I met Cym online through Book Blog when he started this wonderful event where I have been posting reviews most Wednesdays for the past two years:
Every Tuesday afternoon Cym hosts a linky for bloggers to link their reviews. Not only do we get to see what others are reading and visit each other to say "hi", but every week Cym picks one of the link posts to win a $15 Amazon eGC! Sometimes he has an extra book prize package too. How generous is that? To reward us for something we love doing anyway!!
Cym is an author and I recently reviewed his thriller Riddle of Berlin.
I asked each author to answer two questions for their spoltlight.
The first I asked and the second they provided!
Question #1: Why do you write/what do you hope your readers get from you books?
A: In each of the stories I have written, I know that I have tried to blend a thrilling story with characters having emotional issues that each of us face in our lives. I have thought that this makes the stories real, not escapist (like James Bond stories, to me at least).
As I have thought about all of this, I know that I love the process of writing and improving my skills. Each discussion group, agent discussion, reviews, and other event adds to my knowledge base. I am avid, persistent student. While commercial success has not yet arrived, enjoyment has been a bountiful harvest. I love it!
Question #2: Of all the reviews that have been posted to CymLowell's blog, which have been your favorite?
A: All of the reviews that we have published in the blog, and other places, have been instructive. I find that I enjoy the most, reading books addressing emotion and life, and the least stories full of gruesome murder, violence, or seemingly endless chases with characters that seem flat as boards. One of my favorite series right now are Jon Land’s books about Kaitlin Strong.
Please visit Cym here to say THANKS for the support and Giveaway.
Giveaway donated by Cym:
Item #1: $30.00 Gift Card
Item #2: Autographed hard back copy of Riddle of Berlin
Cym is offering both prizes WORDLWIDE! See - I said he was really generous!
THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS - one drawn for the GC and one for the book.
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This giveaway will close at 10PM Central on July 15, 2011.
The winners will be randomly selected from all entries.