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post #1 of 11 Old 02-16-2012, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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For you literary KLR folks...

My novel, Joe Cafe, is #12 in the Kindle Store for Literary Fiction. I am doing a promotion today and tomm. It's free. For Kindle. That means you can read it on a Kindle, Computer with kindle app (free), Smartphone app (free).

The murder at Joe Café is an abomination. It stops the entire universe. For Michael, it tarnishes everything, including his badge. For Chet and his hostage, it is the beginning of a chase that will lead them through dingy motels and the darkest corridors of their minds. Dogan just wants Sara back. Jimmy the Cat wants to make up for all the time he has wasted. Frankie wants to live a 'moral' life, erasing everyone in his path who does not live up to his standards. Conventional notions of good and evil quickly blur as they are all forced to look into the mirrors they have avoided for so long. Chilling and horrifying, whimsical and wretched, Joe Café's cast of broken characters try to find their way in a world they never understood to begin with...for the Chens, it is easy. They are dead.



http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Caf%C3%A9-...9434249&sr=8-1




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post #2 of 11 Old 02-16-2012, 11:27 PM
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Saw your post and Downloaded it. Started reading and still am while typing this. Thanks for the info, I'll make sure to post a review for you on Kindle
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-17-2012, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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No worries. Thanks guys. Remember the literary world knows me as JD.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
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No worries. Thanks guys. Remember the literary world knows me as JD.
I made it about 3 pages until the killer guy showed up. F'in this f'n that and vulgar references. Sorry I'm not going to subject myself to that.

I always question the need to be offensive for art's sake. You may be a good writer but I can't support or reccomend your current work.

No offense intended just giving my opinion.

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I made it about 3 pages until the killer guy showed up. F'in this f'n that and vulgar references. Sorry I'm not going to subject myself to that.

I always question the need to be offensive for art's sake. You may be a good writer but I can't support or reccomend your current work.

No offense intended just giving my opinion.
No problem, brother. I try to write honestly. There are real people who use profanity. I don't take offense at all. It's your choice how you spend your time and the kind of things you subject yourself to. I would argue the point about being offensive for 'art's sake'. Life is offensive. People do terrible things to each other. I would argue that art should accurately reflect life, but I understand your squeamishness. I have forbidden my mom from reading the novel because I know she would have a similar reaction.

Thanks for giving it a shot. Glad you didn't lose $4 on the deal.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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Soon, we ride.

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LJ,
Finished Joe's Cafe. Thought it was a great read. I do understand Spec's point. I wouldn't recommend it to my wife due to some of the story line dealing with the side of life she prefers to not hear about and I deflect away from her; but man the character development as well as story switches in morals; Awesome writing brother! In my field I deal with all sides of humanity and there is no black and white, just varying shades of gray. Joe's Cafe captured that for me. As a study in differing views for good and bad, it was well developed and the turmoil each character goes through is well thought out and detailed. It's not a read for everyone because of some of the darker issues portrayed, but as you said life can be offensive and we all have a choice as to what we subject ourselves too. Thanks for the book man, I'll have to check out some of your others as you can definitely spin some stories.
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Thanks brother! My new one, The Biker, is a lot less dark. Joe Cafe is a gut punch. Believe me, I know.

Thanks for the kind words. I gotta do the annoying writer thing and ask you if you mind doing an amazon review. It really helps. I'm Dan here, but JD to the literary world. (two annoying reminders, bonus)

I appreciate your thoughts and Spec's position. I wrote Joe Cafe during a pretty intense part of my life. It goes pretty deep into the psyche of some interesting people. It's not for everyone. That's for sure.

There's tons of free short stories on my website, www.jdmader.com, and The Biker is a lot easier to read, like I said. Plus, there's a lot of shit about bikes in there.

Thanks again brother. Much obliged.

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Finished Joe's Cafe. Thought it was a great read. I do understand Spec's point. I wouldn't recommend it to my wife due to some of the story line dealing with the side of life she prefers to not hear about and I deflect away from her; but man the character development as well as story switches in morals; Awesome writing brother! In my field I deal with all sides of humanity and there is no black and white, just varying shades of gray. Joe's Cafe captured that for me. As a study in differing views for good and bad, it was well developed and the turmoil each character goes through is well thought out and detailed. It's not a read for everyone because of some of the darker issues portrayed, but as you said life can be offensive and we all have a choice as to what we subject ourselves too. Thanks for the book man, I'll have to check out some of your others as you can definitely spin some stories.



"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-20-2012, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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"Varying shades of gray...."

Yup, well said man.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

Click my handle for a link to my homepage/blog...which has nothing to do with MCs. Free literature and music! Viva La Revolucion!
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No problem bro, planned on it, just wanted to hit you up first. I'll get the review on amazon today.

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