Jake Elliot

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Jake Elliot is a hybrid author who generally writes dark fiction with mildly sarcastic and ironic edges. With one short film, eight short stories, and three novels to his credit, he considers himself accomplished in a grossly over-saturated market. When not writing twisted little stories, or working for ‘the man,’ Jake and his wife enjoy going on real life adventures. World travelers, they have visited Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria—all of these experiences stain and bleed into Jake’s writings—but sometimes only as wisps and smudged fingerprints.

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Jake Elliot Poor Little Kitty. She really didn't deserve such foul treatment from those two heathens. :) And yeah, Lincoln is now in big trouble with PETA for…morePoor Little Kitty. She really didn't deserve such foul treatment from those two heathens. :) And yeah, Lincoln is now in big trouble with PETA for accepting Late Payment.

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Jake Elliot My wife and I were in Ireland. I was hungry and so I named the little guy 'Dinner.' (I didn't eat him, actually, but I did have lamb that night in his…moreMy wife and I were in Ireland. I was hungry and so I named the little guy 'Dinner.' (I didn't eat him, actually, but I did have lamb that night in his honor.)(less)
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The Wrong Way Down (Heretic...

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Crossing Mother's Grave

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Rurik's Frozen Bones

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NIWA is the Northwest Independent Writers’ Association. NIWA’s primary goal is to help Northwest area writers achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing, and marketing. Every year, NIWA releases an anthology, this year’s writing topic was Asylum.

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A religious refugee fleeing for his life in his own country. A trickster asking an enemy for saf...

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Fast Ships, Black Sails by Ann VanderMeer
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An enjoyable collection of short stories about pirates. I'll write a full review soon.
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That Hoodoo, Voodoo, That You Do by Lincoln Crisler
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I’m not rating this anthology because I have a story included. I’d rated some earlier anthologies I’ve been in, and at that time felt okay with doing so. Now, I’m unsure. My feelings are changing about commenting on books with my name found in its ta ...more
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I can't believe I hunted down and read this entire series of books, (at least the part written by Don Pendleton.) What fun it was. This last book was a blast, especially in how the last bad guy got it. I might look around to see what some of the othe ...more
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This book was alright. I enjoyed the read. Some parts were brilliant and added an interesting spin on the 'Zom-poc' genre. The method of storytelling was unique and fresh, but not without limitations. Being the tale is told as an oral history of the ...more
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This was more like it. This novella showcased the true talent of Don Pendleton. Not only was there a decent mystery going on in this volume, but the action scenes at the end of the story reminded me of the early days of this series. Even the typicall ...more
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The three stars is how I felt this book fit into the whole series. This one was average. The writing was engaging and economic. April Rose was either less annoying than normal, or I've just come to accept her grating dialogue. There is a big spoiler ...more
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Hunter S. Thompson
“We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive...." And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas.”
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Ray Bradbury
“The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.”
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“Roar with delight while you still can, O illiterate demon, because when I will kill you, the gods themselves will roar with delight”
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George Orwell
“Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull. ”
George Orwell, 1984

Richard Matheson
“Despite everything he had or might have (except, of course, another human being), life gave no promise of improvement or even of change. The way things shaped up, he would live out his life with no more than he already had. And how many years was that? Thirty, maybe forty if he didn’t drink himself to death. The thought of forty more years of living as he was made him shudder”
Richard Matheson, I Am Legend

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Jake Thanks for accepting. I was surprised to see how many books we shared, and then I realized you've read everything. :) I've got a lot of catching up to do.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Hi Jake. Thanks for the friendvite.


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