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I don’t even want to look at the date of my last post. It has been a while, I know. Chances are, it had something to do with the release of Shield of Health, the next book in my Remnants of the past series. I probably said something to how the book was going to come out at the end November or the beginning of December. Or maybe I set deadlines for myself during each of those months. Okay, I actually set quite a few deadlines that I blew through. What can I say? Well, I can say that never again will I set a deadline for anything I write. Shield of Health was not ready for any of the deadlines I set for it. I’m not sure how good the story will be when it is released , you’ll have to be the judge of that. But I do know that when I release it, I’ll feel right about it. As right as I can feel.

I learned a lot while writing Shield of Health. The first would be to concentrate on writing one story at a time. The second would be not to push it. Writing your story is done best on your own terms. The third? Don’t become a slave to it. Don’t put aside the rest of your life, and those things that made you the person who was capable of writing such fantastic things in the first place. The biggest reason for this major gap between posts was that I’ve been spending time with my family and getting back to playing an occasional video game lately. That’s not to say that I haven’t been working on Shield of Health, cause I have. Thanks to a lot of help from Trisha Kristufek, the rewrite is coming along nicely. Can’t say for sure when it’ll be done but it will get there. And because I’ve decided to take my time with it, it’ll be a much better story for it.

You are all Great! Stay true to yourself.

I haven’t done many reviews  and would like to do more. Actually, I would like to become better at giving reviews. I suppose I could start by telling you, the reader of my review, what I liked about the book I’m turning in a review on. So, here we go.

Burn Baby Burn was the first ebook and independent author that I have read. Two milestones there. The third was that I bought it for 99 cents. Who ever heard of purchasing a new novel for 99 cents. I remember hoping that I wasn’t getting what I paid for.

It is not long after you begin the story that  you begin to see characters develop. Jake Barton has a way of writing so that you are not merely focusing on the one main character in the story, but you are finding something in all the characters that you can associate with. That also goes to say that he did a terrific job of making me see the characters. I think that if Jake Barton were offered a movie deal with Burn Baby Burn, Jude Law would play a good Dexter.

Burn Baby Burn @ Amazon

At the beginning of the story, Jake Barton went full throttle with his Suspense/Thriller. The writing was smooth and he was good with the twists and the turns that the story took. There were a couple of times when I thought I knew what was going to happen, but then, like a roller coaster ride I was once on, the track I thought we were on went that way and the car went in a totally different direction. I wrapped my arms tight around the bars that held me in my seat.  Having said that, the end of the story was good and had one of those turns in it.

Jake Barton has Burn Baby Burn up for sale at several sites But I bought my copy at Amazon.  He sells it for 99 cents but I would have been willing to pay more for it.

I began reading the story on a Kindle App for the Android phone and ended up finishing it on a Kindle that was given to me as a gift. I enjoy reading on my Kindle and I’m looking forward to reading another on it by Jake Barton.

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