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drjanik

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QUANTUM DEATH by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor - Excerpt #1 (This Excerpt is Family Rated):

      Susan Koski eased out of bed without making a sound. Joseph Falk never moved, the top of his head showing from beneath the covers assured her he was fast asleep. Slowly she crept to the bedroom door, turned the knob...and the bedside phone rang.
    Koski immediately recognized the voice of their boss, Tom Stewart, head of Cerberus, America's ultra-secret "off the board" information and action agency.
     "[Both of ] you on the line,?" Stewart asked, continuing a moment later, "Good. Now...listen up."
     There was a soft click and the tone on the line changed. Both Koski and Falk knew what was coming was top secret. "We have a problem."
     Koski looked across the bed, raised her eyebrows and mouthed the words...Happy Birthday. 

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Koski and Falk come up against what very well may prove to be their most complex and dangerous case yet: The Quantum Death Machine. For the first time, Koski and Falk must separate during a mission. Each faces mortal peril, while, at the same time, their smoldering relationship begins to heat up. The fifth in the riveting Koski and Falk Series by multi-award-winning author A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor, author of TOTAL MELTDOWN (Borgo/Wildside) 

QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016)
by A. G. Hayes with Raymond Gaynor
344 pp. - 5.25" x 8" SoftcoverPocket Book ISBN 978-0-9963255-3-0

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at 

https://mkt.com/savant-books-and-publications/item/quantum-death

Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine online/"brick and mortar" bookstores everywhere. 

Raymond Gaynor
Co-Author with A. G. Hayes of QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016)

 
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ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is a science fiction adventure about Miles Devereaux, an ordinary family man from 2005 New Orleans, who wakes up 60 years in the future of Bangkok, Thailand. What he doesn't know is he only has one night to solve the mystery of his time travel and to get back to his own time. ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK is the first book of the ONE NIGHT TRILOGY. 

I have written five other novels and two collections of poetry, which can be seen on my author site, 

https://reeskeithr.wixsite.com/krrees

This my first science fiction novel. I have also written YA fiction, historical fiction, and adventure fiction.
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Aloha E. M., glad to chat with you. Where in the world are you and what are you up to these days? What's ILLEGAL about, or is it illegal to tantalize us? :-)
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QUANTUM DEATH looks really cool! I had no idea you wrote under pen names, Dan. Sounds like a great read.
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I'm in the Fort or Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Yes, I am a proud Hoosier.  

I am very excited about the upcoming release of my book "Illegal."   It is a great story about a Mexican-American family dealing with the bigotry and violence in a border town.  The story discusses well researched situations about what immigrants and undocumented immigrants face in all of the U.S. but specifically in Laredo, Texas.


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ILLEGAL sounds like a very engaging book as well. I have been to Laredo and spent some time in Nuevo Laredo on the Mexico side. I live in the Austin area so I am not far and have known many people who have endured what your book will be talking about. I look forward to reading it. 
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"Illegal" examines the trifecta of violence on the border which includes cartels, vigilante violence and violence inflicted by hate groups.  It includes a hard look at sex-trafficking, and drug running.
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Personally I love sci fi -- I "teethed" as a writer on the likes of H. G. Wells, Phillip K. Dick, Issac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin. I even wrote my first novel, "The Hyperbolic Curve" in their style at 16 years of age, and naively sent it to the New Yorker magazine (which I thought had to be the best publisher in the world and worthy of my manuscript). Over the next year, I papered my bedroom wall with pink slips (yes, many of the rejection slips were pink back then), and ended up "publishing" the work myself, selling it to my parents and high school buddies. I might have been one of the first to self-publish way back then, but I doubt it. At any rate, it wetted my appetite for writing, enough so to push me into joining the poetry club in college and garner my first real publication, a poem entitled "Everyway" in the Park Journal, that eventually thrust me into the spotlight. It wasn't until close to 20 years later of writing poetry and prose that I got my first novel published, and, nope, it wasn't "The Hyperbolic Curve."
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Thank you, keithress.  I don't believe that the average American tucked away in the mid-western States relates to what Mexican immigrants are facing.  Leaving Mexico is more than just immigrating.  For many of them it is a way of finding refuge.
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It should tantalize you!  I am very proud of what ILLEGAL promotes.  After someone reads it, my hope is that not only are they more informed, but they have been entertained to the max.  It is a fun book that raises all of the emotions; fear, love, passion, grief, etc.  I laugh and cry every time I read it, even when editing.
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Yeah, I, too, lived in Texas. Doesn't everyone at some time in their life? I lived at an airbase not far from San Antonio and recall playing with toy cowboys and Indians in the dust, fighting off the "red ants" whose anthills seemed to be popping up everywhere. In fact, I was a proud Texan boy back then, though my Texas chest was deflated somewhat by Alaskans when I move up North and was reminded daily that Alaska was bigger than Texas. Sometimes the world seems so hard on a young fella. Just when you get a grasp on what to believe and who you are, someone or something comes along to readjust your mindset. 
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I started out writing poetry and did that for 12 years. I had a poem selected for an anthology back in the 90's for the Library of Poetry.  I published my first collection of poems, as a gift for my parents on their 50th anniversary, called "Quill and Ink."  It was then in 2007 that I started trying my hand at writing novels. I did one more collection of travel poetry but have since just stayed with writing stories, which I love doing. 
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You bring up an interesting topic, E. M. Should writers take pride in what they produce? It sounds like a rather simplistic question, but has deep undertones. Personally, I take great pride in what I write, but was reminded at a writer's conference once, that pride is one of the seven deadly sins. On another note, most authors can take pride in their work without suffering, as it isn't uncommon to be unrecognized until after one's death, a lot like artists. Still, it's really nice to have someone stop as they pass you on the street and say, "Hey, aren't you so-and-so, the author?" Yeah, pride. The peacock. One of the seven deadly sins. :-)
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That's why we began the Savant Poetry Anthology series back in 2010, Keith. It was meant to be a way of introducing new talent to the world through poetry, which I've always held to be the beating heart of good prose. Hey, the call for poems for the 2018 Savant Poetry Anthology is on through midnight, 31 December 2017, which is coming up fast. See

http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com/poetry.php

to launch a new authoring career. 

Anyone familiar with this multi-award-winning series? 
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Idk, Dan.  I think pride as an author or any kind of artist is fine, as long as arrogance never enters into the picture.  There is always something new to learn from other writers, editors and producers.  If my writing does not touch me, how am I to expect it to touch my readers?
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