Time Fall

Add Time Fall by Timothy Ashby to your must read list! A perfectly written, great storytelling piece. I post here about first pages that keep me reading and Ashby’s Time Fall swept me away. Just published December 12, 2013. I have a feeling this one will rise on the charts.

Night Chill

What a chilling well-written first chapter. A man in his thirties searches for a hardware store in the backwoods of a small Pennsylvania town. He’s not an ordinary man. He finds the store closed. Inside a young teenage girl tells him to come back the next day. But this stranger charms her, reads her thoughts, and gets inside the store with her. “And they were always eager to prove they were women by following him to whatever bed, car seat, or back alley he chose.” Night Chill by Jeff Gunhus.

Doctor Sleep

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I lost my first post about Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep. It happens. So here’s my first page impression, again. I once visited The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park http://www.stanleyhotel.com/ and what a beautiful haunted place. It felt eerie to me. Anyway this is the hotel Stephen King got his inspiration from when he wrote The Shining. In Doctor Sleep the first sentence, “On the second day of December when a peanut farmer was conducting business in the White House, one of Colorado’s great resort hotels burned to the ground,” I thought, wow, what a great way to start. I immediately thought of The Stanley and then The Overlook Hotel. The words that follow is a great recap of the first book, for those who aren’t familiar with The Shining, King’s first page/chapter in Doctor Sleep will get you up to speed. Authors who write series may want to examine how King not only introduces a new story for new readers, as if there’s anyone who doesn’t read King out there, just saying, but he continues the story as if The Shining was written yesterday. I can’t wait to get to the creepy. I know it’s coming.