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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cold Blooded Book III: Sins and Sanctions

I passed 90k words in COLD BLOODED BOOK III: SINS and SANCTIONS today. The novel covers many aspects of real life with a Pulp Fiction flavor. Nick McCarty, my main character, is an assassin without peer or conscience. In searching for something more in his life, he found Rachel, Jean, Deke the dog, Gus, and Tina. They anchor him in his hell on earth pursuit of enemies, foreign and domestic, working to subjugate the country he sees without peer on earth. He defends her with everything in his power… again without peer, and certainly without conscience. Nick believes his flaws, triumphs, and life, rest in the fists clenched, face in the wind action he delivers when called upon by his equally flawed boss, or his at risk family and friends. What places him beyond adversaries, hell bent on his extermination, is a belief in something far greater, and a willingness to do anything it takes to achieve it. In his single minded chosen path, Nick deals with adversity, but protects all within his purview. He does so without remorse, but with no holds barred purpose, and God help the hindmost. Oh... and did I mention he is also a best selling author?  :)

The first two novels in the series can be purchased here:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


My novel MONSTER always draws some of the most interesting reviews. It’s not that the novel pretends to be one thing, and then turns out to be something else. It is pulp fiction with high adventure, humor, and violence. While MONSTER was written with a decidedly conservative viewpoint, the story unfolds over 600 pages of action packed military and espionage scenarios, drawn together into an ending a reader will not forget. At $2.99, I think it’s a bargain, but I’m of course prejudiced in favor of the Golem I created in Jeremiah McDaniels aka the Cold Mountain, and his sidekick Kumar Rasheed. I liked this latest reviewer’s take on the novel. He claims it’s a typical Bernard Lee DeLeo novel. He’s right.

5.0 out of 5 stars very easy reading, a very engrossing main character, September 19, 2014
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This review is from: MONSTER (Kindle Edition)
A typical Bernard DeLeo book, very easy reading, a very engrossing main character, maybe a little over the top, but If you like Bernard DeLeo books with lots of action where the main character doesn't bother warning bad guys, he just takes them out, than this is a book you will enjoy. By the time you finish the book you will feel you know the characters intimately. From the very beginning when Jeremiah McDaniels (aka: Cold Mountain) attempts to rescue the little girl, the action doesn't stop. I had to force myself to put the book down so that I could could get some sleep (and do my real job) If you cross Cold Mountain you might as well as write your obituary, because he will hunt you down and destroy is not a matter of IF or when, but more like how. And how the information he 'squeezes' from you will lead you on the next'll want to keep reading until the end...A very good, very typical Bernard DeLeo written book.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Goodbye, my love

Today is my beloved’s birthday. I contemplated not posting anything. I loved her so much, I decided this was a day to celebrate her transition into the beyond. She was the toughest, most brave soul I ever saw facing death. She said goodbye to us before the cancer took her brain in a way that would seem paranormal to many. Joyce loved us… me, Eva, and Jim around her, and her family. I won’t share more, other than to say she faced death with a dignity I only pray I can emulate. There are times beyond reality we can share the unimaginable. It is… unimaginable my Joyce is gone.