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Bethany's Book Reviews: Sluagh: demon of the night: As a child, Max Furman is abused at the hands of his mother. Numerous times, she tells him she should have smothered him when he was an infa...
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From the writing ministry of Darrell Case
I hope your summer is going well and you have discovered many good books. My wife and I never seem to get our fill, at yard sales second hand stores or cruising the library. Like you I ‘m always looking for something good to read. And when we find a book for 50 cents or a dollar it makes it doubly sweet. I usually have two or three books I’m reading at the same time.
Thank you for reading Out of Darkness and Never Ending Spring, your emails, notes and good reviews are greatly appreciated. The encouragement I receive from readers spurs me on during the solitary hours as I write.
Sluagh Demon of the night is going through proofreading. When it is returned, we will make the necessary changes. The book will then be put into the proper format. A copy is then printed which I will read looking for mistakes one final time. Release date is October 25 the first book signing at Open Door Christian bookstore in Terre Haute on the 26th. Another will be held at the Vigo county library on December 7 at 10 Am.
If you would like a free copy of Sluagh to review, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include your mailing address. All we ask is you give an honest review. Then post your review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and any other site. Review copies will be available sometime after October 1, 2013. Help us make Sluagh number one.
Would you like to win a free set of my books? Email your name and address to email@example.com with the word contest in the subject line. The collection includes Live Life to the Fullest, Out of Darkness, Never Ending Spring and Sluagh. A drawing will be held on November 1, 2013. The winner will be notified immediately and their name announced in the fall newsletter. Review copies and contest U.S.A only please.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Demon of the night
by Darrell Case
to be released
As a child, Max Furman is abused at the hands of his mother. Numerous times, she tells him she should have smothered him when he was an infant. He is unloved unwanted. The abuse and neglect deadens his heart. When his sister Katy is born his mother dotes on her the love he craves. His hatred for his mother peaks one afternoon when he is fourteen. As Katy is sleeping, he smothers her. His sister becomes his first kill.
As an adult, Max becomes a serial killer of children stealing their mother’s love. For eighteen years, he operates undetected killing boys between the ages of 4 to 7. He buries their bodies where they can never be found. Then Max makes a fatal mistake. Yearning for recognition, he begins displaying the dead children. Now the FBI is on the trail of the one the news media has labeled The Ghost.
Seeking a place to hide he sees an ad in a Christian publication. Using a bogus résumé, he becomes pastor of Waynesburg Baptist Church
Angels Andrew and Antoine were created at the same instance. They became best friends and explored heaven laughing talking serving The Lord. Then came the rebellion in heaven. Each one chose sides. Andrew stayed loyal to The Lord while Antoine joined Satan’s forces.
After the fall they became enemies sworn to battle each other for the souls of men. Yet Antoine can never forget what he has lost. Nor can he wipe from his mind his future in the lake of fire.
Antoine becomes Max’s personal demon assisting him in all of his kills. Time is running out for Max and Antoine soon they will pay for their crimes.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Posted April 29, 2012
This is the most poorly written book I have ever read. There are grammar and spelling errors throughout the book; I'm estimating over 50 errors. The storyline was interesting in the beginning of the book, however, by the time you get to the 4th murder that appears to occur within a small timeframe, the book becomes boring.
Taken from Barnes and Noble review of Out of Darkness
How do we as writers handle criticism?
You have worked on your book for years. The time you spent laboring on the manuscript you could have enjoyed other activities. Yet you kept going seeing the true story behind the words. Your children became older. Your spouse though understanding was alone while you wrote. You squeezed out a few minutes or an hour here or there each day to write.
When the manuscript was completed, it wasn’t completed. Now came the rewriting. You again spent more months working on the book. You smoothed out the rough passages. The action slowed. You cut whole sections to speed it up. When you thought it was ready for publication you read it as would the reader. You were horrified at the errors. You corrected them going over each one. Then you read it out loud again correcting mistakes. Finally it was ready; your baby now a child grown to adulthood. You sent him out into the world to succeed or fail.
You waited for the reviews to come in. each morning you checked on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes, and Noble and other sites.
The five star reviews make your heart soar. You were right. This is a book, which will glorify God and bring out His truth to the hurting. It can entertain and teach with a good balance.
Then it happens you receive a bad review. The words burn into your soul. You become almost physically sick. How could anyone be so cruel?
You have two choices. You can rant and rave saying this person doesn’t know anything about writing or life in general. Or if possible you can contact them and kindly ask them expand on their comments. Where did they feel you failed? If there were mistakes, what were they? If you can look beyond the criticism with the right attitude, it will make a better writer. Use their review as a springboard to improve your next book. Also God is building character and the aptitude for you to be a skillful writer.
By the way, Out of Darkness at the time of this writing has earned twelve 5 stars ,three 4 stars and one 3 star on Amazon