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Burdin of Choice

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Burdin of Choice

Title: Burdin of Choice (Beasts of Burdin #2)

Author: Alexander Nader

Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing

Release Date: November 10, 2014

Keywords: Urban Fantasy

 

Blurb:

Ty Burdin is back. Back to drinking and back to avoiding demons. He is, of course, the leading expert in his field. In both subjects.  That’s probably why, when a customer offers him way too much money just to locate a missing car and some mysterious cargo, he readily agrees. The dude is human after all—Ty’s prime target client base.  Along with the money comes a slew of disappearances which Ty tries to ignore while tracking down that car, because, of course, those missing people might be demon related, and as he’s said before, that’s agency business. Not his. Period.  Until today.  Ty Burdin is to back drinking as well as everything he vowed never to get involved with again.  Question is, which one will kill him first? The booze, the demons, or the Agency?

 

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Hey all, Julie has asked me to stop by and share with you from my endless expanse of authorly knowledge. There’s a ton of it. I’m like an encyclopedia of grammatical flawlessness. Seriously, Strunk and White? They took notes from me. The Chicago Manual of Style? Where do you think their style came from? Literarily speaking, I’ve got better moves than Jagger *and* Steinbeck. So, now that that’s out of the way, let me give you the list of ten things I’ve learned about writing.

  1. Writers are full of crap.
  2. Authors are full of crap.
  3. Wordsmiths are full crap.
  4. Word forgers are full of crap.
  5. Sentence wranglers are full of crap.
  6. Artists are full of crap.
  7. Scribes are full of crap.
  8. Scribblers are full of crap.
  9. Ink slingers are full of crap.
  10. No, really I’m serious.

The internet is flooded with writers giving each other advice and encouragement and ego stroking and I think that that is a good thing. BUT, I also think it can be a bad thing. With so many opinions on the subject, and we authors do love to share our opinion, some are bound to conflict and that can be confusing for a new author. Lots of well-established writing advice columns will admonish the use of adverbs, but you know what? I kind of like adverbs and I’ve read some very entertaining authors who go through them like Kleenex. Please, read all the writing advice you like, but take it all with a grain of salt. Someone famous once said, “There are three rules to writing the perfect novel. The only problem is that no one knows them.” This is solid advice, adhere to it. Then again, what do I know? I fall under items 1-9.

About the author:

Alex lives in the tourist infested hills of east Tennessee with his amazing wife/muse and three superb children. He would tell you more about how awesome they are, but you probably wouldn’t believe him. When he’s not hanging out with them he’s making pizzas and occasionally he jots a few words down. He’s a big fan of good music, good storytelling, and fun, lots of fun.  He once wrote a short story about pirates to his wife via text message that blossomed into a full length novel and never stopped after that.

 

Links for author pages:

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 ♠ Note: This is an adult novel.

 

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ARC giveaway! Beasts of Burdin by Alexander Nader!

Have you heard the news? 

J. Taylor Publishing is giving away FIVE ARCs of Beasts of Burdin by Alexander Nader!

 

Here’s the very cool cover … 

Demon hunter Ty Burdin hung up his guns, knife, trench coat and fedora a year ago. Bags packed, hands washed of all demon politics, he’s done. Forever.

In fact, to get far far away, he dragged Nora, his rockabilly secretary, from Miami to the Tennessee mountains where he’s lived a life of peace—if peace can be defined as drowning in scotch and taking private eye jobs to keep the lights on. Jobs for real people. Not demons.

No demons.

He’s retired from that. Remember?

Demon hunters aren’t a dime a dozen, though, and when Ty’s brother asks him for a favor—just one—what’s a brother to do? Agreeing to take down one hillbilly demon shouldn’t take that long. In. Decapitate. Out. Favor complete. Back to the office where Nora and his bottle of whiskey are waiting.

Unfortunately for Ty, staying retired doesn’t seem to be in the cards, and an avalanche of bad luck draws him right back to an agency he despises and the career that nearly cost him his sanity.

This time, Ty has no way out and will have to face his own demons just to survive.

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BEASTS OF BURDIN is the first installment in an exciting and witty new urban fantasy series, featuring Ty Burdin, a retired demon hunter turned private eye. And J. Taylor Publishing is giving away FIVE ARC copies.
 
To YOU!
 
You don’t even have to be a book blogger!
 
Nope, so long as you are willing to leave an honest review between the dates January 27th – February 10th 2014, you are eligible to enter.
 
Interested?
 
Then just  fill out the form and keep your fingers crossed.

You have until midnight of January 26th to enter here:  

http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/blog/?p=1870

You have until midnight of January 26th to enter!

 
About Alexander Nader:

Alex lives in the tourist infested hills of east Tennessee with his amazing wife/muse and three superb children. He would tell you more about how awesome they are, but you probably wouldn’t believe him. When he’s not hanging out with them he’s making pizzas. When he’s not doing that he’s working at a bookstore and occasionally he jots a few words down. He’s a big fan of good music, good storytelling, and mixed martial arts.

He once wrote a short story about pirates to his wife via text message that blossomed into a full length novel and never stopped after that.

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Cover Reveal: Beasts of Burdin by Alexander Nader

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New from J Taylor Publishing

Beasts of Burdin

by Alexander Nader

Release Date: February 10, 2014

 Target Reader: Adult

Keywords: Urban Fantasy

Blurb:

Demon hunter Ty Burdin hung up his guns, knife, trench coat and fedora a year ago. Bags packed, hands washed of all demon politics, he’s done. Forever.

In fact, to get far far away, he dragged Nora, his rockabilly secretary, from Miami to the Tennessee mountains where he’s lived a life of peace—if peace can be defined as drowning in scotch and taking private eye jobs to keep the lights on. Jobs for real people. Not demons.

No demons.

He’s retired from that. Remember?

Demon hunters aren’t a dime a dozen, though, and when Ty’s brother asks him for a favor—just one—what’s a brother to do? Agreeing to take down one hillbilly demon shouldn’t take that long. In. Decapitate. Out. Favor complete. Back to the office where Nora and his bottle of whiskey are waiting.

Unfortunately for Ty, staying retired doesn’t seem to be in the cards, and an avalanche of bad luck draws him right back to an agency he despises and the career that nearly cost him his sanity.

This time, Ty has no way out and will have to face his own demons just to survive.

URL: http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/38

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17826395-beasts-of-burdin?ac=1

Alexander Nader

http://alexnaderwrites.wordpress.com

Alex lives in the tourist infested hills of east Tennessee with his amazing wife/muse and three superb children. He would tell you more about how awesome they are, but you probably wouldn’t believe him. When he’s not hanging out with them he’s making pizzas. When he’s not doing that he’s working at a bookstore and occasionally he jots a few words down. He’s a big fan of good music, good storytelling, and mixed martial arts.
He once wrote a short story about pirates to his wife via text message that blossomed into a full length novel and never stopped after that.

Sounds good, right?  Watch out for this one!

Note: This is an adult book!