The following are book reviews and Amazon reviews for my books.
Interviews and Guest Blogs:
Interview with Rachelle Ayala on writing, Silver Justice, and Jet. A good one!
Super interview with Meaghan Gray on Silver Justice and the writing life.
A fabulous interview with The Indie View on Voynich, writing, process & life.
A great interview with bestselling award winner Melissa Foster on writing The Voynich Cypher can be found here.
A wonderful interview with Amber Norrgard on The Voynich Cypher can be seen here.
Guest blog on writing The Voynich Cypher for The Veil War blog.
An interview on writing The Delphi Chronicle and short story effort with Kathleen Patel can be found here.
An interview with Write Into Print as well as a short story can be seen here.
Interview with Eden Baylee on craft, random stuff, and life.
Interview with Digital Ink Spot on craft and promotions.
I was interviewed about writing and craft by @WritingTips101.
I was interviewed by South African blogger Nadine Maritz, and the result can be seen here.
Yours truly with Kipp Speicher on craft and process.
An incredibly in-depth interview with Steve Konkoly on craft & King Of Swords.
An Interview with Cheryl Bradshaw Books on writing.
An Interview with Tonya at A Book A Day on An Angel With Fur.
Guest Blog with Sibel Hodge on releasing 12 books in 12 months.
An Interview with G.E. Johnson on The Geronimo Breach can be seen here.
An Interview with editor Elaine Ash on my thoughts on self-pubbing.
An Interview with David Wisehart at Kindle Author Interview can be seen here.
An Interview with Patricia at ePublishABook.com can be seen here.
Guest Blog for Benjamin Wallace Books on Book Covers can be seen here.
An Interview with Mystery Writers Unite can be seen here.
An interview with author Douglas Dorow can be seen here.
An interview with Alan McDermott on writing, Fatal Exchange, King of Swords can be seen here.
For The Voynich Cypher
A book review from bestselling author Steven Konkoly.
A book review from blogger Kate’s Reads.
A book review from blogger Books N Beans.
For King of Swords
An in-depth interview on the writing of KOS.
A thorough book review from author Steven Konkoly, author of The Jakarta Pandemic and Black Flagged.
For Zero Sum
An in-depth review from author Steven Konkoly, author of The Jakarta Pandemic and Black Flagged.
For Fatal Exchange:
Acclaimed Author Steven Konkoly’s review.
As the featured book and favorite book of the year for 2011 for Kate Farrell on The Kindle Book Review.
JLandonCocks’ fantastic review.
Influential reviewer and blogger Paper Mustang’s review. “…For an old fashioned just plain good who done it this was the best one I’ve read so far.”
See the thirty-plus raves at Amazon.
“This is a classic thriller from a writer who knows how to keep you sitting in suspense for hours on end. I enjoyed all the elements of this story–the characters, the settings and the detail of his plot elements. I especially enjoyed the character of Tess and believe she’ll make a good serial character for future books. I’ll make no secret that I’m a fan of Russell’s writing; his blog is alternately uproariously funny and insightful and I particularly enjoyed his Gazillion parody. For any readers of either his blog or Gazillion, prepare yourselves for a different side to his writing. He’s a serious thriller writer, someone we’ll all be hearing more from in the future. When I first started writing, I’d later read my own stuff and say to myself, “I can do better. Can’t wait to start the next.” Fatal Exchange is Russell’s first book; it is a tremendous thriller, and I am now enjoying his next, The Geronimo Breach. He’s got legs for those who love thrillers. Enjoy.”
– David Lender, Amazon bestselling author of Vaccine Nation, Trojan Horse, The Gravy Train and Bull Street
For The Geronimo Breach:
J Landon Cocks’ stellar review.
Acclaimed Author Steven Konkoly’s review.
Aussie sensation Kath McDicken’s Review.
Write Into Print’s review.
See the all five star reviews at Amazon.
For An Angel With Fur
A brilliant review for An Angel With Fur from Pets Weekly!
A heartfelt, glowing review for An Angel With Fur from noteworthy lifestyle magazine InclassicStyle.com.
A rave review for An Angel With Fur from blogger TontoWilliams.
For How To Sell A Gazillion eBooks In No Time (even if drunk, high or incarcerated):
Author John Gannon’s review of John Locke’s book and Gazillions.
Author Michael Harlan’s review.
Internet commentator J. Landoncock’s review.
Twenty all five star reviews at Amazon.
And below some commentary from literary luminaries, including a link to Lawrence Block’s blog review.
“…a joyously vicious satire and parody that makes sport of John Locke, and indeed of the whole brave new world of self–publishing and self–promotion. If you don’t find Mr. Blake outrageous, and indeed offensive, you would seem to be missing the point. And the same thing goes if you only find him outrageous and offensive.”
- Lawrence Block, bestselling author of Telling Lies For Fun & Profit, The Liar’s Bible, A Drop Of The Hard Stuff, and Getting Off
”How to Sell a Gazillion eBooks In a Year is by far the most important book ever written on any topic, although I exclude the Bible since the Bible wasn’t exactly written in the way we mean the word “written.” But other than that, Gazillion does it all. For everyone. A can’t miss, sure fire Gazillion hit-a-thon from the master of them all.”
- John Lescroart, NY Times bestselling author of over 20 novels, including The Vig, The 13th Juror, Treasure Hunt, Damage, Second Chair and a host of others
“Anybody who’s ever read a self-help book will appreciate the cynical humor from the nimble mind of Russell Blake in this parody. Piercing sarcasm, the ability to turn a phrase into a missile and an impressive vocabulary (he makes up words if he doesn’t know an appropriate one – I’ve asked him, but still don’t know what a Gazillion is) combine into a book that is alternately rant, grovel, trash-talk and Bizarro-world counsel. Irreverent fun.”
– David Lender, author of Trojan Horse, The Gravy Train and Bull Street