Now Available – Desperation Falls

Posted: 3rd February 2014 by Rich Bullock in Desperation Falls

3rd book of Perilous Safety Series now available!

Find it at Smashwords (for all reader hardware), and Amazon so far. More retailers coming soon.

I’m finishing up the print layout, and that edition will be shipping in February.

All she wants is some place safe.

All she wants is some place safe.

  1. Bernette Beals says:

    Will you have more of the Perilous Cove novels? I enjoyed all 3 very much.

  2. Sandy says:

    I’m about 75% done with Desperation Falls. Aside from a couple of things, I think it’s the best mystery/suspense book I’ve ever read – and that’s saying a lot. I’m very picky. I think a lot of Christian authors assume their readers don’t want what secular books have, but that’s hogwash. We love a good romance and like to squirm reading the thoughts of a serial killer just as much as the next guy. However…I will say that, being a Christian, there are couple things I, personally, don’t like in Christian books. I don’t like references to the main characters (supposedly Christians themselves) drinking/smoking, being promiscuous, and – my least favorite – using swear words. This books has at least a couple words/phrases that don’t need to be in there. You need to decide which side of the fence you’re working on, Rich. Other than that, awesome job!

    • Rich Bullock says:

      Sandy, I really appreciate your comment. High praise, indeed, and I take that seriously as I work.

      I agree with you about the types of stories readers want, and that’s why I write the kinds of stories I do. Characters have lives that went on before I knew them and continue on afterward. I’m just brought in to tell part of their story. To me, they are real people—sometimes good friends—and my greatest desire is to have others know them. (Not the bad guys!)

      Of course, target audiences vary for authors and publishing houses, so there are decisions and perhaps policies that can influence the end product. I want my books to reflect the real world, not some overly saccharin version that feels like a plastic knockoff that doesn’t come close. It’s a tough call on how to portray our often painful, gritty world in a sensitive way, but it can be done.

      I promise you, I’m not trying to see how close I can get to the line, nor am I fuzzy about where that line is. And because of that, I appreciate your comment and caution. It’s an appropriate question that all authors should/must ask themselves.

      Thanks for reading!