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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Book Tour: Blondes, Books, and Bourbon By R.M. Riddley

We are excited to share this collection of short stories by Author R.M. Riddley! Come join us along this tour as we look over each story and get to know more about this author!

Blondes, Books, and Bourbon is a collection of short stories that we will be learning about over the next week. Each day is featuring one of these stories.
Today's Featured  Story is
Sins of the Father
A pawn shop owner risks it all by asking Alvey to recover property that is more than meets the eye.

R.M. Ridley lives with his wife on a small homestead in Canada, raising chickens and sheep. He has been writing stories, both long and short, for three decades, the themes of which range from the gruesome to the fantastical.

As an individual who suffers from severe bipolar disorder, Ridley is a strong believer in being open about mental health issues and uses his writing to escape when his thoughts become too wild.

BOOKS: WHITE DRAGON BLACKTomorrow Wendell (Book 1, 2014)Blondes, Books, and Bourbon (anthology, 2015)Bindings and Spines (Book 2, 2015)

Ridley's work has appeared in two Xchyler anthologies: "The Case for Custody" in Shades and Shadows: a Paranormal Anthology, and "Charon's Obol" in Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportions.

FIND THE AUTHOR ONLINE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | About Me

WHITE DRAGON BLACK: Google + | Twitter

Sins of the Father was a new take on the classic private investigator story. Alvey tends to take on cases that go from strange to the seemingly bizarre, and this case was no different. He was brought on to investigate a burglary where a rare and mysterious set of cufflinks have been stolen from a pawn shop.
I thought Sins of the Father was a good stand alone story, but felt that there could have been a lot more added to really make the story stand out. The dialogue felt genuine to the plot, the characters and to the setting. However, I felt that the story itself was too short. I would have preferred a bit longer and for the P.I. to check into one or more suspects before zeroing in on the culprit.

Character Casting: Who would you cast for your main characters and why?


When I first started writing Jonathan I had an idea of him, his looks and manners, but no real face I could say ‘Like him’, that changed when I watched an episode of ‘Sanctuary’. There was a guest actor, who I knew well from watching SG-1 but who looked much different as this character. When I saw Michael Shanks, as he appeared in this role, I suddenly had a face for Jonathan.

March 22: The Play's the Thing
March 23: Cost of Custody - Author Interview AND Author's Top 10s Favorites List
March 24: Sins of the Father – Review AND Excerpt AND Character Casting
March 25: Legerdelivre - Excerpt AND Character Casting
March 26: Do as I Say Not as I Do - Review AND Author's Top 10s Favorites list AND Character Casting
March 27: What a Nightmare - Author's Top 10s Favorites List AND Character Casting
March 28: The Ties that Bind
March 28: Bindings and Spines - Excerpt AND Character Casting

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