Thursday, April 12, 2012

"An Accidental Affair" by Eric Jerome Dickey

Sex, lies and social media.

I honestly believe that Eric Jerome Dickey may be one of the most under-rated writers of our time. I always thought that he was an excellent writer but he has taken his writing to a completely different level. I especially appreciate his relevance and contemporary style.

His new cast of characters will take you on a ride that you won't want to get off. I hated to finish this book because it was so good.

In his latest novel, "An Accidental Affair," set to hit stores on April 17, 2012, Dickey channels James Thicke (and his alter ego Varg Veum). It's the story of a big-time Hollywood screenwriter who happens to be married to the hot movie actress Regina Baptiste. Thicke's wife is caught in a very unflattering situation (or flattering - depending on your view) with a hot leading man, Johnny Bergs. And the story takes off from there. The mob, the media, the mystery.

Dickey taps into Hollywood life, social media, the blogosphere and doesn't pull any punches in his descriptive narrative. It's steamy. It's hot. It's mystery. It's a wonderful escape.

Eric Jerome Dickey is not an "African American writer," although he is, he's a superb storyteller.

If you're not familiar with his recent work, all I can say "Where in the world have you been?"

I'd say more but I'm afraid to give something away.

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