Hunting Monsters by Allen Currier–New Book Release

Today, we are celebration Allen Currier’s first book release Hunting Monsters. It’s a thrilling mystery published by Wild Child Publishing that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Book Information Title: Hunting Monsters Author: Allen Currier Publisher: Wild Child Publishing ISBN: 978-1-61798-189-0–eBook, 978-1-61798-190-6–Paperback Genre: Mystery/Crime/Drama Length: Novel Word Count: 73,097 Page Count: 243 Price: $7.99 Release date: 11-22-19 Book description In a sleepy, little town, a seasoned detective and a killer, the likes of which no one has ever seen, match wits. Detective Steve Belcher has his work cut out for him. But how do you find a killer who leaves no clues? A killer who has the police lost at every turn? How many bodies will stack up until Detective Belcher can find the monster committing these unspeakable crimes? How many monsters will he have to chase down to find the one behind the murders? Can Steve find the monster before the monster finds him? Excerpt Their heads had been severed. The wife’s terrified features, pale and ghoulish, taunted him from the body of her husband. The son-of-a-bitch had switched their heads. Detective Steve Belcher leaned in and examined the crude stitching on the couple’s necks. He rubbed his finger across the stitches, and it slid between the dried scabbed skin and tissue. He jerked back in disgust, and the head fell over, restrained only by the stitching stretched over the loose skin. He reached over and pushed the head back in place. Fear ran through him, and a cold sweat covered his forehead as he imagined the horror they’d faced. Their dried out eyes had already begun to shrivel...

Word Choices and Character–Round Robin

The Round Robin topic for today is: How does wording choice develop a story’s character? How do you use and select your words? This topic was suggested by Dr. Bob: She had to be the sexiest-looking 42-year-old on the planet, the best that money could buy. I believe that word choice is extremely important, especially when trying to establish a character. Whenever someone writes a book, they can’t help but infuse a little bit of themselves in it. That’s to be expected, but no two people are exactly alike. Their phrasing, word choice, their thoughts, and even how they view the world will be different than mine. It can be particularly challenging when writing a book that’s set in a culture far removed from what I know. My current WIP (temporarily titled Red Dawn) is one of those. It’s why I’ve struggled with it. My personality wants to come out, but this character is far removed from who I am. She lives under a communist regime, was raised by strict parents in a household that shows little emotion or affection, and believes women aren’t supposed to enjoy sex. She struggles with the fact that she’s half animal and half human. It has made her an outcast and a fugitive. On top of this, her animal is snow leopard. They are reclusive and shy animals. They freeze when confront by humans. In short, she’s the exact opposite of me. (By the way, I’m not an animal shifter. grin) When I write about certain situations, I want to do it from my experience. My inner voice wants to run right over...