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1st Review – “Hidden Tribe”

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The new novel by Desirée Lee, and myself is our sasquatch book “Hidden Tribe“. It has its first review:

“As a field researcher and investigator of over 25 years in the fields of cryptozoology, ufology and parapsychology, I am affiliated with many groups out there and I have spent my fair share of time searching for the elusive creature that we most commonly know as Bigfoot. Since I was a child I read every book I could get my hands on pertaining to the subject. I read a lot of nonfiction books but every once and a while I will read a novel on the subject if it is well written and based on facts. Hidden Tribe is just that.

     I recently read Hidden Tribe written by my gifted friend Scott Harper and his lovely, talented wife Desiree Lee. This booknot only held my interest but was written in a way that used documented factual information about the creatures to help tell the story and clearly shows tha tthe authors did their research and didn’t just follow the Hollywood cookiecutter image of a Bigfoot as a vicious monster loose in the countryside destroying everything and everyone in it’s path for no apparent reason.

     The story was different as it showed the perspective of the creatures themselves and depicted the very real conflict of researchers and individuals in the field who hold different views and values on whether the creature should be killed or not.I appreciate a different kind of storyline and approach to the subject and feel that the writers of the story did a wonderful job making the reader enthralled better educated on the subject at hand and anticipating what is on the next page throughout the read.

     I recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good tale and has an interest in the subject of Bigfoot. Keep up the great work Scott and Desiree and thank you both for depicting these mysterious creatures in a more serious and humanistic way. I can’t wait to see what you write next!”

Fortean researcher Thomas Lee Curtin Jr.

“Hidden Tribe”

Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.

But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?

Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.

With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Quintana Roo, Yucatan” On Kobo

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My award-winning, bestselling, critically-acclaimed novel “Quintana Roo, Yucatan” is now available on Kobo. Find it here!

“Quintana Roo, Yucatan”

Rikki Breitenberg is an archeologist 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?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

#NewRelease “Hidden Tribe”!

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“Hidden Tribe”, by myself and my wife Desirée Lee is now available in e-book format. The paperback edition will be released soon. Grab your copy of “Hidden Tribe” for your e-reader at one of these location now:

Amazon Kindle

OmniLit

Kobo

Barnes & Noble Nook

Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.
 
But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?
 
Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.
 
With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!
Scott Harper

#FridayReads

#FridayReads is currently trending on Twitter. So, since I have nothing in particular in mind to post here today, I thought I’d might as well take advantage of the trend to remind everyone of my book titles that are still currently available:

Winter’s Rite

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In a world where humans do not exist, dark magick has been used to bring an early winter down upon the land. It falls to a young Water Nix named Avari to seek out the source of this magick and put a stop to it. As his journey progresses, he encounters a myriad of other beings, some friends, some not.

Well Wishes

When the Princess of the Elven kingdom is taken by a Well Spirit, the Elven king enlists the aid of Avari, the heroic Water Nix who was instrumental in the fall of Veemox the Ur’hunglav only months before. After his attempt to free the Princess results in Fyrnn being taken by the same Spirit, along with the Princess’s best friend, Avari is off on an ocean voyage to a distant, near-mythical island with a reputation from which it earned its name – the Island of Death. Once there, he must confront the terrible creatures which haunt the island in order to bargain with the most powerful Well Spirit of them all to gain the freedom of the captive Elf women. But time is running out for the enslaved Elves. Will Avari make it in time?

Gauntlet

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.

Quintana Roo, Yucatan” (Award-winning Bestseller!)

Rikki Breitenberg is an archeologist 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?

Quagmire Fen

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

Getting Ready

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The new book coauthored by myself and Desirée Lee, “Hidden Tribe“, should be released in the very near future. No exact release date has been set yet, but look for that to happen soon. We’re having a book trailer made for the book, too. That will be ready to go when the book is out. Is everyone else as excited about this project as we are?

“Hidden Tribe”

Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.
 
But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?
 
Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.
 
With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

More Ideas

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Not long ago I mentioned here the ideas I have that I’m planning to work into “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar”. Since I’ve set that outline aside, more and more ideas have been coming to mind. One of them will not play much of a role in this opening novella of the series, but will have far-reaching impact throughout the series itself. The more I think about this, the more excited I get about it. More and more I’m looking forward to wrapping up the outline for “Warder: Sometimes Magick Just Isn’t Enough”, and getting back to “Ravenesque: Un-Familiar”!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Patterson/Gimlin Sasquatch Footage

How many of you have seen the new stabilized analysis of the famous Patterson/Gimlin sasquatch film footage? It’s long been accepted that the creature in the film footage is a female. Some researchers have hypothesized for years that she had a young one somewhere nearby. A new stabilized analysis done on the film might have spotted the baby. It may have been recorded in the video along with its mother by Roger Patterson back in 1967, and only just spotted. See the new analysis right here.

This news comes as Desirée Lee and I are getting nearer to the release of our co-authored sasquatch novel “Hidden Tribe“. It’s a happy coincidence for us, but we’ll certainly take the increased interest in all things sasquatch!

“Hidden Tribe”

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Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.
 
But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?
 
Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.
 
With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!
Scott Harper

Please Leave Reviews

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One of the biggest ways for a fan/reader to help an author is to leave a review of a book you’ve read. The more reviews a book has, the more likely it is to sell more copies.

Find my own currently available books at the below links. I’m using only the Amazon URLs here for the sake of simplicity. They can be found via other retails, too.

Winter’s Rite

Well Wishes

Gauntlet

Quintana Roo, Yucatan

Quagmire Fen

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Bunyips

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Back in 2006, when I wrote my young adult book “Well Wishes” – a sequel to my first novel, “Winter’s Rite” – I included Bunyips in the story. They’re only in the book briefly – which is good, because those Bunyips taught me a very valuable lesson: never create characters that speak entirely in rhyme! Yet, those little guys have been very popular among my fans, and readers. However, they’re child-friendly fantasy Bunyips. Check out this article for some information about, and encounters that have been reported, regarding the Bunyips of myth and legend.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Dark Comedy

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Lately ideas have been bouncing around in my head for a new project. Whether it turns out to be a full-length novel, or a shorter novella, I don’t know yet. But I do know that I want to write this project. It’ll be a paranormal dark comedy. As I typically find comedy so difficult to write, this is apt to be a challenge for me. I hope I do the idea justice, and turn out a final product that you all find amusing. When I ran this idea by my wife, Desirée Lee, she gave me an odd look, laughed a bit, and called me “insane”, but claimed that the idea is “pure genius”. I hope so – on the latter point at least. Over the years I’ve learned not to debate the former. I’m a writer. Insanity is a prerequisite for what I do!

When will I start on this project? At this point I have no idea. I’ll keep making notes, and let the main plot develop itself while I’m working on other, more pressing, projects right now. I just wanted to let you know that this is in the proverbial pipeline. Many fans have asked for a comedy from me. As I said above, I find comedy very hard to write. So, I’ve never done one before. But I can’t imagine this project being anything else.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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