Monthly Archives: May 2012

And the Winner Is!

Andalene from Ontario won a free print copy of Painted Black on Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews.

Congratulations, Andalene!

Laurie’s Non-paranormal Thoughts and Reviews: Painted Black by Deb Borys: Character Interview & Excerpt.

Painted Black Featured on Writer’s Block Party

I continue to find ways to spread the word about Painted Black. Today Lisa Taylor featured Painted Black on The Writer’s Block Party, posting a summary, review snippets, and an excerpt of the novel.

If you haven’t already read the book, click this link to read a summary and meet Lexie Green for the first time.

She let Keisha do most of the talking as Jo drove. The night view going north along Lake Shore Drive always drew her eye. The dark distance across the water to her right, the city lights like stars on a geometric horizon ahead. Energizing. Intriguing. Inviting.

Finding a parking space vented the rest of Jo’s anger. She could even grin as she gave a driver the finger for nosing out too far in the walkway they had to cross. He responded with a bored flip of his own.

Then she noticed Keisha had stopped. She was staring at something across Broadway.

“What’s up?”

Street lights washed out the blink of green neon from the Hotel Chateau. Most of the windows had drapes drawn closed; half of them hung crooked on their rods. Near the entrance stood a young woman, hands in the pockets of a short jacket with the collar turned up. When the girl noticed them, she hurried around the corner.

“Lexie,” Keisha called and headed after her. Jo followed. “Alexis, I know it’s you. Quit trying to get away.” To Jo, she added, “She’s just a kid.” ….read more

via Book Feature – “Painted Black” by Debra R. Borys | Writer’s Block Party!.

Pre-Review at Cities of the Mind

I was checking out Connor Rickett’s blog Cities of the Mind to see what he’s been up to lately and was surprised to find my name mentioned.  Connor did an author interview with me a while ago and plans to post a review as well.

Even though he hasn’t finished the book yet, he was kind enough to mention me on his recent post linked below.  He did give a hint that he likes at least some things about it, calling it fast-paced, gritty and a page turner.  Or, in his case, I guess it should be called a screen scroller since he’s using his smart phone to read it.

Thanks, Connor, for the mention.  I look forward to hearing the full review when you’re done.

Speaking of the last month, and author interviews (double segue!), I have had Debra R. Borys’ novel Painted Black in my possession for a month, and still don’t have the review ready. Debra has been a good sport so far, and I plan to reward her patience–she’s also been a victim of being the guinea pig on which I test my new “smart” phone’s ebook reading abilities–I am reading it right now, I thought I would have it done today, but it turns out I have no idea how long ebooks are. It’s not like you can hold it in your hand and check what you’ve read against what remains. I thought I had it half done last night, and I was only a quarter of the way through. So the book will be done tonight, but the review up will be next Wednesday. Rather than wait in breathless wonder, check out Debra’s awesome Author Interview, and follow the links there over to her own site. So far Painted Black has been fast-paced, gritty, and a definite page-turner.

via » Blog Reviews, Menu Changes, eBooks, Milestones » Cities of the Mind.


Chicago Graffiti Training Day

Scenes that would fit right into Cry’s world on Painted Black.