Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What's New from Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers?

Here are a few of the new and upcoming releases from members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers:


Song of the Beast
by Carol Berg
New American Library/Roc Books, Oct 4, 2011
ISBN 978-0451464231
Trade paperback, $16.00
Winner of the Colorado Book Award for Genre Fiction.

"Seventeen years of brutal imprisonment has broken Aidan McAllister. His voice is silent; his hands ruined; his music that once offered beauty and hope to war-torn Elyria destroyed. The god who nurtured his talent since boyhood has abandoned him. But no one ever told him his crime. To discover the truth, he must risk his hard-bought freedom to unlock the mind of his god and the heart of his enemy."

Find out more about Carol and her books at her website: Carol Berg, Author and her blog, Text Crumbs.


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Seance in Sepia
by Michelle Black
Five Star/Cengage, October 11, 2011
ISBN: 978-1432825485
Hardcover $25.95

"Enter the bizarre world of Victorian spirit photography with Flynn Keirnan who buys a strange old photograph at an estate sale. Her research on it leads to a notorious 1875 Chicago murder trial where real-life feminist firebrand and spiritualist Victoria Woodhull is asked to contact the victims, but soon finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue and deceit that will take much more than a séance to resolve."

Michelle's website is The Victorian West of Michelle Black and her blog goes by the same name.



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Murder by Music: The Wedding Quilt
by Barbara Graham
Five Star/Cengage, October 21, 2011
ISBN: 978-1432825447
Hardcover $25.95

"Autumn brings cooler temperatures to the Smoky Mountains. While the weather may be cooling down in tiny Park County, Tennessee, crime is heating up. Weevil Beasley, the county's loan shark, is found dead and the body count begins. Sheriff Tony Abernathy is soon up to the top of his bald head in murder and mayhem. Tony's quiltmaker wife Theo is in the thick of it. When she leads her quilting group on a retreat, a killer follows."

Barbara's website is at Barbara Graham Mysteries.


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West With the Wind
by Cindi Myers
Musa Publishing, October 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1619370005
PDF and Ebook Edition $5.99

"West With the Wind follows widow Mariah Tate (and her faithful dog, Worthy) on their journey to California is a wagon train led by veteran guide Campbell Jefferson. Mariah may be the only woman who's ever made Camp think of settling down, but his desire to protect her wars with her need to keep secrets. The past comes back to haunt the lovers when they find more than gold waiting for them at the end of the trail."

Read more about Cindi and her books at her website and Cindi Myers Market News Blog.



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Mercury's Rise
by Ann Parker
Poisoned Pen Press, November 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1590589632
Hardcover $16.47

"In the summer of 1880, Inez Stannert is reuniting with her young son and her beloved sister at the fast-rising health resort of Manitou. However, the stagecoach journey to Manitou turns lethal when businessman Edward Pace mysteriously dies. Pace’s widow begs Inez to make inquires into her husband’s untimely death. As Inez digs deeper, she uncovers shady business dealings by those hoping to profit from the coming bonanza in medicinal waters and miracle remedies, medical practitioners who kindle false hopes in the desperate and the dying, and deception that predates the Civil War."

Ann can be found at her website, The Silver Rush Mysteries blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

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List compiled by Pat Stoltey

6 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Thanks for this "sampler." A very nice variety, and some intriguing-looking titles! What I like best is the breadth; lots of different kinds of books to choose from.

Beth Groundwater said...

What a great selection of titles!

Kathryn Elliott said...

Remember the Dunkin’ Donuts guy who grumbled getting out of bed at 3AM. “Time to make the donuts.” On a much, much happier note, all I can think of after reading this post is “Time to load the Kindle!”

Patricia Stoltey said...

As one who has been known to pick books by their covers, I have to mention what great cover art we've been seeing on our members' books.

John Paul McKinney said...

Pat, Thanks for this. Now where to begin.

Ann Parker said...

Hi Pat! Thanks for the inclusion and for all the great suggestions. Mount TBR just added a few more titles!