Michael and The Holy G-rail will be on “The Sex and Intimacy Show” Thursday, Nov. 12th http://www.sexandintimacyshow.com/index.html
9:00pm Pacific time, 10:00pm Mountain and 12:00am Eastern time
If in Denver, Colorado you can listen in at 1510 AM Radio
Michael’s interview with Amy Rubin of “Amy’s Heart” is now up. http://www.amysheart.info/
Michael talks about finding that “perfect” partner. I highly recommend it.
Michael is the new Denver Sex and Sensuality Expert for Examiner.com. Please check out his Q&A column “Ask Michael” http://www.examiner.com/x-12495-Denver-Sex-and-Sensuality-Examiner
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Michael Schuessler Author of The Holy G-rail
Award Winning Author Dana Davis, Brings Her Readers The Mask of Tamirella, Desert Magick:Superstitions,Breach of Worlds,Deadly Fate:Book One of the Teadai Prophecies, Sage Truth,City of Gods
The Mask of Tamirella
by Dana Davis
2008 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist
2008 Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist
2007 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention
Sixteen-year-old Caitlanna Mullen lives in a harsh world where technology no longer exists. In her post-apocalyptic society, she salvages priceless artifacts for trade. One artifact is especially desired. The Mask of Tamirella. Cait steals the Mask from another sanction, putting her own at risk. As punishment, the Elders send her to a hazardous dig. She must travel through a mutant forest without becoming a sacrifice and into Rotted City, where toxic ruins hoard an ancient disease. To complicate matters, the man she loves accompanies her group. Because of their age differences, an intimate relationship with him is strictly forbidden and would bring severe punishment, perhaps even exile. Cait’s life takes an unexpected turn when she uncovers secrets she never imagined.
Will this sixteen-year-old survive in a place where death and injury are daily concerns? Can she quell her feelings for a man forbidden to touch her until she’s older? Or will her confrontations with mutants and toxic ruins cause her demise? One thing is certain: the secrets Caitlanna uncovers will change her world forever.
“The magic of this tale lies in the straightforward narrative and the authentic, witty dialogue…enchanting, informative…a wonderful adventure story.” WriteWords.
Desert Magick: Superstitions
by Dana Davis
2009 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist
Daisy Hammel-Kavanaugh lives a perfectly average life in the Arizona desert, except for one thing. She’s a witch. Her relatives and ancestors consist of various, and sometimes colorful, paranormals. When Daisy is attacked by a mystical, ghost-like figure, she must enlist the aid of those she trusts in her quest to find and eliminate this enemy before he destroys her.
There’s another problem. To ensure her success, she must somehow get her hands on a treasured and protected Native American artifact, without pissing off the entire Indian community. Desert creatures, ancient myths, sex and magick abound in Daisy’s world but can she trust herself to know what is real and what isn’t?
“Dana Davis is a skilled and confident storyteller. Her bold characters ignite the action with wit, intelligence, and just enough sass to win your heart.” Marilyn McGrath, creative writing teacher and author of All You Know On Earth
Breach of Worlds
by Dana Davis
How can a destitute orphan get an ordinary life? Seek out the valley sorceress, of course, a woman rumored to ride dragons and eat young men.
Armed with only her wits and a stolen map, Nara goes in search of the famed sorceress. At age fourteen, when her own powers begin to manifest, she becomes a target for evil. This adolescent girl must help defeat the shadow ones before they destroy everything she has come to love. Orphanage life was difficult, but her future terrifies her as she embarks on a harrowing journey fraught with magic and peril.
Nara’s life will be anything but ordinary.
Coming soon to Kindle, Mobipocket, Fictionwise and others.
Deadly Fate: Book One of the Teadai Prophecies
by Dana Davis
Coming September 2009 from SynergEbooks.
What do a mysterious woman, a tavern wench who counts to calm her fears, and several annoying adolescents have in common? They are destined for a magical and uncertain future together. Whether they want it or not.
For millennia, Gypsies have harnessed the Energy, allowing them to perform incredible feats of magic. Most die if not properly trained, and those few who manage to survive without guidance tend to lose their sanity. Gypsy Haranda Banwidden and her kin must locate the untrained, many who come from backgrounds with beliefs that demonize them, instruct them in the Energy, and oath them into service.
Meanwhile, a tiny, yet potentially deadly, void has formed within the Energy and is expanding. The only way to destroy the void is to locate ancient texts, which contain information the Gypsy kin so desperately need. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly where these texts are hidden or if they’ve survived the ages. Ready or not, the prophesied New Age is upon them, and they must succeed against a growing list of enemies or disappear forever.
Sage Truth: Book Two of the Teadai Prophecies
by Dana Davis
Coming soon from SynergEbooks
Enemies seem to be growing with every sunrise, and when the Gypsy kin are captured, they fear they will weaken and die. There is hope, though, as they gather allies from unexpected places. But can they survive long enough to live out the Prophecies
City of Gods: Book Three of the Teadai Prophecies
Coming soon from SynergEbooks
Grieving Gypsy and Sage kin continue searching for a way to save their world. But the yellow-eyed woman hides somewhere in the darkness, waiting, and she won’t be sated until she overpowers them all. The kin must get back home to the Land of the Goddess, where they will engage in a final battle for their world.
Author Bio: Dana Davis is a four time award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction. Her published books include the adult paranormal fantasy Desert Magick: Superstitions, the young adult fantasy Breach of Worlds, and the teen sci-fi The Mask of Tamirella. During her college years, she had the good fortune to study with Nebula Award-winner Sheila Finch and received her creative writing degree from California State University, Long Beach. Her adult fantasy Deadly Fate: Book One of the Teadai Prophecies is scheduled for release September 2009 from SynergEbooks Publishing.
When she’s not writing, she loves to read and travel. Just try to keep her away from ruins and old cemeteries. Dana lives in the Arizona desert with her husband and two insane birds, where she is currently writing another book. She invites readers to visit her website at www.danadaviswriting.com.
Mars and Venus…The battle of the sexes? Men and women alike will enjoy the book that just might end the relationship war!
Author: Philip Nork
Release date: September 2009
First-time author Philip Nork and AuthorHouse are happy to announce the release of this “highly entertaining and unique trip back in time.” Follow Phil on his confusing and challenging journey of self-discovery, and his yearning to become the “real” yet sensitive man he yearns to be.
As you read Phil’s life-lessons you will undoubtedly recall some of your past encounters and how they too were perceived. Life-lessons are all around us, you just have to see them and react accordingly. While using symbols and music of the day, Phil learns lessons we all need to know, such as–
v Be different, sincere, and make females feel special.
v Girls remember the small things.
v Girls remember the good things and want to reciprocate.
v See the difference in everyone and celebrate it.
v Girls want to be heard: guys need to be better listeners.
Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male allows the reader to not only experience Phil’s journey, but also relive their own…and to see how the actions that they followed could have been perceived…and ultimately accepted by those that count in their life.
Philip Nork lives in Henderson, Nevada and is already working on the second book in this series, Sensitivity 102: Choices. You can go to his blog to see more information about him, the book, and to see pictures of the locations that inspired the book.
Women will want to have someone like Phil enter their life while men will wish they were more like Phil. Either way, all will be thoroughly entertained.
Advance copies are available now, official release date is
text – Jillian and Nelson Rockledge have it all. They’re
young, successful, and beautiful. Jody and Charlie Williams strike it
rich with Charlie’s invention that makes submarines virtually
undetectable. Both couples are living a life of luxury in their built by one of the most prestigious builders in Eastern Virginia.
The homes come with the latest in technology and comforts that money can
buy. And they’re equipped with more than these young couples bargained
for. Do they know the true cost of their lavish homes? Pat and Joe
McKinney join a child pornography investigation in Orange County, Florida.
The investigation spreads out across the country leading the team into
the lives of the young and affluent near the nation’s capital. Family
relations, greed, sex, perversion, and murder; Who are the real victims in
A Lifetime of Exposure
Becky Lippert and devised a plan to rip
off young soldiers and sailors of their life savings. The plan included
embezzling from the Federal Government. The plan
looked good on paper. It worked even better in practice. No one was
supposed to get hurt. But when theft turns to murder the military brass
must act fast to stop the abuses. Pat and Joe McKinney are drawn into an
investigation that starts near the . It quickly
turns into a manhunt near military bases along the . Will the McKinneys stop these vicious perpetrators or will they
continue A Lifetime of Deception?
A Lifetime of Vengeance
Back cover text – While still in their teens the McKinney brothers enter
the world of . Just as their business appears to be
running on auto-pilot, events turn their charmed lives into a living hell.
Their friends turn against them and commit an act so heinous that the
brothers are forced to leave their home in central Florida. They vow to
come back and exact revenge on their friends-turned-enemies. After 6
years of military training they return to Florida to carry out their plan
but their plan takes on a life of its own. But their enemies have a new,
powerful friend. He’s a big player in the central Florida drug trade and
he has help from inside the sheriff’s vice squad. Will the brothers
survive this new threat? Will they carry out their plan and succeed in
eliminating their adversaries, or will they forever harbor A Lifetime of
A Lifetime of Deception Reviews
|By||Sabrina Sumsion “www.sabrinareviews.com” (Lincoln, Nebraska) – See all my reviews|
Our service men put their very lives on the stake for the United States. All those who live here owe them a debt of gratitude. Unfortunately, there are predators preying on their vulnerability and they must be stopped.
Pat and Joe are brothers with a past. due to poor choices, a dear sister-in-law dies and she takes the will to live from Pat and Joe’s brother Mike. While Pat and Joe do everything they can to serve justice to those responsible for their sister-in-law’s murder, Mike slips into depression and eventually kills himself. Pat and Joe’s family is never the same.
Joe and Pat both have military training and Joe is still in the reserves. When the predators kill a serviceman, Joe is called to investigate the deaths. Unfortunately, it is a bad time for his family. Pat and Joe’s father has a heart attack and is in critical condition. Joe leaves for duty and then is informed that his girlfriend’s father died. Joe focuses on his investigation and risks alienating the woman he loves.
The stakes keep getting higher as the body count increases with every serviceman targeted. Joe enlists Pat’s help and calls up old friends along the way.
Fast paced and intelligent, adult readers should enjoy A Life Time of Deception.
|By||Lila L. Pinord “Author of Min’s Monster and o… (Port Angeles, WA) – See all my reviews
If ever we are in need of someone to track down the “bad guys”, we would definitely want the McKinney brothers around! P.J. Grondin’s first book “A Lifetime of Vengeance” was a winner all the way,and this one is even better, if possible!
Joe and Pat McKinney are ex-military men who are called upon to help solve the mystery of who is taking advantage of our boys in uniform, enticing and robbing them of all their worldly belongings. But when it involves murder, they must step up the pace and catch them before more dead bodies show up.
It’s a fast-paced thriller and the characters are so well-drawn, we find ourselves becoming sympathetic with the main perpetrator because of her mean upbringing. You are in for one heck of a ride and a surprise ending that you never see coming! This is the book for readers who love edge-of-your-seat suspense thrillers. Highly reccommended.
|By||L.C. Evans “Author” (North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews
P.J. Grondin, formerly a Navy serviceman aboard a nuclear submarine, has written a fast-paced thriller packed with real details about life in the military. Main characters Joe and Pat McKinney put their military training to the test tracking down a couple of sociopaths who have dreamed up an ingenious scheme to defraud American servicemen. The stakes get higher when fraud leads to murder. Then another pair of schemers with ties to the first two get involved. With no regard for human life, the criminals murder anyone who might get in their way. For a while Joe and Pat seem to be one step behind the killers at every turn. Then they and their team of law enforcement officials get a break and finally unravel the vicious scheme. A twist at the end suggests more to come.
|By||Todd A. Fonseca (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews|
Unwanted and given up at birth, Becky Lippert moved from foster family to foster family suffering verbal, physical, and sexual abuse until she decided to take matters into her own hands. Blessed with a keen mind and killer looks, Becky finds she has a talent for quickly putting any man under her seductive spell. With these assets, she leaves “home” in her mid teens and begins life as a grifter, conning young military servicemen out of their life savings. She had the perfect crime and what she thought was the perfect payoff and Becky was sure she could forever lead a life of deception.
Unfortunately, dead bodies begin to pile up in her wake and Becky begins to search for a way out. Meanwhile the government quickly finds a pattern of crime against it’s own and calls up Joe McKinney to active service to help solve the crime. A battle tested marine, Joe works with his brother Pat to piece together the clues to the identity and whereabouts of the mystery woman conning these men and those responsible for their murders. But will they find Becky before the trail gets cold or will they fall victim to her and her accomplices’ plans?
P.J. Grondin’s A Lifetime of Deception is an intriguing military murder mystery thriller. Grondin’s own experience as a former submariner aboard the USS John Adams clearly comes through as he describes the duties, assignments, recreational activities, dress, hygiene, and habits our nations servicemen and women. I especially appreciated getting a glimpse into the emotional balancing act one must manage regarding one’s duty to country and one’s family responsibilities. For someone to target and take advantage of these heroes is a travesty. All Americans should ensure that as our nations’ heroes protect us oversees we should likewise protect them against any individual or group that would stand to gain by exploiting them while deployed.
A Lifetime of Deception is the second novel featuring Joe and Pat McKinney. In these brothers, Grondin has created characters we all can related to. They are flawed human beings with questionable pasts and occasionally struggling relationships but who, none-the-less wake up each morning committed to improving their and their loved ones’ lives. I look forward to reading the first novel in the series A Lifetime of Vengeance.
|By||Jacamo Peterson “Blademan” (Portland Or.) – See all my reviews|
Becky and Bobby are not what you could call normal. And their scam system is, to them anyway, foolproof and easy. Lure unsuspecting sailors into a relationship, which at the very least will cost them all their worldly goods. But turns into murder and mayhem with a mystery guest included!! An outstanding thriller novel. Pete Grondin’s personal knowledge of the submariners life and the locations in the book make the story read that much better. The good guys in the story Pat and Joe McKinney have their hands full cracking this case. And that makes this a cracking good murder mystery. Good reading for a dark moonless night. Jacamo The Blademan
By Don Crouch. Michigan
I truly enjoyed A Lifetime of Deception. The story line pulled me in right away and the characters were well developed and likable. I am thinking you can quit your day job.
A Lifetime of Vengeance Reviews
|By||NWOhio Mom “Dot” (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews|
I got my “crave on” for more McKinney! Looking forward to book 2! A Lifetime of Vengeance was one of those books that read fast, you keep reading to know what happens next. Grisham and McGuire are my favorite authors and Grondin didn’t disappoint me! I recommend this book!
|By||K. Nesser (Marblehead, Ohio United States) – See all my reviews
A Lifetime of Vengeance was a thriller that kept me wanting more.
Grondin’s ability to paint vivid images of the characters made me feel as
though I was part of the story rather than a reader. Many times, A
Lifetime of Vengeance made me think, “What would I do?” This is a story
that you won’t want to end!
|By||Debra Purdy Kong “mystery writer” (Port Moody, BC) – See all my reviews|
Brothers Pat, Joe, and Mike McKinney are making big bucks through their marijuana grow-op business. Greed gets the better of them, though, and because of this the brothers are eventually betrayed by friends. When Mike’s young wife is brutally raped and murdered by these same friends, Mike is all but destroyed. Obsessed with the need for vengeance, Pat and Joe concoct a long range plan. When payback time finally arrives, a twist in events triggers an increasingly dangerous cat and mouse game.
A Lifetime of Vengeance is an intense story that kicks the concept of revenge up to a disturbing level. When it comes to mystery and suspense, I love to know why people do the things they do and author P.J. Grondin does an excellent job of answering this question. In fact, motives are brought out in painstaking detail that vividly shows the brothers’ anguish.
At times, the back story is a little long and hindered by unnecessary details. Also, introductions to new characters always start with physical descriptions that are tough to remember. Still, kudos to Grondin for telling an interesting tale of brothers who are neither good or bad, but submerged in murky, ethically questionable shades of gray. In this book, making the right decision doesn’t come easily and the suspense ramps up to a satisfying ending.
|By||Dennis Batchelder (Bellevue, WA USA) – See all my reviews|
Pete Grondin’s “Lifetime of Vengeance” is the first in the series of the adventures of the McKinney brothers.
Pat, Joe, and Mike McKinney were happily running their small-town businesses of an orange grove, nursery, and a marijuana distributorship. They got a bit greedy and ticked off the down channels, and Mike’s new wife ended up paying the price in a brutal rape and slaying.
Fast forward seven years, and Pat and Joe, fresh from service in the armed forces, are all set to get their revenge on the six guys who helped kill Mike’s wife. They stake out the targets, build their alibis, get in position, and guess what: somebody else seems to be beating them to the punch and following their meticulous plans. The bullets are flying, the bodies are stacking up, and the reader honestly doesn’t know who’s gonna make it all the way to the end of the book.
Grondin’s story shows us central Florida in all its backwoods glory, complete with aligators, orange groves, up-and-coming rock stars, bales and bales of pot, corrupt sherrifs, and small-town gangsters.
I liked how Grondin fleshed out his characters, both the good guys and the bad. He paid attention to their backstories, and made the read that much more interesting and exciting for me. Nice job, Pete!
|By||Angela M. Hooper “Angela M. Hooper” (USA) – See all my reviews|
I would have liked to see more suspense in this novel since a horrific crime is committed in this book. Also, this book was a little too detailed in certain areas, but overall, it is a good read.
Three brothers – Pat, Joe, and Mike run a drug business. Dear, close friends of the brothers decide to get payback on them after they kick them out of the business. They take matters too far. They rape and kill Mike’s wife. Mike, cannot deal with this tragedy and practically loses his mind. Pat and Joe seek revenge, but Mike wants no part of it.
Then, the book takes on a different route. Years pass, but the 2 brothers made a promise to one another to get the revenge they so desire to inflict upon their long lost friends. This is where the suspense loses its power because we learn about both brothers joining the military and how their lives have changed. Both worry over their younger brother Mike who seems to have withered away to almost nothing.
The brothers join back up in their hometown for their final revenge and the suspense comes back into play. However, as they start to enact on their first plan for revenge – something happens to throw them off. Someone else is actually taking out their revenge. Who is this other person? Is it Mike? They are unsure. As the story unfolds, the twist is quite compelling.
|By||ellen “ellen in atlanta” (Atlanta, Georgia USA) – See all my reviews
The McKinney brothers were bright, handsome, and they didn’t have good sense.
They got involved in illicit drugs and start making a fortune…intoxicated by the money coming in, they think they can get away with putting filler in the drugs they sell – to their ‘friends’ – but it backfires eventually –
The ‘friends’ get even with the brothers by raping and killing brother Mike’s wife of 2 weeks.
The McKinney brothers straighten up their acts and join the military and become good citizens…although the brother Mike has never gotten over that tragic event.
The brothers have planned their vengeance on the men that committed the murder…but something starts happening – after the 1st killing, the others who committed the crimes are systematically being killed off and it looks like it is done by a professional –
Who is doing this? How did they get the McKinney brothers’ plans?
A Lifetime of Vengeance lays the foundation for a series, establishing the journey of the McKinneys from drug distributors to upstanding citizens. We come to like the brothers and root them on as they fight to maintain their lives in the face of great tragedy.
Plenty of action, mystery and romance to satisfy every thriller fan, Pete Grondin deftly fulfills every facet to create an excellent thriller.
|By||David L. Dallas (Genoa, Ohio) – See all my reviews
This first book from Pete Grondin is fast paced and captivating to the point that I could not put it down until I finished it. The McKinney brothers confront the dark side of there past and manage to come out on top. This is a great beginning to a new series of books that grabs you from page one and keeps you hooked until the finish. Grondin has the ability to produce some of the most evil characters you will find anywhere. I hope his imagination doesn’t run dry. This book has lots of action, great characters and a fast paced story line. If you are a fan of this genre, I doubt you will be disappointed.
|When I was a little boy living in Sandusky, Ohio I was scared to death of alligators. I used to imagine that the gators were under and around my bed, waiting for me to make a wrong move. Maybe I watched too many Tarzan or Jungle Larry movies. But that fear must have been a premonition. My parents first moved our family, all twelve of us kids to Bay City, Michigan, then to Maitland, Florida. Our stay in Maitland was short-lived and we ended up in rural Zellwood, Florida, a half hour north of Orlando and pretty much in the deep south. Now my fear of alligators turned to fascination. In junior high and high school, my friends and I used to swim and canoe at Wekiva Springs State Park. The lake beyond the springs had a number of good sized alligators. As we swam in the lake the gators kept a healthy distance. I’m not sure I’d swim with the gators now that I’m older|
Growing up in Zellwood had its advantages for a budding writer from north of the Mason Dixon line. I met so many different characters in my junior high school and high school years. Many of their personality traits have made their way into some of my fictional characters.
It’s been a great education having lived in the north and the south, particularly in the rural south where feelings about the War Between the States run strong. The war may be over but the scars are still there for some.
I graduated from Apopka Memorial High School and worked in the indoor foliage business. I started my own nursery business while in high school and also worked for others in the nursery business. It was hard work in very hot, humid conditions, working with fungicides, pesticides, and other ‘cides, some of which are now banned. We used to handle Mirex, the fire ant poison (which was banned by the EPA), with our bare hands. I’m still here so it must not have been that bad.
My travels continued after my stint in the south. After selling the nursery business I moved back to Sandusky, Ohio and started working in retail stores. It was at the May Company (now Macy’s) that I met my wife, Debbie. After realizing that I had little future in retail, I joined the US Navy in the Nuclear Power Program, stationed on the USS John Adams in Charleston, South Carolina. I again encountered a mix of the south and the north. The locals in Charleston were a great mix of personalities, while my shipmates were an odd mix of intellectuals and grunt workers, all with their own personality traits. Again this is great fodder for the budding writer. It was while living in Goose Creek, South Carolina that Debbie and I were married.
After an eight year stint in the Navy, I again returned to Sandusky and started my civilian career at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. I work in the Information Technology Department as a Process Mapping Specialist.
The political climate in Sandusky is always charged with small city politics. In 1993, I ran for the City Commission and was elected to a four year term. My time on the commission was charged with drama as we had a new city manager who ruffled the feathers of County Commissioners and nearby Township Trustees. During my tenure, I worked with corporate CEOs, city, county, and state officials, and citizens with all sorts of agendas. There was never a dull moment. My one claim to fame was being satirized by our local cartoonist in the Sandusky Register over a comment that I made regarding our sewage treatment plant.
I only served a single term on the Commission and opted to start my writing career. I didn’t get far into the project when my wife and I decided to build a house. We did the general contracting, carpentry, electric and plumbing, floor tile and roofing. It was a real adventure. Our marriage actually survived the stress and strain of the adventure.
Debbie and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in January 2009. We have two children, both in college studying business. We also have a Calico cat named Jasmine. My son has a Bull Terrier named Capone and my daughter has a cat named Grady. I have eleven brothers and sisters. Debbie has a brother and a sister. We have a load of nieces and nephews. They are concentrated in Florida and Ohio, though a few are in other states.
I started writing my first novel about the McKinney brothers in the early 1990s. I finally finished A Lifetime of Vengeance in 2005. It took over twelve years to get the first half finished. It took about six months to finish the second half. My second novel, A Lifetime of Deception, was written in twelve months. I guess there’s something to those Idiot Guides. Advance copies of the third McKinney Brothers Novel, A Lifetime of Exposure, are available now, though the official release is not until October 2009. The next novel, A Lifetime of Terror is outlined. I expect the book to be completed and ready for release in the summer of 2010. I know you’re going to enjoy the continuing adventures of the McKinney Brothers.
Peter J. Grondin