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Grit City is serialized short monthly installments about a dark and calamitous world, where the nefarious rule. Dillon Galway is an idealistic freelance journalist in his mid-twenties, who barely scrapes out a living reporting on corruption for the Grit City Times and his own blog.

Dillon remembers the city as an ideal place to live, before the murder of his Father and the
Kindle Edition, 30 pages
Published (first published April 29th 2011)
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Mindy Macheske
Title: Grit City, Issue #1
Author: Ron Gavalik
Illustrator: Leah Keilman
Publisher: Grit City Publications at Smash words
Publication Date: June 2011
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Main Themes: Journalism, Murder,Death, Gun for Hire, & Blood
Pages: 24
Plot: (from
"Grit City is a series of short continuing emotobooks about a dark and calamitous world, where the nefarious rule. Dillon Galway is an idealistic freelance journalist in his mid-twenties, who barely scrapes out a living reporting on c
From the first page, I knew I would get hooked on this series for several reasons. First, the writing style is descriptive, a dark sort of poetic, gritty I must say in a literary way. I was drawn in immediately by the tone the language created, one modern, eerie, and realistic. The descriptions brought a believable depth to the setting. The main characters were tough but real, cynical but still goal-oriented hopeful. They both had drive, dreams, and did what they had to, to get by, to live life ...more
Jen - ReadingwithPugs
I really enjoyed this first installment of Grit City. I had never read and emotobook before and I got some information from the Author on just what this is. For more information on that check my blog where I have a short interview with Ron Gavalik in which he explains emotobooks.

From the very first page I was sucked into the story. It starts off action packed, no it really does. You want to know more about the main characters. I found myself relating to them right away and wanted to know more ab


When I heard there was a new way of reading I knew right away I had to check it out and I'm glad I did. Emotobooks is a wonderful idea, it's a book with visual representations of how the charactrer is feeling at that point. The images are really beautiful and I felt also left a lot of room for reader interpretation, giving the reader a stronger connection to the book and the characters, meaning you can become more involved in the story. The graphics came out great on my Kindle to but they are
Melanie Adkins
Dillon Galway is exposing corruption through his blog. Tips come from everywhere and it's dangerous. Dillon wants everyone to be aware of what's happening in the city. Alyssa Stephano is a gun for hire. No one dares mess with her. She's protected by some of the biggest groups in the city. The mob for one. These two are on a mission to make sure the city is safe and those in need of punishment get it.

This is an adult action film maxed out!! It's awesome writing and beautiful illustrations make a
Heidi Miller
Beautiful has to be the first word I use to describe GRIT CITY. The abstract illustrations strategically placed throughout truly evoke emotion--no surprise in an emotobook.

But even without the artwork, the noir storyline starring Dillon Galway is beautiful in its dark prose. I fell easily into Dillon's world of Grit City and willingly followed him into danger and intrigue.

I also enjoyed meeting Alyssa Stephano whose Alpha Female plays well with Dillon's Beta Male. There was already some nice sex
Nov 03, 2011 Kari rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ipad, 2011
The first issue of Grit City introduces a a unique take on story telling. Throughout the story, illustrations have been placed to attempt to enhance the readers experience. They allow the reader to better connect with what the character is feeling in the scene. Being my first experience with this style, I wasn't sure what to expect. I enjoyed it more than a graphic novel. It allowed me to still envision my own scene, but just added a little extra. The story itself was interesting. It is short an ...more
Grit City is a tasty, bite sized morsel that's reminiscent of Batman and Gotham City. Reporter Dillon Galway and hit lady Alyssa Stephano are compelling characters who I want to see more of. (Alyssa rides a Kawasaki bike and wears a red leather jacket....I had a Kawasaki bike and wear a red leather jacket! We're twinsies!) Gavalik has set us up with a compelling mystery guaranteed to make readers pick up volumes 2 and 3. I think he's onto something, publishing in this innovative format!
Carla Anderton
I've been a fan of Grit City since the inception of this new medium called emotobooks, and have followed the progress (along with the story and characters) with rapt attention since this very issue. I've not been disappointed, in fact it's safe to say I've been thoroughly impressed with issues 1-3. If you haven't discovered Grit City, and the enthralling world of Dillon and Alyssa, what are you waiting for?
Meg Mims
Well, I had no idea what to expect when I bought this new style of 'emotobook.' I liked the illustrations, but the tight, vivid writing scored even higher with me. This author conveyed a variety of sensual details beyond sight in a "gritty" city setting that any 30s or 40s PI or detective would love to explore. My only disappointment? The 'To be continued...' bit. I dislike waiting!
Elisabeth Zguta
Great first short in series - In depth descriptive settings, developed unique characters and of course action packed.
#stillwriting #Iamwriting #eBook
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I've dedicated my life to the written word. In those years, I've learned one truth: we are indentured to no one but ourselves.

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