Dead Medium

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A Great New 5 Star Review For DEAD MEDIUM

Originally posted on LetsTalkBooks:

dead medium by Peter John

I have already reviewed this story on GoodReads, but feel it is good enough for a more in-depth review.  Let me say first that this is one of the best fiction stories in terms of style and structure I have read in a long time.  Mr. John also has the ability to make characters believable and grow their personalities as events unfold, even the dead ones.

The main character is May Elizabeth Trump, a curmudgeonly older woman who lived alone and had always liked it that way.  She was even resentful of her one true friend in the world.  When May dies in an extraordinarily mundane way, she comes back to life as a ghost.  Not just any ghost, but one who can communicate with the living and the dead.   May resists this ability at first, until other spirits begin asking for her help to talk with…

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“A perfect Holiday Read, highly recommended.

“The plot thickens and you are taken into a unique story filled with memorable characters and lots of humor.

“This is a very entertaining and original story peopled with such well-drawn characters, I felt like I got to know them personally.

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 The deathly silence is about to be broken. She disliked the company of others and death did little to warm her spirit. She had led an independent life and she faced death in much the same way. She was finally alone, finally free from the mindless babble of others, at least that’s what she thought. May Elizabeth Trump was the rarest of spirits and she was none too happy about it either. She was a dead medium, a ghost who can speak with the living, and her services were to become in great demand. Flung into the limelight and smothered with unwanted attention, May soon discovers that it is not only ghosts with long awaited messages that have taken an interest in her. Something dark was lurking in the shadows, stalking her. Even the dead are not left to rest in peace. Dead Medium: A humorous, character driven story and a unique vision of life after death. Not your average ghost story.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Peter John

Originally posted on Kelly Smith Reviews:

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1. When/why did you decide to become a writer?

I was bitten by the writing bug when I was 14. I earned a break-time detention and tasked with writing a short story when I failed to hand in a homework assignment.

2. What authors inspired you when you were younger? What books do you enjoy reading today?

Prominently in my memory is Piers Anthony and his Xanth series. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld was and still is on my reading list. I also enjoyed authors such as James Herbert and Jack Giles.

3. What was the inspiration behind your novel Dead Medium?

My mother is a very enthusiastic believer in medium-ship and her stories about the séance’s and spiritual readings she experienced over the years definitely contributed to my inspiration. Initially it was going to be a short story about the reversal of the concept of a medium. After writing a few pages…

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BOOK REVIEW: “Dead Medium” by Peter John

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Another Cracking Review!

Originally posted on Kelly Smith Reviews:

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When I discovered Peter John, it wad because of a retweet by Lisa Calell on my Twitter feed. I was intrigued by a title Dead Medium, because it seemed to add a new level of strange to the paranormal genre.

75 year old May Elizabeth Trump has never been a warm person. The orphanage didn’t raise her that way. She never gave charity and barely tolerated her only friend, gossipy Margaret. Her only vice is her Bakewell slices…which she chokes to death on.
Now that she’s a ghost, she’s starting to regret the way she lived her life so cold and alone. She even agrees to help another ghost, her neighbor Penny, to make sure that her daughter, Chloe, can kero the family home without sacrificing her education. May can talk to the living, despite her ghostly state.
May, with the help of some living women, becomes a dead…

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Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn (The Adventures of Dean Banks) (Volume 1) By Lorraine Carey

“Carey writes in a descriptive hand with is nicely

executed throughout the pages of the story. ”

 

“He discovers he has weird and wonderful abilities

handed down from his Indian ancestors.”

 

“This is a ‘full house’ novel, with its urban legends, historical data and magic.”

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Want to check in at the Red Coyote Inn? You may want to check out it’s shady past which includes: ghosts, sightings of supernatural creatures, and guests encountering bizarre accidents. This charming inn is nestled in the Sonoran Desert on the Apache Trail close to the foreboding Superstition Mountains which are said to be the home of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. Some say the inn sits at the top of an energy vortex that has ties to the mine. And this just may be the reason for all of the paranormal activity. You may find some of the guests who come to the inn are as strange as the inn itself. The inn was a gift left to a family of three – a divorced mother, daughter and son – one of those being Dean Banks, a fifteen year old boy who comes to find out he has inherited a supernatural gift of power from a long ago Apache ancestor and is destined to be the Guardian of the mine. He feels this is more of a curse than a gift. With these powers come some pretty unnatural occurrences for Dean as he acquires the ability to gain superhuman strength along with mystical powers which enable him to thwart any attempts from anyone who tries to discover the whereabouts of the mine. Dean fears his new responsibility and also is terrified of the possibility of harming someone. We also find Dean in a power struggle as he tries to remain a normal teenage boy enjoying his life riding in the desert and hanging out with his new found friends. He will befriend a mysterious old miner who holds the key to some of Dean’s past . This miner also has a secret past for Dean to discover. One guest in particular is onto Dean’s secrets and is out to destroy the Red Coyote Inn and possibly Dean himself.

Suicide Ride: The Platinum Man by E. Llewellyn

“ Loved the book can’t wait until the next one be released!! ”

“ The storyline is captivating and keeps your nose stuck in the book til the end. ”

“ Loved everything about it so much that I need to go back and start over just in case I missed anything! ”

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Read the racy bi-erotic M/M rock ‘n roll romance that one critic hails as “FIFTY SHADES OF GAY – ON POPPERS!”

SUICIDE RIDE is Sunset Boulevard revisited, revamped, and on steroids. If you liked Sunset Boulevard, you’ll love SUICIDE RIDE, a wicked contemporary twist on this age-old Hollywood noir tale of love, lust, money, ambition, sex, and power.

Are you straight? Are you sure? What would you do if you were down-and-out and desperate? What would you do—how far would you go—for FAME?

Find out just how far, and just how low, Johnny Gellis is willing to go in SUICIDE RIDE: THE PLATINUM MAN (Book 1 of the SUICIDE RIDE fiction series).

You hitch your lift with this man
You’ll have your blood on your hand …

AN OLDER MAN WITH NO FUTURE, AND NOTHING TO LIVE FOR …

Norman Dimond is the Silver Man, an over-the-hill LA-based rock ‘n roll record producer who has seen better days. A set-for-life bisexual with a hard spot for younger men, he squanders his nights hustling cash-strapped gay-for-pay desperadoes who swagger into his den on the Sunset Strip, looking for drive-by love in all the right places. Lonely and at loose ends, he longs for a worthy dance partner, but despairs of finding him … Until one night, when he least expects it, in waltzes …

A YOUNGER MAN WITH A PAST, AND A DEATH WISH …

Johnny Gellis is the Platinum Man, a beautiful straight wreck who needs fixing—and who wants exactly what Norman Dimond has to give: a platform, a stage. But does he want it badly enough? Desperate to outrun his demons, he’s driving himself crazy, and is heading straight for the edge. Can Norman save him, before it’s too late?

TWO LIVES ABOUT TO COLLIDE IN A SUICIDE RIDE …

When Norman meets Johnny, their heavy-metal fenders bend, sending the male-on-male sparks flying. Johnny’s number-one-with-a-bullet hit “Suicide Ride” blows Norman’s mind, while his number-99-with-an-anchor tattoo pricks up more than just his ears. And though this hell-bent, cliff-hanging headbanger is the man-boy of his dreams, keeping him on course turns out to be a waking nightmare. Can Norman do it? Can he put him on top while stopping him from breaking down and destroying them both? The deeper Dimond digs, the darker it gets; and as the secrets and suspense multiply, so, too, do the lies. Johnny is hiding something, that much Norman is sure of; and what’s worse, he begins to feel the tug of even darker and ever more violent undertows—sinister, malevolent drags that Gellis himself cannot spin-rinse away.

SUICIDE RIDE is at once a profound work of literature and a neo-noir Hollywood bromance for the ages. Gay fiction as well as literary fiction, it’s one fast-paced rock ‘n roll romance novel you won’t be able to put down, a gritty, realistic, eye-poppingly pimped-out Ride, flush with all the car parts for a runaway success. Switching genres like lanes, SUICIDE RIDE: THE PLATINUM MAN is a total head spin—an ebullient, erudite, yet racy exploration of the ancient themes that obsess us, by way of the pop culture freeway.

Whether you’re male or female, gay or straight—if you get off on bisexual sex stories about masculine gay men seeking gay sex with straight men; if character-driven literary fiction makes you drool; if you’re a bad-ass rocking roller looking to holler; if all you dream about is getting away for awhile—then this book is your ticket to paradise.

Download him onto your Kindle or other device using the FREE KINDLE READING APPS, and for less than the price of a cheap trick, Johnny Gellis will roll right into your Car-port. Pick him up now—and you’ll live to tell the tale.

But buyer beware: better buckle up. You’re in for one hell of a HARD Ride!

“E. Llewellyn does for Gay literature what Kubrick did for cinema—redefines and elevates, and constantly undercuts your expectations of the genre. Unfettered, unflinching, bristling with emotion, SUICIDE RIDE rocks your world.” ~ Mark Peter Krasselt