Monday, August 24, 2009

Review - Resurrecting Midnight by Eric Jerome Dickey

Resurrecting Midnight by Eric Jerome Dickey
Dutton Adult
August 2009
ISBN #978-0-525-95057-8
Hardcover Price $26.95


Book Description:

International assassin Gideon spilled blood for the first time when he was seven years old, with a single shot to the head of a man who was attempting to kill the woman Gideon had known as his mother. The victim was none other than his own father, a man of unspeakable evil. This pivotal event shaped Gideon throughout his life, made him who he is, one of the fiercest, most feared hired guns in the world.And one of the most hunted. After nearly losing his life in Antigua during a mission that went terribly wrong, Gideon trusts no one. But when a former lover and grifter, Arizona, resurfaces in need of his skills, she reminds him he was indebted to a man who had once saved his life: the son of the legendary con-man Scamz. Gideon is forced to take on an assignment which will lead him to Argentina in pursuit of a briefcase containing one part of a larger puzzle. The "package" contains material that another group of assassins – the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – will kill to obtain and protect. One of the leaders of the Four Horsemen has a connection to Gideon that neither man is aware of -- a connection that will be exposed when they meet face-to-face and gun-to-gun. Each member of The Four Horsemen is a world-class killer, each with a dark and dangerous past, and nothing will stop that team of renegades from completing their mission. As Gideon struggles to keep promises and uncover information about his past, he finds himself at the center of the ultimate double-cross and he is forced to do what he must to protect himself and those closest to him. Set amidst the exotic and vibrant streets of Miami and Buenos Aires, Resurrecting Midnight is an action-filled, pulse- pounding thriller from bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey.
Book Review:
Gideon is one of the best assassins in the world. Gideon knows that the only person he can really count on is himself. However, that does not stop from being human and making some mistakes.

Let us just hope this mistake does not cost him-his life.

When a former lover wants to meet with him, Gideon cannot help but feel excited. That is until he discovers just why Arizona wants to meet him. She makes him promise to this job for her.

Things get out of hand and Gideon knows the shit is about the hit the fan. He knows that someone is after him but no clue just yet that he/she, he, or she is. What do they want from him?

Is there someone from his past that is coming to bite in the ass? Whoever that person is, Gideon knows that it could very well be the last thing he does.

If you want to know what happens next, well the big tease that I am says:

--- Get off your lazy butt and get your own copy!

Mr. Eric has countless books that just prove to world that he is the best at what he does and is not stopping anytime soon. Mr. Eric more than proves with his latest novel involving Gideon’s adventures in Resurrecting Midnight.
I am newbie when comes to reading Mr. Eric’s novels. It sure made me feel like I was living under a rock to have just now discovered Gideon the assassin series.

From the very beginning, Mr. Eric captivated my attention with his character, Gideon that would not release me until I finished the whole book. It held my attention away from everything and everyone to the very end.

Mr. Eric Jerome Dickey’s Resurrecting Midnight can very well become plenty of reader’s new form of addiction. It could also be the cause of plenty of new readers to hunt out other books in this series.

For a newbie such as myself, I did not feel lost when I read Mr. Eric’s book. He kept me fully informed about what I missed in Gideon’s previous novels. Yet again, it has not stopped me from searching for all previous additions to Gideon’s adventures.

Fans and new readers will not be mad after reading Resurrecting Midnight. I do not have any clue about the previous Gideon’s novels, but if Mr. Eric is known to leave cliffhangers like that than I will not hold it against him. It definitely left me craving more and more Gideon’s novels.

By the way, have I mention I crave a hell of a lot more?

I can honestly say that Eric Jerome Dickey has made a new fan for life in me.

Thank you, Mr. Eric for your amazing writing talent! Resurrecting Midnight will be scorching hot success that will thrill many fans all over the world.

I give Resurrecting Midnight a rating of 5 Screams.
Book Reviewed by:

Night Time Romance Reviews


About The Author:
Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he earned his degree in Computer System Technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.
After landing a job in the aerospace industry as a software developer, Eric Jerome Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a stand-up comedian. Yet Eric quickly found out that writing was something he could do and do well. From creative writing classes to avidly consuming the works of his favorite authors, Eric Jerome Dickey began to shape a writing career of his own. Having written several scripts for his personal comedy act, he started writing poetry and short stories. "The film work gave me insight into character development, the acting classes helped me understand motivation...All of it goes hand in hand," Eric explains. He joined the IBWA (International Black Writers and Artists), participated in their development workshops, and became a recipient of the IBWA SEED Scholarship to attend UCLA's Creative Writing classes. In 1994 his first published short story, "Thirteen," appeared in the IBWA's River Crossing: Voices of the Diaspora-An Anthology of the International Black Experience. A second short story, "Days Gone By," was published in the magazine A Place to Enter.
Eric Jerome Dickey's novels, Chasing Destiny, Liar's Game, Between Lovers, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, Drive Me Crazy, Genevieve, Naughty or Nice, Sleeping with Strangers, Waking with Enemies, and Pleasure have all earned him the success of a spot on The New York Times bestseller list. Liar's Game, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, and Genevieve have also given Dickey the added distinction of being nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. In 2006, he was honored with the awards for Best Contemporary Fiction and Author of the Year (Male) at the 2006 African American Literary Award Show. In 2008, Eric was nominated for Storyteller of the Year at the 1st annual ESSENCE Literary Awards. In January 2001, Eric Jerome Dickey was a contributor to New American Library's anthology Got To Be Real: Four Original Love Stories, also a Blackboard Bestseller. He also had a story entitled “Fish Sanwich” appear in the anthology Mothers and Sons. In June 2002, Dickey contributed to Black Silk: A Collection of African American Erotica (Warner Books) as well as to Riots Beneath the Baobab (published by International Black Writers and Artists of Los Angeles in April 2002). His books have held steady positions on regional bestseller lists and have been featured in many publications, including ESSENCE, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. Dickey's last novel, Pleasure, held true to form and landed on bestseller lists for The New York Times, USA Today, and ESSENCE.

Eric Jerome Dickey is also the author of a six issue miniseries of comic books for Marvel Enterprises featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. His novel Naughty or Nice has been optioned by Lionsgate Films.

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Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey

Born in Trinidad and living in Atlanta after a relationship gone bad, Nia Simone Bijou is an ambitious writer who has it all. Except for the one thing that’ll give her the control she craves—and the power she deserves: absolute, uninhibited sexual satisfaction. Now, in the sweltering days and nights of summer, the heat is on. Nia’s fantasies will become a reality—with man after man after man. She will shatter the limits of erotic love. She will open herself up to experiences she never dared before. And as her fantasies begin to spin out of control, she’ll discover the unexpected price of the extreme.