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 acc…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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Seven Questions with NIWA

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 s

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Fear by Bob Woodward
"The lower rating doesn’t have anything to do with the writing, only the subject. I thought I could get through another book about Trump but alas...I could not even finish...everything is terrible, we’re all going to die"
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Running Blind by Lee Child
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This was stupid. Who the killer was, was so transparent this story was embarrassing. By page 200, I even had the killer's motive and suspected how they were doing it. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone who is going to read this, but the characters ...more
Running Blind by Lee Child
"Gets Reacher back to his roots

But this is still terrible. Even though his girl he loves is back in NYC Reacher pitches woo at a bra less volleyball bombshell FBI agent the whole time. It's unfair and nothing like the character Lee Child created in th" Read more of this review »
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This was stupid. Who the killer was, was so transparent this story was embarrassing. By page 200, I even had the killer's motive and suspected how they were doing it. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone who is going to read this, but the characters ...more
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The Enemy by Lee Child
The Enemy (Jack Reacher, #8)
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Of the two Jack Reacher books I've read so far, this was the first one. I liked it.

I'd figured out who was guilty early on, but I couldn't figure out the motive or the method. The very end was totally implausible, but whatever. I like this one enoug
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Honky by Dalton Conley
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I might write a deeper review later, but not right now.

I was often times surprised in this story. The direction of the narrator's bitterness was unexpected and refreshing. He seemed less at odds with his neighborhood and had more resentment against h
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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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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Satan's Sabbath by Don Pendleton
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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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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.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Roar with delight while you still can, O illiterate demon, because when I will kill you, the gods themselves will roar with delight”
Hindu Goddess Durga

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.


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