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Spotlight & Giveaway: The Fulfillment Series by Erin Rhew

Today, I’m joined by one half of the Rhewination: Erin Rhew.¬†For those that don’t know, Erin is a young adult fantasy author who is married to adult thriller author, Deek Rhew. Together, they are “the Rhews,” and their street team is the Rhewination!

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Last week, Deek went on blog tour to celebrate the release of his latest book,¬†122 Rules. And this week, Erin is on tour to promote her fantasy trilogy, The Fulfillment Series! PS. There’s a giveaway–a $50 Amazon gift card!!

So, here’s a little bit more about Erin, Deek, and The Fulfillment Series:

The Prophecy (Fulfillment Series Book 1)

Title: The Prophecy
Author: Erin Rhew
Publisher: BookFish Books
Cover Design: Anita at Race-Point
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Synopsis: 

Growing up on a small farm in the kingdom of Vanguard, seventeen-year-old Layla Givens lives a deceptively tranquil existence. But her carefully constructed life quickly falls apart when she’s abducted by a religious zealot who proclaims her The Fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy and whisks her away to marry her greatest enemy.

Wilhelm, Prince of the Ethereals, is reluctant to meet his new bride. He’s grown up believing Vanguards are evil, an enemy to fight and fear…not love. Can he set aside his prejudices and work alongside Layla to bring lasting peace after centuries of war?

Nash, a loner who has never fit in, carries a huge secret, one big enough to destroy both kingdoms. When he accidently meets Layla, he’s no longer content to live in the shadows, but he must resist his growing attraction–for her safety and for the longevity of the two kingdoms.

When Nash’s secret is revealed, a firestorm sweeps through both realms, with Layla at the center. Now she must choose between duty and desire while the fate of two nations hangs in the balance.


The Outlanders (Fulfillment Series Book 2) 

 
Title: The Outlanders
Author: Erin Rhew
Publisher: BookFish Books
Cover Design: Anita at Race-Point
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The Fulfillment (Fulfillment Series Book 3)

Title: The Fulfillment
Author: Erin Rhew
Publisher: BookFish Books
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About Erin Rhew

Erin Rhew

Erin Rhew is an editor, a running coach, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she¬†picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the¬†written¬†word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her¬†family and friends for being a member of the “Grammar Police.”

A Southern girl by blood and birth, Erin now lives in a rainy pocket of the Pacific Northwest with¬†the amazingly talented (and totally handsome) writer Deek Rhew and their ‚Äúoverly¬†fluffy,‚ÄĚ patient-as-a-saint writing assistant, a tabby cat named Trinity. She and Deek enjoy¬†reading aloud to one another, running, lifting, boxing, eating chocolate, and writing side-by-side.¬†

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About Deek Rhew

 
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Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with the stunning YA author bride,¬†Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up¬†Erin‚Äôs fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek‚Äôs dark¬†underworld of the FBI and drug lords.¬†He and Erin love to share books by reading aloud to one another. In addition, they enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, and exploring the little town–with¬†antique shops and bakeries–they call home.

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Random Fun With Deek and Erin

Always laughing together
Celebrating their anniversary in style! ūüėČ
Enjoying every moment!
Their cat and literary assistant, Trinity–leader of Rhewination!
Sharing every secret and every facet of life with each other!

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Spotlight: 122 Rules (122 Rules Series) by Deek Rhew

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Rhew 2 Rhew Blog Tour ¬≠ 122 Rules Book Blitz Extravaganza! How’s that for a catchy title? What a crazy adventure this has been FIVE years in the making, and it has finally arrive: 122 Rules has been born unto the world. The stories I could tell just so I could tell you this story…well, let’s just say it’s been an interesting, educational, and¬†life ¬≠altering adventure. 3811370

This has been a grand journey, filled with hardships, fun, learning, and growth. But of all the things that have happened on the writing road, meeting the love of my life is the most unlikely and easily the luckiest, most blessed things to have ever happened to me.

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Do ya feel lucky punk? Well, do ya?

Erin Rhew and I started out as critique partners, became friends, and now she’s my bride. She’s my best friend and partner in all things. Even if I don’t sell a single copy of my writings, I’ll always be a smashing success because I met Erin.

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122 Rules

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Synopsis

In his black and white world, Sam Bradford¬≠¬≠former Marine turned government assassin¬≠¬≠ finally sees a speck of grey. He has always followed orders without question, but his latest assignment threatens to disrupt the precision of his universe and may either severe or redeem his last remaining sliver of humanity. Using his mastery of the 122 Rules of Psychology, Sam hunts down everyone The Agency sends him to find and eliminates them. Just as he has his rifle scope focused on his latest victim, Monica Sable, a SoCal girl entangled with the mob, his long¬≠dormant conscience reappears for a final performance…one last ditch effort to save the sinking ship of Sam‚Äôs soul. He‚Äôs killed innocents before, but tarries on pulling the trigger this time. When Monica escapes his crosshairs and fumbles her way across the country in a pathetic attempt to elude capture, Sam gives chase. But he‚Äôs not the only one after her. Ruthless henchmen, hired by the mob, froth like bloodhounds and nip at Monica‚Äôs heels. Now Sam is faced with a choice: turn his back on the rules and jeopardize his way of life by helping her or join the pack and rip her to shreds. What are readers saying?

122 Rules is a fast­paced thrill­ride, filled with rich characters living in an expertly woven world of mystery and suspense. Deek Rhew’s debut novel will take readers by storm, and keep them coming back for sequels.

‚Äč~Michelle K. Pickett, Bestselling and award¬≠winning author of PODs and Unspeakable.

The perfect, fast­paced novel for fans of kick­butt heroines, creepy killers, and getting caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. An absolute must­read!

~Meradeth Houston, author of Travelers, An Absence of Light, and the Sary Society Series

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While you’re on Deek’s site check out Birth of an American Gigolo.

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Synopsis

An old party girl shoehorned into domestic divaship, infuriated by her husband’s cheating and his holier¬≠than¬≠thou, tree¬≠hugging, no¬≠tits and no¬≠hips girlfriend, inflicts her wrath by training a local boy in the fine art of seduction. She and her new boy toy turned love god start a gigolo business as a distraction for the neglected and mistreated housewives of Alabaster Cove.

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Deek Rhew

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Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with the stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erin’s fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek’s dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords. He and Erin love to share books by reading aloud to one another. In addition, they enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, and exploring the little town­­with antique shops and bakeries­­they call home.

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Spotlight: Storm and Silence by Robert Thier

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About Storm and Silence

Freedom ‚Äď that is what Lilly Linton wants most in life. Not marriage, not a brood of squalling brats, and certainly not love, thank you very much!

But freedom is a rare commodity in 19th-century London, where girls are expected to spend their lives sitting at home, fully occupied with looking pretty. Lilly is at her wits‚Äô end ‚Äď until a chance encounter with a dark, dangerous and powerful stranger changes her life forever…

Enter the world of Mr Rikkard Ambrose, where the only rule is: Knowledge is power is time is money!

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About Robert Thier6123144

Robert Thier is a German Historian and writer of Historical Fiction. His particular mix of history, romance and adventure, always with a good deal of humor thrown in, has gained him a diverse readership ranging from teenagers to retired grandmothers. For the way he manages to make history come alive, as if he himself had lived as a medieval knight, his fans all over the world have given him the nickname ‚ÄúSir Rob‚ÄĚ.

For him, Robert says, becoming a writer has followed naturally from his interest in history. ‚ÄúIn Germany,‚ÄĚ he says, ‚Äúwe use the same word for story and history. And I’ve always loved the one as much as the other. Becoming a storyteller, a writer, is what I’ve always wanted.‚ÄĚ

Besides writing and researching in dusty old archives, on the lookout for a mystery to put into his next story, Robert enjoys classical music and long walks in the country. The helmet you see on the picture he does not wear because he is a cycling enthusiast, but to protect his literary skull in which a bone has been missing from birth. Robert lives in the south of Germany in a small village between the three Emperor’s Mountains.

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Published March 19th 2016 by Robert Thier

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Spotlight: Oliver & Jack: In Axminster Workhouse (Fagin’s Boy, Book Three) By Christina E. Pilz

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In Victorian England, 1846, an ex-apprentice and his street-thief companion are confined inside a workhouse to await trial for a crime they did not commit.

After the seaside interlude in Lyme Regis, Oliver and Jack are arrested and sent to Axminster Workhouse to await trial for the theft of books that they only meant to borrow.

They are put in the less-than-tender care of Workmaster Chalenheim, who controls the quotas they must fill, the amount of food they are allowed to eat, and the punishments they must endure upon breaking the rules, however arbitrary.

Oliver struggles with the shame of being in a place he thought he’d left behind him long ago, and also with the contrast between the life he once enjoyed and the hunger and degradation inside the workhouse walls. Meanwhile, Jack is confronted by a predator who tests the limits of Jack’s endurance and the strength of his love for Oliver.

Together they must find a way to escape the workhouse before they succumb to the harsh conditions or are separated by the hangman’s noose, whichever comes first.

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Christina was born in Waco, Texas in 1962. After living on a variety of air force bases, in 1972 her Dad retired and the family moved to Boulder, Colorado. There amidst the clear, dry air of the high plains, as the moss started to grow beneath her feet, her love for historical fiction began with a classroom reading of Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

She attended a variety of community colleges (Tacoma Community College) and state universities (UNC-Greeley, CU-Boulder, CU-Denver), and finally found her career in technical writing, which, between layoffs, she has been doing for 18 years. During that time, her love for historical fiction and old-fashioned objects, ideas, and eras has never waned.

In addition to writing, her interests include road trips around the U.S. and frequent flights to England, where she eats fish and chips, drinks hard cider, and listens to the voices in the pub around her. She also loves coffee shops, mountain sunsets, prairie storms, and the smell of lavender. She is a staunch supporter of the Oxford comma.

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Night Hawk by Lindsay McKenna

Lindsay McKenna Shares What It Means to Be A ‚ÄúTumbleweed Writer‚ÄĚ

I‚Äôm what I call a ‚Äútumbleweed writer.‚ÄĚ In the first eighteen years of my life, my parents moved us twenty-two times and in six different Western states. That‚Äôs being a ‚Äútumbleweed‚ÄĚ where I come from (a Western saying). We moved, roughly, every nine months. My father was in WW2, a sailor in the US Navy. He was blown off a gun turret on the USS Fletcher in the Pacific, and suffered horrendous injuries and PTSD. PTSD was not called that at the time. Back then, it was ‚Äúbattle fatigue.‚ÄĚ

My father was also part Eastern Cherokee and he had the wanderlust in his genes. We seemed to move at least once or twice a year whether we needed to or not. I was born in San Diego, California (a great Navy city), but also saw states such as Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana and Idaho along the way. For a writer, this is a great boon because I got to see a lot of different people of different mindsets and beliefs. You had the Navajo in Arizona and New Mexico, Mormons in Idaho, ranchers in Montana, timber folks in Oregon and so on. I went through schools like people go through a revolving door. I learned a lot of different lingo, slang and heard a lot of different vocalizations, depending what state we lived in. All of this, of course, helps me craft my characters, so it was a good thing.

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About Night Hawk

After losing his comrade, Sergeant Gil Hanford thought a visit to the man’s widow would be the decent way to honor his late friend. But Gil found more than comfort in Kai Tiernan‚ÄĒhe had always secretly desired beautiful Kai, but a sudden, mutual passion helped assuage their grief‚Ķuntil duty reared its head, removing him from her arms, seemingly forever.

Four years later, Kai is starting over at the Triple H Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Born a rancher, she is looking for a new beginning‚ÄĒbut her new boss is unforgivably familiar. Kai has tried to move past the memory of what happened between her and Gil, even though she’s never forgiven him for leaving her. But even as they begin their journey toward something new and oh-so-uncertain, a shadow emerges, determined to claim Kai for itself.

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About Lindsay McKennaimage004

Lindsay McKenna is proud to have served her country in the US Navy as an aerographer‚Äôs mate third class‚ÄĒalso known as a weather forecaster. She was the creator of the military romance subgenre and loves to combine heart-pounding action with soulful and poignant romance.

True to her military roots, she is the originator of the long-running and reader-favorite Morgan’s Mercenaries series. She does extensive hands-on research, including flying in aircraft such as a P-3B Orion sub-hunter and a B-52 bomber. She was the first romance writer to sign her books in the Pentagon bookstore.

Today, she has created a new military romance‚ąísuspense series, Shadow Warriors,¬†which features romantic and action-packed tales about US Navy SEALs.

Connect with Lindsay:  Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Spotlight: Without Light or Guide by T. Frohock

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About Without Light or Guide

Always holding themselves aloft from the affairs of mortals, Los Nefilim have thrived for eons. But with the Spanish Civil War looming, their fragile independence is shaken by the machinations of angels and daimons√Ė and a half breed caught in between. Although Diago Alvarez has pledged his loyalty to Los Nefilim, there are many who don√≠t trust his daimonic blood. And with the re-emergence of his father√≥a Nefil who sold his soul to a daimon√≥the fear is Diago will soon follow the same path. Yet even as Diago tries to prove his allegiance, events conspire that only fuel the other Nefilim√≠s suspicions√≥including the fact that every mortal Diago has known in Barcelona is being brutally murdered.

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About T. Frohock

T. Frohock has turned her love of dark fantasy and horror into tales of deliciously creepy fiction. She currently lives in North Carolina where she has long been accused of telling stories, which is a southern colloquialism for lying. Check out more of her works and news at www.tfrohock.com.

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‚ÄĘ Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse (November 3, 2015)

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Spotlight & Guest Post: Oktober Heat by Doris Dumrauf

02_Oktober HeatPublication Date: March 10, 2015
eBook & Paperback; 310 Pages
ISBN: 1507603452

In a 1958 West German village, twenty-one-year-old German police officer Walter Hofmann wants nothing more than to dance to the latest rock √ęn√≠ roll tunes at the nearby American air base. But the girls flock to the easy-going GIs, their dollars, and their fancy cars. Worse yet, the entire country√≥including his younger sister√≥is ecstatic about the recent arrival of Private Elvis Presley.

Old World values and New World pop culture clash, even before a young woman gets killed near the base and the military arrests Walterís GI friend Jeff for murder. Walter believes in Jeffís innocence, even after he learns that Jeff has won the heart of the girl he secretly adores. While Walter and his partner are on the trail of an elusive killer, his sister disappears in an attempt to see the famous singer and Walter races to her rescue before she becomes the next victim.

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Q: Where did you get the idea for OKTOBER HEAT?

A: I grew up in the West German state of Rheinland-Pfalz, a region with a huge concentration of U.S. military installations. Walking to school with tanks, jeeps, and big American cars rolling down the street was nothing unusual. These bases and posts provided employment for thousands of Germans in this rural area. After high school and an apprenticeship, I worked as an administrative clerk on a large air base for many years and met my husband there. We moved to the United States during the 1990s. On one of my visits to Germany I bought a book about the 50-year history of the air base. I was fascinated by the early years, when American and German entertainers toured the enlisted clubs to entertain the troops. The local youth flocked to the bases to take in the shows. Excitement built up even more when Elvis Presley arrived in Germany on October 1, 1958, to complete a tour in the U.S. Army. Even though my novel does not take place at his post, it seemed like a perfect hook.

Q: Why do you write historical fiction?

A: I have always loved to read historical fiction. I was fortunate to have teachers who read stories to us kids. These were sagas and local lore that took place in my home state, a region with hundreds of castles and a long history of wars and occupation. As an author, I strive to focus on overlooked events in German history.

Q: How did you research your novel?

A: I bought several books about the military build-up and the relations between GIs and the local population. I also read about consumerism, pop culture, and Elvis Presley’s service in the Army.

Most importantly, I interviewed a retired police officer about details of police work and their interactions with the Air Police. I also studied old newspapers. Knowing what people wore and how much goods cost was very useful. I did not have to research village life and food because I have lived the life I am writing about.

Q: Does your novel include any real events?

A: The murder is complete fiction. The killer’s occupation is not. I based it on an arrest that occurred in my village during the late 1970s. The idea for the last chapter came to me after seeing a photograph in a book.

Q: Can you explain your title?

A: On October 1, 1958, Elvis Presley arrived in Germany on a troop ship to serve a tour in the U.S. Army. The novel takes place during October, except for the last chapter. I chose the German spelling ‚ÄúOktober‚ÄĚ because the term is often used in Cold War novels.

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Doris Dumrauf grew up in the West German state of Rheinland-Pfalz, a region with a huge concentration of U.S. military bases. She worked as an administrative clerk on a U.S. air base for many years.

After moving to the United States, Doris published numerous articles in magazines and newspapers while working on her novel.

Doris Dumrauf is also an award-winning nature photographer and public speaker.

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Spotlight & Giveaway: A Master Passion by Juliet Waldron

02_A Master PassionA Master Passion: The Story of Alexander and Elizabeth Hamilton: Book One: Love and Liberty
by Juliet Waldron

‚ÄĘPublication Date: March 25, 2015¬†Books We Love
‚ÄĘPages: 428

THE MASTER PASSION is the story of the marriage of our brilliant first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, and his courageous wife, Elizabeth Schuyler. It begins with a whirlwind Revolutionary War courtship at Washingtonís headquarters. Conflict, however, is built into this marriage.

Betsy’s passion is Alexander. While Hamilton adores his wife and children, there are times when he loves America more.

“…And hence one Master Passion in the breast
Like Aaron‚Äôs serpent, swallows up all the rest‚Ķ‚ÄĚ ~~Alexander Pope

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR03_Juliet Waldron

Juliet Waldron has lived in many US states, in the UK and the West Indies. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artistís model to brokerage. Thirty years ago, after her sons left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for her readers. Julietís a grandmother, a cat person, and fascinated by reading history and archeology. Juliet spends a lot of time visiting other centuries, but sheís also certain she doesnít want to live there.

Juliet gardens, bicycles and is involved in local advocacy groups. She and her husband of fifty years enjoy the winding backroads of PA aboard their Hayabusa superbike.

For more information visit Juliet Waldron’s website. Juliet also blogs at Possum Tracks and Crone Henge, and you can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

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Spotlight & Giveaway: Jasper’s Lament by Katherine Pym

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‚ÄĘPublication Date: June 29, 2015
Books We Love, Ltd.
‚ÄĘeBook; 301 Pages

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London 1664. The 2nd Anglo/Dutch war is imminent, and England prepares against the threat.

After his fatherís mysterious death, Jasperís world is thrown into chaos. Coded messages, letters penned with invisible ink, and chests of gold appear from unknown sources. Dangerous symbols in unexpected places drag Jasper deeper into a conspiracy not of his making.

Torn between his newfound love for a Dutchmanís daughter, and his loyalty to the king, Jasper struggles with dark forces. If he ferrets out the plotters that plan to tear England apart, will he lose the one woman he loves?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR03_Katherine Pym

Katherine Pym is an author of historical novels set in 1660’s London with one novel of the French Revolution, including The Barbers and Jasper’s Lament. She divides her time between Seattle, WA & Austin, TX with her husband and puppy-dog.

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Spotlight: Bodo, the Apostate by Donald Michael Platt

02_Bodo-the-Apostate-Cover-689x1024‚ÄĘPublication Date: September 29, 2014
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‚Äú‚Ķ in the meantime, a credible report caused all ecclesiastics of the Catholic Church to lament and weep.‚ÄĚ Prudentius of Troyes, Annales Bertiniani, anno 839

On Ascension Day May 22, 838, Bishop Bodo, chaplain, confessor, and favorite of both his kin, Emperor Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, and Empress Judith, caused the greatest scandal of the Carolingian Empire and the 9th century Roman Church.

Bodo, the novel, dramatizes the causes, motivations, and aftermath of Bodo’s astonishing cause célèbre that took place during an age of superstitions, a confused Roman Church, heterodoxies, lingering paganism, broken oaths, rebellions, and dissolution of the Carolingian Empire.

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Author of four other novels, ROCAMORA, HOUSE OF ROCAMORA, A GATHERING OF VULTURES, and CLOSE TO THE SUN, Donald Michael Platt was born and raised in San Francisco. Donald graduated from Lowell High School and received his B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. After two years in the Army, Donald attended graduate school at San Jose State where he won a batch of literary awards in the annual SENATOR PHELAN LITERARY CONTEST.

Donald moved to southern California to begin his professional writing career. He sold to the TV series, MR. NOVAK, ghosted for health food guru, Dan Dale Alexander, and wrote for and with diverse producers, among them as Harry Joe Brown, Sig Schlager, Albert J. Cohen, Al Ruddy plus Paul Stader Sr, Hollywood stuntman and stunt/2nd unit director. While in Hollywood, Donald taught Creative Writing and Advanced Placement European History at Fairfax High School where he was Social Studies Department Chairman.

After living in Florian√≥polis, Brazil, setting of his horror novel A GATHERING OF VULTURES, pub. 2007 & 2011, he moved to Florida where he wrote as a with: VITAMIN ENRICHED, pub.1999, for Carl DeSantis, founder of Rexall Sundown Vitamins; and THE COUPLE‚ÄôS DISEASE, Finding a Cure for Your Lost ‚ÄúLove‚ÄĚ Life, pub. 2002, for Lawrence S. Hakim, MD, FACS, Head of Sexual Dysfunction Unit at the Cleveland Clinic.

Currently, Donald resides in Winter Haven, Florida where he is polishing a dark novel and preparing to write a sequel to CLOSE TO THE SUN.

For more information please visit Donald Michael Platt’s website. You can also connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

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