Summary: Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.
When small-town reporter Tom Darden gets a chance to cover a major story, he thinks it’s his long overdue ticket to the big time. As the first newsman on the scene at a deadly bombing, Darden finds the hot scoop he’s always wanted – or does he? In David Darracott‘s thriller “Internatl Security,” once Darden actually investigates and unravels the frightening truth behind the attack, he realizes tough reporting comes at a heavy price – including putting his own life on the line. More below the media player. Listen to David Darracott The Indie Author Life In a recent interview with EmoryWire, the Emory University Alumni Association’s newsletter, David Darracott revealed the origin of “Internal Security”: “I remember the day I decided to write this book,” he recalls. “I was reading a novel by a very popular writer that was a government agent-thriller type story. Within the first pages, the protagonist shoots and kills two terrorism suspects in front of the President and praises himself for being such a patriot and man of action among all the weak-willed Washington types.” Darracott set the book aside, dwelling on the prone-to-violence comic book hero of so many popular novels. His creative vision [...]Similar Posts:Debut Thriller is a Race With EvilGreek Myth Brought to New LifeHelping the Follicly Challenged Come to AcceptanceA Suicide, A Homecoming, and TerrorStrap Yourself In and Meet “A Greater Monster” The post A Reporter Gets Far More Than He Bargained For appeared first on The Bookcast.
This is a story of chaos, revenge, and change. Death and love, love and sex, and sex and death. In Jack Remick‘s novel “Gabriela and The Widow” the young immigrant Gabriela seeks revenge for the destruction of her village. A dying old woman, The Widow, craves balance for the betrayals in her life. It is a book about mothers and daughters, a novel about women for women, but it is also a mythic recasting of the story of women before men. It is the story of how The Widow makes Gabriela in her own image and sets her free from her bloody past. And in the end, The Widow gives Gabriela the secret of immortality. More below the media player. Listen to Jack Remick The Indie Author Life As you heard Jack Remick say in our interview, he and fellow writer Robert J. Ray maintain a blog for writers called Bob and Jack’s Writing Blog. As they explain, one of the blog’s goal is: In our writing classes – nights, weekends, year-long courses, writer’s conferences – we encounter hungry writers. Everyday people dying to write. Starving people. People who love telling stories and who love hearing stories. In a matter [...]Similar Posts:Hidden Masters vs Unspeakable Evil, A Tag Team MatchFive Moons Craving a HeroDear Mom (And Dear Dad)Greek Myth Brought to New LifeHow to Write Mom’s Story The post A Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They Forge appeared first on The Bookcast.
What if Paul Farrington, a veteran fixer for a shady corporation, found himself targeted for elimination just as he was trying to finance his daughter’s Ivy League education? How far would he go to provide for his family and keep them safe? What if Detectives Frank Mallory and Alberto “Gunner” Gennaro were forced to play catchup with a killer, who may or may not be a demon, and who leaves trails of Dante-esque murders, each occurring further south in Manhattan and deeper into his version of The Inferno? And how could these situations be connected? As Christopher Ryan‘s novel “City of Woe” unfolds, how long can the detectives stick to strict police procedure when confronted with increasingly bizarre events? Especially once those events begin invading Mallory’s private life? And how does he find a balance between his rejection of the case’s alleged demonic elements and his strong desire to believe his dying father’s visions of long-dead relatives beckoning him to heaven? When must a detective reconsider what exists outside man’s law? More below the media player. Listen to Christopher Ryan The Indie Author Life Not long ago, Chris Ryan gave his first public talk on “City of Woe,” at his [...]Similar Posts:An Appetite for AdventureProf. Henry Fell’s “Coming of Middle Age”…An Ancient Evil Is On The RiseA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeA Reporter Gets Far More Than He Bargained For The post Price, McBain, Move Over. Ryan Owns NYC Now appeared first on The Bookcast.
Legend states that the Minotaur was confined to the Labyrinth, slain by Theseus and then laid to rest by thousands of years of Greek mythology. But the truth is far different. In David Gelber‘s book “Minotaur Revisited” read the Minotaur’s own words as he recounts his full life as god, king, warrior, matchmaker, midwife, monk, sage, father, mother, husband and, most of all, witness. The fierce Minotaur lived to see and be a part of the best and worst of humanity during a life spanning thousands of years. Part bull, part human, the Minotaur struggled to find his place in this world and, in the end, left his unique mark on history. More below the media player. Listen to David Gelber The Indie Author Life In a recent blog post titled “Writing and Religion,” David Gelber suggested he is considering dropping any religious themes or overtones from his books and stories. They’re “a turn off to many readers,” he says. Yet, he continues, “my problem is that I find it hard to write about anything apart from God.” In this book, Gelber says: “Minotaur Revisited” features the Minotaur of Greek mythology living through thousands of years of history, coming in [...]Similar Posts:Debut Thriller is a Race With EvilA Reporter Gets Far More Than He Bargained ForA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeStrap Yourself In and Meet “A Greater Monster”Helping the Follicly Challenged Come to Acceptance The post Greek Myth Brought to New Life appeared first on The Bookcast.
In ninth century Britain, chaos rules as kingdoms splinter, Vikings invade from all corners, and lives and fortunes are lost to those with the biggest sword and the smallest shreds of morality. When a young priest named Daniel witnesses a lone warrior save his village from savage raiders, he believes he’s seen a miracle, and he follows the reclusive warrior on his mysterious trek across the island, hoping to find his own path in this brutal and unforgiving world. In Kris Kramer‘s novel “Sanctuary” Daniel’s journey takes him to places he’d long since left, forcing him to face his past, along with dour dwarves, canny druids, and an army of Viking warriors. But it’s when he meets a captive woman with strange abilities amongst the ruins of humanity’s savage and unforgiving past that Daniel will face his true enemy, a powerful demon who waits for his dominion over man to be complete. More below the media player. Listen to Kris Kramer The Indie Author Life Kris Kramer has done extensive research into ninth century Britain. It was a dark and terrifying time. Wikipedia describes it thus: Britain experienced a great influx of Viking peoples in the 9th century as the [...]Similar Posts:This Girl Is One Elf You Don’t Wanna Mess WithFear No Evil in The “Valley of the Shadows”Teen Buddies Face Adult TrialsA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeWhere Magic is as Common as Technology The post A Ninth Century Test for a Young Priest appeared first on The Bookcast.
There’s nothing like the arrival of a Hollywood star to stir the passions of the people of the sleepy small town of Johnson, Ohio. During his stay with Johnson’s most physically appealing family, the star shakes up the lives of the reigning queen of the local theatre scene, her lawyer husband, and the couple’s handsome but sexually undecided son. Add a scandal at the husband’s law firm and a kidnapping with suicide demanded as ransom and you have what propels family members to New York City and Hollywood – and Gordon Osmond’s debut novel “Slipping on Stardust” to its shattering conclusion. More below the media player. Listen to Gordon Osmond The Indie Author Life High praise for Gordon Osmond’s “Slipping on Stardust” from David Menefee, writing at BookPleasures.com: Any author who has managed to run the gauntlet of hurdles outlaid for writing, proofing, releasing, and publicizing a work deserves kudos for stamina and perseverance, and authors daring to release a fiction novel in a year characterized by an unprecedented avalanche of new releases earns admiration for daring and optimism. If the finished first work manages to reveal well-defined characters, unfurl a plot that stays one step ahead of the reader, [...]Similar Posts:Veteran Writer Takes on American CultureGreek Myth Brought to New LifeA Reporter Gets Far More Than He Bargained ForA Dead Ranch Hand, a Silver Picture Frame, and a CurseHelping the Follicly Challenged Come to Acceptance The post In Johnson, Ohio a Star is Bored appeared first on The Bookcast.
On a chilly January morning, anesthesiologist Dr. Jenna Reiner makes her daily drive to St. Augustine Hospital, completely unaware that her life is about to change forever. One of the surgical scrub technicians in her hospital has been stealing syringes and infecting patients with hepatitis C. In Kate O’Reilley‘s thriller “It’s Nothing Personal,” Dr. Reiner administers anesthesia that morning unaware that she’s holding a murder weapon in her hand. She’ll soon find out that not only was her hospital at risk, but her entire life is about to be turned upside down.Similar Posts:Dear Mom (And Dear Dad)Will Ambition Get The Better of Verity Parker?The Epic (Epic!) Story of a Magical Land in JeopardyDeath, Prison, and a Son’s Desperate Search For…Technology Turned Homicidal The post A Doctor Becomes an Unwitting Killer appeared first on The Bookcast.
An often overlooked secret to creating wealth as a business owner has little to do with actually running the business. Certainly, marketing, customer service, quality products, and more are required to make a business successful. But when it comes to creating real and lasting wealth, decisions regarding this key “secret” will have the greatest impact. As both a small business lender and a small business owner himself, Chris Hurn has a bird’s eye view of how businesses create wealth, as well as an in-the-trenches perspective on the tough decisions that must be made if a business is to go from good to great. In his book “The Entrepreneur’s Secret to Creating Wealth,” Chris Hurn explains the myriad of factors and variables involved in this significant wealth-creation strategy. Plenty of books describe how entrepreneurs can create more ideas or have happier employees. But no other business book outlines in such detail — or with such authority — how to actually develop the wealth behind the business. More below the media player. Listen to Chris Hurn The Indie Author Life In a recent appearance on Fox Business, Chris Hurn discusses why many small business owners and entrepeneurs are buying commercial real estate:Similar Posts:Why I Don’t Charge Authors to be InterviewedPrice, McBain, Move Over. Ryan Owns NYC NowA Doctor Becomes an Unwitting KillerThe Secret That Haunts A Presidential HopefulA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They Forge The post Making Sure Your Success Builds Wealth appeared first on The Bookcast.
On a western cattle ranch in 1896, honest, hard-working, ranch hand Colter Barnett, having been wrongly accused of stealing a valuable silver picture frame, is gunned down in cold blood by his boss, wealthy landowner Henry McKenna. Later, when McKenna discovers the silver picture frame to be “under a pile of old rags” in his closet, he tries to hide his mistake by burying the object with the body of his victim. That’s when the curse begins, in Len Francis Monahan‘s book “Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers.” The story chronicles the adventures of the murder victim’s son, young Colt Barnett, a self-reliant orphan boy who goes on to work for Mrs. Helen McKenna, widow of murderous Henry and the new owner of the McKenna Ranch empire. Where will this relationship go? More below the media player. Listen to Len Francis Monahan The Indie Author Life The Seattle Post-Intelligencer likes Len Francis Monahan’s work: Len Francis Monahan has a unique style of writing that captures the heartwarming drama of familial love, the life and death struggles of running a cattle ranch in the early American West with a fictional coming-of-age story. In Rattlesnakes, Ghosts and Murderers, Len Francis Monahan’s writing is addictive, [...]Similar Posts:A Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeIn Johnson, Ohio a Star is BoredA Romantic Tale To Bring Your Hanky ForGreek Myth Brought to New LifeDeath, Prison, and a Son’s Desperate Search For… The post A Dead Ranch Hand, a Silver Picture Frame, and a Curse appeared first on The Bookcast.
All Ages have a living darkness. In some, it is long buried. In others, it lives and thrives. And then there is the darkness no one sees, the patient darkness that reveals itself only when all light fails. In an Age of fallen heroes, stolen princesses, and a city prison, the world balances upon the blades of haunted men. In S.M. White‘s dark fantasy “The Pale Hand of God,” behind the walls of the clergy-controlled prison city of Iban Su, Lainn Sevai endures. But after losing his father and brother, Lainn finds the determination to seek freedom, following in the footsteps of the man whose iron tutelage molded him into one of the fiercest warriors Iban Su has ever known. In the process he discovers his father’s terrible secret, and uncovers the thousand-year mystery as to why the prophesied End of Days never came to the world. And that sets in motion a terrible future. More below the media player. Listen to S.M. White The Indie Author Life A ninja? In an interview with Angella Graff at Indie Reviews, S.M. White was asked, “Tell us something unique about yourself you’d love your readers to know” … I put this up [...]Similar Posts:Should I Have Agreed to This Interview?Hidden Masters vs Unspeakable Evil, A Tag Team MatchWhy I Don’t Charge Authors to be InterviewedA Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They ForgeThe 11-Year-Old Witness to An Apocalypse The post Death, Prison, and a Son’s Desperate Search For Answers appeared first on The Bookcast.
What is real? What does it mean to have a human identity, in an age when technology threatens to overtake everything we are? Here’s what is going on in Emerson Freedman‘s thriller “Killer App”… Jacob’s reality begins to unravel the moment he is hired to hunt down the Chairman’s lost property. As cryptic clues appear out of thin air and the bodies pile up, he realizes that finding the missing machine might be his last chance for salvation. Ben has been on the run for as long as he can remember. His last hope to finding answers flaps skinless against a worn brick wall. Now all he can do is run from the steel-bladed killers, heading for a safe haven that haunts his dreams. Finn and Victoria track the killer, hoping to find out what it wants, and where it is going. Their bickering turns sour as it becomes clear that they are London’s last hope. Thousands of innocent lives hang in the balance. And as the clock ticks down to midnight, hunters and hunted alike race to work out what is real in a world where even your own memory cannot be trusted. More below the media player. Listen [...]Similar Posts:‘American Psycho’ Meets ‘Sex & the…The Epic (Epic!) Story of a Magical Land in JeopardyWill Ambition Get The Better of Verity Parker?This Guy’s No Killer – He’s a Regular…A Doctor Becomes an Unwitting Killer The post Technology Turned Homicidal appeared first on The Bookcast.
Corporate glass ceilings aren’t the only things meant to be broken, and when someone determined enough shatters the glass, watch out everyone below! In the new Alicia Hope novel “Glass Ceilings” ambitious career woman Verity Parker breaks through the glass ceiling of a multi-national mining corporation and snatches the job of CEO from the waiting hands of ruthless corporate nemesis Royce James. But she then finds herself in danger of losing more than just her tenuous hold on the job. Her love-scarred heart and even her life are at risk. A web of workplace mischief, treachery and sabotage entangles the rivals, and Royce, guilty of his own resentful duplicity against his new CEO, suddenly finds his life in her hands. Preoccupied with mounting professional barriers, Verity is almost unaware of the cracks beginning to form in the toughened glass protecting her wary heart. But then again, some things are meant to be broken… More below the media player. Listen to Alicia Hope The Indie Author Life As you heard in our interview with Alicia Hope, she pictures actual actors in the roles of her main characters… What do you think? Emily Blunt as Verity Parker? Gerard Butler as Royce James? [...]Similar Posts:This Girl Is One Elf You Don’t Wanna Mess WithEscaped Slave Finds Freedom. Or Does He?Technology Turned HomicidalTeen Heroine vs Pirate SpyThis Thief Steals Her Way Almost to Death The post Will Ambition Get The Better of Verity Parker? appeared first on The Bookcast.
Eleven-year-old Derek is a pretty typical kid from the smalll town of Strandlund Springs. His is a pretty normal life, until the day Derek discovers a strange haze emerging from the forest outside of town. Soon the haze spreads, ultimately covering the entire earth — and causing all surface water to evaporate. In Devin Smyth‘s thriller “The Emergence,” Derek and his family struggle as civil society breaks down around them. When his parents seek aid from a cult-like leader who is exploiting the desperate times, Derek runs away. With only his keen sense of direction and his pet cat to aid him, Derek tries to survive the hazards — both natural and man-made — that await him in that mysterious haze. More below the media player. Listen to Devin Smyth The Indie Author LifeSimilar Posts:Small Town, Big IntrigueDeath, Prison, and a Son’s Desperate Search For…The Treasure Hunt That Will Change Her LifeWill This Teenager Step Up and Save His World?A Love Story Across the Centuries The post The 11-Year-Old Witness to An Apocalypse appeared first on The Bookcast.
The world of “Maldene” is one of magic and ancient secrets, but also one that is under the dark shadow of a powerful wizard named Miro, whom even the gods are said to fear. Miro’s true goals are the stuff of centuries-long conjecture. Now in Mark Tierno‘s fantasy novel “Maldene,” a group of adventurers, led by Sabu and Eldar, are set on a path woven from the vision of a blind gypsy with golden skin. And they will find themselves caught up in an ages-old conflict against Miro. More below the media player. Listen to Mark Tierno The Indie Author Life What language do they speak on Maldene? Why, Maldenese, of course. Mark Tierno created the entire language, including its own alphabet, even a dictionary — As he wrote in a recent blog post at his website, www.maldene.com: Of course the question arises, why bother with this stuff at all? Flavor, my dear Human, flavor, atmosphere, and personality. The more of such details and personality a world has, the more real it seems when you read it. And it is that which can draw a reader in and never let him go. Give it a try and see if I’m [...]Similar Posts:Does He Really Want to Know The Family Secrets?An Ancient Evil Is On The RiseTechnology Turned HomicidalDeath, Prison, and a Son’s Desperate Search For…The 11-Year-Old Witness to An Apocalypse The post The Epic (Epic!) Story of a Magical Land in Jeopardy appeared first on The Bookcast.
Armed with the wisdom of Carl Jung, and psychic intuition, California family therapist Sarah Doucette Jean-Louis spends a year looking for love, counseling a stalker and surviving a plot to kill her. Sarah has Louisiana Creole roots. She can hold her liquor and make a mean gumbo. She also has an aunt who talks to the dead and a mother who wants her married. In Myra Jolivet‘s mystery “Pushed Times, Chewing Pepper” Sarah’s life changes during a four-day reunion in Louisiana with her judgmental family, including her nemesis Cousin Stacy. It was the last place she expected to meet a man, but Michael’s perfect teeth and Armani-wearing buff-ness were irresistible. He was also visiting from the west coast — and even though Sarah’s Aunt Cat warns her that Michael is trouble, she refuses to listen and within months she and Michael are engaged. And then things get real complicated, leading to some amateur spy work, a plot for pride and revenge, and then — murder. There is a Creole expression, “pushed times make a monkey chew pepper.” It means that in difficult times, we do things that we ordinarily wouldn’t. More below the media player. Listen to Myra Jolivet The [...]Similar Posts:Debut Thriller is a Race With EvilA (Princess) Penny’s Worth of TroubleTerrified, Lost In The Woods – With a GhostShe Wanted to Kill Him – But Fell in Love InsteadThe Unique Courage of One Mother The post They Warned Her He Would Be Trouble. But a Killer? appeared first on The Bookcast.