<![CDATA[Mousehead & Tales : Book reviews, blog tours, giveaways & consignment's made! Clothing & tangibles from book idols & imagination with no censorship - Blog]]>Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:47:56 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[UNDER MY SKIN by Shawntelle Madison Cover Reveal !!!]]>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:25:10 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/under-my-skin-by-shawntelle-madison-cover-reveal

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Under My Skin
(The Immortality Strain, #1)

By Shawntelle Madison

Release Date: 12/09/14

 

Book Summary:

 

Everyone wants to either be a member of the Guild or work for them. Little does the populace know that the Guild hides sinister secrets...

For Tate Sullivan, life in her small, coastal town is far from glamorous. The affluent lives of the Guild members and their servants isn't something she has ever wanted. But all sixteen year-olds must take a simple test, and Tate's result thrusts her into the Guild's world, one where they hide horrible plans for those they select. Tate must fight the relentless General Dagon for control of her mind, body, and soul to keep the one precious thing she has always taken for granted: herself.

Her only ally is the same handsome boy she is pitted against in General Dagon’s deadly game. Quinn desires nothing more than to end the life of General Dagon who has taken over Tate's mind. While romance blooms between Tate and Quinn, General Dagon plots to eventually take over Tate's body, and love might end before it even begins.

 

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About the Author

Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She’d never admit it, but if asked she’d say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detasseling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs—from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular day when she’s not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.

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<![CDATA[HEAD TURNER!! ZHUKOVS DOG COVER REVEAL!! -AMANDA CYR!! CHECK IT OUT!!]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:41:16 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/head-turner-zhukovs-dog-cover-reveal-amanda-cyr-check-it-out

Description:

 

Lieutenant Colonel Nik Zhukov is just like any other desensitized seventeen-year-old living in the year 2076. At least he likes to think he is when he isn’t busy eliminating threats to national security, breaking up terrorist organizations, and trying not to get blown up. It’s all in a normal day’s work for one of the military’s top dogs, and he’s never disappointed. Never failed. Never lost sight of his dream of making it to the elite force, even as each new job forces him to see just how morally corrupt his leaders are.

 

On the verge of promotion, Nik is dispatched to the underground city beneath the icy Seattle tundra, his final mission handed down directly from The Council. It should have been a simple in-and-out, but the underground is full of dark secrets and he soon finds himself swept into battles, lying to his best friend back east, and growing a bit too close to the rebels he was sent to spy on.

 

Nik realizes too late that he’s broken the number one rule within his ranks; he’s allowed himself to feel normal for the first time in his life. He might be able to turn the job around, become the soldier he was once was, except for his growing attachment to the rebel leader. A guy. Yet another first for Nik. It’s a mistake he pays for dearly when he learns The Council’s true intentions for the city.

 

It’s never ‘just harmless fun’ when you’re a government dog, not when The Council holds the leash. Nik knows there are some lines you can never come back from crossing, and he’s forced to choose whose rules to play by. He races toward the invisible divide, aware he’ll be called traitor by both his nation and by his friends. Aware that even the right choice can be deadly to make.

Zhukov’s Dogs, by Amanda Cyr

 

Genre: new-adult, science-fiction, action-adventure

 

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

 

Date of Publication: October 27, 2014

 

Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson of Gothic Fate(http://gothicfate.com/)

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22027235-zhukov-s-dogs

About Amanda Cyr:

 

Amanda Cyr is a tea-loving freelance journalist, viral content curator, and debut novelist. She studied creative writing at Seattle University, where she developed all sorts of opinions before becoming a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. She is currently represented by Kimberley Cameron of the Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency.

 

Growing up, Amanda moved around a lot. She began writing to make the transitions easier and make up for her lack of friends in middle school. An awesome professor in Medford, Oregon tried to convince her to pursue writing professionally, but Amanda was deadest on a law career. It wasn’t until an unpleasant professor in Seattle, Washington told her she was a terrible writer that Amanda really committed to the idea of getting published, mostly just to spite her professor.

 

When Amanda’s not hunched over a laptop she enjoys sleeping, video games, Netflix binges, and wrestling with her two polar bear dogs. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she spends her days hissing at the sun and missing Seattle. Her least favorite things include the mispronunciation of her name, screaming children, and California.

Find Amanda Cyr Online:

Website (http://cyriouswriter.blogspot.co.uk/) | Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/cyriouswriter) | Twitter(https://twitter.com/ACyrious) | Goodreads(https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8183689.Amanda_Cyr)

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<![CDATA[HEAD TURNER!! CHECK IT OUT!! HEMLOCK VEILS COVER REVEAL BY JENNIE DAVENPORT]]>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:43:05 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/head-turner-check-it-out-hemlock-veils-cover-reveal-by-jennie-davenport

When Elizabeth Ashton escapes her damaging city life and finds herself in the remote town of Hemlock Veils, Oregon, she is smitten by its quaint mystery; but the surrounding forest holds an enchantment she didn’t think existed, and worse, a most terrifying monster. The town claims it vicious and evil, but Elizabeth suspects something is amiss. Even with its enormous, hairy frame, gruesome claws, and knifelike teeth, the monster’s eyes speak to her: wolf-like and ringed with gold, yet holding an awareness that can only be human. That’s when Elizabeth knows she is the only one who can see the struggling soul trapped inside, the soul to which she is moved.

Secretly, Elizabeth befriends the beast at night, discovering there’s more to his story and that the rising of the sun transforms him into a human more complex than his beastly self. Elizabeth eventually learns that his curse is unlike any other and that a single murderous act is all that stands between him and his freedom. Though love is not enough to break his curse, it may be the only means by which the unimaginable can be done: sacrifice a beauty for the beast.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21896322-hemlock-veils?ac=1

Though Jennie Davenport was raised throughout the Midwest, she now lives in the little desert mining town of Bagdad, Arizona, where six guys beg for her constant attention: a husband, three young, blond sons, a German shepherd with a name much mightier than his disposition (Zeus), and a black cat named Mouse. When she isn’t trying to run her home with as little casualties as possible, Jennie loves snuggling with her family, laughing with her friends, delving into brilliant entertainment of any vein, and playing outside. Despite the way being a writer is in her blood, and the wheels of her writerlymind are constantly turning, Jennie likes to think that in another life, she would have been a Broadway star. Or an American Idol finalist.

 

Jennie lives for the fall, and not just because of her adoration for the NFL (Go Broncos!). In her perfect world, she would have the springs, summers, and falls of Colorado, and the winters of Arizona—someplace where the climate and weather would allow her to go on a trail run all year round. But even though she prefers the pines and mountains, she is a devoted fan of all nature, from sandy beaches to woodsy cabins, and all are her greatest inspiration. She believes nature is one of the best healing remedies, with a magic all its own.

 

 

Jennie’s passion for writing is the way she survives, and is as vital to her sanity as oxygen, caffeine, food, and music. Even before she began writing it, well-told, original, and character-driven romance was always her weak spot. Add the paranormal or magical realism element and she may never make it back to reality. 


Author Links:

http://jenniedavenportauthor.blogspot.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8137290.Jennie_Davenport

https://twitter.com/may_davenport

http://facebook.com/jenniemaydavenport

 

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<![CDATA[HEAD TURNER ?!! cover reveal of MINDSWEEPER BY A.E. Jones!!!!]]>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:23:53 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/head-turner-cover-reveal-of-mindsweeper-by-ae-jones

Synopsis

2013 RWA Golden Heart® Winner, Mind Sweeper

An angel, a demon and a vampire walk into a bar. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it's just another day in the life of Kyle McKinley.

Kyle was born with the ability to erase memories, and the inability to keep her opinions to herself. She and her teammates – a vampire who looks like a sexy pirate with fangs, and a Shamat demon with a penchant for Italian pastries – provide supernatural damage control when humans see too much. Today’s problem? A sword-wielding angel and a demon had a supernatural smackdown during happy hour in a Cleveland bar, leaving behind a headless vampire and a dozen human witnesses.

This latest supernatural slip-up is attracting all kinds of attention. So much attention that the police step in, and Kyle has to deal with Joe Dalton, a know-it-all human with the sexiest turquoise eyes she has ever seen. Kyle has no room in her life for yet another human who will treat her like a freak. However, Dalton definitely makes her naughty parts sit up and take notice, and it’s more than mutual. But before they can act on their attraction, they must join forces to solve a dangerous puzzle. And when they uncover the truth, the apocalyptic ripple effect forces Kyle to make a choice. Learn to trust again, or risk losing everyone she cares about, including Dalton.


Growing up a TV junkie, award winning author AE Jones oftentimes rewrote endings of episodes in her head when she didn’t like the outcome. She immersed herself in sci-fi and soap operas. But when Buffy hit the little screen she knew her true love was paranormal. Now she spends her nights weaving stories about all variation of supernatural—their angst and their humor. After all life is about both…whether you sport fangs or not.

AE lives in Ohio with her eclectic family and friends who in no way resembles any characters in her books. Honest. Now her two cats are another story altogether.

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<![CDATA[SONGBIRD by Jaymin Eve VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR!!]]>Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:07:39 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/songbird-by-jaymin-eve-virtual-book-tour

I live my life by two rules. Never trust anyone and you don’t need a weapon when you are one.
Melodee Lee aka Songbird

Melodee Lee is not your average twenty-three year old. Her parents were government trained assassins and the base definition of evil. The best thing they ever did was leave her an orphan at thirteen.

Life’s circumstances have honed her into a strong, independent outsider. She’s made it a point to never settle down, and trust is the last thing she gives. Utilizing her only skill, she makes money in the underground cage fighting scene and anyone who doesn’t like it … well, Melodee can kick their ass as well.

Nathan Sinclair is a man with the world at his fingertips. His family is rich, politically connected and owns half of Syracuse, NY. A rising basketball star, set to be signed by the NBA, the last thing he needs is a woman with attitude crashing into his life.

Tragic circumstances bring these two people together when their worlds should never have collided. Will Nathan be the man to show Melodee that trust and a real home are not as unattainable as she believes? Or will his own demons and Sinclair family drama destroy the life they could have before it has begun?

Note from author - This is a full length, standalone HEA romance. It is recommended for 18+ due to language and sexual situations.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22462891-songbird?ac=1

Buy Links:

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Book Depository

 

About the Author
Jaymin Eve is a 29 year old with a passion for reading, writing and arithmetic ... okay maybe not the last one but definitely the first two.


Living on the beautiful Gold Coast, in Australia, the family loves spending lots of time on the beach. And travelling as frequently as possible.

When Jaymin isn't trying to wrangle two daughters, a puppy and her husband, you will find her hiding in a corner trying desperately to write her stories (without little fingers pressing random keys). She asks forgiveness if you notice the occasionalsskkkkssjs appearing in her book, her children are proud of their contribution.

 

Author Links:

http://jaymineve.blogspot.com.au/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7184104.Jaymin_Eve

https://twitter.com/JayminEve1

https://www.facebook.com/JayminEve.Author

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<![CDATA[CHECK OUT THE FANTASTIC " LITTLE RED" FROM THE BELIEVE SERIES BY Trista Jaszczak]]>Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:18:41 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/check-out-the-fantastic-little-red-from-the-believe-series-by-trista-jaszczak

SYNOPSIS: Fall back in love with fairy tales with, Little Red, the first installment of “The Believe Series” by Trista Jaszczak.

Ride along with Sam Wentworth through the winding back roads of Louisiana, on a desperate escape from her past. Where she falls into the arms of the unlikely and sometimes unwilling hero, Ethan Parker. When circumstances and fate seal the two together, entangling them with his 6 older brothers, feuding families and old bayou magic can Ethan put aside everything he has ever known to keep Sam safe from the dangers their lives and their love poses. Can he keep her safe from himself?

THE PLAYERS:

1. Samantha - "Red" lead female p.o.v.

2. Ethan - Cursed by the full moon, youngest brother of 6 also cursed brothers and one deceased twin Sister, lead male p.o.v.

3. Parker Pack- Ethan's older brothers

4. Josh- Sam's abusive, rich, awful ex boyfriend

I love fairy tales . I'm finding that I enjoy some retellings... this is one of those moments. It's no spoiler to say that Sam is "little red riding hood" & Ethan is "the Big Bad Wolf". That's as far as this story resembles the original. Sam, who Ethan endearingly calls "Red" due to her beloved Red leather jacket, roars into the story well... She actually stumble's into the story riding a rebuilt motorcycle with no gas gauge. Due to the fact that she is fleeing an abusive and obsessed boyfriend she has left Kentucky with all her possessions fitting in the bikes saddle bags & a very limited amount of money. Sam has no choice but to stop in the middle of no where in Louisiana and camp for the night. Dragging her bike off the road she plans on camping through the night at dealing with her need for gas when the sun comes up.

As the petite, dark haired, blue eyed Sam is trudging into the woods to set up camp she encounters Ethan. That's when the story really takes off! Not only is there instant, steamy , unrealistic , attraction to each other it seems that Sam could be the key to releasing Ethan and his brothers from the curse of the moon.

I liked the switching point of views. Certain chapters were told through Sam's overly weepy eyes and others were told through Ethan's Silver sexy wolf eyes . The story is unique in that way. The wolf / moon curse is different as well.

I found myself rooting for them to succeed , feeling tense when things weren't looking good and being absorbed in the story. I read it non stop and was happy that the ending was a solid ending. I'm very tired of cliff hanger endings and the next book not even having a release date. This was the full package. There is also enough depth to the other character's that it being titled the first book in the "Believe" series I'm counting on more stories about the Parker Pack.

The book has adventure , emotion, and a good old fashioned Happily Ever After. This book is gender friendly , guys can relate, not to chick lit or soft. The romance was there but not explicit. Same goes for language and violence. It being in the genre of a fairy tale retelling allows for some current day changes and fun throw backs to childhood stories that everyone can appreciate . I will definatly be reading the next book in the "Believe" series!

Great author, great series! Make sure to add to your Goodreads To Be Read list! You won't be disappointed :)-

Trista Jaszczak (jazz-ick) is the author of the Believe series (fairy tale re-tellings), and upcoming relaunches, Loverboy, What Lies Inside and the Darkness Falls series. She is an Air Force spouse and mother to two mischievous and rambunctious little girls. She is originally from Hamilton, Ohio but calls home where ever the Air Force sends her. She currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska where she finds endless inspiration in the pure Alaskan wilderness. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time with her family in the vast Alaskan outdoors, plucking away at her old guitar or working on self improvement in the gym. She loves the outdoors, the moon, old movies and music.

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<![CDATA[CHECK THIS OUT!! COVER REVEAL!! ETERNAL LIGHT by "Nelly B. Jones !!]]>Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:09:59 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/check-this-out-cover-reveal-eternal-light-by-nelly-b-jones

Title: Eternal Light

Author: Nelly B. Jones

Series: Tales of Istyria #1

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Expected release: 16 May 2016

Cover Designer: Lindsay Tiry http://lt-arts.weebly.com/ 

Blurb:

My name is Arya. I've lived in Istyria my whole life. My world has been peaceful … until now.

When Darkness starts to take over the land of Istyria. Arya is send on a mission by the King and Queen to retrieve the one who holds the Power of Light within him. According to the Prophecy they need him if they want to defeat the Evil that threatens to pull Istyria into total darkness. Finding him is easy enough, but is she prepared to deal with the dangers that lurk around the corner? And what role does she play in all of this?

Lucian refuses to believe in magic, but when a girl suddenly appears in his room and talks of a magical land and a Prophecy, he gets sucked into an adventure he isn’t even sure he wants to be part of.

…Search for the One with the Eternal Light …

Goodreads link:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18590603-eternal-light?ac=1 

Nelly B. Jones is the author of the upcoming novels Eternal Light, the first book in the Tales of Istyria series, and (In)Visible. She was born and raised in Neerpelt, Belgium with the name Bieke. After her parent’s divorce Nelly moved around a lot and experienced heavy bullying during her school years, writing became her way to escape the world around her and loose herself into her own.

Her writing was heavily encouraged by her grandmother, who holds a very special place in Nelly’s heart and was her rock during tough times. She first began with writing poems but gradually made her way into short stories until the day came when she found the inspiration to start writing Eternal Light and made it the first book in a series. (In)Visible is a Young Adult Contemporary novel based on her own life. Nelly is a fanatic book lover and blogger on Istyria book blog.

Links:

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7304618.Nelly_B_Jones

Website: http://www.nellybjones.com/ 

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/nellybeejones 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Istyriabookblog 


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<![CDATA[COVER REVEAL!! LOUDER THAN WORDS BY IRIS ST. CLAIR]]>Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:44:23 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/cover-reveal-louder-than-words-by-iris-st-clair

Louder Than Words

by Iris St. Clair 

Release Date: 09/16/14

Swoon Romance

 

Summary from Goodreads:

Disappointment has been on speed dial in Ellen Grayson's life lately. Her dad's dead, her mom is numbing the grief with drugs and alcohol, and her so-called friends are slowly abandoning her. Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should have been safe, shouldn't have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt, shouldn't have sent her running to the girls' bathroom for the final moments of her Junior year. Lesson learned. Best to keep all the sordid details of her life to herself.

Enter Rex Jacobi, a cocky teen recently transplanted from New York and fellow summer camp employee. Though his quick wit and confidence draws her in, she's not letting him get too close, not til she's sure she can trust him. By the time Rex's charming persistence wears down her resistance, it's too late. He's put Ellen on the perma-pal shelf and shifted his romantic attentions to her arch-rival. Even worse, the teacher who tried to seduce her is still misbehaving with impunity.

With her ability to trust as shaky as a chastity vow on prom night, Ellen must decide if she has enough remaining courage to speak up about her teacher and risk retribution, to tell Rex how she feels and risk heartbreak, or hold all her secrets inside, the only safe place she knows.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20562718-louder-than-words?ac=1

About the Author

Iris St. Clair is the pen name for a long-suffering cubicle worker by day, a Walter Mitty-like dreamer by night. (Her alter ego Tatiana Ivanadance also choreographs gravity-defying routines in those fantasies, but that's another bio.)

No matter what genre she writes, she prefers witty, insecure heroines and kind, persistent heroes able to break through to the gooey heart inside.

In high school she was voted most likely to win at Monopoly and Clue, but least likely to throw a ball anywhere near a target. Thank goodness writing requires less hand-eye coordination, punctuation errors notwithstanding.

 

Iris believes in the two-year "fish or cut bait" dating rule and has a 20+ year marriage and two teenaged sons as proof of concept. She lives, writes, dreams and dances in the rainy Portland, OR area.

 

Author Links:

http://www.irisstclair.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7771489.Iris_St_Clair

http://www.twitter.com/https://twitter.com/Iris_St_Clair

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Iris-St-Clair/173501372698392

http://www.pinterest.com/clairegillian/louder-than-words-inspiration/

 

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<![CDATA[COVER REVEAL!! "SNOW THE VAMPIRE SLAYER!! By REBEKAH R. GANIERE]]>Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:38:35 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/cover-reveal-snow-the-vampire-slayer-by-rebekah-r-ganiere

Snow the Vampire Slayer

by Rebekah R. Ganiere

Farielle #2

Publication Date: September 22, 2014 

Genres: FantasyRomance 


Synopsis: After deposed vampire prince Sage helps King Adrian and the werewolves drive the vampires out of Wolvenglen Forest, he comes face to face with his worst fear. A beautiful woman who makes him lust to break his vow, and crave her blood.

Lady Snow Gwyn is tired of staying at home to take care of her seven brothers, instead of being out with them at night, hunting for bloodsuckers. Ever since a mysterious witch bestowed the mantel of the Vampire Slayer upon her brother, Snow has wanted nothing more than to be out there fighting along side her brothers, but it isn't her place.


And when Snow meets Sage, she's torn between the need to kill him for what she believes him to be, and the desire to give in to the feeling that he stirs within her. But Sage is more afraid than ever that his uncle Philos, King of the vampires, will find out about Snow and once and for all, stomp out any chance Sage has at true happiness.


Sage must enlist the aid of Snow's brothers to help him regain his rightful place as King of the Vampires and finally exact revenge on his uncle. If only he can keep them from killing him first.

Rebekah is an award winning author. Her novel Dead Awakenings, debuted in January 2014. Red the Were Hunter, the first in her Farielle Series, released in May and the second book Snow The Vampire Slayer will be releasing in September 2014. And her trilogy The Society will be released in 2015 by Kensington's Lyrical Press. Rebekah is the VP of Communications of the RWA FFP Chapter as well as a member of her local Los Angeles and Orange County chapters. In her spare time when she isn't writing you can find her moderating onSavvyAuthors.com or hanging out with her husband, four children and her English Bulldog, rabbit, two bearded dragons, and three tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be found.

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<![CDATA[COVER REVEAL!! "SPILL" by Randy Attwood]]>Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:32:04 GMThttp://mouseheadandtales.weebly.com/blog/cover-reveal-spill-by-randy-attwood

Spill, by Randy Attwood

 

Genre: comedic political-satire

 

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

 

Date of Re-Release: September 10th, 2014

 

Cover Artist: Polina Sapershteyn (http://www.polinas-portfolio.com/)

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22815643-spill

 

Description:

 

Think all politicians are creeps, the rules are locked in against you and the world is forever in the grip of big politics and Bigger Oil? Think again. Attwood has. SPILL is a what-if adventure, starting with a couple of insurgent citizens who con the establishment and get rich along the way. In Attwood's world, all the old clichés are real and the system is rigged from the start - until it's un-rigged by good guys bad to the bone - the funny bone. From page one to the end, SPILL enlightens, amuses and instructs us that, one day, someone just might game the system - and get away with it. Attwood, brilliantly, shows us how.

About The Author:

 

Randy Attwood grew up at Larned State Hospital where his father was its dentist. He has been a journalist, director of PR at an academic medical center, and retired as Media Officer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. His fiction touches many genres. He has nine novels and two collections of shorter works published.

Find Randy Attwood Online:

Twitter (https://twitter.com/AttwoodRandy) | Goodreads(https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5076066.Randy_Attwood) | Website (http://randyattwood.blogspot.com)

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