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A Lament for Indie Authors

Hey Everyone!

I recently started a new section on my website for reviewing indie books. I hope you check out my article about indie books. Also, if you are an self-published author, I would love to hear from you! I want to read and review your work and promote it to my followers (all 30K of them!).

Email me if you’re interested! author.mbkeen@gmail.com 

Indie authors are the hidden gems of the literary world. Here’s why you should read their work: www.mbkeen.com/read-indie-books/


The Final Chapter

ImageI’m so excited to announce that I’m now writing the final chapter of my novel. This journey is getting tougher by the day, and I know it will  become increasingly daunting when I start editing.

Thank you all for the support, you have made this journey much easier and more enjoyable.

On other news, the winner of the free copy of the magazine 5Stories is Jennifer L. Thorpe: Eye Candy Visionz. Thank you Jennifer for supporting me and I hope to hear your feedback on my story Ernest’s Awakening.

If you haven’t yet taken a look at my story in the lit-mag, please do so by visiting this link: http://www.magzter.com/IN/Cresco-Books/5Stories/Entertainment/

Book Review: Ellen Ullman’s By Blood


5 Stars

One of the best-told and most exciting books I have ever read!

As I’m writing this, I’m still under the effect of the shocking, brutal, unapologetic, hooking… ending of this book.

By Blood is about a college professor who fleas from scandal, goes to San Fransisco, rents an office there, only to find out that he could clearly hear whatever is going on in the adjacent office of a shrink, Dr. Schussler. He is particularly interested in one of the doctor’s patients, whose name is never revealed. This patient is adopted, and is attempting to uncover her mystical European origins. Little does she know, that a perfect stranger, lurking behind the thin walls of her therapist’s clinic, is going to change her life.

The twists and turns of the plot, uncovering the patient’s journey of self-discovery, are thrilling enough. However, Ellen doesn’t stop there as she uncovers the true nature of her protagonist — the lurker, the stalker… In spite of his acrimonious nature, Ellen makes us root for her protagonist; we want this dweller behind the walls to keep on spying on this person’s therapeutic sessions, because it’s helping him, and helping us…

The book is a thriller, a journey, a history lesson, a free therapy session, all amalgamated into one. A true page turner!

Book Review – The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells (1911)


For those of you who are new to my blog, this section is me sharing with you my journey through the modern and classic works of literature. Please, feel free to recommend any book.

The Door in the Wall – H. G. Wells: 3 stars.

H. G. Wells’ four-chapter story transports the reader into a mysterious world.

The title of the book describes the premise accurately – a door in a wall. What lies behind this door, however, and the existence of the door itself is something that we cannot be sure of.

The conclusion of the story is simple: whether the door existed of not, it was an escape; and that’s something we are all looking for.

H. G. Wells’ book gets 3 stars: One, for the creative plot that kept me hooked enough to read the whole book the first time I picked it up. Two, for being ahead of its time and narrating in the most modern way. And, three, for the conclusion of this fantastic read, which is every bit realistic.

Next review: By Blood – Ellen Ullman.