Eeva Interviews the Writer Raised by Wolves, Jim Heskett: Author of Suspense Thrillers

On Authors to Watch, I'm interviewing one of my favorite Indie suspense thriller writer, Jim Heskett.

In case you didn't know, Jim was born in the wilds of Oklahoma, raised by a pack of wolves....


Eeva Interviews Eichin Chang-Lim, Romance Writer

Today on Authors to Watch, we'll get to know more about this wonderful romance author and actress (comedian!) Eichin Chang-Lim. Eichin's book, Flipping, is an Amazon Bestseller and was given the Award of Literary Excellence by Dog Ear Publishing.

She's also an Optometrist, currently in private practice with her husband somewhere in L.A, and a devoted mother to Theodore and Victoria.


To The Gallows ---- Reviews, Amazon, and the Self Published Author




A long long time ago, in a far away land, someone spread the word that 50 is the magic number of reviews needed for a book to be promoted by Amazon, on its newsletter, and on its recommendations. More eyeballs on the book, increased possibility of sales. We all want sales, and our fervent desire to gather 50 reviews has caused a reviewing industry to thrive.

Some sell reviews for as low as $5, some as high as $60 (although this high end reviewer makes it appear that you're simply paying to expedite the review). Indie authors, and some unscrupulous business people have used this method to give credibility to the book and attract buyers.

A Review of She Dies at the End (and the November Snow Series) by A.M. Manay


There I was feeling lonely that I've finished reading Anne Rice's Prince Lestat... who knows when the next one will come... and here comes this book with an unassuming cover... She Dies at the End. So, she's psychic. OK... I started reading and whoa! This book is EPIC. I fell in love and couldn't put the book down. So Happy!

I've read many vampire books but nothing ever came close to the The Vampire Chronicles, which I absolutely love. Except this book. The characters, the writing, the world, the dialogue -- nothing is forced or exaggerated and you'll get swept into the life of November Snow whether you like it or not. It's the best fantasy/supernatural book I've read from an Indie Writer. Tight... Sharp... Good choice of words. I forgot that I'm an Editor, and that made it all the more enjoyable.

Erotic Books Worth Reading


I will update this list when I read a good Erotica worth recommending. I like them hot but classy, perverse but with a storyline that doesn't read like porn. That could get tiring sometimes. 

These are some of the eroticas I've read and enjoyed. Check them out.


THE BIKER NEXT DOOR by G.S. Bailey

WOW. Talk about hot. I think men write erotica much better than women do. The pacing is better and the emotions build up without any fluff blocking the way. I've read G.S. Bailey's other books and he really evokes that kind of response. And then, he ends in such a romantic happy ever after. Definitely worth reading if you wan't to have a few hours of quivers, shivers and fun.





Twitter Book Promoters: Which ones are worth the time and money?




*** I will be updating this post regularly to add my experience with new book promoters.

In another article, I mentioned that "follows" on Twitter and "likes" on Facebook can be bought. If you haven't read it yet, check HERE. I don't really care if people want to fool themselves and others by buying followers and pretending they have an audience, EXCEPT when they start taking the money of authors who only want to get more exposure for their book.

Review of The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle

I have to review this before I plunge into the next book in the trilogy.

I've never read a satisfying story about the myth of Atlantis, until now. It's no wonder that The Atlantis Gene is a million copy bestseller, and could be a movie soon. The journey of A.G Riddle and this book is an inspiration to self published authors. This book was initially self published.

The Atlantis Gene connects so many unanswered mysteries. Was there really an advanced race that disappeared under the ocean like Plato said? Where is the missing link? Why did homo sapiens suddenly move to the top of the food chain, called The Great Leap Forward? Why not the Neanderthals who were stronger and had bigger brains? Did someone interfere eons ago? Did they somehow manipulate our genes? Were we visited by more advanced beings? What if it was all true? How do we deal with that information.... Yummy questions to ponder.

Review of Sexpossessed by Ian Saul Whitcomb


I started reading thinking, Oh it's the usual erotic supernatural story. But from the first page, I was hooked. The words dragged me along like a strong current I couldn't escape from, not that I would want to. In the beginning, it was the usual erotic paranormal story. Tim's girlfriend wanted him to do something to her (which I won't mention here). He finds a way to divert her and ended up with an amulet that contained a soul. Wear it while having sex and the ghost will possess the wearer. Ho hum... Same old, right? But then it worked, and the ghost of Julia entered their lives. Tim and Liv obviously didn't think things through. Now they can't get rid of her. To do so, Tim needed to have sex with her, a gazillion times it seemed, and make her pregnant with his seed so she can birth herself and be free of the amulet. But how? She was dead. They needed to go to the afterlife, in the Dionysian fields, so they can have physical contact. And this is where the story got really interesting.


As the story progressed, I was astounded by the imagination required to come up with the characters and scenarios. Yes, it was highly erotic, with graphic sex scenes that a sensitive reader wouldn't appreciate, but it had more

Kindle in Motion: Amazon's Newest eBook Format

Publishing giant, Amazon, has quietly launched a new eBook format a couple of weeks back, Kindle in Motion - adding to the different eBook types now available for the Kindle.

I only got wind of it because a client wanted to have a background on her Amazon book page, and asked if I could make one for her. So, off to Amazon to see what she was talking about.

First time I saw the covers of KiM books, the hairs on my arms stood up. It has a certain kind of appeal and could be effective for some genres  - such as horror, suspense, and fantasy. Just imagine a man turning into a werewolf on the book's cover! That would be pretty awesome, right? It could increase book sales since it's more visually appealing.

I felt a designer's itch spreading through my body...

From Writer to Killer: A Brief Brush with Cosmo Setepenra

I've worked with hundreds of authors and I no longer find it unusual when I meet someone who's a little outside of "normal" -- whatever that word connotes. All writers have fertile imaginations, they're people who think outside of the box, with things to say - some of them aiming to change the world with their words. The pen, after all, is said to be mightier than the sword.

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Admittedly, a psychologist would find something "wrong" with many of them. But I'm not a psychologist. I'm a book designer, and my focus is on the writer's book. To ensure they're publish-ready. Not a shrink.