Archive for March, 2016

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016

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However you all celebrate – or even if you don’t – I wish you all a safe, and happy St. Patrick’s Day. And, if you are celebrating, please take it easy on the green beer!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Quintana Roo, Yucatan”

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Rikki Breitenberg is an archaeologist in charge of the first team of American documenters allowed by the Mexican government to explore newly discovered Mayan ruins in the Yucatan. However, shortly after their arrival in Mexico, things go awry. Treacherous jungle, inclement weather and dangerous wildlife are only the beginning. When Rikki and her team run afoul of members of an ancient cult devoted to the worship of a bloodthirsty god, things take a terrifying turn for the worse. During their struggle for survival, the team makes a startling discovery that may rewrite the whole of human history. Will they survive to bring their amazing find back to civilization?

Here are some things readers have said about my award-winning, critically-acclaimed, bestselling action/adventure novel “Quintana Roo, Yucatan”:

“This book was my first introduction to the action/adventure genre, but if all of them are like this it won’t be my last.”

“The author does such an amazing job of telling about the trip through the jungle, that at times you feel you are there.”

“This is a novel of pure action and adventure. There was never a dull moment, even for a minute.”

“There was no stop in the action, and if you are into good action this is the book for you.”

“I really loved this book. It was a page turner i couldn’t put down.”

“Once you start you won’t be able to stop reading.”

“I would recommend it to adult readers though as it gets cruel and bloody at times.”

“A classic adventure story.”

Grab your own copy of “Quintana Roo, Yucatan” here, in paperback, or for Kindle now!

Have a Nook? No problem! Pick up “Quintana Roo, Yucatan” for your reader right here!

Or, if you’d prefer a non-Kindle, or non-Nook e-book, find it here for your reading pleasure!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Current Project Updates

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As always, Desirée Lee and I are juggling multiple projects at one time. We’re waiting on advance reviews to come in for our upcoming sasquatch novel “Hidden Tribe“. Thus far, only one of those expected advance reviews has come in. We want to allow the others more time before the book goes to print. We’re also working on the next issue of our hit werewolf webcomic “MoonWraith“. We’re also getting closer – finally! – to getting our on-fiction book for writers published. That project ended up on the proverbial back burner for a while.

Mingled in with those things, we’re working on getting new projects edited for release through Umbral Press. And, I’m working on plans for my third sasquatch history article for the Bigtruth blog.

And, of course, we’re parents to a healthy, rambunctious little girl who is almost 3-years-old. Taking care of her is a full-time job. So, it’s very difficult to say just when any given project will be completed or released until a firm release date or deadline is set.

Please keep watching for more news and updates!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Lon Strickler’s Cryptid Paperbacks

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My long-time acquaintance fortean researcher Mr. Lon Strickler now has four books out. Each of those titles, “Bizarre Encounters”, “Mysterious Encounters”, “Cryptid Encounters”, and “Strange Encounters”, are now available in paperback. Lon is the man behind the world-famous “Phantoms and Monsters” blog, and e-mail newsletter.

Lon graciously included my own accounts of the encounters with, and sightings of, at least one sasquatch in Ohio in his book “Cryptid Encounters”. Grab your copies of Lon’s books here for Kindle, or in paperback!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Quagmire Fen” On Barnes & Noble’s Nook

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Just a few days ago I announced that my critically-acclaimed urban fantasy/horror novella “Quagmire Fen” would soon be released in formats other than Amazon Kindle. Well, as of now, “Quagmire Fen” is also available on Nook from Barnes & Noble. Pick up your copy today!

Bog skulks are small, mysterious creatures with vicious teeth and claws. They turned up in Quagmire Fen some time ago. No one seems to know what they are or where they came from.

Spencer Foster is a young man who has lived his entire life in the poor backwater of Quagmire Fen. He despises the swamp, and wants only to leave and start a new life in the city with his girlfriend. But his callous drunkard of a father has other ideas.

Very soon, Spencer’s life is irrevocably changed. His destiny is now linked to the bog skulks and Quagmire Fen.

What are the bog skulks? Where did they come from? What is the connection between Spencer Foster and the odd beings he’s given so little thought to?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Gauntlet”

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After stopping a robbery in progress, Elliott Cronholm is approached by someone wishing help him become a costumed vigilante crime-fighter. After refusing, his fiancée is attacked in their home by a stalker. In the wake of the attack, Elliott accepts the role he had been asked to play. While still learning the use of the costume and weapons he has been given, Elliott must track down and stop the first man put on the streets of the city by the same woman – a man with his own warped moral code who relishes killing the criminals he fights, a man who wishes to kill Elliott Cronholm as well, upon learning of Elliott’s new role.

Here are some things fans and reader have said about “Gauntlet”:

“This is a book well worth a read.”

“This was a very interesting read.”

“Who doesn’t like reading about superheroes in a suit that gives you the power to protect the innocent, while it protects the person wearing it? This is definitely a good vs. evil scenario.”

“In addition, to the story line about the suits there is also the love story between Elliott and Rhiannon. This back story is wonderful and the two characters are warm loving and devoted.”

Grab your own copy of “Gauntlet” here, now!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

State of Jefferson

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Usually, I don’t touch politics on this blog/website. That’s because 1) it’s a touchy subject with a lot of people, and 2) it isn’t the point of this blog. However, given that this is a major election year, and that it’s raining here this morning – and the rain is to continue tonight, and tomorrow – I’ve been thinking about this subject. So, consider this another of the “About Me” posts that I get requests from fans for on a regular basis.

As you know, Desirée Lee and I live in the extreme northern part of California. We’re three miles from the state border with Oregon. Northern California, and southern Oregon may well break off into a 51st state someday – the State of Jefferson. A lot of people in this area truly, desperately, want to see that happen. Desirée Lee and I are among those who want to see Jefferson become a true reality, rather than simply existing in the minds of many people, and unofficial in any legal way.

One major reason for this – and why the rain we’re getting right now has made me start thinking of this again – is the water issue. This part of California gets a lot more rain than the southern parts of the state. California is a huge state. When people think of it, they typically think of Hollywood, the wine country, “Baywatch”-style beaches, surfing, and such. That’s mostly southern California. We’re in the fabled Pacific Northwest – sasquatch country. We have mountains, rolling hills, dense forests, lakes, rivers, agriculture – especially strawberry fields –  and other similar terrain. However, despite the rain, lakes, and rivers here, we are often in a water shortage. Why? That makes no sense, right? Thank you, California state government for that! A huge part of our clean, fresh water gets piped south so that the richer, higher populated, better-known areas of the state, which receive far less rain, will have plenty of water.

Should the State of Jefferson ever come to pass, this area will no longer be part of California. If California still wants our water, then they’ll have to buy if from Jefferson. Southern California dreads that idea, and doesn’t want Jefferson to ever come to be in large part due to that. A lot of us here in what might, one day, become Jefferson, want the 51st state to happen, in large part, due to that very issue of water. Jefferson has come fairly close to happening a few times, but has never gone through on a majority vote. Hopefully it will one day – the sooner the better, as far as a lot of us are concerned!

Want to learn more about the State of Jefferson? Check out the official site for the proposed 51st state right here.

By the way, the photo on this post is of Mount Shasta. That’s the peak. The flatter plateau next to is is Shastina. This is a view of those from the south. We live north of Shasta, so for us here the positioning of those are reversed. We’re about 75 miles away from Shasta. Run-off from snow melt there provides a lot of the water for this area. And, also, Shasta is an active volcano. Seeing a good snow-pack there to help keep it cooler is a very good thing!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Cork-Board Update

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Not too long ago I posted to this blog/website asking for recommendations or suggestions for 100% free cork-board software for writers. I think I may have found just what I’ve been looking for here. I’ve not tried it yet, but plan to do so soon. At the moment, I’m working on the panel artwork for Issue #10 of the hit webcomic “MoonWraith” that Desirée Lee and I write/create/produce. Once this issue of “MoonWraith” is ready to go, I plan to pen the next in my series of sasquatch history articles for the Bigtruth blog. After that, I hope to get back to work on the rethought draft of the first Ravenesque book. When I do that, I’ll give the Spacejock yWriter5 software a try.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Quagmire Fen”—Other Formats

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Quagmire Fen” was first released by Umbral Press in January2013. It’s taken a while, but formats other than Kindle are finally on the way! Soon, fans and readers will be able to buy this critically-acclaimed novella for their Nook, or get it on OmniLit. Stay tuned for updates, please!

Bog skulks are small, mysterious creatures with vicious teeth and claws. They turned up in Quagmire Fen some time ago. No one seems to know what they are or where they came from.

Spencer Foster is a young man who has lived his entire life in the poor backwater of Quagmire Fen. He despises the swamp, and wants only to leave and start a new life in the city with his girlfriend. But his callous drunkard of a father has other ideas.

Very soon, Spencer’s life is irrevocably changed. His destiny is now linked to the bog skulks and Quagmire Fen.

What are the bog skulks? Where did they come from? What is the connection between Spencer Foster and the odd beings he’s given so little thought to?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Protect Yourself: A Handbook for the Recognition of the Supernatural for Defensive Purposes” by Eldritch Thorn

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Eldritch Thorn is a good friend whom I had the pleasure of meeting during the 14 years I lived in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Like me, he is an award-winning, bestselling author. He works in hardcore erotica, and pagan subjects. Check out his bestselling pagan self-help book “Protect Yourself: A Handbook for the Recognition of the Supernatural for Defensive Purposes” over on OmniLit and Smashwords for only $2.25!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

 

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