Writers, Want More Print Coverage? My PR Friend Marsha Has The Answer!

Offer Up Your Own Articles As
A Writer!

 

 
One often overlooked means of getting great publicity is to contribute articles you wrote yourself to publications. Not only does your published byline boost your visibility, it provides an excellent credential.

While many of the major national publications don’t accept unsolicited articles, some do set aside space for contributor columns or accept guest columns on their op-ed pages. The New York Daily News and Newsmax, for instance, have published many articles written by our clients. In some cases, these articles have drawn the attention of other media, leading to more exposure for our clients.

Smaller publications, trade magazines, and online publications also may be good places for your articles to land. These publications often have small staffs, so they’re happy to get well-written articles that they don’t have to pay for. Your reward is the publicity you’ll receive because you’ll likely get a credit line that includes your website and email.

To help get you started on the path to publication, here are some do’s and don’ts:

 

  • Look for submission guidelines on the publication’s website – and follow them! Some publications post their rules for submitting unsolicited articles. They may outline the topics they’re interested in, minimum and/or maximum word counts, and the style. If you find guidelines, stick to them! The No. 1 mistake people make is going over the maximum word count. That will very likely get your article rejected. And, since editors often don’t tell you why they’re rejecting the article, the writer keeps repeating the mistake.
  • Pitch your ideas before writing a full article. While with some publications you can submit a full article, you can save yourself time if you first pitch a few ideas to gauge whether the editor would have any interest. Send a short email offering three or four topics, with a one-paragraph synopsis of each. Add a brief bio highlighting your relevant credentials. The worst they can do is say “no,” and if they do you won’t have wasted your time writing an entire 700-word article, or whatever length was the target.
  • Be prepared to offer exclusivity. Many publications state up front that they will accept only articles that have not been previously published. They may also require the writer to promise that the article won’t be submitted to other publications until a specified number of days pass. Be sure to check the fine print! Or, the editor may tell you it’s OK to publish in magazines that it doesn’t directly compete with.

Sign up for Google Alerts. Don’t assume that the editor will contact you to let you know when the article has actually published. One of the best ways to track that is to sign up for Google Alerts, so you’ll be notified when the article is posted online. Once that happens, be sure to share the link on your website and in social media to get the most out of the moment.

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Bylined articles help you establish your reputation as an expert, build your brand and gain visibility. They may lead to an invitation to be a regular contributor, as has happened with a number of our clients. And bylined articles can generate even more interest from other publications whose editors see your work and approach you wanting their own interview or story.

WRITE ON!

P.S. If you’d like professional help getting coverage in the press, or being interviewed on radio and TV, give us a call. We’ve been providing this service to clients for 27 years. We also offer a comprehensive social media marketing program for select clients, where we do it all for you.  If you’re interested in our help, please call us at 727-443-7115 Ext. 231, or simply reply to this email or visit our site at:  The PR Insider ~ EMSI  We’d love to hear from you!

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Celebritize Yourself: 5 Things To Focus On When Defining Your Brand

About Marsha Friedman:

CEO & Founder, Marsha Friedman doesn’t like sitting still. As a prominent business woman, she has run her public relations firm successfully through prosperity and adversity, ironically having one of her best revenue years in the midst of 2009’s recession. As a publicity expert, she has authored the book Celebritize Yourself.

Marsha Friedman launched EMSI in 1990. Her PR company represents corporations and experts in a wide array of fields such as business, health, food, lifestyle, politics, finance, law, sports, and entertainment. Some of the more prominent names on her client roster are Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane, and the famous Motown Group, The Temptations.

She consults individuals and businesses on a daily basis and is frequently asked to speak at conferences about how to harness the power of publicity.

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My Spotlighted Blog Pick ~ Author, Adriana Gavazzoni “Talks S.E.X.” Behind The Door…

With her award-winning novel “Behind The Door” Author, Adriana Gavazzoni does not always think about sex. She is thinking what next to write in her next novel that will grab readers attention. She has a unique ability to incorporate many elements into her books like murder, suspense, thrills, and yes, sex.

I feel she is the new “Harold Robbins” of our reader generation. So when I visited her blog to see what is going on, I found this amazing post I am about to share some with you. Her blog is a must visit as she shares as a woman, a writer and she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. ENJOY Readers!

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SEX and Behind The Door…

Everybody loves sex, to talk about it, to read about it…and I’ve been receiving many questions about my novels and their erotic content.

Behind The Door and Lara´s Journal are psychological and erotic thrillers, but mainly, they are thrillers. Sex in Behind The Door is open, nonjudgmental, and the characters explore their fantasies and sexuality.

Most of the sex scenes in my novels involve Simone’s patients, or they are between Lara and her various lovers, and Simone learns about them while reading an attorney client’s memoir or while analyzing Lara’s journal. Simone is a psychiatrist who treats paraphilia—abnormal sexual behavior—and she writes books on the subject.

After reading my novels, many readers have written to ask about the sexual content, and I would like to answer here, on my blog, some of the questions I’ve received so far:

Question: Is all the unusual sex I read about in your novels real? Do people do those things?

Answer: Yes, I must tell you I research a lot about the subject, and everything I’ve included in my novels is based on things some people actually do—they are all based on people’s fantasies or actual practices, as reported on and researched by psychiatrists.

As I said in a previous post, research is very important for we authors—we need to give our readers information that is credible, and I put just as much time into researching the abnormal sexual behavior as I did studying every other element in my books.

Okay, did I embellish the scenes? Of course, I did—I added touches of humor or sadness—but the acts, the behavior…all those scenes are based on real-life activities.

Question: How do you feel when writing about sex?
Answer: Well, the same way you readers feel while reading about it…you can only experience feelings when reading because I had those feelings while writing.

Question: What is your opinion about unusual sex?
Answer: My opinion is and always will be that anything goes between consenting adults. People find pleasure is all sorts of ways, depending on their tastes and beliefs, but there are two factors that must always be present. One, the participants must all be adults. And two, the participants must all give their consent.

Question: Do you think you are a bad influence on people’s sexual behavior?
Answer: Nobody has that kind of power, and it’s not my intent because I didn’t write a sexual manual, and I don’t teach about sex. Sex is a part of the story…nothing more, nothing less.

And finally, the most common question I get…
Question: Have you ever experienced any of the unusual sexual activities you’ve written about?

Answer: The answer is no, I didn’t, and I don’t intend to… I’m a writer; I don’t need to kill someone to write about murder, and I don’t need to be a masochist to imagine how someone who is might think or behave…

As with every element in my novels—the sex, the mystery, and the murder—I first study and read, and then I imagine who I could use these things in my stories…and then I write about them. That’s how a writer’s mind works.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ ~ Adriana Gavazzoni

My name’s Adriana Gavazzoni and I’m a lawyer and professor of law. When I’m not practicing I enjoy spending my time writing novels and legal books and am a voracious reader. I’m a very active person and love to dance, exercise and travel. My favorite countries are France, Italy, and the USA. I speak four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and am currently studying Chinese. I hope to master it someday but it’s been a challenge! I absolutely adore animals and have two dogs of my own. Don’t tell them, but my love for dogs extends to all the rest!

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Visit her website at Author, A. Gavazzoni …

Listen and Learn: Meet Steamy Romance Thriller Writer and Author, Adriana Gavazzoni…

Author, Adriana Gavazzoni Is HOT Right Now!

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Now, what more can I say about my dear friend and fellow author that you don’t already know? Well, she has been everywhere lately! And that is just one of the events I want to share and update her Romance Reader Fans on.  .  .  .  .


Besides just releasing Book Two of her novel series; “Hidden Motives titled LARA’S JOURNAL,”  she has been on a couple new podcast radio shows as well. They both are fabulous interviews and you will learn so much more about this author after you listen to each one. And of course, I just love her Brazilain accent too! so take a listen to the links here:

Her Interview with David Ralph, podcaster, coach, and entrepreneur in the UK!

http://joinupdots.com/podcast/entrepreneur-business-interview-648-adriana-gavazzoni-putting-the-sizzle-into-the-written-word/

Her interview for ROBERT BATISTA OF FUNK SOUL CAFE!
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefunksoulcafe/2017/01/27/episode-20-adriana-gavazzoni

 

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Adriana will be having a couple of events. ONE DAY ONLY, her book “Behind The Door” – Ebook One of  “Hidden Motives” will be on sale for only $2.99 here on Amazon Kindle Store All Day  FEB 9th 2017…. To know more about the Author, Adriana Gavazzoni, check her website at http://agavazzoni.com/

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

“From The Author who brought us the steamy, sexy thriller “Behind The Door” has just Released Book Two of her series titled; “LARA’S JOURNAL: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives)”

“A. Gavazzoni Author, and winner of a ‘2017 Golden Book Semi-Finalist Judges Choice Award’ for her novel “Behind The Door: Book One of the (Hidden Motives) series a Sizzling, Psychological Suspense Romance has now released Book Two of the series titled: “Lara’s Journal” Another Sizzling, Psychological Suspense of (Hidden Motives)”

Adriana is a Brazilian Lawyer by day and Former Professor of Law; she writes (novels and legal books), but she is also a voracious reader and a writer by night and currently has a law book about international contracts published in Brazil.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, she also studies Chinese and hopes someday she will master it (but it’s been a challenge!). Her favorite countries, no surprise, are Italy, France, and the USA. When she is not practicing law, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person.

She loves to dance (Tango) and workout, loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.

She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and visits New York City often and is in the process of writing more books to be included in this steamy thriller series.

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Then her books will on for a Book Blog Valentine Tour Feb 14th ~ 27th 2017 over on HeadTalker and By Ultimate Fantasy Books!  https://hdtk.co/fOsNL or https://headtalker.com/campaigns/behind-the-door-blog-tour/

 

 

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“Behind the door blog tour is starting today. Join us for #reviews, #interviews, #blog posts, and more!

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! Let’s Share What We Are “Grateful For.”

I thought it would be a fun idea if all of my visitors, friends, and readers would share in my comment area what we happen to be “Giving Thanks” for this long Thanksgiving weekend. The holidays are a time we can reflect on how our year has been going and about holidays past with family and friends sharing good food and more. . . .

It can a great time to share with others what we enjoy about life and how others have a positive impact on our lives because being a writer and author can many times be a life of solitude. So if you happen to come for a visit here? Please leave your Blog or Site Link as well when you write what you are “Grateful For” this holiday and maybe we can meet new bloggers and friends in the process.

I Wish All My Friends and Vistors a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!! XO

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Sharing Thanksgiving Gratitude With All .  .  .  I am also sharing Gratitude over on my other WP Recovery Starts Here blog , so stop by!

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Author News and Updates of Lyon Book Promotions Fine Authors. We Have The BEST!

Hello Readers, Authors, and Visitors,

We have some awesome news and updates of some of our Fine Authors we promote! I am aways elated when GOOD things happen for all my author friends. So here are a few updates you may be interested to know about  .  .  .  .   .

REVIEW NEWS of Author, A. Gavazonni and her “Steamy Hot Romance Thriller!

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Official Review: Behind The Door by A.Gavazzoni

Post Number:#1 by klbradley » 06 Sep 2016,

THE official OnlineBookClub.org review of “Behind The Door” by A.Gavazzoni.]

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4 out of 4 stars


Review by klbradley



Behind the Door is a romance/thriller novel written by A. Gavazzoni and published in July of 2016. Although this is her first novel, Gavazzoni does not disappoint with this new sense of eroticism mixed with a thrill factor. In the start of the novel, we are introduced to Simone- a psychologist specializing in sexual behavior disorders. Simone is sought out by Carl, a New York attorney who is asking for her help. Carl explains that his client/friend is facing a murder charge from a sex game gone bad. In order to help Simone get a true feel of the relationship shared by the deceased woman, Lara, and Carl’s client, Mark, she is given a journal to read from Mark’s perspective on the relationship. While Simone is trying to focus on her work and helping Carl, she soon finds herself involved with helping another friend/colleague with information pertaining to a serial killer in town.

Behind the Door is nothing like what is usually found in erotic novels, as this is as un-cliché as it gets. From the first page, I felt pulled in as a reader. The amount of suspense that comes along with reading this novel is unlike anything I have come across so far. Throughout the novel, the sequence would take turns from being “Current day,” which is Simone’s life as she is reading, to Mark’s journal, which is full of past events about his relationship with Lara. Reading about the relationship shared by Lara and Mark was totally consuming, mainly because it was written to feel completely real, and unexaggerated. We learn why Lara has turned to sex in the way that she has, and why Mark feels drawn to her in return.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how true and realistic the legal terminology is expressed in this novel, and upon further research into the author, I discovered that she is a professor of law as well as an attorney. Often while reading stories with legal involvement, I find information to be presented as unlikely and “made for television.” This was not the case with Behind the Door. Gavazzoni shows great talent with writing thriller novels, as well as the romantic/erotic genre.

Errors in the novel were very minimal, and I feel as though they were mostly errors with my digital copy, such as an extra space between words, or a random page break. The book seemed edited well, aside from a few minor errors. There is also a need for reader discretion for this book, as the sexual content and language portrayed is for a mature audience only.

As a fan of thriller and erotic genres, it’s no surprise that this novel was able to capture and hold my attention, but I feel like it could do the same for others as well. I can easily say that it takes a lot for a novel to come across as unpredictable to me, but I can say without a doubt that Behind the Door does. Because of the constant surprise and intense interest, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book for others who enjoy a good thriller, and obviously don’t mind some rather unconventional sex.

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NOW, up next is a fantastic Action/Adventure writer who’s “Billy Battles Trilogy” is ‘knocking the socks off readers and reviewers on Amazon and Amazon Kindle. AND? Here is some exciting news for Author, Ronald E. Yates!

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Congrats to Ronald E Yates as he made Finalist for  A DIAMOND BOOK AWARD !!

Diamond Book Awards

The Top Five Nominations for The Diamond Book Award

I can’t believe we’ve got there already folks! All the reviews for the first year of the Diamond Book Awards are complete. There were twenty-five submissions, but only twelve were accepted. Selecting the top five from those twelve was a grueling exercise; far harder than I imagined it would be. From the five I’ve chosen, it must be said… All of them hold equal weight for the DBA. . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ronald E. Yates is an author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy. His extraordinarily accurate books have captivated fans from around the world who applaud his ability to blend fact and fiction.

Ron is a former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media.

His book, “The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles,” is the second in his Finding Billy Battles trilogy of novels and was published in June 2016. The first book in the trilogy, “Finding Billy Battles,” was published in 2014. He is currently working on Book #3 of the trilogy with an intended publication date in spring or early summer 2017.

 

The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles by Ronald E Yates

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Books one and Two are now available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle


ABOUT THE AWARD:

IMG_20160317_1357361_rewindAt the end of each year, KC Books & Music will present the exclusive, Diamond Book Awards!

This prestigious award is not one that can be copied and pasted. It is an actual physical award in the form of a diamond-shaped crystal paperweight professionally engraved and comes complete with gift box. (Photo of actual award to the left)

The book chosen will be selected from the top five books entered in the competition. The top five nominations will be presented to a panel of judges and they will vote on the winning book. The winning author is notified, and the award will be delivered to them, as well as acknowledgments on this site and more.

The Diamond Book Award program runs from the beginning of March through October. Final entries must be in by the beginning of August. The top five nominations are announced in September. The Award is presented in October.

For up-to-date information on the Diamond Book Awards, including which reviews are DBA reviews, news of the final five nominations for the award, and when the award will be given out, sign up to receive the KC Newsletter!

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PANEL:

  • Kevin: Author, Avid Reader/Reviewer. Loves fantasy, drama, sci-fi, poetry, memoirs, and young adult fiction. As a former educator also likes children’s books.
  • Harriet: Mommy to two furry creatures, Avid Reader. Loves historical/period drama, mystery, and romance.
  • Kate: Professional Editor, Award-Winning Journalist, Avid Reader/Reviewer. Loves ex-pat stories, dystopian, suspense/crime/thrillers, and contemporary literary fiction.
  • Helen: Counsellor, Avid Reader. Loves psychological thrillers/horror, and non-fiction.  

If your book has received at least three proper five-star reviews on Amazon, or you have already received a five-star review on this site and are interested in entering your book for this award, use the form below. Your book must be recent: Published within the last 12 months from the beginning of each award year. If you are successful: 

I will BUY your kindle book from Amazon, and leave REVIEWS on KC Books & Music, Amazon, and Goodreads! Your book will then be considered for nomination to the top five books from which the winner will be chosen by the panel.


GO ENTER YOUR BOOK TODAY!! 

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Next is a soon Fantastic Book Promo for Book One of “The Monkeytraps Book Series! By Author, Steve Hauptman and book one ABOUT? Control. It can become an Addiction in your Life  .   .   .    .


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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Something’s missing from your life. This much you know.

But did you know you may be looking for it in the wrong place?

The book is about a problem disguised as a solution, an idea that shapes and drives us all:

Control.

It’s about the universal urge to make reality meet our expectations. How this urge becomes an addiction, wrecking lives and relationships. How it leads to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, broken marriages, and dysfunctional parenting.

In this book you’ll learn:

  • Why everyone is addicted to control
  • How this addiction causes most — if not all — of our emotional problems
  • How to listen to feelings instead of controlling them

Filled with actionable insights you can start using today, Monkeytraps is a must-read for anyone seeking happiness, healthier relationships, and more peace of mind.
NOW Available on:  Amazon Kindle – Promo Starts 9/16/16  . . . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Steve Hauptman is a Gestalt-trained, Buddhist-flavored therapist who has practiced on Long Island for twenty years. He graduated from Adelphi University’s School of Social Work, trained at the Gestalt Center of Long Island, and specializes in a unique control-centered approach that integrates elements of psychodynamic, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral and family systems theory in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, dual disorders, codependency and relationship problems.

A leader of Interactive Therapy groups, he is also a cartoonist and creator of the blogs Monkeytraps: A blog about control, Monkey House (a forum for discussing control issues), and Bert’s Therapy: Adventures of an Inner Monkey. Visit my blog:  Monkeytraps | We’re all monkeys on this bus.
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So there are a few exciting updates and author news about some of our Fine Author and their Books! To learn ALL the happenings, go visit my  ” Our Lyon Book Promo News, Promos, and Events Page Today!

“Presented By Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions of Author, Catherine Lyon”

~Fabulous Cover Reveal & Editorial Review for The New Kim Carter Mystery~ “Murder Among The Tombstones”

“What can I tell you about Authoress of Mystery Thriller reads? Her new release; the follow-up to “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” titled, “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES: A Clara & Iris Mystery,”

That’s WHAT!

And oh my are the early Galley Book Reviews FABULOUS!

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MURDER Among The TOMBSTONES’ ~ Who’s body will turn up next in THE ATL?”

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About The Authoress:

Kim Carter, Author and prolific writer of contemporary Mystery, Suspense and Thriller books, is a fan favorite among her avid readers with her array of released mystery titles like; “When Dawn Never Comes,”  “Deadly Odds,”  “No Second Chances” and “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle.” Her soon to release mystery titled;  “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES”  and Kim’s #5 new book under her belt.

Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoys all her mystery, suspenseful books, and it shows with the many 5-Star book reviews given by her readers. She continues to write for her mystery fans, as she enjoys interacting and engaging with all of them.

Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children and have vested in retired greyhound dogs as they enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets they make after retirement.

Kim, a college graduate of Saint Leo University, she has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. She has worked in Human Services in the Grant Division before becoming an author and writer. She lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time for all her avid reader fans. You can visit and connect with her now on Goodreads: Kim Carter Mysteries On Goodreads .

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Editorial Review:
By Author, Ronald E. Yates was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois.

REVIEW:

“Two crafty septuagenarian widows turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop recovering from a gunshot wound; and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstones, the latest whodunit by Georgia-based mystery writer Kim Carter. It’s a fast-paced, twister of a mystery that keeps you turning pages until the very end. Readers are going to Rave about this one!”

~Author, Ronald E. Yates, Chicago Tribune . . . .

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So keep watching for this one reader’s as it will be releasing in a few in a few weeks! Other books by Kim Carter Mysteries and All Available Here on  Amazon Online!

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Book Reviews ~ Author, Ronald E. Yates

‘Lyon Books Promotions’ Presents Book Review Shares For Author, Ronald E. Yates and His Trilogy Series, “Finding Billy Battles.” Because The Trilogy Is Just That Good!

 

 

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REVIEW by Apex Book Reviews  ~ Official Apex Reviews Rating: * * * * *

The second volume in the Finding Billy Battles trilogy, The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles picks up right where its predecessor left off. This time, author Ronald Yates’ intrepid protagonist finds himself on a steamship en route to the Far East, trying to assuage the pain of losing his beloved wife. It isn’t long before Billy is immersed in a tumultuous world of action, adventure, and danger, all set against the backdrop of ever-unfolding cultural and political events.

Featuring superb plot and character development, the most salient aspect of Yates’ tale is his inimitable storytelling style. Though he’s chosen late 19th century Asia as the subject of his latest offering, one gets the sense Yates could write about any number of different topics with the same compelling skill, and the result would be the same: a rich, eye-opening yarn that proves impossible to put down. In an era where the average attention span is as long as the next Snapchat video, this ability is a rare trait and indicative of true literary talent.

Rife with eye-opening action and engrossing details, The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles treats the reader to the highly intriguing travels of a seasoned journeyman. Highly Recommended.

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