Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Another congratulations to Spencer Kope and his newest review of COLLECTING THE DEAD on BookLoons!



Read the full review here.

Emily Carpenter has two new books in the works with Lake Union Publishing!

Jeanne Dams' new cover for THE MISSING MASTERPIECE, published by Severn House!

Congratulations to Shannon Kirk! THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF VIVIANNE MARSHALL has been selected as a Literary Classic!


Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book, The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall by Shannon Kirk, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.
Vivienne Marshall has loved and been loved more greatly than many could ever hope for in a lifetime. As she lies on her death-bed she is reunited with Noah, a childhood sweetheart who passed away years earlier. Noah joins Vivienne as she begins her journey into the afterlife, easing her into the process of choosing the life she'll lead in heaven once she departs from her earthly body. As Vivienne explores her celestial options she's torn between the ethereal world awaiting her and the loved ones she must leave behind. 
If only for the satisfaction of savoring the remarkable eloquence found within the pages of this book, The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall would be ranked as truly exceptional. But when such exquisitely penned lines are coupled with a story so riveting as this, one can't help but delight in this marvelous novel. Author Shannon Kirk's The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall is highly recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Outstanding cover for Michael Gellert's THE DIVINE MIND coming from Prometheus Books!


Rave review for COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope in Library Journal's "Books for Dudes"


This is one propulsive mothereffer of a novel. Magnus “Steps” Craig is a star bad-guy tracker for the FBI. After particularly heinous crimes, or when the Authorities suspect a serial killer, they fly in Steps in from wherever and set him a-go because he’s just as good as Horace the bloodhound from Carl Hiaasen’s Scat. What he sees is like a substance—he calls it “shine”—on whatever the killer has touched. Sort of like glow-in-the-dark paint that only he can see. Could be green, could be blue, but there are a lot of particulars to each one that makes it unique to the person Steps is searching out. He has a minder, Jimmy, who serves as a footman of sorts and who injects healthy doses of humor into everything. Of Jimmy, Steps says, “He’s like all the PE teachers I’ve ever had rolled up into one and sprinkled with Nazi dust.” But Steps is pretty torn up by the times he has failed, with “too many nightmares competing for my sleeping hours. The bodies are stacked like cordwood outside the door to my dreams….” Steps has become preoccupied with one killer who has, so far, eluded him for ten years. At the same time the team is frantically on the trail of the “Sad Face” killer, a nasty dude who has offed a lot of women in Northern California and has a young girl under lock and key. Do you like action? Kope skips details in favor of movement, unless it’s CSI-type procedures. VERDICT It’s like Cheetos. You want more.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017