Book Review: Rise of a Phoenix - Rise of a Phoenix by P.S. Syron-Jonescategories: Book, Crime Ficton, Detective, Murder, Mystery Thriller
P.S. Syron-Jonesabout this book: This is a grippy Mystery thriller about a NYDP detective Samantha McCall who picks up a case of a murdered Lawyer. This soon becomes deeper and darker as she digs into the case. McCall discovers she is been followed by a mysterious shadowy figure but does not know their true intention at first.
As the case progresses and more bodies are found she comes to realise that nothing is as it seems.
This is an easy book to read, I have done it so your not grasping for a dictionary to find out what the words mean. To that end it flows. It has twists to it so you think you have got it then bam.
• What inspired you to write this book?
Oddly enough I didn't have any inspiration as such, I was at work one day and the idea popped in, sure the idea grew and expanded in places, but it basically just popped in there.
• Who are the primary readers of your book?
The age group is more for 17-18+ this is by no means a kids book, its a murder mystery!
• How long did it take to write it?
In between work and other things it took around 5-6 months to write. I write things down in my spare time and then type up when i can and that doubles the time I guess. However I had an awesome proofreader and editor so that speeded things along.
• How did you come up with the title?
It just seemed right, originally it was going to be Phoenix rising but someone else had dibs on that.
• Why did you choose this cover?
When I went to my cover artist (Indie Designz) she asked what I was after. I had this picture in my head of NYC backdrop with a pair of sunglasses and a NYPD shield - the meaning of which will become apparent as you read the book.
• What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Stop editing, I could not leave it alone. I had made several copies of different stages and my lovely wife read most of them until she forced me to stop. I think the problem is with most writers is it will never be perfect to them.
• Did you do research for your book? What did that involve?
Oh dear God yes, know I have been to NYC twice and so I have put a lot of places I remembered into the book, however to get street names and the basic geography right you have to Google. This will be read by people in NYC (I hope) and I wanted it so they could relate to places and not say "Where the hell was that." It make it more real if a reader can feel that they are there.Some of the buildings I had in my head, creepy places shall we say, spooky thing was when I found such places (exactly how I described as well) on line. I shivered I can tell you.
• Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I have learnt that the writing is the easy part, finding the motivation is the hard part. I work 12 hours in shifts, after that you want to spend time with the family. But when you do have free time the trick is not to waist it.
• What do you want to say to your readers?
This is the start of a series, one that will grow and hopefully be around for awhile. The main thing is you are the important part of the book. If you are not reading or enjoying then it is only print on a page. It is your imaginations that bring everything to life. I thank you.
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rise of a phoenixgreat easy read...read an original of this before it was published and it's well worth the wait for the real mccoy. it brings the seedie side on new york to paper.
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