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review 2015-09-18 00:00
The Comic-Con Killer
The Comic-Con Killer - Gareth Wiles A madcap murder mystery

Funnily enough, I bought my copy of this book from the author himself while at a comic-con.

This quick read is a story of murder set within the seamy underside of the collector convention scene, where shagging, gore, betrayal and often disgusting dark humour abound. Comedy can be a personal thing, but for me, the jokes, poking fun at celebrity culture, science fiction and fandom, mostly hit their mark. It's a quick read that takes on a breakneck pace by the halfway point and I enjoyed it overall.
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text 2015-09-10 00:37
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text 2015-08-31 15:32
Comic-Con Heroes: The Fans Who Make the Greatest Show on Earth - Joe Wilcox

FREE ON SMASHWORDS

 

($.99 on Amazon in the U.S.)

 

I saw this and thought some of you may find this interesting. It is basically a tribute to the fans who visit Comic-con and make it what it is.

 

Smashwords Description:

Knowledge@Wharton, University of Pennsylvania's online business journal, calls San Diego Comic-Con the “Super Bowl of pop culture”. The convention is the required pilgrimage for artists, actors, filmmakers, producers or screenwriters. Each year 130,000 fans gather, and where they go Hollywood follows. News coverage weighs heavily to celebrities, even though they are outnumbered thousands to one.

 

The real stars aren’t the big-screen actors and showrunners but the small, bit-players roaming the halls; the attendees, whether they dress up in costumes or simply participate in any of the hundreds of panel sessions. From its early comic-book beginnings in the 1970s until today, the Con is all about superheroes and whom fans aspire to be: Better versions of themselves.

 

One attendee calls Comic-Con “nerd paradise”, where for a few days oddball dreamers, crazy lovers of fantastic stories and ardent superhero fans can be free; the social rules constraining them everyday no longer apply.

 

Everyone here has a story to tell, and “Comic-Con Heroes” tells them. Writer Joe Wilcox culminates five years of Cons by choosing a dozen attendees from the 2013 convention to profile. None is a celebrity you know, but each is a hero in the making. 

 

You will meet an archaeologist of toys, 14-Century knight and student of artificial intelligence. You will walk The Dark Knight’s sentimental journey, ride 19th-Century bicycles and time travel with Dr. Who.

 

And you will learn that the best stories aren’t the ones we read or watch but those we live each day that seek to unleash the hidden hero within.

 

This book entered the public domain on July 8, 2015.

 

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review 2015-08-21 15:15
Blog Tour w/Review # 1 - PLAYING FOR HER HEART
 
 
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Playing for Her Heart
Gamers # 2

Megan Erickson
Releasing Aug 11th, 2015
Entangled: Brazen

 

 
Grant Osprey just had the hottest sex of his life. Sure, they were both in costume, and yes, it was anonymous, but he never expected her to bolt in the middle of the night without so much as a good bye, let alone exchanging numbers. Or names. All he’s left with are her panties and some seriously X-rated memories...until he meets his business partner's little sister.
 
Only Chloe Talley isn't the bold, sexy vixen he remembers. And she wants nothing to do with him.
 
Cosplay is Chloe’s only chance to leave her boring, socially awkward world behind. To forget that she’s failing at life and can’t be with anyone, let alone a single-father like Grant. But the raw hunger between them is undeniable. With him, she can be a misbehaving maid. A sexy call girl for hire. Each scene pushes Chloe beyond her strict boundaries, until Grant demands the one character she can't play.
 
 
Herself.
 
 
 
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Excerpt #3:

 

He peered through the peephole. Chloe was standing on the front porch, large sunglasses over her eyes—even though it was nighttime—and wearing a belted trench coat.

 

When he opened the door, he gazed down to her bare legs and sky-high black heels.

 

Mr. Osprey?” she asked, her lips a bright cherry red.

 

He leaned on the door and raised an eyebrow. “Yes.”

 

Her pink tongue slipped out, wetting her bottom lip.

 

My handler said you have hired my services for the night. I only accept cash.”

 

He nearly swallowed his tongue. So she wanted to play some Pretty Woman role, huh? He went from kinda hard to full mast.

 

We agreed on two grand and I get you until two in the morning.” He deliberately leered. “All of you. Every inch of you. However I want you. Suit you, Princess?”

 

The lapels of her trench coat quivered. “Suits me.”

 

Great.” He stepped back and gestured inside. “Come in, please.”

 

She brushed past him and he smelled strawberries. He shut and locked the door, then turned around to face Chloe.

 

She’d taken her sunglasses off and her hands were on her untied belt. In one practiced move, she flung open the edges of the coat and rolled her shoulders so the khaki material fluttered to the ground at her feet.

 

Grant had to shoot out a hand to brace himself on the wall because he suddenly had vertigo.The physical parts of Chloe he loved the most were encased in lavender lace—a bra that didn’t cover much, because he could see her hardened nipples poking through.

 

Her thong didn’t cover much except for a small triangle scrap, hiding her pussy—which he knew she shaved bare—from his view.

 

Jesus, all that skin, that delicious lace, all for him.

 

She watched him with those green eyes, a sexy smirk to her mouth. She slowly twisted, so that her ankles were crossed, and showed him her back, she looked at him through her lashes over her shoulder. Only a string ran along the top of her ass and between her crease.

 

He was hard in his jeans, ridiculously so, and he hadn’t even touched her yet. Hadn’t yet taken that mouth or plunged his fingers in that tight heat. He was going to do all of that and then some.

 

He stepped toward her. “Hands on the wall. Ass out.”

 
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Chloe Talley hooks up with Grant Osprey at Comic-Con while in character.  Their Cosplay turns HOT and they decide to extinguish the flames the old fashioned way.  Only he turns up the heat.  

 

Later, Grant meets her in a restaurant while dining with her brother.  And again later.  They keep meeting like this and he might start to get ideas.  If he didn't already have them, that is.

 

Chloe, and her family, have been through a lot since losing her sister.  It has been 2 years and she seems to be the family scapegoat for feelings of all kinds.  Can she be selfish and take for her own needs?

 

Grant just cannot stop thinking of the beautiful and smashing Chloe.  It is starting to effect his work too.  He wants to see her out of Cosplay and in a real life role.  Her brother wants to kill him if he so much as hints at it.  What's a guy to do?

 

This story has so much to offer the reader!  It is full of nerdy sayings, angst, humor, satire, lust, and so much more.  I found the book was not one I could put down.  The characters are so achingly refreshing in a book that has so many surprises and smoking hot sexy times.  I give this story a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC was given for review purposes only.

 


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Megan worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.
 
 
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she's not tapping away on her laptop, she's probably listening to the characters in her head who won't stop talking.
 
 
 
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text 2015-07-12 12:00
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