SUPERHEROES AND SUPERVILLAINS GALORE!

December 1, 2019



Writing COMIC CRUSADERS was a labor of love. It is also an exciting new genre being introduced by the publisher, Savant Books and Publications – a screenplay in book form. So, when you open the book you will be reading a screenplay that combines live-action with computer graphic imaging. The light-hearted adventure fantasy concerns a teenage cartoonist who uses a magic pen to bring a superhero to life to help him find his father, who has mysteriously disappeared. In so doing, he unwittingly unleashes a grotesque supervillain and his Dark Legion, challenging him to find a way to save his father while preventing the Dark Legion from taking over the world.   

Sincerely,
Richard Rose
Award-winning author of
     THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACY (Savant 2013)
     THE GUMSHOE (Savant 2017)
     COMIC CRUSADERS (Aignos 2019)
 

2019 SAVANT POETS ENTWINED

June 14, 2019

Entwined...

To wind, twist together...interweave. Our relationships and the people who enter and exit our lives that become the fabric of the condition we wear.

The creation of poetry comes of this fabric as well; the soft silkiness of love, the chafing of rough times, the cutting edges of betrayal and lies, the warmth given by a loved one’s arms or a child’s embrace.

And so entwined we all are, like it or not. This edition for Savant explores that fabric, the threads and material...


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68 VIA CONDOTTI: THE VATICAN SECRET SERVICE

March 29, 2019
The three-book 68 VIA CONDOTTI series featuring Kate Keenan on special assignment with a cameo appearance by Koski and Falk simply had to be written. Years ago, when I visited and toured the Vatican, I was impressed by a nondescript entrance not far from the Spanish Steps marked simply "68 Via Condotti." Ostensibly, the extraterritorial headquarters of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, I became intrigued by rumors that the Order, with it's extensive diplomatic connections, might be hosti...

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NAVEL OF THE SEA

January 30, 2019
NAVEL OF THE SEA (Savant 2019) is a collection of vignettes embedded within a novel about the two writers of the stories, husband and wife, Claude and Marianne, who have retired to live on the Maltese island of Gozo, Italy.  


Each story takes place in a different country during select time periods of history, spanning the golden age of ancient Greece to our modern era, and containing a common thread: unconventional romances. Claude and Marianne, married for 30 years, receive anonymous postcard...

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CLEOPATRA RETURNS VICTORIOUS

January 17, 2019

The Cleopatra Re-Imagined series continues with Book Two – CLEOPATRA VICTORIOUS! 


Picking up where CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015), the prequel, left off, Cleopatra and her lover, Marc Antony have triumphed over their nemesis, Octavian. Antony, as Imperator, or ruler, of Rome, must govern his nation while still presenting it as a Republic, while Cleopatra, as Queen-Pharaoh must govern Egypt while maintaining an uneasy alliance with Rome, tending to her children and building futures for e...


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THE PRINCESS IN MY HEAD

September 20, 2018

What I like best about THE PRINCESS IN MY HEAD (Aignos 2018) is that both the novel and the screenplay come together in one book.  Young readers can actively participate in the story by reading parts out loud, staging scenes and even creating their own musical. 

Two “princesses” – one in a Renaissance world and the other in modern time - are learning to lead and inspire, each in her own way.  This is a theme I visit in my adult mysteries also: the evolution of personal strength.  The her...


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PRIVATE PASTS, DEEP DESIRES, PAIN, EXALTATION, LOVE

July 10, 2018

Come meet these travelers in KINDRED the Savant 2018 Poetry Anthology. Travel with them into their private pasts, deepest desires, their pain, exaltation and loves. Walk with them on roads they've traveled; traversing, diverging, converging…or disappearing into a vanishing point in an uncertain place in past or future. 


KINDRED's poems are the products of nineteen different, outstanding poets, the poets serving as your personal driver into a wide variety of new and exciting realms. Settle in...


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ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK IS NEVER ENOUGH

June 15, 2018
As he awakens on a plane, Miles Devereaux is confused, disoriented and otherwise oblivious to what has happened to him.  As the plane descends into an eye-popping spectacle of a city that is unlike any other, he soon discovers he has awakened sixty years in the future in the dazzling city of Bangkok.


Soon, he is on a visionary adventure and battle to save himself in a real-life game of chess. Miles is challenged with quickly adapting to an array of ingenious technology and engineering marvels...

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A WINTER SPIDER

April 28, 2018
San Francisco, 1978, post Viet Nam…'ludes, fern bars, disco, fast money and a hunger for cocaine…

Remy Karras, ex-recon bush marine, drug mule and sometimes bagman for his boss, a go-fer for higher up mobsters, finds himself inside his own nightmare journey when his cousin Jack's attempt at bringing kilos of cocaine back from Lima ignites a savage chain of events. 


Remy's dangerous odyssey in his attempt to help Jack brings him up against a bizarre coterie of career criminals on whose perip...

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ISLAND WILDLIFE: EXILES, EXPATS AND EXOTIC OTHERS

March 2, 2018

     Visitors to the Solimar Guest House in Puerto Rico are experiencing more than sun, sand and sea. They are grappling with ways—often quirky and manic, sometimes violent or profane, but always in what they consider the sincerest terms—to straighten out their off-kilter lives.


     The adventures of the island locals, the political exiles and the ex-pats born, raised in and fleeing from the U.S. are played out in different parts of the island—from the seaside guest house to the...


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