Spotlight on C.O.B.: Poetry, graphics & an award-winning thriller


Today's Spotlight is on the work of an author known as C.O.B., whose writings include an intriguing mix of poetry, thoughts, dialogue, and graphics, as well as an award-winning thriller that has been described as "Psycho meets The Boy Next Door." If you're ready for critically acclaimed writing that's off the beaten trail, read on!

A Drinker's Poems, Thoughts and Dialogue by C.O.B.

Genre: Poetry
Price: FREE  

On the anniversary of his dear friend's death, an old man enters a bar and shares a story of a time when love came at a cost. Through a collection of poems, you will experience the joy of living, loving, and crying, plus lots and lots of laughter. A merry-go-round of raw emotions, this collection of poetry is a testimony to how life was lived and is meant to be lived...from the perspective of an old drinker.

“I loved the author’s raw, uncensored, and genuine voice... It’s a must-read book to take to a bar!” ~Reader Views

“Experimental in its own way, this collection will appeal to poetry readers who appreciate Bukowski-like verses fueled by a Baudelaire-like existence.” ~The U.S. Review of Books

"Each piece feels like a note written in a bottle found ashore... C.O.B. shows that, no matter what form it’ll take, a gut-wrenching piece of writing awaits." ~Independent Book Review

“Ideal for meditating on time and life.” ~Readers’ Favorite

Words & Graphics - The Four Seasons of Love

Genre: Poetry
Price: $1.99  

The Four Seasons of Love is the final installment in the Words and Graphics concept series that tells a coming-of-age story—of an adult who unexpectedly becomes a dad and then reverts to a childlike state of being. Growing into manhood—rather, a responsible father, after his childish journey causes him to lose a life—the four seasons that we all must endure reveal why all the colorful loves that entered this man-child’s life triggered the fallout between him and his one pure love, his daughter.

With the mixed use of different forms of writing that include poems, short stories, and simple observations, in addition to its provocative images, The Four Seasons of Love is a fitting end to the series, yet it also stands alone, as the best and most compelling of introductions.

"A powerful and brutally honest look at the impact of drugs and alcohol on the psyche of one's mind and life...a must-read for anyone who enjoys experimental storytelling and creative narrative styles." ~Readers' Favorite, 5 Stars

“The sometimes surreal leaps in tone or subject matter are masterful enough to recall Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America. Indeed, the writing evokes other Beat writers like Kerouac or Burroughs, bringing their style into the twenty-first century.” ~The US Review of Books

The Beauty in Ms. White

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Romance
Price: $1.99  

What happens when fantasy crosses over into reality? For Carlos Castillo, a lonely store manager, it creates a twisted story, a convolution of the truth that lies behind most fairytales: Love is real, but at times, it is concealed by a veil of mischief. 

The Beauty in Ms. White is a chilling, suspenseful love story that rips apart, then re-creates the meaning of star-crossed lovers.

"Psychological...compelling...powerful...and highly recommended." ~Midwest Book Review

“Psycho meets The Boy Next Door. Filled with suspense and intrigue.” ~Readers’ Favorite, 5 Stars

"If you enjoy being on the edge of your seat, read this not-to-be-missed novella." ~BookTrib

“A striking novel about the power of delusional assumptions... An intriguing mixture of dark romance and thriller.” ~Self-Publishing Review

About the Author
With his education in screenwriting, C.O.B. was trained to think visually, which he has now combined with his passion for all forms of creativity. His works span many genres, authoring poems, novels, and uniquely conceptual short stories told with the use of graphics and photographs. When he's not writing, C.O.B. is...thinking about writing.

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