Cooper Whitelaw, Conman Extraordinaire Is Now Available!

Good news folks! My first crime/mystery novella Cooper Whitelaw, Conman Extraordinaire is now available for purchase in both print and ebook formats!

An infamous conman plans one last heist to escape the life of the underworld and start anew. But unexpected challenges and a surprise murder threaten to undermine his entire scheme. Will our conman get his new beginning or will the crimson waves of fate crash down and entomb him in the underworld forever?

Get your copy today on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords. And add it to your Goodreads Shelf. As always if you’ve read any of my books please leave a review Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and or Goodreads.

I thank you in advance. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

-T.C.

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Book Review: Almost Alive

22349283Let me just start by saying that I love the cover of the book. Miss Barr does an excellent job of creating covers for her stories and this cover definitely gets the attention of a would-be reader.

Almost Alive is a supernatural tale of epic proportions. Its theme of good vs. evil reminds me a little bit of the CW’s Supernatural and Buffy, but instead of vampires there are demons attached to the souls of humans, and witches. The novel’s protagonist Michelle is a person who survived a suicide attempt and has returned to the land of the living with no actual purpose in life.

Her parents are living a double life and she’s lost her friends and boyfriend. Michelle is truly alone, until she meets a young man named Julian at her new school. In meeting him, Michelle discovers that she has a demon attached to her soul and the rest of the book is about her struggling to deliver her soul from evil and finding a reason to live.

The Christian themes of good and evil, sin and temptation, demons, and prayer are heavily featured throughout the story and are at times delivered right on the nose. Some readers may find the exposition of them to be somewhat preachy. There’s also a bit of slut-shaming-in my opinion-in the early part of the story.

However the pacing of the story is well balanced and doesn’t stray from beginning to end. Readers will enjoy the character’s growth and development as they’ll sympathize and understand each of the characters’ motivations. The ending of the book is only the beginning of Michelle’s and Julian’s journey. I could see this book being a TV show and I think readers will definitely enjoy it.

Over all Almost Alive delivers and is a great addition to the paranormal, urban, horror, and supernatural genres.

4/5