December 25, 2011

Guest Author Vincent Zandri

Happy Holidays!!  If you follow my blog, you know that Vincent Zandri took 1st place on my list of authors when I read his book Moonlight Falls back in May 2010.  I have since read every one of his books and have not been disappointed.  What I also respect about him is this, he is accessible to his many readers and fans and genuinely appreciates the fact that we enjoy his work.  He has been a visitor here at CMash many times, as a Guest Author and one day in 2010, a real time "Sunday With Vince Zandri" answering questions and responding to comments.  Today he is back to tell us about his stand alone novel Scream Catcher.  Merry Christmas Vin and Welcome Back !!

Vincent Zandri is the No. 1 International Bestselling Amazon Kindle author of THE INNOCENT, GODCHILD, THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT FALLS, CONCRETE PEARL and the forthcoming MOONLIGHT RISES. He is also the author of the bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL and MOONLIGHT MAFIA. Harlan Coben has described his novels as "...gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting," while the New York Post called THE INNOCENT, "Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant!" In March, April and May of 2011, he sold more than 100,000 Kindle E-Books editions of his novels, and is rapidly closing in on the 200K mark all totaled. An MFA in Writing graduate of Vermont College, Zandri's work is translated into many languages including the Dutch, Russian and Japanese. An adventurer, foreign correspondent, and freelance photo-journalist for RT, Globalspec, IBTimes and more, he divides his time between New York and Florence, Italy.
You can visit his website 
 Connect with Vincent on Twitteron Facebook and Myspace 

Read my reviews of his other books:
The Remains
The Innocent


SCREAM CATCHER by Vincent Zandri
Published by StoneGate Ink
At the request of the author, an EPub galley was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis (from author): Life is but a scream. Then you die.
  Jude Parish was once a tough cop. But now he is afraid.   For reasons even he can’t begin to fathom, the former violent crimes cop turned bestselling true crime author has acquired a fear-filled demon that’s lodged itself inside him. A demon so real, so visceral, he can only imagine a slimy reptilian beast with scaly gray skin, black eyes, and razor-sharp fangs having taken up residence inside the place where his once confident and fearless soul resided.
  Now, in the wake of his literary success, the ever anxious Jude is hoping to lead a quiet, peaceful life in the idyllic Adirondack vacation town of Lake George, New York with his new pregnant wife, Rosie, and Jack, his young son from a previous marriage. But when Jude becomes the accidental witness to a bizarre “kill game” in which the killer, video game designer and master of disguise, Hector “the Black Dragon” Lennox, insists on recording the screams of his victims prior to shooting them dead, the ex-cop’s life is turned upside down.
  When Lennox is arrested by the L.G.P.D. and Jude is asked to act as the state’s “star witness,” he has no choice but to fight his demon-fear and take on the role. But what he doesn’t realize at the time is that the killer’s arrest is actually the first chapter in what is a carefully designed and scripted kill game that will involve Jude’s entire family. 
  How will the kill game end? 
  It will end not with a whimper, but a scream.

  My Thoughts and Opinion:  Where do I begin?  I'm thinking that I should apologize in advance as this is not going to be like my typical reviews where I attempt to make them short, concise, and to the point but this book has me reeling.  It all started in May of 2010 when I read a debut novel, Moonlight Falls, by an unknown author to me, Vincent Zandri and I was hooked.  Since that time I have read every one of his books and he doesn't disappoint. 
   If you are a reader of mystery's, thrillers, non stop action filled novels, this my friends is the book you NEED to read!!!  Vinzent Zandri hasIT!!!  Vincent Zandri is IT!!!  Vincent Zandri is brillIanT!!!  Just when you thought he reached the pinnacle in writing, he has found a higher mountain!!!  He has raised the bar with Scream Catcher!!  My heart was pounding at warp speed!!!   This novel is a page turning, can't put down novel.
   Fantastic!!!!  Zandri is a genius at story telling.  Why does this book have me reeling?  His inventiveness of writing style.  I noticed a deviation immediately.  It has the classic Zandri flair, short chapters, cliff hanging chapters, twists and turns, non stop action and page turning suspense.  However, this had more drama, less quirky, quip dialogue and more of a psychological thriller plot.  Masterful!!!! 
  As I mentioned that I have read every one of his books, and noticed a different writing style, I am thinking that Zandri will keep producing unique novels that will keep readers wanting more and and enjoying each and every one.  Exceptional!!!  His creative talent is phenomenal!!!  Vincent Zandri and Scream Catcher are Champions!!!!



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I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.
No items that I receive
are ever sold...they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.


Yvonne said...

Wasn't this book amazing!?! I was at the edge of my seat with this one. The only other book I read by this author is The Innocent, which I loved. However, I really need to get the rest of his backlist. I absolutely love his writing!