Devil in the Countryside by Cory Barclay

Devil in the Countryside is a story about the most famous werewolf investigation in history, brimming with intrigue and war, love and betrayal, and long-kept vendettas.

It’s 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever — or whatever — the killer might be. He’ll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who’s recently stumbled into town. Though they’re after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs.

In a time when life is cheap and secrets run rampant, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and religious landscape of 16th century Germany, fighting to keep their sanity — and their lives.

Targeted Audience: 21-65

Author Bio:
Cory Barclay has always been fascinated with histories and mysteries. Whether it be Norse mythology, the Dark Ages, conquests of great leaders, Cory loves learning and writing about how our world has been shaped.

The unsolved mysteries that make our world exciting are particularly intriguing. How much knowledge did humanity lose when the Library of Alexandria was burned down? How has the concept of Heaven, in one form or another, stuck around for so long? Cory obsesses over questions like these to no end.

Cory has been a perpetual writer since he was a kid. He's a songwriter and guitarist, whose songs often explore such topics as above. His novels ask questions and try to find answers to the many mysteries of our crazy world.

Cory Barclay was born and raised in San Diego, California, and he went to UC Santa Cruz and studied Creative Writing and Modern Literary Studies.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Interested in all things historical! This is a historical mystery with elements of romance.

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Tango Boat Dancers by Charles Frankhauser

Tango_Boat_Dancers_Cover_for_Kindle1A German psychologist in the late 1930’s is caught conducting a romance with a high party official’s wife. The psychologist fakes insanity to remain in Homesick House to save his life. The psychologist provides a U-Boat Admiral with a secret cure for homesick sailors on long deployments scouting the American coastline in preparation for war. A male and two female naval Lieutenants are assigned to test the cure while working undercover in Key West, Florida. Brothel training is provided at government expense in Hamburg prior to their mission.

Targeted Audience: adult

Author Bio:
Charles Frankhauser is the author of four works on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle at $0.99 each. HIs goal is to entertain readers with works that transport them to places they most likely will never encounter except in memoir (Miss Williams), thriller/romance (Atlantic City Nazi), humor/romance (Slush Pile Inspector) and this novella (Tango Boat Dancers) romantic comedy.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Many situations at work involve seniors assigning vague tasks to juniors. A brainstorming technique sometimes produces weird results. This novella is an example of the results that can follow when a boss assigns a task with limited guidance as to how it might be accomplished.

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