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I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.Ray Bradbury
Book 6 in the Consortium series arrived healthy on
October 13, 2022, selling nearly one hundred copies before I announced its publication. In that time, it earned a few five-star reviews. I couldn’t be happier.
Can you imagine your new life as owned property, with no hope of ever returning to your old life? To suffer and die at the whim of your owner.
Can you fight back? Can you escape, or can you get help?
What if aid came unexpectedly? What if the world learns of the Consortium?
How can you help them help you before they kill you? Does the world even know you’re still alive or not?
I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.Patrick Dennis
If you’re into something different, something other than vanilla, you will love my stories. As of this writing, I am amid the development of the next book in the Consortium series. and a next installment of the Mona Bendarova Series is on the whiteboard. I have dozens more lined up, awaiting putting my fingers to the keyboard. Learn more by following the menu links for each of my stories.
I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as they finish the book.Roald Dahl
I am an avid reader of fiction literature and especially thrillers. I am also a personal injury attorney who has dealt with many horrible people in my career and travels around the world as a martial arts instructor. I can take and issue punishment both physical and mental and never thought I could be affected by something I read as much as I was with Consortium. Having said that, I must say that your Consortium series is the most disturbing fiction series I have ever read. It is hard to believe that people like the characters in Consortium could possibly exist and it is my sincere hope that they do not exist in real life. I hated the characters with their utter lack of morality and disregard for human life and found the story line disgusting, horrific and abhorrent. Nevertheless, you have written an amazing series and I praise you for it if that makes sense. I was literally hooked and extremely disturbed while reading the series and for hours after even when trying to go to sleep at night. I was addicted by Consortium and had a hard time putting down my Kindle to do anything else. I do look forward to some sort of finality and conclusion in Exposure so that I can sleep at night. Thank you for such incredible entertainment.
Peter T. Roman
Thank you for writing me. I appreciate all comments from my readers, good and bad. I too am an avid reader of thrillers. I started writing these kinds of stories after I found much of fare out there to be bland and underwhelming. I got tired of reading stories that skipped over the motivations and emotions of both victims and perpetrators, focusing mostly on the hunt by the investigators. Frankly, I was bored with them, and tried to find compelling ones. I found few.
I’m glad you found the series compelling, even in your disgust. Would you be surprised that I share your feelings in these characters? They are despicable. While I hope that such people do not exist in real life, I believe they do. According to my (albeit, amateur) research, thousands of adults disappear from the U.S. each year, never to be heard from again. Granted many choose to disappear, but what about the rest? Ever since I published the first book in the series, I’ve been looking over my shoulder, on the lookout for those watching me. I wonder whether I am too close to the truth or not. I hope I never find out. My stories are, after all, fiction. Exposure is due out in the coming weeks.
If interested, I’ve written a number of articles published on my site related to the series. These articles describe my motivations in writing the series, and adding more depth to my characters. You can find all this material under the story menu pages or blog.
Thank you for reading my stories and have a good night sleep. Happy reading.
Consortium books are the most disturbing books I’ve ever read. Some lines I skipped cause l could not stomach the linens. Hated the kidnapping, training, the abuse and extent of it and the killing, the way they killed. Hated the characters, could not find a redeeming quality in any of them, but read all 4 books in succession. I was hooked in my hate. Then #4 ended with no satisfaction and that is driving me crazy
Thank you for your honesty. I am of a mixed mind with the whole thing. The thing is, I firmly believe that this kind of behavior among our fellow man does exist. It’s what keeps me looking over my shoulder all the time, looking for that one individual who believes I’m too close. Book 5 is in development and I’m more than three quarters done. I hope to have it out this fall. Stay tuned. The action is really heating up with new characters, new investigations, as the hunters become the prey. I’m pretty excited about it all. Thank you for reading my stories. I appreciate it more than you could ever imagine.
I absolutely loved the consortium series, I can’t wait to see how it resolves. You left me hanging at the end of infiltration book four. I hope book 5 will be the conclusion because I am so hoping for some kind of happy ending. I hope it comes out very soon. Thank you so much for being such a great writer I really enjoyed your books
Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it. I’m working feverously on Book 5 and hope to have it out by autumn. Have a wonderful day.
ALL of your books so far have been abruptly shocking, intriguing, dark yet strangely compelling. So why stop there? Next on the list I can see an illustrated series. Perhaps even a look from the kitchen staff side and their association with each other. What goes through their mind as they prepare a fellow collegue for dinner after conversion or anyone else for that matter? Then there is the common object in all kitchens, the cook book and meat preparation. That subject alone would have the gourmand salivating.
You might also show the education of your ‘Younglings’ and there learning the commonality of their ultimate conversion.
And yes, that’s poetlaryat rather than poetlaureat. A take on an old family joke (comes from my own writing background).
An interesting idea. I have often thought about what goes on in the mind of those working behind the scenes as they perform their duties, knowing that they too, will one day be slaughtered. Food for thought. Thanks for the suggestion.
I even have a title for you:
‘The Conversion Cookbook, A Gourmand’s Journey From The Stable To The Table’.
You might include individual cuts such as chops,, roasts, loins,, filets, spices, vegetables, sauces, basting techniques, etc. Of course, to make readers really squirm illustrations are a must.
E joy your journey, Richard.
You might just enjoy my Mona Bendarova Series led off by, ‘The Taste of Honey.’