TITLE: NOTORIOUS MINDS BOXSET
GENRE: Mystery/Thriller Crime
RELEASE DATE: 13th October 2020
PRE-ORDER DATE: 17th March 2020
PUBLISHER: FIRE QUILL PUBLISHERS
What does it take to commit the perfect crime? Delve into these dark and twisted tales by twenty USA Today and International Bestselling Authors. No matter what kind of crime story typically catch your imagination, there sure is something for everyone. Conspiracies, political plots, and yes, even murder, are just a few of the crimes waiting inside this box set.
Discover a narcissistic grandmother running an underground syndicate, or a support group bent on murder…and even a serial killer who turns his victims into fairytale creatures. Prepare to delve into an elite killing team who made a mistake, an oil rig filled with secrets ready to explode and a reporter uncovering a treasonous plot.
Uncover how fatal passion, jealousy and fear can be to a group of royal marines and learn from a detective who is far from home fighting demons from his past in order to stay alive. Can you figure out how the police solve a killer’s confession to nine murders that haven’t happened yet? or how a girl tethered to the heart of a serial killer becomes the FBI’s no 1 ally.
This box set is packed with thousands of pages that will hold you on the edge of your seat, crying for answers. Definitely a must for fans of Patterson, Lee, and Grisham. One-click it today!
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AUTHOR LINE UP:
Judith Lucci – USA TODAY AND WSJ BESTSELLING AUTHOR Carlyle Labuschagne – USA TODAY Eva Winters – USA TODAY Lena Bourne – USA TODAY Karen M. Bryson – USA TODAY Inge – Lise Goss – USA Today Karen Randau – Award Winning Author Eric J. Gates – Award Winning Author Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid – International Bestselling Author Sian B. Claven – Award Winning author Brandy Nacole Kelsey Reed N. Gray Majanka Verstraete – International Bestselling Author Thomas J. Eyre Adam Alexander DL Jones K.L Lamar D.J Grayson Judith Holstrom
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Author Interview Guest Post with DL Jones!
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
DLJ: I remember when I was young; I want to say 4 th or 5 th grade, after lunch in school, there was a period where students would be able to work on anything they want. I think it was a way to give the teachers a break. The thing you worked on had to be approved by the teacher and had to have some kind of learning aspect to it.
I chose to work on a series of mystery books, “The adventures of Derrick Brown” I was partnered with a friend… Derrick Brown. We both liked drawing and telling stories so we would work on these books and the artwork to go with it. I’ve always loved stories since then. And anything story related. Movies, Role playing video games. I liked imagining and creating worlds and the people that live in them. I like thinking “what if…” Of course, I don’t remember anything about the stories I told back then, other than the name. Wish I did… would probably be a good idea for a series of children’s books
How long does it take you to write a book?
DLJ: It depends. The first book I attempted to write, I started it in 1998. I was about 90% done in 2010 when I spilled soda on my laptop and lost everything (shame I didn’t have any backups… lesson learned). I started back writing in 2012, mostly screenplay’s for fun, but it wasn’t until 2016 that I really buckled down and said I was going to finish and put out books. My first book took about a year, and that was a story I adapted from a screenplay I wrote in 2012. But since, I have written a book in two months. I believe I can write a book faster than that if I’m really motivated and really into the story… if it wasn’t for my full time job.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
DLJ: As I mentioned, I do have a day job. I work in IT support, which can sometime be very demanding, even off hours. A lot of my writing is done in the evenings and on weekends. There are some weekends where that’s all I do the entire weekend. But I love it. It’s hard to make time, and sometimes other things in life is sacrificed.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
DLJ: One thing I tend to do a lot with my writing is come up with situations that will cause my books to split genre’s. I have a suspense thriller that takes place during US slavery…. is it a book about US slavery? Is it a murder mystery? Makes it hard sometimes to convey to potential readers what you are selling them.
I have a fantasy series, typical sword and sorcery, magic with kingdoms… but the main character is from the future and has a laser pistol and modern day military training…. Is it sci-fi? Is it high fantasy? I like those stories. Like I said earlier, I like to think “What if…” and write about it.
What if there was a group of escaped slaves trying to meet up with their loved ones but, they are being stalked and hunted by a killer… not the slave catchers or owners. How would that story play out with the rules of that time period. US Slavery based stories usually focus is on the horrors of slavery. These characters are in that world, but the horror is a psychopathic killer hunting them down.
On one hand they have to worry about not getting caught and navigating the cruel world, being escaped slaves. But, on the other they have to worry about a killer that doesn’t care about the world or that they are slaves… but just want to kill them.
How do books get published?
DLJ: All of my books are Indie-published.
Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
DLJ: Right now, they just come to me. I get an idea and I will quickly write a brief synopsis of that idea in my folder. I have about 20 or so ideas right now, some are books ive started, some are just the synopsis. But all came from those random thoughts that I wrote down and I plan to turn them all into books one day.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
DLJ: Usually working… Or working out. About 5 years ago, I was overweight. I lost about 160+ pounds and completely converted my life to being a healthy person. Not saying I’m perfect, but I try to maintain that. I’ve done Ju-jitsu for several years during that time, dabbled in Cross-fit, and did a lot of just regular gym working out. I injured my shoulder a couple years ago and a lot of that has slowed down but I’m trying to get back into that…. And guess what, I have a non fiction book about 60% written based on how my life has been different since the weight loss. It is very personal and I go back and forth on if I want to finish it… maybe one day.
What does your family think of your writing?
DLJ: I have no idea, my mother and father are proud as far as I know. However, I very rarely talk about my writing to close friends. I could be wrong but a lot of people in my life, personally, aren’t really the audience for what I do and I never want to be the person that is always talking about the thing to people that don’t care (which I’m sure I do anyway lol)
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
DLJ: There are things that people care about and will complain about that I had no clue that they would. My first book (which I’ve since unpublished) has some adult language… not a lot, but there is some. I got emails from people complaining to me about the language… like a lot of email, way more than I would’ve thought for the few copies of that book I sold. It actually made me write my next series with no adult language in it at all.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
DLJ: I’ve written 6 books as DL Jones, one of which is the one that I unpublished. I also have an experimental pen name where I have about 13 books published, all shorter, more experimental stories.
Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
DLJ: I would say just keep writing, practicing. I’m learning more with each book and I’m still very much in the learning stage, I make no bones about that.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
DLJ: My first book, I heard from my reader a bit, a lot were complaining about the language lol. Now, I only hear from readers every occasionally. Usually, they are commenting on something I might say in a newsletter
Do you like to create books for adults?
DLJ: I like to think the books I’ve created are for a general audience. Adults and younger adults/teens alike.
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