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 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 Gil Alligood, author of The Quiet War

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Gil Alligood retired as a consulting engineer and began writing novels. He also retired as a pilot and colonel in the United States Air Force. He flew into many nations and in several areas of military conflict. His sensitivity to the losses of life in wars inspired him to develop the concept of the quiet war. He is a Christian, teaches Sunday school, and uses those principles in the conduct of his characters, particularly Craig and Kitty. They are always concerned about the morality of their actions and the effect on people. He still flies his Piper Arrow airplane. He and his wife use it for pleasure and travel. Previous novels he has published are, The Devil’s Pace, Dark Paths to Light, Team Alpha, and Firsthand Knowledge.

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A major disaster at JFK Airport in New York killed people and destroyed aircraft. It alarmed the nation, but also emphasized the necessity to eliminate any opportunity for cyber hackers to control computers and any digital systems in use anywhere. President of the United States, Ray Gill, had appointed Craig Johnson as Secretary of the Treasury, and his wife Kitty Johnson as the chief analyst in the department. Hacks into various financial records, and the theft of funds from various company investment accounts further emphasized opportunities for physical disaster as well as major financial crimes that could even devastate the economy of nations. After completing his second term as president of the United States, Ray Gill partnered with Craig and Kitty to develop a company, Magneticus. They created innovative software and hardware that could control any cyber system anywhere. They developed systems that could amplify sound waves and sunlight and direct them at any electrical system and destroy its ability to function. In retribution for actions of Russia, Iran and North Korea, the United States hacked and entered their communication systems that demonstrated the capability to control rogue country intentions. This novel is a work of fiction. It introduces scientific concepts in a science fiction mode that offer real possibilities for development.

Introducing Sean Senovich, author of The Slayer Chronicles: Community: Book 1 of the Homeland Trilogy

“With all the butterflies that came with my first publishing, Outskirts provided a great environment and helpful services. Their services were first class. Overall grade of A+”


Sean Senovich was born in 1978, growing up in a good home that saw the development of the cable system and home video, I watched it all! From the classic black and white horror movies my dad grew up with, to the B-rated seventies stuff, to the eighties horror classics and beyond, my questions were always, “Well, what happens after?” and “Why don’t more people fight?” Well, here’s how I see it…

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All Slayers die twice….Almost six years have passed since the Deadgeddon and nearly five since the TVs went dark. Having survived numerous untold horrors in a dead land, Christine Jordan is at the end of her rope. Stranded in a blinding snowstorm in an SUV on an unknown highway who knows where and with only one companion left, her biggest worry at the moment is not about survival. With the shock of losing her other companions still fresh and no food at hand, Christine knows she’s going to die. The Zombie Slayers, Evincar, and his compatriot Misty, patrol the area around an old frontier store, where the people from the nearby Community of Haven are salvaging goods on a cold winter day. A seemingly routine trip will lead to a life-changing encounter for all and no one’s world will ever be the same again.

Introducing Lee Martin, author of Blood Protocol

“My Author Representative was immensely helpful when I had questions, providing timely advice in every case.”

Lee Martin, a native of West Virginia lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Colonel, he was awarded the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Gallantry Cross for his service in Vietnam. He has a Doctorate in Counseling and is an adjunct professor teaching courses in Psychology at an Atlanta area university. Lee is the author of fourteen other mystery novels.

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If Zufar al-Massoud, the celebrated leader of the Salafist jihadists, accomplishes his planned terrorist act, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. will forever be known as America’s Day of Blood. He and his fellow conspirators will not only place multiple IEDs along the New York City Macy’s parade route, slaughtering thousands of onlookers, but will release canisters of sarin gas on the subway landings in both New York and Washington, D.C. Hours later when America thinks it’s all over, two fertilizer bombs planted at the Cowboys-Lions game at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas will kill hundreds maybe thousands more. But this will not be al-Massoud’s only crusade. As he is also on a quest to avenge the murder of his brother, Asahif, AKA the Viper, by killing Asahif’s assassin, Atticus Steed, at Steed’s beach home in Antigua, he inadvertently shoots and wounds Steed’s wife, Maria. While she lies in ICU near death, Steed, who is himself now out for revenge but helplessly compelled to stay at Maria’s side, engages the support of his old comrade-in-arms, ex-counterterrorist operative Bruce McGowan. Unbeknownst to McGowan, however, he is likewise on al-Massoud’s hit list and must take necessary steps to protect his own wife, Adriana, from certain peril. In this gripping cat-and-mouse sequel in the Wolf Laurel series, McGowan and Steed once again team up to find and kill the dangerous al-Massoud before he puts his heinous plans of attack into action. Tick tock.

Introducing Norm Olson, author of Long Beach: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense

“If I publish another book, I will choose Outskirts Press.”

Norm Olson is a retired FBI Agent and lives in Tucson, Arizona. He can be found most days on the golf links of Tucson.

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Murder and Betrayal Run Rampant! Marc Ryder is a government agent of a little known agency, Defense Foreign Liaison, known as DFL, based in Long Beach, California. His marriage is on the rocks and his wife becomes entangled with Panamanian drug smugglers. Ryder is thrust into the middle of an international drug ring and becomes the target of a formidable assassin. His job leads him into the USSR and a liaison with a beautiful Afghan woman and a Chechen smuggler. The FBI recruits him to travel to Mexico and reach out to his old friend in the Policia Federales. A hired female assassin, known only as The Bolivian enters the story and makes it her mission to terminate Ryder. Dead bodies are stacking up as an old fashioned shoot out takes place in Puerto Vallarta. Ryder returns to Long Beach and starts a new life only to be thrown back into the guns sights of a new unperceived foe and The Bolivian.

Introducing Dale Bronstein, author of Max Duncan: The Devil’s Backbone

“The people I worked with were all great, easy to communicate with and very helpful. It was a great experience. I will start writing the second one this summer.”

Dale Bronstein lives in the Bahamas with his wife Carmen and their two rescue dogs Whiskey and Nash. As a long time supporter of numerous charitable organizations, the royalties generated from the Max Duncan series will be donated between The Bahamas Humane Society and The SPCA.

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When Max Duncan takes a call from his longtime friend and mentor Michael Darrington, he has no idea that he will soon be dragged out of retirement and thrown headlong into the mysterious underbelly of offshore banking. And it isn’t long before he is not only fighting to keep himself alive, but all those around him as his faceless adversary launches a relentless and escalating war against him. It’s a race against time-from the shores of Vancouver to the beaches of the Bahamas-as Max watches the systematic attack against one of the most powerful and influential offshore banks unfold. But it soon becomes clear that, along with his enemies on the outside, there are people working from within-people who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Introducing Ralph Demers, author of The Scarab Toccata

“I couldn’t have done it without Jamie and Elaine. Patient, wise and persevering, Jamie was a strength.”

Born of Irish and Irish-American parents, R​alph Demers divided his early years between Ireland and the U.S.— New York City and Connecticut. He studied at Crosby, and spent a shaky patch in a Jesuit Seminary for a short time. Shocked to find they were serious about sexual abstinence, he moved on to Fordham University, the University of Miami, and the Université de Paris à La Sorbonne. Between Fordham and the Sorbonne, he served as a member of U.S. Marines Special Forces (Recon Co), and afterward was affiliated with a ‘Government Intelligence-gathering group’ for a time​, the basis for this novel. In fits and starts, he was alternately an actor, mercenary, screen writer, boxer, tennis player, poet and novelist. He now lives in Florida. He is also the author of “Sand Dollars,” another Fiction Romance Thriller.

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From the Colombian jungle, to Harlem, from Washington D.C. to Hawaii, and eventually from Laos to Armageddon, a constantly endangered David Devine quixotically chases down the roots of the heroin trade. Not from any patriotic fervor but from burning personal rage! As sub-text, the drug war in Laos alternates from idyllic to heart-rending devastation. Scarab is the dybbuk who threads through the web. For him diabolical is not a cliché, not hyperbole, he’s evil-incarnate. Devoid of all human decency, a consortium of Corporate types, and CIA rogues at the highest level manipulate the world for dark profits. The Neo-Knights Templar! Soulless, morally-dead men, gods unto themselves. Under the aegis of the Templars, Scarab touches everyone and everything. The Scarab Toccata.

Introducing Dan Blair, author of Pretty Blue Death

“Jamie always got back to me promptly on any questions I had.”

Dan Blair is a retired executive from a multi-national consumer products company. Dan and his wife, Ronda, live in southern Ohio and enjoy their grandkids, traveling and the occasional book. Please follow my Facebook page, Pretty Blue Death, where I’ll be sharing a lot of what went into writing the book and insights I gained in the process.

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A psychopath targets a group of friends. A page-turning thriller with lots of twists! Mark and Daly Ford are living the good life in southern California. Busy building their security company in the San Fernando Valley, they are shocked when a long-time friend drowns unexpectedly, shaking their world. Just as the alarm of losing a good friend subsides, another friend dies suddenly. Mark and Daly are thrust into asking if their friends’ deaths could be more than coincidence…and perhaps a deadly vendetta being carried out against their close-knit group. Worse yet, could the person behind these deaths be someone from within their group of friends? Mark and Daly plunge headlong into solving the mystery, joining forces with a police sergeant from Scotland Yard, Sean McClarey, on loan to Santa Monica PD in this nonstop thriller. Will they unravel the twisted intentions driving the serial killings in time to save their friends? Will they be next on the killer’s list?

Introducing Timothy F. Clifford, author of Thru the Devil’s Door

“This has been something I thought I could never do. Everyone told me you needed to be well-known to get your first book published. Then, I found Outskirts Press. I did a lot of research before picking Outskirts Press. Outskirts Press was a great help throughout the whole process. They walked me through every step. And the great thing is, I had full control of my book rights. Without the great staff of OP, I’d still be dreaming of becoming an author. Thank you, Outskirts Press!”

A veteran of governmental agency work, author Timothy Clifford brings a working knowledge of science and computers to his first novel. Thru the Devil’s Door is his most recent endeavor in a series of creative pursuits. Email: thruthedevilsdoor@hotmail.com

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The sign said: “Warning, you are entering a hazardous area.” There were all sorts of stories of what was going on in the facility, in the secret laboratories behind close doors. As I was cleared to enter through the labyrinth of rooms and hallways, strange smells and the screams of animals filled the air. I should have followed my first instincts, but I shook them off as just a bad case of nerves. All I knew was that the government had hired me for my computer skills. I should have known something was terribly wrong when they began to give me all those shots for smallpox, yellow fever, anthrax, and the plague.