John A. Karr is an ardent believer in the quote by Carl Van Doren (1885-1950), U.S. man of letters: "Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to." This is a quote that I feel JD takes to heart. As a matter of fact I do not understand how a writer can NOT write. It is agony not to be able to put words to paper and let the characters come alive.
I have loved reading John A. Karr's book Ghostly Summons. It has the right balance between mystery and psycho drama. Having dealt with mental illness all of my life it is nice to know that some things can be a lil kookier than I am. Even if it is a story line made up by John A. Karr. Now the best part is that John makes it all seem quite believable. It is not like your sitting there going...yeah yeah sure....instead I was drawn in and enjoying my trip into insanity that sure seems like reality. John had me flipping pages to see if reality was actually there or was the main character Lars living a life in his mind only.
I wish to thank Tribute Books for sharing Ghostly Summons with me as my mid summer read. This one is a keeper. Yes, it is going on the shelf. Very few ever make it up there. Now here is the extra gift of this all. John A. Karr and Tribute Books have teamed up to host a giveaway of a $25 Amazon Gift Card or you can choose Pay Pal cash. It is easy as pie...just enter on the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
In person. Upright. Staring.
Typical of such past "Visits" as he calls them, he doesn’t welcome this one. The nude form of a beautiful millionairess in his cubicle means murder has come to the vacation haven known as North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It means he’ll have to go places he'd rather avoid. See things he'll wish he hadn’t. Do things that don't come naturally, like in-your-face confrontation and bending the law. Actually, breaking the law ... but with good intent. It also means dealing with one very attractive county coroner, who pushes his buttons in a not entirely unwelcome way.
So begins Kelsen's return to investigative reporting—complete with attempts on his life, fights, deception, and all the technological tricks, such as GPS and computer hacking, at his disposal. And maybe even finding a new love interest.
Format: ebook and paperback
eBook Price: $3.99
Publisher: Dark Continents Publishing
Release: March 14, 2013
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