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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.”

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/thehangmanreturns

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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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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Life in the Morgue by Lance Anderson

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


Luckily for us, Lance 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 Life in the Morgue.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Life in the Morgue. What is it about?

Lance: The best way I can describe this book is it’s not what you think it is. It is not a horror or gross, it is more focused on the people that actually work in the morgue, and their quirks and about the things that they had to deal with. The office itself and how things were run, the inter office politics and even some state and local government shenanigans. There was another saying at the office “dead people don’t vote” so sometimes things could get out of hand. With that being said the people that I worked with in real life always treated the deceased with the same respect whether they were famous or well connected with lots of money or a drug overdose found in an alley. The doctors there were all top notch and knew what they were doing. Greg the main character is just a normal blue-collar guy who managed to get this job and it so much more than he expected it to be. It becomes an all-consuming life for him, he sees and experiences things he or most people never thought about in his normal regular life.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Lance: I wrote the book because no matter where I go, once people find out where I worked they all want to hear stories about what happens there, or specific cases, and some of the types of things that I had to deal with. I was at a friend’s backyard cook out a few weeks ago. A young married couple had arrived, and the husband walked right past the hosts and came and sat next to me and started talking. His wife came over and told him it was pretty rude to not say hi to the hosts first. He responded the only reason I came is because Lance was going to be here, he is going to make this an interesting day.. A woman that had recently started dating one of my other friends was sitting next to me. I had only met her on one other occasion chimed in with “what’s going to make it more interesting?” He looked at her and said, “go ahead, ask him where he used to work!” She did, so I told her, and spent most the rest of the afternoon telling morgue stories and talking about cases. It only took a few minutes when I noticed most everyone in the back yard was now standing around the table I was sitting at listening to the stories. People find the stories intriguing, funny, sad and dramatic, and are always asking for more. I had been asked by countless people to write about it over the past several years, so I think it will appeal to lots of people.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Lance: I did a lot of internet research on going to a major publisher vs. self-publishing and decided that Outskirts Press seemed to offer everything I was going to need to turn this into a book. Outskirts made it very easy to go through the whole process.

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

Lance: The book is written as a fiction, but I think it will appeal to anyone that enjoys the inner working of what happens at a morgue or specifically the medical examiner’s office. The story has drama, humor, some office politics and action. I think the story crosses several genres and will appeal to many different types of people.

OP: What is special about your book?

Lance: Well I think it is written from a perspective that hasn’t been seen before. Greg Benson is just an ordinary guy getting through life as best he can. He suddenly finds himself dealing with things and situations that never would have entered his mind that this stuff could happen. The book is written as a fiction but, I used the basis of real situations in the storyline. Some of the situations are twisted around a bit and I did not use real names or locations. I used a Steven king quote in the beginning of the book “Fiction is just the truth wrapped in lies” and I think there is a lot of validity in that statement.

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

Lance: I did a lot of research trying to find a book to compare it to and really did not find one that I could match it with. Most of the other books I have seen about Morgues or Medical Examiners seemed to be non-fiction case studies or were highlighting the deceased and what brought them into the morgue. This is a good story about a few years in the life of someone who was not really trained or equipped to deal with what he saw, but he managed to excel anyway. Everyday people never think about this stuff and what can and does happen on a daily basis.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Lance: I have co-written a movie script with a friend and it was shopped around and picked up by a major production company and they asked if I could write a sequel, so I did, and they loved that as well. Currently they are sitting in a holding pattern, but we are still in contact and they say they are going to produce them but won’t put a date on when.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Lance: Well I am an active paranormal investigator as well and have plans to write about a particular ghost hunt, I was on as well as another book that covers many other investigations I have done over the years. Who knows, if Life in the Morgue does well. I have enough stories and scenarios to write a sequel to that, maybe even a third.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lance Anderson spent most of his life as an ironworker until he decided it was time for a change. He took a job at the medical examiner’s office, where he worked for six years and assisted in more than two thousand cases until he was forced to retire due to vision problems. Life in the Morgue is his debut novel, but he has also written two movie scripts that are in the process of being produced.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/lifeinthemorgue

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.” Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure

by Hannah Hope

(5 Stars – 1 Customer Reviews)

Price: $25.95

Hannah Hope’s “Teachers Have 9 Lives: An Underground to Surface Exposure” is a uniquely visionary book. While other books by educators focus on “super teachers” or how to be a better teacher, 9 Lives captures the intense battle taking place in our public schools for the future of America’s children. What was learned for more than twenty years of teaching in inner-city schools is brought to light and the behind-the-scenes plight of America’s teachers is exposed. Truly, this battle has a far-reaching impact on American society.

 

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