2017 – Read the best of DRAMA Novels

Browse through these best of stories in the DRAMA genre and see where you can read the best of new novels from around the world. 

SECRET LOVE OF AN ARABIAN PRINCE, by Hend Ali

THE ONLY MAN, by Kimberly Davis

PUSHING UPWARD, by Andrea Adler

A MOMENT IN THE SUN, by Tory Gates

GETAWAY DAY, by Ken White

THE SCENT OF MY SON IN GOOD WE TRUST, by Adrienne Miranda

BADER FIELD: HOW MY FAMILY SURVIVED SUICIDE, by Carl David

SUNDAY MORNING RIGHT IN FRUTT, by JC Hennington

WORN FACES, by Morgan Lawrence

THE BROTHERS CONNOLLY, by Ted Prokash

THE STOVE JUNKER, by SK Kalsi

DANCE OF LOVE, by Inge Saunders

BECOMING MOON, by Craig A. Hart

DANCING WITH RACHEL, by Ken Montrose

THE SNAILS CASTLE, by Mark Gordon

MARKED, by PC Cast & Kristine Cast

NORTH HALL, by Julian Lev

THE HOUSESITTER, by Adrienne Silcock

SILENTLY STILL, by Julieanne Lynch

6 DAYS OF YOU, by Sophia Ryan

A TWINS REDEMPTION, by Yassy F.

MAKING ROOM FOR GEORGE, by D. Ellis Phelps

A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME, by Jean Watier

MR. GRUMBLES, by Marjory E Leposky

TURNSTILES, by Andrea McKenzie

THE SAFE WORD, by Karen Long

THE ROMANTIC, by Felix Alexander

ONE NIGHT TWO LIARS, by Brian G. Burns

ONYX DRAGON, by Shawn E. Crapo

HE & SHE, by Wayne Clark

ELSA A GIRL WITHOUT SCRUPLES, by Marleen Rossetti

NAZARETH, by James Jeffrey

WITH THE HEADMASTERS APPROVAL, by Jan Hurst-Nicholson

DOUBLE UGLY, by Jim Murray

MY WAR WITH HEMINGWWAY, by James Charles

SLAVE TO LOVE, by Romay

ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, by Nadine Frye

TO DANCE WITH UGLY PEOPLE, by Lorene Stunson Hill

FAMILY TREE, by Andrea Carr

 

MY SADE STORY PART 1, by Paul Cooke DEATH OF A DIVA: FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY, by Brigitte Goldstein

THE KNIFE WITH THE IVORY HANDLE, by Cindy Bruchman

THE SCARLET SERIES, by Taylor Chessor

MY TIME IS YOURS, by S.E. Isaac

YOU ARE AMONG MONSTERS, by Jon R. Flieger

ONION GRASS, by Amy Kierce

THE PATHOLOGY OF INNOCENCE AN INVOLUTION, by Juditta Salem
VIDEO PITCH: THE MILLIONAIRES CROSS, by Sal Nudo

COLLIDING ORBITS, by T.S. Fox

IN THE CLEFT JOY COMES IN THE MOURNING, by Dana Goodman

THE MILLIONAIRES CROSS, by Sal Nudo

THE RELATIONSHIP CONTRACT, by Natasha Rawls

DEATH GRIP, by Tracy Sherwood

MURDER IMPOSSIBLE, by Jack Fitzgerald

ETERNAL WISH, by Dana Cariola

AN UNCOMMON FAMILY, by Christa Polkinhorn

A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT, by Erika Armstrong

STELLAS PLEA, by RA Giggie

PLAYED TO DEATH, by BV Lawson

IN THE REALM OF ANGELS, by Darlene Cozart

FILIAD, by Danilo Peshikan

A LIKELY STORY, by Leigh Stanton

THE GUILLOTINE CHOICE, by Bashir Saoudi & Michael Mallone

THE VIRTUOSO, by Virginia Burges

THOUGHTS OF A FRACTURED SOUL, by Kern Carter

JEZEBEL’S DAUGHTER, by Mordechai Landsberg

THE ISLAND, by Jen Minkman

WANDERING FEELINGS, by Boyko Ovcharov

THE KILLING OF FREDDIE FOSTER, by Kerin Freeman

GRANT’S FERRY, by David Chase

THE SEDUCTIVE SCHOOLHOUSE SCANDAL, by Sandra Rose

DEADLY PLEASURES, by Mary Firmin

THE RED STROKES, by Kathy Reinhart

IN THE PAINT, by Jeffrey Dainton

VIDEO PITCH: ASHES AND ICE, by Dianna Bellerose

CATCHING CHARLOTTE, by Romay

A TAYLOR-MADE LIFE, by Kary Rader

TRACES, by Betty Bolte

NOT TO TALK ABOUT UNTIL NOW, by Kirsten Marie Wohlgemuth

BURN IN HELL, A JAKE CARRINGTON MYSTERY, by Marian Lanouette

RIVER OF TEARS, by Michele L. Montgomery

HOW TO KNOCK A BRAVEBIRD FROM HER PERCH, by D. Bryant Simmons

A WHOLE LOT, by Bradley Wind

IRISH INHERITANCE, by Paula Martin

SHORTCOMINGS, by Ginger Simpson

VIDEO PITCH: LEMMON’S JOURNEY, by Philip Oyok

ANTICIPATION OF THE PENITENT, by Nancy Laronda Johnson

SUMMERS GROWTH, by Tina Gayle

THE RAG PRINCESS, by Barbara Franzen

BUDDHA’S WIFE, by Gabriel Constans

STAYING AFLOAT, by Judith Marshall

THE MAKING OF MELISSA, by CS Nixon

THE REDEMPTION O CARALYNNE HAYMAN, by Carole Brown – VIDEO LOGLINE

BEING LENA LEVI, by Bobbie Ann Cole

UP GETTING UP IS THE KEY TO LIFE, by Brian P. Swift

GUARDING SHAKESPEARE, by Quintin Peterson

LIVING IN BRIGHT SHADOWS, by Jean Gilhead

GRAY RAINBOW JOURNEY, by KB Schaller

LEMMON’S JOURNEY, by Philip Oyok

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, by Patty Larsen

RIPPLE, by Tui Allen

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Novel Transcript Reading: THE SCENT OF MY SON: IN GOD WE TRUST, by Adrienne Miranda

Performed by Val Cole

BUY Novel Online

 Get to know the writer:

What is your novel about?

My continued search for justice for the brutal murder of my son.

What genres would you say this novel is in?

True Crime/ Inspiration and Faith

How would you describe this story in two words?

Unconscionable injustice

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

What a Wonderful Life

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

What a wonderful world/somewhere over the rainbow.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

To kill a Mockingbird

What motivated you to write this story?

The deep love and devotion I have for my son and knowing that the truth must be told. I have been beaten down continually over the past 10 years and these wrong doers must be held accountable and stopped.

My story details the beastly hate, greed and injustice that permeates through our society every day. I want to make a difference and all lives matter.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

My son Joseph

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My faith, children, extending kindness to others, movies,
Music, singing, dance, Bible study, uplifting others, advocacy and never giving up.

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

Finally Knowing the truth and having all the proof that my sons brutal and tragic murder has been covered up by law-enforcement and prosecutors at every level.

So many people are supporting me to get my story out there for all people to know and understand that this horrific and hideous nightmare could happen to any parent.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

When you know in your heart that your story must be told, write it. It is good to journal with dates and facts.

Always let your heart and soul guide you and when you begin put together a 1-2 page summary of the main theme, The plot thickening and your goals.

I had an important, crucial message to send; when you do make sure you deliver it.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Interview with Novelists Omar Farhad (Honor and Polygamy)

Omar Farhad was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. He immigrated to the United States in 1987 and currently lives in California. He holds an associate’s degree in aviation and a Bachelor of Science in Global Economics, both from US universities.

Buy Books Online: http://www.amazon.com/Honor-and-Polygamy/dp/B01B5BH744/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1462203708&sr=8-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/honor-and-polygamy-omar-farhad/1119467056?ean=9781491732953

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22221083-honor-and-polygamy

honor_and_polygamyInterview with Omar Farhad:

Matthew Toffolo: What is the general theme and tone of your novels?

Omar Farhad: First off, I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak with you. My novel is political in nature. My intent was to point out the failures of the United States government and its policies regarding Afghanistan. In some ways, I feel the novel, that I wrote four years ago, has predicted what is currently happening.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

OF: So they can be entertained while also being informed about Afghanistan and the complex nature of its geographic location, politics, and neighbors the country is dealing with and learn about a culture that the west is completely unaware of.

MT: How would you describe your novels in just two words?

OF: Realistic. Unpredictable.

MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

OF: Groundhog Day. My current job is very similar to the movie’s story line.

MT: Was being a novel writer something you’ve always dreamed of doing?

OF: I have always wanted to write for as long as I can remember. I am able to write, however, when I was younger I lacked the discipline required to sit down and write. As I matured in age, I gained the patience and discipline.

MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel? Have you read a novel more than once?

OF: Caravans, a novel by James A. Michener. No, I do not read books twice.

MT: What motivates you to write?

OF: For one, it is a great way for me to decompress and escape my life for a bit. I am a deep thinker. Through my daily encounters of seeing something, hearing a piece of music or feeling strongly about an idea, I am drawn to write about it.

MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with?

OF: Robert De Niro. In my opinion, he is the most renowned actor that fits in any role.

MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

OF: I am passionate about humanity. I speak five languages. To me each language represents a culture. Without a deep understanding of other languages and cultures, many similarities about human beings are lost or misunderstood by many. Wish for more people to take the time to learn more languages and understand other cultures, it would help to erase racism, inequality, and mistreatment of people around the world.

MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

OF: As a writer, I still feel an immature and think I still have a lot to learn. For those who are thinking of writing, I say, do not wait, let yourself go and say what you feel is important in your mind. Write something meaningful, something of substance that will leave people with a lasting memory of what you have said.

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Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go to http://www.wildsound.ca for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

Melissa R. Mendelson – March 2016 1st Chapter Novel Winner

Submit your 1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL:https://novelwritingfestival.com/

Watch LIZARDIAN Transcript Reading. Performed by Amaka Umah: 

Watch Transcript Reading of Chapter 1: In the Wake of War (The Ballard Chronicles Book 1) by Stephen L Nowland

Performed by Amaka Umeh

Watch Transcript Reading of IN THE WAKE OF WAR:

BUT Stephen’s BOOKS Online:
http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-L.-Nowland/e/B005GRRPP0

Get to know writer Stephen L Nowland:

1. What is your novel about?

In broad strokes, this book is a fantasy adventure about a young girl’s journey from a wartime survivor to a person of courage, willing to stand up for what she believes in.

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

In addition to being an engrossing adventure, the story touches on topics of gender roles in society, the heroes that influence us in our daily decisions and the things we’ll go through to protect those near and dear to us.

3. How would you describe this novel in two words?

“Riveting Adventure”

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Back to the Future – roughly 25 times! I’ve dissected it and rate it as one of the best movies every put together, in terms of structure, flow and just plain fun! Yes, I want a Delorean some day.

5. How long have you been working on this novel?

I’ve laid out the preliminary work over the course of a few years, as I was developing the fantasy world in which the story exists. The actual writing, from start to finish took me around 10 months, but I had also been distracted by other work during the year.

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

I can’t go past ‘Magician’ from R.E. Feist, which blew my mind back in the day!

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

I wanted to create a character who might inspire younger readers, particularly girls, to believe in themselves, to be more courageous in life, and to solve problems without resorting to violence or other methods where possible. I have, hopefully, achieved this with Aislin Ballard, the protagonist of this book.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Turner, who’s work I saw at a gallery when I was young and who inspired me to try my hand at landscape paintings of my own.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m quite passionate about art, particularly the thoughts and emotions which can be evoked with it. Writing and art are similar in that regard, though art seems to seep into one’s consciousness almost of its own volition, while writing needs to be digested, as such. I’m also a game designer, as I find the mechanics of how they work seems to come unbidden to my mind which I guess counts as passion!

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

I received a tweet from the novel festival and after seeing the results of other readings, I thought ‘they’re on to something here’! I was also looking at different ways to ‘get my book out there’, and having the 1st chapter read was a brilliant idea. I really should get the whole thing done, for audiobook purposes!

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

The noise of modern life can shout-out your inner voice, the muse from whence comes all your creativity. I find it helpful to seek a quieter life, to allow that voice to come through clearer. I also advise making each and every sentence count towards character or action – edit out anything that doesn’t add to either, as it’s just filler text. Keep it concise and on-message.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

INTO AUTUMN – Chapter 8 Transcript READING by Larry Landgraf

Watch the February 2016 Winning Novel

Watch INTO AUTUMN Transcript Reading:

Performed by Kaleb Alexander

Get to know writer Larry Landgraf:

1. What is your novel about?

A chilling account of how Lars Lindgren and Eileen Branson must change in order to survive when all of humanity is forced into desperate survival mode after the grid shuts down and the economy crumbles. Strong believable characters, in gravely realistic scenarios sure to make some squeamish. This novel is rated R for sex and violence.

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

Most people refuse to believe that a catastrophic failure of society as we know it could happen. And if it should happen, most are not certain what that might mean to them. Into Autumn is a realistic scenario of what might, could, happen at a moments notice in the very near future. People need to be aware of and think about what this might mean to them should their world collapse. Into Autumn will make you think.

3. How would you describe this novel in two words?

Thought provoking!

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Independence Day

5. How long have you been working on this novel?

Eight months to write, edit and publish. Four and a half months marketing at this point.

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Tom Sawyer

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

I woke up one morning with a story in my head. I started typing and before I knew it, I had written 300 pages. Editing added another 100 pages.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Carrie Underwood

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My orchard, my garden, travel and living a secluded life in my swamp.

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

Marketing! Failure the first time around. I know I’ve written a good story. I think many others will agree, and I want to get my story “out there”.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Write with your heart, then edit, edit, edit…… Be patient, yet persistent. Not everyone will like what you write due to personal preference, and that is okay. Don’t be discouraged. All first drafts are crap…edit, edit, edit. Yes, I said that twice. It’s that important! And still, it will never be perfect, and that is okay too.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

 

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

Novel Logline of the Day: THE RABBIT CULTURES, by Antonio Capaldo

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LOGLINE PITCH:

ACTORTitle: The Rabbit Cultures

Written by: Antonio Capaldo

Type: Novel

Genre: Biography, Family

Logline: Direct and vivid in its telling of the details of the adoption of a 7-year old boy from Romania after the collapse of Communism, the novel manages ultimately to deliver much more.

Seven billion humans .. with an increase of 80 million years …. with only 25,000 lions left ! I think we’re crazy …!

Conceive with love and do not procreate beastly. Nowadays it should be something taken for granted, but it is not.

How pathetic! If birth control policies are not carried out in the short term our children and grandchildren will not have any space left and the struggle for food resources and energy sources will be terrible and without truce.

We claim to have the right to maintain a sustainable balance for our species replacing nature. I believe it is inevitable at this point to intervene at conceiving stage with a responsible birth plan and birth control policy. Whether you like it or not this is the situation.

I am not a professional writer, and mine is more a humanitarian mission; so, If you have the adventure to stumble upon this book and buy it, you can be sure that every cent will be used for the survival of the protagonist, my adoptive son ,when I’m gone.

This is a true story, and I’m sure that if any great director, like Woody Allen, read my book, certainly he will make a film!

http://www.therabbitculture.com/

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