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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Vote for Nathan Shepherd

Today we in the United States elect our president. Have you voted yet?

It is also release day for my Irish friend, Paul Anthony Shortt, with his urban fantasy novel LOCKED WITHIN (WiDo Publishing). Is this cover not fabulously compelling??? And manly??? Awesome cover, awesome book, amazing and talented author!


The supernatural realm and the mundane world have existed side by side since the dawn of time. Predators walk the streets, hidden by our own ignorance. Once, the city of New York was protected, but that was another age.

Now a creature emerges from the city's past to kill again, with no one to hear the screams of its victims. The lost and the weak, crushed under the heels of the city's supernatural masters, have given up hope.

But one man finds himself drawn to these deaths. Plagued by dreams of past lives, his obsession may cost him friends, loved ones, even his life. To stop this monster, he must unlock the strength he once had. He must remember the warrior he was, to become the hero he was born to be.

His name is Nathan Shepherd, and he remembers.

To buy:

Pre-release special on WiDo website.

From Amazon, in print or ebook. (Also available at Amazon.UK and others)

Barnes and Noble

CeleryTree

The Book Depository (free shipping!) 

Wishing Paul the best of everything as he launches his debut novel!

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    1. Hehe, I was tempted to make a similar post myself.

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  2. Thank you so much Karen! Love the title of the post ;-)

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  3. Sounds good; I do so love urban fantasy. But, to answer your question, I'm afraid I haven't voted, being a Brit. Although I've heard more than one person over here maintain we should get a say, too, given the significance to the wider world of who is in the White House...

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    1. Simon, Are you serious??? I can't imagine anything more damaging to the sovereignty of a nation than allowing non-citizens to have a vote in deciding who will lead. That said, besides having the ability to actually cast one's vote, there are other ways to express opinions, regardless of where you live. Like the Internet :)

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  4. Considering what New York City has just been thru, the book's description is frightening. Frightening and intriguing.
    Happy Birthday to Locked Within!

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    1. I admit I was pretty nervous about my book dealing so strongly with New York, what with the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy to the American and South American coasts. New York's a tough city, one of my favourite places in the world, and her people will pull through.

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  5. Congrats to all on the new release. Love urban fantasy and so I will check this out for sure.

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  6. How fun that Paul's debut was on Election Day! Gave me something to focus on besides the tension of the day :)

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  7. Dear Karen, thanks for supporting so enthusiastically Paul and his debut. It's good that he has you in his corner! Peace.

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