TITLE: Caskets Full
AUTHOR: Rick Maydak
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rick Maydak is the author of “One If By Heaven, Two If By Hell” a Foreword Reviews' 2009 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy novels, “Caskets Full” represents Rick’s second full length novel. A finance professional by day, little league dad by night, Rick’s odd perspective on the world comes forth through his dark satire. One day he hopes to achieve total consciousness. In the meantime, he enjoys playing vintage video arcade machines and Kentucky bourbon.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“Robert Turner cannot die, nor can he age. Brought back to life, he sleeps in a tomb near Boston’s Old North Church and has no friends. No friends other than a dead man, the infamous witch hunter, Cotton Mather.
Robert died in 1944 during Operation Overlord. His last memory was the feeling of hot metal lancing through his abdomen as he sunk to the ocean floor, mere yards from Omaha Beach. Robert believes he was brought back, back from the dead - for a purpose. That purpose, only Cotton can interpret, for the clues come to Robert in murderous dreams. Murderous dreams that land his quarry upon “the list”. For demons walk this earth- and they must be culled.
Trapped in a modern purgatory, will Robert succeed in filling his quota? Can he cope with the ever increasing cigarette prices? Will he ever get a ticket off this rock?
On a holy mission from God, Robert seeks to eradicate demons from this world. At the same time, he also aims to drink as much beer and Kentucky bourbon he can get his mitts on. Meanwhile, visions of lovers long lost haunt him across the decades.
Questionable judgment, drunkenness, Rorschach tests and trips to the loony bin prevail, leading up to a realization that only the most paranoid schizophrenic could possibly imagine.”
A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Hello book nerds! I'm excited to announce the first new release we've had in a couple of months. Caskets Full will appeal to fans of sci-fi/fantasy and Magical Realism while delving into topics such as alcoholism and mental health. If you know me well, you'll understand why I was excited when this manuscript came through our submissions process! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
On a more personal note, thank you all for the kind thoughts and encouragement sent my way during the past year and a half as I was dealing with a cancer diagnosis, surgery, and radiation therapy. At the time of writing this announcement, everything "looks good" they keep telling me. I'll be having a PET scan in the morning actually, and that will be a more definitive look to see if any cancer still remains. I've been doing well though, feeling well, and back up to full functioning. On a more business-y note, I want to let you know that you'll be seeing several new releases from us very soon. We had some hiccups due to staff turnover which stalled production until we could fill those spots, but it should be smooth sailing from here, and we have a lot of wonderful, exciting books coming your way soon!
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