#NewRelease: Darkridge Hall, by @MichaelKRose

Announcing Darkridge Hall, a new young adult novel from Michael K. Rose, author of Sullivan’s War and Chrysopteron!

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In his first major departure from the science fiction genre, Rose takes you to a boarding school dormitory in rural New England.

An evil lurks in the depths of Darkridge Hall, and Andy, a new student at Kransten Academy, is about to meet it face to face.

When threatening, shadowy figures appear outside his dorm room window, Andy decides to solve the mystery of just who or what they are. But those same shadows may be responsible for the strange deaths that have been occurring in the town of Bethlehem, Maine over the past several decades.

As Andy, his teacher Mark Harris and police chief Charles Buck struggle to put the pieces together, they soon realize that the answer may come too late for them to stop the malevolent power behind it all.

You won’t want to miss this thrilling paranormal adventure!

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About the Author:

Michael K. Rose works primarily in the science fiction genre but has written horror, fantasy and paranormal fiction as well.

His first major work, SULLIVAN’S WAR, has been called “… a sci-fi thriller that definitely delivers!” His second novel, CHRYSOPTERON, has been hailed as a “… gem of a novel…” and “a masterpiece.”

Michael graduated from Maine’s Gould Academy in 1997 and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Arizona State University. He enjoys chess, tabletop gaming and classical music. He currently resides in the Phoenix area.

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#Review: The Human Body, by @MichaelKRose

Title: The Human BodyThe Human Body
Author: Michael K. Rose
Rating: 5/5 Stars

“The human body is highly resilient, but what happens when a man’s own body decides to betray him? Ted, after struggling with weight issues his entire life, is about to find out.

This psychological horror short story contains language and situations which may not be appropriate for some readers.” (description from Goodreads)

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I really enjoyed this short story from Michael K. Rose. This one was a bit different from the other stories I’ve read of his, being that it’s not a science fiction short.

I found the character well developed, as well as the “other” character involved in the situation. The way Rose created the conflict and let the story unfold was enjoyable to read and thought-provoking to those who are interested in just how much the human body is capable of.

I was surprised to find such a well written story, of this type, in the short length that is it. There was no words wasted to get the story out, and that’s a good sign of quality writing.

I might have to take a look at Rose’s other non-science fiction writing now.

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If you’d like to check out this story, you can grab a copy from:

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About the Author:

Michael K. Rose has spent most of his life in the American Southwest but he has also lived in Maine and the Middle East. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Arizona State University in 2006.

In addition to writing, he enjoys traveling, attending the symphony and the opera, smoking pipes and cigars and, of course, reading. He is a wine enthusiast with a particular fondness for vintage Port.

His favorite book-and movie-is 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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#Review: Building a Promotional Package, by @MichaelKRose

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Title: Building a Promotional Package: How to Prepare for Your Successful Book Launch
Author: Michael K. Rose
Rating: 5/5 Stars

“New authors often find book promotion to be a confusing and frustrating experience. In this concise step-by-step guide, author Michael K. Rose will walk you through building a comprehensive promotional package. He will show you how to organize all your promotional material in one place where it can then be tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you’ve yet to promote an upcoming release or are a planning a promotional push for a published book, Building a Promotional Package will give you the tools necessary to help ensure your success.” (description from Goodreads)

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I don’t normally check out books of this kind, but I’ve read a few of Rose’s stories and seen his promotional work around the web. Being that I’m somewhat familiar with how he gets his name out there, I figured I’d take a look at this ebook to see what information Rose has to help authors out.

Even though most of the information in this book isn’t new to me, being that I have a few books out and have some my own form of promotion for each, it was still a great book to read. I can say that there are many new authors out there that this could benefit, and even some experienced authors who could use this to boost or alter their own methods of promotion.

The information is presented is a very organized fashion, and it would be easy to go back to in the future for reference. The reader isn’t bogged down with too much information or terminology. It’s easy to follow.

The examples that the author includes in this book is directly from his own promotion, which in its own way shows another area to promote one’s own work. At times doing this could seem too self-serving, but I didn’t feel like Rose was pushing his work on the reader. The way everything was worded worked very well throughout the book.

If you’re an author looking for a place to start or haven’t found a way or promotion to work to your liking, I’d suggest checking this book out. While its basic information, it’s still very helpful and I’d recommend trying some of it out.

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You can purchase a copy of this ebook from:

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About the Author:

Michael K. Rose has spent most of his life in the American Southwest but he has also lived in Maine and the Middle East. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Arizona State University in 2006.

In addition to writing, he enjoys traveling, attending the symphony and the opera, smoking pipes and cigars and, of course, reading. He is a wine enthusiast with a particular fondness for vintage Port.

His favorite book-and movie-is 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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