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Randall Allen Dunn was raised on a steady diet of James Bond, Batman, Star Trek and Indiana Jones. His study of stage acting in high school and college helped him learn how to create vivid, compelling characters. He now shares his love of action, adventure and infinite possibilities through novels and short stories, the writing classes he conducts, and his website, Character Entertainment, dedicated to Building Character Through Fiction, at www.CharacterEnt.com.
You can find Randall Allen Dunn’s ebooks at Smashwords and wherever online books are sold, and you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
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on July 10, 2013 :
When I began to read RED RIDER by RANDALL ALLEN DUNN, I had no idea the ride I was embarking upon. Typically a romance reader of books involving a guy with a cowboy hat, I had my doubts. To my surprise, MR DUNN captured my attention, taking me on an amazing adventure.
“Red”/Helena Basque, is not your typical female. Scarred for life from an early age, the nearby villagers did little to make her feel loved, much less accepted, with the exception of one person. The blacksmith’s son, Pierre Leone. He seemed to be the only one who can look past the ugly scars that marred her face. A true friend. But a friend is all he could remain, for Helena knew that it would be nothing less than unfair to allow their friendship to grow into more than what it was.
Helena is soon tossed into a situation that she has no choice but to step-up and take control. Even if that means risking her own life. The Lycanthru’s are determined to take over the province, and they aren’t about to lose to a girl who dresses like a boy, with the audacity to hunt wolves on her own.
RED RIDER is packed full of adventure and drama, with a hint of faith, and a subtle amount of romance. A wonderful combination that is sure to please readers of many genres. As an aspiring writer, I’m in awe of the amazing lines MR DUNN, delivers.
I’m always fascinated when I read a debut novel that captivates me from start to finish. Where a novel is so well written, that I’m in awe of the authors writing, as well as their ability to tell an amazing story. And that’s exactly what I experienced while reading RED RIDER by RANDALL ALLEN DUNN.
There are stories with great writing styles. Those that have amazing plots. Those that sustain your attention with every word. Ones that exceed your expectations of great lines, with a satisfying ending. MR DUNN accomplished all of these aspects.
I can only hope that the right person will come across RED RIDER, and turn it into a movie that is sure to be a box-office hit.
I look forward to reading other novels by MR DUNN’S in the future.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on July 07, 2013 :
Imagine Little Red Riding Hood being scarred by her traumatic encounter with the big bad wolf, and imagine that the big bad wolf "isn't a wolf," as she insists, since it walked upright and spoke to her like human being. Then let her grow into an angry teenager, give her a red cape, a reloading crossbow and a grappling hook, and gallop with her on her one-supergirl-war against a coven of big bad wolves. The Red Rider is a teen action-fantasy hero and that is how the novel reads. No spoilers here: The suspense with author Randall Allen Dunn is just how dark this fantasy will turn, as he takes the white-washed premise of the Brothers Grimm and gets much, much grimmer. As for reading pleasure I wouldn't call it an escapist lark, more like a romp. It is a great fit with the grown-up fairy-tale versions of recent years that has emerged in both print and film. Judging it by what it is trying to do, I recommend it with pleasure.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)