Thank you both very much. Before you spend your money I should tell you more about the novel.Startlingly vivid, Mick Jett's muscularly told saga with its engaging multi-faceted characters, traces the relationships between members of the upper-class families of the American frontier. It packs a one-two-three punch as young Daniel Burns deals with love, fear and adventure. He was born under the birthing tree on Sparta Street.
Knowing Daniel, was written for a general audience, but I find it qualifies as an exceptional historical romance. There is a main love story between the protagonist and two real lookers, with less focus on a few others. My characters are quite a romantic lot but, as in life itself, there are some dark days and suspense, blended into a fast-paced story about gentry on the frontier with a minimum of wtf obscure words. The women are strong and mostly strikingly lovely and the men are a virile, handsome bunch of rascals. None of the characters are portrayed to cause the true historical events, nor do they affect the outcome.
Most of my credentials reflect too much time in the newsrooms of newspapers like the Tennessean, the Miami Herald and offices of magazines. I have written short stories but this is my first novel. WAIT, don't quit reading yet. Who knows? You might even like it.(Man, that was a close call. I could hear the delete clicks.)
Knowing Daniel comes out this month, published by Martin Sisters Publishing Co., and their imprint Ivy House.
Breathless Summary of Knowing Daniel:
The book is set during the period between 1794 and 1820, when wagon trains were clunking into Oakville (aka McMinnville) from the north and east. The setting is a pioneer village situated on the Cumberland Plateau in the new state of Tennessee, nestled between sparkling waterfalls, great rivers, rolling hills and underground caverns.
Daniel Burns is a man of many parts. Blessed with good looks, talent and wealth, he has any number of devoted friends among the gentry in the frontier town of Oakville. On the other hand, he is plagued by rocky romances and a determined, fearsome enemy. Danielís physical toughness is tested not only by the rigors of the War of 1812, but his mental mettle is also challenged by nightmares borne of an early escape from death and the mind-twisting passions of deciding which woman he wants. The psychotic killer, a man Daniel knew during his days at the oh-so-exclusive Burch Academy, leaves a murderous trail. There are the romances when Daniel is torn between his love for his childhood sweetheart, Emma, and the beauty on the block, Priscilla.