Monday, March 18, 2019

A Page Turner!

Born in Oakland, CA, Kathy Parsons has been an independent piano teacher since early 1981. Kathy is also a Top 1000 Reviewer. Shelived in the San Francisco Bay Area until mid-2007 when she relocated to Florence, OR (on the central Oregon Coast). She continues to teach locally and via the internet in addition to reviewing many recordings and interviewing artists for her website, MainlyPiano.com, and editing new sheet music. I am honored to find her review of my suspense thriller, Coma Confidential

March 14, 2019
"Coma Confidential" is the first in a two-part series by USA Today best-selling author Uvi Poznansky. Told in the first person, the story is a page-turner about Ash, a young woman who finds herself in a hospital with no recollection of who she is or what happened to her. Little by little, she is able to piece together her identity as well as the horrendous rape and beating that left her near-death and in a coma. The story continues to escalate as Ash again finds herself in peril at the hands of a high school “friend” who betrays her, the Russian agent who seeks a computer program Ash’s boyfriend created in high school, and the thug who almost killed her. Some of the story comes close to a level of science fiction, but it’s too similar to many things that are happening right now to discount as something that could never “really” take place. We can hope, but it’s that flirting with reality that makes this story such a compulsive read. Plot twists and suspenseful storytelling make this a book that you will have trouble putting down. I’ve read Book 2 (Virtually Lace), and am really looking forward to any additional volumes in this series!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The voice of Coma Confidential

Today I have the pleasure of introducing an amazing narrator, Heather Jane Hogan. I love the intimacy and warmth in her voice and her interpretation of several of my stories, including Apart from Love and Twisted, and I am thrilled that she agreed to undertake narration of Coma Confidential.

And here are a few quotes of what Heather says about herself:
  • "I work as a Voiceover. In case you’re not sure what that is, Webster’s definition of a voiceover is, “the voice of an offscreen narrator, announcer, or the like.” For me, it was an easy transition from stage and film acting to voice. I love telling a good story, so voiceover has been a great fit for me."
  • "In 1999, I went skydiving. I’ll never forget it. It wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be exhilarating; that I would land and shout something like, “WOO HOO!!”… but… at least for me, it was more of an overwhelming experience. Afterwards, I just wanted to sit and contemplate my belly button."
  • "In 2003 and 2004 I won the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), hosted by http://www.nanowrimo.org. They host a challenge every year during the month of November for you to write a novel. It doesn’t have to be good, no one reads it for proof (the contest is honor-based) – but you have to write 50,000 words in one month (the definition of a novel). It’s a great and challenging exercise, even if you’re not a writer."
  • "I sing in the car. Loudly. I’m that woman you see on the highway, belting out tunes as if she were on stage somewhere and blissfully unconcerned that other people on the highway can see me." 
  • "I love roller coasters. The more twisty-turny-upside-down-back-and-forth-hair-raising, the better."

(Volume I of Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance)
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Monday, March 11, 2019

Fast thrilling read

Love this review for my medical thriller, Coma Confidential:

March 11, 2019
The was a great premise for a thriller and the author did an excellent job building suspense and surprising me. "Coma Confidential (Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance Book 1)" by Uvi Poznansky, is a fast and thrilling read that I just couldn't put down. Five stars.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Welcome to Literary world with Kathryn Gauchi

Kathryn Gauci, a talented historical fiction writer and a friend, just posted an interview with me. Kathryn was born in Leicestershire, England, and studied textile design at Loughborough College of Art and later at Kidderminster College of Art and Design where she specialised in carpet design and technology. After graduating, Kathryn spent a year in Vienna, Austria before moving to Greece where she worked as a carpet designer in Athens for six years. This is how she welcomed me to the interview:


I am always in awe of multi-talented people who have several careers and are successful in all of them. “If you want something done, give it to a busy person” springs to mind here. My guest today on A Literary World is one such person. Uvi Poznansky has a B.A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel, and after moving to Troy, N.Y. she earned her M.A. in Architecture. This was followed by a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Michigan. In addition to her academic career, she is an accomplished artist having exhibited in California and Israel. On top of this eye-watering list of achievements, she is a highly successful author.
Welcome to A Literary World, Uvi. It’s a pleasure to have you with us.
Can you tell us a little about yourself? Where do you live and when did you start writing?
To read my answer, click here: LITERARY WORLD: An interview with Uvi Poznansky


Friday, March 8, 2019

What was your inspiration for the Ash Suspense Thrillers?

Linnea Tanner is a great author and friend, and I have recently intrigued by her question: Would you provide an overview of the Ash Suspense Thrillers with elements of suspense and romance? What was your inspiration for writing Book 2: Virtually Lace in the series?
Want to know my answer? Check it out:

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Twists and turns!

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Reviewed: 03-01-19
Very descriptive writing in this intriguing mystery! 

Don Warrick did a great job bringing the characters to life. 

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. 

Surreal, dream-like murder mystery full of intrigue and twists with a dash of romance

Linnea Tanner is a talented Historical Fiction and Fantasy author who weaves Celtic myths and legends into the historical backdrop of Ancient Rome and Britania. I am thrilled to find her review of my suspense thriller, Virtually Lace:

March 6, 2019
The cover of Virtually Lace by Uvi Poznansky intrigued me and the surreal, dream-like first chapter pulled me into a unique murder mystery full of intrigue and twists. The story begins when Michael, a virtual reality developer, follows a vaguely-familiar teenage woman who appears distressed at Laguna Beach.

In the dim light at dusk, he loses sight of her and can't clearly discern the landscape and people around him as he descends the trail after her. When he finally finds the young woman floating in the water near jagged rags, he struggles to piece together how his dream-like observations fit into the murder. To document the crime scene, he tries to take pictures with his smartphone, but it slips out of his hand into a wave. It is then he realizes that his presence so close to the body could implicate him as the murderer. Thus, he sets out to recreate the crime scene in a virtual reality simulation to help him solve the murder.

However, his investigation leads him down a dangerous path that could threaten the life of his lover, Ash, who had escaped a violent assault and lost memory of the attacker. The story is fast-paced and full of twists. The climax is riveting with haunting images.

Author Uvi Poznansky has masterfully written a character-driven mystery murder that is rich in sensory details, almost dreamlike. An example of the the rich description from the first chapter is as follows: "Electric lights buzzed in the buildings behind him, and foxtail ferns hissed, swaying along the trail. Her shadow flitted over the shrubs, falling father and farther out of reach." These details are important clues to solving the mystery. The romantic relationship of Michael and Ash is engaging and directly impacts the intrigue, suspense, and twists in the story. I was on the edge of my seat, fearing for their safety, as the plot thickens.

Virtually Lace is a must read for those who enjoy a fact-paced, character-driven suspense with a dash of romance.