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Boulder Girl, Remember Me When the Moon Hangs Low

by Cynthia L. Clark

(4.5 Stars – 2 Customer Reviews)

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Cynthia L. Clark’s “Boulder Girl, Remember Me When the Moon Hangs Low.”  Recently divorced Lana Ross wants to change the locks at her home and randomly chooses a local locksmith, Leon. Unbeknownst to Lana, Leon was a former classmate who had been infatuated with her in high school and has stirred up his old feelings for her into lust and obsession. However, his plans are derailed when Lana meets Vincent “Roadking” Romano, a handsome Louisville Harley-Davidson dealer. An instant attraction leads them to an intense and deeply moving love affair. But, Leon’s jealousy kindles an evil monster inside him and leads him down a path of vandalism and murder. Interwoven with an unforgettable, compelling account of tender love in the beautiful Boulder, Colorado area, this book is a tale of spellbinding suspense.

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Sense of Urgency by Patrick McLean

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


Luckily for us, Patrick 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 A Sense of Urgency.

OP: Tell us a little bit about A Sense of Urgency. What is it about?

Patrick: A Sense of Urgency is the second book in an on-going series about alternative baseball history affecting Major League Baseballs’ St. Louis Cardinals. This story is based in 2012, with the team coming off a world championship victory in the first book, entitled One Last Hurrah. The new season brings a new set of dynamics, with Mark Weber taking over as head of the team and Christina Rheinhold forcing her way into the top position as parent company Rheinhold Brewing Company. The crux of the story revolves around Mark’s desire to maintain the status quo with the ball club and Christina looking at the same scenario with a completely different perspective-as a disposable asset to potentially be sold to the highest bidder, no matter where they are located. A group from Charlotte becomes interested in Christina’s intentions, and a tug of war ensues between Mark and Christina. Mark, as an astute brewery marketing and production executive, is seen as too inexperienced by virtually all parties to run the team. Christina doesn’t help by installing her assistant to watch over Mark’s activities. Given the odds against him, Mark enlists the support of two confidants from the first book, plus a crusty former manager, and even a supernatural resource. Throw in a few thugs bent on doing Mark in, a love story, and C4 explosive, you have the ingredients for a good read. Is this a baseball story? A mystery? A drama? Ghost story? You, reader decide.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Patrick: Professional sports franchises seem to be disposable assets nowadays, with teams in virtually every major sport relocating to new markets to get better stadium deals, tax breaks, larger local media packages, and the like. These moves ignore the simple fact that professional sports organizations represent significant components of the social fabric that keeps a community together. Fathers (and mothers), take their kids to sporting events, buy them logoed merchandise, and follow the local teams throughout their respective seasons. Could such a thing happen to a team that has been in the same location for over 125 years, with consistent success year after year and over three million in attendance year after year? I wrote this story to make sure fans of the St. Louis Cardinals don’t take the team for granted and continue to support the St. Louis Cardinals at an exceptionally high level.

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

Patrick: First and foremost, baseball fans, particularly those interested in the St. Louis Cardinals. But the plot could have played out in virtually any other industry, so I am reluctant to call this just a baseball, balls and strikes story. Anyone interested in drama, the clash between two strong-willed individuals, with ultimately a winner and a loser, would find this book a fun read. And, who knows, it could happen!

OP: What is special about your book?

Patrick: I’m just like my readers. I’m first a fan and second a writer. And a very methodical one. Took me past 37 years of a marketing career before I got around to using my undergrad Journalism degree. Since then, I’ve taken numerous on- line courses in fiction writing, attended workshops, buttonholed well-known writers when they come through town on book tours, and, in general, tried to make up for lost time. But I never expect nor want to write literary masterpieces that the general public can’t relate. As I mentioned, I’m a fan first. And my writing style reflects in many ways a casual conversation between friends, as well as more intense talk between enemies.

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

Patrick: The first book of the series-entitled One Last Hurrah, was published in 2014. The time between the first and second books was used extensively for training and practice. Writing, like any endeavor is better when natural ability is enhanced with a strong work ethics. I expect to continue this series, adding a new book for each as long as I physically can do so.

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

Patrick: I’m hard pressed to find something out there that combines similar elements that I deploy, including an alternate historical season coupled with real data points, plus the extensive use of a supernatural force. Such writers as Darryl Brock and W.P. Kinsella come to mind, but these authors deal in the past and present, whereas my work looks forward within the context of the year chosen.

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

Patrick: Check out my website (www.baseball-commentary.com) for updates on independent bookstore distribution. The site has a synopsis on both books and a teaser about Book Number Three.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Patrick McLean is a retired marketing executive and adjunct teaching instructor who plied his skills for major consumer brands and sports properties over a 37-year career. His undergraduate degree in Journalism and subsequent career in Journalism was largely unfulfilled until retirement when he wrote his first novel-‘One Last Hurrah,’ which was published in 2014. “A Sense of Urgency” continues the story of the Cardinals, taking it from the field in 2011 to the front office in 2012. In both instances, a supernatural force is introduced and, against all logic, tries to help the main character and his supporting cast be successful in their quests.

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

This author purchased the Media Marketing Blitz 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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Towers’ Progeny

by Buck Brannon

(5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

Price: $24.95

Buck Brannon’s “Towers’ Progeny” is an action-packed suspense thriller in the exciting world of horse racing. In this second novel of the TOWERS trilogy, Dr. Rob Becker and his CIA operative friend, Tommy, couldn’t let go of some gnawing financial questions concerning a farmhand his new-found wealth in a South American country and his involvement within one of America’s darkest intelligence agencies. Deceit, kidnapping, home-grown anarchists and secret hideouts set Tommy and Rob on their separate perilous journeys. Was it destiny or determination that kept Rob and Tommy together in circumstances of natural and terrorism-driven danger and death?

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Long Beach: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense

by Norm Olson

(5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $18.95

Norm Olson’s “Long Beach: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense.” Marc Ryder, an agent of the Defense Foreign Liaison, is thrust into the middle of an international drug ring and becomes the target of a formidable assassin. With his marriage is on the rocks, his job leads him into the USSR and a liaison with a beautiful Afghan woman and a Chechen smuggler. A desperate, hired, female assassin makes it her mission to terminate Ryder. Dead bodies are stacking up as an old fashioned shoot out takes place in Puerto Vallarta. Murder and betrayal run rampant in this suspense thriller.

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Robbie B.

by Diane D. Poczobut

(5 Stars – 7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $12.95

Diane D. Poczobut’s “Robbie B.” Are faith and attention to detail enough to overcome autism and save his closest friend? Robert Burton McGuire has encountered the biggest personal dilemma of his young life.. He overcomes the odds when he conquers his fears to save his friend who is kidnapped. Robbie B.’s innocence, faith, caring attitude, and determination make him an endearing, charismatic character. This could be the biggest personal dilemma of his young life.

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Somebody Else’s Business

by Charlton James

(5 Stars – 22 Customer Reviews)

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Charlton James’s “Somebody Else’s Business.” John Willoughby, while on deployment, writes a letter expressing his committed love to his fiancee Tiffany. She unfortunately misplaces the letter and the letter is found by Kelly who is enthralled by the expressive content and wants to rekindle her marriage. The words and expressions intended for one relationship causes destructive consequences for Kelly and 14 other people  involved in somebody else’s business.

 

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the god thought

by Dave Cravens

(4.5 Stars – 21 Customer Reviews)

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Dave Cravens’ “the god thought.” A massive explosion levels a small town. Most speculate it was the negligence of the fertilizer plant but could it be that the explosion was born of “thought” mirroring what God thought to conceive the universe? Oliver Wells is thrust into a world of conspirators as he tries to unlock the power of “the god thought.” Visit http://www.thegodthought.com

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Dawn of Hope

by Peter Prichard

(4.5 Stars – 26 Customer Reviews)

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Peter Prichard’s “Dawn of Hope.” Dawn had chosen to fight the town’s acceptance of the bullying and sexual abuse of young women by confronting Drew Winston, the school’s All-American quarterback. Her battle against the status quo lands a number of friends and enemies either in the hospital, in jail, or in an early grave. With a combination of personal courage and mental toughness, she vows to change the town forever although at a huge personal cost.

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Games People Play

by Chandler

(5 Stars – 4 Customer Reviews)

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Chandler’s “Games People Play.” First time novelist Chandler takes the reader on a pulsating adventure. This author masterfully weaves a titillating tale of intrigue, deception and passion. Corporate Executive Vivian Kane has it all. The only thing missing in Ms. Kane’s otherwise perfect world is hot romance. That is until she meets the man of her dreams!

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Scrolls of Darkness

by Paul Henry Johnson
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Paul Henry Johnson’s “Scrolls of Darkness.” Face to Face With the Spirit of Evil…Corporate attorney Brent Michaels has a good life in Century City: he’s successful, good-looking, and well-respected. But he’s getting a little bored with the same old routine. Little does he know how completely his life will change when he receives a letter from an old friend of Brent’s deceased and estranged father.

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