Wednesday, May 19, 2010

One Man In Paradise Has Been Very Busy

Douglas Corleone, author of ONE MAN'S PARADISE, is all over the place these days!

He's received lots of attention from reviewers, beginning with the Honolulu Weekly, who says:
This is a strong book, one with the ring of authenticity. Corvelli -- and by extension, author Corleone -- may be new to this, but he knows it, and he's a quick study. That Hawaii is one of the United States and yet not part of "America" is among the book's many thoughtful motifs, and its ear for the lilt and cadence of local speech is right on. As a crime novel, One Man's Paradise is inventive and active and the twists keep on coming, which is what we're looking for in crime fiction. That, and a protagnist to believe in, and it's on this front that the book fully delivers -- Kevin Corvelli is tough, quick-witted and funny. He's also just soft enough for us to root for -- mainland mores, alligator shoes and all.
Buried Under Books exclaims, "Paradise is a very good first novel. Corleone is walking in some pretty big footsteps (Koryta leaps to mind) but he certainly has the potential to keep up. One Man's Paradise is another man’s good read."

"This is a quick, fun read that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you begging for more. John Grisham better watch his back because Douglas Corleone has the potential to be a great name in the legal thriller genre," adds the Debut Authors Blog.

Hawaii Book Blog declares, "Questionable characters, murder, money and sex are all great components of a riveting crime novel and Corleone expertly weaves them all into a paradise setting, an undeniable formula of captivating suspense."

"It's a very fine first novel. Corleone has a bright future ahead of him. PARADISE really is a winner" concludes Reviewing the Evidence.

While blogs have been busy writing about him, he's been busy writing on them! Doug has recently guest blogged on Type M for Murder, Murder By 4, Do Some Damage, Suspense Your Disbelief, Buried Under Books, and The Page 69 Test.

On top of all that, he'll be reading at the Borders at Ward Center in Honolulu on the 22nd, the Borders at Windward Mall in Kaneohe on the 29th, and the Barnes & Noble at the Kahala Mall on June 5th.

Good thing Doug already lives in Hawaii -- after all that, we're sure he'll need to spend a little time relaxing on the beach!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Poacher Round-Up

The praise for THE POACHER'S SON keeps coming! A reviewer at The Globe and Mail recently proclaimed that it was "one of the best debut novels I've ever read" and "has put unforgettable characters into a gorgeous setting and does it all with a lovely, liquid prose style that I found irresistible." She concludes by saying that the author of this "really enthralling mystery" is "definitely a writer to watch." We couldn't agree more!

In other Paul Doiron news, Shelf Awareness, a newsletter that provides "daily enlightenment for the book trade," has proclaimed him its Book Brahmin of the day. Click here to find out which books he's reading now, which book changed his life -- and which book he claims to have read but hasn't!

If you still haven't picked up your copy of THE POACHER'S SON, the Mystery Lovers Bookshop is featuring it as their book of the week and offering readers a discount!

Romantic Times Falls In Love With Doug Magee

NEVER WAVE GOODBYE is a top pick in Romantic Times, earning their highest rating of 4 1/2 stars ("Gold Phenomenal -- In a Class by Itself")! They call Doug Magee's novel "a fast-paced, heart-twisting tale that shows how a family can crumble under the strain of the worst day of their lives."

Thriller fans in the New York area should come see Doug read at the Park Avenue Borders on June 10th at 7pm! We bet you'll love his book, too!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NYTBR Enjoys The View

In her recent Crime column in The New York Times Book Review, Marilyn Stasio takes a look at THE POACHER'S SON and likes what she sees:
Paul Doiron is the editor in chief of Down East magazine, so it shouldn't be a total surprise that his first novel, THE POACHER'S SON, comes with stunning vistas of the dense forests and wild rivers that have impressed visitors to Maine ever since Benedict Arnold passed through on his march to Quebec in 1775. Along with nostalgic laments about the old-growth woods and modest settle ments that have already fallen to civilization, Doiron provides wonderful scenes of present-day bear-tracking and man-hunting through the kind of terrain that attracts hikers, hunters and the odd "paranoid militia freak" like the one causing so much trouble in this story.

The novel's eye-popping scenes, idyllic and otherwise, are conveyed by Doiron's narrator, Mike Bowditch, a rookie game warden who loves the "solitary and morbid profession" that is threatened when his father, Jack, a notorious poacher, is accused of murder. "He was a bar brawler, not a terrorist," Mike insists, swearing loyalty to a man who may not be worth his son's faith in him. Jack is still a flamboyant character, one of the best sights in a book that has plenty of natural wonders.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

More Praise For The Poacher's Son

BookBrowse, a website dedicated to seeking out and recommending exceptional books, recently gave two big thumbs up to THE POACHER'S SON:
The Poacher's Son is stocked with excitement and trepidation. Peering over the shoulder of Mike Bowditch as he combs through the eerie silence of the North Woods is pure nail-biting fun. Paul Doiron expertly takes hundreds of miles of largely uninhabited terrain and pares them down to a veritable base camp providing readers with easy access to both the thrill of the story and the breathtaking beauty of Maine's northern exposure. Loaded with unexpected twists, The Poacher's Son takes you to the edge and leaves you begging for more...
Read the complete review here.

Monday, May 03, 2010

This Is Only A Test

Over the weekend, we had to update some settings on our blog. Everything seems to be running smoothly so far, but please let us know if you're experiencing any problems so we can fix them ASAP!