Introducing G.J. Rayner & E.M. Rayner, author of Operation Pinata: Revenge on the Mexican Cartels

“Our Author Representative was quick to respond to our questions and guide us through the publishing process. We will be sure to return to Outskirts Press when we are ready to publish our next book.”

Ella Mae, an RN, encouraged Gordon, a retired DEA agent, to write believing it would be therapeutic as he has suffered from PTSD for many years. Together, they wrote a memoir of their life in Paraguay, which was immediately followed by a novel, Taurus, Taurus, Taurus. The therapy has indeed worked, and this book is their third adventure in their writing career.

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Book 2 of the OMICRON Series. A wealthy Mexican businesswoman is murdered by the Acapulco Cartel, and her husband, a Deputy Attorney General, desires revenge for her death. Being frustrated with the corruption in the Mexican government, he hires OMICRON, a private security company that does work for US government agencies and private citizens. OMICRON develops a two-pronged attack against the cartels. First: To eliminate the people who are directly responsible for her death. Second: To conduct a money laundering scheme that drains the cartels of their drug trafficking profits.

Introducing Martina Potucek-Palladino, author of TOMMY: Thru Eyes of “REM” – New Adult Censored

“This is my fourth book and it was a good experience. Having now published four books with Outskirts Press gives me confidence that future publications with be handled skillfully and professionally, I’ll be starting the process again for book five. I revised a few of my books and the revision process was practically effortless. Thanks to the OP team. I can’t wait to work on book five with Outskirts Press!”

Martina Potucek-Palladino has had a lifelong love affair with books, magazines, and all things written. She writes for pleasure, is currently a magazine editor, has collaboratively ghostwritten/edited a non-fiction memoir, written for magazines, is an accessories designer, a hair stylist, and lash extension specialist. Martina currently lives in New Jersey.

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‘Foresta dei Sette Fratelli’ – Imagine… for a moment, the most powerful of vampires, delusional, hence… Imagine… him, returning to the beginning, longing for his eternity to end, now… Imagine… that pivotal moment he realized she was his kryptonite, and, ultimately… Imagine… him realizing what she really was, how they met, 1,000 years ago, yes… Imagine… finding your savior, the one who was meant to help you die, only to… Imagine… the betrayal, born of blood, that comes full circle; this won’t do, no… Imagine… once more, finding that will to live, only now you’ve been cursed, and… Imagine… that this curse cannot be reversed; is this my fateful end?… HELL NO!  My imagination envisages… anger, vengeance, pain, and my version of justice! I WILL RISE ONCE MORE!… I WILL BREAK THIS CURSE!… I WILL FIND MY QUEEN!… I WILL BECOME KING!… Imagine the revenge I now seek!… I AM FAR FROM DONE!…

Introducing David Tuttle, author of Tailpipe: A NASCAR Tale

“My experience was very positive. When I needed help, the online rep was always available.”

Tailpipe, is Dave Tuttle’s second novel, which continues in his unique writing style; what if everyone in a story has quirky sounding names, yet nobody finds it unusual. Puny isn’t funny, but we will still laugh on their behalf. As a self-proclaimed satirical humorist, Tuttle enjoys placing interesting characters with distinctive names in a storyline and then take the reader through a gambit of wonderful and emotional life experiences. Dave Tuttle is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and a retired Air Force veteran. He is a published author, lyricist and poet. Tuttle draws his characterizations from a lifetime in public relations to formulate his bizarre certainties; that to be genuine, you need to be unusual. My Favorite Proverb “Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.”

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…always put your money into performance, not chrome tailpipes. “Tailpipe” is a humorous fictional story of a devoted son’s quest to fulfill his father’s dream and at the same time make his own mark in the world of professional stock car racing. The distinctive characters and satirical puns come at you at full speed, with the right blend of high-octane adventures and racecar lingo. Ride with Martin Aston in his Aston Martin as he accelerates through life’s learning curves and pursues his own dreams straightaway. Be there trackside as he handles some banking concerns and occasionally swerves below the yellow line for some romantic and unexpected pit stops. All of Tailpipe characters are quirky loose and oddly tight, but determined to steer their lives in the fast lane. So buckle up your witty seatbelt and get prepared to accelerate through this NASCAR (New Adventures of Silly Characters And Racecars) parody…the green flag is about to drop.

Introducing Joel S. Teig, author of Incipient Provocateur

“Working with my Author Representative made the whole process easier. She was on top of the situations I was facing.”

Joel Teig was born in 1947 and grew up in Connecticut during the 1950s and 1960s. He was intensely focused on the events of the day, from America’s first manned rocket launch, to the Vietnam War and everything in between. His fascination with history is the inspiration for this novel.

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Can One College Student Change His Country? Matt Lyons and Roger Makowski are both college freshmen with big dreams-Roger is pre-med, and Matt is interested in political science, but as the Vietnam War intensifies, both young men find themselves inextricably entangled in a dangerous time for America. Roger’s increasingly aggressive actions, in response to his plans for his future being thwarted, impedes him from even a limited role in society, leading him to become a disruptive force in a contentious anti-war group. Matt is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate that same anti-war group and interfere with their plans to disrupt the presidential election and America’s immersion in Vietnam. In this vivid epic, Roger and Matt collide with each other, as their fates play out against a backdrop of communist paranoia, the horrors of war and the emerging pacifist social movements. Incipient Provocateur is a compelling, unforgettable thrill ride through the hope, change, and dissent of the 1960s.

Introducing Eric B, author of Cult of Steiphen: Night Crusaders Series Episode 1

“Communication was swift and timely, recommendations were informed and helpful, and the publishing process overall was smooth. Mostly, it’s great just knowing I am working with a publisher who is handling the details to the point where the author doesn’t need to worry. Thank you once again, Outskirts Press!”

Eric B is an enthusiast of action, adventure and superhero drama, and considers himself observant of human nature. He has published two books, that provide a unique look at volunteerism and public transportation. Eric B lives in the Midwest, loves to travel and always experiments with new passions and hobbies.

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A new law has come to town, and its name is VENGEANCE! As the governorship of the province of Nordia is seized by a narcissistic despot, the Fight for Right Provincial Chapter finds itself on the receiving end of reprehensible persecution. Out of the struggle for justice and equity arises a faction that has broken apart from the Province Chapter of Fight for Right, called “Knights of Justice.” Led by a charismatic but wrathful young minister named Steiphen Silas, the Knights use aggressive rhetoric and barbaric violence in their attempt to attain moral propriety. The clash of the provincial government, Fight for Right, the Knights of Justice and the provincial commonfolk results in a great disturbance of an otherworldly nature, the results of which could conceivably doom and consume the entire province of Nordia…for good! And yet there may be one hope. Just when all seems to be lost, North America’s most famous superheroes of the third millennium – the Night Crusaders – ride their hovercycles into the province of Nordia, just in time. But the superb duo has quite the challenge ahead of them. The Night Crusaders eventually discover they are the only ones standing between vacuous followers of dubious leaders and the forces corroding the province. With colliding powers and bloodshed on one side and mystic stabilizing forces on the other, is there any hope that the Night Crusaders can quell the impending doom? Can Nordia be saved, and in time?

Introducing Andrew Ceroni, author of Special Means

“This is the fourth novel I have published with Outskirts Press. The reason for that is simple – without question, they are the absolute best in the wilderness of independent publishers. The OP teams I have worked with are a great bunch of professionals who know their business exceedingly well and made this latest novel the absolute best it could be. None better.”

Andrew Ceroni served a distinguished career as a Senior Supervisory Special Agent in the conduct of global counterespionage and antiterrorism operations. He received his BS degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; MA from Case Western Reserve University; and studied several foreign languages at the University of Maryland, MD. He is a member of the Authors Guild and lives in Colorado with his family.

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CIA agents must play catch-up in order to stop powerful men in Homeland Security and the Defense Department from overthrowing the President and his administration. Escalating gang violence in Denver, Colorado, and in other large U.S. cities captures the attention of the first term President. He wants a solution, and he wants it NOW – but legislation takes years. The Director of Homeland Security suggests that the remedy to the deteriorating situation may be a highly classified program deep within the special charter of FEMA known as Annex K. This deep-black program, nicknamed STARDUST, would be executed beneath the heaviest cloak of secrecy and without the informed consent of Congress. When the CIA sends Agent Dave McClure to Denver to investigate inexplicable lethal violence being waged with advanced weaponry against organized street gangs, McClure discovers that what has been unleashed is a sinister solution far worse than the problem. He unearths a nightmarish plot to do much more than eliminate gangs in America – rather, it’s an attempt to seize the military district of Washington and overthrow the federal government. McClure’s own life is now at especially high risk, and the CIA must act quickly and with overwhelming force. But time is short…and the clock is ticking!

Introducing Jackson Okpale, author of Turn Off The Lights

“My Author Representative was exceptional and very patient with me. I would like to continue working with Outskirts Press in my future publications.”

Jackson Okpale holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is happily married to Barrister Daisy Okpale and they reside in Abuja, Nigeria.

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The prevalence of Uterine Fibroid among black African women of childbearing age has dimmed their hope of conception and destroyed many marriages, homes, and lives. Many of these women did not realize the presence of this deadly scourge in their uterus until it became symptomatic. You don’t know what Oddie went through in trying to conceive after many years of marriage and no baby; yes, no single baby to show for it. The pains, the tears, the anguish, the pressure, the stigmatization, the rejection, the low self-esteem, and the shame were unimaginable. You certainly don’t know what Oddia and his wife Oddie did while they waited. They became vulnerable and followed all medical, spiritual, natural, and diabolical pieces of advice that did not work but rather left behind grave avoidable consequences; and like the Biblical woman with the issue of blood, their affliction left deep holes in their pockets. Some of those who were children when Oddia and Oddie first got married became themselves married, had their babies, and joined the free bandwagon of Senior Special Advisers. Soon, the couple became the bywords and objects of haggling by mockers, scoffers, and pretenders in the marketplace of public opinion. As a result, they retreated from public glare and stopped looking up to a God who was busy looking down at someone else. Read on if you really want to know.

Introducing Mick Davis and Krista Davis Lake, author of The Pueblo Pendant

“Everyone I worked with was great. My Author Representative was responsive, understanding and provided good advice. I’m looking forward to writing my next book named The Pueblo Puzzle.”

Mick Davis is a lawyer by training, businessman by vocation. His law practice and work has led him to most States and Provinces of Canada and into England. He was born and raised in California and did graduate school in Oregon. Mick has resided with his wife Lin in Scottsdale, Arizona for years. This is his first attempt at writing a novel; hence his reliance on daughter, Krista. KRISTA DAVIS LAKE 1972 – 2018 Krista Davis Lake, passed away in early 2018 as a result of melanoma cancer. For ten years prior, Krista and her father Mick worked together in their business. Prior, Krista spent ten years working in local television after earning a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University. She leaves her loving husband Jeff and two faithful Corgi dogs, Tessa and Jackson, in addition to her mother Lin and father Mick.New

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New Mexico: The Land of Enchantment, Excitement, Intrigue, mystery and double-cross. While golfing in the Conrad Hilton Open in Socorro, New Mexico, former Miss New Mexico, now detective, Miitrai Riley is ‘blasted’ into a case of attempted murder of young space scientist Will Craven. Earlier, violence erupted on a dark Sunday night in the small ‘rustic’, town of Frisco Flats, where Craven and his priest were discussing ‘morality questions’ of his research of the scientist’s ‘secret’ space discovery. The Vatican was contacted, the answer was ‘stop’; a scientist-partner ‘mentioned’ it to his fiancée at a mega-church; it was a secret no longer. After leaving the rectory, a bizarre ‘bola’ assault was made against Cravenby a motor-cycle rider a warning was given to him and the Priest. Later the bike-rider ‘dumps’ near a bridge in town. His back-pack with a ‘pendant’ inside is pitched into the water where later a corgi dog finds it. The pack is taken to the local Sheriff, Frank Baca. Two weeks later, a ‘fisherman’ arrives in town seeking the pendant, ‘ I lost while fishing’. Sheriff Baca is suspicious. Lead flies and the fisherman dies. Others arrive seeking the ‘pendant’. Native American Detective, Miitrai Riley realizes the pendant is similar to one her old grand mama on the Acoma Pueblo has kept for years. – ‘strange’. Mysteries abound as violence escalates; a kidnapping in front of the cathedral in Santa Fe, a gun fight in Frisco Flats and a violent crash of a multi-million corporate jet at an Alabama airport keep the action level high. The young woman detective uncovers a crime infested foreign corporation, a huge religious money laundering scam, both seeking to recover the pendant and stopping Craven’s research. County, State, Indian Reservation and FBI agencies interact in the final events. The case comes to an explosive end in a mysterious building near the ‘atomic city’ of Los Alamos. Or did it?

Introducing Martina Potucek-Palladino, author of TOMMY: “Thru Eyes of REM…” Second Narrative

“It was a very good experience. The Outskirts Press team cross-checked my previous books, as this is a series, to make sure the layout and all related items were consistent from the first book into this one. Whenever something needed to be addressed, it was handled professionally and promptly.”

Martina Potucek-Palladino has had a lifelong love affair with books, magazines, and all things written. She writes for pleasure, is currently a magazine editor, has collaboratively ghostwritten/edited a non-fiction memoir, written for magazines, is an accessories designer, a hair stylist, and lash extension specialist. Martina currently lives in New Jersey.

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“Foresta dei Sette Fratelli”
Imagine… for a moment, the most powerful of vampires, delusional, hence…
Imagine… him, returning to the beginning, longing for his eternity to end, now…
Imagine… that pivotal moment he realized she was his kryptonite, and, ultimately…
Imagine… him realizing what she really was, how they met, 1,000 years ago, yes…
Imagine… finding your savior, the one who was meant to help you die, only to…
Imagine… the betrayal, born of blood, that comes full circle; this won’t do, no…
Imagine… once more, finding that will to live, only now you’ve been cursed, and…
Imagine… that this curse cannot be reversed, is this my fateful end?… HELL NO!
My imagination envisages… anger, vengeance, pain, and my version of justice!
I WILL RISE ONCE MORE!… I WILL BREAK THIS CURSE!…
I WILL FIND MY QUEEN!…
I WILL BECOME KING!… Imagine the revenge I now seek!…
I AM FAR FROM DONE!…

Introducing Linda Quillian, author of House on the Corner: Talking Walls, Walking Sins

“My Author Representative and Outskirts Press made the publishing process seamless and they did an outstanding job.”

Atlanta, Georgia, was her launching pad. Taking flight as Traffic Assistant for Ted Turner at Channel 17 landed Dr. Linda Quillian at a number of stops on the way: DJ serving commercial radio for the blind; Instructor for disadvantaged youth in D.C.; Executive Assistant for D.C. Public Schools; and professorial employment at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Howard University in D.C., University of the District of Columbia, Bowie State University in Md., and Benedict College in S.C., where flight touched down and coasted to the runway of Chair and Dean. “Whatever your passion, it has to resonate like a party within. A passion like writing makes you forget about the time you spend dancing with it. Even when the party music stops playing, you never want to leave. I sometimes do not choreograph the words. Angels visit and show me the Plie’, Ballotte’, Arabesque, or Tendu, while ancestors teach the Gwara Gwara, Stanky Leg, Mambo, and Bachata. Writing is a dance with the reader whose partnership is unimpeachable.”

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Now and again, Kandi would approach to socialize and ingratiate herself into the women’s gossip, but on seeing her coming, the church sisters would ineptly change the script or nervously excuse themselves one at a time. Both bad actresses and worse Christians, Conway’s congregants salivated with rumor that dripped like honey from their lips, and they were not groomed enough to know that smacking gossip in another’s ear was just plain rude.