It’s Coming!

Black Rose Writing will be publishing What Lies Within. What is this book about? #Duty #Revenge #Murder #Horror "There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy." —Ambrose Bierce The system failed Tyler McDermitt. He and his brother have vowed to protect unfortunate youth from a similar fate—or at least make those responsible, …

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Book Review — Inferno by Dan Brown

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Robert Smith (TyCobbsTeeth)'s review March 14, 2017 bookshelves: owned-paperbacks Inferno sets up fast. The story starts from several directions. Characters are brought along nicely, developing as the story lines converge. Like most of the books in this series, I find I learned a lot about the location and …

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Punchy Book Reviews

Punchy Book Reviews

I like to read concise book reviews that are specific and don't contain spoilers. Answer a few questions for me and be done. What did you like about the book; did you dislike anything? Be balanced. No book is all good or all bad. Tell me about the writing, the storyline, and characters. Were the …

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Book Review — Velocity by Dean Koontz

Velocity by Dean Koontz (Goodreads Author) Robert Smith (TyCobbsTeeth)'s review Oct 18, 2016  bookshelves: owned-paperbacks Read from August 07, 2015 to October 09, 2016   I started this work by Dean Koontz quite a while back, then set it aside. I had several other books on the go at the time, and this offering by …

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What Lies!

I have some exciting updates! I completed What Lies Within, edited it, edited it, edited it (mowed, mulched, and raked), and then ran it through some beta-readers. It's ready 🙂 Last month I signed with an agent who I had been talking with for a while. It's a fantastic agency based in the U.K. and …

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Nearing Completion

Today I sent out the last two copies of my manuscript to beta readers. I have a dozen that promised to feedback in short order. Now like an expectant father I wait. What Lies Within “There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.” —Ambrose Bierce A tortured past can shape a soul, …

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I WON!

Well...a bronze isn't too bad. My short story, Breakfast is Severed just won Third Place in the Thriller category of Inkitt's writing contest. Hi TyCobbsTeeth! I just wanted to let you know that your story "Breakfast is Severed" has placed third in Inkitt's "Cult" writing contest! Congratulations! We were blown away by your narrative and …

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