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Violating the Calm

by R. W. Saunders

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Review)

Price: $19.95

R. W. Saunders’s “Violating the Calm.” Could this happen in your community? A misunderstanding between two teenagers starts a race war, which takes place in a middle class neighborhood between biker supremacists, protesters, students, and neighborhood citizens who get caught up in the escalation of racial division by a power corrupt judge. In this suspenseful, real life story containing innovative urban warfare and sophisticated law enforcement techniques, each reader will identify with one of the characters.

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Disappeared And Found

by Kerry Reis

(4.5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $15.95

Kerry Reis’s “Disappeared And Found.” Was Dorothy Adopted or Kidnapped? A young woman’s search for her biological family opens up a mystifying twenty-year old cold case of a mother and her baby daughter disappearing while on a walk, a development that arouses interest and surprise from a couple of television programs, local and federal law enforcement, and a splintered family. Unexpectedly hearing that she was adopted, Dorothy decides to research the truth about her biological family. Unexpected twists and turns brings in the FBI and police to investigate. Thrilling, this book will stir your heart and soul.

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Rift Valley: A Novel

by Reeve Abraben

(4.5 Stars – 13 Customer Reviews)

Price: $18.95

Reeve Abraben’s “Rift Valley: A Novel.” “A dramatic and suspenseful novel … replete with adventure, suspense, romance, a sexy surgeon, and a modern-day goddess of the hunt, Rift Valley, provides a riveting readable experience.” -Ellis Amburn. Set in one of the world’s most exotic and dangerous locales, the Great Rift Valley, this is the story of Dr. Paul Bennett, a handsome and brilliant surgeon whose confidence is shattered by a circumstance wrought by his own poor judgment. Undertaking the perilous safari in Kenya at the time of the Emergency–a bloody rebellion against British colonialism–Dr. Paul at last experiences healing for a deep psychic wound, as well as the love of a beautiful and fiercely independent woman. Rift Valley is an all-encompassing novel which spans the fictional spectrum and cannot be buttonholed into any particular genre. It represents key elements drawn from action-adventure to romance to medical to historical.

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Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas by Dan Barry

Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Dan Barry is taking his latest book Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas by Dan Barry, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Dan to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Dan’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Dan was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Integrity Based Policing: Policing the Streets of Las Vegas. What is it about?

Dan: My book is about policing in the greatest city in the world — “Las Vegas.” I’ve been blessed to have spent 30 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). During my career I served in a variety of positions, from undercover high school narc to Bureau Commander of the Organized Crime Bureau. In all these assignments I realized that the importance of maintaining trust is the key to success. The three key virtues to successful policing are Courage, Good Loyalty and Empathy. My goal in writing this book is to uplift organizational culture by realizing that policing is a vocation that requires us to treat others as gifts from God, not focusing solely on numbers and politics.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Dan: When I retired, my love for the policing vocation and my brothers and sisters still working the streets, never went away. I realized that God allowed me to go through my experiences to make our world a better place. I pray that others will learn from my example the importance of being a servanthood leader and serve their communities with honor.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Dan: The fact that the author is both a practitioner and an academic. Throughout my career, I’ve lived the history and knew that policing was heading in the wrong direction. In my present role as the Program Chair for the University of Phoenix, I have been able to study the subject and the need to exercise practical wisdom in our decisions.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Dan: I am hoping that people currently in, retired, or considering beginning a career in law enforcement will be the largest audience. I am confident that they can all learn important lessons and grow in their own careers. I also hope that policy makers will see the potential positive impact policing can have in their jurisdictions. When policing is done right, great things happen. Troubled neighborhoods form partnerships and the quality of life skyrockets. Lastly, this book is loaded with exciting police stories that are at times emotional, and most often humorous.

OP: What is special about your book?

Dan: First, my knowledge that we are here to serve God, and each other. All of my decisions are from a Christ-centered frame. Second, in parts of this book I admit that I have made mistakes that I learned from. In “The Killer Bees,” I admit that I failed to adequately plan out a tactical situation because I didn’t realize the potential danger. In this situation, all of my team got out safely, but there was an officer involved in a fatal shooting. Third, all my experiences can be applied to other professions. Leadership requires we all act in a virtuous way and not just as bosses.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?

Dan: I published Ready, Aim, Trust in 2015 – Classic Day Publishing

OP: How can someone learn more about your book or purchase it?

Dan: Integrity Based Policing is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Outskirts Press.

OP: Thanks for your time, Dan! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dan Barry is retired as a captain from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after 30 years of service. During his career, he served in a variety of assignments as an officer ranging from patrol to undercover high school narcotic detective. After promotions, he commanded numerous bureaus including Patrol, Organized Crime, Criminal Intelligence and SWAT. He is currently the Program Chair for the College of Social Sciences & Behavioral Health—Criminal Justice & Security, University of Phoenix. Dan has been married to his beautiful wife, Allison, for 39 years, Dan and Allison have four grown children, nine grandchildren and an Irish Terrier (Brigid).

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Simple Witness

by Bob Siqveland

(5 Stars – 9 Customer Reviews)

Price: $12.95

Bob Siqveland’s “Simple Witness.” Harold Bartz, aka Bandit, has a low IQ which contrasts sharply with his delusions of grandeur. After witnessing a murder, he flees to Vegas and starts cooking up schemes: internet swindles, hidden offices, Russian hit men and a shady telemarketer. Then, Bandit stumbles into a surprise in Vegas. Full of intrigue and humor, this book is a great read that will keep you thoroughly entertained.

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Death by Doggie Door: An Abby Connors Dog Rescue Mystery

by Joyce Sanford

(5 Stars – 6 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Joyce Sanford’s “Death by Doggie Door: An Abby Connors Dog Rescue Mystery” is the first in a new cozy mystery series. Full of caring, hardworking, quirky characters, fascinating stories of dog rescue, a gorgeous but also turbulent setting, and of course, murder, Death by Doggie Door will delight readers interested in a variety of subjects wrapped in the escapist fun of a strong protagonist solving mysteries.

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The Hangman Returns by Dee Rose

Technology has created a wide variety of ways to reach audiences all over the world. It takes is a little thinking outside the box and you can market a self-published book in creative, affordable and impactful ways. Consider book tours! Tours are a great way to connect with your readers and technology has made them easier and more cost effective than ever!

Author Dee Rose is taking his latest book The Hangman Returns, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Dee to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Dee’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!


Luckily for us, Dee was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of The Hangman Returns.

OP: Tell us a little bit about The Hangman Returns. What is it about?

Dee: The book is about Kente Cromwell Sr. At the end of The Hangman, he is returned to Purgatory to finish serving his time and hopefully, enter Paradise. However, back on Earth, five years have passed, and a sorcerer named Damian Red has murdered Cromwell’s wife in search of the Ring of Light. This sends, Kente Jr, who has the ring, on a vengeful killing spree. But Kente is using the ring to kill both supernatural creatures and humans alike. This forces BA, the Bad Angel, to go to Purgatory and help the Hangman escape in hopes of reigning in Kente Jr. At the same time, the demon lord Hangoctuforre, who is responsible for giving the Hangman his powers, is plotting to launch another assault on the Earth. He has gathered an army consisting of the fallen angel Comet, Damian Red, vampires, and demons. This brings together the vampire slayer, Jericho Caine, the demon hunter, Father Tom Padilla, and the wizard Alexander Merryweather. Joining the fray is a new hero, Susan Taki, a master of kung fu. She also possesses a supernatural ability of her own. Now they must convince the reluctant Hangman to join another war once he deals with his son.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Dee: I decided to write it because the Hangman was always meant to be bigger than just the Hangman. There are several novellas about the supporting characters in between The Hangman and The Hangman Returns. I call it the Hangman Universe or HMU.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Dee: I got my book published through Outskirts Press. I trust them with my work.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Dee: The types of readers that will be interested in my book are people who like good versus evil type of books. They are people who like shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or shows like Supernatural and Legacies.

OP: What is special about your book?

Dee: What’s special about my book is that none of the heroes are just purely good. They are flawed, but still know that the evil they face must be defeated.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Dee: What differentiates my book from the rest is that I’m not afraid to explore having the bad guys win. I’m not afraid of showcasing the vulnerabilities of the heroes and showing them as regular human beings.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Dee: Yes, I have published other books. My first foray into writing was a love story entitled, Forbidden Love. My second book was entitled Cloning Around.
As I said before, then came The Hangman and the Hangman Universe, starting with: The Hangman, The Grand Librarian: Life of an Immortal, Father Tom Padilla: Curse of the Demon Priest, Jericho Caine: Dakota Rises, and The Bad Angel: Redemption.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Dee: Yes, the HMU has taken a life of its own. My next novella, following The Hangman Returns is called The Grand Librarian: The Future Wizards. It is currently in the editing process. That will be followed by The Death Brothers: A Supernatural Awaking. It focusses on Jericho Caine and Father Tom Padilla. Both novellas deal with the fallout from The Hangman Returns.

OP: Thanks for your time, Dee! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dee Rose was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He has two beautiful daughters, Nadia and Nicole, who are his life and inspiration. He resides in Denver, CO, where he attended Metropolitan State University and majored in Political Science. He considers the HMU to be his baby that he has nurtured quickly, but with extreme patience. He says, “Along with my kids, the HMU will be my legacy. Hopefully, they will all endure long after I’m gone.”

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Art Fairy: Flower Sea

by Floras Athena

(5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

Price: $26.95

Floras Athena’s “Art Fairy: Flower Sea. “All Beings Are Equal In Art! In the kingdom of art, only struggle to enhance talent and create happiness for the world, then you can be the happiest little prince and little princess of the whole world! A long-golden-haired boy with an exquisite lyre in his hands flowing brilliant melody. A florid butterfly gyrating and dancing with the melody. Her wings shining aquamarine blaze, gorgeous like Sea Goddess Feather.  But meanwhile, a lot of evil creatures are coming for this Mirror Lake Fairyland….Demon knights.  Thousands of dark fire dragons and flaming ice dragons…… In another flower sea world, Oris early heard Cynthia’s notoriety of night queen under the dark tulips just like Thor puncturing your mermaid heart. Blink! Sunshine of heaven hymn is shining all over the Snow Ice Demon World! All flower seas of whole world are blooming and stretching!

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Longworth

by J. Russell Smith

(4 Stars – 11 Customer Reviews)

Price: $22.95

J. Russell Smith’s “Longworth.” A coming of age story of Carson Longworth in the 1960’s early 1970’s when the Vietnam War was beginning to heat up. His outlook on life was different than others his age. Carson wrestles with his personal demons and the general inanity of the world.  He joined the Marine Corps because he ‘wanted to be a man,’ an experience that shaped him indelibly. His experiences in the Vietnam War helped create his antagonistic outlook. He could not come to terms with the intent of the war nor the manner in which it was being conducted. Carson found himself on the outside looking in. He became, contrary to most who join the Marine Corps, a liberal thinker and a skeptic who became increasingly frustrated with the inconsistencies that he observed in the conduct of his fellow man.

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Your Third Finalist for the 2019 Best Book of the Year Award is … E.J. Gandolfo, Author of To Paint a Murder

Congratulations to our three finalists for the Outskirts Press 2019 Best Book of the Year award: The Red Shore by Andrew Ceroni, Dance Because You Can by Amy Jordan and To Paint a Murder by E.J. Gandolfo. These works are impressive and it’s going to be an interesting sprint to the finish!

All three books took home awards from this year’s EVVY Awards, qualifying the authors for Outskirts Press highest honor! Remember, only one book can win — so look into your choices, order their books and cast your vote. Polls will open September 9th through September 13th 5:00 PM Mountain Time.

So, come back on Monday, Sept. 9th, to cast your vote for the book you believe to be the best of the three.

Meet Your Third Finalist

To Paint a Murder

E. J. Gandolfo weaves a mystery story about art theft, deception and murder in a small seaside town on the North Shore of Boston. Middle-aged Veronica Howard is drawn into events when she opens her longed for vintage-antique shop and becomes an unwitting sleuth and accomplice. If you love vintage jewelry and clothing and the Art Deco and Victorian eras, you will be fascinated by the descriptions. The people Veronica trusts are not what they seem and she relies on her common sense and spirit of adventure to find answers. She has fought long and hard to be a success in the business world and now she must put her inquisitive nature to work in this tale of insatiable greed among some collectors of fine art. Caught between the affections of a long-time love and a new, glamorous mystery man, she has to decide if her trust has been misplaced.

About Author E. J. Gandolfo

E. J. Gandolfo is a former advertising agency copywriter and sales executive. She is an artist, antique dealer and world traveler and resides in the Boston area.

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The Best Book of the Year winner will receive a Grand Prize of $1,500 as a direct result of your choice at the polls. So, come back on Monday, September 9th, to cast your vote!

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