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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Book Reviews from Kirkus

Kirkus Reviews Page 1765: book reviews of FALLING IN THE GARDEN, TORTILLA FLAT, APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA: A NOVEL, IT'S A BATTLEFIELD, THE ACORN STORIES, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, and more. Featured author: Greg Iles.

An inspiring, vivid and unique work

Read JonBoy’s review of The Acorn Stories or his other reviews. He gave The Acorn Stories five stars, calling it “an inspiring, vivid and unique work.”

“A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews

“The ability to depict such a wide cross section of humanity, including details of each character’s breadth of knowledge and experience, takes a talented, insightful author, and Duane Simolke is such a writer.” –E. Conley, Betty’s Books

“If you liked WINESBURG, OHIO…rejoice.” –Watchword

“By the time you have finished reading these tales of the people who inhabit the fictitious town of Acorn, Texas, population 21,001, you will have met some endearing as well as irritating characters, from the Mayor to the local would-be gigolo; from the busy-bodies to the business owners; from those who grew up in Acorn and have tried to escape the small town to those who have moved to Acorn to escape from the real world.” –Ronald L. Donaghe, author of Uncle Sean

“A well-crafted collection of short stories.” –L. L. Lee, author of Taxing Tallula

“When you finish, when you put the book aside, Acorn will still be with you.” –E. Carter Jones, author of Absence of Faith

“I highly recommend this book!” –Richard Carlson, author of Jeremy Grabowski's Crazy Summer in Stormville!

“It was a real pleasure to read about the fictional town of Acorn, Texas.” –Mark Kendrick, author of Desert Sons

“Simolke makes good use of his vivid imagination in creating credible dialogue and satirical images.” –Huda Orfali, author of Blue Fire

“There are people that you like, some that you can't wait to see if they get theirs.” –Joe Wright, StoneWall Society

“Each of Simolke's stories lets us look into the lives of some of the most interesting characters I have ever read about.” –Amos Lassen, Literary Pride

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Captain Laaron misses his boyfriend but receives promising news.

Taldra and Admiral Nil must decide the best way to protect the human home world. Read Sons of Taldra Chapter 6.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Gay Mystery Movie: Out to Kill

Out to Kill, a new film by writer/Director Rob Williams (Make the Yuletide Gay), stars singer-songwriter Tom Goss. Williams filmed the mystery in Tampa, Florida. Read an interview about that movie in the Tampa Bay News.

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