Monday, November 18, 2013

EPITAPH Gets New Reviews

A few new reviews for The Epitaph of Jonas Barloff popped up on Goodreads during the past month. Here's what other readers are saying about the YA horror/mystery:
Wow! I could not stop reading...It was like an addiction to see Angela and Marc to the end of the story! I loved this book...REALLY good! It had quite a surprising ending. I liked the way Angela and Marc worked together to solve the mystery.
Thanks, everyone. Glad you enjoyed it. Be sure and check out my new novel, A Door Unlocked, which is also getting rave reviews.

A Drunken Druid's 5-Star Review of "A Door Unlocked"

A Drunken Druid's View: Review of Calvin Dean's "A Door Unlocked": "A Door Unlocked" by author Calvin Dean is a paranormal thriller that will keep you up all night!  I had a hard time putting it down...intriguing characters that are very well developed and believable. The plot of the book has intricacies that point to a good imagination and confidence in the authors writings. I have no complaints about this one. I am already recommending it and will continue to do so for a long time to come.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

REVIEW: A Door Unlocked

Beth Nolan, PhD recently read my latest novel, A Door Unlocked. What are her impressions? First off, Beth doesn't award stars. She merely states what she likes and doesn't like. Here's a quote from her review:
This book reminded me a bit of a Mary Higgins Clark mystery. It read quickly and focused on a heroine who was bent but not broken, and very determined to find her daughter.
Gee, I think she liked my book. Any reference to Mary Higgins Clark is a good thing, right? Okay, so was there anything she didn't like? 
I wish that the storyline had not included rape and molestation (which I don’t like to read), but they did occur mostly “off stage” ...(there wasn’t a graphic, violent, drawn out scene to read). I kept reading to make sure that there was a happy ending!
Happy ending? You'll have to read it for yourself to find out. Check out Beth's entire review by clicking this link:  BETH NOLAN'S REVIEW.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A DOOR UNLOCKED Lets You Switch Between Reading & Listening

Switch between reading and listening without ever losing your place. Whispersync for voice syncs Kindle books with professional narration for an uninterrupted reading and listening experience. EXAMPLE: You're reading A Door Unlocked on your Kindle, but you want to go for a walk or jog. Whispersync lets you switch to the audiobook seamlessly without losing your place. When you return from your walk or job, switch back to Kindle. It's that easy. Learn more here:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Membership Not Required to Download "A Door Unlocked" Audiobook

Want to download "A Door Unlocked" but don't want an Audible membership? No problem. You can download audiobooks without a membership. Simply click the non-member button. But you can download the audiobook for FREE with a trial membership.

The audiobook is currently available through Audible and Amazon.com:

Audible  |  Amazon

Coming soon to iTunes.

While you're there, listen to a sample chapter of the book - one of my favorite sections - at no charge.

Download "A Door Unlocked" Audiobook FREE!

For those of you who listen to books while jogging, exercising at the gym or going about your daily routines, "A Door Unlocked" is now available in audiobook format. 

In early October, I went about the task of narrating the entire novel. The tedious process of recording page by page, chapter by chapter, editing mistakes, and then encoding the audio to meet strict standards took about two weeks. By mid-October, I uploaded the final chapter. Audible took the book through their quality control process, and on Nov. 1, the audiobook appeared on the Audible.com website.

I could have chosen a professional announcer to record the narration, but having a TV and radio background, I decided to give this project the ole college try. Afterall, who knows the story and its characters better than the author?

In the coming days, the audiobook will be picked up by iTunes and Amazon. But right now, you can download "A Door Unlock" FREE with a 30-day trial membership.

I hope you'll check it out and give me your feedback. Be sure to rate the story, performance and overall impressions. To get started, follow the link: