Saturday, December 17, 2016

Onyx Webb by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton Review & Interview

Onyx Webb Book Three by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Onyx Webb, Book Three by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Publisher: Courage Crafters Inc. (Oct 22, 2015) Category: Paranormal Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural Thriller, Ghosts Tour Date: Oct and Nov, 2016 ISBN: 978-0990751830 ASIN: B0179RS90O Available in: Print & ebook, 235 Pages If you enjoyed the award winning Book One and Book Two, you will love Onyx Webb: Book Three! As with Book Two, this next book promises to be just as twisted, dark, and creepy as the web of stories continues to be carefully constructed. Book Three continues to follow the billionaire Mulvaney family including Koda’s obsession with the ghost girl and his grandfather Declan’s sordid history with the mob, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and of course the story of Onyx Webb whose life may finally be ended. As unrelated as it all seems, the web is slowly being strung together so that the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself will eventually be revealed.

Praise for Onyx Webb Series by Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Onyx Webb: Book One was selected as a Horror/Suspense Finalist in the 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards!
 "This is an interesting story. I liked how you could follow the different people and just knew that there was more to the story. Onyx keeps adding hints that make it feel like it is linked together. I liked all of the characters; they were descriptive and kept me wanting to find out more about them. I admit that I liked Onyx the best so I loved her story and narrations more than Juniper and Koda’s stories. 5 stars"- JBronder Book Reviews
" I found my new favorite book when I opened the first pages of ONYX WEBB. There is not a dropped thread in this exciting, engrossing, riveting, incredible paranormal, suspenseful, supernatural, mysterious, time-switching, multi-character serial...I realize how Dickens' audience must have felt, hanging on from week to week with bated breath for the newest installment...ONYX WEBB is a story in a class by itself. I can see it becoming a cult classic--and why not? I certainly plan to read it over and over and over again...because in the words of Jacqueline Susann: "Once is not enough. 5 Stars"- Mallory Heart Reviews
 "A must read! Onyx Webb Book 2 offers so much to readers. Suspense is so thick readers will go crazy with what will happen next as they follow each of the interesting characters. The characters pop out from the pages and create an air of drama and adventure that will keep readers turning the pages."- Danielle Urban
 " I raved about the first installment with a five star review. The second one is even better and I am completely hooked. I am repeating myself when I say that the writing and pacing are terrific and that all the main characters are very well drawn and realistic Some are very likable and some not. Highly recommended. 5 stars"- James Tepper, Vine Voice
 "As the author’s promised, these next three episodes start tying together the characters from past to future. I knew things were going to be revealed. I knew it would get darker, scarier. And I knew there would be new mysteries and questions. What I didn’t expect was for this story to explode. I couldn’t believe how excited, grossed out, and happy I became. I can’t begin to imagine! Every time I thought I knew something, especially about Onyx, I was given another enigma. As old characters entered the story, and new ones were introduced, I got more excited to read what was in store for them. These authors pull no punches. So many breath stealing scenes make these some excellent new episodes I promise you, it’s hypnotic and unpredictable. Oh, and addictive. I should also point out, it’s meant to be read in order so make sure you start at the beginning. 5 stars" Laura Thomas, FuOnlyKnew

Onyx Webb Book Three by Andrea Waltz and Richard FentonAbout Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are a married writing team. Most well known for their business fables, they’re professional speakers who teach audiences on how to overcome fear of failure and rejection. The Onyx Webb Series is their first serious dive into fiction. Richard and Andrea have been in love with creating stories together since they met almost twenty years ago and even spent some time in Hollywood writing screenplays, being represented by the producer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Their favorite genres are suspense, thriller, crime and anything of a paranormal nature which is how Onyx Webb turned into a mash-up of all their favorites! Website: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Google+: Goodreads:

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What does your family think of your writing?
When our family reads our work, the first thing we hope is that they do not feel the need to alert the authorities. Actually, and we mean this with love, we have found that your family will be the least impressed with your writing and/or books than anyone. Maybe it’s because they know you and what a goof-ball you really are.
That said, we are lucky, our family is very supportive of our writing. However, some of our family members are just not readers. And it’s hard to get a ‘non-reader’ to read. So we’ve given up trying. Andrea’s Dad is a voracious reader, a couple hundred books a year, and has read all of the Onyx Webb series which is a big compliment. If he didn’t enjoy them, we know he’d have no hesitation putting us on the DNF pile! In the end though, if you are a writer and your family is not behind you, or even discouraging, you can’t let them dissuade you.  If you are living for the approval of your family you’ll probably never get it, even if you’re wildly successful. The sooner you ‘get’ that, the better off you’ll be to do what you really want!

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
The single most surprising thing about creating the Onyx Webb series was how many stories we really had to tell. Richard likes to blame our characters. All writers will tell you the characters come to life and we were surprised how many wanted their story told and wouldn’t leave us alone.

How many books have you written?
We have written several business books. As for fiction, so far we have written 7 of 10 books for the Onyx Webb series.  

Which is your favorite?           
It’s hard to pick a favorite and it seems like each time we finish with a book, that’s is the favorite. I guess it’s like having kids… it’s the new one so it gets a little more attention.

Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer?
The best way to answer this is to understand what “better” really means. We think there are two big keys: time and feedback.  We can all get better. Anyone who has written anything five years ago will probably cringe just a little reading it today. Why is that? Skills are honed with practice. Maybe the writing is tighter – fewer words or word choice is more refined. You just get ‘better’ over time. And yet sometimes the reality is, your writing is not necessarily better, but just different. That’s why you can’t keep editing and editing because you can get into a pattern where you are changing things but not for the better, just to be different.
That said, it’s also why feedback is so important. Whether from a beta reader or anyone who is not afraid to give honest feedback – like, ‘I didn’t care for the character’ or ‘I felt lost for a while…’ That is really important to learn. That helps you make changes so that your writing and story-telling actually does improve because you see where your gaps are.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
We do which is great. Mostly we hear how addictive our series is. That is our goal. We want to create a story so engrossing that readers get lost and for a moment forget all their troubles. All writers love to hear from readers. It’s the validation of the creation. It’s like that old saying, if a tree falls in the forest, did it make any noise? If a book is written and isn’t read… does it exist? Having someone read and be entertained is a wonderful feeling.

What do you think makes a good story?
For us, what makes a good story at most basic level is the 2 C’s: character and conflict. For us, we try to create characters that people relate to and that they care about. Then we throw that character into the world we have created and then start the conflict. Our characters never have it easy and that is what makes a great story to us! 

My Review:
This is the darkest installment yet. And I loved it the most. I am no longer in the web, but rather stuck in it like a fly. These characters are disturbing, yet complex. I have not read a book that made me mentally scared like this book in a long time. I can only say that I started reading Stephen King when I was 8, and I have been reading horror for over 25 years. I love how the story flows together and yet the parts seem indifferent to one another, This is a series that will stay on my bookcase forever. I am giving this book a 5/5. All opinions are my own. Now I just have to wait for book 4............. 

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