Victor J. Banis

A Prayer for the Dead (Deadly Mystery #7)

A Prayer for the Dead (Deadly Mystery #7)

Title: A Prayer for the Dead (Deadly Mystery #7) Author: Victor J. Banis Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 2, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Does murder follow Tom and Stanley around, or do they follow the murders? After a hospital stay, Stanley is invited by Father Brighton to convalesce at…
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Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk

Title: Cooper’s Hawk Author: Victor J. Banis Cover Artist: Deana C. Jamroz Publisher: MLR Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary Length: short story (24 pages, 6,700 words) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Guest Review by Lloyd A. Meeker Review Summary: A beautiful story from a master storyteller.
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A Deadly Kind of Love

A Deadly Kind of Love

Title: A Deadly Kind of Love Author: Victor J. Banis Cover Artist: Reese Dante Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link Amazon: Genre: Contemporary Murder Mystery Length: Novel (208 pages) Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn One Sentence Review: In many ways I loved this story, book six in the Deadly mystery series, and in others I had some problems.
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Dead of Night

Dead of Night

Title: Dead of Night Author: Victor J. Banis Publisher: MLR Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Paranormal/Horror/Ghost Story Length: Novel (206 PDF pages) Rating: 5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn One Sentence Review: If you are a fan of scary ghost stories, you should not miss this one. This review contains what could be considered spoilers
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The Rules of the Game by Victor J. Banis

The Rules of the Game by Victor J. Banis

The legendary Victor J. Banis has written so many posts on this site he needs no introduction, other than he has written 200+ books during his career and his work is much loved by his fans. Although the series Ins and Outs of M/M Romance has now concluded today Victor is offering his own brand of writing advice which, as always, is very soound.  **************** Livia Blackburne, a guest blogger on the blog A…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: In a Manner of Speaking by Victor J Banis

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: In a Manner of Speaking by Victor J Banis

It pays to be polite and Victor J. Banis hammers the point home in his latest post which illustrates that authors get better results by using honey than by insulting readers. I did a poll 16 months ago in which I asked whether an author’s online behaviour affected readers’ buying decisions. 46% of readers said they stopped buying an author’s books due to rudeness, and 35% of those polled said that…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Oh, No! The Dreaded Writer’s Block by Victor J. Banis

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: Oh, No! The Dreaded Writer’s Block by Victor J. Banis

Victor J. Banis is back with some very wise counsel about what to do when writer’s block hits, which it will. Every writer experiences it – it doesn’t matter how famous he or she is. James Jones once said, “No one can help you. A writer is alone with it, by the nature of it.” I mention this because it seems to me that a whole generation of would-be writers are…
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Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: “Characterization, characterization, characterization” by Victor J. Banis

Ins and Outs of M/M Romance: “Characterization, characterization, characterization” by Victor J. Banis

It was always my intent to ask Victor to come back again and again to give newbie M/M authors the benefit of his vast body of knowledge of writing. This post proves what a brilliant strategist I was when I sucked him into promising to be a regular columnist in this series. 🙂 In today’s post Victor offers authors real examples of how to make their characters come alive so…
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Princess of the Andes

Title: Princess of the Andes Author: Victor J. Banis Publisher: http://untreedreads.com Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: short story (11 pages) Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Summary Review: This very short story demonstrates what a talented and skillful author can do with a minimal word count, to give readers an unusual, insightful, funny story. Not only does this story have a surprise ending but a happy one.
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Deadly Silence

Deadly Silence

Title: Deadly Silence Author: Victor J. Banis Publisher: MLR Press Buy link: Amazon.com Genre: Contemporary Murder Mystery Length: Novel Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by Aunt Lynn One Sentence Review: Though I had some mixed feelings about this book, it’s a must-read for fans of the series
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Red

Title: Red Editor: Kris Jacen Publisher: MLR Press Genre: M/M romance, fantasy, paranormal Length: 217 pages Rating: 4 stars out of 5 A guest review by Jenre Summary Review A great set of short stories with some linked themes and imagery.
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