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 When he died in 2011, he left behind upwards of 25 unpublished novels, the Vietnam trilogy being among the first he had written.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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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.

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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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Flynn’s Firecracker, book 5 in Heroes for Hire by Dale Mayer, Book Promotion

A four-man unit brushes up against Mason and his ‘Keepers’ unit. Sparks fly from the beginning as not one of the men are looking for romance. But there’s no choice – cupid has a soft spot for SEALS and he’s lined his sights up on Devlin next. :)The right place at the right time… or the very wrong place…As part of a group helping to training Iraq soldiers, Devin is doing additional training on how to use the latest drones. But when a murder is committed on the base and suspicion is thrown on the drone’s designer, he can’t stop himself from helping her. When they return stateside, another employee in the same company is murdered. Once again suspicion falls on the designer. And as tension climbs, Devin wonders who will be next…

Bristol didn’t want to take her latest drone models to Iraq, but she was behind schedule and her bosses were pushing.

Then disaster strikes, and she’s the one everyone blames. She loses her research and her best friend, and now she’s determined to find out who did this… no matter how dangerous it is.

The killer isn’t done. He got what he wanted but there’s more that he needs… and he’ll kill to get it. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time…

 

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Outremer by DN Carter – Book Promotion

Outremer I

Who Controls The Past Controls The Future

 An epic love story must overcome religious divide and a plot to eradicate two bloodlines, as the Crusades and the search for the ancient mysteries of the Holy Grail gather momentum.

Raised by his father in La Rochelle, France, Paul Plantavalu is known for his artistic nature, inquisitive mind and Christian faith. He also has an unshakable love for his Muslim childhood friend, Alisha al Komaty. Courageous and outspoken, she returns Paul’s love. But their path is paved with obstacles; religion, war, political chaos and a mysterious enemy determined to destroy their family lines.

Sometime between 1110 AD and 1120 AD in the aftermath of the first crusade, a small band of nine knights — the founding knights Templar — recover ancient precious artifacts left by a former, advanced civilization, beneath the City of Jerusalem. Ruthlessly guarded, the secrets revealed by this discovery are highly prized by powerful and dangerous forces far and wide; the repercussions of their capture are inextricably linked to Paul and Alisha. As Paul starts to experience dark and vivid dreams and the fragile balance of peace starts to crumble, it will fall to an enigmatic man known as Kratos and his female warrior protégée Abi Shadana, to safeguard Paul and Alisha.

Paul and Alisha’s love story weaves the threads of our reality and other realms — from the Druids to the Sufi mystics, the Magi of the East, the secret political arm of the Knights Templar and the Isma’ilis, the Assassins. Knights and pilgrims alike will witness some of the darkest battles ever fought. The discovery of a unique sword’s lethal power and whispered connections to King Arthur and the Holy Grail lead Paul and Alisha to question if their lives ever are the same again.

The first of a four-part series, Outremer is a historical epic, which sweeps across England, Scotland and France, to Syria, Jerusalem, and Egypt. Discover the truth — and crack the ancient code — behind the great mysteries of the High Middle Ages for yourself.

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About the author: After strange and vivid experiences whilst living in Cyprus as a child, author D N Carter has been fascinated by the history, myths, and legends of the Middle Ages and mankind’s past. As he got older travels to Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Languedoc region of France and the deserts of Arabia fuelled his enthusiasm. While not decoding maps and mathematical codes D N Carter enjoys adventure sports from parachuting to microlight flying. Today he divides his time between East Anglia in the UK and the south of France with his family.

Book 1: Outremer – Who Controls the past, controls the future.

   Outremer is the first book of a set of four volumes, each just over 300,000 words long. Each is filled with charcoal drawings of characters, locations, and symbols. I think it safe to claim they are a sprawling historical and spiritual epic told through a powerful love story set during the Crusades of the 12th Century. Based on actual events and real people they tell of true unselfish love…of loyalty, sacrifice and honor, but also unrequited love, jealousy, treachery and betrayals with consequences that echo out across the centuries to the present! The story mainly revolves around two central characters, Paul Plantavalu, a Christian man of a sensitive and kind disposition and Alisha al Komaty, a woman from a Muslim family and their love that bridges the religious divide of their respective faiths. Of their very personal journey as they move from childhood into adulthood and their battle to survive amidst the carnage of war and political upheavals that surrounded them…but also an unseen enemy determined to wipe out both of their family lines. There are several major characters within Outremer and their complex natures are revealed as the story progresses with many plot twists, turns, and revelations to keep you guessing throughout as to who are genuine supporters of Paul and Alisha, and who has evil intent and wish them harm.

There is a lot of political intrigue within the story and I believe a reasoned and balanced portrayal of the time from both sides of the religious divide. I have given arguments, based upon historical fact, so the reader can hopefully understand both perspectives and just why and how conflict grew between Christianity and Islam during this tumultuous period when a golden opportunity was missed, mainly because of the actions of just a few. If you love history, Outremer has plenty of it. If you love romance, it has plenty of that too…but real nitty gritty love with its highs and lows with all its raw emotion, not some fantasy fairytale. If you love mysticism and spiritual matters, then Outremer is a journey you may perhaps benefit from reading as its pages are filled with it, because the story also weaves the threads of our reality and other realms, from ancient megalithic sites to Druids, Sufi mystics, the Magi of the east to the secret political arm of the Knights Templar and the Isma’ilis, better known to us today as the Hashashin’s or Assassins’ It is a tour through various regions from across Britain, Scotland, Ireland, France to Jerusalem and Egypt to take you on a journey as you walk through the pages of history and religion in the footsteps of knights and pilgrims alike.

It is also about mankind’s hidden history, suppressed knowledge of our true past and strips away many of the present misconceptions as taught as fact today. If you have ever pondered the mysteries of the so-called mythical Atlantis, ancient civilized gods, and pre-history, then answers to some of them, based on solid research and evidence, which can be verified and confirmed, are revealed. Outremer unravels many unanswered questions relating to the Crusades, Knights Templar, and myths surrounding the so-called ‘Holy Grail’ and what it really stood for. Many ancient mysteries are covered from so-called dragons, ancient flying devices of myth, to angels present throughout history, to who and how the pyramids at Giza and others around the world were made and more importantly, why. Outremer has a ‘hidden esoteric’ story conveyed as well as genuine codes from antiquity along with a current code.

Outremer addresses questions rarely asked and sheds new light on pressing issues that fuel the fires of religious division and demonstrates how the Crusades helped shape the relations between Christian and Muslim countries to this day. Informative yet never descending into the sensational, but not avoiding the horrors either, Outremer concludes that there is a way out of the dogmatic quagmire and a way forward and that we are all responsible.

I aimed to be as historically accurate as possible to the tactics, uniforms and weapons employed by both sides as well as make it thought provoking, inspiring and informative as it is I believe a heart-wrenching tale that also reveals genuine codes from antiquity that prevailed during this period but which still have profound consequences for all of us, but also traces a secret back far into antiquity never even imagined through esoteric and exoteric revelations.

The connection with twelve is explained and how it came to be important within the symbolism of Jesus and his twelve disciples at the last supper, which was later included into the myth and symbolism of King Arthur and his twelve Knights of the Round Table. This symbolism is all divulged slowly as the story unfolds and it affects the people during the crusades and why and how it is still so relevant even today.

Throughout the story, a mystery unfolds about bloodlines that stretch further back into antiquity with their descendants originating from two original ancient lines and as Outremer reaches its conclusion, revealed for the first time are the true origins and impetuous behind the nine original knights going to Jerusalem and founding the Knights Templar and details the secret from antiquity that they guarded. It relates to all of us today, and not just a bloodline but a secret that reveals mankind’s true origins, our true past that stretches back many thousands of years before accepted history, but also our true potential as well as a legacy from antiquity that still waits to be uncovered; more correctly, recovered!

It is also a personal journey through mysticism and a spiritual awakening…of magical other worldly locations and people that call out from the mists of time and echo across the centuries to us now.

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Why set a powerful love story in the Middle Ages?

Because the whole story is based on real people who lived during this particularly tumultuous period. Few people these days fully appreciate the massive implications of the events during the latter part of the 1100’s and their effects still impacting upon us today, especially how and why Christianity and Islam became so diametrically opposed to each other.

This period was the perfect time platform to express the many levels of love, from the total and unselfish love for another, to unrequited love, jealousy, betrayals and forgiveness to the love of parents for their children and the love of a child to its parents in return …of the love and respect between men at arms, the close bonds that bind them through shared experiences and the horrors of conflict. But this period was also the time when items were recovered by the original founding Knights Templar. Items that would ultimately lead to the rediscovery of practices and technologies that had an immediate impact, especially upon the design and construction of great cathedrals, but also leaps in other areas not so obvious that led to the explosion of what became known as the Renaissance starting in Florence.

War affects so many people in many different ways, but it can never stop the path of true love; that’s one lesson history teaches us. War reveals both sides of people, at their very best but also their very worst. It highlights the strengths of mankind when faced with overwhelming odds, even when all hope is lost for it ignites passion, creates fear of losing loved ones, it drives people to do extraordinary things in extraordinary circumstances. War shows how fragile life is and that what we cherish so dearly can so easily be snatched away in an instant with no recovery. War is devastating but it does not stop ‘life’ continuing, for people still fall in love, fall out of love, babies are born and people die of unrelated causes just as before. War creates tremendous pressures upon people causing heightened emotions, irrational behavior as well as making some think a little more than usual before pursuing a course of action. It can make us love those close to us a little more; it can make us grateful for the things we already have and took for granted previously and recognize the insignificance of material items.

Some say that sometimes being in love is like being in a war zone, for in truth there are moments in all of our lives when you realize nothing will ever be the same again and time is clearly divided into two parts …before a particular event or moment, and after this event or moment.

I also set the story within this period as it was when the first Grail romances about chivalry and courtly love were being penned. Chretien de Troyes being perhaps one of the better-known authors. He was a French poet and was the first great exponent of the romanticisation of Arthurian legend. His narrative romances, composed c.1170–c.1185 in octosyllabic rhymed couplets, and they included Érec et Énide; Cligès; Lancelot, le chevalier de la charette; Yvain, le chevalier au lion; and Perceval, le conte del Graal. It was Geoffrey of Monmouth, writing around 1130 with History of the Kings of Britain, who introduced the first literary creation of the character, King Arthur and the idea of courtly love, but it was Chretien de Troyes who built and expanded on this base. It was Chretien de Troyes who is credited with creating Camelot, Lancelot and the Holy Grail.

All of these facts pointed to this as being the period when a great revelation of esoteric and exoteric codes started…It seemed to be the perfect backdrop to set a love story that was so enmeshed with those very same codes of antiquity, plus it was a time of major religious upheavals that shaped our future. But Chretien was an enigmatic character that history cannot pin down with any certainty and I wondered how who and from where exactly did he get his inspiration and information? His romanticized stories set the bar for love stories that have followed. It is from his and similar writings that many believe that when it’s time for souls to meet, nothing on earth or in heaven can prevent them from meeting …for there are no boundaries or barriers, not even religious, time or distance if two people are destined to be together.

 

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Devlin, Seals of Honor by Dale Mayer – Promotion

A four-man unit brushes up against Mason and his ‘Keepers’ unit. Sparks fly from the beginning as not one of the men is looking for romance. But there’s no choice – cupid has a soft spot for SEALS and he’s lined his sights up on Devlin next.

 

The right place at the right time… or the very wrong place…

As part of a group helping to train Iraq soldiers, Devin is doing additional training on how to use the latest drones. But when a murder is committed on the base and suspicion is thrown on the drone’s designer, he can’t stop himself from helping her. When they return stateside, another employee in the same company is murdered. Once again suspicion falls on the designer. And as tension climbs, Devin wonders who will be next…

Bristol didn’t want to take her latest drone models to Iraq, but she was behind schedule and her bosses were pushing.

Then disaster strikes, and she’s the one everyone blames. She loses her research and her best friend, and now she’s determined to find out who did this… no matter how dangerous it is.

The killer isn’t done. He got what he wanted but there’s more that he needs… and he’ll kill to get it. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time…

 

Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres.To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening, and the US mortgage system.

She has recently published her Career Essentials Series.

All her books are available in print and digital format.

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Breathe Me In: Blurred Lines, Book 5 by Erin McCarthy – Promotion, Giveaway

Never wanted…

Anya Volkov was adopted from Russia as a child, only to be rejected a year later, deemed difficult. After a lifetime of bouncing from foster home to foster home, Anya is living in the East Village and scraping by playing gigs in small clubs and facing eviction. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep a roof over the head of herself and her one-year-old son. Including making nice with the twin she doesn’t remember and stealing baby food from a grocery store. Always needed…

Kane Dermott doesn’t want to bust the pierced and sexy woman stealing at the grocery but neither does he want to help her or believe her sob story. Being a cop and the oldest of six siblings with a single mom, he’s always the one doing the right thing. The one everyone depends on. The good guy. For once he just wants to have some fun with the hot girl, and Anya is more than willing to make him forget her petty theft in the most delicious way possible.

But it turns out the sob story is real and in the murky world of black market babies, Anya and her son are in danger, and Kane can’t walk away from the mysterious and broken woman he has come to love. But neither can he trust her. When lies are truth and truths are lies, sometimes only love is the answer…

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