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New Release by #suspense author @JasonCMcintyre ~ UNWED

I’m currently en route to Bali for a writers’ festival, but I did not want to miss the opportunity to tell fans about Jason McIntyre’s upcoming release. I love his DOVETAIL COVE series, and this latest addition sounds like a great one.

Learn more about UNWED, and pre-order your copy today before it drops OCTOBER 27th!

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UNWED, A Dovetail Cove Novel, 1976

It’s January, 1976 and Bexy McLeod gets roped in to helping Dovetail Cove’s retired doc as he deals with St. Dominic’s latest problem. Having tangled with the town’s church-going community for years, Bexy knows she shouldn’t get involved. Wheelchair-bound after an accident left her a paraplegic, she might be the least-sensible choice. Trouble tends to follow the widow and the last thing Bexy needs is confrontation. But now she’s finding herself enamoured with the young woman she’s helping. Bexy may just have to go toe-to-toe with one of the most prominent members of Dovetail Cove’s upper crust…and its head priest.

MATURE THEMES and SUBJECT MATTER.

“You are cordially invited to UNWED…”

by Jason McIntyre

“You called me charitable. You did. And I think that’s likely the best thing to help her. No. Wait. That’s exactly what I think she needs. And not just for Mary. For everyone.”

—from UNWED

You’ve seen these people before. But not like this. Bexy McLeod is the damaged sort of character that populates nearly the entire town of Dovetail Cove. As a writer, she draws me in because—no matter the damage and betrayal she suffers—she keeps going. And she will until she draws her last breath.

In the creepy character-driven suspense book ‘UNWED’, we catch up with Bexy who first appeared in the startling novella, BLED. She’s trying to re-enter the life she once knew in this small town—a place which, on the surface, might look like every other small town you’ve ever visited, or even the neighbourhood where you grew up. Bexy fell away from her friends, even her family. After suffering a terrible accident that left her wheelchair-bound, she tried to find reason and meaning in the work of the church. But turmoil followed her there too. After a fundraising scheme, Bexy’s lost most of her money. And, be damned is she didn’t play a role in losing the money of many neighbours and townspeople too.

Not officially guilty of any wrong-doing, Bexy was shunned nonetheless. But now she’s back. And the townspeople simply aren’t having it.

No matter to Doc. He needs Bexy’s help with a young woman in St. Dominic’s choir. Mary Smithson has miraculously inherited a mansion on the posh Avenue in Dovetail Cove. And though an adult, Mary possesses the mental acuity of a young girl. If that wasn’t enough, she’s also finding mystery gifts left under her pillow at night from what she believes is the ‘toofairy.’

While UNWED takes place in 1976, its themes and characters still resonate with us today. The tendency of groups to follow the crowd, our often blind faith in leaders and trusted organizations, such things appeal to me as a storyteller and are timely in today’s world. You HAVE seen these people before. They are Bexy’s neighbours, yours too I’d wager.

UNWED is part of the Dovetail Cove saga of mystery, suspense and horror stories—a series that’s not really a series. I joke about this because the titles don’t follow any real order. They can be read alone or in groups, or one right after the other. They are solo books that comprise what I call a ‘mosaic’ novel—completely independent of chronological order because I wrote them as they made sense to me. Each one expands the larger Dovetail Cove narrative across the entire decade of the 70s and layers new detail into the tension and drama—and yes, startling suspense at times. So, while UNWED takes place in 1976, it certainly doesn’t need to be read after the Dovetail books that take place in 1971 through 1975.

Certainly, every story in the saga that one chooses to read will expand and elaborate on the mysteries surrounding this small island town and its inhabitants. But, by all means, if Bexy, Mary and the Doc intrigue you, start with them. Remember, the island is waiting for you. And it doesn’t forget.

The Dovetail Cove books so far:

1.   DEATHBED (1971)

2.   BLED (1972)

3.   FLED (1973)

4.   REDHEAD (1974)

5.   ZED (1975)

6.   UNWED (1976)

7.   SHED (1977)

8.   DREAD (1978)

9.   [ – coming soon – ] (1979)

10. [ – super mega finale – ] (1980)

Exclusive to Amazon for launch, pre-order UNWED until its release date on October 27:

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JASON MCINTYRE is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, plus the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.

His debut novel ON THE GATHERING STORM is cited by readers as an ‘uncomfortably thrilling’ read and earned McIntyre a spot in the Top 20 Debut Authors for the Goodreads Choice Awards.

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New Release by #suspense author @JasonCMcintyre ~ DEATHBED

Recently, I had the pleasure of video-chatting with fellow Canadian, suspense author, and all-around great guy, Jason McIntyre.

Even though I’ve known Jason since 2011, this was the first time we spoke to one another.

Amongst other things, our conversation touched on writing, politics, and family. It was both fun and informative.

Two hours flew by!

Jason has appeared on my blog many times, and it’s always an honour to share good news about his writing.

He’s written another book in his Dovetail Cove series called DEATHBED, and it’s releasing TODAY! 

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The beauty of Jason’s series is that his books are standalone and can be read independently. Each one comes with its own unique set of characters and do not have to be read in chronological order.

Having said this, if you are planning to get into the series, NOW is the time to do it!  

DEATHBED goes back to the very beginning in the Dovetail Cove saga.

Jason’s books are addictive, and there is no time like the present to get hooked. I’ve ordered my copy, and so should you.

Please help me in congratulating Jason on his latest book!

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The Dovetail Cove saga begins here—in July, 1971. Farrah’s on summer break and she’s sure to tell you she’s NOT twelve, she’s TWELVE-AND-A-HALF, thank you very much. The tiny island-town of Dovetail Cove is the only home she’s known. And tonight, she’s sneaking out to visit her Gran and show her a ‘mystery box’ she’s stumbled across at the Main Street Summer Market, dead certain there’s a story hidden within. And she’s right. Events reach back to 1956 and a shadowy ‘incident’ that started the darkness on the island. Only a handful know the true details of the incident. And even fewer have witnessed this new darkness, but Farrah will catch a glimpse of it tonight…at the edge of her Gran’s DEATHBED.

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JASON MCINTYRE is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, plus the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.

His current release is the full-length follow-up novel to THE NIGHT WALK MEN called THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND, available now.

Learn more and connect with the author at http://www.theFarthestReaches.com

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New Release by #suspense author @JasonCMcintyre ~ ZED

Friend and author, Jason McIntyre has a new release, and I’m thrilled to highlight it.

ZED is finally here!

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It’s the fourth book in Jason’s Dovetail Cove series. Each book is a stand-alone read, but if you love Jason’s writing like I do, you will want to read them all. There will be a total of ten books, and each will be written in its own genre.

ZED is a coming-of-age paranormal story with strange tinges of romance and nostalgia for the era of the 1970s.

Please help me in congratulating Jason on his latest book!

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It’s the waning dog days of August, 1975 and Tom Mason’s in Dovetail Cove for the last few weeks of his summer job at the group home. His boss and the home’s owner is Karen Banatyne, one of the wealthiest folks in town. It seems like she’s got it in for Tom; she’s the only one standing in his way as he scrimps for a new camera.

But Karen has her own problems. A regulatory agency might cut off her funding, plus her hubby hasn’t been seen in a few weeks, and she’s not saying why. Most ominous of all, it seems as though something’s hiding in the hot spring north of the main beach and one of Karen’s ‘houseguests’ is about to come face to face with evil. Tom is too.

Connect to Jason

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Website | Twitter @jasoncmcintyre | Facebook | Goodreads

JASON MCINTYRE is the #1 Kindle Suspense author of THE NIGHT WALK MEN, bestsellers ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED, plus the multi-layered literary suspense THALO BLUE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and won several awards.

His current release is the full-length follow-up novel to THE NIGHT WALK MEN called THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND, available now.

Learn more and connect with the author at http://www.theFarthestReaches.com

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Is Bled a Comedy?

One of my favourite authors is Jason McIntyre, whom I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing before. I’m thrilled he’s invaded my site again to give you a taste of blood with his newest release — Bled. Since it’s humour month on my blog, I’ve asked Jason to put a comedic spin on Bled.

Read and tell him if he’s succeeded. 😉

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Blood is thinner than water: My new book Bled is a comedy?

I’ve been called a suspense writer, I’ve been called worse.

But I have (so far) never been called comedy writer. Early reviews of my novella, Bled, have had a resoundingly positive vibe, but so many readers — particularly women — wanted to know, “It’s not about a woman’s time of the month, is it?”

Given the title and the cover art, and my history of trying new things with the stories I’m telling, I suppose it’s a reasonable question. After all, if you’re a woman who thinks that would be tactless, then you might like to know before you invest a couple hours reading a novella called Bled. “Is this thing gonna talk about my Aunt Flo and Cousin Red coming to visit from Ohio?” And if you’re a guy, you might be thinking, “Should I really be reading about this? I’m married. I’ve lived through it.”

Uh, no.

Bled takes place in Dovetail Cove, the same island town where last year’s novella took place two years later, in 1974. That book was called Shed (sensing any vowel-chime here?) and while there was an actual shed in the story, it wasn’t really about that. It was about a lot of things, primarily about one’s ability to shed their past, shed the shackles of an outrageous fortune, etcetera, etcetera.

So I’ll say this about Bled. There’s at least a bit of the red stuff within the actual story. Does it have anything to do with your Aunt Flo from Idaho? Not a chance.

Hope you give it a read; hope it gives you the creeps.

Bled: About the Novella

She only wanted to leave. But he took that option from her. Now she wants it back.

Set on the same island as the reader favorite Shed, the latest literary suspense novella from bestselling author Jason McIntyre picks up the Dovetail Cove saga with this story of one lonely woman…trapped.

Tina McLeod is on the cusp of a new life. Extraordinary change is rare in her world but this newsflash means she can finally leave her small island town for good. No more pouring coffee for townsfolk in Main Street’s greasy spoon, no more living under the weight of her born-again mother. That is, until Frank Moort comes in for his usual lunch and dessert on an ordinary Friday in May.

Bled sees things turn backwards and upside down for each of them. Their encounter is prolonged and grotesque, the sort of thing splashing the covers of big city newspapers. Both are changed. And neither will come out clean on the other side.

A story about taking what’s not yours, Bled explores pushing back when you’ve been pushed too far. It paints in red the horrors from our most commonplace of surroundings: right out in the open where nothing can hide behind closed doors and shut mouths.

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Bled: Teaser Trailer

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About the Author
Jason McIntyre has lived and worked in varied places across the globe. His writing also meanders from the pastoral to the garish, from the fantastical to the morbid. Vibrant characters and vivid surroundings stay with him and coalesce into novels and stories. Before his time as an editor, writer and communications professional, he spent several years as a graphic designer and commercial artist.

McIntyre’s writing has been called darkly noir and sophisticated, styled after the likes of Chuck Palahniuk but with the pacing and mass appeal of Stephen King. The books tackle the family life subject matter of Jonathan Franzen but also eerie discoveries one might find in a Ray Bradbury story or those of Rod Serling.

Jason McIntyre’s books include the #1 Kindle Suspense, The Night Walk Men, Bestsellers On The Gathering Storm and Shed, plus the multi-layered coming-of-age literary suspense Thalo Blue.

Jason McIntyre was originally interviewed, June 24, 2011, for Inside the Author’s Mind.

Find Jason at his many sites below, and join me in congratulating him on the release of Bled. It’s definitely not a comedy! 😉 

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