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Coming September 23rd-A Short Story & Novella Collection by Red Haircrow

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From the author of “The Agony of Joy”, winner of the Global Ebook Awards 2013 in Best LGBT Fiction, Variance is a collection of ten short stories and novellas by Red Haircrow ranging from contemporary to fantasy, the surreal and thought-provoking to the innocently poignant.

Although some see “variance” as suggestive of disharmony, it can be the reality of achieving, understanding, expressing and conveying a variety of emotions, schools of thought, relationships, personalities, and more, without limitation, exhibiting the ranges possible within one’s being.

As a story collection, Variance displays the range of a multi-talented poet and author who has been described as having a “magnificent command of language” and “a gift for descriptive prose.”

  • Publishing first at Smashwords
  • Words: 66,334 (approximate)
  • Language: American English
  • ISBN: 9781301063123
  • Price: $5.99

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Contemporary Fiction

Night Shift

The Caravaggio & The Swan

The Coat: Secrets of a Hatcheck Boy

Convenience Store Romance

Fantasy

The Angel of Berlin (Urban)

A Lieutenant’s Love (Historical)

Katrdeshtr’s Redemption (Dark/Vampire)

Surrealism

We, The Dead (Visionary)

Children of Light (Ancient)

The House of Doom, Dreams and Desire (Sensual/Horror)

Published January 28, 2013: “The Altered Boys”–A New Mystery Novel by M. Daniel Nickle

Available on Amazon Kindle and through Smashwords and its distributors, the second novel by M. Daniel Nickle.  Previously reviewed here, his first, The Dashing Mister R.

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“Taken from today’s most disturbing  news headlines from around the world, The Altered Boys Club may be the most gut-wrenching mystery novel you have ever read and the most important. Not since Andrew Greeley’s novel ‘Priestly Sins’ has a novelist tackled the issue of pedophile priests. This time, however, we are led through the story by a victim, an Iroquois boy named Ajit.”

Description: “Synchronicity. Not only does award-winning investigative journalist Sebastian Stephens believe in it, synchronicity guides his life. Stephens was teased throughout the day by the spirit of an Indian boy he encountered in his dreams. When a cryptic message from a Native American apparition asks him to save her boy, he figures it must have something to do with the spirit-boy, but he doesn’t really understand his mission until arrives in New York City. There at the invitation of his friend Detective Cliff Nolte, synchronicity points the way.

Since their last collaboration, Nolte has been appointed head of a special task for investigating a suspected ring of pedophiles that includes a number of Catholic priests in Brooklyn. He happened to call his friend Sebastian in New Orleans to come to the city as a consultant right before Nolte is called about the discovery of the body of a young American Indian boy near a charity donation bin. The cause of death is apparent drug overdose, but there are too many questions to simply close the case.

The next day when Stephens is taken to the morgue, he recognizes boy from his dream. Clearly, the death of this boy is linked to the subject of Nolte’s task force. The synchronicity is much too strong to be otherwise. The other connections the two men uncover will leave Stephens staring into an abyss he never suspected existed.”

About the Author

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M. Daniel Nickle is a Kansas City native.  He graduated from Bishop Miege High.  Afterwards, he attended Avila College on a Theatre Arts scholarship before earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from William Jewell College in Liberty Missouri.During his tenure at William Jewell, Daniel was given the opportunity to study at the Harlaxton Study Centre, an extension campus in Lincolnshire, England.  There Daniel studied drama, literature and art.  His two favorite areas of his literature studies were the English romantic poets and American writers in exile.

Daniel lived in Dallas, Texas before his move to New York in 1993.  Business took him regularly to New Orleans.  Here he fell in love with the Garden District, the French Quarter and the muffulettas from Central Grocery he honors in his book.

As an actor, Daniel has worked both on stage in his one-man shows of his own creation at the Duplex Cabaret Theater in New York as well as in television and films.  His comedic timing as well as his sense of the dramatic make his storytelling personal and captivating.

Links:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/m-daniel-nickle/7/9a9/b37

And in his own words, please visit his website for more information:

“I have worked as a playwright and actor, on stage as well as commercials, television and films. If you didn’t blink you might have seen me in various episodes of Law & Order, Sex in the City, for example, or in A Beautiful Mind. I have also performed a couple of one man shows at The Duplex Cabaret Theater in Greenwich Village….”

The Soul Of A Dark Mind: “Book Of Soul” By Jeffrey Bolden

“Feel free to dive into the mind of the struggling artist… but beware and know that you enter such darkness at your own risk, and know it is always darkest before the dawn.”

 

“Ever wonder what it was like inside of the mind of the disenfranchised? Those that truly know of no peace within the borders of the United States? Those that battle every day against the demons that plague inside of them? Well here is your chance to get to know what truly lies inside of the imagination of the depraved and the honest. Jeffrey Bolden, with his earnest poetry and imaginative short stories, has graphically gifted us with a glimpse of a truly dark mind inside of his new book, Book Of Soul.

With poetry ranging from topics such as suicide and belonging or lack thereof, to short stories about what it would be like to work as Satan’s own hit man or maybe what it would be like to visit Heaven on an unexpected trip. This book takes you on a trip through hell and back only to find Heaven as this young man fins retribution in all of the ills he has experienced and the joy he has come to know as this dark mind finds it’s place in the world. Book Of Soul, ladies and gentleman. Guarantee there is nothing on the market quite like this. Quite this honest.”

Author Profile:

Want to know one thing about me? I sincerely hate writing a biography about myself. It makes me feel as though I’m gloating, but here it is. I was born October 23, 1987 in San Diego, CA, but I am so Southern. Spent most of my life in the Southern States, living everywhere from New Orleans to McComb, MS to Gulfport, MS, but I’ve also had the distinct pleasure in living in places like Japan and Hawaii. But again, I didn’t just live in those places. If you were to look at my school transcript history and my moving history, you would probably think I was on a world tour my entire life and you wouldn’t be that wrong.

My mom was in the Navy so being in the Navy I got to travel and experience a lot. Some good and some bad just like everybody, but along the way, I’ve developed many talents. Not just artistically, but socially as well, which is why I may seem like such an enigma. Usually writers are known for their reclusive behavior, that’s why I get such strange looks when I tell people I am an author. Then they actually read my stuff and then people see why I’m an author. I’ve been called the voice before, an inspiration as well. That’s when I learned that I have power behind these words, and in the great word of Stan Lee, “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.” I have a responsibility to every person who was told would never achieve or would never grasp their dreams because of either where they come from or their past. I owe it to them to show the world that even a Bad Boy like myself can do good. See I told you it was going to seem like I’m gloating.

“Fiction with Kick!” Toni Leland’s New Equestrian Crime Thriller Now Available!

You’ll be up late, and in good company, with this exciting new page-turner from Toni Leland!”

  • Title: Double Exposure ~ a Kovak & Quaid equestrian mystery
  • Author: Toni Leland
  • Publisher:  Equine Graphics Publishing Group
  • Genre: Contemporary Mystery, Equine Fiction
  • Length: 300 pages
  • Release Date: October 29, 2012
  • Website: http://www.tonileland.com/p_cur_double.shtml
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

 

Description: A champion show jumper is replaced by a look-alike, but the switch isn’t discovered for months.

Comfortable in the safe world of equine photography, ex-cop Kim Kovak thinks she has finally moved past the terror of a routine patrol that changed her life forever. Then a simple photo shoot catapults her into the middle of a cunning and dangerous ring of horse thieves. Old habits die hard and Kim goes after the truth with a vengeance.

Private investigator Garrett Quaid is determined to expose whoever is organizing a series of thefts where ringers are used and big insurance claims are paid. A quiet loner, Quaid doesn’t welcome the meddling of one pushy photographer who always seems to be one jump ahead of him.

Together, and often at odds, Kovak and Quaid try to out-sleuth each other and, in the process, learn the chilling truth about the crimes.

Author Profile

Toni Leland has written both fiction & non-fiction for over 20 years. She is the author of six equestrian novels, a paranormal romance, two juvenile chapter books, and a young adult novel; some of her short stories have appeared in Arabella Romance Magazine, True Story, Bylines Writer’s Calendar, From the Heart anthologies, and Horse Tales for the Soul.

As a freelancer, Toni writes feature articles for Grit magazine, Over the Back Fence and Ohio magazine, Country Living, and Romance Writers Report (trade publication for RWA) and has written monthly articles for international gardening site, Dave’s Garden. As a spokesman for the Ohio State University Master Gardener program in Muskingum County, Leland produced the monthly newsletter, Connections and wrote a biweekly newspaper column on gardening.

Toni lives and writes in Clinton, Connecticut. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Inc., Sisters in Crime New England, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association.

Visit Toni at http://www.tonileland.com and follow her writing blog at http://manuscriptmusings.blogspot.com.

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My review of another novel by Leland: “Deadly Heritage

Description: Somebody is stalking horse breeder Kellie Sutton, and the one person who can protect her is the man whose heart she broke 15 years ago. A series of vicious attacks on Kellie s champion Quarter Horses brings devastation to her ranch and former sweetheart Ed Campbell back into her life, only this time as the new local sheriff. Mystery surrounds the wounds inflicted on the animals, then a sharp-eyed veterinarian confirms that someone is out to destroy Kellie and everything she loves.