This will appeal to many who enjoys “old Southern” sentiment. It is strictly an adult novel.
Book Title: Westobou Gold (Moccasin Trace Mystery Series Book 2) Author: Hawk MacKinney
Category: Adult fiction, 224 pages
Publisher: Sage Words Publishing
Release date: Oct 9, 2016
Tour dates: Nov 14 to 25, 2016
Content Rating: R (Graphic murder and sex scenes throughout the book.)
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Hawk MacKinney is an internationally acclaimed author and public speaker. A retired U.S. Navy officer, Hawk was on the postdoctoral faculties in the states and England, as well as the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. His undergraduate, postdoctoral studies followed by PhD studies involved several medical specialties along with concurrent majors in neurology, language, chordates embryology and international histories of England and Russia. Today, Hawk lives along the deceptively lazy river of the Westos.
***I wouldn’t take anything for having grown up with unanticipated treasures…the colloquial/everyday expressions, idioms, syntax and Elizabethan phrases that still live among my kinfolk. One can strike the very personal interplay between reader and character by manipulation of the studied colloquial, and one of my early-learned caveats—syntax and idioms can be treacherous. A reader easily spots a writer trying to use dialogue that is awkward and does not fit, and definitively not drawn from one’s native tongue or upbringing. In historical novels research is especially important, and I often draw from my own family. “Southron grandmas” know their history down to the snuff their grandmas liked to dip. I write across several genres that includes mystery thrillers, historical romance, and science fiction. My Southron upbringing has led me to write from the heart, and quite often my fiction is another version of a tale told from my grandma’s knee which makes me believe that a writer’s characters have a part of us in each of them.” Mark Twain said, “Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
Internationally acclaimed author and public speaker, Hawk MacKinney began writing mysteries for his school newspapers. He served in the US Navy Reserve for over 20 years, and was a tenured faculty member at several state medical facilities, teaching postgraduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem, Israel. Since retiring Hawk has authored several novels that have received national and international recognition. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel, was nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award. The Cairns of Sainctuarie, his science fiction series, includes The Bleikovat Event and The Missing Planets, with a third book in the works. Hawk’s latest project focuses on The Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. Book 1 in the series, Hidden Chamber of Death, was released early 2016.
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