Twilight the Novel
Summer 2011 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Best Book Award in the category of Thriller
A novel by Richard C Hemingway: Mainstream
fiction stirred with Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Action/Adventure and more than a smidgen of Science Fiction
and Humor. And yes, all served up by a hard boiled detective.
But a novel should be more than the above. After you have
read Past Twilight ask yourself the following questions. What am I going to do to add value to my life? What about
the people who are close to me: do they add positive or negative value? Other issues such as religion and the
foolish nature of racism may also
"Hemingway is a gifted
storyteller. He brings to his work the observational and investigative skills and ability to read subtle body
language that he learned during his nearly twenty years of experience as a New York State Peacekeeper. Such skills
allow him to convey much with little and move his story forward with a character’s gesture or
Morris ForeWord Clarion
"Occupying the sparsely populated genre of science-fiction noir,
Hemingway’s debut blends the extraterrestrial with the classic tale of the one that got
"Hemingway is a very talented writer. Past Twilight is a fast-paced read that
will keep you turning the pages."
Rickey Bay author of Rendezvous Rock
"The writing here is smooth and hums with this author's passion for telling an
exciting, fanciful tale. The book is well structured in the way it confronts and grapples with a host of
social and cultural issues while delivering a character-driven tale of suspense, leading up to a provocative
conclusion. The fantastic elements are well integrated. The narrator and the other characters, both the
heroes and the villians, are, individually and collectively, certainly strong enough to carry this narrative,
which prompts the reader's interest in always wanting to know what will happen next. This book is a
thoroughly enjoyable read."
Recognition from Judge 43, Writer's Digest 19th Annual writer's award contest.
My body felt numb. My
little world slowly ebbed out of my body to some other beyond. The reality of who I had been, at least the mental
part, was exiting with no fanfare or regrets from my body. The alien looked down at me and started to speak. Maybe
he will tell me who Rosebud was, who killed Roger Rabbit, did OJ really do it?
“Find the mother and father and you will find your answers,” he
Everyone knows but usually chooses to
forget the following simple truths about life. We live in the present but must plan for the future and must
understand that everything we do is shaped by the past. If we must change the future, we have to change the
present. Sometimes we need help in changing the present because we have given up on the future. This is where you
will find the main character of my novel as chapter 2 begins.
My novel has nothing to do with vampires or
Jersey Shore reality programs on a collision course going nowhere. It is a story that has two men obsessed with the
same woman. One wants to save her the other may be the one who wants to kill her again, yes this is one of those
novels where someone goes back in time.
Have you ever experienced something years ago
that you regretted doing or regretted not doing? Has that something revisited you over the years and made you
wonder what would I do, if I get a second chance to make things right? 'Past Twilight' up's the intensity on
getting a second chance and takes the main character after he has unraveled a twisted mess of bad relationships
close to the point of no return. What is he going to do? Read and find out.
the action, including a brutal Hurricane and fight scene that takes place in a rundown bar hotel that splits apart
during the hurricane, takes place on the Jersey Shore during the 70s. Mature readers who liked to 'party' at the
shore should read it just to see if they can figure out which town served as the base of the novel. Some may want
to see if my memories of the bar scene in this town match their memories. Bits and pieces of the interesting people
who made this town so appealing are etched in the novel. Recognize someone you know? All the regular suspects are
there for you to check out.
you didn't 'party' at the shore during the 70s, you probably had some favorite bar that was the center of your
social scene at one point in your life.
My novel is a lot longer than a
detective novel where you have a closed environment of the sharp and savvy detective, leading lady, some victims
and everyone else is a suspect. This is because 'Past Twilight' takes you on a journey played against the
background of the 70s. A dangerous journey for the main character to try to find purpose in his life, prevent
a murder, and also come to terms with the four types of women that a man gets interested
- The most beautiful woman you will ever meet in
your life. You put her on a pedestal, but is she life partner material.
- The best sex you have ever had. If it was only
about sex, she would be the one.
- The total bitch that looks hot and knows how to
push all your buttons. You know she is bad, but you keep falling for all the little traps she has laid for
The first three types you get to meet
in this novel: The last and final type you get to meet in the second novel. I don't know if I am going to write the
2nd. novel. I do have a plot for the second novel but I am not the type of person who writes just to write.
If I can't find an audience for what I write than I am simply wasting my time, not only in writing the novel but
also marketing the novel. That is the major reason why I am offering a refund on the price of my novel in return
for a review. I need to know if I should close the book on this chapter of my life.
I used The Maltese Falcon, Lord of the
Rings, Casablanca and The Count of Monte Cristo for inspiration on how I wanted to shape my plot and work the
various themes and ideas into my novel. A novel should be more than what happens to the different characters in the
novel. If a novel exposes you to new ways at looking at life and has a good story and characters you can believe
and get interested in - then the novel is worth more than you paid for it.
My novel is available on Amazon: See below special Best choice when you are buying more than
$25 worth of products and can take advantage of super saver mailing deals. If you want to get a better feel for my
writing style: on my Amazon home page, put your cursor over the 'for a closer look, on top of the book's
cover. Click on the Surprise Me! link. My first chapter sets up the plot for the novel and clearly shows who
are the good and bad guys and girls, but this chapter is pretty much standard stuff. From the second chapter on you
get a better feel for my quirky style of writing. Yes, I know, not for everybody.
Paperback: 376 pages
Product Dimensions: 9X6X0.8 inches
Preview: A preview of
the first chapter is available at my create space account. The first chapter sets up the relationships and the
plot for the rest of the novel.
After you have read the novel, I
hope you will consider having a custom
portrait made and begin your journey
into the forth dimension of your
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