Coming soon: “Conditions” by Christoph Fischer

005Currently entitled “Conditions” my next release will be a strange and special occurence for me. I am going back to the very first book I’ve ever written. 
Five years ago I was working on  a training manual when I decided to experiment with writing fiction. 
The planned short story grew quickly and when it reached 36 pages and showed no sign of ending I abandoned the course and continued writing.  I put it aside and wrote my other novels.
“Conditions” had a lot of the typical errors that a first book can have and I never was sure if I would ever be able to publish it. Ever so often I returned to it and made changes and improvements. The book underwent plenty of re-writes and edits but now I feel it might resonate well with some of those readers who liked “Time To Let Go”. 

The story:

Two estranged brothers and their mother’s funeral.
The conflict between the two is drawn out over materialistic issues but there are other underlying problems. Charles suffers from a mental condition which Tony finds difficult to cope with.
They have not spoken in years and so several friends come to support Charles at the funeral against a family that has cast him out.  Hayling_Island

Prejudice, mis-conceptions and the human condition in all shapes and forms feature in this contemporary drama set at the British South Coast.

 

 

I used to go to a lot of funerals when I was in my teens and might have developed a morbid fascination at the dynamics and processes involved. I also loved “Six Feet Under”, a TV series set in a funeral home. 

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I grew up as a bibliophile in a very macho and sports orientated environment  images (11)and always bonded more with the odd characters and outsiders rather than the prom queens and sports heroes. Over the years I have met and befriended many people with mental health issues. In this respect the novel is probably one of the most auto-biographical, even though the events and characters are all a figment of my imagination. 
Re-telling something that has happened already has never had an appeal to me as a writer.

 

I imagine Tony somewhat hardened boxer type with a light gentle touch and Charles like Alan Cummings, Johnny Depp or even Benedict Cumberbatch in some of their more eccentric roles. The story has been likened to The Breakfast Club – I don’t know if that’s true as I have not seen that one yet. I am toying with a sequel for this book already since it all takes place only in the space of two weeks.
I hope to have the book ready for publication in October 2014.

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THANKS TO BOOKBUB AND SOME VERY KIND READERS
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TIME TO LET GO has over 140 REVIEWS

already, only three months since its publication.
Here are some of the latest reviews.

Thanks to all reviewers, from 1 – 5 stars, for taking the time and reading and reviewing the books. I learn from the negative feedback and take a lot of encouragement from the positive. Thank you all!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Time to Let Go is a fictional story about a …, August 16, 2014
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Time to Let Go is a fictional story about a retired couple living in England, where Walter is caregiver at home to Biddy, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. At first glance the reader might be put off by the subject matter, but the author quickly weaves a varied plot around Walter’s established and protective routine with Biddy and the arrival of their adult daughter, an airline stewardess who has experienced a serious event with a passenger on a recent flight and temporarily on leave while it is being investigated. Hanna and her brothers become more deeply involved in their parents’ lives and one another’s’ differences as they each cope with their own histories with their father, and now the responsibilities of offering care to their elderly parents without compromising the Seniors’ dignity. Meanwhile, Hanna has an unexpected opportunity to build a new relationship, and this leads to challenges she didn’t expect.

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, August 16, 2014

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Enjoyed book for most part.
I especially liked learning more about how people cope with Alzhelmers Disease.
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Down to earth and very realistic . Teaching the reader love, sacrifices, pain, patience,
Most of all, that it could happen to any family.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, August 15, 2014
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Touching saga that highlights Alzheimer’s and all those affected by it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time to let go, August 13, 2014
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This is a good read. I enjoyed this book very much. This is a book about Hannah,an airline e stewardess;her Father Walter; her Mother Biddy who has Alzeimers disease and her brothers Patrick and Henrik. I felt like I knew these characters that the author portrays He has a style that keeps your interest. Hannah is a witness to a passenger’s death. She tries to resuscitate the person, but is not successfull. As a result,she takes a break from the stress and visits her elderly parents. The author has several subplots to keep the reader interested.
I would recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars visual good characters decribtions and easy read, August 11, 2014
By Kathy Kurpita (Big Island, Hawaii)

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It was free and I thought what the heck!!
What a surprise I found it to be an interesting subjust matter, visual good characters decribtions and easy read.
Having no electity my kindle is my best friend and I usually have a hard back and a book tape in my car and I found this was the book I wanted to finish!! The title is a bit misleading but pointed in some ways.
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A good account of what families suffer with a loved one …, August 11, 2014
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A good account of what families suffer with a loved one who has alzheimers but not the ending I was expecting for Hanna.

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit a nerve – in a good way, May 27, 2014
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Alzheimer’s, the dynamics of a close family, learning to live with saying goodbye (or not). As a reader, Time To Let Go was an utterly compelling read for me. I’m at the point in my life, where I’m starting to look very closely at caring for my aging parents, so I took a lot of deep breaths reading this. What I loved about Time to Let Go was that it’s power was in its simplicity. With chapter titles like “Lunch,” “The Pool” and “Dinner,” I was able to get into the day to day life of this family in a very intimate way. Their losses were mine, and their love became mine, too. A bittersweet and elegant read.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tragic story, May 12, 2014
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Christoph Fischer’s newest novel, Time to Let Go, is a tragic story, which ends not with a violent death, but with the slow and deteriorating journey of a loved one’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The once vibrant and intelligent Biddy is reduced to being treated like a young child by her husband Walter, who although well intentioned, rages at how powerless he is to control the ravages of her disease: “Dammit! Why can’t she remember?”
The story revolves around an emotionally dysfunctional family. Walter’s controlling and demanding attitude has alienated his three children and he finds himself alone to deal with his ailing wife. The eldest son, Henrik, as rigid and judgemental as the father, focuses solely on boosting his successful career, and only contacts his elderly parents when his business allows curt phone calls and cameo appearances to put them in line. Hanna, the only child to retain any emotion attachment, has succeeded in escaping her father’s overbearing attitude with a busy career with the airlines. The youngest son has given up completely on his father’s and brother’s criticism by embracing an altruistic approach to life: he chooses to spend his time with people who need his help rather than wasting it on a family who refuses it.
This is a well-crafted story with believable characters that keeps the readers enthralled on a highly emotional and intellectual level—definitely a must read.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartrendingly realistic and profoundly intimate., May 29, 2014
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As I read Time to Let Go, I often felt as if I’d snuck inside a closet in Walter and Biddy Korhonen’s home, and helplessly watched through the keyhole as they struggled with one of life’s all too familiar tragedies. From time to time, I wanted to take their daughter Hanna and her brother Henrik aside and tell them, “I know you mean well, but you simply can’t push your father to put Biddy in a nursing home before he is completely ready!” The anguish I felt while reading Fischer’s novel made it hard to believe that this was not an actual family chronicle. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Fischer’s previous three novels and for me, he is continuing to develop his ability to show rather than tell, and moreover, to conjure emotions and elicit self-reflection within the reader in response to the work. Well done!

Time To Let Go:

Time to Let Go is a contemporary family drama set in Britain.
Following a traumatic incident at work Stewardess Hanna Korhonen decides to take time off work and leaves her home in London to spend quality time with her elderly parents in rural England. There she finds that neither can she run away from her problems, nor does her family provide the easy getaway place that she has hoped for. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and, while being confronted with the consequences of her issues at work, she and her entire family are forced to reassess their lives.
The book takes a close look at family dynamics and at human nature in a time of a crisis. Their challenges, individual and shared, take the Korhonens on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

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A Brief Q & A About a Figment of My Imagination

Originally posted on Cold:

Felix Q&AI’ve been tagged by the dangerous and redoubtable Eden Baylee to partake in a tour involving my main character. And what perfect timing, since the summer has left me with little time to ponder Cold War mayhem, Nazi jewelry design, the insanity of the Slavic race and other topics usually covered here on Cold. It also gives me a chance to shamelessly plug my novel, The Bone Church!
(LOOK TO YOUR RIGHT AND THERE IT IS!!)

What are the rules? They’re simple!
I have to answer seven questions about a main character from one of my novels, then I nominate five other authors to answer the same questions. I nominated six because that’s just the kind of girl I am.

Please check out Eden’s blog (link below), where she answers some questions about Kate Hampton, her mystery-solving psychiatrist character. Kate’s a woman with a past, and Eden’s a woman with…

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COVER REVEAL: THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS by MCV Egan

 

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“M.C.V. Egan twists truth and fiction until you question your perceptions…it is a story of real love, triumph and search for self.” - Beckah Boyd @ The Truthful Tarot

On August 15th, 1939, an English passenger plane from British Airways Ltd. crashed in Danish waters between the towns of Nykøbing Falster and Vordingborg. There were five casualties reported and one survivor. Just two weeks before, Hitler invaded Poland. With the world at the brink of war, the manner in which this incident was investigated left much open to doubt. The jurisdiction battle between the two towns and the newly formed Danish secret police created an atmosphere of intrigue and distrust.

The Bridge of Deaths is a love story and a mystery. Fictional characters travel through the world of past life regressions and information acquired from psychics as well as archives and historical sources to solve “one of those mysteries that never get solved.”

Based on true events and real people, The Bridge of Deaths is the culmination of 18 years of sifting through conventional and unconventional sources in Denmark, England, Mexico and the United States. The story finds a way to help the reader feel that s/he is also sifting through data and forming their own conclusions.

Cross The Bridge of Deaths into 1939, and dive into cold Danish waters to uncover the secrets of the G-AESY.

Learn more about this book and the special 75th anniversary re-release at www.thebridgeofdeaths.com.

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Join us as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the crash of the G-AESY and the start of World War II with a month-long history-laden event that will entertain, educate, and enlighten you! As part of this event, a revised version of The Bridge of Deaths, this award-winning and highly-acclaimed account of the events of that fateful day in 1939, will be re-released.

If you would like to be a part of the month-long anniversary event from September 1 to September 30, please go here: http://bit.ly/TBOD75Event.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MCVEganM.C.V. Egan is the pen name chosen by Maria Catalina Vergara Egan. Catalina was born in Mexico City, Mexico in 1959, the sixth of eight children, in a traditional Catholic family. From a very young age, she became obsessed with the story of her maternal grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo–mostly the story of how he died. She spent her childhood in Mexico. When her father became an employee of The World Bank in Washington D.C. in the early 1970s, she moved with her entire family to the United States.

Catalina was already fluent in English, as she had spent one school year in the town of Pineville, Louisiana with her grandparents. There she won the English award, despite being the only one who had English as a second language in her class. In the D.C. suburbs she attended various private Catholic schools and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland in 1977.

She attended Montgomery Community College, where she changed majors every semester. She also studied in Lyons, France, at the Catholic University for two years. In 1981, due to an impulsive young marriage to a Viking (the Swedish kind, not the football player kind), Catalina moved to Sweden where she resided for five years and taught at a language school for Swedish, Danish, and Finnish businesspeople. She then returned to the USA, where she has lived ever since. She is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.

Maria Catalina Vergara Egan is married and has one son who, together with their five-pound Chihuahua, makes her feel like a full-time mother. Although she would not call herself an astrologer she has taken many classes and taught a few beginner classes in the subject.

She celebrated her 52nd birthday on July 2nd, 2011, and gave herself self-publishing The Bridge of Deaths as a gift.

Find M.C.V. Egan and The Bridge of Deaths at www.thebridgeofdeaths.com.

It’s Monday! What are you reading? “Live from the Road”

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Lovely review from another lovely writer, Lori Crane! And Live from the Road is only .99 cents on Kindle this month.

Originally posted on a day in the life of patootie:

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“Live from the Road”

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“Live from the Road” is a story of two friends, Meg and Sally, and their road trip across Route 66. They are escorted by their grown daughters, and the four women each have their own personal demons to face during the trip. Some of their struggles are shared with each other, some kept private.

There were idiosyncrasies in this story that made me giggle. At each stop, they invite whomever they ran into to join them, and a lot of people strangely took them up on the offer. I would never be that open to invite strangers to join my vacation, but I have some girlfriends who would do something that crazy, so it’s not all-together impossible. At one point, they had four or five cars in their caravan. I thought the concept of strangers joining on one’s vacation…

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“TIN MEN” by Amalie Jahn

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I consider myself very lucky that I managed to get hold of an ARC of “Tin Men” by Amalie Jahn.
After reading “The Clay Lion” I couldn’t wait to see where she would take her young adult time travelling series and Jahn did not disappoint me at all.

In “Clay Lion” Brooke tried to save her ill brother through time travel, this time the focus is on her boyfriend  Charlie,  who at the funeral of his father, finds out that he is adopted. The opening scene at the dreary funeral and the emotions that follow are portrayed with her usual sensitive, warm and empathetic style. Even if you have not read the “Clay Lion” you will feel for the wonderfully kind lead characters with their problems, choices and feelings.
The discovery of an old picture in his father’s belongings sets in motion the question of identity and a search for Charlie’s real family. Again, Jahn handles a difficult subject matter with sensitivity, grace and depth. As Charlie and Brooke play detectives the subject of adoption gets highlighted from different angles, leaving plenty of food for thought with this reader.

The series is set in a time where Time travel is possible and legal, yet heavily regulated and restricted. Brooke persuades Charlie to use his ‘once-a-lifetime’ time travel trip to find out more. From here Jahn takes us into a cleverly plotted sequence that puts Charlie towards tough choices. The novel explores the logical implications of time travel and cause and effects brilliantly and had me quite in awe of the twists and turns that this brought with it.

At the heart, this is a story of love and family, about family values and deep emotional ties. The bond between Charlie and Brooke is strong and beautiful to see, as is the bond between Charlie and his sister Melody. The characters in this book are all very engaging and serve the story and its message of true love very well.  

This is every bit as accomplished as ‘The Clay Lion’ was and Amalie Jahn is a talented, thoughtful and kind-hearted author whose books will bring tears to your eyes but will leave you moved, warmed and full of hope.

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My previous feature on Amalie and my post on her book “Among the Shrouded”

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About this author

Writing has always been an important part my life. As a child, I loved writing fiction stories. I kept journals about the boys I loved, especially the ones who never loved me back. I convinced myself I would become the next Ann M. Martin when I won a literary award for a short story I wrote in seventh grade. After that however, the creative writing I loved was set aside, lost to the dreaded five paragraph essay as I entered high school and college. Eventually, I transitioned to lesson plan writing as I began a career as an elementary school teacher. When I became a wife and mother, I started an online blog to document the life of my children and found myself writing, many, many to-do lists just trying to keep my little family afloat. On one of those to-do lists, I included “write a novel.” For many years, that item remained perpetually on the list as there was neither time for writing nor an idea worthy of composition. And then, life happened, the way life usually does, and the story behind The Clay Lion was inspired by the illness and subsequent death of a child who was very dear to me. After writing the manuscript, I was encouraged by family and friends to attempt publication and at long last was able to cross “write a book” off my list. It was amazing to be able to come full circle, witnessing the publication of my first YA fiction novel in March of 2013. In November of the same year, I tried my hand at adult fiction with Among the Shrouded, hoping to bring awareness to the plight of human trafficking, a mission that is near to my heart. I am currently working on a follow up to The Clay Lion, entitled Tin Men with publication scheduled for Fall 2014. I live in North Carolina with my husband, two children, and two extremely overfed cats

SEBASTIAN – at 100 Reviews

SEBASTIAN HAS JUST CROSSED THE 100 REVIEW MARK ON AMAZON AND THIS ONE IS PROBABLY ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE REVIEWS FOR IT, WRITTEN BY THE VERY TALENTED WRITER OLGA NUNEZ MIRET
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“A chronicle of turbulent times and memorable characters”

Sebastian is a long novel that chronicles a complex period of Austrian history by following the life of a Jewish family living and working in Vienna. The difficulties of the family (poor Sebastian loses a leg at the very beginning of the book and this will change his whole life, his mother, grandmother and grandfather have health problems, his father disappears in the Great War…) reflect the turbulent historical period that Europe lives in the early XX Century.
One of the beauties of the book is how it manages to paint a very vivid portrait of the Viennese society of the period, cosmopolitan, complex and with its great variety of nationalities, religions and unwritten rules. The novel shows us the wider historical events and how these affect a particular family. Thanks to the characters who come into contact with the family we can gain a wider perspective, as we get to see how people from Galicia felt, the difficult situation of Orthodox Jews from that area, how somebody who is known as a patriot today, might end up in the wrong side tomorrow through circumstances not always of their making. The shop at the centre of the book offers a great opportunity to understand the ins and outs of the public relations between the diverse groups, both from the point of view of the clients and also the staff.
Sebastian is the centre of that world, and he grows from a weak and cowardly young boy to a mature, well-adjusted and highly moral individual. We follow his education, his taking responsibility for the family business and the whole family, his romantic education, his fatherhood…The Viennese society of peace and war times are vividly depicted from a very personal point of view, filtered through the conscience of the characters, some of whom we might feel closer to than others, but who are all multi-dimensional and credible. We have proud mothers, psychoanalysis buffs, paranoid anti-Jewish women, mediums, spies…
I congratulate the author for his ability and talent in interweaving the many complex threads to create a wonderful patchwork of characters, lives and historical events that kept me engaged at both an intellectual and an emotional level. I’m sure this won’t be the last one of his books I read. Although the book is part of a trilogy I understand from the description that each book can be read independently and Sebastian is a stand-alone novel.

Link to Sebastian on Amazon

Link to My feature on Olga’s latest book Family, Lust and Cameras

Trailer: http://studio.stupeflix.com/v/95jvSpHf5a/

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Sebastian is the story of a young man who has his leg amputated before World War I. When his father is drafted to the war it falls on to him to run the family grocery store in Vienna, to grow into his responsibilities, bear loss and uncertainty and hopefully find love.
Sebastian Schreiber, his extended family, their friends and the store employees experience the ‘golden days’ of pre-war Vienna and the timed of the war and the end of the Monarchy while trying to make a living and to preserve what they hold dear.
Fischer convincingly describes life in Vienna during the war, how it affected the people in an otherwise safe and prosperous location, the beginning of the end for the Monarchy, the arrival of modern thoughts and trends, the Viennese class system and the end of an era.
As in the first part of the trilogy, “The Luck of The Weissensteiners” we are confronted again with themes of identity, Nationality and borders. The step back in time made from Book 1 and the change of location from Slovakia to Austria enables the reader to see the parallels and the differences deliberately out of the sequential order. This helps to see one not as the consequence of the other, but to experience them as the momentary reality as it must have felt for the people at the time.

On Amazon: http://bookshow.me/B00CLL1UY6

On Goodreads: http://ow.ly/pthHZ

On Facebook: http://ow.ly/pthNy

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Author Wednesday – James Moushon

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Interview with author and indie supporter James Moushon – a real gentleman who knows how to write

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typewriter.jpgIt’s another edition of Author Wednesday here at Writing Whims. Today I am pleased to feature James Moushon who is a stellar promoter of Indie Authors through various blogs (The eBook Author’s Corner, HBS Author’s Spotlight, and HBS Mystery Reader’s Circle). When he’s not promoting the rest of us, he’s busy writing his own mystery and thriller novels. He’s just released the second book in the Jonathon Stone Mystery Novels, Game of Fire. moushon1-gamefire

James, welcome to Author Wednesday. It’s a pleasure to return the favor by featuring you today as an author. Let’s talk a bit about your writing life. What’s an average day for you as writer, blogger, and promoter of Indie Authors?

I usually spend the first two hours working on a book I’m writing or a short story. Then I switch gears and start working on my three blogs. I try to…

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“Blind Servitude” by David Chattaway

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“Blind Servitude” by David Chattaway is a both, grim and inspiring story about people living in slave like conditions in a mine under the surface of the earth.
Our story introduces a young boy named Eli and his daily routine as a worker in the mine with its network of tunnels. Almost daily a loud siren announces death, adding to the miserable and lifeless living conditions.
Eli and a friend make some fascinating discoveries and suddenly Eli begins to question the set-up and develops a sudden sense of trust, hope and bravery against the oppressors.
Told with the beautiful voice of a young and innocent boy the story has an immediate charm. The prose perfectly portrays the claustrophobic conditions of living in tunnels and under the strict rule of the threatening creatures in the darkness.
The novel is full of symbolism and metaphors about personal freedom, darkness and the power of the mind and beliefs. As we learn the parameters of this new and mysterious world we also get to understand about what it means to come into one’s own and watch Eli and his family make new and important choices.
Although the choice of character implies a young adult market the story will no doubt appeal to wider audiences with its inspiring and well integrated messages.
This may a short (-ish) read but I credit the smooth and captivating writing style for making me devour this in one sitting.
Also, the book has an excellent and exquisite cover.

The book is scheduled for a free promotion on Amazon today – July 22nd and 23rd – please download if it is free in your territory :-)

Link to a previous feature on David 

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“Lone Wolf Rising” by Jamie Brumfield

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“Lone Wolf Rising” is a wonderful supernatural read. It follows 17 years old Rebecca and her transformation and integration into a werewolf pack. I am admittedly not overly keen on the genre and was reluctant to follow the recommendation by a friend but am glad I did. 
Blood thirst comes in many forms: Rebecca’s desire to avenge her parents, and the past history between Vampires and Werewolves. But one can’t always give in to one’s desires, or can one?

Having a heroine that is strong and sometimes weak is what made this story interesting for me. I really felt for Rebecca as she learns to hit the ground running in her new life, her role in the pack and her responsibilities and challenges.
What strikes me most about Lone Wolf Rising is that it offers a lot of detail about the supernatural world, showing that the author has a deep love for the genre and is not just following a current trend. The characters and side plots are all thought through and detailed; the conflict between Vampires and Werewolves has a long history and is not just an fancy façade to fill in the gaps. The story was clearly written with care and came out a true labour of love. There is something very genuine and likeable about it that made reading it very enjoyable and special. 
If you love the genre, you must read this.

 

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Jami M Brumfield has a passion for the paranormal, supernatural, and mythological worlds for most of her life. She believes there is a kernel of truth in every story and loves playing detective to discover what that hidden truth is. She has written most of her life. She started with poems and short stories, then graduated to journalism working for online websites like examiner.com. It was only a natural progression that her love of writing and her passion for the unknown would combine. Lone Wolf Rising the first book of the Winters series is the product of that union.

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Book 1 in the Winters Saga Series begins with Lone Wolf Rising

Revenge has deadly consequences. Seventeen year old Rebecca Winters’ main goal for ten years has been to graduate high school and take down the people who killed her parents. When she stumbled upon a werewolf pack in the middle of Phoenix, she knew she’d found a way to make her dream come true. Instead of getting vengeance, an act of war has put her into a position of power and forces her to put her thirst for family justice on a temporary hold.

He is duty bound to protect her. Lucian (Lucky) Lamont is a member of the Protectors, an elite supernatural police force who works for the Authority. Their main goal is to keep humans in the dark about the creatures who live among them. Lucky is assigned to protect and manage Rebecca, despite her refusal of help. His cover is simple; he poses as the dutiful ‘pretend’ boyfriend in order to keep an eye on the new alpha wolf.

She is his mate.

Gabriel Black though taking his pack back from the witch who was chosen as the new alpha would be simple. He thought wrong. His entire world was turned upside down the moment he met Rebecca at the Authority Council meeting…and he was hooked the moment he kissed her to prove she wasn’t dating his best friend, Lucky.

It’s like being torn between two lovers.

Rebecca is pulled in hundreds of different directions while she attempts to find a way to survive the supernatural world, protect her family, and discover who massacred her entire pack days before her first transformation. She doesn’t have time for romance.

But the heart wants what the heart wants.

And the wolf gets what the wolf wants – or so her alpha believes. While Rebecca manages to keep her head above water as she unlocks political and family secrets which could destroy her, she loses sight of the most important people in her life and one of them pays the ultimate price.

 

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