprinkled throughout. The writing was very good, the characters are so likeable that, as a murder mystery series,it could really take off if there are more 'red herrings' to throw off the reader.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Jim Buchanan Novels Special News

On Saturday, November 4th, Montana Harvest was selected as an Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) 2017 Mystery/Suspense Book Award winner.

In addition, my novels, Montana Harvest, Mystery at Little Bitterroot, and The Killing Zone reached the 5,000 sales mark on Monday, November 6th.

To celebrate those two milestones, the paperback and Kindle versions of my three novels will be priced at $11.99 and $.99 through December 31st, 2017 (my birthday!). 😊


Friday, April 14, 2017

The Jim Buchanan Novels














Montana Harvest (Murder for profit meets Native American justice) - a 2016 IPNE Book Award Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense category

Mystery at Little Bitterroot (They say dead men tell no tales but do their spirits?) - a 2016 Amazon #1 Hot New Release in Native American Literature

Starting Monday, April 17th and running through April 24th, the paperback and Kindle versions of these first two novels in the Jim Buchanan Series are discounted on Amazon.com to mark the 2017 publication of The Killing Zone (A gritty tale of revenge, mayhem, murder, and miracles).

The Killing Zone is available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle versions.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BEFORE THE FLOOD

Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future.

Before the Flood - Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

DAPL Crackdown

DAPL Crackdown Continues With Rubber Bullets and Mace As Water Protectors Form New Front Line

BOOK SIGNING

Book Signing at Lord & Taylor at Westfarms Mall, West Hartford, CT - today, October 29th 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.