Thanks to Aidan J. Reid for shepherding this great short story giveaway on Instafreebie. Among the more than 100 free short stories, you’ll find PUSH, a gem from my literary fiction file.
Many thanks to Lee Lynch for allowing me to share her monthly Amazon Trail column. – Mark
By Lee Lynch
In North America, the total eclipse of the sun starts here. It’s Woodstock for everyone. Local and state governments are doing their best to avert chaos. Everyone in law enforcement and emergency services will be either on duty or on standby, many sleeping where they’re stationed because it’s projected that traffic will be at or near a standstill. The national park up the road, which might normally see 400 to 500 visitors at a time, is expecting 2,000 to 5,000 all at once. They’ll be limiting the number of vehicles allowed in to protect the fragile natural treasure and its wildlife.
The National Guard will be deployed.
I knew Jean Ryan’s ‘Strange Company’ nature essay collection was special when I first read it. Published under my MadeMark Publishing imprint, each essay is a look at the human condition, through a loving, meticulous look at the natural world we live in.
Death by Pride: A Kyle Callahan Mystery marked the conclusion of the Pride Trilogy. As one reader said, ” … this book creeped me out. It was supposed to. McNease has a way with creating suspense even while not actually hiding anything. The transparency of the tale does nothing to lessen the anxiety that builds as it unfolds.” – Ulysses Dietz
For the next three days, Death by Pride is available for just .99 cents at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. And you can still get Last Room at the Cliff’s Edge as an Instafreebie! Sign up, download, and take a ride on the mystery train.
“When the English Fall” by David Williams
c.2017, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
$24.95 / $37.95 Canada 242 pages
Your parents taught you to share.
You have enough to give some away. Don’t be stingy or selfish. Be good. Be generous. Be friends. Share nicely but watch, as in the new book “When the English Fall” by David Williams, that it doesn’t bring harm to your family.
Sadie’s screams cut Jacob to his core.
Save the date! ‘Murder at the Paisley Parrot (A Marshall James Novel)’ will be releasing this October. For inquiring minds: Marshall James is a variation of my birth name, James Marshall Greene, changed when I was adopted into the McNease family. Yes, I write under my own name (but stay tuned for an exciting twist on that in 2018!).
About ‘Murder at the Paisley Parrot’:
Time waits for no one, including Marshall James. Now 58 and living in New York City, Marshall has outlived the expiration date he was given with a cancer diagnosis three years ago. He beat the odds but he knows he may not beat the clock, so he’s decided to tell a story or three about some murders he was involved in back in the day.
The year was 1983. The bar was the Paisley Parrot, a gay, mob-run, Hollywood dive where people came to drink and few of them remembered the night before. Marshall loves his job as a bartender there. But one night, among the regulars, a killer arrives. Body by body, death by death, Marshall finds himself pulled into a web of murder, deceit and crime. He falls for the cop who’s investigating him, not knowing if their relationship will survive or even if he’ll come out of this alive. Find out in Murder at the Paisley Parrot, arriving with a bang this October.
Lee Lynch’s ‘Rainbow Gap’ Wins Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award at Golden Crown Literary Society Conference
It couldn’t happen to a nicer person, or a better author! Lee Lynch’s latest, Rainbow Gap (Bold Strokes Books) was just awarded the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award at the Golden Crown Literary Society conference. You can read Lee’s monthly Amazon Trail as guest columns right here).
Lee Lynch is a trailblazer, multiple award winner, and the namesake of the Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual Lee Lynch Classic Award.
The new cover for my author’s Facebook page. It gives me something to shoot for (pun intended). Hollywood. Mob bar. Body count. “Death had options in 1983.”