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New releases!

Twilight Times Books is pleased to announce the recent release of Bigfoot Crazy, suspense by Darrell Bain; trade paperback.

Promo blurb: The Williard brothers are tired of the sedentary life. When one of them falls heir to proof of Bigfoot--or possibly an alien--various government agencies begin chasing them and their girlfriends, hoping to recover alien technology, if that's what it is. Deep in the wildest part of the Brooks Mountain Range in Alaska, the chase comes to a head, with the CIA, Russians, NSA and Mafia all vying with the Williard brothers and an Eskimo girl to win the prize.

Author Profile:  Darrell Bain is the author of three dozen books in various genres, including the best-selling SF novels Alien Infection and Strange Valley. Darrell served In the military and his two stints in Vietnam formed the basis for his first published novel, Medics Wild!

What people are saying: "...Readers of the first two volumes of the trilogy will like this one, too. But it isn't necessary to have read the others to appreciate Big Foot Crazy, it's a great read by itself. Darrell Bain has become a master of action and suspense fiction, and his fans eagerly anticipate more of the same. Five Stars." ~ Bill Riepe


Krona: Dragons of Nistala, YA fantasy by Ben Lorentzen; trade paperback.

Promo blurb: A gentle dragon, Smooka, is lured deep into a planet-wide cave system, where he takes an epic journey with a princess dragon to her domain, now under a glacier. Deep under that ice, the pair fall in love and discover ancient secrets that foreshadow the coming of humanity. Many dragons have put themselves into a glacial-age hibernation and they will later awaken either to destroy humanity’s chances or to be its salvation.

Author Profile:  Bent Lorentzen was born in Roskilde, Denmark, ancient seat of the Danish Kingdom. He lived in Montreal for seven years, and has a BS in biology and four years graduate education in cultural anthropology and neurobiology. He taught science at River School in Florida, was associate editor to North County News and book reviewer and photojournalist in both Denmark and USA. Bent is currently writing a syndicated column and three books.

What people are saying: "I love this story. The dragons very quickly became real people to me. Smooka grew from a faintly ridiculous blunderer into a wonderful hero. This is one of the most imaginative, delightful books I've read in a long time." ~ Dr. Bob Rich


Lady Runaway, Regency romance by Ginger Hanson; trade paperback.

Promo blurb: Fleeing arrest by a spurned suitor, Lady Riana Travistock heads for London where she is knifed in a street brawl when she helps a man attacked by footpads. Luckily for Lady Riana, the victim of the attack is army surgeon Captain Devlin Carrington who takes her home to tend her injury. When Dev cuts off her blood-soaked chemise to stitch the knife wound, jewels worth a fortune spill out. Has he saved a lovely jewel thief only to watch her hang?

Author Profile:  Ginger Hanson is a former college history teacher who found writing historical romance a natural outlet for her love of history. While Lady Runaway is her first foray into the Regency period, her two award-winning Civil War era historical romantic adventures were published in 2004.

In addition to writing fiction, she has written feature articles for magazines, newspapers and ezines. She currently writes, revises, and copyedits federal government handbooks. An experienced presenter, she has taught workshops at local and regional writers' conferences as well as Romance Writers of America's national conference. She also teaches online writing classes.


Return to Nowhere, time travel by Leanna Sain; trade paperback.

Promo blurb: It is 1847 and the only way Charlotte MacKinlay can achieve her dream of being a doctor is through Cherokee "green medicine," but the Cherokee are all gone. Traveling back in time is her only answer. Unfortunately, her return brings her face-to-face with her biggest challenge yet.

Author Profile: Leanna Sain lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina with her husband, Randy, and two teenage sons, Tyler and Ethan, whom she home-schools. Free-lance portrait artist, co-owner of two local retail stores and part-time farmer, she got the idea for her first novel at a friend's house. There she saw the "gate to nowhere" and knew she had to turn it into a great story.


Sonora Wind, historical by Florence Byham Weinberg; trade paperback.

Promo blurb: Sonora, 1766-67. Father Ygnacio Pfefferkorn, S.J. is called to investigate the murder at Ures Mission of an army captain whose death is blamed on the local missionary. The pursuit involves a beautiful widow, discovery of illegitimate commerce by a high Jesuit official, and Ygnacio's capture by and escape from Apaches. The murder is solved during the Expulsion of all Jesuits from Mexico in 1767.

Author Profile: Before settling in San Antonio, Texas, Florence traveled extensively as an army brat during World War II. With her husband the brilliant scholar and teacher, Kurt Weinberg, she worked and traveled in Canada, Germany, France, and Spain. After earning her PhD, she taught for twenty-two years at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, and for ten at Trinity University in San Antonio. She published four scholarly books, many articles and book reviews, doing research in the U.S. and abroad.

What people are saying: "Florence Weinberg blends religious and political history in this fast-paced historical mystery novel. Colorful and precise landscape description, a blend of real, historical people and fictional characters--all carefully drawn--and an accurate portrait of Indian tribes makes Sonora Wind an intriguing and gripping read." ~ Ralph Freedman, author of Rue the Day


The Eden Prophecy, paranormal suspense by Gerald Mills; trade paperback.

Promo blurb: Jim Foster’s quest for meaning bears fruit even as he eludes a continental dragnet. An advanced society has chosen him to deliver an urgent warning to all mankind: Earth will enter a period of upheaval that will doom all life within 30 years, and humanity’s survival requires global cooperation – now!

Author Profile: In 1990, Gerry and wife Lori set out on a 45 foot ocean-sailing yacht, managing to terrorize most of the Canadian Maritimes and eastern seaboard for over a year before ending up in the Bahamas, where their fortunes ran out.

Not one to fret, he immediately wrote his first novel, Then is the Power (now titled No Place for Gods), typing furiously to see how the story ended, while Lori plotted a course for Florida.

What people are saying: "…This is an exciting tale that involves many plots and events going on at once. I'm pleased to highly recommend this to any reader who enjoys a blend of romance, suspense, sci fi, mystery and more. Foster and Tricia seem like old friends if you have read their other adventures. If you haven't, you will want to after this tale, especially Mudslinger." ~ Anne K. Edwards, author of The Last to Fall


The Y Factor, SF Darrell Bain and Stephanie Osborn; trade paperback.

Promo blurb: When a stranger invades geneticist Mai Trung's office, he has to say only one word to get her interested in leaving with him: Xenobiology. Rumors have been rife about aliens on Earth, but only a select few know that they arrived on widely scattered lifeboats from a wrecked spaceship. Mai is brought into the secret group working with a few of the surviving aliens because they have one trait that is almost incredible for its implications: They can turn themselves into perfect humans. More than perfect, actually. Closer to superhuman.

Author Profile:  Darrell Bain is a Vietnam Veteran, a former Medical Technologist and Christmas tree farmer. He is now a full time writer and lives on twenty acres in East Texas with his wife, Betty, two dachshunds and a cat. He has written almost 50 books, mostly science fiction and suspense/thriller along with a few humorous non-fiction works.

Stephanie Osborn was born September 23, 1960, in Clarksville, TN. She obtained majors in physics, mathematics, and chemistry, a minor in geology, and a MSc in astronomy. She married Darrell Osborn, artist/magician, in 1983. Ms. Osborn worked in Huntsville, AL in the Space Shuttle/Station programs. Ms. Osborn retired from the space industry in 2006 to pursue her writing career.


You, Me, Naideen and a Bee, YA by Ken Ramirez; trade paperback.

Promo blurb: Jamie and Julia, the Task Bearers, and Allie, the Guardian, embark on a journey into the world of elves, trolls, dwarves, magical dragons, wizards, and the evil sorceress, Lady Celina.

Author Profile:  Ken Ramirez is a twenty-three-year resident of Nevada City, California, a Victorian mining community nestled in the majestic Sierra foothills. He is an educational consultant and a California high school science teacher. Ken also coaches the Alpine Ski and Women´s Soccer teams in Grass Valley.

What people are saying: "Children of all ages will enjoy the story of Jamie, Julia, and Allie and their friends in Middle Earth. Ken Ramirez is a gifted storyteller with a vivid imagination. ...The message of how we should all work to save our planet is well timed." ~ Shirley Roe for AllBooks Review.


Upcoming releases

By Way of the Rose by Cynthia Ward; historical - $18.95 trade paperback

Caves, Cannons and Crinolines by Beverly Stowe McClure; YA historical - $14.95 trade paperback

Embraced by the Shadows by Mayra Calvani; vampire romance - $18.95 trade paperback

Far Come the Eyes of Light by Geoff Geauterre; SF/F - $18.95 trade paperback

Healey’s Cave by Aaron Paul Lazar; mystery – $18.95 trade paperback

Murder in the Pit by Erica Miner; suspense - $16.95 trade paperback

Shadows over Paradise by Anne K. Edwards; suspense - $19.95 trade paperback

The Thirteenth Magician by Patrick Welch; dark fantasy - $18.95 trade paperback


Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine (FMAM).

"FUTURES Magazine is a welcome member to the small number of gallant publications open to the new and the more established mystery writers and artists. The magazine is well worth reading carefully. Every issue has gems that I would have been sorry to have missed. May they keep up the solid, supportive work of love." -- Stuart M. Kaminsky

Twilight Times ezine

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Articles of possible interest

"Our Marketing Plan" by Ellis Weiner (humor)
[how the major NYC print publishers use social media]

Successfully Advertising Blog Tours by Katie Hines

Tips on how to become a best-selling author by Sonia Coquette.

Web sites of interest

Darrell Bain

Ginger Hanson

Bent Lorentzen

Gerald Mills

Stephanie Osborn

Ken Ramirez

Leanna Sain

Florence Byham Weinberg

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