Monday, June 30, 2014

A.L. Sowards' WWII Trilogy

Book #1
I literally stumbled across this awesome trilogy while surfing Twitter the other day.  Historical Fiction is my favorite genre of reading and I hope to one day write something along these lines, but Ms. Sowards has been there an already done that.  She's written a compelling series of books with elements to delight and invite readers of all ages.  The books are published through a small publishing house and available online (Amazon), as well as Seagull and Deseret Book outlets.

Book #2
Book #3

She, and her works, are currently featured 'In the Crosshairs' section of our site, eReader Recon.  Take a minute and see what she has to offer.  We're sure you won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Nice Review by Jim

Just when sitting down at the keyboard looks more like a chore than fun, a reviewer brightens your day.  I can't tell you how many times this has happened for me.  Yesterday I stayed up quite late, trying to push my way through another chapter of The Living Hunger sequel, but feeling somewhat labored and stressed.  By the time I went to bed, I was excited by the prospects the story was beginning to take on and then I noted a nice, little review by Amazon reader, Jim.
It's funny how a few appeciative, encouraging words can motivate and inspire.
Thanks, Jim, whoever you are.  I'm seated at the computer this afternoon with a greater desire to create and explore.

5 Star Amazon Review by Jim (appears on Vengeance Fulfilled)
"I truly enjoyed reading this series ...Mr Larson built characters that you got to know and were fully part of ! .. Recommended for all ages ..And Highly recommended as great entertaining reading !
Kinda hope there is a Book 4 ....How about it Dennis?" 

Amazon $0.99

Saturday, June 7, 2014

My brother's birthday - a landmark.

My oldest brother, Steve, turned 60 this week and the event has sent me back in time to our childhood.  He is five years older than me but we've always been close: sharing the same likes and even choosing the identical career path.  We worked in the same clinic for nine years before I branched out on my own.  Steve has always inspired me to reach beyond myself, which is one of the reasons I started to write.  Many years ago, he wrote a wartime saga that he sat aside when a know-it-all publisher tore it to shreds.  I've encouraged him to pick it up again but without success.  It is well written and worthy of publication - I guess I'll continue to hound and invite.

I know this has been a tough birthday for Steve.  Our mother passed away at 60 from cancer, so his celebration has been a reminder of our mortality and how precious and fleeting life can be.  How grateful I am to have loving friends and family who inspire me and lift me each and every day.  Happy Birthday Big Brother - may you have many more!

Steve & Dennis - Both Toothless - 1961

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Rise of the Huskers - Free Amazon Download

June 1-2 The Rise of the Huskers will be available as a free download from Amazon.  The second of three episodes follows Husker Leader Nathan Edwards as he builds his pack and they evolve, using islands of undamaged cerebral tissue to learn.  A third party is introduced in this segment: a warring faction of a local native tribe seeks to gain control of the region and further threatens Raven and her friends.  Episode two explores the viral human destruction from the Husker's point of view - anything could happen.

FREE June 1-2

Amazon Review:
"Rise of the Huskers is the second installment in the Raven Falconer Chronicles. Having greatly enjoyed the first book in the series (Operation Z-Day) I was happily surprised to find that Author Dennis Larsen outdoes himself again with Rise of the Huskers. Here we are presented with the same lovable characters in the fight of their lives against zombie like humans that have now developed a pack mentality. Raven and her friends must struggle, improvise and fight for their survival, resources and to maintain their health and security.

I enjoyed Larsen’s ability to maintain an element of suspense and thrills amidst lust greed and raw truth. I also enjoyed Larsen’s ability to paint with words vivid scenery that brings the story fully to life. I highly recommend it!" -- Ally McMahon