Saturday, February 14, 2015

Author Roland Yeomans + Giveaway





Celebrate Valentine's Day by showing some love for an Indie author and by participating in the blog hop hosted by Book R3vi3ws.

Meet or get reacquainted  with indie author Roland Yeomans.

His books are adventurous, philosophical, and exotic. Native American wisdom and folklore play a major role. His main characters are, above all, Human, no matter what else they are.

Samuel McCord, Texas ranger and undead; Victor Standish, son of the Angel of Death; Alice Wentworth,the Victorian Ghoul; Hibbs, the Bear with Two Shadows; Wolf Howl, the Last Shaman… Historical figures often make appearances. Among them are Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and Nikola Tesla, the fabled inventor, and even Marlene Dietrich, the German movie star.

Their stories take place in the same universe, in which New Orleans is a magical centre, but their quests take them from New Zealand to Egypt, to the Badlands, and more. The novels are written in such a way that there is no need to read them chronologically; there’s enough in each of them to give a good idea of who the characters are and of the setting, and thus enjoy them separately.



The Legend of Victor Standish
 I studied the rough people in the bus seats around me. Not one Mother Theresa among them. They were all predators. The night made them only more dangerous. The caveman in each of us climbs closer to the surface during the night, for the moon sings to him, and the cold emptiness between the stars speaks his language. To that savage self, evil can look lovely in too little light.


 French Quarter Nocturne
 Meilori’s shade danced open-armed in front of me. What does love look like? What is its color? A white flash of fright. A billowing wave of warmth, its reach beyond the microscope and further than the length of hope. Is it a jewel sparkling in the night? Or a whisper murmuring within the corridors of the heart? Once more Meilori danced across the velvet grass, her empty arms beckoning to me. Her soft voice carried like a specter in the dark. Her words brushed by me and into my soul. “Beloved, one last dance."


Her Bones are in the Badlands
It’s enough to be in stark places like the Badlands of South Dakota, to be alone a while in a place where all I can hear is the lonely wind blowing, where all I can see is the earth stretching all around me into the far distant mountains. I look up into the wide embrace of the endless night. Life sings to me again, and I know I am not lost.



Return of the Last Shaman
The night had strung death like beads along the thread of its hours." "The blue of this anemic dawn was a visual silence. Yet, the ravaged face of the moon still dimly hung in the awakening sky like the mockery of childhood dreams. I could touch neither the moon nor those long ago dreams so I turned to the other half of my heart.



The Stars Bleed at Midnight
I suspect each of us rode toward a different shrine, the same only in name. For the destination men name is only the destination of surface.


Death in the House of Life
 In this wilderness there was no greed, no vanity, no hypocrisy. Only a lasting throb of green growth. And the eternal quiet. I always knew that this was the way I would go. A knife or a gun in hand, my teeth bared at the enemy like an old wolf falling away into the endless void, defiant and fighting to the end.

 Find out more about Roland and his books at his blog, Writing in the Crosshairs.

Enter the giveaway to win a 20$ Amazon gift card - first place, or an audiobook of "Death in the House of Life," - second place.

Eternal evil never looked so beautiful. Before Indiana Jones… Before Allan Quartermain... There was... Samuel McCord. Join the cursed Texican as he clashes with the last survivor of an extinct species in the Missouri of 1848. He communes with the Spirit of the Earth in the Hawaii of 1866. He is betrayed into the hands of the British government in 1895 Cairo. Thrill to his escapes from ancient death traps in the ruins of the lost city of Tanis. Match wits with him as he duels grey aliens and seeks to decipher the mysteries left behind by the aliens who were the basis for the gods of Ancient Egypt. As he seeks to save the world and his marriage from the monster that is the eternal beauty, Meilori Shinseen, the Empress of a race from beyond the stars... and his wife. Doc Savage had no wilder crew to back him up than does Samuel McCord - Mark Twain… Oscar Wilde… The genius Nikola Tesla… The undead Ada Byron, creator of the first computer language in the 1840's. And the incomparable She Who Devours, the model for the Sphinx… Empress Meilori Shinseen… McCord's beloved wife. And the probable Destroyer of our world.


Contest is open internationally, where applicable by law. Entries close at 11:59pm EST Feb 20/15. Winners will be announced Feb 23/15.

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 Also visit, if you'd like, Wanderings on Darker Shores, the blog of my book, for a glimpse inside and another great giveaway.

 

Don't forget to visit the other participants in the blog hop to discover other Indie authors and show them some readers' love...

  

52 comments:

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks, Vesper, for spotlighting my books! What a neat Valentine's Day gift! Sam McCord tips his Stetson your way, and Alice Wentworth blows you a kiss (always smart to stay on the good side of a ghoul!)

Vesper said...

My pleasure, Roland! Good luck! :-) :-) :-)

Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay said...

Thank You for participating in the Blog Hop!

Cassie Hoffman said...

Im a fellow blogger 😃

Claudette Alexander-James said...

Nice to join you in this blog hop this valentine. Sure making some people happy.

Ally Swanson said...

Hi from Oregon! Happy V Day! I am a fellow blogger and I love coffee.

Kathlyn La said...

Hi!

Zoe Forward said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Reading about some amazing new authors. Thank you! :)

Brian Miller said...

nice...i won a copy of the badlands book at the last book launch and i def enjoyed it....and i am always open for amazon cash...ha

Margie said...

I must check some of these authors out.
Roland's books look great!!!

L J Dogsmom said...

Thanks for this chance. He is new to me.
I love the French Quarter cover.
I hope you get to visit me and enter my giveaway.
http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/02/spread-some-indie-love-book-blog-hop.html

Charles Gramlich said...

Set down in my neck of the woods in part. but I didn't know of these. thanks for the heads up.

Privy Trifles said...

Hopping on from the bloghop - lovely books there! Thanks for sharing them :)

Lee Mckoen said...

Happy valentines day! Enjoy see all these great reads

Toinette Thomas said...

Great post. The Legend of Victor Standish has been on my TBR list for a while now. Guess it's time I moved it up. Good thing I already have a copy waiting for me. Another great addition to this cool hop.

I'm an author, blogger, and You Tuber.

Ashley S said...

Hi! I'm jumping around to share the love today. I picked Nicolette Andrews for my author and I love reading fantasy.

Julia BookReader said...

Hola! Hopping from Argentina!

Zed K said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ann Raye said...

Hello! Thanks so much offering this giveaway!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Brian: good to see you again. I hope you liked BADLANDS.

Margie: I hope you take a chance on one of my books!

L J: Isn't Leonora Roy's artwork fantastic?

Charles: I hope you take a gamble on one of my books!

Toinette: I think you will not be disappointed in Victor Standish!

Julie said...

Thank you so much for this!

Kristy Gillespie said...

Thanks for spreading indie love! Enter to win my novels at kristyfgillespie.com

Airicka Phoenix said...

Hello! Just wanted to drop in and thank you for introducing us to a new author!!

Loves and Kisses,
Airicka Phoenix
*✿༻| www.AirickaPhoenix.com |༺✿*

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

One thing about me? I'm a total book nerd and book hoarder! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!

Anna Hub - Writer said...

Great post, the books sound really interesting and I love the covers!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Anna: thanks for liking the covers of my books! :-)

Amy Friedentag said...

Hello! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Vesper said...

Hello everybody! Thank you so much for stopping by and for participating in the giveaway! :-)

Magyar said...

Absorbed. _m

dythia99 said...

Hello :)I live in Sarasota Florida (that is one thing about me :))

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Hello, Everyone: thanks for visiting my friend, Vesper, and flicking over some of my books. May the new week treat you well! :-)

magic5905 said...

Hi. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages said...

Hi! My random fact is that I hate cooked pasta but eat raw spaghetti noodles at times!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Roland rocks :) as do YOU!

Beth said...

Hello, I love reading!

Misha Estrada said...

Hi! My favorite color is purple.

Courtney Whisenant said...

Hi! I love finding new authors :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Keith: I rock, huh? That made my afternoon. Thanks!

mijulin said...

Love this!

Marie

Heather B said...

Hello! I am a stay at home mom with 3 kiddos, and I watch my cousin's daughter every day.

morwesong said...

Hello! Thank you for being a part of this blog hop. I enjoy Native American folklore, so I am sure I would like the author you chose to spotlight. :-)

Berkeley Hapa said...

Hi from Berkeley, CA! I love to read, do photography, and am a year-round organic veggie gardener.

Evie said...

Hi! I love books, tv series and chocolate :)
Thanks for the giveaway and for the nice post.

LAWonder said...

I am not familiar with his writing. I am an avid reader and reviewer I enjoy most types of books
Thanks for the giveaway

smiles said...

Hi! For my one fact over heeeere, I was terrified of escalators in middle school. I'd never seen one before (we didn't exactly have multi-floor stores in my area of the state, and this was a larger mall at the state's capital). I think I was afraid of it sucking me under at the end, like if it caught my shoestrings. People got a good laugh at me standing there refusing to go down the escalator. Looking back, it's super embarrassing.

Francine said...

Hi :) One thing about me is I love to read and watch way too much tv.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Hello. I'm from NY and sick of snow!
Jennifer Rote

Anatea Oroz said...

Ohhaii there!

I am a blogger, and I love in Croatia.

Serena91291 said...

Hi! Always nice to find new authors and blogs. =)

Glenn Woods said...

(Alisha Sienkiel in rafflecopter)

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Congratulations to Bethany and Serena! The gift card and audiobook are on their way!

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