Monday, March 19, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Judy Serrano @authorJSerrano #paranormal #romance #puyb

Dear Reader…

I am so glad you decided to pick up Ivy Vines, Visions to read about Ivy’s very exciting experiences. Ivy is a strong, independent woman, with deep vulnerability. Although Ivy does have supernatural abilities, which most of us would not ever envy, we are all vulnerable somewhere deep inside. Ivy is very identifiable. Why should you read about her life and her loves? You will be drawn into her darkness, and will feel a pull towards your own heart-strings. Ivy moves to Sedona Arizona to reunite with her high school sweetheart, only to find that she is unnaturally drawn to her soon-to-be boss. The pull is inexplicably real, and she finds herself unable to resist the current. Certainly, you have found yourself there at one time or another. You meet a man, who is crazy handsome, and end up thinking about him every day.

Of course, then there is the ability to see dead people. I don’t know if you’ve ever played with a Ouija board before, but I would caution you to take heed. As she takes hold of the spiritual world, it takes hold of her. Maybe the thought of being able to see visions of the future, and living vicariously through Ivy, you will feel her feel the future. She has visions of upcoming events, but they are not always good. Sometimes, her visions are too steamy for her own good, and sometimes the evil prince will reach out to her to throw her off her game.  You are guaranteed to be on the edge of your seat as Ivy realizes her true destiny. Follow her on her journey through her magical world with her prince charming hiding in plain sight. Your heart will ache, your mind will travel, and your anticipation will keep you turning pages all night long.

I appreciate your taking this ride with Ivy Vines. If you enjoy her, I have two other series for you to pursue. Easter’s Lilly, which is a mafia romance, and Linked, which is a different type of vampires series. Thank you so much for your readership.

About the Author

Judy Serrano holds a Master of Arts in English from Texas A&M University-, Commerce. She is the owner of Make Cents Editing Service, and was an adjunct professor at a local college. Currently she teaches high school English and is a freelance writer for certain on-line publications. Judy also writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels. She is the author of The Easter’s Lilly Series, The Linked Seriesand Ivy Vines, Visions.

Although originally form New York, Judy resides in Texas with her husband, four boys, two dogs and now five cats. She sings and plays guitar when she has time and enjoys singing with her very musical family in church when she is able.



About the Book:

Author: Judy Serrano
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 267
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Moving to Sedona was the only way Ivy could think of to start over. She would meet her high school sweetheart and work on making things right between them. Her psychic abilities were gradually becoming a curse and she needed a new start. Little does she know that when she applies for a waitressing job at a local, upscale French bistro, she will come in contact with the dark and mysterious Eli Dubois. What she doesn’t realize is she has just walked into the middle of the Vortex Murders, which involve a great deal of paranormal activity. Elijah’s army of seers are being murdered, one by one, which seems to be magnifying Ivy’s special abilities. 

Eli's best friend, Jake, arrives on the scene and reveals the secret that changes everything. With nowhere to turn, Ivy leans on the two men who offer her solace. And who is the old woman in the shroud? Is she a vision, a dream, or is she real? Only time will tell.



Friday, March 16, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Harley Mazuk

Dear Reader…

Will you read my book? Last Puffs took me years to write, will you take a look? It's based on a novel by a man named Hammett, (The Dain Curse), and I need a break, and I want to be a pulp fiction writer.
Pulp fiction writer.

Of course, dear Reader, writers hope their books speak for themselves. But given the chance here, I’ll tell you a little bit that might help your enjoyment of the Last Puffs.

Last Puffs is a story about war, love, betrayal, revenge, and murder, starring my series P.I., Frank Swiver. Frank is a pacifist—unusual in a tough trade like private investigating, in which you’re bound to come up against some violent characters. But that’s OK—a non-violent protagonist gives me a chance to explore themes like courage in conflicts and confrontations.

The core idea, the seed from which the whole book grew, came from a feature I heard once on National Public Radio about an old-fashioned cigar factory, like you might find in Havana, Cuba, or Tampa, Florida. In these factories, there would be a lector, an employee who would read aloud to the workers as they rolled cigars by hand. I knew then I wanted to write a scene set in such a quiet factory, where a beautiful dark-haired, dark-eyed young woman rolls tobacco along her bare, tawny thigh.

Around the same time, I had written an unsold short story, “The Girls from Nanking.” I’d based “Nanking” on Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op story-model. When the Op is called in on a case, each “person of interest” tells the Op a story—their version of what happened. The Op investigates and builds his own version of reality—the “true” solution of what happened. Here, Frank Swiver investigates a case for Joan Spring, a wealthy Eurasian woman, (who just might be a spy for Mao’s fledgling government in Peking).

It also happened that around that time I was reading The Dain Curse, by Dashiell Hammett. In the Dain Curse, I saw a structure for a novel that would enable me to combine “Nanking,” and the cigar factory treatment into a coherent narrative. And perhaps I could even work in a prequel of sorts, a story about how Frank, fighting in the Spanish Civil War, became a pacifist.

What could a Spanish Civil War story have to do with a Red Chinese spy in San Francisco in 1948-’49, and a Cuban cigar factory in California? Well, Raymond Chandler once wrote, “The most effective way to conceal a simple mystery is behind another mystery. Make the reader solve the wrong problem.”

So that is what I did.

If you like Last Puffs, please leave a review.
I need a break, and I want to be a pulp fiction writer.
Pulp fiction writer.

                                                                                    Harley Mazuk

About the Author

Harley Mazuk was born in Cleveland, the last year that the Indians won the World Series. He majored in English literature at Hiram College in Ohio, and Elphinstone College, Bombay, India. Harley worked as a record salesman (vinyl) and later served the U.S. Government in Information Technology and in communications, where he honed his writing style as an editor and content provider for official web sites.

Retired now, he likes to write pulp fiction, mostly private eye stories, several of which have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His first full length novel, White with Fish, Red with Murder, was released in 2017, and his newest, Last Puffs, just came out in January 2018.

Harley’s other passions are his wife Anastasia, their two children, reading, running, Italian cars, California wine and peace.



About the Book:

Frank Swiver and his college pal, Max Rabinowitz, both fall in love with Amanda Zingaro, courageous Republican guerilla, in the Spanish civil war. But the local fascists murder her and her father.

Eleven years later in San Francisco in 1949, Frank, traumatized by the violence in Spain, has become
a pacifist and makes a marginal living as a private eye. Max who lost an eye in Spain but owes his life to Frank, has pledged Frank eternal loyalty. He’s a loyal communist party member and successful criminal attorney.

Frank takes on a case for Joan Spring, half-Chinese wife of a wealthy banker. Joan seduces Frank to ensure his loyalty. But Frank busts up a prostitution/white slavery ring at the Lotus House a brothel in Chinatown, where Joan was keeping refugees from Nanking prisoners.

Then Max sees a woman working in a Fresno cigar factory, who is a dead ringer for Amanda, and brings in Frank, who learns it is Amanda. She has tracked the fascists who killed her father and left her for dead from her village in Spain to California. Amanda wants Frank to help her take revenge. And by the way, she says the ten-year-old boy with her is Frank’s son.

Joan Spring turns out to be a Red Chinese secret agent, and she’s drawn a line through Max’s name with a pencil. Can Frank save Max again? Can he help Amanda avenge her father when he’s sworn off violence? Can he protect her from her target’s daughter, the sadistic Veronica Rios-Ortega? Join Frank Swiver in the swift-moving story, Last Puffs.


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Frank Swiver is a detective. Murder investigations are his specialty. He likes wine, loose women and fast cars. Not necessarily in that order. Swiver inhabits an earlier world that is archaic and, without doubt, politically incorrect by today’s standards. Harley Mazuk recreates in Swiver a character from another era whose story is fun and entertaining. Mazuk has an impressive knowledge of wines and cars which permeate his narrative. As to his knowledge of women, I am not competent to judge. I do know that the geography and time period portrayed is well researched. There are many twists and turns to the plot as well as an injection of espionage that keeps the reader guessing. Fans of old fashion detective novels will enjoy this book. I know, I did.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Kraig Dafoe

Dear Reader…

     This book started out as a single story for a college course where I had to try to write as a famous author. Given that I could choose any writer I wanted, I naturally chose the one I admired the most, knowing full well the difficulty I would face in tackling the task. 

     Edgar Allan Poe had a style that few could imitate and that no-one could ever claim to be their own. His originality makes him one of the greatest American writers of all time. I try to model myself after his qualities, at least in the ways of being an author.

     Poe is credited with inventing the detective genre and The Balloon Hoax is often referred to as the first science fiction story. Though most of his work outside of poetry falls under the genre of thriller, we see that he didn’t let genre define him. Though Poe wrote in different genre’s, his style of writing remained the same and it is this that I focused on when writing my first story for this book.

     My intent for these stories is not to have you feel like you’re reading Poe’s work, but instead to give you the sense or sensation that you would feel reading his work. I believe that you will enjoy these stories and I hope to eventually put out another edition, though the darkness has escaped my mind for the present time and with its absence I find it difficult to cultivate new thrillers.

     A Collection of Twisted Tales will transport you through time, back when things were simpler and darker. The people in this book, some more real than you might think, will leave you wanting more while at the same time, glad you are living in the now. If at any time things become too rough for you as you read this book, just know that you can always…

Love, Kraig Dafoe, Author

About the Author

Kraig Dafoe was born in Potsdam, New York and grew up in Canton. He played high school football and joined the Army Reserves at the age of seventeen. 

Kraig has earned his BA in English writing and graduated cum laude from Washburn University in 2017.

Kraig has published two novels and published poetry. He is currently working on another writing project.

His current novel is A Collection of Twisted Tales.
You can visit his website at

About the Book:

Most of these stories have one thing in common, death. Although death is the common thread, there is nothing common in the way that it comes about.
This collection is chock full of interesting characters scattered among various settings that inspire the imagination, such as a Lavish English mansion or the dark interior of a rundown home.
This book is inspired by and written in the style of, Edgar Allan Poe.


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Dear Reader, Love Jeffyne Telson

Dear Reader…

I am excited to meet you and tell you about my book, Cat Tails: Heart-Warming Stories about the Cats and Kittens of RESQCATS.

I began to rescue stray cats over thirty years ago and soon realized that I wanted to make a difference in as many feline lives as possible. I dreamed of creating a sanctuary for stray and abandoned cats and kittens. Once I make up my mind to do something, I do whatever it takes to make it happen!

In 1997, RESQCATS, Inc., a non-profit sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of stray and abandoned cats and kittens opened its doors. My dream had become a reality. Now the hard work of rescue began. I was enthusiastic and  ready to meet every challenge in order to make a difference in the world for the felines.

My philosophy has always been, "It's about the cats first." I have always believed that if the day comes that it is not about them first, then I don't need to be doing rescue anymore. That day has never come! And it never will!  .

I began writing articles for the RESQCATS newsletter with the sole purpose of raising funds for the cats and kittens in our care.

As the years passed, I found that writing about the cats and kittens was a creative way for me to share my feelings about rescue and its many challenges. I began to realize the valuable lessons that the animals taught me about life. I also discovered that writing about the losses of some that could not be saved, as well as the grief I felt after losing my personal animals, was a path to healing. Putting pen to paper was a safe, less vulnerable way for me to express my feelings. Over the years, I became more comfortable sharing my views on  topics that pertained to my experiences with the animals and people. I wrote to educate others about all that it takes to get many of the kitties healthy, including expensive veterinary care and the emotional ups and downs that can be involved before sending that nice, healthy fluffy little kitten home with a qualified adopter. Through the stories, donors began to realize the challenges I faced and to understand  my heartfelt commitment to the cats. Supporters started to feel like they were part of the organization in a personal way and to my surprise, they were more willing to donate to RESQCATS mission.

For many years, a close friend encouraged me to write a book about my experiences because she loved the stories in the newsletters. I resisted the idea for years, but I thought about her request often. One day, I accepted the challenge and spent my vacation time for the next four years working on the book.

I had no idea what I had committed to in writing a book! First, I chose which cats and stories to include in the was tough to choose! In hindsight, writing this book has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. I worked endlessly on every winter break to write, rewrite, edit, and re-edit until I was satisfied that it was the very best it could be. What became most apparent when I wrote the book was not just that I had made a difference in the lives of hundreds of stray cats, but I discovered that the impact the cats had on my life was equally profound.

The stories are truly heart-warming and uplifting. Some will draw on deep underlying emotions...while others are intensely touching and poignant. You will cry and laugh, as well as, experience humor and delight. Every story contains a meaningful, inspirational message of how animals make a difference in people's lives.

Animal lovers will enjoy the book, but it is also a book about life, choices, meeting challenges and being passionate about something.

It is my hope that my book will encourage you to expand your compassion for animals and discover a greater appreciation for the important lessons they teach us.

If I touch the heart of even a single reader, then I feel I have accomplished my goal.
As a footnote, RESQCATS has placed over 2800 stray and abandoned cats and kittens into qualified homes and 100% of the proceeds from your purchase of my book goes directly to the cats and kittens at RESQCATS.

Enjoy Cat Tails: Heart-Warming Stories about the Cats and Kittens of RESQCATS.

With love and gratitude,
Jeffyne Telson

About the Author

Jeffyne Telson grew up in Dallas, Texas but has spent most of the last half of her life in California. Although she has Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Texas Tech University, she has devoted the last two decades to the pursuit of her real life’s passion…caring for stray and abandoned cats and kittens.

In 1997, Jeffyne founded RESQCATS, Inc, as a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of stray and abandoned cats and kittens.

In the ensuing 20 years, with the help of a small group of dedicated volunteers, Jeffyne has grown RESQCATS well beyond her dreams, into a highly respected rescue organization that has placed more than 2700 cats and kittens with qualified families and individuals.

Today, in addition to being the President of RESQCATS, Jeffyne and her husband, Mitch, share their Santa Barbara, California home with 14 unadoptable cats, 9 collies and 15 giant African sulcata tortoises…all rescued of course!



About the Book:

In 1997, Jeffyne Telson founded RESQCATS, Inc, as a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of stray and abandoned cats and kittens.
In the ensuing 20 years, with the help of a small group of dedicated volunteers, Jeffyne has grown RESQCATS well beyond her dreams, into a highly respected rescue organization that has placed more than 2800 cats and kittens with qualified families and individuals.

And now, she has written a book about her journey of creating a cat rescue, the challenges and opportunities she has faced, and most important of all, the valuable life lessons the cats and kittens have taught her.



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Karen S. Bell

Dear Reader…

If you are reading my book right now, Thank You! If you are hesitating about reading it, Don’t! The tale is unputdownable but it also has an underlying message. Alexa Wainwright, as the MC, is relatable, likable, and vulnerable with a keen sense of humor. Her world is very small because writing is her life and so she is an easy target for entrapment. As I wrote this book, I realized that the underlying message in this book is that greed is the Devil’s playground. Alexa’s pact with the Devil is an allegory for the evil lurking in our midst. The social decay of modern society with its excessive greed, the ignorance of our political leaders, and our indifference toward the survival of all species from the effects of climate change, among other environmental pressures, are perhaps brought forth by the darkest forces of human nature. Kirkus Reviews and Midwest Review of Books both gave very positive reviews that can be read on the Amazon product page and at Kirkus Reviews here: Validation! A fun read with food for thought.

Karen S. Bell
About the Author

When a Stranger Comes…is Ms. Bell’s third novel. Her debut, Walking with Elephants, was initially published by a small publisher who went out of business. Subsequently, she took over as an indie publisher. It went on to win the Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence and was a top-five finalist in the Kindle Book Review’s 2012 contest for the best indie books. Sunspots, her second novel, was awarded the Seal of Approval for good writing. She holds a Master of Science in Mass Communication and for 15 years, she was an editor/copyeditor for a "Big Four" public accounting firm. Ms. Bell was also technical editor for an accounting industry magazine. 
 Here are some reviews of her previous work published in the Florida Times Union:



About the Book:

Author: Karen S. Bell
Publisher: KSB Press
Pages: 222
Genre: Thriller

Achieving what you crave can also bring the terrifying fear of losing it. For Alexa Wainwright, this truth has become her nightmare. Born Gladys Lipschitz, the daughter of an unwed Soviet-era Jewish immigrant, her debut novel, A Foregone Conclusion, soared to number one on the bestseller’s list and became an international sensation. The accompanying fame and riches were beyond her expectations. Unfortunately, her subsequent work has yet to achieve the same reception by critics and readers. Yes, they have sold well based on her name recognition, but she dreads the possibility of becoming a mid-list author forgotten and ignored. She vows to do whatever it takes to attain the heady ego-stroking success of her debut. But is she really?

Witnessing an out-of-the-blue lightning bolt whose giant tendrils spread over the blue sky and city streets below her loft window, Alexa doesn’t realize just how this vow will be tested as she’s magically transported to an alternate reality. In this universe, the characters from her books are given the breath of life and she meets publisher, King Blakemore, who just might be the Devil himself. At first, she shrugs off her doubts about this peculiar publisher and very lucrative book deal offer because the temptation of riches and refound fame is too strong. But all too soon, Alexa realizes she’s trapped in an underworld of evil from which she desperately wants to escape. For starters, she finds herself in an iron-clad book contract that changes its wording whenever she thinks of a loophole. Desperate to get her life back, she devises schemes to untether herself from this hellish existence. She’s also aided by the forces for good who attempt to help her. However, King Blakemore is cleverer and more powerful than she can begin to understand. Playfully, he decides to give Alexa a second chance to save herself from eternity with him and to be free. He offers her the prospect of a rewrite, as most authors do as part of the writing process. Given this chance, will Alexa make the same choices and the same mistakes again?

Alexa, as the MC, is relatable, likable, and vulnerable with a keen sense of humor. Her world is very small because writing is her life and so she is an easy target for entrapment. Her pact with the Devil is an allegory for the evil lurking in our midst. The social decay of modern society with its excessive greed, the ignorance of our political leaders, and our indifference toward the survival of all species from the effects of climate change, among other environmental pressures, are perhaps brought forth by the darkest forces of human nature.
When A Stranger Comes is available at Amazon.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Ashley Warren

On a sunny day in early 2010, I sat in my parked car, late for an appointment, stunned by an NPR story about sexual predators. I had no idea criminals such as these roamed freely on university campuses.

Since then, I’ve paid close attention to the issue. It never goes away, and by all accounts, the crime is pervasive at every college. As I read story after story, I began to wonder if I could write a novel about victims whose lives were brought together by a common assailant.

Unlike murder—the inciting incident for thousands of published mysteries every year—only a handful of novels have been written about sexual assault. Why? When I asked people that question, they always gave me the same answer: No one wants to read a story about rape.

But just as murder mysteries are not about murder, Survivors’ Dawn is not about rape. Murder mysteries relate the journey of the protagonist as she seeks to solve the crime. Survivors’ Dawn is about the journeys of the victims after the crime: their struggle to survive, the obstacles they face in their pursuit of justice, and their hope for a future when students can pursue their dreams without fear of being attacked.

Brooke Flanagan, Lauren Le, and Nikki Towers are fictitious characters, but their stories are real. Victims face similar fates every day. And predators like Colin Jordan exist too.

To write a credible story about the journeys of victims, I had to do a lot of research. When I read about and listened to the stories of college survivors, they broke my heart. But then I realized that the victims are in fact heroes. They suffer tremendous pain and stress, they wrestle with guilt and shame, and if they accuse their assailants, they often encounter indifference and/or victim blaming. They are heroes, and a hero’s story deserves to be told.

I self published Survivors’ Dawn. Initially, I pursued the traditional route to getting published by sending query letters to thirty literary agents. Half responded with form rejection emails, and the rest never answered my query. I don’t know if any of them read the manuscript excerpt. Apparently, the agents doubted they could sell the book to a publisher, and how could I fault their skepticism? After all, no one wants to read a story about rape. But by then, the story had taken ahold of me, and I had to keep pressing forward.

College students have been sexually assaulted for as long as colleges have existed. The problem won’t go away by itself, and survivors can’t end the crisis on their own. They need our help. Remember, good women and men outnumber predators many times over. Good people everywhere must stand up and say no more.

As you read Survivors’ Dawn, you will walk with the survivors, and you will experience fear, despair, anger, disgust, purpose, redemption, and finally, hope. You might even decide to get involved. A good start would be to take the It’s On Us pledge and make a donation.

With love,

Ashley Warren
About the Author

The unending accounts of sexual assault on college campuses compelled me to write Survivors’ Dawn.

My goal in writing the novel was NOT to focus on the act itself, but instead, to write of the victim’s journey, to tell a story about the strength, courage, and determination of survivors, to describe the difficulties they face in their pursuit of justice, and finally, to offer hope for a future where students can pursue their dreams without fear of being attacked.

As Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens to You” implies, non-victims can never truly know how it feels to be assaulted, but we can try to empathize, and we can try to help. Awareness is key to reducing the incidence of sexual assault on campus. Please do your part by taking the It's On Us pledge and contributing to organizations that are fighting on the front lines.

Thank you to readers who give me encouragement. It means so much to me. Word of mouth is an incredible thing, so thank you also for telling your friends about Survivors' Dawn. 



About the Book:

Author: Ashley Warren
Publisher: Chaparral Press LLC
Pages: 316
Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Women’s Fiction / New Adult Fiction


A heroic story of three college women’s fight for justice
At first glance, Brooke Flanagan, Lauren Le, and Nikki Towers have little in common: a churchgoing virgin, a party girl, and a resident advisor. But they all have their own dreams, dreams that can be shattered in a single night.

When freshman Brooke Flanagan first arrives at the university, she’s excited to escape her sheltered life in a Southern town. Lauren Le, a scholarship student, likes to have a good time, but she never disappoints her hardworking, single mom. Nikki Towers always goes her own way. Confident, poised, and wealthy, Nikki’s biggest problem is what to do with her future.

Into these girls’ lives walks Colin Jordan. Colin is the son of a private equity titan, captain of his club basketball team, and a brilliant pre-law student. He is also a sexual predator.

Survivors’ Dawn relates a journey of heroes: the strength, courage, and determination of the victims as they fight to survive; the obstacles they face in their pursuit of justice; and finally, with its conclusion, hope for a future where students can pursue their dreams without fear of being attacked.
A contemporary novel, Survivor’s Dawn wrestles with issues of privilege, sexual assault, and the responsibility of academic institutions to protect their students.



Monday, February 26, 2018

Dear Reader, Love Tom Nixon

Dear Reader…

Everything is important. Pay attention to every detail. It’s all there in front of you.

True, you’re going to keep jumping timelines. But there’s a reason for that. Just as in real life, everything that happens in the past has a direct influence on what happens in the future. And don’t worry...that timeline that started 30 years in the past? Stick with will catch up to the present-day timeline...eventually.

You’ve just read the first chapter, and now you’re confused. Why would someone supposedly so uninteresting and so unremarkable suddenly disappear? Well, turn the page, and we’ll begin to find out...together.

We start by following five college friends, who find their way together by chance...and eventually find their way apart. Thirty years is a long time. And life moves on, right? You can’t expect things to stay the same forever, can you? But is the story of Jason, Joel, Mary and Ziggy relevant to Joel’s modern-day disappearance?

If you pay attention, you’ll see. That note sent to Mary? It’ll all make sense. The emails and text messages from a man who’s either dead, held captive or in hiding? Well, those will make sense too. In fact, it all makes sense, when you think about it. There was really only one way this could turn out...


Tom Nixon
Author of The Long Lost

About the Author

Tom Nixon is an author and entrepreneur with writing credits to his name that span artistic genres. He has written multiple novels, two screenplays, several short stories, a children’s story, and has five music albums in his catalogue, for which he wrote both music and lyrics. He discovered his passion for writing and reading at an early age, going on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan. He resides in Michigan with his wife and children, along with a couple of the canine variety.

His latest book is the suspense novel, The Long Lost.



About the Book:

Author: Tom Nixon
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 418
Genre: Suspense

The sudden and strange disappearance of Joel Thomas brings together his ex-wife and best friend in a search for answers. As Mary and Jason seek out the truth, their quest consistently turns up more questions than clues. In another time, the story of a long-time group of college friends plays out across 30 years of history, revealing the highs and lows of a group that vowed to maintain their friendship until death. Is the answer to Joel’s mysterious departure found in a simple note sent to Mary, or is it locked somewhere back in time? Told in alternating voices and timelines, Nixon’s The Long Lost tells a story of both intrigue and suspense — along with sentimentality and introspection — as he examines the painful discoveries realized when childhood friends grow up...and grow apart.


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