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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Nothing sharp and nothing that could be used as a weapon was the rule. She could have crayons, pencils, pens, even marker pens–red and blue. But she had to have special permission to keep her little flashlight, the shiny metal silver one her dad had given her before he died. She used it when she … Continue reading One Time, Two Times, Three, a short story by E. J. Ruek Read more of this blog post »
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A riveting read from start to finish, you're not quite sure who to root for and who to fear, then wind up cheering both of them on...after you think, maybe, they're both evil. It's one of those books that keeps you up all night finding out what happe ...more
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Beth Hi DLKeur,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and the upcoming Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. The Goodreads Giveaway for an ARC of Deadly Currents has ended, but if you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ . Have a happy new year!
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