Saturday, April 13, 2013

L = Books For Your Weekend Reading.

Do you ever use pictures to get some writing inspiration going? I love browsing through stock art (unless I can't find what I want...then it's hard not to scream)

However, check out this stock art I found with steampunk flying boats. HERE
This is definitely bookmarked for possible future use.

Another one I really like is this one to reflect the main character. Only problem with it is...the outfit is a bit too skimpy. Nothing wrong with it in general, but it might give readers the wrong idea about what all is in the book. Click HERE.

Can you believe we are already on L?

Today's books starting with L.....

American race car driver and engineer Mallory thinks her career is over after a bad crash. When an elite European racing organization offers her a job, she eagerly accepts. But in the high-stakes world of international racing, ethics and even the law mean little to those seeking an edge. Soon Mallory is thrust into a dangerous investigation that may cost her a lot more than her career.

Read the review HERE.

When college student Travis Maguire chases his dog into Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park wilderness, he finds more than the dog -- he discovers a camera with photos of a mysterious black triangular aircraft that crashed in the woods. Obsessed with the photos and the unknown photographer, Travis searches for the wreck, accompanied by two friends: beautiful Lexie Collins, who’s convinced a UFO came down outside the city, and her brother Burke, who argues that the photos must be fake. Their lives take an unimaginable turn when they encounter a six-eyed galactic animal control officer and the murderous creature he was transporting. Lost Cargo is set in the shadows of Washington’s famous streets, with wicked twists and turns and unforgettable aliens. Only .99 cents.

Read the Review HERE.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A single image sparked the idea for my first book, so yes, I do use images for ideas.

DL Shackleford said...

We are just about half-way through the alphabet. I get a lot of inspiration from images as well.

M Pax said...

I usually browse thru stock photos before beginning a new story. They can provide a lot of inspiration.

Two great sounding reads.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

Books for weekend reading? You must read faster than I. Maybe I could get through one of these.

Mer_Melody said...

I love using images to kickstart story ideas! (Or to expand on stories I'm already writing.) The airship picture makes me think of Abney Park. Do you listen to them?