L. J. Noker
L. J. Noker earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Penn State and his master’s degree in the same field from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his beloved family and is hard at work on his next creation.
I’d like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to read something from my imagination. The idea that you enjoyed my words is quite humbling. Please leave a review on amazon.com or goodreads.com.
Check out Edge of Betrayal, The New Caporesso Chronicles, Book I, a family friendly epic fantasy adventure. Strength of swords, honor in victory.
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by L. J. Noker
What happens on mancation, stays on mancation.
Nine guys. A three-day weekend. A lakeside vacation home. One monster snow storm. What could possibly go wrong?
Friday night ends with the party of the century and a blizzard to match. Then Saturday begins with the shocking death of a friend. How did he die? Was he murdered? Is there a stranger among them, or something else…watching them?
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Smashwords book reviews by L. J. Noker
- A Dream in the Night - 2nd Edition
on May 06, 2012
The book is not what I thought it would be. At first glance, I thought a book of poems would be all poems and light-hearted. This is far from it. It touches a raw nerve with each section. We are given a glimpse into the author’s mind, perhaps his soul, about events in his life and how he has been affected by them. His sadness is apparent in his opening poems and his anger comes forth in his darker ones. But the book is not entirely about despair either. The ‘Warrior’ poems are a theme that is constant throughout the chapters and it is here that the author leaves the reader with a sense of hope. The warrior prefers the night, the darkness, over the light of day. A warrior finds his strength in the darkness, but in the daylight, has no need of extra courage.
Like I said, the book is not what I thought it would be, but once I started reading it, I didn’t stop until I was finished. Without thinking about it, I placed myself in each of Michael’s poems. His style allowed the reader to see and feel what he wrote. The format of several poems, combined with seemingly random statements, combined with a few short stories is not traditional, but worked very well for this type of story. And by the end of the book, the poems and statements which seemed in random order fall neatly into place. I highly recommend this book to anyone and look forward to reading more by Michael Phoenix!