Cleve’s Mail Bag

I was asked what readers should expect to find in my books…My answer was short.

“Anything.”

When I was asked to elaborate, I said,

“What is the reader looking for? I write in Sci-Fi, mystery, paranormal, macabre, and hard-boiled detective…but never romance…never.  I find it hard to be seductive while slicing a throat. Readers should expect to find a lot of twist and turns. Unexpected jumps in tempo, and a sudden scream. I write to entertain, to pull the readers mind in many different directions all at once and then allow their intellect to snap back in place in the end.”

That’s what I try to do. I feel readers want to be transported into a world very different from their own. They want to cast aside their life for several hours and be the hero in the book. They want to soar with the eagles, swim with the dolphins, fight the good fight, banish the felon, and find an escape for whatever reason.

Let’s face the facts. An author is an entertainer who attempts to capture the heart and soul of readers. Whether this goal is accomplished is hard to say. Some might argue that reviews tell all, others say sells. I say both. Not to get to far off track, if a reader does not find what he/she is looking for in your book they will not read another. Then again if a reader finds what they are looking for they will not only look forward to your new books but might read your old ones.

I write to the genre and attempt to either scare the heck out a reader or mystify them in solving a murder. My approach is simplistic and my style is all me. I was influenced by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Poe, Nick Russell, Billy Kring, Suzy Debot, George Weir, Robert Thomas, Saxon Andrew, Michael Thomas, TR Tom Harris, and of course the great Russell Blake. They were many others who couched me, gave me advice, and held my hand, (and still do). So, in my writing the reader can expect to see these influences somewhere along the line.

To wrap this up, a reader can expect, “anything” and should.

Take a look at this…

RMA SPEARS

Armor of Glass: A Novel Kindle Edition

A grizzled veteran battles commuters on a Dallas train as he pursues the ghost of the woman he lost four times.

Foreword Clarion 5-STAR review -“a skillfully crafted literary read.”

2015 Bronze Medal Winner Readers’ Favorite, Winner Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and US Regional Excellence Book Award and NIEA Finalist.

Foreword Clarion rates Armor of Glass 5 STARS (out of 5) saying “Keen observations are powerful and build a sense of imagery to reveal how one man’s struggles shaped his perspectivea skillfully crafted literary read.”

5-STAR REVIEW by Eduardo Aduno of Reader’s Favorite– “Armor of Glass is one of the most realistic love stories I have ever read. There are no happy endings, no happily ever after. There is only life and learning to live through the bad and to enjoy the good while taking the time to reminisce about love lost. R.M.A. Spears has crafted an emotionally intense novel that had me hooked from page one.”

5-STAR REVIEW by Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite states, “Armor of Glass… is told in the first person, which gives it different feel from most of your romance books out there. If you are looking for a summer novel to read, you don’t have to look any further than Armor of Glass: A Novel – it is fantastic.”

5 Star review
by Patricia Reding for Readers’ Favorite. She says, “…enlightening. To those who look closely, such stories bring understanding and insight. Armor of Glass is such a story.

5 STAR REVIEW
by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite. A very gripping plot with a wide range of emotions that will keep the readers glued to the book.

From the Author

Based on the true story,this writing was the therapy I needed, written in parts over 17 years.

Hear the interview! http://www.sanfranciscobookreview.com/2016/04/interview-r-m-spears-author-armor-glass/
Visit his web Page! http://www.rmaspears.com/

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CAPTIVE — Samantha Jacobey
BLOOD IS POWER — Ella Medler
NORTH BY NORTHEAST — Cherime MacFarlane
A CRYSTAL SNOWFLAKE — Holly Barbo
DIRTY BUSINESS — Julie Elizabeth Powell
DUPLICITOUS — Stephanie Nett
TROPICAL NIGHTMARES — Kelly Cozzone
BLOOD CROW — Cleve Sylcox
MY DAYLIGHT MONSTERS — Sarah Dalton
SPLIT — Michele E. Gwynn
LOST SHADOWS — Julie Elizabeth Powell
NO CALLER ID — Ruby West
SLOTS — R.E. Hargrave
SECRETS ROOM — Kim Faulks
13 — Julie Elizabeth Powell

RATED MA 18+ for mature content, V — violence, S — graphic sexual situations, L — vulgar language. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Reader discretion is advised.

All works in this box set have been professionally proofed by Paper Gold Publishing, unless this service was expressly refused by the author. Some stories are written in American, some in Australian, and some in British English. The authors have chosen to stay true to their heritage.
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