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Our Client, and Author Mason Kuldinow

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Mason Kuldinow studied creative writing at Naropa University and at the University of Colorado. His specialty is writing ghost stories and mystery novels, though he has tackled science fiction and horror with excellent results. When reading a short story or novel by Kuldinow, you can expect strong relationships between characters, and romantic elements that are integral to the plot. You can also expect to be led assertively through paths of intrigue and mystery that lead to mind blowing realizations, and spine tingling frights, that make the reader hold the book tighter and turn the pages faster. His sense of humor often shines through in the pages of his writing, where you will find yourself laughing out loud and begging for more. His writing is smooth and flows easily. You don’t have to struggle to read any of his works. And when it comes to keeping the reader’s interest, Mason Kuldinow does not disappoint.

 

ABOUT “ROSEWATER”  – Soon to be Released…

 

Rosewater Best cover

 

If you would like to read a free short story by Mason Kuldinow, visit this link:

http://masonkuldinow.wordpress.com/horns-on-the-horizon-2/   or run a search of his name where you will find several choices.

 

BOOK REVIEW – “EMISSARIES OF ARCHEOTE´”

 

The Author’s first novel, Emissaries of Archeote, is a mixed genre epic that received positive reviews by George Wilhite of The Horror Review.

Emissaries od Archeote cover by Mason Kuldinow

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Two Native Americans, Carmel Crow Woman and Ben Stormrider, cross paths at a biker meet in the desert. They fall in love and hit the road to have some time alone and later for Ben to meet Carmel’s family but are haunted by a shared vision of impending doom.  Meanwhile, two parallel storylines depict the Emissaries of Archeoté, the real world manifestation of the demons from their vision, and that of the relentless soldier pursuing them.  Kuldinow skillfully cuts between these three plot lines, keeping the reader’s interest in each separate set of characters but also building our suspense as to how all of them will come together. When all does converge, Kuldinow provides an exciting and satisfying climax.

The characterizations are vivid and Kuldinow provides insightful glimpses into both the Native American culture and the complexities of military conflicts in the Middle East, the setting for the parallel story. You really come to care about Carmel, Ben and the others they meet on their journey.   While there is a well-developed mythical element to this novel, much of the fear and suspense originates in situations that could easily happen given the right circumstances.

This novel is well-crafted and filled with great action as well as thoughtful meditations on its themes. Though it is quite unique in plot and style, if I was forced to make a comparison I would call it a cross between a Dale Brown military thriller and a Southwest mystery by Tony Hillerman but all with a healthy dose of the supernatural as well.

I highly recommend checking it out and keeping an eye on Mason Kuldinow.

 We thank George Wilhite of the Horrow Review for that comprehensive review:)

 

Please check out our very versatile and most promising Author other delectable stories by visiting the link below, take a coffee break and enjoy the read…

 

http://masonkuldinow.wordpress.com/

 

Horns on the Horizon cover Mason Kuldinow

 

http://masonkuldinow.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/read-horns-on-the-horizon/

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Our Client, and Author Alan Mehrer

Category:  Literary and Film

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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Alan Mehrer came to us with a host of fantastic Westerns he had lying in a drawer.  A retired but energetic Electrical Engineer he told us how much he has always loved westerns.  That resonated with me as I too still love a good old fashioned Western.   He then discovered that he actually enjoyed writing manuscripts more than reading them and hence his tenth manuscript was born.

The Author was raised at a time and place where being a cowboy was a profession, not just a costume.  He has experience about what it is like to raise cattle.  He also knows the genuine and seedy characters that are associated with that occupation. Although Alan took some literary liberties in his novels thus far published, the overall technical, language and geographical qualities are honest, as he maintains that usually the truth is always stranger than fiction.

Alan wrote his books, not just for his own  enjoyment so much, but for what through his experiences he has concluded what publishers really want. For example, the length of his books is just under 50,000 words, although some of his other titles are longer, and has often endured the suffering of unwanted critique that his manuscripts are too lengthy.   We believe that a good book with a good solid word count that reader can sink their teeth into will remain a favorite.

Below find a list of Alan’s Titles published in both Kindle and Paperback and are available from Amazon.com

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION –  ‘The Commodore’s Mine’ – The first novel in the series – and some of the very best of well written classic ‘Westerns’ – regaling the adventures of many a famous/notorious American legends to keep our readers enthralled and entertained.

Commodores Mine and sequel Penny Storm cover

 

 

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  • Print Length: 249 pages
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  • Publisher: Solstice Publishing (May 14, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 14, 2014

Just as Colt expected, and right on cue, the Sheriff and another man emerged from between two buildings. They moved in step with assurance of the outcome of this meeting. Penelope said, “Colt, we better surrender. I think I can get us out of this.”

But can she?

“The Commodore’s Mine” is another adventure packed western from Alan Mehrer!   The sequel Penny Storm is on its way to join the ranks of this great Westerns Series.

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION –  “OTIS ORNSBY”

Otis Ornsby

 May 8, 2014
Published by: Solstice Publishing 
Otis Ornsby was an unusual man, although he would be the last man to tell you that. He was so special that a syndicate of ruthless outlaws had a vendetta against him. They would stop at nothing to see to his demise. They had everything at their disposal, money, power, railroads, a cadre of ruthless men, not to mention an extreme hatred that spread unanimously among their ranks.Otis had nothing, other than himself. He preferred it that way, for he was a loner. A loner who loved life and didn’t appreciate interference in his peaceful ways. However, he realized that sometime you had to give up those peaceful times and substitute a smack on the nose, a kick in the pants, or a downright killing, in order to maintain your peaceful state.
BOOK DESCRIPTION  – “THE SAGA OF MOLLY McCASSLEY
Molly McCassley

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Susanne and her daughter, Kate, have spent a rare day shopping in town. With her fifteenth anniversary coming up, Susanne was in the mood to surprise her husband with something new.
What they find when they get back to the ranch, though, is not what they left. Kate finds the body of her father and two ranch hands lying in the dirt. Now it’s up to the pair of them to find out who killed off the men. And why.
ABOUT THE BOOK – “PENNY STORM”
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Print Length: 214 pages
Publisher: Sarah Book Publishing; First edition (April 27, 2015)
Publication Date: April 27, 2015

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Penelope Highbridge was a privileged Philadelphia socialite. She had the best of everything the Eastern United States could offer. She was on the board of her family owned ship building company, her family was prominent on the social, business, and legal scene, she had a degree in law and she was not in want financially. She had everything and knew everything when she departed from Philadelphia that day in 1869 to go out west and take over an inherited gold mine her Uncle had bequeathed to her.

 

This is the story of when she returned to Philadelphia. She was a changed woman with western values, but the big question was, would she fit in to the society she once left? What about her new husband? He fit in perfectly to the rugged western life. But Philadelphia is definitely not the same as Montana and that was definitely going to be a problem.

 

Alan Mehrer was born in South Dakota before WWII. His early life consisted of no running water, a wood burning kitchen range, potbellied stove for winter heat, no refrigerator and outdoor toilet facilities. This was pretty much the norm for that era and rural location but it also consisted of being amid broad spectrum of people who each had their peculiar characteristics, but all were hard working and honest. Alan went on to many professions and life situations. In each of these life experiences he met many various characters and experienced diverse circumstances and has used these to enrich the texture and realism of his writings.

 

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Five Stars * * * * *
By Tumbleweed on December 10, 2012
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Great book. Not your usual shoot em up. very realistic.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK – “TOVAR COOKE Book 7          Where are the other 6???   🙂  They’re on their way!!!

 

TOVAR COOKE Book 7

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Publisher: ADMELITERARY (February 12, 2015)
Publication Date: February 12, 2015
Tovar Cooke is just getting back to civilization with his new bride, Morgan. Immediately, his father-in-law contacts him, telling him to get to Boston immediately. He has a chance to go to France and see some secret design on an under water boat. It is an obvious trap, but what is Tovar supposed to do? It is his father-in-law and he needs protection.
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Our Client, and Author J. von Minden

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Jay von Minden

Overcoming untreated autism and learning disabilities, J. von Minden graduated summa cum laude,  Phi Beta Kappa, from St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, PA, with elections to Sigma Tau Delta and Alpha Sigma Lambda. His first novel, The Dream Zone, was published when he was only nineteen. Since then he has published two more—Widow’s Byte, and Bird of Paradise. When not writing, he is a woodworker and private tutor. He has one son, and lives in Olympia, Washington.Although he had been writing since age eight, he did not become a true author until age fourteen when he received a precious gift. J. von Minden was sitting on a bench in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, waiting for his bus. An old black man approached him, smiling as though he recognized me from a past life. His ragged clothing and dishevelled hair betrayed his life as a well-seasoned homeless man and yet he asked no one for a coin. Instead, he pulled a harmonica out and played a few lines. Then in a gritty voice he told me about his days playing music with the legendary Muddy Waters. He played a little more on his harmonica then continued on his walk to nowhere, playing his harmonica, and smiling at the people he passed. He never told the Author his name, but as you can see, J. von Minden never forgot the gift he gave him—the gift of his story. He returned that gift by remembering the remarkable homeless man in his book  “Pieces of Rainbow” which will be the sequel to another of his most memorable work  “Lightning in the Cradle” – which we deem a ‘must read’ heading for a possible film series.
After all, as in the author’s own wise words – “we are are our stories”. 

ABOUT THE BOOK – “Lightning in the Cradle – Volume I of the Prusiaskai Series

 

Lightning_in_the_Cradle _J. Von Minden

Ritva is a twelve year old girl growing up in a convent in the Latvian highlands. As an orphan, she endures the social backlash by retreating into local mythology and fantasy. As she comes of age, coming to terms with who she is and what she is, the shifting lines of World War II sweep through her home, first bringing Russian occupation and then Nazi subjugation. Amid the trauma of forced indoctrination into a Hitler Youth division, she learns the real secret of her parentage and its incestuous consequences that could send her to concentration camp.

As an ethnic Prusiaskai, the pre-Christian ethnicity of the Baltic coast from the former East Prussia to modern day Latvia, Ritva is the only characterization of this race to appear in fiction. Officially listed as extinct since WWII, the Prusiaskai are but one of the many smaller ethnicities that were exterminated in Eastern Europe, a crime we must not forget, a voice we must not lose.

This series follows the interconnecting lines of those people, most based on actual lives that have touched the author or are a part of his family tree.
Publication Date:
May 31 2014

Publisher: World Castle Publishing.  Available inKindle and Paperback format at Amazon.com

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