The big news for me is that I’m happy to announce that the Crime Writers Association in the UK has nominated my short story, Protecting the Innocent, for a Dagger Award. The Daggers are mystery writers equivalent of the Oscars, but with knifes as prizes. It's a pretty cool nomination, but my fellow nominees are: Sean Chercover, Jeffrey Deaver, Robert Ferrigno, Ridley Pearson, Peter Robinson & Jon Land, so competition is stiff.
The story appears in my collection Asking for Trouble and the anthology Thriller 2 edited by Clive Cussler.
The winner will be announced in July.
Gary, thanks for pointing me to the iPad forums!
This forum looks great. Thanks Gary for getting the word out about it.
glenn g. thater
author of harbinger of doom
congrats Simon on your story's nomination.
The Gateway by Glenn G. Thater is available for FREE from Smashwords.com in multiple different ebook formats (pdf, txt, html, mobi, kindle, etc.) Please download and enjoy! If you like it, please post a review on Amazon.com. Here's the link for your FREE copy: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/4884.
The Gateway was recently voted 3rd best Fantasy Novel of 2009 in the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll!
THE HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA
The Harbinger of Doom saga centers around one Lord Angle Theta, an enigmatic warrior of unknown origins and mystical power. No mortal man is his match in battle. No sorcery can contain or confound him. No scholar or sage can outwit him. But for all his skills, he is but one of us; a man, a human, who shares our faults, our dreams, and our ambitions. He boldly strides across the land, fearless, peerless, and cloaked in mystery, all his will bent on righting such wrongs as he deems fit.
Until the day the Gateway opened and turned the world on its head. On that fateful day, Korrgonn came and washed our dreams. And his outre realms of chaos set their unholy mark upon our world and claimed it for their own.
Only Theta and his companions see the enemies aligning against us. Only they foresee our end coming – the end of civilization, the end of the world of man. Only they can hope to turn the tide of madness and preserve all that we hold dear.
But no man, not even our greatest heroes, can stand against the Lords of Chaos and the dark armies of Nifleheim at their command. Fiends that infiltrate unseen within our ranks, that tear down our temples and our traditions; that devour us from within, unseen, unknown, unheralded, and unopposed until the hour grows far too late.
Through the murk and mist that hangs before our eyes, one man only sees true. One man pierces the veil of magic that blinds us all and marks the world as it truly is, revealing secrets, secrets of Angle Theta, so horrifying as to shatter a man’s mind and call into question the very nature of good and evil.
Join us now on our journey back to the days of high adventure.
The Harbinger of Doom Saga
Book 1: The Gateway (free on smashwords.com; $3.99 paperback)
Book 2: The Fallen Angle
Book 3: Knight Eternal
Books 1 & 2 combined: Harbinger of Doom
Book 4+ (forthcoming)
glenn g. thater
author of harbinger of doom
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Gary, I bought "The Ezekiel Code" several months ago, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I'm looking forward to it.
My nonfiction book "Recollections: A Baby Boomer's Memories of the Fabulous Fifties" is on sale for the Kindle, iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, or for the PC/Mac for only 99 cents. "Recollections" will be available soon in the iBook Store.
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Howdy iPad Readers!
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for being interested in our Kindle (et al) books. My novels are all available on Kindle, Sony, Nook and so forth, and will also soon be on the iPad. In the meantime, you Kindle App users can check out my stuff if you like thrillers, horror, noir, and combinations of the three.
My novel WOLF'S TRAP was a Bram Stoker Award nominee in 2004. Leisure Books has published it, its sequel WOLF'S GAMBIT, and the third, WOLF'S BLUFF will be out in July. WOLF'S EDGE is coming in 2011. And my novel SAVAGE NIGHTS is an ebook only thriller with strong horror undertones -- and not for the faint of heart!
Here's the description:
Tormented Vietnam veteran Rick Brant is forced to use his inconsistent and unreliable psychic ability when his beloved 19-year old niece, Kit, is kidnapped from a busy mall. Realizing that Kit has been snatched for auction by an international sexual slavery ring, Brant reconnects with his Vietnam buddies, some of them ex-cops, to help him pry her from the clutches of the ruthless Goran ("the Serb") and his gang. Her ultimate destination may be a modern harem, a brothel, a dungeon, or one of the Serb's kinky slavery clubs. Or worse. As the horror of Kit's captivity increases daily, Brant becomes rescuer, avenging angel - and executioner. In his quest, he may find redemption for his own past sins. SAVAGE NIGHTS is a tough, pulls-no-punches, noir thriller that's not for the faint of heart.
Includes bonus material: excerpts from horror thrillers by W.D. Gagliani, John Everson, and Scott Nicholson, and a complete crime short story by David Benton and W.D. Gagliani.
W.D. Gagliani is also the author of WOLF'S TRAP, WOLF'S GAMBIT, WOLF'S BLUFF, WOLF'S EDGE (2011), all from Leisure Books. Gagliani is a member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and the International Thriller Writers (ITW). See williamdgagliani.com for more info!
Praise for WOLF'S TRAP:
"The best werewolf novel since The Howling!"
-- J.A. Konrath, author of Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Cherry Bomb
"Gagliani has brought bite back to the werewolf novel. "
-- CNN.com Headline News Book Lizard review by James Argendeli
"Part horror tale, part crime novel, this is first-rate entertainment that will keep you reading deep into the moonlit night."
-- Tom Piccirilli, author of The Dead Letters and The Coldest Mile
"Simply put, this book rocks. It's fun, exciting, gritty, sexy, and nasty..."
Praise for WOLF'S GAMBIT:
"A great big bloody beast of a book that enthralls the reader on multiple levels. Vicious, gory, sexy, fascinating--part-supernatural thriller, part-police procedural, pure dynamite!"
-- Edward Lee, author of Brides of the Impaler, The Black Train, and The Golem
"... a real nail-biter of a werewolf book. Absolutely first rate!"
-- Jonathan Maberry, author of The Wolfman, Zombie CSU, and They Bite
Praise for WOLF'S BLUFF:
"Gagliani once more proves that werewolves are scary as hell. The book is fast, vicious and thoroughly satisfying."
-- Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Wolfman and The Dragon Factory
"Gagliani hits another homerun with Wolf's Bluff, a sexy, fast-paced novel that keeps you reading at break-neck speed."
-- Deborah LeBlanc, author of Water Witch
"Wolf's Bluff is creepy, sexy, fast-paced, and brimming with humanity; just what I expected from a writer of Gagliani's caliber."
-- Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Coffin County and Far Dark Fields