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E.J. Ruek

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E. J. Ruek is a contemporary mainstream writer who also dabbles in speculation. Her books stray between and across genre lines, crossing from benevolent horror to psychological thriller to magical realism to rural (and urban) fantasy to simply mainstream. There's usually some suggestion of paranormal, but, then, again, it might be only a 'maybe'. And there’s humor, too. It sneaks into the words, and even seeps through the cracks between the words. And, slipped in between the lines, there seem certain sleights of tongue that will keep you wondering if meaning is really edging toward innuendo or maybe even triple entendre.

Regardless, E. J. gives us mind-twisting and evocative glimpses into the human…and maybe not-so-human psyches. Says E. J.,
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E.J. Ruek I do something else and let things sizzle and moulder in the (brain)pan. Doing strenuous outdoor work--fixing fence, cleaning a pen, climbing wa-aaay…moreI do something else and let things sizzle and moulder in the (brain)pan. Doing strenuous outdoor work--fixing fence, cleaning a pen, climbing wa-aaay up to wash the upper story windows. It always seems to jog loose whatever is caught in the gears. Of course, this is especially fun when it's pouring buckets of rain outside! And, of course, I often will start a new novel if things are really stuck in one or another.(less)
E.J. Ruek Letting your imagination rule; allowing your creativity flight.
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by D. L. Keur writing as E. J. Ruek Sight dimmed at twilight to become blindness. It made the rustle and peep of bird and mouse loom large. It made the trees creep nearer, branches lurching forth, reaching out as if to pluck an eye or tear an ear. Upon his back, dear Shasta sobbed, … Continue reading The Beckoning Light
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A Good Hard SF Story

Didn't really get hooked till chapter 6, but from there, it was awesome. I hope to read more about Kulcin in the future.
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Pretty good

Short and concise. A good roadmap for writing effective book blurbs. I would have liked a bit more depth and a few more practical examples.
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Beth Hi DLKeur,
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