Tag Archives: The Take

BOOKLIST REVIEWS “THE TAKE”!

Booklist, the prestigious review magazine, has reviewed The Take in their latest online edition. In case you don’t understand why I’m doing cartwheels in my living room before popping champagne, it’s because Booklist receives submissions of over 60,000 novels each year, but reviews fewer than 1500. Most of the books they review are in the […]

“THE TAKE” NOW AVAILABLE ON FICTIONWISE

My noir novel, The Take, already out in print and various ebook formats, is now on Fictionwise. This will enable people who have e-readers other than Kindle to acquire the book. Fictionwise makes it available in formats such as Sony e-reader, Palm Doc, Kindle-compatible, PDF, and nine more. You can check it out in greater […]

VICKI HENDRICKS BLURBS “THE TAKE”, NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT

Here’s a blurb for The Take, which appears on the back cover of the just-released print edition. It’s from the high priestess of noir, Vicki Hendricks: Dennis writes true noir. The Take is a fast-motion train wreck from page one, twisting the reader’s heart for the desperate souls on a ride they never chose. I consider […]

THE TAKE: E-VERSION “NOT RATED”, PRINT VERSION COMING SOON

My new noir novel, The Take (published by L&L Dreamspell), is now available on Kindle and on All Romance ebooks, specifically, here and here. The print version will be out soon, but don’t ask me when. It was called to my attention by someone else that it was available electronically. I had no idea. But […]

BUT IT’S AN OKAY COVER, ISN’T IT?

I recently changed my photo on my Facebook page to the cover of my upcoming noir novel, The Take. Since I did that, I have received about fifteen emails asking if the book was out yet, and if so, where could they get it. Well, fiction lovers, in an attempt to save myself the time […]

“THE TAKE” IS ON ITS WAY

We interrupt this highbrow blog to bring you the following important announcement: My noir novel, The Take, will be released soon. I know, I know, that’s what I said a year ago. But I was just kidding then. Now when I say it, I really mean it. It really will be released soon. It’s a […]

DO YA LIKE GOOD MUSIC? (yeah, yeah)

Over at the Ink Spot blog today, Darrell James posted a very interesting piece on song lyrics and how they influenced his writing. I would’ve left a comment, but Ink Spot doesn’t take URL signatures, and for some reason they have never accepted my Google ID, so I don’t bother commenting there. But Darrell’s blog […]

GUY WALKS INTO A NOVEL…

Today I saw an intriguing post by Russel D McLean on the Do Some Damage blogspot regarding the creation of characters.  Seems he’d written some PI short stories, which were published in national mystery magazines. Feeling he had something going with this character, he wrote a novel around him, which his agent promptly rejected, saying […]

HOW LONG, BABY, HOW LONG?

Russel D McLean put up a thoughtful post on today’s Do Some Damage blogspot. It concerned the length of novels, with a side conversation about pricing relative to length. The length part was what caught my eye, though. I’ve had all kinds of problems with this. My first published novel, The Take, will be coming […]

OUT OF THE PAST

I read an interesting blog today by Mike Knowles on the Do Some Damage blogspot. Mike is a successful Canadian crime fiction author, and he hit on a subject which I suspect has troubled many authors from time to time. Without putting any pink ribbons on it, it’s writer’s block. He writes “without a net”, […]