ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Weston Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants, terrorists, narco smugglers, and human traffickers. His personal war stories include performing humanitarian operations over Bangladesh, being deployed to Afghanistan, and a near miss being cannibalized in Papua New Guinea. His fiction and non-fiction has been praised by USA Today, The Atlantic, The New York Post, The Financial Times of London, and Publishers Weekly. The American Library Association labeled him one of the Major Horror Authors of the 21st Century. His work has also won the Bram Stoker Award, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and won multiple New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A writer of more than 26 books in multiple genres, his military supernatural series SEAL Team 666 has been optioned to be a movie starring Dwayne Johnson. His military sci fi series, which starts with Grunt Life, has been praised for its PTSD-positive depiction of soldiers at peace and at war. Weston likes to be called a chaotic good paladin and challenges anyone to disagree. After all, no one can really stand a goody two-shoes lawful good character. They can be so annoying. It's so much more fun to be chaotic, even when you're striving to save the world. You can argue with him about this and other things online at Living Dangerously or on Facebook at Badasswriter. All content of this blog is copywrited by Weston Ochse.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Velvet Dogma Reviews

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Several reviews this week forVelvet Dogma.These folks have been included in the contest.

HORRORWORLD: Horror World used the words 'blown away,' 'pleasantly surprised,' 'rip-roarin'' and 'incredibly handsome,' when they recently reviewed my original eNovel, Velvet Dogma. Okay, one of those is made up, but it was 'insinuated' okay? Please read the full review and if you haven't managed to get your copy yet, which is less than the cost of a Happy Meal.

I was blown away at the quality of the author’s prose.  Talk about smooth!  I am not a technologically adept man, but Ochse did a marvelous job of taking me through a world that is nothing short of an electronics engineers dream.  I still don’t pretend to understand how even half of how the gizmo’s in Velvet Dogma work, but Ochse did a great job presenting them to the reader in such a way that his succinct descriptions of their concepts alone was enough to get me into the story.  And most importantly for me, Ochse kept the names of the characters, buildings, events, and even most of the gizmo’s simple enough where I could remember them without having to create a spread sheet to keep track of them all.

For the full review go here.



From Wendy Trakes: Another action-packed adventure, Velvet Dogma shows us a frightening potential future shaped by technology and natural disaster through the eyes of Rebecca Mines who has just been released from a 20 year extended vacation in solitary confinement. Rebecca finds herself a visitor in her own city as she is chased from one part of Los Angeles to the next by both police and the criminal element, creating a snapshot image of the high tech new world and the underbelly of society. The crime she committed continues to haunt her as she is hunted from the very moment of her release. This imaginative high-tech thriller is filled with twists and turns, underground worlds and mad scientists, medical miracles, gangs and mystical prophets. For the full review go here.

Three more days in the review contest. If you want to be included, please make sure that you post, video tape, or spray paint a review of VD somewhere!

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