Review for Shiver on the Sky by David Haywood Young

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My Rating:  3.5/5

Author:  David Haywood Young
Title: Shiver on the Sky

Genre:  Mystery

Background:

Amazon Description:
Owen Tremaine is in more trouble than he ever imagined. 28 years old, the founder of a software company in Corpus Christi, Texas, he thought work-related burnout was a major crisis. After walking away from his company, he’s spent a year trying to reinvent himself as a private investigator, living on a houseboat. Which he realizes is a fantasy that’s not really working out, but he doesn’t want to admit that to anybody…yet. Maybe a few more months will turn the tide.

But then, on a lazy summer afternoon, a good friend gets killed on Owen’s houseboat, and Owen finds his body. The police think Owen’s girlfriend may be involved. She’s missing, and so is Owen’s former business partner. Who, judging from the blood left on his floor, may also be dead. Then there’s the kidnapping of a local child. And…it turns out that not everybody involved is, strictly speaking, human. Which Owen also never saw coming. Magic? Really?

Owen’s new skills get a workout. Now he’s dealing with what used to be his own cutting-edge software development company, a police detective who takes a personal interest, some downsides of recent anti-terror legislation, and…a surprising discovery about local Native American history. You know, the magic thing. Turns out extinction is more complicated than it first appears.

But hey. Owen’s still got friends. Too bad he doesn’t know as much about them as he thinks he does….

Opinions:

Narration: Multiple Third Person – Mostly through Owen

The story starts out fast paced as Owen stumbles upon a murder of his friend, Leon, on his boat. Owen has to deal with his friend’s death but also has to convince the police that he is innocent. His girlfriend is missing and so is his jeep. A little girl is kidnapped and there are more murders to follow. His old job is somehow connected to the recent crimes. Owen must discover what is going and clear his name. He gains some friends and help along the way to finding out what is really going on. What he finds out shakes his rational mind.

The story ends fairly well but leaves room for a following book. Owen is the most developed character in the story and mostly the voice for the book. The book also takes the views of other characters, including the villains. Although this story contains some fantasy, it has a strong mystery element which might appeal to different readers.

Standalone or Part of a Series: First book in a series

 

Book Promotion: The Invisible Enemy: Black Fox by Anthony R Howard

Today’s book promotion comes from Anthony R Howard and his book called The Invisible Enemy: Black Fox. If you like Mystery Thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: The Invisible Enemy: Black Fox
Author: Anthony R Howard
Genre:
thriller, action, mystery, espionage

 

Publisher: Dog Ear
Format:
Paperback, ebook, Audio
Release Date:
7/25/2013

 

Summary:
There is a secret that will bring America to its knees. In The Invisible Enemy: Black Fox, Reporter Dorian Valentine discovers the horrific truth regarding the Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty (a critical peace agreement between the former Soviet Union and the United States): One side is cheating, and even worse – the cheating side holds the ultimate trump card. Brutally trained from birth to live, talk, and think like Americans, foreign powers have constructed the most dangerous network of secret operatives ever known – created for the ultimate trinity: Intelligence, Espionage, and Warfare. This dynamic organization has been planted on US soil long ago by the former KGB to retrieve information at any cost, cause political catastrophe, or kill on moment’s notice. Now they are out of control, striking fear into the heart of the Pentagon. The Central Intelligence Agency assembles a powerful team of assassins that “do not exist” in an attempt to terminate an enemy that cannot be caught by any traditional methods. The Invisible Enemy grabs the reader by the arm, and casts them deep into the furious depths of intense warfare, awesome espionage, and unpredictable deceit – where there is a frightful undercover agenda that even the operatives themselves are not aware of.

 

The Author:

Anthony R Howard’s Website: Here
Anthony R Howard’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
It cultivates the mind of the reader and takes them to places they’ve never been to mentally. One of my goals in writing is to broaden the experiences of my reader community and add to the literary art form. It believe its key to not only present a fascinating story to the reader, but to bring value to the reader aside from entertainment. I believe that’s one of the key differences of my style of writing. Everyone loves to be entertained, so I’m obviously going to do that, and I truly enjoy it. Then a lot of people also value riveting, thought provoking idea’s. Topics where you finish the book and want to know more. Motifs that make you want do a bit of web surfing on the topics presented, or maybe dive even deeper. If you’d like, you can check The Invisible Enemy: Black Fox out at http://www.anthonyrhoward.com. It’s been getting great reviews from readers all over. I’ve also managed to bring a new perspective to the audience. Most spy novels focus on the good guys or sometimes the bad guys. I blur the lines. It’s not simply a good versus evil type of design. The characters are very deep and multi-dimensional and the readers have told me they have found themselves connect to the most unlikely characters.
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Where did you get your idea for this story?

I wrote about what I know, and what I believe reader really have a burning desire to learn about. I have a deep background with the Dept of Defense and technology. Currently, I’m an advanced systems consultant for the Defense, Intelligence and Civilian space. I’ve been an advanced solutions consultant for over 12 years. I’ve worked on projects for desert storm and quite a few other programs worldwide that have saved American lives. I’ve won several awards and several case studies of my solutions have been published across the Information Technology industry. I’ve done a sizable amount of work for the U.S. Defense Sector, Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security. I even relocated overseas to Amsterdam, The Netherlands for more than a year to solve technology issues for American based companies. This is in addition to the years of research and personal interviews I’ve done. I didn’t get my information from an encyclopedia, I got it from job experience.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?

“With POD the publishing world is changing. The game is different. As both a “”traditionally published”” and self published author, I’ve had to learn the hard way which way to go. Now I coach others into how to be successful @ POD publishing/self publishing. I’ve become a bestselling author as a self published author The Invisible Enemy: Black Fox, The Invisible Enemy II: Vendetta, and landed spots on nationally syndicated shows such as the Michael Eric Dyson show .

Every book is different, so every path is different. One fact remains the same unless you are a celebrity. You mush shatter the literary genre. You book MUST be different, and you must have a platform to sell it. “”Anthony, what do you mean?””

I mean your book will not sell because you wrote it or because it’s good. For instance, I’ve shattered the literary genre in a major way with The InvisibleEnemy: Black Fox. Since I work with the Dept of Defense and Homeland Security as a world class IT Architect, designing supercomputers, storage area networks and much more – I’m considered an insider, and people always want to know the real scoop on what’s going on behind the scenes. The once classified secret gov’t organizations in the Invisible Enemy: Black Fox are REAL. The next generation exposed in the book is REAL. People are longing for something hot, new, and different, and the media is looking for things that will keep their audience interested and even expand your audience, generating more interest and popularity. ”
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Anything else that you would like to add?
The book is written for most ages, including junior high school students, yet it challenges each reader. There are adult themes that the younger readers may not pick up on, but in contrast, I present some younger themes some adults might not pick up on. Certain characters represent certain motifs as well. Adults who have not read a book in more than 20 years have picked up the Invisible Enemy and read it from cover to cover. Then they wanted to know more. I was fortunately able to entertain and educate by picking a topic the Hollywood has not touched before. No story like this exists anywhere. I checked as I’m a spy novel fan myself. Spy movies have been done. Spy novels have been written, but never a technology thriller exposing the real threats of America and what goes on behind the scenes. No story has posed the hard questions to the reader, then answered them. No story dives deep into how spies are trained, recruited, how the Dept of Defense will exterminate a serious threat, or how lines must be crossed and rights are violated in order to ensure the safety of Americans. The reader even realizes how back-door decisions made decades ago by the government can come back to haunt us, and allies can become enemies overnight. It’s cool to talk about the black and the white areas. I bring the reader into the gray area, where ethics, the constitution, privacy laws, and due process can fall by the wayside when it’s time to knuckle down.

 

 

I want to thank Anthony R Howard for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Invisible Enemy: Black Fox!

 

Book Promotion: At God’s Mercy by L. L. Fine

Today’s book promotion comes from L. L. Fine and his book called At God’s Mercy. If you like Mysteries or Thrillers, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

 

Book:At God’s Mercy
Author: L. L. Fine
Genre:
Mystery, Thriller

Publisher: L. L. Fine
Format: ebook
Release Date:
4/18/2014

Summary:
Poland, World War II
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A desperate young Jewish woman sacrifices her life to save her baby twins. Decades later, in New York, Rabbi Jeremiah Neumann discovers the existence of his long lost twin. He rushes headlong to meet him – but is shocked to discover that his identical twin is a priest.

The two brothers travel to Poland to find out who they truly are. Page by page they uncover the terrible secret of their bloodcurdling heritage. A long-dormant evil is resurrected, and once again threatens to take the twins’ lives. Will they survive the new storm?

At God’s Mercy is a captivating book that is hard to put down. It will take you deep behind the frontiers of human atrocity, where cruelty meets courage, and faith meets fate. Its chilling storyline bites hard at religious establishment and raises hard questions regarding human nature, faith and existence.

 

 

 I want to thank L. L. Fine for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read At God’s Mercy!

 

Promo: Wolves and Warrants by D. F. Krieger

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Once you’ve discovered the Hidden World, you become part of it.

 It was frightening at first, being overcome by this strange, invisible entity, but it was also empowering. The power was greater than Zeara, yet completely at her disposal, and she knew just what to do with it.

 There is no rest for the weary as Zeara, Jake, and Magic are called upon by the very organization that threatened their lives. A murder investigation must take place in a local little town, but no one is quite sure who or what is dead, and why. It’s up to the team to place all the puzzle pieces when people start dying. The problem is, the local sheriff doesn’t want to cooperate and their most promising link to solving the case is in a psych ward. Can they solve it before another life is lost?

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Excerpt

“Uh, well…” Zane shifted uncomfortably as he grimaced. “I’m not trained to do an autopsy. I can test for chemicals, but I don’t know a bit about knife wounds or how to measure how long something has been dead.”

“I feared you would say this.” Karma shook her head before waving her hand in the air. “Ah well, there is one thing I do know how to be dealin’ with, an’ that is death. I have methods for this.”

Jake stepped closer to Zeara and wrapped an arm around her shoulders. “You aren’t going to do magic like you did when Zeara was unconscious, are you?”

Ni. I won’t be using magic.” The woman smiled at them, and a cold chill swept through Zeara.

Moments ago she seemed almost normal despite the fact we were talking about shape-shifters. She didn’t seem so damn scary. But the expression on her face reminded me all over again that I have no idea what I’m dealing with or how dangerous things can be. Zeara snuggled deeper into the detective’s arms as she tried to calm the fear rising in her. Something was about to happen that would screw up what little sense she’d made of this Hidden World so far; she just knew it. The foreboding tone in Karma’s voice had been too intense not to catch the sadistic pleasure she seemed to be garnering from giving them a paranormal trial by fire.

“What methods will you be using, then?” Zane looked and sounded so excited that she wanted desperately to find the nearest tree branch and smack him with it. His exuberance for all this mumbo-jumbo junk was giving her a one-way ticket to a dire need for anger management classes.

Karma shielded her eyes with her hand as she tilted her head back and surveyed the skies. Above them the two turkey vultures idly continued to circle. “Celaeno! Aello!”

The loud yell startled Zeara so much, she actually jumped a little. Magic gazed up at her, his calm expression leveled on her as if to say, “Silly human, it’s only loud words.” Embarrassment burned her cheeks at her reaction, and she did the most mature thing she could think of and stuck her tongue out at her cat. He twitched an ear in response, then turned his attention back to Karma.

The sound of flapping wings had Zeara jerking her gaze upward. The two vultures were descending, and the closer they got, the bigger she realized they were. Their wingspans were easily eight feet wide, and as they landed near Karma, their shapes shimmered and changed.

Oh, shape-shifters who can turn into birds. Well, at least Zane will be happy now that he finally got to see one change.

To her surprise the birds didn’t shift. At least, they didn’t shift completely. The lower half of their bodies remained those of birds. Two stunningly beautiful faces turned to appraise her and the two men—feminine faces attached to gorgeous auburn curls that cascaded from their heads. Ample breasts hung from their chests, and their torsos were sleek and sculpted. Their tanned skin was healthy, sun-kissed, and created a perfect complement to the bronze-colored feathers. Instead of arms though, they each sported two glossy wings with fingers near the tip.

“What the fuck are those?” Jake asked. His tone mirrored the combination of fear and awe that Zeara was experiencing.

“These are Celaeno and Aello.” Karma smirked at them.

One of the creatures lifted a wing to cover her mouth and stifled a laugh. “We are harpies,” the other one said. The sound, almost musical, made her voice as beautiful as her face. She blinked as she spoke to them, and a third eyelid from the corner of her eye slid across the golden orb for a brief second.

The world dropped out from under Zeara, and she clung to Jake’s arm as she tried to regain her senses. “H-harpies?” she asked, her words barely above a whisper.

“Yes,” the first harpy said. Her voice was slightly higher pitched, sounding more like flutes instead of the chiming of bells. “I am Aello, and this is my sister, Celaeno.”

Zane’s silence was worrying Zeara, and she tore her gaze away from the harpies to look at him. He stood stock-still, his mouth gaping open and his arms rigid by his sides. The outright shock written on his features only increased her desire to hit him over the head with the nearest object.

Karma seemed to notice Zane at the moment too, and she issued a snort. “Come now. You discover a shifter and barely do you bat a lash, yet you find harpies so difficult?”

Her words appeared to snap him out of it. He shook his head, though his gaze remained fastened on the harpies. “It’s not that,” he said.

“Oh? Then what is wrong with ye?” Karma asked.

He mumbled something that Zeara couldn’t hear.

Karma’s lips pressed in a thin line as she frowned at him. “I donnae understand.”

“Boobies,” Zane said, his voice loud and clear this time.

 

About the Author

When D. F. Krieger was banned from writing contests at her school, she immediately set it in her head that she would become a professional writer. Since then, she has thrown away her plans of world domination through books, but she still enjoys writing. Her tastes run from classy urban witches to dragons, space pirates to shape shifters. By the time she pens her final book with a hand ravaged by age, she hopes to introduce her readers to many alternate worlds, lines of thinking, and captivating characters.

You can find D. F. on the East Coast, hiding away from the real world with a gleam in her eye and a plot in her head. She resides with her husband, kids, and pets; who all kindly put up with her random bouts of laughter (over things she can’t explain) and journal collecting fetish.

You can also visit her website: http://www.dfkrieger.com to learn about what she’s writing, what she already has out, and what crazy stuff she puts on her blog.

If you can’t get enough of the Faxfire Series, there is an official Facebook page where you can ask the characters questions, watch for cover reveals, and receive sneak peeks at upcoming books. The link is: https://www.facebook.com/FaxfireSeries?ref=hl

Book Promotion: Minstrels’ Gambit by Nance Bulow Morgan

Today’s book promotion comes from Nance Bulow Morgan and her book called Minstrels’ Gambit. If you like Fantasy novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book:Minstrels’ Gambit
Author: Nance Bulow Morgan
Genre:
Epic Fantasy, Mystery, Action, Adventure

 

Publisher: Dreamer Books
Format: Paperback, kindle
Release Date: 2/21/2014

 

Summary:
ʺMinstrels’ Gambit is the first in the Minstrels’ Tale Mysteries Series. Saeede knew that Behlanna was not going to be a good city. She knew it the moment she saw the dark tower looming over the sleek dark wall. She and her partner Andreas needed to rest after a long journey. They would stay long enough to rest and perhaps play a tune or two for the locals but then they would be off again to more pleasant surroundings. Upon their arrival in the city the two tired friends; minstrels and adventurers, are soon caught up in a murder investigation and find that they are the prime suspects! Their investigation leads them to discover that an ancient riddle is at the center of their problem. Evil forces are at play against them and they must solve the riddle, and foil the unleashing of evil upon the world, to clear their names. The keys to the riddles are hidden within four musical scores. As adventurers they must retrieve the scores from their protections within the elements. As minstrels they must decipher the keys hidden within the scores. Thrust into an epic adventure the friends learn how deep and unwavering is their friendship– how deep and unwavering are their skills with sword, music, and magic. Minstrels’ Gambit is Bulow Morgan’s second novel. Sprung from the setting of her first novel Legend Destiny. This epic adventure attests to her story telling ability. The reader will be hooked from the very beginning of this gorgeous adventure. ʺ

The Author:

Nance Bulow Morgan’s Website: Here
Nance Bulow Morgan’s Facebook: Here
Nance Bulow Morgan’s Blog: Here
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Q & A:

 

The best thing about writing this book?

I believe that I created two likeable multi faceted characters and writing their interactions with each other was enjoyable for me.

 

Where did you get your idea for this story?

I wanted to write a fantasy/mystery meld. It went more fantasy on me, but I like to go with the flow. I love music and I am trying to teach myself how to play the mandolin. Having characters that are minstrels lets me live vicariously.

 

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?

Don’t get discouraged. If you have a voice and something to write about do it. Listen to your critics. Criticism is part of the game and if it is honest and kindly given it can make you a better writer, but grow a thick skin, because it isn’t always kindly given even when it is justified. Don’t let any one pigeon hole you or tell you that your process is wrong. Get better at grammar. I hate grammar. It seems like a bunch of arbitrary rules to me, but if you want to be taken seriously you must. I am still working on that myself.

 

What is your favorite book?
Hopefully the one I’m reading.

 

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee

 

About the author:
Nance Bulow Morgan has been a photojournalist and worked in the print industry for three decades. A native of Northern Illinois, Bulow Morgan now resides in the Sandhills of North Carolina. She has published a book of prose and a fantasy novel, Legend Destiny, that has become the spring board for a series titled The Minstrels’ Tale Mysteries. Minstrels’ Gambit is the first in that series! ʺ

 

 

I want to thank Nance Bulow Morgan for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Minstrels’ Gambit!

 

Book Promotion: The Fallen Body by Stone Patrick

Today’s book promotion comes from Stone Patrick and his book called The Fallen Body. If you like Mystery/Suspense novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: The Fallen Body
Author: Stone Patrick
Genre:
Fiction: Mystery/Suspense

Publisher: CreateSpace
Format: Hardback, Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
10/25/2013

Summary:
Small-town lawyer Taylour Dixxon meets Sarah Cockrell Baines, a New Jersey socialite and millionairess, and their budding friendship begins with promise. However, soon after they meet, Sarah is arrested for the murder of her husband. When Taylour volunteers to defend Sarah, she has no idea that her struggling solo law practice in the sleepy, fictional, small town of Marlinsville, Texas, will be turned upside down. From a lovable, adolescent nephew who moves in with her, to a hired assassin who is determined to hide the truth, and a handsome Texas Ranger who becomes the object of affection in a love triangle between the two friends, Taylour’s life will never be the same.

The Author:

Stone Patrick’s Website: Here
Stone Patrick’s Twitter: Here
Stone Patrick’s Facebook: Here
Stone Patrick’s Google+: Here
Stone Patrick’s Smashwords: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
That I stuck to it when I didn’t think that it was possible to finish.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
Even though I am a man, I love women sleuths. 1. Not enough attention is given to the small-town lawyers that are an integral part of society in rural area. 3. I am not an attorney, but I always wished that I had studied law. These are the main ideas that came to me.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Find the main reason why you write, i.e. fame, fortune, or just for the love of creating something from nothing, and don’t let anyone discourage you. Hang around people that will encourage you to write. And, don’t forget to tell people that you are a writer. They will be impressed!

What is your favorite book?
The Book of Mormon

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate

Anything else that you would like to add?
I appreciate the opportunity to promote my book through your website! Thank you!

 

I want to thank Stone Patrick for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Fallen Body!

Review for Echo Falls by Jaime McDougall

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My Rating: 4/5

Author:  Jaime McDougall
Title: Echo Falls

Genre:  Paranormal/Mystery

Background:

Amazon Description:

Running from a nightmare stalking her every move, Phoebe Martin arrives in Echo Falls hoping she has finally found a safe place to stop. But trouble has a way of catching up and soon the signs are there.

After a vicious attack in an alley, policeman Aidan O’Bryan is left with Phoebe as his only path to understanding why the Echo Falls werewolf pack – his pack – is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses Aidan and everything she has come to love.

Love and duty become one as Aidan strives to prevent Phoebe from becoming the next victim. But with Phoebe just as determined to protect Aidan and her new home, secrets from her past threaten to tear them apart.

Will love give Phoebe the strength to trust Aidan and face her fears, or will her past destroy her future?

*Warning: Contains adult situations and language

Opinions:

Narration: Third Person – Multiple

Character Development: The story mainly follows Phoebe and Aidan. Phoebe has just moved to Echo Falls. When the reader first meets her, the reader discovers that she has been running from someone for a while and that she is in danger. She first meets Aidan (who is a cop) when she is attacked. There’s an instant attraction. However, both characters have secrets. Phoebe’s traumatic past gives her trust issue and the need to keep running. But, she likes Echo Falls and eventually loves Aidan. Can she overcome her past to stay where she wants to? Or will her misfortune drive her away?

Aidan is a cop and the alpha male for the pack of werewolves situated in Echo Falls. Lately, a string of murders involving werewolves have plagued the town. He saves Phoebe and becomes infatuated with her. However, he knows she is hiding something from him, and he hides the fact that he is a werewolf – at first. Aidan’s instincts are conflicted between pack/cop business and this mysterious woman.

They both must learn to trust each other if they are going to survive.

Plot Development/Flow: The story moves along well and is a fast read for me. I have read the second book before this one a while ago, so it didn’t hinder my reading experience. The only negative thought I have for reading this book is that the mystery isn’t surprising – at least for me. Despite that, I enjoyed the book.

Standalone or Part of a Series: First book in a series – but can be read as a standalone.

Book Promotion: Deadly Pawn by W. M. Stahl

Today’s book promotion comes from W. M. Stahl and his book called Deadly Pawn. If you like historical mysteries, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Deadly Pawn
Author: W. M. Stahl
Genre:
Crime, Mystery, Historical

Publisher: Strange Mind Publishing
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
5/17/2013

Summary:
Deadly Pawn is a crime/mystery novel set in the 30’s just after prohibition has ended.
Dawson is a hard drinking, heavy smoking part time gumshoe becoming involved in cases mostly out of curiosity. Coming from a long line of money he is the black sheep of the family. His Grandfather got him interested in solving crimes when he was a boy. He was a U.S. Marshal before and sometimes during prohibition; which he likes to call “that nasty dry spell”.

When he is sent a note to be in front of the Barbershop at 7pm he has no idea that his curiosity is going to lead him to a case of murder.

It was curiosity that found him on the street in the rain that night waiting for the person that had invited him there.

When the owner of the pawn shop is murdered it would be curiosity that would get him to help his longtime friend in finding out who did it.

Curiosity killed the cat they say, but then again they don’t know Dawson.

Deadly Pawn is the first book in a series the length of which has yet to be determined.

The Author:

W. M. Stahl’s Website: Here
W. M. Stahl’s Twitter: Here
W. M. Stahl’s Facebook: Here
W. M. Stahl’s Google Plus: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
It was a fun write for me.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I am a big fan of early Hollywood movies and Old Time Radio. This was meant to be a little noirish with more than just a hat tip to movies and books like The Thin Man, The Maltese Falcon and the like.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Let your characters tell you what they’ll do and when.

What is your favorite book?
I have way too many favorites to pick just one!

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

 

I want to thank W. M. Stahl for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Deadly Pawn!

Book Promotion: Mr. Swirlee by Mike Faricy

Today’s book promotion comes from Mike Faricy and his book called Mr. Swirlee. If you like mysteries, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: Mr. Swirlee
Author: Mike Faricy
Genre:
Mystery

Publisher: Mike Faricy
Format: ebook
Release Date:
12/20/2013

Summary:
Continue the Dev Haskell – Private Investigator Series with Case 2: Mr Swirlee (Formally Entitled Mr Softee)

Skirt chasing, wise cracking, dysfunctional Private Investigator Dev Haskell leaves his usual stool at the Spot Bar to take on what looks like a cakewalk job, providing protection for Mr. Swirlee. Turns out, however, Mr. Swirlee is anything but… He’s a ruthless ‘entrepreneur’ with a flash temper, a mean streak a mile wide, and a laundry list of people who want to do him in including a sex crazed girlfriend named Lola. Things go from bad to worse until Dev enlists the help of former client, sometime friend and felon, Tony “Dog” Colli.

Murder, mayhem, romance, double cross and bodies follow in their wake. Just an average week in the St. Paul your mother warned you about, delivered with a healthy serving of the bizarre. A fast paced tale of bottom feeders and criminal class, Mr. Swirlee is another journey through the screwed up world that is Dev Haskell’s life.

The Author:

Mike Faricy’s Facebook: Here

I want to thank Mike Faricy for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Mr. Swirlee!

Book Promotion: The Pandarus File by Kyle Keyes

Today’s book promotion comes from Kyle Keyes and his book called The Pandarus File. If you like Mystery novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: The Pandarus File
Author: Kyle Keyes
Genre:
Mystery

Publisher: Create Space
Format: Paperback
Release Date:
11/23/2013

Summary:
THE PANDARUS FILE

Florida author Kyle Keyes presents a murder mystery entitled, THE PANDARUS FILE.
This 346 page novel depicts a yesteryear murder that goes unsolved until post 911, when Helena Hollister shows up in Right Bank, Paris as Anna Ward.
The story rolls back to 1958. They are not Happy Days. Russia beats Uncle Sam into space. Rock & Roll takes a hit as federal indictments levy payola charges against some big name disc jockeys. Across a troubled ocean, the U.S. 7th Fleet fights off a Communist invasion threat at the Quenoy Islands.
Locally, the Hollisters of Delaware Township keep a date with death in Lower Elks County, where menfolk wear bib overalls and tell campfire tales of the Jersey Devil.
Intrigue laces this tale as Ms Hollister commits a cold blooded killing in front of her millionaire husband, Rodney Hollister – and gets away scot free, while two backwoods lawmen named Walker Thomas and Bo Brennan fail to solve the crime.
Thomas is a county detective and all but cracks the case in 1958, but cannot locate the weapon. Hobbs Creek Police Chief, William Bo Brennan is more concerned with fishing poles and catfish.
The victim is a 23 year old boy who suffers from “motor slowness.” His father is wealthy bank president, John Kane who can match Rodney Hollister, dollar for dollar. Thus, the unseen battle pits money agains’t money
Eventually, a rookie agent named Jeremy Wade tracks down Ms Hollister’s accomplice who holds the missing piece to the Elmer Kane, murder mystery.
The story jumps from black & white TV to cyberspace, and unfolds in typical Keyes’ fast clip fashion. Who Dun It fans will know up front who did it. Few will figure out how it was done.

The paperback edition can be purchased at
http://www.kylekeys.com

THE PANDARUS FILE can also
be purchased at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
The ebook is not yet available.

The Author:

Kyle Keyes’s Website: Here
Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
Making something so farfetched come alive

Where did you get your idea for this story?
Out of my head. (wife agrees)

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Writing is a craft. Learn it.

What is your favorite book?
A tree grows in Brooklyn

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
cold coffee and a hot woman

Anything else that you would like to add?
I think I’ve said enough.

 

I want to thank Kyle Keyes for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Pandarus File!