|MY latest novel, A Man in Control, is now being featured in a Giveaway at Goodreads until the end of December. Three copies will be given away. Why not enter the Giveaway for a chance to win one of the free copies?
A Man in Control is a fiction novel in the genre of Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Murder. The story is a tale of relationship drama set against a backdrop of murder, Muslim terrorists, Ebola virus, and suspense. David Wynthers is a microbiology professor who needs to control all aspects of his life. His orderly world gets thrown into turmoil by the death of his wife. A cascade of events follows for Dave to cope with -- murder, mystery, terrorists tracking him, sudden wealth, an intriguing police detective, and the FBI. Can Dave maintain control of the events swirling around him?
| A Man in Control, my new mystery-thriller-suspense-crime-murder novel with current topics of terrorists and a chimeric Ebola virus included, is FREE to download at Kindle today. It also is now available as a print book for those who prefer to read a print book. I invite you to check out A Man in Control.
|My latest published book, A Man in Control, is available now on Kindle as an e-book.
The fiction novel is in the genre of Mystery-Suspense-Crime-Murder, my second such novel in this genre. It tells the story of a man who wants to be in complete control of all aspects of his life set against the backdrop of his wife's death, Muslim terrorists, a new viral biological weapon with toxins from the Ebola virus incorporated into an influenza viral carrier, murder, a female police detective, and the FBI. It deals with timely topics, with suspense and mystery and human nature.
The book is a 51,000-word novel that makes a quick and entertaining read. I invite you to check it out:
|My latest book, A Man In Control, is in its final editing prior to formatting and publication. It stands at 50,710 words at present. Look for it to be available within the next few weeks on Kindle as an e-book and Amazon & elsewhere as a paperback print book. Book blurb: David Wynthers is a microbiology professor whose need to control all aspects of his life is thrown into turmoil by the death of his wife, which causes a cascade of events for Dave to cope with – murder, mystery, terrorists tracking him, sudden wealth, a female police detective, and the FBI. Can Dave maintain control of the events swirling around him?
A Man In Control is a fiction novel in the genre of Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense – Crime – Murder. It is the tenth book published by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.
|I just completed the first draft of my newest book. Now to start polishing and massaging it. So far I haven't decided on a title yet so it is being called "Book Ten". It will turn out to be another short novel in the 42,000 - 46,000 words range. My other three novels have all fallen in this range. I guess I can only think of stories that run that length. I don't like to pad them to reach an arbitrary length goal.
Some ill-informed reviewers mistakenly call my short novel a novella. Here is the word count guide:
Classification --- Word count
Novel --- over 40,000 words
Novella --- 17,500 to 40,000 words
Novelette --- 7,500 to 17,500 words
Short story --- under 7,500 words
Not that there is anything wrong with writing novellas. Here are some of my favorite novellas:
Jack London's The Call of the Wild
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
George Orwell's Animal Farm
Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange
Isaac Asimov's Nightfall
Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor
Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's
Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea
Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
H. G. Wells' The Time Machine
Time to get to work on the second draft of my new book.
|For the past three years I have held the position of Editor-in-chief for 4RV Publishing. It was fun to do and quite beneficial for me as a writer since I learned a lot about what makes good writing and what to avoid in my writing. However, it was demanding of my time and kept me away from my own writing efforts. I edited other authors' work instead of creating my own works. Therefore, I resigned ten days ago to return to my own writing efforts.
I have written five poems since I returned full-time to my own writing efforts. My latest poem is entitled Imploring My Poetic Muse and may be something a lot of writers can identify with.
|My latest novel in the crime-heist-mystery genre, Zack's Choice, hit a bit of a milestone recently. It received its 50th review and has a 4.7 out of 5 average rating. Plus its sellers rank at the moment is " #44 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction > Heist". Why not check it out? It's a fun, entertaining summer read.
|Only two full days remaining in the Bookkaholic Giveaway for Zack's Choice. Please come and enter.
There are not very many entries thus far, which gives you an excellent chance to win one of the three free copies of Zack's Choice being given away. Zack's Choice is my latest novel. It is a crime, mystery, with a bit of humor and a dash of sex story. Check it out:
|This is no April's Fool Day joke. Free download of Zack's Choice, my new crime-heist-mystery novel, at Kindle today and tomorrow, April 1st and 2nd, only. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to get a fun read for free?
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I invite you to come watch my new book trailer for Zack's Choice, my newest novel in the crime-heist-mystery with a dash of humor and a bit of sex genre. I got a deal on it, only paying $49 dollars. I think it turned out pretty well for that price. What think you?