Spotlight: Merging Paths, by Vince Bailey

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Merging Paths
by Vince Bailey
Publisher:Ingramelliott
Out: Oct. 11, 2022
338 pages
Genre: Paranormal/supernatural fiction

The final installment in this award-winning series follows African American youth Curtis Jefferson as he escapes from the cursed Fort Grant, struggles to survive a perilous desert crossing, and attempts to evade a fierce lawman. Meanwhile, Isabel and Ray Cienfuegos continue to elude their spectral stalker, the murderous demon-spirit Ezra. Merging Paths is sure to gratify readers who have followed the journey of good versus evil in Path of the Half Moon and Courses of the Cursed.

Vince Bailey’s award-winning Path of the Half Moon-the first book in the Curtis Jefferson series-was the Winner of the Arizona Authors’ Association Literary Award and the Chanticleer International Book Awards for Paranormal and Supernatural Fiction. Book two-Courses of the Cursed-was a Finalist in the 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards(R). Merging Paths is the exciting conclusion to the colorful, intricate world presented in this unique paranormal series.

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Praise for the Curtis Jefferson series:

“Bailey’s voice sparkles in this gritty tale about injustice, survival, and the mysterious world of angry ghosts and dark magic. Don’t miss it.” – Todd Fahnestock (bestselling author of The Wishing World, Fairmist, and Wildmane)

“Curtis does what all great storytellers do–he creates a suspension of disbelief, granting the listener the right to believe.”  – 5 Star Rating, Chanticleer Book Reviews

“A rollicking, Western-flavored frightfest. Werewolves and worse haunt the Arizona desert in this supernatural thriller.”  – Kirkus Reviews


About the author:

Vince Bailey PhotoVince Bailey is a writer who grew up in Central Arizona–specifically the East Valley of the Sun—starting in the late nineteen-fifties. His youthful escapades there in the copper state climes contribute significantly to the nostalgic flavor of his fiction writing. The author’s adolescent haunts of yesteryear tracing around the east side of Mesa crop up frequently as facets of his fictional town of Jacobs Well, the anchor location for several of his books.

Mr. Bailey currently resides in Phoenix with his fiancé, Dr. Veronica Sabater. He continues to create in the same sort of multiple genre style that has animated the Curtis Jefferson series.

Visit Vince at his website and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Spotlight: Flight of Fools, by Sean Myers

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Flight of Fools
by Sean Myers
Satirical Fantasy
472 pages
Out July 2, 2022
PG-13: Content not suitable for young teens

A political satire about escapism for a hyperpolarized America where politics determine facts. A fantasy about reality.

Brensin is back.

His eyes on the throne, he is joined by Masothelio, the wizard, Jin, the thief, Gullin, the bard, and Rainn. Together, they climb the mountain, evade the dragon, find the magical amulet, and come back just in time for Brensin’s assassination on page 9.

The others scramble.

Betrayed, Masothelio submerges himself in a new role, swimming against the current of the political tides.

Branded, Gullin struggles to make a life for himself once again.

Disadvantaged for so long, Jin helps her family out of poverty, only to learn that she cannot escape her reality.

Isolated, Rainn escapes into a make-believe world made just for him, where he can be happy and powerless.

Flight of Fools blurs the lines between what is fantasy and what is real. It pokes holes in the page until there is nothing left to keep the real world from seeping in, and nothing left to stop the ending from reaching out through the page to clutch your chest and squeeze.

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About the Author:

Sean MyersSean Myers is a legal writer. He lives in the Adirondacks.

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