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NASH NEWS FOR MARCH (a little early)...


The latest NASH NEWS email newsletter is going out to subscribers tonight. We're getting an early jump on March so newsletter subscribers can take advantage of the contests and sales currently running for Earthstrike AgendaDeadly Games!, and Snow Falls

 
Not a subscribers? No worries, my friend. Signing up is easy and painless. 
Just fill out the form HERE and you're in the club!

Have a great weekend!

Bobby
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Six years ago, Police Detective John Bartlett and journalist Benjamin West were instrumental in the capture of a notorious criminal mastermind. Their story played out in the media, rocketing both Bartlett and West into local celebrity status.

That was then.

They thought they had put their game playing days behind them, but now, their hated enemy has returned with a brand-new deadly game where the stakes are life and death for not only Bartlett and West, but for all those Darrin Morehouse felt betrayed him. It is a long list and Detective Bartlett's name tops it. With time running out and an army of killers on their trail, it is up to Bartlett and West to win this game. The cost of losing is death.

Deadly Games! is a fast-paced action/thriller featuring action, suspense, murder, and the occasional gunfire from award-winning author Bobby Nash.

BEN Books is making Bobby Nash’s DEADLY GAMES! available on Kindle for $2 off suggested retail price in February at Amazon US and Amazon UK. As always, you can read this, and other BEN Books releases for FREE with your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

 
John Bartlett and Benjamin West will return in DEADLY DEALS!
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I Wonder...

 

Wonder Woman commission for a customer who picked up a Bobby's Big Box O' Books Bundle. I figure you can't go wrong with playing 'bullets and bracelets' although there are a whole lot of unnecessary lines on her new costume. 

Want to get a sketch of your own, 7 autographed books, and a DVD? Or, do you know someone else who might enjoy this as a gift? Hit up Bobby's Big Box O' Books Bundle HERE.

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I wrote a thing and you can read it too.

Author Adam C. Mitchell invited me to participate in a guest blog on his site. In Part 1 of this 4 part blog tour, we take a look at the public domain and how a new century injected new life into these classic characters. 

Read WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY! Part 1 HERE!

Part 2 debuts next week.
 
Bobby
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Join me LIVE on Wednesday, February 13th at 9:00 pm EST (I'll be on around 9:15 or so) as I visit the Star Chamber radio show, episode 151. It will be a great time. Join us live HERE! You can also participate in the chat room as maybe they'll ask me your questions as well.

From the Star Chamber site: Award-winning author Bobby Nash will be entering the Star Chamber this Wednesday at 9pm EST for a visit with co-hosts Michael West and Daniel Dark! A writer of novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, an occasional screenplay, Bobby is a prolific writer who is a favorite on the convention circuit! This episode will explore his various spheres of writing, the challenges of indie authors today, running a successful Patreon page, his acting appearances in many TV and film projects, and much more!

Participate in the live chat room during the show, as we always take comments and questions from there! Get ready for another great Star Chamber Show episode! This week's show page link can be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/starchambershow/2019/02/14/the-star-chamber-show-151-a-visit-with-bobby-nash

I hope you'll join us live.

Bobby



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I'm often asked why I promote my books as much as I do. This recent NY Times article might shed some light on the answer. Does it pay to be a writer? Sometimes the answer is no. A timely article for me since I've recently been screwed out of pay by a publisher and a bookstore where I did a signing.

I'm not looking for pity or encouragement here. Just sharing the article. However, if you'd like to buy a book or three, that would be cool too. :)

Bobby

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Today's Writing Journey...

I was reminded today that I haven't posted much about my writing journey of late. Today was a busy day or writing, approving audio files, setting up podcast appearances, and writing blog posts. I shared a more detailed blog post about today's writing journey in detail over at www.patreon.com/bobbynash

I plan to do at least one post like that one every day, or as close to every day as I can get. Want to know about my day? Got a question you want me to blog about? Please join us at www.patreon.com/bobbynash and get your patron perks.

Thanks for joining me on this journey.

Bobby

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SNOW FALLS ON AUDIO... NARRATOR ANNOUNCED!

I listened to the audio book for my novella, SNOW FALLS over the weekend and the first few chapters of the second Snow title, SNOW STORM today, and they sound great! Here's a sneak peek at the cover art, a close up on the cover art from the book illustrated by the incredible Dennis Calero.

Our narrator on the Snow books is Stuart Gauffi. Stuart is an accomplished narrator and pro. You may have heard him narrating Airship 27's LANCE STAR: SKY RANGER audio books. If not, you should check those out too. We'll also have more on Stuart coming soon. Right now, he is giving a masterful performance on SNOW FALLS and I'm excited for everyone to hear these.

Narrated by Stuart Gauffi

The SNOW FALLS audio book is coming soon from BEN Books. Keep watching this space for more details as they become available.

Happy Monday!

Bobby

 

 

 

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I'VE BEEN FRAMED...


I've been framed! What's funny, is seeing them side by side, it looks like Domino Lady stole Rick Ruby's gun. Thanks for sharing this, Rob. I love it. 

Reposting Robert McIntyre:
Finally got my artwork by my friend Bobby Nash framed, Rick Ruby & Domino Lady.

 
Just a reminder that I take commissions. $20 gets you a sketch like one of the two posted here. Drop me an email at bobby@bobbynash.com if interest.
 
Bobby
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New #Review - Where the Rain Is Made (Paranormal)

Foreword (from the book)

The Cheyenne Dog Soldiers

 Of all the typical Plains tribes, the Cheyenne were most distinguished for warlike qualities. Few in number, they overcame or held in check most of the peoples who opposed them, and when the westward movement of European civilization began, they made more trouble than all the rest combined. In short, they were preeminently warriors among peoples whose trade was war.

As in other prairie tribes, the warriors of the Cheyenne were organized into societies or orders. These societies were fraternal, military, and semi-religious organizations with special privileges, duties, and dress, usually tracing their origin to some mythical culture hero or medicine man. Each society had its own songs and secret ritual, and exacted certain observances and standards of its members.

Of these organizations, none has played such a part in the history of the Plains as the "Dog Soldiers" of the Cheyenne.

About Where the Rain Is Made

* Nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark

* Best Romance of the Year Nomination

A decadent-looking savage has captured Francesca DuVall and her brother Marsh. These days, she spends every waking moment planning escape from the brutal Dog Soldiers' village.

Ethan Gray is a curator at a national museum . . . until he travels through time to help his beloved People. In the Cheyenne world he’s known as Meko, leader of the most revered and fearsome tribe of the plains.

Two cultures and two hearts battle. Violence and death haunt their troubled roads, but when kindred souls collide, love prevails against the greatest odds. From the windswept plains of Colorado to the placid life of a curator, their love is fueled by passion and kindled by destiny.

New Five-Star Review: Highly Recommended by Wendy Wanner 

A love that transcends time — a compelling, time-traveling romance poised between modern day and the gut-wrenching conflict between the Cheyenne and the Blue Coats.

Where The Rain Is Made had a fantastic and well-developed plot. The book opens with Ethan Gray, bruised, battered, and in a jail cell, and we don’t know what to think. Is he a good guy we’re supposed to love, or a criminal? But when the shaman Stands-In-Light visits him, calls him I Am the Wind, and says he is needed back in time, that his People, the Cheyenne, are involved in a bloody conflict, he accepts without hesitation.

His mission is to save as many Cheyenne as possible and convince Black Kettle to move his village. The shaman cautions him not to get sidetracked by chasing his vision of “a woman with hair the color of the magpie and eyes greener than pine needles.” One thing is clear though, if he is to return to his present life, the decision to come back must be made with “the whisper of a breath” before he dies.

By invoking a chant, he transforms into a raven, soars to the place where the rain is made, and then dives into the past where he is known as Meko, or leader.

It’s not long before we are introduced to Cesca, the woman of his vision, and the story unfolds. One of Cheyenne savagery and White Man's lies and brutality, but also ones of tenderness, love, honor, and devotion.

Where The Rain is Made was a surprising blend of genres. While solidly building on a foundation of romance, it is so much more. The paranormal aspect of time travel and shamanism is painted realistically and establishes the authenticity of the story while allowing modern-day influences to be brought into a past time through the hero's modern perspective. The reader is swept along with the emotions of the characters; fears of impending war, devotion to culture, love of family, horror at the necessary brutality of the Dog Soldier. The plot and characters are well developed and their ties to history and each other ebb and flow logically, but not predictably, securing the reader’s interest until the end.

The writing itself flows with an artistic mix of vivid depiction, intense emotion and every-day challenges that lets the reader say, “Oh, I’ve been there!” Also, the juxtaposition between the necessary goods in the historical scenes versus the present-day way of life made me stop and consider what is really important. Keta Diablo answers that question clearly: love, family and safety.

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EVIL WAYS PREMIERES IN HARDCOVER!

 

EVIL WAYS premieres in HARDCOVERBEN Books is thrilled to announce the release of author Bobby Nash's debut novel, Evil Ways, in hardcover. As we prepare for the release of Nash's Evil Intent later in 2019, now is the perfect time to to catch up on, or revisit Evil Ways. 

 

Evil Ways is now available in hardcover HERE.

Evil Ways is also available in paperback and ebook HERE
Kindle Unlimited subscribers can read Evil Ways for FREE!

Learn more about Evil Ways at www.ben-books.com and below.


EVIL WAYS is currently available in hardcoverpaperback and ebook. Audio Book coming 2019.

 

EVIL WAYS

A novel by Bobby Nash

 

Evil’s coming...

Don’t look back!

 

 

FBI Agent Harold Palmer needed a relaxing vacation. All he wanted was to travel to Sommersville, Georgia to visit his brother, newspaper publisher and reporter, Franklin Palmer. He should have known better.

 

The graduating class of 2002 have returned to Sommersville for their ten year high school reunion, timed to coincide with the annual Sommersville Autumn Festival.  Classmates coming from all over to reconnect, retell old stories, and have a great time reminiscing.

 

The discovery of a brutally murdered young lady with a connection to the local police, coupled with a rowdy high school reunion and the annual Autumn Festival has Sommersville Sheriff Tom Myers and his deputies overwhelmed.

 

 

Agent Palmer finds himself on the trail of a killer who preys on the fears of his victims. His next targets are the unsuspecting members of the reunited class of ‘02.

 

They should fear his EVIL WAYS.

 

This re-release edition of Evil Ways by Author Bobby Nash kicks off the beginning of a new series of suspense thrillers starring FBI Special Agent Harold Palmer.

 

It all starts here.

 

Evil Ways was Bobby Nash's first published novel. Currently, he is busy working on Harold Palmer’s next adventure, Evil Intent, coming 2019.

 

Read a sample of Evil Ways here--

   

 

EVIL WAYS can be purchased at the following:       

Lulu (hardcover)

Amazon (paperback)

Barnes and Noble (paperback)              

Mighty Ape NZ (paperback)

BookAdda India (paperback)                

Bookwire (paperback)

Books-A-Million (paperback)               

Book Depository (paperback)

Amazon (Kindle) ebook

Barnes and Noble (Nook) ebook          

Barnes and Noble UK (Nook) ebook

KOBO (ebook)                                    

SONY Reader (ebook)

iTunes (ebook)                                      

Eason Ireland (ebook)

Nook UK (ebook)

And more.

 

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SANDERSON OF METRO AUDIO ANNOUNCED!

Trinity Comics has announced audio books coming soon, including Sanderson of Metro written by Bobby Nash and Frank Dirscherl. Look for it late 2019, possibly early 2020. Stay tuned.


Sanderson of Metro is currently available in paperback and hardcover.
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Just a rough mockup...but you get the idea.

In regards to yesterday's announcement...I have the narrator lined up, he'll be reading/creating the entire Wraith Adventures series of books into audiobook format (over a period of time), starting with THE WRAITH (hopefully to be released sometime this year). SANDERSON OF METRO will follow, then the rest of the series in chronological order.

Now, these will be available online on Audible, Amazon and the like, but will also be available to purchase via the Trinity Comics website on CD. I will try and get these into some public libraries as well.

Just some more Wraithly excitement coming your way from Trinity Comics in 2019 and beyond :D

Learn more about Sanderson of Metro below.

SANDERSON OF METRO

A novel featuring The Wraith by Frank Dirscherl and Bobby Nash

Two masters of the superhero pulp fiction world, Frank Dirscherl and Bobby Nash, have come together to tell this tale, the NEVER before told origin of the first Wraith/Paul Sanderson, as only they could.

Witness to the original Sanderson's early childhood, the emptiness in his soul, his yearning for meaning in his life, his finding it in the wilds of Africa and coming face-to-face with the man who would one day become his greatest nemesis. And finally, how he was endowed with the awesome powers of the Eyes of Judgment, becoming the very first Wraith Dread Avenger of the Underworld.

This action packed, atmospheric thrill ride could only be told now and could only be told by master storytellers like Dirscherl and Nash. An epic, never to be repeated and not to be missed.

SANDERSON OF METRO is now available for purchase at the following:

Lulu (hardcover)

Amazon (paperback)

Lulu (paperback)

Barnes and Noble (paperback)

Amazon UK (paperback)

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Free Books Anyone?

I will be updating my entire page soon here on Book Town. I have a new publisher and all my book covers have changed, as well as much information.

In the meantime, my publisher believes in giving FREE eBooks to help authors gain readership - and a few reviews too. I have two book on free promotion right now and another coming up on Sunday. You just need to follow the link and download it. Again, we do this to get reviews as well. If you review my book, please let me know. I believe in reciprocation whenever ever possible, although Amazon should never know it's a recip.

Free till tomorrow Thursday 1/10 The Howling Cliffs - Sara Mason Mysteries Book Two (Many readers buy River Bones - Book One at the same time, and so they get two books for the price of one and can follow the series.)

http://mybook.to/HowlingCliffs

Free till Sunday 1/13 - Off Center in the Attic - 30 Over the Top short stories and flash fiction. 

http://mybook.to/OffCenter 

Happy reading!

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THE HUNTSVILLE COMIC CON IS COMING SOON!

My first convention appearance of 2019 is less than 2 weeks away! Join me and a host of incredibly talented guests at the 2019 Huntsville Comic Con on January 18 - 19 at the Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment on 2211 Seminole Dr. in Huntsville, AL. www.facebook.com/events/976508149187267
 
I will also be hosting a writing workshop called "LEARN HOW TO GET PUBLISHED" on Friday, January 18th from 3 - 4:30 pm. You can sign up for this exclusive Publishing Workshop at www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-how-to-get-published-with-award-winning-author-bobby-nash-tickets-53141535764
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Short Stories From The Spiral Galaxy - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat, Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

 

Terror On Telderan 

 

Rayna took a deep breath and lifted her head slowly.  "earlier I told you that as High Ruler I only have access to an astral-numerologist however, the Grand Apex has been told by the Oracle that Rotart's attempt to terra form Telderan will have catastrophic results.  The planet will spiral out of control then ultimately out of this galaxy and...onward...toward the Milky Way Galaxy.  It will eventually rip through space and smash directly into your beloved planet Earth."

Murder on the Eros Star 

The Eros Star is an entertainment and pleasure ship that travels throughout the galaxy.  Jada was working a case on the Eros Star.  When she got close to solving it someone pumped poisonous gas into her quarters.  She was alive but sedated.  The doctor feels that she will be ok but he is not 100% certain and the assailant is still on the loose.

Intergalactic detective Da'Quan was on his way to the yearly Festival of Life on the Planet of Lazon when he received word that his assistant Jada had undergone an attempt on her life.  With his plans now changed, Da'Quan   speeds to the Eros Star to not only find the perpetrator before he tried again and succeeded. 


Planet of Doom 

Da'Quan is an Intergalactic Detective. His ship (the Spirit) crashes on the planet Akanon aka The Planet of Doom. Actually, his ship was forced down by a race of deranged androids who are about to go out into the galaxy and take over. Da'Quan meets up the town's people on an island (the androids are afraid of water). The locals help Da'Quan repair his ship but he needs to go to the big city where the crazy androids are to get spare parts. There is another problem. Da'Quan sent out a distress signal right before the crash so his assistant Jada is on her way and he has no way to communicate with her, no way to warn her about the beam the androids used to drag his and hundreds of other ships to crash on the surface. Da"Quan eventually finds a way to use their weapon against them. 

These stories take you right up to the events that take place as earth goes into destruction and the plight its people take to survive on other planets.  You’ll be introduced to new aliens and discover they too have crime, law and order and a force to enforce these laws.  They kept me spell bound and holding my breath all the way through as I’m sure they will you too.

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IMPORTANT NEWS: Book Town is Upgrading

Hello BookTown Residents!
In 2009 we created a community to bring independent, self-published authors together.  Over the years we've accomplished that mission in a way that truly helps authors connect with each other and their readers.  The information and friendships formed over our social media platforms are rich with ways to promote your work and create new ways to reach your audience.
This message is to let you know we plan on continuing our site in bigger and better ways.  Join us in welcoming BookTownUSA.org.  Our network of authors has grown to over 1,600 members strong.  So please head over to the new website reset your password by clicking (forgot password) enter the e-mail address you use to log into Ning (the old BookTown site) and enter a new password.
You will also receive an e-mail from the new site with another message so please keep an eye on your spam folders.
We were able to migrate mostly everything prior to 11/10/2017.  So if you have anything you would like to copy over to the new site please do so by Christmas.  
On Christmas, we will say goodbye to the Ning platform and hello to our own website.
If there are any questions please e-mail the Mayor or Deputy Mayor at booktownusa@gmail.com and be sure to friend us when you transfer over to the new site.  Please tell your author friends, your small press publisher, your illustrator, etc. 
More information and wonderful changes are coming soon so stay tuned. 
Thank you for sticking with us
The Mayor
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George Eliot's "Middlemarch" -- Yesterday and Today 

Surely most everyone who's come in contact with the novels of George Eliot knows that the author's real name was Mary Ann Evans. She was one of the most distinguished writers in a remarkable group of 19th century novelists. A lot of her high standing comes from "Middlemarch", a long, comprehensive story set in a small city in early 19th century England.

I'm more than halfway through listening to an audiobook of this novel, read with warmth and countless nuances by Juliet Stevenson, who's known for her work in films. I've not heard or read the novel in full before. Some authorities say it's the greatest one in English. Since there are quite a number of good novels in English, I wouldn't award top prize to any of them. But "Middlemarch" certainly deserves an honored place, in a class by itself.

  • It's the work of a mature mind that investigates many aspects of middle class urban life.
  • I especially noticed and appreciated the balance between male and female characters, a feature in many 19th century novels. One gender isn't more important to society than the other.
  • Eliot was a highly-skilled writer. The word-pictures she drew of Middlemarch seem true and lifelike. She didn't mock her characters or look down on them from the height of a great artist. Her work is filled with a spirit of care and compassion.
  • A hallmark of the realistic novel is that decisions and actions have consequences. Dorothea Brooke marries an older man, a clergyman and scholar who works on a time-consuming project that's surrounded by an aura of failure. Mr. Casaubon turns out to be a different sort of man from the generous-hearted thinker Dorothea, with her youthful trustingness, had imagined. Disappointed, she finds that marriage has become a duty that's burdensome to carry out.    
  • Eliot understood her people through and through. There are no one-dimensional souls amnog the dozen or so major characters in "Middlemarch". She portrays weaknesses along with strengths.  
  • "Middlemarch" is huge, well-paced and well-thought-out, thorough, and within the reach of most everyone who knows English. 
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I wondered what conditions are necessary to create a novel like this one. Eliot must have known that a few at least among her contemporaries would appreciate the results of her efforts. She must have had good work habits and a steady mind that could envision a big work and carry it through to completion. It's a good bet that she was skilled at ignoring distractions.

If she'd lived today and had the same talents and ambitions, she would have found the strength to resist the blandishments of our materialistic way of life. She might say, "Go away, temptation. I have a picture in my mind of the kind of book I want to write. I'll do whatever it takes to get it done. Thousands of readers will prefer the story I'm going to tell to the flashy works that temporarily attract attention."

My present-day version of George Eliot isn't as boastful as she sounds. Surveying the current scene, she realizes -- most important of all -- that modesty of mind, humility before the wonder of life is a creative person's greatest asset. That's where steadiness, persistence, fresh ideas, and clarity of mind come from.  
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