The Discharge (Private Palmer, Book 3) by Gary Reilly – Promotion

The Discharge is the third novel in Gary Reilly’s trilogy chronicling the life and times of Private Palmer as he returns from the U.S. Army to civilian life after a tour of duty in Vietnam. It is a largely autobiographical series based on his own two years of service, 1969-1971, which included a year in Southeast Asia.

In the first book, The Enlisted Men’s Club, Palmer is stationed as an MP trainee at the Presidio in San Francisco, awaiting deployment orders. Palmer is wracked with doubt and anxiety. A tortured relationship with a young lady off base and cheap beer at the EM club offer escape and temporary relief.

The Detachment is the second in the series. This novel covers Palmer’s twelve months in Vietnam as a Military Policeman. In the beginning, he endures through drink and drugs and prostitutes but comes to a turning point when he faces his challenges fully sober.

Now, in The Discharge, Palmer is back in the United States. But he’s adrift. Palmer tries to reconnect with a changed world. From San Francisco to Hollywood to Denver and, finally, behind the wheel of a taxi, Palmer seeks to find his place.

 

Gary Reilly was a natural and prolific writer. But he lacked the self-promotion gene. His efforts to publish his work were sporadic and perfunctory, at best. When he died in 2011, he left behind upwards of 25 unpublished novels, the Vietnam trilogy being among the first he had written.

Running Meter Press, founded by two of his close friends, has made a mission of bringing Gary’s work to print. So far, besides this trilogy, RMP has published eight of ten novels in his Asphalt Warrior series. These are the comic tales of a Denver cab driver named Murph, a bohemian philosopher, and aficionado of “Gilligan’s Island” whose primary mantra is: “Never get involved in lives of my passengers.” But, of course, he does exactly that.

Three of the titles in The Asphalt Warrior series were finalists for the Colorado Book Award. Two years in a row, Gary’s novels were featured as the best fiction of the year on NPR’s Saturday Morning Edition with Scott Simon. And Gary’s second Vietnam novel, The Detachment, drew high praise from such fine writers as Ron Carlson, Stewart O’Nan, and John Mort. A book reviewer for Vietnam Veterans of America, David Willson, raved about it, too.

There is a fascinating overlap in the serious story of Private Palmer’s return to Denver and the quixotic meanderings of Murph. It is the taxicab. One picks up where the other leaves off. Readers familiar with The Asphalt Warrior series will find a satisfying transition in the final chapters of The Discharge.

And they will better know Gary Reilly the writer and Gary Reilly the man.

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We all know war is hell.

We utter those words and we know it’s true. We’ve seen the news footage, watched the movies, read the books. We see the suicide rates. How could it be anything else?

General William Tecumseh Sherman coined the phrase “war is hell.” He had a lot more to say about war and its justifications when he wrote those words in explaining why the city of Atlanta must be evacuated and burned in order, of course, to end the fighting.

“You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will,” said Sherman. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it, and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace.”

And yet, of course, war is everywhere. Wikipedia maintains a list of current armed conflicts. Or you can review at your leisure the list of wars back through the millennia and consider them in order over time.

And war-related fiction, of course, is part of our literary diet. Vonnegut. Hemingway. Heller. O’Brien. Caputo. Salter. Mailer. Greene. The late Denis Johnson and Karl Marlantis, too.

As inspiration for fiction, war has everything a writer might need.

I’ve read plenty of it, but I’ve never read anything quite like the late Gary Reilly’s three novels about the Vietnam War, a trilogy that is complete with the release this month of The Discharge.

Reilly offers a gritty portrait of one man’s experience of waiting for war, surviving the war, and finding his way home.

Gary Reilly went to war. During the Vietnam conflict, he was a military policeman at Qui Nhon Army Airfield. When he came home and started writing fiction, he developed the Private Palmer character and started writing. (His three novels about Private Palmer were just three of the 25 novels or so he left behind when he passed away in 2011; none of the books had been published.)

In the first volume of the trilogy, The Enlisted Men’s Club, Private Palmer is waiting to find out if he’ll be shipped off to fight—or not. He worries about what’s ahead, hopes to avoid the call-up, and then gets handed a surprising mission that changes his mood, shifts his attitude.

In the second installment, The Detachment, Private Palmer’s assignment is rear-echelon stuff. He serves at a military base, not on the front lines. But the war takes its emotional toll nonetheless. The war pushes Private Palmer right to the edge of self-destruction before he peers over the edge, tip-toes back, and changes his approach to what survival means.

And in The Discharge, Palmer is back home and deciding what he thinks about the world and how it’s put together and whether he has a role in it. Palmer’s mood is, at first, downbeat and dour. In the second part, he follows a faint invitation to write comedy for a genuine Hollywood star (something that also happened to Reilly). And in the third part, Palmer takes up driving a cab, still looking for his place in the world.

Joseph Heller was a bombardier during World Wari II, as was his central character Captain John Yossarian. I’m not the only one making the Catch 22 comparison. Ron Carlson (Return to Oak Pine, Five Skies, many notable short stories) called The Detachment “Catch 23 or 24.” Yossarian and his squad pals spend their time trying to avoid combat missions. Private Palmer had the same mentality. He works hard to avoid meaningless chores and staying well-buzzed by beer or wine or something stronger. Comparisons with Catch 22 are apt because of the general jaded point of view and the way both stories poke hard at military authority and skewer all those rules and all that bureaucracy.

Reading war-related fiction will never explain why war is part of our millennia-long worldwide state of being. But it will give us a window into the human experience of war and it is, in fact, hellish. So is the return home.

In his book on Spanish bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway wrote: “The individual, the great artist when he comes, uses everything that has been discovered or known about his art up to that point, being able to accept or reject in a time so short it seems that the knowledge was born with him, rather than that he takes instantly what it takes the ordinary man a lifetime to know, and then the great artist goes beyond what has been done or known and makes something of his own.”

Yes, you may have to read that quote a few times to get it. But if you read The Discharge or the entire Private Palmer Trilogy, you’ll know. Gary Reilly went to war. He came home and turned the whole harrowing experience into art.

 

 

 

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Surgeon’s Story, Inside OR-1 with One of America’s Top Pediatric Heart Surgeons by Mark Oristano – Promotion

Surgeon's Story: Inside OR-1 with One of America's Top Pediatric Heart Surgeons by [Oristano, Mark, Guleserian, Kristine]

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“If you can’t operate in heels, you can’t operate!” – Dr. Kristine Guleserian

“This book should be a gift to any young woman considering a medical career and wondering if she could do it. ”
“A fantastic journey into the science of the human heart and one heroic doctor who repairs and replaces them.”
“From the very first page right up to the climactic ending, this book will entertain you with the real life wit, humor, and drama.”

Kristine Guleserian, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, is scrubbed in.

Dr. G, as she’s known, is one of only nine women in the U.S. sub-specialty board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons to what she’s about to do — take a scalpel sharper than a dozen razors, cut through eleven-month-old Claudia’s skin, saw open her breastbone and spread her ribcage apart in order to repair congenital defects threatening a malformed heart the size of a walnut.

It’s just after 9:00 AM. Claudia will be in the OR until 2:00 PM, along with a team of talented surgeons, nurses, techs, anesthesiologists, perfusionists and others.

Dr. G is in charge.

  • What will she find when she opens the chest?
  • How will this tiny little child hold up in surgery?
  • You won’t believe the real-life medical drama in this intense, close-up visit to the cardiac OR.

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    About the Author –

    Mark Oristano is a 35-year veteran journalist.
    Mark’s new book, SURGEON’S STORY, is about Dr. Kristine Guleserian, one of the most interesting women in medicine, a pediatric heart surgeon at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Mark spent six years as Dr. Guleserian’s shadow at Children’s, observing dozens of surgical procedures, going on rounds, meeting with patient families and more. It was a crash course in congenital heart disease which he simplifies for the non-medical reader.
    Congenital heart defects received national attention recently when TV star Jimmy Kimmel announced that his newborn son was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot. In Surgeon’s Story, the first case you’ll see Dr. Guleserian deal with is what heart surgeons call “TOF” for short.
    From the story of 2-year old Rylynn’s heart transplant, to 13-year old Andrew throwing out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox World Series game three weeks after his heart transplant, Surgeon’s Story will bring you right up to the operating table for this true story of a woman with great skills, and a huge heart herself.

    From the Author

    I spent nearly seven years shadowing Dr. Kristine Guleserian, one of the nation’s leading pediatric heart surgeons. I saw heart transplants, patient consults, physician rounds, and more. Dr. G, as she’s known, is one of the most dedicated, talented people I’ve ever known. Her dedication to her patients is immense. But best of all. She is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary skill set. It was a privilege to work on this project and to be able to tell a story so much worth telling. Pick up your copy with just one click.

What made you decide to write Surgeon’s Story?

I’ve been a volunteer at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas for 20 years, and I got to know Dr. Guleserian in a very casual fashion, seeing her give a couple of lectures and things. But the more I found out about her, as both person and surgeon, the more I thought she’d be a great subject for a book. And she agreed to the project with the one proviso that it would not be in her first-person voice.

What it is like to watch heart surgery?

Well, if your only notion of heart surgery comes from watching MASH, you’d be disappointed. It’s almost bloodless. But the most impressive thing is the incredible, complete teamwork functioning of the OR team. Surgeons, nurses, scrub techs, perfusionists, anesthesiologists, all work like a well drilled football team, or a perfectly synchronized ballet company. It’s really a very beautiful thing to watch.

Who are you hoping will be eager to read Surgeon’s Story?

Well, pretty much everybody, obviously. But beyond that, there are two core audiences. First, anybody who has ever enjoyed Chicago Hope or Gray’s Anatomy, or ER, and wants to see what really goes on in those life-or-death hospital settings. And secondly, young people, especially girls, who are thinking of careers in science and would like to follow in Dr. G’s shoes.

The Inspiration Behind Surgeon’s Story

I’ve been a volunteer at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas for 20 years, working in the PACU, the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. To the layman, that’s the Day Surgery Recovery Room.

I attended several lecture given by a heart surgeon at Children’s named Kristine Guleserian, and each time I was impressed by the doctor’s humor and warmth, but also the intense intellectual honesty she brought to her work, and her feelings about her work.

I would see her around the hospital, and we’d chat about baseball as we were both big fans. And then I began to hear more and more stories from other people about things that Dr. G, as she’s known, had done for her patients after their surgeries. So, I decided to take a flyer.

I walked into her office one day and said, “How’d you like to do a book with me?”

“What about?” she asked.

“About you.”

“Nobody wants to read about me.”

“Everybody wants to read about you. They just don’t know it yet.”

Dr. G thought for about ten seconds and then said simply, “Why not.” Seven years later, we had a book.

In that intervening time, I spent many hours as her shadow. In the OR, in patient consultations, on rounds and more. I saw what I later would describe as an ordinary woman with an extraordinary skill set. She’s only five feet tall, but as they say in sports, she plays six foot two. She stands on a small stool when she’s operating, and I’ve seen her stand on that stool for 16 hours straight, with no breaks for water, food, the bathroom… nothing.

Once, after a ten-hour double lung transplant, somebody in the OR noticed she was wearing four-inch Prada heels. They asked her how she could stand that long in those shoes.

“Simple,” she replied. “If you can’t operate in heels, you can’t operate.”

How could you not want to write about someone like that?

 

 

 

 

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Forever King, Surviving the Loss of my Unborn Child by Diana Sims – Book Promotion

 

Sims life has been one of a survivor… a survivor of grief and distraught after having lost a child. Today, she is using the journey, to help other women, who have had a similar experience of losing a child, whether through early pregnancy, miscarriage or stillbirth, to have hope.

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As a self-publishing author, Diana Sims has felt compelled to share her journey regarding the loss of her son, and the miracle that took place after his passing. She simply wants to let other women, who have lost children, know that there is still light at the end of the tunnel.

 Aimed primarily at all mothers ranging from teenagers to the older women, Forever King:

Surviving the Loss of My Unborn Child particularly addresses those who have lost a child, no matter the circumstance.

Diana is committed to humanitarian services whether in her field or position. She worked for many years helping customers keep their homes from foreclosure during the economic fall in 2008. Currently, she is assisting physicians and patients as a Patient Liaison. Diana is a California native and resides in Southern California with her loving husband Cory Sims, and three handsome Kings in training: Isaiah, Solomon, and Anthony Sims.

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It all started on Thursday, July 3, 2014. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a beautiful summer day, clear skies, and a nice, very much appreciated breeze from the close by Santa Monica Pier. As I traveled on foot to my 36-week checkup and ultrasound, the nurse assigned to me that day gave me a biophysical profile (ultrasound and non-stress test combined) that was sent via live-feed to my doctor to view. My baby King opened his hand and closed his hand as if he was saying, “Hello.” The doctor was astonished. She said that babies at 36 weeks’ gestation usually didn’t have those motor skills yet. She said everything looked great and made my appointment for the following week. Little did I know that King was really saying, “Goodbye,” and that would be the last time I saw him alive. I walked back to the office and stayed until the end of my modified shift. I gave hugs to everyone since I was starting maternity leave the next day. On Friday, the 4th of July, 2014, hubby and the boys went to Bakersfield for the 4th of July festivities. I stayed home since I was so close to my due date. Instead of watching fireworks, I rested most of the day and then attempted to do some online shopping with a ToysRUs® gift card I had received from my coworkers. I found a cute outfit that had a crown and the wording “King” on it, and I said this would be so cute since my husband had named our son King. For some reason, their system was having issues and would not complete the order. So, I mustered up some energy and took my pregnant self to Target to get some baby clothes for King. As I was walking around in the store, I felt King getting heavy and felt that he was finally turned over and engaged since he was still breech during the ultrasound the previous day. On my way home, I grabbed some food, arrived home safely, and left the clothes in my trunk so Cory and the boys could bring them up the next day when they got home. It was so hot, I had the central air on full-blast trying to cope with the heat since I was heavily pregnant. Neighbors far off were having fun with their families setting off fireworks. Cory and our two boys Isaiah and Solomon were still in Bakersfield having a ball with the family. Cory and the boys were scheduled to come home from Bakersfield on the afternoon of July 5, 2014. Instead, he said he had an urge to come home in the early hours of July 5, 2014, since he knew King Josiah “KJ” was due soon. He kissed me, letting me know he was there, and I fell back to sleep.

 

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Surviving the Loss of My Unborn Child

My son, King Josiah Sims, was the inspiration for writing this book, all the women and men that have lost an unborn child and/or children were my inspiration. I want them to know that I am praying for them, that I understand exactly what they are going through. That there is help for them and support groups for them. I wanted the extended family, friends, peers, church family, work family to know exactly what parents go through after the loss of a child. I wanted people to be educated to not isolate people that have lost a child but to embrace them and give them support of being there and listening to them. I wanted people to be inspired that life continues after a loss and miracles can and will take place. I experienced a successful, healthy, pregnancy and my Rainbow baby Anthony was born alive and well. I wanted people to be educated through my personal story to know that people are hurting and not just the parents who lose the child/children are affected but the immediate family and close friends as well. During the writing process I looked at pictures of my son that I had, poems that I wrote to my son and one my brother wrote for my son. I looked at ultrasound pictures for raw detail and to paint the best picture in my story so people could see and feel the very emotions I felt and experienced during the loss, after the loss, and pregnancy following the loss of my son King. I decided in writing this book that I wanted it to be personal and to have full creative control over everything from the cover to the content and how I would share it with the world, so I made the best choice and published my book as a self-published author.

 

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Adrift by Sarah Darlington – Book Release Promotion, Giveaway

Title: Adrift

Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Series: Kill Devil Hills #4
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Ben Turner is back! After unsuccessfully faking his own death, he’s back home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. With no plans for college or the future, and hated by the town that once loved him, Ben feels like he’s drowning. Until he meets the girl next door, a runaway like him, and she changes everything.

**New Adult Romance. This novel is the fourth book in the Kill Devil Hills series, however, it can be read as a standalone. Recommended for 18+

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There was so much pain in his voice, it made me want to squeeze my arms around him tighter and hold on forever. He found his mistakes unforgivable, but they didn’t really matter to me. It wasn’t like I was going to stop being his friend because of them. He was home now, he was trying to make it right. He showed remorse for his actions. That was the thing about Quinton, he never showed remorse. Not once for hurting me. Ben cared so much. It was an amazing quality to find in a man and my heart suddenly ached in longing. Breathing became difficult and a giant lump lodged itself in my throat. I realized how much I cared for this man, how much I wished I’d met him before Quinton, how much I wished he could be the father of my baby.

It was a scary, terrifying thought.

One that left me breathless.

One I only let myself think about for a fleeting second before I shoved it from my mind. Because a wish like that was unrealistic and pointless and something that would never come true.

So why waste even a single moment thinking it?

“We all make stupid mistakes sometimes. That’s part of being human,” I said, in some attempt to comfort him. I wasn’t just talking about his mistakes either. The words I’m not Lilly Davenport were on the tip of my tongue. It suddenly felt like the right moment to tell him the truth about me. Except, he let his grip of my legs go.

My body slipped down his back and my toes hit the sand.

“The buzz I had going is wearing off,” he said as he took a step away from me. In the moonlight, I could see his face well enough to see that it had hardened. He’d dropped his guard with me for a moment, but his walls were back up now and seemingly more fortified than ever. “And I’m not really supposed to leave the house after eight. So…”

I understood. He wanted to say goodbye now.

I didn’t though. I wanted more from him. Which was completely wrong of me. I realized how sweet Ben was. And attractive. Suddenly exactly my kind of attractive. And how completely off-limits he was.

Wow, life sure had a way of kicking you in the gut when you were down. On top of being pregnant, broke, scared, and alone—I now had feelings for a guy I couldn’t have.

Thank you, irony.

“Goodnight, Ben,” I muttered. I moved swiftly, standing on my tip-toes, leaning in to give him a quick kiss on the cheek before pulling away. I left him, jogging up the beach in the direction of the Davenport’s house. I didn’t look back as I went inside.

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Beyond Reason by Kat Martin – Book Promotion, Excerpt

In a bold direction with more suspense than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin raises chills as danger stalks a woman determined to make it in a man’s world . . .

Five weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather’s grave. Now she’s burying Drake Trucking’s top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe—Lincoln Cain.

Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling—and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly’s granddad he’d protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he’s the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm.

But Linc’s money can’t protect Carly from the men who’ll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won’t sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close . . . and fight like hell.

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Beyond Reason

By Kat Martin

Excerpt

The helicopter flight back was quick and uneventful. By the time they reached the ranch house and she made her way into the kitchen, her heart hurt and despair had her mouth so dry she could barely speak.

As if he had some kind of special Carly radar, Linc followed her and just stood watching.

“What happened today?” he asked, the unnatural calmness in his tone putting her on alert. “Something happened that changed things between us. What was it?”

He was amazingly perceptive. She thought about lying, but it wasn’t worth the effort.

“Sophia happened. She reminded me of the way things really are.”

“Sophia Aiello?” He frowned. “What does Sophia have to do with anything?”

“She came to see you. You didn’t have time for her, but I’m sure she’ll forgive you.”

“I’ve never slept with Sophia.”

“You have a date with her next week. Were you going to tell me the truth or make something up?”

A knot of anger surfaced in his jaw. “It’s just a PR stunt to raise money. I have no interest in a woman like that.”

She didn’t believe him. She wished she’d never met him.

“I want to go home. I’ll sleep in one of the other bedrooms tonight, but tomorrow I’m going home.”

His jaw went harder. “You’re not leaving. I’m not letting you put yourself in that kind of danger.”

“You can’t tell me what to do.”

“You don’t think so? I’ll tell you this–I’m not letting some spoiled, self-absorbed female I don’t give a damn about ruin what’s happening between us.”

Her head came up. “Nothing’s happening. It’s just sex.”

“Is it?” He stalked toward her, caught her shoulders. He was mad, furious. She didn’t understand why he was so angry.

“I don’t know where this is going. But if Sophia upset you that badly, I mean more to you than just sex. We’re going to see where this leads. We’re not going to let other people decide the outcome.”

He fisted a hand in her hair to hold her in place and his mouth crushed down over hers. She pressed her hands against his powerful chest and told herself to stop him, that he was just saying the words every woman wanted to hear.

But what if she was wrong? What if Linc was the one man who was exactly what he seemed? She wanted to believe it so badly.

Carly struggled against him, but the heat was too much, the yearning too strong. She kissed him back with all the need she felt for him, all the hunger. She whimpered when Linc broke away.

“Another thing you should know. I’m not above using sex to get what I want. Since I know how much you like sex with me, I’m going to remind you exactly why you decided to stay with me in the first place.”

When Linc kissed her again, Carly closed her eyes and let the storm of passion roll over her.

 

 

 

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