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68 VIA CONDOTTI: THE VATICAN SECRET SERVICE

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, March 29, 2019, In : New Book Release 
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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THE PRINCESS IN MY HEAD

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, In : New Book Release 

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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A WINTER SPIDER

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, In : New Book Release 
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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THE THIN LINE BETWEEN REALITY AND IMAGINATION

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, In : New Book Release 
A REAL DAUGHTER is a psychological horror novel that offers readers a frightening take on step-parenting and a disturbing testament to the dark forces within us all. 


Following her infant daughter's crib death, Claire Carlin reinvents herself in Los Angeles as a landscape gardener. Meanwhile, she imagines the dead daughter alive—marking her birthdays, Christmas, first day of school—as if the child never died. 

Remarrying, Claire acquires an eight-year-old stepdaughter who is about the same ...

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A BODILY REVELATION

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, In : New Book Release 

IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant 2017) encapsulates the basic fundamental elements underlying dance, eurythmy and the laying on of hands—what I like to call “somatic therapy.” By that, I mean what can happen when humans come into contact with other living things. But it’s more than the somatic experience. It’s about the power to not just heal, but prevent illness and disease in a manner that’s both ancient and new. 


It is my hope that readers will come away with a new perspec...


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THE GUMSHOE - A 1940s NOIR DETECTIVE STORY EXTRAORDINAIRE

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, February 13, 2017, In : New Book Release 

Chicago, 1947. Private investigator "Matt" McBride runs afoul of corrupt politicians, vicious mobsters  and a trigger-happy Texan femme fatale to prove that the "suicide" of his best friend was murder.  Matt's perilous journey to track down the killer nearly dead-ends in a motor home on a collision course with a cargo plane.


"Fun as it was to write THE GUMSHOE (Savant 2017), researching the story was quite challenging," says Rose. "Since I didn't have H. G. Wells' time machine to whisk me back...


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A REAL TREASURE

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, May 16, 2016, In : New Book Release 

There is no pleasure greater than playing with one's grandchildren. When they play and laugh heartily, one's heart skips with joy. The whole house comes alive and the spirits of everyone present soar sky high.

Unfortunately, children also fight amongst themselves. And fight they do with the same passion they show while playing. It takes a few minutes for elders to sort out the dispute and settle the matter. The children repeatedly say sorry, forget about it and resume playing. Unlike elders, ...


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THAT'S ONE BIG HEAVEN!

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, May 6, 2016, In : New Book Release 

Shoot. He's there. I can see through the window. Not that I should be surprised, for he's always there (at least since my mom died, he is). It means that I'll have to sneak in, try and rush straight to my room in order to meditate.

Let me back up a bit. My name is Maureen (Mo for short); I'm sixteen, but I'm going to be a senior this fall 'cause my birthday's in September, so I'm really almost seventeen; and I've decided, only tonight, that I'm going to be a nun of the Swami Order, which ha...


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CRAZY LIKE ME?

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, August 6, 2015, In : New Book Release 

Aren't we all a little crazy?


Have you ever wished to be a fly on the wall of a therapy room? Been curious about other people's lives? Wondered if theirs are as messy as your own? Is everyone crazy, like me?


There's a saying among therapists that we are all a little crazy, and, given the world we live in, this may not be a bad thing. Who doesn't have a wild Uncle Earl who wears mismatched socks and drinks too much at family barbecues? Oh, he's quite lovable, the way he brings stolen lollipo...


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THE STORY OF ELAINE OF CORBENIC

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, April 24, 2015, In : New Book Release 
Corbenic's valley lay hidden, in a corner of Lystenoys close by the sea, and it was not wholly by chance that any man found his way there, including Launcelot.

It was spring when he came; the hills of the valley were verdant, the gorse yellow all about, and the evening mists fragrant.  She was not looking for love that day…

She was Elaine, daughter of the fisher king and of the lineage of the grail keepers, and the mystery of the grail, the sacred cup that lay within Corbenic's walls, was in ...
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FLIGHT OF DESTINY

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015,
FLIGHT OF DESTINY commences with a problem that everyone faces at one time or another:  The task of placing a name, can be niggling, but what if this task becomes an obsession and the person behind the name a dark specter? In the second story, two parents’ worst nightmare emerges when their cherished infant goes missing. In this case it’s the fault of the father, and while neither can forgive him, does all the blame really lie with him? The third story, “Opium” explores Oscar Wilde’...
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"LITERARY MASTERPIECES" AND AUTHOR/BOOK PARTIES

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, In : New Book Release 
Richard Rose recently hosted a combined author/book release party with great success, his newly released THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES receiving accolades as a "masterpiece."



Way to go Richard!  Check out this books great review in the Huffington Post at

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sugar-rautbord/post_7722_b_5398607.html

and this other great review in Chicago's "I On The Scene" at

http://ionthescene.com/2014/07/11/the-chicago-premier-of-the-lazarus-conspiracies-richard-roses-new-murder-mystery-mast...
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Author Richard Rose talks about the evolution of THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : New Book Release 

When I first conceived the idea for The Lazarus Conspiracies, I wrote it as a film script under the title “The Lazarus Project.” The script tells the story of a maverick Chicago cop who is so obsessed with seeing justice done that he repeatedly breaks the rules of police conduct in order to catch the bad guys. The script was a top ten finalist in the Illinois/Chicago Screenwriting 2000 Competition.

A few years later I decided to expand the script into a novel. In the process, the character...
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LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, In : New Book Release 
LIGHT SURFER follows the life of an enigmatic, abused child named Tony Jess. While Tony retreats further and further into autism, fate is plotting an out-of-this-world plan for his future that, even in his wildest "psychotic" dreams, he couldn't imagine. Sometimes, one needs to remain naïve for sanity's sake. At least, until the future has sufficiently gestated and is ready to become the present.



On the other hand, the fate of Dr. Baird, Tony's psychiatrist, appears, like that of Dr. Baird's ...
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JUMP INTO THE UNKNOWN WITH "CHIMNEY BLUFFS"

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, September 29, 2012, In : New Book Release 
David B. Seaburn draws from over thirty five years’ experience as a minister and psychotherapist to address some of the most basic issues of the human heart: loss, uncertainty, hope, fear, love, joy, seeking, wonder, and redemption. Seaburn has written and published three novels, DARKNESS IS AS LIGHT (2005) and PUMPKIN HILL (2007), and CHARLIE NO FACE (2011), which was a Finalist for the 2011 Indie Excellence in Books Award. Seaburn continues his focus on the dilemmas of human experience wi...
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Alive and Aware, Living Life as It Really Is

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : New Book Release 

ON MY BEHALF was never meant to be published. It was merely a journal for my venting. Nothing formal. My intent was to bring my life to light to myself and hopefully band-aid some old gaping wounds.

As I was writing, however, I had an epiphany. I thought ever-so-reluctantly: What if my story mattered to someone, even helped them to realize things about themselves that would have otherwise been swept under the rug and ignored? Wouldn’t that be worth publishing? It suddenl...


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THE OIL MAN COMETH

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, November 10, 2011, In : New Book Release 

An action/adventure novel about global petro-power-greed, THE OIL MAN features John Marx, an offshore oil derrick supervisor who unknowingly holds the keys to that power as well as to his, his family and friends' lives or deaths. An amateur conspiracy theorist, he, his wannabe James Bondish friend, Josh Platur, and his devoted wife, Anne, nonetheless have no idea as to why or what it is all really about. Not until Marx begins uncovers the threads of a real conspiracy, each of which exacts its...
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Ilan Herman's CHAN KIM Released by Savant Books

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : New Book Release 
On April 27, 1974, a young mother named Chan Kim is forced into the Killing Fields, where her baby girl dies. Why her child deserved to die remains the question at the center of Chan Kim’s search for love and hope throughout the novel. Who can help her somehow accept the injustice done to her?


After surviving the Killing Fields, Chan Kim is summoned by Amery, a powerful spirit who claims that Chan is blessed with the psychic ability to change humanity’s destructive trajectory. Chan Kim is...
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IN DIRE STRAITS

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : New Book Release 
Faced with the death of his best friend and artistic co-conspirator, the unraveling of his business, and the onset of debilitating illness, the author must summon all his resources to find a healing path.  This involves asking unwanted questions , embarking on a medical paper chase,  and inspection of what is truly important in his life.


Through a series of serendipitous adventures,  quixotic dramas, and a diligent practice of mindfulness, he begins to uncover a path with heart, imagination...
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Goodbye Waiting: HELLO, NORMA JEAN

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, In : New Book Release 
Nearly 50 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most popular public figures of all time.  Thousands of fans still talk about her on websites and in chat rooms, her image appears on an endless stream of commercial products, and artists and authors recreate her in their imaginations.


Why are we so enthralled by the memory of this woman? Why does she exert such a powerful pull nearly a half century after her death? In part, of course, it is because she was both extraordinarily ...
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Introducing MY UNBORN CHILD

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : New Book Release 
Twenty years ago, the seminal idea for MY UNBORN CHILD rushed into my mind with unprecedented ferocity when I read an ad in my hometown newspaper. A local parish priest offered a reward to “the first scientist of any discipline who can prove in the cold light of pure science that a little person begins to be a person at some moment other than the time of his or her conception in the womb.” My belief in reincarnation was so deeply ingrained that I was offended to the core by the priest’s...
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William Maltese Does It Again with WILLIAM MALTESE'S FLICKER

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, July 31, 2010, In : New Book Release 
WILLIAM MALTESE'S FLICKER: #1 BOOK OF ANSWERS


is the second book WILLIAM MALTESE has written for SAVANT, and is the first in an eagerly anticipated FLICKER teen-angst, candle-reader, vampire, werewolf, shape-shifter, demon, dragon, witch, warlock, tree-spirit, shadow-people, chimera, series of books that takes place in and around the central Washington State scablands town of Flicker. The geographical region in question has been, since the Earth’s very beginning, the origin of all the planet...
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THE BAHRAIN CONSPIRACY Hits the Streets!

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, In : New Book Release 
I am thoroughly excited about the release of THE BAHRAIN CONSPIRACY. No other novel describing terrorist activities has even considered the heinous scheme depicted in the novel, yet it is an entirely possible plan. That is what makes it so thrilling; the realism, the threat, the on-going war against terrorism contributes to the believability of the story.



I know readers will identify with the impulsive Lt. Rob Anderson who learns how to control expressing his emotions as well as the unusual,...
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