Randall’s Ramblings, November 19, 2017

Each morning when I head towards the computer, I’m met by various four legged members of the family. Are they glad to see me–you bet! At least, until I pop the top on their food. If I’ve chosen wisely, they hunker down and begin eating. It I’ve goofed, I know in seconds, as they walk away, leaving the tender morsels alone.

I’ve tried playing the ‘that’s all you get, so eat it’ game. Sometimes this works, but other times, I’m not so lucky. There’s no doubt who is setting the rules–and it isn’t me.

My Work in Progress


As many of you are aware, The Kurdish Connection is my debut novel. I’m holding my first giveaway on Goodreads, between November 23rd and December 6th.

I’ll be giving away five autographed copies of The Kurdish Connection. Unfortunately, due to exorbitant international shipping costs, I’ll only be including those with U.S. mailing addresses in this one.

However, I’ll also be running two more giveaways in early December, one on Amazon and the other on Goodreads. Both will be for Kindle versions, so this will open up for those residing elsewhere. Stay tuned for the Kindle giveaway dates!

The inclement weather continued over the past week, so I was able to spend more time writing. I’m pleased to report the entire first draft of Dangerous Alliance is now posted to the two subscription websites I use. Despite November being NaNoWriMO month, reviews are trickling in–a total of 605 chapter reviews as of this morning! What a fabulous bunch of supporters. They’ll be quick to point out what’s working and what does, so I can make necessary changes.

This week also saw the initial start to the first chapter of Carnage in Singapore, the third book in my Bedlam series. This one will feature the Bedlam Charlie team. More about this next week.

Books I’m Reading

Last night, I finished reading Two Roads to Sunday by Carol W. Huff and Arthur F. Torrance, IV. This is the first Western novel I’ve read in years, and I couldn’t have picked a better one for my return to this genre.

Dirt, a wanderer, is seeking revenge for the murder of his brother, Owen. Meanwhile, Sarah and her husband, accompanied by their daughter Cassie, join a wagon train heading west. Join Dirt and Sarah on their individual journeys as they seek their respective futures. Sharing their joys and sorrows, you’ll be on an adventure which will energize your emotions.

Events lead to them finally meeting each other Will this be a joyful union or a devastating one? You’ll have to read for yourself, as I don’t want to spoil anything. With well-crafted characters, a superb plot, and an unexpected outcome, I thoroughly enjoyed Two Roads to Sunday and look forward to reading further novels by these authors.

Blogs/Author Pages/Writing Sites I’d Like to Share

I’ve expanded this section from being only about blogs that I follow but also introduce you to some new authors and a few writing sites.

Reader’s Abode – Check out the bi-weekly blogs from the site’s group of international writers (including yours truly). Plenty of new things to read no matter what genre you prefer. Click on the events tab to learn about our exciting book give-away! A new review of The Scourge and interview with author Roberto Calas will be published soon.

I’m afraid that’s all the time I have today. Hope you’ve found something of interest or at least useful for your own writing.  If you have any suggestions for a topic you’d like to read about, please let me know. Until the next time, thank you for reading!

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