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Kevin V. Symmons

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Kevin has a BS and an MBA. He has attended the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music and studied in France. After a successful career in business management and consulting, he returned to his first love: writing. His first novel, a spell-binding paranormal romance titled "Rite of Passage" is set in the chaotic period after World War II. It's received dozens of great reviews and was a RomCon Reader's Crown Finalist for 2013. His latest effort is a contemporary romantic thriller set near his Cape Cod home, titled "Out of the Storm." Like his first novel, it is an Amazon Best-Seller and received many 5-star reviews. "Solo", an intense and ambitious women's fiction work, has just been released from The Wild Rose Press, his award-winning ...more

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Average rating: 4.01 · 304 ratings · 68 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Out of the Storm

4.07 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Rite of Passage

3.79 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Solo

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Chrysalis

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Why I Write


 People who know I came from a successful business career often ask me this question.  The easiest way to begin is to answer in the reverse. I do not write to gain fame and riches though I would love to have a New York Times number one best-seller and the royalties and adulation it would bring. I do not write so that I can hobnob with the cool kids or the inside sanctum of the litera...

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" This is waaaay overdue, Jalynn, but thank you for your fine review of "Solo." I've written others that have made far more money and even made the top ...more "
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Deal Breaker / Drop Shot by Harlan Coben
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I have had the pleasure of meeting Harlan Coben at a writing conference and as he alludes to when he speaks Harlan Coben IS Myron Bolitar... the look, the size, and the snarky but witty persona. And I must confess I enjoyed both the real character (H ...more
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Hard Knocks by Howie Carr
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This is my first novel by noted Boston radio personality Howie Carr. It was frankly better than I expected. There are numerous plot twists and many familiar scenes as I would have expected from a Bostonian like Mr. Carr. I found some of the numerous ...more
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John Grisham seems to be an off again, on again kind of author. I've thoroughly enjoyed many of his works like The Firm, A Time to Kill and The Testament. Others I have not. Whether Mr. Grisham is simply getting older and phoning it in I'm in no posi ...more
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Love mysteries with a heavy dose of romance. How about a novel replete with sophisticated, witty dialog? And oh, BTW, does the prospect of meeting some of the most well-developed characters you'll ever read tickle your fancy? If the answer to any of ...more
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Daughter of the Fallen by Madeline Wynn is a sensuous romp through the passion, frustration, and angst of young love. But that's only where Author Wynn begins! From there she capably adds the terror of the unexpected and complete unknown while seamle ...more
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