Rex Randall is the author of the highly successful Incognito novels. The secret to their success is that they’re based on Randall’s real-life experiences. In Rex Randall and the Jericho Secret by Vince Carter, Rex and the five women with whom he lives in a polyamorous relationship go undercover with the Secret Service.
Jack Reacher’s Rules by Lee Child is a guide to the World of Jack Reacher. Featuring quotes from the series and common sense rules; ultimate fans are able to explore the mind of one of their favorite characters.
A women’s group in the UK plans to burn the novel [easyazon-link asin=”0345803485″ locale=”us”]Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy[/easyazon-link] because they believe that the novels “encourage domestic violence and send the wrong message to women.” (Click link for Globe and Mail article). I haven’t read the novels. I have heard that they’re a story of redemption for a controlling man who falls in love with “vanilla” and so beautifully written that the love story can’t help but shine through. I have also heard that they’re poorly written, entry level erotica. What I don’t get is buying a book to burn it. How does that hurt the author? She’s now sold a book she wouldn’t have sold otherwise just for a demonstration of displeasure. They are asking for book donations from women who have read the series but now see the light—I can’t imagine that getting them more than a book or two. Indie authors must be lining up everywhere to read and see what that author did to not only get the publicity of the burning but to also sell a book to each and every protestor who wants to burn one. Marketing score!
In No Such Thing as a Secret by Shelly Fredman, Brandy Alexander is a Philadelphia girl living in L.A. and working as a human interest journalist. She returns to Philadelphia after four years away to participate in a friend’s wedding to find that her best friend is embroiled in intrigue relating to a murder at a popular S&M club. When a boat explodes and the friend goes missing and presumed dead, Brandy sets out to solve the mystery with a new friend, Nick Santiago. She hopes to avoid Bobby DiCarlo, the childhood boyfriend who broke her heart. Problem? He’s the lead investigator on the case.
In Don’t Know Jack by Diane Capri, the Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gasper are assigned to search for a man named Jack Reacher (Lee Child’s character) in order to recruit him for a job with the FBI — the nature of which is unknown to them. They’re directed to start in the place he was last known to be, in Margrave, Georgia, 15 years after he was known to have left. This novel retraces events and characters in Child’s first Jack Reacher novel, Killing Floor (Jack Reacher Book 1).