Monday, December 24, 2012

The IAN Christmas Kindle Contest is now CLOSED



The winner was C. Dingman of Vancouver Washington. More than 200 eBooks are now heading her way for download to her new Kindle Fire. 

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hoodoo Money by Sharon Cupp Pennington



Things are not always as they seem in the Big Easy…

After her almost-wedding to a bigamist, successful children’s author Braeden McKay has given up on love. She’s content to live vicariously through her imaginary heroine, Platypus Pearl, and a gaggle of adventurous, web-footed cohorts — until a working vacation in New Orleans shakes up her quiet, structured world. Had she known that souvenir nickel stolen from the grave of a hoodoo woman would catapult her into a nightmare of betrayal and murder, she would have insisted her friend put it back. 

Cursed nickel or unfortunate happenstance? Sanderson Montgomery isn’t one to discount the supernatural beliefs of others. This is the Big Easy, after all, Mecca to the spiritual and the superstitious. As a veteran detective, neither does he ignore cold, hard fact. And the fact is, someone or something is bent on harming Braeden McKay, and it’s up to him to protect her while keeping his heart out of the mix.

Can love, the very thing Braeden wants no part of, be the one force greater than any adversary — even a hoodoo curse? Amazon.com


 

Sharon Cupp Pennington’s short stories have appeared in numerous online and print venues, with anthology contributions to The Rocking Chair Reader in the Coming Home edition (2004) and Family Gatherings (2005), A Cup of Comfort for Weddings: Something Old, Something New (2007), and Good Old Days Magazine (March, 2007). Her debut novel, Hoodoo Money, was released in May 2008 and the sequel, Mangroves and Monsters, in November 2009. She resides in Texas with her husband, Wayne, where she is currently working on her third novel in this series.




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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Space Orville by Jeff Whelan




Science Fiction, Young Adult, Humorous, Adventure 

The universe is restless. A brilliant inventor has been kidnapped by a group of diseased refugees seeking a cure for their malady. Meanwhile, two agents are in pursuit of a dangerously powerful and deranged scientist who has escaped from prison with a device that can alter reality and enslave every living mind. When an innocent young man just discovering the freedoms and responsibilities of his teenage years is thrown into the mix, the plots collide with thrilling and often surreal results.

Meet Space Orville and his band of intergalactic misfits, monsters and mutants. Dare to see if one teenage rebel can hold a bunch of grown-ups together long enough to save the universe and rejoice in the merry chaos that is his world.  Amazon





Jeff Whelan was born near Chicago and did his growing up in the smallish town of DeKalb, Illinois. Taking time to travel up and down the east coast with a carnival in his teens and spending a good part of his 20s living and working in San Francisco, Jeff returned to DeKalb and, to his surprise, found himself settling down and starting a family. Jeff worked 20 happy and fulfilling years in the field of special education. Then, thanks to the high cost of day care, he became a happy and fulfilled stay-at-home parent. Now that his children are both full-time schoolers, he has made his triumphant return to work by day as a special education paraprofessional and remains, by night, a home-based medical transcriptionist.

From an idea born in 1982, Jeff's first full-length novel was finally completed in 2001. Ten years later, he discovered the wonders of e-book self-publishing and is delighted to have a way to share his story with readers hungry for a departure from adolescent wizards and teenage vampires. Matters of life and death, it turns out, don't have to be so serious all the time.

Jeff hopes you will enjoy his work and ask for more. He'll be happy to oblige. 







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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Terminal Departure: A Cleo Matts Novel by Joe Crubaugh

thriller, sci-fi, humor

“We’re not exactly at the top of the food chain."

The Ministry of Streunberg, a secret cabal of the world's influential elite, has infiltrated the U.S. Government all the way to the White House. Their scheme for global supremacy entails blowing up a 737 airliner carrying an uncooperative genetic microbiologist. But they need the fruit of the doctor's research first—a small package that could unleash mass destruction across the globe.

Dissident agent Cleo Matts isn't about to let that happen.

But when Matts boards the ill-fated flight, he doesn't count on an ice storm disrupting air traffic across the Midwest. And he doesn't count on rescuing Julia McMichaels, a gorgeous Hollywood sweetheart running from an abusive husband. And he never imagined that the ancient alien watchers would choose this day to interfere in the squabbles of men.

From the back streets of New Orleans and the corridors of NASA to the super yacht of a gigolo Saudi prince and a showdown in a raging ice storm, the laughs, chases, and shoot-outs come fast and furious in this balls-to-the-wall espionage action thriller. Amazon



Joe Crubaugh is the author of "Terminal Departure: A Cleo Matts Novel" and many intriguing articles posted on his Hard-boiled Dreams of the World blog.

When he's not writing about himself in the third person, Joe spends weekdays masquerading as a software consultant in the ship, plant, and offshore industry.

Joe was born in Tupelo, Mississippi (yes, he's an Elvis fan...) and currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama with his wife, three children, and a couple of dogs.



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Monday, December 10, 2012

Black Loon Lake by S.L. Coelho

Thriller, novella

Black Loon Lake, an isolated, rugged retreat for those who desire great fishing and privacy. Tranquil, timeless and treacherous. Those who venture there, are dying to see it.


Reactions to Black Loon Lake:

...If you enjoy that sensation of having your guts twisted up in a knot with fear, you have to read Black Loon Lake! 
...The perfect summer read. A thrill for less than a cup of coffee, and one that will stay with you a lot longer!...
...gave me the chills...
...couldn't put it down - your writing is clear, vivid and engaging...
...awesome. It captured my attention; I didn't want to stop reading until I saw how it ended!
...really good, I loved it. My adult daughter insisted on reading it - she loved it! 
...scary!!! My stomach was instantly in a knot...
...vivid, believable characters. Love the ending!
...I'm never camping again...

From the Author

Black Loon Lake was always intended to be a novella. People lead busy lives, they're asking for shorter reads which they can fit into their hectic schedules. This novella addresses the need for quick entertainment - it's not a huge time commitment, but a story which will stick with many.

Although Black Loon Lake is fictitious, the impetus behind the plot is not, which makes it thrilling, compelling, and frightening.  I hope you enjoy the title, and if you find yourself in the middle of no-where, remember - you're on your own~ Amazon.com




S.L. Coelho grew up in southern Manitoba, where she (frightened) entertained her younger siblings with tall tales. As she matured, these tales blossomed into written works, which found a home in her high school locker, only to be thrown out every June. It was from her grandparents’ small library she discovered the vehicle to be transported to captivating worlds. She prefers works in horror/paranormal, thriller and historical fiction, but she has read all genres. Her list of ‘must read’ books grows weekly, deciding which title to read first is the true challenge. She has eclectic taste in music, which ranges from Handel’s Messiah to Nickelback. When she’s not writing or reading, she procrastinates by indulging in the occasional raucous game of Texas Hold’em or 9-ball, but she is just as happy engaged in a challenging game of chess. Prior to her experience as a former literary-based preschool instructor, she managed a successful Applied Behavioral Analysis team for several years, where her technical writing experience became an asset. She resides in British Columbia, with her two youngest children, and her husband who loves her in spite of her imperfections, she considers herself a lucky woman.



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Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Beautiful American by Marilyn Holdsworth

Historical fiction

Abby Long is thrilled when she offers the winning bid for an antique desk at an auction. With its intricately inlaid woods and elegant style, the desk is perfect for Abby. When Abby discovers a hidden diary stuffed inside a secret compartment in the desk, she can hardly wait to read the spidery, faded script. As she carefully turns the tattered pages, she reads the captivating story of two remarkable women from opposite backgrounds who somehow manage to form an unforgettable bond against the backdrop of a fledgling America struggling to find its place in the world. Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, the wife of James Monroe, and Jasmine, a young slave girl, develop an extraordinary relationship as they are united by pivotal historic events, political intrigues, and personal tragedies. From a bucolic Virginia plantation to the bloodied, starving streets of post-revolutionary Paris, this powerful tale follows the lives of two courageous women from the past as they quietly influence-and inspire-a woman of today's world. Amazon.com  





Marilyn Holdsworth



As a novelist, I draw on many real life experiences to provide background for my books. After completing studies in Literature and History at Occidental College, I became a staff-writer on a travel magazine, and throughout my career I have traveled extensively all over the world.

Because I love horses, I owned and trained them. I support horse rescue and wild mustang preservation. Based on my experience with horses and my research on abuse issues, I wrote Pegasus.

As a descendant of James Monroe, I did extensive research at the James Monroe Museum in Virginia about him and his wife Elizabeth Kortright Monroe. I also visited their home, Ashlawn/Highland in Albemarle County. This resulted in my novel, The Beautiful American. Making Wishes, was based partly on my experiences as creator, owner and operator of a greeting card company.

My books are published by AuthorHouse and sold worldwide by Amazon, Barnes&Noble and major bookstores as hardcover, paperback or ebooks. 


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Saturday, December 8, 2012

James Paddock: The IAN Interview




James Paddock, Indie Author and avid reader, was born and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana. The forty-plus years following high school included a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho, service with the U.S. Navy, owner/operator of a small business in South Carolina, a career as a Graphic Designer and a marriage that produced 3 fine children, who then have provided bragging rights for many very fine grandchildren.

James is a daydreamer and apparently, from what he has been told, was that way as a lad, running around the streets of Great Falls, Montana, making up stories for his cousins. It wasn’t until 1993 that James began writing them down as short stories, graduating to novels at the turn of the century. Since then he has produced 7 full-length novels and a novelette. He is now living in Sahuarita, Arizona with his wife, Penny, enjoying the sun and working on his next novel, a Southern Arizona mystery.




IAN. Please tell us about your latest book:
JP. Time Will Tell

Annie seldom thought about her age, certainly never talked about that summer in 1943 when her mother birthed her, about the fact that her mother died that same year, or that it might have been in 1987–there was no way of knowing for sure–or about the fact that after 64 years she had yet to observe her 20th birthday. Already an Iraq War widow, Annie Caschetta must escape the oppressiveness surrounding her and all the memories of her husband of only one year. With the semester over at MIT and the dreaded summer looming upon her, she chooses to escape to a cabin on the edge of Glacier National Park where she can sort through her thoughts and memories alone. However, it is her final, regrettable words during her last few moments with her husband that follow her and continue to haunt her. It is those words which she knows must be fixed, must be unsaid, if she is ever to have a real life again. If only she had a wormhole.

IAN. How long did it take to write Time Will Tell?
JP. Much too long, for sure. Many changes were going on in my life during the two years that Time Will Tell was taking shape. And then, as most all authors will tell you, the rewrites began, followed by the first trusted reader, then the second rewrite, finishing up with a series of line-by-line editing. All told roughly 2-1/2 years to get it market-ready.

IAN. What inspired you to write the Time Will Tell?
JP. Time Will Tell’s predecessor, Before Anne After, (the pair form a time-travel duo) left a huge opening for a sequel. Before Anne After, an almost epic length historic time-travel novel, ended with a character loaded with questions: How, when, and where was she born; how, when, and where did her mother die; how does a wormhole work? It would be well over a decade before these questions would begin to surface and nearly to the end of the second decade before the true importance to all these questions sends her on a journey of recovery from her husband’s death, and so Time Will Tell begins.

IAN. Talk about the writing process.
JP. I am strictly a morning person when it comes to mental creativity. Before retiring from the pesky day job, I would spend approximately one hour each morning on my writing craft (writing, editing, researching, daydreaming) before going to work. Weekends would range from two to five hours each day. Of course I need to knock out vacations, mowing the lawn (pre-Arizona), the honey-do list, napping, colds & flu, just generally being lazy… well, you get the picture.

IAN. Did you use an outline or do you just wing the first draft?
JP. I always wing the first draft, that is to say, I’m a pantser. For those who are scratching their heads, pantser refers to writing by the seat of your pants. There is no beginning outline or character profile. I build those as I go, letting the characters tell me who they are. The only character I create is the first one. He, or she, introduces me to the next few and then the story goes organic, heading off in directions I never anticipated with characters I never saw coming. It’s kind of like life, or at least mine.

IAN. How is Time Will Tell different from others in your genre?
JP. Always a tough question. My stories are unique because they come from my head, no one else’s, or as you might surmise from the previous question, from my characters’ heads. I imagine that could be psycho-babbled into originating in my head. I feel I handled time-travel in a very real way, that is to say I make it believable, not Star-Trek believable or Back to the Future unbelievable, but everyday physics as we know it believable. It’s like reading about our own lives with extra-ordinary circumstances and a number of unexpected surprises. I love to surprise the reader.

IAN. Is your book published in print, e-book or both?
JP. Time Will Tell and its predecessor, Before Anne After, are available on my publisher’s website, desertbookshelf.com, in both formats, that is trade paperback and e-book.

IAN. What do you hope your readers come away with after reading Time Will Tell?
JP. I want my readers to feel pleased that they took the time from their lives to experience the story, to cry and laugh, to slide to the edge of their seats and say OMG out loud, and at the end to sit back and say, WOW!

IAN. Where can we go to buy Time Will Tell?
JP. For those with Kindles and Kindle apps on their devices visit Amazon and search for me by name or title. For those who still hold on to the need for that paper tactile feel, my trade paperbacks can be ordered at desertbookshelf.com, personalized and autographed by me.

IAN. Tell us about your next book or a work in progress. Is it a sequel or a stand alone?
JP. Although I played with the idea to do a follow-up to Time Will Tell, or to add a fourth to my sabre-toothed cat trilogy, I decided I wanted to do something local to Southern Arizona and in a genre I have never experienced but with which I have always wanted to try my hand. I am, thus, working on a Tucson, Arizona mystery. Authors don’t usually like to share much of their work in progress, so here is my very brief description.

An ex-police officer, private investigator, with relationship issues, a son he hasn’t talked to in years, a daughter in college, and an ex-wife across town, finds himself on the FBI’s most wanted list for a series of murders. Tucson’s serial killer is wreaking havoc upon his life and he and his girlfriend are on the run.

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Time Will Tell by James Paddock
540 pages
Time-travel, suspense
Desert Bookshelf Publishing



Note: Annie is in the middle of an unexpected meeting with her grandfather and his team…

 “I figured out that there was something seriously amiss when I was thirteen,” Annie said. “It was on my fourteenth birthday when I got into my father’s face about it and, shortly thereafter, learned all the gory details.”

Professor Grae smiled. “You were a child when you started playing Sherlock Holmes. It was decided by your father, your grandfather and your godparents to enlighten you with all the ‘gory details’ as you like to call them, but leave out who the team members were, at least the ones who you would probably be coming into contact with in your academic career. They are Thomas Bradshaw and myself, as well as two others who are not important here and thus of whom I am not at liberty to divulge.”

Annie’s head bobbed with the rocking of her chair, her mind racing through the faces of every professor she knew on the MIT campus.

“It was my life and my mother’s life, so I think I have a right to know. Other than that, you’re still not telling me anything I don’t already know, like why Charles,” the dweeb, she wanted to add, “who was three years old at the time, is here now, why this group is being formed, and what you are planning on doing.”

Professor Grae nodded. “Reasonable questions. I was approached by Professor Bradshaw and Dr. Hair, your grandfather,” he pointed, “about two years ago.”
“I know who my grandfather is.”
“Yes, of course. They asked if I’d join them in forming an exploratory committee to investigate whether enough new knowledge had been developed to restart the program. Two months ago Charles, while in the process of doing his own time travel research and coming up with information and conclusions very similar to your father’s and grandfather’s many years past, found us out. Although he made no indication of revealing his discovery we decided it would be prudent to bring him in. His knowledge and young mind would be valuable. Besides, three people are not enough. To be fully operational, and safe, it’ll take five.”

“So this group has been formed to raise, like a phoenix from my mother’s ashes and the ashes of my father’s failed effort, the time-travel experiments.”
“Your father didn’t fail, Annie,” her grandfather said.

“My mother, your daughter, died. That sounds like a failure to me.”
Dr. Hair closed his eyes.

“There were mistakes made,” Grae said, “but what we learned was as valuable as the discovery of electricity. It was an accident that your mother fell into the wormhole, but it happened and we did bring you, and then her back. The circumstances of her death had nothing to do with time-travel.”

“If she hadn’t traveled back in time 44 years, she would not have died. Then why was it all shut down?”

“First of all, Annie,” her grandfather said, “the program was funded and controlled by the board members of Broad Horizons. Their charter required dismantling as soon as you and your mother returned. It was an emotional trauma, not only for your father and me, but for everyone involved. We were not cold-hearted scientists. The shutdown was a unanimous decision.”

Professor Bradshaw spoke for the first time. “It wasn’t entirely sent into the scrap yard, Annie; at least not in the permanent sense. We sort of expected that we would pull it out again someday, we just didn’t realize this much time would go by.”

“Maybe we’ve been waiting for you,” said Grae.

Annie looked back and forth between the four pairs of eyes and then settled her gaze upon her grandfather. “Why? My mother wasn’t initially involved in the experiment. It was kept a secret from her even long after she accidentally stepped into it. It sent her into labor with me. Can you imagine suddenly finding yourself in a time 44 years in the past with a newborn child to take care of? I’m sure she thought she had gone insane.”

“We sent her a letter that same night,” Grae said, “but as you know, it fell into the wrong hands.”

“Yeah, I know all about the German spy who turned out to be my great-grandfather. I thought I knew everything and now I discover there were other players I wasn’t told about.” She looked down at her shoes. “That’s neither here or there, I guess. The real question is, why do you think I have anything to contribute, and,” she looked up at Professor Grae, “what did you mean by what if I could talk to Tony one more time? Am I hearing what I’m thinking I’m hearing?”

There was nothing but silence from the men. She shook her head. “No! The entire idea is crazy. You were right to shut the thing down because I think you were playing with fire... with God’s fire. You were lucky that the only bad thing that happened was my mother’s death. If you think that I’m going to jump at the chance to go back in time so that I can talk to Tony again, you all are crazy. It may not look like it but I am trying to get over him. I don’t want to drag that out any longer and seeing him again, especially when I know he will die, would probably be more than I could bare.” She stood and shook her head. “No. No not only for me, but I think it should be no for all of you. Destroy this thing and put it away for good.” With those words she strode out of the room and out of the house.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ice on the Grapevine by R.E. Donald

Mystery
Ice on the Grapevine is a traditional mystery featuring Hunter Rayne, a retired homicide detective turned long haul truck driver. The story opens on a July morning with the discovery of a frozen corpse at a brake check just south of the Grapevine Pass in L.A. County. Hunter, who is in southern California making a delivery, is persuaded by his irascible dispatcher, Elspeth Watson, to help clear two fellow truck drivers who are arrested for the murder. His job is made more difficult by the fact that the suspects, a newlywed couple, won't speak up in their own defence. 

The circumstantial evidence is strong, and a rookie detective from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department is eager to score a win. The investigation crosses the Canada-U.S. border when the victim is identified as a second rate musician from Vancouver, and it turns out there were more than a few desperate people happy to see him dead, including the accused couple. Hunter has to use all his investigative skills to uncover the truth.

Hunter’s ex-wife maintains that by taking to the highway Hunter is running away from his past, but he believes that the solitude of days on the road is helping him to heal from guilt over the failure of his marriage and the suicide of his best friend. His life gets more complicated when he feels an unwelcome attraction for a lawyer representing one of the accused.

Tangled relationships and multiple suspects emerge throughout the novel, as Hunter butts heads with more than one officer of the law to solve the crime. Amazon



R.E. Donald is the author of the Hunter Rayne highway mystery series. Ruth worked in the transportation industry in various capacities from 1972 until 2001, and draws on her own experiences, as well as those of her late husband, Jim Donald, in creating the characters and situations in her novels.

Ruth attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., where she studied languages (Russian, French and German) and creative writing to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She currently lives on a small farm in Langley, B.C., where she and her partner, Gilbert Roy, enjoy their Canadian Horses (Le Cheval Canadien) and other animals.




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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Charm: Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program by Alana Siegel


THE CHARM is a young adult fantasy novel and book #1 in the Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program series.

Imagine what high school would be like if your ex-boyfriend fired lightning when he was angry, the sporty girl in your class had enough strength to lift a flatbed truck, and you could charm your way out of trouble

When shy, sixteen year old, Olivia Hart, witnesses the actual rainstorm her ex-boyfriend, Max Smarr, creates in Pandora high school's cafeteria, she’s convinced she’s lost her mind. Nothing will prepare her, however, for the discovery of her own special Gift. 

Olivia Hart has always been satisfied living in the shadows of her peers, and so high school doesn’t get any easier when her charismatic brother goes off to college and her relationship with her edgy boyfriend comes to an end. When she comes across an antique charm, she finds out that she can compel people with her mind and hiding is no longer an option. With the help of her friends in the Gifted Program and each of their special Gifts, what happens next in this young love and coming of age story will force Olivia into the spotlight, test her friendships, and cause her to question her role in a society. Amazon




Alana Siegel is the author of the Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program fantasy young adult series. She was raised on Long Island, New York. She was the valedictorian of Plainedge High School and graduated with a B.A. and double major in Finance and Accounting from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. She currently lives in San Francisco, California, with her fiancĂ©, Stefan Mag, and their ragamuffin cat named Zeus. Since early childhood she has loved to read fantasy books. Add a little romance and a happy ending and in her eyes you have a perfect afternoon of reading.  








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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Verliege by Micheal Rivers



paranormal thriller

The world of Adrian Bolt shattered as his wife lay butchered on the floor of Castle Verliege. His conviction by a German court was as swift as the sword that killed her. He maintained his silence knowing his story would not be believed. Though his reputation was impeccable there was nobody willing to stand for him.

Another world lay in wait for anyone living within the walls of the castle; waiting, watching, for eternity to keep the Mueller name upon its registers. There is only one world here for those who choose to stay. To enter its doors is an invitation you will not soon forget!

Praise for Verliege from Amazon.com

"...Like Gilman, Hodgson, and Lovecraft, the richness of dialog is not lacking in Rivers's prose...Rivers does not so much stand upon the shoulders of these giants as he rubs elbows with them."
- Amy K. Marshall, Staff Reviewer, Dark River Press 

" ... writing is so descriptive you will feel like you are there, in the story."
- Jennifer at Can't Put It Down Reviews

"...an offering so realistic... His protagonists have a realism that is not often found. "
- Karen Doering "Parent's Little Black Book"



Micheal Rivers, born in 1953, is an American author. His writing genres include Thriller,Paranormal and Horror. Micheal has been writing for several years. In the past he concentrated on Romantic Poetry. In recent years he has focused on writing Fiction and Paranormal stories.

Micheal has over thirty years of investigating and collecting stories of the paranormal. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers of Western North Carolina. He served his country as a United States Marine during Vietnam. He is a native North Carolinian. He lived in the Chicago area in the past and furthered his education there. He served the community as an Emergency Medical Technician while living there. Micheal currently resides in the mountains of North Carolina along with his wife and his Boxer he fondly calls Dee Dee.



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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Two Graves by D.A. Graystone


Two Graves Suspense, thriller

Forty year old Preston Peterson, pudgy, myopic and socially inept, knows the terror of being bullied. From his earliest childhood memory, he has faced ridicule, name calling, harassment and beatings. Fear ruled his life, possessed him, controlled his every encounter with others.

Now, he has killed.

Now, rage rules his life.

Digging out his despised High School year book, Preston uses computer aged photographs to find and kill look-alikes of his persecutors.

The time has come for those who bullied him to pay the ultimate price for their torture.

Preston is getting even and everyone is a target.

But with a panicked city and Lieutenant Gregg Mann's task force looking for him, Preston should have remembered the Chinese proverb, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig TWO GRAVES."  Amazon.com

"If you're a fan of fast paced serial killer drama you're going to love this one!"

Brenda C. - Readers Favorite

"Graystone has done an excellent job in creating an interesting and fascinating book."
Q Stewart-Book Reviewer

"I caught myself not blinking for fear of missing something. Two Graves is excellently written and keeps one on one's toes." H.L. Van Zyl-Book Reviewer



Derek Graystone was born in Rivers, Manitoba, Canada. After a brief stay there and in Trenton, Ontario, Canada, Derek has spent the majority of his life in London, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelors Degree in English Literature in 1984.

Derek has had a varied career including jewellery store manager, warehouse manager for an ice cream distributor, manager of a gas station, and the finance and systems manager for a children's charity. In 2002, Derek quit his day job and started his own office automation and Internet presence company and a relaxation massage business with his wife. Derek is also a Reiki Master as well as having a successful online Wiccan business.

Derek's first book, The Schliemann Legacy, is a spy thriller involving Nazis, terrorists and the hunt for the treasures of Troy.

Derek followed up with Two Graves, a crime novel about a serial killer who is killing look-alikes of the people who bullied and terrorized him in his youth. Derek is planning to release the next in the Kesle PD series called Too Many Graves which will appear in the summer of 2012.

Currently, Derek is working on two non-fiction books OMG, I Think I'm a Witch and A Year of Wicca about the Wiccan religion due for release in September 2011 as well as the first novel in the Witches of Aquarius series; Windcrusher will be released in December 2011.

Derek lives with his wife Yvette in their home in London Ontario when they aren't visiting their island getaway in Exuma, Bahamas. Derek is also the father of four girls and one boy and has three granddaughters.


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