Read Chapter 1 of The Great Bravura By justin Posted in - News on July 20th, 2015 14 Comments Download Chapter 1 as a PDF or double-click below to read on-screen …
Justin G. -
July 22, 2015 at 10:38 am
Can’t wait to read the rest!
Burt S. -
July 22, 2015 at 10:53 am
“If you’re a regular Joe…
“Or maybe you believe in magic — I mean real magic…”
I say both — I’m a regular Joe and I believe in magic — I mean real magic, the magic of stories and storytelling, and now Jill Dearman. As her narrator might say, I’m betting Dearman’s initials ain’t “JD” for nothing — not if you know what JD once meant, or love the bite of ’40’s argot, or the glory days of hard-boiled poetry and film noir, or just getting lost from the git in a story that starts out reminding you you’re swimming in mystery and sometimes drowning in it. I love being sucker-punched by a story, and this narrator’s voice is so catching I’m already on the ropes. While the rest of you read Chapter One — read it and weep – I’ll badger Dearman to cough up Chapter Two… unless she pulls a fast one and makes me pre-order…which maybe I do, maybe I do…Bravura intro, Dearman, more more more…
July 22, 2015 at 11:20 am
Thanks for sharing the first chapter! can’t wait to read the rest!
John McCaffrey -
July 22, 2015 at 11:25 am
Amazing writing! Can’t wait to read more! Fun, thrilling, imaginative, spectacular!
Shena Crane -
July 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm
Want more!! Fabulous beginning! Pulls you right in.
July 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm
the intrigue! i do believe in magic, chickie… thirsty for more.
David Thompson -
July 22, 2015 at 6:14 pm
Can’t beat that first line as a perfect hook. Great voice. Looking forward to this little gem seeing print.
Deb S -
July 22, 2015 at 11:56 pm
Smashing voice; it grabs you. Looking forward to ingesting the rest!
Terry Cameron Baldwin -
July 23, 2015 at 10:33 am
Michelle Cox -
July 24, 2015 at 1:23 pm
I loved it! Very intriguing set-up with nice sentences and great dialogue. Looking forward to reading the whole thing!
jill dearman -
July 24, 2015 at 2:16 pm
Count down to November 3!
Lene Fogelberg -
July 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Awesome! Looking forward to read it!
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Lauren Yaffe -
October 13, 2015 at 9:35 pm
Noir writing that crackles with the realism, cavorts with magic and dances in the shadows of surrealism! Loved the romp through the exotic world of this story, and getting inside the head of its outlier characters.