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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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Buy links: Amazon US | Smashwords | Apple


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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Buy links Amazon US – UK | B & N | Apple

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

jason c mcintyre

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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The Farthest Reach Award – Winner Announced

A short time ago, I announced I was nominated for The Farthest Reach Award, an award celebrating outstanding contribution to the sector of book marketing and publishing.

The winner was announced today, and it was awarded to The Indie Book Collective.

I’m very honored to have been included in this elite shortlist, and would like to personally thank everyone who took time to vote, with special thanks to the esteemed Decision Committee, led by the award’s creator, author Jason McIntyre.

Congratulations to the Indie Book Collective on a very well-deserved win!



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I’m on the Short List for the 2012 Farthest Reach Award!

I knew one day it would come in handy to be 5’2″!

Actually, being short had nothing to do with this award. 😉

The 2012 Farthest Reach Award is for individuals, groups or teams who have made outstanding contributions to the sector of book marketing and publishing.

The award is the brainchild of author, Jason McIntyre, and along with his esteemed Decision Committee, they have recognized me with four others to be worthy of this award.

Please take the time to see who else is on this shortlist.  You will then understand why I am so humbled to be among them.



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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.

Buy links for Bled:    Amazon     Smashwords 

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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! 😉 

Website     Twitter     Facebook     Goodreads


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Inside the Author’s Mind – Jason McIntyre

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Writing is like …

This is a blog meme. What is that, you ask? I had to find out before I attempted to add to it.

A meme is a self-propagating unit of thought spread from one host to another, an idea-gene, if you will.

For bloggers, memes can provide insight into the personalities of other writers that you wouldn’t necessarily find in their writing.

This meme was passed on to me by my friend, wild and witty thriller author, Jason McIntyre. I think he’s purposely trying to push me over the edge by adding more to my writing plate, however, I’m rarely one to pass up a challenge, so thanks Jason!

Here’s my attempt at keeping this meme alive…

Writing is like controlling a vicious beast—not literally, but some days, it sure feels that way.

My attempt to tame the beast is through meditation. The task seems simple: concentrate on one thing and one thing only—my breath. Just feel my breath as it comes into my nostrils, and feel it as it exits my nostrils. Direct all my energies toward this instinctual life force. Do it for an hour daily to attain a sharper mind and gain the ability to write with more focus. Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out…

I sit perfectly still in the lotus position on the floor, eyes closed, hands folded peacefully in my lap, and the alarm clock set to go off in an hour. Ten seconds in, my thoughts wander to yesterday. Did I remember to take the laundry out? Did I send off that e-mail for my interview? Shit, I forgot to call my mother!

Rein in that savage beast! Concentrate…breathe, okay…

My thoughts skip ahead. What am I making for dinner? I need to get my teeth cleaned. Did I just hear my mailman come up the walk? Stay in the moment, dammit, just think about the breathing!

And so it goes for the next hour as I cautiously dance around this maniacal animal, coaxing it to behave, using my powers of persuasion to break its uncivilized spirit. I refuse to kill it, but I want to grab it by the neck and choke some sense into it, make it listen to me, show it that I’m the master. And yet…despite my reasoning, this feral creature tears at me with its dripping fangs, and I spin around and around to…

Fantasy time: An editor from Random House calls me. She’s read my book and would like to fly me down to New York for a meeting. She wants to discuss a series and …

Pep talk time: I can do this. I know I can. I’m strong, hang in there…

Whining time: How can one hour seem so bloody long? My right knee hurts, why do I need to sit like this? I could sure use a chair. When the hell’s that alarm going off?

And just as I’m ready to think only about breathing, I’m jolted out of my meditation/nap by the “beeping” of my alarm. As much as I’ve tried to force this wicked animal into submission, I’ve only experienced a few moments within the hour when it actually obeyed me. Those few moments were sublime—moments where there was a true connection to the present and doing what I had set out to do.

As each day passes, patience will grow those few moments into seconds, and seconds into minutes, and in time, this wild beast will be trained, healthy, and with all its bad habits happily obliterated.

I can only hope.

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So who am I asking to carry on this blog meme? Three lovely female authors whom I’m proud to call friends:

Paranormal romance writer: LM Stull

Young adult writer: Patti Larsen

Horror writer: Rebecca Treadway

Ladies, may you go the distance with this meme!

Stay sexy,



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Find Me at The Farthest Reaches

Today, I’m featured on a segment called “Behind the Words” at The Farthest Reaches—official site of author, Jason McIntyre.

Jason is a multi-published writer, friend, and all-around scary dude. He writes in the dark, and there’s rumor he doesn’t wear pants when he’s doing it. He denies it, of course, but I have my suspicions.

What is not suspect, however, is how incredibly talented this man is. I’m reading his book, On the Gathering Storm, and loving it, because as you know, I love a great suspenseful thriller.

I look forward to sharing much more about Jason in a future “Inside the Author’s Mind” interview,  but for now, hop over and visit me at The Farthest Reaches. If I don’t come back in 24 hours, please send out a search party.

Stay sexy,



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