Thursday, December 7, 2017

It's been a good week at the KC&A office!

BLOODSTAINS WITH BRONTE by Katherine Bolger Hyde

BURY THE PAST by James E'Toile

BLOOD TRUTH by Matt Coyle

A-LIST by D.P. Lyle

PARIS STILL LIFE by Rosalind Brackenbury


THE DIVINE MIND by Michael Gellert

THE SWITCH by A.W. Hill & Nathaniel Hill

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dr. Arthur Janov - A True Pioneer...

I'm so very proud to have helped publish his last three books, and the honor of publishing his last book, “Beyond Belief: Cults, Healers, Mystics and Gurus — Why We Believe,” published in 2016 by Reputation Books.

He will be missed!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Awesome shoutout to agent Amy Cloughley from client Emily Carpenter in the October issue of Writer's Digest!



Praise for Wickwythe Hall:

“…a riveting and enlightening mix of history and fiction that puts a human face on the costs of war….engaging…”—Foreword Reviews

 “Judithe Little tackles war and masterfully boils it down to personal moral dilemmas.  Beautifully written and rich with atmosphere, the narrative strands are seamlessly interwoven into a top-notch story where characters are pushed to unforeseen places.  Little is a gifted writer who with remarkable insight confronts the timely questions of just how much loyalty is owed to country, family, and to preserving the past. Wickwythe Hall is a stellar achievement.” —Ann Weisgarber, author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree and The Promise

Thursday, September 21, 2017

STARRED Foreword Review for BLOOD TRUTH!

Blood Truth
Matt Coyle
Oceanview Publishing (Dec 5, 2017)
Hardcover $26.95 (368pp)
Blood Truth builds up compelling mysteries and thunders toward a surprising ending.
Matt Coyle’s engrossing noir thriller Blood Truth finds Rick Cahill dredging up family mysteries while solving a
seemingly simple cheating-husband case; it is a work that is difficult to put down.
Nearly thirty years after his disgraced father got booted off the force, Cahill discovers a safe hidden in their old
family home. It holds an envelope stuffed with cash, a potential murder weapon missing exactly two bullets, and the
key to a safety deposit box.
Before he can fully delve into the mystery, Cahill’s ex-girlfriend hires him to follow her new husband and get
proof of infidelity. A web of intrigue ensnares Cahill, placing him in the crosshairs. With his life on the line, Cahill
rushes headlong after justice.
Despite being the fourth book in a series, Blood Truth is incredibly accessible and functions almost as a
standalone adventure. It builds upon previous books, but context is supplied subtly, without hampering the flow.
Cahill is a fantastic addition to the PI literary canon. He’s a sympathetic character with deep flaws but an
unnerving drive to find truth at any cost. He lives by his father’s oft-quoted motto: “We can’t quit just because things
get hard.”
Plot and pacing shine. There are few quiet moments in the book, as Cahill is always on his way to confront
someone, recovering from a colossal misstep, or gathering evidence to figure out the next mistake to make. That’s not
to say that Cahill bumbles about; he learns quickly and adapts, but is always a few steps behind the bad guys. The
twin mysteries of his father’s hidden safe and his ex-girlfriend’s cheating husband seem totally separate at first blush
but quickly become deeply intertwined.
Expertly written and featuring a snarky and self-deprecating hero, Blood Truth builds up compelling mysteries
and thunders toward a satisfying, if surprising, ending.
JOHN M. MURRAY (November/December 2017)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

GREAT Publisher's Weekly Review for Matt Coyle's BLOOD TRUTH!

Blood Truth: A Rick Cahill Novel Matt Coyle. Oceanview, $26.95 (384p) ISBN 978- 1-60809-239-0

"In Anthony Award-winner Coyle's well-crafted fourth Rick Cahill novel (after 2016's Dark Fissures), Rick deals with killers, corruption, and his own past. A former girlfriend of the La Jolla, Calif., PI, hires Rick to find out whether her real estate mogul husband, Jeffrey Parker, is cheating on her. Rick enlists the aid of fellow PI Moira McFarlane to help tail Parker. Rick observes not only Parker meeting a woman at the Pacific Terrace Hotel but also the same woman subsequently meeting with power broker Peter Stone and a lobbyist with links to Stone. Moira later identifies her as Sophia Domingo, a divorcée with no record of employment in recent years; the stakes rise after Rick discovers Sophia's body and Jeffrey becomes a suspect in her murder. Meanwhile, Rick pursues new clues related to his disgraced and deceased father that lead him to investigate a 20-year-old murder. Coyle manages both stories nicely in this strong addition to this hard-boiled series." Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron & Associates. (Dec.)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Book Passage Conferences this summer!

KC & A will be working hard this summer at both the Travel/Photographer's Conference next weekend and the Mystery Conference in early September - don't miss these events!

Friday, July 21, 2017


Herewith is the press release for Phil Donlay's newest thriller!

Contact: David Abolafia, Director of Publicity and Marketing, Oceanview Publishing 
Phone: 941-387-8500 
Donlay climbs to a new height of terror in his 8th Donovan Nash thriller 
Hundreds of white-hot meteor fragments plunge toward Earth near Monterey Bay, California. Huge fires ignite the tinder-dry landscape and, as the sun sets, the power grid collapses and the fires grow, illuminating a nightmare created in hell itself. Donovan Nash realizes he is trapped. 
Injured and growing desperate, his options dwindling, Donovan fights to keep himself and a small band of survivors alive until dawn, when they can make one last attempt to escape the inferno. 
Meanwhile, Donovan’s wife, Dr. Lauren McKenna, working with the Pentagon as well as the Forest Service, envisions a bold approach to stop the fire from spreading all the way to the Bay Area and the seven million residents living there. She’s terrified that, if not executed perfectly, her plan could cause the death of thousands of people—including Donovan. 
Praise for Philip Donlay and the Donovan Nash series: 
“Authors like Philip Donlay, who write the pure thrillers, have capabilities and strength I can only envy. Great pacing and twists. Bravo!” 
—William Kent Krueger, Edgar Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of Manitou Canyon 
“[Deadly Echoes] is a heart-thumping ride that steams along, bringing our flawed world into pristine focus. Lots of mischief and mayhem, the characters fraught with danger, the plot hitting all the right notes.” 
—Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Lost Order 
“Donovan Nash is back—and is he ever. In Aftershock… tense action, crisp dialog, and cool high-tech toys drive the story. Oh, and there’s even an erupting volcano. A great read.” 
—D. P. Lyle, award-winning author of Deep Six 
“Fans of Michael Crichton will not want to miss Deadly Echoes. Well researched and supremely entertaining, Philip Donlay has knocked this one out of the park!” 
—Ward Larsen, USA Today best-selling author of Passenger 19 
“In [Aftershock], Donlay checks all the boxes of the genre: strong male lead (with an unlimited bank account, no less), capable friends with appropriate skills, and a lightning-fast pace.” 
Publishers Weekly 
ISBN: 978-1-60809-230-7 
Hardcover, Thriller, $26.95 
Available in all Ebook formats 
Distributed by Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bookazine 
About the Author, Philip Donlay 
Philip Donlay learned to fly at age seventeen and was first published at eighteen. In the aviation world, success came quickly and he’s been flying jets since he was twenty years old. Whether flying a Saudi sheik, nighttime freight, or executives of a Fortune 500 company, Donlay has logged over six million miles while spanning the globe. He is an avid fly fisherman and divides his time between Montana and the Pacific Northwest. 
Oceanview Publishing is an independent book publisher of mystery, suspense & thrillers. Oceanview is headquartered in Florida, and is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For information on any of our titles or authors, please contact David Abolafia, PR Director, at or 941-387-8500. Twitter: @OceanviewPub

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for THE MEMORY AGENT by Matt Delaney!

Goodreads is giving away 100 copies of THE MEMORY AGENT in Amazon Kindle format. Enter here before July 17, 2017!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great article about James Gunn exploring new ways of working

You can read the full article here.

Check out his latest in his space opera trilogy, TRANSFORMATION!

Amazing Bookreporter Review for Steve Holgate's TANGIER!

Holgate weaves an exquisite tapestry of espionage, June 17, 2017


This review is from: Tangier (Paperback)
“The real Casablanca is nothing like the movie. But Tangier is. You can get into a lot of trouble very quickly in Tangier.” Like 1940s Casablanca, “Tangier was an easier city to get into than it was to leave.”

Stephen Holgate weaves an exquisite tapestry of wartime espionage, intrigue, and mystery, in his astounding debut novel. The only things missing are Bogart romancing Bergman, and Dooley Wilson (“Sam”) singing 'As Time Goes By'. With a novel-length flashback to 1940s French-occupied Morocco, Tangier is the real Casablanca.

In a parallel plot in 1995, Christopher Chaffee is forced out of his D.C. bureaucratic position, for padding expense accounts. His France-born mother receives a letter dated 1940 (the year Chris was born) from her son’s father, Rene Laurent, who presumably died in a Vichy prison. Now Chaffee is in Tangier, tracing that letter to its origin. At passport control, Chaffee explains his predicament: “I was born Christopher Laurent. My mother remarried and I took my stepfather’s name. The man I am looking for is my father.”

Ousted from France in 1940, Rene Laurent was “a diplomat without a country.” He boards, along with other exiled Europeans, in the Great Expectations-like château owned by a femme fatale: “Yet an air of weary elegance clung to the decaying villa.”

Returning to the present (1995), Chaffee meets various characters and “vagaries of fortune.” American piano man and ex-pat Pete Draper drags Chaffee to a gig at La Crepuscule in a neighboring town, where “[a]n ancient woman sat at a table near the end of the bar, absently waving an ebony cigarette holder.” Madame Dubois was the “[l]ast bit of jetsam left from the high tide of French colonialism.” Madame may have heard of someone who knows someone who may have known Rene Laurent.

Picking up pieces of a discarded life, Chaffee constructs a composite of who was his father, told by a masterful author. This arduous search takes Chaffee on an unexpected expedition of self-awareness. Chaffee “had been looking for his father, and only now did he realize he had finally found himself.”

The author is a native Oregonian living in Portland. Holgate served as a diplomat at the American Embassy in Morocco. He has published several short stories, freelance articles, and produced a single-person play. Tangier is one of the most satisfying debut novels I’ve enjoyed in decades.

Reviewed by L. Dean Murphy for Bookreporter