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C.J. West

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CJ West writes thrillers set in New England. CJ has just launched his 7th novel, Dinner At Deadman's, a mystery set in the world of antiques and collectibles.

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CJ's first Randy Black Thriller, Sin & Vengeance, was optioned for film.

A Demon Awaits, the second book in CJ's Randy Black series was published in October 2008. The series takes a surprising turn and readers are challenged to think of Randy Black in an entirely new way.

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The latest Randy Black novel, Gretchen Greene, was released March 31, 2010.

You can also find CJ on Myspace and Facebook.

CJ hosts a virtual tour of the real winery that became the setting for Sin & Vengeance. See it on Youtube.

If you’re about my age, I bet you know the answer to this question.

I can’t remember if it was the 80′s or 90′s when McDonald’s ran a series of commercials with the song listing the items in a Big Mac.

Sing along with me:

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun.

Did you hear the music?

Are you wondering why I care about Big Macs?

I used to love them...

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The End of Marking Time
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Sin and Vengeance
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Addicted to Love
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Taking Stock
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A Demon Awaits
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Dinner at Deadman's
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Gretchen Greene
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The Scottish Finch
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The Cat Bagger's Apprentice
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A Demon Awaits (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: This book is the genesis of a series following Randy Black as he experiences a major transformation. This book picks up on the last page of Sin and Vengeance and takes Randy Black in an entirely new direction. I strongly encourage readers to start with Sin and Vengeance and pick up this book soon after.
Sin and Vengeance (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Sin and Vengeance is a thriller based on a real winery in Westport Massachusetts. The film rights to the novel were recently sold and the screenplay is now in development.
Taking Stock (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Taking Stock is a thriller set in Boston's financial district. Erica Fletcher is a workaholic who is confused by recent conflicts with her boss. When she discovers that he's been framing her for a massive electronic theft, she must rush to save herself before he catches her.

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“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
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message 43: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi! Thanks for the add at this nice site! Will be glad to share some tips, recommendations, etc in the future! Best wishes! LET THE WONDERFUL NOISE OF THE SEA ALWAYS SOUNDS IN YOUR EARS! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

message 42: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, JC. It may interest you that one of my books, "Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom", is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

message 41: by Rosa

Rosa Sophia Hi, C.J. ... Thanks for the friend add! :-) Hope you're having a lovely day.

Mercedes Rosemary wrote: "Thanks for the add. Congratulations on the release of A Demon Awaits and very best wishes for your fall launch!"

Dizin is a ski resort situated to the north of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range.

The huge Dizin ski resort was established in 1969 [1:]. The ski season in Dizin also lasts longer than European ski resorts(from December to May) because of its high altitude.[2:].

The highest ski lift ha reaches 3,600 m (11,800 ft), making it one of the 40 highest ski resorts in the world.

Dizin ski amenities include two hotels, 19 cottages and 5 restaurants, villas and private apartments around the Dizin ski resort accommodate thousands of people every year

message 37: by Saman

Saman im persian and this is center of first empire all world in 2500 years ago (perspolis)


message 36: by Mahsaa (last edited Sep 10, 2010 08:07AM)

many yearrs ago there w 2 empire in all wrold persian empire(iran) and roman empire(italy)
Rock-face relief at Naqsh-e Rustam of Iranian emperor Shapur I (on horseback) capturing Roman emperor Valerian (kneeling) and Philip the Arab (standing)1800years ago

message 35: by Jalil

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Pass this hug to all of
your friends and back
to me, see how many
you get back!

1-5 HUGS....Your on
someones mind!

5-10 HUGS...Someone
likes you!

10-15 HUGS..Someone
wants to be with you

message 33: by Sanaz

Sanaz Hi C.J. ,

Thanks for the friend request.

Good Luck,

Jennifer Salaiz Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Thank you for accepting my friends request.

message 31: by Pamela

Pamela Just dropping by to say hi :)

message 30: by Jaz

Jaz Hey C.J.

Thank you for the friend request. Have a great day!


message 29: by Jessie

Jessie Hey CJ, just coming by to say hi.

message 28: by Lisette

Lisette Brodey Hi C.J.,

It's a pleasure to meet you! Thanks for the invitation. I'll have to add you on MySpace, too!

Your novels sound intriguing.

message 27: by maricar

maricar hi C.J.! thank you for inviting me as a friend. happy reading and more power with your writing! ^_^

message 26: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

message 24: by Roger

Roger Hi C.J. I'll keep an eye on your list

message 23: by J.R.

J.R. Thanks for the add C.J.

message 21: by Dianne

Dianne Ascroft Thanks for the invite, C.J. It's always good to meet fellow writers.

Dianne Ascroft,

message 20: by Thomas

Thomas Hello C.j., we have just become friends. e-friends as I call it. I list some great books on shelfari, I haven't yet repeated them on goodreads. I have just added some of my own books here, mainly travel-photo books about Australia. You can see some of my photos on my website. Cheers - Thomas

message 19: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi there! Congrats on your latest project! :~D

message 18: by Jim

Jim Cherry Hi C.J.!
Thanks for adding me as a friend! Good luck with book!

Jim Cherry

message 17: by Poo1987

Poo1987 Roykaew Hi! C.j. Thanks for adding me as a friend.

message 16: by C.J.

C.J. Tim,

The books will go to distribution on October 7 and should be available on Amazon on October 15.

I'll give you 2 little tricks for being the first to get books. On Amazon, if you search for the ISBN, you can find books before the engine has them cached. A Demon Awaits is 0-9767788-2-3. (you want to enter it without the dashes).

The second secret is that I have a deal with a bookstore in my hometown. They get the very first signed copies of my books and you can order them there before you can order them anywhere. The store is Bev Loves books (508)763-5503.


message 15: by J.

J. King So, if you're expecting the proof tomorrow, I imagine that means you're still on target for the October 15 release date. Or does that mean we can get copies earlier? (Hint hint.)


♥Hannah♥ ♥Roxie♥ Hey nice to meet you 2!! thanx for the add!!

Hey if you dont mind,could you check out some of my writing??? none of it has been published or anything even though lots of people think it should be but anyway it would be greatly appriciated and I would love the comments.good or negative doesnt matter!!! but if you dont want to thats fine too!! anyway cya l8r,bye!

message 13: by Anna

Anna Hi C.J., Thanks for adding me! :) ~Anna

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* hey! thanks for adding me. :)

message 11: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, C.J.!

Thanks so much for the invite!


SAME TIME NEXT SUMMER...on shelves now!

message 10: by Chester

Chester Hi, C.J. Looks like your books are doing well. Congrats on the movie deal.

Chester Campbell
Greg McKenzie Mysteries

Shawnette Hi, C.J...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...Congrats on your novels...best of luck with all your future endeavors...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed week...and Happy Reading & Writing :-)

message 8: by Janie

Janie Pendleton Thank you for the friendly invite! I look forward to reading your work and reviews! Congrats on movie deal as well...I love to hear other author's success stories...let's me know, other authors are getting their chances at success too.

Fellow Quiller,
Janie Pendleton

message 7: by Beth

Beth Thanks for the friend request. I'm always happy to connect with fellow mystery/suspense authors.
- Beth

message 6: by R.J.

R.J. CJ, congratulatrions on your screen option for Sin and Vengence. I'll add your novels to my "to read" list.

Pamela Hi C.J.
Thanks for adding me as a friend!

message 4: by maria

maria Hey there,C.J.
Thank you for add me as your friends.
It`s my honor to be in your friends list.
Best regards

message 3: by Tony

Tony Hey C.J.

Thanks for the friendship request. Your books look awesome. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tony Eldridge
Author of The Samson Effect

C.j., I've added Taking Stock and your other book to my to-read list.

Rosemary Thanks for the add. Congratulations on the release of A Demon Awaits and very best wishes for your fall launch!

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