Who am I? My name is Benjamin Jones and I'm what's known as an independent (for the time being) author who is working tirelessly to make this dream of mine to be the world's greatest writer a reality (right now I'm simply the greatest writer that 99.99998% of the world hasn't heard of but I'm working to get that percentage a little lower).
All jokes aside, I'm a person who has a family (wife, kids, dog, cat, all that good stuff) who works a 9-5 (actually a 7-4) job by day and writes whenever he can find the time. My goal in life is to be a writer and it's something that I take VERY seriously. Not having an agent at the moment I spend all my time either writing, promoting myself on Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads.com/etc...., or thinking of ways to get myself noticed by people.
I'm been writing for a LONG time, probably a little more than half of the soon to be 34 years that I've been alive and only now are things really starting to show promise and I feel that the ball is starting to roll. My goal as a writer is to entertain my audience and to know that, once they have spent the money and time to purchase and read my book, that they will have felt it was money and time well spent.
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Head Above Water
by Benjamin Jones
Published: December 13, 2011.
A chance encounter leads to a forbidden love. Determined to be together but fated to be apart, Head Above Water asks how much you would be willing to sacrifice for love?
H.U.B. Volume 2: Blowback
by Benjamin Jones
Published: October 25, 2010.
H.U.B. (Humanity's Ultimate Battle) Volume 2: Blowback is the next step in the epic HUB series! Picking up right where Volume 1 left off it offers you more of what you've come to expect from HUB but raises the ante to a whole new level!
H.U.B. (Humanity's Ultimate Battle) Volume 1 & 2 Collection
by Benjamin Jones
Published: October 22, 2010.
Vampires, long believed to be nothing but myth and legend, do in fact exist. For years they have lived peacefully amongst humans but all that is about to change. Not content with being considered an equal to the human race, a faction has arisen that is threatening to fracture the delicate truce and engage in a global war pitting humans against vampires.
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Smashwords book reviews by Benjamin Jones
- Dark Matter Heart
on June 22, 2011
Dark Matter Heart by writer and filmmaker Nathan Wrann is a delightful and quick read.
The book opens with our lead protaganist, a young teenager named Cor Griffin who has moved to the Pacific Northwest from Los Angeles in the hopes of controlling his "allergies" as well as to escape some other issues that he may or may not have been a part of (I will not spoil that for you). All Cor wants is to make it through high school and be as invisible as possible - no new friends, no sports; just getting through and moving on.
Of course that doesn't happen or else it would have been a very short and uninspiring book. Cor meets a new friend and, as is usually the case in life, he finds a girl that catches his eye and his heart.
All is not well as Cor also catches the eye of a man called The Creeper who, to again avoid spoiling things, makes Cor's life "difficult" to say the least.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The story, though dealing with vampires, isn't your usual vampire tale and don't think that just because it involves teenagers that it's going to be on some Twilight stuff because it isn't (which is a GOOD thing).
Highly recommended and I look forward to the next volume in this series.
Find more on Mr. Wrann and this book by visiting any one (or all) of the below links:
Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/DMHKindle
Barnes & Noble nook: http://bit.ly/DMHnook
iTunes Bookstore: http://bit.ly/DMHitunes
- Married 2 Struggle
on Nov. 08, 2011
Varrsity did an awesome job with this book. I'm not the biggest fan of "urban fiction" but I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to what Varrsity is coming out with next. Read this book!
- The Only Witness
on Dec. 02, 2011
Time for another book review, this one for a wonderful little book entitled The Only Witness by Pamela Beason.
First thoughts, I ran through this book in two days and didn't want to put it down. The story - a seventeen year old girl leaves her infant child in a car while she runs into the store, only to find that the baby has been kidnapped. Turns out there is one witness to the event but that witness happens to be a gorilla that knows sign language. Very unique story/plot and the book is perfectly placed with characters that you end up caring about (human and animal alike).
This book would be perfect as a movie, especially the scenes where the investigator, Finn, is trying to "interview" the witness.
All in all, a highly recommended book that is a must read for anyone who likes a well told mystery.