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Thursday, January 27, 2011


Inspired by my friend Jordan Summers who just self published her vampire story Paris After Dark I decided to put my espionage terror epic MONSTER for sale on Kindle. I had fun doing it and I know the novel wasn't getting picked up by New York anytime soon. :) It’s less than a buck for a lot of reading. Most of my friends here read it on my blog where I edited the long but fast paced adventure. But for any folks seeing this blog for the first time, here’s the link MONSTER and a blurb for it:

They needed a monster to get a little girl back. They imprisoned him for the way he did it. Now they need the monster again to do what he does best.
FBI Special Agent Diane Reskova waited with her team for a tracker to arrive on site in the Caribou Wilderness of California. A psychopath pursued unsuccessfully for two years by Reskova’s team had kidnapped California Senator Fred Hokanson’s niece, dragging her into the surrounding mountains. Hokanson recruits Jeremiah McDaniels unbeknownst to Reskova as the tracker. McDaniels, a Delta Force Colonel with CIA background, leads the FBI agents after Hughes. Ditching Reskova and her team, McDaniels saves Hokanson’s niece and beheads her kidnapper, Stanton Hughes.
After an off-hand remark McDaniels makes concerning a movie while accepting blame for the Hughes’ fiasco, the press label him ‘Cold Mountain’. Taken into custody on Reskova’s orders, McDaniels avoids prison by public outcry and Senator Hokanson’s intervention. With Hokanson’s shadowy sponsorship, McDaniels becomes the enforcement arm of Reskova’s team. With Kumar Rasheed, an Iraqi whose family McDaniels had saved during the second Iraq war, McDaniels supplies Reskova with a weapon she has neither asked for nor condones.
Funneled between America and Iraq, McDaniels stays one step ahead of American bureaucrats more interested in appearances than the safety of the country. Reskova, at first repulsed by McDaniels’ methods, soon embraces both the enigmatic McDaniels and his tactics. Reskova threads McDaniels and his Iraqi comrade Kumar Rasheed into her anti-terrorism unit with murderous result. McDaniels’ background and deadly skills become a point of fascination for the bewildered Reskova as her attraction to McDaniels quickly rivals her dedication to the FBI.


Jordan Summers said...

Bernard, Very cool! Congrats! Even though I read it on your blog, I cannot wait to pick it up. :)

BernardL said...

Thanks, Jordan, that's really nice of you. My friend Charles Gramlich did his western anthology 'Killing Trail' on Amazon Kindle and went over the details about it some time ago. When you did 'Paris After Dark' and it came out so well I couldn't resist setting Monster up. If nothing else it was a kick doing this. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

That's cool. I'll definitely pick it up this evening. Thanks for the mention BTW. you'll have to post about your experience.

raine said...

Congratulations, Bernard, and yayyy!!! :)
I'm very glad to see you jump in the mix with that. I remember the story well. Wishing you many sales. Again--yay!!

BernardL said...

Thanks, Charles. I did remember your posts on doing 'Killing Trail'. I will mention something about putting it up on the blog.

Yeah, Raine, MONSTER at 190,000 words wasn't going anywhere without my taking it there. :) I remember you stuck with the story to the end. I'm going to follow it up with the other straight to Kindle long novel, ARCHANGEL. I have to come up with a good cover for that one though.

Editor said...

Hello Bernard- I'm downloading it now. Hoping it has the same pacing as your earlier work.

BernardL said...

I believe it does, Editor. Thanks for giving it a try. You can't go wrong for 99 cents. :)