I loved doing the research for my book. I think my favorite spot to learn about was the Gelen Mines in Scotland. The pictures of the area were beautiful. I find it amazing how much new knowledge I gained from doing the research for The Tower. I also enjoyed the cultural aspect of Kathmandu. The city has six large casino’s located in hotels. I am sure those casinos bring in money for the government and the owners.
The second day of a new year and here I am at the computer, keeping my New Year resolution to blog every day. A couple of posts ago I posted the review of Steven Aitchison’s book “100 Ways to Find Ideas For Your Blog Posts”. One of his recommendations was to review books. Blog the review and give the unvarnished truth about what you have read.
I’m going to be totally self-serving today, and ask you to consider reading my new book “The Tower.” It is a mystery with lots of twists and turns. Samantha Jensen is kidnapped from outside her home in Tulsa Oklahoma finds herself without memory in “The Tower.” Sam’s twin- brother Allan operates a company, IDEA (International Diagnostic
EThe kidnapping, smuggling betrayal and murder, take you around the world. It is also a story of love and devotion, as well as retribution for crimes committed. You learn tidbits about the countries traveled.
This was a book which was fun for me to write. I love travel and adventure and I got put myself everywhere my characters where.
To end my self-serving section of this blog, you can go to http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_24?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+tower+shirley+mclain&sprefix=the+tower+shirley+mclain and take a look at my book.
What ever book you read and review keep it authentic. According to Steven Atichison, you will find that once your blog gets known you will be approached by authors who give you their books for free in return for a review. It’s ok to have a review once in a while, but if you’re going to do this make it a balanced review and don’t sell it to make money. Review the book as if you were giving a detailed report to a friend, warts and all.
The paragraph above was directly out of his book. It’s easy to read and understand. I think reviewing books will give all of us avid book readers a new outlet. It would be even nicer if the books are given to you. That is a win-win situation, the way I see it.